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The Three Pillars: The Abrahamic Covenant

“This is what Yahweh says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation (יְשׁוּעָה - yesh·ü'·äh) is about to come and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” (Isaiah 56:1) 
Salvation for who?
Those who keep from defiling the Sabbath 
Love the name of Yahweh 
Holds fast to My covenant.
“Blessed is the man that does these things!” What things? Holds fast to the Covenant.
Recently the world has been caught up in the story of a mystical bloodline and how this affects world history and religion. This has been popularized by Dan Brown’s the “Da Vinci Code.”
While the assertions of these authors are erroneous at the least and heretical at its worst, there is a sacred bloodline that is flowing through the veins of most people today – the Abrahamic Bloodline.
As one of the characters in the “Da Vinci Code” says: “Witness the greatest cover-up in human history.” 
Yahweh says to Abram, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:2, 3)
Preachers and teachers have expressed this Scripture with zeal! “…in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” For the word “blessed” to be correct in this piece of Scripture it would have to translated from the Hebrew word בֵּרַכְנוּ “bä•rak'enu” which means “blessed are you.” However, the word here is וְנִבְרְכוּ “ve'nivrechu” which means “you are mixed or grafted in.” It appears only three times in the Old Testament in Genesis 12:3, 18:18 and 28:14 and all three times it speaks of how Abraham will affect the nations of the earth.
So, Genesis 12:3 should read: “[Yahweh] will make of [Abram] a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing (בְּרָכָה beracah): and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all family of the earth be mixed or grafted in (וְנִבְרְכוּ).”
Couple this with Genesis 28:14, “And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall break out abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be mixed.”
Through this act of “blessing” of the blood, the unbelievers have become believers and “have been grafted in among [Israel] and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches (that fell off through unbelief). If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if Yahweh did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. (Romans 11:17-21)"
If you will not accept your place in the “bloodline” then “…you [are] without Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Yahweh in the world. (But if you will accept the Kingdom and its King you will receive salvation through the shed blood of our Messiah) But now in Messiah YahShua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah.” (Ephesians 2:1-13)
This is the secret that the Church has tried to keep hidden since its inception. This was done by carefully redefining words, misapplying Scripture and stealing covenant through a theological vehicle called “Replacement Theology.”
“Replacement Theology,” is the heretical teaching that Yahweh, Who cannot lie and Who never changes, has arbitrarily cancelled the “everlasting covenants” that He made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with “their descendants forever,” and has transferred those promises to the predominately Gentile “Church.” The promise in Scripture concerning the blessing and restoration of the Commonwealth of Israel are "spiritualized" or “allegorized” into the promises and blessing for the Church.
It is this mystery that Yahweh is revealing to those with eyes to see. The majority of the people on earth at this present time are of the sacred bloodline they don’t even know it. This is the everlasting covenant made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Studying Scripture, you realize most of the Sacred Scriptures are prophecy, and the majority of those prophecies have not yet been fulfilled.
In addition, nearly all of those unfulfilled prophecies pertain to the descendants of Abraham in general—and Israel in particular—and to other nations and entities only as they encounter the descendants of Abraham.
Understanding the history and the future of Israel is paramount to understanding the rest of the Sacred Scriptures. In particular, grasping what Yahweh says will happen to Israel will allow us to make sense of this world's seemingly incomprehensible events.
“O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones.” (Psalm 105:6)”
“For you are a holy people to Yahweh your Elohim; Yahweh your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Yahweh did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the humblest of all peoples.” (Deuteronomy 7:5-7)
“…By myself have I sworn, says Yahweh, for because you (Abraham) have done this thing (sacrificed Isaac) , and hast not withheld your son, your only son: that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be mixed; because you have obeyed My voice. (Genesis 22:16-18)”
When you look up into the Heavens what is the majority of the things you see – the stars. This is a panoramic image painted by Yahweh across the star-studded night sky. Billions of stars were visible to Abraham; and Yahweh promised that just as the universe contained such an uncountable number of stars, so would be numbered the descendants of Abraham. 
The other familiar picture that Yahweh painted was the sands of the seashore. The oceans cover approximately 70% of the earth's surface, and the land the remaining 30%. That means the majority of the soil of the earth is the sands of the seashore. In fact the word “multitude” used by Yahweh to describe the Covenant offspring in Hebrew is רֹב “robe” meaning multitude, abundance, greatness, numerous from the root word רָבַב “rabab” to be or become many, be or become much, be or become a majority. In other words, the Father is promising the Covenant Family that their descendants will be a majority of the people of this earth… “and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be mixed!” In other words, the majority of the people you meet are Israelites and they don’t even know it nor the blessing given to them as heirs. 
“And Jacob said unto Joseph, Yahweh Shaddai appeared unto me at Luz (the place of the Great Almond Tree {Tree of Life} – ancient name for Jerusalem) in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. And now your two [grandsons], Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto you in the land of Egypt before I came unto you into Egypt, are mine; as Reuven and Shimon, they shall be mine. And your issue, which you begat after them, shall be yours, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. (Genesis 48:3-6)”
Abraham believed this and it was “credited it to him as righteousness.” Not that he was righteous but because he believed the “full message of the kingdom” it was as though he was “righteousness.” “…faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.” (Romans 4:9)
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds,’ as of many, but as of one, ‘And to your Seed,’ who is Messiah.” (Galatians 3:16)
“Messiah has redeemed us... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Messiah YahShua; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:13, 14) 
“For you are all the children of Yahweh by faith in Messiah YahShua. ...And if you are Messiah's, then you are Abraham's SEED, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3:26, 29)
Something is ringing true to you. That is because deep in your psyche there was a latent memory handed down through each consecutive generation. A sense of not belonging in this present dog-eat-dog world. A feeling of belonging to a more ancient time. Well, the majority of you, if not all, are of the linage of Abraham, Isaac and Israel – you are Israelites and you didn’t even know it.
As Israelites, we can hear the Full Messianic Message that the world calls the gospel. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27) And even if you think you are a Gentile the minute you hear the Word of Messiah and receive the Kingdom then you receive the הַשָּׁמַיִם נֶפֶשׁ “Nephish HaShamayim” (Birth from Above) you are no longer a Gentile but an Israelite of the seed of Abraham.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Messiah.” (Romans 10:17)
Clearly the Spirit of Yahweh said that the promise was made to Messiah! The Kingdom is personified by its King. And if we are Messiah's then WE ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED! And because the inheritance was by promise, from Yahweh Himself, IT CAN NOT BE DISANNULLED! For “…a royal decree…cannot be repealed…” (Esther 1:19)
It is like having a rich relative who died and left you a fortune but you didn’t know it. It just lay dormant until someone informed you – “You’re rich!” Well, you are. All you have to do is claim your inheritance. Being of the seed of Abraham – the majority – will avail you nothing if you do not receive the promise – your inheritance – the Covenant!
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Messiah YahShua. And if you are Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed , and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:28-29)
The true children of Abraham are those who are born again, born of the Spirit of the Living Elohim. And truly Abraham descendants are the Children of Promise if they are born again. 
“…For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of Yahweh: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” (Romans 9:6-8)
This promise was instituted by Abraham's heart to believe and his obedience to the instructions of Yahweh. Now the Torah says: Abraham believed this and it was “credited it to him as righteousness.”
“This Happened so that he could be the father of every uncircumcised person who receives faith and thus has righteousness credited to him, and at the same time be the father of every circumcised person who not only has had a circumcision, but also follows in the footsteps of the Faith which Abraham our father had when he was yet still uncircumcised. For the promise to Abraham and his seed, that he would inherit the world did not come through legalism but through the righteousness that Faith produces. For if the heirs are produced through legalism, then Faith is pointless and the promise worthless.” (Romans 4:12-14)
The words “credited it to him as righteousness” were not written to Abraham only but also for us, who will certainly have our account credited too, because we believe in him who raised King Messiah YahShua from the dead. Who was handed over for our transgressions, (Isaiah 53:5) and raised to life to make us righteous. (Romans 4)” So, without even knowing that we were Israel, without ever accepting the constitution of our Faith – the Torah, before ever receiving any of the tokens of the Covenant, we believed in King Messiah YahShua and thus it was credited to us as righteousness engrafting us into the Commonwealth of Israel by His shed blood!

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Comment by Rabbi Rob on March 18, 2013 at 2:29pm

The article is highlighting the "Three Pillars" as revealed in Isaiah 56:1-8.

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