GOD is true to HIS WORD – both the Bible and “secular” history bear witness to His Faithfulness to HIS WORD – “FOREVER SETTLED in HEAVEN”!
“ISRAEL” and God’s “PROMISED LAND” is an integral part of GOD’s REDEMPTION PLAN and CONTROL of HISTORY
Deuteronomy 32:8– 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.
Therefore, behold, I will do a MARVELOUS WORK and a WONDER among them: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the UNDERSTANDING of their prudent will be HID”– Isaiah 29:10, 13
There are GOD’s “SET” PROPHECIES, PATTERNS and TIMES, to HIS “SET PEOPLE“
A PROMISED LAND – “LIFT UP NOW THINE EYES”
Abraham: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father‘s house to the LAND that I WILL SHOW YOU”
Genesis 13:14 And the LORD said unto ABRAM, after that Lot was separated from him, LIFT UP NOW THINE EYES, and look from the PLACE where thou art NORTHWARD, and SOUTHWARD, and EASTWARD, and WESTWARD:
15For ALL the LAND which thou SEEST, to thee will I GIVE IT, and to THY SEED for EVER
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17Arise, WALK through the LAND in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I WILL GIVE IT UNTO THEE.
Genesis 13:16: “and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth… and I will make of you agreat nation, and I will BLESS you, and make your name great”
Sarah: “I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her … and she shall be a mother of nations; KINGSof people shall be of her “and God said, “Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shall call his name ISAAC and I will establish my covenant with him (ISAAC) for an EVERLASTING COVENANT, and with HIS SEED after him” Genesis 17:19
Genesis 12:7: The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring [or seed] I will give THIS LAND”
Genesis 15: And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I KNOW that I SHALL INHERIT IT. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a LAND that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they COME OUT with great substance. …
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I GIVEN THIS LAND, from the river of EGYPT unto the great river, the river EUPHRATES”
It was the title deed to the LAND of ISRAEL, which GOD PROMISED to Abraham’s lineage, that has been the source of the friction in WORLD HISTORY right up to the present day
Genesis 35:1 and God said unto JACOB, arise, go up to BETHEL, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
Genesis 35:2 “then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, PUT AWAY the STRANGE GODS that are among you, and be clean, and CHANGE YOUR GARMENTS”
Genesis 35:4 “and they gave unto Jacob all the STRANGE GODS which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem”
Genesis 35:5 and they JOURNEYED (the LAND]: and the TERROR of GOD was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
Genesis 35:10 – “and God said unto him, thy name is Jacob: thy name shall NOTbe called any more JACOB, BUT ISRAEL shall be THY NAME”
Genesis 35:11 “and God said unto him, I am God almighty: be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins” Genesis 35:12
“and the LAND which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I WILL GIVE IT, and to thy seedafter thee will I give THE LAND”.
Genesis 35:13 “and God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.” Genesis 35:14 – “and Jacob set up a pillar in the PLACE where he talked with him, even a PILLAR of STONE: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon”
GENESIS 28:1 “And ISAAC called JACOB, and BLESSED him, and charged him, and said unto him,thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan””I (God) AMwith thee (Jacob), and will keep thee in ALL PLACES whither THOU GOEST, and will bring thee again into THIS LAND”
GOD RENAMED JACOB (heel-catcher) “ISRAEL”, meaning “POWER with God” or “GOD GOVERNED”.
Genesis 32:28 and he said, thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but ISRAEL: for as a PRINCE hast thou POWER with GOD and with MEN, and hast prevailed.
MOSES, EXODUS from EGYPT and the PROMISED LAND (Canaan)
Jacor-Israel’s son JOSEPH was sold into slavery by his brothers. He would end up a slave in Egypt. Eventually, these “Israelites”, a.k.a. “HEBREWS”. would move to Egypt during a famine.
Jacob’s son Joseph would eventually become “de facto” leader of Egypt. In Egypt, the Hebrews became “fruitful, and increased abundantly”. (Exodus 1:7-8)
Eventually, “a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph” (Exodus 1:8) The Israelites would eventually become slaves in Egypt. When the children of Israel “sighed by reason of the bondage”, God “remembered His covenantwith Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob”. (Exodus 2:23, 24) After four generations, Moses would lead them out of slavery from Egypt.
EXODUS 3:17 “And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the LAND of the CANAANites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a LAND flowing with milk and honey”
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and NOW LET US GO, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
The ISRAELITES escaped Egypt and wondered through the Sinai Wilderness for 40 years.
