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That woman’s son (Ishmael) will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac. – Genesis 21:10

Jerusalem has always been and will always be a huge war arena. Jerusalem is still an important city today. The city that will be fought for during the final war. This war is mainly about the authority over the city. The wicked wants to have Jerusalem and will do everything to get hold of the city of God. However, one thing is certain: Jerusalem is an everlasting inheritance for the Jewish people. And the evil one will never get her.

An everlasting inheritance

You can read in Genesis 17:7-8 that God says to Abraham: ‘I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.’ Everlasting includes today! Many centuries ago, God personally gave the land of Canaan to His friend Abraham for an everlasting possession. Today, only a small part of this land is in Israel’s possession. There was no condition attached to God’s promise though. It is an everlasting inheritance.

So, who has the right to Jerusalem?

Genesis 21:10 states that Sarah says to Abraham: ‘That woman’s son (Ishmael) will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.’ Ishmael was also Abraham’s son and by God’s command Abraham had to send him away. ‘For Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted’ (Genesis 21:12).

We have to understand the spiritual background behind this. From Isaac, the son of the promise, Jesus Christ was born. That is why the evil one hates the people of Israel. When it comes to that piece of land, when it comes to the people of Israel, God deals with Isaac and his descendants. God’s Word is still valid today. People can break a covenant, but they cannot break the almighty God.

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