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Thursday, September 24 2015
Jeremiah 30: How Did Israel Separate Itself From The Messianic King?
"For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD: And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made"
The tribes of Israel were politically and religiously separated at the time of the division of the united kingdom of Israel into the independent kingdoms of "Israel" and "Judah" (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel and Judah). When that happened, Israel (those who became the "lost ten tribes"), under their first king, Jeroboam, separated themselves from the Messianic line of Judah, while the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi remained (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Kingdom Of Judah and Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).
"12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. 12:17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. ... 12:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day." (1 Kings 12:16-17,19 KJV)
Israel and Judah were further separated, geographically, and in the case of the "lost ten tribes," identifiably to the world and eventually even to themselves, when the "lost ten tribes" were taken away by the Assyrian Empire for their refusal to repent of their self-righteous idolatry and devil worship. The rebel Kingdom of Israel (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes) never returned, yet.
"11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. 11:14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD: 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made." (2 Chronicles 11:13-15 KJV)
There is coming a time when Israel and Judah will be reunited. Many of the prophets were given to know and record it. It will happen by means of a physical resurrection at the time of the Messiah's return, as well as a gathering out of the nations of those who are alive that day (many smug "patriotic" people of many nations are in for a big surprise when they are given to know who they really are on that day). "And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them."
"37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
The prophet Jeremiah was also given to know and record the coming homecoming of the people of Israel - at the same time that the people of all nations (including the many nations from which the people of Israel itself originated (i.e. Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Canaan; see The Origin Of Israelites And Jews) will be doing the same (see The Harvests Of Salvation). As stated by Jeremiah (Jeremiah lived and worked before Ezekiel): "But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them."
"30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
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This Day In History, September 24
768: Charlemagne (from the Latin meaning "Charles the Great") was crowned the first King of the Franks, a confederation of Germanic tribes on the Lower and Middle Rhine. Charlemagne was the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the original Roman Empire three centuries earlier. By the twelfth century, Charlemagne's kingdom grew into the end-time prophetic "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
787: The Second Nicene Council began under Pope Adrian I. Closely allied with Roman emperor Charlemagne (see Emperors and Popes; listen also to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy), Adrian condemned supporters of iconoclasm - the opposition to the use of religious statues and images because it violated the Commandment against idolatry.
622: Muhammad completed his "hijra" from Mecca to Medina (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1180: Alexius II Comnenus became Byzantine emperor at age 11 upon the death of his father Manual I Comnenus.
1332: Edward de Balliol was crowned king of Scotland at Scone after the death of 7 year old Queen Margaret. The famous Stone of Scone (pronounced "scoon") is used as the "Coronation Stone" for all new British monarchs, and was just recently returned to Scotland after 700 years in Britain.
1493: Christopher Columbus' second voyage to "America" was completed. All of the four voyages of Columbus were actually to the islands of the Caribbean Sea and southward to the coasts of Central and South America. See the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy.
1545: Cardinal Albrecht died at age 55. He was the object of Martin Luther's protests concerning the sale of indulgences.
1664: The Dutch settlement of Fort Orange surrendered to the British. Renamed to honor the Duke of York and Albany, it would become Albany, New York.
1683: Jews were expelled from all French territory in "New France" (i.e. French colonies in North America).
1706: During the Great Northern War (1700-1721), the Treaty of Altanstadt was signed by Swedish king Charles XII with Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland and elector of Saxony.
1830: During the Belgian Revolution, a revolutionary committee formed the Provisional Government of Belgium (formerly the southern provinces of the Netherlands).
1852: The first engine-powered flight of a dirigible was accomplished by French inventor Henri Giffard. He flew about 27 kilometers (16.7 miles) from Paris to Trappes in a craft powered by a steam engine.
1889: The Declaration of Utrecht was signed in the Netherlands. It became the doctrinal constitution of the so-called "Old Catholic Church." Among other things, they reject the pope's leadership and clerical celibacy - but still maintain most of the anti-Bible errors of the rest of the Christian-professing world, Catholic or Protestant.
1914: During the First World War (1914-1918), the German Army captured St. Mihiel in the Alsace-Lorraine area between France and Germany (listen to our Sermons The Ottoman Empire and The European World Wars).
1948: Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," pleaded innocent in Washington, D.C., to charges of treason.
1950: Forest fires blacked out the sun over eastern Canada and New England. A "blue moon" was seen as far away as Europe.
1950: Operation Magic Carpet - all Jews from Yemen were transported to Israel.
1956: The first transatlantic telephone cable system began operation.
1957: U.S. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops of the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, Arkansas to protect nine black students while they attended the newly-integrated high school.
1962: Riots erupted at the University of Mississippi when James Meredith was announced as the first black student at the university.
1976: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery that occurred while she was supposedly a kidnap victim.
1990: The government of the Soviet Union approved a change from communism to a market economic system.
1996: Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.