Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I AM the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Modern day evangelicals are ignorant of the history of the land of Palestine and ignorant of the word of God. The Lord promised the land to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants. Genesis 12;1-3;15:7;26:1-5;28:10-17. Men forget that Ishmael was blessed by God to be a great nation also, and to this day the descendants of Abraham (Isaac and Ishmael) dwell in this land.
Moses later lead them out of physical slavery into another form of slavery according to Paul. Galatians 4:21-31. Joshua as copy and shadow of Christ, took them into the land of promise as Moses (the law) could only view it from afar.
God's word is clear. The promise regarding the land itself was fulfilled by Joshua;

Joshua 21:
44 And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands.
45 Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

Joshua 23:
11 Be very careful, therefore, to love the LORD your God.
12 For if you turn back and cling to the remnant of these nations remaining among you and make marriages with them, so that you associate with them and they with you,
13 know for certain that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you, but they shall be a snare and a trap for you, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good ground that the LORD your God has given you.
14 "And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.
15 But just as all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you have been fulfilled for you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land that the LORD your God has given you,
16 if you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them. Then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land that he has given to you."

Israel did not do as the Lord commanded and lost their preeminence in the land which is why they possess only a sliver of the original promised land today. The reestablishing of Israel in 1948 was simply God being true to His promise to Abraham regarding the presence in the land of all his physical descendants. However it is ultimately pointing to and fulfilled in Christ, as only those of faith are the true sons of Abraham, i.e. the sons of God. Galatians 3:16-29
The "I AM" is a God of His Word. Let Him be true and every man a liar.

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