When I read that headline on the Drudge Report Wednesday night my heart sank. I could not believe I was actually reading that about America. "Why should it bother us" you might say... Read a few of the promises that God made to Abraham. I emphasized the promises with bold letters. Keep in mind that God is not a liar. He always keeps His Word!
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
It is my firm belief that one of the main reasons God has blessed America so richly, relates directly to verse 3. For the most part, America has been a friend to Israel. However, you can mark God's Word, they that curse Abraham's people will bear the curse of God. That is why my heart sank. My immediate reaction was to ask God for mercy and to remind Him that we are not all against Israel. There are many Americans that pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem and love the people of Israel. There are many Christians in America that cringe at headlines like the one above.
God forbid that our leadership should so whole heartedly turn on Israel. God forbid that our nation should join forces with those that OPENLY seek the destruction of Israel. The promises of God are very clear. The miracles that God worked to bring the Jewish people back home after nearly 2000 years are very plain to see. He brought them back because He gave them that land ForEver.
God said in Verse 7 ... Unto thy seed will I give this land...
In Genesis 13:14 God said, ...Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
Israel is God's real estate and He has given it to the Jewish people. We must not pressure them to give up their inheritance for an empty promise of elusive peace. Real lasting peace will never come to the middle east until Christ rules and reigns on the throne of David! Let the heathen rage! Let Satan roar! But Israel belongs to the Abraham's seed forever!
You can know for sure that Israel's neighbors will rise again to push her into the sea. It may be that this is where all of the latest unrest is headed. This may be the time when all of these events began to come to a boiling point. When it does, God will fight for Israel. God will destroy all of her enemies. He will reign down fire to consume them. My prayer is that the USA will be on the right side when that day arrives.
Friends, we must pray that God will turn the tide in America. If our nation rises up to condemn, rebuke and curse Israel then God WILL curse our nation. We must pray that our leaders will not harden their hearts against God. We must intercede to God for those in authority.
If they refuse to heed God's Word... If they join forces with those that would destroy Israel...Then we must pray for mercy. We must ask God to mix mercy with the promised judgement. Folks it is time to get serious. If you are waiting for perilous times before buckling down and serving God with your whole heart. Now is the time to do it! Tomorrow could very possibly be too late.