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Sunday, April 30 2017
Biblical Eras: The Messiah's Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq
"God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you ... I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood ... the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates"
Although many people regard Iraq of today as just a bombed-out wasteland of war ruled by a puppet regime whose stooge "patriotism" is to the invaders who installed and control them, the people of Iraq have had a very long and vastly more noble history, apart from the modern-day, foreign-made fiasco. It's where everyone's family began.
Abraham was from a city in southern Iraq named Ur (see A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan). The illustrations below were made in Ur about 2600 BC - in the same era that Abraham lived there.
With the Flood of purification completed, the LORD ratified the new covenant of life with Noah of Iraq, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you ... neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." While humanity began the first time from a man who happened to have been created sinless (see also Grace In The Garden), humanity would begin again from a man who was born a sinner but chose to be righteous.
"9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Among Noah's seed was another man of Iraq - Abram, later known as Abraham. The LORD made a further covenant, with Abraham, long before any Israelites existed (the Israelites originated from the children of Abraham's grandson Jacob, who the LORD renamed as "Israel"), that a Messianic nation would be created after they were delivered in an Exodus (Abraham was told of the Exodus of the Israelites before any Isreaelites existed; see also Camped Out In Canaan).
"15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Fact Finder: What was the route "from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates"? How were the people related?
This Day In History, April 30
311: Galerius Valerius Maximianus issued an edict which allowed (the Roman version of) Christianity in the Roman Empire (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
313: Licinius unified the whole of the eastern Roman empire under his own rule after the Battle of Tzirallum.
1006: The brightest supernova in recorded history was observed.
1156: Moscow was founded.
1303: When German king Albrecht (Albert) obtained confirmation of his election from Pope Boniface VIII, he swore an oath of obedience to the papacy, and promised that none of his sons would be elected German king without papal consent (see Emperors and Popes).
1492: The Papacy and the Roman Catholic king and queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella, granted the Italian sailor Christopher Columbus (actual name in Italian: Cristoforo Colombo) his commission of exploration to the "New World." As shown on the map below, the four voyages of Columbus were actually limited to the area of the islands in the Caribbean, not to what is today called "America" (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1513: Edmund de la Pole, the Yorkist pretender to the throne of England, was executed on the orders of King Henry VIII.
1527: Henry VIII and King Francis of France signed the Treaty of Westminster.
1563: Jews were expelled from France by order of King Charles VI.
1725: Spain withdrew from the Quadruple Alliance.
1803: The treaty was signed for the Louisiana Purchase. France, under Napoleon, found itself requiring the funds for Napoleon's European wars of conquest (when Britain was at war with the U.S. during the War of 1812-14, Britain was also at war to stop Napoleon in Europe; to Britain, the War of 1812 was a relative "side show" from the great war in Europe against Napoleon at the same time).
1804: Shrapnel, named after British soldier Henry Shrapnel, was used for the first time in warfare by the British against the Dutch in Suriname.
1849: Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulsed a French attack on Rome.
1902: In Vienna, Theodore Herzl completed his novel Altneuland.
1917: German submarines in the First World War, total ships sunk for month: 335
1943: The British submarine HMS Seraph dropped the "man who never was," a dead man planted with false invasion papers, off the coast of Spain. It turned out to be one of the greatest deceptions in military history.
1945: Adolf Hitler, 56, and his wife of 1 day, Eva Braun, 33, committed suicide in their underground "Fuhrerbunker" in Berlin as Russian troops penetrated central Berlin.
1966: The "Church of Satan" was established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
1975: In South Vietnam, with the last of the U.S. military forces and diplomatic (i.e. CIA and mercenary "contractors") personnel having evacuated the previous day, President Minh announced an unconditional surrender to the Vietcong, ending the 20th Century's longest civil war. Vietnam became a single country again, after having been divided by imperial France earlier in the 20th century - which triggered the civil war that the U.S. involved itself in later, in the 1960s.
1980: Terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London.
1980: Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the Act of Abdication, ending 31 years as monarch. She was succeeded by Queen Beatrix.
1991: A cyclone (hurricane) killed 125,000 people in Bangladesh.
2004: Photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating live and dead Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad (where Saddam Hussein's thugs tortured and abused prisoners in the same way before Iraq was "liberated") were leaked to the public. The photographs are regarded by many historians as the end of the illusion, in the people of the world's eyes, that U.S. imperialism and military aggression was a force for good in the world.
2009: The Chrysler automobile company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009: Seven people were killed and 17 others injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands during an attempted assassination of Queen Beatrix.