We turn to our subject, “Confirmed of God in Christ” we go to the book of Galatians, to the words of the Apostle Paul: “For this I say that this (the covenant) which was confirmed before of God in Christ the law which was 430 years thereafter cannot disannul that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of law, it is no more of promise, but God gave it to Abraham by Promise. Gal: 3:17-18)
This was a very unique situation, “What was confirmed of God in Christ” What does it mean? What is the ramifications of this tremendous passage on the part of the Apostle Paul???
In fact the Apostle Paul was stating that there is a vast difference between the promises of God and the laws of God. He is also citing that they are given in two different instances. We know that God spoke to Abraham in the 12th.,chapter of Genesis and there he made a Covenant with Abraham: and he reiterated this Covenant several times. For God said to Abraham, “Get thee out of this country and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation and I will bless thee, and make thy name Great: and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” Then God re-confirms this Covenant with the seed of Abraham. For he appears to Abraham when he is 90 years old, and he said: “I am the almighty God, walk before me and be thou perfect. I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly. Behold as for me, my Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. I will establish my covenant between thee and me, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God unto thee and thy seed after thee.