Old Transient 11

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Old Testament
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Let’s expand on Abraham, the father of many nations.

When God made a covenant with Abraham, he distinguished his believers from nonbelievers.  As the following
scriptures explain, Gods people are distinguished and made righteous only by their faith.

Romans 4:6  Daniel says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man (Abraham) whom God
credits righteous apart from works.

Romans 4:11  … So then, he (Abraham) is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in
order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Romans 4:13  It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he could be heirs
to the world, but through righteousness that comes by faith.

These scriptures are telling us that doing good works, being circumcised, following Gods law and sacri-
ficing animals as an atonement does not make a person righteous.  Performing these things will not
save a person.  Performing these things showed that a person had faith.  They were a sign of a persons faith.

Abraham and all of his descendants only became righteous because of their faith.  It was a persons
faith even in the Old Testament, that invited the Holy Spirit to dwell within a persons soul and depart his righteous-
ness to their soul.  It is the righteousness of the Holy Spirit that saves a persons soul.

The Holy Spirit has always been present, even before the birth of Jesus.  It has always been the Holy Spirit that
departs salvation.  It was only after the death of Jesus that the communicating side of the Holy Spirit was released.

Next week we will expand on the communicating side of the Holy Spirit and how it grew to many nations.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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