Weaned Christians, who use meat rather than milk, “have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Heb. 5:14). Christians have needed the basic principles in every stage of the gospel Church, and the weaning of the Isaac class pertaining to character development has been taking place throughout the Gospel Age. Weaning is a separation (1) from milk to meat and (2) from carnality to spirituality. Spirituality is the opposite of carnality.
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Hagar was fleeing to Shur, which was en route to Egypt; that is, as an Egyptian, she intended to go back home. She was taking the inland desert route that Moses later used. Hagar got into Abram’s household when he and Sarai had gone down to Egypt. The king, admiring Sarai’s beauty, had wanted to marry her until he learned that she was already married. Abram and Sarai were sent out of Egypt with animals and men and maid servants (Gen. 12:16,20).
Hagar was honored with a promise from the angel. He addressed her as “Sarai’s maid” and told her to return and submit to Sarai; that is, Hagar was given certain promises, but they were not to be overread, for she was still Sarai’s maid.
God tells us that Jesus our Ransom will be mediator of a New Covenant to be testified in due time. As Christians, Jesus is our Advocate and not our Mediator, because through him and by him we have a standing with God and are not at odds. When will this New Covenant take effect? How many covenants are talked about in the Scriptures and when are they applicable? This booklet takes a look at the various covenants and also the sin offerings of the Day of Atonement and their true significance.