So this morning as I read I was struck with a VERY interesting thought. In Genesis 12:7 the LORD appears to Abraham and says, “I will give this land to your descendants.” He was referring to the land of Canaan, what the Israelites later called The Promised Land and what we today call Israel.
Now in this verse there is a very specific word that is translated here as Abraham’s “descendants”; from the original Hebrew it’s best translated into the English word, “seed”. But for this more modern translation they chose the word descendants in order to convey the spirit of the message this passage is portraying. However, that specific word seed comes into play in the New Testament in reference to this exact Promise.
Galatians 3:29 says, “And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”
Now, according to this passage, everything that God promised Abraham He promised us too because we’re his children through faith in Jesus. But here’s something interesting that I’d never thought of before and I’d LOVE to get your take on it too. In this Galatians passage the word for children, in Greek literally means “seed”. Paul is being very precise with his wording so that no one can mistake his message – everything that God promised Abraham applies to us today as well.
Including the land of Israel itself!!!!!
I’m not exactly sure what that means for us today, but I know that that’s deep and there’s something there that’s highly significant for all of us in this day and age where Israel is under serious attack. We NEED to be praying for OUR Promised Land and everything that’s taking place there, especially the blood that is being shed and soaking the very ground of promise.
What do you think about that my friends? I really do want to hear from you on this extremely interesting little tid-bit. If you’re receiving this post via email, all you have to do is hit reply and whatever you type will be submitted online so that everyone can read it and join in the conversation. I know I don’t normally do this but I’d like to start an actual conversation on this one. I want to know your thoughts on the subject, to hear/read your prayers for the people being directly affected in Israel, to talk WITH you about this.
So, what do you think?