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The Conflict Between Jews and Arabs Started in Biblical Times

The Conflict Between Jews and Arabs Started in Biblical Times

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The battle is between the 12 princes/rulers of Ishmael and 12 Tribes of Israel....
Arabs and the Israelis have been fighting since time immemorial over that tiny plot of land called Israel. Their battle is not one of flesh and blood, but of spiritual things. The Bible states that the last great battle will pit Israel against the rest of the Middle East and its allies. How did it all begin and why have they remained mortal enemies for thousands of years?
The battle is between the 12 princes/rulers of Ishmael and 12 Tribes of Israel....
Arabs and the Israelis have been fighting since time immemorial over that tiny plot of land called Israel. Their battle is not one of flesh and blood, but of spiritual things. The Bible states that the last great battle will pit Israel against the rest of the Middle East and its allies. How did it all begin and why have they remained mortal enemies for thousands of years?

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The conflict between Jews and Arabsstarted in Biblical times
 
The battle is between the 12 princes/rulers of Ishmael and 12 tribes ofIsrael....
 Arabs and the Israelis have been fighting since time immemorial over that tiny plot of land called Israel. Their battle is not one of flesh and blood, but of spiritual things. TheBible states that the last great battle will pit Israel againstthe rest of the Middle Eastand its allies. How did it all begin and why have they remained mortal enemies forthousands of years?
It began in Genesis 16 when YHWH (Yahweh) made His Covenant with Abraham's sonIsaac, and in essence, sent the half-brother Ishmael on his merry way to become "ageat nation" (the present day Arabs, most of whom are Muslim). In Genesis 16:13-16(years before Abraham's second son Isaac was born) the Angel of the Lord told Abraham's servant Hagar that her son Ishmael would be
"...a wild donkey of a man, Hishand will be against everyone, and everyone's hand will be against him; and he will liveto the east ofall his brothers.
"
Genesis 17:
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 And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"
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But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his nameIsaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for hisdescendants after him.
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 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him,and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the fatherof twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
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But My covenant I will establishwith Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year."
Conflict between the two sons of Abraham began from the very start. Genesis 21:9 saysthe conflict began just after Isaac was weaned:
"Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar theEgyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking."
Galatians 4 tells us that Ishmael had been "born according to the flesh" while Isaac hadbeen "born according to the promise". Isaac replaced Ishmael as the favored son andheir. This, of course, made Ishmael jealous and bitter. As a result, he mocked anddisdained his half-brother. Eventually the situation became so intolerable that Abraham's wife Sarah demanded that Ishmael and his Egyptian concubine mother,Hagar, be expelled permanently fromAbraham's family.But YHWH loved Hagar and her son, and had mercy upon them. He promised Hagar
 
that her son would beget twelve princes who would become a great nation. Ishmaelthen went to live in the wilderness region of Hejaz in what became known as the Arabian Peninsula. He indeed had twelve patriarchal sons who became associated withthe peoples known as Midianites, Edomites, Egyptians and Assyrians. The Bible andIslamic tradition both agree that Ishmael became the leader of all the great desertpeoples of the Middle East. YHWH provided many opportunities in this story for redemption of bad situationscreated mostly out of disobedience and lack of faith. Abraham had agreed toimpregnate Hagar at the request of his wife Sarah, even though God had told Abrahamand Sarah that they would one day have their own son. To be fair to Ishmael, Godprovided him a great kingdom of his own "to the east" of his brother, but it was neverenough. Ishmael's descendants have always been jealous that Isaac's descendantswere able to claim the full inheritance of Abraham.This jealousy and resentment created an unparalleled hate which has set off wars andatrocities for four thousand years. It was the title deed to the land of Israel, which Godpromised to Abraham's lineage, that has been the source of the friction between theJews and the Arabs right up to the present day.Muslims believe the Jews changed and distorted the Bible in order to establishthemselves as the heirs of Abraham's Covenant blessings. However, they fail to explainhow the New Testament clearly teaches that the Covenant was made with Isaac and hisdescendants. According to Islamic tradition, Abraham had eight sons rather than two who werereared in Mecca, not Hebron. They insist it was Ishmael, not Isaac, whom Abraham wasabout to sacrifice on Mount Moriah when an angel stopped him. According to the Koran,the Abrahamic covenant, with its promises-including the title deed to the land of Israel-was passed down to the Arabs through Ishmael, rather thanto the Jews throughIsaac.If one believes that the Old and New Testaments were written under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, then there is no question that Israel is the Promised Land of the Jews.God's words to Abraham in Genesis are some 2,500 years older than the creation of Islam (whose "prophet" Mohammed was a murdering, thieving pedophile who "married"a seven year old child-but that's another story).The bottom line is, YHWH fulfilled His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael. And Heis about to use the consequential warfare between the two brothers in order to bringabout His "end time" scenario....
Note:
We at The Refiner's Fire believe God is using the spirit of Islam to make Hisend time prophecies happen. Why? Because, as a Muslim e-mail pen-pal of oursrecently wrote: "Muslims
HATE
Jews and Christians and all they stand for, including
 
Capitalism." The Bible says that in the end times, believers in Yeshua will bebeheaded for their belief (Rev. 20:4). And who are the
ONLY 
people in theentireuniverse who still behead? The Muslims! They have become the world's worstenemy, as evidenced by the myriad terrorist attacks not only on Israel but theentire world. And the worst is yet to come....For more, please see ourChallenging
 
Islampage.
 Author Hal Lindsay recently wrote the following:
....This is exactly the situation that continues to develop in the Middle East. The worldhas been dragged into the ancient conflict betweenIsaac and Ishmael in spite of itsbest efforts to stay out of it. This conflict that has raged between these two half brothers for 4,000 years is destined to ignite the last war of the world, according to theBible prophets.Muhammad, a descendant of Ishmael, has brought over one billion people on to hisside of this ancient conflict through the religion of Islam. From the time he started theMuslim religion, the dimensions of the conflict began to enlarge. When his followers laidclaim to Jerusalem as thetheir third holiest site, the die was cast for Jerusalem tobecome the trigger of the war of Armageddon, just as the prophet Zechariah predicted2500 years ago. Zechariah prophesied "Jerusalem would become a burdensome stonefor all the peoples" and that "All nations of the earth will be gathered [for war] becauseof it." (Zechariah 12:3)We are eyewitnesses to this taking place right now.The other major spheres of power that will be drawn into this final war are clearlypredicted.Ezekiel predicts that anation to the extreme north of reborn Israel will become Israel'sarch enemy. It will be a nation with a vast arsenal with which it will arm all of theMuslim nations. Russia is the only nation to the extreme north of Israel. And they aredescended from the tribe of Magog through the Scythians, just as Ezekiel predicted.God Himself commands this power from the extreme north to take command of theconfederated Muslim forces and lead them in an all out attack against Israel. Thisattack is the first battle of the war of Armageddon.The Book of Revelation predicts another sphere of power that will enter this war with200 million soldiers. This power bloc is called "the Kings of the East". They will moveinto the Middle East and attack once the war has started.The Bible says they will wipeout a third of the world's population.The fourth power bloc is the Western force led by a revived form of the Roman Empire.Daniel and the Apostle John both predict this power in great detail. It will begin when a

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