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internet edition 3/2010

The UPLOOK  April  2005   

= Bible Prophecy as it relates to the United States, in the (so called) New World Order =

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 the State of the

Mustard Seed

  The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, . . . .

Matthew 13:32

Israel . . . God is not finished with that footprint placed upon shores of the Mediterranean . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  For as long as mustard seeds sprung and sprouted, and men and women  looked towards the heavens for rain, there have been kingdoms seeking to impose religion upon the individual. Whether done so consciously, or unconsciously, such has added a measure of unity and cohesion to society while ensuring that everyone thought “on the same wavelength.” Once again, at the end of days, will those of different beliefs–like iron mixed with clay, and the strong among the weak—be be molded into a forced cohesion.

There have always been exceptions, however.

When, after drowning a wayward humanity in the waters of Noah's flood, and later disintegrating their unity at the tower of Babel, the God of Heaven was warning humanity, and calling out a people for Himself.  Eventually choosing Abram out of Ur, just west of the Euphrates. So out Babylonia Abram came, escaping the one world mentality of a fallen humanity. By faith he allowed the Lord to tuck him and his children under His wing, pending the next cycle of judgment, when finally rebellion’s cup would again come to the full.

Thus He promised Abram:

“ . . .in the fourth generation [your people] shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."

Genesis 15:16 nkjv

Now, this is not to say that all others were ignorant of the one true God. Was there not Melchizedek, the prince of Salem (Gen. 14:18)? Yet somehow, their kingdoms never re-appear. They never seem to take root. We know little (if anything) of what became of their inhabitants.

In other words, they never became God’s covenant people. Only in Abraham was the line of the Deliverer established. It was God’s plan all along, that salvation be of the Jews.

Would this ever change? What of the coming Messiah’s mustard seed, and His little kingdom, springing from the lowly roots of twelve men in Galillee? Might the same be said of them . . . or might that least of all empires one day spread to dominate the whole earth—and even governments?

Yet we must be careful here, for Christ Himself warned, “My kingdom is not of this world” (Jn. 18:36).

There is an answer, but we must first remember Israel: her religion and state. For God is not finished with that footprint placed upon the shores of the Mediterranean. She will yet determine the destiny of nations. There was a reason for Israel’s state religion, and for allowing such a situation as hers, with the entire nation becoming a divine specimen of God’s dealing with humankind. We may then see each individual, as a kingdom to himself.  --And eventually, we may distinguish the person, from the crowd.  For, how may we know where the individual stands, when “everyone is doing” what appears to be right (or wrong)?

It is in the hard times, and when standing alone: as in the fire, or lion’s den, that the mettle of true faith is revealed.

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