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 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria--a blessing in the midst of the land,  whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, 'Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.'"  Isaiah 19:24-25

"Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.  The city is laid out as a square, its length is as great as its breadth.  And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs, its length, breadth, and height are the equal."  Revelation 21:14-16
 
God's Promises to Israel

The Abrahamic Covenant:  Genesis 12:1-3 
"Now the Lord had said to Abram: 'Get out of your country, From your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

God's renewed covenant with Abram:  Genesis 13:14-17
 "And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: 'Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are-northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be number. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.'"

God's renewed covenant with Abram:  Genesis 17:4-8 
"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 'No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also, I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

God's covenant with Abraham:  Genesis 22:14-18 Abraham's Sacrifice
 "And Abraham called the name of the place, "The Lord will Provide; as it is said to this day, 'In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.'Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven and said: 'By Myself I have sworn says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son-blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

God's covenant with Jacob:  Gen 35: 7-12
 "And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.  Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the terebinth tree.  So t he name of it was called Allon Bachuth.  Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him.  And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel lshall be your name."  So He called his name Israel.  Also God said to him:  "I am God Almighty.  Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.  The land which I gave Abrham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land."  

God's promise to Moses:  Exodus 3:5-8
 "Then He said, 'Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.Moreover He said, 'I am the God of your father-the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said: 'I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows."

God's promise to David:  2 Samuel 7:12-17
" When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.  He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.  I will be his father, and he shall be My son.  If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.  But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.  And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you.  Your throne shall be established forever.  According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David."
 
God's promise to Joshua:  Joshua 1:2-4
"Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them-the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses."

God's promise for the future: 
Isaiah 62:6-7:  "I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth."

God's Promises to Egypt, Assyria:  Prophetic Destiny of these nations
Isaiah 60:7:  "The flocks of Nebaioth and Kedar will ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory."
Isaiah 27:13:  "So it shall be in that day; the great trumpet will be blown; they will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, and they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem." 
Isaiah 19:19-25:  "In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border.  And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it.  And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.  In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians.  In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria--a blessing in the midst of the land,  whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, 'Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.'"
Hosea 2:15  "I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor (means trouble) as a door of hope."
Romans 11:25  "For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in."  

The Hope for Reconciliation
Reconciliation between the Patriarchal and Arabic lines of Abraham are vital to the end-time fulfillment of the Gentile church and Jesus' ultimate rule and reign on the earth.  When these lines reconciled, biblically there were powerful results.  Here are some:
  • Jacob saw God in Esau's face: "If I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me,"  Genesis 33:10.  This is a prophetic picture of the import of Arab Christians and the fulfillment of the Gentile church and salvation of Israel.  See also Romans 11:26 and Amos 9:12
  • Ruth, the Moabitess, marries the kinsman redeemer, Boaz in the powerful story of Ruth.  Their ultimate marriage led to the birth of Christ.  As their marriage led to Jesus, the coming reconciliation of the Patriarchal lines of Abraham and the Arabic lines of Abraham will lead to the second coming of our Messiah and the return of Jesus for his spotless bride.  
"If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.  The Lord will guid you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.  Those from among you shall build the old wasted places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell in."  Isaiah 58:9-12