Home

Feature Article:

Connecting Condi to Edith Bunker
Connecting Condi and Edith Bunker Just like Cher or Charo, she only needs one name. Condi Bursting unto the stage of global foreign policy, black stiletto heels: tight, black leather power outfit. Dominatrix style. She cuts quite a dashing...
...Read More


Luck or Providence? (C)

Additional Reading

Luck or Providence? (C)

Terry Dashner…………………..Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

One gentile ruler down and here comes another one. Just like God allowed it, no doubt.

Here comes Daniel’s leopard to pounce on the world. (The leopard is one of four gentile powers to rule over Israel throughout world history as stated in the Book of Daniel.) His name was Alexander. Let me tell you a little bit about him.

His father was Philip of Macedonia. He brought all of Greece under his rule just before he was assassinated in 336 BC. The great philosopher Aristotle tutored young Alexander. At 20 Alexander succeeded his famous father. Alexander defeated Darius III (558-486BC) in the Battle of Issus in 333 BC, the Persian Empire crumbled. By the time Alexander was 33, he ruled 50 times as much land and 20 times as many people as had existed in the empire he inherited from Philip. The territory included Greece, Egypt, all of the former Persian Empire and all of what we think of today as the Middle East.

Now the question I raise is this: How could a man (a young man at that) conquer that much territory in just 13 years if he had been guided simply by luck? He was not just fortuitous in his exploits. God allowed him to move swiftly across the world just like Daniel’s “leopard” because it was in His plan. (I hope I’m not being too dogmatic for you. Once again having survived 50 years on this planet, I’m convinced, more than ever, that God rules over the affairs of men.) “Even today” says Bill Yenne, “…almost two dozen centuries later, he [Alexander the Great] has barely half a dozen rivals to this achievement.

“However, the true importance of Alexander’s empire was that for the first time, there could be a free exchange of ideas between two different cultures. Unlike most other victorious leaders, Alexander was not only receptive to the ideas of his conquered peoples but adopted ideas he learned from Persian political organization. On the other hand, Greek art influenced the art of India. Before his untimely death of natural causes at age 33, Alexander also built the city of Alexandria in Egypt, whose great library survived for a thousand years and which evolved into the greatest center of learning in the world.”

So God used a Macedonian to spread Greek culture across the world. This exchange between cultures benefited the world and still impacts the nations of the world. It seems that God was all about spreading cultural ideas and disseminating knowledge. I believe that God detests ignorance, especially among His people. Ignorance does nothing more than bind up people, promote prejudice, darken civilizations, and slows progress. When Alexander finished his course, he was tossed aside. (God always gave His subjects great opportunities to humble themselves and live for Him. If rulers did that, they were sustained by the hand of God. If they exalted themselves, making themselves out to be gods, then God had one choice and that was to put them down and raise up another.)

Next on the scene of superpowers, was Rome. Rome was alluded to in the Book of Daniel as being the most terrible of all conquering powers that had come before her. Rome grows from a city on the Tiber River to become the dominant political force in Italy. And then a world empire. This, too, happened by supernatural guidance. It didn’t happen by luck.

The word “Punic” is derived from the Latin word Punicus, meaning Carthaginian, which itself is derived form the Greek word Phoenix, meaning Phoenician (proof of cultural borrowing and amalgamation of languages). Rome first comes to world dominance by defeating the superpower of the Mediterranean, Carthage. It will take three wars, but she does it and climbs to world-power status. That’s amazing. It was the Roman victory at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC which marked the beginning of the power of the Roman Empire that would continue to reign supreme for six centuries. Wow.

I will continue this study tomorrow. Remember, you could have been born at any time in history. But, God desired that you live today. What does that mean? You have been raised up by the Providence of God to serve Him today. This is a significant time in human history. Jesus is soon to return for His Bride, and you have been reserved for this end time event. That’s an awesome responsibility if you stop and think about it. It says that you should be busy about your Father’s business. You are to occupy the ground of faith until He comes. Don’t let Him come and find you sleeping on watch. Arise and tell the Good News—Jesus died for all that all men might live in God.

Keep the faith. Stay the course. Jesus is coming soon.

Pastor T. dash




About the Author

Pastor.

 

More Reading:


Paradigm Engineering and History

The Malice Of Corporate America

Keeping Below the Radar

HOW TO DATE ANN COULTER IF YOU MUST

Aliens in Archaeology

 
Discrimination against Voting Taxpayers

John McCains Agreed Framework

London School of Economics

We Must Go to War

Can Indianapolis afford an NFL franchise


Paradigm Engineering and History
Those who try to define or somehow limit spirituality end up ignoring its nature and those who accept it blindly assign it virtues beyond its purpose. It is not just religion or metaphysical science which concerns mankind as we try to make sense of...
...Read More

The Malice Of Corporate America
If you are one of most Americans who own stocks or corporate bonds, thanks to retirement plans, mutual funds and such, you are owning a piece of "Corporate America". But wait, before getting complacent and letting out a tearful "being proud to be...
...Read More

Keeping Below the Radar
Keeping Below the Radar William Cate [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/] [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/globalvillageinvestmentclubwelcome/] "Once we begin using material products to define ourselves, we are doomed to...
...Read More

HOW TO DATE ANN COULTER (IF YOU MUST)
HOW TO DATE ANN COULTER (IF YOU MUST) by Kenn Gividen KennGividen@WritersBureau.org I’ve decided to go public with my intentions: I will not be asking Ann Coulter for a date. There are some good reasons. First, I’m married. Second, there is a...
...Read More

Aliens in Archaeology
As you read this book you will have to suspend the disbelief you feel when confronted with my assertions that for at least 5000 years man has been in close contact all over the world. If you have read my other books you will know I have made the...
...Read More