Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, Sept 13, 2009  

http://fbcweb.org/Audio.html   

 

Salvation (Titus 3:5; Eph 2:8-9); the spiritual life (Eph 4:30), spiritual maturity (Eph 4:11-13)

           

GOD’S COVENANTS – Part 4: Dispensationalism

 (Messiah & A.C. #250)

 

A.   The first six direct Old Testament  prophecies of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

 

            #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 He will be King over Israel.  

 

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

 

            #6 , 2 Sam 7:8-19; 1 Chron 17:11-14, God promises He will be ancestor of David

 

B.   Introduction to the issues and terminology associated with the covenants and the plan of God for the Jews.      

 

            1.   Covenants. 

 

            2.   Dispensationalism. 

 

            3.   Premillennialism.

 

            4.   Covenant theology.   

 

            5.   Postmillennialism.

 

            6.    Amillennialism. 

 

C.   The Eight Covenants of Scripture.  

 

            #1:  The Edenic Covenant (Gen 1:28-30; 2:15-23; Psa 8:3-9; Hos 6:7).     

 

            #2:   Adamic Covenant (Gen 3:14-19).

 

            #3:   Noahic Covenant (Gen 8:20-9:17).

 

            #4    Abrahamic Covenant (Gen 12:1-3, 7; 13:14-17; 17:1-21; 25:15-18).

                        1)  Great nations was to come out of Abraham.

                        2)  He was promised a land specifically, the land of Canaan.

                        3)  Abraham himself was to be greatly blessed.

                        4)   Abraham’s name would be great.

                        5)  Abraham will be a blessing to others, 12:2.

                        6)  Those who bless will be blessed, 12:3.

                        7)  Those who curse will be cursed, 12:3.

                        8)  In Abraham all will ultimately be blessed, a promise of Gentile blessing.

                        9)  Abraham would receive a son through his wife Sarah.

                        10)   His descendents would undergo the Egyptian bondage.

                        11)   Other nations as well as Israel would come forth from Abraham.

                        12)   His name was to be changed from Abram to Abraham.

                        13)  Sarai’s name was to be changed to Sarah

                        14)   There was to be a token of the covenant – circumcision.

 

            #5   Mosaic Covenant:   conditional covenant, Ex 20-40; Dt 28:37-50, 53, 63-66.  

 

            #6   Real Estate (AKA Palestinian) Covenant, Dt 29-30.  

 

            #7   Davidic Covenant, 2 Sam 7:11-16; Lk 2:11-12; Psa 72; 78:8-11;

1 Chron. 17:10-14; Psa 89:3-4, 29-37; Jer 23:5; 33:14, 19-20;

 

            #8   New Covenant to Israel, Jer 31:31-34; Eze 16; 36:24-28; 37:21-28; Rom 11:26-27.

 

 

D.   Overview of the 7 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 – Pentecost to Rapture, Rom 16:25.

 

            #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.