The HOLY LAND, ISRAEL, why is it so Significant and/or a Centre of Attraction?

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SHALOM!

 

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QUESTIONS TO PONDER UPON:

Where is the CENTRE / MIDDLE of the earth?

Why is it important to know?

As believers in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST / YESHUA), should we take a lot of interest in Israel after all there are so many other countries around the world?

 

It all started with Adam and then SHEM and later Abraham, (Joseph), Moses and lastly Joshua. After the GREAT FLOOD, there was a distribution of land by Noah as instructed by YAH. Note that Noah had three sons whose names were SHEM, HAM and JAPHETH.

SHEM’S portion of Land on earth is where Present Day is ISRAEL is situated. SHEM’S brothers were told never to take over SHEM’S Land or else they will bear heavy consequences.

 

Note that after the GREAT FLOOD, Noah’s children had children. One of Noah’s grandchildren, born to Ham was called Canaan. Remember that on one occasion, Ham found his father, Noah drank and naked. Instead of covering up his nakedness and being discreet about it, rather Ham went and called his brothers, Shem and Japheth to see his brother’s nakedness. His brothers cover their father’s nakedness without looking at him and went away. Noah later woke up and realised what had happened. For some reason he knew (it is believed he saw what happened spiritually). Noah then placed a curse of Ham’s son called Canaan. The curse was as follows:

 

Genesis 9:22-29 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

22 Then Ham, Canaan’s father, saw his father’s private parts and told his two brothers outside. 23 So Shem and Japheth took the cloak and laid it over both their shoulders and walked backwards and with it covered their father’s private parts. But their faces were turned away, so they did not see their father’s private parts.

24 When Noah woke up from his wine, he learned what his youngest son had done to him. 25 So he said,

“Cursed is Canaan: the lowest slave will he be to his brothers.”

26 He also said,

“Blessed be Adonai, God of Shem,
    and let Canaan be his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth,
    may he dwell in the tents of Shem,
        and may Canaan be his slave.”

28 Now Noah lived 350 years after the flood. 29 So all Noah’s days were 950 years. Then he died.

 

The Lost Book of the Bible called Jasher throws more light on the matter as follows:

 

Book of Jasher, Chapter 10

1 And Peleg the son of Eber died in those days, in the forty-eighth year of the life of Abram son of Terah, and all the days of Peleg were two hundred and thirty-nine years.

2 And when the Lord had scattered the sons of men on account of their sin at the tower, behold they spread forth into many divisions, and all the sons of men were dispersed into the four corners of the earth.

3 And all the families became each according to its language, its land, or its city.

4 And the sons of men built many cities according to their families, in all the places where they went, and throughout the earth where the Lord had scattered them.

5 And some of them built cities in places from which they were afterward extirpated, and they called these cities after their own names, or the names of their children, or after their particular occurrences.

6 And the sons of Japheth the son of Noah went and built themselves cities in the places where they were scattered, and they called all their cities after their names, and the sons of Japheth were divided upon the face of the earth into many divisions and languages.

7 And these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, Gomer, Magog, Medai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras; these are the children of Japheth according to their generations.

8 And the children of Gomer, according to their cities, were the Francum, who dwell in the land of Franza, by the river Franza, by the river Senah.

9 And the children of Rephath are the Bartonim, who dwell in the land of Bartonia by the river Ledah, which empties its waters in the great sea Gihon, that is, oceanus.

10 And the children of Tugarma are ten families, and these are their names: Buzar, Parzunac, Balgar, Elicanum, Ragbib, Tarki, Bid, Zebuc, Ongal and Tilmaz; all these spread and rested in the north and built themselves cities.

11 And they called their cities after their own names, those are they who abide by the rivers Hithlah and Italac unto this day.

12 But the families of Angoli, Balgar and Parzunac, they dwell by the great river Dubnee; and the names of their cities are also according to their own names.

13 And the children of Javan are the Javanim who dwell in the land of Makdonia, and the children of Medaiare are the Orelum that dwell in the land of Curson, and the children of Tubal are those that dwell in the land of Tuskanah by the river Pashiah.

14 And the children of Meshech are the Shibashni and the children of Tiras are Rushash, Cushni, and Ongolis; all these went and built themselves cities; those are the cities that are situate by the sea Jabus by the river Cura, which empties itself in the river Tragan.

15 And the children of Elishah are the Almanim, and they also went and built themselves cities; those are the cities situate between the mountains of Job and Shibathmo; and of them were the people of Lumbardi who dwell opposite the mountains of Job and Shibathmo, and they conquered the land of Italia and remained there unto this day.

16 And the children of Chittim are the Romim who dwell in the valley of Canopia by the river Tibreu.

17 And the children of Dudonim are those who dwell in the cities of the sea Gihon, in the land of Bordna.

18 These are the families of the children of Japheth according to their cities and languages, when they were scattered after the tower, and they called their cities after their names and occurrences; and these are the names of all their cities according to their families, which they built in those days after the tower.

19 And the children of Ham were Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan according to their generation and cities.

20 All these went and built themselves cities as they found fit places for them, and they called their cities after the names of their fathers Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan.

21 And the children of Mitzraim are the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuchim, Pathrusim, Casluchim and Caphturim, seven families.

22 All these dwell by the river Sihor, that is the brook of Egypt, and they built themselves cities and called them after their own names.

23 And the children of Pathros and Casloch intermarried together, and from them went forth the Pelishtim, the Azathim, and the Gerarim, the Githim and the Ekronim, in all five families; these also built themselves cities, and they called their cities after the names of their fathers unto this day.

24 And the children of Canaan also built themselves cities, and they called their cities after their names, eleven cities and others without number.

25 And four men from the family of Ham went to the land of the plain; these are the names of the four men, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim.

26 And these men built themselves four cities in the land of the plain, and they called the names of their cities after their own names.

27 And they and their children and all belonging to them dwelt in those cities, and they were fruitful and multiplied greatly and dwelt peaceably.

28 And Seir the son of Hur, son of Hivi, son of Canaan, went and found a valley opposite to Mount Paran, and he built a city there, and he and his seven sons and his household dwelt there, and he called the city which he built Seir, according to his name; that is the land of Seir unto this day.

29 These are the families of the children of Ham, according to their languages and cities, when they were scattered to their countries after the tower.

30 And some of the children of Shem son of Noah, father of all the children of Eber, also went and built themselves cities in the places wherein they were scattered, and they called their cities after their names.

31 And the sons of Shem were Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud and Aram, and they built themselves cities and called the names of all their cities after their names.

32 And Ashur son of Shem and his children and household went forth at that time, a very large body of them, and they went to a distant land that they found, and they met with a very extensive valley in the land that they went to, and they built themselves four cities, and they called them after their own names and occurrences.

33 And these are the names of the cities which the children of Ashur built, Ninevah, Resen, Calach and Rehobother; and the children of Ashur dwell there unto this day.

34 And the children of Aram also went and built themselves a city, and they called the name of the city Uz after their eldest brother, and they dwell therein; that is the land of Uz to this day.

35 And in the second year after the tower a man from the house of Ashur, whose name was Bela, went from the land of Ninevah to sojourn with his household wherever he could find a place; and they came until opposite the cities of the plain against Sodom, and they dwelt there.

36 And the man rose up and built there a small city, and called its name Bela, after his name; that is the land of Zoar unto this day.

37 And these are the families of the children of Shem according to their language and cities, after they were scattered upon the earth after the tower.

38 And every kingdom, city, and family of the families of the children of Noah built themselves many cities after this.

39 And they established governments in all their cities, in order to be regulated by their orders; so did all the families of the children of Noah forever.

(http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/apo/jasher/10.htm)

 

Canaan, who was Ham’s son  and therefore one of Shem’s nephew refused to heed to the rules and took over SHEM’S LAND PORTION. Japheth and Ham pleaded with Canaan to no success. This is information can be found in the Books of Jubilees, Jasher and Enoch. This was how the Land of ISRAEL was named Canaan for a very long time. This is also why YAH constantly told the Israelites on their way to Egypt that they need to drive out the Canaanites from their Land so as to inherit it back. The Canaanites had taken over what did not belong to them as designed by YAH from the beginning.

 

From the Beginning of Time, YAH selected HIS People and named them ISRAEL. Their Land was also named ISRAEL. I have learned that ISRAEL in Hebrew is actually meant to be written as “YISRAYAH” although it is written as YISRAEL. This name means “CHILDREN OF YAH”. The people are also called “ISRAELITES”. The Israelites are also “SHEMITES / SEMITES from the Lineage of SHEM.

