USING ABRAHAM, HIS TWO CHILDREN AND THE TWO WOMEN IN HIS LIFE, THE HOLY SPIRIT GAVE US TYPOLOGIES FROM THE BOOK OF GALATIANS THAT WILL HELP US FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE “OLD COVENANT” (LAW) AND THE “NEW COVENANT (GRACE).
(Gal 4:21) “TELL ME, YOU WHO WANT TO BE UNDER THE LAW, ARE YOU NOT AWARE OF WHAT THE LAW SAYS?
(Gal 4:22) For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.
(Gal 4:23) His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
(Gal 4:24) These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
(Gal 4:25) Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.
(Gal 4:26) But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.”

TAKEN FIGURATIVELY

HAGAR (LAW) – OLD COVENANT
SARAH (GRACE) – NEW COVENANT

HAGAR (LAW) – HER SON WAS BORN IN THE ORDINARY WAY
SARAH (GRACE) – HER SON WAS BORN AS A RESULT OF A PROMISE

HAGAR (LAW) – SLAVE WOMAN
SARAH (GRACE) – FREE WOMAN

HAGAR (LAW) – HER CHILDREN ARE IN SLAVERY
SARAH (GRACE) – HER CHILDREN ARE FREE

HAGAR (LAW) – STANDS FOR MOUNT SINAI AND THE PRESENT DAY JERUSALEM
SARAH (GRACE) – MOUNT ZION OR THE NEW JERUSALEM THAT IS ABOVE

IN CHRIST, WE ARE UNDER THE “NEW COVENANT” (GRACE) THAT CHRIST MEDIATED WITH THE FATHER. (Heb 8:6) “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”

WE ARE NOT SONS OF THE SLAVE WOMAN (LAW), BUT SONS OF THE FREE WOMAN (GRACE).

WE ARE NOT BORN IN THE ORDINARY WAY, BUT BORN AS A RESULT OF A PROMISE.

WE DO NOT BELONG TO THE PRESENT DAY JERUSALEM, BUT FROM THE JERUSALEM THAT IS ABOVE.
(Gal 4:25) Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.

WE, WHO ARE IN CHRIST JUST LIKE ISAAC, ARE “CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE”.
(Gal 4:28) Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.

HOWEVER, IT HAS BEEN FORETOLD THAT THE “CHILDREN OF THE LAW” WILL PERSECUTE “THE CHILDREN OF GRACE”
(Gal 4:29) “At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.”

HAGAR (the Old Covenant of the Law) AND HER CHILDREN WILL NOT INHERIT WHAT BELONGS TO SARAH (the New Covenant of Grace) AND HER CHILDREN.
(Gal 4:30b) “The slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”

IT IS AGAINST GOD’S WILL TO BRING BACK “HAGAR” (THE LAW) TO RAISE “ISAAC” (CHILDREN OF GRACE)! IN FACT THE ADMONITION WAS TO “GET RID OF THE SLAVE WOMAN AND HER SON.”
(Gal 4:30) “But what does the Scripture say? ‘Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.’”

UNFORTUNATELY, MANY OF OUR BRETHREN WANT HAGAR (THE LAW) BACK, TO RAISE THEM INSTEAD OF THEIR TRUE MOTHER SARAH (GOD’S GRACE).
ABRAHAM (the man of faith) IS MARRIED TO SARAH (the New Covenant of Grace).
FAITH IS MARRIED TO GRACE!
(Gal 4:31) Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

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