WEDNESDAY, MAY 26
Scripture: Genesis 17:5-7; Genesis 17:16-19
In every Blood Covenant there was a name change. Abram picked up a part of God’s name, so Abram became Abraham. Sarai became Sarah. Each one was given part of God’s name. From El-o-him. A new beginning means a new name in renewal of the covenant and a new place to come before the Lord and do business with Him. In Genesis 17:16-19 we find that whenever we make or renew a Blood Covenant, we can expect something. What we can expect is that the covenant or renewal is going to impact our kids. We are told, “’And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.’ Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, ‘Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?’ And Abraham said to God, ‘Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!’” Then God said: “No, Your covenant impacts your future generations because they are covered in the covenant and I must deal with them.” There is a blessing to renewing our covenant with God, and that is a fresh move on our children.