Torah, Deuteronomy 26:1 – 26:2: And it will be, when you come into the land which the Lord, your God, gives you for an inheritance, and you possess it and settle in it, that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you will bring from your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you. And you shall put [them] into a basket and go to the place which the Lord, your God, will choose to have His Name dwell there.
What does it mean “You come into the land and you possess it”? Does it mean you cross the Jordan River? But it is a very shallow river. People easily waded across it with the cattle. There was nothing special about this.
It is only possible to possess the land of Israel in the spiritual sense. Then you have the right to be in it.
Today, being in the land of Israel is given to us as an opportunity, and we must prove that we are really capable of existing in this land, and if we cannot, we are “thrown out” of it after some time. This happened to us 2,000 years ago and the same thing can happen now if we are not suitable for this land.
To be in the land of Israel means to be in a close connection with all the people in friendship, love, and brotherhood, and through this to relate to the Creator exactly the same way to give Him the opportunity to dwell among us. This is called the land of Israel, from the word “Isra-El” (straight to the Creator).
It is written about this: “And you shall put them into a basket and go to the place which the Lord, your God, will choose to have His Name dwell there.” His name can only be in this place.
Basket is your intentions, and the harvest and all the rest are your desires. “The first of all the fruit of the ground,” all the special gifts, are the intentions by which you as if demonstrate why you are doing it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/9/16