Abraham’s blessings are yours! They arrived in Ireland around the time of Babylon’s destruction of Jerusalem in 587BC. All of these eventually became part of the Roman Empire. However, the Nations of Britain and America have turned away from God and refused to acknowledge Him in any way. And God said unto him, Your name is Jacob: Your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and He called his name Israel. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father; And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these Countries ;and in your seed shall all the Nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws. God has given us laws and rules along with His Plan for the optimum outcome of our physical lives; and the reward for obedience to God’s laws is immortal life as God’s children. Millions of Arabs acknowledge Abraham as their lineal parent, as do millions of Jews. Obedience to God’s laws result in peace, health and prosperity for the entire Earth, as well as blessing from God. His posterity was given the responsibility to share the blessings of this covenant with all the families of the earth through missionary service. The Abrahamic covenant blesses those who are not of Abraham’s lineage in a very direct way. America became a global super power from 1898 and today is the world’s most dominant economic and military power. Judah (the Jews) the one tribe of Israel that God left in Jerusalem because of the loyalty of King David also went astray from God but they did not lose their identity. America was originally part of the British Empire and a British Colony up until 1776 when it declared independence. God began the times of the Gentiles when He gave a Kingdom to Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. ), Promise 3: “I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” (Gen. (See 2 Ne. HOW THE IDENTITY OF THE TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL BECAME LOST. Only their descendants could receive the blessings of the covenants God made with Abraham. Modern revelation testifies of a heavenly fulfillment: “Abraham received promises concerning his seed, and of the fruit of his loins … which were to continue so long as they were in the world; and as touching Abraham and his seed, … both in the world and out of the world should they continue as innumerable as the stars; or, if ye were to count the sand upon the seashore ye could not number them.” (D&C 132:30.). Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. Judges 10:13. I Kings 11:11-13.”Wherefore the Lord said to Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM AND THE COVENANT PEOPLE The purpose of human existence is to learn to make the right CHOICE in life. (See Gen. 22:1–18; Heb. The covenant blessings are for the church as a whole and for each family in particular who fears the LORD. The original Hebrew word for man was (ish). The blessing of Abraham that Paul was referring to is that all nations will be blessed thru him. “There is neither Jew nor Greek [in other words, neither Israelite nor non-Israelite], there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. For you have gone and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisses against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung, till it be all gone.”. America is not at all shy about showing how wealthy they are and is extremely generous in giving aid to poor and underprivileged nations. Privileged as we are to live when covenant blessings are available among the Lord’s Saints, we have a marvelous opportunity and a great responsibility to make those blessings available to all our Father’s children. When Solomon the son of David was on the throne of Israel, even though he started off well and had God’s spirit to help him, he began to practice idolatry. ), Yet the scriptures clearly state that this promise is conditioned upon the people’s righteous behavior. Deuteronomy 28:9-10.”The Lord shall establish you an holy people unto Himself, as he has sworn unto you, if you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. (See Abr. When Esau and Jacob were older Isaac’s eyesight was failing and he told Esau his firstborn to make him some venison and bring it to him and he would bless him. How did the Prophet Joseph Smith respond to skepticism in his time? Millions of men worldwide have been named after this great patriarch, attesting to the legacy of his life and deeds and to the honored memory in which his descendants hold him. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”. So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.”. We are heirs to the gospel and the priesthood because of the covenant God made with Abraham. Jacob would be served by Esau. GOD WILL NOT CONTINUE TO BLESS IDOLATROUS NATIONS. Old covenant Israel never saw these promises kept in their fullness, largely on account of the nation’s failure to be a light to the nations. In contrast to other nations which only began calling themselves Christian several hundred years after Jesus Christ died. 2:11.). The Lord promised to bless Abraham and make him the father of many nations, He promised to make him exceedingly fruitful, to keep His covenant with him throughout the generations, and to give his descendants the land he showed him … The Lord has restored the gospel in modern times for the blessing of all people. