15 ‘Yahweh lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north
and from all the lands where He had scattered them.’
“For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their ancestors”.
Who is the rightful owner of the most contested piece of real estate in the world ??
Everyone seems to have an answer to this question that has captured the world’s attention.
The Bible prophesies a time when the nation of Israel and Jerusalem in particular, will be a burdensome stone to the nations of the earth.
In light of recent political events, we are seeing the beginnings of what Zechariah wrote about almost 2 600 years ago.
The media, politicians, pop culture and even the UN (United Nations) and the EU (European Union) have made the Israelis and especially Jews out to be the ‘problem’ again.
This is because many choose to believe a popular lie and ignore the facts about the Promised Land.
3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
When you reduce the Israeli-Palestinian issue down to the ridiculous,
you will find it’s root cause.
The cause is the lie about ownership and “the Palestinian lie” in particular.
The premise of the Palestinian lie is quite simple:
Tell a lie often enough and people will believe it.
That strategy has worked and worked so well that it is hard to find a person who will ask these fundamental questions:
- Who are the Palestinian people ??
- where did they originate from ??
- do they have a legitimate claim to the Holy Land ??
The point of this writing is to focus on the lie that has made the situation in the Middle East go from bad to worse and how it will ultimately be used as fuel to turn the all nations against Israel.
God sent His Son Yeshua/ Jesus to die for the sins of all people; Jew and Gentile alike.
In the first place, for example Jews and Palestinians (like all people) need no land-
they need Yeshua/ Jesus.
The Palestinian lie is quite simple:
Society is continually repeating the lie that there is in fact Palestinians.
And a land called Palestine.
Who are the Palestinian people ??
The Palestine does not exist- never was or never shall be.
Or should I honestly say: “The Fakestine”…
Palestine is derived from the Hebrew word “pelesheth” פְּלֶשֶׁת.
Roughly translated to mean “
rolling” or “
migratory” or “wandering”.
The term was used to describe the inhabitants of the land to the northeast of Egypt –
The Philistines were enemies of God`s chosen people Israelites- for example Goliath.
The terms Palestine and Palestinian have origins dating back to the 2nd century AD.
Cesar Hadrianus- after being made emperor AD 117- he inherited a Roman Empire in its prime.
It is a well documented historical record and matter of fact that the Roman Empire and it’s ruler Hadrian wanted to get rid of all Jewish identity in the region.
He used the name of Israel’s ancient foes the Philistines and renamed the land Palaestina (Latin) AD 135.
During a suppression of a Jewish rebellion in Judea, Roman warriors were dispatched to take control of the region, leading to the death of 580,000 Jews.
The Philistines were located to the south of Israel in Gaza Strip and to the north of Israel in modern coastal Lebanon and parts of Syria.
The term Palestine was rarely used until Israel declared her Independence in 1948.
The Israeli pound or Israeli lira was the currency of the State of Israel from 9 June 1952 until 23 February 1980.
Because of The British Mandate from 1920 to 1948,
it was a currency equal in value and pegged to the UK Pound.
It was replaced with the shekel on 24 February 1980,
which was again replaced with the New Shekel in 1985.
In the Old Testament the currency was also shekel; click or tap the link below:
The term “Palestinian” wasn’t widely used until the 1960s and 1970s.
Yasser Arafat- a well known terrorist- was the chairman of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and his goal was to legitimize a people and cause that have no historic precedent.
The PLO seeks to liberate “Palestine” through armed struggle.
Since 1994, the PA (Palestinian Authority) has been the governing body of the so called “Palestinian” people.
Where did the Palestinians originate from ??
Throughout history, there has never been a “Palestinian” people as a distinct group.
This is a fabrication of terms used by Arabs to identify the people who occupy the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and other parts of Israel.
These people are Arabs from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and surrounding countries.
The Arabs in the disputed areas can trace their recent history to Israel’s neighboring countries.
While it’s true that Arab children are born in these disputed territories, they are Arabs who live in Israel, not “Palestinians” who live in occupied territory.
Do the so called Palestinian people have a legitimate claim to the Holy Land ??
The short answer is NO.
To have a legitimate claim you must have historical precedent and there was never a Palestinian people in the land of Israel.
Let’s go back to our original point about legitimacy;
if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it.
People and organizations such as the late Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Tony Blair, the Vatican, the EU and the UN are promoting a distorted view of history and holding negotiations based on a false supposition that Arabs with no historical claim, deserve land that rightly belongs to the Israelis.
Also Pope Francis has made a very unfortunate move by officially signing a treaty recognizing Palestinian statehood that should be approved by the Vatican in short order.
PA (Palestinian Authority) president Mahmoud Abbas has said for example:
“I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land”.
“Palestinian Arabs who murder Israeli Jews cannot be punished”.
There are also reports that the Pope referred to Mahmoud Abbas as an “Angel of peace.”
In all honesty, Mahmoud Abbas is a terrorist-
Abbas rules the land and Hamas rules the underground.
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has been declared a terrorist organisation.
The fact is, when the Pope, who is a global figure makes a treaty with an illegitimate group like the so called “Palestinians”, they gain instant credibility in millions of minds-
regardless of the facts.
Add to this the social media frenzy and down right antisemitic actions and you have a cause based on nothing but lies.
Another enemy of Israel is Iran.
Likewise, the Iranian regime has used naive leaders in Europe and the US to make it easier for them to produce the weapons necessary to exterminate Israel, such as with the signing of the Iranian Nuclear Deal.
8 “Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today,
that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you cross over to possess,
9 and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants,
‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’
Spies Sent into Canaan
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel;
from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”
Canaan (or the Land of Canaan) was the name of a large and prosperous country which corresponds roughly to present-day Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel.
The Arabs in Israel are treated fairly and Arab laborers flock to work in Israeli factories instead of those in the West Bank where wages are sometimes double that of Arab employers.
Arab citizens in Israel enjoy modern amenities and a stable government.
Compare that with the poor living conditions in Baghdad Irak, Teheran Iran or Amman Jordan and there is simply no comparison.
The governing bodies of Hamas and the PA (Palestinian Authority) take western aid money meant to help improve the lives of the so called “Palestinian” people.
Much of the money ends up lining the pockets of the governing officials and used to procure weapons that are used to wage jihad on the citizens and population centers of Israel.
The Hamas thugs routinely place their weapons of war near playgrounds, schools, hospitals, mosques and homes of civilians.
These actions are indicative of the mindset of the entities Israel is forced to go to the bargaining table with groups calling for the destruction of Israel.
Regarding a two state solution:
Israel has put numerous offers on the table and they have been soundly rejected by the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization).
Land for peace simply will not work because ultimately Abbas and Hamas don’t want a two state solution.
Their goal is complete control and domination in Israel with Yerushalayim/ Jerusalem as their capital.
What about Israelis history in the land ??
God made a promise to Abraham and his descendants.
For that reason, it still is The Promised Land.
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.
A short article of Israelis presence in the Holy Land for over 3 000 years in
Jerusalem Post, click or tap the link below:
There has been a continuous Israelis presence in the Holy Land for over 3,500 years that predates Islam by 2,000 years.
Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible over 800 times.
The Koran mentions the word Jerusalem O (zero) times.
For Jerusalem to be called the 3rd holiest city in Islam is simply a modern fabrication to attempt to legitimize a claim with no historical evidence to back it up.
During the Ottoman rule in the area Jerusalem was in a state of decay.
It is true that after the Bar Kokhba Revolt in 132 AD, there was a minimal Jewish presence in the land, but a small number of Israelis managed to stay in Israel.
Small Jewish communities existed in Ein Gedi and the Golan area through the middle ages.
The political powers of today seem bent on dividing up God’s Covenant Land.
The Bible has repeated warnings about the days ahead when nations attempt to undo what God has done.
