A deed or document evidencing a person’s or people’s legal right or title to property constituting evidence of ownership. [See Footnote [i]]
I will gather all nations and enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land Multitudes in the Valley of Decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the Valley of Decision.
TAKING A STAND
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3 NIV).
I won’t speak to or about other countries in “taking a stand”; although I’ve recently been in discussion on Social Media regarding feelings and attitudes regarding what’s going on in the conflict of Israel and Palestine/Hamas. But I’ll leave that discussion for a later time.
AMERICA IS AT A MOMENTOUS CROSSROADS! WILL WE BELIEVE GOD AND STAND BY ISRAEL?
Or, will we “waffle” and give our sympathies to Israel’s enemies? Having already turned our back on God in America, we are feeling the sharpness, the bite from His restorative judgments. I know, GOD IS LOVE! But He is also righteous and holy and a “jealous” God!! (Deut. 32:16, 21; 1 Kings 14:22; Psalm 78:58; 1 Cor. 10:22).
Yes, we still have a form of religion, but we have lost the moral and spiritual power we once possessed. Where we find ourselves today is in an unprovoked, worldwide WAR with militant Islamist terrorists and our homeland is vulnerable.
Yet, while our President has often remarked, to act against TERRORISTS and those who harbor them…at the same time pressed ISRAEL not to retaliate against the Palestinian terrorists. And, the center of his Middle East policy is to divide the land of Israel and to create a terrorist-ruled, Islamist Palestine state in the center of the Promised Land.
GOD’s Word speaks to this issue (Joel 3:1-17). And because there will be sobering consequences if we fail in disobedience to Him [*SEE Jer. 12:14-16; Zech. 2:7-13].
TWO ABSOLUTES IN OUR “STANDING” WITH THE JEWS CLAIM TO THE LAND:
GOD Himself gave THE TITLE DEED to the land of Israel to the Jewish people! Unlike historic claims that other nations might have to their land, the Jews have an overriding, stronger claim. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”
Any human ownership of land is but a lease.
I remember one area of Orange County California I lived in, who established homeowners to LEASED the property their homes sat on, for ninety-nine years. Their thinking I suppose was, “Who would still be living on that property for 99 years? God never stipulated in His promise in the TITLE DEED, that His covenant land was to be leased–that Israel would have to parcel up their right to ownership to any “squatters”.
GOD does the “establishing” and not man (Deut. 32:8-10; Num. 34:10-15; Josh. 11:16-22; 14; Acts 17:26).
Knowing the Promises of GOD…
Every Christian should know God’s PROMISES, what God says about the Jews and His Covenant land, especially in this day of decisions.
Each of us should be as the Bereans, SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; NOT ALLOW OUR UNDERSTANDING TO BE CLOUDED by doctrines with strained and skewed conclusions, nullifying the plain PROMISES OF GOD (Acts 17:11-12; 1 Peter 1:19-21).
God’s Warning to the Nations…
“All who try to move [Jerusalem] will injure themselves.”
GOD PROMISES to punish the nations (people) who come against Israel: “…and whoever curses you I will curse” ~ Genesis 12:3 b.
America, the Arabs, the European Union, Russia, China, all the nations, are in the valley of decision (Joel 3:14). Every nation that presumes to interfere with God’s plan for Israel, including the U.S., STANDS NOT only against Israel, but against God Almighty! GOD is rising to JUDGE THE NATIONS (Ezek. 38:1-39; Zech. 2:8-9; 12:2-9).
“Why ISRAEL Has the Right to their Land and Others do not”–
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) gave an important speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 11, 2002:
— SEVEN REASONS WHY ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO “THEIR LAND” —
Six of his reasons which are simple truths apply to common sense. If you are interested in reading the entire document, it can be viewed on-line –(http://www.senate.gov/~inhofe/fl030402.html).
The seventh, his most important, is an appeal to FAITH IN GOD of the Bible and His covenant with the Jewish people.
We must support Israel’s right to the land because God’ said so!
In Genesis 13:14-17, the Bible says:
The Lord said to Abram, “Lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever…”
Only God Can solve the Middle East Crisis…
America must concentrate doing what is right. I’m not saying we should give blind approval on anything Israel may do. But Israels restraint toward its Palestinian enemies, so far, has been admirable–a model for all nations, and our pressure on Israel not to retaliate against a terrorist run state, to endure endless assaults against their own civilian population all in hopes of bolstering negotiations with terrorists leaders in Egypt, is foolish and immoral (Prov. 19:27; Ps. 1:1-2; 2:2-12; 33:10-22; Is. 1:16; Jer. 23:32).
