Israel's Covenant

The posts listed on the right contain the Israel story consecutively.

There are many places on the internet where you can get exhaustive treatments of this subject. That's not my intent here. There's a lot of information condensed in these posts, but I've tried to make the points as concise as possible for easier reading. It's more important that you understand the story, so what I've put it here is short and to-the-point.

Keep one eye on this blog, and the other on your tv screen. We're in for quite a ride.

A Challenge -You Be The Judge

This is a challenge I posted on Facebook, asking people to state how they would rule if they were the judge:

A Challenge: You Be The judge:

You committed a crime and had to go to prison for ten years. Your house in Maine was paid for because you inherited it from your parents. So you had your house in Maine winterized and shuttered, paid the taxes in advance, and went to live out your sentence. Then you came back to Maine and found someone living in your house. You go to the judge and the judge rules that you were gone for a long time, so these people took over your house therefore they should be able to stay.

If you were the judge, how would you rule?

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To view the decision issued by the high court see the panel on the right, and scroll down to Supreme Court Decision, Final Ruling





An Enlightened Look At Islam

As the players in the Middle East events become more and more violent, it becomes more and more clear that the issue is not land. The true issue is much more serious and much more dangerous. In view of the tremendous number of prophecies in the Bible concerning "the last days," and the things we are seeing now right before our eyes, it should come as no surprise that the real issue is "religion."

The real issue is "who IS God?"

Several years ago, at a meeting with Yasser Arafat, the Prime Minister of Israel decided to just give him what he wanted, because the Israelis were just so tired of the violence. So Ehud Barak offered the "Palestinians" just about everything they were demanding -- 95 percent of the "West Bank," and was even willing to divide Jerusalem and let the "Palestinians" take East Jerusalem as their capital for their Palestinian State. It should have been a slam-dunk end to the story. But what happened? Yasser Arafat got up, walked out, and cancelled any further "negotiations," leaving everyone stunned. And at that point, the whole world should have understood that this was not about land.

Fast-forward to today. It is now becoming clear that most of the Islamic terrorist groups afflicting Israel are actually proxies for the government of Iran. And one good thing that has come out of all this is that the truth is no longer being hidden behind the guise of a struggle for land. This is about whose God is God. The Muslim intent is to subject the entire world under Islam. They believe it is their CALLING to rid the world of the two great obstacles to that -- Israel and the United States of America. The God of the Jews, and the God of the Christians. To even the most casual observer this is clear at this point, because they say it loudly and clearly and often.

Which leads to a comment, an observation that I believe is quite telling on this subject.

The Arab nations have been in the Middle East continuously for over 4,000 years. They have never been dispersed throughout the earth as Israel has. They have had 4,000 uninterrupted years to develop.

Israel has been in her land now for 69 years. Why has Israel been able to build a state as modern, as prosperous, and as advanced as it is today, after a world-wide dispersion, persecution throughout that time and in every place, a Holocaust determined to destroy every Jew on the continent, and the birth of their new nation at the hands of the survivors of the most devastating torture and death camps known to man?

*** Why has Israel been able to do in 69 years what the Arabs have not been able to do in 4,000 years of uninterrupted presence?

The answer is the God of Israel.

For it is Israel's God who kept her through all her sufferings and wanderings, and it is Israel's God who is glorified in her restoration IN SPITE of the determination of the Arabs to destroy her. The God of Israel is made obvious in the blessings on Israel, making her a chief among the nations in only 69 years though she has only a sliver of the land of the Middle East.

The god of Islam apparently is unable to bless his people or his lands, though they have 99 percent of the land in the Middle East, and almost unlimited supplies of the world's most precious commodity -- oil.

While on this subject, let's make another enlightening comparison between nations:The richest, most powerful, and most advanced nation on the face of the earth today is the United States of America. The US was founded on the Judeo-Christian Bible, the Word of the Lord, and is blessed beyond all the nations of the earth. Now take a look at Haiti. Haiti is one of the most poverty-stricken nations on the face of the earth. The government of Haiti dedicated their nation to Satan not once, but later confirmed it, and then confirmed it a third time by official government proclamation. Satan's dedicated land is a land of abject poverty, curses, voodoo, and death. In contrasting the two we see revealed the god or God behind the conditions of each country.

So here's the comparison:
Israel -Her God is the God of the Bible. She is among the most prosperous and advanced nations on earth in spite of endless hatred against her. Her sons have been among the great men of the earth in science, medicine, and in every field they have been involved in.

