promises given to
Abraham's seed are
<1>Isaac begot Esau and Jacob. Esau married
many wives and had many sons. They created Edomites, and because he
also married one of the daughters of Ishmael, they mixed with
Ishmaelites (Arabs). So through Arabs and Edomites, He created
nations and blessed the people on earth (Gen. 27:39-40).
<2>Jacob received both the birthright and
scepter. They were
divided and given to Joseph and Judah. After the name Jacob became
God promised him a nation
and a company of nations. He also was the one who would spread all
over the world. Jacob gave his name
Israel to Ephraim and
Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, the receivers of the birthright.
House of Israel
(the ten lost tribes) scattered all over the world, especially to
the west and northwest of Europe. They created many nations there. One of them was the English-speaking people who with no doubt were
the children of Manasseh and Ephraim.
<4>The children of Manasseh possessed "a
nation" as the United Kingdom, and Ephraim's seed possessed "the
company of nations" as the United States. <5>Also Jacob
preferred Ephraim (the younger) over Manasseh (the older). So it was
the seed of the younger (Ephraim) who would possess the land
promised to Abraham,
the land which was divided from the rest of the world and kept for a
great use in the future: "...for in his days was the earth
divided;..." (Gen. 10:25). This is also the land of milk and honey
<6>The land of America, especially North
America, was kept aside for hundreds of years until those to whom it
was promised were ready to receive it. When the medieval time was in
its highest domination in Europe and many of the adventurous and
great-minded people longed for freedom from that environment, then
God suddenly caused the
Children of Abram (Abraham) to rediscover this land. <7>All
the freedom-lovers and people who longed for escape from religious
persecution were squeezed out of Europe and came to this new virgin
and fertile land. That was no accident. It was well planned by
<8>With this, not only was a great new way of
living and looking at the possibilities of man's abilities released,
but also the promises given to Isaac and Jacob (or
Israel) about the birthright were fulfilled.
<9>As we know,
never does anything without purpose. The conquest of America by the
white man not only fulfilled the promises which were given to
Abraham, also it was an
act to bring Europeans in contact with the natives of America and
gather many people together in this land.
<10>Although Native Americans apparently
suffered a great deal in the process, in truth this made them become
purified (humble, meek), so they (Native Americans) would eventually
find the essence of the teachings of their ancestors (Mystical
Paths) and also become familiar with the rest of the steps of the
<11>In short, all these happenings eventually
will enhance and further the
evolution of humanity, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
<12>With the coming of
Christ, the promise of
(spiritual blessing) was finished through the tribe of Judah.
completed the book of the
Children of Israel by revealing the last book of the
Bible, The Revelation. In this book
God revealed in a symbolic language: what is the goal of life,
why this universe was created, what is His desire to be accomplished
through humanity, what are the pitfalls of the path, what had
happened so far, and what will happen in the future. With this, the
Bible, as an inspired book explaining creation and history, is
<14>Furthermore, the promises given about
Ishmael are fulfilled. After Christ's teachings, when he directly told the
Jews that they would no longer be the possessors of
the scepter and another nation would be chosen, "...The kingdom
God shall be taken from
you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof"
(Matthew 21:43), then the next Prophet did not come from the
Jews but from their brothers, the Arabs (the seed of Ishmael).
<15>Arabs are a very large nation which
possess a substantial portion of the world, and were also blessed by
the religion of
Islam, being submissive
to the Lord.
spiritual truth was finished by Prophet
<16>The name "Islam"
comes from "tasleim"
which means to be surrendered or submissive to the Will of the Lord. That is the highest achievement in the spiritual world. <17>To
be submissive or surrendered to the Lord does not mean to be an
escapist, but to do the best in everything, try to understand what
is His Will and do accordingly, and then surrender the result of our
actions to Him. That is, not being attached to the result of our
actions and to be content with the outcome. So, whatever the
outcome should be accepted as His Will.
<18>Also it means to submit or surrender our
earthly will to the Supreme Will. That is the highest spiritual
realization. With the truths which had come before (Far
Islam, the spiritual
truth was finished.