Covenant and Law Class

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Welcome to the Covenant and Law module in the School of Biblical Law!



Lesson 38 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 3" Commandment Nine communicates that, because blessings and curses are tied to the witness, no person is allowed to bring a witness without bearing both the accountability if they deliberately bear false witness or perjure and the responsibility to stand behind their words.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 37 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 2" Commandment Nine answers to the fourth section of the covenant model or sanctions, which identifies the positive or negative rewards that are due based upon covenant-keeping faithfulness. Any attempt to change the reward by stealing (Commandment 8) or by bringing forth a false witness or testimony is a trespass.  A false testimony is the basis of a false judgment and, conversely, a true testimony is the basis of a true judgment.  If a man is due a judgment of reward or blessing, a witness may not bring an inaccurate testimony in an attempt to rob the neighbor of his due reward.  In like manner, if a man is due a judgment of negative sanctions, a witness may not bring inaccurate testimony in an attempt to spare his neighbor from the penalties he has earned.  Accurate and true testimonies are the basis for the judgment and justice that is meted out.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 36 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine."  Commandment Nine addresses the reward that one’s neighbor is due and forbids anyone from altering the due reward because of a dishonest, lying, or false report.  Each person stands before God as to the choices that he or she makes in life and in working out the covenant that God has granted.  The decisions made – or the ethics lived out – determine, in part, the reward that is due.  That reward might be negative or positive, but no one is allowed the right to alter a neighbor’s reward. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 35 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 3” - Commandment Eight puts a boundary around every man’s assets and umbrellas all precepts and biblical laws that define the proper use of assets.  Assets may be exchanged through free-will and non-fraudulent contractual exchange.  The asset owner, whether that owner be an individual, a corporation, or even a civil government is bound by God’s law and forbidden to steal though any man-imposed confiscatory practice.  The asset owner is afforded the opportunity to use his or their assets to loose heaven’s blessings on the earth and to earn heavenly rewards.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 34 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 2” - Commandment Eight places a responsibility upon every man to care for the property and well-being of one’s fellowman.  To accomplish this, one must not, by any method, diminish the assets of a neighbor and one shall manage his or her own assets so as to be aware of the needs of the neighbor.  The dominion mandate is worked out in the context of community and shared resources..  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 33 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 1" - Commandment Eight is the third law in the second set of five commandments, which gives instruction as to the just and lawful dealings with one’s neighbor.  This commandment answers to the ethics portion of the covenant model.  Each individual has the authority to set the rules as to how his or her property will be used, and no other individual is allowed to assault, misuse, or usurp the use of that private property.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 32 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 3 - Commandment seven not only identifies the yoke of labor as the covenantal union between husband and wife, forbids any assault against that union from all types of sexual sin or moral infidelity, but also encompasses the structure by which the yoke functions.  Protection of the family and the government of the family are included within commandment seven.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 31 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 2".  Commandment seven hangs under the general category of laws that define how one is to love one’s neighbor.  Each person has the God-given right to his or her headship as is defined by commandment six and the God-given right to elect his or her opposite sex partner with whom to yoke as defined by commandment seven.  The yoke of marriage is protected from assault through sexual infidelity. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 30 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 1"  Commandment seven places a boundary around the yoke of service.  This commandment answers to the second section of the covenant model, which is hierarchy, and it therefore identifies the co-laborer of the sovereign.  Just as God elected to yoke with man and man was forbidden to replace God by spiritual infidelity with an idol, man elects to yoke with woman and neither party may replace the other through acts of infidelity.  Commandment seven places a boundary around the institution of marriage and the sexual practices of mankind that would defile the marriage covenant. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 29 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 2.” Commandment six places a boundary of protection around the life of one’s neighbor.  The command, “Thou shall not kill” is not a singular law but rather a category of ordinances that range from premeditated manslaughter to verbal assaults that devalue another person.  Included in this commandment is the authorization to take life without violating the law.  Commandment six addresses the proper respect for and treatment of life.      Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 28 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 1.” Commandment six states, “Thou shall not kill” (Ex. 20:13); and it answers to the first section of the covenant model, which is transcendence.  Man is the head over his boundary and is given the authority to manage and make choices for his world.  Commandment six forbids any assault upon the life, thus killing the headship, of another man.     Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 27 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 3.” Commandment Five is a commandment with a promise:  “that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives to thee.”  Because this fifth commandment answers to the fifth section of the covenant, which is continuity, it is not unwarranted that the future is addressed within the context of the commandment.    Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 26 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 2.” Commandment Five requires a child to give honor unto his or her parents and, thereby, express love to God.  God elected each child’s family line and the parents from whom the child would receive the original endowment or inheritance, including:  DNA, social standing, economic status, and ethnicity.  To honor parents is to honor God for His will concerning continuity.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 25 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and the Commandment Five." Commandment Five answers to the fifth section of the covenant model, which is continuity. Continuity reveals the future or the covenant, who the appointed heir will be, and how covenant stewardship will pass from one generation unto the next. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 24 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 3." The main focus of Commandment Four deals with reward. The Bible affirms hard working along with the acquisition of supply and increase of substance based upon that hard work.  Sabbath-keeping is two fold: 1)Man may not use every day work to gain and increase because one in seven is hold; 2) Man man fully celebrate his achievements under God's providence and enjoy the fruit of his labors on the day of rest. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 


Lesson 23 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 2." Commandment Four commands that the Sabbath day be honored and observed.  The reward of rest and supernatural supply is attached to those who honor the principle of Sabbath, which is trust or faith in the blessings of God.  Fulfillment of Sabbath-keeping is more about faith in the God of the day rather than the focus upon the day of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 22 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 4." Commandment Four is recorded in Exodus 20:8-11 and reads, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Six days shall you labor and do all your work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor manservant, nor maidservant, nor cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." Commandment four corresponds to the fourth section of the covenant model, which is sanctions.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 21 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 3." Commandment three authorizes God's covenant stewards to use His name as they represent Him as ambassadors of the Kingdom and as they labor to disciple nations and advance Christ's Kingdom into every arena of human activity. Not all believers nor all institutions are allowed to use the name of God in the identical functions. Careful examinations of spheres of authority sheds light on the legal use of God's name.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.
   


Lesson 20 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 2." Commandment three has as its focus the issue of power as it applies to the use of delegated authority and the use of personal property.  God grants covenants to his servants (Commandment One) who work for Him without seeking to dictate the terms of the work (Commandment Two) or illegally using God's assets (Commandment Three).  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.
    

Lesson 19 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Three”  Commandment three correlates with the third section of the covenant model, which is ethics.  Ethics are the rules presented to the covenant steward by the covenant giver.  Ethics describe what is expected when managing the assets of the owner.  “Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful” (I Cor. 4:2).  A steward must be faithful to manage the property of his or her boss by the set parameters or rules. Please download this PDF and follow al

Lesson 18 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Two, Part 3”  Images may not be used by man in an attempt to usurp control of the yoke of service.  Man, works for God as God’s appointed representative, but God controls the direction of the yoke.  Manipulation of idols is man’s attempt to have power on demand, provisions by extraction, or protection by command. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     
  

Lesson 17 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Two, Part 2.”  The images, which are forbidden in Commandment Two, are those artifacts that are carved, graven, molded, or by any other means created by man in an attempt to take control or to exercise power over God.  Because the second commandment answers to section two of the covenant model, the hierarchy between man and God is defined in which God is the sovereign and man is God’s appointed representative.  Man yokes with God, follows God’s leading, works for God, and answers to God.  Man may not attempt to usurp control of the yoke through manipulation of idols.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.    
  

Lesson 16 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Two."  The second commandment forbids man to make graven images.  The second command answers to the second section of the covenant model, which is hierarchy.  Because man was invited to work for God in the original creation mandate and in the context of covenant, man is expected to be faithful to God serving only Him and only serving God in the manner that He designs.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   
  

Lesson 15 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment One, Part 2."  In the Exodus event, God had secured the position as claimant Lord.  The gods of the Egyptians could not stand against His power.  Even the creation paid homage and obedience to the God of Israel.  He was not only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, He was Lord of the whole earth.  He had proven His preeminence.  He alone would give the law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 
  

Lesson 14 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment One." Scripture records the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.  The passage fits the framework of covenant beginning with the Transcendent One identifying Himself.  The hierarchy, although not here delineated, are clearly understood to be Israelites.  Thirdly, the ethics are announced in the form of the Ten Commandments.  Verse one through three read: "And God spoke all these words, saying "I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. You shall have on other gods before me."   Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      

Lesson 13 is entitled "The Covenant Model and the Ten Commandments, Part 2." The Ten Commandments are divided into two categories: loving God and loving one's neighbor.  The first five laws define how to love God and each law correlates to one section of the covenant model.  The last five laws define how to love one's neighbor and each law correlates to one section of the covenant model.  The moral code of God is two sets of five laws that reflect and demonstrates the covenant model.     Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 12 is entitled "The Covenant Model and the Ten Commandments."  When approached by a lawyer and questioned as to which commandments is the great law, Jesus responded by stating, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind (Deut. 6:5). This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like until it, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). On these commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:37-40). Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     

