Genesis chapter 15 gives a beginning description of what Jehovah did to bring in his long held plan of creating His “peculiar, special people (Exodus 19:5). He had groomed Abram, who we might say was “just an ordinary person,” to wait patiently and to have faith.” Although Abram” whose name was later changed to Abraham did not clearly understand what was before him, nevertheless, he just trusted God realizing there was not really anything he could do about God’s planned ideas for his future, except humbly accept it . Among other things, Genesis chapter 15 describes the making of Jehovah’s (the LORD’s) unconditional covenant with Abram, which included “The Seed and The Land” blessings to go along with it.” God’s plan included the including the Gentiles, which with the coming of Jesus Christ that plan was realized. So everybody has an opportunity to be saved if they choose. The door is open to all with no prejudice. They were commanded to be obedient…not become involved with idolatry. The LORD is the Covenant Maker and knows the end from the beginning. Amos 9:15 reveals the LORD’s prophecy, and Boundaries of the Promised Land: “I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them” Some 3,500 years ago the Canaanites inhabited the land that God promised to give to the offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (see Timeline). God promised that He would give the land of Israel to the Jewish people as an eternal possession. The promise was unconditional. God confirmed it at least 55 times with an oath and stated at least 12 times that the covenant was everlasting (see Bible References).God did bring the Israelites into the Promised Land forty years after the Exodus from Egypt. Israel reached the peak of her power some 500 years later under King Solomon. Genesis 15:17-21-After “The Covenant Maker” had made THE COVENANT, 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. Deuteronomy 3:25-27 Moses wants to go into the promise land. 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. 26 But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. 27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.” There are more descriptive bible scriptures which attest to “the Land” its location and geographical layout.
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