Q: What is one of the first things that Adam and Eve did after they were kicked out of the garden?
RA: They raised Cain.
Q: What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?
RA: Your mother Eve ate us out of house and home.
Q: How long did Cain hate his brother?
RA: As long as he was Abel.
Q: The ark was built in 3 floors, the floor had a window to let light in, but how did they get light to the bottom 2 floors?
RA: They used floodlights.
Q: After the flood, how many men left the ark?
RA: Four because the Bible says that Noah went FORTH out of the ark.
Q: Where is the first mention of insurance in the Bible?
RA: When Adam and Eve needed more coverage.
Q: When was the longest day in the Bible?
RA: The day Adam was created because there was no Eve.
Q. Why didn’t they play cards on the Ark?
RA: Because Noah was standing on the deck.
- Why was Cain the Bible’s first constipated man?
RA: Because he was not Able.
- The Dispensation of Innocence; (Adam and the woman).
- The Dispensation of Conscience; (Cain and Abel).
- The Dispensation of Government; (Noah and the tower of Babel).
The next dispensation is called the Dispensation of Promise with the Abrahamic Covenant as the major doctrinal principle behind the dispensation.
Dispensation = Promise
Closing Event = Judgment – Bondage in Egypt — Exo 1:7-14; 2;23-25.
Nine generations after Shem, Abraham was born. Abraham was about 75 years old and living in Ur of the Chaldees when God one day spoke to him.
The covenant He made with Abraham was again unconditional and contained many promises (Gen 12:1-3).
The only hint of a condition appears to be that Abraham had to forsake his home and family and go to a land God would show him.
- Make Abraham a great nation (Gen 12:2), this promise has been fulfilled both physically and spiritually. Physically through Isaac and Ishmael, spiritually through all those who have Abraham’s faith (Gal. 3:7).
- To bless him (verse 2), and He did this also both physically (13:14-18) and spiritually (15:6).
- To make his name great (Gen 12:2), still today the name of Abraham is known and respected by millions.
- Make him a blessing to others (Gen 12:2). Abraham blessed people in his own time and blessed humanity by his seed Jesus Christ.
- To bless those who bless him (Gen 12:3).
- Curse those who curse him (Gen 12:3). God has not only blessed those who blessed Abraham, but He also blessed those who blessed the nation that sprang from his loins, Israel.
Those who cursed Israel (Babylon, Assyria, Rome, Germany, etc.) must suffer. Some have suffered already, but these promises will not be completely fulfilled until the future.
- Bless all the families of the earth in him (Gen 12:3). The fulfillment of this is Christ himself, who blesses all those who believe on Him with salvation and who will also physically bless all who are in the Millennium.
Though this covenant is unconditional it does not apply universally to everyone. Doctrinally, it only applies to the Hebrew race through Isaac and Jacob (Israel).
Gentiles can get in on it spiritually by receiving Abraham’s promised Seed—Jesus Christ. Those who refuse to receive Him, Jew or Gentile, will be judged by Him.
Like the Noahic Covenant this covenant also has a sign, and it is circumcision (Gen 17:9-14).
Circumcision was the obligation for the racial promises for Abraham and his people, the Jews, as well as believing on TLJC.
God also revealed the boundaries of the land given to Abraham. Moreover, God promised all of this to Abraham while Abraham was asleep! This proves the covenant is unconditional.
God reconfirmed the covenant again after Abraham passed his severe but revealing test of offering Isaac (Gen. 22:15-18).
The dispensation that began with this covenant is called the Dispensation of Promise for obvious reasons.
For the first time God has made promises to one group of people at the exclusion of all others.
From the time of Abraham on in the Old Testament, the only way someone other than an Israelite could partake of the promises was to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
In this way, we as gentiles enter into the spiritual circumcision of cutting off from our flesh by believing on TLJC, ROM 2:29b circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter;
The promises God made to Abraham He reconfirmed to his son Isaac, his grand-son Jacob, and then to Jacob’s sons, the heads of the twelve tribes of Israel.
The manner of behavior God expected in this dispensation is much like the previous except that He told Abraham to go to a certain land and stay there (Canaan).
Abraham was called Abram in the Bible before God changed his name. Abraham was a Gentile who became a Jew when God started the Jewish race through him at age 99.
He was born in the city of Ur of the Chaldees about 2161 BC.
He and his family moved north along the trade routes of the ancient world and settled in the flourishing trade center of Haran, several hundred miles to the northwest.
While living in Haran, at the age of 75, Abraham received a call from God to go to a strange, unknown land that God would show him.
The promise must have seemed unbelievable to Abraham because his wife Sarah (called Sarai in the early part of her life) was childless and he had no children, Gen 11:30‑31; 17:15.
His name Terah means delayed and he’s well named for he delayed Abraham from getting to the place where the Lord wanted him.
The king of Ur of the Chaldees was a very well known worshipper of the moon God, King Ur-Nammu who became king around 250 years after the flood.
The Muslim bible called the Qur’an or Koran never explains tenets of their faith: it assumes familiarity with them and that the name Allah is assumed to be well known to the reader.
The reason that Muhammad never had to explain who Allah was in the Koran is that his readers had already heard about Allah long before Muhammad was ever born.
The word “Allah” comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah.
Al is the definite article “the” and ilah is an Arabic word for “god” which means “the god.”
E.M. Wherry, whose translation of the Koran is still used today, in pre-Islamic times Allah-worship, as well as the worship of Ba-al, were both astral religions in that they involved the worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars.
While the moon was generally worshiped as a female deity in the Ancient Near East, the Arabs viewed it as a male deity.
In Arabia, the sun god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon as the male god.
The moon god was called by various names, one of which was Allah.
The use of the crescent moon as the symbol for Islam which is placed on the flags of many Islamic nations and on the top of mosques and minarets (tower on a mosque) is a throwback to the days when Allah was worshiped as the moon god in Mecca.
The Quraysh tribe into which Muhammad was born was particularly devoted to Allah, the moon god, and especially to Allah’s three daughters who were viewed as intercessors between the people and Allah.
The literal Arabic name of Muhammad’s father was Abd-Allah. His uncle’s name was Obied-Allah.
These names reveal the personal devotion that Muhammad’s family had to the worship of Allah, the moon god.
Many of you are also familiar with the phrase praying toward Mecca.
This is done because an Allah idol was set up at the Kaaba (car-ba), a Muslim shrine in Mecca along with all the other idols.
Since the idol of their moon god, Allah, was at Mecca, they prayed toward Mecca.
There is no difference between the worship of the moon god in Abraham’s day the worship of Allah in our day, they are one and the same.
PSA 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols or demons,
The tremendous analogies that exist between the Moon god, Allah, the Muslim religion, the anti-Christ and the symbol most of us mistake as a number, (666), but the symbol being something totally different that points to the moon-god.