In the wisdom of God the story of Abraham’s descendants is revealed and all for a lesson to all of mankind, for in the wisdom of God this story expresses all of mankind and the hope set before us all.
God spoke to our forefather and gave Abram a promise that encompassed all of humanity and this promise was for a son to be born, and indeed in God’s time and way Isaac was born.
Isaac represented mankind’s hope and in his day and in the timing of God unto Isaac was born a son, this son was a part of the promise given unto Abram, as God was displaying for humanity His way of relating to Him, which is all by Faith in His Word.
The birthright that was in order for Esau became Jacobs, this story contains example of our natural birth and our promise of a new creation, as Esau represents our sin nature and Jacob our true nature in the realm of God.
Jacob received the promise yet was not at peace, in the wisdom of God Jacob encounters The One True God, and will not escape this encounter until God blesses him. This is a foreshadowing of our Salvation process where we too meet God One to One and from this encounter our Salvation is granted all on the terms of God and His Word.
Jacobs name and nature is changed by this encounter and is now known as Israel, this is profoundly significant for us, and this name change represents our nature being transformed from human to Devine.
This story of God’s Salvation process moves on to include Joseph, Benjamin, Moses, Joshua and John the Baptizer and then someone comes on the scene to bring depth and meaning to this story of Abram’s promise.
Jesus of the physical tribe of Judah in which there was previously no mention of the priesthood from this line comes into mankind’s world. In this a True Israelite speaks;
“Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”
Here we begin to see that Jesus Christ the Savior of all is rightly called the King of Israel, for in Christ one finds the fulfillment of Abram’s promised Seed and the hope of all mankind in the King of Israel, for there is but one True King and His Kingdom is the Israel of God.
Now we can see what God was saying as it was spoken in the day of Moses, and this is fulfilled in Spirit and Truth.
“O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Paul in his letter adds to this with this statement;
“For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God”
The Kingdom of God is the True Israel of God in Spirit and Truth.