America -under the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible is prosperous beyond any nation that has ever been on the earth.

The lands of Islam? -under the moon god, "Allah." Backward, oppressed, and hate-filled.

Haiti? -dedicated to Satan and one of the most oppressed nations on the face of the earth.

God has showed Himself in His peoples.

And Satan has done the same.

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Psalm 33:12

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Whose Land Is It?

First of all, let's establish whose planet this is:
* "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

* "The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein."
Psalms 24:1


And it's quoted and repeated in the New Testament:

* "The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."
1st Corinthians 10:26


The Lord then claims ownership of the land of Israel:

* "So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion MY Holy Mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no aliens shall ever pass through her again."
Joel 3:17



* "For on MY Holy Mountain, on the mountain height of Israel, says the Lord God, there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me…"
Ezekiel 20:40


* "For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of MY people, my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up my land."
Joel 3:1-2

* "Yet I have set my King on MY Holy Hill of Zion."
Psalms 2:6


* "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all MY Holy Mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
Isaiah 11:9

To Whom Did God Give The Land of Israel?

To Abraham

* "On that day the Lord made a COVENANT with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates."
Genesis 15:18



* "And 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 give to 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."
Genesis 17:7-8



Then to Abraham’s son Isaac:

* "And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, 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."
Genesis 17:19


* "But I will establish my covenant with ISAAC, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year."
Genesis 17:21



* "...for IN ISAAC SHALL YOUR SEED BE CALLED."
Genesis 21:12


And then to Isaac's son Jacob:

* "Remember his marvelous works which He has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, O seed of Abraham his servant, you children of JACOB, his chosen ones!"
1st Chronicles 16:12-13


* "Then Jacob said to Joseph: 'God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land TO YOUR DESCENDANTS after you as an everlasting possession.'”
Genesis 48:3-4



He Repeats To Make It Clear:

* "O seed of Abraham His servant, You children of JACOB, his chosen ones! He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. He has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant which he made with ABRAHAM, and his oath to ISAAC, and confirmed it to JACOB for a statute, to ISRAEL for an everlasting covenant, saying, 'To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance…'”
Psalms 105:6-11



Jacob's Name Changed To Israel:

* And He said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel...
Genesis 32:28


God Told Moses His Covenant Is With Israel:


* "Then the Lord spoke to Moses that very same day, saying: 'Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from Jericho; view the land of Canaan, which I give TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL as a possession…'”
Deuteronomy 32:48-49


The Borders of The Covenant Land:

* "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."
Genesis 15:18


What About Ishmael -The Father Of The Arabs?

The Covenant Is With Isaac, and Specifically NOT To Ishmael

* "And Abraham said to God, 'Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!'

Then God said: 'No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: 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.

BUT my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year. Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.'"
Genesis 17:18-22


Scripture Adds More About Ishmael:

* "You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him. and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.''
Genesis 16:11-12


It's amazing how a prophecy spoken more than 3,000 years ago is visibly accurate to this day!

Judgment Comes

Was The Land Covenant Conditional?
The covenant itself is not conditional, it has been stated several times that it is an everlasting covenant. However Israel was forewarned that the results of disobediance and rebellion would be the loss of possession of the land for a period of time.

Possession Of The Land Required Obedience

* "I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a den of jackals. I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant …BECAUSE they have forsaken my law which I set before them and have not obeyed my voice…"
Jeremiah 9:11-13

* "All nations would say, `Why has the Lord done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ Then men would say: `BECAUSE they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And the Lord UPROOTED THEM FROM THEIR LAND in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’"
Deuteronomy 29:24-28


* "For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them, nor do they seek the Lord of hosts. THEREFORE the Lord will cut off head and tail from Israel …for the leaders of this people cause them to err ...for everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks foolishness ….through the wrath of the Lord of hosts, the land is burned up and the people shall be as fuel for the fire, no man shall spare his brother."
Isaiah 9:13-19

* "For Jerusalem stumbled and Judah is fallen BECAUSE their tongue and their doing are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of His glory. The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves."
Isaiah 3:8-9

The First Captivity

After many years of rebellion, in spite of God's warnings, Israel still did not repent and finally the judgment came. It was to come as captivity in two stages. First the northern part of Israel would be taken by Assyria. Later, the southern part, called Judah, would be taken to Babylon where they would remain for 70 years.


