Dec 21, 2010

No division of Israel’s land can be tolerated

There’s no political, social, religious or even militaristic reason a person or entity should advocate for any division of the land that God promised to the ethnic decedents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Why? Those who do will incur God’s judgment.
For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land, (Joel 3:1-2).
The United States (its government and its people) should be very careful not to advocate any division of the land promised to the Jews as described in Genesis and Exodus, which includes the Golan Heights, the West Bank, Gaza and every inch of Jerusalem. The boundaries are described as:
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite," (Gen. 15:18-21).

I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates, (Ex. 23:31a).
If someone believes there should be both a Jewish state of Israel and an Arab state of Palestine, then they clearly are not reading the Holy Scriptures. The Bible clearly teaches us that this land is not to be divided for any reason, even for what some claim as peace.

When someone advocates that Israel should return lands acquired in conflict, they do, at best, not understand that the land does not belong to any other but whom the Creator (its original owner) has deeded it for a homeland – the ethnic race descended from Jacob.
Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; you shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel. God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come forth from you. The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and I will give the land to your descendants after you," (Gen. 35:11-12).
There is no event in history that can abrogate God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob. No collection of governments or majority of people can nullify this covenant. But, did the Almighty end the agreement Himself? This cannot be. If God can break His covenants, then what word of His can be fully trusted? No, God cannot break His covenant with the Jews and they have full right and deed to the land God promised as described in His word.

Finally, this covenant God made with Israel cannot be spiritualized to mean that it is now transferred to the church of true Christians. This supersessionism cannot be supported by any normal or logical exegesis of God’s revelation in His word. This erroneous teaching has led many well-meaning Christians to think God is done with Israel as an ethno-political entity. We learn this simply is not the case when we study Romans 9-11 and the Revelation. Yet, this has not stopped hundreds of years of false teaching by some denominations, which leads many of their congregants to anti-Zionism, which as Martin Luther King Jr., so aptly points out, is actually nothing more than anti-Semitism.

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