The History of God's People
By George Kirkpatrick
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel of the Kingdom
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
As we look at the word History, it is plain to see history is HIS - STORY. God gave us His written Word in which He recorded His Story of His people from the Garden of Eden to the end of Revelation where He will renew all things.
The Beginnings Genesis 1 & 2
God begins His Story with the creation of Adam and Eve in the paradise of Eden. God gave Adam and Eve one command, and that was that they were not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
God also put in the garden, the spirit of darkness, which Adam and Eve had to overcome. The end result was that Eve obeyed the spirit of darkness. God's command to Adam and Eve was to not partake of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But because of Eve's disobedience, death was pronounced upon all mankind.
The First Murder Genesis 4
Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain slew Abel which was the first recorded murder of mankind.
The Universal Flood Genesis 6
As we progress in time, we come to the great universal flood. By the time of the flood mankind had become so wicked that God proclaimed: "My Spirit shall not always strive with man." Genesis 6:3a. Because of the gross wickedness upon the earth, the Lord repented that He had made man. Whereupon He sent a flood to destroy the earth, and everything on it, but Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord. Because God found righteousness in one man, He spared Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives. Then God set a rainbow in the heavens as a promise He would never again destroy the earth with another worldwide flood.
The Tower of Babel Genesis 11
As we proceed through His Story, we come to the Tower of Babel. In those days, the earth was one language, and the people decided to build a city and a tower that would reach into heaven. Whereupon God said, ". . . the people is one. . . and nothing will be restrained from them, which they imagine to do," Genesis 11:6. So God confounded their language, and scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Abraham, the Patriarch Genesis 11:26 - Genesis 25
As we continue to expand on His Story we come to the patriarch, Abraham. Abraham's original name was Abram. We are informed in Genesis 14:13 that Abram was a Hebrew, and that he took a wife whose name was Sarai. Sarai was barren and could not give Abram children. The Lord spoke to Abram to leave his country, his family, and go to a land that He would show him. When God spoke this to Abram he was seventy-five years old. So Abram took Sarai and his nephew, Lot, and all their substance, and followed the voice of God. Abram was a very rich man who had many sheep, and much silver and gold.
Lot Genesis 11:27 - Genesis 19
As we progress in His Story, we discover Abram's nephew Lot was also very wealthy. Then came the day when the land could no longer support both Abram's and Lot's flocks. Because of this it became necessary for Abram and Lot to separate. Abram gave Lot the choice of the land, whereupon Lot turned toward Sodom and the well-watered plains.
Sodom Genesis 13:10 - Genesis 19
The men of Sodom were very wicked. Today the Sodomites are called Homosexuals or Gays.
God's Promise to Abraham Genesis 21:12
Abram and Sarai could not wait upon God to fulfill His promise to them, so Hagar, Sarai's Egyptian maid was given to Abram, to bring God's promise to pass through the flesh, whereupon Hagar conceived, and Ishmael was born. We discover that in the course of time, there was much jealousy between Hagar and Sarah. Whereupon Sarah demanded that Abraham send both Hagar and Ishmael away. God spoke to Abraham:
". . . Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called." Genesis 21:12
Abraham's seed would not be called through Ishmael, but through Isaac, who was Abraham's promised seed. Therefore, Abraham believed God. He followed the Word of the Lord, and cast out Hagar and her son Ishmael from his household.
Abraham's Promised Son - Isaac Genesis 17:19
Although Ishmael was Abram's first born son, he was not the promised seed. In the fullness of time, Sarah miraculously gave birth to Isaac. Abraham was one hundred years old when Isaac was born. He had to wait twenty-five years from the time God had promised him a son, until His son, Isaac, was born. The Bible tells us, " . . . that in Isaac shall thy seed be called, Hebrews 11:18.
So we see that Abraham had two sons, both of which called him father; Ishmael born of the Egyptian maid, Hagar, and Isaac, the promised seed, born of Sarah. Abraham gave all he had to Isaac. Ishmael was given no inheritance from Abraham. So what became of the seed of Ishmael?
God had promised Abraham he would be the father of many nations. Today, we know that Ishmael's seed makes up all the Arab nations which follow the faith of Islam. Today all Moslem nations claim Abraham as their father and likewise, all Christian's claim Abraham as their father of faith.
Since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001, there has been a constant battle between the righteous seed and the unrighteous seed, The righteous seed calls themselves Christians. The unrighteous seed calls themselves Moslem, and follow the rules of Islam. Since 2001, the Muslim nations have been glorified and lifted up by the news media in this country. God has allowed this to happen to bring Islam against the church system.
God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Genesis 22:2
When Isaac was a young man, God spoke to Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice unto the Lord. Abraham never questioned God, but took his promised seed to the place designated by God. Abraham took the fire, the wood, a knife, and Isaac; and they came to the place of sacrifice. Whereupon Isaac asked Abraham, " . . .behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" Genesis 22:7. Abraham answered Isaac:
". . . My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Genesis 22:8
When Abraham left his young servants at the foot of the mountain, he told them to wait there with the asses; and that he and Isaac would go yonder and worship and return again. Abraham knew Isaac was the promised seed, and even if he would have to kill him, he knew God would raise him from the dead. By the Holy Spirit, Paul recorded God's Word concerning Abraham:
"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up His only begotten Son, accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." Hebrews 11:17 & 19
By Paul's words, we know Abraham believed God's promise. So Abraham placed the wood in order. He bound Isaac, and placed him on the wood. He then took his knife and drew it back. It was only then that the angel of the Lord spoke to Abraham not to lay his hand on his son. Through this act, Abraham proved not only his faith in God, but his love for God. It was then Abraham saw the ram caught by his horns in a thicket. God had provided the sacrifice. Abraham lived to be one hundred and seventy-five years old, and when Abraham died, he gave all his wealth to Isaac. There was no inheritance for Ishmael.
Isaac Weds Rebekah Genesis 24:12 - 67
In the process of time, Isaac took Rebekah as his wife, but Rebekah like Sarah was barren, and God opened Rebekah's womb, and she conceived. Whereupon the Lord replied:
". . . two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger." Genesis 25:23
The children that Rebekah bore to Isaac were Jacob and Esau. Esau was the eldest. After the birth of Jacob and Esau, there came a famine upon the land, and Isaac and his family fled into Gerar, the land of the Philistines, where they lived for a number of years.
"Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him." Genesis 26:12
Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:1 - 27
As stated before, Rebekah and Isaac had two sons, as did Abraham and Sarah. Abraham's eldest son, Ishmael is a type of the heathen. But all Abraham's seed would be called through Isaac. The same was true with Jacob and Esau. Esau is a type of the worldly people, and Jacob is a type of those who are called and used by God. Just as Abraham is a type of God the Father, Isaac is a type of Jesus Christ, the Son.
Isaac fled his dwelling place and came to Gerar. Jesus left his dwelling place and came to earth. Isaac sowed in the land and received an hundredfold. Jesus came to earth and sowed Himself in the earth (His people) to produce an hundred fold body. Matthew recorded Jesus' words:
"But He that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the Word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:23
God has an hundred fold body, He has a sixty fold body, and He has a thirty fold body. To understand this we must look at the Tabernacle that Moses built in the wilderness. Moses' tabernacle had an Outer Court, a Holy Place, and a Most Holy Place.
The Outer Court is the thirty fold realm. Those who dwell here only understand natural light, what they can see and understand by their own natural senses.
The Holy Place is the sixty fold realm. These have an anointing, but refuse to go through the veil into the hundred fold realm which is the presence of God.
The Most Holy Place is the hundred fold realm. This is the maturing realm where God's people's whole desire is to come into His image and likeness.
Jesus came to have a hundred fold body. Those who have gone all the way to become what the Word says they must become, so that they can rule and reign with Christ. The prophet Zechariah prophesied of this hundred fold realm in the Old Testament:
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is My God." Zechariah 13:9
God is going to bring a third part through the fire, to purify and refine them. This is not the multitude, but the little flock whom the Father will use to make up His Kingdom.
Esau Sells His Birthright Genesis 25:31 - 34
There came a day when Esau returned from hunting and was very hungry. Whereupon he sold his birthright for a bowl of lentil soup. Like Esau of old, the worldly people down through history have sold their birthright in God because they have refused His free gift, and desire only the things of this life instead of acting upon God's promises. In his letter to the Romans, Paul declared:
"As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Romans 9:13
God did not hate Esau for who he was. He hated Esau because Esau despised his birthright. It is the same today with those who hate their birthright in God. When the day came for Isaac to bless his eldest son, Esau could not receive the blessing because he had sold his birthright. In the process of time, Rebekah tricked Isaac to give the blessing to Jacob. This so enraged Esau, that Jacob had to flee to Rebekah's relatives in Padanaram.
Jacob flees to Padanaram Genesis 28:5
Jacob dwelt in Padanaram with Laban, Rebekah's brother for many years. While there, Jacob worked for Laban, his uncle; and took two wives, Rachel and Leah, and two concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah. Jacob's wife Leah and his two concubines bare Jacob ten children. But Rachel was barren. But God remembered Rachel and opened her womb, and she gave birth to Joseph. After Joseph was born, Jacob left Laban to return back to Isaac. As they journeyed, Jacob and all his children and flocks came to Ephrath which was later called Bethlehem. Here, Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin, Jacob's twelfth son. As Jacob journeyed home, God met him at Peniel where he wrestled with God until the break of day. There God changed Jacob's name to Israel, and from that day forth, God's people have been called Israelites.
Joseph Genesis 30:24 - Genesis 50
The next person we come to in the history of God's people is Joseph. Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob, born to his beloved wife, Rachel. Joseph was betrayed by his brothers, and sold into slavery to the Ishmaelites, and carried into Egypt. There, Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar's wife and thrown into prison, where he interpreted the dreams of the king's baker, and the king's butler. Later, Joseph was called on to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh. When Joseph rightly interpreted the dream, he was made second ruler in Pharaoh's kingdom. Whereupon famine came upon the land where Israel and his sons lived; and consequently, Joseph was able to bring all his family to Goshen, the choicest land in all Egypt.
"Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph." Exodus 1:8
With the coming of a new king, the Israelites were no longer guests in Egypt, because the new Pharaoh was afraid of the large number of Israelites. So he made them slaves. Because of this enactment, Israel remained slaves until God raised up Moses to deliver Israel from the iron hand of Egypt.
Moses delivers God's People from Egypt Exodus 2
Through many miracles, God delivered Israel from Pharaoh's grip, and Moses led Israel through the wilderness for forty years to the entering in to their promised land. But Moses could not lead Israel into their promise that God had made to Abraham years before. This job was given to Joshua, Moses' minister.
Joshua takes Israel into their Promise Land Deuteronomy 3:28; 31:3 - Joshua 1
Joshua divided the land by lot to all the children of Israel. He fought many battles to clear the land of the Caananites, but Joshua died before the land was completely cleared. Many other men rose up to take up the fight, but Israel did not take all the land that God had given them.
When Israel ceased from clearing the land, they fell into gross sin, and every time Israel fell into sin, God raised up an enemy against them. Israel began to serve Baalim and other gods of the land. Therefore, God sent spoilers into their land. God also raised up enemies around about Israel, so they could no longer stand before their enemies.
God raises up Judges to Deliver Israel Judges 2:6
Then God raised up judges to deliver Israel out of the hands of those who oppressed them. When the judge God raised up to deliver Israel died, then Israel returned to their sin. Because of this, God in His anger swore He would no longer drive out the Caananites before Israel. Therefore, God raised up the king of Mesopotamia to oppress Israel eight years.
Othniel Judges 3:9
God raised up Othniel to deliver Israel out of the hand of the king of Mesopotamia, and Israel had rest for forty years.
Upon the death of Othniel, Israel once again turned back to their evil ways. Once again, God raised up an enemy against them. This time it was Eglon, king of Moab. This time Israel was forced to serve Eglon for eighteen years.
Ehud Judges 3:15
Again, Israel's cry came before the Lord because of their great oppression, and God mercifully raised up Ehud, a Benjamite, to deliver Israel. Ehud murdered Eglon and Israel had rest eighty years.
Deborah Judges 4:4
Again the pattern continued. Israel turned again to their sinful ways, and God raised up Jabin, king of Caanan to oppress Israel. This was in the time Deborah judged Israel. Deborah called upon Barak to head up her army. So Barak and Deborah went out to fight with Sisera, the Egyptian, captain of Jabin's army. Barak and Deborah gained the victory that day, and Israel had rest forty years.
Then, as before, Israel returned to idol worship, and God delivered them into the hands of the Midianites for seven years. The Midianites mightily oppressed Israel. They took their crops, their sheep, their oxen, and their asses. Israel had nothing left.
Gideon Judges 6
When Israel cried out to the Lord, He raised up Gideon. Let's look further at the life of Gideon. When the angel of the Lord appeared unto Gideon, he had hidden himself from the Midianites, and was grinding wheat so he could have bread for his family. The Lord's greeting to Gideon was, "The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valor." Gideon did not feel like a mighty man of valor, nor was it in his heart to fight the Midianites.
Gideon's first order was to take two of his father's bullocks of seven years old, and pull down the altar, where Gideon's father had planted a grove for the worship of Baal. So Gideon took ten men, and that night Gideon fulfilled the words of the angel. Because of this act, the men of the city who worshipped Baal wanted to kill Gideon. Whereupon Gideon's father proclaimed, "If Baal be a god, let him plead for himself, because someone hath cut down his altar." Gideon called many tribes together; and amassed a large army to go against the Midianites, but God spoke to Gideon and said he had too many people. So Gideon told those who were fearful or afraid to go home. Whereupon, twenty-two thousand left the army. Then Gideon took those that were left to the brink of the river. There Gideon only chose those who lapped the water like a dog. This left Gideon with an army of three hundred men. With these three hundred men, Gideon defeated the whole Midianite army by splitting his ranks into three groups and surrounding them. Each of Gideons' chosen men held a trumpet and an earthen vessel. At Gideon's command, the men blew their trumpets and broke their earthen vessels, each of which had a torch in them. This so confused the Midianite army, that they ran in total panic and began to slay each other in their confusion. And Gideon wrought the victory that day. In the days of Gideon, Israel had quietness for forty years.
"And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god." Judges 8:33
Jephthah Judges 11
After Gideon's death, God raised up the Ammonites who held Israel captive for eighteen years. God, then raised up Jephthah, the Gileadite, to deliver Israel from their enemies. Jephthah ruled Israel for six years, and Jephthah died. Once again Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and God delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.
Samson Judges 14 - 16
Then God raised up Samson the Nazarite. From the day of his birth, the angel of the Lord spoke to Samson's mother that no razor was to come upon Samson's head, and that he would deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines. Samson was a thorn in the Philistines' side. They tried many times to discover the secret of Samson's strength. Samson was wily, and when the Philistines thought they had discovered his strength, they would bind him with new ropes, which Samson broke like burnt flax. But finally they bribed Delilah, and after much crying and pleading, Samson revealed the secret of his strength. What was the secret of Samson's strength? It was his Nazarite vow. Delilah made Samson sleep and called a man to shave off Samson's hair. In doing so, Samson became weak as other men. The Philistines captured Samson and put out his eyes, and made him grind in the prison. But Samson's hair began to regrow, and when the Philistines wanted to make sport of him they brought him out of the prison. When they were gathered together to make sacrifice to their false god, Dagon, they brought Samson forth to laugh at him. Dagon's temple was full of the Philistines, and Samson asked the lad who held him to guide his hands to place him between the two pillars that supported the building. Whereupon Samson cried out to the Lord, and with all his regained strength, he collapsed the building, killing himself, and all the people in the building. It was said of Samson: "So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life." Judges 16:30c. Samson judged Israel for twenty years.
Samuel ! Samuel 1 - II Samuel 31
The next great man of God in His Story was Samuel. Samuel's mother was barren, but she promised God that if he gave her a son, she would dedicate his life to the Lord. God opened Hannah's womb, and she conceived, and when Samuel was weaned, she brought him to Eli, the high priest. Eli had two sons, Hophni and Phinehaz who were also priests. Eli was very old, and Hophni and Phinehaz were very wicked. Samuel grew, and again God raised up the Philistines because of sin in the priesthood. Israel went out against the Philistines and was defeated, and the people cried out to God. Israel wanted God to fight for them, so Hophni and Phinehaz brought the Ark of the Covenant into the battle. Again, Israel was put to flight, and the Ark was taken.
Saul I Samuel 9:2 - I Samuel 9:17
Samuel was the last judge in Israel. In the course of his rule, Israel demanded a king. Whereupon, God spoke to Samuel:
". . . hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them." I Samuel 8:7c.
Israel rejected God, and demanded a king to rule over them like other nations. Thus Samuel anointed the first two kings, Saul and David. The first king, Saul, was a very wicked king who oppressed the people. He chased David into the wilderness, attempting to kill him. Again, God raised up the Philistines because of the wickedness of Saul. The Philistines were successful against Israel, and Saul and his sons were slain.
David I Samuel 6:13 - I Samuel 17:15
Before the death of Saul, God sent Samuel to the house of Jesse to anoint David, king over Israel. David reigned over Israel for forty years. David was the best king Israel ever had. David made many mistakes, but he always had a repentant heart.
Solomon II Samuel 12:24 - I Kings 11:4
When David died, Solomon his son, became king. Solomon was known for his wisdom and his wealth. Solomon built the temple of the Lord. But Solomon with all his wisdom and wealth, married seven hundred wives, and had three hundred concubines. These wives and concubines led Solomon's heart away from God. He eventually lamented over all the things he had attempted to build for his kingdom.
Rehoboam I Kings 12:1
When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam became king. Whereupon the people came to Rehoboam, desiring a better deal than they had before with his father Solomon. Rehoboam did not agree with the people, and because of this the people sent to return Jeroboam, Solomon's servant, who had fled from Solomon because of the evil he had planned against Solomon. Whereupon ten of the tribes of Israel followed Jeroboam.
Jeroboam I Kings 11:26 - I Kings 12
Jeroboam took his ten tribes and set up his headquarters in Samaria. Under his reign, the ten northern tribes retained the name of Israel. Only the two southern tribes remained with Rehoboam. From the time Rehoboam became king, until they were carried into Babylonian captivity in 586 B.C., the two southern tribes were known as Judah, and had twenty-two kings. From the time Jeroboam became king, the ten northern tribes had nineteen kings. In 721 B.C. these ten northern tribes were scattered all over the face of the earth. During the reign of these kings, God raised up many prophets, not only to foretell Israel and Judah's future, but they also prophesied the future of all mankind to the end of the age.
Elijah and Elisha I Kings 17:1 - I Kings 19:19 - II Kings 2
Of all the prophets of Israel and Judah, the most prominent prophets were Elijah and Elisha. These two prophets had a more important part in His Story then the kings or the judges. The prophets Elijah and Elisha not only had a prominent part in Israel's history, but they also have a prominent part in the history of the church. The Elijah ministry will bring forth the Elisha, Double Portion Ministry. But before the Elisha Ministry can come forth, the Elijah Ministry must be removed from the earth. God is in the process of removing the Elijah ministry in our day. When the Elisha ministry comes forth, it will do the greater works Jesus promised they would do.
Isaiah II Kings 19; Isaiah 1
The three main prophets God used were Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Isaiah foretold the straightening up of the earth, the fall of the United States economy, and many other important prophecies for our day.
Jeremiah II Chronicles 35:25; Ezra1:1; Nehemiah 12:1; Jeremiah 1
Jeremiah was called the weeping prophet. He foretold the destruction of ancient and modern Babylon.
Ezekiel Ezekiel 1:3
The prophet Ezekiel gives us the details of God building His Spiritual temple.
Daniel Daniel 1:6
Daniel declared God's coming Kingdom on earth.
The Minor Prophets
Many of the minor prophets have key roles in His Story as well.
Hosea Hosea 1:1
The prophet Hosea declares God is going to build His Spiritual temple on the third day.
Joel Joel 1:1
The prophet Joel declares God's third day anointing, the pillars of smoke, and the coming nuclear war.
Jonah Jonah 1:1
The prophet Jonah declares how we will all pay the vows we have vowed to God before we came to this life.
Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
These other prophets, especially Malachi, went into great detail about God's cleansing fire and also the importance of paying tithes.
The books of Psalms and Proverbs have a similar important part in telling His Story. The book of Psalms is filled with the writings of David, and tells us an important part of David's life, and his repentant heart. David not only loved the Lord, but also was a man after God's own heart. Other writers of the Psalms: the sons of Korah, Asaph, Solomon, and Ethan have similar themes. Moses only wrote one of the Psalms' - - - Psalm Ninety, declaring "A thousand years in Thy sight is as yesterday," Psalm 90:4. This is the same message Peter gives us in the New Testament.
The book of Proverbs is the part of His Story which gives young men wisdom. This book describes in detail how a young man is to deal with the strange woman who would steal his soul by getting him to sin against his own body. It is also a book of advice to all young people in the world.
Ezra and Nehemiah
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah reveal how Israel returned from their Babylonian captivity to rebuild their cities and their temple. The book of Nehemiah goes on to reveal how Israel slid backwards, and began to enslave God's people with loans the people could not repay, forcing them into slavery. There are many kinds of slavery in the world today, such as those who have been brought into the slavery of debt and usury (interest on the money they borrow). Nehemiah spoke against the usury God's people have to pay: "Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them," Nehemiah 5:7. Nehemiah knew God hated usury (interest). And yet many today, like in the days of Nehemiah, are enslaved by their credit cards, and things they have purchased that they did not need, such as newer, bigger cars, and more expensive houses they could not afford.
