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PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
GATHER yourselves together;
that I will tell you that which shall befall you in the last days... spoke Jacob to his sons more than 3000 years ago. Genesis 49:1
God's faithfulness in TIME... can be clearly seen by anybody willing to take a look at GOD's PROMISES to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (later named Israel when he was about 100 years old) and to their descendents forever... whether or not their descendants deserved GOD's loving kindness and mercy to them.
This study - "THE PROMISES" is about commitments GOD made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and to their generations of children "forever". THE PROMISES magnify how wonderful our faithful GOD is... as HE keeps His Word to us in time. Someone who trusts in the LORD, who seeks His help... builds life differently than those helped by a fool, a villain or a charlatan. This study is NOT about how wonderful any people are (or aren't). As a matter of fact, some of the people might be faithful and grateful to Almighty GOD; while the vast majority are faithless and ungrateful... and downright presumptuously ignorant of His blessings. Remember: to whomever much is given, of that one... Jesus Christ says... shall much be required. (Luke 12:48) Frankly, the nation that turns its back on the living God, having lost its moral authority - with a leadership over-populated with fools and thieves and robbers... is worthy of the shit pile... (now, should anyone be offended with that word, the King James Version - KJV would say: dunghill) of world history. inadequately declares the Wonders of GOD's love found in the promised Word... He has given us. And incredible, these PROMISES do not exhaust all the promises GOD has made.
Here's a simple question you ought to ask yourself or your friends living in a sceptical generation that disbelieves most things:
Is there really a war going on against the West? If so, why? Isaiah 19: 24 speaks of the last days... when the time of the Gentiles comes to an end... and declares to the world: whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel Mine inheritance. That doesn't sound like a war does it? The prophet Daniel lets us know, if there is a beastial government all peoples of the earth should be wary of, it is the fourth beastial kingdom (Daniel 2:40-44; Daniel 7:7, 19-26; Daniel 8:23-25) strong as iron... that will still be working its schemes - probably pitting nations and peoples against each other... until the day the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom. Until then, what does Daniel tell us? It is the fourth kingdom that should be our caution, which history tells us is roman.
The answer - this essay on The Promises of GOD - we ought not forget.
Here's a question: what Nation (if you had to only name one)... what people do you suppose will literally be called on to help protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem - the City loved by GOD... to where the Church world believes the Lord Jesus Christ will someday return - in these last days?
- PREFACE -
GOD gave many promises. Some were conditional; others were not. Not all the promises GOD gave are fulfilled in the generations of JUDAH (the "father" of the Jewish people), in the Church, or even in Jesus Christ.
Promises to JUDAH - father of the Jewish people - Remember: Jacob, who wrestled with the Angel; the LORD changed Jacob's name to ISRAEL after this event. JACOB/ISRAEL had 12 sons. In Genesis 49 we read, each son was given specific promises of blessing - but NOT the birthright promises. JUDAH and his progeny (hundreds of years later) would be first known as a Jewish nation after their return from Babylonian captivity. JUDAH was given very specific promises of blessing by his father such as: 1. he will be as a lion, 2. his brothers would bow down before him; and 3. the scepter to rule and a law giver would never depart from him until Shiloh comes to reign. But JUDAH did not receive God's cumulative Birthright promises of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You can be read about GOD's promises in Genesis 49:8-12.
Additionally, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (and Jacob's 12 sons - Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Zebulun, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Judah, Joseph, and Benjamin) were all Hebrews. But not all Hebrews are Jewish because JUDAH is the father of the Jewish people.
Promises to the Church can be best understood in 2 Corinthians 2:20 Paul wrote: All the promises of God through [Jesus Christ] are YES and AMEN... to the glory of God the Father. GOD is not uncertain about HIS temporal or eternal plans. When HE says something, it becomes FACT - everything from Light... be (and it was)... to WE make adam in Our image, after Our likeness (and HE is still working on that one - obviously - because I'm still here typing this... you're still there reading it... and heaven and earth haven't passed away... yet!)
Promises to Jesus Christ Who will return as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords, who said, "MY Kingdom is not of this world." If it was - HE could call LEGIONS to come fight for Him. Other promises to Jesus include: one day, every knee shall bow... to Him....
Now, don't worry about asking, "When will all of the promises of GOD be fulfilled?" We'd all love to know. But unlike us, GOD is not a slave to TIME... any more than HE's a slave to HIS own creation. Whenever HE wants whatever to happen, it does. We quickly learn that GOD is not like us. With all the power available to HIM, HE isn't into a lot of special effects and showing off. Don't worry about... when GOD will decide to make all things new. We read in 2 Esdras: none of us is concerned about the creation... more than The CREATOR Himself. In the meantime, these promises - the ones GOD gave Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were going to be fulfilled in their children's children - a major population group continually growing and prospering till the end of time.
