Archive for October, 2008

I take God the Father to be my chief end and highest good.
I take God the Son to be my prince and Saviour.
I take God the Holy Spirit to be my sanctifier, teacher, guide, and comforter.
I take the Word of God to be my rule in all my actions and the people of God to be my people under all conditions.
I do hereby dedicate and devote to the Lord all I am, all I have, and all I can do.
And this I do deliberately, freely, and forever.

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LAND promise becomes the New Earth

It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world …
(Romans 4:13-14)

For Abraham was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. … they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one.
(Hebrews 11:10,16)

PEOPLE promise is fulfilled in an Israel made of both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Jesus

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
(Galatians 3:29)

A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit …
(Romans 2:28-29)

BLESSING promise happens through the gospel

Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
(Galatians 3:7-9)

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With respect to Revelation 1 Kline writes:

“In the Spirit, John saw Christ in the form of a theophanic blend of the Glory-Spirit and the Angel of the Presence with the anthropomorphic lineaments of the latter dominant and the Glory-cloud features adjectival.

The theophanic figure was, further, a blend of the “Ancient of Days” as well as the “Son of Man” of Daniel 7:9ff., and thus fully trinitarian”

Kline, Images of the Spirit

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