Recently one morning, I was seeing a picture of someone sitting at a table. The person was sorting out seeds into three different piles. When I asked the Lord what it was that I was seeing, He said, “I am sorting people out right now. These seeds are people and relationships in the life of the Believer.”
Covenant, Contractual and Convict
He said that the three different piles of seeds are the three different types of people in our lives right now which are: covenant, contractual and convict. (When I asked what convict meant He said that those were people that were close only to steal.)
- The covenant seeds are those people who you can trust your heart to and go into battle with. These people are good seeds; they can be trusted. They not only yield good fruit, but they also help you grow good fruit as well. Those who are covenant seeds are the ones that you need to share and battle with.
- The contractual seeds were neither good nor bad. They are seeds that “hang in the balance.” They drew close to try and maybe grow in influence or get into your circles, but not in a malicious way. They are not fully open with you, but not completely closed off either. He said that these seeds will have to be rightly discerned. You’ll need to discern which ones to keep and which ones to discard because not all of them will go bad.You’ll need to keep these further from you until you see the shift in them happen, then you can allow them to come closer.
- The convict seeds are only there to steal, tear down, discredit and destroy.These were never good for you and got into the mix via lies. These just want who you are, where you are, and what you have. It is imperative that you remove these seeds from your circles because they can potentially turn the contractual seeds bad and cause them to break covenant with others.
It’s is so important that you allow God’s resetting to get into your relational circles to strengthen bonds with those that will help you move forward and sever bonds with those looking to hold you back.
Anthony and Melissa Medina are a husband wife team with a mandate to ignite hope, healing and spiritual hunger. Their vision and passion is for hosting the presence and power of God to change lives and transform nations. Together, they founded HopeFires International, an itinerant ministry by which they engage their complimentary gifts to deliver sound, Biblical teaching, prophetic ministry, and demonstrations of God’s power to heal and set people free. Anthony and Melissa are recognized prophetic ministers and members of the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders. They are also pastors of prayer and prophetic ministry at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX where they reside with their son, Caleb.