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The Palestinian Covenant: The mystery and true message behind the Palestinian Covenant; Part 2.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Abrahamic covenant emphasizes the race for client nation Israel; the Palestinian covenant emphasizes and reiterates the land for client nation Israel.

God revealed His power in the midst of all the cosmic odds against us.

God endeavored and accomplished to go and take for Himself a nation of people (the Jews, or Israel) from the midst of another nation (Egypt), by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors.

It was in a desert utterly unfriendly to human life that they would also be sustained for forty years.

1. Trials - macot = to try or prove.
2. DEU 4:34 “by signs”
- ‘otot = to come near; such signs as God gave them of His continual presence and providence, particularly the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire, keeping near to them night and day, and always directing their journeys, showing them when and where to pitch their tents.

3. DEU 4:34 “and wonders” - mowpªtiym = to persuade; persuasive facts and events.
Whether strictly miraculous, and exceeding the powers of nature, or not.

It also refers to typical men, raised up by God as types of Christ, and proofs that God would bring His servant The BRANCH.
4. DEU 4:34 “and by war” -
milchaamaah = hostile engagements; such as those with the Amalekites, the Amorites, and the Bashanites, in which the hand of God was seen rather than the hand of man.

5. DEU 4:34 “and by a mighty hand” - yaad = one that is strong to deal its blows, irresistible in its operations, and grasps its enemies hard so that they cannot escape, and protects its friends so powerfully that they cannot be injured.
DEU 4:34 “and by an outstretched arm” -
uwbizrowa` = a series of almighty operations, following each other in quick astonishing succession.

a. The finger of God denotes any manifestation of the divine power, where effects are produced beyond the power of art or nature.
b. The hand of God signifies the same power, but put forth in a more signal manner.
c. The arm of God = the divine omnipotence manifested in the most stupendous miracles.
d. The arm of God stretched out = this same omnipotence exerted in a continuation of stupendous miracles, both in the way of judgment and mercy.

7. DEU 4:34 “and by great terrors” - mowraa’iym = such terror, dismay, as were produced by the ten plagues.

These were all reminders of the Abrahamic Covenant, and therefore the Palestinian covenant is the reassurance that the Jews would possess the real estate that God promised Abraham.

He is speaking of the fact that He knew they were going to rebel; however, He made a provision for that as well.

PSA 78:40 How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!

The rejection of Israel and the desolation of the promised inheritance were not to be the end of God’s dealings with them.

The chastisements of God would lead the nation to repent, and thereupon God would again bless them.

The “turning again of the captivity” will be when Israel is converted to Him in whom the Law was fulfilled, and who died “not for that nation only,” but also that He might “gather together in one all those who were scattered abroad.”

The blessing in this connection can be explained on the ground that Moses was surveying the future generally, in which not only a curse but a blessing also would come upon the nation, according to its attitude towards the Lord as a whole and in its pivot of mature believers.

ROM 11:4 But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Even in times of great apostasy, there would always be a pivot which could not die out.

Covenant theology agrees with Islam which is Anti-Jewish.

For in the Al Maidah (The Table): “Believers (Muslims), take neither Jews nor Christians to be your friends: they are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship Shall become one of their number, and God does not guide (those Jewish and Christian, called “wrong-doers”) 5:51-5:74.

According to the Bible Israel is not to be cast off, JER 31:36-37.

JER 31:35 Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for light by day, And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The Lord of hosts is His name:

JER 31:36 “If this fixed order departs From before Me,” declares the Lord, “Then the offspring of Israel also shall cease From being a nation before Me forever.”

JER 31:37 Thus says the Lord, “If the heavens above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,” declares the Lord.

ACT 1:6 And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

ACT 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;”

JER 32:38-39 And they shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good, and for {the good of} their children after them.

EZE 11:19 And I shall give them one heart, and shall put a new spirit within them. And I shall take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,

The Palestinian covenant reaffirms to Israel their title deed to the land of promise.

In spite of their unfaithfulness and unbelief, the Palestinian covenant confirms their promised land.

1. The nation will be plucked off the land for its unfaithfulness, DEU 28:63-68; DEU 30:1-3.

2. There will be a future repentance of Israel,
DEU 28:63-68; 30:1-3.

3. Their Messiah will return, DEU 30:3-6.

4. Israel will be restored to the land, DEU 30:5.

5. Israel will be converted as a nation, DEU 30:4-8;
ROM 11:26-27.

6. Israel’s enemies will be judged, DEU 30:7.

7. The nation will then receive her full blessing, DEU 30:9.

EZE 16:1-7 - God affirms His love for Israel in her infant stage.

EZE 16:8-14 - God reminds Israel that she was chosen and related to Jehovah by marriage, but in EZE 16:15:34 she played the harlot.

The punishment of dispersion was dealt to Israel, EZE 16:35-52.

This is not the final setting of Israel since there will be restoration, EZE 16:53-63.

The restoration is based on the promise,
EZE 16:60-62.

The church is not Israel, Israel is Israel and therefore God’s promises to Israel will be fulfilled, ROM 11:26-27;HOS 2:14-23; DEU 30:6; EZE 11:16-21.

1. Israel must be converted as a nation.

2. Israel must be regathered from her world-wide dispersion and installed in her land.

3. She must witness the judgment of her enemies.

4. She must receive the material blessings graciously promised to her.

The conclusion: Don’t mess around with Israel! - GEN 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.

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