DESTINY: Promises, Promises, Promises …

Continued from: Who in the world do we think we are?!

What if you had a parent who made promises that you knew he or she would keep — no matter what? That would be pretty “cool,” would it not? Unfortunately, our parents, as good as they may have been, lacked one thing, the same thing we lack, the power to carry out what we promise. I know there are some who understand the importance of keeping their word, and if they can’t, they know to keep the mouth shut.

But what if I told you that there was one, the ultimate parent, who first gave us life, as parents do, and then had the power to make and to keep promises that affect our life today?

In my last post (which started this series on “Who in the world do we think we are?!”) I alluded to the fact that we really don’t have a good answer to that question. We don’t really know.

English Speaking Countries, Listen!

I am writing specifically to the people who find themselves in English speaking countries for one reason or another. Many of your parents were outcasts in the country from which they immigrated. The English “among us” brought the language and culture of England to the United States and set up colonies around the world. But most of the people of the United States came from a number of different European cultures (“the old country”), and had to learn the language of English.

But of these, few can trace their ancestry back very far. Of course, some can. I remember when as a child, I attended a number of different family reunions. One time at the “Ball Reunion,” I noticed in the pavilion someone had placed a chart on the wall that traced one of the lines in the family back to the royal family in Great Britain. In spite of the fact that my last name is from Europe, there never was a family reunion tradition for the Sakach family name. There certainly was for the other family names.

But that was it. If I have any royal blood coursing through my veins and arteries, it is not very much. But one thing I know for certain that I am an American, because my family history can be traced back to pioneers and outcasts who did not feel at home in their “old country.” They had to immigrate out of it to a new country — a land of promise!

That tells me that most of us in this country and in the other English speaking countries, do not really know who we are in this world!

But there are other cultures, that have been around for thousands of years who know who they are.

But we really don’t. But it is now time that we all understand — both the English speaking nations and the rest of the world!

Let’s get back to the promises.

Saved by the Prayers of our Righteous Fathers!

As I wrote, we have all descended from righteous men. If it were not for them and their prayers on our behalf, we may not be living today. When Enoch learned from a dream that the earth was going to be destroyed he prayed, and this is what he said,

I lifted up my hands in righteousness and blessed the Holy and Great One, and spoke with the breath of my mouth, and with the tongue of flesh, which God has made for the children of men with which they should speak. He gave them breath, a tongue, and a mouth with which they should speak,

“Blessed be You, O Lord, King, Great and mighty in Your greatness, Lord of the whole creation of the heaven, King of kings and God of the whole world. Your power, kingship, and greatness remain forever and ever, and throughout all generations. Your domain, and all the heavens are Your throne forever, and the whole earth Your footstool forever and ever.

For You made and rule all things, and nothing is too hard for You. Wisdom does not depart from the place of Your throne, nor turn away from Your presence. You know, see, and hear everything, and there is nothing hidden from You. You see everything.

And now the Messengers of Your heavens are guilty of trespass, and upon the flesh of men remains your wrath until the great day of judgment.

“Now, O God and Lord and Great King, I implore and cry to You to fulfill my prayer to leave me a posterity on earth and not destroy all the flesh of man. Do not make the earth without inhabitant, so that there would be an eternal destruction.

Now, my Lord, destroy from the earth the flesh that has aroused Your wrath. But the flesh of righteousness and uprightness establish as a plant of the eternal seed. Do not hide Your face from the prayer of Your servant, O Lord.” From Enoch: The Book Behind the Bible

We are a plant of the eternal seed!

Because of this prayer, offered by our father Enoch, we are alive today!

Plant of the Eternal Seed?

What is the meaning of the “plant of the eternal seed?” If that is what we are, then don’t you think we ought to know what that means?

Enoch was not just praying that some people would survive the “first end.” He asked that the plant would live forever!

As we approach the end of this age, it will appear that the earth is doomed. But that will not be the case. Not only will there be survivors, but never again will wickedness gain the upper hand and seek to destroy “forever” the righteous from the earth.

“The flesh of righteousness and uprightness establish as a plant of the eternal seed!

