When Yahweh made His covenant with Abraham, He promised an eternal unconditional covenant with Abraham’s descendants. Whilst some of God’s future promises to the children of Israel had conditions, this initial covenant had none. That meant that Yahweh would have to fulfill His promises no matter what!
The promises to Abraham were passed down through Isaac and then Jacob/Israel to Jacob’s twelve sons who became the twelve tribes of Israel. All the promises to the three patriarchs were destined to be fulfilled in these twelves tribes. Everything in the covenants was about them. Furthermore, any additional blessings upon the twelve tribes would only supplement the pre-existing covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
We’ve already covered the promise that Jacob’s seed — the twelve tribes — would spread across the world and fill it with fruit. This is a clear reference to Christianity. Only the European people have fulfilled that prediction, obviously. So now let’s turn our attention to the other promises and amazing blessings bestowed upon Abraham’s descendants. It will become increasingly evident that the only people who have fulfilled these promises are the European people.
It all started with the Call of Abram in Genesis Chapter 12. That was the first blessing given to Abram (who later became Abraham). Yahweh told Abram to leave his home in Ur and travel to the land of Canaan. There Abraham would be blessed and his name would become great (and it certainly has). Yahweh promised to bless those who blessed Abraham and curse those who cursed him and that in Abraham, all the families of the earth would be blessed.
“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you into a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed’” Genesis 12:1-3 NASB.
Notice that right from the first blessing to Abraham, Yahweh was talking about “families.” Just who were these families? The families who came from Adam through the descendants of Noah. The Israelites were just one branch of the Adamic family who came from Shem, through Arphaxad. This promise says that the other Adamites — the other branches descended from Noah — would be blessed through Abraham and the Israelites. But how did this happen?
But first, it’s vital to note that verses like this are often misinterpreted, if not outright lied about. So right here and now we’ll go through the misconceptions and lies and then correct them and show what really happened and how these prophecies were fulfilled.
How it is generally taught:
What really happened:
If someone does not study the Bible, he or she can very easily be deceived by the type of lies we just presented. That’s one reason Yahweh tells us to study the Scriptures. Now that we’re aware of this particular lie, let’s look at other verses that tell what really happened and give us a clear picture. Firstly, two warnings were given in Leviticus and Deuteronomy that the sinful Israelites would eventually become scattered.
In Leviticus the Israelites are told if they do not obey Yahweh but act against Him, they will be scattered and dispersed amongst the other nations, meaning the Adamic nations.
“‘Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me [Yahweh], but act with hostility against Me…You, however, I will scatter among the nations, and I will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become ruins’” Leviticus 27:27-33 NASB.
Then in Deuteronomy, the Israelites are again warned that if they do not keep Yahweh’s statutes and judgments — Yahweh’s laws — when they take possession of the lands of Canaan, then they will be scattered amongst the peoples. Again, this means the Adamic nations.
“‘Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you will live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you…The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord drives you’” Deuteronomy 4:1-27 NASB.
This all looks doom and gloom, but now let us jump to Jeremiah 30, which is speaking about the restoration of Israel and Judah together under Christianity and the promise of our preservation. Here Yahweh declares that wherever the Israelites are scattered, He is going to make a full end to those nations. Which nations and where? Well we just read that if the Israelites didn’t obey Yahweh, they would be scattered to the Adamic nations.“‘For I am with you,’ declares the LORD, ‘to save you; For I will completely destroy all the nations where I have scattered you, Only I will not destroy you completely. But I will discipline you fairly And will by no means leave you unpunished’” Jeremiah 30:11 NASB.
So it’s clear there is no mass conversion of the gentiles to Christianity, but rather that the Israelites would replace the old Adamic world and built a new Christian world.
Moving on, next in Genesis Chapter 15, several decades have passed and Abraham still had no son and heir. Abraham was getting old so he must have been wondering how Yahweh’s promise to him would transpire and be fulfilled. In fact, Abraham tried to substitute someone else as his heir. There’s an important lesson here because Yahweh shows us the importance of genetic lineage.
In the absence of a son, Abraham thought to make Eliezer of Damascus, the chief steward of his household, his heir. Abraham imagined that he could find a substitute — someone not of his genetic line or seed — to inherit the covenant. But Yahweh had promised Abraham that he would indeed have a son and that son would be his heir. He made it clear to Abraham that there would be no substitution for his genetic seed.
These are the false teachings or lies regarding the prophecy:
Here is the truth:
This is why Mary the mother of Christ when meeting her cousin Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, said that Yahweh had come to help His servant Israel in fulfillment of the promise He’d made unto Abraham and his children forever. Christ’s came only for the Israelites.
“He [Yahweh] has come to the aid of His servant Israel, to call mercy into remembrance, just as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring for the age” Luke 1:54-56 CNT.
Zechariah the father of the John the Baptist also prophesied along the same lines, stating that Christ came only for Israel:
“Then Zechariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying: ‘Blessed is Yahweh the God of Israel, that He has visited and brought about redemption for His people, and has raised a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant, just as He spoke through the mouths of His holy prophets from of old: preservation from our enemies and from the hand of all those who hate us! To bring about mercy with our fathers and to call into remembrance His holy covenant, the oath which He swore to Abraham our father, which is given to us'” Luke 1:67-73.
