(For those of you that start to read this document, please read it to the end because eventually we will discuss the present day situation concerning the land of Israel.)
The United Nations has it completely backwards.
Israel is not occupying the land of the Palestinians; the Palestinians are occupying the land of Israel.
This new UN resolution is going to cause a stink because it is flat out wrong. Israel is doing nothing illegal by building settlements on their own land.
In the Merriam-Webster dictionary it says,
Definition of title deed
: the deed constituting the evidence of a person’s legal ownership
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave Israel the land and it has been theirs since their Exodus out of Egypt and wandering in the wilderness for 40 years – about 3500 years ago.
This has never changed.
And the promise that Abraham would get the land was even longer than that – about 4000 years ago.
In Genesis 12 it says,
“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 shew thee:
5 And 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.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And 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.”
“…Unto thy seed will I give this land:…”
And when it says “seed” the Lord is not talking about Ishmael and his descendants.
In Genesis 22 the Lord tested Abraham and told him,
“2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”
“…thine ONLY son Isaac…”
The Lord acknowledged Isaac as Abraham’s ONLY son.
Furthermore, even before Isaac was born the Lord said to Abraham in Genesis 17,
“21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.”
In Exodus 6 it says,
“8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.”
Now let’s move forward to the present day situation.
Sure Israel did some wrong things (like worship false gods) and the Lord forsook Israel and is hiding his face from Israel as he said he would in Deuteronomy 31, but this is not a permanent situation for Israel.
The Lord said that he would regather them into the land.
The Lord NEVER gave the land of Israel unto any other nation. He caused Israel to be taken captive and be scattered among all nations but the land stayed in the possession of Israel. That has NEVER changed.
Even when Israel was carried away out of the land and Gentiles began to occupy it, the land still belonged to Israel. God never gave it to anyone else.
Plus, the Lord also gave other lands to other nations.
In Deuteronomy 2 the Lord says,
“4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.”
“…because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.”
The Lord gave mount Seir unto Esau.
Again in Deuteronomy 2,
“9 And the Lord said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.”
The Lord gave Ar unto the children of Lot.
The Lord flat out told Israel that they would not possess these lands because they were given to others.
Israel was told exactly what their borders would be and also of lands that they could not possess because they were given to others.
So not only did the Lord give Israel some land, he gave land to other nations also.
If the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights are not the children of Israel but rather descendants of the Edomites or Moabites or descendants of other nations, then they are the ones that are occupying the land of Israel, not the other way around.
Very soon the prophecy of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 will be fulfilled where Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran), Libya, Ethiopia (Sudan), Gomer and Togarmah (Turkey) and others will attack Israel in the Golan Heights.
The Golan Heights in the old days was known as Bashan. It is part of the land of Israel and has been their land for 3500 years.
In Ezekiel 39 it says,
“17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.”
“…all of them fatlings of Bashan.”
When the Lord destroys these armies with hailstones, fire and brimstone, there will be other casualties in this battle. The rams, lambs, goats and bullocks that are standing in the way will be killed just as the armies of the people that attack Israel.
Ezekiel wrote down his writings about 2500 years ago. When Ezekiel prophesies about this battle and the armies of Gog which the Lord will bring against it he says in chapter 38,
“16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.”
Two things to notice here:
“…it shall be in the latter days…”
“…I will bring thee against MY land,…”
So this battle will take place in the latter days and the Lord says he going to bring these armies against “MY LAND”.
So who does this land of Bashan (Golan Heights) belong to?
It belongs to the Lord and whosoever he gives it to.
Let’s continue in Ezekiel 38:
“8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.”
“18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.”
And in Ezekiel 39 it says,
“2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
28 Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.”
“…against the mountains of Israel,…”
“…when Gog shall come against the land of Israel,…”
“…a great shaking in the land of Israel…”
“…throughout all my mountains,…”
“…will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel…”
“…Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel…”
“…I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel…”
“…a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel…”
“…all of them fatlings of Bashan.”
“…but I have gathered them unto their own land…”
So who does the Golan Heights belong to? It belongs to Israel.
Syria says it belongs to them.
The UN says it belongs to Syria.
Now because of this new UN resolution almost all the nations of the world say that Israel is illegally occupying the Golan Heights.
Israel’s land of Bashan (Golan Heights) is being illegally occupied by people of other nations.
The Palestinians want to claim East Jerusalem as their capitol when they get recognized as a state.
That is not possible. That land belongs to Israel and they are not giving it up.
The Messiah will come back to this earth and plant his feet on the mount of Olives which is right outside of east Jerusalem as this chart indicates:
This is just east of the temple mount.
The Lord is not coming back into the land of the Palestinians. He is coming back to the land of Israel.
In Zechariah 14 it says,
“1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.”
The Lord will rule from Jerusalem and when he gets back the uncircumcised Gentiles will no longer be allowed into Jerusalem.
In Isaiah 52 it says,
“1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.”
In Joel 3 it says,
“17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.”
When the Lord comes back all the Gentiles will be kicked out of Jerusalem.
Because it does not belong to them. It belongs to Israel.
So here is the deal:
We have documents that tell us of a 4000 year old promising of the land to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their seed and who promised it to them.
We have 3500 year old documents that tells us when Israel obtained the land and who gave it to them.
We have 2500 year old documents that tell us about the future of the land and who it belongs to.
It never changed hands. The land of Israel was never given to another nation.
Israel has a WRITTEN TITLE DEED for their land.
It is some of the oldest documents in the world if not the oldest.
Without a doubt, the land belongs to Israel and they will eventually get it.
Sure, the Palestinians and Moslems don’t want them to have it, but it belongs to Israel and they are going to get it.
According to scripture, these enemies of Israel will kick and scream to try to have Israel destroyed and removed from the land but eventually it will be in vain.
So here is a message to the people of Israel:
Don’t give up an inch of your land. It’s yours and you have written documents to prove it, even a written title deed. Use it. Most Palestinians and Moslems don’t want peace, they want you destroyed.
We Christians already know that you will rebuilding the temple on the temple mount which is in east Jerusalem. Don’t hand it over to the Palestinians. The Lord will work it out for you. Just watch and see.
Here is a message to those against Israel.
You are going to be very, very sorry that you did not give Israel their land. The Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will deal with you.
So am I a Jew that lives in the land of Israel?
I’m just a Christian pastor that lives in the United States that deeply cares for the children of Israel.
You see, their Messiah is the same person as my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. In their old testament scriptures which they call the “Tanakh” Jesus is called “the Lord of Hosts”, “the Redeemer” and other names.
Same person, same Messiah, same Saviour.
One day soon the children of Israel will see that Jesus is the Messiah and that he died for their sins, was buried and rose again as it says in Isaiah 53.
You also can be saved by trusting Jesus as your Saviour believing he died for your sins, was buried and rose again from the dead.
And if you are one of those that are trying to take Israel’s land away from them, you are making a very big mistake that you will eventually regret for the rest of your life.
“… Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”