The Covenant of God With Mankind


Genesis 9

Focus Genesis 9:1-17

The Key verse:

Gen 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

Noah and his family have just been given a new life. Not just them but all the air breathing animals on Earth. The death of the old world could not touch the life of those that trusted in Jehovah God. It’s the same today. If you place your life in the hands of Jehovah, Christ Our Lord, you will be Born Again into a new life that the death of this flesh cannot touch. Satan had the power of death until Jesus died on that cross. God has always and will always have all power and He is the “Giver of Life”. Now we can choose to get what we can out of this short life we have in this flesh OR WE CAN BELIEVE IN THE WORD OF GOD AND CHOOSE TO LIVE ETERNALLY. THIS IS THE CHOICE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE.


The Bible is clear about this:

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Rom 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

2Co 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

2Co 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

2Co 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

2Co 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

As we go through the lesson let’s remember the truth of the Bible and the God of the Bible. There are many religions and they worship what they also call god. THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. ON EARTH WE CALLED HIM JESUS THE MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST.

1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

1Jn 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.


1.) As a man.

2.) As the Messiah.

3.) As God.


God is not some Idol that can be looked upon and dusted off and hidden away when not needed. God is a Spirit and those that deny the Holy Spirit ALSO DENY JESUS CHRIST.

Joh 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, [he shall testify of me]:


Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

There are really just two main covenants.

1.) To Adam a [covenant of “Works”]:

a.) This was a “conditional” covenant.

b.) Adam was the representative as Human.

c.) God was the moral Governor of the covenant.

d.) The promise was”LIFE”.

e.) The condition was perfect obedience to the word of God.

f.) The test was to never eat of the tree of knowledge.

g.) The penalty was death.

2.) To Noah began the first of the covenants of “Grace”.

a.) This was an “unconditional” covenant.

b.) The only work is to believe (Faith).

c.) God makes all the promises.

3.) The Bible concentrates on Christ: the Covenant of Grace:

a.) Christ the covenant of Grace:

Isa 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and [give thee for a covenant of the people], for a light of the Gentiles;

Isa 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Isa 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

b.) Christ will be the “Mediator” of this covenant of Grace:

Heb 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also [he is the mediator of a better covenant], which was established upon better promises.

Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

c.) Christ will be the “Messenger” of this covenant of Grace:

Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: [and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in]: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

d.) Christ will “confirm” the covenant of Grace:

Gal 3:17 And this I say, that [the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ], the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

e.) Christ will “ratify” the covenant of Grace WITH HIS BLOOD:

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

Heb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

Heb 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

Heb 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and [without shedding of blood is no remission].

Heb 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; [but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these].

f.) NO ONE Especially the Church should despise God’s New Covenant:

Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and [hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace]?

We will see in this lesson how God’s make promises to His children and He will keep His promises:

2Co 1:20 [For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God] by us.

2Co 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

*****Our Text:

Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Gen 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Gen 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Gen 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Gen 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Noah and his family are the first ones in the Bible that went through a near death experience. If Noah had not believed every word that God said and followed his instructions in building the Ark, he nor his family could have survived. You know the plan of “Salvation” comes from the word of God and it cannot be altered by any man or any religion or religious beliefs. God will not honor anything except His Word. It is the “Word” that will judge us and has judged us:

These words of Jesus need to sink into every heart and mind on this planet:

Joh 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: [the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day].

Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, [he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak].

Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, [even as the Father said unto me, so I speak].

If we are to be judged by the Word of God then we need to study the Word of God on our own and not trust those leaders of religion. Religion will bring death. Faith in Christ will bring LIFE.

God never changes but He does change the way He deals with mankind. We need to understand this first covenant of Grace. We still live in this world and if we are to understand our lives and the history of mankind we need to understand this time of Noah. If you are living on this planet not only are you a descendant of Adam and Eve you are a descendant of one of the sons of Noah.