First Captivity Prophesied

* "Inasmuch as these people refused the waters of Shiloh that flow softly, and rejoice in Rezin and in Remaliah’s son, now therefore behold, the Lord brings up over them the waters of the river, strong and mighty, the king of ASSYRIA and all his glory…he will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel. Be shattered O you peoples, and be broken in pieces…"
Isaiah 8:6-9


* "I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of BABYLON, and he shall carry them captive to Babylon and slay them with the sword. Moreover I will deliver all the wealth of this city, all its produce, and all its precious things; all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give into the hand of their enemies, who will plunder them, seize them, and carry them to Babylon."
Jeremiah 20:4-5


* "Therefore thus says the Lord: 'Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of BABYLON, and he shall take it. And the Chaldeans who fight against this city shall come and set fire to this city and burn it, with the houses on whose roofs they have offered incense to Baal and poured out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke Me to anger; BECAUSE the children of Israel and the children of Judah have done only evil before Me from their youth. For the children of Israel have provoked Me only to anger with the work of their hands,'' says the Lord. For this city has been to me a provocation of my anger and my fury from the day that they built it, even to this day; so I will remove it from before My face because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger they, their kings, their princes, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem…'"
Jeremiah 32:28-32


* "And the Lord has sent to you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear. They said, `Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands; and I will not harm you.' "Yet you have not listened to Me,'' says the Lord, "that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: `BECAUSE you have not heard My words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' says the Lord, `and Nebuchadnezzar the king of BABYLON, my servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations...'"
Jeremiah 25:4-9


* "All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, BECAUSE you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees He gave you."
Moses -Deuteronomy 28:45


* "But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, `Why has the Lord done thus to this land and this house?' Then they will answer, `BECAUSE they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.'"
2nd Chronicles 7:19-22


They Were Told How Long This Judgment Would Last

* "...And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon SEVENTY YEARS."
Jeremiah 25:11


* "For thus says the Lord: After SEVENTY YEARS are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place."
Jeremiah 29:10


The First Captivity In Two Stages

The first captivity took place in two stages, first the northern kingdom, then the southern kingdom later.


721 BC –Assyrian invasion.
The northern kingdom of Israel was taken into captivity.


586 BC –Babylonian invasion.
Solomon’s Temple was destroyed, 100,000 Jews killed, the southern kingdom of Judah was taken in captivity to Babylon.


The Temple was destroyed on the 9th day of the month Av.


Someday, far into the future, the second Temple would be destroyed on the same date, the 9th of Av.

The Second Captivity

They Will Be Scattered Throughout The Whole World

* "And the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, FROM ONE END OF THE EARTH TO THE OTHER; and you shall serve other gods of wood and stone which neither you nor your fathers have known. And among these nations you shall find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot, but the Lord will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul; your life shall hang in doubt before you; night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life."
Deuteronomy 28:64-66



* "Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth; yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,'' says the Lord. For surely I will command, and will sift the house of Israel AMONG ALL NATIONS, as grain is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, who say, `The calamity shall not overtake us nor confront us.'"
Amos 9:8-10


* "I will scatter them also AMONG THE GENTILES whom neither they nor their fathers have known, and I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them."
Jeremiah 9:16



The Second Captivity

The second captivity took place in 70 A.D.

Titus and the Roman Tenth Legion destroyed Judah and Jerusalem and drove the survivors into exile throughout the entire world.

The second Temple, the one that was standing in the time of Jesus, was destroyed once again on the 9th day of the month Av.

This dispersion lasted until the rebirth of Israel on May 14, 1948.

The Second Restoration Prophesied

Note: not “if” but “when”

* "When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Even if you have been banished TO THE MOST DISTANT LAND UNDER THE HEAVENS, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more propserous and numerous than your fathers."
Deuteronomy 30:1-5


The Miraculous Preservation Of Israel

Consider the miracle of Israel’s preservation:

Having been scattered for over 2,000 years, yet she remained a separate, identifiable people. When was the last time you saw a Hittite, or a Girgashite, an Amalekite, or any of the other “ites” who were contemporary with Israel? It is an utter astonishment that despite all these odds, Israel remained a people.

Israel has survived assimilation, pogroms, crusades, and all Satan’s efforts to do away with her including the Holocaust. Israel has survived because the covenants God made with her are eternal.

