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Class 12: Covenant Consciousness


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Part 5: Covenant Consciousness

(This is part 5 of 8 parts in this class)


David - the shepherd who became king - was a covenant conscious young man. He lived in a covenant-familiar society. From the time he was a boy David was conscious that, as a child of Israel, he had a covenant with Almighty God. In the strength of that covenant he had slain a bear and killed a lion. It was also in consciousness of that covenant that David went out against Goliath.


As he prepared to go out David said to King Saul,

Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine (Goliath) shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

1 Samuel 17:36 - KJV


David purposefully refers to Goliath as uncircumcised. Now why do you think he did that? Because uncircumcision declared a man without covenant with God while circumcision was an Israelite's token of covenant with Almighty God.

David was saying, "This Philistine is without covenant with God. I have a covenant! God will fight for me as He fought for me when I slew the lion and the bear!" It was covenanted power that manifested when Goliath fell at David's hand.