There is a simple verse written by Moses, some 5,000 years ago. It is a promise that God gave to Abraham, and it has never been broken.
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:3
God promised to bless those who blessed Abraham–and the promise was not dependant on his failures or successes. It was a one sided-commitment. In Abraham’s life, this promise was kept, but it was not just for him. “All the families of the earth” of all time were also to be blessed through God’s promise to Abraham.
Through Abraham’s children–Israel.
The fact that he world will be blessed or cursed depending on their treatment of Israel is the history of the planet in a nutshell. The apple of God’s eye, the one and only true God, is Israel. It is his prized possession and he zealously protects it, like the center of his eye. Mess with Israel and you will get burned, whether Israel deserves their treatment or not; it is not dependent on them, but on God. The main way the world has been blessed in its history is through an Isrealite man, Jesus Christ. The world turned upside-down through his short life–no other man has ever had a bigger impact on history than him. And for those who believe in Christ’s mission and those who bless him by loving and living for him, will be eternally blessed.
The most recent way through which the world has been cursed by the Jews is during WWII. Hitler made a fatal mistake when he decided to make this homeless nation the center of his furious attack, for no rational reason.
I have heard it said that there was no logical reason, in the beginning of Hitler’s bid for worldwide domination, for the war to be lost by Germany. I would oldly put forth that the war was lost because Hitler dared to touch the apple of God’s eye–Israel.
As I look over history, it is amazing to see how Israel, a minuscule and rebellious people (against their own God especially), take the center stage so very often. Israel has outlived the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Mongolian Empires. She has remained as empires have come and gone–Egypt, Rome, Greece, England, etc. Yet still she remains, seemingly defenseless, but unshaken, even with the constant threat of millions of Arab swords surrounding them, pledging to give their life for her death.
Looking at the current global climate, the pot is beginning to steam, and it is dangerously close to boiling-over. In Europe current statistics show that anti-Semitism is reaching new record highs. And the feeling is slowly but surely being fed in America, and it is slowly infiltrating even the church (e.g. Kingdom Theology)!
Economically, America has no reason remain Israel’s ally, since better allies could be had at her expense. Would not a vast majority of the problems in the Middle East be done away with if Israel were no more?
Since the time of the Second World War, America has been the unwavering ally of Israel, and often it has stood by her alone. Why?!
Coincidentally, America has been a super-power since the late 1940’s. Is there a connection to Israel?
To be honest, it can be hard to be Israel’s ally. They are a very closed culture, they are bold and proud, and they have a multitude of enemies–they are like slobbering dogs waiting to be let go of their chains that hold them back from devouring her.
Yet American Presidents and politicians have stood by Israel as an active ally. We still provide about 8 percent of the governments yearly budget, in economical support. Is this a good use of our tax money?
Helen Freedman, the head of the AFSI, once said:
“It seems that presidents like Reagan and Bush who have a foundation in the Bible have a better understanding of what Israel’s role is in the world…Israel is not meant to be a nation like all the other nations, It’s not meant to be absorbed into the Middle East or the Commonwealth of Nations. It is a nation that represents the biblical promise – the Promised Land, the chosen people, and its obligation to be a light unto the nations.”
By the actions of presidents like Reagan, Bush, and even Nixon, they believed that Israel was more than simply a country among the many. They believed she was special and that by blessing Israel, America would be blessed and protected.
But what about President Barack Obama? Will he follow suit? Economically and as far as National defense goes, being Israel’s ally does not seem very wise right now. In fact, being Israel’s ally in these heated times seems very dangerous.
These very thoughts may have crossed his mind as he shook hands with Dictator Hugo Chaves, of Venezuela. Economically, being friends with Venezuela (which owns about a third of the world’s oil supply) makes brilliant sense, at almost whatever cost.
But there are strings attached–Chavez is friends with Iran’s Dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This man is the sword and outspoken enemy of Israel and he has stated that he will stop at nothing to take her off planet earth.
We are walking on thin ice, Mr. President, and the water is getting warmer. This is not an economical decision, choose your fate carefully, very carefully.
I warn you Mr. President, the day you withdraw your alliance with Israel, is the day that America slips into the oblivion of history and we become largely secondary.
History is the best teacher–pray that our President takes a lesson in it.
Psa 137:5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!
Will you dare to mess with Isreal once again? (Hint: It’s not as small and insignificant as it looks)