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The STORY OF THE ISRAELITES goes like this. Abraham started off in BABYLON, a place of IDOLATRY. YAH’S aim for his life was to take him out of BONDAGE TO SATAN and take him to a LAND OF FREEDOM IN YAH and to SERVE YAH without any interference.

Abraham was born and raised in the Land of Ur  (where Nimrod was King). The land of UR was BABYLON at the time full of all kinds of PAGAN WORSHIP which is an ABOMINATION UNTO YAH!

Years later, YAH asked Abraham to go to a LAND that HE would show him Genesis 12). The LAND, as we discovered later on was CANAAN – THE PROMISED LAND! Abrahm did as commanded. HE didn’t know where he was going. HE had to listen out for YAH’S INSTRUCTIONS and follow them accordingly. Abraham eventually made it .

 

Genesis 12:1-9 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Parashat Lech Lecha

Abram Obeys the Calling

12 Then Adonai said to Abram,

“Get going out from your land,

and from your relatives,

and from your father’s house,

to the land that I will show you.

My heart’s desire is to make you into a great nation, to bless you,

to make your name great so that you may be a blessing.

My desire is to bless those who bless you,

but whoever curses you I will curse,[a]

and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.[b]

So Abram went, just as Adonai had spoken to him. Also Lot went with him. (Now Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran.) Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions that they had acquired, and the people that they acquired in Haran, and they left to go to the land of Canaan, and they entered the land of Canaan. Abram passed through the land as far as the place of Shechem, as far as Moreh’s big tree. (The Canaanites were in the land then.)[c]

Then Adonai appeared to Abram, and said, “I will give this land to your seed.” So there he built an altar to Adonai, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the mountain to the east of Beth-El and erected his tent (with Beth-El to the west and Ai to the east). There he built an altar to Adonai and called on the Name of AdonaiSo Abram kept on journeying southward.[d]

 

Abraham and his wife Sarah bore Isaac. Isaac and Rebekah/Rebecca bore Esau and Jacob. Then Jacob transgressed by stealing his brother’s (Esau’s) blessing and birth-right at which point he had to leave the PROMISED LAND for his protection from his brother but also as part of his punishment. The COVENANT between YAH and Abraham’s descendants was changed slightly as a result (“…STARS OF THE SKY….”  to “…DUST OF THE EARTH”. Jacob returned to the PROMISED LAND about 20 years later on having gone through a WILDERNESS of some kind in Laban’s house. Laban tricked and deceived Jacob just like Jacob did to his brother, Esau.

Note that:

  • ABRAHAM TRAVELLED IN A CIRCULAR FORM.

 

  • JACOB/ISRAEL TRAVELLED IN A CIRCULAR FORM.

 

  • THEIR DESCENDANTS TRAVELLED IN A CIRCLE!

 

  • TODAY, WE TRAVEL THROUGH THIS EARTHLY WILDERNESS IN A CIRCULAR FORMAT (not Straight Line)!!!

 

WHY WAS THIS? YAH intentionally allowed it. WHY?

 

During JACOB’S return to the PROMISED LAND (CANAAN), JACOB’S name was changed to ISRAEL. By that time, Jacob had married Leah and Rachel who were Laban’s daughters (Syrians). Altogether, they had 12 sons and 1 daughter. His 12 sons later formed the 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

One of ISRAEL’S sons was named Joseph. Joseph was highly favoured by his father, ISRAEL because he was the long awaited seed from ISRAEL and Rachel. Rachel was ISRAEL’S more beloved wife. Joseph was ISRAEL’S FAVOURITE SON! This stirred up jealousy among the 10 brothers (the 12th brother, Benjamin possibly hadn’t been born yet or was too young) hence selling Joseph to some Midianite traders who also sold Joseph to the Egyptians.

Joseph suffered a lot at the hands of the Egyptians until YAH gave him FAVOUR before Pharoah who promoted him to Governor of Egypt plus changed Joseph’s name to Zephanath-Panear.

Years later, A FAMINE took over the entire world for 7 years. Joseph, one of the Sons of Jacob happened to be in Egypt by that time and a Governor in fact. It was because of lack of food and Joseph’s position plus MERCY that made the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL leave the PROMISED LAND once again and rather reside in Egypt so as not to perish.

