RAINING TRUTH WATERING THE GARDEN
Watering the Garden
ISRAEL COMES INTO BEING
(TO ISAAC) And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham they father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statues, and my laws. (Genesis 26:2-5)
And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake. (Genesis 26:24)
(TO JACOB) And, behold the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. (Genesis 28:13-15)
(TO ISRAEL) And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him. And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I Am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. (Genesis 35:9-13)
The promises given to Abraham were continued to Abraham’s son, Isaac. He was told that his children would be as numerous as the stars of heaven and that the world would be blessed because of them. And, then to Isaac’s son, Jacob, the promise continues that all the families of the earth would be blessed because of his seed. That seed is Jesus Christ.
God then changed Jacob’s name to Israel and the nation of Israel came into being. The word Israel according to the Strong’s Concordance means “God prevails”.
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
God spoke the same promises to Abraham’s son, Isaac, and grandson, Jacob, concerning the fact that their children would be as numerous as the stars of heaven and that the world would be blessed because of them. God then changed Jacob’s name to Israel and the nation Israel came into being.
Our Father appreciates the fact that you are trying. May God’s blessing be upon this
study of His word, Amen.