Unlike political agreements and the promises of man God’s Word is always true and His Covenants are as sure as His holy name.
It has become clear that the EU, UN, and unfortunately earlier also the US are exerting tremendous pressure on the Israeli’s to give up their land.
Combine the hostile political climate, the Pope’s stand for “Palestine”, the calls for Israel’s destruction, the antisemitism on college campuses, and the brainwashing of biblically ignorant evangelicals by many social gospel leaders and you have the perfect storm.
It’s not hard to see in the not too distant future that:
“all nations will gather against Israel.”
When you see the hate filled, ignorant, lopsided, anti Israel and anti Jewish propaganda understand where it originates from.
Satan hates Israel, it’s people and it’s God.
The prophets, the Bible, the apostles, and the early congregation all started right there.
The gospel has gone out from there.
It started with the great commission at the Mt. of Olives.
Men including Pharoah, Haman, Hitler and the coming antichrist have attempted or will attempt to put an end to God’s promises.
4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south.
Understand that the political turmoil in the Middle East is simply an indicator of the nearness of the Yeshua’s/ Jesus` return.
We should see the Israeli-Palestinian issue for what it is:
An attempt to undermine what God has done.
It is a very sad and frankly unconscionable that the Jews have been chased around the globe for much of the last 2,000 years via pogroms, expulsions, and persecution only to come back to their rightful and biblical homeland and much of the world still wants them out.
This lie about a Palestinian people seems to be one of the issues that galvanize world opinion and will ultimately make Jerusalem and burdensome stone and a cup of trembling.
The whole world seems to be calling for the diminishing of Israelis from the Promised Land and promoting of the Arabs as the rightful owners.
We are seeing the beginnings of the end times.
No one knows the day or hour of Yeshua’s/ Jesus` return, but we seem to be closer than ever.
And the Promised Land DOES exist, even today !!!!
Genesis 15:18 (ISR98):
18 On the same day יהוה made a covenant with Abram, saying,
“I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim to the great river, the River Euphrates,
Deuteronomy 11:24 (ISR98):
24‘Every place on which the sole of your foot treads is yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea is your border.
Genesis 15:18 (NKJV):
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—
Deuteronomy 11:24 (NKJV):
24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.
Battles between the Israelites and the Philistines
The following is a list of battles purported in the Bible between the Israelites and the Philistines:
- The Battle of Shephelah (2 Chronicles 28:18).
- Israelites defeated at the Battle of Aphek, Philistines capture the Ark (1 Samuel 4:1–10).
- Philistines defeated at the Battle of Eben-Ezer (1 Samuel 7:3–14).
- Skirmish at Michmash, Philistines routed by Jonathan and his men (1 Samuel 14).
- Near the Valley of Elah, David defeats Goliath in single combat (1 Samuel 17).
- The Philistines defeat Israelites on Mount Gilboa, killing King Saul and his three sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malkishua (1 Samuel 31).
- Hezekiah defeats the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory (2 Kings 18:5–8).
In present-day Israel, one thing still bothers me:
the flag of Israel with the “Star of David”.
The “Star of David” is also known as “Shield of David” (“Magen David”).
Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles.
The hexagram is a satanic symbol and the number 6 is associated with satan in the Bible.
(Read more: The Star of David or the Menorah ??)
The Hebrews brought the Egyptian pagan idols and images with them to the wilderness and even in the Promised Land, including the golden calf, the star of Rempham and the tent of Moloch.
Unlike the menorah (candelabrum with 7 branches), the Lion of Judah and the shofar (ram’s-horn trumpet), the Star of David was never a uniquely Jewish symbol.
The Israeli passport does not bother me…
Read & look also:
4 000 Years of Verified Facts about Israel;
9 000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’;
Jerusalem in Photos from 1862: No mosques, no Palestinians – only ghost towns of massacred Christian areas;
Be blessed in Yeshua`s/ Jesus` name !!!!