Ishmael vs Isaac

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Ishmael vs Isaac

Ishmael vs. Isaac

Genesis 15:1-5

                After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”

                        2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

                        4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

                        6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness

Genesis 16:9-12

Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers.”

Genesis 21:8-14 ”The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

                        11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.” 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

Why is the Temple Mount so important to the Jews?

  • Moriah (Abraham and Isaac sacrifice)
  • Solomon’s Temple
  • Rebuilt temple
  • Herod’s temple

Why is the Temple Mount so important to Muslim’s?

  • Muhammad had a visitation from Gabriel
  • Who brought with him a winged horse (Never been ridden)
  • This horse flew him to the farthest mosque (Presumed Jerusalem)
  • There he met Abraham, Moses and Jesus and he prayed with them

What do we do with a religion that wants to spread fear in order to take control?

  • Some say war
  • Some say isolate them
  • Some say educate them

109 verses that are war verses commanded by Muhammad

  • Greater is the one who fights than the one who stays home
  • Take no friends from their ranks unless they turn to Allah
  • Kill whomever you find that does not worship Allah
  • The punishment of those who make war with Allah is murder, crucifixion or cut off their hands and feet
  • We will cast terror into the hearts of those who don’t believe
  • Fight until there is no more disbelief and religion should be only for Allah
  • No prisoners of war
  • Kill those who threaten you
  • Violent subjugation is encouraged
  • Humiliating and fighting unbelievers is encouraged
  • A Muslim will go to hell if they do not fight
  • Allah can do it all by himself, but he chooses to test the faithfulness of the Muslims


Matthew 5:44

                “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Examples of revival in Middle East

                “I was one of those before I came to believe the message that I should kill the others. Sometimes I wanted to kill my wife because she did not cover her hair. But when I found my life in Jesus, when I surrendered my life to God, Matthew 5 tells me to love my enemies,” Saeed said. (Kurdish Christian Pastor)

Examples of revival in Middle East


“I’m very happy that Jesus came and knocked on the door of my heart and that I got to know the real God in a real way of life,”

Examples of revival in Middle East

                Before becoming a believer I always felt there was something missing in my life, as if I had lost something. That feeling was constantly with me. Now that I’m a believer that feeling is gone. I know that I have found what was missing in my life.”

Examples of revival in Middle East

                “Just in the four countries we work in, we’re projecting one hundred new churches just in Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. In Iran, the ministries that are working together are projecting 10,000 churches in Iran next year. That’s how fast they’re opening up to the Gospel.”

Examples of revival in Middle East

“The people saw a vision about Jesus, even if they not read the Bible, even if they don’t know anything about the New Testament or about the church, they just see Jesus in their dream.”

Examples of revival in Middle East

                “So the more that people pray for God’s Spirit to rest on these young men and women to share the Gospel, the more He just furthers the Kingdom of God.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ”For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

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