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Wednesday, November 25 2015

Ezekiel 32: The Empires Of Bible History And Prophecy

"Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? ... And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever"

The nation of "Israel" was created by the LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour) as an in-itself prophecy of the coming Kingdom of God (see What Gospel Did Jesus Preach?). That is, the people of Israel originated from, and by, the nations of the world (see The Origin Of Israelites And Jews), just as will the Kingdom of God (see The First And Last Nation).

Napoleon The world has known many empires - the rule of one nation over many other nations. Some empires were builders, creating new nations out of wilderness (e.g. Egypt and Greece), while others were merely malignant and destructive of what others had already built (e.g. Babylon and Rome). Whether ancient or modern, some empires build cities as their means of victory, while others render cities into rubble as their delusion of victory.

While many regard emperors to be kings, as many were in more ancient times, an emperor can be of any form of government, as made obvious by Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler, both of whom were definitely emperors. Napoleon Bonaparte was not a king; he was the democratically-elected "First Consul" of a militaristic, republican form of government. So too, Adolf Hitler was not a king; he was the democratically-elected "Chancellor" (a term that originated from the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation - see below) of a militaristic, autocratic republic. An emperor can happen anywhere.

Israel knew many empires through its history - and is yet to know one more. The primary empires of Biblical history and prophecy:

Egypt is one of the most ancient of nations (see Children Of Ham - The Origin Of Egypt And Iraq) and as such became one of the earliest empires. While Egypt remained a great nation, that still exists today, its time of empire ended with the fall of the Kingdom of Judah (for the reason why, see Man's Way Of Choosing Friends And Enemies).

Egypt

"32:1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him,

Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

32:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net. 32:4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. 32:5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. 32:6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. 32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. 32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD. 32:9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known. 32:10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.

32:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD;

The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. 32:12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. 32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them. 32:14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord GOD. 32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.

32:16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

32:17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit. 32:19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised. 32:20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes. 32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

32:22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword: 32:23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit. 32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living. 32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

32:28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword. 32:29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

32:30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD. 32:32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD." (Ezekiel 32:1-32 KJV)

Fact Finder: Israel's centuries of refuge in Egypt also resulted in two of the tribes of Israel having been born of an Egyptian mother. Why did Jacob / Israel promote them from grandsons to sons?
See The Adoption Of Ephraim and Manasseh


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This Day In History, November 25

571 BC: Servius Tullius, king of Rome, declared victory over the Etruscans. The Roman Republic grew out of that earlier Roman monarchy; Imperial Rome, which was a restoration and expansion of the Roman Monarchy, from King to Emperor, grew out from the Roman Republic (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).

The Roman Senate 1177: During the "Crusades" between the Church of Rome against the Muslim nations for control of Jerusalem (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeated Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1487: Elizabeth of York was crowned Queen Consort (i.e. wife of a reigning king) of England. Elizabeth was a daughter, sister, niece and wife of a number of English monarchs – Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III and Henry VII. She was the mother of King Henry VIII, and the grandmother of his children Mary I, Elizabeth I and Edward VI.

1513: Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first known European to sight the Pacific Ocean. He claimed the entire Pacific Ocean, and all lands anywhere that were touched by it, for Spain.

1555: In Germany, the Peace of Augsburg was declared. It was the first effort in the so-called Holy Roman Empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) to allow Lutheranism (Protestantism) and Catholicism to exist together in the Holy Roman Empire (not a difficult task because the doctrines of Roman Catholicism and "Protestantism" are practically identical; listen also to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy).

1644: Ole Romer was born. The Danish scientific researcher and astronomer was the first to accurately determine the speed of light - 186,000 miles per second. Light can travel around the entire earth 7 times in 1 second, or travel from the earth to the moon in just over 1 second.

1667: An earthquake struck the area of Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

1703: The Great Storm of 1703, with winds up to 120 mph (the most powerful windstorm ever recorded Britain) killed over 9,000 people.

1741: Forces supporting Elizabeth, daughter of Peter I the Great, staged a coup d'etat to seize the Russian throne from Ivan VI. Elizabeth was empress of Russia from 1741-1762.

1759: A Mediterranean earthquake devastated Beirut, Lebanon and Damascus, Syria; approximately 40,000 people died.

1818: The first human blood transfusion took place at a hospital in London, England.

1839: A cyclone struck India with a 40-foot storm surge; 20,000 boats and ships were destroyed and an estimated 300,000 people were killed.

1867: Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. The fortune that he made from the explosive and his other weapons-of-war manufacturing interests (i.e. cannons) was used to finance the Nobel Prizes that are named after him - including, ironically (some say hypocritically), the Nobel "Peace" Prize.

The Mediterranean Sea 1914: German General Hindenburg called off the Lodz offensive 40 miles from Warsaw. The Russians lost 90,000 to the Germans' 35,000 in 2 weeks of fighting.

1917: The National Hockey League (NHL) was established, in Montreal (i.e. the "national" referred to Canada). The original 5 teams were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Arenas. Quebec had a franchise but decided not to operate that season. The Boston Bruins became the first U.S. team to join, in 1924.

1936: The "Anti-Comintern Pact" was signed between Germany and Japan; it provided for collaboration between them in opposition to Communist International. Italy joined the next year.

1940: 240 Jews and a dozen British policemen were killed in the sinking of the Patria in Haifa harbor. In order to prevent the removal of the Jewish refugees on the ship from "Palestine," the Haganah (a Jewish "resistance" group; in today's terminology, they would be defined as "terrorists") arranged to blow a hole in the ship's hull, intending to force the disembarkation of the passengers. Tragically however, the ship sank almost immediately. Ironically as well, the Jewish "resistance" were fighting the British who liberated the land of Israel from centuries of Ottoman (a Muslim empire of Turkey) rule (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Balfour Declaration).

1941: A Japanese naval armada left their home ports to carry out their attacks on numerous Australian, Dutch, British and U.S. targets (the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was just one of many Japanese near-simultaneous attacks on nations all across the Pacific in December of 1941).

1941: In the Mediterranean, the British battleship Barham was sunk by a German U-boat (German Unterseeboot, meaning "undersea boat" i.e. a submarine) off Sollum, Egypt, killing 848 British Navy seamen.

1956: The first transatlantic telephone cable between Europe and North America went into service.

1984: William Schroeder became second human to receive an artificial heart. After 18 days with the mechanical heart, he suffered a series of strokes that left him in a vegetative state. He died August 7 1986, from a lung infection, 620 days after receiving the artificial heart.

1996: Israeli troops and Palestinian (a word that originated from "Philistine") security forces exchanged gunfire in Jerusalem and in other areas in Israel, set off by Palestinian opposition to an Israeli historical research tunnel dug in Jerusalem in the area of the Temple Mount (see What Was Holy About Herod's Temple? and The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today). The confrontation was described as the heaviest fighting in Jerusalem since the area was captured by the Jews during the 1967 Six Day War (see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).

2009: The 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods inundated the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during a Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people died in the waters, with 350 others missing.


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