God promised Abraham that he would be blessed. That promise has been lavishly kept; Abraham has been blessed in many ways. For thousands of years, Abraham has been revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Second, God promised to bring out of Abraham a great nation. Currently, more than 6 million Jews live in Israel alone. Another 5 million live in the United States, and a significant Jewish population remains scatted throughout the world.
Third, God promised to make Abraham a blessing to many. Just think what the world would be missing had it not been for the Jews. Without the Jews, there would be no Ten Commandments, the basis of jurisprudence among the civilized nations of the world. Without the Jews, there would have been no Jesus. Without the Jewish Jesus there would have been no Christianity. These promises are God’s plan being unfolded, a plan to save humanity.
Fourth, God promised to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who cursed her. God has kept that promise faithfully. America has been blessed as a nation in that she has become a homeland for the Jewish people. Here Jews can retain their religion. Here they have economic, social, and education opportunities. Today Christian churches stand firmly between the Jewish people and the repetition of any further anti-Semitism.
God gave Abraham these promises and there was only one requirement necessary to set these promises of God in motion. Abraham had to go. He didn’t have to work it out. He didn’t have to figure it out. He didn’t have to make it happen. He didn’t have to try to bring them to pass. All he had to do was go. This same truth applies in your life with the promises of God. It is up to God to bring them to pass. It is up to you to act in faith and obedience. Don’t worry about the how, trust in the Who. If God says I promise, like he did for Abraham, he will do for you.
We see in the story of Abraham that Biblical Prophecy was fulfilled. As we continue in our study, we see that God does tell us of the future. We need to understand that Israel is important in fulfillment of the end time prophecies.