Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin Friday, July 8, 2016
Dispensation = Promise Opening Event = God calls Abraham and gives him promises -- GEN 12:1-7; 13:14-17; 15:5;
The Abrahamic Covenant defines the Jewish race as the citizens of the first and last client nation in history.
Abraham is the beneficiary of the Abrahamic covenant without merit.....meaning it is not based upon his merits or his works, though he did have many.
The source of this blessing to Abraham and his descendants is not any merit in Abraham, but Abraham's adjustment to the justice of God and the fact that God was pleased with that and therefore blessed unconditionally.
Abraham had believed in TLJC as his personal Lord and Savior even while in Ur of the Chaldeans but he also believed that what God had promised (that he and Sarah would have a son), God was also able to perform.
First manifestation of faith on the part of Abraham, he believed that God would fulfill His promises.
Even though he was 99 and Sarah was 90, he still believed that God would give him a son from Sarah, even though he revealed his unbelief by getting, Haggar, Sarah's female slave, pregnant.
There's your second manifestation of faith on the part of Abraham, he endured and trusted God under extreme circumstances.
Believe and obey, GEN 15:6; ROM 4:3, which is where we are.
A part of the real estate promise is given for the first time in the Abrahamic Covenant in the following passages, GEN 13:14‑16; 15:18‑21.
This means that we [gentiles] are the recipients of the blessings of Abraham.
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.
The southern border will be the Nile river (the Red Sea will dry up), eastern Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia) and all of Saudi Arabia.
The eastern border will be Jordan and Iraq.
The Euphrates river is the northeastern border.
It includes all of the Middle East, part of Turkey, and half of Egypt and Ethiopia.
This covenant guarantees the entire Middle East as a land grant to Israel forever.
Everything east of the Nile and west of the Euphrates were the east-west boundaries.
The covenant included the promise that one day Israel would possess a national land, also mentioned in 17:1-8.
This land promised goes from the Nile to Saudi Arabia to the Euphrates to the Mediterranean.
God also promised Abraham a city forever suspended over the Land, REV 21:2,10.
REV 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
REV 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
This city, the new Jerusalem, extends over the Nile to the Euphrates, and from the Mediterranean to Saudi Arabia.
This city is part of Abraham's eternal escrow blessings.
1. The promise of a national land, GEN 12:1; 13:14-15; 13:17.
2 The promise of both national and universal redemption, GEN 12:3; 22:18; GAL 3:16.
3. A great nation should come from him, GEN 12:2.
4. Abraham's 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 13:16.
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 17:6.
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.
The Abrahamic covenant has three different areas in which promise was made clearly, to Abraham, to his seed, to the Gentiles.
Since the Abrahamic covenant deals with Israel's title deed to the land of Palestine, her continuation is guaranteed as a nation to possess that land.
Also her redemption so that she may enjoy the blessings in that land under her king it is of the utmost importance.
Israel must be preserved, converted and restored.
In ROM 11:1, the apostle Paul said I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,
Mohammed says in the Hadith, the Bible that he wrote that "Allah hath commanded me to fight against the Christians, the Jews, and the pagans until they submit to Islam or be killed."
This is the religion that we are dealing with now throughout the entire world, it was confined to the Middle East but now it is everywhere.
The comfort is that we have the protection and the promises of God.
God has promised to bless Abraham and to manufacture from him, a great nation, to bless that nation, and to bless those who bless him, and to curse those who curse him.
The basis of this blessing to Abraham and his descendants is not any merit in Abraham or them but because Abraham had faith and believed in TLJC and because of that God was pleased with Abraham, GEN 15:6.
Moses and our Lord said that Abraham believed in the Lord, who was the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
LUK 20:37 "But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
It says in Surah2:126 that "Abraham believed in Allah and that those who don't will be driven to the torment of Fire,- an evil destination indeed!"
So, the Bible, the word of God says that Abraham believed in Jehovah Elohim, The Qur'an says that he believed in Allah, the moon-God.
Do you want to believe the Qur'an which dropped out of the sky on a stone tablet written by Allah, the moon God, who disagrees with the Bible? Or do you want to believe --- Heb 4;12; 2Ti 3;16-17?
The point that I want you to see when it comes to the dispensation of promise is the evil behind the great satanic religion that is trying to stop and destroy our Lord's promises to Abraham.
In reality, we are not fighting with just terrorists, we are fighting with those who are following the author of the Qur'an, the book of Allah, the author of the Muslim and Islamic Bible.
And that is because the author of their book was the first one to contradict and question the word of God, GEN 3:1-5, EZE 28:11-17.