Num 32:33 Then Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites and the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and the territory around them.
Deut 4:41 Then Moses set aside three cities east of the Jordan, 42 to which anyone who had killed a person could flee if they had unintentionally killed a neighbor without malice aforethought. They could flee into one of these cities and save their life. 43 The cities were these: Bezer in the wilderness plateau, for the Reubenites; Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.
In a surprising move, to the disappointments of the European Union (Ancient Romans), the dictators of the Arab nations in the Middle East, President Trump declared the acceptance of Golan Heights or the Ancient Bashan as being the territory of Israel rather than occupied territories.
The is a significant development on the day of the celebration of Purim where Esther saved Israel from the destruction from Persia or modern-day Iran. Similarly, Iran is planning to use the base near the Golan heights to attack Israel via their proxy, Hezbollah. Naturally, the liberal media will minimize the reports the attacks on Israel and the thousands of rockets pointing against Israel from Lebanon and now near Golan Heights. The news of the declaration that Golan or ancient Bashan belongs to Israel means that Bashan will forever belongs to Israel, and Persia will never take over the land again even using their proxies to fight against Israel.
The term “Golan” actually comes from the ancient Jewish city recorded in the bible as one of the cities of refuge. The original inhabitants were Jewish who were subsequently removed by the various colonial forces such as the Romans, Damascus, Persians, and the Ottomans. Legally, the land was actually bought by Baron Edmonde Rothschild from the Ottoman Empire in 1891. However, the Syrian Government illegally confiscated the land in 1942.
In July 1967, the Jews returned to the Golan Heights after the six-day war. A massive attack by Syria against Israel at Golan Heights was carried out on Oct 6, 1973, on the “Day of Atonement” over 700 Russian made tanks against Israel’s 175 tanks. The battleground became known as the Valley of Tears.
Whilst the world seemingly focused on the West Bank, the peace process was pivotal on the Golan Heights to get the Syrian buy in, especially since Bush Senior had apparently promised Syria after the support against Saddam in Dec 1990. Bush Senior went out of his way to pressure Israel. Syria was threatening to take measures into their own hands even attacking the Israel embassy in South America through their proxy Hezbollah in 1992. After Bush Senior was defeated in the election, Clinton continued the pressure against Israel together with a separate push by the French. There was a race between the US under Clinton and the French to be the party to divide Israel. But the Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabbin remained firm until he was assassinated in Nov 1995. By the time of Obama, he had almost succeeded pressuring Israel to give up Golan. But the civil war in Syria started.
It is with great irony that the former colonialist who took the land from Israel by force, the Romans/French, the Ottomans, and the Syrians are insisting on International law. But God’s law prevailed and it is God’s promised land violently taken away by the Gentiles. The time of the Gentiles is over, and the declaration by the US that Golan Heights belongs to the Jews marks a new phase where
a) Damascus will end up in rubble as they fought to take back the area.
b) The Persians and the Ottomans will suffer a massive defeat in this small tiny land. Their lands will be divided.
c) The Europeans/French who had planned to do all they could to divide Israel will find themselves a divided community in the midst of turmoil. Their lands will be divided.
The term occupied territories used by the Liberal Christians are actually anti-bible, anti-Jew, and anti-God of Israel, for it goes against the very gift of God of the promised Land of Canaan to the Jews. It is not occupied land but Israel returning to the land which is given to them by God. It is the Gentile Arabs occupying the land, and not the Jews who were the original owners.
The notion that peace could be obtained by returning to the pre-1967 borders is just a red herring, for the Arabs wanted to push Israel back to the sea. The lands gained in 1967 were simply a miracle of the battle lost by the Arabs despite having superior numerical armed forces. The lands gained were a return to what Israel had owned. The Arabs wanted to push Israel back to the sea because Isaac, the Patriarch of Israel was born out of faith to Sarah, whereas Ishmael was born to the slave. The mark of illegitimacy can never be wiped away unless the descendants of Isaac ie the Jewish nation is no longer in the land of Israel. The mere existence of Israel means that they are the rightful heirs of the blessings of Abraham and not the Arabs.
The very existence of Israel is a threat to the religious construction of the Christian Left and to the Arabs because they were the original owners and not occupiers. Therefore, in 1948 when Israel was founded, they were attacked the very next day even though their land was tiny and did not include Jerusalem, Gaza, West Bank, Golan Heights etc. Before 1967 when Israel took back Golan, the Syrians were lobbying shells at the Jewish fisherman in the sea of Galilee.
Now the Trumpet is being sounded at Purim and Trump does it again. The very reason God can use Trump is because he is not qualified! and totally unconventional. The routine would have to get consensus with the allies before the declaration and address the legality at the United Nations rather than doing what is right and what is in God’s heart for Israel.
In 1973, the war ended at Golan Heights. In 2019, some 46 years later, the time has come to seal the borders of Israel, and the nations will rise up against Israel in the next 4 to 5 years, and this time, they will meet their downfall in a most stunning manner. We are more than 120 years or a full life time from the Zionist Conference of 1897 where they had envisage the return to the biblical homeland.
Joel 2:1 (ASV) Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of Jehovah cometh, for it is nigh at hand;