Sounds a little dubious but in hindsight, you will be able to piece the picture together and see Gods mighty plan for Israel and also for all the nations of the earth who believe in Jesus Christ, by faith.
God made at least five promises to Abram [Abraham] from the time God called him out of the land of Ur [Gen 12:1-3] in Shechem [Gen 12:7] Bethel [Gen 13:14-17] Hebron [Gen 15:1-12] [Gen 15:17-20] where God made a covenant with him.
Also the promise God made to Abraham on mount Moriah. [Gen 22:15-19] He was about to sacrifice his only son as God had commanded but he believed that God would some how raise him back up since Isaac was a promise given to him by God previously.
Genesis 22 The angel of the Lord said ~16 “By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
This is where we come in Gentile Christian reader.
6 Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. 7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.”
9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. Galatians 3
You may be asking what seed is Genesis 22:18 referring to? It is found in the book of Galatians ~
16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. 17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
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