It was Joshua that would lead them in the PROMISED LAND of CANAAN, west of the River Jordan in what is Israel today.
The Israelites were COMMANDED by GOD to take the LAND from its occupants.
The Promised Land was DIVIDED amongst Jacob-Israel’s TWELVE SONS
Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manassehwere alloted lands; Levi, the priestly tribe, were not alloted lands like the others.
DAVID, from the tribe of JUDAH, would re-establish the nationof “Israel”.
The term “Jew” means one from the tribe of Judah. (one of Jacob-Israel’s sons) The capital would eventually be established in JERUSALEM.
“The LORD has SWORN to DAVID, a truth from which he will not turn back; ‘of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.”(Psalm 132:11) [from the Lord through his prophet nathan to King David] “when your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who shall come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom.” 2 Sam 7:13: “he shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the THRONE of his kingdom forever… and your house and your KINGDOMshall endure before me FOREVER; your THRONEshall be established FOREVER.” (2 Samuel 7:12-16)
Under SOLOMON, the kingdom of Israel prospered, reaching its zenith. BUT the physical kingdom of Israel was not established “forever”.
David’s son Solomon would build a TEMPLE to house “The TABERNACLE”, the house of the Ten Commandments. David’s son Solomon built a Temple to The Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, the site of Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac.
The Israelites had settled down in one place and united as one nation under God and David.
How can Nathan come and say that God has appointed a place for Israel, he would plant them in that place, from which they’d move no more, and be free from their old enemies?
Weren’t they in their own place? Weren’t they at peace with their enemies? Who was thinking of moving?
2 Sam 7:29 – Therefore now let it please thee to bless the houseof thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, o Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. 1 Kings 2:4 – “shall not fail thee a man on the THRONE of ISRAEL.”
GOD PROMISED there be a direct, bloodline descendant of David ruling, over some ISRAELITES.
God promised out of Jacob-Israel’s son JUDAH would come the FUTURE MESSIAH, KING and “LAW MAKER” of ISRAEL, until “Shiloh Comes”.
ISRAEL REMOVED (exiled) and RESTORED (a new home)
IDOL WORSHIP and EXILE (“scattered”)
“IF you walk CONTRARY to me, I will CHASTISE you seven times for your sins”.
Centuries before, God (through Moses) WARNED of the CONSEUENCES of WORSHIPPING IDOLS
Amos 9:8 “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the SINFUL KINGDOM, and I will DESTROY it from off the face of theearth; saving that I will NOT UTTERLY destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord”
Leviticus 4:27 “and the Lord shall SCATTERED you AMONG the NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number AMONG the HEATHEN, whither the Lord shall lead you”
Deuteronomy 4:26 – “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly PERISH from OFF the LAND whereunto ye go over JORDAN to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be DESTROYED”
Leviticus 4:27: “and the Lord shall SCATTER you AMONG the NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number AMONG the HEATHEN, whither the Lord shall lead you”
Leviticus 26:33 – “and I will SCATTER you AMONG the HEATHEN, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be DESOLATE, and your cities WASTE”
Amos 9:8 – “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the SINFUL KINGDOM, and I will DESTROY ITfrom off the face of the earth; savingthat I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord”
Amos 9:9 “for, lo, … I will SIFT the House of Israel AMONG ALL NATIONS, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”
“and I WILL DESTROY YOUR HIGH PLACES, and CUT DOWN your IMAGES [IDOLS], and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of YOUR IDOLS, and my soul shall abhor you” Leviticus 26:30
“you shall be DELIVERED INTO the HANDS of your enemies … and I will SCATTERED you among the heathen” Leviticus 26:24-26
“and I will bring the LAND into DESOLATION and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it” Leviticus 26:32
Hosea 1:6 “Call her name LORUHAMAH: for I will NO MORE HAVE MERCY upon the house of israel; but I will utterly TAKE THEM AWAY”
Hosea 1:9 “then said God, call his name LOAMMI: for ye are NOT MY PEOPLE, and I will NOT BE YOUR GOD”
– if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then ACCEPTof the PUNISHMENT of THEIR INIQUITY Leviticus 26:30
II Kings 17:22– “for the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them,” …
II Kings 17:23“until the Lord REMOVED ISRAEL OUT of HIS SIGHT, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. so Israel was CARRIED AWAY from their OWN LAND to ASSYRIA, as it is to this day”
God singled out the sheep herder, DAVID, of the JUDAH line, to be king over the nation. After David’s son Solomon’s reign, Israelwould SPLIT into TWO SEPARATE kingdoms (II kings 11:29-36) Israel split into NORTHERN and SOUTHERN kingdoms. Solomon’s son Rehoboamwas kingof the southern kingdom, with it’s capital in Jerusalem. 1 Kings 12:12-19
TENTRIBES, under the leadership of EPHRAIM, formed the northern kingdom of Israel. Samaria was it’s capital; Jeroboamwas it’s king. By 922 B.C., both kingdoms were free and independent of each other to fulfill their prophetic destinies after the death of Solomon (c930BC)
JUDAH and ISRAEL become TWO SEPARATE NATIONS (I Kings 12; II Chron. 10)
The nation of Israel was SPLIT. Jeroboam made an image of calf for the 10-tribes to worship rather then going to Jerusalem, lest he loose power. (I Kings 12:28).
