09/01/2019 | Christians are Partakers of God’s Covenant with Abraham [2/2] | 40:01
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.Genesis 22:18a
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, ‘Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree’:Galatians 3:13-14; 16-18; 26-27
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith;
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, ‘And to seeds’ as of many; but as of one, ‘And of thy seed’, which is Christ.
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
For if the inheritance be of the Law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise;
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:Jeremiah 31:31-34
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Eygpt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith the LORD:
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD’: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.Romans 11:25-29
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, ‘There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins’.
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
And Jesus answered and said unto them,Matthew 24:4-24
‘Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying,
‘I am Christ’;
and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye not be troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
For there shall arise many false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.’
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,2 Thessalonians 2:1-8
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as by us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what witholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And the shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.Daniel 9:24-27
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And he shall confirm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured out on the desolate.
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when ye held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.Daniel 12:7-11
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I,
‘O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?’
And he said,
‘Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end;
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.’
The Gospel of the Grace of God
The righteousness of God
Faith in Christ
If you have believed that Christ died for your sins, then by your faith you have had your sins forgiven
Baptised into Christ
When you believed Christ died for your sins, the Holy Spirit baptised your spirit into Christ
Spiritual union with Christ
When you believed Christ died for your sins, your spirit got made in union with Christ
Christ got your sin
You got Christ’s righteousness
Your spirit died with Christ
Your spirit was raised with Christ
Your spirit was born again
Your spirit got cut off from your sinful flesh when you died with Christ
Your spirit is cut off from your sinful flesh
Acts of sin are not accredited to your account, because your sinful flesh was cut off from you
You are righteous
You stay righteous because acts of sin are not accredited to your account
You stay righteous
God’s covenant with Abraham
God’s promise to Abraham
The blessing promised to Abraham is the blessing of the Holy Spirit
You have the gift of righteousness
When you believed Christ died for your sins, you got made righteous
God does actually consider you to be righteous
Because God considers you to be righteous, you got the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit dwells within you
If you believe Christ died for your sins, you get baptised into Christ
Christ was a descendent of Abraham
Christians are partakers of God’s promise to Abraham
You are a partaker of God’s promise to Abraham
Christians are partakers of God’s covenant with Abraham
You are a partaker of God’s covenant with Abraham
In God’s New Covenant to Israel, God will write the Law on their hearts
You are dead to the Law
You are free from the Law
God’s New Covenant to Israel, is for Israel and not the church
God’s New Covenant to Israel, is for Israel
God’s New Covenant to Israel, is not for the church
Israel is the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
The church is distinct from Israel
The church is not Israel
Abomination of Desolation
There are two groups of God’s chosen people
Israel is not the church
Daniel’s end-time seventy weeks
Today, regarding salvation, God is bringing forth the church
God has treated Israel and the church as separate
Israel and the church are separate
The church and Israel are distinct
You are not under the Law
You are righteous and you stay righteous