How was that going to be carried out? It doesn’t seem possible that we have that power. Those who are doers of what is right are often overwhelmed by the doers of evil even today!

It gets back to the promises, doesn’t it?

The operation of the establishing the righteous plant began at the time the prayer was offered. The commitment and strong desire of our righteous father was heard and the job began.

Here is how it happened.

Enoch’s posterity would carry the seed through the flood.

In the Book of Enoch, immediately following the prayer, is a recounting of another dream vision of Enoch where he saw the entire history of humanity from beginning to the ultimate destiny of all. It is too bad, the stodgy old church leaders decided keep this vision from you. In it is the future of the plant of eternal seed, and how they will bless the world and its people. But before that could happen promises were made.

Promises of blessing for the world

A certain man named Abram lived with his family in a place called “Ur.” His father and brothers had a business of making idols for the folk. It was an enterprise that apparently paid them well. Abram, however, objected to this business but his father, Terah, and brothers, Nahor and Haran, refused to listen. So one night Abram decided that enough was plenty and set their shop on fire. When Abram’s brother Haran saw the fire, he shouted at Abram, “What have you done?” then he ran into the shop to try to stop the fire and was instead killed.

And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth in Ur of the Chaldeans. Gen. 11

Haran was the father of Lot. But Abram, his wife Sarah, Lot, and Abram’s father Terah left Ur and went to Canaan and established a place called “Haran.” Terah died in Haran at age 205. The righteous plant was about to take root and grow.

Then Abram received a message from Yahua, “Go yourself out of your land from your relatives and from your father’s house, to a land I will show you. [PROMISE] And I will make of you a great nation and bless you and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing! And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curse you. And in you shall all the clans of the earth be blessed.” From Genesis 12

The most important phrase of “promise”, which will be repeated over again and again, is “I will … ” or “I give …” or “I shall …”

So Abram left with his wife, his brother Haran’s son Lot and all their possessions and the people who worked for them and came to the land “occupied” by the Canaanites (descendents of Ham’s son). Abram was 75 years old when they left Hanan.

And Yahua appeared to Abram and said, “[PROMISE] To your seed I give this land.” And Abram built there an altar to Yahua, who had appeared to him.

Then Abram moved to a mountain and “built there an altar to Yahua and called upon the Name of Yahua.” And he also pitched his tent there. From Genesis 12

“Call upon the Name of Yahua,” is the exact same phrase used to refer to Seth and his line after he had his son Enosh. It is important to understand that Abram is going to some effort to establish and guard this close relationship with Yahua.

Abram and Lot both became very prosperous and eventually Lot had to move away from this valley and this mountain. And after he left …

Yahua said to Abram, “[PROMISE] Now lift up your eyes an look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land which you see I shall give to you and your seed forever. And I shall make your seed as the dust of the earth, so that, if a man could count the dust of the earth, then your seed also could be counted. Arise, walk in the land through its length and width, for I give it to you.” From Genesis 13

Abram then moved his tent again, this time to Hebron, and “built an altar there to Yahua.”

The amount of “promised land” keeps expanding. These promises are being made while the Canaanites and Perizzites (a mix of Hametic people who lived in villages in the country, including the Philistines) still occupied the land. I intentionally use the term “occupy,” because this land was given to Shem and his descendants by lot and signified by an agreement (oath) as noted earlier. And now it is given by promise to Abram and his offspring.

After these things the word of the Yahua came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.”

Abram said, “Yahua of Elohim, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? Look, to me you have given no seed: and, see, one born in my house is my heir.”

Then the word of Yahua came to him, saying, [PROMISE] “This shall not be your heir; but he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir.”  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you be able to count them.” He said to him, “So shall your seed be.”

And he believed Yahua, and He counted it to him for righteousness.

And He said to him, “I am Yahua who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.”

And he said, “Yahua of Elohim, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?”

And He said to him, “Bring me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

And he took to Him all these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds he did not divide. And when the fowls came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and an horror of great darkness fell on him.

And He said to Abram, “Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their’s, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. But you shall go to your fathers in peace. You shall be buried in a good old age. In the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.”

When the sun went down, and it was dark, a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp passed between those pieces.

