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.