The Problem Goes Far Beyond the Palestinian People
The HEART of the Muslim faith and its opposition to Scripture begins with belief that the Land of Israel belongs to the Arabs through the lineages of Ishmael and Esau. The Muslims reject the Bible record of God’s covenants with Isaac and Jacob, believing that Ishmael and Esau, the first-born sons of Abraham and Isaac, were the legitimate heirs. THIS IS A LIE!
The problem can never be resolved apart from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and/or the return of Jesus, Himself! God’s Word provides for law-abiding Arabs and other non-Jews who live in Israel (See Ezek. 47:22-23 – Christians and Muslim Arabs would enjoy for greater political and economic prosperity under Israel than under Muslim terrorist leaders).
But this doesn’t mean Israel should accept the immigration of millions of self-proclaimed refugees or to divide up Israel and Jerusalem, forever compromising Israel’s security. God holds Israeli government responsible, as He does all governments, to protect its people to bring criminals to justice, especially those guilty of shedding innocent blood (Gen. 9:6; Dt. 19:11-13; Rom. 13:1-4).
That the world (U.N.) community interprets Israels use of military authority in self-defense (Romans 13) as morally inferior to Palestinian/Hamas suicide (homicide) bombers, rockets, and other terrorist acts, simply reveals the worlds ill will toward the Just and Righteous God of the Bible.
President Obama cannot both appease the nations and serve the God of the Bible. AMERICA is in the valley of decision. Will we simply do what’s right and just (as defined by God’s Word), or yield to the political circumstances and threats against us?
A Worldwide Resurgence of Anti-Semitism–
Psalm 35:19-20 NIV translation:
 Let not those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; let not those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.  They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
The pleasure of savagery, Palestinian/Hamas rockets (3500+), against the Jewish civilian population has elicited sympathy and support for the Israelis in the U.S., but sleeping demons of anti-Semitism has raised its ugly head once more around the globe.
Pro-Palestinian propaganda, broadcast by the liberal media, has fueled an international resurgence of Anti-Semitism, especially in Europe, Russia and the Arab world.
Denunciations of Israel by the U.N. once more, many nations have fueled the fires of protests by tens of thousands, boycotts of Israeli goods, and other political efforts to punish Israel.
The Church s Contribution–
Some Christians believe the natural Israel was permanently cast off by God and wholly replaced by the New Testament Church (Replacement Theology); that the rebirth of Israel as a nation today has no part in God’s plan for our spiritual well-being.
But they completely ignore or twist a lot of Bible promises to the contrary.
THE DESTINY OF NATIONS:
All Nations, not just America, are tied to their responses to God’s will as revealed in Scripture. God holds NATIONS uniquely accountable to their actions for or…against the Jews and His covenant Land.
How will He deal with America, or your country, if we look away from the demonically inspired anti-Semitism that’s growing around us? We cannot keep silent when forces are working day and night to turn our political leaders against Israel.
My son accidently poked his finger in my eye once.
Who hasn’t had someone accidentally POKED you in the eye? I sure have. It was clearly accidental, but never-the-less, it didn’t hurt any less.
Your EYE is sensitive to touch and the center of your eye, your “iris”, the “pupil” of your eye–the APPLE, is the most sensitive part.
When my son accidentally poked me in the eye years ago, my first response was anger! My aggravated, uncontrolled words in response to my pain…“You’ve got to be more careful with your fingers, it can ‘poke’ someone’s eye out!” I don’t know what that meant to him at the time, but he replied to my outrage by saying, “I’m sorry dad. I didn’t mean to. It was an accident.” And of course, I accepted his apology as any loving dad would because of his repentance.
But what if the POKE IN THE EYE had been on purpose with the intention of doing harm?
“For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nnations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple [the “iris”; the “pupil”, the “center”] of My eye” (Zech. 2:8 NIV). *NOTE: Bracketed words were inserted for emphasis.
American Christians must pray and act to be sure that AMERICA stands by Israel!
[i] Title Deed – Dictionary.com
Map of Israel – Files From Toni: How Much Land Did God Give Israel? at filesfromtoni.blogspot.com/how-much-land-did-god-give-israel-html