God made an everlasting covenant with Israel, which included the land. The Christ At The Checkpoint Conference sponsors and speakers deny that the Jews have a special covenant with God. This editorial will show that God still has an everlasting covenant with Israel.
The Christ At The Checkpoint Conferences are sponsored by a group of liberals who say that they are Palestinian Christians. They claim to be seeking a solution to the conflict between the Palestinians and the Jews in Israel. In this series about Christ At The Checkpoint, I will expose how their non-Biblical solutions are against God and Israel! Everyone needs to be aware of the dangerous ideas of Christ At The Checkpoint. “God’s Solution To The Conflict In Israel” will be declared in these editorials.
God’s Everlasting Covenant With Abraham! First, we will see that God gave Abraham and his physical seed an everlasting promise regarding the land in Israel. God promised Abraham that the land in Israel would be theirs forever! Replacement Theology teaches that this promise from God, concerning the land of Israel, is no longer valid because of the Israelite’s rebellion. They claim that the promises of God for Israel now apply to the church instead.
Jeremiah 31:1 “At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:3-5 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.” Jeremiah 31:17 “And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.” Jeremiah 31:27-28 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. 28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 31:35-36 “Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” Jeremiah 31:38 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.” Jeremiah 31:40 “And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.”
The liberals may tell you that this is not really talking about Israel here. They may tell you that Israel is symbolic of the church in this prophecy. But, the literal interpretation shows that the LORD is clearly talking to the nation of Israel. On the other-hand, they may tell you that this is a conditional prophecy based on the obedience of Israel. This is false because it is stated as something that is definitely going to happen. God can give accurate prophecies about the future of Israel because He can see into the future, Jeremiah 31:1.
God clearly has a special love for the seed of Abraham, Israel. God promises to build them back on their land again. There will be joy when they are in the land of Israel. The Jews will plant grapevines on the mountains of Samaria. I am disappointed. I guess nobody can eat the “imaginary grapes”, since it is all just symbolic, according to some liberals! I guess the liberals would tell you that Samaria is the church also, Jeremiah 31:3-5.
This hope of the Jews coming back to the borders of Israel is a guaranteed hope based on God’s promises, Jeremiah 31:17.
God promised to put Israel back on the land promised to Abraham and his seed. He compared it to sowing seed. When God plants something, you can be sure it will grow and endure. God will put His beloved Jewish people and the beasts for their service in Israel and Judah. Again, Israel and Judah is not replaced by the church! Yes, this is really the real Israel and Judah. In the past, God has pulled Israel apart and spread them all over the world, but He has promised to build and plant them back in the Promised Land. Just as sure as history shows that they were put out of the land of Israel, they were promised to come back again in the future, Jeremiah 31:27-28.
God said that just as sure as the sun, moon and stars are in the heavens, Israel will be a nation. If all of these things cease to exist, Israel will no longer be a nation. The last time I looked, these things still exist. Therefore, God’s promise to Israel concerning the land is still good, Jeremiah 31:35-36.
Hananeel is a tower in the wall of Jerusalem. The nation of Israel will be built back on the Promised Land, Jeremiah 31:38.
This prophecy is not about present day Israel. Israel still has some future trials to face. God is refining them for the Messianic Kingdom. During the Messianic Kingdom, God will plant his people securely in the land of Israel forever, Jeremiah 31:40.
The covenant that God made with Israel, concerning ownership of the land, is good forever. It is an everlasting covenant. David confirmed, by inspiration from God, that the covenant God made with Abraham and his seed is guaranteed and that it is an everlasting covenant. God promised the land to Israel, not the church or anyone else.
Psalms 105:8-12 “He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: 12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.”
The Palestinians, liberals, and churches may want to forget the covenant that God made with Abraham, but God will never forget it. God had to whip them several times, but even after a thousand generations pass, God will stand behind His promise to Abraham, Palm 105:8.
God confirmed the covenant with Isaac, Jacob and finally, He confirmed it with the nation of Israel. It is an everlasting covenant backed by God’s promise not to fail or fade away, Palm 105:9, 10.
God told them that He would give them the land of Canaan for an inheritance. He did not promise the church the land of Canaan. He promised it to the physical seeds of Abraham. He promised it to Israel as an inheritance. A son does not earn an inheritance. He gets it because of his relationship to his parents. If believers had to earn their eternal inheritance in Heaven, we would all be in trouble. If God broke his promises to Israel, He would be a dishonest God, and no one could count on His promises. Israel was promised to inherit the land because of their relationship to God, Palm 105:11.
At first, they were strangers in the land that God promised them, but God’s promise was good then, and it is still good. Jews may seem like strangers in the land today, since they only came back to the land of Israel in 1948. Even though they may be strangers to the Palestinians and others, they are still the friends of God, just as Abraham is, James 2:23, Palm 105:11.
Many of those at the Christ at the Checkpoint conference are misleading the world and the church. They are teaching that the Jews do not have any special right to the Promised Land. But, the truth is, the church will never take over the everlasting covenant that God made with Abraham for the Promised Land. Presently, Israel is broken off as a nation, but the nation of Israel will receive the Promised Land in the future as a Jewish remnant of believers. Jesus will solve the conflict over the land in Israel!
Next read: “The Messiah’s Jewish Remnant”. At The Checkpoint Conference, sponsors and speakers say that all Jews have lost favor with God because of rebellion. The editorial will show that God has a Jewish remnant that He will keep His promises with in the future Messianic Kingdom. To read the next related article, “The Messiah’s Jewish Remnant”, click on the following short link: http://wp.me/p35lgT-He
HIBM Editorial by Avi Goldstein * God’s Covenant With Israel! – Dr. K. Daniel Fried, Editor in Chief – copyright © 2015 hopeofisrael.net
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