This bible study is about the land of Israel and who the land belongs too. The “Most High God” who is the only Creator of the Heaven and earth and the God that created everything in the world. Now in the book of Genesis in the first verse of chapter twelve Lord God promises Abram the land of Canaan and to all of his descendants.
Here in (Genesis 12:1); 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. Here in (Genesis 12:2); is God’s promise to Abram. And God said that I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. Here in (Genesis 12:3); God said that I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. I also believe that in verse one, this land of Israel was divinely given to the Jewish people. This promise still applies to Israel today. Now in the second Coming of Jesus Christ this land of Israel will be permanently given for them to dwell in without conflict from that point on.1) We should remember that in (Genesis 12:2); God did say that He will make a special blessing upon the people of Israel and the entire world has also received this blessing through our Lord God because of His great salvation plan. Now history still shows that the out working of this covenant through the nation of Israel is because of Abraham’s faith in his God. Here in (Genesis 12:6-7); is God’s promise to Abram once more. In verse six, Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. In verse seven the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. Now in verse seven, we are reading a simple prophecy of God’s gift of this land to Abram’s descendants which just happens to be the land of Israel that we know in today’s time. We should remember that there are no conditions attached to this promise; because it is the unconditional declaration of our sovereign God. Now there is no time limit placed upon the duration of Israel’s ownership of this land called Israel.
2) In (Genesis 13:12-13); Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. (Genesis 13:14-18); And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward. Here is where Abram inherits the land of Canaan which our God affirms His great promise once again in (Genesis 13:15-18). God says to Abram; all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever. In verse sixteen God said I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth. Then shall thy seed also be numbered. In verse seventeen God said; arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. In verse eighteen; Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.
3) Now after reading the word of our God (Jehovah); which is the Holy Word, the Bible. I would like to tell our president and his peace makers that are trying to separate the borders of the 1967 war that Israel took back from Turkey which always belonged to them. Also these peace makers are trying to negotiate the Jewish people’s capital of Jerusalem. This land of Israel cannot be divided because it belongs to all the descendants of Abraham. Also I would like to say to the Islamic Nations that no matter what you do you cannot change the word of God or destroy the nation of Israel because they are God’s chosen people.
The whole world is watching this; great event, and believe me when I say that Israel is not going anywhere because our God (Jehovah) gave them this land and He will stand by his people the Jewish nation forever because God cannot lie and this land belongs to them.
4) A covenant is a contract or agreement between two parties. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word berith is always thus translated. The word Berith is derived from a root which means “to cut,” and hence a covenant is a “cutting,” with reference to the cutting or dividing of animals into two parts, and the contracting parties passing between them, in making a covenant with mankind in (Genesis 15); (Jeremiah 34:18-19).
I) “These Are God’s Covenants with Man”
1) God explicitly made six distinct covenants with promises in the Bible. First you can read about the Noahic Covenant in (Genesis 6:9-8); (Genesis 6:17); Second you can read about the Abrahamic Covenant in (Genesis 15:1-21); (Genesis 17:1-22); (Genesis 26:2-5); (Genesis 28:13-17); Third you can read about the Mosaic in (Exodus 19:20-24); Fourth you can read about the priestly Covenant in (Numbers 25:10-13); Fifth you can read about the Davidic; (II Samuel 7:12); the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Five are unconditional and everlasting, and c the Mosaic covenant, is conditional and temporary.
2) We should remember that a Covenant is a promise or an agreement between God and man. Now a Covenant may be conditional or unconditional. There are eight important covenants in the Bible. The word “Covenant,” is an agreement that binds two parties together. Also a Covenant is an oath bound promise, where one party solemnly pledges to bless or serve another party in some specified way. Now sometimes the keeping of the promise depends on meeting certain conditions by the party receiving that promise. We should remember that on other occasions the promise is made unconditionally. Here the covenant concept is a central, unifying theme of the Scripture which establishing and defining God’s relationship to man in all ages. Here are the original names for the two major divisions of the Holy Bible are the “Old Covenant” and the “New Covenant”; also this Latin word for Covenant is called “Testamenttum”.
3) In this next paragraph was the first appeared the Noahic Covenant in (Genesis 6:18); (Genesis 9:9); (Genesis 6:11-13); (Genesis 6:15-17). God unilaterally covenanted v Noah prior to the Flood to preserve the human race and animals from total extinction (Genesis 6:18), and after the Flood to provide mankind with a promise that He would not destroy mankind or the whole earth by another flood. This covenant, though it is not mentioned the New Testament, is unconditional and everlasting; it is signified by the rainbow in (Genesis 9:12-17). In the Noahic covenant, which common grace is mercifully and compassionately extended to the entire human race?
