Rev. H. Hofman sr. († 2007) on Genesis 15 : 7 - 18

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The Confirmation of Abraham's Faith

Genesis 15
2/14/1993
His faith is confirmed by covenant
His faith is confirmed by trials
His faith is confirmed by the display of God's glory

Genesis 15 : 7 - 18

Genesis 15
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And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
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And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
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And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
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And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
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And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
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And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
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And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
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And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
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And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
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But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
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And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
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In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

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