“Ishmael / Esau (Edom / Muslim) Sells his Birthright”
Originally this essay and reference was inspired to encourage person not to sell their covenant and/or their souls to the devil. The devil usually tempts us into selling our birthright/souls/covenant with material things and particularly in desperate times. In all of the devils tempting the ultimate power and authority lies in the heart and mind of the individual through the grace and mercy of the Most High God: Jehovah, Yahweh, El, Allah, and Jesus Christ to name a few of his names. When referencing one of his many names; it is important to understand that ultimately it is the revelation/testimony of Truth/Virtue/Spirit given mankind through that particular name. However, I suppose the guidance of the Holy Spirit begin to lead me into the providing reference and testimony pertaining to:
“(The Fundamental Cause of Division among Christians and Muslims and Jews”
The idea of the provided Scriptures is to give a rounded context of what originally motivated the (hostile) relationships between many persons of the tribes/nations/faiths/religions/cultures, etc of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
If “ (Conscience Consistent) KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”, which I truly believe it is I believe that these Scriptures possess the power/spirit/understanding to help many of these people to bring more fundamental perspective and thus resolve to the iniquity that currently and traditionally have oppressed righteous (and just) relationships between them. If there has to be conflict, at least approach it with the right understanding/competence of the principle (God’s true calling on your life), the cause and the effect. Ultimately, this is a war of good and evil / virtue and vice of one’s heart and mind/conscience; and it shouldn’t be based on any carnal descriptions, in essence.
True knowledge brings deliverance to our minds and unless our minds are free we can never truly be free and obedient to the God of both Heaven and our hearts; no material wealth of this world can make you truly free if your mind/spirit is enslaved.
“The Truth shall set your Free”
“Fight for your Mind”
Romans Chapter 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved
[This is why Islam is essentially upset with Judaism, son of Abraham, the father of faith]
Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
Genesis Chapter 21:8 - 21
[This is why Islam is essentially upset with Christianity]
Jacob and Esau
Genesis Chapter 25:19 – 34
[This is one of, if not the Origin of the Trick; but remember, ultimately its God’s will (and ultimately God is a just God) and that Esau had sold his birthright at this time already]
Jacob Gets Isaac’s Blessing
Genesis Chapter 27:1 – 40
[This is why Christianity might be upset with Islam]
Jacob Flees to Laban
Genesis Chapter 27:41 – 28:1- 9
[Some testimony of why all “Divine judgment” and “good Truth” leads through Jesus Christ, regardless of faith or religion]
Genesis Chapter 1:1 – chapter 2:1 – 3
Adam and Eve
Genesis Chapter 2:1 - 25
The Word Became Flesh
John Chapter 1: - 18
Who is the Greatest?
Mark Chapter 9:33 – 37
The Greatest Commandment
Mark Chapter 12:28 – 34
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus (Being Born Again)
John Chapter 3:1 - 21
Life through the Son
John Chapter 5:16 – 30
Testimonies about Jesus
John Chapter 5:31 – 47
Jesus the Way to the Father
John Chapter 14:5 – 14
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
John Chapter 14:15 - 31
The Work of the Holy Spirit
John Chapter 16:5 – 16
Islamic ChristiansDo you understand the idea of an Islamic Christian?
Ought you thinking/being lead to become an Islamic Christian?
Are you an Islamic Christian?
Just as many Jews were/are lead to believe in the reality of God by receiving the testimony of Jesus Christ and so became Judeo Christian; I believe many Muslims within the Islamic world are being driven by the power of the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit in their conscience/mind to advance beyond the religious shortcomings of the religion of Islam and mature into the spiritual relationship with God that comes by faith moreso than religion.
Thus, in short, Islamic Christians are exactly what the term hints at, Muslims who have found the state of the Word of Truth that begins and ultimately ends with the testimony of Jesus Christ, as convicted by the faith of their hearts and the Word and Deed that comes through the reality of Christ Jesus.
Furthermore, Islamic Christian does not necessarily completely debunk their Islamic upbringings and/or culture but blend it in to their ever evolving Christian understanding as lead by the Holy Spirit / Word of Truth.
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
(Being Born Again)
John 3:1-21 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs, you are doing if God were not with him.
v.3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked, “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”
v.5 Jesus answered, I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he be born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but Spirit gives birth to spirit.
v.7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again. The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
v.9 How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
You are Israel’s teacher, said Jesus, and do you not understand these things?
v.11 I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
v.13 No one has ever gone to heaven except the one who came from heaven-the Son of Man must be lifted up,
v.15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
v.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s [firstborn] one and only Son.
v.19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
v.21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
The Firstborn Son of God Promises the Holy Spirit
John 14:15-31 If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the [Heavenly] Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-
v.17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
v.19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
v.21 Whoever has my commands and obey them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.
Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
v.23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will make our home with Him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
v.25 All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
v.27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
You heard me say, “I am going away and I am coming back to you. If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
v.29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me,
v.31 but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
“Come now let us leave.
Homage your love ones to God;
Worship God thru your loved ones,