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Solomon the wise said in Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

It was wise because God had said it very clearly before. The context is Interesting because In Deuteronomy God was laying out some guidelines on his promise to increase His children of promise boundaries BUT. The but, or the bottom line so to speak is, do not remove or change the boundaries. The owner can change but not the boundary.

boundary

Gheb-ool, Hebrew word for border used 241 times in OT, Stronges # 01366

Several years ago, I was in Ethiopia and a man of God I highly respect was spending lots of time in prayer about God restoring the boundary of Ethiopia or Cush back to his original plan. He was spending lots of time and energy on that subject. I was bewildered and thought was a real waste of time. After getting back to the US I started wondering why a man who has led over 75,000 people to Jesus would be concerned about such a thing. Then I began to grasp that both his walk with Jesus, lifestyle and devotional life was a mountain to my mole hill. My next thought was, “I think he knows God’s heart and I did not.”

That was several years ago, and I am now convinced that the Lord does care about that and has millennial purposes in place and that one large component to understanding the end times, only makes since with borders being restored and most importantly Israel.

The outward expansion of Empires and War over the centuries has all but obliterated any concept of original borders. God only knows his original intent for the Nations but one thing is for sure Psalms makes clear Jesus can them as an inheritance.

(NASB) Psalms 2:8 Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

I have recently been having dreams that if in any way have to do with the Lord it could indicate the Lord is touching idea of borders. In the Natural realm, Brixit and President Elect Trumps victory had everything to do with borders and their protection. The polarized difference in opinion on that subject is mind blowing, almost a topic of war.

The unprecedented changed in american stance on the border of Israel in opposition to what the bible lays out is staggering. If you believes what the bible says about the subject all eyes should be watching the news in the coming days.

If you are interesting on what God said the boundaries were it is found in Genesis 15:18, 17:8 read it for yourself. Want to see a picture with explanations check out this web site.

https://theisraelbible.com/biblical-boundaries-land-israel/

Prayer: Father, I pray your Kingdom would come and your will would be done in the land that you created, and that your plans and purposed for the Nations including Israel would come to pass. In Jesus Name. Amen

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I have been a student of Church history for some time. I, like many others have noticed a parallel between natural Israel and the Church in the last 100 years. I may not be able to prove this by multiple scriptural texts however there is shown below the idea that Adam was the first natural man and the spiritual man came later, Jesus / Yeshua / יֵשׁוּעַ

  In similar fashion Israel was the natural bride of the Lord and the church being grafted in becomes the spiritual bride.

1 Cor 15:45-48 ,45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

We know that after the destruction of the temple in 70 ad that both the Jews and the church was hunted and persecuted. The dark ages took it toll on both true followers of Jesus and the Jews. After the dark ages came the reformation, and understanding of justification by faith was reintroduced to The church. Layer after layer of truth was rediscovered by the church. At the same time the idea was forming in the hearts of Jewish people to return to their homeland of Israel.

At this point I will loose you if you are a cessationist that is ““the belief that the miraculous gifts such as healing, tongues, prophetic revelation, and supernatural knowledge pertained to the apostolic era only, served a purpose that was unique to the era before the New Testament was complete, and passed from use before the canon of Scripture was closed.”

I believe the gifts are still for today and should be used in accordance with scripture. With this view in mind Theodor (Binyamin Ze’ev) Herzl  founded the Zionist political movement which 50 years later led to return of the Jews to their land Israel. At about the same time revival broke out in Wales and America with pentecostal expression which eventually became corrupt in some cases. Great endeavors to take the gospel to the ends of the earth flowed out of this movement

In 1948 Israel became a nation as Jew’s returned home after 2000 years of exile. At the same time another revival broke out in Canada and spread through out the US and abroad. This movement too became defiled after several years and many distanced themselves from it but not before great advancement was made with taking the Gospel to the four corners of the earth.

In 1967 Israel in the 6 day war expands it territory. At the same time the Jesus People Movement began in 1967  

jesus-movement.jpg Monday, Jun. 21, 1971 : Time “The Jesus Revolution” Quote ;Not so, however, for the vast majority in the Jesus movement. If any one mark clearly identifies them it is their total belief in an awesome, supernatural Jesus Christ, not just a marvelous man who lived 2,000 years ago but a living God who is both Saviour and Judge, the ruler of their destinies. Their lives revolve around the necessity for an intense personal relationship with that Jesus, and the belief that such a relationship should condition every human life. They act as if divine intervention guides their every movement and can be counted on to solve every problem.

1973 Israel in the Yom Kippur War after being attacked overcame and ended up extending her borders to all of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula. At the same time the Charismatic Movement began with Dennis Bennett in Van Nuys, California.

Here we are 2008 the 60 year anniversary of Israel is coming up in May. American President George Bush today January 10th 2008 has called for Israel to return to the pre 1967 war territory / bounderies.

In my recent blog https://riverflowsdown.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/israel-its-borders-should-not-shrink/ I have listed the scriptural evidence for Israel’s borders and warned we must not take part in changing God’s plan. The writing is on the wall, if we force Israel to go down this path, and a peace treaty is signed in May around the 60 year anniversary it will parallel what will happen in the church. We will loose ground if we don’t cry out for mercy. It seems many of the prophetic voices I have respected for years have gone silent about these issues seeing they have made a covenant with the Republican party and have closed their eyes to God’s standard.  I am a conservative republican because of the pro-life platform but the buck stops here for me. I will continue to pray for our leader’s of course, but I will not pretend wrong is right.

It is high time to to cry out for Israel and the Jewish People and that G W hears and listens to Godly counsel. There will be no lasting peace in the middle east outside of the prince of peace Jesus / Yeshua / יֵשׁוּעַ

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As Christians we know that we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but what about the borders of the Nation of Israel. We in America certainly have a history of getting involved in things that are questionable. What is questionable is putting pressure on Israel to give up it’s God given borders, it’s just wrong. I strongly believe America has been blessed for our strong relationship with Israel, and helping bring peace is a good thing. However we need to keep our hands off, when it comes to what God has declared, or His wrath could be released. Below I have listed a few verses about Israel’s borders given to Abraham Issac and Jacob. Join with me praying for the Jewish people to have peace including knowing the prince of peace Jesus / Yeshua / יֵשׁוּעַ. Praying also that our presidential visit to Israel does not violate the will of God…….

God gave this land to Abraham and His descendants

Gen 20:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Issac inherits

Gen 26:1-3 1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

 
Jacob gets the same promise for all Israel with expansion
 
 
Gen 28:10-15 10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. 

 

Numbers 34:3-12, 3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: 4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: 5
And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. :6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border. :7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor.: 8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad. : 9  And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border. :10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: 11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: 12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.

Here is a recent link to a blog I did on the issue of Boundaries including Israel’s.

https://riverflowsdown.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/put-that-boundary-back/

 

 

 

 

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Missouri Governor Charles Henry Hardin: Perhaps no better example of the governor’s style of leadership occurred than when the state faced the devastation of the 1875 grasshopper plague. Thousands of Missouri farmers, saw their crops eaten away by insects. State Entomologist C. V. Riley, in a letter of May 18, 1875, urged the governor to at least promote the killing of the grasshoppers by authorizing a bounty for them: “Have you not power to offer a small premium on the part of the State for every bushel of young grasshoppers destroyed? Such a premium would be a powerful incentive to the more destitute of the people in those districts to destroy the pests and thus avert future injury; and, at the same time give them the means of earning a living until the danger is past.”
Hardin, however, was unwilling to spend any tax money for such a venture, and he responded by proclaiming June 3 “a day of fasting and prayer that Almighty God may be invoked to remove from our midst these impending calamities, and to grant instead the blessings of abundance and plenty.” No doubt Hardin felt vindicated in his approach when, soon after, the grasshoppers left the state and headed north to Iowa.

Ok, that is a good start, when is the last time your heard of one of our nations governors call a day of fasting and prayer. That’s history do a google search or go to to your local library and you will find it is true.

 Show me bible prophecy:

Show me state, show me what? Well it comes from us as a people being stubborn as a Missouri mule not believing anything but, it must be proven. Listen I am Missouri to the core born in Independence in 1961. I still recall my father telling me Harry S Truman used to drive by our house on Truman road. Old Harry from Missouri had that buck stops here show me attitude. He himself was used by God to help the Jews return to Israel and become a nation after 2000 years of not being one.

“The Man From Missouri” Alfred Steinberg writes: The aftermath was, of course, war between the Arabs and Jews. But the new nation held its own. A year later, the Chief Rabbi of Israel… wanted to meet Truman and thank him. [Dave] Niles recalled:”Rabbi Herzog told Truman,”God put you in your mother’s womb so you would be the instrument to bring about the rebirth of Israel after two thousand years.” I thought he was overdoing things, but when I looked over at the President, tears were running down his checks.”

While all these things are true. It is the biblical show me I want to address.

Exodus 33:12-23
12 Moses said to the LORD, “See, thou sayest to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee and find favor in thy sight. Consider too that this nation is thy people.” 14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If thy presence will not go with me, do not carry us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? Is it not in thy going with us, so that we are distinct, I and thy people, from all other people that are upon the face of the earth?” 17 And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18 Moses said, “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live.” 21 And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand upon the rock; 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; 23 then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”

Many people including myself believe that Missouri has a destiny to be a place where people come with the “I can not go on with out you God” attitude. The Lord replies with a “I will show you my glory” even as He did Moses, when we take the posture of humility that He did. We are known as a family vacation state with many lakes, caves, bike trails and of course theme parks. They come burdened down and leave exhilarated. Here in Kansas City there is a place called International House of Prayer IHOP. We locals have a saying “dieing to live in Kansas city” people from all over the world come here to experience 24 hour prayer. What actually happens is people come with all their issue and the Lord says this one thing

Galations 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

People either find out to see the Glory of the Lord you have to die, “die to self” or say no I have to much to live for and go on about their busy lives. I have been hanging around here most of my adult life and I find the more I let the Lord deal with kill my evil desires lust pride etc. the more I see His Glory.

Governor Hardin saw the need for our state to pray and fast yet while he is dead his call is still bearing fruit. BELIEVE it or NOT. Harry S Truman is dead and just a few miles away from his old home is a place that is devoted to 24 hour prayer and much of it is for Israel and God end time purposes. I myself live about 2 miles from Truman’s boy hood home and I think about him often. This is what I think, Truman was just a man he was not perfect in fact he was involved in the masonic lodge in all their secrets and who knows what else but this I know, God used Him. I meet Truman’s niece Mary Truman Gracey and she personally told me Truman firmly believe God had raised him up to help establish Israel as a nation.

My prayer is that our state would show the Jewish people the complete revelation of the glory of God that is no longer hidden behind a Vail but can be seen in the person of Jesus, Yeshua. Unlike the message of some popular preachers Jesus was the messiah and is the messiah and one day ALL ISRAEL will know it. God Bless Israel with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to Know Him. Amen

I had the privilege to Travel with Regina Shank of Carthage Missouri to a handful of nations and have seen God’s hand move in supernatural ways. It is here in Missouri that I saw Regina who has been the leader of State wide prayer for several National Ministries touch the historic destiny of Missouri. I watched and participated as groups went to the literal places in the state and nation where monstrosities had previously happened. At those geographic locations extensive prayer and repentance for the sins of our forefathers was given. There is a weight that lifts as we stand in gap an own the sin of the Nation and put our trust in God that he is good and can heal our Land. We are in an hour where we desperately need God to intervene.

From the heart of the nation, the Bible belt, the bread basket, the land we call Missouri, we Love Jesus, yes we do, we love Jesus, how about You?      SHOW ME!

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