Why is the Middle East so hot these days? Always the stage of controversy, the Middle East is the center of the world, and the cause of war in the world. There are many in the world today that are taking the side of the Palestinians, others Israel. The world is divided over the two, but does the world understand what is going on. But if we were not aware of the issues, brought up by both sides, and the never ending war between the two, let me help clarify the truth.
Zechariah 12:2-3 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
The Land issues
The Arabs of the world, are claiming the land Israel dwells on is their own. They have presented to the world a case against Israel, stating, that the UN has driven them off the land, only to give it to the Jews. The Arabs, say they were in the land long before the Jews, and that the land is their own. They claim Israel was never in the land, trying to create a false history; they have told the world a lie. But they have forgotten one of God’s laws, although they claim to call on God, “Thou shall not lie.” and for this they will be held accountable.
Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
What they have forgotten
The land on which Israel dwells is their own. We have proof, and a history that speaks volumes concerning this truth. To deny this truth the Arabs will first need to deny Abraham, and if they do will null their efforts concerning this reality. We have a story concerning Abraham, where God called the man Abraham, and made him a promise to hand over the land of Canaan to him.
Abraham obeying the voice of God, went to the land of Canaan, and while there, after his long journey into Egypt, he made land purchases, living among the inhabitance of the land. Abraham was supported by the hand of God, it was through this relationship and covenant Abraham was able to afford his journey.
The land was not taken by force. Abraham worked and traded in the land, and becoming a very wealthy man, he made numerous purchases in the land. His descendants after him would do the same. This is how it became the land of Israel. The land bought by Abraham was legally purchased, for the full among according to the merchant of the day.
Genesis 23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
The Bible is our history, and our record of the past. It is written by God and men, anointed and commissioned by God, according to His grace and mercy, that we might walk in the light of truth. The Bible is the work of our fathers, the work of God to all men, that we might know His will and plan for us.
Next –A sacrifice in the Land of Bozrah
Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.