For the next 300-years both Israel and Judah had competing kings, many of the kings turned the people toward the IDOLS of the LAND, such as Ahab who worshipped baal. Some of the kingsremained true to the lord such as Hezekiah and Josiah.
During this period God intervened by sending prophets and judgments on the LAND, Elijah battled the false prophets of Baal in the valley of Carmel (I kings 18). There was a WAR for the SOUL of the nation.
The NORTHERN KINGDOM of Israel was judged first. God sent the armies of ASSYRIA to DESTROYthe land and take the people CAPTIVE. Other people were settled in the LAND in 722 B.C. II Kings 17:22 – “For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboamwhich he did; they did not depart from them,” …. II Kings 17:23… “until the LORD REMOVED ISRAEL out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. so Israel was CARRIED AWAY from their own LAND to Assyria, as it is to this day”
Both parts of the divided kingdom engaged in IDOL [false gods] WORSIP. The prophet ABIJAH pronounced God’s judgement upon king Jeroboam: “for you have made yourself OTHER GODS, molten images, to provoke me to anger”. “I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam” (king of the 10 northern tribes) and will UTTERLY SWEEP AWAYthe House of Jeroboam” (II Kings 14:9, 10)
“The Lord will SMITE Israel as a reed is shaken in the water and ROOT UP ISRAEL OUT of THIS GOOD LAND which he gave to their fathers and SCATTER them beyond the River Euphrates because they have made IDOL-otroussymbols, provoking the Lord to anger” (I Kings 14:15, 16) PUSH people to the ENDS of the EARTH (Deuteronomy 33:17)
ISRAEL RESTORED – An ANOINTED PLACE
God promised PUNISHMENT for IDOLATRY, BUT ALSO RESTORED Israel, to a NEW HOME 2 Sam 7:10
“Then will I REMEMBER MY COVENANT with JACOB, and also my covenant with ISAAC,and also my covenant with ABRAHAM will I remember; and I will remember the LAND.” (Leviticus 26:42)
Leviticus 26:44 “and yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will NOT cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to DESTROY THEM UTTERLY, and to break MY COVENANT with them: for I am the Lord their God”
1 Chronicles 17:9: “Also I WILL ordain a PLACE for my people ISRAEL, and WILL PLANT them, and they SHALL dwell in their place, and SHALL be MOVED NO MORE
Deuteronomy 33:28 “Israel THEN shall dwell IN SAFETY ALONE: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew”
Amos 9:15– “And I will plant them upon their land,and they shall no more be pulled up out of THEIR LAND which I HAVE GIVEN THEM, saith the Lord thy God
Jeremiah 23:3– “And I WILL gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither i have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase”
Jeremiah 31:10 – “Hear the word of the Lord, o ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off, and say, HE THAT SCATTERED ISRAEL WILL GATHER HIM, and keep him, as a shepherddoth his flock”
Leviticus 4:31 (for the Lord thy God is a merciful god;) He will NOT FORSAKE THEE, NEITHER DESTROY THEE, NEVER FORGET the COVENANT of thy fathers which he sware unto them
Leviticus 26:45 But I WILL for their sakes REMEMBER the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.
Hosea 1:6 “Call her name LORUHAMAH: for I will NO MORE HAVE MERCY upon the House of Israel; but I will utterly TAKE THEM AWAY.”
Hosea 1:9 “then said God, call his name LOAMMI: for ye are NOT MY PEOPLE, and I will NOT BE YOUR GOD”
“If then their uncircumcised hearts be HUMBLED, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Leviticus 26:30
“THEN will I REMEMBER my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac,and also My covenant with Abraham will I REMEMBER; and I will REMEMBER the LAND” – Leviticus 26:42
“Israel” was not really “lost” – their IDENTITY was “LOST” from Biblical history
“SECULAR” HISTORY records “WAVES” of exiled Israelites”, under various names migrating from the Middle East to northern and western Europe.
