Almost Anyone Can Occupy Palestine
By Rev Ted Pike
7 April 2008
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. 1:9)
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. 6
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 chosen people."
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, 26:27-46, Deut. 1:37, 4:26-7, 6:18, 7:12, 8:21,25,37,41,63-4, 29:28,31-3,18.
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:
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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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