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Thursday, July 14 2011

The Queen Of Sheba Prophecies

The Hebrew word pronounced sheh-baw means either an oath, or seven, depending on the circumstances, although they sometimes meant the same in usage i.e. to make an oath or agreement was to "seven" it. Sheba (sometimes rendered as "Seba") was also used as a personal name for a number of people (no pun intended), including an ancestor of Abraham (and therefore also of Jesus Christ i.e. "1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" Matthew 1:1 KJV).

"1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan. 1:20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, 1:22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 1:23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. 1:24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 1:27 Abram; the same is Abraham [see also 'Raghead' Racism]." (Genesis 10:7 KJV)

The name Sheba was also used in compound form, for people and places. The well-known town of Beersheba (which means well of an oath) was founded when Abraham dug a well there. King Solomon's mother, a wife of King David, was Bathsheba (which means daughter of an oath).

"21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham [see also What Made Abraham Righteous?], What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. 21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines." (Genesis 21:29-32 KJV)

"12:24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him." (2 Samuel 12:24 KJV)

"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment ... for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here"

Sheba was also used as geographic term for a kingdom in Arabia (which in ancient times included the Sinai and parts of Africa - see Why Did Paul Say That Sinai Was In Arabia?). It was from there that the Queen of Sheba made her famous visit to King Solomon (whose mother, Bath-Sheba was likely still living at the time).

The Visit Of The Queen Of Sheba

"10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD [i.e. Jesus Christ; see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'], she came to prove him with hard questions. 10:2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train [see also Camel Trains], with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. 10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. 10:8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. 10:9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king [see Israelite Monarchy - The United Kingdom], to do judgment and justice.

10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones. 10:12 And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.

10:13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants." (1 Kings 10:1-13 KJV)

As plainly evident in his Psalms, King David was also a prophet. David prophesied in his "Psalm for Solomon" that "to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba," as fulfilled by the Queen of Sheba's visit. It was however a dual prophecy. As he did in other Psalms (see The Messianic Psalms), David spoke of the Messiah to Whom one day all will come to Worship.

"72:1 A Psalm for Solomon.

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. 72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen." (Psalm 72:1-19 KJV)

The Messiah Himself also prophesied about the Queen of Sheba - who came not only to visit a human king of Israel, but as a matter of her recognition of the LORD of Israel i.e. "the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD" (1 Kings 10:1 KJV, as quoted above).

"12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [see The Nineveh Prophecies]. 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here." (Matthew 12:38-42 KJV)

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This Day In History, July 14

1223: Louis VIII became King of France after the death of his father, Philip II.

1430: Joan of Arc, after being taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

1769: A Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portola established a base in California (named by the Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in Spanish literature).

1789: The Bastille, a fortress in Paris used to hold political prisoners, was stormed by a mob, marking the beginning of the French Revolution.

1798: After the rebellion of the New England colonies, the Sedition Act was passed by the new government of the U.S. The law made it unlawful to start a revolution against the revolution.

1865: British climber Edward Whymper led the first team of climbers to reach the summit of the Matterhorn in the Alps at a height of 14,690 feet.

1867: Explosives manufacturer Alfred Nobel first demonstrated his invention, dynamite, at Merstham Quarry in Redhill, Surrey.

1918: The French troop-carrying liner Djemnah was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean; 442 were lost.

1933: In Germany, the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler banned all opposition parties (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1950: The Battle of Taejon during the Korean War.

1958: King Faisal of Iraq was assassinated in a coup by army officers, including one named Saddam Hussein, who established Iraq as a republic. The independent Iraqi republic lasted until 2003 when George W. Bush obliterated the country, eventually killing upward of 200,000 civilians and maiming 500,000 more (a conservative estimate; some official independent sources say the numbers are much higher) with his bombing and invasion, as well as widespread abuse and torture of prisoners and the general population, as proven by thousands of leaked photographs and videos.
The Iraq war was supposedly justified by Bush's proven-false claims that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction," but nothing was ever found to support any of Bush's accusations. Bush's accusation that Iraq had a connection to the 9-11 attacks was also proven totally false - captured documents prove that Saddam Hussein actually regarded the Saudi-Arabian born Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network as a threat to Iraq.
The 9-11 attacks were actually carried out by men from Pakistan (where Osama bin Laden was found in 2011, living near a Pakistan army base) and Saudi Arabia, two countries that Bush instead called "allies on the war against terror" - while he invaded two other countries, Iraq and Afghanistan, from which none of the 9-11 terrorists originated. In reality, official U.S. Government documents show the 9-11 attackers were legally allowed in by U.S. Immigration, on flights directly from the Middle East. The U.S. Government even granted some of them student visas to attend U.S. commercial flight schools where they learned to fly those hijacked airliners. None of the terrorists entered through Canada - another proven-false slanderous myth that is still perpetuated by some who choose to ignore or deny the truth.

1965: Mariner 4 arrived at Mars and became the first spacecraft to produce near photographs of another planet.

2000: The "Bastille Day Event" - a massive solar flare caused a geomagnetic storm on Earth.


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