What are the Abrahamic covenant promises?
Do the blessings and promises of the Abrahamic Covenant continue in spiritual warfare all the way into eternal life in the New Jerusalem?
I recently shared the story (with my wife) of how I encouraged one of my Barracks Church members from my time as a Lay Pastor under the Post Chaplain concerning the promises for Abraham that bless us today
“Lowell, you can hold out until next year’s graduation so you can finally be a Permanent Duty soldier.” I said to my frustrated barracks church friend.
“Yeah? How can I hold on when there is so much to do before then?”
I responded joyfully saying,
“Abraham’s faith was founded on his devotion to God, amidst a very corrupt and idolatrous country of Ur of the Chaldees. I know we feel the same here, plus we have to live with Drill Sergeants for a whole year of training before we get to our duty stations.
But, Abraham had to wait something like 25 years of hardship and waiting, while screwing up along the way and repenting before his son of promise was born.
Also, we benefit from promises made by God to him! He is our example of what faith looks like from Genesis 11 on. Plus, we have Yeshua, who Abraham longed to see come as Messiah…
Well, we get to long to see Yeshua come back for us as our reigning King!” I said as I continued to comfort my worn out fellow soldier in the US ARMY.
Your Bible study group or congregation can be encouraged greatly when you inspire them to follow the walk of faith out of darkness, and into greater trust. Encourage them to step out in faith as Abraham did after they have prayed and received confirmation from the word of God and from fellow Christians.
They can feel the weight of condemnation Satan hurls at them float away when they expect the same grace and forgiveness YHWH had for Abraham! The rest of this blog post are the points I shared with Lowell and that you can share with your flock too! You can check out this vlog I made concerning these points of prophetic promise that we can look forward to upon the glorious return of Yeshua here:
Before we were prophesied to be grafted in to the Tribe of Ephraim Yah promised us to Abraham as descendants
Romans 11 reveals the plan of God for Israel that has been foretold in the prophesy books of the Old Testament concerning Israel being a light unto the gentiles, and a blessing to the nations through the promised seed of Abraham that are his Genesis 12:7 descendants (believing Israel, & the grafted in Wild Olive Branches) whom, YHWH, “will give this land.”
The Hebrew word for land here is: Strong’s H776 – ‘erets. We know that Heaven will be set up on earth as the New Jerusalem after the Great Tribulation. This will occur upon the return of Yeshua for his bride and victory over the Antichrist & the False Prophet, and the chaining of Lucifer in the pit for the length of Yeshua’s Millennial Reign in Revelation 20-22!
whole earth (as opposed to a part)
earth (as opposed to heaven)
piece of ground
land of Canaan, Israel
inhabitants of land
Sheol, land without return, (under) world
ground, surface of the earth
people of the land
space or distance of country (in measurements of distance)
level or plain country
land of the living
end(s) of the earth
(almost wholly late in usage)
often in contrast to Canaan
“Spiritual Warfare Authority” is for “Now” & the “Future Kingdom of God” through the promises to Abraham that bless us now and for eternity!
Think about this: All Demons Tremble and are cast out in the Name and Authority of Yeshua (of course Yeshua did say that some were only cast out through the greater dedication in the process of sanctification appropriated in prayer and fasting, Mark 9:29, Matthew 17:21). They admit that they have an appointed time of Yeshua’s final victory over them. We appropriate that authority over demons when we are saved by Yeshua and are spiritually suited up and ready (Ephesians 6 spiritual warfare).
Galations 3 makes it clear in many places in that chapter that ALL believers in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) inherit the Abrahamic covenant promises. You can assure your Bible Study group, or flock in your church to walk in those promises that:
- Sanctify their lives
- spread the gospel
- And bring hope in others for the return of Yeshua in glory
- It is a part of being brought to the land where Yeshua will reign
- Stand firm in the truth of YHWH’s word & in the authority of the name of Yeshua in Spiritual Warfare Authority (Ephesians 6:12-20)
- And, we will be co-rulers when we are made like Yeshua in the Millenium to come.
This blog post would not be complete without following novel and Bible Study Guide.
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This book has helped me see the fulfillment of these promises made to Abraham and his seed!
Imagine living in a world where Satan is chained in the Abyss and Yeshua reigns from Jerusalem over the whole New Earth that is a re-establishment of the world as it was when Adam and Eve walked with Yeshua in the cool of the day.
Now imagine defending it one last time with Yeshua in all his glory against the unleashed enemy as it is proclaimed as another promise of victory that we will share with Yeshua that will lead to the Great White Throne Judgement!
Now, let’s take a look at those promises and their points of fulfillment! YHWH’s declared Himself the suzerain who commits himself and swears to keep the promise in His Genesis 15 covenant with Abraham!
15 “After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.“
Game of Contrast between YHWH & the Pharisees
- The perfect Torah keeping Messiah that fulfilled many of the Messianic Prophecies concerning his first Advent
- Who makes atonement for our sins on the cross
- And, who is our perfect Passover Lamb
- And, future reigning King of Kings & Lord of Lords over all the Nations
- Gather us from all lands to come be with Him in the promised land
- Make us a great nation
- And, be the blessing to all families
These blessings are a fulfillment of YHWH’s promises to Abraham (Abram):
12 “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
This begs the question of what worldly idol or influence over our spiritual lives that we must leave behind in keeping with the command YHWH gave to our spiritual father of faith (Abraham). This post about the Spiritual Authority and Future Inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven with King Yeshua in the Age to Come continues with the discussion of the question of, “What is the true meaning of sin?” Check it out here; so that your spiritual walk can have more freedom and power of the Holy Spirit, through the Dunamis Power of the Holy Spirit!