Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Dispensation of Israel. Part 5.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

1. The Abrahamic Covenant, GEN 12:1-3; 13:16; 22:15-18; 26:4; 28:14; 35:11; EXO 6:2-8.
2. The Palestinian Covenant, GEN 13:15; 15:18-21; 26:3-5; 28:13-15; 35:12; EXO 6:4,8; NUM 34:1-12; DEU 30:1-9.

a. The nation will be plucked off the land for its unfaithfulness, DEU 30:1-3.
b. There will be a future repentance of Israel, DEU 30:1-3.
c. Their Messiah will return, DEU 30:3-6.
d. Israel will be restored to the land, DEU 30:5.
e. Israel will be converted as a nation, DEU 30:4-8.
f. Israel’s enemies will be judged, DEU 30:7.
g. The nation will then receive her full blessing, DEU 30:9.

3. The Mosaic Law (Gen-Deu).

a. Codex I: The Freedom Code (the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments), for believers and unbelievers.

The Ten Commandments define human freedom in terms of morality, privacy, property, life, and authority in general.

b. Codex II: The Spiritual Code - including a complete shadow presentation of Christ and His saving work [Christology and soteriology], for believers’ only.
c. Codex III: The Establishment Code -
civil statutes for Israel.

An elaboration of freedom and authority, privacy, rights, property, privileges, marriage and divorce, military policy, taxation (tithing), diet, health, sanitation, quarantine, criminal law, trial, punishment, laws of evidence, and capital punishment, EXO 21:1-23:9.

Tithing was a 10% income tax under the laws of establishment described in the Mosaic Law for the citizens of Israel only.

There was also a 10% tithe for all Jewish citizens, both believers and unbelievers, for the maintenance of the Levites for their presentation of doctrine, NUM 18:21,24.

There was also a 10% tithe for all Jewish citizens, both believers and unbelievers, to support the cost of the Lord’s sacrifices, DEU 14:22-24.

Every third year Israel required the payment of a charity tithe of 10% for those who legitimately needed help,DEU 14:28-29.

PRO 3:9-10 Honor the Lord from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

PRO 11:25-26 The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells {it.}

4. The Davidic Covenant, 2SA 7:8-17; PSA 89:20-37.

a. David is to have a child, yet to be born, who shall succeed him and establish his kingdom.
b. This son (Solomon) shall build the temple instead of David.
c. The throne of his kingdom shall be established forever.
d. The throne will not be taken away from him (Solomon) even though his sins justify chastisement.
e. David’s house, throne, and kingdom shall be established forever through David’s son and David’s Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. The New Covenant to Israel, JER 31:31-34; cf. HEB 8:8-12; 10:15-17.

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