History of Israel: While the world does not understand, or care, that Israel is not just “any other nation,” believers in Yeshua (Jesus) who love the Bible, God’s Word, must take a stand for what God Himself says about His Land. Israel is a “holy” land, a special land set apart for God. It is also a Promised Land. God’s choosing of Israel is irrevocable. It is not dependent, as some believe, on Israel’s own goodness or beliefs, anymore than our salvation depends on us. God made a unilateral covenant with Abram while he slept (Genesis 15). God cut the covenant with Himself; its fulfillment did not depend on Abram. The covenant included an unconditional promise of a specific land to Abraham and his descendants.
This land—the land now known as Israel—had clear geographical boundaries. “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). “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.” (Genesis 17:7) Also, God’s sovereignty concerning Israel is made clear in Psalm 105:7-11 which says: “He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. He remembers His covenant forever, the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.’ “