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. A characteristic of British people in spite of their many faults is that they have a compassion for others and for the most part, obey the laws of God which told Israel how to deal with those who are unable to protect themselves as well as the foreigner living under their jurisdiction. It was Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh that were told they would be like a fruitful vine running over the wall; a Nation of people spreading around the world protected by God and given more blessings than all their brothers and relatives. Also because Jesus Christ was born into the line of Abraham, all nations on Earth are blessed through Abraham’s seed. One of the blessings of Joseph was divine help from God against enemies. 2. The mind of man thinks it is his wisdom and strength that gains him riches and prestige in this world, but it is far from the truth. And also of the son of the bondwoman I will make a nation, because he is your seed. 1–3; Gen. The covenant also promised that Abraham would accomplish great things – “I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2b). God has created mankind mortal, we will not live forever. Almost four thousand years ago God made a Covenant with Abraham because of his obedience and faithfulness. Hope in Christ Marks First Presidency Yule Program, Worldwide Celebration Notes Young Women Anniversary, Elder Joseph Anderson Celebrates 100th Birthday, Huntsville Saints Survive Tornado’s Destruction, Study Shows Healthy Habits Cut LDS Heart, Cancer Deaths, “The Abrahamic Covenant: A Blessing for All People,” Ensign, Feb. 1990, 51. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. This promise finds its fulfillment in the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31–34; cf. The ordinances of baptism, the priesthood, and celestial marriage were made available to him and his seed. Each of his sons is a Nation somewhere on the Earth today, The Nations of Israel are:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah,  Zebulun, Isaacher, Dan, Gad, Asher, Joseph and Benjamin. After God divorced His Church in the Wilderness; the Nations of Israel still knew about God’s laws and holy days; although they observed them with lip service and commandments of men. A covenant is an agreement between two people that involves promises on the part of each to the other. And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. They are chosen not because they have an easier path to salvation, or because God loves them more than other people. 11:17–19.) COULD OTHER GREAT EMPIRES OF THE WORLD BE THE COVENANT PEOPLE? ), Since a promised land is the blessing of a sacred covenant, the covenant people can receive it only by fulfilling the stipulations of the covenant. These blessings were later reaffirmed to Abraham by covenant (Genesis 15:1–12; JST Genesis 15:9–12). Opinions as to how and why such an outcome could happen have been many and varied on both sides. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. The abundant blessings of God were given to just one son of Israel and that is Joseph. This is great news! And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father. Genesis 27:28-29. One example is the judicial laws of God which were given to His Church in the wilderness and now used in England. status/authority: victim and killer possessed the same status God’s covenant with Abraham (promises, sign) and why Isaac’s birth is crucial God promises to bless Abraham. Since the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, when gospel blessings have been on earth they have been made available through the house of Israel. Genesis 12:1-3 records the basic promise of the Abrahamic Covenant. The seventh day of the week represents the one thousand year Kingdom of God when Jesus Christ returns as King. And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. The house of Israel is the family of the Lord’s Saints. *Find out which discipline God wants you … Ephraim, Manasseh and Joseph are as one Nation in the prophetic blessings. Because of him, all will be saved from the bands of death through resurrection; and all but the few who commit the unpardonable sin will receive an eternal inheritance in a degree of glory. The ultimate realization of the Lord’s promise, however, will come in a different way. God promised Abraham innumerable descendants. We are now at the end of the two thousand years of the kingdoms of men before Jesus Christ returns. 