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ZIONISM is God's Idea!
"And I will set bounds from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines (the Mediterranean Sea), and from the desert to the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land unto your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.  They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against Me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee. " (Exodus 23:31-33)
ISRAEL...the land mentioned in the above Scripture is not just any piece of real estate.  It is holy and set apart...its boundaries set by God Himself.  No other land on this earth has been so designated.  From its miraculous rebirth as a nation in 1948, we see the Hand of God turning the pages of time and Biblical prophecy at an ever increasing rate.  The crux of this on-going conflict is Israel's right to exist and to possess this land.  The very land that the God Whom we both love and serve has said in His Word that He has given to the JEWS!  EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that contradicts that Word is a lie from Satan...the Father of Lies...and must be rejected. 
In the world's view, buoyed by insidious anti-Israel and anti-Semetic voices not only within Arab nations but in other nations as well (and sadly even within some churches), the term "occupation" has become a dirty word and "Zionism" something to be condemned.  But it is clear from the Word of God that HE was the One Who told Abraham, Moses, and Joshua to "go in and possess the land." 
Zionism then is not an is our LORD'S INSTRUCTIONS!
Therefore, for those who champion the rights of the Palestinians to live here, that right can ONLY come if it falls in line with God's predetermined destination for it as a JEWISH homeland.  We know that God has made provision for the strangers who dwell in the midst and who 'desire to live in peace under Jewish rule' that they should be allowed to do so. But for all others who refuse to live in peace under Jewish rule there is no option and no place to be found for them in the land of Israel. We must be carefu,l that we do not compormise this basic fundamental Truth.  It must remain the litmus test as to those who would live in this land that bears the Name of the One True Living God. 
 Why Jerusalem Will REMAIN the capital of Israel and the Jewish Nation
Reason # 1 : Jerusalem is ALREADY Spoken for!
We are blessed to serve the ONE True Living God.  The One Who is never surprised but Who knows the end from beginnings and Who forewarns us through His Word of events to come. He foretold of the end-time fight over Jerusalem and thus His commandment to us to "PRAY for the Peace of Jerusalem".  The Book of Zechariah is key to understanding the unique position that Jerusalem holds and WHY the battle surrounding her is so hot and furious. 
Zechariah 1 :14  declares  "So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of Hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy." 
Imagine that!  If we can rise up in jealousy to defend our beloved how much MORE will the LORD do so in His Jealousy over Jerusalem!  This is a fight other suitors CANNOT win!
The LORD makes many other declarations concerning Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular that attest to His unwavering commitment to Love Her, Protect Her, Defend Her, Provide for Her and Save Her.   We will discuss each in detail in the upcoming weeks. All of these were recorded thousands of years before there was a United Nation, European Union, Palestinian Authority, Islam, Hamas or any other entity that wants to lay claim to Her.  And long after they have ceased to be, His Word will still ring true.