- Kenites – Lebanon, Syria, North Israel
- Kenizzites (aka Druze) – Lebanon, Syria, North Israel
- Kadmonites – Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip, West Jordan
- Hittites – Turkey, Syria
- Perizzites – Israel, Nomads
- Rephaims – Israel
- Amorites – Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait, Syria
- Canaanites – Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria
- Girgashites – Israel
- Hivite – Lebanon
- Jebusites – Israel (those who settled and created Jerusalem (Jebus)
When you place these indigenous people on a map today you can easily see the boundaries of the land God gave to Abraham matches exactly today’s map of the Middle East. That area matches the map above and yet, the Jews do not yet possess the total land God Promised them. Why not?
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan (Israel); Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images and quite pluck down all their high places: And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: For I have given you the land to possess it. And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man’s inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit. BUT IF YE WILL NOT DRIVE OUT THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND FROM BEFORE YOU: THEN IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT THOSE WHICH YE LET REMAIN SHALL BE PRICKS IN YOUR EYES, AND THORNS IN YOUR SIDES, AND SHALL VEX YOU IN THE LAND WHEREIN YE DWELL. MOREOVER, IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT I SHALL DO UNTO YOU, AS I THOUGHT TO DO UNTO THEM (capitals mine).”
Just as God commanded the Jews to kick the people in Israel out of the land, they did not follow His Words. He ultimately removed them from the land of Israel and dispersed throughout the entire world them for almost 2,000 years (135A.D. until May 14, 1948) exactly as He said He would IF they did not do as commanded.
If you have followed my posts for a while, you know I have written extensively about two future wars (The War of Psalm 83 and The War of Gog and Magog). The critical difference in these two wars is the first to occur, the War of Psalm 83, will be launched by those countries on the immediate borders of Israel. In the Scripture below, I believe you can see the words prevalent today in these Muslim countries with their terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, etc. They all want to erase the name Israel and drive the Jews out of the land and into the sea!
- Edom – Jordan, South Israel
- Ishmeelites – Jordan, Desert Tribes
- Moab – Jordan
- Hagarenes – Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt
- Gebal – Lebanon
- Ammon – Jordan
- Amalek – South Israel
- Philistines – Gaza Strip, Israel
- Tyre – Lebanon
- Assur – Syria
- Midianites, Sisera, Jabin (?)
The second war, the War of Gog and Magog, like the War of Psalm 83 has yet to happen but current events are here making this prophecy inevitable and easily fulfilled today. The difference in these two wars is that while the War of Psalm 83 is a devastating war brought on by Israel’s immediate neighbors, the war of Gog and Magog is started by mostly Muslim countries on the outside of those in the first war but who still have a desire to see the end of the Jewish nation of Israel.
“And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”
One last time I decided to research the names listed in the Book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 & 39. As I wrote about in past posts (Why would Russia, Turkey and Iran Invade Israel TODAY? and Will Russia, Iran and Turkey SOON invade Israel?) it is absolutely amazing that in the entire history of the world, Russia, Iran and Turkey have NEVER aligned with each other but today they are!
- Magog – Russia, Turkey
- Persia – Iran, Afghanistan
- Cush – Ethiopia
- Put – Libya
- Gomer – Germany
- Togarmah – Turkey
It is interesting to note, one of the articles I read outlined that Gomer matches up with modern day Germany. The question raised in the article was if Germany is a NATO member, why would they align with Russia? If you recall, just recently President Biden removed the sanctions on the Russian pipeline that would take Russian oil from Russia to …Germany! From there the oil could be used to supply most of Europe with all the oil they need. However, did you know one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the world was discovered a couple of years ago off the coast of Israel and they have formed an agreement with Greece to put an underwater pipeline (to be finished by 2024) through Cyprus to Greece and then on to Italy where they would be capable of supplying ALL the natural gas Europe needs? In other words, the Israel oil pipeline could cut off the supply of Russian oil going to Europe through Germany. Oh yeah, on the way to Greece the oil pipeline goes through Cyprus which Turkey believes belongs to them, Do you see how people outside of this group of nations will be asking the leader Gog of Magog “Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” – Ezekiel 38:13. Again, one of the nations asking this question are the “…merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions.” The same internet I have used in all the groups above points out that most Biblical prophetic scholars put the United States, an offshoot of Tarshish (Great Britain) as one of the “young lions” (The UK is symbolized by the lion). Based on recent examples here in the US regarding Afghanistan, does anyone dispute under our current government, there will be NO help given to the people of Israel by the United States?
To quickly summarize this week’s post, the land of Israel was given by God to the Jews, the descendants of Abraham forever. History and prophecy told us what would happen if the Jews did not push the people of that land out and into the land God gave them. As a result we have had thousands of years of battles over who owns the land of Israel. The Arabs themselves believe they are the offspring of Ishmael, the “first born” of Abraham and therefore were promised the land of Israel. Remember, the Muslim Arabs DO NOT believe in God! And, God described the very nature of the majority of Ishmael’s lineage in Genesis 16:12, “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand will be against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of his brethren.” Does this Scripture explain not only the issues between the Jews and their Arab neighbors but the ongoing Middle East wars of history?
Also, please remember they believe in Allah who is not God. But God was clear:
“And for Ishmael, I (God) have heard thee (Abraham): Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiple him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. BUT MY COVENANT WILL I ESTABLISH WITH ISAAC (capitals mine), which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.”
God warned everyone the nature of the descendants of Ishmael and God never lies. He said He gave the land to the Jews so case closed! What is so comforting is we are seeing the literal fulfillment today of so many of the prophecies which will soon happen. Israel will be invaded by their immediate neighbors and be defeated. Perhaps soon after that Russia, Iran and Turkey and their proxies will invade and be thoroughly defeated by God Himself. In a way, I hope we are all present when either or both of these wars occur because the accuracy of who will invade and the way they will be defeated will enable each of us to go out to our friends and family and proclaim the fulfillment of yet another Biblical prophecy. We shouldn’t do this to scare anyone but rather to do as Jesus instructed us all to do and that is to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.” The Word of God again proven right before our very eyes.
Please forward and share this message with all so we may ensure when Jesus Returns, we, along with our family and friends will be able to meet up with Him in the clouds, at the twinkling of an eye. May God Bless you as we continue to bring as many as possible to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Gift of eternal Salvation to all who accept His Gift and repent of their sins.
If you would like to read a historical summary of why there has never been a Palestinian state, I would highly recommend you reading the article below by Ken Harris who allowed me to repost: