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Topic-icon Does God bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel?

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2 weeks 3 days ago #17 by Peter J Gordon

Genesis 12:3 tells of God' s promise to bless those who bless Abraham and his descendants The Abrahamic covenant is confirmed to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob called (Israel), and their descendants.

It is repeated to them at least a minimum of twenty times in Genesis (12:1- 3, 7- 9; 13:14- 18; 15:1- 18; 17:1- 27; 22:15- 19; 26:2- 6, 24- 25; 27:28- 29, 38- 40; 28:1- 4, 10- 22; 31:3, 11- 13; 32:22- 32; 35:9- 15; 48:3- 4, 10- 20; 49:1- 28; 50:23- 25).

The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional promise from God in which He won't break. Genesis 15:18-21 with Joshua 1:4 shows part of the covenant in which the land that Israel owns from river to river, it is massive to what they have now, taking in everything from the Nile River in Egypt to Lebanon (south to north) and everything from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River (west to east).

The Abrahamic Covenant contains many aspects, including the land promises to Israel. But does God still bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel? The answer YES!

We look back in history if anyone wants to curse Israel, look what happened to Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Rome, Nazi Germany, and look what's happening to Israel's enemies now around the world. We don't mess with Israel!

A literal approach to scripture makes the whole Bible more understandable and you don't have to spiritualize and pick verses out of context to support a view point from scripture.
Let’s look at Romans 9 to 11 but 11: 11-25 where Paul compares the natural branches of a cultivated olive tree, some were broken off as Israel. The branches of a wild olive tree are us, the gentiles, who are grafted in. So we as gentiles become partakers of the promise of God of His salvation.

This was to tempt and make jealous the Jewish people of their unbelief, seeing gentiles having the opportunity of coming to the Lord in repentance and come to a saving faith in Jesus.

Supersessionists use Galatians as a footstool for their arguments in support of their belief in Replacement theology and use Galatians 3:16, 28-29 to show God has done away with Israel and is replaced by the church.

In Galatia where a group of false teachers Judiser's were coming in and adding sections of Mosaic Law, like being circumcised in order to be saved. Paul is trying to teach against this because it is salvation by grace through faith that they are saved.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. In Genesis 3: 15 we read of the woman seed, who is Jesus Christ and the seed of the serpent, the serpent would wound it’s heal but the seed of the woman would crush the head of Satan. We follow that seed through the Bible and Abraham becomes part of the promise made and his seed who is Jesus.

It important to understand that not all Abraham descendants found fulfillment in Christ but those that are of the faith are blessed as in Galatians 3:9.

Galatians 3 28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Jesus Christ removes the distinctions that divide people in Gods eyes we are his children, throughout Paul’s writings and reading the book of Acts you see Paul reaching both gentiles and Jews through different continents sharing the news of what Jesus did on the Cross.

Throughout the Old Testament and the book of Revelation, God still has a plan for the Jews after the rapture, through the 1000 year reign and a new Temple but that is another study.

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