In the same day Yahua made a covenant with Abram, saying, [PROMISE] “To your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates: [now occupied by] the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.” From Genesis 15

Abram assurance was a prophecy! “Know of a surety that …” The prophecy doesn’t say that the land was Egypt, but later this becomes clear. But there is another witness to this: the vision given to Enoch! Here from “Enoch: The Book Behind the Bible” we have this dream vision …

Then that white bull [Noah], which had become a man, came out of that vessel [the ship], and the three bulls with him. One of those three [Shem] was white like that bull [Noah]. and one of them was red as blood [Japheth], and one black [Ham]. And that white bull left them.

And they began to bring forth beasts of the field and birds, so that there arose different genera: including lions, tigers, wolves, dogs, hyenas, wild boars, foxes, squirrels, swine, falcons, vultures, kites, eagles, and ravens; and among them was born a white bull [Abraham], and these began to bite one another.

But that white bull [Abraham,] which was born among them, begat a wild ass [Ishmael] and a white bull [Isaac]. The wild asses multiplied.

But that bull [Isaac] which was born from him begat twins: a black wild boar [Esau] and a white sheep [Jacob]; and the former begat many boars.

But that sheep [Jacob] procreated twelve sheep.

When those twelve sheep had grown, they gave up one of them [Joseph] to the asses [offspring of Ishmael], and those asses again gave up that sheep to the wolves [Egyptians], and that sheep grew up among the wolves. And the Lord brought the eleven sheep to live with it and to pasture with it among the wolves: and they multiplied and became many flocks of sheep.

And the wolves began to fear them, and they oppressed them until they killed their little ones by throwing their young into a river that had much water. Then those sheep began to cry aloud on account of their little ones, and to complain to their Lord.

Skeptics will say that this was written after the fact. However, there is a problem with that reasoning. When, then, was it written? This dream covers the whole history of the human race, as does the vision of the Weeks. It is not possible to time stamp either of these after the fact because portions happened after the time they claim it was written and some prophesied events have not yet happened. According to Enoch’s account, this vision came to him before he was married, and when he was a young man staying with his grandfather!

Now the promise extends from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates in Iraq! And it also includes more offspring than can be numbered, like the dust of the earth or like the stars. And some think that this only includes the Jews in the State of Israel. Come on! Learn the history of the world’s people and quit imagining fables.

A Failure to Believe the Promises?

The promises are to Abram and to his seed. But then something happened. Abram and Sarai become impatient and Sarai gave her servant to Abram with the idea that Sarai could be “built up by her.” But that was not to be.

Hagar, Sarai servant, did conceive through Abram and this started a bunch of trouble. Sarai drove her servant away. Then a Messenger of Yahua came to Hagar and said, “Hagar, Sarai’s female servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?

She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of Sarai, my mistress.”

The Messenger of Yahua said to her, “Return to your mistress, and humble yourself under her hand. I am going to increase your seed greatly, too numerous to be counted. Look, you are conceiving and bearing a son, and shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahua has heard your affliction. And he is to be a wild man, his hand against every one and every one’s hand against him, and shall dwell over against all his brothers.” From Genesis 16

Abram was 86 years old when Ishmael was born. But it is important to catch the promise that was made to him, and compare that with the promises that were made to the true heir.

And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, then Yahua appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am the El Shaddai; walk before me, and be you perfect. [PROMISE] And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

And Abram fell on his face: and Elohim talked with him, saying, “As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you. [PROMISE] And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you. I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim to you, and to your seed after you. And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim.”

A man and his family have been singled out from all of humanity to be a blessing to the rest. He has been promised a section of the earth that will be his possession forever and belong to his offspring through a particular son, who has not yet been born. This man is now 99 years old. His wife, Sarai, is also almost 90 years old and it doesn’t look like either of them can even have children at this time in life. Yet the promises were made over and over again and each time they grew in scope and power!

What is happening here? What is the real focus of these promises and events, and what happened to his offspring, who were to be as the “dust of the earth.” Where are the many nations? Is this some horrible joke, or has something really happened that for one reason or another is not in our thoughts?

Where are these people, these nations, and what is their role on the earth today?

