Abrahamic Covenant Part 2
Review From Last Week.
- It was always “One Law For All”
- The covenant between Yahweh and Abraham was forever.
- Yahweh loves Israel.
- The Abrahamic covenant was not nulified by what happened on Mt. Sinai
- The Christian church teaches the exact opposite of what the bible says.
- Must become Gentile and do away with all things of Judaism.
- Sabbath,Feast days ,clean food and the Law.
- The New Covenant is going to be with the House of isarael and the House of Judah.
- There was never a covenant with the Gentiles in scripture.
Understanding the Covenant at Mt. Sinai.
- It was only temporary, until the time of Messiah.
- Remember this covenant did not annul the covenant of promise made to Abraham
GAL.3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of Elohim in Messiah, (Yahweh already knew that Yahshua would live and die for the sins of mankind) the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
- Abraham also Knew of Messiah
- And He believed.
- Abraham had faith and it was counted as righteousness.
- The people of Israel, after being in Egypt for so long were sinning and did not realize it.
- The law was written down to rectify this situation.
- The true and perfect sacrifice would be made by Yahshua.
Heb. 9:8-10 Heb. 9:8 The Holy Spirit this signifying that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience; 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
- G1357 meaning to straighten thoroughly; rectification, that is, (specifically) the Messianic restoration: - reformation. Till the time of Yahshua
- At Yahshua’s death the curtain was ripped from top to the bottom.
- The common person can enter in the Holy of Holies. I
- n this old covenant, Yahweh did not initially require sacrifices.
Jer. 7:21-24 Jer. 7:21 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the Elohim of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. 7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your Elohim, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
Gal. 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
- These laws were added because of the unfaithfulness of the people.
Heb. 10:1-4 Heb. 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
- They were a constant reminder of their sins.
- Their sins were only pushed forward till the time of Yahshua.
Gal.3:23-29 Gal 3:23 Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. 24 So that the law was our custodian until Messiah came, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; 26 for in Messiah Yahshua you are all sons of Elohim, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Yahshua Messiah. 29 And if you are Messiah’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
- Yahweh asked for only obedience and love.
- This doesn.t mean that the law is done away with. It simply means that the Abrahamic covenant is still in effect.
- Through faith in the sacrifice of Yahshua and the shedding of His blood we receive salvation.
Hosea. 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings.
- Is this not what He also asks of us?
- The old covenant in its original form was a good covenant. It was the people who were the problem .
Heb. 8:7-8 Heb. 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith Behold the days come saith Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
- They were unfaithful to the agreement they had made.
- This was not the fault in the old covenant.
- The people were the fault.
- Yahweh asked them to be obedient as their father Abraham had been.
- If they had been they would have been under the Abrahamic covenant of eternal inheritance and grace.
- They were called to be a nation of kings and priests. EXODUS 19:6
- They were to be a royal priesthood. They would evangelize the world. Instead of this they adopted the gods of the nations around them and were unfaithful to their calling.
- We now have that same calling.
Rev. 5:10 And hast made us unto our Elohim kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
1Pet. 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
- Will we be faithful to our calling?
- There was something lacking in the people of Israel,
- Not in the covenant. Yahweh makes no mistakes.
- He did not make a bad covenant with Israel. He did not make bad laws. His commandments are righteous.
Deut. 4:4-8 Deut. 4:4 But ye that did cleave unto Yahweh your Elohim are alive every one of you this day. 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as Yahweh my Elohim commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 4:7 For what nation is there so great, who hath Elohim so nigh unto them, as Yahweh our Elohim is in all things that we call upon him for? 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Rom. 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
- The Israelites lacked faith.
Heb. 4:2 For unto us was the good news preached as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
- They lacked natural love for Yahweh. That is why they did not obey the terms of the covenant, which they had promised to do three times.
- Mankind can not naturally do what is right.
Rom. 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against Elohim: for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, neither indeed can be.
- What seems logical and right to mankind is usually harmful and sinful.
Prov. 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Jer. 10:23 O Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
- They could not obey the terms of the covenant because they depended on their own logic and reasoning. (The oral law)
- They lacked the faith of their father Abraham.