* "He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an EVERLASTING COVENANT, saying, 'To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance...'''
Psalms 105:8-10

And even when they're banished in judgment, the Lord will still remember his covenants to their fathers and will bring them back to their land. As the Lord spoke through Moses:

* "Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I WILL NOT CAST THEM AWAY, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God. But for their sake I WILL REMEMBER THE COVENANT of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the Lord."
Leviticus 26:44-45

The Restoration

There are multitudes of Scriptures about the regathering and restoration of Israel. I’ve taken prophecies from several different Biblical prophets to show the unanimity of the Word of God. If you’d like more insight, read the prophets in depth, especially Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah.

Imagine reading these a hundred years ago...
when Israel was still a barren wasteland, before the rebirth of the nation Israel which took place in May, 1948:

* "For behold, days are coming, says the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I WILL BRING THEM BACK to the land which I gave to their fathers and they shall take possession of it."
Jeremiah 30:3

* "Thus says the Lord God: 'Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone. Therefore say, Thus says the Lord God: I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.'”
Ezekiel 11:16-17

* "And I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places as at the first. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me."
Jeremiah 33:7-8

* "Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; and I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem and they shall be my people, and I will be their God,in truth and in righteousness."
Zecheriah 8:7-8

* "Behold I will gather them FROM ALL THE COUNTRIES to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and great indignation. I will bring them back TO THIS PLACE, and I will make them dwell in safety. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God."
Jeremiah 32:37-38


How do we know this is speaking of the restoration taking place now?

Because: in the first judgment, in the first captivity, Israel was taken captive into Babylon. In the second captivity, Israel was scattered throughout the entire world and many of the prophecies state that they will be brought back not from one place, but from the entire world.

This Second Restoration Will Be Permanent

God says through the prophet Isaiah:

* "It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand again THE SECOND TIME to recover the remnant of his people who are left… He will set up a banner for the nations and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. …And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off..."
Isaiah 11:11-13


and through the prophet Amos:

* "I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, and NO LONGER shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,'' says the Lord your God."
Amos 9:14-15


and through the prophet Ezekiel:

* "Thus says the Lord God: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. …Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children FOREVER."
Ezekiel 37:21-25


An ongoing process until all of Israel has been regathered:

* "For on my holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel, says the Lord God, there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve me...

I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered. And I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.

Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I raised my hand in an oath to give to your fathers."
Ezekiel 20:40-42



God Will Judge Those Who Despised Israel

There are many, MANY prophecies about the judgments to come upon the nations that opposed God’s work of the restoration of Israel. In one place or another all the Arab nations are named, along with the names of many others including Russia. I’ll show a few prophecies, but will continue to keep this as concise as possible.

We've all seen the pictures on our tv's...
of the "Palestinians" rejoicing over a successful terror attack on Israeli busses and restaurants.

* "For thus says the Lord God: Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced in heart with all your disdain for the land of Israel, indeed, therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and give you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish from the countries; I WILL DESTROY YOU, and you shall know that I am the Lord.''Ezekiel 25:6-7
God has seen every tear Israel has shed and will not forget....

* "Egypt (south of Israel) shall be a desolation, and Edom (east of Israel) a desolate wilderness, BECAUSE OF VIOLENCE against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. …for the Lord dwells in Zion."
Joel 3:19-21

Satan has been allowed a certain amount of time...
to oppose God's restoration of Israel. That time is quickly going to run out:

* "And there shall NO LONGER be a pricking brier or a painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord God.

Thus says the Lord God: 'When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes,
they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments ON ALL THOSE AROUND THEM who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God.''
Ezekiel 28:24-26

And in that day the violence against Israel will STOP

* "…the sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you; and all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you the city of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. …VIOLENCE SHALL NO LONGER BE HEARD in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders, but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise."Isaiah 60:14-18

God heard every word they have boasted against Israel...
and will judge their hatred that goes back to the beginning:
* "Because you have had AN ANCIENT HATRED, and HAVE SHED THE BLOOD OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live, says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you.
Since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you. Thus I will make Mount Seir (east of Israel) most desolate, and cut off from it the one who leaves and the one who returns. And I will fill its mountains with the slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those who are slain by the sword shall fall. I WILL MAKE YOU PERPETUALLY DESOLATE, and your cities shall be uninhabited; then you shall know that I am the Lord.

Because you have said, `These two nations and these two countries (Israel and Judah) shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the Lord was there, therefore, as I live, says the Lord God, ‘I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.

I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, `They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.' Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them. Thus says the Lord God: The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.
AS YOU REJOICED because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; YOU SHALL BE DESOLATE, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom all of it! Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 35:5-15

God's promises to Israel to coincide with his judgment upon the nations
* “…thus says the Lord God: Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, WHO GAVE MY LAND TO THEMSELVES.
Therefore prophesy ….thus says the Lord God: I have lifted My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. …….I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” 
Ezekiel 36:5-11

Ishmael -Isaac

The Truth About the "Palestinian State"

Ishmael wants to create its "Palestinian State" ---WITHIN the borders of Israel ! !

And Ishmael is demanding that its capital will be half of Jerusalem …WHICH IS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL!!!

And the world can't see the insanity of it all!

To whom does the land belong? Depends on who you listen to, the media …OR the Word of the God of Israel.

God specified which of Abraham's sons He would establish the covenant with:

"And Abraham said to God, 'Oh, that Ishmael (father of the Arabs)
 might live before You!'
 Then God said:
 'NO, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son,
 and you shall call his name Isaac;
 I will establish my covenant with HIM
 for an EVERLASTING covenant,
 and with HIS descendants after him.'"
 Genesis 17:18-19

This issue is very polarizing because the bottom line is man's acceptance or rejection of the Word of God.

Throughout history, from the very Garden-of-Eden scene, Satan's method of keeping mankind away from God is his constant temptation to doubt or disbelieve the Word of God.

"Has God indeed said.....?" posited Satan, casting doubt on what
God HAD INDEED said.
Genesis 3:1

Satan is spoken of throughout the Bible, yet one of his cleverest schemes is to convince man he doesn't exist, or to make man think he is some caricature in a red suit with a long tail. If he can make mankind laugh at the idea, he has succeeded.

Satan's method-of-operation is DECEPTION. As it was in the beginning, so it is still.

"Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature,
 for he is a liar, and the father of lies."
 John 8:44

SATAN’S AGENDA IS: to keep mankind away from the Truth. He doesn’t care what you believe as long as it isn’t the Truth. He doesn't approach with a sign saying, "Here comes Satan, out to destroy you." He doesn't come as an ugly evil that mankind might easily recognize and reject. No, he comes as "an angel of light." He makes deception seem reasonable.

"For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform
 themselves into ministers of righteousness…"
 2nd Corinthians 11:14-15

Mankind's only defense against Satan is the Word of God, the Bible. You will not realize you're being deceived, unless you KNOW the Word of God. Your ONLY defense against deception is to know the Word of God.

The Israel story is there to polorize those who will accept what God has said -in this case about Israel,  -against what the world so vocally and loudly contradicts. It's a hard one, because Satan has made sure that the "cause of the Palestinians" draws out the sympathy of those who don't understand the story.

It's your choice: either what the world says, what the pundits say, what the media puts out, what professors teach...

-OR-

what God has said …which will often be evident by the amount of people who make fun of it.

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Transcript -The Real Truth About Israel And Jerusalem

TRANSCRIPT OF U-TUBE PRESENTATION:

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM

Song playing: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav


Israel became a state in 1312 B.C, two millennia before Islam.

Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves "Palestinians" in 1967, two decades after modern Israeli statehood.

After conquering the land in 1272 B.C, Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence for 3,300 years.

For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, east Jerusalem was not made the capital, and no Arab leader came to visit it.

Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but NOT ONCE is it mentioned in the Quran.

King David founded Jerusalem. Mohammed NEVER set foot in it.

Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims face Mecca. If they are between the two cities, Muslims pray facing Mecca, with their backs to Jerusalem.

In 1948, Arab leaders urged their people to leave, promising to cleanse the land of Jewish presence. 68% of them fled without ever setting eyes on an Israeli soldier.

Virtually the entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of violence and pogroms.

Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries.

In spite of the vast territories at their disposal, Arab refugees were prevented from assimilating into their host countries. Of 100 million refugees following World War II, they are the only group to have never integrated with their co-religionists.

Most of the Jewish refugees from Europe and Arab lands were settled in Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

There are 22 Arab countries, not counting "Palestine."

There is only one Jewish state.

Arabs started all five wars against Israel, and lost every one of them.
Fatah and Hamas constitutions still call for the DESTRUCTION of Israel.

Israel ceded most of the West Bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority, and even provided it with arms.

During the Jordanian occupation, Jewish holy sites were vandalized and were off-limits to Jews.

Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian holy sites are accessible to all faiths.

Out of 175 United Nations Security Council resolutions up until 1990, 97 were against Israel.
Out of 690 General Assembly resolutions, 429 were against Israel.

The UN was silent when the Jordanians destroyed 58 synagogues in the Old City of Jerusalem.
It remained silent while Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. And it remained silent when Jordan enforced apartheid laws preventing Jews from accessing the Temple Mount and Western Wall.

