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August 1st, 2018

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Abraham Had Three Wives

When we read the stories of the patriarchs, we have to ask what the purpose of God was behind all the events, even those that may seem strange.  My understanding is that God sent Abraham back to the land of Canaan to “restart” the original plan from the garden of Eden. (Genesis 12:1-4)

Sarah
Through Abraham’s first wife, Sarah, was born Isaac, to whom was given both the promised seed of the Messiah Savior, but also ownership rights of the land. (Genesis 18, 21)

Hagar
Through Abraham’s second wife, Hagar, Ishmael was born, who was blessed and circumcised into the family covenant even before Isaac was born.  Through Hagar a family and covenant connection was made with the people of Egypt (Mizraim) and through them to all the sons of Cush and Ham, living in Africa. (Genesis 10:6)

Keturah
After Sarah died, Abraham married Keturah.  The sons of Keturah were sent northward and eastward, and joined in with the sons of Ashur (Assyria).  This established a family covenant connection spreading out into Europe and Asia. (Genesis 25:1, 3, 6)

God promised Abraham to be a blessing to all nations, to take possession of planet earth, to be a father of many nations, and to bring the savior of the world. (Genesis 12, 22, Isaiah 19:23-25, Romans 4)

The sons of Ishmael and the sons of Keturah were not a mistake.  They were part of God’s predestined plan to restore planet earth and extend the family of God through covenant with father Abraham.

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By | 2018-10-11T07:52:47+00:00 August 1st, 2018|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Vicky August 3, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Thank you for this article. It is confirmation of the Holy Spirit guidance to life questions I had. Everything that happens is for His glory through our lives events.

    Shalom

    God bless

  2. Judith Dowla August 4, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your perspective. Never thought of it the way you explained yet makes good sense. Seems as if you know the Mind of G-d better than most people do..
    Shared this dissertation with others to find out what they need to say or how they felt after reading it.

  3. Nanci Craig August 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you! Nothing infuriates me more than to hear or read scripture twisted to declare that some race or ethnic is inferior and take scripture out of context to justify their doctrine of demons. We look to Israel to set the record straight, we desperately need your leadership alongside the God Head!

  4. Mary Anne Biele August 4, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    You state, “The sons of Ishmael and the sons of Keturah were not a mistake. They were part of God’s predestined plan to restore planet earth and extend the family of God through covenant with father Abraham.” How were these sons part of God’s predestined plan to restore planet earth and extend the family of God through covenant with father Abraham?They were not in the covenant, although there were promises made to Ishmael by GOD in Genesis 21:17-18. How does this have anything to do with restoring planet earth? ? Thankyou for your response.

    • Shavi August 19, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      In Rom. 8 the restoration of planet earth is connected to God revealing his children in glory. The covenant given through Isaac (and his Seed) included Him being a blessing to all nations (and to Abraham being a father of many nations).

  5. Anne Beaumont August 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    But I thought the promise – covenant – came through the son of promise – Isaac

  6. Eva August 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    WOW!! very insightful!… thanks

  7. Monte Petersen August 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Wonderful! Certainly God dearly loves the Arab peoples, while rejecting the deception of Islam, may YHVH open thier eyes! God Bless you and your “family” Asher! Halleluya!

  8. Terry August 7, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Thanks Asher, Now I understand the Isiah 19 highway a bit better.

  9. Michelle August 25, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for showing the connection!

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