END-TIMES PROPHECY SERIES
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The blessing component of the Abrahamic covenant was amplified by the New Covenant. The name comes from Jer. 31:31-34, but it had already been promised in the Pentateuch (Deut. 30:1-14) and would be affirmed in other prophets such as Ezekiel (Ezek. 36:26-27). It is called “New” because of its distinction from the Old, the Mosaic Law. The author of Hebrews (Heb. 8:13) confirms that the Old Covenant (the Mosaic Law) has been made obsolete by the establishment of the New Covenant. The Jews were unable to keep the Mosaic covenant, therefore God by His grace promised to give then a new covenant and heart to obey Him.
Dr. Gonzalez explains that since these covenants are all from Israel’s past, some have improperly taken them away from Israel and applied them to the church today. They adopt the erroneous opinion that Israel’s promises have transferred to the church. One of the essential principles of the Abrahamic Covenant was that it was unconditional and eternal. Abraham did not have to do anything to receive or maintain this covenant. When God reaffirmed His covenant with Abraham, He solemnized His divine oath with the offering of sacrifices (Gen. 15:9-17).
Let us listen as Dr. Gonzalez continues his study on end times prophecy.
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