Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Abrahamic Covenant Part 4.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Doctrine of the Abrahamic Covenant.
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.

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.

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.

1) The promise of a national land. GEN 12:1; GEN 13:14-15; GEN 13:17.
2) The promise of both national and universal redemption. GEN 12:3; GEN 22:18; GAL 3:16.

3) That a great nation should come from him, GEN 12:2.
4) That Abrahams’ name shall be great, GEN 12:2.

5) He should be a blessing so great that in him shall all families of the earth be blessed,
GEN 12:3.
6) To him personally and to his seed (not the church, but the Jews) should be given Palestine forever to inherit,GEN 13:14-17.

7) The multitude of his seed should be as the dust of the earth, GEN 13:14.
8) That whosever blessed him should be blessed and whosever cursed him should be cursed, GEN 12:3.
9) He should be the father of many nations, GEN 17:4.

10) Kings should proceed from him, GEN 17:5.
11) The covenant shall be perpetual - “an everlasting covenant,” GEN 17:7.
12) The land of Canaan shall be “an everlasting possession,” GEN 17:8.

Certain individual promises were given to Abraham.
Certain national promises were given to Israel.
Certain promises were given to nations that Abraham would become associated with

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