Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sarah and the Heavenly Jerusalem

In order to understand about God almighty, we were given the holy and precious scriptures. As it is written...

John 5:39- ...These are the scriptures that testify about me,...

The Holy bible testifies about our heavenly Mother, who is the true God and eternal life. Therefore, through the study of Sarah we can understand God's will in Sarah's life and testimony of our Mother.

Galatians 3:26- If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Romans 9:6- It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring. For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."

Many times in the bible the children of God are referred as "Abraham's offspring" or "children of promise", like Isaac." This in itself is a great mystery and as we know, God does not mouth empty word's(ref. Isa. 55:11, Num. 23:19), so this word too, should be fulfilled. Therefore let us understand about Abraham's family and to whom the promise was spoken to...

Genesis 17:19- Then God said, " Yes, but  your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant with him and with his descendants after him.

Understanding the story of Abraham's family, 3 candidates were chosen to receive the inheritance of Abraham: Eliezer, Ishmael and Isaac. But, the promises were spoken to Isaac born of Sarah.

Even though the first born son(primogenitor) Ishmael,son of Hagar, should have recieved the inheritance, he fell short of the blessing. Then, we have to understand what does God want to teach us through this story? Is it just mere history? NO! This is a prophecy concerning the true heirs of Heaven, represented by Isaac, Children of Sarah.

Galatians 4:21- For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman(Hagar) and one by the free woman (Sarah).... his son by the free woman was born as a result of a promise... 
(V.46 NLT)  But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother

Sarah mentioned in the Old testament was just a shadow to reveal the true glory, of our Heavenly Mother, New Jerusalem. HOW AMAZING IS THE WORD OF GOD!!!!

then, whom does Sarah's child "Isaac" represent?

Galatians 4:28- Now you brothers, like Issac, are children of promise.

Apostle Paul stated that the true believers, those who believe God the Father and God the Mother, were the spiritual Isaacs who will inherit the eternal kingdom of God.

How great is the love of God that we are able to understand this great mystery hidden for ages!?
I earnestly and sincerely hope that through these passages of scripture(John 5:39), you will be lead  to a better understanding of God, who is, Our Mother!!!!