What is a covenant and how are they covered in Scripture?
The most well known covenant is the 'marriage covenant' where two people become one - echad just as Adam and Eve were echad in the Garden of Eden (Gen 2:24). This takes us to the very first covenant that Elohim- God made, the Adamic Covenant. God's desire was to have Adam and Eve in intimate communion 'marriage covenant' with Him, but when they disobeyed Him He shed blood to cover their nakedness with the skin of animals (Gen 3:21). After wickedness came on all mankind, Noah was the only faithful servant of Yehovah, who walked with God and through whom He established His covenant (Gen 6:18). The sign of this everlasting covenant between God and all flesh is a rainbow (Gen 9:16).
What is the significance of a rainbow?
A rainbow is a sign of blessing. It requires water and sunlight shining through the water droplets. This results in the white light from the sun being split into its component colours. Light is made up of three primary colours, red, yellow and blue and three secondary colours of orange, green and purple as shown on left.
Each of these colours can be related to the six Old Testament covenants as follows:
From this it is clear that there are not separate and independent covenants in the Hebrew Scriptures but progressive revelations of the final one fulfilled by Yeshua HaMashiach by His death and resurrection.
This so called Renewed Covenant has not yet come into its fullness as it requires the Houses of Israel and Judah to know their MessiahYeshua and have His Torah written on both Jew and Gentile believer's hearts! (Jer 31:31-33)
Psa 119:29 Keep me from being deceitful, and be kind enough to teach me your Torah.
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