The Abrahamic Covenant ?

Abraham's prayerAnd I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant, to be a God (Elohim – Almighty One) unto thee, and to thy seed after thee !”     Genesis 17:7

     As the Bible presents two laws, one changeless and eternal, the other provisional and temporary, so there are two Covenants. The Covenant of Grace was first made with man in Eden, when after the Fall, there was given a Divine Promise that the Seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head.

     To all men this Covenant offered pardon, and the assisting grace of God for future obedience through faith in Christ. It also promised them Eternal Life on condition of fidelity to God’s law. Thus the patriarchs received the hope of Salvation !

Covenant (H1285, G1242) = cutting, passing between flesh, divisory will, testament, Oath, Promise
     This same Covenant was renewed to Abraham in the Promise, “In thy Seed shall all the nations of the earth be Blessed !” Genesis 22:18. This promise pointed to Christ.Now to Abraham and his Seed were the Promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of One, And to thy Seed which is Christ . . . !” Galatians 3:16

     So Abraham understood it, and he trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It was this faith that was accounted unto him for righteousness. The Covenant with Abraham also maintained the authority of God’s law. The LORD appeared unto Abraham, and said, “I Am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be thou perfect.” The testimony of God concerning His faithful servant was, “Abraham obeyed My Voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws . . . .”                                         Genesis 17:1; 26:5

     The Abrahamic Covenant was ratified by the blood of Christ, and it is called the second, or “new,” Covenant, because the blood by which it was sealed was shed after the blood of the first covenant. The Covenant of grace is not a new Truth, for it existed in the mind of God from all eternity. This is why it is called the Everlasting Covenant.  ref: Zechariah 6:13

There is hope for us only as we come under the Abrahamic Covenant, which is the Covenant of Grace by faith in Christ Jesus. The gospel preached to Abraham, through which he had hope, was the same gospel that is preached to us today. . . . Abraham looked unto Jesus, Who is also the Author and the Finisher of our faith !

For all the promises of God in Him (the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us) are Yea, and in Him Amen !”  II Corinthians 1:20

– The Faith I Live By p.77

For unto us was the Glad Tidings preached (proclaimed), as well as unto them: but the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it !     For we which have believed do enter into Rest, as He said, As I have sworn in My wrath, if they shall enter into My Rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world . . .

For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did Rest the seventh day from all His works . . . There remaineth therefore a Rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His Rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His . . . !”                               Hebrews 4:1-10

We encourage our readers to look up the original greek word used for “Rest” here in Hebrews chapter 4. There is amazing Light shining upon the LORD’s people from His Word in these final days before Christ’s soon return !Scripture references have been added and are indicated by italics
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