Pastor Benny Hinn begins this landmark course with a teaching on the three dimensions of the anointing, including the anointing for salvation, the priestly anointing for ministry, and the kingly anointing for dominion. Building on that firm foundation, he moves into the seven covenants of the Bible—the Adamic Covenant, Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, Davidic Covenant, New Covenant, and the Everlasting Covenant—pointing to the fact that every covenant has promises, terms, blood, and a seal. Then Pastor Benny moves from the foundations of the anointing and covenants into the prophetic benefits, including the four realms of prophecy—prophecy in Scripture, the spirit of prophecy, the gift of prophecy, and the office of prophet.
When you move into the anointing, covenants, and prophetic realms that God desires for you, the anointing is going to drip off your life everywhere you go. Out of you shall flow rivers of living waters. But you cannot be trusted with this dimension if you are not faithful in your current dimension and walk.
Pastor Benny says,
“The seven covenants are central to understanding the Bible. And the kingly anointing is an everlasting and permanent anointing, and a demand is placed upon your life for you to move to this higher plateau in the Spirit. This is God’s highest will for your life! I believe we are just starting to see what God has in store for His people, and that is just a foretaste of the days to come as more and more believers get hungry and thirsty for all that God has for them!”
Our God is a covenant-making, covenant-keeping, and covenant-revealing God. The Bible, in fact, is a covenant book, divided into two parts—the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. Specifically, the Bible speaks of seven different covenants from Genesis to Revelation: Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, New, and Everlasting Covenants.
With each covenant are four elements— promises, terms, blood, and a seal. In the Adamic and Noahic Covenants, redemption was revealed. In the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants, God manifested His redemption. In the David and New Covenants, God consummated His redemption. And in the Everlasting Covenant, He completed His redemption!
The Adamic Covenant was given in the opening chapters of Genesis, made between God and Adam. The covenant consists of several commands related to the need to subdue the earth.
Adam was given dominion and authority over the earth and the animal kingdom. Mankind was to reproduce and inhabit the entire earth. Man was given dietary instructions. And man was also given the responsibility to keep the garden maintained and in order. All of these were positive commands.
There was only one negative command given in the Adamic covenant—not to eat of the tree of good and evil. The penalty for breaking this command was death.
Get ready for a revealing look at the Adamic Covenant!
Genesis 8 reveals a covenant made with Noah after the Flood. This covenant was to remain until the earth has passed away (Genesis 8:22), and it represented an ongoing covenant between God and all of Noah’s descendants (Genesis 9:17).
The provisions of the Noahic Covenant were many, including man’s responsibility to populate the earth, the subjection of the animal kingdom, the sacredness of human life, penalties for murder, and that the earth would never again be destroyed by a universal flood (according to 2 Peter 3:10, the next time the earth is destroyed will be with fire).
Finally, a rainbow was given as a sign of God’s covenant with Noah. What a powerful promise Noah received when God said,
“And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth” (Genesis 9:11)!
The actual Abrahamic Covenant is found in Genesis 12:1–3, but Genesis 15:18-21 offers an added, enlightening description. The man known previously as Abram, was granted for his heirs a promised land in Israel. Provisions of this covenant included that God would bring about a great nation as Abraham’s seed was multiplied exceedingly. God pledged to make Abraham a blessing to all the families of the earth. He would bless those who blessed Abraham and curse those who cursed him. He gave Abraham and his seed all the land of Israel forever.
As the journey through the bloodstream of Scriptures continues, this session continues with the covenant between God and Abraham.
God promised many blessings:
“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:2-3).
In addition to the blessing making Abraham’s name great (Genesis 12:2), he was also promised that he would have many physical descendants (Genesis 13:16), and that he would be the father of a multitude of nations (Genesis 17:4-5). God also made promises regarding a nation called Israel. In fact, the geographical boundaries of the Abrahamic Covenant are laid out on more than one occasion in the book of Genesis (12:7; 13:14-15; 15:18-21).
Another provision in the Abrahamic Covenant is that the families of the world will be blessed through the physical line of Abraham (Genesis 12:3; 22:18). This is a reference to the Messiah, who would come from the line of Abraham.
The story of the Bible is the story of redemption. The Mosaic revealed God’s judgement and the impossibility of a person’s ability to obey it, which in turn leads people back to grace and faith.
