Are All Those Who Don’t Support Modern Israel Cursed(Genesis 12:1-3 Analysis)

The Zionists love to threaten people by quoting the blessing which God gave to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3.  They speak as if this blessing applies to Israel now so that the curse upon those who curse Abraham applies to those who are not Israel-supporting Zionists.  But is that really so?  This is a huge question.  I’ve done recent studies in relation to modern Israel and the true Israel (including the recent Dispensationalism Refutation Compilation).  Those can be listened to get a more comprehensive analysis of the issue.  For now, here is a quick analysis of Genesis 12:1-3 directly.

Genesis 12:1-3 says: “Now the Lord had said unto Abram (who became Abraham), Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Did God promise blessing to Abraham’s descendants just for being Abraham’s descendants?  Of course not.  God did not even choose all of Abraham’s descendants to make Himself especially known to and establish His worship among.  That happened only through Isaac and Jacob (aka Israel).  So, were Jacob’s descendants (that is, natural Israel) blessed just for being such?  Of course not.  And God made this very clear in the Law of Moses and throughout the Jewish Scriptures.  He directly threatened Israel with his curse on several occasions and called Israel cursed for their sins on several occasions.  God did not turn a blind eye to Israel forsaking Him and living in sin nor did He identify natural Israel with faithful Abraham when they forsook Him.

God told Israel as a nation in Deuteronomy 28:14-20: “And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.  Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.  Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.  Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.  The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.”

It was not inevitable that Israel would generally be disobedient to God.  The writers of the New Testament used Old Testament men to illustrate salvation by grace through faith.  We are talking about faith here (that’s what Deuteronomy chapter 28 is dealing with)- a real, living faith that worships Him from the heart and uses His Law as a guide to pleasing Him (God’s Law was never intended as a means of earning one’s justification- that is a key point in Galatians chapter 3 which gives several key statements about this matter which we will look later here).  

Judges 2:6-15: “And when Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.  And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord, that he did for Israel.  And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old.  And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash.  And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.  And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim: And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger.  And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.  And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.  Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn unto them (an example being what has been read here from Deuteronomy chapter 28): and they were greatly distressed.”

Isaiah 42:21-25: “The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.  But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.  Who among you will give ear to this?  who will hearken and hear for the time to come?  Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers?  did not the Lord, he against whom we have sinned?  for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.  Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.”

Israel did not lay to heart that God had cursed them and poured out the fury of His anger upon them for not walking in His ways and not being obedient to His Law.  They claimed in deceit, even in the midst of their judgment from God which they received by the hand of the Babylonians, that they were blessed because of their natural father Abraham.  What a great lie that is even contrary to common sense.

Ezekiel 33:23-29: “Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.  Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?  Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbor’s wife: and shall ye possess the land?  Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.  For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.  Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.”

Yet many didn’t learn even then.  The mass of their descendants did not even learn from the history of their ancestors.  And this continues.  God’s wrath on Israel did not end just because the Babylonian captivity ended (and even that captivity only ended because some like Daniel, Ezra, and Nehemiah did indeed get the message properly).  

Later on God spoke to Israel through Malachi in Malachi 3:9: “Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.”  He even closed the book of Malachi, and the Scriptures written in Hebrew as a whole, with this warning.  Malachi 4:4-6: “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb (Mount Sinai) for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Their land would be utterly destroyed if they did not come to an agreement of heart with their faithful fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Being their natural descendants is insufficient.  This all proves that natural Israel does not inherit the blessing of Abraham due to being Abraham’s natural seed. 

Later on, as John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah (see Luke 1:17 and Matthew 11:14- Jesus clearly says in Matthew 11:14 that John the Baptist is Elijah which was to come), John clearly warned Israel with the warning that the Zionists suppress.  

This warning obliterates their ism which is based upon the utterly deceitful claim that natural Jews are God’s chosen people who unconditionally inherit the blessing of Abraham and the land formerly known as Canaan.  

Luke 3:7-9: “Then said he (John the Baptist) to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.  And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn (chopped) down, and cast into the fire.”

Jesus also rebuked the unrepentant Jews constantly throughout His public ministry.  One example of this is John 8:38-39: “I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father.  Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.”  If you continue to read this passage, you’ll see that Jesus said that their father is the devil because they do his lusts rather than heed the truth of God’s words.  

Learn what happened to Christ-rejecting Israel in AD 70 with the destruction of the Temple and the calamity which came upon the Jews then and throughout the next century in the Jewish war with the Romans (we have many studies dealing with it, including one directly dealing with it called “Lessons from the Destruction of Israel’s Temples”).  This calamity is basically what God had warned Israel of already if they turned away from Him and persisted in their disobedience.

So, who does the blessing of Abraham apply to if it does not generally apply to Abraham’s natural descendants?  If it doesn’t apply to only Abraham., who does it apply to besides him then?  Ultimately, it is applicable to the chosen seed which was promised to come through Abraham, Israel’s Messiah Jesus Christ.  

Christ descending from Abraham and identifying with Abraham in His humanity is the ultimate significance of God’s blessing upon Abraham.

Matthew 1:1: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

Galatians 3:13-16 : “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.  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 3:27-29 then says shortly afterwards: “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Israel as a nation is not.

Modern Israel has done the very thing which its advocates have falsely accused the nation of Israel’s critics of doing.  The nation of Israel is rather cursed for oppressing the poor who did not nothing to warrant such treatment at their hands- especially in its disregard for those who are, or who at least for all that they know could be, among Christ’s authentic people.  Talk about accusing your enemy of doing the very thing that you do.  

If all of this sounds strange, then learn and heed the Jewish Scriptures (aka the Old Testament).  

And by the way: Don’t separate real faith in Jesus Christ from heeding the message of repentance that John the Baptist preached to prepare Israel to properly receive Jesus Christ and do not separate real faith in Jesus Christ from following Abraham’s faith which suffers to not live after the flesh and does not place false confidence in one’s natural characteristics in order to worship God from the heart and walk in the truth of His Word.  THIS is the significance of God establishing His covenant with Abraham by circumcision in Genesis chapter 17.  

Philippians 3:3: “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”

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