Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Abrahamic Covenant.
Friday, September 28, 2007
To understand why this is so emotional, you have to understand some things about God’s past dealings with Israel, and God’s future dealings with Israel.
PHI 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
a. The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional covenant (agreement, disposition) between God as party of the first part in favor of Abraham and his progeny as the party of the second part.
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 is pleased.
Point 2. The Original Declaration of the Covenant, GEN 12:1-3.
Verse one emphasizes Abraham’s necessary isolation and separation from Ur for the fulfillment of the covenant, for the development of the new race, and for the development of his spiritual advance, plus separation from his family to avoid personal distraction.
Verse two is Abraham’s logistical grace support necessary to fulfill this promise.
All four categories of blessing were given for the encouragement of his momentum, and in anticipation of his reaching maturity and historical impact.
a. Blessing by association.
b. A curse on anti-Semitism.
c. Messianic blessing clause.
Point 3. The Land Promise in the Abrahamic Covenant, GEN 13:14-16.
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.