Monday, May 06, 2013

Israel - from the Nile to the Euphrates

First there was the Bible, Genesis 15 :

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and there was thick darkness, behold a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces. 18 In that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: 'Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates;  19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,  20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim,  21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.'
Then the Christadelphians.

Their approach is:

What about Ishmael and the Arabs?

Will God ignore Ishmael? We have referred to the promises made to Ishmael's descendants: "I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful... I will make of him a great nation" (Genesis 17:20). Much of this has been fulfilled already: the Arabs have been prosperous and become a great multitude, contributing much to world culture. What hope is in store for them in the future?

If, like any other people, Arabs acknowledge the God of Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ they will live alongside the descendants of Isaac and Jacob, helping to rebuild the economy of the area, benefiting from the blossoming of their deserts and sharing in the joys and blessings of the kingdom. Isaiah, for example, pictures Arabs and others bringing service and worship into Jerusalem:

"The multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD... And they shall call you, The City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel." (Isaiah 60:6-14) 

"In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria... Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed is Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance." (Isaiah 19:23-25) 

Harmony and peace will, at last, come to the family of Abraham. The Middle East will be gloriously transformed.

And in the Elpis Israel, their founder, John Thomas predicted that
"They (Jews) will emigrate thither ....... in the hope of ultimately establishing their commonwealth".

that is, an influx of Jews into Palestine
".... under the efficient protection of the British power".

that the Jews would live in "a land of unwalled villages, whose inhabitants are at rest, and dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls" under the protection of "Moab" and "Tarshish" - that Britain would also occupy Egypt, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia along with Palestine at the "Time of the End".

Then the Sullam Circle of Dr. Israel Eldad: (and see here)

And now (thanks to EOZ):

Political expert: Israel began to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates through Qatar

He attributed The Director of the Regional Bureau for Strategic Studies in the Middle East, political expert Mohammed Sabah Mohammed, attributed the agreement that took place between the United States and Israel and Qatar on the exchange of land [land swaps] to an attempt to restore the prestige of the Arab peoples by Hamad Al-Imam...


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