Yet, there is a curious reality to GOD's word. In spite of not locating certain details such as thumb prints or street addresses, we might want to heed the aged-father ISRAEL's advice to his sons when he says to them, "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days" - Genesis 49. In other words, father ISRAEL established a "starting point" to understanding GOD's faithfulness to His Word... worked out in his children's children on the stage of history... adequate enough for anybody to figure out, if they choose to look.
(To the critics or the sceptics, who usually have the faith of a hammer - and think people of faith are a little "wack" - these PROMISES might have no attraction to you. All of us have heard the know-it-all's who'll ask things like, "Can GOD make a rock so big that HE can't lift it?" Of course HE can. HE can do anything. But HE's not that stupid! To the wise-guys who ask such silly questions, watch out! After HE makes a rock so big HE can't lift it, HE just might pick it up and put it on their heads. After all, HE's GOD! - Don't put HIM in our box! HE's a little bigger and a little smarter than any of us!)
... to the rest of us, let's get on with learning about GOD's Promises.
80 PROMISES of GOD
We need to ask ourselves… WHERE are the promises to Abraham and his generations fulfilled? And then, as we review the following PROMISES with our best investigative skills engaged and with eyes wide-opened, take some time to consider the answers we discover. You'll be amazed! And be proud of GOD, too!
Inductive reasoning (to infer) draws its conclusion about something from particular facts, statements, or promises. Deductive reasoning is to conclude from general principles.
So let's gather around; and start with 9 points we learn from history:
- Genesis 12 - at LUZ (Bethel) Abram; Genesis 25:11-22 The Place is called Bethel... and
the Stone where Jacob rested his head is called Bethel, Genesis 35:6; Psalm 114
- Primogeniture = first born. Inheritor of birthright promises beginning with Abraham, passed on to Isaac, to Jacob and then...
- Genesis 48-49 Joseph's two sons (1/2 Egyptian) were MANASSEH (promised to become a great nation) and EPHRAIM (promised to become a commonwealth of nations)
Little known is the history of two Egyptian Obelisks dating back to 1500bc when Joseph ruled in Egypt... in recent times gifted to London and New York City - relocated in the heart of the two most populous cities in the world of the 1800's. Visit:
- 1 Chronicles 5:1-2 (written in the Southern Kingdom of JUDAH) states Ruben was the firstborn of Jacob, but... the birthright went to Joseph's two sons (and THIS fact is stated twice)
- Exodus(es) from Egypt - (Actually, there were two departures according to Dioderus Siculus).
The First Exodus by sea - when the wealthy descendants of Zarah escaped lower Egypt crossing the Mediterranian Sea to form the Grecian City-States; after to become the Militians of Spain remembered in the name Zaragoza on the Iberian ("Eber" = "Hbr" the same as Hebrew -- "ian" = "land") peninsula - Iber-ain.
Later, the Iberians colonized: New Iberain (New Ireland).
The Second Exodus (and most familiar) exodus was by land when the descendants of Pharez - were led by Moses through the Wilderness to the Promised Land. Zarah and Pharez were the twin sons of JUDAH and Tamar (his
daughter-in-law) - Genesis 39
- Now, does GOD know how to intentionally muddy the water, or what?
History records "TWO exoduses" - alluded to when comparing Solomon to Ethan, Heman, Chalcol, Darda and the sons of Mahol - we know from history, Darda (Dardanus) was one who founded the Greek City States (1 Kings 4:31; 1 Chronicles 2:6), but that's another story...
The Bible records in Ezekiel 23 - 2 nations exodused out of Egypt. Aholah - Samaria, the 10 "Lost Tribes" of the Northern Kingdom (ISRAEL); and Aholibah - Jerusalem, the 2 Tribes of the Southern Kingdom (JUDAH)
- Exodus 17:1-9 - The ROCK: Moses was told to smite the "tsuri"; Numbers 20:1-13 Moses was told to speak to the "sale" - NOT to strike it a second time; 1 Corinthians 10:4 - talks about a Stone that followed them through the wilderness
- Where did that Stone go? To the swap meet?!
- The Coronation Stone of Scone is called by other names - most prominently Jacob's Pillar and is placed underneath the St. Edward's Chair for every Coronation.
Ask yourself… WHERE on earth are God's promises to Abraham and his generations fulfilled? And what Nation or Nations will help protect and defend Jerusalem in the Last Days? Are you ready to find out?...
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