God has a plan for
Israel, a Road Map
Bridges for Peace
Weekly News Update from Israel Week Ending: April 25, 2003
God has a plan for Israel, a Road
Map which will lead to the success and prosperity of the Jewish people
and all other peoples who live within the borders of Israel and honor the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Unfortunately the Road Map currently being promoted by the
Quartet, (US, EU, Russia, and UN) is doomed to failure because
it is not aligned with Gods plans for Israel, the Jewish people and
the other peoples who reside within the borders of Israel. It calls
on Israel to make concessions, which are in direct opposition to Gods
Word, as Israel is told that it must give up portions of her God-given
inheritance in order to create a Palestinian State in her heartland.
The Road Map also calls on the Palestinians to make concessions.
They are told to give up terrorism, to recognize Israels right to exist
and to live in peace with their Jewish neighbors. These are constraints,
which they cannot make while following the dictates of Islam. To continue
in this doomed path is dangerous for all the peoples who live in Israel and
for any nations who push for a Palestinian State in the heart of Israel.
Any plan of man to bring peace which encourages rebellion against God and
s ways will not result in peace but in the fruit of rebellion; anger,
strife, contention and war.
What is Gods plan?
The Jewish people have an eternal and
irrevocable covenant with God through Abraham (Genesis
Oversight of the land of IsraelGod's
landto all of its borders, has been promised by God to only one people,
the Jewish people, by an irrevocable but conditional covenant detailed in
the Mosaic law (Leviticus 26).
Along with the continued control of the
land of Israel is the mandate that its rulers convey fair and just treatment
and protection to all people, both Jews and non-Jews, who live under their
jurisdiction (Deuteronomy 10:19; Leviticus 19:33-34; Exodus 22:22; Malachi
The land was to be divided into separate tribes under a central government,
each with their own identity and authority, with the non-Israelites enjoying
a well-defined, land-based inheritance within the borders of the tribes,
and being treated as the rest of the citizens (Ezek. 47:2123).
Both Jews and non-Jews must acknowledge
and abide by the laws of the Land (Numbers 15:15-16, 29-31).
The Biblical principles of peace, justice,
respect for others, and love must be taught as governing principles for those
living in greater Israel (Micah 6:8).
Both Jews and non-Jews will experience
God's blessing as they work together according to Biblical principles to
live in peace under Israeli sovereignty (Leviticus 26).
Gods One State Solution, will bring true peace to the
region. To learn more about a proposed One State Solution,
please go to
We encourage you to write to your government leaders to let them know of
your concerns for the proposed Two State Solution, and the
Road Map, being pushed by the quartet.
If you live in a democracy you have the right and privilege to tell your
elected representatives of your viewpoints. If you live in the UK, where
Prime Minister Tony Blair is really pushing for this initiative, write to
him, and members of Parliament and let them know there is an alternative.
In the United States call or email President Bush 202-456-1111;
or call your Representatives in the Congress, US Capitol switchboard number
Now is the time to stand with Gods plans for Israel. Now is the
time to show our commitment to Israel. Write letters to the editor
of your local paper. Alert your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Together we can make a difference in our world.
(By Rebecca Brimmer, Bridges for Peace International Executive Director,