Whose Land Is It?
Sunday, July 30, 2006
TEXT: Gen. 12:1-3, Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
1. As I speak this morning, Israel is embroiled in a battle
with the Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon and the Hamas in Gaza. Without provocation, both groups attacked Israel, each one kidnapping Israeli soldiers and firing rockets into their cities.
2. From Gaza, supported by most of the Arab states, the
violence is being directed by the Palestinian Arab terrorist groups: the PLO, Hamas, the Palestine Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front For the Liberation of Palestine and the popular resistance Committees. In the north, the Lebanese group [Hezbollah] is being supplied and enabled by Syria and Iran.1
3. For centuries, Israel has been the center of world
attention and conflict. The surrounding Arab nations—Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Jordon, and others, have sought to drive from her land. At a recent conference in Tehran entitled "The World without Zionism," the President of Iran called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." I've got news; Israel will never be wiped off the map. Israel will be here when they are all gone.
4. This morning, we turn our attention to the Land of
Israel; and from the Bible, we will answer the question; "Whose Land Is It?"
5. In these verses we find three of the most important
promises ever given. They were given to Abram or Abraham, as he would later be called. In this passage God promised Abraham three things:
a. That out of his loins would come the greatest
nation on earth, a people so gr ...
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