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God's Covenant With Abraham

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM, IS THE PROMISE OF CHIRST (ABRAHAM’S SEED)


Galatians 3:16


Galatians 3:16: "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He” [God] “saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ."


John 5:39


John 5:39: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Jesus Christ.

Psalm 40:7-10


Psalm 40:7: “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,”


Psalm 40:8: I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”


Psalm 40:9: I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.”


Psalm 40:10: I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.”






GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM


(Note: Read Genesis chapters 12-25 for the full history of Abraham.)

Genesis 17:1-21


Genesis 17:1: "And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”


Genesis 17:2: "And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.”


Genesis 17:3: "And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,”


Genesis 17:4: "As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.”


Genesis 17:5: "Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.”


Genesis 17:6: "And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.”


Genesis 17:7: "And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.”


Genesis 17:8: "And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”


Genesis 17:9: "And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.”


Genesis 17:10: "This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.”


Genesis 17:11: "And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.”


Genesis 17:12: "And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.”


Genesis 17:13: "He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.”


Genesis 17:14: "And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.”


Genesis 17:15: "And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.”


Genesis 17:16: "And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.”


Genesis 17:17: "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?”


Genesis 17:18: "And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!”


Genesis 17:19: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant,” [See Genesis 26:1-5] "and with his seed after him.” See Genesis 28:13-14 and Hebrews 11:8-9.


Genesis 17:20: "And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.”


Genesis 17:21: "But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year."






GOD'S PROMISE ABRAHAM REGARDING ISAAC


Genesis 21:1-14


Genesis 21:1: "And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken."


Genesis 21:2: "For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him."


Genesis 21:3: "And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac."


Genesis 21:4: "And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him."


Genesis 21:5: "And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him."


Genesis 21:6: "And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."


Genesis 21:7: "And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age."


Genesis 21:8: "And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned."


Genesis 21:9: "And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking."


Genesis 21:10: "Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac."


Genesis 21:11: "And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son."


Genesis 21:12: "And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called."


Genesis 21:13: "And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed."


Genesis 21:14: "And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba."






ABRAHAM TEMPTED


Genesis 22:1-18


Genesis 22:1: "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am."


Genesis 22:2: "And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of."


Genesis 22:3: "And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him."


Genesis 22:4: "Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off."


Genesis 22:5: "And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you."


Genesis 22:6: "And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together."


Genesis 22:7: "And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"


Genesis 22:8: "And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together."


Genesis 22:9: "And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood."


Genesis 22:10: "And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son."


Genesis 22:11: "And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I."


Genesis 22:12: "And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me."


Genesis 22:13: "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son."


Genesis 22:14: "And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen."


Genesis 22:15: "And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,"


Genesis 22:16: "And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:" See Hebrews 6:13-18.


Genesis 22:17: "That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed" [Christ] "as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;" See Psalm 2:6-9 and Luke 1:67-75.


Genesis 22:18: "And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice."






GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM EXPLAINED


Romans 4:1-25


Romans 4:1: "What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?"


Romans 4:2: "For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God."


Romans 4:3: "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness." See Genesis 15:6.


Romans 4:4: "Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned” [Counted/esteemed] “of grace, but of debt." See Ephesians 2:8-9.


Romans 4:5: "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." See Romans 3:21-22.


Romans 4:6: "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,"


Romans 4:7: "Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."


Romans 4:8: "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."


Romans 4:9: "Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision [The Jews] “only, or upon the uncircumcision [The Gentiles/other nations] “also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness."


Romans 4:10: "How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision." See Genesis 15:2-6.


Romans 4:11: "And he” [Abraham] “received the sign of circumcision," [See Genesis 17:9-14] "a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised;” [The Gentiles/other nations] “that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:" See Romans 3:23-26.


Romans 4:12: "And the father of circumcision to them” [The Gentiles/other nations] “who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised."


Romans 4:13: "For the promise, that he” [Abraham] “should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed," [Christ] "through the law, but through the righteousness of faith." See Galatians 3:16-18.


Romans 4:14: "For if they" [The Jews/circumcision] "which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:"


Romans 4:15: "Because the law worketh wrath:" [See Galatians 3:10 and Deuteronomy 27:26] "for where no law is, there is no transgression." See Romans 10:4 and Galtatians 3:11-14.


Romans 4:16: "Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace;" [See 2 Timothy 1:9] "to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that” [The believing Jews] “only which is of the law, but to that” [The believing Gentiles] “also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all," See Genesis 22:15-18, Galatians 3:29 and Romans 8:17.


Romans 4:17: "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he” [Abraham] “believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were."


Romans 4:18: "Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be."


Romans 4:19: "And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:"


Romans 4:20: "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;"


Romans 4:21: "And being fully persuaded that, what he” [God] “had promised, he was able also to perform."


Romans 4:22: "And therefore it was imputed to him” [Abraham] “for righteousness."


Romans 4:23: "Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;"


Romans 4:24: "But for us” [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, see Galatians 3:26] “also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him” [God] “that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;"


Romans 4:25: "Who was delivered for our” [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] offences, and was raised again for our justification." See Romans 5:8-12, 18-21.






THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS (THE SEED OF ABRAHAM)

Galatians 3:6-29


Galatians 3:6: "Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."


Galatians 3:7: "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham."


Galatians 3:8: "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed." See Genesis 12:1-3.


Galatians 3:9: "So then they" [All nations] "which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham."


Galatians 3:10: "For as many as are of the works of the law" [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] "are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them." See Deuteronomy 27:26.


Galatians 3:11: "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith." See Galatians 3:22 and Hebrews 11:6.


Galatians 3:12: "And the law" [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] "is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them."


Galatians 3:13: "Christ hath redeemed us" [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] "from the curse of the law," [Sin and death, see Romans 5:12, 20] "being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"


Galatians 3:14: "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we" [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] "might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." See Matthew 28:18-19 and Acts 10:34-47.


Galatians 3:15: "Brethren, I” [Paul] “speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's” [Abraham’s] “covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto."


Galatians 3:16: "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He” [God] “saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ."


Galatians 3:17: "And this I” [Paul] “say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law," [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] "which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise” [To Abraham] “of none effect."


Galatians 3:18: "For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise."


Galatians 3:19: "Wherefore then serveth the law?" [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] "It was added because of transgressions, till the seed [Christ (verse 16)] should come to whom the promise was made;" [See Romans 5:12-21] "and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator." Moses, see Deuteronomy 18:18.


Galatians 3:20: "Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one."


Galatians 3:21: "Is the law" [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] "then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law."


Galatians 3:22: "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe." See Romans 3:21-24 and Hebrews 11:6.


Galatians 3:23: "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed."


Galatians 3:24: "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith."


Galatians 3:25: "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster."


Galatians 3:26: "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus."


Galatians 3:27: "For as many of you as have been baptized" [The Holy Ghost, see Luke 3:16] "into Christ have put on Christ."


Galatians 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." See 1 Corinthians 12:13.


Galatians 3:29: "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." See Romans 8:17.



Message to reader: The Heirs of God

The following scriptures prove that the believing Gentiles (all nations blessed in Abraham’s seed [Jesus Christ]), are joint-heirs with the believing Israelites. Additionally, this was a mystery which was revealed by the Holy Ghost to the saints.



Colossians 1:25-29


Colossians 1:25: "Whereof I" [Paul] "am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;"


Colossians 1:26: "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:"


Colossians 1:27: "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"


Colossians 1:28: "Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:"


Colossians 1:29: "Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily."


Ephesians 1:1-13


Ephesians 1:1: "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:"


Ephesians 1:2: "Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ."


Ephesians 1:3: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us" [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] "with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"


Ephesians 1:4: "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:"


Ephesians 1:5: "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"


Ephesians 1:6: "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."


Ephesians 1:7: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"


Ephesians 1:8: "Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;"


Ephesians 1:9: "Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:"


Ephesians 1:10: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:"


Ephesians 1:11: "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:"


Ephesians 1:12: "That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ."


Ephesians 1:13: "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"






THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE



Message to reader: Galatians 4:21-31

Galatians 4:21-31 explains; who are the children/heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven (New Jerusalem), by the spiritual meanings of the events that took place concerning God's promise to Abraham.



Galatians 4:21: “Tell me,” [Paul] “ye” [Those in the churches of Galatia] “that desire to be under the law,” [The Levitical Law/Priesthood] “do ye not hear the law?”


Galatians 4:22: “For it is written," [In the book of the law] "that Abraham had two sons, the one” [Ishmael] “by a bondmaid,” [Hagar/Agar] “the other” [Isaac] “by a freewoman.” Sarah.


Galatians 4:23: “But he” [Ishmael] “who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh;" [Not by the promise of God, see Genesis 16:1-4, 15] "but he” [Isaac] “of the freewoman was by promise.” See Genesis 15:2-4, Genesis 17:19 and Genesis 21:1-3.


Galatians 4:24: “Which things are an allegory:” [Spiritual meaning] “for these” [The bondwoman/Ishmael born after the flesh and the freewoman/Isaac born by the promise from God] “are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai," [See Leviticus 26:13-17] "which gendereth to bondage," [Death from Adam, see Romans 5:12, 20] "which is Agar.”


Galatians 4:25: “For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to" [Or corresponds to the present] "Jerusalem" [The Jews who kept the Levitical Laws and refused to accept Christ] "which now is," [During the time period of Paul’s (this) letter] "and is in bondage" [Under sin and death from Adam] "with her children." The children of the flesh, see Romans 9:8.


Galatians 4:26: “But Jerusalem which is above" [Heavenly Jerusalem] "is free, which is the mother of us all." The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, see Revelation 21:2-4.


Galatians 4:27: “For it is written," [In Isaiah 54:1-2] "Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not:" [Heavenly Jerusalem] "for the desolate" [The children of the flesh] "hath many more children than she" [Heavenly Jerusalem] "which hath an husband." See Revelation 21:2.


Galatians 4:28: “Now we, brethren," [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] "as Isaac was," [See Genesis 15:4 and Genesis 17:21] "are the children of promise.” See Romans 9:7-8.


Galatians 4:29: “But as then he” [Ishmael] “that was born after the flesh persecuted him” [Isaac] “that was born after the Spirit" [See Genesis 21:8-9] "even so it is now.” See John 15:18-21.


Galatians 4:30: “Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman” [Hagar/Agar, see verses 24-25] “and her son:" [The child of the flesh] "for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” The child of the Promise/Spirit, see Genesis 21:10-12 and Galatians 5:16-17.


Galatians 4:31: “So then, brethren," [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] "we are not children of the bondwoman,” [The children of the flesh] “but of the free.” See Revelation 21:5-7 and Revelation 7:9, 13-17.






THE PURPOSE OF GOD ACCORDING TO ELECTION


Romans 9:1-33


Romans 9:1: "I” [Paul] “say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost," See 1 John 2:27.


Romans 9:2: "That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart."


Romans 9:3: "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:" See Romans 10:1-4.


Romans 9:4: "Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;"


Romans 9:5: "Whose are the fathers," [Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, see Hebrews 11:8-9] "and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came," [See Genesis 22:18 and Galatians 3:16] "who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen." See Acts 4:10-12, Romans 1:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, and Hebrews 9:28.


Romans 9:6: "Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect.” [See Romans 3:3-4] “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:"


Romans 9:7: "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham," [See Genesis 16:15 and Genesis 25:1-2] "are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called." See Galatians 4:28.


Romans 9:8: "That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed." See Galatians 3:26, 29.



Message to reader: The Propose of God According To Election

Romans 9:9-13, 21-33 proves, that the propose of God according to election, is God’s plan, which he formed before the foundation of the world, to grant mercy to his children, and wrath on the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.



The Word of Promise To Abraham


Romans 9:9: "For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son." See Genesis 17:21.



The Word of Promise To Rebecca


Romans 9:10: "And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;"


Romans 9:11: "(For the children" [Jacob and Esau] "being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him" [God] "that calleth;)"


Romans 9:12: "It was said unto her,” [Rebecca] “The elder shall serve the younger." See Genesis 25:23-26.


Romans 9:13: "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." See Malachi 1:2-3.


Romans 9:14: "What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid."


Romans 9:15: "For he" [God] "saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."


Romans 9:16: "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy."


Romans 9:17: "For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose [The purpose of God according to election, see Genesis 15:13-16] “have I raised thee" [Pharaoh] "up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth." See Exodus 7:1-5.


Romans 9:18: "Therefore hath he” [God] “mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth."


Romans 9:19: "Thou wilt say then unto me,” [Paul] “Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?"


Romans 9:20: "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?"


Romans 9:21: "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"


Romans 9:22: "What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:" See Malachi 4:1, 2 Peter 3:3,7 and Romans 1:18.


Romans 9:23: "And that he” [God] “might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory," See Ephesians 1:1-13.



THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS


Romans 9:24: "Even us,” [The children of God by faith in Christ Jesus] “whom he” [God] “hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?" See John 10:14-16, 27-29.



The Propose of God According To Election Regarding The Gentiles


Romans 9:25: "As he” [God] “saith also in Osee," [Hosea] "I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved."


Romans 9:26: "And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God." See 1 Peter 2:9-10.



The Propose of God According To Election Regarding The Israelites


Romans 9:27: "Esaias" [Isaiah] "also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:" See Isaiah 1:9.


Romans 9:28: "For he” [God] “will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness:" [See Mark 13:19-20] "because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth." See Isaiah 13:6, 9.


Romans 9:29: "And as Esaias" [Isaiah] "said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed," [See Galatians 3:16] "we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha." See Isaiah 1:28.


Romans 9:30: "What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness,” [The Levitical Laws/Priesthood] “have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith." See Romans 3:21-22 and Galatians 3:26.


Romans 9:31: "But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness,” [The Levitical Laws/Priesthood] “hath not attained to the law of righteousness."


Romans 9:32: "Wherefore? Because they” [The children of the flesh] “sought it not by faith," [See Romans 4:3] "but as it were by the works of the law.” [See Romans 3:20 and Galatians 3:11] “For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;"


Romans 9:33: "As it is written, Behold, I” [God] “lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him” [Christ] “shall not be ashamed." See Isaiah 28:16 and 1 Peter 2:6-8.



Message to reader: Romans 9:27-33

To get a better understanding of Romans 9:27-33 "Esaias,” [Isaiah] “also Crieth concerning Israel..." read Isaiah chapter 1.