Lesson 11 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Succession, Part 2."  The idea of continuity is tied to the concept of covenant.  A man leaves an inheritance to his family - his heirs - in an effort to make sure that the fruit of his labors endure beyond his lifespan an in an attempt to insure that the lives and labors of his heirs can benefit from what is inherited. The family inheritance process is reflective of God's inheritance process. Father to son guarantees continuity. Just as a natural father identifies his heirs for the continuation of family name and fortune, so does God the Father seek to pass down assets to His heirs to guarantee the continuity of His work in the earth.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      




Lesson 10 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Succession."  The last section of the Covenant Model is entitled succession or continuity and defines the heir of the hierarchy that is appointed and endowed with legal authority to guarantee the continuation of the treaty. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 9 is entitled "The Covenant Model:, Part II." Once the covenant is offered to the hierarchy and the terms are outlined, the covenant must be cut or ratified, and this is accomplished during the fourth section of the covenant model.  Covenant sanctions are received by an oath before witnesses Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     

Lesson 8 is entitled "The Covenant Mode: Sanctions." The fourth section of the covenant model outlines the sanctions of blessings and curses that are tied to covenantal obedience or disobedience, respectively.  This section also addressed the manner in which the covenant is received, which is accepting the terms and the sanctions by taking an oath in the presence of witnesses.  To cut a covenant, all three items - sanctions, oath, and witnesses - are necessary and are addressed in the fourth section of the covenant model. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      

Lesson 7 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Ethics- Part II."  The ethics section of the covenant model outlines the stipulations or rules required by the transcendent covenant - giver of the hierarchy covenant steward. Faithfully keeping the covenant rules yields promised covenant results.  Breaking covenant stipulations by unfaithfulness yields loss of promises, if not punishment (Deut. 28). Even our national judicial system is based upon ethics and rewards or punishments.  God has established the link between cause and effect.  God has established an ethical relationship between cause and effect. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 6 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Ethics." The third section of the covenant model is called ethics and is built upon the concepts of transcendence and hierarchy.  Covenants are generated by someone who seeks to league with another.  Covenants are received by someone who wants to benefit from the promises and provisions offered by the giver.  To ensure that both parties obtain the benefit that they expect to receive, the terms must be defined.  When each party lives faithfully to the terms, the promised benefits can be exchanged. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 5 is entitled "The Covenant Model:, Part 2." Upon consideration of the second section of the covenant model, which is termed Hierarchy, we discover that God appoints His partners.  God places His yoke of service upon those called into His covenant and enacts his will and purposes through these representatives. The covenant yoke is more than a yoke of labor.  It is a yoke of formation.  Through the yoke of hierarchy, God brings his servants to maturity.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 4 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Hierarchy." The second session of the covenant model is entitled Hierarchy. In section one, we identified the transcendent one who was seen to be the giver of the covenant.  In this section, we identify the one to whom the covenant is given.  Along with receiving the status of covenant participant, the hierarchy is yoked with the Sovereign and given the job of stewarding for Him. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 3 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Transcendence, Part 2."  The Biblical covenant model contains five sections that define the covenant giver, the steward of the covenant, the covenant terms or rules, the covenant sanctions or rewards, and the future of the covenant.  Section one focuses upon the Transcendent covenant giver, who is the God of Scriptures.  God is not only distinct in nature and being from the rest of the His creation, His authority also stands apart from all other delegated authority. From his position of transcendent authority, God speaks the covenant into existence. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 2 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Transcendence."  The structure of the covenant contains five sections: transcendence, hierarchy, ethics, oath (or sanctions), and successions (THEOS).  Man's relationship to God is not that of shared being but is rather a personal relationship best comprehended in the context of covenant. Understanding of the first section of the covenant model - transcendence - introduces man into and sustains man in right relationship with God.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 1 is entitled "The Covenant Model - Part 1." To properly understand the concept of biblical law, the believer must identify the role of law in the context of covenant.  God created man in Adam and then placed man into a covenantal structure.  That original structure found in Eden was reused every time God called another man or even a nation into a covenant with Him.  This section of our School of Biblical Law entitled Covenant and Law will explore the covenant model and look at the Ten Commandments in to context of covenant law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

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