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The Abrahamic Covenant, Part 3. The relationship that the covenant has to you.

Friday, April 12, 2002

The Doctrine of the Abrahamic Covenant.

Point 1. Definition and Description.

The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional covenant between God as party of the first part in favor of Abraham and his progeny as the party of the second part.

Point 2. The Original Declaration of the Covenant, GEN 12:1-3. Point 3. The Land Promise in the Abrahamic Covenant, GEN 13:14-16. Point 4. The covenant was confirmed to Isaac, GEN 26:3-4.

Point 5. The covenant was confirmed to Abrahams grandson Jacob, GEN 35:12. Point 6. The covenant was confirmed at the time of the Exodus, EXO 6:2-8. Point 7. The Mechanics of the Abrahamic Covenant Demanded Ultra-supergrace Sexual Prosperity, GEN 17:1-7; ROM 4:13-18.

Point 8. Circumcision is the Ritual of Confirmation and Acknowledgment that this is an Unconditional Covenant,GEN 17:9-14; ROM 4:13-18.

Point 9. Amplification of the Covenant is also given after Abraham Passes Momentum Testing, GEN 22:17-24.

GEN 11:31 - he was told to separate from his family and he did not.

GEN 11:31 - he was told to leave Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan, and he only went as far as Haran and settled there.

GEN 12:4 - he finally departed from Haran and entered into the land of Canaan, but only after God separated him from his father through death.

GEN 12:5 - he took Lot his nephew and came to the land of Canaan.

GEN 12:8 - he settled down, learned a lot of doctrine, and built an altar to the Lord.

GEN 12:9 - he went to the Negev, the place of neglecting doctrine.

GEN 12:10 - he went to Egypt, the place of total rejection of doctrine.

GEN 12:13 - he begged Sarah his wife, to say that she was his sister and he refused to stand up for her.

GEN 13:4 - he recovered from his reversionism and got back in fellowship with the Lord.

GEN 13:9 - he finally separated from Lot as the Lord commanded him to do.

GEN 14:14 - he heard that Lot had been taken captive by some enemies and he led his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went to rescue Lot.

GEN 14:15 - he not only rescued Lot but defeated one of the greatest in the world at that time, the armies of Chedorlaomer.

GEN 14:18 - he was blessed by Melchizedek, king of Salem, a priest of God, for the tremendous victory that he had, and he was given one tenth of all that Melchizedek had.

GEN 14:21-23 - the king of Sodom offered him millions and Abraham refused it because it was not from God.

GEN 16:2 - he made one of the biggest mistakes of his life - “Abram listened to the voice of Sarai” - he went in and got Hagar pregnant.

GEN 16:6 - he turned Hagar over to his jealous wife so that she could torture Hagar when he should have been protecting both women from each other.

GEN 17:23 - he recovered from his reversionism and went forward with the plan of God trusting God so much that he circumcised the flesh of his foreskin.

GEN 18:23 - he tried to intercede for the righteous who were in Sodom and Gomorrah.

GEN 19:29 - God destroyed the cities, but God remembered Abraham and sent Lot and the righteous ones out of the city before its destruction.

GEN 20:1 - Abraham thought that Lot had died and left the plan of God and went to the Negev and finally settled in Gerar.

GEN 20:2 - Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister” - he lied once again and refused to protect his woman.

GEN 20:17 - he rebounded and got back in fellowship with God.

GEN 21:5 - Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

GEN 21:14 - the Lord told Abraham to listen to the voice of his wife and send Hagar and Ishmael away because of the way Ishmael kept mocking Isaac.

The exam was not necessarily given to test Abraham but to tell the world what happens when a believer finally has so much doctrine in his soul that he thoroughly and completely understands God.

When God gives a command that seems to be completely and absolutely contrary to everything that has been taught in the realm of doctrine, will the believer obey it?

Piel perfect - nissah = an intense stem; the test is an intense situation.

Temptation deals with sin only.

Testing deals with a tremendous variety of spiritual issues.

JAM 1:3 knowing that the testing of your doctrine produces endurance.

Perf-act-ind - prosenenochen = he offered up the most valuable, the most important thing to him in the world, his only begotten son, Isaac.

The believer can be blessed for doing things that he has never done because in the eyes of God he would have done it given the opportunity.

2CO 8:12 “For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.”

Imperfect tense - “was offering” = he went right on offering his son.

Abraham is a type of God the Father willing to sacrifice his son Isaac who is a type of TLJC.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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