Genesis 49:1-2.”And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. His posterity was given the responsibility to share the blessings of this covenant with all the families of the earth through missionary service. The covenant also promised that Abraham would accomplish great things – “I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2b). BLESSINGS GOD GAVE TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB – THE COVENANT PEOPLE. God has created mankind mortal, we will not live forever. Thus, the priesthood will continue with Abraham’s and Sarah’s descendants. God has created mankind mortal, we will not live forever. Genesis 48;3-5.”And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz (Bethel) in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. Thus, Abraham’s and Sarah’s descendants are chosen people. When Esau and Jacob were older Isaac’s eyesight was failing and he told Esau his firstborn to make him some venison and bring it to him and he would bless him. Even by the God of your father, who shall help you and by the Almighty Who shall bless you with the blessings of Heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb; the blessings of your Father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brothers. Meanwhile the Pagan Nations continued to be faithful to a Pantheon of imaginary gods. 22:18.). I declare, 2021 shall be your year of SURPLUS SUPPLY. Not all people who will become immortal sons of God at Christ’s return have lavish physical blessings in this mortal life. The second aspect of the Abrahamic ministry of salvation is this calling that Abraham’s covenant children have received: to take the gospel and its blessings to the rest of God’s children. The law states that the twelve will swear on holy relics that they will never knowingly accuse an innocent or conceal a guilty man. However none of the Nations of Israel have turned back to God to obey Him faithfully. (Revelation 7:1-8). The Covenant people have always been easily led into the godless ways of Paganism and Idol worship continues to grow stronger in the nations which God has allowed to gain supremacy during the ‘times of the Gentiles’. The Lord has restored the gospel in modern times for the blessing of all people. They had with them a harp said to be of King David, a Priest breastplate and the famous Stone upon which the head of Jacob rested at Bethel. Between 1815 and 1914 the British Empire was the largest Empire in the history of the world. Without questioning why, the lost ten tribes of Israel also think of themselves as Christian and acknowledge God and His word the holy bible as the basis for their beliefs. The covenant made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was a covenant of blood. Luke 21:24,27.”And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. We thus make no distinction between the literal seed of Abraham and his heirs through adoption, for they are “all one in Christ Jesus.”. The patriarch Abraham committed himself unwaveringly to the Lord’s service and was privileged to enter into a covenant with him. The Bible describes the blessings the Lord promised Abraham because of his faith and obedience. God originally promised Abraham that He would make the patriarch great, give him many descendants, and make him the agent through which all the families of the earth will find blessing (Gen. 12:1–3). America was originally part of the British Empire and a British Colony up until 1776 when it declared independence. In the last days, the Lord has called the covenant children of the ancient patriarchs “a light unto the Gentiles, and through this priesthood, a savior unto my people Israel.” (D&C 86:11.) 2:11.). ), Yet the scriptures clearly state that this promise is conditioned upon the people’s righteous behavior. (See Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, The Second Coming of the Son of Man, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1982, pp. The blessing of Abraham is also sometimes misused in prosperity theology to claim that believers today can be … Jeroboam placed one of the idols in DAN and the other in BETHEL where Jacob’s pillow stone was. The difference between the Pagan Gentile Empires and the former nations of Israel show their origins. (Gen. 1 Kings 14:21-24.” And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Everything taken for granted and enjoyed by the Nations that God previously blessed, such as wealth, fertility, rain in the right season and protection from enemies will now be reversed. According to the scriptures, those who accept the gospel and join in the Abrahamic covenant become members of the family of Israel, even if they are not Abraham’s literal descendants. When He covenanted with Abraham, He promised that, through his posterity, all the families of the earth would be blessed with the “blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even life eternal” (Abraham 2:11). 3:8). Could other Great Empires of the world be the recipients of the blessings given to Israel? Genesis 25:23.” And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”. Each of his sons is a Nation somewhere on the Earth today, The Nations of Israel are:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah,  Zebulun, Isaacher, Dan, Gad, Asher, Joseph and Benjamin. Deuteronomy 1:16-17,23.” And I charged your judges at that time, saying, hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. The answer is in the scattering and the gathering. The original Hebrew word for man was (ish). Jacob would be served by Esau. (See Deut. Modern revelation testifies of a heavenly fulfillment: “Abraham received promises concerning his seed, and of the fruit of his loins … which were to continue so long as they were in the world; and as touching Abraham and his seed, … both in the world and out of the world should they continue as innumerable as the stars; or, if ye were to count the sand upon the seashore ye could not number them.” (D&C 132:30.). For over a hundred years the British Empire was the foremost global power, ruling over four hundred and twelve million people, twenty three percent of the world’s population, and because one quarter of the Earth’s surface was ruled over by the British Empire it was called ‘The Empire upon which the sun never set’. A key passage of scripture teaches us about that right: “In thee (that is, in thy Priesthood) and in thy seed (that is, thy Priesthood), for I give unto thee a promise that this right shall continue in thee, and in thy seed after thee (that is to say, the literal seed, or the seed of the body) shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Abr. The British Isles show many traits taken from the holy bible and laws given to Israel. 11:17–19.) These are all the Kingdoms of the times of the Gentiles: each one great in their time; each of them steeped in idolatry which God hates; and their influence over future Gentile Empires will not cease until the return of Jesus Christ as King of God’s Kingdom on Earth. God changed the name of Jacob to Israel and confirmed God’s promised blessings to him. *Find out where God wants you to reside. Among the promises of the Abrahamic covenant is the one whereby faithful heirs will possess the gospel and the power of the Lord’s priesthood. Praise God for his faithfulness! The blessing of Abraham that Paul was referring to is that all nations will be blessed thru him. The blessings build to the crescendo of the greatest covenant benefit of all—the presence of God Himself with His people (vv. God promised Abraham innumerable descendants. (See D&C 84:33–40, 48; D&C 110:12.) The Lord denied ancient Israel the blessing because its people had failed to earn it, fulfilling the Lord’s word that inheritance in the land could be had only on the condition of faithfulness. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. There is absolutely nothing in Gal. The books of Genesis and Abraham record his faith and diligence in serving the Lord. As partakers of that covenant, they see themselves as having the obligation to bless “all the families of the earth . Even so, they still claim God and His holy word the bible as the foundation of their beliefs. Denmark means Dans mark. ), Since a promised land is the blessing of a sacred covenant, the covenant people can receive it only by fulfilling the stipulations of the covenant. Deuteronomy 32:19-20. It is said to be the one Jacob used as a pillow when he dreamed of a ladder reaching to heaven, and to have come to Scotland via Egypt, Spain and Ireland with a white haired Patriarch who had with him the daughter of an Eastern King with the Hebrew name of Tea-Tephi. God tore the nation of Israel apart and gave ten of the tribes of Israel to Jeroboam. However Judah did continue to acknowledge they are the Covenant people and observe the seventh day Sabbath and God’s Holy Days. Israel was the father of many nations. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Foremost among the blessings that the family of Abraham brought about is the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Joshua 16:1,4.”And the Lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the East, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho throughout Mount Bethel. Perhaps the best-known blessing of the Abrahamic covenant is that of a vast posterity. They arrived in Ireland around the time of Babylon’s destruction of Jerusalem in 587BC. God reaffirmed those blessings by saying that Isaac’s descendants would be numerous as the stars of Heaven; they would be given entire Countries. Answer: The blessing of Abraham is the gracious heavenly gift that Abraham received as part of God’s plan to create a new nation on earth. Luke 22:20), which was ratified by Jesus Christ, the son of Abraham and Redeemer who will one day “restore everything” (Acts 3:21). Although not particularly benevolent with the people throughout their own Nation, Americans admire wealth and have an inordinate pride and trust in their own Nation’s wealth and power. When we look for a Company of Nations and a Great Nation in the world today, we see the British Commonwealth of Nations, which as the British Empire was the largest Empire in the history of the world. “There is neither Jew nor Greek [in other words, neither Israelite nor non-Israelite], there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Ishmael, the son of Sarah’s maid would also be father of nations because he was Abraham’s son, but the descendants of Isaac would receive the blessings God promised to Abraham. Genesis 13:1,2 tells us that Abraham walked in prosperity. The covenant with Abraham pertained to his children collectively as well as individually. God will turn away His face from us. With Christians, Jews, and Muslims, Latter-day Saints consider Abraham the father of the faithful and the exemplary ancestor of those who serve God. The Abrahamic Covenant Bible story is from the book of Genesis and begins with chapter 12 as God calls upon Abraham to go to the land of Canaan where he promises to "make of him a great nation," a blessing unto to mankind through his descendants all families of the world shall be blessed. (Ex. So Jeroboam set up idols in Bethel and Dan in the Nations of Israel, and made up different dates than the ones God said to observe for His Holy Days. The Lord promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars. Learn exactly what these promises were and how they affect you. 2. Other nations have colonized countries around the world but it is only the British who invested time and money into building these colonies into self sufficient and sustainable Countries in their own right. Genesis 49:22-26.”Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall; the archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the Shepherd the Stone of Israel). They are chosen not because they have an easier path to salvation, or because God loves them more than other people. Genesis 48:14-20.And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. A characteristic of British people in spite of their many faults is that they have a compassion for others and for the most part, obey the laws of God which told Israel how to deal with those who are unable to protect themselves as well as the foreigner living under their jurisdiction. The Roman version of Christianity is not based on God or His word the holy bible, but on the Council of men; the Pagan nation of Rome had no interest in even claiming to be Christian until hundreds of years after the death of Jesus Christ. (We learn of our lineage through a patriarchal blessing.) After God divorced His Church in the Wilderness; the Nations of Israel still knew about God’s laws and holy days; although they observed them with lip service and commandments of men. Daniel 4:35. Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son. o Seed - God would give Abraham descendants and ultimately through the seed line of David – a kingdom and throne. In like manner, the covenant was renewed at Sinai with the descendants of these three men, the house of Israel. The final Empire on Earth will be the new version of the Roman Empire. However I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.”. These blessings were later reaffirmed to Abraham by covenant (Genesis 15:1–12; JST Genesis 15:9–12). So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made; and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.”. The following examples mention four promises: Promise 1: “Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. How did he deliver on his promise? Because of him, all will be saved from the bands of death through resurrection; and all but the few who commit the unpardonable sin will receive an eternal inheritance in a degree of glory. . 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