Abraham, the Four Kings, and the Giants
Volume 4 – Recorded LIVE with Gary Stearman
It is absolutely amazing to discover that there are prophetic patterns subtly woven through the biblical narratives that are not generally seen as prophetic. Abraham, who lived 2,000 years before Christ, fought a historical battle with four Gentile kings, Amraphel, Arioch, Chedorlaomer and Tidal. They represent the four centers of power that extend all the way down to the prophecy of Daniel, who lived centuries later: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. In other words, the World System of power.
Abraham has just settled into the Land promised to him by the Lord. Then come the kings on a rampage against the giants, named by their respective species. The kings rampage all the way south to the Land where Lot has settled, and whom the kings take prisoner. As the war develops, Abraham musters an army. Lot is saved and the kings are deposed.
This entire story is a remarkable foreshadowing of prophecy that would unfold over the next four thousand years. It is yet to be completely fulfilled. Prophecy in the Bible is a set of unfolding events. God’s long view is astounding!