ISRAEL IN GOD’S COVENANTS.
Gen 15:17 “And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. Gen 15:18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— ”
Israel has not yet come into full possession of this covenant which God made with Abram. This covenant will be fully realised during the millennial period, and even the honest Muslims admit that to be the case. Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi – “God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations” (Sura 17:104) See article http://www.quora.com/Does-the-Quran-say-that-the-land-of-Israel-is-for-the-Jews
Also from the same article, the following quote from Sheikh Ahmad Adwan who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that “there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment” (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and also “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59). And there are many others who agree that God’s promise to the Children of Israel has never been broken. (Same article.)
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Gen 17:10 “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised.” God’s part of the covenant “I will give you and all of your descendants all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession.” Abram’s part of the covenant, “Every male child among you shall be circumcised”.
This was an Everlasting Covenant which God made with Israel, and God cannot lie nor change His mind. Num 23:19. Add to this the fact that Israel did also honour their part of the covenant, even though it was God’s covenant, not Abram’s, and to this day every Israeli / Jewish male child is circumcised on the eighth day.
People who do not fully understand the power of “Covenant” in ancient times, believe it is just a contract that can be broken if or when it suits. In ancient times however, to break a covenant was virtually a death sentence on the party breaking the covenant, as the covenant was sealed by the mingling of the blood of both parties.
Sadly, many Christians have been misled by their leaders, and taught that the Covenant has passed now to the Church, and the Holy land now belongs to the Church. They say this happened when God created a “New Covenant” For this reason, many Christians have become Jew haters, and side with the Palestinians in accusing Israel of being “Occupiers” of the land of Israel.
As seen above, even the honest Muslims believe the Holy land belongs to the Jews, and that the Jews will come back before the end of this age of grace from all four corners of the earth to retake their land. This is being fulfilled today as Jews from all over the world are flocking back to Israel.
GOD’S NEW COVENANT. The error that the false teaching of “Replacement Theology” makes, is in not fully understanding The New Covenant. The New Covenant does not replace the old Covenant, but rather it is given to the “CHURCH” which is made up of BOTH — JEWS and Gentiles. The Old Covenant was given to NATIONAL ISRAEL. That Covenant is still in force today AS WE HAVE SEEN. National Israel will still inherit the earth, (that is the unsaved Israelis and Jews at Jesus Second Coming to the EARTH, not into the clouds for His Bride) they will then turn to their Messiah and repent in sackcloth and ashes. see Zech 12:10.
The CHURCH has been grafted into Spiritual Israel (see Rom 11:17&18) and consists of ALL “TRUE” Christians — BOTH — JEWS and Gentiles who have been Born Again during the age of grace, and the CHURCH shall become the BRIDE OF JESUS. The CHURCH inherits HEAVEN with Jesus as Her Bridegroom. National Israel inherits the The Promised Land, on the earth, and they along with all the other nations of the earth, will be ruled by Jesus and His Bride, the Church. Rev_5:10 & Rev_20:6.
Psalm 2:1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? Because Satan wants every Jew, Israeli and Christian on the face of the earth dead.
As Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad speaking on Al-Hekma TV said in March 2012: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. See http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2017/12/13/oops-arab-historian-admits-there-is-no-palestinian-people.html This was confirmed again by Mahmoud Abbas in the following article. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196194#.VZx-YPlS7T9
Now on to more current events and News items, the following items will confirm that if the Lord does not come soon, there will be no one left to come back for. Imagine a world in which people who hold a certain political ideology could be sought out and summarily executed with surgical precision using autonomous microdrones and with no collateral damage. While this may seem like a great way to eliminate terrorist organizations like ISIS or Al-Qaeda, it could also be used by them to wipe you out. See http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1806 You need to watch the video at the end of this article, as these “slaughterbots’ are being used today, and they are to be mass produced in the USA by the millions very soon if not stopped.
Iran’s Syria Bases Near Israel Have Apocalyptic Intent If you don’t believe the Lord is coming soon for His Church, you need to read this article. Iran being Shia Muslim, have always said that their “Mahdi” will not come back until there is a massive war against the infidels, (Jews and Christians), at which time the “Mahdi will return with Jesus to fight the infidels and destroy them at Armageddon, which we know is still a few years away yet, but their intent can already be seen in this article below. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1802 Syria is already full of Iranian soldiers weapons, rockets etc. and since their war efforts in helping Iraq and Syria defeat ISIS, they now have a free road from Iran through Iraq and Syria all the way to Israel. It is possible that they may try to take out Israel first, (“First the little Satan, see Psalm 83, then the big Satan – America). We will have to wait and see, however, the Church will be gone years before Armageddon.
Luk_17:28 “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; v:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”
v:30 “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Lot’s day was known for its sexual debauchery, hence the fire and brimstone from heaven.” Read the following. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42260548 The World takes note as Australia also follows in the footsteps of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Lord’s return is very close, and I could fill a page of News Items nearly every day in which we see end time prophecies either being fulfilled, or lining up in preparation of being fulfilled. In closing, remember the words of Jesus and the words of Paul.
Jesus said in Mat 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Could be tomorrow or Christmas day, no one knows, and no one will be expecting Him.
And Paul tells us in Heb 9:28b He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are EAGERLY WAITING FOR HIM.
Are you TRULY READY if Jesus comes for His Bride TOMORROW? Are you really EAGERLY WAITING for Him? God bless. Lex