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Jonelle Maxwell

Over the years, we have heard this word numerous of times and more so in the last few years. Many believers have used this word loosely without actually knowing the truth meaning of what a true covenant is.


Years ago, the Lord was revealing to me about covenant relationships with ministries. He said, “Whatever you are in covenant with involves you as well.” I started to observe the ministry I was a part of at the time. Along with the other ministries we was associated with.

I have learned to observe cycles and why things happen. I am always the one with the hand up in class asking WHY.

As I observed, I noticed how the spirit of cancer just ran rampant in our church and spreading over to the other associated ministries. I noticed a root of bitterness had taken root in the hearts of many believers right in our midst. There were sicknesses that just wasn’t normal. Now, understand, I know some may have different sicknesses and so forth. But, not on the level I was observing.

So, what does cancer and bitterness have in common with covenant? A whole lot! Let’s look at scripture…

🛡️Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:14)

🛡️ Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice(Ephesians 4:31)

When bitterness enter into the heart of one person, it tends to defile others. Why? Because, usually bitterness, if not dealt with, will cause a person to spew out what made them bitter. A bitter person want sympathy. They want someone to “agree” with their victim mentality, instead of receiving deliverance. See, a person filled with bitterness connect with people that are sharing that same kind of bitterness.

You notice I said, “Agree.” Agreement is, in it’s shortest definition means to come into covenant with. Also, coming into agreement with such things will bring you into bondage.

🛡️Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)When a bitter person find that agreement it spreads like a cancer, defiling others. Making them impure in heart. This is why it’s important to guard our heart to prevent this from happening. We don’t want to come into covenant with defilement. At all cost, keep your heart pure.

🛡️Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.(Proverbs 4:23)

🛡️Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)

Although, this is in mention of covenant relationships according to ministries. But, this is also just in covenant with anyone period. We must know what we are coming into covenant with. It can be wrong covenant with a business partner or business deal. Also, you can find yourself coming into covenant agreement with a written contract.

How many times have you signed an agreement without reading it. But, trusted the person that was explaining the contract to you? Truth be told, all of us have at some point. I know I have. Only to land me in court years ago. Lesson learned!

Let’s be wise in our covenant agreements and relationships. Ask the Holy Spirit who and what you should be agreeing with. He is faithful to show us, if we allow Him to. I have known plenty of times, God protected me and revealed why later. I’m so thankful that He did. And you will be too.


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