The Seed of Abraham
(2nd mountain peek of prophecy of Jesus)
Many years passed after the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 was given (The Seed of the Woman), until the time of Abram. God called Abram out from Ur of the Chaldees (an idolatrous people) into the land of promise. Abram was childless when God gave him gracious promises found in Genesis 12:1-3. “Now 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: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee (in thy Seed) shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Notice the “I will’s,” these promises are unconditional in every way. Abram doesn’t have to do anything to receive these blessings, just believe God will do what He said. God said through Abram’s Seed all the nations shall be blessed. Later Abram had a son born to him, Isaac, but he was not the particular promise Seed meant. Yet, he was a most wonderful type of the future One, and the chosen line through which Jesus Christ should come. Galatians 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ.”
Only in Christ shall nations be blessed. This promise will have its fulness during the Kingdom dispensation. When Christ is reigning, all the nations will be blessed because Israel will be blessed. Israel will be the predominate nation in the whole world during that Age. All other nations will pilgrimage into Jerusalem, which will be the center of all spiritual activity. Christ (the Seed of Abram) will rule and because of Him all nations of the earth will be blessed. Isaiah 2:2, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.”
The promise spoken to Abraham in Genesis 22:17 is two-fold. “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore…”. We are counted as of the many seeds of Abraham spiritually.
Romans 4:3, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” V. 5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Thus Abraham is the
Father of all them that believe; those who walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham – Vs. 11-12. “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed…” (V. 16). Abraham is our father in the faith because of Christ (the Seed of Abraham).
Israel as a nation is the sand of the sea and the church is the fulfillment that his seed would be multiplied as the stars of heaven. The promises to the church are heavenly. Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” To Israel as a nation their promises are earthly. This is the difference between the promised dispensation to come, the Kingdom Age and the present Church dispensation or Grace Age.
All prophecy circles around these mountain peaks of prophecy.
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