Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Abrahamic covenant, Part 3.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Doctrine of the Abrahamic Covenant.
Point 1. Definition and Description.

The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional covenant (agreement, deposition) 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.

a. Blessing by association.
b. A curse on anti-Semitism.
c. Messianic blessing clause.

Point 3. The Land Promise in the Abrahamic Covenant, GEN 13:14-16.

During the Millennium, the land of Israel will extend from Turkey to Syria in the north, west to the Mediterranean Sea, south to East Africa, to include all of Saudi Arabia, and east to the Euphrates River.

Point 4. The covenant was confirmed to Isaac, GEN 26:3-4.
Point 5. The covenant was confirmed to Abraham’s 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 Abraham 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 after Abraham Passes Momentum Testing,
GEN 22:1-18.

Point 10. The Abrahamic Covenant and Joseph’s Coffin.

Our personal sense of destiny is related to resurrection just as Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

Just like many believers never fulfill their destiny in time, many also will not fulfill their destiny for the eternal state.

1CO 3:15 If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.

HEB 11:22 With reference to a conviction derived from doctrine in his soul, Joseph, in the process of dying, had in mind and remembered that which concerned the future of the sons of Israel and gave instruction concerning his bones (his embalmed corpse) {i.e. that it be removed from Egypt with the exodus}.

Joseph’s coffin continued to be a testimony of the faithfulness of God and the certainty of resurrection as the Jews followed it for forty years in the desert.

1CO 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

HEB 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

ROM 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

They taught us that if we live in our personal sense of destiny, we would have to overcome a lot of facts and odds that seem to be against us.

If we are going to live in our personal sense of destiny, we will have to trust in the timing of God.

Joseph was not buried until 475 years after his death as a testimony to the faithfulness of God, God’s timing, and a memorial to the certainty of resurrection.

Point 11. God has promised a city forever suspended over the Land, REV 21:2,10.

JOH 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Who is more important, God, the Giver, or the wonderful things He gives to the believer as the believer is blessed in the different stages of spiritual growth?

It was so fantastic that the exam was not necessarily given to test Abraham, but to reveal to the world what happens when a believer finally has so much doctrine in his soul that he thoroughly and completely trusts 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?

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 who was 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 – this time 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.

It is so fantastic that 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?

The day he received the command was Day 1.

Then there were three days of travel.

Then after three days he came to the spot, and on the fifth day the actual test was carried out in detail.

There is no substitute for doctrine in your soul when the chips are down.

Bible doctrine prepares the believer for every crisis in life including the death of a loved one.

Every minor test in life prepares the believer for a major crisis proving that believer is consistent in learning doctrine.

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