Why Israel ? Part 2




God’s Covenants with Israel

* God has a unique relationship with Israel
* This relationship was affirmed through covenants
* All covenants were made with Israel see Psalm 105:7-11 and Romans 9:4

Now when Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “I am the God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless! And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. Genesis 17:1-2

1.) Abraham covenant – partners were Abraham + son Isaac and grandson Jacob – period forever see Jer. 31:31-37 – who is in? Descendants in this line if circumcised in the flesh. “Gentiles” become children see Galatians 3

2.) Mosaic covenant – partners were Moses and 12 tribes of Israel – time period was limited until Messiah comes – who is in? who keeps the commandments see Deut. 7:12

3.) Davidic Covenant – partners were David, King of Israel – period Eternal see 2 Sam. 7:12-13 + 16 – who is in? Kingdom of God visible on earth – with Jesus as King see Matth. 22:42

4.) New Covenant (Messianic) – partners announced OT by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, consummated in NT by JESUS in death, resurrection and ascension – period forever; eternal life, New Heaven, New Earth – who is in? Israel “grafted in Gentiles” see Romans 11 – righteousness by faith Romans 4

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


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