God again gave man dominion over this planet and it’s animal kingdom. We should believe that before the flood all animals were as tame as what we see in our dogs and cats and cattle and some of the other farm animals of today. This would not be the case after the flood. There would be a large group of animals that would have enough fear of man to try to avoid all contact with them. We know that is true because it is still true today. The animals needed that fear of man or they would not scatter and reproduce. The Bible tells us when this began. The Hebrew word “chath”(dread) means terror and dismay. They needed this fear because God had told Adam and all his descendant, we would have to work for what we eat.

Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Gen 3:19 [In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground]; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

God would now allow meat for food but the blood would have to be drained out of the animals. Certain food animals would have to be domesticated.

You know the Bible does not say that we are better of if we are strictly vegetarian. It would seem sometimes that it is healthier to be that way but Christ our Lord ate meat and he ate fish. He did this before and after His resurrection. We also had better not forget the words Jesus told Peter:

Act 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

Act 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

Act 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Act 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

Act 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

Act 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Act 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

God doesn’t say to not be vegetarian but He does say not to condemn anyone for what they eat and He does not say we are better off with any meal, “especially if we pray over it”:

1Co 8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

1Co 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

Rom 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

Rom 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

Rom 14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Rom 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Rom 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

Rom 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

*****Capitol Punishment:

Capitol punishment is not only in the Bible, it comes directly from God. Those that believe in evolution believe man came from some accident of some kind so man is no better than all other things. God on the other hand says point blank that it is man that is His “greatest” creation and to murder anyone of His greatest creations would be a major sin that would require the murderer’s own life. It’s a simple thing because God’s laws are simple. This would in itself be it’s own self deterrent of murder and mayhem. The victim of crime is forgotten by most societies of today, they thinking only of how to retrain the murderer. Capitol punishment does not mean vengeance but a lawful government action.

Notice that if an animal causes a man to die the same goes for that animal. Notice that if an animal is a known killer or mauler and that animal kills again then even the owner of the animal should be punished with death.

You know if you have a convicted killer set free by a judge and that killer kills again what does God think of that judge. Just a thought.

God says man was created in the image of God and therefore hold a special place on this Earth. If you believe in salvation then you cannot throw this verses out of the Bible. They were written by the same person, The Holy Ghost, is the giver of “life”. Those who murder will answer to God and should answer to man. The law in all moral nations says “thou shalt not kill”. One of the functions of any government is to be the policemen of the word of God.

Exo 21:12 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

It is God that puts governments in place and it is they(the governments) that are suppose to operate by the word of God.

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Rom 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Rom 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

We can see how backwards the world is becoming because even our governments want to have “A New World Order”. Most all governments have thrown out God’s Word in favor of corrupt leadership who rule to fill their own pockets or their chance to be ruler.

It get’s closer and closer to the Coming of Christ with every tick of the clock.

*****Be fruitful and multiply:

Seven times in the Book of Genesis, God uses the phrase “be fruitful”.

In this same sense of Noah, we are to be busy sowing the seed of righteousness throughout our places of living. You are God’s missionary to the location He has you living at. God put’s people in a place for a reason and that reason is to spread the Gospel in every way we can. It is God Himself that controls the increase.

1Co 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

1Co 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and [every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour].

Our text:

Gen 9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

Gen 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Gen 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

Gen 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

A “covenant of Grace” is made with all living creatures on this planet. This covenant is made to every future born man, woman, child and all animals. It’s a shame that through abortion the world has thrown away many who could have made this world a better place. Every nation will declare that their existence depends on the coming generation yet those same governments kill innocent children and babies to to pacify some that say they have the right to have fun and not answer for it.

This covenant is still in effect in our day. This covenant calls for no human response! It is a solely promised oath of God. God will keep every promise, every covenant He has ever made.

Isa 54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

There are many promises all the way to the Book of Revelation that are tied to this first covenant.

