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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 258A
January 15, 2006
Failure to Clear God’s Land Grant of Enemies is a Disaster!
I certainly believe in most aspects of the great human rights movement advocated by our leaders and the United Nations. However, one of the aspects I absolutely will not accept is human instrumentality being used to change God’s commandments. God’s divine rights always supersede the human rights of man. One such issue involves favoring the rights of the Palestinians over the decree of God as to who is entitled to dwell in the land of Israel.
God gave a land grant to Israel that it was supposed to take from its occupants, and drive them from it. Most liberal human rights advocates would say that God had no right to violate their civil rights by giving the land to Israel. But the failure of Israel to drive its natural enemies out has been the major historical backdrop for many of its problems from Genesis 15:18 to the present century. Israel has allowed its enemies to remain in its midst when possessing the land, which has given it great physical and spiritual grief, and today is no exception. Israel was never meant to coexist with them as a nation. The first occupants of the land, from whom God took the land and gave it to Israel, are listed in Deuteronomy 20:17. They were the ancestors of today’s Palestinians.
Deuteronomy 20:16,17 – But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:  But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:
Sounds pretty merciless, doesn’t it, that is unless you believe that God knows what he is doing and have more confidence that what he did, and does, is better than what you think he should have done, or shall do. Had Israel driven the first occupants out of the land it would have given them a degree of happiness they never were able to obtain due to internal natural enemies.
However, after Israel conquered the original occupants, they allowed them to coexist among them as a part of their national society, and they have always been a huge thorn in their side.
Joshua 1:1-6 – Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,  Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.  Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.  From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.  There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Joshua 15:63 – As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
Joshua 16:10 – And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.
Joshua 17:12,13 – Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.  Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.
In fact, God plans a Millennium where there will be no Canaanites in the house of the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 14:21 – Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
Joshua 18:1-3 – And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.  And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.  And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you?
I have never been in favor of Israel returning the Gaza Strip or the West Bank to the Palestinians? God gave it to Israel, and once they took the two areas back in the three wars they have fought with their enemies, as God instructed their forefathers, they should have driven out all of the Palestinians living there into Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Most of the Palestinians did flee into these countries. But, largely due to pressure by the international community, Israel allowed Yassar Arafat and his Palestinian terrorists to return, and Israel is now in a process of returning their God given land grant back into the hands of terrorist descendants their Exodus ancestors drove out of what we call the West Bank today.
Since it has been apparent Israel was going to follow the pattern of coexistence set by their fathers under Joshua, I have always been in favor of some sort of a security barrier, ever since former Secretary of Defence Yigal Allon proposed a separation between Palestinians and Israelis in 1967-1968 while I was still in the National Security Agency. I was delighted when Major General Uzi Dayan first proposed unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 1999, happy that Ariel Sharon kept him as National Security Advisor when elected in 2001, and joyous when Ariel Sharon brought the unilateral plan to life when he began the building of the security wall in 2002. If one believes it is possible for the Palestinians to coexist as mixed society governed by Israelites, I have a three dollar bill I would like to sell that individual. The only solution that can produce at least a relative false peace, for a short duration, is the security barrier.
Israel has a long, long history of failing to have faith in its God to believe his promises by carrying out what he tells them to do. The wall is a manifestation of Israel’s confidence in its own power to control the situation. As a nation, Israel trusts the wall to protect them more than they trust their God, but once Israel is driven into the Negev by its enemies, it will be forced to turn to its God to protect it. At the end of the tribulation period Israel will turn to its God as its only hope for peace and safety, and God will deliver them.
Zechariah 13:9 –And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
Meanwhile, Israel will complete the security barrier, which will give the civilian population a period of what could be called “relative peace and safety,’ such that the general population will begin to say, finally, we have a time of “peace and safety.” When they do, Israel is in serious trouble.
I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
The exposition of I Thessalonians 5:3,4 which follows, is quoted from Prophecy Update 12, which was written five years ago.
BEGIN PROPHECY UPDATE 12 FROM ARCHIVES
“The Apostle Paul had a deep spiritual burden for his own people, the nation of Israel. His born again heart longed for them to forsake their unbelief by turning to Jesus as their Messiah. He expresses this desire in Romans 10:1 as he states: "Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved." There is no question that Paul saw Israel as being in unbelief. But he knew that some future day they would believe, and consequently be grafted back into God's olive tree, from which they had been broken off because of their unbelief. He stated this principle in Romans 11:20, as he wrote: "Well, because of unbelief they were broken off." But he goes on in verse 23 to indicate they will one day believe, and thereby restored to being part of God's olive tree. He writes, "And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again."
I said all this to explain the words "they" and "them" in I Thessalonians 5:3, where Paul states: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh on them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." Paul, in his use of "they" and "them," is referring to the nation of Israel in unbelief. However, it would also in part apply to all unbelievers in the last days. So why have I given this discourse? The Greek word translated as "safety" is "asphaleia," which means "the security one experiences when standing on something that is firmly fixed. It gives the one standing on it a sense of not falling." The last four leaders of Israel have worn out the following expression: "We must have a peace with security." We have heard it used hundreds of times on the media, and it has been printed over and over again in countless articles. Why is this important? God indicates a time will come when Israel actually believes she has "a peace with security."
Why is it so very important that we understand this prediction? Because we can know that the final war, involving Israel's Islamic neighbors, will not occur until it is fulfilled! Israel must be lulled into a false sense of security before any united Islamic attack against her can be successful. Until this happens, and it will, I merely wait for it to come to pass. Then, when peace and security for Israel does appear to arrive in the Middle East, you can know that the final war of this age is about to occur. Don't believe all these terrorist attacks will suddenly cause the final war of this age to begin. It is only when they are under control that you can know the last war, which precedes Armageddon by some 3 and ½ years after it begins, is imminent.