THE HOLY SPIRIT USED ABRAHAM, HIS TWO CHILDREN AND THE TWO WOMEN IN HIS LIFE AND GAVE US TYPOLOGIES FROM THE BOOK OF GALATIANS THAT WILL HELP US FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE “LAW” AND “GRACE”; THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW AND THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE.
(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.”
HAGAR – SLAVE WOMAN
HAGAR – STANDS FOR THE “OLD COVENANT” (LAW)
HAGAR – STANDS FOR MOUNT SINAI (WHERE THE LAW WAS GIVEN)
HAGAR – STANDS FOR THE PRESENT DAY JERUSALEM.
HAGAR – HER SON WAS BORN IN THE ORDINARY WAY
HAGAR – HER CHILDREN ARE IN SLAVERY
SARAH – FREE WOMAN
SARAH – STANDS FOR THE “NEW COVENANT” (GRACE)
SARAH – STANDS FOR MOUNT ZION (THE NEW JERUSALEM THAT IS ABOVE).
SARAH – HER SON WAS BORN AS A RESULT OF A PROMISE
SARAH – HER CHILDREN ARE FREE
UNDER THE “NEW COVENANT OF GRACE” OUR MOTHER IS “SARAH”.
LIKE ISAAC, WE ARE “CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE”.
(Gal 4:28) Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
IT HAS BEEN FORETOLD THAT THE SON OF HAGAR (LAW) WILL PERSECUTE THE SON OF SARAH (GRACE). IT IS THE SAME NOW!
(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.”
THE CHILDREN OF HAGAR (UNDER LAW) WILL PERSECUTE THE THE CHILDREN OF SARAH (UNDER GRACE).
THE CHILDREN OF “HAGAR” (UNDER LAW) WILL NEVER SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF THE CHILDREN OF “SARAH” (UNDER GRACE).
(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 THE “CHILDREN OF “SARAH” (UNDER 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.’”
BEAR IN MIND THAT “HAGAR” REPRESENTS THE “OLD COVENANT” (THE LAW). AND WE ARE NOT UNDER LAW BUT UNDER GRACE!
“ABRAHAM”, THE MAN OF FAITH IS MARRIED TO “SARAH” THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE.
FAITH IS MARRIED TO GRACE; UNDER GRACE WE LIVE BY FAITH!