Pursuant to ‘Made By Oath’
Gal 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before …, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
‘four hundred and thirty years after’ – what?
The ‘covenant’ this verse is speaking of is ‘The Book of the Covenant’ (Ex.19:5-24:8) this came immediately before ‘the law’ that is mentioned at Ex.24:12. Both ‘The Book of the Covenant’ ratified at Ex.24:7-8 and ‘the law’ mention at Ex.24:12 came 430yrs after the ‘Promise’ (guarantee) Covenant given to Abraham at Gen.15.
Paul says at;
Gal 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. – That means no adding, and no subtracting.
This is what is so significant concerning ‘The Book of the Covenant’ ratified at Ex.24:7-8 – that necessarily means that ‘the law’ mentioned at Ex.24:12 cannot possible be added as part of the covenant. That this ‘law’ stands outside (Ex.24:12) of the ‘The Book of the Covenant’ ratified at Ex.24:7-8.
‘The Book of the Covenant’ accepted and ratified by the Exodus Israelites (Abraham’s descendants) was the formal ‘answer’ (430yrs. removed) to the Abraham ‘Promise’ of Gen.15.
‘The Book of the Covenant’ was broken/breached 40 days later (Ex.32) – I do not know how to say this any plainer – You cannot break a 430yr removed ‘answer’; without breaking the ‘promise’ itself that was made 430yrs. Prior. The Gen.15 Covenant (to Abraham and his descendants) required an answer; ‘The Book of the Covenant’ was that ‘answer’. That is to say you cannot break the ‘answer’ to a 430yr removed ‘promise’ without breaking the promise itself. With that kind of Covenant you either keep it or you break it – there are no other choices.
Breaking the Gen.15 Covenant had consequences – death position consequences (passing between the animal halves) that Yahshua as the ‘lighted lamp’ (Gen.15:17) had accepted in Abraham’s place
Mat 26:39 And he (Yahshua) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
It was not possible – there was only the ‘one way’ that all the prophecies could be fulfilled. We must realize that many things intersected at the cross; Yahshua’s one death simultaneously in confluence satisfied several scripturally prophetic issues. Yahshua died the death of the ‘adulterous bride’; He died the death of the ‘rebellious son’; He died the death for the ‘sins of the whole world’ and He died the death for the breaking of the Gen.15 covenant. But most importantly; He died as the spotless lamb of YHWH; His (Yahshua’s) Blood shed (by scourging and crucifixion) did blood ratify the ‘New Covenant’ (Mt.26:24, Mk.14:26, Lk.22:20 – Jer.31:31-33/Heb.8:8-10; 9:12).
This issue is dealt with in ‘Back to the Melchizedek Future’
May Yah grant you Wisdom