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“I (Jehovah God) will bless them that bless thee (Israel), and curse them that curse thee.”  Genesis 12:3

 

Joplin, Missouri—May 22nd, 2011:  It is no “coincidence” that the latest U. S. weather disaster occurred on the heels of President Obama’s recent meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which President Obama stated his position that the borders between Israel and Palestine must be based on the 1967 lines. 

Returning to the 1967 borders would mean that Israel would have to relinquish sections of Jerusalem which have historically been Jewish—including Jerusalem’s Old City, the Wailing Wall, the Jewish Quarter, and the Hebrew University.  Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Jerusalem has been a haven where Jews and people of other faiths could live in freedom and enjoy the fruits of humane, civilized culture. 

In view of his past declaration of U. S. policy toward Israel, President Obama’s change of heart causes us to doubt his integrity.  On June 4th of 2008, Obama said:  “Israel’s security is sacrosanct.  It is non-negotiable . . . any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state.  And Jerusalem will remain the capitol of Israel, and it must remain undivided.” 

Oxymoronically, on May 19th, 2011 this same president declared:  “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines . . . .”

It’s prophetically significant, and also tremendously alarming, to note that the United Nations, European Union, and Russia have strongly backed Obama’s stand.  These 4 entities comprise the Quartet negotiating for “peace” in the Middle East.  The proposed “peace” entails an outrageous denial of Israel as a nation, and will demand unthinkable compromise beyond human boundaries of decency and reason!  There can be no “peace” so long as there is an enemy bent on destroying Israel, the Jewish race, and all of Western civilization.

The “land for peace” debacle which was initiated in 1991 by the first President Bush, and continued by President Clinton and the second President Bush, has now been carried to unreconcilable extremes by President Obama.  None of the land concessions have served in any way to halt the advances of radical Islam around the globe.

The powers of the world are lining up against the Jewish nation.  Humanly speaking, it sounds like a swan’s song for Israel.  But Israel does have one ally—the One that matters:  Jehovah God.  God has promised to bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse her.

It’s shocking enough to review our government’s steps, since 1991, in withdrawing support of Israel and compromising her right to exist.  But even more shocking is the concurrence of government measures and national disasters.*  All of which bring us up-to-date with the latest major disaster:  a tornado devastating an American city, immediately following the betrayal of Israel by an American president—Barack Obama.

The world may think it is finished with Israel, but God is not.  The Jews always have been and ever will be God’s chosen people, chosen by His Sovereignty and Grace.  Again and again, Scripture assures us that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to reign in Jerusalem.  We are never to set a date for this event, but we are to study the times and realize when prophecies are fulfilled.  God will restore Israel and recover her boundaries. 

Only Jehovah God can bring a workable “peace plan” to earth.  His peace involves the glory of the His people, the Jews, and His nation, Israel—the center of all the nations on earth.  How can anyone miss the obvious?

Margaret L. Been, ©2011

*Many historians have documented the connection between the treatment of the Jewish people and the demise of various nations worldwide.  A recent documentary, AS AMERICA HAS DONE TO ISRAEL, by John P. McTernan, delineates the link between our nation’s recent disasters–including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina—and US policies involving Israel.  Now Mr. McTernan can add a new, tragic chapter to his book.

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