Summary: ISRAEL;GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE
THE NATION OF ISRAEL: GEN. 12:1-3
Today we will take a look at Israel and see from the word of God that their still the apple of Gods eye and that He will fulfill every promise He has made to His chosen people.
There’s some folks that hold to the idea that God is finished with Israel and has given the blessing that He had promised Israel to the N.T. church but that is not the case.
Israel is not the church, and the church is not Israel.
The fact is that God gave the land of Canaan to Abraham and his physical descendants and it was an unconditional covenant that has never been disannulled.
Psalm 122: THE NATION OF ISRAEL:
This beautiful psalm is also a prophecy. It is a millennial psalm looking forward to the time when all the tribes will go up to Jerusalem and assemble themselves for worship.
They have been out of their city for a long time. They actually do not have full possession of it today. They cannot build their temple on the temple site because the Mosque of Omar is there. All of the sacred places are pretty well covered by Gentiles.
Psalm 122:6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
In Hosea 3:4–5 we read, “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.”
THE NATION OF ISRAEL HAS MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO, BUT IT WILL BE AFTER THE HORRABE TRIBULATION THAT IS ON THE WAY.
Listen as I read our text verses today from Gen. 12:1-3
1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
And all the nations are blessed because the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth to be the Savior of the whole world, if the people of the world will only receive Him.
And let me point out that Jesus was a descendent of the 4th son of Jacob, of the tribe of Juda.
Heb. 7: 14 for it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
It is true that Abraham was the father of many nations, even after his wife Sarah died and Abraham was even older he took another wife, Gen.23:1 Sarah’s death
And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
After Sarah’s death he took another wife and had 5 son of her.
Gen. 25: 1 1Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. ** 5And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
Abraham had many sons by his wives and concubines and certainly these were his sons, but God made His covenant in the order of _ Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and of coarse we realize that from Jacob came 12 sons, and of these 12 sons are where the 12 tribes of Israel come from.
Many people confuse the Mosaic Covenant—which required Israel’s obedience to keep Gods law that He gave to Moses— with the Abrahamic
Covenant, with the Abrahamic covenant, we find that God is doing all the promising, which did not require their obedience, the covenant God made to Abraham was an unconditional covenant.
And according to Gods word the inheritance of the Promised Land was in this order: