Israel’s Biblical Right to the Land

“Israel’s Biblical Right to the Land:
God’s Covenant with Israel”

Why would anyone in this environment of a politically correct world believe that Israel should have this piece of real estate? Quite simply the Bible says so! No other book, religious or otherwise contains future events or prophetic events as accurately as the Bible.

So to ignore or dismiss what it says without searching its pages is to show a profound intellectual ignorance. After having studied its pages and you still don’t want to believe it, that’s your chose, but you will still have gained an enormous amount of knowledge. In the process you might even see why we believe so fervently.

The Holy Cannon of Scripture that we Christians call the Bible and the Jews call the Torah or the Tanakh is nonnegotiable by those of us that truly believe it. If one could negotiate the Bible, then it isn’t true. If one could negotiate it or change to ones liking, what’s next?

It would be a never-ending downward spiral, till you couldn’t believe a word it says. That’s what spiritualizing the Bible does; one can make it say whatever one wants it to say. We believe that the original authors that pinned the autographs were inspired to do so by God, so therefore it is true and cannot be changed by ones whims.

The prophetic verses contained within those pages are the Badge of Authenticity, which reviles its truth on every page. Since He is God, wouldn’t you think He would know everything? Even the end of time from the beginning of time. God dwells in eternity, He created time for us, it has no bearing on Him.

Is.46: 9-11 is a matter of fact on this issue; actually these verses are the catalyst of Bible prophecy.

9Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:
11Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

These verses are in fact very overwhelming to the human mind, that’s where faith comes in. We believe simply because He said it. But if faith seems to elude you then look at all the fulfilled prophecies. One hundred percent accuracy, what other source can a person go to with that kind of a track record.

Jesus even predicted His own death. You simply cannot read the four Gospels without finding numerous places where Jesus spoke of future events that were only a few days away. When they happened like He said they would the people marveled at it, including the disciples. At one point He even asked His disciples “why can’t you believe”?

The book of Revelation has an extremely interesting verse;
Rev. 19:10.
10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The testimony of Jesus is the very fact that He does know the future and is fervent about enlightening everyone that will search diligently for it. It’s all in the Bible and we must dig it out for ourselves, a treasure trove for life and to show us what will become of those that love Him and those who hate Him. There is no middle ground, He said either your with Him or against Him. He’s God so only His words are what matters.

Almost everyone in the world is captivated and enthralled by the future; people will look to all kinds of sources to see what the future has in store for them. We know that self-preservation is endemic to all persons, so it’s only natural to want to peer into tomorrow to make sure all is well.

They go to mystics, astrology, the black arts, and even want to speak with the dead, anything to try and see into the future. Every one of these things and many more only leads a person into captivity by what the Bible calls the devil. Only God truly knows about tomorrow. Only Gods words are to be accepted as Truth.

Yet very few will go to the Bible to see what it has to say. Their explanation is probably as simply as it doesn’t seem to address them specifically, or so they reason. They may think it difficult to place themselves within its pages not realizing it’s a life long pilgrimage, not a band-aid for the moment. It’s a battle for their final place in eternity. And of course it is a Spiritual fight for the very soul of everyone on Earth. Yours included!

Some may say that’s a pretty narrow view. The point is God is God and He is the one that give us the playbook by which we must live. Since that’s the way it is, God can be pretty narrow. But He didn’t leave us without remedy; He gave us His Word, the BIBLE

The Bible says Jesus is the WORD made flesh. He is the very essences’ of the words that are recorded in what Jews and Christians call their Holy Scriptures, Jesus is One and the Same.

John 1:1-5 
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of grace and truth.

From the beginning of Genesis to the book of Malachi (that being from the Christian ordering of each Book in the Bible) is what these verses in John were referring to when John penned out the book that bears his name. The Jewish ordering is a little different but the order doesn’t change both still representing the Word made Flesh.

We therefor believe, since God created the entire universe by His spoken Word, He has control over it and it all belongs to Him. Therefor He can give to anyone whatever He wants. He decided before the foundation of the earth that the land that the Jews live in today would be theirs as an everlasting possession by a Covenant that He made with Abram. God made it, therefore it can never be broken, and God is a covenant keeping God and never breaks His word to anyone.

The Jewish people are still an ethnic people although they have been dispersed all over the world; the Bible said it would be that way! Through out all of history conquered people have assimilated into the cultures that captured them, and they lost their identity as they lost their nation.

The Jews are different, no mater where they were taken they kept their culture and heritage alive. Always saying “Next year in Jerusalem”. On May 14,1948 that become a reality for them, they have returned to the Land as God promised them. He has been gathering them from all nations from were He scattered them, which is another fulfilled prophecy.

