Shalom. Our message and teaching this morning is from GENESIS 22.15-17.
Genesis 22.17 And your seed, your descendants, Abraham, shall possess the gate of his enemies.
These words have intrigued me. They have interested me and aroused my curiosity. So, this morning our study will be on the end times and the 1,000 year millennium and the days that lead up to the time Messiah will appoint Abraham’s descendants to possess the gate of his enemies.
What we are reading in these words, “and your seed shall possess the gates of his enemies,” is this. During the 1,000 year millennium, people from GOD’s family, descendants of Abraham, will be the leaders under Messiah Who will rule over the nations of the world. And those leaders will be, as Yeshua says in John 3.16, those who believe in GOD’s only begotten Son, Yeshua The Messiah, and as Paul writes in Romans 3.31; and the writer of Psalm 119.1, those who have established the Law of Moses in their lives, and walk in The Law of The LORD. Those will be the leaders of the nations during the Messianic era, the 1,000 year millennium.
Back to Genesis 22.17 SEED – ZEHRAH – descendants, i.e. every human being who descends from Abraham. And since GOD told Abraham in Genesis 21.12, “for in Isaac shall your seed be called,” Abraham’s seed are all those descendants who descend from Abraham and Isaac, the Jewish people.
And since at that time some 4,000 years ago, there were no Christians or Moslems or any other modern-day religion, a non-Jewish person CAN be a descendant of Abraham according to GOD’s formula Paul teaches in Galatians 3.7.
FAITH – belief in GOD and Messiah.
FAITH – includes obedience to GOD’s Law, The Law of Moses
Then you become the children of Abraham, fully part of GOD’s Chosen People and descendants of Abraham.
BACK TO GENESIS 22.17
POSSESS – inherit, possess, according to GOD’s Law. Abraham’s seed will take ownership of those countries as heirs. They will inherit the earth. MATTHEW 5.5 MEEK – humble, obedient to GOD, His Mosaic Laws
INHERIT – possession and ownership.
BACK TO GENESIS 22.17 GATE – SHAHAR – cities
ENEMIES – Ohyvayve – the enemies of the Jewish People, those that hate them.
The descendants of Abraham and those non-Jewish people who are of faith, faith according to GOD’s teaching, not man’s teaching, will inherit and possess all the nations who are the enemies of Israel and the Jewish People. And they will inherit The Kingdom of Heaven.
Today, the entire world as a majority, not as a whole, do not pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but rather seek to divide the land of Israel that GOD has given to the Jewish people for an everlasting possession. That is an enemy to the descendants of Abraham.
ZECHARIAH 14.9 KING – Mehlekh – a king reigns and rules.
THE EARTH – HA AHRETS – the nations, world, earth
This will be the end of all religions except for a Judaism that will become GODly and holy, Believers in Messiah.
Messiah will be King over all the world, over all the nations, and He will appoint His people to rule those countries, those who have followed Him and lived their lives according to The Law of Moses.
DANIEL 7.13-14 DOMINION – SHALTAN (ARAMAIC)
His dominion is AN EMPIRE, He has absolute rule and authority, and His empire will be THE ENTIRE WORLD.
KINGDOM – MALKHOO (ARAMAIC) Rule, kingship and reign, i.e. rule as king.
SERVE HIM – PEHLAKH (ARAMAIC) serve Him, minister to Him, obey Him.
Messiah will rule the world and Abraham’s descendants will rule for Him.
EZEKIEL 37.21-25 – David will be King in Israel under Messiah.
Verse 25 PRINCE – NAHSEE – king, prince, ruler, governor
Verse 25 FOREVER – AD OLAM – forever and ever
REVELATION 11.15 – KINGDOM – MAMLAHKHAT – COUNTRIES
WORLD – AHREHTZ – THE WORLD
Messiah will reign over the nations of the world and will reign forever. REVELATION 20.7, 11
ISAIAH 60.22 – A LITTLE ONE – KEHTONE
One who today is small in importance
shall become A THOUSAND – could rule a thousand or more
A SMALL ONE – STAHEER – one who today is least on the earth.
A STRONG NATION – LEHGOY AHSTOOM
A powerful, strong and mighty nation
(these are GOD’s people who will be rulers of the nations)
ISAIAH 60.10-12, 15 The nation that will not serve You will perish.
GOD’S peple will rule the nations during the 1,000 year Millennium and Messiah will be King over all the earth.
