Robertson Warns Against Dividing Jerusalem
The 700 Club
Ladies and gentlemen, Israel is the spiritual capitol of the world.
This is what God calls the navel of the earth in the Old Testament. Why are all
of the nations so concerned about Israel? I will tell you why. Because it is God's
outpost, and it would be, in a sense, a black eye against Him if his plans were
frustrated by human beings. And He will not let people frustrate His plan.
you look at the map you see what is known as the West Bank territory. And this
is what the Palestinians want. Down along the Mediterranean Sea is what is known
as Gaza. It is virtually impossible to link these two parts through Israel --
so just in that you have a problem. But if we see the tiny nation of Israel in
relation to the vast amount of land that is here, Israel is maybe three-tenths
of one percent of the land mass of the entire Middle East.
You can see
the enormous the amount of land in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. The
people of these nations have so much land, and yet they want to crowd all of the
Palestinian people into this tiny little area that will not support them.
let's see what the West Bank looks like. Here are the cities you have been hearing
about. Hebron is a famous town in the Old Testament. Bethlehem is the birthplace
of Jesus. Ramallah is another one of the key cities along with Nablus and Jenin
in the so-called West Bank.
Now if the Palestinians get this, look what
is left of Israel. It is seven to nine miles across the smallest section of Israel,
and that is all they have between this territory in the Mediterranean Sea. And
the thought of Yasser Arafat is to squeeze the Israelis as hard as they can and
push them into the sea.
Now assume the Israelis have to call up of their
forces. They don't have a standing army -- it is a citizen's army. What will happen
is that you will have terrorist moving across the West Bank and frustrating every
single attempt to mobilize the Israeli army in this tiny area?
is the capitol of Israel. The Jews took East Jerusalem in fulfillment of a prophecy
by Jesus Christ. It was made 2,500 years ago. He said, "Jerusalem will be trodden
under the foot of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
Yasser Arafat told me personally that he was looking for an accommodation
from Israel on Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu, then the Prime Minister of Israel,
said the status of Jerusalem is non-negotiable. Now the quartet says we're going
to negotiate it and split it up, depending on the interest of the parties.
am telling you, ladies and gentlemen, this is suicide. If the United States, and
I want you to hear me very clearly, if the United States takes a role in ripping
half of Jerusalem away from Israel and giving it to Yasser Arafat and a group
of terrorists, we are going to see the wrath of God fall on this nation that will
make tornadoes look like a Sunday school picnic. We have not begun to see how
bad it's going to get if we are leading an attempt to do that.
Now I want
to show you some Scriptures from the Bible that talk about this, and there are
literally dozens of them. Here is God's promise to Abraham approximately 1,800
years before Christ.
I am going to give all this land to you
and your offspring as a permanent possession (Genesis 13:15 NLT).
our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people arrived?
And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham?
(2 Chron. 20:7 NLT).
This is a permanent possession given
by God to Abraham, and all of this territory is the land of Israel. There is no
such thing as a Palestine state, nor has there ever been. Now we're going to make
something that never happened before in contravention to Scripture. God may love
George Bush. God may love America. God my love us all, but if we stand in the
way of prophecy and try to frustrate what God said in his immutable word, then
we're in for a heap of trouble. And I think this is a warning we should all take.
This road map, as it is set up now, with the United Nations, with the European
Union, and with the Russians coming together in the so-called quartet, these are
all enemies of Israel. If we ally ourselves with the enemies of Israel, we will
be standing against God Almighty. And that's a place I don't want us to be.
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