The Bible clearly says that
God gave the Promised Land to the Jews forever. It’s even an undeniable fact of
history that Jews have lived on the Promised Land for centuries. Even during the
Babylonian and Roman dispersions there were still some Jews on the Promised
Land. Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon to hear Church leaders in mainline
denominations refer to major portions of the Promised Land as “occupied
territory” because Jews live on it. These Church leaders claim to understand the
Scriptures, but if they do they are making themselves willingly ignorant of what
the Scriptures say.
GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM
God asked Abraham to move to
the Promised Land. After he moved, God
said, “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. 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” (Gen.
A) God’s covenant with “thee” means with Abraham.
B) With “thy seed after thee” means with Abraham’s
descendants after him.
C) In “their generations” means anytime Abraham has
D) For an “everlasting covenant” means God’s covenant
will last forever.
E) “I will give unto thee, and to thy seed
after thee, the land” means God gave the Promised Land to Abraham and his
descendants (the Jews; see below).
F) “All the land of Canaan”
means all (not part) of the Promised Land belongs to Abraham and his descendants
G) “For an everlasting possession” means all
of the Promised Land belongs to Abraham and his descendants (the Jews) forever.
H) “I will be their God” means God made a
covenant with Abraham to be
THROUGH ISAAC NOT ISHMAEL
Some ask, “Does God’s covenant with Abraham go through Isaac, Ishmael or
both?” God answered the question: “Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might
live before thee! 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. 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. But my covenant will I
establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in
the next year” (Gen. 17:18-21). God said the covenant will go through Isaac not
This is not unfair. God loved Ishmael and promised: 1) to bless him, 2)
To give him many descendants, and 3) to make him into a great nation. Ishmael
now has about 300 million descendants.
Ishmael’s descendants now rule in more
than twenty Arab nations. God gave them billions of barrels of oil. But God
didn’t give Ishmael’s descendants (the Arabs) the Promised Land. God said His
covenant will go through Isaac.
The descendants of Isaac (not Ishmael) will
eventually possess all of the Promised Land forever.
THROUGH JACOB NOT ESAU
The answer to this question is found in God’s covenant with Jacob. God
told Jacob, “Thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but
shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel . . . 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” (Gen. 35:10-12).
WHAT IF GOD DOESN’T KEEP
If God didn’t keep His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their
descendants through Jacob, God would be a liar or the Bible is wrong. But God
does not lie and the Bible is not wrong.
All of the Promised Land belongs to Israel and none of the
Promised Land belongs to the Arabs or Muslims.
WHAT IF THE NATIONS
REJECT OR IGNORE GOD’S COVENANT
God’s Word is settled forever (Psa. 119:89). He won’t break His covenant. If the
nations keep rejecting and ignoring God’s covenant by attacking Israel without His approval they
will eventually wind up in a battle with God called the Tribulation Period and
the Battle of Armageddon. Don’t forget that the covenant says God is Israel’s God.
WHAT IF THE JEWS SIN
God clearly said they would sin
and He would put them off the land, but He would not forget the covenant.
Concerning their sin, He said, “And
yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast
them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break
my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But
I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I
brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might
be their God: I am the LORD” (Lev. 26:44-45).
In the days of Jeremiah, He
said, “Thus saith the LORD, which
giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of
the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof
roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances
depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall
cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the
LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched
out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,
saith the LORD. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the
city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel
unto the gate of the corner” (Jer. 31:35-38). Israel won’t cease to be a nation as
long as the sun, moon and stars are shining.
WILL EVENTUALLY OCCUPY THE LAND AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO REMOVE THEM
God said, “And I will plant them upon their land, and
they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith
the LORD thy God” (Amos 9:15).
The prophet Ezekiel spoke of a time that the Jews believe is beginning to
come true today. God said, “A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out
of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I
will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye
shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall
dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people,
and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your
uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no
famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and
the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine
among the heathen. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways,
and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your
own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Not
for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be
ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your
iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the
wastes shall be builded” (Ezek. 36:26-33).
IS THE KEY TO BIBLE PROPHECY
exist to be God’s people and exist in the latter years and latter days (Ezek.
38:8, 13). Israel
must exist to be God’s people and God heritage at the Battle of Armageddon (Joel
3:1-2). Israel must complete all seventy
weeks or 490 years of her punishment all prophecy is fulfilled and the time of
everlasting righteousness begins (Dan. 9:24).
must exist for Jerusalem
to be a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for the whole world at the end
of the age (Zech. 12:2-3).
must exist to sign a seven-year covenant at the end of the age that will begin
the Tribulation Period (Dan. 9:27). Israel
must exist to rebuild the Temple
(Matt. 24:15; II Thess. 2:4).
must exist to resume the animal sacrifices before the Antichrist can stop them
(Dan. 9:27). Israel must
exist to flee into the wilderness when the Antichrist defiles the Temple (Matt. 24:15-17).
WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS
Paul addressed the question this way, “I
say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an
Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
God hath not cast away his people
which he foreknew” (Rom. 11:1-2a).
Paul also said, “For I would not, brethren, that ye
should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles
be come in. And so all Israel
shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,
and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto
them, when I shall take away their sins.
concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching
the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. For the gifts and
calling of God are without repentance” (Rom. 11:25-30). God will not
repent or change His mind about His gifts and calling of
When the angel Gabriel announced the virgin birth to Mary, he took a
message from God and addressed it this way,
“And in the sixth month
the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a
virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the
virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou
that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art
thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying,
and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel
said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold,
thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name
JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the
Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And
he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there
shall be no end” (Luke 1:26-33). Jesus didn’t sit on the throne of David or
reign over the house of Jacob forever at His first coming, but He will. He will
come back and the government will be on His shoulder (Isa. 9:6).
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck