Friday, March 28, 2008

Have Abraham's Descendants been as Numerous as the Stars of Heaven?

In Genesis 15:5, God told Abram, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars if you are able to number them. Then he said to him, so shall your offspring be."

Has this promise been fulfilled? Yes.

Nehemiah 9:23-24 says, "You multiplied their children as the stars of heaven, and you brought them into he land that you had told their fathers to enter and possess. So, the descendants went in and possessed the land, and you subdued before them the inhabitants of the land of the Canaanites, and gave them into their hand, with their kings and the peoples of the land, that they might do with them as they would."

3 comments:

  1. hmmm...

    so what's the "why?" of these 2 posts.

    please...do go on...

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  2. And so how did you know I'm preaching Nehemiah 9 on Sunday?

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  3. The previous post on March 22 shows that we don't have to wait for God's promises to be fulfilled. There is no need for a future millennium in which God keeps His promise to grant Israel all the land He promised to her, since it has already been granted. This post simply continues in that vein, showing that God's promise to make Abraham a great and numerous nation has already been fulfilled. There is no specific application. I just thought it interesting.

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