The Oldest Title Deed in the World
The Jewish Right to the Land of Israel
by Stephen J. Spykerman
What the world fails to recognize, is that the Title Deed to the Holy Land is written down and recorded for all posterity in the Holy Bible. This book predates the Qur’an by a thousand years and is revered by Jews and Christians alike. It is written down in unambiguous language, giving clear boundaries and jurisdictions for the land. It is the oldest title deed in the world, which states unequivocally that the land belongs to Israel!
“14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: ‘Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.’ 18 Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth (oak) trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the Lord.”
(Genesis 13:14-18, NKJV, emphasis added)
There is no other nation on the face of the earth that can remotely match the claim Israel has to their Land of Promise. No other nation can justify the claim to their land the way Israel can, through an Everlasting Divine Covenant. There is no clan, no tribe, or people on our planet who possess a written title deed to their land that is written by the hand of GOD.
“On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates…”
(Genesis 15:18, NKJV, emphasis added)
“7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
(Genesis 17:7-8, NKJV, emphasis added)
GOD Himself deeded this land to His people Israel by an eternal covenant which cannot be broken. The Book also tells us who Israel is. Israel is composed of the descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob, the descendant of Abraham and Isaac, whose name was changed to Israel (Genesis 32:27-28). This makes the claim of the Palestinians totally irrelevant. It also exposes the spurious claims of Islam as false. The truth is that nothing can change the irrevocable Word of [THE ALMIGHTY], the Holy One of Israel, the Almighty Creator of the Universe and Ruler over All things.
The prophets of the Bible forecast the ultimate future scenario for these two intrepid sons of Joseph and their fellow Israelite tribesmen, as according to the prophets of Israel their destiny is to be reunited with their Jewish kinsmen of the tribe of Judah into one nation.
The prophet Ezekiel gave the most emphatic prophecy on the future reunion of Judah and Israel:
“15 The word of the Lord came again to me saying, 16 And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions;’ then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.”
(Ezekiel 37:15-17, NASB)
“say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.” ’ ”
(Ezekiel 37:19, NASB, emphasis added)
“21 Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them ONE NATION in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be TWO NATIONS and no longer be divided into TWO KINGDOMS.”
(Ezekiel 37:21-22, NASB, emphasis added)
This is the messianic age the Bible speaks of - an age of true peace when finally, ‘swords shall be turned into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks.’
What the world fails to recognize is that the establishment of the State of Israel is in accordance with God’s plan and purpose. His Divine plan is to ultimately restore the Davidic Kingdom and reunite the Two Houses of Israel. The re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 is one of the greatest political miracles in the history of the world, and this fact alone signifies that we live at the dawn of the glorious Messianic Age to come.
Any nation which dares to come against this Divine plan will be laid waste in the dust of the ground, just as anyone who in any way curses the State of Israel, in turn is cursed by [the ALMIGHTY], the Eternal and Almighty God of Israel. This is true for both Jew and Gentile alike.