And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. Genesis 17:1-5
What is God saying to Abram? Abram’s seed shall become many nations. There’s the word nation again, but in the plural this time goyim, many “nations”. Many nations, but still of the same family because they must come through Abram’s bowels. Remember, God’s purpose is to preserve a line of Adamic Nations that will worship and serve Him forever. The LORD even changes his name from Abram which means just father, to Abraham or father of many nations.
Abraham’s literal seed shall become many literal nations because again, Abraham’s faith is in God manifesting physical offspring, now expanded to “many nations” through his loins, but all of the same family or ‘house’.
What’s being taught today is that many nations can become Abraham’s seed. To teach that other nations can become Abraham’s seed is not the teaching of Scripture. It’s just another attempt to squeeze others into God’s kingdom which have no a part in this covenant relationship at all.
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:6-9
God made a distinction between Israel (Abraham’s seed through Jacob) and all other peoples. Therefore, no other peoples or nations outside of Israel can somehow ‘become’ Abraham’s chosen seed. For God’s promise is that Abraham’s descendants would become many nations.
For God to allow others into this would be God going back on this oath He made to Abraham. God doesn’t have to make oaths – God cannot lie.
He made this oath to emphasize the importance of His covenant with Abraham. We better be sure we understand it. God is Omniscient – He knows all things. What would be the point of Him voluntarily making an oath, along with a covenant, and all these promises exclusively to Abraham and his descendants, if later on He knew He would go back on it? God has not and will not ever go back on His Word.
This is an exclusive covenant.
This is why God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees. This is why he and Sarah were not able to have any children even up to Abraham’s 99th year. This is why God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. God went to tremendous lengths to make His point. It’s not His fault if His people are too brainwashed and hypnotized to hear it – we are still responsible.
God went about it this way to emphasize that He was doing it all through the bowels of one Adamic man – Abraham. And that His covenant was only with his seed which would become the many Anglo-Saxon (Isaac’s sons) – White nations, intended to be Christian. The LORD continued to add more details to this, as it progressed with Abraham, as well as later with Isaac and Jacob.
But at this point, Abraham’s seed shall become many nations, though at this point, he and Sarah still do not have a child together:
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. Genesis 17:6
“And I will make thee exceeding fruitful”. Again, just another way of expressing that Abraham’s physical offspring will be innumerable. Along with repeating the ‘many nations’ promise once again, there is a promise that royalty or “kings shall come out of thee”.
In other words, certain of his innumerable descendants would be kings over those same nations of his posterity.
So then what do we go on to see in history from the Danaan and Dorian Greeks, the Trojans and the Romans, all the way up through European history until the present day? The same thing we see in Scripture, from King Saul, Kings David and Solomon, all the way through until the divided Kingdom: White Judahite and Israelite kings, queens, emperors, kaisers, czars and so on, ruling over their kindred nations and peoples – ‘What, a coincidence?!
Now tell me, how have the Jews fulfilled this prophecy? They have not.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17:7
Here we see that this is an “everlasting covenant” notice, “to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.” Now if it was God’s plan ‘down the road’ for Him to ‘open this up’ to every other nation and people, why would He even say this to Abraham? Why does Scripture say over and over again (Old and New Testaments) that He is “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”? Because they and their descendants are the only ones with whom God has made this covenant.
With God making it an everlasting covenant, it did not end when Abraham died nor will it ever change.
This covenant was only for the seed of Abraham and it is never-ending. God told Abraham, “and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.” Then He gives him the promise again concerning the land and institutes the sign of the covenant, circumcision.
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? Genesis 17:15-17
God then changes Sarai’s name to Sarah to reflect that she will become the mother of many nations. Then Abraham fell on his face laughing so hard at how ridiculous it seemed, since they were both getting older and still not having any children. But God keeps adding more and more details to these promises, making it more and more impossible.
Remember, Abraham, with the okay of his wife Sarah, had a child by her Egyptian handmaid Hagar (Genesis chapter 16) since his last encounter with the LORD. Hagar was an Adamite woman, for the Egyptians were in the Genesis 10 Adamic Nations through the line of Noah’s son, Ham through “Mizraim” (Genesis 10:6). Much later, God would give Egypt up to the nubians or blacks (Isaiah 43:3). At this point and beyond the days of Joseph and Moses, Egypt was still a pure branch of the Adamic nations.
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! Genesis 17:18
Here we go again with Abraham trying to help God out. Ishmael was an Adamite, but his mother was a bondwoman, while God’s perfect plan was that this promise would come through a free woman, namely Sarah.
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one of the bondwoman, and the other by the freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Galatians 4:22-23
Once again, it’s all going to be God’s way and Abraham is finding that out. God’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. His ways and thoughts are always right, good, and perfect. Scripture expresses to us His thoughts and ways. If our ideas conflict with Scripture then our ideas are what is wrong.
We cannot squeeze anyone else into this covenant, any more than the Friend of God Abraham could squeeze his own son Ishmael into it from the beginning.
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. Genesis 17:19-22
Do you see that? This covenant was so particular and exclusive, it not only had to come through the bowels of Abraham, but from the womb of Sarah.
Once again, this is confirming evidence, that all of this pertains to a literal, physical seed and offspring. Ishmael will not be the heir, nor can he even be a partaker of this covenant, though he was an actual son of Abraham. For he was not a son of the promise: the heir would be named Laughter the Hebrew meaning of the name Isaac. Even the name of the heir to these promises would reflect that this was a covenant that dealt with a physical seed. Every time they would hear the name Isaac it would remind them of how Abraham and Sarah brought forth this son under the most peculiar of circumstances. It all had to be done exactly God’s way and He has not changed.
Your Father did it this way so that you would recognize how much He loves you, to go to all of this trouble to preserve you and then to help you understand its importance.
Notice also God didn’t hang around as if to say: “This is not up for discussion”- He departed, again leaving Abraham with a lot to think about.