What follows, is one of the most significant piece of information ever provided to earthlings. Though little doubt exists that most will disagree. Until they experience the fallout which by then, recollection won’t matter. What most do not know is that they are experiencing the fallout.
It all started with a few simple words which would become a world changer. Which were, “go in to my maid.” With Sarai continuing saying, “I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram, offered no objections, and took full advantage of the opportunity. Hostilities soon emerged and Abram said, “Take your servant women and do with her as you please.” Soon the young woman felt endangered, she fled!
On her journey to nowhere, out of fear, she too had a life changing experience. There she sat by a spring of water. Pondering to herself, “What will become of me?” When unexpectedly, she had an out of this world experience. An angel found her, and he asked, “What’s going on?” Replying, she said, “For my well being, I got to get as far away from my mistress as possible.”
Now hold on, said the angel, “Return to your mistress and persevere under her cruelty.”
Could well have been that this was no ordinary angel. But God himself exercising his prerogative to astral project himself. Saying, “Behold you are with child, and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael. Because the LORD, has heard your affliction.
One would think that this pregnant women would have had an angry reaction to what she was to be told. “He shall be a wild man. And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presences of all his brethren.” She didn’t have an angry reaction instead she make a statement and asked a question. “You are the God who sees. Have I seen him, who sees me?” A question for the reader, are you able to see him, who sees you? For most of us, we see God through his Word, and God sees us through his Word. God painted a picture for us through his Word which allows us to know the end from the beginning. It’s complicated, but it’s there for those who want to know.
God had a conversation with Abram telling him that from now on he would recognize him as Abraham. Also instructing him that from now on his wife was to be known as Sarah. What was to follow under different circumstances most likely would have brought a different reaction. But at 100 some things seem impossible. Like when God told Abraham that his wife would give birth to a son whom he was to name Isaac. And that Sarah, would become the mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her. Hearing all this bizarreness was to much for Abraham. Losing his balance from laughter he fell and mocked God. Mockingly asserting, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old bear a child?” And then with audacity, he made one of histories great mistakes. “Oh!” “That Ishmael might live before you!”
And so it was to be, Ishmael would be the father of the Islamic world. A world that will eventually obliterate kings that Sarah would birth. One in particular revealed through his Word, as the Daughter of Babylon; known to all to few, as the United States.
God responded to Abraham’s tirade this way. “As for Ishmael, I have heard you! Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I shall make him a great nation.”
What can we learn about that great Islamic nation. His Word tell us that its a kingdom and is very different from any other kingdom that ever existed. And that will be the discussion, for tomorrow.Subject
Subject matter for the prudent. Learn all you can because we are living in times of traumatic seasons like no other. Like the projected effects of climate change. That will not be reversed. Because, God has been insulted. Engaged through the Contact Us link on my home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.
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