Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009  

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Salvation (Eph 2:8-9); the Spiritual Life (1 Cor 9:20-21); Spiritual Maturity (1 Cor 2:16)

 

 

GOD’S COVENANTS – Part 3: The 8 Covenants and 7 Dispensations

 (Messiah & A.C. #249)

 

 

A.   The First Six direct Old Testament  prophecies of Jesus Christ, Luke 24:13-27.

            #1  Gen 3:15, God promises a virgin-born divine Messiah for deliverance.

            #2, Gen 22:18; Gal 3:16:  God promises that He will be a Jew.

            #3, Gen 49:10:  God promises that He will come from the tribe of Judah.

            #4, Numbers 23-24,  24:16-17 – God promises that He will be King over Israel.  

            #5, Dt 18:15-19, God promises that He will be a Mediator – similar to Moses.

            #6, 2 Sam 7:8-19; 1 Chron 17:11-14, God promises that He will come from the line of David and He will set up an earthly eternal kingdom in Jerusalem.      

 

B.    The Critical importance of orienting to God’s Covenants and Dispensations.  

            1.   Covenants.

            2.   Dispensations.

 

C.   The Eight Covenants of Scripture. 

            #1   Edenic Covenant, Gen 1:28-30; Hosea 6:7.

            #2   Adamic Covenant.  Gen 3:14-21.

            #3   Noahic Covenant, Gen 9:1-9.

            #4   Abrahamic Covenant, Gen 12:1-3; 13:14-18  15:18-21;17:14;  Lev 26:45.

            #5   Palestinian or Real Estate Covenant, Dt 29-30.  

            #6   Mosaic Covenant,  Ex 20-40.  

            #7   Davidic Covenant, 2 Sam 7:11-16; 1 Chron.  17:10-14; Psa 89:3-4, 20-37; Jer 23:5; 33:19-20;

            #8   New Covenant to Israel, Jer 31:31-34; Eze 36:24-28; 37:21-28; Rom 11:26-27.

 

D.   Overview of the Seven Major dispensations.

            #1 -   The Age of the Gentiles – Adam to Abraham.

            #2 -   The Age of the Jews – Abraham to Jesus Christ.

            #3 -   Age of the Hypostatic Union – Jesus Christ to Pentecost

            #4 -   Church Age – Day of Pentecost to Rapture.

            #5 -   The Tribulation – 7 yrs., from signing of treaty to Second Advent.

            #6 -   The Millennium – 1,000 yrs. of Christ’s Kingdom on earth.

            #7 -   Eternal State.