Unfortunately, the Pharoah whom they had FAVOUR with passed on. A new Pharoah came into office and was later poisoned by one of his Wizards / Diviners / Sorcerers against the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (Pharoah’s heart and minds a.k.a SOUL were poisoned with evil words).As a result of the ill-advise with FEAR injected, the Pharoah began to maltreat the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. They were placed in bondage through enslavement of all kinds IN ORDER TO WEAKEN THEM due to the FEAR OF being CONQUERED by the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL just in case because they were much more than the Egyptians. 400 years later, YAH delivered them from Egypt in order to take them back to where they belonged as per the PROMISE to Abraham and his descendants.

None of the ISRALITES knew where they were going as they had  NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE. They had to FOLLOW YAH’S INSTRUCTIONS accordingly. Their descendants who had passed on years before had been there before but had never taken them there before their death. The ISRAELITES had forgotten their TRUE IDENTITY which is that they WERE and still ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF YAH! YAH had to remind them.

They started a journey with Moses which was meant to last 7-11 days at first, then extended to 40 days. However, they sinned against YAH through constant COMPLAINTS, GRUMBLING and LACK OF FAITH IN YAH inspite of all the MIRACLES they had experienced from YAH along the way.

As seen in Numbers 13, YAH made them WANDER AROUND THE DESERT until most of them died. It was after they died that YAH gave permission to the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL led by Joshua (whose original name was Yahushua) to ENTER THE PROMISED LAND, CANAAN (currently known as ISRAEL) and CONQUER ALL WHO HAD TAKEN IT OVER! Their WANDERING IN THE DESERT ended up lasting 40 painful YEARS instead of 7-11 days / 40 simple days! They went back and forth in circles.

Rather than move in a STRAIGHT LINE, The Israelites went AROUND the WILDERNESS to the PROMISED LAND. In the process, they CAMPED at 42 places. This is related to the 42 months mentioned in the Books of Daniel and Revelation. Additionally, on Yom Kippur, the HIGH PRIEST sprinkled blood upon the ARK OF THE COVENANT 42 TIMES!  

 

Numbers 33 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Parashat Masei

Israel’s Journeys Reviewed

33 These are the journeys of Bnei-Yisrael when they came out of Egypt by their divisions under the hand of Moses and Aaron. Moses recorded the stages of their journeys at Adonai’s command. These then are their journeys by stages.

Bnei-Yisrael set out from Rameses on the fifteenth day of the first month, the first day after Passover. They went out with a high hand in the sight of all Egypt. [a] Now the Egyptians were burying those whom Adonai had struck down among them. Adonai had brought judgments on all their first-born and their gods.

Bnei-Yisrael left Rameses and encamped at Succoth. They departed from Succoth and camped at Etham on the edge of the wilderness. They left from Etham and turned back toward Pi-Hahiroth, east of Baal-Zephon, and camped before Migdol. They left from before Pi-Hahiroth and passed through the sea into the wilderness. They traveled three days journey into the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah. They departed from Marah and went to Elim. There were twelve water springs and 70 palm trees in Elim, so they camped there. 10 They left Elim and camped by the Sea of Reeds.

11 They set out from the Sea of Reeds and camped in the wilderness of Sin. 12 They left from the wilderness of Sin and camped in Dophkah. 13 They then left Dophkah and camped at Alush. 14 They left from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.

15 They set out from Rephidim and encamped in the Sinai wilderness. 16 They departed from the Sinai wilderness and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah. 17 They left from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 18 Departing Hazeroth, they camped at Rithmah. 19 Leaving Rithmah, they camped at Rimmon-perez. 20 They left from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah. 21 They departed Libnah and camped at Rissah. 22 They left Rissah and camped at Kehelah. 23 They left Kehelah and camped at Mount Shepher. 24 They departed Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah. 25 They departed from Haradah and camped at Makheloth. 26 They left Makheloth and camped in Tahath.

27 They left from Tahath and camped in Terah. 28 They left Terah and camped in Mithkah. 29 They departed Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah. 30 They left Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.

31 They left Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan. 32 Departing Bene-jaakan, they camped at Hor-haggidgad. 33 Leaving Hor-haggidgad, they camped at Jotbah. 34 They left Jotbah and camped at Abronah. 35 They departed from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber. 36 They left Ezion-geber and encamped at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

37 Leaving Kadesh, they camped at Mount Hor on the border of the land of Edom. 38 Aaron the kohen went up Mount Hor at Adonai’s command and died there, in the fortieth year since the departure of Bnei-Yisraelfrom the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month. 39 Aaron was 123 years old when he died on Mount Hor.

40 The Canaanite king of Arad, who was living in the Negev in the territory of Canaan, heard of the coming of Bnei-Yisrael41 They departed from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah. 42 They left Zalmonah and encamped at Punon. 43 Departing Punon, they camped at Oboth. 44 Leaving Oboth, they camped at Ije-abarim on the border of Moab. 45 They moved on from Ijim and camped at Dibon-gad. 46 They moved on from Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim. 47 They departed from Almon-diblathaim and camped at the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

48 They moved on from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan, across from Jericho. 49 They camped along the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim.

50 Adonai spoke to Moses along the Jordan in the plains of Moab across from Jericho saying, 51 “Speak to Bnei-Yisrael and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 You must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. You must destroy all their idols and cast images, and demolish their high places. 53 You will take possession of the land, so you will settle in it, because I have given it to you to possess.

54 “You are to divide the land by lot according to your families. To the large, make their inheritance larger, and to the small, make their inheritance smaller. Whatever comes out of the lot will be theirs. You are to distribute the inheritance according to your ancestral tribes.

55 “But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, whoever you allow to remain will become to you barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land in which you will be living. 56 Then what I had intended to do to them, I will do to you.”

 

 

The ISRAELITES started off in the PROMISED LAND (CANAAN) where some of them had grown up with Abraham and Isaac. The PHYSICAL PROMISED LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY is SPIRITUALLY SYMBOLIC OF THE HEAVENS. The ISRAELITES left CANAAN due to FAMINE so as to preserve their Lineages. YAH took the ISRAELITES back to CANAAN years later with HIS MIGHTY OUTSTRETCHED ARM. As part of their WALK OF FAITH IN YAH, they had a PART TO PLAY which was in accordance with YAH’S TORAH (INSTRUCTIONS). Their return to THE PROMISED LAND involved a lot of BATTLES AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES just like we as BELIEVERS IN YAHUSHUA have various BATTLES in this WILDERNESS called EARTH on our way to HEAVEN, THE PROMISED LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY.

YAH placed us on this EARTH in order to GLORIFY HIM by CONQUERING SATAN with HIS HELP (John 14)!

We come across GIANTS and other STRONG MEN of all kinds and in various ways plus at various times.We are required to CONQUER THEM and be VICTORIOUS OVER THEM ALL with YAH’S HELP (Luke 10:19; John 10:10; Revelation 12:11)!

MARK 3:27-29 NEW KING JAMES VERSION (NKJV)

27 No one can enter a STRONG MAN’S house and plunder his goods, unless he FIRST BINDS THE STRONG MAN. And then he will plunder his house.

This is what the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL / ISRAELITES did in order to SUCCESSFULLY CONQUER THE PROMISED LAND now named ISRAEL, THE HOLY LAND. One day in the future after the GREAT TRIBULATION / TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE, ISRAEL, THE HOLY LAND will fully belong to YAH with NO PAGANISTIC INFLUENCE OF ANY KIND (such as Roman Catholic, Islamic Influence) whatsoever.

This account reveals that THE ISRAELITES’ JOURNEYS kept occurring in CYCLICAL FORMATS not a straight line.

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We as BELIEVERS IN and FOLLOWERS OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH are working our way back to PERFECTION – THE GARDEN OF EDEN hence a CYCLICAL JOURNEY / TIMELINE! Psalm.138:8

HEBREWS 12:1-3ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV)

JESUS, FOUNDER AND PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us RUN WITH ENDURANCE the RACE that is set before us, LOOKING to (YAHUSHUA) Jesus, the FOUNDER and PERFECTER of our FAITH, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the RIGHT HAND of the THRONE of (YAH) GOD.

YAH operates in CIRCLES (not straight lines)! This how HE created life to be.

JACOB’S LADDER was in a SPIRAL shape – CYCLICAL shape (not a straight line).

Our LIFE JOURNEYS are CYCLICAL. We start somewhere and go AROUND then get back to that point. We all came from HEAVEN and we are meant to return to HEAVEN if we live HOLY before YAH. We have a CYCLICAL JOURNEY to travel back to HEAVEN…

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EXODUS 34:6-8 21ST CENTURY KING JAMES VERSION (KJ21)

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.

 

The above SCRIPTURE shows how much we need to know and understand our HISTORY in order to have a BETTER FUTURE.

Very often we suffer from what we know nothing about (that our descendants did against YAH) hence needing to INVESTIGATE SPIRITUALLY on a constant basis in order to allow YAH to CORRECT OUR FOUNDATION(S) so our END is more PROSPEROUS and VICTORIOUS IN YAHUSHUA than our past generations and beginning. In the process, we make YAH happy as we STRIVE to BE MORE LIKE YAH (Psalm 42:1)!

 

PSALM 11:3 21ST CENTURY KING JAMES VERSION (KJ21)

if the FOUNDATIONS be DESTROYED, what can the RIGHTEOUS DO?”

 

 

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As we all know, JERUSALEM is meant to be the CAPITAL CITY of the Land of Israel however, there has been a battle over this for years (which is more of a spiritual battle than a physical one).

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What makes JERUSALEM so special?

Well, JERUSALEM, The LAND OF ISRAEL is the CENTRE / MIDDLE OF THE EARTH (particularly the exact place where YAHUSHUA was crucified) as revealed in one of the LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE (Book of Jubilees / 1st and 2nd Book of Adam & Eve / Book of Enoch). The exact spot where YAHUSHUA’S Cross stood was where the FIRST MAN was created and placed. It was also this exact spot that ADAM’S BODY was placed by his descendants in order to effect the REDEMPTION that was being sent by YAH for ADAM and all his descendants.

[Adam’s stay in Paradise.]

At the third hour of the day Adam and Eve ascended into Paradise, and for three hours they enjoyed the good things thereof; for three hours they were in shame and disgrace, and at the ninth hour their expulsion from Paradise took place. And as they were going forth sorrowfully, God spake unto Adam, and heartened him, and said unto him, “Be not sorrowful, O Adam, for I will restore unto thee thine inheritance. Behold, see how greatly I have loved thee, for though I have cursed the earth for thy sake, yet have I withdrawn thee from the operation of the curse. As; for the serpent [Fol. 7b, col. I], I have fettered his legs in his belly, and I have given him the dust of the earth for food; and Eve have I bound under the yoke of servitude. Inasmuch as thou hast transgressed my commandments get thee forth, but be not sad. After the fulfilment of the times which I have allotted that you shall be in exile outside [Paradise], in the land which is under the curse, behold, I will send my Son. And He shall go down [from heaven] for thy redemption, and He shall sojourn in a Virgin, and shall put on a body [of flesh], and through Him redemption and a return shall be effected for thee. But command thy sons, and order them to embalm thy body after thy death with myrrh, cassia, and stakte. And they shall place thee in this cave, wherein I am making you to dwell this day, until the time when your expulsion shall take place from the regions of Paradise to that earth which is outside it. And whosoever shall be left in those days shall take thy body with him, and [Fol. 7b, col. 2] shall deposit it on the spot which I shall show him, in the centre of the earth; for in that place shall redemption be effected for thee and for all thy children.” And God revealed unto Adam everything which the Son would suffer on behalf of him.

 

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As seen in the above excerpt from the HOLY SCRIPTURES (LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE), It was in the LAND OF ISRAEL where the FIRST MAN WAS FORMED by YAH using various elements of the earth (4 in all). When the formation of the FIRST MAN was completed and he was ready to live, he was placed in the GARDEN OF EDEN. Sometime later, the FIRST WOMAN was also formed from the FIRST MAN. She was then taken away to the CENTRE OF THE EARTH which we now know as the LAND OF ISRAEL. She was kept there for sometime until her formation was fully completed and she was ready to live.  They were both formed on the 6th day of the week but at different intervals of time. The FIRST MAN as we know is called ADAM (in Hebrew, “ADAM” from the root word “ADAMAH” meaning “to be red”, referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning “to make”) . Note that “ADAMAH” means “EARTH”, the very earth from which ADAM was created as seen in the book of Genesis. The FIRST WOMAN as we now is called EVE (in Hebrew, “CHAVVAH” from the root word “CHAI” meaning SOURCE OF LIFE).

 

[The Creation of Adam.]

Now the formation of Adam took place in this wise: On the Sixth Day, which is the Eve of the Sabbath, at the first hour of the day, When quietness was reigning over [Fol. 4b, col. 2] all the Ranks [of the Angels], and the hosts [of heaven], GOD said, ” Come ye, let Us make man in Our image, and according to Our likeness.” [ Gen 1:26 ] Now by this word ” Us” He maketh known concerning the Glorious Persons [of the Trinity]. And when the angels heard this utterance, they {ell into a state of fear and trembling, and they said to one another, ” A mighty miracle will be made manifest to us this day [that is to say], the likeness of GOD, our Maker.” And they saw the right hand of GOD opened out flat, and stretched out over the whole world; and all creatures were collected in the palm of His right hand. And they saw that He took from the whole mass of the earth one grain of dust, and from the whole nature of water ONE DROP OF WATER, and from all the AIR which is above ONE PUFF OF WIND, and from the whole nature of FIRE a little of its HEAT AND WARMTH. And the angels saw that when these four feeble (or inert) materials were placed in the palm of His right hand [Fol. 5a, Col I], that is to say, cold, and heat, and dryness, and moisture, God formed Adam. Now, for what reason did GOD make Adam out of these four materials unless it were [to show] that everything which is in the world should be in subordination to him through them? He took a grain from the earth in order that everything in nature which is formed of earth should be subject unto him; and a drop of water in order Mysteries of Heaven that everything which is in the seas and rivers should be his; and a puff of air so that all kinds [of creatures] which fly in the air might be given unto him; and the heat of fire so that all the beings that are fiery in nature, and the celestial hosts, might be his helpers.

GOD formed ADAM with HIS HOLY HANDS, in His own Image and Likeness and when the angels saw ADAM’S glorious appearance they were greatly moved by the beauty thereof. For they saw [Fol. 5a, col. 2] the image of his face burning with glorious splendour like the orb of the sun, and the light of his eyes was like the light of the sun, and the image of his body was like unto the sparkling of crystal. And when he rose at full length and stood upright in the centre of the earth, he planted his two feet on that spot whereon was set up the Cross of our Redeemer; for Adam was created in Jerusalem. There he was arrayed in the apparel of SOVREIGNTY, and there was the CROWN OF GLORY set upon his head, there was he made KING, and PRIEST, and PROPHET, there did GOD make him to sit upon his HONOURABLE THRONE, and there did GOD give him dominion over all creatures and things. And all the wild beasts, and all the cattle, and the feathered fowl were gathered together, and they passed before ADAM and he assigned names to them; and they bowed their heads before him; and everything in nature worshipped him [Fol. 5b, col. I], and submitted themselves unto him. And the angels and the hosts of heaven heard the Voice of God saying unto him, “Adam, behold; I have made thee KING, and PRIEST, and PROPHET, and LORD, and HEAD, and GOVERNOR of everything which hath been made and created; and they shall be in subjection unto thee) and they shall be thine, and I have given unto thee power over everything which I have created.” And when the angels heard this speech they all bowed the knee and worshipped GOD.

 

[The Making of Eve.]

And God cast a sleep upon Adam and he slept. And God took a rib from the loins on the right side of Adam, and He made Khâwâ (i.e. Eve) from it: and when Adam woke up, and saw Eve, he rejoiced in her greatly. And Adam and Eve were in Paradise, and clothed with glory and shining with praise for three hours. Now this Paradise was situated on a high range of hills, and it was thirty spans–according to the measurement of the spirit–higher than all the high mountains, and it surrounded the whole earth.

Note 8 Now Moses the prophet said that God planted Paradise in Eden and placed Adam there (Gen. ii. 8).

 

The honour that YAH (GOD) gave to man at the time of creation made Satan (at the time, he was called Azazel / Halel) very jealous. He then started a REVOLT in HEAVEN against GOD because he too wanted to be elevated like man and even be equal to YAH but YAH did not and could not allow it.

 

[The Revolt of Satan, and the Battle in Heaven.]

And when the prince of the lower order of angels saw what great majesty had been given unto Adam, he was jealous of him from that day, and he did not wish to worship him. And he said unto his hosts, “Ye shall not worship him, and ye shall not praise him with the angels. It is meet that ye should worship me, because I am fire and spirit; and not that I should worship a thing of dust, which hath been fashioned of fine dust.” And the Rebel meditating these things [Fol. 5b, col. 2] would not render obedience to God, and of his own free will he asserted his independence and separated himself from God. But he was – swept away out of heaven and fell, and the fall of himself and of all his company from heaven took place on the “Sâtânâ” because he turned aside [from the right way], and “Shêdâ” because he was cast out, and “Daiwâ” because he lost the apparel of his glory. And behold, from that time until the present day, he and all his hosts have been stripped of their apparel, and they go naked and have horrible faces. And when Sâtânâ was cast out from heaven, Adam was raised up so that he might ascend to Paradise in a chariot of fire And the angels went before him, singing praises, and the Seraphim ascribed holiness unto him, and the Cherubim ascribed blessing; and amid cries of joy and praises Adam went into [Fol. 6a, col. I] Paradise. And as soon as Adam entered Paradise he was commanded not to eat of a [certain] tree; his entrance into heaven took place at the third hour of the Eve of the Sabbath (i.e. on Friday morning).

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We see further evidence below regarding the IMPORTANCE OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL, HEBREW LANGUAGE AND JEWISH CULTURE/TRADITION:

Book of Jubilees 8:12

8:12  And there came forth on the writing as Shem’s lot the MIDDLE OF THE EARTH which he should take as an inheritance for himself and for his sons for the generations of eternity, from the middle of the mountain range of Rafa, from the mouth of the water from the river Tina, and his portion goes towards the west through the midst of this river, and it extends till it reaches the water of the abysses, out of which this river goes forth and pours its waters into the sea Me’at, and this river flows into the great sea. And all that is towards the north is Japheth’s, and all that is towards the south belongs to Shem.

 

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JERUSALEM in Hebrew is meant to be written and read as YAHRUSHALAYIM. It is known as the CITY OF YAH (a.k.a GOD)!

The Book of Revelation says that some time after the GREAT TRIBULATION, A NEW HEAVENS and NEW EARTH will be produced. There will also be a NEW JERUSALEM.

 

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Revelation 21 Names of God Bible (NOG)

A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone. Then I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, dressed like a bride ready for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “God lives with humans! God will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won’t be any more death. There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared.”

The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.’” He said to me, “It has happened! I am the A and the Z,[a] the beginning and the end. I will give a drink from the fountain filled with the water of life to anyone who is thirsty. It won’t cost anything. Everyone who wins the victory will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my children. But cowardly, unfaithful, and detestable people, murderers, sexual sinners, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

A New Jerusalem

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the last seven plagues came to me and said, “Come! I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb.” 10 He carried me by his power away to a large, high mountain. He showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. 11 It had the glory of God. Its light was like a valuable gem, like gray quartz, as clear as crystal. 12 It had a large, high wall with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates. The names of the 12 tribes of Israel were written on the gates. 13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 The wall of the city had 12 foundations. The 12 names of the 12 apostles of the lamb were written on them.

15 The angel who was talking to me had a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city was square. It was as wide as it was long. He measured the city with the stick. It was 12,000 stadia[b] long. Its length, width, and height were the same. 17 He measured its wall. According to human measurement, which the angel was using, it was 144 cubits.[c] 18 Its wall was made of gray quartz. The city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass. 19 The foundations of the city wall were beautifully decorated with all kinds of gems: The first foundation was gray quartz, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth red quartz, the seventh yellow quartz, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth green quartz, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The 12 gates were 12 pearls. Each gate was made of one pearl. The street of the city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

22 I did not see any temple in it, because the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are its temple. 23 The city doesn’t need any sun or moon to give it light because the glory of God gave it light. The lamb was its lamp. 24 The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25 Its gates will be open all day. They will never close because there won’t be any night there. 26 They will bring the glory and wealth of the nations into the holy city. 27 Nothing unclean,[d] no one who does anything detestable, and no liars will ever enter it. Only those whose names are written in the lamb’s Book of Life will enter it.

 

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This is something great to look forward to.

It is clear that as Believers in YAHUSHUA (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST / YESHUA) that we ought to take a great interest in the LAND OF ISRAEL by praying for it and about everything that goes on there. Additionally, we ought to keep an eye on the news.