God made a covenant with a man named Abram. In this covenant, He promised Abram that He would cause his seed to be as numerous as the stars. God
also promised to bless Abram’s seed with great prosperity. Then God
changed his name from Abram to Abraham, which means the father of many
nations. As born again Christians, we are Abraham’s seed and heirs of
the covenant promises.

  1. God introduced himself to Abraham as “thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward” (Genesis 15:1-18).
    1. Abraham believed God and became righteous by faith.
    2. God made a blood covenant with him.
      1. A covenant is an agreement that can only be broken by death.
      2. God promised Abram that He would make him the father of many nations.
    3. Abraham remembered his covenant with God (Romans 4:16-21).
      1. Abraham was fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able to perform.
      2. He was fully persuaded because he was mindful of his covenant relationship with God.
  2. Those of us who believe on Jesus Christ, who died as part of the covenant agreement, are Abraham’s seed (Galatians 3:27).
    1. The covenant adds significance to our stance as born again Christians.
    1. We are heirs according to what God promised Abraham.
    2. The covenant promises inform us of our inheritance and gives us purpose.
    3. We must become like Abraham, being fully persuaded that God is able to perform everything He has promised in His Word.
  3. When we do not know our covenant, we are strangers with no hope in this world (Ephesians 2:11-12).
    1. God only works in our lives through His Word.
      1. We must pray to God with the covenant on our mind.
      2. The Bible is a book of covenants.
      3. It is our responsibility to know what the Word says regarding our covenant rights.

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 15:1-18
  • Romans 4:16-21
  • Galatians 3:27
  • Ephesians 2:11-12