ALMOST ANYONE CAN OCCUPY PALESTINE
By Rev. Ted Pike
7 Apr 08
The Biblical law that God will not allow a disobedient
Jewish nation to dwell in Palestine is one of the most emphasized
doctrines of the Old Testament. It is stated in the clearest language
more than two dozen times in Leviticus and Deuteronomy alone! 1
Nowhere does the Bible hint that Jews can return as a nation in unrighteousness,
as they did during the 20th century.
The prophet Nehemiah and a repentant remnant, returning to Palestine
from Babylonian captivity, did meet God’s requirement of obedience.
His prayer summarizes:
“Remember…the word that Thou didst command Thy servant
Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among
the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and
do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the
most remote parts of the heavens, I will gather them there and will
bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’" (Neh.
God made a covenant promise to Abraham’s physical descendants
that they should own and occupy Canaan forever. Yet that covenant
only applies to Israelites who obey Him. “… if [italics
mine] ye hearken to these judgments, and keep them, and do them…the
Lord thy God shall keep…the covenant and mercy which He swore
unto thy fathers” (Deut. 7:12 ; see also Gen. 18:19).
No Faith, No Land
Thus, disobedient Jews can neither own Palestine nor lawfully occupy
it. St. Paul likens unrepentant Jews to dry withered branches, broken
off the living tree of faith—Jesus (Romans 9:6-8, 21). The
Bible teaches that Christ-opposing Jews lose not only salvation but
also their covenant of territorial rights to Palestine .
Scripture describes such Jews as the “synagogue of Satan,
who say they are Jews but do lie” (Rev. 3:9). Christ told the
Pharisees that if they and their followers were true children of
Abraham they would do the righteous works of Abraham. Instead, they
sought to kill Him.
The Bible is clear who owns Palestine: just and God-fearing Christian Jews
who do the works of faith, justice and mercy of Abraham. Scripture says a whole
nation of such Jews will be converted at Christ’s second coming. Exiled
from the holy land and scattered to the ends of the earth under persecution
by Antichrist, they will be brought back by Christ to Israel where they will
legitimately occupy a land claim deeded 4300 years ago. 2
Until Jews as a nation give God the deeds of righteousness He demands,
Scripture says they must remain in the lands of their dispersion
(Jeremiah 29:4-13). Spiritually speaking, divine stop signs remain
on the borders of Israel . Though bullet-ridden and defaced by a
century of Jewish Zionists, they still warn: “No trespassing
to unrighteous Jews wanting a national homeland here!”
In lieu of Jewish obedience, anyone –Japanese, Tuaregs,
Californians, etc. (and especially the displaced Palestinians who
lived there 1300 years) -- can dwell as a nation in Palestine …anyone,
that is, except a nation of Christ-rejecting, Arab-persecuting Jews.
3 Repeatedly in the Old Testament, when Israel was wicked, God permitted
temporary occupation of the holy land by Gentiles. He granted such
permission to Gentile Samaritans after Judah was exiled to Babylon
under Nebuchadnezzar in 597 B.C. Every time
God warned the Hebrews He would expel them if they disobeyed, He
also, by implication, sanctioned occupation of the holy land by Gentiles.
God meant the Promised Land to symbolize the peace and holiness
of heaven. Yet, primarily because Zionist Jews have flouted His law,
expelling most Palestinians and ramming an unbiblical occupation
down the throat of the Arab world, the Middle East has been turned
into a living hell of discord.
Violation of God's law matters because Christians can lose their
souls when they bid Godspeed to systems of evil as spiritually lawless,
oppressive, and anti-Christian as Israel . They become "a partaker
of their evil deeds” (2 John 1:11 ). God must be very grieved
with evangelicals for ignoring His oft-repeated law and blessing
those who break it.
Modern Israel and international Jewish control is “ Babylon
the Great,” the “Mother of Harlots” of Revelation
17, 18. Israel was chosen as God’s spiritual bride among the
nations but prostituted her privileged relationship. Rebellious Israel
is pointedly called a whore, harlot or lewd woman more than 80 times
in the Old Testament, while at least twice that many she is called
so indirectly. When she finally crucified her divine Husband, Jesus,
she became even more imprinted with the title on her forehead: “Mother
of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.” International Jewish
supremacism corrupts humanity through Hollywood and the mainstream
media it dominates. 4 Its media promotes immorality, pornography,
homosexuality, abortion, evolution, violence, drugs and alcohol,
anti-Christianity and every form of liberal secular humanism. Dual-loyalty,
pro-Zionist Jews pervade the White House and Congress, goading America
into Mid-East wars in defense of Israel . 5 Zionist leaders
encourage sacrifice of thousands of American lives to rid the Mid-East
of Israel’s enemies. The ancient Biblical description of Israel
as the corrupting, one-world Harlot remains astonishingly descriptive.
Many evangelicals will loudly object that, imperfect as Israel
is, God still upholds His covenant to bless them and we are commanded
to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem ” (Psalm 122:6).
This psalm defines Jerusalem as the “House of the Lord” (v.
1). Christians today should pray for the “House of the Lord” --
that great company of saints, both Jew and Gentile, who honor the
true “King of Jerusalem ” or “King of Peace,” Jesus
Christ. These are the spiritual “Israel of God,” enclosed
within His governance and protection. (Gal. 3:29) But Christians
are not to bid Godspeed to “ Sodom and Egypt ,” which
Scripture tells us is the physical city of Jerusalem today (Rev.
11:8). Present Jerusalem is the gutted hulk of the “City of
Peace ” wherein God once dwelt. Sodom and Egypt crucified Christ
2000 years ago. In its streets Antichrist will kill Christ’s
two witnesses of Revelation in the last days.
Should we pray for Jerusalem anyway, hoping prayer will hasten
its repentance? In the time of Jeremiah, when Judah ’s apostasy
became intolerable, God told the prophet, “Do not pray for
this people…for I do not hear you.” (Jer. 7:16) While
Christians are obligated to pray for individual Jews and witness
to them, we are under no obligation to pray for an apostate Jewish
system destined for judgment at the end of the age. Jesus will restore
Jerusalem (and a purified Jewish remnant) to divine favor after His
second coming. But it will be a result of His initiative and mercy,
not the prayers of misguided evangelicals. Christians would do much
better to pray for the United States of America , reeling before
an anti-Christ onslaught from the evil leadership of "God’s
Far from blessing Jerusalem, or Babylon the Great, Scripture commands
Christians to spiritually, “Reward her even as she rewarded
you…” and “…fill to her double” (Rev.
18:6). This means Christians should fervently resist and expose ever-increasing
Jewish anti-Christianity. Jewish “civil liberties” fronts
such as the Anti-Defamation League, Southern Poverty Law Center and
the American Civil Liberties Union tirelessly promote homosexuality,
abortion, and pornography. 7 They attempt to strip
America of its Christian symbols and public prayer in Jesus’ name.
Come Out of Her, My People
It is no small sin to scorn God’s law and build up Babylon
the Great -- a monstrous end-times system of corruption, persecution
and terror. In Revelation, Jesus tells us not to have anything to
do with spiritual Babylon (the state of Israel) and “ Sodom
and Egypt ” (Jerusalem). He says, “Come out of her,
My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive
not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God
hath remembered her iniquities” (Rev. 18:4, 5).
Every Bible-believing Christian should cease support of antichrist
Israel immediately. Christians should refuse to allow their sons
and daughters to fight wars to make the Mid-East safe for her. Instead,
we should speak out against Israel ’s persecution of Christians
and Palestinians. 8 We should expose Jewish control of the
media, Congress and the White House. We should identify Jewish activists
as the architects of “hate crimes” legislation -- anti-Christian
laws that protect homosexuals and penalize Christians with harsh
fines and imprisonment. 9
Israel-first evangelicals may be unable to undo a century of wrongdoing
resulting from their unconditional support of Zionism. They may be
unable to dismantle the military nuclear juggernaut they have helped
create. They may be unable to restore Palestinians as divinely approved
tenants of the holy land.
But they can turn from their spiritual lawlessness and save their
eternal souls. If enough do so, they might also save the rest of
the world from a premature Armageddon.
1. These include: Lev. 18:28; 20:22-23; 26:27-46; Deut. 4:25-31; 28:63-64; 29:28-29; 30:15-20.
2. See, Bible
Prophecy Made Simple
3. See , Israel:
Found on Terror
4. See, Jews
Confirm Big Media Is Jewish
5. See Michael Collins Piper’s “The New Jerusalem,” and “High
Priests of War.” Available at www.americanfreepress.net.
6. See , Israel:
On the Way to Empire in the Mideast
7. See, ACLU
Top Heavy with Jews
8. See, Christians
in Israel: An Endangered Species
9. Watch Ted Pike’s video, Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians. Also, let the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable
of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp .
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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