So the blueprint of Israel is starting to emerge. The Lord had said to Abram in Genesis 12.2, that He will make of him a Great Nation and He will bless Abram and make his name great, and he shall be a blessing.
Now, the word You, as in I will bless You, can be either singular or plural. In these verses of Scripture, the word You is both singular and plural. This is what I mean.
In Genesis 12.2, the Lord said to Abram, I will make of You a Great Nation. That is the Great Nation Israel will come forth from Abraham. The Lord also said to Abram, I will bless You and make your name great, and You shall be a blessing.
These great blessings and promises of God, I will bless you and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing, are given to Abraham, Israel and the Jewish People.
Now please listen to this. Non Jewish People who believe in Yeshua the Messiah, who fear God and keep all His Commandments and Laws known as the Law of Moses, join in with that Great Nation Israel and her Jewish People, and you also will be blessed, and your name will be great, and you shall be a blessing. Amen?
Likewise in Genesis 12.3, where the Lord said to Abram, And I will bless them that bless You and curse him the curses You.Those who bless Abraham and Israel and the Jewish People and the Torah (Law) abiding Non Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua; well those who bless us will be blessed, and those who curse us will be cursed.
And then the greatest blessing from Genesis 12.3. The Lord said to Abram, And in you shall all families of the earth be blessed. Let me say this. For unto Abraham and the Jewish People was a child born, and unto Abraham and the Jewish People is a Son given. That is Yeshua the Messiah, in Whom all the families of the earth are blessed, to those who receive him, to those who love Him and honor him. To those who obey Him and keep the Commandments and the Laws of God known as the Law of Moses. They will be blessed. And this is the greatest blessing of All. The Messiah Yeshua.
Now one of the many blessings for Israel and all who love Messiah and obey Torah (The Law) is found in
Verse 1 – In that day – When the Lord returns.
Leviathan – In Hebrew – Leev yah tan – is symbolic for satan the
serpent. he will be chained for 1,000 years during the
millennium, and after the millennium will be tossed into hell
forever. Revelation 20.1-2,10. Crooked – In Hebrew –
Ah kah lah tone – Meaning – Tortuous, that is, as we know,
satan causes pain, suffering and torture.
Also the word means Wrest – to distort and lie and twist the
meaning of Scripture.. Such as this. Yeshua is not the Messiah,
or the Law of God, that is, the Law of Moses, is dead. That is
wresting the Scriptures and that is wrong.
Verse 6 – In the Millennium, Israel will blossom and bud. Her Jewish
and Non Jewish Believers in Messiah who live by Torah,
will be a blessing, a blessing to the Lord God. And our
name will be Great. And will take root in the Lord God and
flourish and prosper in the Lord.
Even with God’s great blessings, Israel and the Jewish People pay for our sins and have paid for our sins, double.
Anti Semitism, the Holocaust, Pogroms; the massacres of Jews, wars, all the Nations are against Israel, etc, etc, etc.
Though we are blessed, you and me, Jewish and Non Jewish Believers in Messiah, we will from time to time suffer as Messiah did with troubles and persecutions.
Righteousness is a word meaning, right with God because of our faith in God and Messiah and our obedience to Torah.
But the Lord will always deliver us and rescue us, and bless His Chosen, always.
Exodus 14. 1-4, 30-31
From the very lips of Messiah come the ultimate blessing for blessing His People, you and me, and the tragic curse for cursing His People.
Matthew 25. 31-32, 46
Now, with the great blessings given to Abraham and his descendants, the Jewish People, the history of Israel starts to develop and is set in motion.
Here are the boundaries of Israel, the Land given to the Jewish People forever.
Genesis 15. 18-21
Verse 18 Covenant – Beh reet – Here, a promise or a contract made by God that cannot and will not be broken, ever.
The River of Egypt – The Nile.
The borders of Israel promised by the Lord God will be fully realized when the Lord returns and sets up His Messianic Kingdom in Israel where He will reign in Jerusalem.
Here are the borders:
Today’s Israel including Gaza, the West Bank, all of Jerusalem, the Land of Egypt to the Nile River, including the Sinai Peninsula, Jordan, Lebanon, most of Syria to the Euphrates River, much of Iraq to the Euphrates River, and possibly a portion of Saudi Arabia.
So, why did the Lord God cast out and destroy the Canaanites, and then give the Land of Canaan to the Children of Israel to possess it forever? Because of sin. Breaking God’s Law. 1John 3.4. The crooked serpent satan even today teaches us to sin because satan’s teaching is, The Law is dead.
Amorites – A term sometimes used in Scripture for all the Canaanite Nations. Their iniquity is not yet full – When God says they have done enough sin, it will be enough and He will cast them out and destroy them. Their cup of iniquity will be full or was full.
Theses were some of the sins and abominations of the Canaanites:
-They sacrificed their children through fire.
-They prayed to graven idols.
-They sacrificed to false idols.
-They had immoral, ungodly sexual relations.
-They burned incense to strange gods.
-They made graven images to Baalim, a strange god.
-They rejected God’s Laws and every Law God established. Somewhat
like today throughout the world including the United States of America.
-They served and obeyed their own will rather then the will of God. The
will of God is obedience to His Laws. The same thing is happening
today throughout the world including the United States of America.
-That brought about their ruin.
The Land given to Israel is the most beautiful in the world, God says.
Let’s see who the Canaanite people were.
The Keninites and the Kenizites were a Canaanite people.
The Kadomites – Also a Canaanite people who lived in the Syro-Arabian desert or in parts of Syria and today’s Saudi Arabia.
The Hittites were also a Canaanite people who perhaps lived in Hebron where years later Sarah and Abraham were buried.
The Perizzites were a Canaanite people who lived in the future regions of Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh, large portions of today’s central and northern Israel.
The Rephaim were a Canaanite people and were giants. Possibly Goliath was a Rephaim or an Anakim who were also giants. Both peoples were upwards to 10 feet tall.
The Amorites were a Canaanite people who lived in the future regions of Judah in today’s southern Israel, and also in Jordan of today.
The Canaanites – The people who 3,500 years ago were the inhabitants of Canaan, today’s Israel. History books describe Canaan as the land along the Mediterranean Sea from the south of Gaza to modern day Syria and Iraq. Precisely the Land the God of Israel gave to Israel.
The Girgashites were a Canaanite people.
The Jebusites were a Canaanite people who inhabited Jebus or in Hebrew, Yeh voos, today’s Jerusalem.
Jerusalem became the capital of Israel when King David captured it from the Jebusites. It is the capital of Israel today, and will be the capital of Israel forever.
2 Samuel 5. 4-10
The enemies of Israel and Jerusalem will disappear one day and will be no more.
In the Millennium, the Messianic era, Jerusalem will be called a City of The Truth. In Hebrew –
Eer Hah Eh meht.
The Holy City that will come down from God after the 1000 year millennium is New Jerusalem.
Then all Israel shall be saved. All Believers, Jewish and Non Jewish, who love Messiah Yeshua and fear God and have kept His Commandments and His Law known as the Law of Moses, will be all Israel and will live in New Jerusalem which is Heaven with our God and Messiah forever.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein