In a time long gone, Moses, called the following to the attention of the Jews. “Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations? Ask your father, and he will show you your elders, and they will tell you. When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel,” Deuteronomy 32:7-8.
Those elders aren’t around anymore, but we have this record. “But Noah found grace in the eyes the Lord,” Genesis 6:8. And, “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence,” verse 11. Within the providence of time, “God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” Genesis 9:1. With the elders having been available, they would have said, “These are the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations; AND BY THESE WERE THE NATIONS DIVIDED IN THE EARTH AFTER THE FLOOD,” Genesis 10:32.
A truth well worth knowing much more about. As history moves quickly, with its gems of truth, with truth begging to be remembered. Because from that truth came a man named Joseph, who had two sons. His eldest Manasseh, from whose seed came America. And from his youngest, to be greater, came Ephraim and Great Britain.
What a splendid history to know. Learn it by a diligent study of our scriptures. From that study emerge with a historical and geographical tour and a knowledge of the world. Leaving you with a better understanding of today’s world events. Showing that both nations being elderly and steeped in iniquity. Having made crooked what God said should be straight. Therefore, neither of these nations will rebound from their troubles to the prosperous times of old.
But with centuries in between, the ancients were well aware of God’s divine plan for the community of nations, who moved way beyond the boundaries of Israel. What few understand, is that every nation on the face of the earth has an ancestry which flows from Jewish roots.
With Daniel putting it this way, “And He changes the times, and the seasons; He removes kings; and He sets up kings; He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those, who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him,” Daniel 2:21-22.
It seems that the nations founding father’s had some awareness of this spiritual phenomenon. When James Madison, in Federalist No 37, said, “It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.”
And once America emerged a free nation, these words shape America. “The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and the life of all republican governments,” Benjamin Rush.
The peoples troubles, can be traced to two straight paths made crooked in America. Serious spiritual piety from its peoples, and those they elect to serve them, is mostly absent from American life. Being passed on from generation to generation, until they have reversed the merits of Benjamin Rush. And, the nation is paying the consequences because America is becoming a people and nation foreign to our history.
Which prophetically streams our way from the Paul’s expressions, through Luke, “And hath made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,” Acts 17:26
Could it be the Americas time in the sun has expired? With her death just a grave yard away?