ISAIAH 60.21 RIGHTEOUS – STAHDEEKEEM – law abiding
INHERIT – YAHRAHSH – inherit, possess, and by GOD’s Law have ownership of the land of Israel forever.
Throughout The Bible, GOD covenants with the Jewish people that they will inherit and possess the land of Israel forever. Thus rendering replacement theology, or church-kingdom theory or the spiritual Israel theory where the church replaces Israel, the church receiving all the blessings and Israel all the curses is 100% false and untrue.
ROMANS 11.1-2 FOREKNEW – knew beforehand. Before the creation.
Sometime in eternity. GOD chose the Jewish people far back in eternity before the creation.
So, back to the end times and The Millennium.
ISAIAH 11.11 RECOVER THE REMNANT – deliver and redeem His people out of captivity.
REMNANT – those Jewish people living outside Israel.
1. The first ingathering or deliverance of all the people of Israel was the Exodus from Egypt into The Promised Land.
2. The second and final gathering of the Jewish people will be from all the nations of the world where The LORD GOD will bring them into the land of Israel at the start of The Millennium. The Bible does not predict a third gathering of the people.
ISAIAH 66.19-22 The Gentiles will help in bringing the Jewish people to Israel.
DEUTERONOMY 30.1-5 VERSE 2 – At that time the Jewish people will return to The LORD and obey Him.
VERSE 3 – Then The LORD GOD Messiah will return and gather His people from the nations and bring them into The Land of Israel and The Millennium.
ZECHARIAH 13.8-9 Not all the Jewish people will be saved. The number whom GOD will save is not for us to know.
ZECHARIAH 12.10 This will be the time of their Salvation.
When will all this start to happen? The reign of Messiah, the gathering of the people, the 1,000 year Millennium?
1. MATTHEW 24.14 – The Gospel is The Word of GOD, The Good News of Yeshua, and our obligation to obey GOD and His Law of Moses. The Gospel of God is not being preached today.
2. DANIEL 11.39-45 AND DANIEL 12.1 – When the anti-Christ will divide the land of Israel as is being forced upon Israel today by the all the world.
VERSE 39 he – anti-Christ
STRONGHOLDS – strong fortresses, his places of defense.
STRANGE god – some heathen god
GLORY – glory and honor will be given him by most people. They will relate to him and love him because like them he dishonors GOD by disobeying Him and because of his powerful hatred toward Israel and the Jewish people. Note the rampant anti-Semitism today.
He will divide the land which GOD gave to the Jewish people forever.
JOSHUA 1.1-6, GENESIS 17.8
BACK TO DANIEL 11.40 THE TIME OF THE END – the cataclysmic battles of the major powers that will bring an end to this present age. The great tribulation Daniel 12.1
OVERFLOW ADN PASSOVER – conquer and overwhelm and cross over.
verse 41 the glorious land – Israel
OVERTHROWN – ruined and destroyed
EDOM – Esau, Jacob’s brother who was Jewish.
MOAB & AMMON – The descendants of Lot’s daughters who were not Jewish.
VERSE 43 at HIS STEPS – allies
VERSE 44 UTTERLY TO MAKE AWAY MANY – annihilate, destroy and kill many.
VERSE 45 – THE TABERNACLES of his palace – his homes.
PALACE – the place where emperors reside.
BETWEEN THE SEAS – between the Mediteranean Sea and The Dead Sea. In the middle of Israel.
THE GLORIOUS HOLY MOUNTAIN – in Jerusalem
Then he will come to his end by the hand of GOD, and none will help him.
2 Thessalonians 2.8-10
Thus, when the Gospel of Truth is preached in all the world and the land of Israel is divided, the Palestinians possessing part of the glorious land of Israel, know that the end is around the corner and Messiah’s return is near. Be ready. The global movement to divide The Land is happening today. Be ready. Lead a GODly life according to GOD’s Word, according to His Torah, His Law, His Commandments and the Prophets and The Writings. Be ready.
So we will stop here and next week we’ll continue on GOD’s description of His Millennial Kingdom and how glorious it will be.
GOD has a formula to enter into The Kingdom of Heaven. That formula is not what man teaches but what GOD teaches. And it’s this. Believe that Yeshua died for your sins to be your Atonement. And obey GOD’s Law of Moses. Obeying GOD’s Law is proof you love Messiah and The Father. Then The LORD GOD will give you His Holy Spirit. This teaching is from John 14.21-24. And that is GOD’S teaching and formula to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein