Once again our news is flooded with accounts in the Middle East about terrorists in Iraq, Syria, and the surrounding region. Biblically and prophetically, Israel is at the forefront of the news because of the peril that exists for it from these nations and sects. Clearly, Israel is the catalyst for the unrest.
Just look for beginners at this fact: The total land surface of the earth is right at 57,269,000 square miles. Israel’s total land surface is 8,630 square miles. The percentage of Israel’s compared to the earth’s is .00014 percent (or 1/10,000 of 1 percent). Astounding! In fact, unbelievable! We shouldn’t even be hearing and reading about this little nation with so many larger territories and nations and international issues abounding. But we do! And daily!
I suggest its worthy to again read the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant made by God to Abraham. I think it will help us understand—I know it does me—the geopolictical dynamics occurring.
Genesis 12:1-3 (KJV)
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 13:14-17 (KJV)
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:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 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.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
Any rational person with an ounce of intellectual integrity must ponder this Covenant and its effect on the world scene today; and the integrity and reliability of God’s Word.
Here’s the penultimate question: If the word and promises of God are inescapably true dating back to Abraham, is it also true when God says, “I will come again and receive you unto myself…”.
From my friend and used by permisssion. June 15, 2014