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August 8, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word pastor Rev. including Pastor Roberts, the principles of first mention series where we've learned how the first word is mentioned in Scripture it's important because it often establishes a precedent today when packing the word So let's jump right in this series the principles of first nature misses the last one in a series. In this way will talk about the beginning of covenant so little I covenant the first the first time it appears in the Bible, Genesis 6 would know what, here's the verse or safety, but I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall go into the are you your sons your wife and your sons wives with you, so here's the first time it appears in the Bible there are five covenants in the Bible that God might the son called this the no wick covenant, most theologians call it the universal company all explained that the moment they've got the Abraham make the Mosaic, the Davidic. Obviously, Abraham, Moses statement and that the newcomer okay let me give you I was I was telling Debbie this and given her low timeline and she said I never knew that I never realize that was the time so I wanted you want to give you low timeline so you Tennessee, Abraham, Moses know what David these major players were the covenant statement about okay so let me show you this, and if the end of it will leave it up and put up if you will take a picture at the end of it. So 4000 BC adamantly now. I rounded the dates offs okay so you have to email me. Tell me was 4175 okay it's a guy I know that but I'm just rounding off for all of us okay around 4000 BC adamantly 2500 BC. No ice. God spoke to them according to our history, 26, €3920 bill. The art 2519 but around 2500 BC around 2000 BC Abraham around 1500 BC. Moses ever thousand BC David and then, obviously, A.D. 30 Jesus rose from the grave so you got here are your your your you… Please send me amenities. The five covenants right here, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus say that I just want you notice from Genesis 1 and Genesis 6 1500 years 1500 year flood will realize now, would Noah is the universal covenant and then Abraham was the oh I forgot that I want to say vistas were noticed.
Three of the five covenants are unconditional once layouts message so this was an unconditional covenant God made with Noah and with all of his descendents right. Abraham is Abraham a covenant unconditional covenant. The Mosaic covenant, though, which we call the old covenant was permissible will go through all this. The message the Davidic covenant was unconditional.
The new covenant, Jesus makes is conditional, so this really important because you want to be in on this God so you're going to want me to tell you what the one condition is for you to give you a list of those really important. So will not talk about this so here's part number one thing unconditional covenants. I will explain to you about the unconditional covenants which are three right. The universal covenant, the Abraham and the debate so first of all, the universal cup covenant, which is called the no wick Taser Noah Genesis 9 report by Genesis 6 were told to build the ark. Genesis 9 is after the flood. Genesis 9 verse eight then God spoke to no one to his sons with fiancé and as for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you.
I just love the way God says this my covenant not yours. You'll really have anything to do with this is my covenant with you and your descendents after you select all of us are all descendents of Noah. Watch this now so you will like this. And with every living creature that is with you, so your dogs get in on this covenant. CNN I every living creature gets in on this covenant, the birds, the cattle never be spirit with you, and of all the glove. The ark ever be spirits. Thus, I establish my covenant with you. Years ago never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood. Never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth. And then God said this is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every and every living creature get dogs to cats. I got sick decisively for the cats is when you are perpetual generations. I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between me and the earth, so this is a universal covenant and what I mean by that is, there are some universal laws of God and like the statement so you will lose love this statement, you cannot break the universal laws of God. You can only illustrate the here's what I mean by theft if you jump out the window. You're not going to break the law of gravity but you will illustrate it very well but you won't break so there are universal laws of God, that you can't break. You can only illustrate the ghosts. The universal covenant of their never being another flood, you can break that this is an on conditional covenant and God says here's my side gets a rainbow a rainbow by the way is made only by a storm cloud and son not a normal plant. It has it is called the story plow that that's the not the sentiment of all the slicks but it means it's when a storm has come and it's passing over in the sun is coming out.
No, no human can put a rainbow in the sky. Only God. But I love the picture. Here's what is trying to tell you this storm that you've gone through is over and the sun is beginning shot again such a wonderful law that God's given us in the wonderful sign that we can see all the time so first of all, universal. The second unconditional is all or part one is the Abraham covenant Genesis 72 through four and I will make my covenant between me and you, my covenant that I will multiply you exceedingly then Abram fell on his face, and God talk with him say as for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. This was an unconditional covenant them so you by faith. I had a guy save you want them.
Will Abraham had to do his part. You know he had the you'll be with Sarah actually we have proof that God can impregnate a woman without a doesn't even need my so yes he did it this way, anyone that no general be with your wife okay and alarming units. The men would say okay it's price that's besides my part arts.
