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United States must support Israel

Minister's Forum / by Alan Morse

When looking at the first 4,000 years of Jewish history, it should be clearly recognized, whether you are a religious person or not, that their continued existence as a people and that their reclaiming of their ancient homeland, Israel, to become a nation again is supernatural.

Almost every night, Israel is in the news and is center stage of world attention. Her population of less than 6 million people, and the width of her country, at one point being 9 miles, so surpasses great cities of the earth, such as New York or London, that they cannot be compared.

God has a purpose, a plan, and a destiny for his people Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Israel’s Arab enemies number more than 50 million people. The Arab nations have determined, with Russia’s support, to drive Israel and her people into the Mediterranean Sea. Iran, in her insane Islam-driven fanaticism, has decided that it is her destiny to kill every Jew, just for being a Jew; genocide. This has been the history of the world.

Evidence for this is seen when we look back to the German Holocaust throughout World War II, the Arab invasion of Israel in 1948 (the day after Israel declared herself to be a nation), or when Egypt invaded Israel in 1953. After all this, Israel recaptured the city of Jerusalem, regained control of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War of 1967. Eventually, Israel also regained control of the Gaza strip in 1973.

All of this is a testimony of the world’s hatred for the Jews but also a far greater testimony that these are God’s people chosen through Abraham. The scriptures say, through the prophet Zachariah, “He that toucheth (Israel), toucheth (God’s) eye.” (Zechariah 2:8). The lesson we learn from history: Don’t lay your hand on the Jews. This kind of hatred is not human and cannot effectively be explained outside of being satanically driven. The world has witnessed increasingly horrific anti-Semitism over the last four millenniums; it is satanic, pure and simple. Before all this, God made an unconditional covenant with Abraham, the father of the Jews. God promised that through Isaac would be born a people, the Jews, which would bring forth a promised seed.

Through this father and his chosen son, the Messiah (which means “God’s anointed”) would come to earth, be a blessing to all nations, and the savior of the world. God also promised these people a land, which is the area we call Israel, and that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore. This covenant, though made thousands of years ago, would be an everlasting and eternal covenant. Ishmael, Abraham’s son through his handmaid Haggar the Egyptian, was destined to be the father of the Arabs. There was enmity between the two from birth that continues today.

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Regardless of your opinion on religion, on God, or what you may think about this scenario, God has a sovereign plan and destiny to bring his final solution to this conflict. Because of this, it is critical for the prosperity and protection of our nation and our national security, that if America has any hope of surviving, we must continue to politically, and even militarily, ally ourselves with Israel. We must not compromise with the Arab nations to ensure the flow of oil, to appease the anger of Islam or especially swap land, which rightfully belongs to Israel, to introduce peace in the Middle East.

Six hundred years before Jesus walked the face of our planet, Zechariah said, “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day, I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it” (Zechariah 12:2-3). We see the nations today, raging in their fury, intoxicated in their frenzy, having made and making God increasingly mad. The many prophecies about the city Jerusalem in the Bible make it abundantly clear that in the last days it will be the center stage of world events.

How much more proof do we need? Whether you believe the Bible or not, isn’t this so? Jerusalem is the place to watch! It is the city of prophetic destiny; her preparation to act out her final role is like a clock for the world to know what time it is in relation to the last day. I challenge you: watch Jerusalem. Any peace treaty, i.e., the Camp David Accords, the Oslo accords, or the Road Map to Peace, or whatever may be next on our agenda, that would force or even influence Israel, either directly or indirectly, to give away any part of Jerusalem would be disastrous for America.

We must not shift our foreign policy away from supporting Israel because of pressure from the militant left that I personally believe are pro-Islamic. I feel that we are setting ourselves up for the perfect, self-destructive storm and that our government may be moving into that direction very soon.

We must never forget what happened to the British Empire when they confederated with the Arabs for oil in the ’20s and Britain’s subsequent demise, nor the destruction of Germany nor the extinction of the ancient civilizations of Babylon or Assyria.

I am English, Irish and Scottish, so I am told, but more importantly, I am not Jewish. Having stated this, I know that God loves the Jewish people. Israel has miraculously survived to this day and will survive long after the nations of the earth come and go in their relationship to how they treat or have treated the Jews. So what does all this mean? How will all this end?

Contemporary Christian singing group Living Proof will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at the First Baptist Church, 1053 Wildwood Ave. A potluck will follow the concert.

Living Proof goes to 400 churches each year on a 10-month traveling tour and visits public schools under the name of Primary Focus. Primary Focus will perform at 3,500 assemblies for more than 1.25 million public elementary school students annually.

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