Genesis 15

1 Afterwards, 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?" 3 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 coming from your own body will be your heir." 5 The LORD took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and account for the stars--if indeed you can tell their story." Then he said to him, "Your Offspring will be like that."

6 Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD credited it to him as righteousness.

7 He also said to him, "I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it."

8 But Abram said, "Sovereign LORD, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?"

9 So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."

10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. Then birds of prey flew down on the carcasses, but Abram chased them away.

12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.

13 Then the LORD said to him, "Know for certain that your offspring will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a good old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."

17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your offspring I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-- 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."

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Jeremiah 31:31-37 "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the Family of Israel and with the Family of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke My covenant, and I turned away from them," declares the LORD.

"This is the covenant I will make with the Family of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My People. No longer will anyone teach his neighbor, or relative, saying, `Know the LORD,' because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

This is what the LORD says, the One Who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name: "Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the LORD, "will the offspring of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me."

This is what the LORD says: "Only if the heavens above could be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out, would I reject all the Family of Israel because of all they have done," declares the LORD.

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Ezekiel 48:35
"....And the name of the City from that day is Adonai Shamah."

Adonai is the Hebrew word used to represent the Lord's holy four-letter Name in biblical texts. Shamah is the Hebrew equivalent to the archaic English word "thither."

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II Chronicles 7:16 "And now I have chosen this Temple and made it sacred, for My Name to be there forever. My Attention and My Love will always be focused on that particular place."

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John 1:16
Because from all that He is,

every one of us has been receiving one generous gift after another.
Because God gave the Torah by means of Moses.
His generosity and truth was by means of Yeshua' the Messiah.

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Hebrews 6:16-19 Because people swear by something greater than themselves. And their oath is intended to confirm the certainty of their word and resolve any disagreement. In the same way, but with far greater certainty, God chose to demonstrate the absolutely unchangeable nature of His choice to those who would possess the promises. He did it by adding an oath to His Word, thus giving us two kinds of unchangeable guarantee. That way, since God cannot lie, we would have a powerful encouragement by running to Him for protection and seizing His promises for ourselves."

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Revelation 21:24
"And the peoples of the earth will walk around in the light of that City.

And the world's kings will bring their splendor there.
And its gates may not be shut at all by day;
and it will never be night there.
And people will bring the wealth and splendor of the nations into it."

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