God’s Divine Purpose for Ishmael

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I lived most of my life not knowing I was a Jew. As a Christian, I was raised to love God’s chosen people, because the scriptures say,

“I (God) will bless those who bless you (Abraham), and curse him who curses you, and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed” Genesis 12:3

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love you” Psalms 122:6

So, I have always loved Israel, never realizing I was a Jew. My own mother never knew she was a Jew. Her grandmother taught her also to love Jews; this is God’s will. Of course, as Christians, we love everyone; we hate the sin sometimes, but we love the souls of all people.

I wasn’t aware of my Jewish heritage until later in life. My sister took a DNA test and found out we are Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. Praise the Lord.

The Jews have a two-fold purpose in God’s divine plan; they were called so God could use them as an example to the entire world how, if they serve and obey Him, they will be tremendously blessed. No one has been more blessed than Jews who serve the Lord! They are the example of God’s blessings to the obedient.

The very tragic part of the Jew’s election, as God’s chosen people, is that God also uses them as an example to the whole world just how terribly God’s people, all of us, will suffer, if we turn our backs to Him and disobey His Commandments. God is to be feared.

Jesus said,

“I will forewarn you whom you shall fear; fear Him (God), which after He has killed, has the power to cast into hell. Yes, I say to you, fear Him” Luke 12:5

This is the God nobody wants to talk about, but He is the same God who loves us all and Who wants to send no one to hell. He has expressed Himself through His chosen how much He wants to bless us; but He is also warning us through His chosen people to FEAR Him (as in Holocaust!).

Doubt all you like, but if you do, you will certainly find out that Jesus truly warned you, and so was the suffering of the Jews (as in Holocaust!) a severe warning.

The miracles performed by God in behalf of the Jews throughout Biblical history are absolutely true, and God is saying to humanity: I will do the same for you, if you trust and obey Me, as Abraham did, when he started out into a desert wilderness with his family, not knowing where he was headed, but because God told him to leave Ur of the Chaldeans, idol worshipers, he went by faith.

God performed many great miracles in behalf of the Jews long before our generation, but they were recorded in God’s Holy Word, and we can only read about them. Albeit, we can actually see many Bible prophecies that have been fulfilled, even in our generation, far too many to deny the miraculous: the restoration of Israel in 1948 (Isaiah 66:8, Ezekiel 36:24); the return of Jerusalem to the Jews (Zechariah 12, 14); the gathering of Jews from all nations to Israel (Jeremiah 29:14, Ezekiel 11:17); the fighting over Israel and Jerusalem in the last days (Ezekiel 38; Zechariah 14)…the list goes on.

The fulfillment of hundreds of Bible prophecies is astronomically improbable mathematically, without God’s divine intervention. In fact, the odds of so many prophecies of the coming Christ, that were fulfilled in Jesus, the restoration of Israel and Jerusalem, and the strife foretold between the sons of Ishmael and Isaac are mathematically impossible; they are miraculous…

…which brings us to Ishmael. There is a promise to the saints of God, because He loves us so,

“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28

God’s purpose for Ishmael was to be an example to the world that He desires to set free all those in spiritual bondage, redeem them and give them exactly the same inheritance as Isaac – the Kingdom of Heaven.

Abraham and Sarah were supposed to wait for the promised son, Isaac. Sarah became impatient and asked Abraham to give her a child through her bondwoman, so Abraham did, and Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.

When God told Abraham His covenant was for Sarah’s biological child, Abraham cried out to God for Ishmael, and God answered him, saying,

“As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly (they are the most fruitful people on earth!). He shall beget 12 princes and I will make him a great nation” Genesis 17:20

Okay, let’s stop right here a moment. Who are the Shia Muslims waiting for?

The 12th Imam, their Mahdi (savior)!

Does God ever lie? This prophecy is thousands of years old, and we see that now the Shias (of Sharia law) await their 12th Imam, their 12th “prince!” The 12th will be the antichrist and Muslims will agree with you if you tell them that, because they don’t believe Jesus Christ is the Savior, therefore, they readily agree their messiah, the 12th Imam, will be the antichrist (from the smaller sect of Islam Daniel 11:23 [Shias], according to the Prophet Daniel).

Sarah then wanted Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away because she didn’t want Ishmael to contend with Isaac over the inheritance, so Abraham sent Hagar and Ishmael away sorrowfully.

Hagar ran out of water in the wilderness of Beersheba and cried out to God.

“God heard the voice of the lad (Ishmael) and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven and said, What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him in your hand, for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink. And God was with the lad…” Genesis 21:17-20

Does God ever lie?

Look at all the landmass surrounding tiny Israel. All of it belongs to the Ishmaelites, Ishmaelites and more Ishmaelites! Did God not make Ishmael a great nation?

Ishmael (child of the bondwoman) was chosen to be an example to the world that God delivers from bondage and He will bless Gentiles with great blessings, if they turn to Him with all of their heart.

Israel was called to be an example of God’s great blessings, but also His great wrath to the disobedient.

Ishmael was called to be an example to the entire world to come out of sin’s bondage, be set free and become one with his brother, Isaac.

Jesus said to His Jewish disciples,

“I have other sheep which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one Shepherd (Jesus)” John 10:16

“(Jesus) having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances, to make Himself, of two, one new man (Jew and Gentile, Isaac and Ishmael), so making peace, that He might reconcile both unto God in one body, by the cross (His death), having slain the enmity thereby, and came and preached peace to you which were afar off (Ishmael), and to those who are near (Jews); for through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father (God)” Ephesians 2:15-19

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul is referring not only to Jew and Gentile, but he is making reference to the reconciliation of Isaac and Ishmael!

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Jesus, when He returns, will reconcile the sons of Abraham, the remnant of their sons, and bring peace to them, and the entire world.

If you aren’t saved, if you don’t have peace now, receive the Lord Jesus as your Savior and He will give you freedom and peace today, like you have never known. Why wait? Tomorrow could be too late.

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this – the judgment” Hebrews 9:27

Ishmael, your God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael, not the moon god, who is Lucifer!

I call you to renounce your covenant with death.

Make a new covenant with your heavenly Father, the true Father of Isaac and Ishmael, to live forever and have peace once and for all time.

Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior; unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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Iranian General: Islamic Army In Syria Awaits Orders To Destroy Israel

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IRANIAN GENERAL: ISLAMIC ARMY IN SYRIA AWAITS ORDERS TO DESTROY ISRAEL

The Deputy Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Hossein Salami recently said,

“Today an international Islamic army has formed in Syria and the voices of Muslims are heard near the Golan. Orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime (Israel) will land the life of this regime, will be ended for good. The life of the Zionist regime was never in danger as it is now,” reported The Times of Israel.

Salami also said that Tehran-backed Hezbollah terrorists have 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel.

“We are creating might in Lebanon because we want to fight our enemy from there with all our strength. Hezbollah today has tremendous might on the ground that can, on its own, break the Zionist regime. The Zionist regime has no strategic-defensive depth.”

(Translation of Salami’s statements: Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI]).

“The Zionist regime has no strategic-defensive depth?”

That can’t be true, unless one believes that the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has no “strategic-defensive depth.” Literally hundreds of His prophecies have already been fulfilled, why in the world would He lie about the one that says,

“Men shall dwell in it (Jerusalem) and there shall be no more utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. And this will be the plague with which the Lord shall smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth” Zechariah 14:11-12 (emphasis added).

Now that definitely sounds exactly like the effects of a neutron bomb, doesn’t it? This prophecy is magnificent, written about 2500 years ago, yet it details the effects of the neutron bomb!

…the effects of a neutron bomb on “all the people that have fought against Jerusalem,” no less!

How do you suppose that happened? The real God of Israel, and everyone else who receives Him, already knew 2500 years ago that Islam would come against Jerusalem in the last days, and He definitely has had a defense lined up for a very long time.

The real God also didn’t want to damage His own beloved land, so He moved on the heart of His man to create a bomb that melts people, but won’t hurt God’s property! How about that?

Oh, did I forget to tell you that it was a Jew that created the neutron bomb? That’s right! Samuel T Cohen invented it in 1958; created by God for His enemies, and designed by His man, Samuel T Cohen, a JEW!

Those facts, in addition to Zechariah’s prophecies given somewhere around 500 BC, would give a reasonable person a clue to the fact that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is for real and He does mean business!

No one will decimate God’s people, or His land!

Now, if Iran, Syria, Gaza and Lebanon are “on the edge,” just waiting to annihilate Israel, the news that Israel just passed a law today, July 18, 2018, declaring “Israel the National Home of the Jewish People” should put them clean “over the edge!”

Ancient Bible prophecy is about to unfold before our eyes, friends.

On November 8, 2017, I reported the activity in Lebanon could be significant prophetically, and the recent statements made by Salami seem to confirm that.

The Muslims in Iran and Lebanon are Shia, or Shiite, and Shias make up only about 7.5 – 11 percent of the Muslim population (source: Wikipedia).

Considering the fact that the Shia Muslims are only a small faction of Islam, it is important to note what the Prophet Daniel said about the antichrist:

“After the league (the seven-year peace treaty referred to in Daniel 9:27) made with him, he shall work deceitfully, for he shall come up and shall be strong with a small people” Daniel 11:23 (emphasis added).

After wars (one appearing to be imminent), peace treaties are signed on occasion. The Word of God specifically tells us in Daniel 9, that a seven-year (referred to as a Biblical “week”) peace treaty will be signed between Israel and the antichrist, but the antichrist will break that treaty in the “middle of the week” (seven years), which refers to a three and a-half year time period:

“He will confirm a covenant with many for one week (Biblical seven years), but in the middle of that week, he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come one (antichrist) who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys” Daniel 9:27 (New English Translation).

When this peace treaty is signed for seven years, according to the prophecies of Daniel, the end of this dispensation of time will occur at the end of the seven-year treaty; hence, this particular seven-year treaty also coincides with the seven-year great tribulation (Revelation 6 – 20) .

What I am saying here is that once the peace treaty is signed, the saints are going to be caught up (Isaiah 26:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) to be joined with Christ, or perhaps just prior to the signing; either way, the seven-year peace treaty that will be signed between Israel and the antichrist (Islamic Mahdi [Arabic for messiah]) marks the start of the seven-year great tribulation, and the Lord has promised that those who are worthy, will escape the wrath to come (Luke 21:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).

This particular threat made by Iran may not lead to the Gog Magog War (Ezekiel 38), but the events occurring in the Middle East right now will lead up to that war, because combined Bible prophecies confirm to us that we are living in the last days.

It is definitely time to be alert, to watch and pray.

Jesus said,

“Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He comes, shall find watching. Verily I say unto you that He shall gird Himself and make them sit down to meat and will come forth and serve them” Luke 12:37.

Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior; unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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Saudi Arabia Says Lebanon Declares War

SAUDI ARABIA SAYS LEBANON DECLARES WAR

Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad al-Hariri suddenly announced his resignation as Prime Minister, which was broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Saturday. He said during his speech that he resigned because of a plot to assassinate him. Even his guards were stunned by al-Hariri’s resignation.

Hezbollah, a faction of Shi’ite Muslim terrorists, actually has two ministers in Lebanon’s Parliament and Hezbollah militants are also powerful in Lebanon. It could very well be that al-Hariri feared for his life and anticipates a coup by Hezbollah terrorists, who are allied with Iran.

An Iranian official, Ali Akbar Velayati (Shi’ite), met with al-Hariri in Lebanon and after their meeting, al-Hariri cancelled his appointments and left immediately for Saudi Arabia.

After his meeting with al-Hariri, Velayati then announced from Beirut Iran’s (Shi’ites) victories in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

A number of interesting things have happened suddenly throughout the Middle East simultaneously, which may all be linked together, leading up to a major war of Biblical proportions, fulfilling last days Bible prophecy.

Amidst al-Hariri’s resignation, Houthi Muslim terrorists, Shi’ites and allies of Iran, launched a missile near the capital of Saudi Arabia (Sunni Muslims) from Yemen on Saturday.

Saudis said the missile, which was intercepted, was made in Iran and they see this attack as a declaration of war.

American propagandized media have been publishing reports that Islamic State terrorists are defeated, annihilated in Syria, suggesting we can all calm down now.

As long as Iranian Shi’ite terrorists exist and Hezbollah and other terrorist groups like Houthi Shi’ite Muslims remain alive on the earth, no one in the world is safe. The idea that Muslim terrorists have been defeated to any large degree defies Bible prophecy and it will not happen until Christ returns, after the seven-year great tribulation.

According to Bible prophecy, the antichrist (Muslim Mahdi – messiah) will rise up from a small group, according to Daniel’s prophecies. It is interesting to note that the Shi’ite Muslim terrorists are far outnumbered by the large majority of Sunnis.

According to Islamicweb.com, Shia, or Shi’ite, Muslims are about 7.5 – 11 percent of the Muslim population, so mostly Sunni and a few other small factions make up the remaining 89 – 92.5 percent.

The Prophet Daniel wrote this about the antichrist of the last days:

“After the league (a seven-year peace treaty – a Biblical “week”) made with him, he shall work deceitfully, for he shall come up and shall become strong with a small people” Daniel 11:23 (emphasis added).

The antichrist will come to power in the last days with a “small” people, according to Daniel’s prophecy.

How do we know that the antichrist is the Muslim Mahdi (messiah)? 

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their foreheads, that no man might buy or sell, except he who has the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding county the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred, sixty-six” Revelation 13:16-18 (emphasis added). (The beast (antichrist) will establish a cashless society and only those bearing his “mark” will be able to buy or sell.)

“I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given unto them, and I saw the souls of them who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or on their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” Revelation 20:4 (emphasis added). (Those who refuse the “mark” of the “beast” will be “beheaded.”)

Who “beheads” people? Muslims, Muslims, MUSLIMS!

Iranian, Hezbollah and Houthi Shi’ites are stirring up strife right now in the Middle East and they are among the relatively small group of Shi’ites, but they are also very strong, so we need to keep our eyes on the situation.

According to Bible prophecy, we are definitely living in the last days, so what is happening now could be very significant prophetically.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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