From recent discussions a mythological journey through the windows of the Khamenel’s verses the Trump’s of this world. And with Ares, the shape shifting God from the underworld. Who came topside to reek some havoc. Doing so through the unsuspected. Where, we also met a character named Lucifer. Who walks among us, but is totally unrecognizable to we mortals. And alleged, to be the one responsible for all wrongs globally.
For today a journey through the non-mythological. Discovering that it’s the source for what’s pushing world tensions to new heights. And, it’s all about religion!
Now the LORD said to Abraham leave your country, family, friends including your parents. In other words leave everything treasured including personal belongings. Just go!
Travel to an unfamiliar land (Palestine) that I will take you to. There, I will make you into a great nation; and you will be a blessing. I will bless those, who bless you, and I will curse him that curses you. And through you all nations shall become prosperous. (cp. Genesis 12:1-3.
Well into his journey, Abraham made this inquiry. Lord what will you give? Seeing that I am childless …. Then He took him outside, and said, “Look towards heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to number them, so shall your descendants be.” (cp. Genesis 15:2;5).
Sarah wondered how that could be because she and Abraham were very old? As far, as equating the stars as being symbolic, as to the number of their descendants. So Sarah, used her ingenuity, and conceived this solution. She’d encourage her husband to have sex with their employee, Hagar. But Sarah’s, well intended plan back fired big time. (cp. Genesis 16:4).
Time moves on, and so did Hagar. But an angel serving, the interest of the LORD found Hagar. And said to her, “Behold you are with child, and you shall name him, Ishmael. Because, God became aware of your mistreatment.” (cp. Genesis 16:11).
The son to be born by Hagar was God’s way of making a wrong right. Even if it effects those whom God has declared to His people. Abraham, and his descendants which includes, we gentiles. Who by His grace become joint heirs with all the promises made to Abraham. (cp. Galatians 3:29).
There’s a downside to being an heir of promises. It’s that everyone pays the consequences of right made wrong. Irrespective of what side of the fence one hails from. But there’s also an upside, “For by one man’s offense (Adam) death enter the world. But much more, those, who received the abundance of grace, and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp. Romans 5:17).
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