From the desk of Curt Landry…
The Golan Heights region has been in the news for decades and has been considered the “high place” with both biblical and political significance.
Where Is the Golan Heights?
The Golan Heights is a territory in Israel’s northeast corner along the Syrian border. It is a rocky, elevated plateau. Mount Hermon marks the highest point, standing at 9,232 feet above sea level, and holds the Israeli Defense Forces’ strategic observation post. The Golan Heights also overlooks the Sea of Galilee and the Hula Valley—some of Israel’s most fertile lands.
The Biblical Significance of the Golan Heights
The Golan Heights is part of the land that God gave to Abraham and was subsequently passed down to the half tribe of Manasseh (see Deut. 4:43). As long as this land is not in alignment with the biblical covenant, there will be no peace for Israel or its neighbors.
The Land Covenant
God made a Land Covenant with Israel before the death of Moses and the nation’s entry into the Promised Land. This covenant remains in effect still today. Until the borders of Israel align with what God has commanded, turmoil will continue.
We must understand that what happens in the physical is a manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual. Spiritual warfare is all around us in the atmosphere. The enemies—both in the spiritual and physical—want to steal this fertile ground because they know of its abundant potential and great blessing.
The turbulent fighting over this land should not surprise Believers, nor should we be ignorant of the fact that it is impacting us—politically and spiritually.
The enemy wrote a book eight decades ago to steal, kill, and destroy God’s chosen people (click HERE to hear more). He is working on one again. The next time it won’t just say “Jew,” it will contain the words “Jews and Christians.” Standing with Israel shuts the mouth of the enemy.
Will you be the one who stands up to be a voice of truth?
This is a time of great awakening as the Hebrew year 5779 comes to an end and we transition into 5780. The number 8 represents new beginnings.
- Will we awaken to the coming together as the One New Man’s new beginning?
- Will we understand the significance of aligning our calendars with God’s during this new season?
The Political Significance of the Golan Heights
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”—President Donald Trump tweets on March 21, 2019
It’s about time we had a president bold enough to make this move.
As a nation, we are used to slow governmental changes that block political and biblical alignment. But President Trump, who is believed to carry the Cyrus anointing, is known for making bold moves and statements.
This is exactly what this nation needs—a strong leader who is not afraid to stand with God’s people and align our land with Israel’s. A president who creates a barrier of entry for the enemy and says, “You cannot have it. It is not yours.”
As we approach these end-times, we will start to see a greater increase in the shaking of the atmosphere as spiritual and political forces collide.
The shaking must occur so that the false beliefs and anti-Semitic acts of this world are sifted out. The Lord is preparing His Church to unite as One New Man in order to take up dominion in the seven mountains of influence.
Without this authority, we are not only crippled but the next generation is as well—our children and grandchildren—will be subjected to injustices that are camouflaged as fairness. Without the Church taking their rightful place in our world, our children will be told by media, leaders, and religious organizations that acts of violence and atheistic principals are righteous and will bring peace.
This is a tragedy that does not leave a lasting legacy.
Operate According to the Power of the Holy Spirit
In Ephesians 3:20, God says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”
If we think for a moment that as Believers, we are to sit back and keep our convictions of truth because the Church has no place in business and leadership in our world, we are mistaken. We are not to be silenced—we are to be bold and move in the authority of the Holy Spirit given to us by Yeshua.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”—Luke 10:19
I ask you, are you claiming this inherited dominion that you have been charged with?
Yeshua spoke of separating the sheep nations from the goat nations during the end-times.
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…’”—Matthew 25:31-34
The sheep nations will be placed at His right hand. Where do you want to be found? Where do we want to be found as a nation? When we honor and support the leaders who are honoring and supporting Israel, we supernaturally move into authority.
President Trump’s bold move to proclaim Golan Heights as part of Israel is not just a political move but a God move. God is aligning the nations. He is positioning His people for what is to come.
In the natural, it’s important we understand that if the high place of the Golan is taken by the enemy, it is not defensible. Jerusalem and other areas of Israel are subject to firing rockets. If the only democratic nation in the Middle East is overtaken by opposing forces, you can imagine what this means for the position of the United States.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”—Proverbs 14:34
As the Bible exemplifies, if a nation’s moral standards are not in alignment with God’s, they are overtaken and fall. Though we each have a personal responsibility, we also have a joint responsibility to preserve the Christian heritage that America was founded upon.