Truth, Understanding, Insight

Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej


5) Promise to Hagar

And the angel of Yahweh said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel of Yahweh said unto her, Behold, thou are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because Yahweh has heard your affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. Genesis 16: 10

This promise is for another seed that cannot be numbered, and this seed would be a wild warlike man (in multiplicity) dwelling in the presence of his brethren. At this time Isaac had not been born. Abraham had no other sons and Ishmael had no brothers. History has borne out this. The descendants of Ishmael live close by Isaac's descendants (and fight them regularly). Abraham was told there would be 12 princes. This promise is not about victory, inheritance or land acquired forever. This ‘seed’ of Ishmael would be many and be in proximity to the seed, but untamed. There was no eternal inheritance promised to them.

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