Ozzie (8 Jan 2017)
"Re January 15 United Nations"


 

EPHESIANS 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The Apostle Paul gives us an interesting insight into how this world is governed. A heavenly council of spirit beings has exercised rule over our world and this council has been corrupted. There are evil spiritual powers in the heavens that rule over mankind and act against God's people.
I think we sometimes miss the importance of this teaching with regards the authority and power these entities possess. These are not random entities but the council originally instituted by God to rule over the nations. Maybe house members of Congress or Representatives would be a good earthly analogy.
In a translation of the Septuagint into English the following passage reads as follows
DEUTERONOMY 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years for past ages: ask thy father, and he shall relate to thee, thine elders, and they shall tell thee. 8 When the Most High divided the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the nations according to the number of the angels of God. 9 And His people Jacob became the portion of the Lord, Israel was the line of His inheritance.
The Septuagint translators plainly understood that the "sons of God" (beney ‘elohim) spoken of in Deuteronomy 32:8 and elsewhere were spirit beings ("angels"), and rendered it that way several times (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7) The idea that the separation of mankind into 70 nations at the Tower of Babel was by and for the angelic "sons of God" is supported by the ancient Book of Jasher (Jos. 10:13; II Sam. 1:18)
DEUTERONOMY 32:8 When the Most High made allotment of the world unto the nations which proceeded from the sons of Noah, in the separation of the writings and languages of the children of men at the time of the division,
He cast the lot among the seventy angels, the princes of the nations with whom is the revelation to oversee the city, even at that time He established the limits of the nations according to the sum of the number of the seventy souls of Israel who went down into Mizraim  [Egypt]. (Targum Pseudo-Jonathan
As Targum Pseudo-Jonathan  explicitly brings out, Moses' mention of the separation of "the sons of men" refers back to God's division of Noah's descendants into 70 different nations, as recorded in the 10th chapter of Genesis. These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.’
This body of 70 angels is believed by some scholars to be at least a significant part of what is referred to as the ‘heavenly host’ rather than just heavenly material bodies. One of the most grievous sins of the ancient Israelites was their continual idolatry. Instead of worshipping the one true God, they instead worshipped the inferior "sons of God," the "host of heaven"
A farther fascinating and intriguing reference to the activities of the heavenly host’s 70 angels occurs in DANIEL 10:20. Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? Now I must return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I am through with him, the prince of Greece will come. 21 But I am to tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth. There is no one with me who contends against these princes except Michael, your prince." (NRSV)
Taking this at face value the entirety of the council of the heavenly host is now hostile to God and God’s people apart from Michael the angel appointed by God to oversee the nation of Israel. He alone now defends Israel on this council.
I want to give credit to Bryan T. Huie for his research on this subject upon which this content is based. He concludes his study of the heavenly host with the following statement.
The world is currently ruled over by angelic principalities and powers that Yah gave authority over the nations. Just as the nations over which they rule, these mighty spirits have often chosen to go against the will of God. In choosing not to submit to God's authority, they have become the enemies of YHVH and His chosen people. Eventually, the rebellion of these wicked spirits will lead to their judgement and punishment. The Messiah, the ruler of the sons of God on the divine council, will triumph over them at his second coming and will rule the nations according to the will of YHVH.’
On January 15 in Paris the representatives of 70 nations will meet to come against Israel. As in Daniel’s day I believe our hope must be in the Messiah and Michael to come against the heavenly host of 70 ruling angels who will seek to destroy Israel
Something to consider
Ozzie