Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Nations Were Given Their Territories All Based Upon Israel

 
In light of the recent story about 70 nations of this world seeking to create a two state solution for Israel and the Palestinians; I want to share a post that GWZ I.F. did on the history of how and why at the scattering at Babel (Gen. 11:1-9); 70 nations were created and divided all based on Almighty God's plan of world redemption and working for the nation Israel!

“When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel” (Deut. 32:8).  Without claiming to uncover all the mysteries of this fascinating passage, at the very least this can be said: When God set the boundaries for all the nations He had Israel in mind, and He wonderfully provided for His chosen nation.  

Let us recognize God’s sovereign geography! After the Babel dispersion (Genesis 11), the sons of Adam spread out over the earth, doing their own thing and acting independently of God.  However, the nations that formed from this migration and the boundaries that resulted were all predetermined by God: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” (Acts 17:26).  

The nations that formed from this migration and the boundaries that resulted were all predetermined by God: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”

In God’s sovereign planning, Israel was central. God knew exactly what territory to give them based on their population and all other factors. The land of Israel is in the exact center of the world, based upon its proximity to the world’s major land masses. It is nestled in the middle of three major continents. This land of Canaan is not a large strip of land, but consider all of the major historical events which have taken place there, including Christ’s death and resurrection. Consider also the major prophetic events which are yet to occur in this geographical location.  Indeed, in the kingdom age, Jerusalem will be the very capital of the world, with Christ sitting on David’s throne. How foolish for people to teach that Israel has no place in the future plan of God! Israel has been central and preeminent in the Lord’s planning from the very beginning!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

GWZ I.F.

Monday, February 27, 2017

O Our Fallen Humanity!!! Romans 7:24!

The unchecked unbridled passions of man are an appetite NEVER satisfied and unfulfilled by the gratification of the flesh (Rom. 7, Rom. 8:5, Gal. 5:17). Like an addict, the unbridled passions of sexually driven men and women create a tsunami of psychological and social discord and physiological disorders that spill over from the individual into our societies and communities. The number one addiction in America today is not cocaine, it is not alcohol, it is not marijuana, it is not heroin, it is not Oxycontin, etc. The number one American addition is this unbridled beast of Eros-erotic love, i.e., sexual addiction (James 1:14-15). This Eros beast is currently reigning supreme and dominant in America in every facet of life, culture and society. Paul stated very clearly in Romans chapter 7 the complete depravity of fallen man apart from the redemptive intervention by Almighty God (Romans 7). Oh our humanity! should be the cry of ALL of Adam's fallen race; for it is the doom and fate of the Hindenburg (John 3:16-17, 36, Rom. 7:24, Rev. 20:11-15).
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The love of God ONLY gives and ONLY seeks that which is the highest and best for its object of love based and rooted in MORAL ABSOLUTES and ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and TRUTH.

ONLY in Jesus Christ is there TRUE and TOTAL deliverance and liberation from the horrific ravishings of the flesh and its control, power and tyranny (John 8:32,36, Rom. 7:24-25, 8:1-14). In light of our post Judeo/Christian America, do you know the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS LOVE of Almighty God, which is found ONLY in His Son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17)? God so LOVED you that he sent His Son to pay the price for your transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS standards of Almighty God (Rom. 10:4; 1 Peter 3:18). The love of God ONLY gives and ONLY seeks that which is the highest and best for its object of love based and rooted in MORAL ABSOLUTES and ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and TRUTH. My dear friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that! The one true God and Creator of the Universe truly LOVES you (1 John 4:10)! My dear friends, follow the One who LOVED you and GAVE Himself to you that you might be with Him FOREVERMORE in the ETERNAL LOVE of  Father (Gal. 2:20). Place your trust in Him today and FOREVERMORE will you sing, "All you need is the ETERNAL God's love!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.