Israel split into TWO GROUPINGS – “CIMMERIANS”and “SCYTHIANS”.
CIMMERIANS migrated to Asia Minor, west of the Black Sea, move westward up the Danube River, known as “CELTS” and “Gauls”.
Israelite “SCYTHIANS” moved through the CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS into southern RUSSIA, then divided into two groups – eastern and western.
Genesis 28:14 and THY SEED shall be as the DUST of the EARTH, and thou shalt SPREAD ABROAD to the WEST, and to the EAST, and to the NORTH, and to the SOUTH …
Isaiah 24:15 “wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLESof the sea”
Isaiah 41:1 “Listen, o ISLES, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far”
Jeremiah 31:10 “hear the word of the Lord, o ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off, and say, he that SCATTERED ISRAEL will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”
MANY CLUES to the “APPOINTED PLACE” are provided in the Bible.
Isaiah 49:12 describes the”ISLES” NORTH and from the WEST”[of Palestine].
History records that following the collapse of the Assyrians, “WAVES” of ISRAELITES (under different names [a.k.a. SCYTHIANS, CIMMERIANS and CELTS] then migrated north through the CAUCASUS, then ACROSS EUROPE.
Tribe after tribe, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians, poured across the sea to make NEW HOMES in the British ISLES.
Thus grew the British nation. . . formed of the union of various tribes of the same racial stock of ANGLO-SAXONS (sons of Isaac) and “CELTS” (Israelite Cimmerians).
GOD has been “GROOMING” BRITAIN all through history
Isaiah 24:15: “Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLES of the sea”
Isaiah 49:12 “Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the NORTH and from the WEST”[of Palestine]
Isaiah 42:4 – “he shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the ISLESshall wait for his law”
EPHRAIM = ENGLAND
“With them he shall PUSH the PEOPLE TOGETHER to the ENDS of the EARTH: and they are the ten thousands of EPHRAIM, and they are the thousands of MANESSEH.”
GOD has been GROOMING “BRITAIN” (literally “covenant men”) all through history
”EPHRAIM was EXILED to ASSYRIAN in 720 BC.
Calculating “7 TIMES” from that date we arrive at 1801 AD, the very year, GREAT BRITAIN became the UNITED KINGDOM
The initial, decisive role played by the British-Commonwealth alliance of NATIONS all giving allegiance to the British crown
After the ISLES had lost the first offspring-nation(a prophecy of the birth and independence of America), OTHER OFFSPRING NATIONS would be formed, in the process of EXPANSION.
Great Britain, after losing its first colony (USA), went on to multiply into a multitude of nationswith world-wide territories.
At its height, the British Empire ruled over a third of th earth’s surface, becoming the GREATEST EMPIRE of ALL TIME
“with them he shall PUSH THE PEOPLE TOGETHER to the ENDS of the EARTH”
At its zenith, the British empire ruled over many nations, the MOST EXPANSIVE empire in the HISTORY OF OUR PLANET.
“The SUN NEVER SAT on the British empire”, ruling much of the world, ruling over Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, many black African nations, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, eastern New Guinea, and many ISLANDS in oceania.
Britain’s navies also controlled much of the world’s sea surface – “Britannia rules the waves”
MANASSEH = U.S.A.
“IF you walk CONTRARY to me, I will CHASTISE you seven times for your sins”.
Centuries before, God (through Moses) warned of the CONSEUENCES of WORSHIPPING IDOLS.
Biblical “seven times” is really 360 years multiplied by seven (7) times or 2520 years –
AD 1776 is exactly 2520 years (Leviticus 26:24, 28) from the captivity of MANESSEH by the Assyrians in 745 BC
Genesis 49:22 JOSEPH is a FRUITFUL bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose BRANCHES RUN OVER the WALL
The ‘roots’ [ancestry] of Joseph shall always be planted in the British Isles; however, the BRANCHES of JOSEPH GREW OVER the WALLS, i.e. wandering across the oceans, out-growing the limited borders of the tiny isles.
No matter where the ‘VINES’ MEANDERED, they were still the same people who make up the multitudes of Joseph’s descendants, for it is the people with the role to play, the people who received the BLESSINGS of great bountifulness
Manasseh could not fulfil his destiny, as long as he remained in Britain, He would always be subordinate to Ephraim.
The original twelve tribes of Israel grew to became THIRTEEN when Joseph was subdivided into the tribes of Ephraimand Manasseh.
Since Ephraim was given its portion before Manasseh, Manasseh essentially became “the thirteenth tribe
The HEBREW WORD ‘AMIYR‘ [strong’s #5995], which the NAME ‘AMERICA‘ represents, refers to a ‘SHEAF of WHEAT’. In America’s heartland are grown GREAT WHEAT FIELDS as far as you can see – this land is called the BREADBASKET of the WORLD. ‘Amar’[strong’s #6014], means to gather grain [wheat], and implies reaping the ripened golden harvest. U.S. coins depicted bundles of wheat, while her paper money depicted grains of ‘amiyr’ [wheat], in a cornucopia of ABUNDANCE
MANASSEH = U.S.A.: ISAIAH 18
Isaiah was a Biblical prophet that lived in the 600s B.C.
ISAIAH had “visions” from which he prophecies about a future “America” :
Isaiah 18:1 – “woe to the land shadowing with WINGS, which is BEYOND the rivers of ethiopia”
outstretched eagle wings is a symbol of America
Isaiah 18:1 – a mother bird protecting her brood under her wings…
symbolizing a nation who would become a “REFUGE” for millions of immigrants
Isaiah 18:1 – “which is BEYOND the RIVERS of ETHIOPIA”
The LANDis unknown to Isaiah’s time and general territory the word “BEYOND” in Hebrew is “WEST” standing in Jerusalem, a line of latitude west strikes the United States
“that sendeth AMBASSADORS by the sea, even in VESSELS of bulrushes upon the waters” …
The English translation of “BULRUSHES” comes from the Hebrew “WATER DRINKING” vessels
“vessels that drink” perfectly describe modern day STEAMSHIPS
Isaiah 18:2 “to a nation SCATTEREDand PEELED”;
“SCATTERED” – “drawn out” or “TALL”
European explorers found Native Americans to be generally tallerthan them. The U.S. army in WWI averaged 5 feet, 11 inches in height, the tallest army the world had ever saw
“PEELED”– smooth-shaven (hebrew “marat – “to pick off hair)
Europeans found native American peoples largely without beards
“TERRIBLE from THEIR BEGINNING” –
Isaiah 18:2 … nation METED OUT and TRODDEN DOWN,
meeted out – from Hebrew “lined” and “trodden under foot”.
The Land Ordinance of 1785 established the basis for the public land survey system. Land in the largely unmapped territory west of the Appalachians was systematically surveyed, into square “townships”, six miles on aside. Each township was sub-dividedinto thirty-six “sections” of one square mile (or 640 acres).
When Manasseh received its inheritance in ancient Palestine, it was given an unusually large area of land. It included two portions of land divided in the middle by the River Jordan.
At the beginning, the tribe of Manasseh preferred “WIDE OPEN SPACES”
Isaiah 18:1 “whose LAND the RIVERS have SPOILED”
“SPOILED” in the term used to “QUARTER” a sacrificial animal into four parts.
the Mississippi-Missouri, Ohio,Potomacand Columbiarivers roughly “quarter” the U.S. into FOUR REGIONS
Isaiah 18:2 all ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when
HE LIFTETH UP an ENSIGN on the mountains
Isaiah 18:3 – “and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye”
ENSIGNS and TRUMPETS are both SYMBOLS of WAR.
Has the U.S. been “heard” during world wars?
Isaiah was a Biblical prophet that lived in the 600s B.C.
Isaiah had “visions” of “ISRAEL” … sons of JACOB … JOSEPH … MANASSEH … the UNITED STATES …
GOD’s PROMISES to 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” – Deuteronomy 32:8 –
Genesis 28:14 “and THY SEED shall be as the DUST of the earth, and thou SHALT SPREAD ABROAD to the WEST,and to the EAST, and to the NORTH, and to the south: and IN THEE and in THY SEED shall ALL the FAMILIES of the EARTH be BLESSED”
Genesis 35:11 and God said unto him … be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY; a nation and a COMPANY of NATIONS (“commonwealth”) shall be of thee
Genesis 48:19 His seed shall become a MULTITUDE of NATIONS
“O LORD, thou hast INCREASED the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst REMOVED IT FAR UNTO ALL the ENDS of the EARTH”
“I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increaseas they have increase
Zechariah 10:9 and I will SOW THEM AMONG the people: and they shall REMEMBER ME in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.” – Zechariah 10:8
Israel: FIRST AMONG the NATIONS
Genesis 27:29 Let people SERVE thee, and nations BOW DOWN to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons BOW DOWN to thee: cursedbe every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee” – Jeremiah 31:7
INVINCIBLE by OUTSIDE FORCES
II Samuel 7:10 – moreover I WILL APPOINT a place for MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a PLACE of THEIR OWN, and MOVE NO MORE; neither shall the children of WICKEDNESS AFFLICT THEM any more, as beforetime
Genesis 49 also prophesies that the tribe of Joseph will have considerable MILITARY STRENGTH in the latter days. The phrase “his bow abode in strength” refers to WEAPONRY.