4) God made the sacred Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15); with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The terms are stated or reaffirmed at least eight times in the Old Testament. The sign of the “Abrahamic Covenant” was circumcision. This covenant promised 1) physical descendant, great nation); 2) spiritual descendants; 3) a Savior (Genesis 15:5); and (John 8:56); 4) personal blessing and protection; and 5) blessings and curses to the nations, dependent upon f treatment of Abraham’s descendants (Genesis 12:3).
5) The Mosaic covenant was made at “Mt. Sinai” (Exodus 19-20); with the newly nation of Israel (Exodus 19:8); (Exodus 24:3-7); (Exodus 34:27). The ordinances and rituals of this cover extended only for the covenant’s effective life. The hopeless outcome of this strictly IE covenant was Israel’s continuous rebellion. Ultimately, however, the righteousness SOL in this covenant is fulfilled by the saving work of Jesus Christ in the new covenant, and a Covenant of faith.
6) The original Levi tic and the Aaronic priesthood, which was conditionally covenanted by Christ as part of the Mosaic covenant.
This would remain in effect only for the life of that covenant However, the priesthood took on new dimensions in duration and direction as an everlasting priestly covenant because of Phinehas’ brave loyalty to God in (Numbers 25).
7) God promised David that one of his descendants would rule over Israel. This Davidic covenant is both unconditional and everlasting. Jesus Christ is the spec Davidic seed whom God intends to enthrone for a future, earthly rule over Israel and the nation during the Millennial kingdom (Matthew 1:1-20); (Luke 1:69); (Acts 2:30); (Acts 13:33-36); (Romans 1:3).
8) The unconditional new covenant fulfills the redemptive conditions envisioned by conditional old/Mosaic Covenant. Originally promised to Israel (Jeremiah 32); (Ezekiel, 11-36). This covenant extended salvation to the Gentiles through Christ, the messenger and medic of a better covenant purchased with His own blood. In this covenant, through Christ, believers receive 1) grace; (Hebrews 10:29); peace; (Isaiah 54:10); (Ezekiel 34:25); (Ezekiel 37:26); 3) Spirit of – (Isaiah 59:21), 4) redemption (Isaiah 49:8); (Jeremiah 31:34); (Hebrews 10:19-20), 5) removal of sin (Romans 11:27); (Hebrews 10:17), 6) new heart (Jeremiah 31:33); (Hebrews 8:10); (Hebrews 10:16), 7) a relationship with God (Jeremiah 31:33); (Ezekiel 16:62); (Ezekiel 37:26-27); (Hebrews 8:10).
9) This is Jesus’ new covenant in (I Corinthians 11:24–26); and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
10) The two ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both are visual aids of our salvation. The first baptism is a one-time occurrence visually demonstrating our death and burial and resurrection with the Lord Jesus Christ. The second ordinance is the Lord’s Supper is observed on a continuing basis in response to Jesus’ command, “This do, as often,” and “For as often as you”; (I Corinthians 11:25–26). The exhortation is given that we are to observe this breaking of the bread and drinking of the cup until He comes (I Corinthians 11:26).
11) Now some Churches differ on the frequency of the Lord’s Supper. But there are some churches observe this ordinance every week, and some once a month or once a quarter. The book of Acts seems to indicate that the early church partook of the elements frequently and also that the event was tightly woven into the sermon (“apostles’ doctrine”), fellowship together, and prayer time in (Acts 2:42).
12) The early church usually held a love feast (called an agape feast) in connection with the Lord’s Supper. During the time of fellowship, they corresponded with other churches and also collected money for orphans and widows.
II) The Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper before His death. Three of the four Gospels record the event:
13) Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among your selves.” And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:15-17), Luke 22:19–20); (Matthew 26:26–29); (Mark 14:22–25).
14) The apostle Paul refers to the new covenant, as well. Also Webster’s Dictionary defines new as “other than the former or the old.” That definition certainly fits here. Just think about it. There are 6 events that happen here. Please read these six events that are listed below.
- The Messiah had come.
- The law had been fulfilled.
- The ultimate and final sacrifice for sin had been made.
- No more animal sacrifices.
- A new High Priest.
- The veil in the temple was torn.
15) It was a new covenant all right. A covenant means an “arrangement made by one party which the other party involved can accept or reject but cannot alter.” God, the “Arranger” of the new covenant, was offering through His Son a new and better way. Remember we can accept or reject His offer. But we cannot alter it either, because this Covenant was made by God, and it cannot be broken.
A) Remember; if you are not saved our God has the power to save anyone that calls upon the name of Jesus Christ and repents of their sins. Now all that are lost need God’s power because we have a problem with sin. The Bible tells us that “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23).
