THE PALESTINIAN COVENANT
by Tony Alamo
In the late Bronze Age (1500-1200 B.C.), the Israelites came into Canaan. Their conquest of Palestine took place around 1400 B.C. (Masoretic chronology).1 The Palestinians were part of Canaan. GOD told Israel to destroy Canaan (the Canaanites), along with other nations. If Israel did not destroy them, all those they allowed to live would be a thorn unto them.2
The history of the Palestinians has been traced back to Canaan, the son of Ham. Canaan, the son of Ham, is the father of Sidon (Genesis 10:15-20), i.e., the Phoenician race (black people). Heth (i.e. the Hittites), the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, Fellahin, the Arkites (citizens of Arka), the Sinites, the Arvadites, the people of Tartos, the Zemarites, the people of Sumra, the Hamathites, all the Canaanites—from Sidon toward Gerar to Gaza, Sodom and Gomorrah, as well as Admah, Zeboiim, Lasha, and Rephaim—all were giants (Deuteronomy 2:11, 20). The Amorites, the Emims (giants), the Zamzummims or Zuzim, Ammon (or Ham), and the Anak (or Anakim) were also giants (Deuteronomy 3:11, Numbers 13:33).3 Canaan is the father of all these African families, or all of Palestine.4
The covenant, which you could call the Palestinian covenant, or the covenant to all nations, is simply that GOD promises the Palestinians, the Arabs, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Korea, and all nations that the land of Israel belongs to Israel (the Jews)!!5 This is also the Russian covenant, the Chinese covenant, the North American covenant, the South American covenant, the Central American covenant, and all nations’ covenant. This is GOD’S covenant to Israel, Palestine, the U.S.A., Russia, the U.K., China, the Arabs, and the world!!
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS WORLD COVENANT
Great importance is connected to this covenant. (1) It reaffirms to Israel, in no uncertain terms, that the title deed of the land of promise still belongs to Israel (the Jews). It doesn’t matter that in the past they have been slack in their service to GOD. GOD knows their hearts, and what HE has promised will come to pass.6 GOD knows their unbelief will turn to belief:7 it is happening now! The land still belongs to Israel, according to the promise of GOD. (2) Further, the introduction of a conditional covenant, under which Israel was then living, could not and did not set aside the original gracious promise concerning the purpose of GOD. This fact is the basis of Paul’s argument when he writes, “The covenant, that was confirmed before of GOD in CHRIST, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect” (Galatians 3:17). (3) This covenant is a confirmation and enlargement of the original Abrahamic covenant.8 This Palestinian or world covenant amplifies the land part of the Abrahamic covenant. The amplification, coming after the willful disbelief and disobedience in the life of the nation, supports the contention that the original promise was given to be fulfilled in spite of disobedience.
THE PROVISION OF THE PALESTINIAN AND WORLD COVENANT
This so-called covenant is mentioned in Deuteronomy 30:1-3, 5-9: “And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy GOD hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy GOD, and shalt obey HIS voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy GOD will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy GOD hath scattered thee [This happened in 1948, and continues to this day.] …And the LORD thy GOD will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it…And the LORD thy GOD will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And the LORD thy GOD will put all these curses upon thine enemies…And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all HIS commandments which I command thee this day. And the LORD thy GOD will make thee plenteous…for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good.”
When we analyze this passage of Scripture, we see there are seven main parts to the purpose of GOD here. (1) The nation will be put out of the land because of unfaithfulness (Deuteronomy 28:63-68, 30:1-3). (2) There will be a future repentance of Israel (Deuteronomy 30:1-3). (3) Their MESSIAH will return (Deuteronomy 30:3-6). (4) Israel will be restored to the land (Deuteronomy 30:5). This happened in 1948. (5) Israel will be converted as a nation (Deuteronomy 30:4-8, Romans 11:26-27). (6) Israel’s enemies will be judged (Deuteronomy 30:7). (7) The nation will then receive her full blessing (Deuteronomy 30:9).
