The Blessing of Abraham Part 8

Genesis 17

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

I. The Blessing of Abraham

A.The Blessing of Abraham Review

1.(Gal. 3:13-14, 29; Gen. 24:1) Foundation verses

a. (Gen. 16:16) Abram’s greatest mistake was Hagar and Ishmael.

B. Genesis 17:1-27 Grace/Name Change/Sign of the Covenant

1. (Gen. 17:1)

a. Abram is 99 yrs. Old – 13 years of God’s silence.

b. God’s 5th visitation with Abram.

~5 is the number of grace (heh):

-5th mention of Noah –ref. Gen. 6:8

-5th mention of Ruth – ref. Ruth 2:2

-5th mention of Boaz – ref. Ruth 2:8, 10

-5th mention of David in ref. 1 Sam. 16:22

-5th mention of Esther – ref. Esther 2:15

-Ref. Exo. 33– God interacted with Moses – Grace mentioned 5 times.

-All the measurements of the tabernacle of Moses are all increments of 5.

-5-fold ministry; 5 offerings (burnt, grain, peace, sin, trespass)

-David’s sack had 5 smooth stones

-Jesus fed the multitude of 5,000 men with 5 loaves and 2 fish; he made them sit in groups of 50.

c. “I am Almighty God” 1st mention of El Shaddai

2. (Gen. 17:5, 15) God changes their names: Abram (high, exalted father) to Abraham (father of many nations); Sarai (leader/governor) to Sarah (princess)

a. (Prov. 18:21; Rom. 4:17-21)

3. (Gen. 17:10-14, 22-27) the sign & seal of covenant

a. (Rom. 4:11a) sign and seal

~(2 Cor. 1:22) sealed with the Holy Spirit

~(Eph. 1:13; 4:30) sealed with the Holy Spirit

~(Phil. 3:3) we who worship in the Spirit

[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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