Genesis 12:2-3 v7
Unto Thy Seed I will Give This Land
Something exploded in my mind. Christ came to fulfilled the prophesy of the Old Testament and to present salvation to the whole world. His life and death, the atoning work of his life was to be a sacrifice for the sins we committed. So the work of the Old Testament is to reveal the promise given to a chosen people concerning the salvation of the world.
I have a friend and whenever we talk about the law of the prophet he like to say that under an old dispensation and we are living in the new dispensation. He never explains dispensation theory. We will then move on to another topic. So I found a chart on a web page The Basis of understanding the Bible by Matthew McGee. It’s Charts the 7 Dispensation.
- Innocence -Genesis 1
- Conscience –Genesis 3:23
- Human government –Genesis 8:20
- Promise-Genesis 12:1
- Law-Exodus 19:8
- Grace Act s- current
In Genesis 12 we are going into the 4th Dispensation The Promise.
Genesis 12:2-3 & v7
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.
7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
Think about this on three levels What does this mean to Abram? What does this mean to Israel? And what does this mean to World? Who is the seed?
The Gospel was presented to the Jews first and then the Gentiles.