Gen 8:22 says While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

It is the Creator God that can make such a promise:

Psa 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Psa 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

Psa 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

Psa 104:8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

Psa 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Psa 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

Psa 104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

Psa 104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Psa 104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Compare this passage in Jeremiah:

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Because of this promise to Noah, God will honor His promise to Israel.

Jer 33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

Jer 33:21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

If the covenant to Noah is broken then there would be no promise to David nor to the Priests His ministers.

Because God will not nor can He tell a lie:

Heb 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Heb 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Heb 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Heb 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

We know that Our Savior is true and He is coming back to get His Church.

We know that this first covenant of Grace will stand. He will protect both human and animal life from massive destruction from every source until His time of wrath. This is the promise God made with His creation. Nothing will destroy mankind until after the rapture of the Church and the redeeming of Israel. Not until it’s time for the New Heaven and New Earth at the end of the Millennial Kingdom. Neither “natural” nor human sin can prevent God from maintaining this, His priority of “Life”.

*****Our Text:

Gen 9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

Gen 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Gen 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

Gen 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Gen 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

What is a “token”? According to the Hebrew word “oth” it is an appearing like a signal. Similar to a flag, or beacon or a monument. Some would say an “Omen”. Or a “good” lawyer would say it is “evidence” of the truth of the Word of God.

The Webster dictionary says: A sign; something intended to represent or indicate another thing or an event. Thus the rainbow is a token of God’s covenant established with Noah.

The Psalmist wrote:

Psa 86:17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

In other words if you can look upon the Rainbow and not see that it is a sign from God for good then you should be ashamed.

Rainbows can be observed whenever there are water drops in the air and sunlight shining from behind at a low altitude angle. The most spectacular rainbow displays happen when half of the sky is still dark with raining clouds and the observer is at a spot with clear sky in the direction of the Sun. The result is a luminous rainbow that contrasts with the darkened background.

In other words when you see a “Rainbow” you will be seeing the sun (Son of God) shining through “your storms of life”.

Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Mal 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

What is perpetual? The Hebrew word “olam, olam” says it is time that extends further than our minds can realize. Like eternity or some would say “always” or “without end”.

The Websters says: Never ceasing; continuing forever in future time; destined to be eternal; as a perpetual covenant; a perpetual statute.

Ezekiel compared the rainbow to the brightness of the Glory of God:

Eze 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.

Eze 1:27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

Eze 1:28 [As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about]. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

John saw the throne surrounded by the rainbow:

Rev 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

John saw The Lord wearing the Rainbow:

Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

John saw the color of Emerald:

God has His reasons but the fact is the color green is a healing color:

How the color green affects us physically

* Soothes

* Relaxes mentally, as well as physically

* Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety

* Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony

Green is seen in the world as:

* Green is used worldwide to represent safety.

* Green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration.

* Green, blue-green symbolize paradise.

* Green is regarded as the color of eternal life.

* Green is considered to be royal.

* Green stones represent virtue and beauty.

* Green is the color of hope because of its associations with spring.

We can see that God loved the color green just as He loved the Garden with it’s many flowers.

A combination of the primary colors will give us the color of Green.


God has not yet forgotten His Covenant with Noah and all the Earth because He made this covenant with all the flesh that lives on this Earth.(Vs 17)

1.) So next time you hear about that Meteor that will collide with Earth and destroy us, forget about it.

2.) Next time you here the Sun will explode and destroy us forget about it.

3.) When the green peace people say we are destroying this Earth, they are wrong. God will do whatever it takes to fulfill this promise.

4.) If man were in charge this world would destroy itself but WE HAVE A GOD OF MERCY WHO SITS ON THE THRONE AND IT IS HE THAT SAYS WHEN IT IS TIME.

The beautiful rainbow is not a natural phenomena that has no meaning. It is a sign of the Marvelous Power of God and His promise to this Earth. When you believe in Christ, the wonders of this world take on a whole new meaning and you can appreciate the things God does for us every day.

He’s coming back soon to get His Church. That will be the beginning of what will end in the destruction of this Earth.

Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Heb 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Let’s pray!

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