A PROPER BIBLICAL STANCE CONCERING ISRAEL
In a recent meeting with the leader of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of State John Kerry stated the official position of the United States of America – ‘the Israeli settlements in the west back are illegitimate’ . . . Those words should cause every Bible-believing born-again saint to catch their breath and run and hide ( in Messiah ) expecting the wrath of The Almighty to rain down any minute. It should cause them to rise up with righteous indignation and outrage against a governing administration that stands contrary to Father God in virtually everything it does. It should cause them to stand up, united, with one voice and shout ‘NO !!, that is NOT our position !!’
But, for the most part, that won’t happen.
Here’s a quick little bible lesson. In Genesis 12, GOD makes a promise to Abraham that is to be handed down through Isaac to Jacob and to all Israel ( that includes you – Gal. 3:29, Eph. 2:11-13 ) . The English version reads something like this – ‘And I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you’. The Hebrew version reads just a little different, and that ‘little difference’ makes ALL the difference in the world. It reads something like this – ‘ And I will bless them that bless you and I will bring a curse on them that slight you, trifle with you and esteem you of little or no account.’ hmmmm . . .
In Exodus 23 God Almighty says to Israel – ‘I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries . . .’
To stand against Israel’s God-given right and deed to ‘ The Land’ is to become their adversary, which places us as a nation on the wrong side of the line with GOD. To be ‘part and parcel’ to the ‘dividing of The Land’ is to no less than thumb our national nose in the Almighty’s Face . . . not smart . . .
So what do we do ? We take our stand, a Biblical stance. We pray for mercy and grace for the ‘ten righteous in town ( days of Lot ) . We, like Nehemiah, must stand for truth as laid out in the WORD and raise our voices to heaven to the Almighty and shout ‘Remember us LORD, for have done as you commanded and stood as you directed, for YOU and YOU ALONE are our covering !! ‘ Shalom –