For he has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13 & 14.
We want to find out where our inheritance comes from and if we can
change the result of that inheritance, to receive a better inheritance.
It isn’t that God didn’t love Ishmael and Isaac the same, He did! It is speaking that Ishmael is from the old covenant man made system and Isaac is of the new covenant between God and Jesus on man’s all humanity's behalf. The old system became obsolete when the Messiah open the veil to the new created heavenly kingdom presence on earth right now. The Messiah took the kosmos back from the error and lies of the tree of good and evil. He reclaimed his image in man.
Galatians 3:16-17 (MSB) It is on record that the promise [of the blessing of righteousness by God’s faith] was made to Abraham and to his seed, singular, [thus excluding his effort to produce Ishmael.] Isaac, the child of promise and not of the flesh mirrors the Messiah. 17 This is my reasoning: God endorsed the covenant of promise in Christ 430 years before the law was given. The law did not later replace the promise! (God’s means of justifying mankind would always be by faith in his promise and never by their own ability to keep moral laws.)
Luke 8:8 But the seed which lands in good soil, flourishes and yields a return of a hundred to one! He then cried out with a loud voice, “Now listen up with your inner ears! It is how you hear my word that makes all the difference!” (Note, seed in singular throughout the parable - reminding of Galatians 3:16, It is on record that the promise [of the blessing of righteousness by God’s faith] was made to Abraham and to his seed, singular, [thus excluding his effort to produce Ishmael.] Isaac, the child of promise and not of the flesh mirrors the Messiah.)
Galatians 3:7-8 (MSB) 7 The conclusion is clear; faith and not flesh relates us to Abraham! (Grace rather than law is our true lineage. Ishmael represents so much more than the Muslim religion. Ishmael represents the clumsy effort of the flesh to compete with faith; the preaching of a mixed message of law and grace.) 8 Scripture records prophetically that the mass of non-Jewish nations would be justified by faith and not by keeping moral laws. This announcement by God over Abraham is the gospel in advance. God saw every nation included in the same principle of the faith that Abraham pioneered.
“In you all the nations of the earth are equally represented in the blessing of faith.” [Gen 22:17] I will indeed bless you, and I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore. And your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies, Gen 22:18 and by your seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves. Righteousness by faith is the revelation of the gospel; [Rom 1:17 and Habakkuk 2:4] “the just shall live by his (God’s) faith” Righteousness by faith defines your life! du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible
See Galatians 4:21-31
Hebrews 2:17 He was obliged to completely assimilate every detail of his human family so that, in his position as Chief Priest, his compassion and integrity would prevail effectively over the 1lies that they believed about themselves, to reconcile them with God. (The Greek word, 1hamartia, often translated as sin, is the word, ha, without, and meros, allotted portion; which is the stem of the word morphe, form; thus a distorted form; the lie that we believed about ourselves as a result of the futile ways we inherited from our fathers because of Adam’s fall!
1 Pet 1:18 It is clear to see that you were ransomed from the futile, fallen mindset that you inherited from your fathers, not by the currency of your own labor, represented by the fluctuating values of gold and silver, and the economy of your religious efforts; du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible
Hebrews 2:18 He experienced mankind’s temptation with the same intensity, and under the same scrutiny, and was therefore qualified to represent them with immediate effect. (To run to their rescue.
Hebrews 4:15 As High Priest he fully identifies with us in the context of our frail human lives. Having subjected it to close scrutiny, he proved that the human frame was master over sin. His sympathy with us is not to be seen as excusing weaknesses which are the result of a faulty design, but rather as a trophy to mankind. (He is not an example for us but of us.)
Hebrews 4:16 For this reason we can approach the authoritative throne of grace with bold utterance. We are welcome there in his embrace, and are 1reinforced with immediate effect in times of trouble.
The word, 1boetheia, means to be reinforced, specifically a rope or chain for trapping a vessel in a storm. In his incarnate human body Jesus represents us on the deepest possible level of every detail of our lives, spirit, soul and body. He victoriously faced every onslaught and scrutiny that we would ever possibly encounter! (du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible)
Galatians 3:16, Luke 8:8, Galatians 3:16-17, Galatians 3:7-8, Genesis 22:17, Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4, 1 Peter 1:18, Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 4:16.
By Valerie Rounsfull
Ishmael, open heaven, mediator, grace, unmerited favor, divine exchange, forsaken, redeemed, lies, Mark forehead, gift, reward, Jesus Christ, heavens perspective, mindset, Abraham, Isaac, faith, high priest, fall, Satan, Eve, Adam, inheritance.