Misinterpreting “I will be bless those who bless you” Genesis 12:3 - Gog and Magog

“I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.” Genesis 12:3 RSV
John Hagee and many other Christian evangelists translate this verse to “I will bless those who bless Israel, and him who curses Israel I will curse” 298
But if you read the verse it does not mention or hint at Israel at all. This verse is relating to Abraham and anyone or anything that belonged to him at that time. It is very clear in that verse.
If it was to relate to Abraham’s descendants then it would have to apply to the Muslims as they are his descendants (from his son Ishmael) and the children of Keturah, his third wife.

The misconception that the promised land solely belongs to the Jews

12828419_xl_resize.jpgIn the below verse God tells the Jews that the land is His and they are foreigners/strangers in His land i.e. they do not own it.
“The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.” Leviticus 25:23 NIV

For the Jews to stay in the land it is conditional and there is no eternal covenant that the land is for the Jews. If they obey God they are welcome to stay otherwise God will cut them off from the land, which he had done (130 A.D.). 299

"But if you or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them,"
"then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples."  1 Kings 9:6-7 NIV

36594123_xl(1)_resize.jpgThe Jews claim that the Land is theirs but God retorts with a reminder that with all the sin they do, should they really possess the land? I.e. it is not theirs.
“‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many; surely the land has been given to us as our possession.’” Ezekiel 33:24 NIV
God replies: “…Since you eat meat with the blood still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land?
You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Should you then possess the land?Ezekiel 33:25-26 NIV

The foreigners of the land (the Babylonians), also inherited the land, so the land was allowed to be divided and the land was not solely for the Jews.
"You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel."
"You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel."
"In whatever tribe a foreigner resides, there you are to give them their inheritance,” declares the Sovereign Lord." Ezekiel 47:21-23 NIV

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