then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land (Leviticus 26:42)

Now the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, `I will never break My covenant with you, (Judges 2:1)

Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence. (Psalm 74:20)

And the LORD preserved (gave victory to) David whithersoever he went. (2 Samuel 8:6)


In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: (Genesis 15:18)


Covenant with God always included land. God created a dwelling place in the earth for His family and what started in the Garden of Eden is true today, He put man in a land to cultivate it and “keep” it. The covenant works two ways. God gives the land and man must “keep” it.

And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. (Genesis 15:7)

The covenant God made with Abram was sealed with an offering. This supernatural vision that Abram saw during the night of that offering is a symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who came and sealed this covenant with an everlasting offering.

And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. (Genesis 15:9)

And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. (Genesis 15:10)

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. (Genesis 15:11)

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. (Genesis 15:12)

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. (Genesis 15:17)

Jesus is the “burning lamp” that passed through that offering. That supernatural fire that burned through that offering is the same fire that fills a covenant people to manifest that promise today.

Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence. (Psalm 74:20)

David, a man after God’s heart, longed to see that covenant established in the earth with a witness of His Presence dwelling in the land as a witness. He knew the land was filled with enemies to God who had given themselves over to worshipping other Gods. The land was defiled; the covenant didn’t have a witness.

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David. (2 Samuel 5:7)

And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him. (2 Samuel 5:10)

And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake. (2 Samuel 5:12)

David understood how the Kingdom of God operated. To establish the Father’s plan for the land, David had to take his place of authority. He had a covenant with God, this took first place in his heart.

He understood that the purpose God gave him authority as a ruler was for all of Israel. The exalting of the Kingdom of God was for God’s people to fulfill His covenant. David reflected the Father’s authority in the land.

David sought the Lord for instruction and council on behalf of the people and the land. He knew God wanted to establish His kingdom from the river of Egypt to the river Euphrates. The inhabitants needed to be driven out and David took his place to act on God’s behalf.

And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand. (2 Samuel 5:19)

This pattern continued until the David’s entire kingdom was established just according to the covenant. The Lord came and made the land a dwelling place. David was committed to establish His dwelling place to witness to the land, the people, all of Israel that God came to tabernacle with men.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people. (2 Samuel 8:15)

…and David’s sons were chief rulers. (2 Samuel 8:18)

The battle for the land continued but no matter what enemies arose David was steadfast in his faith in God’s covenant. He knew that the Lord was truly the ruler over the land.

Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.” (2 Samuel 10:12)

The purpose of priesthood is to keep the promises before the Lord. We restate in faith what God has promised acknowledging we are in agreement with them coming to pass in our day. This signifies from our heart the covenant is active in us.

“You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You. (Nehemiah 9:6)

“You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram And brought him out from Ur of the Chaldees, And gave him the name Abraham. (Nehemiah 9:7)

You found his heart faithful before You, And made a covenant with him To give him the land of the Canaanite, Of the Hittite and the Amorite, Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite and the Girgashite– To give it to his descendants. And You have fulfilled Your promise, For You are righteous. (Nehemiah 9:8)