“Look all around you from where you are, to the north, the south, the east and the west. All the land you see I will give to your descendants forever.“
Once God promised to Abram that he and his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan forever, a new law of the universe had been set into motion.
Notice that there are no ifs or buts in this proclamation that God has just given Abram.
This is a PERMANENT covenant.
It is NOT a conditional covenant.
Here is a quick biblical rule about covenants.
If man has to continue upholding some part of the covenant in order for it to remain valid, then it is a conditional covenant, which means it can be broken, and therefore a consequence will come about.
However, this covenant is unconditional.
Also, notice the word “forever“.
In Hebrew, this word is AD OLAM.
And it indeed means forever.
God has unconditionally given the land to Abram and his descendants forever.
This is a point that needs to be forcefully communicated to any church that still holds to the idea that the Christian church has somehow replaced Israel.
While it is true that God warned Israel that they would be removed from the land for a time, it was only temporary.
In spite of this, the 17th century church adopted a “replacement theology” that taught that this promise given to Abraham had been turned over to Gentile Christians, as the New Israel.
“Forever” means “forever” and I tell you with every fiber in my being that until every inch of land that God promised to Abram is returned to Israel, there will never be peace in the Middle East.
No matter how hard our President tries, I can guarantee that God will ensure that any proposed “two-state solution” will fail.
This is one area where supporting Israel and the Jews is our duty!