To be continued …

9 thoughts on “DESTINY: Promises, Promises, Promises …

  1. Rona

    I could list Scripture after Scripture pertaining to what we are discussing, but not now. I did however want to point this one out for now. Hebrews 8 after reading your second paragraph just above.

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    1. Larry Garman

      Rona & Timothy, Greetings, may we joing this above discussion on blessings and curses, and the fulfilled promises to Abraham and his seed? “. . for in Isaac shall the seed be called.” (named) (Gen.21:12) Well where are the”sons of Isaac?” or Isaac’s-sons? or SAX-ONS? all over W.Europe, America Canada, S.Africa, Australia, New Zealand. The “THOUSANDS OF MILLIONS” promised to Rebecca (Gen 24:60) also fulfilling the “dust of the earth and the stars in sky” & “father of many nations” promise to Abraham (Gen15:12, 17:5) Promise of Kings of people to Abraham & Sarah: (Gen 17:16, 35:11) again, Where are or were those kings: All the past and present Kings (queens) of W. Europe have had German (Judah) blood in their veins. This includes Czars of Russia as well. Queen Elizabeth, (Saxe-Coburg changed to Windsor) reigns over Great Britain, greatest “company of nations” (empire) ever to exist. this fulfills anoter promise to Abraham/thru Judah (Gen 35:11,) Also to note also Queen Elizabeth can trace her lineage back to King David and beyond, which fulfills yet another promise, blessing. “. .the sceptre shall note depart from JUDAH or lawgiver between his feet till SHILOH (Yahua) come.”(Gen 49:10) So, above we have some (6) promises (blessings) fulfilled in the Anglo-Saxon nations of the world. There are many more to be found. Thank you for the sharing opportunity. L.G.

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  2. Rona

    “But I am convinced the veil will be lifted, and before this age comes to an end, we will know.” —– On this we are in agreement. This world is full of distortions, convolutions, half truths, and out right lies. Deceit. I firmly believe that it will all be cleared away and that the truth will be known the world over and will set us free.

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  3. Rona

    Perhaps we are referring to different contexts. The context I am speaking of and thought you too were speaking of are the blessings and cures for Israel as laid out in the Scriptures and being able to use such to identify who they are today. One would have to do so by looking to the curses (among other things) and not the blessings. As The Scriptures testify to the fact that Israel did not keep their covenant with Yah and were cursed. And still are. Not blessed. There are many people, groups out there who are using the blessings (promises) as a way to identify who Israel is today. “The lost ten tribes.” And they all say that they are white English speaking peoples. Some of the groups include other European peoples. This is an error in understanding of The Scriptures and history. White people what ever language they speak are not the biblical Israel with whom Yah made his covenant. Whom Yah chose as his people for a purpose. Neither are those who call themselves Jews by blood today. They too are not the biblical Israel. I know you disagree. And that’s okay. Just as you have said here on your blog in your teachings many times, it is not required we believe (or agree) for it to be so. Rona

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    1. Timothy Sakach, Ph.D. Post author

