Support Israels historical borders
The Dallas MJ Examiner
When looking at a globe, it is easy to miss the land of Israel.
Its size is currently smaller than a postage stamp. Sitting at the crossroads of three major continents, the land of Israel is the land promised to Abraham in Gen. 15.
According to the scriptures, the future borders of the land will extend much further and encompass what is now Arab land.
Trying to bring peace to the Middle East through diplomatic efforts (to leaders who are not known for their diplomacy) while ignoring the spiritual component of the fight is a futile attempt. All the lands of the earth are God’s, for he created them, and he can give them to whomever he wishes.
There is something special about the Promised Land; it is holy and it is the place where God sets his name (Deut. 12:11).
The land itself becomes defiled by the sins of those living in it, so those who live in it must abide by the laws of holiness God has provided or suffer expulsion (Isaiah 24:5).
When the sin of the Canaan-ites had reached its full measure, God expelled them from the land and presented it to the Israelites (Gen. 15:16). When the Israelites strayed and began to pollute the land by adopting pagan practices and/or going through the motions of Torah observance without a true change of heart, the land became defiled again and vomited them out (Lev. 18:28).
As Daniel noted after the Babylonian exile (Daniel 9), it is time for Israel to return once again and almost time for her King to reign (Amos 9:11).
The spiritual battle behind the fighting in the Middle East is between the gods. As long as Israel exists, she is the thorn in Allah’s side.
As Elijah sought to prove the dominance of *HaShem to the followers of Baal (1 Kings 18), HaShem will once again prove to be the true Creator God when he defeats the nations that follow Allah (Zech. 14:16).
The battles must take place; only after they are finished will there be peace.
In the meantime, let us not take our places among the nations that turn against God, his land, and his people. Let us stand as lamps in the darkness, lifting our prayers daily in support of Israel.
May Israel literally stand her ground, and may she not seek false help from another nation, but may HaShem be her strength, her help, her hope, and her salvation.
*HaShem means the Name, and it stands for the four-letter name of our Creator God, YHWH