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THE COVENANTS OF PROMISE: THE MOSAIC COVENANT.


Foundation text: Exodus 19 – 24.

What is the Mosaic Covenant?

The Mosaic covenant is the pact entered into by God and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai after they came out of Egypt. It is called the Mosaic covenant because it was mediated by Moses. It was instituted by God who wanted the children of Israel to be a special treasure to Him above all peoples and to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation to Him (Exodus 19:5, 6).
Although the earth is God’s, which means that everything and everyone on earth is His (Psalm 24:1, 2), yet He chose to distinguish the children of Israel from all other peoples of the earth and to make them a priestly kingdom unto Himself – where all the children of Israel, individually is a priest unto God. That they will be a distinct race, a unique people.

God said that the reason He chose the children of Israel to be His own special treasure (which is the objective of the Mosaic covenant), was because He wanted to fulfill the oath he swore to their fathers – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So, in a way, the reason for the Mosaic Covenant is so that the Abrahamic covenant might be fulfilled (Deuteronomy 7:6-8), for God had said to Abraham, in Genesis 15:13-21 that his descendants would certainly be strangers in a land that is not theirs, would serve and be afflicted four hundred years. The Lord promised to judge the nation which they would serve and that they would come out with great possessions afterwards. After the Lord had said this to Abraham, He ceded all the land from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates to Abraham and his descendants by covenant. This same promise to Abraham, God reenacted with Isaac in Genesis 26:2-5 and with Jacob in a dream at Bethel (Genesis 28:10-16).
The Mosaic covenant is the alliance, pact, agreement between God and the children of Israel mediated by Moses. It is based on God’s ten commandments, laws, statutes, ordinances (judgments) that He gave to the children of Israel which is contained in the book of the covenant which is also referred to as the book of the law. The Mosaic Covenant was sealed with blood.

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THE NOAHIC COVENANT PART 2


Foundation text: Genesis 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 8:1-22; 9:1-17.

Introduction.

The Noahic covenant is the first milestone in God’s walk with man and His plan for man’s redemption. There are other people who had existed before Noah (Seth, Enosh, Enoch etc.) and some walked with God but the covenant with Noah was a major event in the unfolding of God’s redemptive plan for man.
In the following scriptures, Genesis 6:18; 17:2, 4, 7, 19, 21; Exodus 6:4, 5; 19:5; Psalms 89:3, 4, 28, 34-37; Jeremiah 33:20, 21; 31:31-34, we see a common phrase that God speaks about, “My covenant”. God speaks of establishing “My covenant” with Noah, Abraham, The nation of Israel and David. Yet when we look at the specifics of what He said He was establishing with these different people, they all seem to be different. We can think of what God established with these different men as parts of a whole, the whole being “My covenant”. If we think of “My covenant” as a jigsaw puzzle, then each of the different covenants that God established with Noah, Abraham, The nation of Israel and David become a part of this jigsaw puzzle.

Genesis 6:18 is the first time we see God use that phrase “My covenant” in the scriptures. God promised to establish “My covenant” with Noah on the day He called Noah and asked him to build an ark for the saving of himself and his household. The way God uses “My covenant” there, shows that whatever this “My covenant” is existed with God before He called Noah.

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THE MAN MOSES


Foundation text: Exodus 1: 1-22; 2: 1-25; 3: 1-22; 4: 1-31; Acts 7:17-38; Hebrews 11:23-29

Moses was the seventh generation from Abraham through Levi. He was born to Amram the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham (Matthew 1:2; Exodus 1 :1-4; 6:16, 18, 20; 1 Chronicles 6:1-3).
Moses was born at a time when the children of Israel were already slaves in Egypt. God had told Abraham that his descendants will be strangers in a foreign land and will serve and be afflicted four hundred years. The timing of Moses’ birth was vital as it coincided with the season God was preparing to deliver the children of Israel from the land of bondage in fulfillment of what He swore to Abraham (Acts 7: 17-20; Genesis 15:13, 14). The birth of Moses took place at a time a decree went out in Egypt that every son born to the Hebrew slaves should be cast into the river (Exodus 1:10-14, 22). This decree emanated and evolved from the several failed plots which the Pharaoh had put in place to deplete the numerical strength and influence of the children of Israel in Egypt.

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THE 400 YEARS AND 430 YEARS TIMELINE


In the course of our study on the third milestone in the Covenants of Promise (The Mosaic Covenant), we came across four different texts of scripture that seemed to be at variance with one another while referring to similar events. These texts are:

“...Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” (Genesis 15:13-16).

"Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years."(Exodus 12:40).

"But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years." (Acts 7:6).

"And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect." (Galatians 3:17).

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THE MOSAIC COVENANT


Foundation text: Exodus 3:1-22; 19:1-25; 20:1-26; 21:1-36; 22:1-31; 23:1-33; 24:1-18; Acts 7:23-29

Introduction

The Mosaic Covenant is the third milestone in our journey through The Covenants of Promise. It is an offshoot of the Abrahamic covenant which we have studied earlier. In the Abrahamic covenant for instance, God the initiator of that covenant made some vital or important promises and prophecies into the future known to Abraham, a principal party to that covenant. One of which is:

In Genesis 15:13-16, the Bible says, “Then He said to Abram: "Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."

