Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Israel And Their Borders
Here are some maps of Israel. There are four all together starting with the Biblical boundaries, which has two. One from Genesis and one from Numbers Here.
This next one is "the world as known to the Hebrews" coming out of the Blue Letter Bible Here.
This is the current boundaries as we know it today Here
I personally did not realise the vast difference between what the Bible has put as boundaries by Gods' word and the modern day boundaries that we know today. It helps me to understand more of what is going on in the middle east.
Some are seeing the war in Iraq as the 1st Step for the Restoration of Israel’s Biblical Borders. Here is an article to that effect Here. It is very interesting.
We do not know when Christ will return but why not be ready for Him and not have to worry about it? Christ said that He would come as a thief in the night to the non-believers. But to those who believe in Him would know because they would be watching for Him.
Lets keep watching for Christ and praising His dear name. A lot of time is wasted trying to figure out just when He is returning. But Christ has already told us that no one would know when. I do not think God is a lier. So why would you even attempt to figure it out when God has already spoken. If you find yourself doing this stop and do something more productive, like praising God and worshipping Him in prayer.
1: And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3: And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5: But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7: And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8: And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9: And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10: And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11: And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12: And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13: And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.