This also has been true in the modern world, as the greatest collection of military power in recorded history was in the hands of America and Great Britain at the end of World War II.
America has been a WORLD SUPERPOWER in the postWorld War II period with its forces garrisoned in Europe, Korea, and many other places around the world.
Americais STILL the most powerful nation on earth. while the British have scrapped most of their famous naval fleet in recent decades, it still has a respectable nuclear arsenal
God’s use of the word “BOW” to depict the WEAPONRY of Ephraim and Manasseh is significant. Bows and arrows were favored weapons of ancient israel, parthia, scythia and england in the middle ages. Parthia dedicated half of its cavalry to bowmen who fired arrows at their enemies, and English soldiers of the middle ages were famous for their use of the LONGBOW. When scythia sent a symbolic message to king darius depicting how the persians would fall under scythian attack, they sent a clump of arrows to symbolize their military power.
The twin symbols of “a BRANCH” and “ARROWS,” are prophesied in GENESIS 49– an eagle clutching “an olive branch” signifying America’s desire for peace while the arrowsin its talons signifying prowess in war. Is it only COINCIDENCE that the ancient Scythians (a “Sacae” nation) used the same war sign as modern America (a “Saxon” nation): a clump of arrows?
The EAGLE was a common Scythian symbol.
One Scythian eaglecrest was found in a pose resembling the eaglecrest of the U.S.: both show eagles with outstretched wings and flared tail feathers (the scythian eagle holds prey in its talons, the american eagle holds a branch and a clump of arrows in its talons) The eaglecrest of the U.S. has its roots in the Scythian eagle crest, a manasseh-ite thirteen arrows in one talon, thirteen leaves on the olive branch in the other talon, thirteen stars over the eagle’s head, thirteen bars in the shield over the eagle’s body, and even thirteen letters in the phrase “e pluribus unum”.
The British-American alliance was typically MERCIFUL to CONQUERED ENEMIES, exhibiting a characteristic of their forefather JOSEPH. this attribute of WISE and BENEVOLENT RULE was also common among the Scythians, the parthians and among the goths who conquered the Romans. America’s MERCY and MAGNANIMOUS behavior in RESTORING the people and economies of its former enemies, Japan and Germany, after World War II is a marvelous example of this trait of the tribe of JOSEPH.
Deuteronomy 33:13-16 prophesies that EPHRAIM and MANASSEH WILL INHERIT GREAT MATERIAL WEALTH.
The sons of JOSEPH -a FRUITFUL bough:
Genesis 49:25 – the Almighty, who shall BLESS thee with blessings of HEAVEN ABOVE, blessingsof the DEEP that LIETH UNDER, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
Deuteronomy 33:13 – and of JOSEPH he said, BLESSED of the Lord behis land, for the PRECIOUS things of heaven, for the dew, and for the DEEP that coucheth beneath,
14 and for the PRECIOUS FRUITS BROUGHT FORTHBY THE SUN, and for the PRECIOUS THINGS put forth by the moon, 15 and for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the PRECIOUS THINGS of the lasting hills,
16 “and for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the BLESSING come upon the head of JOSEPH, and upon the top of the head of him that was SEPARATED FROM HIS BRETHREN.
Deuteronomy 33:19 they shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall SUCK of the ABUNDANCE of the seas, and of TREASURES HID in the sand
Their prophesied INHERITANCE of the “BLESSINGS of the HEAVEN above … PRECIOUS things of the lasting hills, and … of the EARTH” mean that these tribes will have BLESSINGS of temperate CLIMATE, AGRICULTURAL PROSPERITY and NATURAL RESOURCES. (oil, iron ore, coal, gold, silver, etc.).
