Who will occupy the land of Israel in Paradise earth?

The Bible teaches that the land of Israel was promised to Jacob and his descendants forever and that the land of Israel will be the center of Gods kingdom on earth.

Afflicted with anti-Semitism the traditional churches developed “Replacement Theology.”  Some early church theologians wrongly concluded that Israel as a people was eternally rejected by God for having rejected Jesus.  The claim is that the church is now spiritual Israel and, as such, has replaced natural Israel.

The King James Version of the Bible is filled with examples where promises to natural Israel are applied to the Christian Church through arbitrary chapter headings.   For example, above Isaiah 59 is added a heading, “The sins of the Jews.”  Yet in the very next chapter, Isaiah 60, the chapter heading added is “Glory of the Church.”

God promised the Land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants forever.  To renege on this agreement would make God a liar.  Yet how do we explain that Abraham was never given the land?

Gen 13:14-17 :  14  And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:  15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.  16  And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.  17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.  (KJV)

Gen 17:1-8:  1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him…         7  And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.  8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.  (KJV)

These verses teach that God promised the land to Abraham and his descendants forever.  That’s why we call it the Land of Promise.  If orthodox Christian thinking were correct, we should rename it the Land of Broken Promise.

Notice how verse 7 of Gen. 17 speaks of “the land wherein thou art a stranger.”  Notice also…

Acts 7:5  And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.   (KJV)

Abraham died as a stranger in the land, without receiving an inheritance in it.  This proves Abraham can’t be in heaven.  He’ll be resurrected on earth in God’s kingdom to receive this inheritance with his descendants.

43 comments to Who will occupy the land of Israel in Paradise earth?

  • Lincoln

    Paradise Earth?

    What do we expect of “Paradise Earth”? Ever since the beginning of Biblical times, we have been trying to establish a paradise earth. So, what do we expect for tomorrow?

    As far as I can see we has not come far, not us. We have come to see our misbehaviour thanks to Jesus and that is maybe our starting point.

    As far as I can see, we must exercise 1) Democracy, 2) Economy, for the better of all of us and not only a very few, 3) paying fair taxes honestly so the government can use for the better of all of us.

    For us as single persons and families, we must be very strong assisting the children to better education. There is no “short cuts” available.

    So, trying to have a good life and do good things we cannot forget those who are not so clever and does not have a good education. Those are our responsibilities just like our children.

    Millions are listening; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XWfwLHeLM

    You are my brothers and sisters, can we share Jesus together? Shall we share Paradise together in the Holy land?

    • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

      Lincoln, our purpose is not to unite Bible student movement and the witnesses. We are discussing Bible subjects here and most readers here happen to have been witnesses.
      If you personally want to fuse your beliefs between the two that is okay for you to do so.
      There is Christian Freedom and liberty in Christ. Each of us should strive for a personal relationship with God not a herd mentality relationship.
      The nation of Israel have a national binding relationship with Jehovah.
      Instead of perhaps reflecting on what the witnesses and the Bible students as a group are doing, why not use the info here to help YOU come to some conclusions.
      It has been my experience that when we reflect on others actions and attempt to control or persuade their actions with words, we are not working on ourselves. I had to come to the realization that God has it planned out and my attempt to unite the world religions is not going to happen because it is not the will of God.
      Don’t worry about us we are individuals and have the freedom and rights from Jesus to approach God personally without doing this blend you are hoping to see between the witnesses and Bible student movement.
      You worry about why everybody in the world can’t get along with each other, don’t worry Lincoln, have faith that Jesus has ransomed all mankind and thus we who fall in death will be patient and wait on him.
      For me now is the time to get understanding and many voices have something to offer and I have a working brain and can figure it out for myself with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
      BTW: often you are commenting to persons that may never see your answer to them if it has been many years, so it might be best to comment on the article rather than try to address all these people thoughts. They are just thoughts they have about the article. Most here don’t have time to go back and go through all the comments along with you because they may have done that years ago but they WILL review the article.
      I am saying this so you know how a website blog works. Links will generally be kicked into pending and no one really clicks on links or poems as this is a Bible based discussion. Just trying to make it so many read and not just skip over your comments because they are long and have lots of links. I personally don’t click on links for songs etc on You Tube because it is time consuming and I try to stay on point and focus and not go all over the internet. Take Care.

      • Anon CJ

        Exactly Jacqueline. Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bible Student’s are different. Trying to blend them would be like trying to blend the Catholic relgion with Lutheranism. I used to be a JW. There is not way I could bring my Bible Student beliefs and go back to the JWs because the conflict. Lincoln let me give you a few examples.

        – Israel and the Ancient Worthies
        – Israel Being Restored
        – Preaching to find the Bride Versus Preaching to save from Armageddon.
        -Opportunity for all of mankind versus only for those who haven’t heard
        -Second Death for everyone who does’t accept the JW message versus everyone having an ressurection.
        – Jehovah’s has an organization that we have to obey to have life.
        – You must be in the organization to survive armageddon.
        – Blood transfusions are a sin againt God and will lead to second death
        -Israel has been cast off indefinitly.
        – Great Multitude is on the earth and our goal is to go find the rest of them.
        – Extreme Shunning

        We cannot in good conscience belong to a religion that rejects israel and that salvation only comes through being part of their religion.

  • Chris

    We changed our name because the Bible says that Jehovah will turn his attention to the nations to take out of people for his name (Acts 15:14) and we wanted to reflect the name so we change it to Jehovah’s Witnesses (Isaiah 43:10). Not just because we no longer fit. Ok good night. 🙂

    • Lincoln

      There is a world, out there.

      When God gives “gifts” in people. God never forgets his creations in human lives.

      “In the beginning was the word and the word was God.”

      I quote from the comments:

      Gen 13:14-17 : 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. (KJV)

      Gen 17:1-8: 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him… 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. (KJV) quote end.

      ( http://www.earlychurchofjesus.org/strangers_chosen.htm#1 – take the essence from here.)

      We must try to understand what is going on in different parts of the world among different cultures and people who loves God.

      “In the middle of the 19th century, God summoned Bahá’u’lláh—meaning the “Glory of God”—to deliver a new Revelation to humanity. For four decades thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from His pen. In His Writings, He outlined a framework for the development of a global civilization which takes into account both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life.
      “I have never aspired after worldly leadership. My sole purpose hath been to hand down unto men that which I was bidden to deliver by God…”
      — Bahá’u’lláh
      Bahá’u’lláh suffered 40 years of imprisonment, torture and exile for bringing God’s latest message to humanity. Today, His life and mission are becoming increasingly well-known across the planet. Millions of people are learning to apply His teachings to their individual and collective lives for the betterment of the world.”
      quote end.

      HOLD THOU MY HAND
      Music and Lyrics:
      based on a poem by Dr. Habíb Mu’ayyid

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEpoCMEndZI&list=PL1C266986DAA86115

      1. TRANSLATION

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, I’m all alone
      The road is dark and far from home
      Hold thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, be Thou my guide
      When I am weak stay by my side
      Hold Thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, O dearest Friend
      Help me to reach my journey’s end
      Hold thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, hear me I pray
      O help me lest I go astray
      Hold thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, I shall not fear
      When I am sure that Thou art near
      Hold Thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand

      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, O dearest Friend
      Help me to reach my journey’s end
      Hold Thou my hand, Hold Thou my hand
      ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Hold Thou my hand

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