Several news articles caught my attention this week, but I have decided to focus on just one because of the length and because this strikes me as being so important.
On April 29, 2019, the UN Security Council met to discuss the Middle East Conflict.
Nations were allowed to express their concern about Pres. Trump’s peace plan.
There were calls for the Promised Land to be divided along the pre-1967 lines.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, spoke on behalf of Israel.
Among other things (this is not a full text of his message as presented), Mr. Danon told the UN Security Council and the nations that were there, “Israel’s existence derives legitimacy from four things: the Bible, history, legality and the pursuit of international peace and security.”
Holding up the Bible (the first pillar), Mr. Danon said, “This is our deed to our land. From the book of Genesis; to the Jewish exodus from Egypt; to receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai; to the gates of Cana’an; and to the realization of God’s covenant in the Holy Land of Israel; the Bible paints a consistent picture. The entire history of our people, and our connection to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel), begins right here.”
Mr. Danon added, “It is not just the Hebrew Bible, or the 15 million Jews worldwide that accept this right; it is accepted across all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Koran itself accepts the divine deed of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.”
“Mr. President, the second pillar is the history of the land of Israel and the Jewish people over the past two millennia. The Jewish Kingdom in Eretz Yisra’el comprised twelve tribes. The largest of those tribes, the Tribe of Judah, lived in the area now known as Judea (what the world calls the West Bank). You all know the words “Jew” and “Jewish.” “Jew” and “Jewish” come from Judea. This was the Kingdom over which King David and King Solomon ruled. It was a kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital.”
“Even the Romans themselves admitted the land was ours. Those of you who have visited Rome may have seen that Emperor Titus famously commemorated his victory and the Jewish expulsion by building an enormous arch on the Via Sacra in Rome. If you look at the Arch (Arch of Titus in Rome), it includes an illustration of his men carrying away the menorah from the Jewish Temple.”
“The Romans attempted to destroy that link by renaming the land Palestina. This is how the narrow strip of land in Eretz Yisrael, nestled between Egypt in the south and Lebanon in the north, came to be called ‘Palestine.’ For two millennia, Jews across the world continued to pray three times every day for our long- awaited return home to Zion and Jerusalem. As we just said on Passover last week, as we do every year, ‘Next year in Jerusalem!’”
Concerning the third pillar, International Law, Mr. Danon cited the Balfour Declaration, the 1922 mandate of the League of Nations, and the 1945 UN Charter that legalized the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Promised Land.
On this issue, it is this writer’s understanding that International Law says when one nation attacks another nation, and the attacking nation loses territory, the lost territory belongs to the nation they attacked.
Put another way: In 1967, five nations gathered troops, tanks and other weapons near the borders of Israel in preparation for an attack on Israel.
Israel launched a pre-emptive strike and captured East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, the West Bank and more.
According to International Law, that land now belongs to Israel.
Before the war began, Israel sent word to the king of Jordan, “If you will keep your nation out of the war, no harm will come to Jordan.”
Jordan ignored Israel, sided with the attackers, lost East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and the West Bank; so, according to International Law, those areas now belong to Israel.
Concerning the fourth pillar, peace and security (peace and safety), these are the words that will begin the Tribulation Period.
It is interesting to this writer that Mr. Danon told the UN Security Council the Bible is Israel’s deed to the Promised Land just weeks before Pres. Trump’s peace proposal is to be released.
If the UN divides the Promised Land, they will have to set aside the Bible, set aside historical facts, set aside International Law, and seek peace and safety on their terms, not God’s terms.
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3).
That day is coming.
Prophecy Plus Ministries, Inc.
Daymond & Rachel Duck