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BLESSING THE WORLD: GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM Studying the end times without considering Abraham is like researching the American Civil War without making any reference to Abraham Lincoln. You cannot understand the Civil War without some knowledge of Lincoln, and you cannot understand the end times without taking a look at God’s promises to Abraham. On this, premillennialists, postmillennialists, and amillennialists can all agree: God’s promises to Abraham play a central role in God’s plan not only in the Old Testament but also all the way to the end of time. y One day some four thousand years ago, God called an idol-worshiper named Abram out of the clear blue Mesopotamian sky and told him to pack up, leave his homeland, and head to a land that God would reveal (Genesis 12:1). y The blessings that awaited him were incredible: » His offspring would multiply into a great nation; » These descendants would inherit a special land; » And one particular offspring would be the means by which God would bless the whole world (Genesis 12:1–3; 13:14–17; 15:1–20; 17:1–8). y God even gave him a new name with such a great meaning that Abram probably didn’t even mind switching his signature: Once he had been Abram, “the father is exalted” (which really wasn’t such a bad name to begin with), but God expanded his name to Abraham, a name that identified him as “father of a multitude.”49 God gave Abraham three primary promises that pulse like a wave throughout the rest of the biblical story and wash up on the shores of the new creation: 1. Innumerable descendants, 2. exclusive land,

You cannot understand the end times without taking a look at @h]likhfbl^l to Abraham.

3. and worldwide blessing. This ripple begins in Genesis and runs through the rest of Scripture. From Genesis 12 onward, the saving mission of God traces a path directly down Abraham’s family line. 95

Rose Guide to End Times Prophecies - Selected Sample Pages  

Selected Sample Pages from the NEW Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Associate Professor, Southern Baptist Theolog...

Rose Guide to End Times Prophecies - Selected Sample Pages  

Selected Sample Pages from the NEW Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Associate Professor, Southern Baptist Theolog...