Blessings in Action. Examples of Biblical Prophecy being Fulfilled
Many Waters (Several Oceans) Numbers 24:7, Seafarers Isaiah 42:10, Be the Dominant World Power Numbers 24:7-9, Micah 5:7-9, Military Might: Deuteronomy 33:27 33:29 Jeremiah 51:20-21.
The Battle-Axe of the Almighty or "Police-Man of the Globe" Jeremiah 51:20, Zechariah 10:7.
Light for the Gentiles Genesis 12:2-3, 18:18-19, 22:18 24:4, Isaiah 42:1 42:6, Amos 6:15.
GATE(s) OF YOUR ENEMIES (International Strategic Points) Genesis 22:17, 24:60.
Genesies (NASB) 22:
17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand, which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Genesies (NASB) 24:
60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, 'May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them.'
Genesis (KJB) 24:
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
[The Hatam Sofer (1762-1839), a great Rabbinical Authority also understood the Hebrew to imply the same numbers as the KJB rendered them].
# By 1851, as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were opening the Grand Exhibition, the navy had bases at Gibraltar, Malta, Bombay [east India], Trincomalee [Ceylon], Mauritius [southern Indian Ocean], Aden (added in 1839 to patrol the entrance to the Red Sea), Singapore, Hong Kong..., Sydney [Australia, southern Pacific Ocean], the Sandwich Islands [Southern Atlantic], Valpairaiso [Chile, Pacific Ocean], Buenos Aires [Argentina, Southern Atlantic], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil, Atlantic], Jamaica [Caribbean], Antigua [Caribbean], Bermuda [Caribbean], Halifax [Nova Scotia, Canada, North Atlantic], and a dozen ports and islands in between. These were outposts of Empire but also watchtowers guarding the main shipping routs of the world...
# The future of civilization, [John Stuart] Mill warned, always depended on keeping power in the right hands. ... Britain had a duty to make sure its sea power remained more dedicated to "the service of others, that of itself" - and that the Royal navy continued to rule the waves.
# Often sitting idle but bristling with guns, this "fleet in being" was the epitome of the military doctrine of deterrence: keeping the peace with a fighting fleet larger than ay three rival fleets combined..... the British navy ruled the waves by its determination to bring overwhelming force against any opponent, anywhere, and at any time.
Source: Arthur Herman, "To Rule the Waves. How the British navy Shaped the Modern World," Great Britain, 2004, pp. 448-449.