There were steps in making a blood covenant. This series gives insight on our covenant relationship with God.

The Exchange Of Robes

7/16/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The first step in the blood covenant making process was the exchange of robes. This exchange represented an exchange of identity. As you saw someone coming from a distance, the first thing that you noticed about them was their outer garments. What's amazing to consider is that Jesus has exchanged robes with us.

The Exchange Of Belts

7/30/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The second step in the blood covenant making process was the exchange of belts. The exchange of belts represented an exchange of strength. What you were saying by exchanging belts was everything that I have is now at your disposal. Now consider this, everything that Jesus has is available for us to use.

The Exchange Of Weapons

8/6/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The third step in the blood covenant making process was the exchange of weapons. Exchanging weapons represented an exchange of enemies. Because we are in a covenant relationship with Jesus, He has taken on our enemey, death, and we have taken on His enemy, Satan.

The Sacrifice Of Blood

8/13/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The fourth step in the blood covenant making process was the sacrifice of blood. This sacrifice is why this is called a blood covenant. Blood represents life. And this sacrifice made it an irrevocable contract. It is an agreement sealed in blood, the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Walk Of Death

8/27/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The fifth step in the blood covenant making process was the walk of death. The two parties would stand facing one another and then walk through the sacrifice. This represented a loss of identity. Your life is no longer about you, it is now lived for the benefit of your covenant partner.

The Mark On The Body

9/3/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The sixth step in the blood covenant making process was the mark on the body. In order to remind themselves and let others know that they were in a blood covenant, the two parties would mark themselves. For the Israelites, their mark on the body was circumcision. The Christians have a different mark that they are to bare.

The Covenant Meal

9/17/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The eighth step in the blood covenant making process was the covenant meal. The two parties would feed each other the first few bites, symbolizing a union between them. Every decision that I made from here on out would affect my covenant partner.

The Exchange Of Names

9/24/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The ninth step in the blood covenant making process was the exchange of names. In the covenant making process, you would take on the name of your covenant partner. Now everything that I do and say reflects on my covenant partner as well.

The Exchange Of Sons

10/1/17 - Thomas Osterkamp

The final step in the blood covenant making process was the exchange of sons. The two parties would send their oldest sons to live with the other for an agreed upon amount of time. They would raise their covenant partner's son as their own son.