DOES ISRAEL OWN THE LAND?
By Rev. Ted Pike
Yes! God promised the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants forever (Gen. 12:7).
Yet God said Jews can only occupy it in obedience. He told Moses that if Jews rebelled, He would expel them (Lev. 26:27-34, Deut. 4:26, 6:18, 28:58-64). They could not return except in obedience.
The Marxist Zionists who reoccupied Palestine during the last century were not obedient to God. Israel today still rejects Jesus Christ. In violation of God’s law (Lev. 19:34), they cruelly oppress the “strangers in the land.”
Result? Strife, war, terrorism.
Someday, at Christ’s second coming, a repentant remnant will give Christ true obedience. Then, as their Redeemer, He will uphold their right to all the land, from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates.
Israel today is spiritually lawless. Hers is a counterfeit return. Israel is preparing the world, not for the coming of Christ but anti-Christ.
If you support anti-Christ Israel, then you are hastening the appearance of the wrong messiah.
1. Passages laying down God’s terms of conditional occupation include Leviticus 18:28, 26:27-46, Numbers 14:23, Deuteronomy 4:26-27, 6:18, 7:12, 8:21, 25, 37, 41, 63, 64, 28:58-64, 29:28, 31:3, 18, Ezekiel 13:9, and Jeremiah 29:13.