Illegal settlements. You will hear this term often on the world news. Amazingly, the world once again has taken a hostile position against Almighty God in its dealings with the people of Israel, but I digress momentarily. In 1947 the United Nations General Assembly moved toward the creation of a Jewish nation in Palestine. Then on May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Soon thereafter five Arab armies attacked the new nation of Israel in hopes of destroying it in its infancy. Israel miraculously survived the onslaught, and won the war. The land they possessed was only a part of ancientIsrael. In 1967 after much military tension between Israel and Egypt/Syria/Jordan, Egypt deployed troops along the border with Israel and closed the straits of Tiran. Consequently, Israel launched a preemptive strike, defeating the Egyptian/Syrian/Jordanian armies in what is known as the Six-Day War. In just six days Israel gained the Egyptian Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Fast forward to today, the West Bank and East Jerusalem are still considered occupied territories by the nations of the world. Mind you, many nations of the earth have land that they gained through war, including the United States of America. Horror of horrors, Israel has done much building of homes and communities in these areas for Israeli citizens. These are the so-called illegal settlements, but let us examine the word illegal. What makes something illegal? The definition of illegal is: contrary to or forbidden by law. Ah, so when a law is passed against something, that something is declared to be forbidden or contrary to the accepted norm. But we have a major problem on our hands here. Just how wise is it to declare the works of YaHVeH to be illegal? Almighty God gave the land to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants as an everlasting possession. It is not difficult to understand what the phrase “everlasting possession” means. It means that the land still belongs to the people of Israel. It is true that the Almighty punished Israel for gross sins and allowed them to be dispersed among the nations; however, He has restored them to their homeland as He promised them He would. They have once again taken possession of the land, as the Almighty commanded them in ancient times. Because the Almighty gave the land to these people eternally, it is perfectly fitting that they build homes there and take up permanent residence. As far as I am concerned, the so-called illegal settlements are 100% legal. The words of Almighty God constitute real law and are thus the very basis for all that is legal throughout the earth and the entire universe. To the so-called settlers I say: build build build! It is completely safe to build on the words of the Almighty. Though all the nations of the earth oppose you, you will prosper as you obey YaHVeH. Wise men and women respect and honor Almighty God and foolish people go right ahead with nary a consideration.