      Unfortunately, your analysis ignores the facts of history and smacks of anti-semitism (anti Shem). This anti-semitic mind-virus has been adopted by some to counter any reference to the historical origins of the Anglo-Saxon, Danaan, and Iberian (Hebrew) people who formed the nations of Europe and North American continents. English-speaking is, of course, limited to the former British Commonwealth and the United States of America, even though English has become a dominant language for the world. Nevertheless, “anti-white” is the new anti-semitism. In addition, there are those who claim “white-supremacy” who also cleave to a notion that the people who call themselves “Jews” or Judah are not real “Jews” but something else. Those who believe this often also claim that only the “white race” came from Adam and the rest came from primates. Such bigotry and nonsense only serves to cause non-thinking people to be swayed into thinking that any relationship of the “white people” to the “lost ten tribes of Israel” is to be feared and avoided at all costs. Thus this ignorance serves the Adversary quite well. This, of course, is a test to separate those who love the truth from those who will be swayed by lies and fables. The “white people” have also been referred to as “Caucasians” for many generations to the present. This is a very interesting term with much historical significance. Many history books show an area marked, “Iberia,” or HEBREW’S LAND, in the Caucasus Mountain region between the Caspian and Black Seas, north beyond the Euphrates. Historical accounts tell how the People of Israel (the ten tribes) migrated from their captivity in Assyria northward through the Caucasus Mountains and continued through to Europe. The word, Hebrew, means a descendant of Eber, the great-grandson of Noah. Even to this day, Spain is known as the Iberian Peninsula, and Ireland by the slight variation, Hibernia, both indicating their Hebrew origins in antiquity. Even the Apostles of the New Testament were sent, not to the gentiles, but to “the twelve tribes scattered abroad.” Concerning the identity of the Semites (descendants of Shem) there is even more confusion. Some considered the Palestinians (Philistines), Iraqis, and other “Arab-speaking” peoples to be Semites. However, only those who descended from Shem, including Esau and Ishmael, are true Semites, while the others mentioned above are Hamitic (descendants of Ham). The Iranians even understand that they are descendants of Japheth! You say you could quote Scripture after Scripture and then you mention the secondary reference of Hebrews 8. There is much more of the prophecy in Jeremiah 31 from which Hebrews 8 was adapted. Actually, the prophecy started in Jeremiah 30 and continues to the end of 31. This passage explains not only the return of the people of Israel from the nations they were scattered, but also the reasons why they were dispersed. What we are experiencing now in the Europe and North America is a direct result of our breach and broken faith with Yahua. We are being smitten and chastised because of our corruption, but we will be saved out of it:

      “For I am with you,” declares Yahua, “to save you. Though I make a complete end of all gentiles, where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you! But I shall reprove you in judgment and by no means leave you unpunished.” For this said Yahua, “Your breach is incurable, your wound is grievous. No one pleads your cause, to bind up. There are no healing medications for you. All those loving you have forgotten you. They do not seek for you. For I smote you as an enemy smites, with cruel chastisement, because your crookedness is great, and your sins have increased.” See, the storm of Yahua shall go forth in a rage, a whirling storm! It bursts upon the head of the wrong. The burning displeasure of Yahua shall not turn back until He has established the purpose of His heart. In the latter days you shall understand it. “At that time,” declares Yahua, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans (tribes) of Israel, and they shall be my People.” “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephraim. ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to Yahua our Elohim!’” From Jeremiah 30,31 (The Scriptures Translation)

      That day is now!

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  4. Rona

    For clarity, I was referring to promises and curses in the context of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. You can promise a curse or a blessing of course. I meant a promise of a blessing or a promise of a curse. Israel has not yet received any promise of blessing as they are laid out in Deuteronomy. The entire Scriptures testify to the fact that Israel did not keep their covenant with Yah. All of Deuteronomy should be read. Wanting to identify Israel by the promise of blessings won’t do any good if the promise of curses was bestowed upon them instead, as the scriptures say they were. The Scriptures do not say that Israel had the promise of blessing as laid out in Deuteronomy bestowed on them and the curses also. Just the curses. They were given a choice. One way would lead to receiving the promise of blessings and the other to receiving the promise of curses. Israel did not keep their Covenant with Yah. They chose the way that led to the promise of curses being bestowed upon them. And the curses were. The scriptures say so. Even in Deuteronomy. Isaiah, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Psalms, Daniel to name a few. The two of us obviously have a different understanding of the scriptures on this issue of the Israelites. But I am reading in Deuteronomy and other scriptures where Israel was cursed not blessed. The blessings are yet to come. Yah also told Abraham that his seed would be a stranger in a land not their own and would serve the stranger there and be afflicted by the stranger for four hundred years. That he would scatter them, that they would go into captivity. Not voluntary migration. This did not happen in Egypt nor Babylon. As Yah said they would be taken into Egypt again (symbolic). And for 400 years be afflicted and enslaved. If you are saying that Israel received both the blessings and the curses promised in Deuteronomy and Leviticus. When, where, and how did English speaking peoples suffer those curses? Which according to scripture they are still under. The Israelites that is. Like I said, we clearly do not have the same understanding of the scriptures when it comes to Israel. There simply is no support from scripture and history that support your claim that English speaking people are also Israelites (lost ten tribes). Those calling themselves Jews today are not who they say they are either. You are a learned man and a man who says he knows Yah’s word and knows history. Then you know that much about human history has been falsified and distorted (the Scriptures foretold this). And you know that Yah’s word is clear. Dr. Sakach, don’t blow me off or be so sure that I am wrong and dismiss it out of hand. Search the scriptures deeply and thoroughly on this. Search history. I was back and forth on whether or not to revisit this discussion with you. It seemed like I needed to. On this you are error. Search again Dr. Sakach for who the Israelites really are. Rona

