SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:7-14
Deuteronomy 32:7-14 reveals God’s purpose in creation This passage says, “ 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 their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance. “He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings, So the Lord alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him. “He made him ride in the heights of the earth, That he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him draw honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock; Curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs; And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the choicest wheat; And you drank wine, the blood of the grapes.” In Scripture this is called the ‘blessing of Jacob’ and it shows that when God created the world He deposited blessings in the land. He divided the nations according to the number of the children of Israel or the number of His covenant people. Israel in the Old Testament and Israel in the New Testament take on wider boundaries. The Israel of God in the New Testament is defined in the book of Romans as those who walk in the Spirit. The New Testament Israel includes everyone that Christ died for. So we begin to see something about God endowing the nations with resources. He did not endow the nations with resources for the wicked. He endowed the nations with resources for the benefit of the righteous in fulfilling God’s assigned purpose. Once we understand that, we know we have a Biblical covenantal right to develop God-given resources for God’s divine purpose. And that purpose depends on the calling of each nation. America has a national purpose and it is not what we hear from either the Democratic or Republican parties. There is only one place we can go and find God’s purpose for America and that is Scripture. It is true of Israel and it is true of America. All the nations are divided and endowed based on the believers in that nation and their purpose in the last days. America has a purpose and it is time to recognize that purpose and to redirect ourselves back to that purpose, in Jesus name!