Watchman Willie Martin Archive

     Last night as I was studying some scripture for a study that I am currently putting to gather Yahweh opened my eyes to the following, please pay careful attention and I think you will see what I am trying to present to you.

When the Israelites entered the land, they were expressly told that future blessings rested upon how well they obeyed the terms of the conditional covenant under law.

"Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, they corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee." (Deuteronomy 7:12‑15)

Yahweh reminded His Israel people repeatedly of the urgent need to obey the terms of the "conditional covenant" under which they entered the land of promise.

"Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills: A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass." (Deuteronomy 8:6‑9)

We are also told this in another place in Deuteronomy:

"And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon, And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh." (Deuteronomy 33:13‑17)

The Promised Land was endowed with tremendous natural resources, including fertile soil, abundant mineral wealth, a favorable growing season, and an ideal climate. Israelites' enjoyment of this land was "conditional" upon their obedience to Yahweh's law!


And in all truthfulness, Palestine has never been able to do that, nor has it abundant natural resources, such as oil, iron, brass, copper, nor is it a land with numberless cattle and flocks. Our ships compass the seven seas so‑to‑speak and control them almost exclusively. That land was only a stopping point for the Israelites until Yahweh could make them strong enough to go the rest of the way to the Promised Land.

Yahweh reminded the Israelites that it was not their righteousness which enabled them to possess the land, for they had been a stubborn, stiff‑necked, and rebellious people. (Deuteronomy 9:4‑7)

The former inhabitants had lost the land by default because of their gross wickedness. Therefore, the Israelites were not going to possess the land, but their stay there was conditional upon obedience to the covenant.

"And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all they heart and with all thy soul." (Deuteronomy 10:12)

Yahweh further instructed the Israelites as they prepared to enter the land of promise under the "conditional covenant" of law.

"Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it; And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey. For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as garden of herbs: But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields fro thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full..." (Deuteronomy 11:8‑15)

There is no time in the history of the world that Palestine could fulfill all these promises. Europe can fulfill some of them; South Africa can fulfill some of them; New Zealand can fulfill some of them; Australia can fulfill some of them: BUT THERE IS NO PLACE ON EARTH WHERE ALL THESE THINGS COULD AND WERE FULFILLED EXCEPT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Can you see that. Moses was not prophesying about that little piece of sand box in the middle east or any part of it, but he was prophesying about the United States.

Yahweh made it clear that these blessings were contingent upon the faithfulness of the people. Obedience and Godly performance to the demands of the covenant would yield tremendous blessings and prosperity upon the land. Note, however, the warning which Yahweh also issued:

"Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that their be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you." (Deuteronomy 11:16‑17)

We can see these things happening to our beloved country even as we speak.

See these verses also 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; Jeremiah 23:3‑8; 50:17; Isaiah 14:1; 26:12‑14 Ezekiel 34:13; 37:21; 39:22‑29

Bible students are familiar with the fact that the Israelites failed to keep this conditional covenant of law, and as aresult, wree cast out of the land and sent into dispersion among the nations, where the primary body of them remains unto this day. Because of the gross idolatry and disobedience of the Israelites, they were rejected and cast out of the land.

“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indigunaiton, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 29:27-28)

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