When we receive Jesus as our Saviour means we do the same, we let go of our oldidentity, and live in a new life where we are bound to the Divine, we are bound to theSon of God!
Why did they make a pact?
Blood brothers would protect one another with their lives. They would also provide for one another. If one would fall, the other would pick him up. In a true pact the one wouldesteem the other higher than himself, it is a lifelong commitment. It is giving up your own life and rights to see the other person prosper.
Jesus is our Blood Covenant Brother Only with mankind
It is amazing to think that God made covenants with humans, but not with angels.Humans were made in the image and likeness of God. Adam had the breath of Lifebreathed into his nostrils. He was created to have unbroken fellowship and communionwith God. When he sinned, God had a plan of salvation to save mankind from thewages of his sin, which is death. Fallen angels on the other hand had no chance torestore their inheritance; there was no plan to save them.In His great compassion and mercy God reached out His hand to man who sinned. Heloved the people so much. He gave His own Son to die for them. He wanted them tocome back to Him.
God commanded the Israelites to build Him a tabernacle. He wanted a house, to liveamong His people. Thing is, He is so holy, sinful people could not just approach Himand live. This made Him lonely.His heart longed for friendship, but His sacred presence had to remain behind a thickcurtain of the tabernacle for centuries. Only once a year the high priest came with bloodto meet Him... imagine one visitor, once a year, approaching with fear and trembling!God wanted to open the curtain wide and let everyone in. He wanted to rip the wholeveil apart, because He wanted friends...So He sent His Son to die. As His flesh torn on the cross, that thick dividing curtain,stained with blood of thousands of animals, were torn from the top to the bottom! Theway was finally opened, the glory could now freely flow out and His beloved peoplecould approach Him unhindered at long last!Everyone is invited to come now, not just Jews, not high priests only, not men only, notgrownups only, not once a year only, with blood of animals in fear and trembling of death! No, the way is opened now. Prostitutes may come, drug addicts, murderers,rapists, orphans, thieves, criminals, heathens, ordinary people, Jew and Gentile, twenty-four-seven, all may come - with joy!
Take His hand