The new moon, the first day of the 11th month of the Hebrew calendar (if you count time as God commanded Moses, numbering the first month of the year with the ripening of the barley, and the first day of each successive month on the appearing of the new moon) was yesterday, in Israel. On this day in history, the Scripture records, the Lord said through Moses:
Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him as commandments to them … “See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.” Deuteronomy 1:3,8
Thus saith the Lord on the first day of the eleventh month: “Possess the land which the Lord swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and their descendants after them.” What is even more jaw- dropping is that this year, the year that President Bush wants Israel to divide its land and to divide Jerusalem, is the fortieth year since the Lord restored Jerusalem to Israel as a result of the 1967 war.
Yesterday, the day that President Bush said that Israel must end its “occupation” – and what is occupation but possession of the land – is the anniversary of the day that the Lord said to Moses, recorded in the word of God, which is from everlasting to everlasting, to go in and possess the land that He has given to their fathers and their descendants after them.
The word of God is clearly saying, “Possess!” and the word of man is clearly saying, “Do not possess!” and Israel must choose which word to follow. I am afraid for Olmert, because I do not believe that God will allow the word of man to prevail over His word, I am afraid for President Bush, for placing himself on the wrong side of God in this issue, and I am afraid for us, since he is our President. Israel, I am not afraid for, because God has fought for her and will continue to fight for her, and I do not believe the word of man is going to prevail over the word of God, and the dividing will not ultimately come to pass.