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Thursday, November 9 2017
When Will The Land Of Promise Become The Land Of Fulfillment?
"By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob"
Abram, later renamed by the LORD as Abraham, was born in what is today known as Iraq. It was from there that the LORD commanded him to move to a land of promise, not fulfillment, during his physical lifetime (see A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan).
"11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah:
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob never lived in "Israel" at any time in their lives. Although the LORD changed Jacob's name to Israel (see A Biography Of Jacob: When Jacob Became Israel; also Who Is Judah?), he personally was the only "Israel" that existed during his entire lifetime. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived in tents in the land of Canaan.
"11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Fact Finder: When will the LORD's people actually be "born again"?
This Day In History, November 9
694: At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accused Jews of aiding Muslims in his kingdom; he sentenced all Jews to slavery.
1282: Pope Martin IV excommunicated King Peter III of Aragon.
1526: Jews were expelled from Pressburg, Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg.
1799: Napoleon Bonaparte led the coup d'etat of 18 Brumaire. It ended the "Directory" government.
1862: General Ulysses Grant (who became U.S. President in 1869) issued an order prohibiting Jews from serving under his command in the U.S. Army.
1883: The Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Armed Forces (known then as the "90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles") was founded.
1906: Although the U.S. was then 130 years old, Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to make an official trip outside of the country (sort of). He visited the U.S.-occupied Panama Canal zone.
1913: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 destroyed 19 ships and killed over 250 people.
1918: At the end of the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), Germany's Prince Max von Baden announced the abdication of Kaiser (the German form of Caesar) Wilhelm II (who had fled to the Netherlands and was granted asylum there) and handed his office over to Ebert who thereby became Chancellor. Germany was to be demilitarized and made a republic. Many war veterans were deeply embittered by the defeat and the terms imposed on Germany by The Treaty of Versailles - among them a young gefreiter (lance corporal) by the name of Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1935: Japanese troops invaded Shanghai, China (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1938: Kristallnacht (in German, "Crystal Night") in which Nazi storm troopers attacked Jews and their property throughout Germany. Over 260 synagogues were vandalized, 7,500 Jewish shops were destroyed. Thousands of Jews were seriously injured, 91 were murdered, and another 20,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps. On the same day, a Swiss theology student, Maurice Bevaud, attempted to assassinate Hitler at a Munich rally. He was caught, and executed by guillotine on May 14 1941.
1952: Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, died at age 57 (see A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism).
1953: King Ibn Saud, a Muslim religious leader who created the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932, died (see The Prophecy Of Mount Sinai In Arabia).
1965: A large area of the eastern United States and Canada was blacked out in one of the worst power failures in history; it was caused when a switch at a station near Niagara Falls malfunctioned.
1970: Charles DeGaulle, former French General and President, died at age 80.
1972: Anik-1, Canada's first domestic communications satellite, was launched into orbit.
1989: East Germany opened the Berlin Wall.
1990: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany, winning praise from German leaders for his role in the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall.
1998: Capital punishment was abolished in the United Kingdom.
2005: The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.