Posts Tagged ‘descendants’

Scriptures are shared on the prophecies by David that his own offspring would be exalted above himself as Lord.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “marissa” (Level with points, a member since September 06, 2014) posted the following:

So if Jesus is a descendant of king David pretty much when David prayed he was praying to his relative the entire time and didn’t know it?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:  because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.  (Acts 2:  22-32, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Was David a “Good” Man? (01/13/2015); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); The Firstborn, Higher than Kings? (12/18/2012); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

“marissa”, the question you pose, and aspects of its full answer appear throughout the holy writings.  Christ must appear responding to multiple sacred covenants, proclamations, promises, and prophecies.  On the basis of the exalted character, eternal purpose and spirit content for what Christ is to accomplish, the Savior must be received as a complete expression of humanity as well as of divinity.  Thus, Christian believers must consider such points as the following:

(1.)  The Son of Man.  That an anointed one (we say, Christ) would someday appear from among the many sons of the first pair (we say, Adam) was proclaimed by Deity when rebuking the serpent that had deceived the woman.  The defiled condition and “fallen” status of mankind required that dominion over the earth be denied to those in flesh until permanent changes and transformation of the living could be accomplished using such divine tools as atonement, death, judgment, rebirth, resurrection, sacrifice, and suffering.

(2.)  The Vision Given the Prophet David.  Mark 12:  36-37, King James Version (KJV):  36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.  37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

(3.)  Born of a Virgin.  Isaiah 7:  13-15, KJV:  13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?  14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

(4.)  The Fulfillment of Divine Promise.  The divine anointing bestowed upon Jesus was not only to establish the Savior as the firstborn heir from Adam.  The Son of Mary was consecrated to function as the divine agent and chief spokesperson for divinity in the roles of high priest, judge, king, prophet, and commander of the armies of heaven (we say, Faithful and True).

(5.)  Ruler From GOD.  Isaiah 9:  5-7, KJV:  5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.  6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:  and the government shall be upon his shoulder:  and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

(6.)  The Image of GOD.  Colossians 1:  14-20, KJV:  14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  18 And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (7.)  Known as Son of David through Faith.  Luke 18:  35-43, KJV:  35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:  36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.  37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.  38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.  39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace:  but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.  40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him:  and when he was come near, he asked him,  41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.  42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:  thy faith hath saved thee.  43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God:  and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Whether there is a common heritage for the descendants of Abraham and Ishmael is  in view, today.  Also, there is more on whether the word of GOD can be altered.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Christian sinner” (Level 7 with 140,087 points, a member since November 29, 2006) posted the following:

 

If Abraham was Jewish, then wasn’t Ishmael Jewish too? That means all descendents of Ishmael are Jewish, doesn’t it? 

Why hate Jew then? Why do you guys always try to fight Jews when you are Jewish?

You should stop hitting yourselves.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Can the Word of GOD Be Altered? (07/12/2014)—(5.)  Many believers understand the word from GOD is more than a small part or feature of the Almighty Father, and is not be thought of as a hidden member, or removable appendage such as a hand or foot, that are not necessary for ones full appearance in flesh (e.g., in facies and photo headshots).  The word is an indispensable aspect of divinity, for the word contains and conveys such divine attributes as authority, consistency, discernment, duration, sacred knowledge, integrity, life essence, love, order, permanence, power, and righteousness.  See Psalms 119:  88-90, Isaiah 40:  7-9, Isaiah 59:  21, John 6:  67-69 and 1st Peter 1:  22-25, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.  (Hebrews 9:  11-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Suffering Circumcision? (06/08/2014); Three Covenants? (06/09/2014); Let Us Make Mankind? (06/10/2014); Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham? (06/05/2014); On Christians Executing Judgment (06/06/2014); Those Who Never Heard? (06/07/2013); If You Are Sent…? (06/08/2013); Before Abraham Was… (03/14/2013); On Titles and Respect (03/15/2013)

 

“Christian sinner”, here are some strong points from Christian belief that are regularly used to expose the ignorance encouraged by Satan, and to rebuke those who trifle with the things of GOD intended for all mankind:

(1.)  The ethnicity and nationality of Abraham are not relevant to the operations of GOD for covenant, for revelation, and for salvation among mankind.  Thus, Abraham, the Friend of GOD, appears as a nomad, a wealthy man (yet, a wanderer), and one seeking a city whose builder and maker is GOD.

(2.)  The mother of Ishmael was Hagar, an Egyptian.  Throughout the holy writings, Egypt appears as a symbol and type representing internal conflict; impurity; opposition to divine authority; spiritual confusion; the operations of flesh rather than faith, divine law and promise; and the promotion of death, rather than eternal life.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  There is a common need among all living upon the earth for recovery from sin; and there is a single divine provision of Jesus Christ for atonement, redemption, salvation, and sanctification.  Finite human abilities and accomplishments such as algebra, astrophysics, biochemistry, common law, genetics, logic, philosophy, and politics have failed to equip men to correctly detect, eliminate, and resist sin.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and willingness to receive answer from GOD.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Differences among and between covenants, roles and service by the descendants of Abraham are the focus, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Stephen Glansberg” (Level 1 with 7 points, a member since May 19, 2014) posted the following:

 

Why does the Bible say God blessed Abraham’s descendants but Arabs(via Ishmael) have never been blessed?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him:  and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?  And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father.  And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.  And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;  And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.  And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him:  and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.  (Genesis 47:  37-41, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); The Bible is Unchanging? (03/23/2014); The Head Not The Tail? (10/21/2013); Stronger Tests for the Strong? (10/22/2013); The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); Accomplished in Christ? (01/16/2013); The Need to Purify Heaven (01/17/2013); Blessings, Curses and Woes (10/03/2012); After We Die? (10/04/2012)

 

“Stephen Glansberg”, may I share the following points from the perspective of a Christian believer:

(1.)  Both Isaac and Ishmael are blessed through Abraham, however, neither their blessings nor their inheritance are the same.  Both sons are circumcised, and marked as being in covenant with GOD.  However, Isaac is accounted as the first born and primary heir to whom is given the double portion.  The primary son is supplied to complete the unfinished business of the deceased, and to serve as a living memorial to his name.

(2.)  Jacob and Esau are to be seen in the same way as Isaac and Ishmael.  Both are blessed, however, the greater portion is to Jacob; and pertains to the spiritual promises of GOD, not simply to their prosperity and material wealth.  Given the indifference of Esau to his birthright concerning things of the spirit, he became disqualified as the next Patriarch and the bearer of priesthood from heaven that was bestowed upon Adam, and continued in Abraham.

(3.)  The nation of Israel is identified as a “firstborn” son to GOD, and thus is marked to serve in a divine plan for the full recovery of mankind from sin.  Israel was to be an incarnation of GOD, and the social vehicle to introduce and establish Messiah in the earth.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Careful study shows the process of GOD follows a clear pattern.  Thus, the covenants through Moses are reinforced in David from the tribe of Judah, rather than in Saul of Benjamin.  Terms are introduced wherein covenant expression by GOD, and divine law for created beings and living creatures are shown to have been temporal, and must become elevated as immutable, perpetual, spiritual and unchanging.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith, meekness, and readiness to receive the promise of the Father and Pentecost.

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.  (Hebrews 13:  14-15, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC