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And the PROMISED LAND
route of the spies.
13:17-24 And Moses sent them to
spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward,
and go up into the mountain:  And see the land, what it is; and the
people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad;
and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong
holds;  And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there
be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit
of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto
Rehob, as men come to Hamath.  And they ascended by the south, and came
unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were.
(Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)  And they came
unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster
of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of
the pomegranates, and of the figs.  The place was called the brook Eshcol,
because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from
is very fruitful.
13:27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither
thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is
the fruit of it. [KJV]
chapters 13 through 19. How it was divided among tribes.
19:49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance
by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the
son of Nun among them: [KJV]
it was divided into territories.
1:21 And the children
of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem;
but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem
unto this day. [KJV] Israelites failed to drive
3:1-4 Now these are the nations which the Lord
left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had
not known all the wars of Canaan;  Only that the generations
of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at
the least such as before knew nothing thereof;  Namely, five
lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians,
and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon
unto the entering in of Hamath.  And they were to prove Israel
by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments
of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of
Moses. [KJV] Many obstacles remained in conquering
3:12-13 And the children of Israel did evil again
in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord strengthened Eglon the
king of Moab against Israel, because they had done vil in the
sight of the Lord.  And he gathered unto him the children
of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed
the city of palm trees. [KJV] First attacks from
Promised Land Borders
34:1-12 And the Lord
spake unto Moses, saying,  Command the children of Israel,
and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this
is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even
the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)  Then your south
quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast
of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of
the salt sea eastward:  And your border shall turn from the
south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the
going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea,
and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on to Azmon:  And
the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of
Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.  And
as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea
for a border: this shall be your west border.  And this shall
be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out
for you mount Hor:  From mount Hor ye shall point out your
border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of
the border shall be to Zedad:  And the border shall go on
to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazar-enan:
this shall be your north border.  And ye shall point out
your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham:  And the coast
shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain;
and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side
of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:  And the border shall
go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the
salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round
about. [KJV] The Borders of the Promised Land.
13:1-7 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years;
and the Lord said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years,
and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. 
This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the
Philistines, and all Geshuri,  From Sihor, which is before
Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted
to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites,
and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the
Ekronites; also the Avites:  From the south, all the land
of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians,
unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:  And the land
of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from
Baal-gad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath. 
All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim,
and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the
children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites
for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.  Now therefore
divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and
the half tribe of Manasseh, [KJV] The Land Yet
to be Conquered.
TAKE THE LAND
God told Joshua to lead the Israelites
into the Promised Land (Canaan) and conquer it. This was not
an act of imperialism or aggression on Israel’s part,
but an act of judgment on God’s part. Following are some
of Passages in the Bible where God promised to give this land
to the Israelites and the reasons for doing so.
12:1-3 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's
house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make
of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy
name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless
them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in
thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. [KJV] God promised to bless Abraham and make his descendants
into a great nation.
15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come
hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
[KJV] God would choose the right time for Israel to
enter Canaan because the nations living there then would be
wicked and ripe for judgment (their sin would reach full measure).
17:7-8 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.  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] God promised to give all the land of Canaan to
33:1-3 And the Lord
said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people
which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the
land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying,
Unto thy seed will I give it:  And I will send an angel before
thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the
Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: 
Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up
in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest
I consume thee in the way. [KJV] God promised to
help the Israelites drive out all the evil nations from Canaan.
4:5-8 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments,
even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in
the land whither ye go to possess it.  Keep therefore and
do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the
sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and
say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh
unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call
upon him for?  And what nation is there so great, that hath
statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I
set before you this day? [KJV] The Israelites were
to be an example of right living to the whole world; this would
not work if they intermingled with the wicked Canaanites.
7:1-5 When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into
the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out
many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites,
and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and
the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier
than thou;  And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them
before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them;
thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter
thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou
take unto thy son.  For they will turn away thy son from
following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger
of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their
altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves,
and burn their graven images with fire. [KJV] The
Israelites were to utterly wipe the Canaanites out because of
their wickedness and because of Israel’s call to purity.
12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein
the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the
high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
[KJV] The Israelites were to completely destroy all
the Canaanite altars so nothing would tempt them away from worshiping
is it that everyone (including president Bush), is striving SO hard to give
Israel's land away??? This is WRONG! That land belongs to Israel!
think the answer lies in the following verses.
12:2-3 Behold, I will
make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round
about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and
against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem
a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves
with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the
earth be gathered together against it. [KJV]
prophecy is being fulfilled in our day. Israel certainly is
a cup of trembling to all the people around her, actually
the whole world.
you see what verse 3 states? ALL the people of the Earth shall
one day gather together against Israel! My friend, this includes
ALL nations, everywhere! This is rapidly becoming a fact! More
and more people are turning against Israel. But, they all shall
be doomed! They do NOT have a chance! God is with Israel, and
He shall be victorious!
12:8-11 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants
of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall
be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the
angel of the Lord before them.  And it shall come to pass
in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that
come against Jerusalem.  And I will pour upon the house
of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit
of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom
they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth
for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one
that is in bitterness for his firstborn.  In that day shall
there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon
in the valley of Megiddon. [KJV]
9 clearly states that God shall destroy ALL the nations who
come up against Israel . . . . including the USA! Even though
ALL nations go against Israel, they shall fail miserably! Israel
shall win this horrible battle, because Almighty God shall be
in complete control and demolish her enemies. Little Israel
10 states that Israel shall finally see and accept Jesus as
their Messiah. There shall be great mourning on that day! The
crucified Messiah will clearly be revealed!
2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should
bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under
the earth; [KJV]
5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and
on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea,
and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour,
and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. [KJV]
precious Lord Jesus (the Messiah), the Crucified One, shall one day receive
honor and respect and worship from ALL peoples, including Israel!
Promised to Abraham
12:7 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed
will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who
appeared unto him. [KJV]
13:14-17 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:  For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it,
and to thy seed for ever.  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.  Arise, walk through the land in the length of
it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. [KJV] Verse
15 clearly states FOR EVER! The land belongs to ISRAEL! No one else! Who
is Abraham's seed? See the next verses.
17:20-21 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have
blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;
twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. 
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto
thee at this set time in the next year. [KJV] Ishmael
was Abraham's child "after the flesh" but Isaac was Abraham's
child of God's Promise!
4:22-23 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one
by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.  But he who was of the bondwoman
was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. [KJV] Ishmael was NOT the child of Promise.
9:7-9 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they
all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.  That is, They
which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God:
but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.  For this is
the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
[KJV] Isaac was the child of Promise!
22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither
do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing
thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. [KJV] Who
was the son? It was NOT Ishmael. It was Isaac.
22:2-A And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac,
. . . [KJV] Abraham's seed is Isaac according
to God. Isaac is the chils of Promise!
22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for
because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine
only son: [KJV] Isaac!
15:7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee
out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. [KJV] Israel's Land!
15:18-21 In the same 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:  The Kenites, and the Kenizzites,
and the Kadmonites,  And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the
Jebusites. [KJV] God
repeated His Promise!
17:8 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] An
everlasting possession! Not just a temporary lease!
6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which
I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give
it you for an heritage: I am the Lord. [KJV] Israel's heritage.
20:24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land,
and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk
and honey: I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people.
6:10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought
thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac,
and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst
31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which
I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall
have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto
other ods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. [KJV] Israel to this day continues to "provoke"
2:1 And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim,
and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the
land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my
covenant with you. [KJV] I personally believe that the angel
of the Lord was the preincarnate Christ.
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