|Q240 : The Abrahamic Covenant and the New Covenant|
Dear brother Henebury,
Can you please explain to me the connection between the promise made to Abraham and the coming of the Spirit? Why does Paul mention in Gal. 3:14 the promise of the Spirit in one breath with the blessing of Abraham coming to the gentiles? If the Spirit has such an important place in the fulfillment of the Abrahamic promise/covenant why isn't He obvious in a certain way in Genesis?
And . . . is the new covenant the fulfillment of the covenant with Abraham? If yes, how and where does the Holy Spirit come in?
Of course I see obvious connections between the Holy Spirit and the new covenant (Isa 44:3; Eze.36:27, 2Cor. 3 and Hebrews) but for some reason or another I don't know how that fits in the Abrahamic covenant?
Can you recommend a book to unravel this mystery to me?