You are a Child of Promise.
You are a direct descendent of Abraham through the blood of Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. You are a Spiritual descendent of Israel.Which is more important to be a natural blood descendent or a Spiritual blood descendent? Which descendent is the Child of Promise?
You are not a direct descendent through the blood of Abraham. Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. Only one Isaac was the Child of Promise, the Spiritual descendent. Isaac was the father of Jacob and Esau. Only one Jacob was the Child of Promise, the Spiritual descendent. As a born-again believer filled with the Spirit of God you are a Child of Promise; you are a Spiritual descendent of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; you are a Spiritual child of Israel.
6 However, it is not as though God’s Word had failed [coming to nothing]. For it is not everybody who is a descendant of Jacob (Israel) who belongs to [the true] Israel.
7 And they are not all the children of Abraham because they are by blood his descendants. No, [the promise was] Your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac [though Abraham had an older son].
8 That is to say, it is not the children of the body [of Abraham] who are made God’s children, but it is the offspring to whom the promise applies that shall be counted [as Abraham’s true] descendants.
Not everyone born through the line of Israel is Israel. If you are born again, then you are a child of Israel, the true Israel. The Spiritual King of Israel, Jesus Christ, is your father. You are HIS promised child. HE has known you from the beginning of time. HE accepts you and has given you everything you need.
As a Child of Promise, everything you need is available in HIS Spirit. Your five senses will lead you astray. As a Child of Promise, the Spirit of God in you is love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, kindness, goodness and self-control.
You are an heir of the King.
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