by Pastor Don Elmore
What about this everlasting, unconditional covenant that our GOD made with our fathers that is mentioned so much in the Bible? GOD walked between the slain animals (a 3 year-old heifer, a she-goat also 3 year-old, and a ram also 3 years-old; plus a pigeon and a turtledove) while Abram was in a deep sleep. Abram did not walk between the animals; only God walked between the path of them. Thus, the covenant was one-sided--unconditional; and only our GOD could break it. Abram could not break this covenant; only GOD could (Genesis 15).
When the everlasting, unconditional covenant was promised to Abram that this would be God’s gift to him after he left his country (Iraq) and would go to the land of Canaan (full of giants) that He would bless those who blessed him and curse those who cursed him (Genesis 12:3).
When this promise was made to Abram, there were Cainites and Canaanites in the world; but there were no “Jews” in the world. The Jews didn’t come onto the scene until after the birth of Esau. Esau was the grandson of Abram; so those who cursed Abram could not be the ones equated with those who cursed the Jews.
Why do I mention what should be an obvious statement? Because the Scofield Bible has this note for Genesis 12:3: “…This was a warning literally fulfilled in the history of Israel’s persecutions. It has invariably fared ill with the people who have persecuted THE JEW—well with those who have protected him. For a nation to commit the sin of ANTI-SEMITISM brings inevitable judgment….” (capital and underline words mine).
But Abraham was not a Jew! It was several generations too early until Esau was born; but almost 1500 years until Judaism and another 1000 years until the kingdom of Kharzia (descendants of Japheth, not Shem) converted to the religion of the Jews. So the criminal, fraudulent Cyrus Scofield is dead wrong about equating Abram and the Jews.
|1. Ishmael||1. ISAAC||1. Zimran|
1. Esau | 2. JACOB
Abraham and Sarah had only one child. It was a miracle birth. Abraham was about a century old and Sarah around ninety years old when Isaac was conceived and born; she never had and couldn’t have a child, but she did!
For this was the reason for the unconditional, everlasting covenant; for Abram had no child to give his vast wealth to, only a servant (Genesis 15:3). “And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.” Shortly after Abram said these words, God made the promised covenant with him.
Abraham was the father of eight sons. Who was GOD going to establish the covenant with? Abraham loved Ishmael and asked GOD that “…Ishmael might live before thee.
But God said, Sarah, thy wife, shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him” (Genesis 17:18b, 19).
Who was Isaac’s seed? Isaac had two sons (twins). The first-born was Esau who was entitled to be the recipient of the covenant; but he despised and lost it. When Esau was forty years old “…he took as his wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, who were a grief of mind unto Isaac and Rebekah” (Genesis 26:34b, 35). Esau had two wives taken from the Canaanites.
The parents of Esau and Jacob, sent Jacob to his mother’s brother’s family to get a wife, “…when Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Paddan-aram, to take himself a wife from there; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram;
And Esau, seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac, his father;
Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nibajoth, to be his wife” (Genesis 28:6-9).
So far, the Bible tells us of three wives that Esau had and later in Genesis 36:2 it tells us of his fourth wife: Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, the Hivite; another Canaanite wife. Esau married three (3) Canaanite and one (1) Ishmaelite women. And in between these four wives he sold his blessing and covenant to his twin brother.
The covenant was fulfilled in Jacob, not Esau. The Bible (in both testaments) tells us that Esau married non-covenant people and God hated him. Esau despised and lost the everlasting, unconditional covenant for his seed forever; he even wept in an attempt to get it back. But God would not give it back to them.
Is this covenant important? The descendants of Ishmael, the Arabs, later in history became primarily the believers in Islam and its god Allah. The descendants of Esau and the descendants of Japheth of the kingdom of Khazaria, are believers in the Talmud and/or the Kabbalah, the religion of Judaism. The Bible tells about their rejection of being the covenant people.
God is referred to hundreds of times as being the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and his seed as being the covenant people. He is never called the GOD of Abraham and Ishmael or the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Esau! He instructed His covenant people that they would be His people and He would be their God.
Deuteronomy 29:9, 12, 13: “Keep, therefore, the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into His oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day;
That he may establish thee today for A PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, and that he may be UNTO THEE A GOD, as He hath said unto thee, and as He hath sworn unto thy fathers, TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND TO JACOB.”
This is the message that is all through the Bible: the elect of GOD is the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Notice it did not say Abraham and Ishmael; or Abraham, Isaac and Esau! The covenant people of GOD are the people that the LORD is God to. It is the descendants of the Scandinavian’s, Germanic’s, Anglo-Saxon’s, Slavic’s, Nordic’s and etc. people.
“Jesus publicly exposed the evil Jewish leaders of His day, the Pharisees, who held a similar political and religious death grip on the Jewish nation. He expects every Christian to follow His example and speak out against evil Jewish leadership” Ted Pike.
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the everlasting covenant…” (Hebrews 13:20).
It was through His blood that all of our sins were atoned for approximately 2000 years ago. What a marvelous Savior we have.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.