by Blog Administrator
America has been blessed far above every other nation. How has this come to be? Is it the country’s great industrial strength, its marvelous ingenuity, its military or its financial strength, that has forged its success? To fully answer that question we must look to the bible. The bible?...what has that to do with America’s success?
The bible predicts a single great nation that will emerge in the latter days, one descending from a company of nations as recorded in the book of Genesis. The bible describes the ancient blessing passed on to the descendants of Jacob, the grandson of Abraham. Jacob had two wives, one was Leah and the other Rachel. He had six sons by Leah, two by Rachel and four more by each of two concubines.
Modern day Israel descends from the sons of Leah while Great Britain and its host of nations descends from Rachel. Joseph and Benjamin are the sons of Rachel. "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that couched beneath. And for the precious fruits brought forth by the Sun..." - Deut 33:13-14. Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh were to receive "great blessings of agricultural and mineral wealth and would be militarily strong." – Tomorrow’s World, Nov-Dec 2003
‘Oh, beautiful for
For amber waves of grain;
For purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain;
'America, America, God shed His grace on thee.’
"and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed"
‘And crowned thy good with brotherhood;
From sea to shining sea.’
The Northern Kingdom of Israel was scattered after the Babylonian captivity leaving only the southern kingdom of Judah. The northern tribes migrated across Europe, some eventually settling in the British Isles. Gildas, an early writer circa 475-550 AD, describes the British people as ‘Israelites’ in his work, the "Ruin of Britain. "..the Welsh refer to themselves as the Cymri or Cymru-after the Assyrian name for the people of Israel." – Tomorrow’s World, July-Aug 2006
The bible talks of God warning his people that they would be punished seven times over for their collective sins (Lev 26:18). "The citizens of the Northern Kingdom, with its capital at Samaria, were known as Israelites, and were taken into captivity after Samaria fell in 721 BC. "– Tomorrow’s World, Nov-Dec 2003. Seven times punishment would be 7 x 360 days/year or 2520 years.-721BC +2530 years =1799 AD
About 1800 the prophecy of Genesis began to be fulfilled."..and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.." - Gen 24:60.
Britain gained control of the sea gates of Gibraltar, Suez, Singapore and the Strait of Hormuz, strategic ports that it would control throughout the 19th century.
"His glory is like the glory of the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."- Deut 33:17
The American Colonists would defeat the French in the ‘French and Indian war’, Britain in both the Revolutionary and the war of 1812 and Mexico in 1846. They would defeat Spain in the Spanish-American War (1898), the Kaiser in World War I (1918) and Germany, Japan and Italy in the Second World War (1945)
In 1805, President Jefferson sent the marines to clean up the Barbary Coast pirates, a band of Muslims who preyed on merchant ships charging tribute to leave foreign shipping alone. This provided the first line of the hymn:"To the shores of Tripoli"
In 1831, President Andrew Jackson sent a US frigate with some 300 Navy blue jackets and marines to Kaula Batu to punish the Sumatra pirates for seizing American Shipping.
The marines have a hymn to commemorate and record each military campaign under taken by the Corp. The first stanza of the hymn was written in 1847 after the capture of the castle of Chapultapec in the 1846 war with Mexico, known as the "Halls of Montezuma."
"From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli...
Each new campaign brought another stanza to the hymn.
"Our flag's unfurled to every
breeze From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job The United States Marines"
The prophesy continues "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren.." - Gen 27:29
International Dictionary, defines lord as, 1(f ) "one who has achieved
mastery or who exercises leadership or great power in some area."
America is great because its people come from the younger of the two sons of Joseph (Manasseh Gen 48, v 17-19) blessed by Jacob in Genesis 27 v 28-29 and Deut 33 v 17.