If you’ve ever read through the Bible, likely skipping certain genealogies to save your sanity, you’ve probably noticed that God has made a lot of promises. Most of these promises are conditional. For example, the most famous verse in the Bible says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). In other words, if you meet the condition (belief), you’ll receive the promise (eternal life). Yet, every now and then, you’ll find an unconditional promise. Those things are pretty serious, because the Bible is clear that God can’t lie (Titus 1:2). So, if God unconditionally promises to do something, He’s going to do it. This should scare the enemies of Israel, because God made several unconditional promises to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob.
Indeed, God told Abraham that “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God” (Genesis 17:7-8). God reaffirmed this agreement to Abraham’s son Isaac (Genesis 26:1-5), and to Isaac’s son Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel (Genesis 35:10-12).
What about those poor Palestinians? For starters, there never was a Palestinian state. In fact, the land wasn’t even called Palestine until the Romans renamed it as a slight to the Jewish people. Palestine comes from Philistia, in honor of the Philistines, Israel’s bitter enemies from back in the day. After the fall of the Jewish monarchy, the land was either fully or partially controlled by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Maccabees (who were Jewish), Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Turks, British and finally the Jewish people again.
In addition, the West Bank and Gaza were under Jordanian control from 1948 to 1967 and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded in 1964. Curiously, a separate Palestinian state was never created. This is probably because the Palestinian state is Jordan. In the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British promised the entire Palestinian Mandate to the Jewish people for a homeland. In 1922, through the Transjordan Memorandum, the British used most of the Palestinian Mandate to create the Arab state of Jordan.
Regardless, a lot of people want to kick Israel out of their land, and it’s not just Palestinians. What’s so great about a tiny slice of land in the Middle East? Clearly, it’s not about the land. It’s about God’s promise. Satan hates God, and He wants to make it so that He can’t fulfill His promises. He won’t succeed. As for the enemies of Israel, whether they’re firing rockets or divesting from companies that do business with Israelis, they won’t succeed either. God always keeps His word (Hebrews 6:13-16).