All these things were INHERITED by America and the English nations. the great wealth of theAnglo-Saxon nations has NOT been a result of “GOOD LUCK”, BUT CAUSED by the INTERVENTION of GOD in WORLD AFFAIRS to implement his PROMISES and PROPHECIES AMONG the NATIONS.
… “the BLESSINGS of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills”
Genesis 49:26 “the Lord thy god bringeth thee into a GOOD LAND, a land of brooks of WATER, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills” – Deuteronomy 8:7, 9
“a LAND wherein thou shalt eat bread WITHOUT SCARCENESS, thou shalt NOT LACK ANY THING in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass” Deuteronomy 8:9
“and the Lord shall make thee PLENTEOUS in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the FRUIT of thy CATTLE, and in the FRUIT of thy GROUND, in the LAND which the LORD SWARE UNTO thy fathers to GIVE THEE” Deut 28:11 33:13, 14, 28
“of JOSEPH he said, blessed of the Lord be his land, for the PRECIOUS things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath“ – Deuteronomy 33
Israel then shall dwellin SAFETY ALONE: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a LAND of CORN and WINE; also his heavens shall drop down dew – Deuteronomy 33:28
RICH by TRADING
60:5-11 61:6 “thine heart shall fear, and be ENLARGED; because the ABUNDANCE of the SEA shall be converted unto thee, the FORCES of the GENTILES SHALL COME UNTO THEE”
Isaiah 60:9 – “surely the ISLES shall wait for me, and the shipsof Tarshish first, to bring THY SONS from far, their SILVER and their GOLD with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the holy one of Israel, because hehath glorified thee
Isaiah 61:6 … “ye shall EAT the RICHES of the GENTILES, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves”
“ENVIED & FEARED by NATIONS”
Deuteronomy 2:25 – “this day will I begin to put the DREAD of THEE and the FEAR of thee UPON the NATIONS that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall TREMBLE, and be in ANGUISH because of thee”
“and what nationis there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?” Deuteronomy 4:8
“and ALL people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be AFRAID of THEE – Deuteronomy 28:10
“for the nation and kingdom that WILL NOT SERVE THEEshall PERISH; yea, those nations shall be UTTERLY WASTED” – Isaiah 60:12
“The NATIONS shall SEE and be CONFOUNDED AT ALL THEIR MIGHT: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.” Micah 7:16
“and it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall FEAR and TREMBLE for all the GOODNESS and for all the PROSPERITY that I PROCURE UNTO IT” – Jeremiah 33:9
POSSESS the GATES of their ENEMIES (Genesis 22:17)
… “and thy seed shall POSSESS the GATE of HIS ENEMIES”:
the Strait of GIBRALTAR, the “gate” to the Mediterranean
the Cape of GOOD HOPE – the southern tip of Africa
the Strait of MALACCA in southeast Asia
the FALKLANDS near the tip of South America
naval dominance around the SUEZ CANAL
the PANAMA Canal
the BERING Strait
They are to OWN the ‘GATES‘ of the WORLD:
major choke points include the Dardanelles, Strait of Gibraltar, access to the Panama and SuezCanals; strategic straits include the Strait of Hormuz, Bering Strait, Taiwan strait, Korea strait, Dover strait, Denmark strait, straits of Florida, Davis strait, Hudson strait, Strait of Malacca, Torres strait and Bass strait
“CONTROL of the SEAS”
“They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall SUCK of the ABUNDANCE of the SEAS, and of TREASURES HID in the SAND – Deuteronomy 33:19
“he shall pour the water out of his buckets, and HIS SEED SHALL BE IN MANY WATERS, and his king shall be higher than agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted” Numbers 24:7
Psalm 89:25 I will SET HIS HAND also in the SEA, and his right hand in the RIVERS
“KIND to thePOOR”
“IF there be among you a POOR man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt NOT HARDEN THINE HEART, nor shut thine hand from THY POOR BROTHER”:
“for the POOR SHALL NEVER CEASE out of the land: therefore I COMMAND THEE, saying, THOU SHALT OPEN THINE HAND WIDE UNTO THY BROTHER, to THY POOR, and to thy NEEDY, in THY LAND” – Deuteronomy 15:7, 11
“He shall judge the POORof the people, he shall SAVE the CHILDREN of the NEEDY, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.” -Psalm 72:4 –
“SET SLAVES FREE”
“I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a LIGHT of the GENTILES” Isaiah 42:6
