This is the last of a few months’ worth of blog entries on what is known by many as the “Abrahamic Covenant”. In my most recent blog entry, Jacob Becomes “Israel”, I wrote about the way in which Jacob became “Israel”. I quoted this portion of scripture, which nicely sums up key parts of the unchangeable and unbroken promises (or covenants) that God Himself made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:
“Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; you shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” Thus He called him Israel. God also said to him, “I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come forth from you. “And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and I will give the land to your descendants after you.”” Genesis 35:9-12
I think it’s worth repeating how I concluded that blog:
“My dear brothers and sisters, the Word of God is very clear! It is amazing to me how important this covenant is; otherwise God would not have repeated Himself again and again. Yet many people don’t seem to get it…this covenant can’t be broken since it was God Himself who made it. This covenant can’t be changed because God Himself established it. This covenant is an everlasting one, since God Himself promised it.
In short, if one wants to contradict the above statement, then he or she essentially challenges the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God Almighty. I don’t know about you, but I personally believe in a faithful God, full of forgiveness, justice, and grace.”
I feel it’s time to truly challenge you, my reader, to make a decision and clearly stand up for the fact that God’s promises are unchangeable and irrevocable. Far too many people who call themselves followers of Messiah Yeshua are being deceived by the devil himself to follow false theologies, which in my opinion, ultimately results in following false gods. And for this purpose, I believe that this is so urgent an issue that must be discussed in every circle of those who claim faith in the One and only true God.
Please understand me. We cannot change God’s Word to fit our own personal bias, nor can we ignore the fullness (completeness) of His Word.
If you disagree with me, then I ask you to truly search your heart, let go of your own understanding, and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what is true. If you agree with me, then I ask you to humbly, yet firmly, share the truth with others who may have been deceived.
Here is the truth: God made a covenant – an unbroken, unchangeable and everlasting promise – with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who became “Israel”. This covenant, which included a Land, was to be continued with their descendants and is as valid today as the day it was made.
There is a very clear promise of blessing for those who accept this truth, and a curse for those who reject it. Not only does it carry significance for today, but also into eternity.
So, which side are you on?
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