Your New Covenant Name

KELLIE: Hello, I’m Kellie
Copeland. This is the Believer’s Voice of Victory
and my dad, Kenneth Copeland, has been teaching us about God’s
plan and purpose for covenant. God established an unbreakable
covenant with you that sets you up for blessing
and success. Today we’re going deeper, learning about the
covenant name change that takes place when someone
receives Jesus as their Lord and savior. So let’s join
my dad now and then I’ll be back to pray
with you at the end. KENNETH: Now then, go on to
the 17th verse, the 16th verse. “The spirit himself
bears witness with our spirit that we are the children
of the almighty God. And if children, then heirs, heirs of
the almighty God and joint heirs with his son, Christ Jesus”, my
Lord, my God listen to that. And one of the most startling
revelations in the New Testament happened right at the covenant
supper when Jesus and all his men were seated there, and he’s
finalizing this blood covenant deal that God made with Abram
all those many years ago and changed his name to Abraham. He
said, “this is my blood in the new covenant, drink all of it.”
Amen. Oh, now he said in John 17, see the 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
chapters of John were all in that upper room. When you
realize that, it changes the complexion of this whole thing,
because he’s about to become the lamb of the new covenant. Okay.
Not having working knowledge and the depth of the covenant of
blood, western minded people know nothing about blood
covenant. Absolutely nothing. But I preach to people, Jesse
has preached to people, Jerry has preached to people. We’ve
preached to people in other countries, particularly in
Africa that are very, very aware of it and understand it, and it
means something. But in the western world, if you say, most
of them if you say Testament, they really don’t even get that.
That’s a super important word because, our forefathers that
translated the King James Bible understood extremely well, blood
covenant. It was practice. It was practiced back then in the
British Isles and they understood that a blood covenant
is the will and Testament of the people that enter into that most
highly regarded of all human contact, which was a covenant of
blood. The promises that were made, were the absolute will of
the patriarchs of the family that made those promises. You
understand what I’m saying here? They understood that and they’re
trying to get that over to people that would have read that
as covenant, but he’s trying to get it over to them, that this
is God’s will. Well I just don’t know whether it’s his will to
heal me. Well, read the will and you’ll find out. That’s what
church services are supposed to be, when you come together as
family and read the will. Dear God. Hallelujah. Join heirs,
joint heirs, not big heir little heir, joint heirs. Now Ephesians
please, chapter three. In every covenant, every covenant two men
wished to cut the covenant. They come together with their friends
and a priest, first they exchange gifts. By this exchange
of gifts they indicate that all one has the other owns if
necessary. After the exchange of gifts, they bring a cup of wine.
The priest makes an incision in the arm of one man and blood
drips into the wine. Now you have to understand that the root
word in Hebrew to covenant is a cut. To cut the covenant. Say
cut, not make, cut, leaving the thought, a cut where blood
flows. The mixing of blood. You make an incision in the arm of
one man and the blood drips into the wine. An incision is made in
the other man’s arm and his blood drips into the same cup.
Then the wine is stirred and the bloods are mixed. The cup is
handed to one man. He drinks part of it. He hands it to the
other man. He drinks the rest of it, and when they have drunk it
off times, they will put their wrists together so that their
blood mingles, or they will touch their tongue to each
other’s wounds. They have become blood brothers. Jesus said, this
is my blood in the new covenant, drink it. (Speaking in Tongues)
Hallelujah. Ephesians chapter three. I won’t go, I won’t go
all the way into all, but, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll just get it right
straight from scripture. They would have a name changing
ceremony where the two names were mingled and in English, and
British practices, there was a hyphen between the two names.
If, if it was Mr. Jones and his family and the Smith’s and his
family, then the Smith’s would become Jones- Smith, and the
Jones would become Smith-Jones. That’s the reason you see names
like that. They just finally took the hyphen out of there and
it became a longer name. Somewhere down the line those
two families got together and cut covenant. How many of you
are familiar with the ministry of our dear brother
Howard-Browne? Rodney Howard, somewhere the Howards, there’s
a hyphen in the middle of his name. He signs it that way.
Howard hyphen Browne. I met Rodney long before
ever went in the ministry and he was pastoring
in South Africa and of course South Africa, is
very closely tied to the British world. Somewhere, the Howard’s
and the Browne’s got together. A daughter and a son married
then it didn’t just change her name, it changed the family
name. Now you know darlin where we get the idea
of, I pronounce you man and wife, now your name is
no longer, Cathy, your name is no longer what it
was your maiden name. Now it’s Duplantis. Why?
You made a covenant. Now, joint heir. Are you in that third
chapter of Ephesians? Verse 14, “now remember God said your name
will no longer be Abram. Your name is now Abraham.” Now
there’s more to that then just changing his name, from a father
of nations to a father of many nations. No, no. It’s because
we’re, we’re Hebrew free. There’s fat-free and then
there’s just ignorance of the language. It’s such a marvelous
language. He actually, by that age, and a Hebrew scholar, a
rabbi knows exactly what he did. He changed his name from Abram,
to Abraham injecting his name into the middle of Abram. It’s a
covenant name change. Now in the 15th chapter of Genesis,
when the Almighty God appeared before Abram
and he said to Abram, now there was no name
change here. There was a covenant made, but not the
covenant. It became a part of the covenant, because this is
when he told him, look at the heavens and the stars and so
shall your seed be. He said, you get from me animals and in
covenant keeping. See all human covenants came out of this one.
The first blood ever shed, are you listened to me, the first
blood ever shed on planet earth was not Able’s blood. They sewed
fig leaves. You imagine a fig leaf suit and they didn’t even
know what sew was, but he, El Shaddai, covered them in skins.
The first blood to ever see the light of day was an animal and
God covenanted with this man to meet his needs. What Adam did
with that fig leaf suit was man’s first attempt to meet his
own needs without God. It was a sick failure. Oh, don’t you
know, I just, I imagine in my mind, I, you know, God, El
Shaddai. Now here he’s acting as mother and father. Oh yeah. God
is as much female as he is male, but he created the man first. So
he takes on the male gender, that set the order. That is so
simple you have to have help to misunderstand it. Amen. I can
imagine him picking the most gorgeous animal he had created
and he entered into a covenant with his man and his woman, and
clothed them in the most gorgeous glory to God. The
closest thing he could get to the glory, it still wasn’t quite
good enough. They were clothed like all other animals from the
inside out. They radiated his glory. They had never seen their
physical bodies, even though they were perfect, they looked
ugly to them because can you imagine? No, you really can’t.
The glory of God. See, we only see something like 2% of the
color spectrum because of our fallen nature. We fell below the
super-light line. Adam could see 100% all the colors that exist,
more colors than the rainbow. All color. Oh Jesus. That’s what
Adam and Isha look like. Her name wasn’t Eve until after they
fell. Her name was Isha and she had a name change. But don’t you
know they were well dressed. It’s time to shout in the house.
Ah glory to God. Hallelujah. Thank you Lord Jesus. I said
thank you Lord Jesus. Now here it is, verse 14 “for this cause,
I bow my knees unto”, now listen, “I bow my knees unto the
almighty God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Of whom, not
Jesus, of whom, of the father, of the Almighty God. The whole
family in heaven and earth is named. Our covenant is not with
Jesus, our covenant is not actually with God. The covenant
is between God and Jesus. And we’re brothers and joint heirs
with the Christ himself, which puts us in covenant to the
almighty one and we have His name. I said, we have His name.
We have His name. We’ve been named after him. Covenant
change. What happened? You got born again and your name got
changed. Bless God. You’re new creature was circumcised in the
heart. The first human blood to ever be shed in a covenant was
the blood of Abraham in circumcision. Human blood. Now,
when he did mess up, God put in a priesthood under Moses.
Because of their transgressions. When I say Abraham messed up, it
was his family down the line. The covenant between God and
Abraham. So he’s covenant to their family. Generation after
generation, they got away from the, from the reality of
covenant altogether, and they fouled up. God said, uh-uh, ah,
no, no. Don’t be killing the man. He’s supposed to die
because they have a covenant, a death with him. A covenant of
life and a covenant of death. But no, no, no, no. Don’t,
don’t, don’t be killing the man. I’ll accept the blood of an
animal in his place. So the blood sacrifices begin. All of
this is covenant. You getting anything out of this? There came
a time when the Almighty God said to his covenant partner,
I’m going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, but I didn’t want to
do it unless I come and talk to you first. Now why would he do
that? Because lot lived there. Say it. Mhm. Mhm. Boy it just,
what I call it just goes wide screen. When you get into the
roots of what this is all about, my Lord, my God. And what did
Abraham say? Hold on here a minute. How about 50? Okay. How
about 40? Okay. How about 30? Yeah, if you say so. How about
20? How about 10? I wish he’d gone ahead and got that other
10, but then that’s none of my business. That’s between these
two brothers. You didn’t get it. It was between God and his
brother Abraham. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and
remember Jesus is Lord.


  1. This blessed me so much.. see my name is Bethael – my parents intended to name me Bethel but added the a in the midst without truly understanding why they did it (they weren’t saved at the time but liked the name). Years later after I got saved at the age of 22, I asked God why they misspelled my name and He told me that though Bethel means ‘house of God’ , Bethael means ‘house of God of the new covenant’

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