And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and
raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass,
when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10 And
the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee
and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the
land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou
shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10 This is my covenant,
which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And
ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And
he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child
in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13 He
that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in
your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin
is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
Covenant of Thy Seed
How important is this covenant
today? The answer is: it is of vital importance. Many times we read the bible, and take it as just an interesting
story. But the bible is the inerrant word of God, and God does not change. Therefore, his feelings about a subject
stay the same.
The covenant that God made with
Abraham compelled Abraham and his descendants to cut the flesh of their foreskins. At
the same time, God was compelled to bless Abraham and his lineage with an everlasting possession. That covenant continues to exist today. It is the sacrifice
that Jesus Christ made on the cross and His resurrection that connects us to that covenant.
So exactly why did God ask that
male children be circumcised? When we look at the actual procedure of circumcision,
we find that the foreskin is pulled forward and a small ring of flesh is cut away. This
ring of flesh becomes a symbol of the covenant between God and man, just as the wedding ring is a symbol of the covenant between
a man and a woman. The covenant continues on through his descendants as the man’s
seed passes through that symbolic ring of flesh when the man consummates with his wife.
This is the reason God considers every sexual encounter a marriage between the participants.
I continue to strongly advise
all men, single or married, to be very careful about where they deposit their seed.
Each act of sex constitutes a covenant between you, your children and God. And
a single act of incest, a one night stand, an extramarital affair, a homosexual encounter or bestiality could condemn and
curse you and your seed for decades. Generations of families have been subjected
to demonic oppression and possession, mental illness, family dysfunction, unnatural or broken relationships, and physical
anomalies because of the misstep of one man. This became blatantly clear to Onan
when he disobediently spilled his seed instead of impregnating his brother’s widow.
That one misstep caused him his life.
Men, your seed was not intended
to be deposited on a whim. Man was made to be with woman; and a woman of God’s
choosing. It is vital that we, as men, get ourselves in line with God’s
will for us and allow Him to be the head of our lives. Choose to be a blessing
to your family and the generations to come. Make your covenant with God count.