Christ Himself made it clear that His mission was only the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
“Then replying He [Christ] said: ‘I have not been sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel!'” Matthew 15:24 CNT.
So Christ’s mission was to fulfill the promises to Abraham and only that.
In the next few verses Yahweh promised that Abraham’s descendants would be as numerous as the stars and the grains of sand. The Israelites certainly had become densely numerous by the time they invaded the lands of Canaan and became even more numerous once they settled in those lands. But when we take the many other later prophecies such as in Isaiah, we see that even after the deportations they were destined to keep growing in numbers and fill the whole world. We have to ask, how did that happen?
“Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘This man will not be your heir; but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ And He took him outside and said, ‘Now look toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be’” Genesis 15:4-5 NASB.
Generally it is taught:
Now the truth:
Today, many of us lack any appreciation for the seriousness of covenants in ancient times. Back then, breaking your oath or covenant had grave if not deadly consequences. Nowadays in an effeminate society, keeping one’s word is very lax and often without consequences if broken.
In the time of Abraham, which was around 2000 BC, it was customary for covenants to be accompanied by the sacrifice of animals. If someone was unwilling to do this, you knew he wasn’t serious about keeping his word.
The animals were slaughtered and then cut in two, and the person who was making the covenant demonstrated his intent to keep his promises by walking through the two severed pieces of the animal’s body.
In effect, the person making the promise was declaring that if he failed to keep his side of the bargain, he should be cut in pieces as the animal had been. In other words, he was calling a curse upon himself if he failed to keep his promise.
Here we will see that the Abrahamic Covenant is an amazing, if not mind-blowing, proof of the love of Yahweh for His Israelite/European people. In response to Abraham’s question about how these promises will come about, Yahweh instructs Abraham to follow the customs of the time and fetch animals to be sacrificed to seal this covenant.
“But he said, ‘Lord God, how may I know that I will possess it?’ So He said to him, ‘Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.’ Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds” Genesis 15:8-10 NASB.
Thus Yahweh took upon Himself the threatened curses if He were to break the covenant. As He moved between the animals that were cut in two, He guaranteed that He would bring His promises to pass. By entering this covenant guaranteed by the severed animals, He was stating that if He failed to uphold even a single promise of the covenant, He would be obligated to cut Himself in two just as the animals were cut in two. Or in other words, to destroy Himself.
Next, He promised to give the lands of Canaan from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates to the children of Israel. The full extent of the Israelites claiming this territory wasn’t fulfilled until the time of David, who expanded the kingdom of Israel to its greatest extent and subjugated many of the surrounding peoples and nations. But after the reign of David’s son, King Solomon, the Israelite territories began to decline and gradually our ancestors lost it all.
“Now it came about, when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, a smoking oven and a flaming torch appeared which passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, ’To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the land of the Kenite, the Kenizzite, the Kadmonite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Rephaim, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Girgashite, and the Jebusite’” Genesis 15:17-20 NASB.
Here is how there verses are generally interpreted:
Here is what really happened:
As Paul explained in his Epistles to the Galatians, if a man makes an oath then he is expected to uphold it, neither can he change it nor make new additions to it later. Once you’ve made an oath, that’s it. There’s no going back on your word. Yahweh’s promises — His word and oath — were to Abraham’s offspring not offsprings. Only one specific group of people: Abraham’s genetic descendants. Not various groups of people who are supposedly Abraham’s spiritual descendants. Israel alone is God’s anointed.
“Brethren, (I speak as befits a man,) even a validated covenant of man no one sets aside, or makes additions to for himself. Now to Abraham the promises have been spoken, and to his offspring. It does not say ‘and to offsprings,’ as of many; but as of one: ‘and to your offspring,’ which are anointed” Galatians 3:15-16 CNT.
Moving on to Genesis Chapter 17, about thirteen years later, Yahweh appeared again to Abraham and reaffirmed the covenant He had made. But Yahweh went further this time. He stated that not only would Abraham’s descendants be numerous, but they would become many nations. In fact, they would become a multitude of nations.
“Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. I will make My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.’ Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall you be named Abram but your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations’” Genesis 17:1-5 NASB.
Obviously, this promise was not fulfilled during the time of the Kingdom of Israel, which was formed of the twelve tribes and their territories. These tribes became one nation under David and Solomon; then they split into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. They became two nations, not a multitude of nations. So when and where was this promise fulfilled that Abraham’s descendants would become a multitude of nations?
How it is generally taught:
But that’s not all. Yahweh made other promises to Abraham’s descendants that were clearly not fulfilled in the lands of Canaan. For example, when Jacob was getting close to his death and he summoned his sons and gave them blessings.
In Genesis 48, we read about numerous blessings specific to Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. When did Ephraim become a multitude of nations? When Manasseh did become a single great nation? The Bible doesn’t tell us. Obviously, these blessings must have been fulfilled somewhere else.
