"But Yahweh's faithful love for those who fear him is from eternity and for ever; and his saving justice to their children's children; as long as they keep his covenant, and carefully obey his precepts."
Palms 103:17-18

1. Adam
-dominion over the earth
Tree of Life Genesis 1:28-30: "God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it..."Genesis 2:15-17: "Yahweh God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it..."
2. Noah and the earth
-never destroyed by flood again
Rainbow Genesis 6:18; 9:9-17: "God spoke as follows to Noah and his sons, 'I am now establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants to come..."
3. Abraham = 3-fold, (continues with Isaac, Jacob & descendants)
-land, nation (descendants) & world wide blessing
On the 8th day
Genesis 12:3; 15:1-18; 17:1-27; 18:18 & 22:18; 26:3-5; 28:10-14;
Exodus 2:24:"God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
4. Moses & Israel
-Sinai Covenant establishing divine liturgy & covenant sacraments
Ark of the Covenant
10 Commandments

Exodus 19-24; Deut. 5;
"So now, if you are really prepared to obey me and keep my covenant, you, out of all peoples, shall be my personal possession"
Ex 19:5
5.  Aaron & Sons
-perpetual ministerial priesthood
Salt Leviticus 2:13; Numbers 18:19: "Everything the Israelites set aside for Yahweh from the holy things, I give to you and your sons and daughters, by perpetual decree.  This is a covenant of salt for ever before Yahweh, for you and your descendants too."
6.  Phinehas
-perpetual priesthood in Covenant of Peace
(prefigures Christ)
Seamless robe & miter Numbers 25:11-15: "To him I grant my covenant of peace.  To him and his descendants after him, this covenant will assure the priesthood for ever."
7. David & descendants
-dynasty and throne forever secure
Throne/ Temple 2 Samuel 7:11-17; 23:5: "Yes, my House stands firm with God: He has made an eternal covenant with me..."
8. Jesus
(Yah-shua = Yahweh saves or I save)
also written
Yehosua = Joshua
The Cross,
the true "Tree of Life"
Luke 22:20: "...This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you."
1 Corinthians 11:25: "..This cup is the new covenant in my blood.  Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.'"

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