Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Abrahamic Covenant, Part 4. The reason for our respect toward Abraham.
Sunday, April 14, 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 9. Amplification of the Covenant is also given after Abraham Passes Momentum Testing, GEN 22:17-24.
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?
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?
The day he received the command was Day 1.
Then there were three days of travel.
On the fifth day, the actual test was carried out in detail.
God made a promise to him in the Abrahamic covenant, that because of him and his faith, we would all be blessed.
Theres 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.
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.
2CH 20:7 “Didst Thou not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Thy people Israel, and give it to the descendants of Abraham Thy friend forever?”
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