Minister’s forum: God has promised to stand by Israel
The entire Middle East is raging with war on its mind, and with one desire in its heart – in the name of Allah, the God of Islam, to destroy the nation of Israel, that they call the Little Satan, and the United States, the Big Satan.
There are 20 nations of various Arab descent numbering 250 million that are confederated together under the religion of Islam against the little nation of Israel, the descendants of Abraham through Isaac. The Jewish-occupied territories are no more in size than the state of New Jersey with a population of only 51Ú2 million Jews. It is David and Goliath, an impossible situation except for the fact that the God of the scriptures of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has chosen the House of Israel. Since her conception through the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God has chosen to be with the Nation of Israel.
In the end time, God will stand for Israel, his chosen people. God told Abraham that he would build of him a great nation, the Jews. Those that curse them, they shall be cursed, and those that bless them shall be blessed, and that in thee, Abraham, shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed. God’s unconditional covenant with Abraham and his salvation plan to save both Jew and Gentile, is unfolding before our very eyes in such a miraculous way. It is a sign to the world and to those that knew the prophetic word of God that we are in apocalyptic times. God promised that through the seed of Abraham would come the Messiah Jesus Christ, who is the Savior of the world. Down through the millennium of time, God has kept his word to Abraham. We have seen just in the last 50 years of history in the Middle East God’s faithfulness to his people and his promise being fulfilled.
This should make a believer out of anybody who just casually knows the scriptures. Those who have chosen to be the enemy of the Jews have also chosen to be the enemy of the apple of God’s eye. We can see from history that every one of them has been judged by God or has gone out of existence who have come against Israel. Israel went into captivity for her idolatry and unbelief and was carried away into Babylon 600 years before Christ.
Only for a brief time, and only a remnant of them returned back into their homeland during the reign of Cyrus the Great of the Persian Empire. In 700 A.D. under the Romans the Jews were slaughtered, and those who survived were driven out of Palestine and scattered all over the face of the earth.
In 1948 a miracle happened, which became a sign to the world that God’s salvation plan is about to come to pass. Israel began to regather herself into the land that was given to her by God unto Abraham. The prophet Isaiah said that He that scatters Israel will regather Israel. She declared herself a nation once again and sought recognition of the U.N. This has never happened to a nation in the history of mankind. Every nation on earth at that time, including Great Britain, voted against her sovereignty except for the United States. Britain, that once was her ally, wanted to stay on friendly terms with the Arabs for oil. It was once said that the sun never sets on the British Empire. He that curses Israel shall be cursed.
Why has God so greatly blessed America and continues to protect us and to be with us when we don’t deserve it? We have chosen to be an ally to God’s people. How is it possible that we are able to win in Desert Storm and roll through Iraq with very few casualties as fast as we did? It is obvious. He that blesses Israel shall be blessed.
The day Israel declared herself a nation, the next day the Arab nations invaded her. With virtually no army, no military, no planes but a little Piper Cub, Israel defeated her enemies, drove back the massive armies of the Arab Confederation and experienced a great victory- an absolute miracle. In 1967 during the Six Day War, Israel was invaded again by all the surrounding Arab nations, supported by the Soviet Union under the religion of Islam and its doctrine of kill the infidel Jews, Americans and Christians. Islam is driven by a fanaticism to vindicate Allah and establish the Muslim religion.
The land of Israel belongs to Israel and God calls it “my land.” God gave it to the Jews 4,000 years ago. In the Six Day War Israel drove back the entire Muslim world and her armies retook Jerusalem for the first time in 2,400 years, retook the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula, and was rapidly moving south toward Egypt and north toward Syria until the United Nations declared a truce. A miracle? A question we ask is where are we in this time that we live in. Is it really easy to understand? Jerusalem is in the news every night.
The hatred of the Arab world under Allah for the Jew was made clear by Arafat of the PLO. He said, “There will be no peace in the Middle East until the Great Satan, the United States, and the Little Satan, Israel, have been obliterated.”
God said through the prophet Zechariah that in the very end of time that all nations would go against Jerusalem in battle. Zechariah 14:2. The city of Jerusalem would be “a cup of trembling to all the people around the world. 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.” This was in the Middle East and is not going to end until God personally ends it near the second coming of Jesus Christ. In the near future there is going to be a massive invasion from the north of Israel. Russia and all her Muslim allies of the Arab states are to invade the land of Israel. Ezekiel 38-39.
Russia’s intent is oil and the wealth of the Middle East and Islam’s intent is to vindicate her religion and the extermination of the Jews. The Bible says that at that time when this invasion takes place “… and thou shalt come up from thy place out of the north part, thou and many people with thee … and thou shalt come up against my people of Israel … it shall be in the latter days and I will bring thee against my land that the nations might know me when I shall be sanctified in thee … surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel … and all the men that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall … and I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood … thus will I magnify myself and sanctify myself and I will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 38:15-23.
Salvation is of the Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ, and it is time for nations of the Earth, including our own nation, to realize what it really going on in the Middle East and that God has a plan for his chosen people, Israel.
God also has a plan of salvation for all the gentile nations that put their trust in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, and that pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
-Alan Morse is pastor at First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe.
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