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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL LESSON SIXTEEN
SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2020
TOPIC: FORBIDDEN BLOOD COVENANTS
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee
5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
MEMORY VERSE: “Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whatever it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings”. — Leviticus 7:26
BIBLE PASSAGE: HEBREWS 9:14-22
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
For where there [is] a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
For a testament [is] in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
Therefore not even the first [covenant] was dedicated without blood.
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
saying, “This [is] the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.”
Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Having understood that life resides in the blood with biblical evidences (Leviticus 17:11) and that every spiritual covenant is sealed with the blood (Hebrews 9:18). Also, it should be noted that the blood of animals shed in the Old Testament could not cleanse the sin of man once and for all whereas the blood of Jesus shed as a covenant of redemption carries so mush power to save man eternally. Covenants have the power of gathering, protecting and blessing people in all circumstances of life. On the other hand, any wrong use of the principle of covenant can bring about grave consequences. In this lesson, we shall attempt to discuss the instances of wrong approaches to blood covenant, the consequence and the way out.
1. WRONG APPROACHES TO BLOOD COVENANT
2. CONSEQUENCES OF UNHOLY BLOOD COVENANTS
WRONG APPROACHES TO BLOOD COVENANT
The blood connects the physical and the spiritual world as well as the temporal and eternal world. Blood covenant is usually made when the blood of two individuals mingle. It could be done by cutting the palms of the individuals and then the shaking of mingled in a glass of wine and drunk by both. In either case, the blood is mixed, thus indicating that two lives are mixed. Incision (piercing or cutting of the body for ritual, protection or religious purposes) is another way of initiating an individual into a blood covenant with demons (1Kings 18:28). Sometimes, an animal’s blood could be shed as representative of both individuals mingling their lives together. After all, “the life is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). Regardless of the form it takes, the Bible forbids the mixing or drinking of blood (Leviticus 7:26),cutting of the skin and incisions which leave permanent scars as a reminder of the covenant from that time on. The Satanic realm fully understands the power of the blood covenant and that is why as soon as a person start to progress in the satanic orders he is introduced to blood oaths which become progressively harsher and more prescriptive. Hence, anyone involved in ungodly soul-ties as “Lovers”, illicit sexual relationships, occult blood sacrifices, suicides, homicide, abortion, etc. enters into a deal with Satan. In this manner people unite with demons either consciously or unconsciously (Gen. 4:8-12). Every believer should avoid this kind of blood covenant at all cost.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNHOLY BLOOD COVENANTS
Blood covenant among humans is scripturally forbidden. The bible admonishes that our ‘yes’ should be ‘yes’ and our ‘no’ should be ‘no’ (Matthew 5:34-37). If swearing is unscriptural (James 5:12), entering into a blood covenant is evil and can open doorways to demonic afflictions. It can also truncate the destiny of those involved and their descendants (2Sam. 12:10-12).
Sexual intercourse also constitutes a blood
covenant. Since marriage is a life-long covenant, those who are yet to marry must prayerfully choose who to marry (1Cor. 6:16; 2Cor 6:14). This sharing of blood creates a special spiritual connection between soul. Blood diseases can also be sexually transmitted from one partner to the other. Sexual intercourse among unmarried is a terrible sin (2Sam. 12:10-11). In addition, the satanic realm is quick to place the death penalty on their blood covenant victims (John 10:10). Such sudden death could be painted as accidents, heart-attack, unclassified sickness, etc. (2Cor. 2:11).
These are many people that have entangled themselves blood covenants. If you are one of them, the consequences may be deadly except you confess, renounce and cry unto God for total deliverance (John 8:32; Isaiah 49:24-26).
Avoid entering into any form with anyone. It is evil.
1. What are the wrong approaches to blood covenant?
2. What are the consequence of ungodly blood covenants?