He began by referencing the lucrative sports contracts held by some well-known athletes, specifically Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and basketball superstar Lebron James. In essence, regardless of whether they get hurt, sit on the bench or whatever, it doesn’t make a difference, they’ll still get paid because they have guaranteed contracts. He said after he sat back and thought about the huge dollar amounts of these players’ contracts that are just given, Elder Kevin was like, “Man.” He went on to say that God spoke to him that he too has a guaranteed contract, and He wanted him to remind His people that we likewise have a guaranteed contract (written or expressed agreement and commitment made in the form of a promise). If you’re in Christ, then you’re Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. The promise was not only for Abraham but the Gentiles as well – hello somebody – Gal 3:14! Note: the Abrahamic Covenant is distinctly a covenant of blessing. Although the enemy would try to deceive us into doubting and thinking that mistakes, missing the mark or life’s circumstances forfeits the promises of the contract (synonymous with covenant) - Gal 3:15-18. Nope, not the case. The covenant or contract that we have has been sealed through the blood of Jesus, who is our advocate with the Father. So if we fall short, we can confess our sins and He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin. The bottom line, God made for provision in the contract for our shortcomings. This was once a major stronghold for me, until I learned to fully acknowledge God’s grace and embrace it for my life. And I also began to realize that the Holy Spirit is not offended by weaknesses, as I release them to Him and trust that His grace is sufficient for me and that in my weakness, His strength is made perfect.
So when the adversary (whether internal or external) tries to come against us, attack us or hinder us in various areas of our lives, we have to remind the enemy and ourselves that we have a guaranteed contract. We need to pull out the contract and bring God in remembrance of it, letting Him know that this is the deal HE made with us as believers in Christ. When God makes a contract, He confirms it with an oath. We know an oath is a solid affirmation of one’s word, binding them to that word. Since He made an oath it is therefore irrevocable and God cannot lie. Because God confirmed the oath by Himself, it cannot be altered, neither can it be cancelled- Heb 6:13-18. Moreover, when you feel and know that you've been doing everything according to His will by His grace and nothing seems to be going right, don’t feel like God has forgotten you or feel like your prayers are going unheard. God is not unjust, He has not forgotten us, neither our righteousness, nor our faithfulness to Him and others - Heb 6:10. Once God makes a covenant or promise, He doesn’t forget, negate or neglect it. He will always follow through – Deut 7:9. The God we serve is a covenant making, covenant keeping and covenant enabling God.