Prophetic Proof of Purchase 11


Shalom, this is Yuval Shomron with another Prophetic Proof of Purchase.  I live in a place called the Holy Land.  Now there are many religions that have a holy city, or a holy hill, or some other recognizable holy spot.  Only the Judeo-Christian heritage has an entire “holy land”.  My question today is if this concept is Biblical, and if so, where did it come from?

Let’s begin our search by reading PSA 78:52-55, “But He led forth His own people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock; And He led them safely, so that they did not fear; but the sea engulfed their enemies.  So He brought them to His holy land, to this hill country which His right hand had gained.  He also drove out the nations before them, And He apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, and made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.”

Psalm 78 is an account of Israel’s history in a nutshell, from the Exodus up until the time of King David.   The writer reminds us that God brought His people from Egypt, where they were enslaved, to the safe haven of the hills of Canaan.  The first phrase we should not here is “He brought them to His holy land.”  This tells us that the land does not really belong to the people, but God.  Over the centuries, many despots and dictators have used a similar phrase to seize private lands around the world and supposedly reclaim them for God.

In this case, the difference is that it is true.  God actually said it.  The other important expression is “He apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement.”  In other words, this is not some ethereal dreamland, but an actual piece of property whose boundaries are well defined. 

Now I’ll be the first to say that I do not pretend to understand either the past history, or the future prophetic occurrences, which will define Israel’s borders when Messiah returns.  I am pretty sure that the many people who teach on the subject and write books claiming to know God’s mind are simply guessing.

What I do know is this.  God has not given up on the Holy Land.  The Lion of Judah is walking the land in these days, and reclaiming His territory.  Not for military or political purposes, but to bring about the salvation of His chosen people Israel.

PSA 102:12-14 says, “But Thou, O Lord, dost abide forever; And Thy name to all generations.  Thou wilt arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come.  Surely Thy servants find pleasure in her stones, and feel pity for her dust.”

Having lived in God’s Holy Land for nearly 30 years, I can attest to the fact that we have a lot of stones and dust on the paths we walk.  I can also tell you that the compassion of our Heavenly Father is in the air we breathe.


This is Yuval Shomron in Jerusalem.