Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shores of Kittim

"Ships will come from the shores of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin."

Numbers 24:24

This was a prophecy given by Balaam. He was a corrupt prophet, but God used him to give this prophecy.

This prophecy was given thousands of years before its fulfillment. The ships from the shores of Kittim, is speaking of Greece and Italy. The New Living Translations says, "the shores of Cyprus."

Asshur can only mean the Assyrian Empire and Eber would be Israel (Strong's Concordance).

The Greeks conquered the Medo-Persian Empire in 333B.C., Assyria would have been part of this empire. The Romans eventually conquered the Greeks and subdued all of Israel.
Rome eventually collapsed from within and ceased to exists, fulfilling the entirety of this prophecy.

God spoke through the prophet Balaam thousands of years before the fulfillment of the prophecy and said exactly what would take place.

God is sovereign and the Bible says that He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), He is all-knowing and all-sovereign. Nothing is hidden from Him. He has "time" in his hands.
If God knows the end from the beginning he knows us. He knows where we are and what is going on, nothing takes Him by surprise. We just need to know how to surrender to His purposes for our lives and walk in His paths.

Today, trust God, trust Jesus He is all-sovereign and will not allow anything to happen that He is not already aware of.

Father I thank You that You are the all-sovereign God, You know the end from the beginning. I choose to trust in You at all times. Be Lord in my life, In Jesus name. Amen.

p.s. If you don't know Jesus Christ as you Lord and Savior, trust in Him today. He said, "I am the way the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

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