“And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;“Genesis 22:16-17.
Everyday, piles of document pass before many of us. Some require endorsement others are for comments. What is in the mind is unknown, only what is written is referenced. Your opinion does not count, only what is written is for consideration. Some persons’ writing is characteristic, their opinion is the solution. That is the covenant signature; God has not only spoken, he has sworn! Every signature is a sworn blessing; sure and guaranteed. Every word from God has his signature already appended. It’s not an opinion, it’s the solution, it’s not a comment, it’s a commandment. The communication link ends there; your signature please? Until you sign in, the promise remains; covenants are for partners. It’s time to move from a promise to a covenant; sign in please.
“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”1 Samuel 1:11.
Until a signature is in place, the covenant is not activated. By the singular act of Abraham, he appended his signature to the covenant. God was provoked to swear in return and the covenant was enforced. Hannah did the same thing and the covenant of fruitfulness was game on. Don’t assume a covenant, activate you covenant with God. God is generous, he signed up before you showed up. Every word in the book is backed by his signature and activated by yours. Move from a promise to a covenant! Responsibility is the price. Take responsibility for the shift by cutting a covenant with God. Hannah’s vow was a commitment and a sign-in to the bargain. Please sign here, God is waiting for you. His oath is his signature. The covenant is too faithful to lie or fail; the covenant is God’s signature.
“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”Hebrews 6:17-18