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Monday, January 28 2013
1 Chronicles: From Adam To King David
Humans were created in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in what is today Iraq. The map shows the river valley in green and the mountains to the north in white.
"2:7 And the LORD God [see The Kingdom Of The LORD God] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?].
The topography of the region determined the history of humanity from the Creation to the Flood. Humans lived in the river valley, while it was to the mountains in the north that the ark of Noah made first dry land. After the Flood, Noah and his family returned to their home area in the valley region, after which the three main branches of humanity, as descended from Noah's three sons, spread out to settle, as shown in the map below.
"8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen." (Genesis 8:2-5 KJV)
Notice also on the map below that Jerusalem (marked with a red "X") is at the very center of where Asia, Europe and Africa meet, and also where, by no coincidence, that Jerusalem was located (Jerusalem was designated as holy because of its location; it is not otherwise unique to many other cities). Regardless of where humanity spread distant from Asia, Europe and Africa, right to the present day, all people can trace their origin to the place on Earth that had Jerusalem as its center point. The Book of 1 Chronicles documents the history of humanity from the creation of the first humans to the establishment of King David's throne at the center of the world at Jerusalem. That was done, not for David, but for the Messianic Seed of David, Who will rule all people from the place on Earth that was, from the beginning, the center of the Earth of all people.
"4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Micah 4:1-3 KJV)
The Chapters Of The Book Of 1 Chronicles
Fact Finder: Rain alone could not have caused a worldwide flood. According to the Word of God, what also added to the rain?
This Day In History, January 28
98: Trajan became the 13th Emperor of the Roman Empire (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars, Israel In History and Prophecy: Roman Judea and Israel In History and Prophecy: Aelia Capitolina). He reigned 98-117.
814: Charlemagne ("Charles the Great"), German king and Holy Roman emperor (the The Holy Roman Empire was officially known as The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation), died at age 71 (see also Emperors and Popes and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1547: King Henry VIII of England died at age 55. England broke away from the Church of Rome during Henry's reign.
1561: In France, the Edict of Orleans outlawed the persecution of Huguenots (French Protestants) by Catholics.
1581: In Scotland, King James VI signed the Second Confession of Faith.
1596: British explorer and naval officer Sir Francis Drake died at age 50. Drake and his crew were the first Englishmen to sail around the world (1577-1580). Later, in 1588, Drake was one of the commanders of the British fleet that defended Britain from the Spanish Armada (sent by the pope to invade and occupy Britain).
1725: Peter the Great, Czar of Russia (czar is the Russian form of Caesar, as is the German Kaiser), died at age 52 after reigning from 1682.
1788: The first British penal colony was established at Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia.
1807: Pall Mall ("parallel to the mall") in London became the first street to be illuminated by gaslight.
1871: During the Franco-Prussian War (France and Germany), Prussian forces captured Paris.
1918: Dr. John McCrae, the Canadian military doctor who wrote In Flanders Fields, died.
1921: Albert Einstein proposed the possibility that the size of the universe could be calculated (see also Parabolic Prophecies).
1932: In the lead-up to the Pacific theater of the Second World War, the Japanese army occupied Shanghai to force an end to a Chinese boycott of Japanese goods.
1935: Iceland became the first country to "legalize" (in man's eyes, not God's) abortion on medical or "social" (i.e. commit fornication or adultery, then commit murder to get rid of the "problem") excuses.
1943: During the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) mobilized the entire German adult population for the war effort.
1950: The French Assembly ratified their proclamation under which Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos became "independent" colonies within the French union. After France retreated from the region due to the civil wars that their imperialism created, the U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War (which was actually a civil war between the Vietnamese people whose single country had been partitioned in 1954, by the French at the end of the First Indochina War, into North and South Vietnam).
1973: The Vietnam War (see the entry for 1950, above) cease-fire was signed by the U.S. and North Vietnam in Paris.
1980: During the Iranian hostage crisis, 6 U.S. "diplomats" (most of whom were later admitted to be CIA agents), who missed being taken captive when the U.S. Embassy was invaded by Iranian militants, escaped out of Tehran in what became known as "The Canadian Caper." The U.S. spies were secretly given refuge by Canadian diplomats in the Canadian Embassy for over 2 months before leaving Iran by using Canadian identities and passports provided by the Canadian government.
1986: Seven astronauts died after the Challenger space shuttle exploded 72 seconds after launch - Francis "Dick" Scobee, 46; Michael Smith, 40; Judith Resnik, 36; Ellison Onizuka, 39; Ronald McNair, 35; Gregory Jarvis, 41; Christa McAuliffe, 37.