Israel--That is God's Land
Have you ever noticed that the whole Bible is framed by the People of God known as Israel?
Genesis to Deuteronomy declares God chooses them as His People
Joshua through Esther declares God Gives them His Land
Psalms through Malachi declares God Promises them His Future Plans
Matthew through Jude declares God Uses them as His Ambassadors
Revelation declares God Finishes His Plans for them!
There are all 66 books of God's Word in one frame work- ISRAEL!
During the last few centuries, the world, Christians included, has fallen into a bad habit. We have bought into some early Roman propaganda. We have used the name Palestine, which Roman Emperor Hadrian placed on the country of Israel in 135 A.D., for so long that it has become common usage. This would be as incorrect as calling the Russia of today the "Soviet Union" or referring to Berlin as "East Germany."
Here is an incredible summary of all specifics God has revealed about His Chosen People of Destiny, the Jews.
1. God picked His chosen people of destiny as the Jews, descendents of Abraham, called Israel. God picked one man in Ur of the Chaldees and asked him to walk hundreds of miles through the desert to a land filled with powerful kingdom states. And there in a series of revelations, the Almighty God of the Universe solemnly swore to this man a nation would descend from him that would be the Chosen People of Destiny. Those People are the Jewish People, the Israelites, and God’s People.
2. God presented a land to His chosen people of destiny, the Jews, with clearly defined boundaries to Abraham. He renewed that promise to Abraham's son Isaac, to his grandson Jacob, and to their descendants after them forever
3. God proceeded to bring His chosen people of destiny to the Promised Land. It is a historical fact that God brought these "chosen people" into the "Promised Land," an amazing story of miracles in itself.
4. God pronounced a curse upon His unfaithful but chosen people of destiny as they wandered the world without their Promised Land. God warned that wherever they wandered the Jews would be "an astonishment, a proverb, a byword…a curse and a reproach". Amazingly, this has been true of the Jews all down through history, as even the present generation knows full well. Furthermore, the prophets declared that these scattered peoples would not only be slandered, denigrated, and discriminated against, but they would be persecuted and killed as no other peoples on the face of the earth. History stands as eloquent witness to the fact that this is precisely what has happened to the Jews century after century wherever they were found.
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