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Sunday Morning: March 26, 2006
Text: Galatians 3:14-19
THE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM
Galatians 3:16-17 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. 17 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.
JESUS WAS BORN
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
SALVATION IN THE LAST TIME
1 Peter 1:4-5 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
OLD TESTAMENT TYPE
Acts 7:17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
AT THE TIME OF THE PROMISE, MOSES
Acts 7:20 In which time Moses was born, . . .
GOD REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT
Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
GOD REMEMBERED THE COVENANT
Psalms 105:8-15 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath (law, 10) unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel [a prince of God, Gen. 32:28, see Strongís] for an everlasting [age-lasting] covenant: 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan (flowing with milk and honey), the lot of your inheritance: 12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. 13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed [ones, plural] (Israel), . . .
MOSES CAME TO DELIVER
Acts 7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would [present active] deliver them: but they understood not.
CHILDREN CHOSEN OVER THE FATHERS
Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
LITTLE CHILDREN ALSO HAD JEWELS
Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
REBEKAH HAD JEWELS
Genesis 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah.
THE CHILDREN BECAME THE STARS
Deuteronomy 10:22 . . .now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
MOSES, A TYPE OF JESUS CHRIST
Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
BLESSING, THE PROMISE
Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal [age-lasting] life.
GODíS COVENANT IS SECURE
Galatians 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth (cancel), or addeth (change) thereto.
COVENANT TO ABRAHAM
Hebrews 6:13-15 For when God made promise [aorist participle, singular] to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured [aorist, big dot], he obtained [Jam 4:2] the promise [singular].
COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM
Genesis 17:7-8 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting [age-lasting, lxx] covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan (flowing with milk and honey), for an everlasting [age-lasting, lxx] possession; and I will be their God.
THIS IS MY COVENANT
Genesis 17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
THE SIGN OF CIRCUMCISION
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe [present active participle], though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
TO ABRAHAMíS ANOINTED SEED
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds (Hagar, Keturah), as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
FROM THE GREEK TEXT
Galatians 3:16 Now to the Abraham were spoken the promises, and to the seed of him. Not he says: And to the seeds (of Abraham) as concerning many, but as concerning one. And to the seed of thee (of Abraham); who is anointed.
COVENANT CONFIRMED BEFORE THE LAW
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was
confirmed before of God
in Christ [omitted in Nestles],
the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot
disannul [invalidate], that it (the law) should make the
promise [inheritance, v.18] of none effect.
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance [the promise, v.17] be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave [perfect middle, for himself] it to Abraham by promise.
TILL THE SEE SHOULD COME
Galatians 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.
THE FULLNESS OF THE TIME
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons [son-ship].
THE TIME IS FULFILLED, THE PROMISE
Mark 1:14-15 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
THE PROMISED INHERITANCE
Acts 2:38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name (the word of God) of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of [from] the Holy Ghost. 39 For [indeed] the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
CALLED UNTO HIS KINGDOM
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
WE HAVE FOUND HIM
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, . . .
GOD GAVE HIM THE LITTLE CHILDREN
Hebrews 2:13 . . . Behold I and the children [little children, the seed] which God hath given me.
THEY WERE FLESH AND BLOOD
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children [little children] are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; . . .
HE WAS OF ABRAHAM SEED
Hebrews 2:16 . . .he took on him the seed of Abraham.
LITTLE CHILDREN ENTER
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.