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?
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.