A culture clash exists within Israel. On one side are secular Jews who are deluded by the false notion that giving away what little land they have will bring about peace with their hostile Arab neighbors who want them destroyed. They are set against Torah-believing Jews who understand God keeps His promises that the Jews have been given a land promise. The end result is that settlers in areas such as the West Bank, Golan Heights, Jerusalem, and Gaza merely a few years ago are being forcefully removed from their homes. The perpetrators are not Arab militants, but the Israeli Defense Forces under the government’s orders.
The following video interviews two Jewish settling families who have had their homes destroyed, been beaten by Israeli troops, and arrested.
Of note is the racial tensions spilling over in the YouTube comments to this video.
Whose Land is It?
God gave the land of Israel to Abraham (Genesis 17:8) and to his descendants through Isaac (Genesis 26:2-5) and Jacob (Genesis 28:1-4,13-14).
That means the land belongs to the descendants of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. In other words, the land belongs to the children of Israel, referred to in the New Testament as the Jews (Romans 1:16).
Some immediately protest this claim by arguing that the Abrahamic Covenant has been abrogated either by the Cross or by the disobedience of the Jews. But the Bible clearly teaches that the Abrahamic Covenant is an everlasting one that is still in effect (Genesis 17:7; 1 Chronicles 16:17-18; Psalm 105:8-11; and Romans 9:4).
As to the effect of the Jew’s rejection of Jesus, Paul specifically addresses this question in Romans 3. He asks a rhetorical question: “What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?” For almost two thousand years the Church has answered this question with a resounding, Yes! But Paul answers it differently. He says, “May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar…” (Romans 3:1-4).
Further, Paul states in Romans 11 that the disobedience of the Jews has not nullified the promises of God to them, “for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). God’s promises are going to be fulfilled to a believing remnant (Romans 9: 27). In fact, in Romans 9:4, Paul specifically states that God’s promises to the Jews are still valid.
Read more about God’s land covenant!