Here's your unconditional covenant, the Davidic second Chronicles 21 verse seven. Yet the Lord would not destroy the house of David because of the covenant that he made with David and since he promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever now. Again, these are unconditional that the reason I'm saying this is it's very important to understand that it was not based on their behavior but they each got in on the covenant because of their belief, but the covenant was going to be in force, no matter their behavior as a matter fact we could list their behavior and improve the God's covenant was still in force and I'll do a tongue-in-cheek, aren't you glad that after God made this told it would Noah that Noah didn't do something foolish like get drunk and run around naked. Aren't you glad Abraham didn't lie about his wife. I didn't sleep with dismay what he did but we still have Abraham covered and obviously we got a good one. Now David we know they David never dealing wrong, like commit adultery have a child out of wedlock and murdered the husband. What I'm trying to say is that God has never backed out of a covenant God has never broken a covenant if you ever read something that God broke covenant with Israel. It's false. It's nowhere in the Bible. Here's what he says you have broken my covenant, Israel broke our covenants and modified one time. He's getting accused of breaking covenants in Jeremiah the prophet says God says this. Show me your certificate of divorce. Show me where I divorced you because I didn't break my covenant, although you been fermentable improvement. That's what.sys. The reason this is good news is because God is faithful even if you're not she's going to be faithful so those are the conditional unconditional covenant serves for number two. The obsolete covenant. This is the Mosaic covenant this much occupy notes told the old covenant, you will be thinkable while in the world that's Robert would you call it the obsolete covenant only because the Bible does Hebrews 8 verse 13 and that he says a new covenant, he has made the first obsolete obsolete that were going. This more you backup a few verses in Hebrews 8 verse six but now Jesus, he has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as he is also mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been salt for a second. So here's what he saying that there was a fault with the first government. The fault was you can't do it.
No human can do it now. Here's an amazing verse of what's well if I asked you what was the purpose of the law probably wouldn't know right off what verse I'm referring to Galatians 319 says what purpose than does the law serve the law is another word for the old covenant what purpose than does the law serve what it was and had because of transgressions it was and he had because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made. Now here's what I mean by that miracle jeweler transgresses like our word trespass. That's so if you don't know your trespassing if you don't know the proper limits. Paul said this way.
I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to covet until the law told me thou shalt not drop.
Now that the law told me not covet nano covet is a line I'm not supposed trespass but you don't know that it's wrong.
So here's what God said because you kept transgressing because you kept stepping over the line. I decided then to tell you where the lines work and so that's what the law this, but it doesn't give you any power to not step of the lots. It only tells where the lines are so that brings us to port number three. The new covenant. This is also a conditional covenant. The old covenant was conditioned upon you keeping the law soaring, the commission of the Republic only show the difference between the new covenant bill covet. The major difference. Hebrews a versus a content because finding fault with them, he says, behold, the days are coming, says Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. See that's the covenant through Moses. The Mosaic covenant because they did not continue in my covenant, and I disregarded them says Lord, for this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Lord, I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. And I will be there God and they shall be my people. Here's the difference in the old covenant and the new one says the old is referred to the Mosaic. The difference is that the old told you what not to do, but the new gives you the power to live a holy life to live this way. Todd says it to live righteously and soberly in this present age.
The only thing the doctor what what what what what is worse, the power come from what how do you get the spout and how we know about the spout so let's contrast just for a moment or compare the site. That way, the giving of the law and the giving of the spirit. When the law was given on Mount Sinai.
There was a sound from heaven, there was fire, the law was written on tablets of stone and 3000 people died when the spirit was given there was a sound from heaven, there was fire, the law was written on tablets of flesh and 3000 people got saved. The law brought death spirit brings life.
That's what romances pretty clear the spirit race life. So not only do I now know where the lines are but I have the power of the Holy Spirit to be able live a holy life insert doesn't mean I'm never going to cross the line of followers. You have to understand that God still never the brick is covenant one of my favorite scriptures. Second Timothy 213 if we are faithless, he remains faithful he cannot deny himself, but is really important because you have to understand it it be the new covenant is compared with the Abraham at His contrasted with the Mosaic compared to the Abraham it's what I mean by that you knowing God made the covenant with Abraham he put him to sleep. In other words, he didn't need Abraham and a smoking oven representing the father the creator of all life and a burning torch representing the sun. A lot of the world showed up and passed through the pieces.