These are trying times. We must ask ourselves what we should be doing, and what we will tell our grandchildren about our actions during this crisis, when we had the chance to make a difference.

Sanhedrin To Establish Jerusalem’s Biblical Borders in Ceremony Last Performed by Prophet Nehemiah




Jerusalem at the time of Herod

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz May 9, 2017


"But if ye return unto me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your dispersed were in the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to cause my name to dwell there.” Nehemiah 1:9 

On the day after the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost), the Sanhedrin will reenact a ceremony officially establishing the borders of Jerusalem for purposes of reinstating the Temple service. Last performed by Nehemiah in the sixth century BCE, this was the final step before beginning the sacrifices, but today, it is also meant as a powerful and timely political statement.

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, said that establishing these borders is perhaps the final step in reinstating the Temple service, noting that directly after Nehemiah reestablished the boundaries of Jerusalem the sacrifices began anew.

“The only thing lacking today to begin bringing sacrifices is the altar,” Rabbi Weiss explained to Breaking Israel News. “When that is ready, we will need to have these borders firmly established.”

Sacrifices that are required to be eaten in Jerusalem, such as Peace Offerings, the first fruits and the Paschal lamb, must be eaten inside the boundaries of the city. Establishing these boundaries designates the area of holiness.

Rabbi Weiss explained that according to Torah law, an acquisition of land must be accompanied by a physical act. A person who purchases or inherits the land must walk the borders or have a meal on the land. In three weeks, on the day after the Feast of Shavuot, the Sanhedrin will mark points along the border and attempt to walk as much of it as possible. They are still in the process of receiving permission from the Jerusalem Police but in the past, many  Temple-oriented activities have been delayed or diverted due to police restrictions.

Rabbi Weiss admitted that the move had a strong political motive.

“Jerusalem’s Jubilee is the time to re-establish the holiness of Jerusalem,” Rabbi Weiss explained, referring to the upcoming 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. “President Trump is coming on his first official visit. We have to make clear to him, as a leader of a nation friendly to Israel, that the eternal Jewish capital is once again ready to fulfill its Biblical role. This is also in direct response to the absurd UNESCO proclamations, which come to prevent the Jews from performing their Biblically mandated purpose.”


Last Tuesday, on Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board passed a resolution in Paris declaring Jewish sovereignty in all of Jerusalem to be illegal. The resolution declared the Jerusalem Law, designating the city as Israel’s capital and passed by the Knesset in 1980, to be “null and void”. The resolution expanded on previous UNESCO resolutions which ceded a religious monopoly over the Temple Mount to Islam.


The Sanhedrin debates Jerusalem’s borders at the time of Nehemiah.

As the first step in the process of establishing borders for Jerusalem in for the Third Temple, the Sanhedrin heard the testimony of Dr. Daniel Michelson, a professor from the Weizmann Institute who has made an exhaustive study concerning the borders of Jerusalem and the Second Temple as established by Nehemiah.

In order to begin offering sacrifices, Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem based on the borders for the First Temple established by King Solomon and King David. The remains of these walls were discovered by archaeologists Bliss and Dickie in the 1890’s. Rabbi Michelson based his measurements and maps on their findings and on detailed descriptions in chapter three in the Book of Nehemiah.

So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half the height thereof; for the people had a mind to work. Nehemiah 3:38

After designating the borders, the Sanhedrin will reenact Nehemiah’s Thanksgiving Offering of twenty loaves of bread.

The Sanhedrin also began deliberations on establishing the borders of Jerusalem for the Third Temple. Though the Sanhedrin has yet to come to a consensus about the precise boundaries, the borders of Jerusalem in the Third Temple will be substantially larger than those in the time of the Second Temple. According to Professor Michelson’s study based on descriptions in the Book of Ezekiel, the boundaries of Jerusalem for the purposes of the Temple will be over seven miles on each side.The Sanhedrin will perform a conditional acquisition, so that when the sacrifices are renewed in the Third Temple, the acquisition will take effect.

