By Bart Peacher, a Gentile believer
Since the 1967 War in Israel, there have been approximately eleven ‘peace process’ attempts between Israel and her neighbors.
Since the 1970’s the Israeli – Palestinian peace process was destined to be an unsolvable problem and remains the case today. Why? God Himself is the answer.
As in all of Israel’s affairs, this peace process is a Spiritual thing which cannot be solved by mere politics or by the might of man. God Himself is putting the last day pieces together in spite of human efforts to arrange things by imagination and might.
Why can’t the greatest minds of the greatest nations make the peace process happen?
Here is what Adonai says: “A curse on the person who trusts in humans, who relies on merely human strength, whose heart turns away from Adonai.
Why don’t the great leaders of the world understand?
He removes understanding from a country’s leaders and makes them wander in trackless deserts.
25 They grope in unlit darkness; he makes them stagger like drunks.
Peace negotiations outside of God’s plan will always fail. The Creator has made it very clear that the Israeli people and ‘their’ land are, unlike the other nations, His special possessions.
Of all the families on earth, only you have I intimately known. This is why I will punish you for all your crimes.”
With respect to the land, God calls it His and looks down unfavorable when men divide it.
“For then, at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Y’hudah and Yerushalayim,
2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Y’hoshafat [Adonai judges]. I will enter into judgment there for my people, my heritage Isra’el, whom they scattered among the nations; then they divided my land.
Ouch! He says ‘My land’. Far be it for anyone, much less a people who were not called by His name and who were not appointed to occupy it, to be meddling with His land! God is surely causing the Jewish people to return to His land.
3 For the day is coming,’ says Adonai, ‘when I will reverse the exile of my people Isra’el and Y’hudah,’ says Adonai. ‘I will cause them to return to the land I gave their ancestors, and they will take possession of it.’”
The land will eventually become void of Israel’s enemies and will be ruled exclusively by Israelis, not shared rule with a conjured up people called ‘Palestinians’ (more on this later) or any other people. Terrorism will be punished and Israel’s leader will be a Jewish Israeli that will have a personal relationship with God (Adonai)!
16 “But all who devour you will be devoured, all your enemies will go into exile, those who plunder you will be plundered, those who pillage you will be pillaged…. Cities will be rebuilt on their own tels, with palaces where they’re supposed to be…. and I will punish everyone who oppresses them….21 their leader will be one of their own, their ruler will come from among them. I will cause him to come close and let him approach me; for, otherwise, who would guarantee his heart enough to approach me?” says Adonai.
22 “You will be my people, and I will be your God.”
In 1948 the land was ‘partitioned’ to the Jewish people to begin their official returning home. This was only a beginning which did not encompass all of the original territory that God promised them in Scripture 1.
Although it was official on paper, it took a war of independence to be fought and won before starting to become a reality.
Since then Israel has never started a conflict but has won all of them in defense of their country. Each time the spoils of war have rewarded them in gaining more territory thus expanding the borders toward God’s original promises 1. What a God thing!
The Scripture in Isaiah 60 sums up the end game for Israel! Highlighted thoughts are:
- Her (Israel’s) light has come and kings will be drawn to her
- Sons and daughters are coming home
- The wealth of the nations will come to her
- Foreigners will rebuild her walls and kings will be at her service
- The nations or kingdoms that won’t serve her will perish
- Violence will no longer be heard in her land
- Adonai will be her light forever and God her glory
- All of her people will be righteous and inherit the land forever
It appears that Israel coming into her own in these last days is indeed the key to the ultimate blessings that God has promised the nations.
5 You will summon a nation you do not know, and a nation that doesn’t know you will run to you, for the sake of Adonai your God, the Holy One of Isra’el, who will glorify you.”
14 Your descendants will be as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth. You will expand to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. By you and your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed.
When you see the peace process breaking down, look up and rejoice! It’s an amazing God thing!
1. Numbers 34:1-12, Ezekiel 47:13-20, Deuteronomy 34:1-4