Week 5 of the DTS
– written by Kylie Burd
Thoroughly drenched in the Holy Spirit, God continues to work in the hearts and minds of the Fall 2010 DTS. We have begun to see how all topics, though incredibly different, all link together. The same questions keep cropping up; sometimes we come to conclusions, sometimes (and more frequently) more questions arise, in which we hunt for more answers.
This week, Steve Sullivan spoke on the Abrahamic Covenant, or Abrahamic Contract. Everyone had a contract with their Gods those days, but Abraham’s covenant was special because of the small print:
‘ I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you, I will curse;
And all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’
– Genesis 12: 2-3
For some reason God chose Abraham to bear the contract in which the fine print states that he, his descendants, and whoever else gets the contract, will be a blessing to all nations, all ethnic groups. This contract can be found throughout the whole Bible, repeated over and over again. If a teacher keeps repeating something, that is a good indication that the students have to know it. It is important! The incredible repetition of this covenant in the Bible should awaken Christians, God wants them to see that He has called them to be a blessing to all peoples. We have been grafted in with the Jews, through that original contract. It really is that simple, yet a lot of Christians do not understand that. They hold on to the believe that church is for themselves, when it really is for others, those who are not in the church.
Amidst the great amount of revelations and the heavy teaching happening this week, a lot of laughter has been injected, to bring humor, socialization and relaxation to the team. In small group, we were challenged to bring this theory into practice, and we went out to randomly bless someone. We went out into the town centre, and some bought a coffee or a milkshake for someone, others handed out candy or a bouquet of flowers. It was much more difficult than it seemed. Last week was a turning point on this DTS, this week was the first step after that. The first step in a new direction. The direction God is calling us to. There is no stopping us now! We are warriors and princesses, following our Daddy’s heart, blessing others along the way.