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The Promises of the Covenant of Grace

THE PROMISES OF GOD THE FATHER TO THE SON AS HEAD OF THE COVENANT
THE CORRESPONDING PROMISES TO THOSE INCLUDED IN THE COVENANT THROUGH THEIR COVENANT HEAD

1. That the Father would prepare a sinless body for Christ, and grant Him the anointing and supporting strength of His Spirit to conquer Satan (Genesis 3:15).

Through Christ...

1. Grace and faith are promised to His church enabling them to believe and trust in Christ (the God-man Savior) and be delivered from Satan's power (Ephesians 1:5-7).

2. That the Father would deliver Christ from the power of death and grant Him eternal life (Psalm 16:10-11).

Through Christ...

2. The forgiveness of sins, resurrection from death, and the right to eternal life are promised to the elect (Hebrews 8:12).

3. That the Father would provide Christ with a seed, a church, which no man could number for multitude from all nations on earth (Psalm 22:27).

Through Christ...

3. The communion of saints with Christ, as their Head, and with each other, as His body, are promised to true believers (II Corinthians 6:16b).

4. That the Father would enable Christ to send forth the Holy Spirit to regenerate, instruct, sanctify, and preserve His church that all will be saved and none be lost (John 6:37,39).

Through Christ...

4. The Holy Spirit is promised to God's children to regenerate, work repentance in, instruct, sanctify, and preserve them forever (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

5. That the Father would grant Christ the rule over all things, both natural and spiritual, to the glory of God (Psalm 110: 1).

Through Christ...

5. All things present and future, for both natural and spiritual life, are promised to God's people (I Corinthians 3:21b-23).

6. That the Father would exalt Christ to His own right hand and grant His church to eternally be with Him, to witness the glory of God (John 17:24).

Through Christ...

6. The saved receive the blessings of heaven: to enjoy perfect communion with God, to live without sin, and glorify Him forever (Revelation 21:3).


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