Ephesians 6:13-14

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about WITH TRUTH, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Israel's Land Grant

There are many today who believe that Israel is an invader in the land of Palestine and is guilty of illegally colonizing the land. In fact, you can even look up the link below and hear Secretary of State Hillary Clinton state this blatantly.
But do all Americans believe this? And do Christians believe this? The answer would be an emphatic "NO!"
According to the Bible, we are told that it was GOD himself who granted to Israel the land of Palestine. He also gave them much more than that small area. And he gave it to them, as the Bible says, FOR EVER!
Let's look at the various verses in the Bible which prove this. In Genesis chapter 12 we read of God calling Abraham, the father of the Jews:

1 Now 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 show thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Notice God calls Abraham unto a certain LAND, and says he will make a great NATION of him. This is the Nation of Israel. And again in the same chapter in verse 7 we read God saying that he will not only give the land to Abraham, but also to his seed:
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto they seed will I give this land..."
As we read further in the Bible, we find in chapter 13 of Genesis that God not only gives the land to Abraham and his seed, but he tells him how long he is allowed to keep the land. In verses 15 and 16 we read:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And 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 they seed also be numbered.
Notice what God says here. He says that he will give the land to Abraham and his seed (The Jews) FOR EVER!
Then, in Genesis 15: 18 we read, "In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abraham, saying, Unto they seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates."
How important is this verse. In Genesis 13:15-16 above we read of God promising to give (future) the land to Abraham and his seed. However, in this verse, we read of a convenant made between Abraham and God in which God gave (past tense) the land to Abraham.
We are also told the borders of the land. It is from the Nile River in Egypt to the River Euphrates, which is now close to modern day Iraq.
But the Bible doesn't stop there. We read again in chapter 17 of Genesis, verses 6-8 the following:

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

7 And 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.

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; and I will be their God.
Here, God reiterates what he already said. And the land which God gives Israel is to be an EVERLASTING POSSESSION. They are to received ALL the land of Canaan.
Now, some modern-day Arabs or Muslims would look at this, and say, "Well, that means we are entitled to the land as well!" For they too can trace their lineage back to Abraham. However, as we read through the word of God, the Bible, we find that God's plan and covenant was not extended to the Arabs from Ishamel and Esau. Rather, God chose Issac and Jacob (the line of the Jews). We can clearly see this when we read the following verses:

Genesis 17:

19 And 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.

20 And 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.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Genesis 21:
12 And God said unto Abraham, let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman: in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall they seed be called.
Genesis 28:
1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
Genesis 35:

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

Genesis 48:

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
Through these verses, it's completely clear, God's promise and covenant of giving the land to Abraham went to Isaac and then to his son Jacob, the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. This promise did not extend to Ishmael and his son Esau (from which we now have the Arabs). Thus, the land according to God and the Bible belongs to the JEWS!!!
So why don't modern politicians see this and believe it, especially when all Christians know it? Could it be they don't know God? Or maybe if they do, they just don't care what he said? Is it possible they don't read their Bibles?
I mean, how on earth could someone like the Secretary of State of the United States of American say something silly like, Israel is full of "illegitamate settlements," when God himself is He who gave Israel the land to dwell in and build upon? And how could the U.N. be so against Israel and their colonization of the area? Could it be they too are ignorant of the Bible?
I don't know their motive, but I do know what the Bible says, and according to the word of God, people should leave the Jewish state of Israel alone to build in its own land. It was given them by God himself.
So this leaves us with the following unanswered question: "Could it be the reason the secular world is so against Israel is because they are against God?"
I'll not attempt to answer that question. A discussion on that topic is an entire blog all by itself. But it does make us wonder, especially when the Bible is so clear that God gave the land to the Jews, and the world is adamant that Israel shouldn't get it.

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