I had a funeral at 4 and a wedding at 6.
Despite everything that’s been going on and the hard times that we are facing right now, there are still people who go to church, still preachers that preach, and still those who genuinely love the Lord. Even though the world is in turmoil, some people are still here, holding on to God. I got to thinking, “Where is this strength coming from?” In preparing for the wedding, the Lord let me find this.
2 Chronicles 13:5 – “Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?” Numbers 18:19. Leviticus 2:13.
A covenant is a contract.
A covenant is a deal made between two people, a partnership between two individuals, in which each party fulfills their part of the deal. God was telling His people that He wanted to make a salt covenant with them. Why did He choose salt?
Salt brings flavor to a meal.
Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth. So everything that salt is, we ought to be to the world. We ought to be the one to walk into a room and not bring confusion or hurt, but peace in the time of trouble.
Salt is a purifier.
We can use salt to purify water. It cleanses things. There are healing qualities in salt. There ought to be some healing inside of you. When you walk into a room or into your job, and there’s hurt and pain, you ought to be able to walk in and the whole atmosphere start to change because Jesus Christ lives in you.
Salt will melt a hard heart.
When it gets cold outside, sometimes roads freeze over and steps are slippery with ice. But it doesn’t matter how cold it gets, we can put some salt on the road and drive just fine, or put some on the steps and walk without slipping. There ought to be something about you that even when a heart is hard and cold, the love and mercy of God inside of you can just soften that heart.
The reason God took a salt covenant.
There are all different kinds of crushers that will crush up the salt to different sizes. The only way you could separate salt is if it comes from two different types of crushers, making different size grains of salt. If it comes from the same crusher, and it’s all that beautiful white, it doesn’t matter where it comes from, you cannot separate it.
Take a salt covenant at a wedding.
The man and woman both pour their vials of salt into one container. The only way the home can be separated is if the salt can be (which it can’t). So now they are no longer two, but one flesh.
When you come to the altar, God makes a covenant with you, but you make a covenant with God.
You must lose your identity. Just like a bride when she married must take on the identity of the groom. If we lose our identity at the altar, God will not only forgive us of our sins, but He will make a covenant with us. “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
Jeremiah 32:30. Hebrews 10:16. There is something written in your heart that is keeping you going. You may get down, but you will get back up. You may try to run, but He will draw you back. If the salt covenant was that strong, how much stronger the blood covenant.
Romans 8:34. The best you can do is not good enough. As big as you are, you’re not big enough. You are not still here because you’re strong. There is Someone living inside of you that’s stronger than and bigger than you. Jesus has made a covenant with you.
“If you will just give me yourself, I’ll carry you.”
How is it that there is something inside of us that just won’t quit?
“When I pray and You move, I’ll shout. But when I pray and You don’t move, I’ll still shout. What’s this all about?”
But He has taken a covenant with you and put something inside of you. “Child, if you will push to love me, I won’t let anything separate you from loving me.”
Living for God won’t make your life on this earth a bed of roses. The devil doesn’t die, just because you live for God. You don’t get perfect health just because you live for God. In fact, the devil is going to do everything he can just to hinder you from living for God. But know that no matter what comes your way, God has made a covenant with you.
“The only way the enemy can separate you from me is if he can separate the grains of salt in the covenant. And that is impossible.”
— Pastor Anthony Wynn