Jacob, the grandson of Abraham who later became Israel moved in with his children to Egypt as a result of famine. The Mosaic covenant was cut between God and the children of Israel when they left Egypt at Mount Sinai, on their way to the promised land.

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THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT PART 2


What is the Abrahamic Covenant?

There are three main features to the Abrahamic covenant.

· The Promised Land (Genesis 12:1): God called Abram out of Ur of the Chaldeans (his country, family and father’s house) to a land that He would show him. In Genesis 12:6, 7; 13:14-17, God showed Abram all the land of Canaan and promised to give it to him and his descendants. In Genesis 15:7-21, God cut a covenant with Abram as evidence that He had given the land of promise to Abram and his descendants.

· The Promise of a Great Nation and a Great Name (Genesis 12:2-3): In Genesis 17:4-8, God changed Abram’s name to Abraham – a father of many nations. God made Abram, Abraham by covenant.

He was made Abraham before he became Abraham. Abraham became the father of many nations by God’s spoken word in Genesis 17:4. Abraham believed it (Romans 4:18), and it became a physical reality as he later became the father of many descendants - peoples and nations.

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THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT


Foundation text: Genesis 12:1-20; 15:1-21; 17:1-27.

Introduction.

As we continue our study on the Covenants of Promise, the Abrahamic Covenant is the next milestone after the Noahic Covenant. The descendants of Noah from whom the nations were divided on the earth after the flood, jettisoned the way of the Lord to make a name for themselves (Genesis 10:32; 11:4), that was the first time, after the flood, we see a shift from the worship of the Almighty God to idolatry. But the plan of God must continue. Out of the lineage of Shem, God called the son of Terah, Abram.

Abram was called by God to leave his pagan ways behind in Ur of the Chaldeans (Joshua 24:2) and go to a place that He would show him.

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THE NOAHIC COVENANT PART 1


Foundation text: Genesis 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 8:1-22; 9:1-17.

Introduction.

The first of the ‘Covenants of Promise’ in the scriptures is the Noahic Covenant. Although we do not see much spoken about the promise of the Messiah in the Noahic Covenant, but we see the unfolding plan that God had for mankind begin with Noah and his family, and then progressed to all of humanity, (Genesis 6:18; 9:9, 11).

 

The Imminent Destruction

From Genesis 6:1-7, we see that the Lord had become sorry that He made man on the earth, and was grieved in His heart. Therefore God decided that He was going to destroy man from the face of the earth, including beasts, creeping things and birds of the air.
Verses 1-5 tell us the things or the factors that brought God to this decision:

  1. The unequal yoking of the sons of God with the daughters of men.
  2. The wickedness of men on the earth was great.
  3. Every intent of the thoughts of man's heart was evil continually.
  4. It is clear that God's Spirit was striving with man for change but mankind continued in their evil ways and resisted the Spirit of God.

God’s pronouncement in Genesis 3:15 about the Seed of the woman coming to bruise the head of the serpent would have been truncated, but for Noah who found grace in the eyes of God, (Genesis 6:8). Noah was a man that found grace in God’s eyes; he was a just man, perfect in his generation and walked with God. Through Noah God preserved the human race and the animals alive, when He destroyed every flesh on the face of the earth by means of the flood. God made a covenant with Noah and promised him that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood.

In God’s plan of redemption, there are different parts to the plan. As we study the Noahic covenant, we come to understand and see which part of God’s plan of redemption that this study reveals to us. Each of the landmark covenants reveals a part or some parts of this plan. A complete study of all the covenants of promise brings all the parts together as a whole. 

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DEFINING AND IDENTIFYING THE COVENANTS OF PROMISE.


Foundation text: Ephesians 2:10-13.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

 

Introduction.

We have established in our last study that God is the God of covenant: He enters into covenant with men, He keeps covenant and expects the men with whom He enters into covenant to keep it. Our foundation text speaks of the commonwealth of Israel and the covenants of promise. It says that when we were without Christ we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise. As we said in the introduction to study one; now that we have been brought near to God through the blood of Jesus Christ, we should no longer be strangers from the covenants of promise. These covenants of promise, whatever they are, have become part of our spiritual heritage. The Encarta Dictionary defines heritage to mean; something somebody is born to; the status, condition or character acquired by being born into a particular family or social class.

GOD IS A GOD OF COVENANT.


Introduction.

In our study of The Highway of the Seed: From The Garden of Eden to The Incarnation, where we traced the journey of the Seed of the woman through the scriptures from the Garden of Eden up to The Incarnation, we came across a number of covenants (Noahic, Abrahamic and Davidic) that God cut with certain men for the benefit of mankind. A good number of us do not appreciate the depth and scope of the New Covenant that we have with God today through the blood of Jesus because we do not have a thorough understanding of the covenants that preceded it. Those covenants were unfolding revelations of the better covenant established on better promises that was to come (Hebrews 8:6), that is, the New Covenant in the blood of Jesus.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:10-13)

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