"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

- fertility

- 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



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 (continues with Isaac, Jacob & descendants)

3-fold blessing  =

- 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



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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