By Richard Kelly Hoskins
There is much confusion over the ownership of the land of old Israel in the Near East. God made a covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:18-21), to give his seed for the land “from the river in Egypt [Nile] unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” The only seed born to Abram while he had that name was Ishmael (Genesis 16). The present descendants of Ishmael living in that area base their claim on this promise.
Abram’s name was then changed to Abraham (Genesis 17:5) and he fathered Isaac, who fathered Jacob, whose name was changed to “Israel” (Genesis 32:28). The children of Israel were then given Canaanland, a small portion of that larger land grant, but only on a conditional promise, i. e. they had to obey God’s Laws, Statutes and Judgments, or they would lose the land. The promise of the larger area to the Ishmaelites was unconditional and so could not be lost.
The Israelites disobeyed, lost their claim to Canaanland, and were driven out, first to [Syria, then] Assyria and then to Babylon. Although a tiny remnant returned under Nehemiah to rebuild Jerusalem, they never again occupied all of Canaanland. Finally, all Israelites were driven out of even that small area of Palestine by persecution a few years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. A thousand years later the united effort of the entire West during the Crusades was unable to secure this land for much more than a few generations. The feeble ownership effort by the British between WW I and WW II [were] easily broken.
The Khazars, who call themselves Jews because of their religion, now claim this land from the Ishmaelites. This was prophesied in Ezekiel 36:2 “Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession.” That “enemy” is given a name in verse 5, “Idumea,” meaning Edom. Edom means “red”, so reds would take possession of “the ancient high places” in the old land of Israel while Israel would multiply in other lands to fulfill numbers “as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore.” (Genesis 22:17). The Khazarian claim is not by covenant but by force. It was prophesied. All that is presently happening is working out precisely as written. [Emphasis and a few extra words added].