The Land Covenant
The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine,
for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
An ancient antagonism to the full sense of Genesis 15
What is the contemporary status of the promise of the 'promised land'?
1 A fruit of the covenant of works broken in Eden.
2 A temporary and transceded type of covenant of grace, part of old dispensation of Covenant of Grace: like circumcision or the Passover.
3 An inextricable foundation of covenant of grace - an irrevocable earthly pledge of the certainty of the Heavenly inheritance.
In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them,
bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for
them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.
Owen's selected thoughts on the subject
A brief critique of Owen's approach to the land covenant
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do appear sometimes in passages of it,
which when God is pleased to teach us, are all pleasant and easy!"
Vol 22 p 415
Quotes from John Owen are
by kind permission from Ages Software CD edition of his works.
References given by chapter and page no, and sometimes exercitation no.