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“Israel's Return to the Land in Unbelief”
by Art Sadlier   
July 1st, 2008

God promised the land of Canaan to Israel. Later the Romans renamed it Palestine. Those who call themselves Palestinians today have no claim to the land of Israel. There never has been in all of history a Palestinian People, Nation, Government, Language, Culture or Economy.

As late as the 1950’s Arabs refused to be called Palestinians. During WW11 there was a Palestinian brigade which was all Jewish; there was a Palestinian symphony orchestra which was all Jewish.

Palestinians claim to be descended from a Palestinian people, who lived for thousands of years in a land called Palestine, that claim is a hoax! Yet the world accepts this lie as the basis of a false peace that they have attempted to force on Israel. The purpose of it all is to force Israel off the land God promised to her.

A travel guide to Palestine and Syria published in 1906 illustrates the fact that when the Islamic Ottoman Empire ruled the region, the population of Jerusalem was about 60,000 consisting of 7,000 Muslims, 13,000 Christians and 40,000 Jews.

The Land Promised

God said in Gen. 12:1 “Get thee out of thy country…unto a land that I will shew thee”. God decided that through one man, Abraham and his descendants, that He would bring salvation and blessing to the world. Verse 7 ”Unto thy seed will give this land:” The land in which the Canaanites once dwelt in was given to Israel.

The Lord said to Abraham in Gen. 13:14-15, “…look from the place where art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.”

Notice three words, “ALL” – the Land. “THY SEED” – the Jews. “FOREVER” – including our own day.

The land of Canaan belongs to Israel forever, that’s the major issue in our world today. God gave it to them.

Gen. 17:8 “And 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;” God cannot lie, God cannot break His covenant. The promise is crystal clear! Abraham’s seed is identified!

In Gen. 26:3, the promise is repeated to Isaac and in Gen. 35:12, it is repeated to Jacob, the promise is not through Ishmael.

Loss of Possession of the Land

The Lord said to Israel that if they would not trust Him and obey Him, “Ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it” Deut. 28:63. There would be temporary loss of possession of the land; they would wander throughout the world with troubles and tribulations. But there was also a promise of ultimate restoration and blessing.

Despite this chastening God said, He would preserve Israel and ultimately restore her to the Promised Land and to the promised blessing.

The Lord said in Jer. 30:11, “For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee unpunished”. The Old Testament is filled with this promise!

God’s promises cannot be broken, see Jer. 31:35-37

There is a struggle going on today, between God and Satan involving Israel and the land.

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