2:10.). There is absolutely nothing in Gal. Disobedience to God’s laws result in the opposite and God turns away His face away from sinners. The lost tribes of Israel lost their name and their identity and were no longer called Israel but ancient Britons were later known as Anglo-Saxons. A covenant is an agreement in which two parties make commitments to each other. God told Jacob that his descendants would be a Nation AND a Commonwealth of Nations and Kings shall come from them. The tribes of Israel were given Sabbaths and laws of God because they are the Covenant people. Wherever they sailed along the Mediterranean the tribe of Dan left a trail in ‘Dn’ names. When the prophets announced blessings to Israelites who persevered in covenant obedience or returned to the Lord after grossly breaking His law, they promised the very blessings we have just listed. God has created mankind mortal, we will not live forever. Great Empires of antiquity, such as Greece, Egypt and Rome were NEVER part of the Covenant people, these nations have always been Pagan. The sound of vowels had to be supplied in speaking thus the word Dan would be in English DN or it might be pronounced dan or den or din or dun or don and still be the same Hebrew name. Later revelations reveal that the Lord has designated other promised lands—the Americas as an inheritance to the children of Joseph, for example. Israel adopted his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh so they would receive inheritance as his own sons. Our Nations have enjoyed protection from our enemies and the wealth and prestige of the blessings God has given us. (See Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, The Second Coming of the Son of Man, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1982, pp. “. (2 Peter 3:8). Zechariah 7:9-10.”Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.”. Samuel the priest told Jeroboam that because of the sin of Solomon, the Lord would take ten tribes of Israel  from Solomon and give them to him. The Holy Days of God show humanity His Plan for mankind. These are all the Kingdoms of the times of the Gentiles: each one great in their time; each of them steeped in idolatry which God hates; and their influence over future Gentile Empires will not cease until the return of Jesus Christ as King of God’s Kingdom on Earth. Deuteronomy 28:15.”But it shall come to pass, if you will not hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.”. Genesis 21:12-13. The Lord... 3. Prosperity is a fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant, and it’s a fulfillment of the blessings that are listed in Deuteronomy 28. “Where there is no law, there is no curse” (but there is no blessing either). The passages cited above, along with other scriptures, point to four major aspects of the Abrahamic covenant. God promised the blessings to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph because of their obedience and faith; through four generations they were living examples of their faith in God and that example to other nations was meant to continue until Jesus Christ returns. Because we are in Christ, the blessings of Abraham belong to us. Genesis 35:9-12.” And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him. The sacred records show that he committed himself to do all that God commanded, even being willing to sacrifice, in response to God’s command, what was most precious to him—his son. They have been blessed in the city and the field, the fruit of the body and the ground, the cattle and flocks, the basket and the pantry and God has protected these Nations from all enemies that have come against them. 11–13). For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. Jeroboam’s lack of faith caused Israel to worship idols and gradually lose their identity as the Covenant People. (Ex. The Root of Every Blessing: The Abrahamic Covenant God made specific, unconditional promises to Abraham. The Roman version of Christianity is not based on God or His word the holy bible, but on the Council of men; the Pagan nation of Rome had no interest in even claiming to be Christian until hundreds of years after the death of Jesus Christ. The second aspect of the Abrahamic ministry of salvation is this calling that Abraham’s covenant children have received: to take the gospel and its blessings to the rest of God’s children. In these last days of the history of the world, two nations fulfil the description of the blessings given to Ephraim and Manasseh; The British Commonwealth of Nations and the ‘Great Nation’ America. When He divorced His nation of Israel God turned the Kingdoms of the world over to the Gentile Nation of Babylon. 2. The sin of Jeroboam was so severe in leading Israel away from God that the ten tribes of Israel lost all knowledge of God’s true Holy Days and lost sight of who they were. Of all men on earth, the Lord chose this faithful man to become the father of a covenant people. Genesis 49:22-26.”Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall; the archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the Shepherd the Stone of Israel). Between 1815 and 1914 the British Empire was the largest Empire in the history of the world. In the Old Testament, we read how God postponed the promise of the land when his people refused to serve him. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. We live in physical bodies for a certain number of years, determining with our own mind and heart whether we want to follow God’s will, or follow our own will. THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM. *Find out where God wants you to serve him. The covenant with Abraham pertained to his children collectively as well as individually. Covenant descendants of Abraham and Sarah have a right, by virtue of their inheritance, to these blessings. “ Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brethren, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you cursed be every one that curses you, and blessed be he that blesses you.”, JACOB BECOMES ISRAEL AND EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH ARE ADOPTED AS HIS SONS. The twofold missionary calling of the latter-day children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is (1) to gather others of the house of Israel back to the covenants that God made with their forefathers and (2) to gather all others who desire to become one with them. And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.”. In like manner, the covenant was renewed at Sinai with the descendants of these three men, the house of Israel. In the Second World War Hitler’s army overran Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France in just six weeks; leaving little under equipped Britain the only country fighting Nazi Germany. However I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.”. A Promised Land The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant are available in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ: And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed (Gal. Not all people who will become immortal sons of God at Christ’s return have lavish physical blessings in this mortal life. (Revelation 7:1-8). To discover which nations today are the most likely beneficiaries of blessings given to Abraham, let’s look at what those blessings were. God promised Abraham and his descendents great blessings. 19:1–8). (See Gen. 26:3–4; Gen. 28:13–14; Gen. First, the ten northern tribes were taken from the land as a result of their unworthiness (see 2 Kgs. The covenant made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was a covenant of blood. The ‘times of the Gentiles’ began with King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. The patriarch Abraham committed himself unwaveringly to the Lord’s service and was privileged to enter into a covenant with him. Because of the faithfulness of King David, and for Jerusalem, God allowed one tribe (Judah) to remain with the line of David. God originally promised Abraham that He would make the patriarch great, give him many descendants, and make him the agent through which all the families of the earth will find blessing (Gen. 12:1–3). Genesis 48:14-20.And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. The Bible describes the blessings the Lord promised Abraham because of his faith and obedience. God has given mankind six thousand years on Earth to freely choose whether to obey and follow God’s laws and one thousand years is like one day to God. *Find out which Church God wants you to belong. 1 Kings 14:21-24.” And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Jeroboam could have had a Kingdom passed down to all his descendants if he trusted God and obeyed His commandments. Though there have been periods of apostasy in which the gospel and the priesthood were not available to the world, they remained hidden with Abraham’s lineage until the Restoration, when they were revealed anew: “Thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers—, “For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God—, “Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.” (D&C 86:8–10.). The Abrahamic promise of countless descendants pertains to the eternal world as well as to descendants on earth. Individually, each person must pass his/ her own test, as did Abraham, if the blessings of Abraham are to become valid in each life. God will turn away His face from us. 3:13-14 that asserts we have the blessings of the law! The Abrahamic Covenant also included a promise of blessing and redemption (Genesis 12:3). The difference between the Pagan Gentile Empires and the former nations of Israel show their origins. How did he deliver on his promise? All twelve Nations of Israel exist until the time of Jesus Christ’s return. (See D&C 84:33–40, 48; D&C 110:12.) Deuteronomy 32:19-20. Ishmael, the son of Sarah’s maid would also be father of nations because he was Abraham’s son, but the descendants of Isaac would receive the blessings God promised to Abraham. 35:11–12.) The Abrahamic Covenant Bible story is from the book of Genesis and begins with chapter 12 as God calls upon Abraham to go to the land of Canaan where he promises to "make of him a great nation," a blessing unto to mankind through his descendants all families of the world shall be blessed. Of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Sons of Isaac, or Isaac’s sons without using the vowel sound ‘I’ is pronounced “saacs sons” or Saxons, the ancient name of the British people. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made; and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.”. When one considers the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the British people in conjunction with their history, especially in warfare, it is amazing that more figures in history did not recognise how often God’s hand has helped that tiny island nation. These nations which call themselves Christian are meant to be examples of living in obedience to God and show the resultant blessings. And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called. (Gen. The blessings build to the crescendo of the greatest covenant benefit of all—the presence of God Himself with His people (vv. 10:7–8.). 