” You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who have settled among you, and who have children. You are to consider them as native born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe the alien settles, there you are to give him this inheritance,” declares the Sovereign Lord. (Ezekiel 47:21-23, NIV).

God instructed his priest Ezekiel to prophesy about the land that would be given to Israel’s twelve tribes. This is a yet to be fulfilled promise, one that will be perfectly realized in the Millennium. (Ezekiel 47-48) At that point, God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob concerning Canaan will be established with Jesus ruling over all nations.

Unfortunately, men have their ideas for peace and just who should inhabit the land. Leaders, such as Palestinian President Abbas want Jews removed. Even more radical Muslim leaders want Zionists wiped out completely. America’s president is calling for a two-state solution for Israel and the return to pre-1967 borders. These ideas and others like them cannot work. They go against God’s Word and are demonically-inspired.

Our Lord has the solution. Anyone who wants to live in the land promised to Abraham through Isaac and Jacob can live in harmony as an equal (cf. Genesis 15:1-21, 21:8-12, 22:15-18, 28:10-15). This was God’s plan all along. Those who oppose His divine will, uncover the darkness within their hearts. A full-scale war in the Middle East looms on the horizon, with the Jews in Israel hanging in the balance. Jesus will be victorious. To which side are you committed?- EJ

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