God Gives the Holy Land to Israel (5:21 – 5:23)

God Gives the Holy Land to Israel

[5:21] “O my people, enter the holy land that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers.”
[5:22] They said, “O Moses, there are powerful people in it, and we will not enter it, unless they get out of it. If they get out, we are entering.”
[5:23] Two men who were reverent and blessed by GOD said, “Just enter the gate. If you just enter it, you will surely prevail. You must trust in GOD, if you are believers.” 

Lack of Confidence in God: They Refuse to Enter Jerusalem

[2:58] Recall that we said, “Enter this town, where you will find as many provisions as you like. Just enter the gate humbly, and treat the people nicely. We will then forgive your sins, and increase the reward for the pious.”
[2:59] But the wicked among them carried out commands other than the commands given to them. Consequently, we sent down upon the transgressors condemnation from the sky, due to their wickedness. 

Does this mean that Israel is given to the Children of Israel forever?  

[17:4] We addressed the Children of Israel in the scripture: “You will commit gross evil on earth, twice. You are destined to fall into great heights of arrogance.
[17:5] “When the first time comes to pass, we will send against you servants of ours who possess great might, and they will invade your homes. This is a prophecy that must come to pass.
[17:6] “Afterwards, we will give you a turn over them, and will supply you with a lot of wealth and children; we will give you the upper hand.
[17:7] “If you work righteousness, you work righteousness for your own good, but if you commit evil you do so to your own detriment. Thus, when the second time comes to pass, they will defeat you and enter the masjid, just as they did the first time. They will wipe out all the gains you had accomplished.”

This shows the lack of trust that Children of Israel had despite all the miracles they seen from God. This is similar to the Friday Prayer where we trust God and drop all business to attend. God is the one who provides us with our jobs and our provisions so we need to trust in God to attend.

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God’s Blessings (5:20)

[5:20] Recall that Moses said to his people, “O my people, remember GOD’s blessings upon you: He appointed prophets from among you, made you kings, and granted you what He never granted any other people. 

How were the jews made into kings? 
We Are All Kings and Queens Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOQGiveUxf8

 

Remember God’s Blessings:
60 Seconds of GRATITUDE – The Key to Happiness!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPk1SxrxYfk

People who live off trash in Kenya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRH64dBwt4

God’s Messenger to the Jews, Christians and Muslims (5:18 – 5:19)

God’s Messenger to the Jews, Christians and Muslims

[5:18] The Jews and the Christians said, “We are GOD’s children and His beloved.” Say, “Why then does He punish you for your sins? You are just humans like the other humans He created.” He forgives whomever He wills and punishes whomever He wills. To GOD belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, and to Him is the final destiny.

God’s Messenger of the Covenant

[5:19] O people of the scripture, our messenger has come to you, to explain things to you, after a period of time without messengers, lest you say, “We did not receive any preacher or warner.” A preacher and warner has now come to you. GOD is Omnipotent.* 
*5:19 This verse reports the fulfillment of the biblical and Quranic prophecy regarding the advent of God’s Messenger of the Covenent (Malachi 3:1, Quran 3:81). The name of this messenger is mathematically coded into the Quran as “Rashad Khalifa.” This very special verse warrants the presentation of specific evidence. By adding the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), plus the value of “Khalifa” (725), plus the sura number (5), plus the verse number (19), we obtain a total of 505+725+5+19 = 1254, or 19×66. Nineteen is the Quran’s common denominator, which was revealed through Rashad Khalifa. More evidence and specific details are in Appendix Two.

Appendix 2 – God’s Messenger of the Covenant

God’s Messenger of the Covenant is a consolidating messenger. His mission is to purify and unify all existing religions into one: Islam (Submission).

Islam is NOT a name; it is a description of one’s total submission and devotion to God ALONE, without idolizing Jesus, Mary, Muhammad, or the saints. Anyone who meets this criterion is a “Muslim” (Submitter). Therefore, one may be a Muslim Jew, a Muslim Christian, a Muslim Hindu, a Muslim Buddhist, or Muslim Muslim.

God’s Messenger of the Covenant delivers God’s proclamation that “The only religion approved by God is Submission” (3:19) and that “Anyone who seeks other than Submission as a religion, it will not be accepted from him/her” (3:85).

A messenger of God must present proof that he is God’s messenger. Every messenger of God is supported by incontrovertible divine signs proving that he is authorized by the Almighty to deliver His messages. Moses threw down his staff and it turned into a serpent, Jesus healed the leprous and revived the dead by God’s leave, Saaleh’s sign was the famous camel, Abraham walked out of the fire, and Muhammad’s miracle was the Quran (29:50-51).

The Quran (3:81, 33:7, 33:40) and the Bible (Malachi 3:1-3) have prophesied the advent of the consolidating messenger, God’s Messenger of the Covenant. It is only befitting that a messenger with such a crucial mission must be supported by the most powerful miracle (74:30-35). While the miracles of previous messengers were limited in time and place, God’s miracle supporting His Messenger of the Covenant is perpetual; it can be witnessed by anyone, at anytime, in any place.

This Appendix presents physical, examinable, verifiable, and irrefutable evidence that Rashad Khalifa is God’s Messenger of the Covenant.

http://www.quranalone.com/the-quran/appendices/appendix-2.php

Pagan Influence in Christianity (5:17)

Gross Blasphemy

[5:17] Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is the Messiah, the son of Mary. Say, “Who could oppose GOD if He willed to annihilate the Messiah, son of Mary, and his mother, and everyone on earth?” To GOD belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. He creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yte-ad6Y31s

How Jesus became god

http://www.amazon.com/How-Jesus-Became-God-Exaltation/dp/0061778192/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443393077&sr=8-2&keywords=jesus+become+god

Time is the Ally of Deceit Part 5 – Remember the Sabbath Day – Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpfImP8bw3s

Quran: God’s Message to the Jews and Christians (5:15 – 5:16)

The Quran: God’s Message to the Jews and Christians

[5:15] O people of the scripture, our messenger has come to you to proclaim for you many things you have concealed in the scripture, and to pardon many other transgressions you have committed. A beacon has come to you from GOD, and a profound scripture.
[5:16] With it, GOD guides those who seek His approval. He guides them to the paths of peace, leads them out of darkness into the light by His leave, and guides them in a straight path.

In 5:16 what does it mean to seek God’s approval?

To do what God is asking of us – see previous verses. The highest achievement someone can obtain is to have God’s approval.

[3:173] When the people say to them, “People have mobilized against you; you should fear them,” this only strengthens their faith, and they say, “GOD suffices us; He is the best Protector.”
[3:174] They have deserved GOD’s blessings and grace. No harm ever touches them, for they have attained GOD’s approval. GOD possesses infinite grace.

Good News

[9:20] Those who believe, and emigrate, and strive in the cause of GOD with their money and their lives, are far greater in rank in the sight of GOD. These are the winners.
[9:21] Their Lord gives them good news: mercy and approval from Him, and gardens where they rejoice in everlasting bliss.
[9:22] Eternally they abide therein. GOD possesses a great recompense.

How do we know we have God’s approval?
If we have God’s approval He guides us to peace. So if we feel anxious or stressed then that means that we still need to strive to do better.

Does being happy mean that you have God’s approval?
It is one metric. It requires a deeper looking into someone’s life to determine if they are truly happy. Do they have contentment, peace and fulfillment, and is it sustainable. If so, then it is probably a better sign that they are actually happy.

Happiness is an exclusive quality of the soul.

Introduction – Perfect Happiness: Now and Forever
One of the most elusive objectives of every human being is “Happiness.” The Quran reveals the secret of attaining perfect happiness in this life and forever. We learn from the Quran that happiness is an exclusive quality of the soul. Thus, a body that attains all the material successes it longs for – money, power, fame, etc. – often belongs to an unhappy person. Happiness depends totally on the degree of growth and development attained by the soul, the real person. The Quran provides a detailed map towards perfect happiness for both body and soul, both in this world and in the eternal Hereafter (Appendix 15). In the numerous verses throughout this proven Testament, God personally guarantees the believers’ happiness, now and forever:

[10:62-64] Absolutely, God’s allies will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. They are those who believe and lead a righteous life. For them happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter. Such is God’s inviolable law. This is the true triumph

Can someone who doesn’t believe in God alone be happy?
By prescribing to what God decrees for us it will provide benefits, but the ultimate benefit is attributed to the worship of God alone. If someone gives to charity irrespective if they believe in God or not they will reap the physical benefits of the act in this world. The same goes for giving to charity, doing good deeds, fasting, meditating etc. But the eternal happiness and peace of mind comes only with the worship of God alone.

[57:27] Subsequent to them, we sent our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel (Gospel), and we placed in the hearts of his followers kindness and mercy. But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by GOD. But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.

Doing the good deeds without the worship of God alone is like a seed that is placed onto thin soil. It will not grow to its full potential.

[2:264] O you who believe, do not nullify your charities by inflicting reproach and insult, like one who spends his money to show off, while disbelieving in GOD and the Last Day. His example is like a rock covered with a thin layer of soil; as soon as heavy rain falls, it washes off the soil, leaving it a useless rock. They gain nothing from their efforts. GOD does not guide disbelieving people.