The Mosaic Covenant, often referred to by believers today as the “Old Covenant,” is found in Exodus 19 through 24. In this covenant, God promises to make Israel His chosen people and to make them a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Unlike previous covenants that had few requirements for both parties, the Mosaic Covenant was much more detailed with laws, instructions, rituals, and a details of a tabernacle to be built in the wilderness that would allow people to make sacrifices and to enter God’s presence.
The Ten Commandments, given as part of this covenant dealing with man’s relationship with God and man’s relationship with others. As circumcision was the sign of the Abrahamic Covenant, the Sabbath was the sign of the Mosaic Covenant. As you will learn during this revealing lesson, the purpose of this covenant was not to grant salvation, for one can never earn salvation through their own works, but was given to pave the way for salvation—to vividly reveal the plan and the need for Christ!
The Davidic Covenant, found in 2 Samuel 7:8-16, amplified the “seed” aspect of the Abrahamic Covenant and established David and his lineage as the rightful kings of Israel and Judah, thereby extending the covenant of Abraham to David’s lineage. Significantly and specifically, God promised that David’s lineage would last forever and that his kingdom would never pass away permanently. Of course, the Davidic throne has not been in place at all times, but there will be a time when someone from the line of David will again sit on the throne and rule as King of kings and Lord of Lords (Luke 1:32-33).
This covenant is an important element of Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus, by his death and atonement created a New Covenant of faith in which Gentiles as well as Israelites could participate, and under which God promised to grant eternal life to all who believe!
The New Covenant, often called the New Commandment or Messianic Covenant, was instituted at the Last Supper. It was made by our Lord Jesus with the twelve disciples who represented, first of all, the house of Israel, and secondly as the body of Christ.
The New Covenant became the fulfillment of all precious covenants. Specifically, Christ fulfilled the requirements and the terms of every previous covenant— Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic. Christ is also the Door to take us to the Everlasting Covenant. He is truly the promise and fulfillment of the New Covenant!
Every covenant has four elements—promises, terms, blood, and a seal. In this session, Pastor Benny Hinn moves into the promises of the New Covenant.
The first promise is salvation through Jesus Christ. The word “salvation” includes safety, security, deliverance, wholeness, and preservation. The second promised involves God extending salvation to the Gentiles, not just the Jews. The third promise of the New Covenant is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, according to Joel 2:28. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the seal of the new Covenant!
Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant, and that the Blood of Christ shed at his crucifixion is the required blood of the covenant. In this revealing session, Pastor Benny Hinn teaches on the blood of the New Covenant.
Throughout each of the covenants, the shedding of blood was required. We are told,
“Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Hebrews 9:11-12).
The evil one has continually sought to destroy God’s plan, but the bloodstream of Scripture has always pointed to Christ’s bloody sacrifice on Calvary’s cross!
As a review, each of the covenants has four elements—promises, terms, blood, and a seal. The seal of the Adamic Covenant was the tree of life. The seal of the Noahic Covenant was the rainbow. The seal of the Abrahamic was circumcision. the seal of the Mosaic Covenant was the Sabbath. The seal of the David Covenant is praise. The seal of the New Covenant fulfills all other seals—the Holy Spirit.
We are told,
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” (Ephesians 1:12-14).
The Holy Spirit is the “earnest” or “down payment” of our eternal redemption and inheritance. If the “down payment” is only a foretaste, imagine how glorious our Everlasting Covenant will be!
God is eternal, and His covenants embody His complete plan of God from creation to eternity. The problem is that we have such a limited conception of eternity. We may try to understand it, but we can’t discern it completely. Technically, we are already in eternity, since eternity is not time. It is outside time. Time has no effect on God, who is eternal.
We are programmed to always think about a beginning and an end, but there is no beginning or ending with eternity. Likewise, there are many things God has yet to reveal, yet He has revealed His Everlasting Covenant to us.
The Bible tells us,
“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him” (Ephesians 3:11-12).
Get ready for an revealing study of what is and is yet to come!
We’ve been given this remarkable passage of Scripture:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified” (Romans 8:28-30).
Before the angels were created, before the universe was spoken into existence, and before you were born, God knew you and spoke you into being forever. His purpose, His Eternal, Everlasting Covenant was already in place. Our future is already known. That knowledge should propel us to be victorious in every way during our remaining days of service for Him!