As you may have heard by now, the Obama administration officially changed their position on Israel. They are now adding themselves to a growing list of administrations that are trying to the force the Israeli government into giving up land “for peace”.
Quite frankly the request on its surface is laughable, if the position was not true and the results not so tragic. Let’s examine what this administration is asking: A sovereign nation is asking another sovereign nation to give up their land, so that another “race” of people can live there. In addition, they are being asked to split their capital city in half so that the “Palestinian” people have a capital to call their own. No other nation in world history has been asked to do this. The full weight of our government is behind this action. Yet once again, the reaction from the Church in America is eerily silent. It is a living proof text that we in the pew do not know our Bibles, and that those in the pulpit refuse to teach it.
Genesis 12:3 says: “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”. This is something that U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann has stated publicly. You can read her statement here.
In addition, Zechariah 12:3 says: “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it”.
As a Christian we know that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (see II Timothy 3:16). That being said, knowing that Genesis 12:3 and Zechariah 12:3 have not been done away with, why is there no outrage coming from the leadership from the Church in America? As I have said in earlier posts, the only difference between the Sanhedrin of the 1st century and the leadership of the 21st century is 2000 years and a better tailor.
Because of the aggressive position of our government toward Israel as well as the lackidazical position of our Church leaders, judgment to our country is not only coming; it is eminent. God will not stand idly by and let His chosen people be boxed in like this. He will unleash the full power of Heaven, if we don’t repent of our actions and hold our government leaders accountable.
This is the crossroad we are at as a nation. Either we take the the right “fork” of repentance and accountability, and God through His mercy and direction guides us to rebuild the waste places (church and government) and restore them both to their former glory. Or we take the left fork or pride, arrogance, and complacency and we shall be destroyed. Our destruction will not come because of God’s will, but because of our foolish choices.
Make the right choice Church, because it is in this choice that we shall be remembered.