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1 To whom was the scepter promised?

A) To Judah: (Gen 49:10) "The scepter shall not depart from Judah"
B) To David: (Ps 89:3-4;35-37) "I have made a covenant with my chosen;
  I have sworn to David my servant, I will establish your seed
  forever, And build up your throne to all generations."

  (35-37) "Once I have sworn by my holiness: His [David's] 
  descendants shall endure forever, And his [David's] throne
  as the sun before me. It [the throne] shall be established
..." - (see genealogy Patriarchal Family Tree)
C) Conclusion: To have the scepter transferred to Zarah, who
  was not in David's lineage is not in harmony with the Bible.

2 Where Israel was exiled according to the Bible

A) (2 Kings 17:6) "To Halah, Habor, & cities of the Medes."(718 BC)
  (1 Chr 5:26) "Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of
  Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the
  river of Gozan, to this day." (536/430 BC)
B) Only Jerusalem remained as a remnant in the land:
  (2 Kings 18:13) "
Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah,
  Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified
  cities of Judah
and seized them." (703 BC) (see 2 Kings 19:29-
  34 & Isa 8:7-8)
C) Israel & Judah in the land during Hezekiah's & Josiah's
  reign's 2 Chr 30:1,10-11,18,25; 31:1,6; 34:3,6,9; 35:18-20
(609 BC)
D) (Mt 10:6; 15:24) "Jesus and his disciples went to the lost sheep
  of the house of Israel."
E) James and Peter wrote to twelve tribes of Israel: Js 1:1;
  1 Pt 1:1
F) Conclusion:
Israel still in Asia Minor during first century!

3 Nations to come from Abraham as a blessing

A) Gen 17:4-6 This was to be a blessing-for his faith.
   1. Included the twelve tribes of Israel
   2. Included chiefs from Esau Gen 36:40 ff
   3. Included sons from Keturah 1 Chr 1:32
B) Scattered among the Nations as a curse
  To be scattered among nations not to become nations. De 4:27;
  28:64; Lev 26:14,33
C) Blessing of Israel to be in the land promised to Abraham.
  Gen 15:18-21; 17:4-8; 26:2-5; 1 Kings 4:21; Jer 24:5-6; De 30:1
  -5; Jer 29:14; 30:3;
Kings daughters Jer 43:2-7; 44:1; 13:14,28
  Ezra 2:70; Ne 7:73; 11:20
(536-441 BC)
D) Conclusion: The land promised to Israel was what Abraham saw
  and walked on-Not the USA & England etc.!

4 Numbers of people from Abraham

A) Gen 24:60 Only KJV says "millions" (4 billion?) (Israel &
  (Gen 28:13-14) "
Dust of the earth" [a hyperbole] 2 Chr 1:9-
  (De 1:10;) "
Stars of heaven" [a hyperbole] Neh 9:22-23- 
B) Conclusion:
This promise was fulfilled before England & the
  USA existed as nations! Even if "billions," they did not all
  have to live at the same time!

5 Israel to posses the sea gateways of the world

A) No such promise in the world regarding Sea Gateways
B) "Gates"
are mentioned in Gen 22:17; 24:60 - Gates of cities!
C) Conclusion: This occurred during Solomon's rule of all

6 Both Judah and Israel in Jerusalem in 593 BC

A) Ezk 5:1-12 Only 1/3 left to be scattered.
B) "Whole house of Israel" included in exiles- Ezk 3:4,7,11,15
Both in Jerusalem: Ezk 8:3-17; 12:10,26; 14:1-7; 18:25-32

7 Anglo-Israelism doctrine of no benefit

A) Gal 3:28-29 - We are all Abraham's offspring.
B) Helps to understand prophecy?? 2 Tim 3:15-
C) (Titus 3:9) "
Shun foolish controversies and genealogies..."

Israelites were to be scattered among the nations and it is
quite likely this would include USA and England etc. but they
were not to become nations. This was not a blessing but a
curse for their disobedience.

 All the remnant returned from Egypt to Judah - Jer 44:1, 13:14;
(Would not "all" include Jeremiah?)

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