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Judgments On America Coinciding With US Opposition To God's Restoration Of Israel

Source: "As America Has Done To Israel"
by John McTernan

Madrid October 30, 1991
George Bush Sr. opens conference in Madrid, Spain to start the Middle East “peace” process which will be on the basis of “land for peace.”
Topic: Israel must give land for peace.
October 30, 1991
The Perfect Storm” -Powerful storm in the north Atlantic traveling from East to West for 1,000 miles smashes into New England with ocean waves the largest ever recorded in that region. President Bush's home in Kennebunkport, Maine was heavily damaged.
The storm travelled east to west, contrary to the norm of west to east.
Bush moves talks to Washington August 23, 1992
Madrid peace conference moved to Washington, D.C. where talks resumed.
August 23, 1992
Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster ever to hit America prior to that time, hit south Florida. 180,000 homeless in Florida and 25,000 in Louisiana. Damage as high as $30 billion.
Clinton and Assad January 16, 1994
President Clinton met with President Hafez el-Assad of Syria in Geneva. Topic: An agreement that Israel would give up the Golan Heights to Syria.
January 17, 1994
The 6.9 Northridge Earthquake rocked southern California. With 61 dead and damages at $21 billion, It was the second most destructive natural disaster to hit the U.S, after Hurricane Andrew.
Clinton meets with Arafat March 1, 1997
Yasser Arafat met with President Clinton in Washington to discuss settlements being built “illegally” by Israel. Clinton rebukes Israel for building the settlements. Arafat went on a speaking tour of the U.S. The United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly voted to condemn Israel.
March 1, 1997
Powerful tornadoes devastated huge sections of the U.S. Arkadelphia, Arkansas was destroyed by tornadoes.
Storms in the Dakotas result in the worst flooding of this century. Falmouth, Kentucky was destroyed by flooding. The storms stalled over Ohio causing extensive flooding. Cost was over $1 billion.
Washington Jan 21, 1998
Clinton humiliates Netanyahu with a cold reception at the White House, Secretary of State Albright refuses to have lunch with him.
Jan 21, 1998
On the same day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks into the mass media, revealing Clinton’s sex life to the whole world and he is eventually impeached for lying about it.
Albright-Clinton-Arafat September 27, 1998
Sec of State Albright met with Arafat in New York in preparation for a meeting with President Clinton. On September 28, 1998 Clinton meets with Arafat and Netanyahu declaring that Israel has to give up 13% of the “West Bank.”
Later, Arafat addresses the United Nations about declaring an independent Palestinian
state by May 1999.
September 27, 1998
Hurricane George slammed into the Gulf Coast striking Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle causing $1 billion in damage. The storm stalled and then moved inland.
Just as Arafat was leaving the hurricane dissipated.
Wye River Plantation, Maryland October 15-23, 1998
Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the Wye Plantation, Maryland for a five day meeting on giving away 13% percent of the “West Bank.” Under pressure from Clinton, Israel agreed.
October 17, 1998
Rains and tornadoes hit east Texas. Twenty five percent of Texas was ravaged, leaving over $1 billion in damage. The day the talks ended the storms subsided. On October 21, Clinton declares this section of Texas a major disaster area.
Clinton-Arafat in Washington –November 30, 1998
42-nation meeting in Washington to raise money for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. All the nations agreed to give Arafat $3 billion in aid. Clinton promised $400 million, and the European nations $1.7 billion.
November 30, 1998
On the same day, the Dow Jones average drops 216 points, and on December 1, the European Market had its third worst day in history. Hundreds of billions of market capitalization were wiped out in the U.S. and Europe.
Clinton in “Palestinian” area December 12, 1998
Clinton lands in the Palestinian-controlled section of Israel to discuss “land for peace.”
December 12, 1998
The House of Representatives votes four articles of impeachment against him.
Clinton-Arafat March 23, 1999
Arafat met with President Clinton in Washington, D.C. to discuss a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
March 23, 1999
Stock market fell two hundred nineteen points. May 3, 1999
Arafat scheduled to declare May 3, 1999
Yasser Arafat is scheduled to declare a
Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital.
The declaration is postponed to December 1999 at the request of President Clinton whose letter to Arafat encourages him in his "aspirations for his own land."
May 3, 1999
The most powerful tornado storm system ever to hit the United States sweeps across Oklahoma and Kansas. The winds are clocked at 316 mph the fastest wind speed ever recorded.
One of the tornadoes was over one mile wide. 43 people died.
Clinton-Arafat in Washington September 22, 1999

