YHWH's Marriage Covenants...s
What is a Covenant? According to Webster it is a binding agreement or VOW between two or more persons or groups of persons.
The Sabbatarian Network and its affiliates teach that YHWH's Covenants are Marriage Vows between people, mankind or nations and with The Eternal Creator Yahweh (G-d), that are Physically and Spiritually binding in the sense that if the Covenant is broken by man(kind) (G-d never breaks His Covenants) then the Vows of the Covenant itself are broken for and by the offending party; at that point the penalty for breaking the agreement or vows (without repentance) will be enforced, which is usually spiritual separation or Divorce from YHWH, YHWH's protection, YHWH's instruction, YHWH's Sacred Spirit of Love, and possibly early physical death. Also, there is no reason that YHWH's Covenant (Marriage Vows) once broken cannot be extended Physically and Spiritually by YHWH to another people or Nation, as was the case with ancient Israel and the gentile people. Notice, also, that G-d can have many covenants with many people, but people can only have One G-d. This is further evidenced by the physical to spiritual relationship (an anthropomorphic parallel) with King David or with King Soloman, and their many wives; of course the wives could only have one husband (King). However, this "Husband & Wife" relationship is not true for all men, because all physical men do not spiritually and symbolically represent The Eternal Creator, Yahweh (G-d).
YHWH's First Covenant was established with Adam (known as the First Adam - Hosea 6:7).
This little remembered Covenant was broken when Adam allowed Satan (Source of Human Nature) to test his Faith in G-d's Word (a Commandment... "Thou Shall Not Eat of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil"... Genesis 2:16-17), and Adam disobeyed G-d. Therefore, through the First Adam came (Spiritual) Death to all of Adam's (Unrighteousness Seeking) seed, but through the Second Adam (Messiah Yahshua) came (The Promise of Eternal) Life (Romans 5:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45). However, Yahweh, not wanting to destroy any who truly loved Him and demonstrated that love through righteousness seeking obedience, entered into additional covenants.
YHWH's Second Covenant was established with Noah.
(Genesis 6:18-22) wherein G-d told Noah that He would establish His Covenant with him, and Noah Obeyed G-d (Adam did not). This Covenant was extended to ALL OF MANKIND (Noah's Seed), because of Noah's obedience through love. The Second Covenant will never be broken, and Yahweh will never again destroy the surface of The Earth and those that live upon it with water.
YHWH's Third Covenant was established with Abram,
The Third Covenant has never been broken, because Abraham (Trusted) "Believed In" G-d and was obedient to G-d. Therefore, the Third Covenant is still in force. However, it has two elements to it, and that being a physical seed element and path of inheritance, and it has a Spiritually Righteous element to it and a Righteous Path of Inheritance (Messiah's Example).
(Genesis 15: all, and Genesis 17: all) This Third Covenant was only made with Abraham but was extended to both Abraham's Physical and Spiritual seed by the promises of The Vow. Later, when the Physical seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) broke their Covenant (A Fourth Covenant) with YHWH, then the Physical aspect of the Fourth Covenant with only Abraham's Physical seed ended, but Yahweh's Promises to Abraham did not simply end, because The Third Covenant was a Spiritually Perpetual Covenant, the Physical and Spiritual aspect of the Third Covenant was extended to ALL of MANKIND (Those Righteousness seeking individuals, who are desirous to obey Yahweh through Love) according to the example of "Self-sacrifice" established by Messiah Yahshua's ministry.
YHWH's Fourth Covenant was born out of His Third Covenant, because of G-d's promise to Abraham. This Fourth Covenant was made with the physical Children of Jacob (Israel) This Fourth Covenant is referred to as "The First Covenant of Israel."
YHWH's warning against making vows or covenants with false pagan G-ds.
Exodus 23: all, especially verse 32, and Exodus 34: all, especially verse 28. Here the Covenant is condensed into The Ten Commandments. (Deuteronomy 5: all)
(Exodus 24:7) The children of Jacob (Israel) verbally agree to their Covenant, thereby establishing a Fourth Covenant between G-d and the Nation of Israel (the Physical and Spiritual seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob).
(Judges 2:16-20) The physical (worldly) Children of Israel break their (Fourth) Covenant with G-d. But The Third Covenant (Perpetual) could not be broken and so was left in force for all of Mankind that were the Spiritual equivalent of Abraham (Spiritual Seed; which is Messiah). However, it took Messiah Yahshua to show the world what it meant to be "Self-sacrificing" like Abraham (who was a Spiritual Image of Yahweh). It is not enough to have a "Hebraic Mindset," we must have the "Spiritual Mindset" of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Noah, King David, Solomon, Job, Esther, Ruth, etc.... It is the "Holy Spirit" (mind of Yahweh) that is our teacher and guidance counselor, and not the natural (Hebrew) man's "Hebraic Spirit" (Hebrew mindset).
IF the "Hebraic Mindset" was so effective and powerful, then why did almost all Hebrews break Yahweh's Fourth Covenant, and thus fall short of Yahweh's saving Grace? Only one possible answer here. They did not have the righteousness seeking mentality of Yahweh's Holy Spirit.
(2 Kings 13:23) YHWH was patient with Israel after the Nation of Israel (children of Jacob) broke The Fourth Covenant, because of His Third Covenant promise to Abraham (Luke 1:72-73, Acts 3:25). Yahweh was still willing to forgive them if they would repent. They did not repent, causing them to fall from Grace (favor) and Yahweh removed His protection from His now Ex-wife (The Physical Seed of Jacob and Abraham), but not from the (Holy) Spiritual Seed of Abraham.
The "Ten Commandments" are Yahweh's "Commandments of Love."
G-d's Covenants are Marriage Vows of Obedience through the Spirit of Love.
Knowing this truth, it is important to remember that Yahweh is willing to forgive you if you will repent! Cast off your "image of Satan," and become the "Image of Yahweh," which is "Love."