|The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant - Chapter 5 Part One|
Do Not Count the Blood Covenant as a Common Thing
A warning against synchronizing your worldly customs with the blood covenant.
This world's system has many customs that get into people even without thought or decision on their part. These can include, but are not limited to, customs about personal honesty, about how to handle money, how to relate in marriage, how to raise children, how to speak and use words, and many traditions about sexual activity. You need to recognize that as a believer that you are not to operate your life according to the world's system and your culture. To be a believer in Jesus Christ and at the same time to operate in the world's system and culture is called synchronism. It is widespread all over the world, in Third World countries as well as more modernized nations.
Perhaps the most prevalent issue of synchronism is lying, not being totally honest about everything.
Jesus' name is Truth. You cannot have a blood covenant relationship with Truth when you yourself are not truthful in all things. The world's system is based upon lying. Its very foundation is a lie. Satan is named the Father of lies, John 8:44. You choose whose child you are by choosing to be truthful in all things or to depend upon a lie. People lie in order to survive some challenge in life, whether it be financial, personal, social, or anything else. Lying is the survival tool for the world's system. Lying brings a curse to your life for sure.
Your own personal honesty.
Someone said, "No one is so blind as someone who does not want to see the truth."
Before Jesus saved me, I depended upon lying to a great degree. It was not so much lying to other people. I tried to keep that as honest as possible, but not 100%. The real issue is that I had been lying to myself for decades. I was deceived by my own lie to myself.
God can only work with total =1Cgut level=1D honesty! Any untruth or lie is an invitation for Satan to work. It is a hook that he may get a hold of and manipulate your life. Here are just a few Scriptures that testify about being honest. Your personal honesty is one of the major things that will determine your eternal destiny. Do not take it lightly!
Psalm 51:6 says,
6 =1CBehold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.=1D
You cannot have fellowship with God nor have your sins cleansed without truth.
1 John 1:7 says,
7 =1CBut if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.=1D
You cannot come to the Father God without truth.
John 14:6 says,
=1C6 Jesus said to him, =1CI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.=1D
You cannot hear God's voice without truth.
John 18:37 says,
=1C37 Pilate therefore said to Him, =1CAre You a king then?=1D Jesus answered, =1CYou say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.=1D=1D
God will not hear your prayers if your lips are deceitful.
Psalms 17:1 says,
=1C1Hear a just cause, O LORD, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.=1D
God cannot dwell with you without your being truthful.
John 14:17 says,
=1C17 =1Cthe Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.=1D
You cannot come into intimacy with God without truth.
Psalms 24:2-4 says,
=1C2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.
3 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.=1D
One final warning about lying.
Revelation 21:8 says,
=1C8 =1CBut the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.=1D=1D