B) Now you can find the way to Heaven in the book of (Romans 10:9). This scripture in the bible tells us that “If you confess with your mouth, that “Jesus is Lord,” and that you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
C) We all need to confess our sins and ask God for his forgiveness. When you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord, then this involves an agreeing with God about your sin and your need for Salvation. You must repent of your own personal sins, by doing this you are willing to turn away from the direction in life in which you are going.
D) Now to “believe in your heart” is to place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, also you are trusting that Jesus died on the Cross to pay for your sins. But our God proves His own love for us in that while we were sill sinners, Jesus Christ died for all of us. (Romans 5:8).
E) Remember, if you would like to have Salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ, you sincerely pray a prayer like this one; “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need for you to save me right now. I turn away from my sins and I place my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord of my life forever. Amen.”
F) Before we close chapter 12 of the book of Daniel, I would just like to say, I believe that all the scriptures are very important to all of God’s people and every Christian should know and keep them in his heart. I believe that our Lord Jesus said these scriptures in the book of (Matthew 22:37-39). Then one of Pharisees ask Jesus a question and he called Him Master. Which is the great commandment in the Law? Then Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37); Now in verse 38, Jesus said, “This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:38); Here in verse 39, our Lord Jesus said, and the second is like it,
G) “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22:39); Also our Lord Jesus said, this in verse 40, “On these two commandment’s hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:40); Remember we that are believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and know Jesus as our own personal Savior. Also we should give Him praise and thank Him every day of our life. Why? Because Jesus shed His precious blood on that old rugged Cross so that we all could be free and have eternal life with Him in Heaven. But while we are waiting we must be telling everyone about God’s Salvation Plan. And that plan is called the “Gospel” or the “Good News,” this is the job of every born again believer that calls Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior.
H) Now in the book of Matthew, in chapter 28, these scriptures tells us that the disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them to go. (Matthew 28:16); and when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17); and Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All authority is given unto me in Heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18); In verse 19; Jesus said, go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, which is Jesus, and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19); Also in verse 20, Jesus said, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world, (age). Amen. (Matthew 28:20);
I) Please, do not ever forget when you become a successful leader in your church, as a Christian, this will always linked to your character. You may fail over and over, but always remember that you will always find the grace in our Lord God to begin again. So don’t let your past sin and your failures define your character. Always go to God with your sins and repent of them. Then you must turn away from it, and accept God’s eternal gift of forgiveness, and get back to doing what our Lord God wants you to do. Always live in the forgiveness and Grace of God and start leading others to do the same. This means that we are to tell the Gospel or the Good News to everyone that we meet. Then if they respond and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, then they can tell the Good News to another person and that way we know that we are doing our part by spreading the Gospel in this world.
J) We should remember that the time for our Lord Jesus Christ’s return is very near. Now if you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ, you can be assured that you will not have to endure in the pain and suffering of the Great Tribulation hour. But there is much to be said for those who continue to turn their backs on our Lord God, and for those who choose to live out their own agendas. We as Christians know that God’s Word tells us that “Now is the time of Salvation.” And we that are born again believers know that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming soon. Then we will be caught up to meet Jesus and all of those that died and knew the Lord as their Savior will also meet Him in the air. But after a period of time we shall all return with Him as He establishes His millennial Kingdom. Remember there are too many signs which are happened right before our eyes. Now I believe that these signs are pointing to the time of the end. I also believe that the time is just right for our Lord Jesus Christ’s to return for His Church, so I hope that your heart is alright with our Lord and Savior and you have repented to God for your sins.
K) Also I believe that God’s plan of Salvation has run its full course, and it will be evident then with even more clarity than at the present of God (Jehovah) has not allowed a word to fall to the ground. As Jesus Christ said while on earth. “Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18). And all that know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, said, come quickly, Lord Jesus. Maranatha!
L) Now this concludes our Bible Study about what God’s Covenant tells us about the Covenant that He made with the Jewish People in the land of Israel. Please be much in prayer for me as I try to teach other books of this great book of Bible. Now remember that everything on this web-site is free. Please pass them on to other people if they have helped you. These Bible Study Lessons are free because I don’t believe in selling His Word to make a profit.
M) Now I do know that our Lord Jesus has already paid the price for our sins on that old Rugged Cross. We that are Christians know that our Lord Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. And we know without a shadow of doubt that Jesus died for our sins. Also we know that our Lord Jesus and Savior did this so we could have an eternal home in Heaven, Now just because He loved us all from the beginning of time, then I can say that’s good enough for me. (Thank You Jesus for everything).