As I study this passage, I see a wide variety of promises given here which set forth (or should set forth) the purpose of this covenant, not only to the Palestinians, but to the whole world. One has to believe that GOD takes this covenant seriously, and it is extremely important to HIM. GOD not only guarantees its possession to Israel, but obligates HIMSELF to judge and remove all Israel’s enemies and to give Israel a new heart, a conversion prior to putting them in the land.9
This same covenant is confirmed in a later passage in the history of Israel, in a prophecy of the Prophet Ezekiel. GOD confirms HIS love for Israel at the time of her infancy (Ezekiel 16:1-7). HE reminds her that she was chosen, and related to JEHOVAH by marriage (verses 8-14). However, she played the harlot (verses 15-34). Therefore, the punishment of being dispersed was doled out to her (verses 35-52). This is not the final pronouncement or putting aside of Israel, because there will be a restoration (verses 53-63). This restoration is based on GOD’S promise: “Nevertheless I will remember MY covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant. And I will establish MY covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD” (Ezekiel 16:60-62).
Thus the LORD reaffirms HIS covenant to Israel, to the world, and to Palestinians. By reviewing the LORD’S original promise of the things that must transpire for these promises to be fulfilled—literally fulfilled—we see that (1) Israel must become converted as a nation.10 (2) They must be gathered again back to Israel from the four corners of the earth.11 (3) Israel must be firmly established in her land, which she is made to possess. She must witness the judgment of her enemies, and she must receive the material blessings vowed to her.12
This covenant should have a strong influence on any person who studies end-time prophecy. Most of these things have been fulfilled. All Israel is not Israel.13 Her people have been gathered. Thousands of them believe in JESUS as their MESSIAH. They have not yet seen the destruction of their enemies, but this covenant is an eternal and unconditional covenant, and it demands a complete fulfillment. They are definitely a nation, and are firmly established. The way I see it, there will be more conversions, more persecutions, and then the total destruction of all those who are the enemies of GOD’S chosen people and GOD’S favorite place on earth, Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12, 27:12-13, 43:1-8, 49:8,16, 66:20-22, Jeremiah 16:14-16, 23:3-8, 30:10-11, 31:1-19, 31-37, Ezekiel 11:17-21, 20:33-38, 34:11-16, 39:25-29, Hosea 1:10-11, Joel 3:17-21, Amos 9:11-15, Micah 4:1-8, Zephaniah 3:14-20, Zechariah 8:1-8). This is the promise given to all those saints. No matter that they would not live to see the fulfillment of these promises; they will see it all on resurrection morning, see it all replayed. As GOD promised: The Sabbath was made for man (to rest and watch GOD fulfill all things), and not man for the Sabbath (the rest): So the SON of MAN is LORD even of the Sabbath (of the rest, and fulfillment) (Mark 2:27-28).
There will be peace in Israel when GOD destroys all of her enemies, which shall be very soon!14
Peace will be yours when you accept JESUS the Jewish MESSIAH as your LORD and GOD. It will be your destruction if you fight HIM or HIS people as it was in Jericho.15
Accept HIM by saying this prayer:
My LORD and my GOD, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of the living GOD. 2 I believe that HE died on the cross and shed HIS precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that GOD raised JESUS from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT 4 and that HE sits on the right hand of GOD at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite YOU into my heart, LORD JESUS. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that YOU shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 YOU will not turn me away, LORD JESUS; YOU will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because YOUR WORD, the Bible, says so. 8 YOUR WORD says that YOU will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that YOU have heard me, and I know that YOU have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank YOU, LORD JESUS, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as YOU command and sin no more.11
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow JESUS for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of CHRIST.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of CHRIST. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God with Christ on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for GOD in CHRIST on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the WORD of GOD, submit yourselves one to another, and do what the WORD says so that the church and the world may see evidence of your submission to GOD’S WORD, HIS order, and HIS authority in and by you.
Praise the LORD. May GOD bless and reward you abundantly.
Yours in the wonderful name of JESUS,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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The Palestinian Covenant footnotes:
5. Gen. 12:1-7, 13:14-17, 15:7, 17:7-8, 26:1-5, 28:1-5, 10-14, 18-19, 35:10-12, 48:3-4, Ex. 6:2-4, 8, 32:13, Lev. 20:23-24, Deut. 1:8, Josh. 13:1-6, 1 Chron. 16:12-19, 2 Chron. 20:7, Neh. 9:7-8, Psa. 105:5-11 return
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return