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the PRISONERS from the prison, and them that sit in DARKNESS OUT of the prison house … to LOOSE the BANDS of WICKEDNESS, to undo the HEAVY BURDENS, and to let the OPPRESSED GO FREE, and that YE BREAK EVERY YOKE?” Isaiah 58:6
Isaiah 60:12 “for the nation and kingdom that WILL NOT SERVE THEE SHALL PERISH; yea, those nations shall be UTTERLY WASTED”
A LIGHT to the GENTILES– CUSTODIANS of the ORACLES
Preach the Gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue andpeople
“As for me, this is MY COVENANTwith them, saith the lord; MY SPIRIT that is upon thee, and MY WORDS which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth,
… nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever. – Isaiah 50:21
“I will also give thee for a LIGHT to the GENTILES, that thou mayest be MY SALVATION unto the END of the EARTH. – Isaiah 51:6
God was sending Israel, as Isaiah says, to the “ISLES afar off” to “renew their strength” in order to take the gospel to the world; which was their job from the beginning
“and He [Jesus] saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” –Matthew 4:19
The name ANGELN [as in anglo] means “HOOK“, e.g. as in angling for fish
Isaiah 43:10 – Ye are MY WITNESSES, saith the Lord, and MY SERVANT whom I have CHOSEN: that ye may KNOW and BELIEVE ME, and understand that I am HE:
before ME there was no god formed, neither shall there be after me. I have declared, and have saved, and i have shewed, when there was NO STRANGE GOD among you:
… “therefore YE ARE MY WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I AM GOD”
Isaiah 43:21 – This people have I FORMED FOR MYSELF; they shall shew forth MY PRAISE
Dr. Daniel Burke, president of the American Bible Society, and U.S. District Judge Luther W. Youngdahl, a vice-president, examine the first new testament published in the anuak language of some 40,000 tribesmen in the Sudan. the translation is the result of 13 years of work
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“CARRY THE GOSPEL to the WORLD”
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The “POINT” of ALL THIS – AMERICAN “IMPERIALISM” IS NO “ACCIDENT”
GOD (not Israel) ISGREAT !
The LORD of HOSTS LIVES!
ULTIMATELY, WE ARE ALL “PUPPETS” of HIS (“imperial”) POWER
Jealousy and resentment of “ISRAEL” and “The PROMISED LAND” has created an unparalleled HATE which has set off wars and atrocities for four thousand years.
It was the TITLE DEED to the LAND of Israel, which GOD PROMISED to ABRAHAM’s lineage, that has been the SOURCE of the FRICTION between GOD’s PEOPLE ISRAEL and THEIR ENEMIES right up to the present day.
In the end, GOD DECIDES to WRAP THINGS UP in the SAME PLACE and WITH the SAME PEOPLE THAT HE STARTED WITH – ISRAEL
The RE-ESTABLISHMENT of ISRAELas a NATION is an essential theme to understanding Biblical prophecy.
The RE-OCCUPATION of JERUSALEM is prophesied many times in the Bible.
In the LAST DAYS, ISRAEL WILL BE REVIVED and OPPOSE the NATIONS.
EZEKIEL shares a kindred theme with ISAIAH and JEREMIAH – all three prophets deal with a DISOBEDIENT ISRAEL WHO HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD, WHO ARE JUDGED BUT PROMISED RESTORATION.
The importance of the LAND of ISRAEL in God’s plan cannot be understated – through the physical land and his literal promises, GOD WILL ACCOMPLISH HIS WORD and BRING REDEMPTIONINTO a FALLEN WORLD.
God has Ezekiel prophesy because God is reinforcing this future relationship between ISRAEL, the LAND and HIMSELF.
EZEKIEL reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the RESTORATION to the LAND of ISRAEL with millennial temple visions, or the Third Temple.
Ezekiel gives us a detailed account of the events surrounding GOD’S REIGN OVER the EARTH AFTER the ISRAEL is RESTORED.
Ezekiel describes the MESSIANIC KINGDOM, when ISRAEL will KNOW and have a relationship with the LORD GOD, through JESUS CHRIST, the KING of ISRAEL.
ISRAEL, the descendents of ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB, were CHOSEN BY GOD to be a PECULIAR PEOPLE to ACCOMPLISH HIS PLAN of REDEMPTION in the fallen and lost world.
ISRAEL is a demonstration of the resurrection and the MESSIANIC nature of the national RESTORATION:
“Behold, the DAYS COME, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the House of Israel and the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 33:14 “In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 33:1 “In those days SHALLJUDAHBE SAVED, and JERUSALEM SHALL DWELL SAFELY: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness” Jeremiah 33:16