COMMENTARY: The Bible is clear on the future of ‘Palestine’
Many world leaders have plans for the formation of a Palestinian state in the Holy Land. Unbeknownst to most, the future state of Palestine and its terror-controlled neighborhoods has already been declared in Scripture.
In a major step towards statehood, Palestinian leaders, with help from the United Nations, have designs to divvy up Israel’s sovereign land. Their plan is to introduce a resolution at the UN on November 29 recognizing the Palestinian-controlled areas of Israel as an “observer state”, with the ultimate goal of seizing Israel’s sovereign land as their own state and making Jerusalem the capital of a newly-formed Palestine.
However, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, from whom Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi takes his orders, declared that a Palestinian state will not happen by U.N. efforts. Claiming that Jihad (war) on Jerusalem is the only way to seize control, Sheikh Mohammed Badie declared, “Jerusalem is Islamic … and nobody is entitled to make concessions” on the Holy City.
President Obama does not make it clear whether he intends to back U.N. efforts to give Israel’s sovereign land to the Palestinians, or to privately support the Muslims as they wage Jihad on Israel’s soil. A quick check of President Obama’s foreign policies at WhiteHouse.gov reveals that he does intend to help create a “State of Palestine”: “two states for two peoples – Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people and the State of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people.”
Currently obscured by man’s plans to create a “State of Palestine” on the land of Israel, stands the word of the Lord regarding His plans for Palestine.
The Bible declares, “As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance I gave my people Israel, I will uproot them from their lands …if they learn well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, ‘As surely as the LORD lives’…then they will be established among my people. But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it, declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 12:14-17)
So, we see that the Lord has plans to uproot and destroy any nation that seizes the land He gave to the Jews as an inheritance. The question now remains, when?
The words of Yeshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus) provide a major clue to the end of Palestine. Yeshua told Judah (the Jews) that He had other sheep not of their fold. He told the Jews He came for the lost sheep of the House of Israel, also called Ephraim or Joseph. (John 10:16)
Yeshua further identify the lost sheep of the House of Israel in John 10:27, where He stated, “my sheep hear my voice.” In essence, Yeshua claims that His followers are the House of Israel, otherwise known as Ephraim or Joseph.
Isaiah 11:13-14: “Ephraim (House of Israel/fullness of gentile nations who follow Jesus) will not be jealous of Judah (the Jews), nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim. They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia (modern day Gaza) to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east. They will subdue Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites (modern day Jordan) will be subject to them.”
Therefore, when followers of Yeshua and the Jews unite as one nation, then you will see the end of the Palestinian threat in Israel, and Jordan will be in submission.
Of course, the Lord of the Bible not only has plans to deal with Gaza and the Palestinian attackers of Israel, according to Zechariah 12:9, He will deal harshly and severely with all nations who attack Jerusalem, “On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.”