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Understanding The Covenant Series: Covenant Necessity – Part Two

Understanding The Covenant Series: Covenant Necessity – Part Two

Watch this Video: Paul White continues with a foundation series on the new covenant.

“Abraham is not being blessed because he does right.  Abraham is being blessed because he believes right. This is the foundation from which God deals with Abraham …

A lot of us really struggle financially, or we really struggle socially in this life. And we’ve got this impression that if we could just make more money, we’d be more successful. If we had a better job, better hours, a better boss, not such a bad commute, if we didn’t have so much debt – we’ve always got an excuse for why we don’t do better with less, even though we know that if we had less, we’d maybe do better with less.

But one of the issues – I know you’re thinking what in the world does this have to do with covenant – it’s kind of a crucial understanding about Abraham’s mentality. If you’ll notice the wealth in the Word of God, the anointing of wealth, both financially and spiritually was always lost on the third generation in the Bible.

Moses is raised up with a great power. Who is Moses successor? Joshua. Can you name Joshua’s successor? You can’t because there wasn’t one.  Joshua dropped the ball somewhere along the way and he never implants in the next generation, what Moses implants in him. Elijah was raised up. Who was Elijah’s successor? Elisha. Can you tell me Elisha’s successor? You can’t, because Elisha never planted anything in the next generation.  In fact Elisha went to the grave with so much anointing left in his bones, that when an army walked by his open grave they threw in one of the dead bodies and it jumped up to life.  Why would he die with so much anointing left in him when there was surely a young man somewhere he could have laid his hands on and said, “I impart to you the great gift that God has placed in me.” …

Abraham was different.  When you say Abraham, what do you say next? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and after Jacob what do you get? The whole twelve tribes of Israel. Abraham is a special cat in the word. This guy believed God, received everything the promises had for him, put it in his next generation, put his grand kids on his knee, put it in his grand kids generation, and was even careful to put it into – through Isaac and through Jacob it goes all the way down to Manasehh and Ephraim in the land of Egypt – and all of the seed are receiving all of the covenant promises.

Man we have failed in the church. One of the areas we’ve failed is in speaking into the next generation, and into the next generation, and into the next generation, and into the next generation, the goodness of God.

Rather than putting a cloak or a yoke of performance on them, why aren’t we speaking into them the truths about who they are in Christ so that this can be passed on to another generation.

These are covenant truths Abraham had in his heart. In fact, the Old Testament says that God blessed Abraham and loved him because he taught his children’s children …

Some of you missed it with your kids, don’t miss it with your grandkids. Speak grace into their lives.” – Paul White

Genesis 15:6

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Hebrews 8:6-13

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

A New Covenant

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. For finding fault with them, He says,

Behold, days are coming, says the Lord,
When I will effect a new covenant
With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers
On the day when I took them by the hand
To lead them out of the land of Egypt;
For they did not continue in My covenant,
And I did not care for them, says the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
11 And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen,
And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
For all will know Me,
From the least to the greatest of them.
12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities,
And I will remember their sins no more.”

13 When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.

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