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Blood & Fire- The Abrahamic Covenant

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Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) 
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm,
 for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Tower of Babel: (Genesis 11)
Disobedience
Pride
Independence

Abraham:
Genesis 12:1–2 (NLT) The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
The Abrahamic Covenant:
1. Dominion 
Abraham would have to leave comfort.

2. Descendants 

3. Blessing 
Blessing gets on you as it goes through you.

Abraham is a prototype of promise.
Galatians 3:29 (NLT)You belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God's promise to Abraham belongs to you.

Elements of a Blood Covenant:
1. Parties involved. 

2. The terms of agreement
Faith & Friendship.
James 2:23 (NLT) "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith." He was even called the friend of God.

3. Ceremony
Genesis 15:9–11(NLT) 9 The Lord told him, "Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." 10 So Abram presented all these to him and killed them. Then he cut each animal down the middle and laid the halves side by side; he did not, however, cut the birds in half. 11 Some vultures swooped down to eat the carcasses, but Abram chased them away.
Genesis 15:9–17-18 (NLT)
17 After the sun went down and darkness fell, 
Abram saw a smoking firepot and a flaming torch pass between the halves of the carcasses. 18 So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, "I have given this land to your descendants…

Jesus the Lamb
Hebrews 13:20 (NLT) Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood.

4. A Symbol/Seal
In the New Covenant: 
communion as a point of remembrance.
There is a second reminder.
Hebrews 10:15–16 (NLT) 15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says, 16 "This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, 
and I will write them on their minds." (Ezekiel 36: 27)
 
The Holy Spirit is the fire that is passed through the covenant!
"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11)

Acts 1:4–5 (NLT) He commanded them, "Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

Pentecost:
Pentecost empowers us with a person so that we can fulfill our part of the partnership!

We Start seeing what Yahweh promised Abraham
1. Dominion
2. Descendants
Acts 1:8 (NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."  
3. Blessing
Acts 2:1–6 (NIV) 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.

-At Babel they were working, at Pentecost they were waiting.
-At Babel language was confused, At Pentecost language was understood.
-At Babel the people were scattered in judgment, at Pentecost the people were sent to spread the good news.
-At Babel it was for the fame of man, At Pentecost it was for the the glory of God.

Unity: They were together
 "Unity is the catalyst and the product of revival." 
Upper room: Pursuing the same thing. 


"Our greatest weapon is coming together, going after the same thing.
 The presence of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit."

We need a modern Pentecost!
Acts 19:2 (NIV) "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?"



In the begining God promised- The Adamic Covenant

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Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) 
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm,
 for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

One of the greatest things that God has give us is his name!
Psalm 138:1–3 (NLT)1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; 
I will sing your praises before the gods. 2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise
 your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. 3 As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.

Two primary names in Hebrew
ELOHIM 
  • Genesis 1:1 (NIV) In the beginning Elohim 
YHWH
He is not just the creator and lawgiver; he is the personal promise keeper.

The Adamic Covenant 
Part 1: The Edenic Covenant
Genesis 1:27–28 (NLT) 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it….
  • Designed in God’s image
  • Divine Blessing 
  • Dominion
  • Disclaimer

Genesis 2:15–17 (NLT) 15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”

Even in a perfect scenario, sin entered the world.

“Life is not found in being independent to choose for ourselves what is right and wrong. Life is found in within the context of our divine intention.”

Genesis 3:7–10 (NLT )At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. 8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

Part 2: The Adamic Covenant
Genesis 3:15 (NLT) I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”
1. Punishes the enemy
1 John 3:8 (NLT) The Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.
2. Promises a redeemer
3. Provides a covering

Genesis 3:21 (NLT) The Lord God (YHWH Elohim)made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.

-Covenant (Barit(h) An agreement made by the passing between flesh.
Romans 5:16–21 (NLT) 16 The result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. 18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. 20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Psalm 34:5 (NIV) Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.


Write Your Story



They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Rev 12:11 NIV

What has God done for you?


Your story will pass away with you if you don’t write it/tell it.


Because of the healing we see in scripture, we know we can count on God to be the healer.

The healing of God isn’t limited to a formula or specific routine.

Because we have seen the provision of God in scripture, we know we can count on God to be our provider.

The provision of God isn’t limited to one source. .


Because we have seen victories in scripture, we know we can count on God to bring us through our current battle in victory.

The victory God brings us through isn’t always easy, but it is guaranteed.

Because we have seen redemption, we know we can count on God to redeem us past our faults.

The redemption of God is available no matter our shortcomings.

WRITE YOUR STORY.


Write it down for others
Write it down for yourself
Write is down for God