God has laid out His Story for all of His people down through the eons of time, so we do not have to make the same mistakes as God's ancient people did. And yet we discover the same things that hindered God's ancient people are hindering those in the church today.
Why is it so important that we know His Story? Paul gives us the answer:
"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." I Corinthians 10:11
In his letter to Timothy, Paul informs us of today's church system:
"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." II Timothy 3:5 & 7.
The church systems of our day have a form of godliness, but they are denying the power. The power is the Holy Spirit. Paul describes these as ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Without the power (the Holy Spirit) in their lives, they cannot understand the lessons the Word of God has to teach us. Today all we hear is how the Moslems are gaining more and more power all over the earth. And this brings much fear upon God's people.
As we check out His Story we discover our Father Abraham had two sons. His eldest son Ishmael was the son of Sarah's Egyptian maid, Hagar. Abraham's second son, Isaac, was the promised son born of Sarah. We know by God's Word that Abraham's seed would be called in Isaac. Paul explained this to the churches in Galatia;
"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 3:16
By Paul's words we know the only seed Abraham has are those who are God's anointed Christ. Again Paul relates this to the churches at Galatia:
"Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the Mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all." Galatians 4:24-26
This is an allegory or a type and shadow of the two covenants God made with His people. Those who have the anointing have become Christ, and are free. This has been the promise of God from the beginning and has been a mystery unfolding throughout His Story, that . . .
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" Colossians 1:27
But those who are of the bondwoman are still in slavery to the world and the gods they serve. By this we know the Moslems are not of Abraham's seed. They are the seed of the Egyptian maid, Hagar, and are still in bondage with the Jerusalem which now is. But the Jerusalem from above, New Jerusalem, is free; set free by the anointing they have in Christ. The Moslems are the seed of Ishmael, which Abraham cast out of his house.
As we learned in the book of Judges, every time Israel fell into sin, God raised up an enemy to come against them. This is happening again in our day. God is raising up the Moslems to come against the lukewarm, backslidden church. The Moslems call all non-Moslems, unbelievers; and because they are unbelievers, their sacred book, the Koran, teaches it is all right to kill all non-Moslems.
As we have learned before, Samuel was the last judge, and Samuel anointed the first two kings of Israel. Israel's first king Saul represents the antichrist system.
Israel's second king was David. David made a multitude of mistakes, but David had a repenting heart. When David sinned, he was convicted of the wrong he had done. When David repented, God would restore him to his rightful place. The same was true of ancient Israel as it was with David. This will also be true of God's backslidden church system. How is God going to accomplish turning the church system back to Him? It is going to be through all the Moslem nations descended from Ishmael.
Abraham is a type of God the Father. God the Father has two kinds of people. He has a world full of Ishmaelites, and only a handful of Isaacs. Prepare now to become God's overcoming soldiers in Gideon's army.
Praise the Lord, at this time the Lord is going to raise up Gideon's army who will bring great deliverance to God's people. They will break their vessels of clay to display the light of God in their lives, and shout with their prophetic voices (trumpets), "The Sword of Gideon !" .
But God has another army that He is raising up; and that is His Samson army.
Today, there are over 2500 Moslem mosques in this nation. When this enemy comes against today's church system, God's people are going to begin to cry out to Him for deliverance.
This will be the job for the Samsons who will be endowed with great strength to pull down the pillars and destroy the mosques and all the residents therein. This great deliverance will be wrought by Christ who is the true seed of Abraham.
When God's mighty Gideon and Samson armies come against the sons of Ishmael, this will be the final chapter in His Story. This is when the kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ.
God has laid out in great detail the story of His people, and their victories and failures down through the ages. And as God revealed, "Our coming victory will not be by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit," sayeth the Lord.
See the following related books by George Kirkpatrick
The Elijah Mantle
Anointed For the Greater Works Ministry
History Capsule - Seven Thousand Year Days
Between The Two Testaments, The 400 Silent Years
The Two Thousand Year Day of the Church Age
The Virgin Birth of the United States
The History of a Once Godly Nation
The History of America's Children
The History of America's Culture
The History of the United States 1914 - 2014History Leading Up to the Beast Kingdom
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give