The criteria for being happy is in 2:62 and 5:69

[2:62/5:69] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

What was concealed in the scripture?
One example is that they claim that Isaac was Abraham’s son that he was going to sacrifice.

Genesis 22:
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

Ismail was 14 years older than Isaac. Therefore Isaac would never be Abrahams only son. Additionally we see that when Ismail and Isaac buried Abraham it says that Abraham had two sons.

Genesis 25:
8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people. 9 Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah,

Appendix 9 – Abraham Original Messenger of Islam
One of the prevalent myths is that Muhammad was the founder of Islam. Although Islam, total submission to God alone, is the only religion recognized by God since the time of Adam (3:19, 85), Abraham is reported in the Quran as the first user of the word “Islam” and the one who called us “Muslims” (22:78). Abraham’s exemplary submission to God is demonstrated by his famous willingness to sacrifice his only son, Ismail, when he thought that that was God’s command. As it turns out, such a command was in fact from Satan.

God Never Ordered Abraham to Sacrifice His Son
God is the Most Merciful. He never violates His own law (7:28). Any person who believes that the Most Merciful ordered Abraham to kill his son cannot possibly make it to God’s Heaven. Such evil thought about God is grossly blasphemous. Nowhere in the Quran do we see that God ordered Abraham to kill his son. On the contrary, God intervened to save Abraham and Ismail from Satan’s plot (37:107), and He told Abraham: “You believed the dream” (37:105). Undoubtedly, it was a dream inspired by Satan. God’s irrevocable law is: “God never advocates sin” (7:28)

Christianity and Quran (5:14)

Christians, too, Must Obey God’s Messenger

[5:14] Also from those who said, “We are Christian,” we took their covenant. But they disregarded some of the commandments given to them. Consequently, we condemned them to animosity and hatred among themselves, until the Day of Resurrection. GOD will then inform them of everything they had done. 

[2:62/5:69] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. 

We are responsible for what we know. If a Christian finds the Quran they should find nothing objectionable in it, as they will recognize the truth like they recognize their own child.

[2:146] Those who received the scripture recognize the truth herein, as they recognize their own children. Yet, some of them conceal the truth, knowingly.

[6:20] Those to whom we have given the scripture recognize this as they recognize their own children. The ones who lose their souls are those who do not believe.

Christian Etymology:
Christian (n., adj.) Look up Christian at Dictionary.com 16c., forms replacing earlier Christen, from Old English cristen (noun and adjective), from a West Germanic borrowing of Church Latin christianus, from Ecclesiastical Greek christianos, from Christos (see Christ). First used in Antioch, according to Acts xi:25-26. Christian Science as the name of a religious sect is from 1863.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Christian&allowed_in_frame=0

Christ Etymology:
title given to Jesus of Nazareth, Old English crist (by 830, perhaps 675), from Latin Christus, from Greek khristos “the anointed” (translation of Hebrew mashiah; see messiah), noun use of verbal adjective of khriein “to rub, anoint” (see chrism). The Latin term drove out Old English Hæland “healer, savior,” as the preferred descriptive term for Jesus.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Christ&allowed_in_frame=0

Taking the Words out of Context (5:13)

Consequences of Violating God’s Covenant

[5:13] It was a consequence of their violating the covenant that we condemned them, and we caused their hearts to become hardened. Consequently, they took the words out of context, and disregarded some of the commandments given to them. You will continue to witness betrayal from them, excepting a few of them. You shall pardon them, and disregard them. GOD loves those who are benevolent. 

People’s hearts become hardened when they are unappreciative.

Misquoting Jesus in the Bible – Professor Bart D. Ehrman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfheSAcCsrE

Quran Unique that not only is it untouched, but also verifiably preserved:

Oldest Quran found in Birmingham
http://www.muslimworldjournal.com/2015/07/oldest-quran-found-in-birmingham/

Quran’s Mathematical Miracle
The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any human authored book. Every element of the Quran is mathematically composed – the suras, the verses, the words, the number of certain letters, the number of words from the same root, the number and variety of divine names, the unique spelling of certain words, the absence or deliberate alteration of certain letters within certain words, and many other elements of the Quran besides its content. There are two major facets of the Quran’s mathematical system: (1) The mathematical literary composition, and (2) The mathematical structure involving the numbers of suras and verses. Because of this comprehensive mathematical coding, the slightest distortion of the Quran’s text or physical arrangement is immediately exposed.

http://www.quranalone.com/the-quran/appendices/appendix-1.php