By Matt Ward – Rapture Ready
January 15th looms before us. At a meeting of over 70 nations it would seem that Israel’s future as a self-determining nation state is going to be decided.
This conference, if speculation is correct, is concerned with the ownership rights to Israel’s land. Despite the fact that the intention of this meeting of nations is to decide Israel’s fate, neither they nor the Palestinians will be in attendance; they will merely be briefed as to the conferences outcome after the fact.
Jerusalem is terrified that the summary position determined by this conference will then be immediately taken to the United Nations Security Council and translated into a legally binding resolution, all before Donald Trump takes office. Israel is afraid, with good reason, that a two state solution is about to be imposed upon them by force.
The world stands on the brink of calamity. Israel’s land is guaranteed to them by God. Even though the Bible is very clear that the land of Israel will be divided before the end comes, that doesn’t mean that there will not be very real consequences for the people and nations actively involved in making that division a reality.
Even the nations on the periphery of such a decision will be significantly impacted by such an act of rebellion.
Dividing the land of Israel and imposing a two state solution upon them would be an act of utter rebellion against the written word of God. The consequences for this rebellion will be very real and very significant for everybody involved.
In four separate and distinct covenants, each of which remain in force today, God guarantees the land as belonging exclusively to Israel. Instituting these Covenants with His people, throughout time, God has assured the Jewish people of their rights to this land again and again.
God did this through the Abrahamic Covenant, the Land Covenant found in Deuteronomy, the Davidic Covenant and the New Covenant, inaugurated by God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
God fully intends to keeps His covenants, down to the last jot and tittle:
“For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:18)
The Abrahamic Covenant
Still in effect today, the Abrahamic Covenant was conferred on Abraham, Isaac and then onto Jacob. On Jacob’s deathbed, whose name God changed to Israel, God again conferred this covenant, and confirmed it, with each of Israel’s twelve children. These children went on to become the twelve tribes of Israel.
In the Bible there are two types of covenants; conditional covenants and unconditional covenants. A conditional covenant is an agreement dependant on both parties for its fulfillment. If either party fails to meet its obligations then the covenant is cancelled.
The Abrahamic Covenant is not a conditional covenant. It is an unconditional covenant. An unconditional covenant is an agreement between two parties where only one of the parties has to do something. The Abrahamic Covenant is not dependent upon Abraham, or his descendants, but on God. Abraham had to do nothing to ensure its fulfillment, the obligation and responsibility still rests with God even today.
The ceremony performed in Genesis 15 actually indicates the unconditional nature of this covenant. In Genesis 15 Abraham halved some dead animals and God alone moved between the dead animals that had been laid out on the floor. The smoking furnace and the flaming torch represent God, and God put Abraham into a deep sleep specifically so that he would not be able to physically pass between the animals.
God was binding Himself to this agreement with Abraham. In effect, God was saying “…if I do not fulfill the exact terms of this agreement then let what has happened to these dead animals happen to me!” God was staking His own life on its exact fulfillment.
This is one of the main reasons why Satan hates Israel and the Jews so much. This is one of the main reasons why Satan, the “prince of the power of the air,” (Ephesians 2:2) and the “god of this age,” (2 Corinthians 4:4) is so intent upon dividing and then destroying Israel.
The meeting of nations on January 15th and any subsequent UN Security Council resolution imposing a two state solution, should be seen in this light. If Satan can destroy the Jews and Israel, then he can prove God to be a covenant breaker. God, because of this covenant, would then be obliged by His own standards of holiness and justice to reap the consequences of this broken covenant.
In the Abrahamic Covenant, still in force today, God promised Abraham three main things; the land, descendants after him who would make a “great nation,” and the promise of blessings and ultimate redemption.
This covenant will receive its ultimate fulfillment in the Messianic Kingdom (Gen.12: 1-3; 12:7; 13:14-17; 15:1-21; 17:1-21: 22:15-18). All other covenants in the Bible are based on the foundations laid by this one covenant.
The Land Covenant (Found in Deuteronomy)
This covenant is crucial because it ensures Israel’s inheritance, despite their potential future unfaithfulness. This covenant guarantees Israel’s repentance and future restoration to the land in the millennial reign of the Messiah (Deuteronomy 30:1-10).
This covenant reaffirms that Israel as a land is Israel’s eternal inheritance.
The Davidic Covenant
The Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7: 8-16), is also an eternal covenant. It guarantees Israel an eternal King who will rule from David’s throne forever, in his eternal Jewish capital city, Jerusalem. This King to come is Jesus Christ. It will be a Jewish capital city in a Jewish state, not a nation split in two by the international community. Neither, at the time of the King, will it exist side by side with a Palestinian state.
Every Christian in the world today, most unwittingly, prays for the fulfillment of this Davidic Covenant from their very first experiences in Christianity,
“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6:10).
This verse is a direct and explicit reference to the time yet future when a descendant of David will sit on David’s throne and rule Israel and the world from Jerusalem. This did not happen during Christ’s first incarnation, it is yet future, and therefore Israel’s promise of the land and Jerusalem as their capital is still valid.
Jesus, when he returns, will be returning as a racial King – a Jewish King, and he will rule all with a “rod of iron” from an eternal Jewish capital city, in an eternal Jewish state.
The New Covenant
The New Covenant, ushered in by the Son of God Himself, is crucial to the fulfillment of the other Covenants that find their own ultimate fulfillments in the Messianic kingdom. The New Covenant, paid for and validated in the blood that Jesus shed on the Cross, makes the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant, the Land Covenant and the Davidic Covenants possible.
Everything hinges upon God’s Son. Everything hinges upon Jesus Christ. It is the same blood that we claim as a propitiation for our own sins as Christians that will also provide the atonement for Israel’s national sin in the very near future.
It is the same blood covenant that guarantees our own inheritance as Christians that also guarantees Israel’s eternal right to the land, found originally in the Abrahamic Covenant. To reject Israel’s exclusive and permanent right to the land as a Christian would therefore be to bring our own salvation into doubt.
This current impetus to punish and ultimately divide Israel, led by the administration of Barack Obama, finds its origins in the spiritual realm. Its demonically inspired aims are to discredit Gods Son Jesus, and to make God out to be a liar and a covenant breaker by dividing and then destroying Israel.
A consistent biblical truth though is that God does not lie. Indeed, God cannot lie,
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)
Very real consequences will follow for whoever divides the land of Israel, because God has guaranteed their exclusive right to that land. Those consequences will be severe,
“I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.” (Joel 3:2)
God is a faithful God and He has sworn over and over again to deliver Israel, physically and spiritually. Up to this point He has always made good on that promise.
God made an eternal covenant with Israel and He staked His own life on fulfilling that covenant:
“I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:7)
God does not change His mind, or revoke covenants; not for Barack Hussein Obama, not for the United Nations,
“…the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind.” (1 Samuel 15:29)
Any imposition of a two state solution is wrong; more than that, it is a Satanically inspired rebellion of the very worst kind against the Apple of God’s eye.
It appears, if speculation is correct, that very soon a chain of events may begin that will be hard to stop, triggered by the dividing of Israel’s land. The Israeli government certainly believe that whatever is decided at this initial conference on January 15th will then progress directly into the UN Security Council.
This represents a significant moment of danger for the United States and the world at large. The land of Israel is a red line for God that is not meant to be crossed. Even though we know and understand from Scripture that these things will happen, it is indeed a terrible, sobering and frightening prospect to consider that it may be our nations and our leaderships that will force that fateful decision upon Israel, and then have to reap the whirlwind that comes from it.
As Christians it is incumbent upon us at this point to actively pray for Jerusalem. We should pray for Israel and for every Jew who lives there, as well as for Jews all around the world. For the Jewish people in Israel, it looks as though a terrible time of testing may shortly be upon them.
We are witnessing the tangible and real fulfillment of Bible prophecy in our own day, before our very eyes. It is the validation of our faith for all who are prepared to believe.
Keep looking up, because our own personal redemption is now drawing increasingly near:
“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)