Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 25

To: Spiritual Israelites, “Family of God, people being made temples of His spirit” God’s Church  8/13/18, God’s 6th month, Elul 2, 5778 until sunset.

      There are many Christendom and other doctrinal views because “people think to discover spiritual truth from within their fleshly rational.” From within our fleshly rational, “we approach things from differing premises.” Thus the many doctrinal views. Spiritual comprehension begins with; “believe IN God.” (Not a rational fleshly belief of: “there is a God.”) Abraham and Isaac encounter one such; with gentile Abimelech, “who did fear God but didn‘t believe IN.”) (See Genesis 25: & 26:) Paul explains “Abraham and David’s believing IN faith.” 

      Rom 4:1-8; “What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter? For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law ‘flesh’ he has something to boast about – but not before God. (3) For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Quote from Gen 15:6) Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. (5) But to the one who does not work, but believes in the One who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith ‘belief’ is credited as righteousness. (6) So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will never count sin.”) Quote from Psalms 32:1-2) Abraham and David were known before the foundation of the world, “called” “predestined.”

      Speaking of believers IN Jesus, in our age, Paul writes.

      (Gal 6:1-10; “Brothers and sisters, if a ‘Christian’ person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too. (2) Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else. For each one will carry his own load. (6) Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it. Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. (9) So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.”) Persons who sows to his own flesh? Those trusting their intellect, “is how religions get started and how governments evolve.” 

      Many well intended people are frustrated with the status-quo of their government. Those loving money and power rule and cause frustration. Followers of Jesus particularly are ashamed of such representatives who’s practices are “abominable to God.” (Nations once blessed, are cursed as leaders move toward the likes of Sodom and Gomorra.) Patriotic people are prone to ask, “is this my country?” Be patient God has an unalterable plan.

      The Lord God Jesus “our Creator” chose Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and made Moses His Deliverer some 400 years after promises to Abraham. He made Moses His Deliver and prophet, as He did Abraham.

      (Exodus 33:7-11; “Moses took the tent and pitched it outside the camp, at a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone seeking the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp. And when Moses went out to the tent, all the people would get up and stand at the entrance to their tents and watch Moses until he entered the tent. And whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses. (10) When all the people would see the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people, each one at the entrance of his own tent, would rise and worship. The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, the way a person speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his servant, Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.” (THIS WAS JESUS, “no one has seen or heard God the Father.    

       (12-17; Moses said to the Lord, “See, You have been saying to me, ‘Bring this people up,’ but You have not let me know whom you will send with me. But You said, ‘I know you by name and also You have found favor in My sight.’ Now if I have found favor in Your sight, show me Your way, that I may know You, that I may continue to find favor in Your sight. And see that this nation is Your people.”)

       This should be every Believer’s prayer to God, “Show me Your Way, that I may know You.” This was Abraham’s prayer too.

      (Exodus 33:14- “And the Lord said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not take us up from here. For how will it be known then that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we will be distinguished, I and Your people, from all the people who are on the face of the earth?” The Lord said to Moses, “I will do this thing also that you have requested, for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name.”)

      King David’s words will also resonate throughout the world “at God’s chosen time.”

      (Psalms 117:1-2; “Praise the Lord, all you nations! Applaud Him, all you foreigners! For His loyal love towers over us, and the Lord’s faithfulness endures. Praise the Lord!”) Isaiah prophesied after Jesus delivered Israel through Moses, about another “millennial deliverance.”

      (Isaiah 11:10-16; “At that time a root from Jesse “Jesus” will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to Him for guidance, and His residence will be majestic. At that time the Sovereign Master “Jesus” will again lift His hand to reclaim the remnant of His people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts. (12) He will lift a signal flag for the nations; He will gather Israel’s dispersed people and assemble Judah’s scattered people from the four corners of the earth. Ephraim’s jealousy will end, and Judah’s hostility will be eliminated.”

      (13-16; “Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim. They will swoop down on the Philistine hills (Lands Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived as foreigners.) to the west; together they will loot the people of the east.” They will take over Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be their subjects. The Lord will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; He will wave His hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind, He will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals. (16) There will be a highway leading out of Assyria for the remnant of His people, just as there was for Israel, when they went up from the land of Egypt.”)

      God’s promises to Abraham include his spiritual heirs, “Israelites and gentiles.” Revealed to Paul as follows.

     (Rom 15:7-13; “Receive one another, then, just as Christ also received you, to God’s glory. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and thus the Gentiles glorify God for His mercy. As it is written, “Because of this I will confess You among the Gentiles, and I will sing praises to Your name.” And again it says: “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.” And again, “Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples praise Him.” And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse David - Jesuswill come and the One who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him will the Gentiles hope.” (Quote from Isaiah 11:10) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe IN Him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”) Believers IN will be singing David’s song.

      (Psalms 18:46-50; “The Lord is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king! The One true God completely vindicates me; He makes nations submit to me. He delivers me from my enemies; You snatch me away from those who attack me; You rescue me from violent men. So I will give You thanks before the nations, O Lord! I will sing praises to You! He gives His chosen king magnificent victories; He is faithful to His chosen ruler, to David and His descendants forever.”)

      After Isaac dug the well he named Rehoboth and the local citizens didn’t argue over who it belonged to, Isaac said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will prosper in the land.” Remember the king had ask Isaac to leave his country because God had made him so prosperous. Nations will again come to God’s chosen “asking for a pact of peace.”

       (Gen 26:23-33; “From there Isaac went up to Beer Sheba. The Lord appeared to him that night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham.” Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. He pitched his tent there, and his servants dug a well. (26) Now Abimelech had come to Isaac from Gerar along with Ahuzzah his friend and Phicol the commander of his army. (27) Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me? You hate me and sent me away from you.” They replied, “We could plainly see that the Lord is with you. So we decided there should be a pact between us – between us and you. Allow us to make a treaty with you so that you will not do us any harm, just as we have not harmed you, but have always treated you well before sending you away in peace. Now you are blessed by the Lord.” (30) So Isaac held a feast for them and they celebrated. Early in the morning the men made a treaty with each other. Isaac sent them off; they separated on good terms. That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. “We’ve found water,” they reported. So Isaac named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day.”)

      (Gen 26:34 When Esau “Isaac’s older son” was forty years old, he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, as well as Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. They caused Isaac and Rebekah great anxiety.”) Remember Esau’s characteristics, “his way was to turn to the gentiles and his attitude caused anxiety.”

       (Gen 27:1-10; “When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son!” “Here I am!” Esau replied. Isaac said, “Since I am so old, I could die at any time. Therefore, take your weapons – your quiver and your bow – and go out into the open fields and hunt down some wild game for me. Then prepare for me some tasty food, the kind I love, and bring it to me. Then I will eat it so that I may bless you before I die.” (5) Now Rebekah had been listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau.

      When Esau went out to the open fields to hunt down some wild game and bring it back, Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau, ‘Bring me some wild game and prepare for me some tasty food. Then I will eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord before I die.’ Now then, my son, do exactly what I tell you! Go to the flock and get me two of the best young goats. I’ll prepare them in a tasty way for your father, just the way he loves them. Then you will take it to your father. Thus he will eat it and bless you before he dies.”)

       Jacob the sub planter and weaker of the two, “had already caused Esau to pledge away his first born birthright and now he is willing to steal the blessing Isaac intended for Esau.” ALL IN GOD’S PLAN.

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