WHERE were these promises fulfilled in TIME ?
And to what people? These 80 promises of God given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ... are cumulative adding detail after detail in order to identify the "who", "what", "where", "when" and "why" these were fulfilled. And GOD gave more than 80 promises...
PROMISE 1 - Genesis 12:2-3 - When Abram was 25 years old, he was promised to be the father of a great nation and... all the families of the earth would be blessed. (Where did this happen?)
PROMISE 2 - Genesis 13:15 - the land was given to Abraham's descendants forever. (Does this mean that the centuries old scraping and fighting over this land such as we see with Hamas and others... is going to go on forever?)
PROMISE 3 - Genesis 13:15 - Abram's descendants would be as numerous as the dust of the earth (about 7 million people live in Israel today - a population smaller than Los Angeles).
PROMISE 4 - At the age of 99, Abraham (who did not have any children), was promised to be the father of a multitude of nations; Genesis 22:17a - as numerous as the stars of heaven (about 7 million people live in modern Israel today - a population smaller than Los Angeles).
PROMISE 5 - Genesis 17:6-7 (Whenever The Word says: ever-lasting... GOD is promising something unconditionally... which is a pretty long time, assuming GOD knows what HE's talking about.)
PROMISE 6 - Genesis 24:60 Abraham's descendants would possess the gates of those who would hate them (See: Hamas). Genesis 22:17b the gates of their enemies (An example fulfilling this promise would be when a single Nation possessed the key geographically strategic regions of the world, such as: the Straits of Gibraltar leading to and from the Mediterranian Sea, Cape of Good Hope - South Africa, Cape of Horn - South America, Suez Canal - Red Sea, India trade routes, Hong Kong - Yangtze River, British Honduras in Central America, Pacific Islands, and 53 nations making up the
British Commonwealth - including England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Australia, New Zealand...)
Genesis 24:60 Rebekah the wife of Isaac, was promised that she would be the mother of thousands of millions and let thy seed possess the gates of those which hate them. (Thousands of millions = billions! There are approximately 7 million Jews living around Jerusalem - hardly the definition of "multitudes". So where did all of Rebekah's kids go?)
PROMISE 7 - Genesis 22:18 - ... yet, all the nations would be blessed and Genesis 21:12 through ISAAC Abraham's descendants would be named. ("Sons of Isaac"? Where would people too numerous to count be known by Isaac's name?) (On the Behistun Rock, we are given a clue - Sakka, Sakka souni, Saxons, the Causcasians from the Trans-Caucasus Mountain region)
PROMISE 8 - 2 Samuel 7:9-10 - David was given a GREAT name and appointed another place for GREAT Israel.
PROMISE 9 - 2 Samuel 7:11-12 - In the "other" place, David was promised rest for his HOUSE - David's dynasty. For millennium, there has never been rest in the region known today as modern Israel.
PROMISE 10 - 2 Samuel 7:12 - David's HOUSE would raise up descendants to establish his kingdom.
PROMISE 11 - 2 Samuel 7:13-14 David would establish his kingdom, continuing through Solomon - forever (which is longer than... lots of things including man's attention span).
PROMISE 12 - 2 Samuel 7:15-16 - Unlike King Saul, GOD's lovingkindness would not depart David's HOUSE. David's: 1. HOUSE; and, 2. KINGDOM would be established forever.
PROMISE 13 - Psalm 89:1 - (to the Sons of Zarah) I will sing/ make known to all generations Thy faithfulness...; 89:25 (David's) horn (his dynasty) will be exalted... and GOD will set [David's] hand on the seas and rivers. (What seas and rivers? Red Sea? Dead Sea? Mediterranean Sea? Jordan River? If that's the case, not a terribly impressive fulfillment for countless numbers pushing their enemies to the ends of the earth.)
PROMISE 14 - Psalm 89:29 - David's reign would be established forever over people as numerous as the stars of heaven
PROMISE 15 - Psalm 89:34-37 - David's kingdom will endure. It will be established forever. And there would be a witness in the sky. (How do the heavens give witness to eternal truths? How do the stars declare the glory of GOD? WHO is the "Glory of GOD"? John wrote: We beheld HIS GLORY... as of the Only Begotten of GOD... full of grace and truth. What message did GOD place in the constellations beginning with
VIRGO (the Virgin) and ending with LEO (the coming Lion)? In Genesis the stars were created to be signs. A sign is to point someone in the correct direction.)
PROMISE 16 - Ezekiel 21:26 - remove the crown (a "change is taking place"); Hosea 1:4-5 - Jezreel "not my people (putting an end to the Kingdom of the HOUSE of ISRAEL (Ephraim; 10 Northern Tribes) - NOT the HOUSE of JUDAH!!
Ask yourself… WHERE are God's promises to Abraham and his generations fulfilled? Do you want to continue the investigation on the promises of God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?...
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