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“Israel and the Land”
by    
January 1st, 2007

God promised the land of Canaan to Israel. Later the Romans would rename it Palestine.

Those who now claim to be Palestinians 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. This is an indisputable fact. As late as the 1950s the Arabs refused to be called Palestinians.

Those who claim to be 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 that lie as the basis of a false peace that they have attempted to force on Israel.

The Purpose or effect of it all is to force Israel off the land God promised her.

The Promise “Unto thy seed will I give this land” Genesis 12:7 The land in which the Canaanites once dwelt was given to Israel by God.

The Promise Clarified notice in Genesis 13: 14 and 15 three words “all” the land, “thy seed” the Jews and “forever” including our own day.

God made a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 17: 7 & 8. God cannot lie and God cannot break His covenant.

Abraham’s seed identified Gen 26:3 spoken to Isaac; Gen 35:12 spoken to Jacob.

The seed is not through Ishmael as Islam claims but through Isaac and Jacob.

Loss of Possession of the land and judgment

Deut 4:25-27 Disobedience and sin would result in loss of possession of the promised land

The promise of ultimate restoration and blessing Jer. 30:11, 31:35-37, 32:37

There is a struggle going on today over God’s promise to Israel. That struggle is between God and Satan involving the land, Israel and her enemies. That struggle was foretold 2,500 years ago in Ezekiel 36: 2,5.

Two regatherings of Israel were foretold - one in unbelief which is right now and almost complete and - one in redemption at Christ’s second coming.

Today the world is adamant that Israel cannot possess the land God covenanted to give her. The General Assembly of the UN recently voted 157 to 7 that Israel must give up the Golan Heights, Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem.

The EU has stated the same proposition. President Bush has stated that Israel must give up much of her land to allow for a Palestinian State.

The World is headed for a showdown with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

“For behold, in those days and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 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.” Joel 3: 1,2

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