The Levitical Covenant was a blood covenant with a nation of people. The New Covenant (New Testament) is a blood covenant between an individual and the One True God (Yehwah). This covenant includes the family and can also include nations of people, a nation, a state, a city, a town, a village, a tribe or a clan. Since the New Covenant is a Blood Covenant it has not only blessings attached to it but curses attached to it also. The curses are for those who break covenant with the One True God (Yehwah), Yeshua HaMessiah (Jesus Christ).
When Yehwah(Lord) entered into a blood covenant with Abraham (Genesis chapter 17), God changed Abram’s Name to Abraham which included part of God’s Name. The name change is essential in a true blood covenant. The changing of the name of the bride in the marriage covenant is an example of a name change when entering into a blood covenant. (Marriage is a blood covenant. This is why the woman being a virgin is very important.)
Yehwah (Lord) took on the name of Abraham by becoming known as the “God of Abraham”. Abraham was not the first in the Bereshith (Genesis) who the One True God (Yehwah) had a covenant and God took on the name of that person. Noah’s son, Shem was the first in the Bereshith (Genesis) that God took his name to be known as the “God of Shem”. This is a sign of a true covenant with the One True God (Yehwah). For a believer to have the One True God (Yehwah) to take on their name as the “God of” there must be a true personal intimate covenant relationship between the believer and the One True God (Yehwah).
Genesis chapter 17 God came to speak with Abram. God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. Then verses 7-9 God said he would be the God (Elohim) of Abraham and also the God (Elohim) of Abraham’s seed. God didn’t just say he was going to be a God to Abraham’s seed but that he would be the Elohim (God), the supreme God, all they would ever need God. A lot of Christians don’t have the One True God, Elohim, as their Only God. They have many gods besides Elohim in their lives. Of the most predominate are money; their children, their spouse and some even have their church or their ministry.
This type of honor should not be taken lightly. It is a very serious matter between God and the person God is being associated with. If the person is not bringing true glory and honor to God then it is blaspheming God and may even be blaspheming the Holy Spirit. If this person’s life is not a praise and glory to God and/or if the person is living up to a religious man’s idea of a God-life it would be blaspheming God. The person saying such a thing could possibly be blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
There are only a few people who have received this honor in the Scriptures. Besides Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel and Hebrews God is the “God of” about 9 or 10 other people. This includes ‘the God of our Lord Jesus’, Ephesians 1:17.
The only prophet associated with Yehwah as “God of” is Elijah. David is referred to as “my lord the king” by Benaiah son of Jehoiada, 1 Kings 1:36. The only other king that was associated with Yahweh as the “God of” was Hezekiah and it was by an officer of the king of Assyria. (Some translations have a little ‘g’ instead of a Capital. The Hebrew word here is Elohim and could be either way by context.)
When king Nebuchadnezzar had seen the mighty works of Yehwah he referred to Yehwah as the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Darius says, “the God of Daniel” when he saw the mighty acts of Yehwah saving Daniel from the lions. In these two intendances each king ordered the everyone in the kingdom to worship the “God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego” or the “God of Daniel”, Daniel Chapter 3, 3:28.
Whenever a Christian puts anything before their relationship with the One True God they are reducing God from supreme status in their life to a lesser status, second or third place or even lower status. From this place it is easy for the enemy to deceive the believer in reducing God to even a lower place in their life.
It is very important for the true believer to keep God as first place in their relationships. This does not always mean keeping church or ministry above the family or spouse. When God has first place in a relationship, the believer will have the power, wisdom and knowledge of God to taken care of first. Then the family can be ministered to as a husband or wife, mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister, or the family as a whole. This is what God means for the believer to do when God is first place.