This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: March 20 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
The Grand Keeper of Promises with Whom there is not a turning of a shadow!
“Trust me!” Jehovah stated time and again in the Old Testament. Here in Isaiah 55 as God addresses Israel:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Promise #1 Genesis 1:26-28 implied:
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. ASV 1911
What a grand opportunity
Promise #2 Genesis 2:16-17:
16 And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. ASV
Jehovah kept this one! Take note of the critical word: surely, where other translations say positively or certainly.
Why? Because generic man was designed to die, to be returned to the ground by default.
Yielding to beneficial advice and instructions, however, would postpone that event indefinitely.
Length of life would parallel a yielding attitude.
Promise #3 Genesis 3:15: immediate contingency measures after Adam failed to yield to good advice:
15 and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Jehovah also kept this one a few thousand years later, mysterious and puzzling it may have seemed at first!
Many great historical events and words later the line of promises continues with Noah in
Multiple Promise #4 Genesis 2:9:1-17:
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens; with all wherewith the ground teemeth, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And surely your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it: and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, will I require the life of man. cannibalism is out or rather not in
6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made he man. Authority to execute murderers
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. Man still in God’s image
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. never another global flood from God
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Rainbow a guarantee of that promise.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,
15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. Rain and direct sunlight occur and meet for the first time after the aquasphere imploded.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. ASV
Many other historical events lead up to God's promises to Abraham:
Multiple Promise #5 Genesis 18:10-11:
10 And he said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. NAS
promise kept Genesis 21:1-2:
1 And Jehovah visited (attended to) Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. ASV
The most profound promise in Genesis 22:15-18 builds on the first one in Genesis 3:15:
15 And the angel of Jehovah called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven,
16 and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, 17 that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. ASV
Who turned out to be the Seed of Abraham in fulfillment?
Who is Abraham's Seed? ‑ from the NWT with immediate context for clarity.
5 Then Je·hosh´a·phat stood up in the congregation of Judah and of Jerusalem in the house of Jehovah before the new courtyard, 6 and he proceeded to say: "O Jehovah the God of our forefathers, are you not God in the heavens, and are you not dominating over all the kingdoms of the nations, and are there not in your hand power and mightiness, with no one to hold his ground against you? 7 Did not you yourself, O God of ours, drive away the inhabitants of this land from before your people Israel and then give it to the Seed of Abraham, your lover, to time indefinite? (2 Chronicles 20:5-7)
6 O you Seed of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. 7 He is Jehovah our God. His judicial decisions are in all the earth. (Psalm 105:6-7)
8 "But you, O Israel, are my servant, you, O Jacob, whom I have chosen, the Seed of Abraham my friend; 9 you, whom I have taken hold of from the extremities of the earth, and you, whom I have called even from the remote parts of it. And so I said to you, ‘you are my servant; I have chosen you, and I have not rejected you. 10 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. . . (Isaiah 41:8-10)
14 "‘Look! There are days coming,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘and I shall certainly carry out the good word that I have spoken, concerning the house of Israel and concerning the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I shall make sprout for David a righteous sprout, and he will certainly execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem itself will reside in security. And this is what she will be called, Jehovah Is Our Righteousness.’" 17 "For this is what Jehovah has said, ‘There will not be cut off in David’s case a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel. 18 And in the case of the priests, the Levites, there will not be cut off a man from before me to offer up whole burnt offering and to make smoke with a grain offering and to render sacrifice always.’" 19 And the word of Jehovah came further to Jeremiah, saying: 20 "This is what Jehovah has said, ‘If you people could break my covenant of the day and my covenant of the night, even in order for day and night not to occur in their time, 21 likewise could my own covenant be broken with David my servant so that he should not come to have a son ruling as king upon his throne; also with the Levites, the priests, my ministers. 22 Just as the army of the heavens cannot be counted, neither the sand of the sea be measured, so I shall multiply the seed of David my servant and the Levites who are ministering to me.’" 23 And the word of Jehovah continued to occur to Jeremiah, saying: 24 "Have you not seen what those of this people have spoken, saying, ‘The two families whom Jehovah has chosen, he will also reject them’? And my own people they keep treating with disrespect, so that it should no more continue being a nation before them. 25 "This is what Jehovah has said, ‘If it was not a fact that I had appointed my own covenant of the day and night, the statutes of heaven and earth, 26 so too I would reject even the seed of Jacob and of David my servant, so that I should not take from his seed rulers over the Seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I shall gather their captives and will have pity upon them.’" (Jeremiah 33:14-26)
11 I ask, then, God did not reject his people, did he? Never may that happen! For I also am an Israelite, of the Seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he first recognized. Why, do you not know what the Scripture says in connection with E·li´jah, as he pleads with God against Israel? 3 "Jehovah, they have killed your prophets, they have dug up your altars, and I alone am left, and they are looking for my soul." 4 Yet, what does the divine pronouncement say to him? "I have left seven thousand men over for myself, [men] who have not bent the knee to Ba´al." 5 In this way, therefore, at the present season also a remnant has turned up according to a choosing due to undeserved kindness. 6 Now if it is by undeserved kindness, it is no longer due to works; otherwise, the undeserved kindness no longer proves to be undeserved kindness. - (Romans 11:1-6)
6 However, it is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all who [spring] from Israel are really "Israel." 7 Neither because they are Abraham's Seed are they all children, but: "What will be called ‘your seed’ will be through Isaac.". . . (Romans 9:6-7)
22 Are they Hebrews? I am one also. Are they Israelites? I am one also. Are they Abraham's Seed? I am also. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? I reply like a madman, I am more outstandingly one: in labors more plentifully, in prisons more plentifully, in blows to an excess, in near-deaths often. 24 By Jews I five times received forty strokes less one, 25 three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I experienced shipwreck, a night and a day I have spent in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from highwaymen, in dangers from [my own] race, in dangers from the nations, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers among false brothers, 27 in labor and toil, in sleepless nights often, in hunger and thirst, in abstinence from food many times, in cold and nakedness. (2 Corinthians 11:22-27)
26 you are all, in fact, sons of God through your faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all
of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew
nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeman, there is neither male nor female;
for you are all one [person] in union with Christ Jesus. 29 Moreover, if you belong
to Christ, you are really Abraham's Seed, heirs with reference to a promise.
14 Therefore, since the “young children” are sharers of blood and flesh, he also similarly partook of the same things, that through his death he might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil; 15 and [that] he might emancipate all those who for fear of death were subject to slavery all through their lives. 16 For he is really not assisting angels at all, but he is assisting Abraham's Seed. 17 Consequently he was obliged to become like his “brothers” in all respects, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, in order to offer propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself has suffered when being put to the test, he is able to come to the aid of those who are being put to the test. (Hebrews 2:14-18)
Hey, what about Jesus? Is he not Abraham’s Seed?
Yes indeed, in Galatians 3:16, but only as he substituted for Israel.
They were executed in Jesus their atonement lamb, for their adulterous transgressions of the Law of their husbandly owner.
Many subsequent promises to Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David , Solomon and via the prophets like for example in Jeremiah 31, which finally culminated in Jesus who gave all these promises to the forefathers future reality:
Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him (Jesus Christ) are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
How much does one need to explain about these matters? It is all so obvious.
Please read the Bible within the context of God's righteousness and justice, but not in the manner He is presented by the adulterous Bride of Christ Christianity, who has virtually erased Him from the collective mind and heart of humanity, through her disgusting lies, misrepresentations and practices.
Please continue to explore this website for a better focus on all these promises of Jehovah, which are instrumental to the complete realization of His original purpose for the universe.
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