The father made the covenant with the sun and Abraham believed and got in on the covenant to what you need to know is 2000 years ago the father made a covenant with the sun and you believe you get in note and the reason that even when you're faithless, he remains faithful to cannot deny himself detected by himself as he made the covenant with himself. That's why the new covenant says this is what the new covenant is like. It's like they were helmet covered because the father made a covenant with the sun on the cross and I believe so. I get in, but once the condition spell yes it is belief.
Yes, it's belief. Abraham believed and Scotty rushed by like to take. Believe to a little deeper level, because I think a lot of people I'm actually very concerned about this thing. A lot of people believe in their head. But Jesus is Lord but not in your heart and I don't think the really saved. I really don't let me show you another Scripture about getting the covenant it's going to use a different word is going use the word testament, but you need to know this gets the exact same Greek word for covenant does not affect everyone else of interest would translate covenant except in these two verses are translate Testaments. By the way, I'm telling Debbie vessel of the run, the things about her. I said is the sexy sense of sight word she said so I'm read the New Testament on the new covenant said, yeah, sure.
Did you know that she's like no I didn't know Why would I note that I didn't take great Robert you know I did note that space the same work. The New Testament is the new covenant. The Old Testament is the ultimate spy thing to use the word testament because the studies were testate for which the person making the covenant, and there's no word there's no you can't say the company elect to terminate her.
You know that Jesus is the cover neighbor okay so Hebrews number 16 says for where there is a testament to remember the same work covenant where there is a covenant there must also of necessity be the death of the one who makes it some newer version say that was understand because we're not for me were testate the one who likes the company for a covenant is in force in one version says only after manner – since it has no power at all. While the one who makes it is still alive. Would you like to know the one condition new covenants conditional the one condition of entering the new government in one list death.now, not physical deathof my three Outlook because I would be easy because you're going all get to do that without even trying one day so some physical death is death to self its death to your will. It's the same death that Jesus experienced in the garden when he said, not my will but yours be done. Now mate sums will shock you. I know some people been a church a long time and I know some people who are urban church leaders that still have not died to self and I'm not sure there'll be saved. But Jesus said it, you will follow me. Take up your cross. If anyone if anyone wants to follow me, take up your cross and follow me. A covenant of covenant has no power at all until both people who make it.he's already got the owner this covenant to you.here's the good thing about when you enter this covenant, God's faithful, let me say this another way, the new covenant is a conditional covenant based upon an unconditional promise that's treatable. I don't really know what that means but Mike could say that we say it again, this is really good. The new cup conditional covenant, but it's based on an unconditional promise you'll do unconditional promises. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I forgot.give thanks will be faithful he'll do his part, even if you'll do your part. Once you notice of metallurgy if you're not perfect and do everything right. If you'll die the self building his part, but you gotta die when our kids were 13 all of them when they turn 13. Jocelyn Jason like the two boys I took on a overnight trip we went through the facts of life, things like that and then we had a promissory that we gave each of them and Debbie Debbie with Elaine and we told them like a covenant with you. This covenant is that your mind pure that you'll allow us to speak in your life when it comes to mate, by the way, all three of ours. All three were either pursuing or being pursued by the wrong person for them. Not a bad person just won't want to live in all three heard our counsel. Now they have great marriages love the Lord's reports so we made this covenant we say diversity things that are your partners in your survey Center are part and I had not written essays are not written any books back then I was on a normal regular associate pastor salary but I said to pay all the expense of the wedding. I will pay for your honeymoon will help you with your first home as I don't I don't I don't know and I don't remember drinking in the wind. That night, but I just said I said these things, I'm going to do all these things I want you to do these things, so I have a part you have a part in there with Josh my first when he was 13.
Notice that I said to no one answered question because I'm got some things I will do when I'm asking your dues, but allowing us a question if you don't do your part.
What you think dad's limited and he thought for a minute that he said I think you'll still be your part and I thought you blew my punchline.
I thought you would say what I don't do my part. You'll do your part and I was a little site.
I'm certain of the report because God all you know it, I haven't little sermon at Fort he said, I think you'll still be report this as well like what he think that is what he said because you're like God and I think God loves us even when know what you feel getting the callousness of truly know this, God loves you.
When you will always do his part, always be fixed and there's a covenant of eternal promises that you can be American to if you'll just die to your selfish will and let him take over your life. Think about what Pastor Robert shirt and listened with the Holy Spirit missing. If you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Robert and other messages visit Pastor Robert.com if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter can be a part of your community. We hope you've enjoyed the series next time.
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