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    1. Timothy Sakach, Ph.D. Post author

      Rona, With all due respect, it appears to me that we are referring to different contexts. Promises were made first to the fathers and mothers, and then later promises were made with the children. However, the “promises” made to the children were in the form of covenants or agreements. The People made the statements, “What Yahua says we will do.” Only they failed to live up to the promises they made. Leviticus and Deuteronomy spell out the details of the covenants and agreement made by the People and Yahua. They agreed to perform the requirements of a life and death, blessings and curses covenant. This agreement has far-reaching global consequences. The Torah (as defined in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deutoronmy) is a covenant for all generations. It was never an agreement that contained flaws and thereby rendered “old” and “flawed.” It was made to last “throughout your generations.” Also the Torah was established for all humanity. not just Israel. See Zechariah 14. The promises that I am referring to, in particular relate to the declarations made by Yahua to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. These have been fulfilled, in spite of the fact that the People broke covenants and agreements. And even though the promises to the fathers and mothers were “fulfilled” in the People, and they no doubt didn’t even know it, these promises are still “on the books” and will continue to be fulfilled in the ages to come! The “far-reaching” consequences of the covenants and agreements required action on both parties to be effective. The fact that Israel, to this day, has not kept the agreements, has resulted in an overwhelming accrual of debt! I am not referring to money. In other words, the payment that they accrued is in the form of death and curses. If Yahua had demanded payment for every sin and offense the People committed, they would not exist. But the promise was made that the People would exist not just for a brief time, but for all ages! So we now have an accumulation of curses and death that was owed on the basis of the promises the People made and the agreements they made with Yahua. Along with that we have the promises that Yahua made with the fathers that were unconditional! How then could this be brought back into balance or “reconciled?” Because Yahua made promises to the fathers, and was also party to the agreements made with the People, only He could fulfill the requirements of the Law. He was given a body and He came to earth and “pitched his tent” with the People, only they did not know it. Then He gave witness to the Truth, and then He gave his life. It was this act that “balanced the books.” He bought their debt. He could only do this if he was a separate party to the agreements, which, in fact, He was. The same holds true today. If I enter into an agreement with some other “person” (a legal term that includes individuals, corporations, states). And if I fail to uphold what I promised in the agreement, then I either have to pay the penalty as specified in the agreement, or the other party can pay it for me (absorb the loss), and forgive the debt owed. When Yahua came to earth, His intent was to “pay the debt.” He did that and as a result He now owns every person who was party to that agreement! The interesting part is that Israel made the promise not only for them alone but for all generations and for all people. They were a “proxy” for all the nations. In fact, because the Torah is for all people, Israel was granted the authority to speak on behalf of all. Therefore, the debt that was owed and paid covered every human being that ever lived or has yet to be born! Now, because He owns everyone, He can do with them whatever He desires, including raising them all from the grave, and putting a new spirit in all of them and making them part of His Family. This is the good news that the Scriptures from Enoch to Revelation try to make known to the people, who still do not have eyes that see or ears that hear. But this will change. The fact that the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have identity and destiny in the world is something that has been oppressed and hidden from the people and from the rest of the world. So I ask, “Who in the world do we think we are?” And the answer to that question, under the present world context, is “We don’t have a clue!” But I am convinced the veil will be lifted, and before this age comes to an end, we will know.