In Genesis 49, all the twelve sons of Jacob were given prophecies and blessings. Whilst some were fulfilled in the lands of Canaan, clearly, others were not. Once again, the unfulfilled blessings would be fulfilled at a later date after the Assyrian deportations.
Lastly in Deuteronomy 33, Moses gives further blessings to the tribes of Israel who came from Jacob’s twelve sons. Once again, many of these blessings were to be fulfilled in the far future in Europe. In the European lands, the Israelites would have new names but they were still the same people.
Whilst we could cite many other blessings and promises, the point is that the genetic Israelites would continue and thrive and fulfill these blessings long after the deportations. To identify the Israelites today, we only have to look for the people who fulfill these prophecies.
Now in the next few verses this is where Yahweh makes even more promises, stating that kings would come from Abraham — from the Israelites — and also that the covenant Yahweh had made with Abraham would be an everlasting covenant. This covenant is never going to end.
“I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. And I will give to you and to your descendants after you the land where you live as a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God” Genesis 17:6-8 NASB.
He then goes on to promise the lands of Canaan as an everlasting possession. This fulfillment we still await when He returns. It should be noted that in later prophecies Yahweh promises not only the lands of Canaan but also the entire world to the Israelites.
For example, in Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he states that Abraham was to be the heir to the world. How could that happen? Well, the Israelites were scattered amongst the other Adamic nations; then the Israelites replaced the Adamics and went on to colonize the whole world. Abraham was heir to the world literally.
“For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith” Romans 4:13 NASB.
We should also note a key verse about King David. In 2 Samuel 7, Yahweh promised David that his house and his throne would endure forever. This referred to David’s genetic line and kingship over the children of Israel. Obviously, the Israelite kings must have continued after the deportations. If they didn’t, then Yahweh’s promise failed and “forever” was clearly not a long time.
“Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever” 2 Samuel 7:16 NASB.
How it is generally taught:
The next verses are very important as they are so often hugely distorted. It’s vital to study them carefully and correctly. In them, Yahweh commands Abraham to circumcise himself and his household as a sign of the covenant. We need to note that this command and the attached promises came after — even several decades after — the initial covenant Yahweh had made with Abraham.
“God said further to Abraham, ‘Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you’” Genesis 17:9-11 NASB.
Here is how it’s usually taught:
Here is the truth:
These verses tell us that Christianity never changed or altered the promises to Abraham’s descendants the Israelites in any way. Rather, Christianity was Yahweh’s way to fulfill His promises. We will get back to that momentarily, but first let’s examine how all the promises were transferred to Isaac and then to Jacob.
Jumping forward in time, in Genesis 26, Yahweh appeared to Isaac and confirmed that all the promises to Abraham were being passed on to Isaac and to his future seed (the Twelves Tribes). We’ve already seen that Isaac would be Abraham’s heir, but here Yahweh confirms it to Isaac himself.
“And he went up from there to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham’” Genesis 26:23-24 NASB.
Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob. Esau lost his birthright as the elder son. We will talk about him and his descendants in a later Proof, but for now, we’ll focus on the fact that Jacob inherited all the blessings.
In Genesis 27, we see Isaac blessing Jacob and passing down the blessing he had received from his own father, Abraham. Isaac in turn blessed his son Jacob, stating that Jacob and his descendants would have the dew of heaven, the fatness of the earth, an abundance of grain and wine, and that people would serve and bow down to them.
“See, the smell of my son. Is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed; Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine; May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you” Genesis 27:28-29 NASB.
In Genesis 28, Yahweh appeared to Jacob in a dream. He reaffirmed His covenant and assured Jacob that he had inherited the blessings promised to Abraham and Isaac. As we’ve explained in previous Proofs, we know that the Twelves Tribes that descended from Jacob/Israel did indeed spread to the north, south, east, and west across the whole world.
“Then behold, the Lord was standing above it and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you’” Genesis 28:13-15 NASB.
If we bring all this together, we start to see the bigger picture. The easiest way to visualize Yahweh’s promises to our forefathers is as a straight timeline. Along this timeline at some point, the promises will be fulfilled. Ultimately Yahweh chooses when and where to fulfill His promises, but He has sworn to fulfill them all.
There are two main periods along this timeline. Starting with the first period:
The second period:
Notice that in both periods, we were and are under Yahweh’s laws. In the first period, it was forced upon us; in the second we’re expected to uphold it voluntarily. As Christ said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” At no time was anything said about substituting the Israelites with other people. The Abrahamic covenant continues to this day with the same family and the same people. We are the family of Abraham through Jacob.
What other people throughout history were as numerous as the stars, had ongoing kings and possessed the fatness of earth, i.e., the resources of the whole world, and had everything in abundance? Only the Europeans with their great nations and unparalleled civilization and numerous colonies have fulfilled these prophecies. What other people have ever come close? The answer is nobody. It’s obvious that only the Europeans are the descendants of Jacob.
What other people established a company of nations? The phrase “a company of nations” can only refer to the British Empire and the nations it gave rise to. The British Empire, of course, came from the European people. The most prominent company of nations that arose from the British Empire include America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
An honest assessment of the promises to the three patriarchs and the Twelve Tribes can yield only one conclusion: The only people who fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant are the Europeans.