6:11; 2 Ne. Genesis 26:3-5. And when the Lord saw it He abhorred them because of the provoking of his sons and of his daughters and He said I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. 17), and then, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin were similarly taken (see 2 Kgs. God changed the name of Jacob to Israel and confirmed God’s promised blessings to him. And He shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.”, ONLY THE TRIBE OF JUDAH IS CALLED ISRAEL TODAY. 1 Kings 11:31.” And he said to Jeroboam, Take you ten pieces: for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you.”. Judah abandoned God and were decimated by their enemies; the same sins are committed today by Britain and America. When Mom Can’t Be Home—Making the Best of Second Choice, Barbara W. Winder, Joy F. Evans, and Joanne B. Doxey, “We Prophesy of Christ”: The Law of Witnesses in 2 Nephi, Coping Financially after My Husband’s Death, The Abrahamic Covenant: A Blessing for All People, The Exodus: Seeing It as a Test, a Testimony, and a Type, Bernard Lefrandt: Dutch-Indonesian Pioneer. The New Covenant blessing of Abraham That righteousness comes by faith is the blessing of Abraham, and circumcision was merely a witness to the blessing. However, as with other covenantal blessings, they actually realize the blessings of their birthright only on the basis of personal worthiness. The nations which are the descendants of Abraham have the potential to be obedient to God because of their lineage. It is the Hebrew word Jahve, the One who keeps His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob throughout all generations. According to the scriptures, those who accept the gospel and join in the Abrahamic covenant become members of the family of Israel, even if they are not Abraham’s literal descendants. When the tribes of Israel went into the Promised Land after coming out of Egypt, their boundaries were decided by Lot. The purpose of human existence is to learn to make the right CHOICE in life. Thus, Latter-day Saints today can rightly perceive the covenant of the Patriarchs as being a covenant between God and themselves. Britain and America are the descendants of Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh; they have been given all the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-8. The Sevenfold Abrahamic Covenant blessings Redeemed at the Cross. However it is Isaac who inherits blessings as the Covenant People. The blessing of Abraham is also sometimes misused in prosperity theology to claim that believers today can be … The Covenant people have always been easily led into the godless ways of Paganism and Idol worship continues to grow stronger in the nations which God has allowed to gain supremacy during the ‘times of the Gentiles’. Our Nations have received the blessings given to Abraham because of his obedience. “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. God has fulfilled His promise and if His people had continued to keep His laws and commandments God would have continued to make His people rich in goods, fertile in body and cattle and crops, had rain in the proper season and bless the work of their hands. God made marvelous promises to the patriarch of the chosen nation. God promised amazing blessings to the descendants of Abraham, blessings that would be passed down from generation to generation to ‘the last days’. The prophecies of Daniel tell the beginning of these Gentile Empires. Genesis 49:1-2.”And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. The tribe of Dan named every place they went, after their father Dan. When He covenanted with Abraham, He promised that, through his posterity, all the families of the earth would be blessed with the “blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even life eternal” (Abraham 2:11). For over a hundred years the British Empire was the foremost global power, ruling over four hundred and twelve million people, twenty three percent of the world’s population, and because one quarter of the Earth’s surface was ruled over by the British Empire it was called ‘The Empire upon which the sun never set’. However Judah did continue to acknowledge they are the Covenant people and observe the seventh day Sabbath and God’s Holy Days. We see also how he directs the God-fearing family to seek the wellbeing of the church. And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.”. And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:”. Therefore the ancient Hebrew word for Covenant Man in Anglicized form would be BRT-ish. Judah (the Jewish Nation) the one Nation left to King David’s line, is the only Nation known as Israel today. Israelites were told they would be known in Isaac. Rome began to call itself Christian a few hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, but like all the Empires of the Gentiles which came before it, Rome has never had a history of obedience to God or His laws. By inheritance, those who descend from that lineage receive the same blessings and enter into the same obligations as their great forefathers. 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