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  5. Rona

    You speak about promises. What about the curses? Israel did not receive those promises (blessings), but rather they fell under the curses. The Scriptures testify to this. That fact cannot be ignored. I have come across many teachings of the promises and the belief that Israel can be identified by those promises. And I’m stunned as that teaching is not scriptural. Israel never received those promises of blessings because Israel did not keep the covenant which Yah made with them. Therefore, Israel was cursed. The Scriptures testify to that fact. Give witness to that fact. Therefore, Israel cannot be identified by any promises because Israel never received those promises. Israel was cursed. Leviticus and Deuteronomy tell the story. Other Scriptures show witness to Israel being cursed. Yah told Abram, “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.” That this would be when Yah would bring Israel into Egypt again. Not the physical Egypt next time, but the symbolic state of affliction that Egypt represented. And by way of ships Yah would bring them into Egypt again. And the nation that would take Israel into captivity again and afflict them for four hundred years would come from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand.” Yah told Abram, “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs… So again Dr. Sakach, what about the curses? Are you saying Israel did not fall under the curses, that they indeed kept the covenant with Yah? Show me with Scripture where this is true. Show me with scripture where Yah changed his mind and Abraham’s seed was not taken into captivity again and afflicted four hundred years. And no, that did not occur during Israel’s sojourn in the “land” of Egypt. Because remember Yah said he was going to bring Israel into Egypt (affliction) again. And if you say well all of this happened and then Yah bestowed the blessings. Show me with scripture.

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    1. Timothy Sakach, Ph.D. Post author

      What is a promise? If you have a child and you told that child that he or she would not get any dessert unless he or she ate all the vegetables, is that not a promise? Or it you told them that if he or she ate their vegetable that you would give them a special dessert, is that also not a promise? Is not a promise your word? If you say to a friend, “I will do this for you,” is not that a promise. Or if you say, “If you do good, I will give you a gift, but if you do bad, then I will give you a ‘thump on the head,’” are not those both promises? You state “promises (blessings)” as though promises only concern blessings? In that you are mistaken, are you not? You say that the people of Israel (all the tribes) did not receive “promises” but only “curses.” But is it not true that when Israel kept the covenants that they also received the blessings, but when they did not do well, they also received the curses? Were not both blessings and curses promised to Israel? If so they could be identified by either blessings and curses, could they not? Probably the most profound Scripture regarding the promise of both blessings and curses is found in Deuteronomy chapters 28 through 30 where Moses summarizes all that has transpired over the previous 40 years between the people of Israel and Yahua their Elohim. Rather than quote all that is written there, this passage seems appropriate.

      And in the generations to come of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, shall say when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which Yahua has sent into it: “All its land is sulphur, salt, and burning. It is not sown, nor does it bear, not does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, which Yahua overthrew in His displease and wrath.” And all the nations shall say, “Why has Yahua done so to this land? What does the heat of this great displeasure mean?” And it shall be said, “Because they have forsaken the covenant of Yahua, Elohim of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. And they went and served other mighty ones (gods) and bowed themselves to them, mighty ones they did not know and that He had not given to them; therefore the displeasure of Yahua burned against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And Yahua uprooted them from their land in displeasure and in wrath and in great rage, and cast them into another land, as it is today.” From chapter 29

      Chapter 30 shows the promises of future blessings:

      And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the gentiles where Yahua of Elohim drives you, and shall turn back to Yahua your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children, that Yahua your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where Yahua your Elohim has scattered you. If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the heavens, from there Yahua your Elohim does gather you, and from there He does take you. And Yahua your Elohim shall bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. And He shall do good to you, and increases you more than your fathers. And Yahua your Elohim shall circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed to love Yahua your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, so that you might live. And Yahua your Elohim shall put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. And you shall turn back and obey the voice of Yahua and do all His commands which I command you today. And Yahua your Elohim shall make you have excess in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground for good. For Yahua turns back to rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of Yahua your Elohim to guard His commands and His laws, which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to Yahua your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

      The nations of Israel, all the tribes and not the Jews only, are identified by the promises that contain both blessings and curses. So don’t think that the promises are only limited to blessings. Note that it says “And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the blessing and the curse … “. Before the next age comes Israel will have received both the blessing and curse, not just the curse only. A great blessing will come when they learn who they are in the world today. Then with this understanding they can turn to Yahua their Elohim and be shepherded by Him through the time of trouble yet to come. Yahua always keeps his word and guards His covenants. We should be doing the same!

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