Genesis 22:2 “And he (God) said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of”

Just to reemphasize that the object of this series of study is to help us stop the accusation of father Abraham that because of his fleshly desires birthed Ishmael, who it is claimed is the father of Islam and therefore it is our brother that is fighting us as Boko Haram and others.

I am trying to establish the fact that Ishmael and Isaac are not of the same father scripturally speaking with and in the intents of God from the beginning.

So, how did Isaac become the only son of Abraham? whereas Ishmael was born before Isaac, was the question posed to me after my post of Part1. Hence this follow up.

Now, there is an interesting account in Genesis 32:28 that illustrates to us how this change of name comes about with regards to Jacob as it applies to Abraham;

Genesis 32:28 “And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” (Israel: that is, A prince of God).

From the above, we can see that the sons of Jacob, finally called Israel came about after his name, nature and identity has been changed from Jacob, a supplanter, or thief into Israel, meaning a prince with God.

Israel =. larsy Yisra’el, yis-raw-ale’ – actually means, he will rule as God;

The “EL” is from God’s name “Elohim”, which finally became the name of his posterity: –Israel.

It is out of this his personal experience with God that his lineage became known as the twelve tribes of Israel.

There is now a name change that reflected a new identity, character and person from His old ways. Jacob the thief died we can say!

Now coming to the case of Abraham, firstly we read in;

Genesis 16:15-16, 15And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when HAGAR BARE ISHMAEL TO ABRAM.”

So, Abram was the father of Ishmael, clearly stated. But notice the name. It’s ABRAM, not Abraham.

Then we read in;

Genesis 17:5, “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.” (Abraham: that is, Father of a great multitude).

Abram = means high father; Whereas Abraham = means to be populous; father of a multitude; Abraham.

Now in;

Genesis 17:15-16 15And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai (dominative;) thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. {Sarah: a mistress, i.e. female noble: –lady, princess, queen. that is Princess) 16And 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.”

Genesis 17:19 “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”

So, you see, it was after the change of his name, nature and identity that he gave birth to Isaac. Hence, he has but just one son.

The other son Ishmael, belonged to ABRAM, to whom he died to. What is very interesting again to note here then is, how did ABRAM become ABRAHAM?

You see, God added HIS NATURE to his name Abraham, for the “H” you see, is from God’s name YAHWEH.

And the letter “H” in the Hebrew alphabet is No. five (5). Which means GRACE!

6 is the No. of man, 7 is the No. of God, 8 the No. of Jesus, 9 is the No. of the Holy Spirit; hence the 9 gifts.

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Therefore, Abraham was a new person just like his wife too before they gave birth to Isaac.

This is what happens to you when you receive the word (seed) of life, divine nature of God.

2 Peter 1:3-4 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”

And this brings you to your real identify; the new creature.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”

For when you died in Christ your old man was buried with him and you were raised a new being.

So, you can see that for Abraham, righteousness was imputed to him even when he hasn’t done anything. That was Grace speaking in his life.

Therefore, he gave birth to Isaac which prefigured the grace in Christ as the only son of God.

This then is the mystery why Abraham had only one son.

Meaning, to teach that the terrorist Ishmaelites are the products of the mistake of Abraham through Hagar is erroneous. They are humans but as Christians we are not of the same lineage.

God has shifted the old Abraham before He made him produce the seed needed for the advancement of His course on the earth from which lineage the Christ of God should come.

The End.