This is the most authenticating prophecy that the Bible is true and it has happened in the lifetime of some reading this now.

Isaiah 66 
7 “Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she delivered a son.
8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her children.

On May 14,1948 this Bible prophecy was fulfilled!

Isaiah 43
5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.
6 I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

This Bible prophecy is being fulfilled right now and will continue tell all the Jewish people make their way to the land God gave Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

What more can be said, God has kept His promise to the Jewish people. In Isaiah 66: 7-8 God says a nation would be born in ONE day, that happened on May 14,1948. Since then Isaiah 43: 5-7 has been taking place at a rapid pace. The greatest prophecy in our time has taken place; Israel has become a nation and God is calling all the Jewish people home to the Land. There are other prophecies about their return such as these readings from Jeremiah that follow.

Readings from Jeremiah 31

Jer. 31:1-14, 16-24, 27-40
1At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
2Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
3The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
4Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
6For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
11For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.

16Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
18I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.
19Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
21Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
22How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
23Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
24And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.

27Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
28And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
29In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
30But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
36If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
37Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
38Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
39And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
40And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

If anyone has a problem with these verses, then they have a problem with their own creator. This is one of the reasons Biblical prophecy is so important. When one sees what God has said in the past actually came to pass, one will be assured that what He says about our future will likewise be fulfilled. No one on this earth could have set to pin and paper the prophecies of the Bible and been one hundred percent correct unless God had inspired him. This is another reason I believe so strongly in the Bible.

God created the world precisely as it is written in the book of Genesis, He made it the way He wanted it. Since He created it, isn’t it His to do with as He pleases? Of course He can. And if God has chosen to give the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the land that is today the nation of Israel that’s His chose. He owns it and it is He Who has said “ And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”.

Here’s the context of that verse in the book of Acts;
Acts 17
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

So again I say God owns everything, it’s His to do with as He pleases.

Psalm 24
1The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Exodus 9:29
And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’s.

Deuteronomy 10:14
14Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
1 Corinthians 10
26For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

But we must never forget “God loves everyone” and wants everyone to be saved. God is Love, so just because the earth is His doesn’t mean He wants to squash everyone. He, by His grace, gave us a Book called the Bible to live by.
And if we, and I mean everyone, would live according to what He says, we would find His favor and love, and that my friends is one of the greatest thing He could have ever done for us. Without it we can all see what mankind is doing. On our own we make a mess of everything.

We will now turn our attention to the scriptures that prove God gave the land to His people, the Jew. These verses prove to any Bible believing person that God is God and He rises up nations and pulls them down, they all belong to Him. And I also pray these verses will convince you of Gods words.

ISRAELS BIBLICAL RIGHT TO THE LAND
God gave to the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob this land we call Israel. God’s covenant is with the Jews in this land and no one else. the Covenant Is with the people and the LAND. It is an EVERLASTING covenant Gen. 17:7-8, which means God will never break it even if His people do.
Gen. 17:7-8
7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Gen. 12:1-7
1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

Genesis 13
14And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Genesis 15
1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 17:1-8; 18-22
1And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
(God changed Abrams name to Abraham, so please don’t let the name change by a confusing stumbling block.)
6And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
18And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
22And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

Ishmael is blessed also; this is where some of the Arab’s came from. So God wouldn’t even forget Ishmael, even though God know that one day they would embrace Islam and forsake the God of the Tanakh or what Christians call the Old Testament in the Bible. But the covenant was for Abram and his seed after him through Isaac and Jacob not Ishmael.
So God has chosen to make an unbreakable covenant with Abram. A covenant that God made, Abram did not make it with God, God originated it and He preformed it. Therefor it is up to God to keep it and He has. The Jewish people are once again occupying the very land that God gave them in Abraham’s day.
There is much contention in the world today over this issue, but it still remains true that God did this and anyone opposing Israel’s right to this land is opposing God. In the book of Joel there is a prophecy that should frighten every one to their very core that tries to separate Israel from this land.
Joel 3:1-2
For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

God is no one to trifle with; it is very clear from this passage that one day He will have had enough of nations messing with His people and His land. So I ask all who read this to carefully consider what Gods word says, not mine. I’m a man and can be wrong on some issues but God is never wrong and all the verses that I’ve used are straight from the heart of God and can be found in the Bible. I only want that all people every where would heed what God has said, so they will avoid His righteous wrath on the day He has established to be the last day as we know it. May God bless you as you contemplate what He has said in the Bible.
Maranatha

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