September 22, 1999
The day before and after the meeting the market falls more than 200 points each day. This was the first time in history the market lost more than 200 points for two days in a week. The market lost 524 points the week.
Under US pressure October 11, 1999
Jewish settlers are forcibly removed from 15 “West Bank” Israeli settlements and evicted from their covenant land.
October 15, 1999
Hurricane Irene slams into North Carolina.
On October 16, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks the southwest in the fifth most powerful earthquake in 20th Century to date.
AND on the 15th the Dow-Jones averages lose 5.7 percent in the worst week in ten years. On October 15 the Dow lost 266 points.
Camp David, Maryland July 12, 2000
Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yassar Arafat meet at Camp David, Maryland to discuss dividing Jerusalem and giving away large portions of Israeli land.
July - August, 2000
Seven million acres of timber burn in the Western U.S. Montana and Wyoming are declared disaster areas. More than twenty five thousand from all over the world fought the fires.
Tenet to Israel June 6, 2001
CIA director George Tenet traveled to Israel to discuss stopping building of Settlements. This was the first involvement of the George W. Bush administration.
June 8, 2001
Hurricane Allison. Three feet of rain fell on Houston, Texas. Twenty Five thousand homes and businesses were destroyed or damaged. Cost $3-4 billion dollars.
Bush demands compliance August 9, 2001
President Bush demanded that Israel abide by the Madrid Peace Process, the Mitchell Plan, and United Nations Resolutions 242 and 338. The resolutions called for Israel to go back to the borders prior to the Six-Day War of 1967.
September 11, 2001
Terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center in New York, attacked the Pentagon and brought a plane down in Pennsylvania.
Bush approves “Palestine” November 10, 2001
In his major UN address on the war on terrorism, Bush speaks of “Palestine.” This was the first time a US President had every publicly acknowledged the idea of a Palestinian “Palestine.”
The next day, November 11, 2001, Secretary Powell said that Bush's use of “Palestine” in his speech on Saturday was “deliberate and reflected administration policy.”
November 13, 2001
American Airlines Flight 587 exploded and broke apart over Queens in New York City, a short distance from the UN, where Israel’s covenant land and future had been discussed all weekend by the UN General Assembly.
Secretary of State Colin Powell January 31, 2003
Powell said Bush will become more deeply involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than he was in his first two years in the White House.
On the same day Bush and Britain’s Tony Blair met at the White House over the pending Iraq war. They agreed to give Iraq six more weeks to comply.
February 1, 2004 (1 day later)
Ironically, this was the same amount of time Bush had just agreed to give Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to form his coalition government and for his formal response to the Quartet Road Map.
Two days later the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Palestine, Texas.
Bush supports Gaza withdrawal August 2005
The Bush administration brings pressure upon Prime Minister Sharon of Israel to remove, by force, Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip and to give their land to the Palestinians in order to establish peace.
August 29, 2005
As the last Jews are forcibly removed from their homes in Gaza, Hurricane Katrina crashes into the Gulf coast of the United States. Over $26 billion dollars in estimated destruction. This was the worst catastrophe in the history of the nation. Initial estimates of 80 dead in one county alone.
Not long afterward, Sharon goes into a coma and remains in such, even to this day.
Condoleeza Rice in Israel October 2007
"Frankly, it's time for the establishment of a Palestinian state." And she continued, "That's really a message that I think only I can deliver," explaining her mission to prepare for the conference to be held in Annapolis.
October 2007
Then the "Severe weather" assaulted several states from Florida to Oklahoma with floods and tornadoes. Within two days after Rice left the Middle East, fires began in California forcing the evacuation of almost one million people and leaving more than 1,400 homes demolished and damages over a billion dollars.
Bush in Israel January 2008
President Bush visits Israel for the first time as President to discuss shared sovereignty over (dividing) Jerusalem.
January 2008
Bush arrives back home to a crisis in mortgage loan foreclosures, recession worries, and the DJIA drops 784 points on the year. A French investor loses $7 Billion dollars, rocking the financial world, and congress can’t get an economic stimulus package passed fast enough.
Obama campaigns in Israel July 23, 2008
July 23, 2008
Hurricane Dolly makes landfall at peak intensity July 23, 08 in South Padre Island, Texas
Bush: I'll Bring Peace to Israel Dec 20, 2004
December 21, 2004
A rocket attack kills 20 people at a U.S. military base near Mosul, Iraq.
US support for Israel ends at UN April 19, 2010
Fox News reports that the U.S. will no longer automatically support Israel in the United Nations.
April 20, 2010
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes.
America’s decay advances. Media controlled. Elections compromised.
50 million babies butchered.
Parents can’t be called Mom and Dad.
Planned Parenthood working to teach kids to experiment with the pleasures of sex.
Gays working for preferred access to everything. Controls over pornography disappear.
All vestiges of Christianity and God being rejected.