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Genesis 15:17
“When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.”

This cryptic reference is one of the most profound revelations in all of scripture. It gives us insight as to how God actualized His covenant promise, in both time and space, regarding His redemptive plan.

In the preceding verses, Abram (who will later become Abraham, symbolizing his justification) expresses concern to God about knowing for certain that God’s covenantal promise to him will come to pass. God then commands Abram to make preparations for the proper ceremonial practice regarding covenant agreements. At the time, whenever parties were to enter into a covenant, animals were killed, then divided in half, and then laid out on the ground with each half of the animal mirroring the other half. The parties who were entering into the covenant would…

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