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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