Introductory Study: Mid-East Peace, How? (4)
NATION of ISRAEL (3)
Of the sons of Abraham the descendant of Adam, was born – Jacob. God spake to Jacob, and there was the name, Israel, given.
Genesis C.35, v.10…. And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called anymore Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
[NOTE: Not only was the Nation of Israel named as the Hebrew/Jew nation, but also a company of nations shall be of the seed of Abraham the descendant of Adam, in his son – Ishmael.
Genesis C.16, v.1…. Now Sarai [Sarah] Abram’s [Abraham] wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
And the Angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou ? and whither wilt thou go ? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael [‘God shall hear’]; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. And he shall be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethern.
C.17, v.15… And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [‘she shall become nations’] shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. (v.19)… And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will muliply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
The parables and scripture here show the Law of God and His Purpose. For, of all peoples and nations of the world, as God has said, Israel shall be his people. The Gentiles (non Hebrew-Jew) also who worship God, shall live with him in eternity. For from this beginning of the promise to Ishmael, God spoke: Genesis C.21 v.9… ‘And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.’. v.12… And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of the bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman [Ishmael] will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.’ .
Through thousands of years of history, we find that Israelites and Ishmaelites have been scattered and dispersed and severally subdued from their very homelands. The twelve tribes of Israel shall inherit and be gathered and return to their nation, Israel. The parables show us the twelve tribes of Ishmael are the ‘lost sheep of Israel’ – those of the gentiles also scattered, and those who have strayed from God. There are the two candlesticks of God (Revealations). One is the Nation of Israel, the Hebrews-Jews only. The other is the twin of Israel, those of the Gentiles who worship God. [Song of Solomon C.4,v.2… Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. …Hosea C.10v.10… It is in my desire that I should chastise them; when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.] .
So it is prudent here to know that the actual descendants of Ishmael (Jezreel, Cyrus) being by the genealogy, shall be in one and the same, the Prophet of Jerusalem – a Hebrew-Jew, by pedigree. …[This shall be the next lesson message]… This shall be the one nation of him that God shall make – the second candlestick, a gentile christian nation, his homeland, deposed. For God spake, Isaiah 8:18… Behold, …the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.
The company of nations – being the conversion of the gentiles – are the twelve tribes of actual descendants of Ishmael – who are as all peoples, which are spirit and flesh. All gentiles who become Christians are as these bond children – slaves of God, not man. Gentile Christians (non Hebrew-Jew) are as half Jew by the spirit and kingdom of God within them, through Jesus the Son of God, the King Of Hebrews, Jews. For his flesh and Spirit are one Holy Body. These same are also as half flesh, Egyptian. For in the books of the prophets in the Bible, God has written the Egyptians as flesh, and not spirit, in the beginning. That is, being still gentile, as those who have not the Holy Spirit – not worshiping God. For as God spoke, Israel shall be my people and I shall be their God, and I shall put my Spirit and Kingdom in them.
And so those many prophecies concerning the prophet of Israel – that last prophet of God before the Second Coming, to his shall it be – even first dominion. And there shall be one last prophet in Israel, one King, who shall rule all kingdoms with a rod of iron, for unto the King of Israel is the promise kept ! ].
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