Today there is little taught or discussed about an exciting principle found in the Bible and directly applicable to all Believers. Brother Richard Booker wrote The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread in 1981. He has uncovered for us the wonderful concept of the Blood Covenant. This principle of the Blood Covenant is found in ancient cultures and societies all around the world.
According to Brother Booker in his book The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread, there are nine components of a Blood Covenant though they may not take place in the exact order of this listing:
“What is mine, is yours.”
“Anyone attacking you, attacks me.”
A sacrificial animal is split in half meaning - “May this happen to me if I break my word.”
Becoming "Blood Brothers"
Each is now included in the family of the other
The scar shows that you are under a covenant, and “anyone attacking you is also attacking me”
Again, “What is mine, is yours, including family, all assets and liabilities.”
In place of the animal and blood, bread and wine are shared with each other
A long-lasting memorial of the covenant
Like the steps of the Jewish Wedding Ceremony, the Blood Covenant is not always outlined step-by-step in the Bible, but the principle elements are clearly there when you look for them. And now that those elements have been uncovered, we will share more examples in the Bible of this exciting concept, how they are important provisions for Christians of today, including how we have already participated in such covenants. These will follow.
For now, praise the Lord for the greatest Blood Covenant in the Word of God. Praise Him for the atoning blood of the Lord Jesus! Praise the name of Jesus!