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Tuesday, July 7 2015
Isaiah 19: Where Did Israel's Gestation Happen?
"In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance"
When the LORD (see The LORD God Our Saviour) changed Jacob's name to Israel (see The Origin Of Israel), his family went from being "Jacobites" (see A Biography Of Jacob: The Jacobites Of Syria) to "Israelites." But there was no country (sovereign territory) or nation (national population) of Israel in the lifetime of Jacob. Or in the lifetimes of the Israelite tribal patriarchs. Or of any Israelite for four centuries after they entered Egypt as a family of about 70 people seeking refuge from a great famine. But with their entry into Egypt was a "seed" promise made by the LORD, first to Abraham (see The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq and A Biography Of Abraham: The Genealogy Of Abram), then to Abraham's grandson Jacob: "I will make of thee a great nation."
To Abraham (see A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan):
"12:1 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: 12:2 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: 12:3 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.
To Jacob / Israel (see A Biography Of Jacob: Israel In Egypt):
"46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob.
The "seed" of Abraham and Jacob / Israel, that began in Syria (see The Syrian Connection), was sown, as a family of a few dozen people, in the fertile Nile Delta region of Egypt known as Goshen. There, over the next 4 centuries, "Israel" developed toward their birth as a nation - a national birthday that occurred on the day of the Exodus (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Exodus and The First Sinai Census).
Like most nations (even most of those who claim to be Christian, with their Bible-ignoring and Bible-contradicting man-made fantasy "Christianity"; see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?), Egypt, as a nation, has yet to reach the point where they will turn to the Messiah and claim the Salvation that is available to everyone who obeys the LORD. Isaiah's prophecies were Messianic to all nations, including Egypt. When all is done, "In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance."
"19:1 The burden of Egypt.
Fact Finder: Which two of the Israelite tribal patriarchs were born of an Egyptian mother and Jacob / Israel's son Joseph?
This Day In History, July 7
1307: King Edward I of England died on his way north to subdue a rebellion in Scotland; he was succeeded by Edward II.
1534: The first recorded encounter of Europeans and native people of the Gulf of St. Lawrence area occurred, in what is today the Canadian Province of New Brunswick.
1543: France invaded Luxembourg.
1575: The Raid of the Redeswire; the last major battle between England and Scotland.
1668: Isaac Newton received his MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.
1798: Napoleon Bonaparte's army began its march towards Cairo, Egypt, from Alexandria.
1807: The first of the Treaties of Tilsit was signed, during which France, under Napoleon Bonaparte, and Russia, under Czar Alexander, became allies and divided Europe between them.
1846: During the Mexican-American war (a geographically-inaccurate term, since all people of the continents of North America and South America, including Mexicans, from the northern tip of Canada to the southern tip of Argentina, are "Americans"; imagine if, for example, the people of Germany claimed to be the Europeans, or if they claimed that Germany alone was Europe), the U.S. annexed California from Mexico. By the end of the war in 1848, Mexico lost the territories of what is today California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, plus parts of Colorado and New Mexico. As well, Texas broke away from Mexico and later joined the U.S.
1865: Lewis Paine, David Herold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt were executed by public hanging in Washington's Old Penitentiary. They had been convicted of "treasonable conspiracy" in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
1898: U.S. President William McKinley declared the Newlands Resolution to annex Hawaii as a territory of the U.S.
1928: The Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri introduced a new product to the market - pre-sliced bread.
1930: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, English author and creator of "Sherlock Holmes," died.
1937: Following the establishment of a commission to investigate the mandate in Palestine, the Peel Report was published in Britain (listen to our Sermons The Balfour Declaration and The Ottoman Empire).
1937: Japan invaded China.
1959: The planet Venus (the pagan name that scientists have given to the planet) occulted (blocked from view) the star Regulus. The event is used to calculate the diameter of Venus.
1967: Civil war began in Biafra.
1978: The Solomon Islands were granted independence from Britain.
1980: Sharia was instituted in Iran.
2005: Terrorist explosions in London's transport system killed 56 people (including the four suicide bombers) and injured over 700.