Deuteronomy 32:7-14 " Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. 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. For the LORD's portion is HIS people; Jacob is the lot of HIS inheritance. HE found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; HE led him about, HE instructed him, HE kept him as the apple of HIS eye.
As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings: So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. HE made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and HE made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou did drink the pure blood of the grape. "
" 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 " (vs.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 realize GOD's sovereignty even in geography !
|" Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. " Genesis 11:9|
After the Babel dispersion (Genesis Chapter 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 (Acts 17:26). In GOD's sovereign planning, Israel was central. The LORD knew exactly what territory to give them based upon 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 large continents. This land of Canaan is not a sizable strip of land, but consider all of the vital historical events that have taken place there, including, most importantly, JESUS CHRIST's death, burial and resurrection. Consider also the great prophetic events that are yet to occur in this specific 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 it is for people to believe or teach that Israel has no place in the future plan of GOD ! Israel has been the preeminent focus of the LORD's sovereign planning from the very beginning ! GWZ
Your servant in CHRIST,
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