I have thought about this for days, weeks now…writing about Israel. So much is going on…
I think it is apparent that we here at The Olive Branch Report support Israel, and that is not going to change.
Think about this for a moment if you will, making a choice to oppose Israel even in your own heart is the same as making a choice against God the Father Himself. Whoa…wait a minute here…is that not a little too strong? Actually no it is not.
Zachariah 2:8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—
No other nation, no other people have been called the “apple of his eye”. Whoever sets their hand against Israel sets their hand against God’s chosen people.
How about our very salvation?
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
The Apostle Paul did not word this verse this way by accident. God wanted us to know that the Jews are His chosen people. All will receive salvation that call upon the Lord and repent of sin…but the Jewish people are still His chosen people. This also extends to the nation, the land of Israel…not just the people.
Genesis 15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates–
People and countries that are for dividing up Israel, which unfortunately include the U.S. are taking a stand against God Himself. These countries, these people; are as if they are walking up to God, removing the glove and slapping God across the face. This of course signifies a challenge to a duel. Anyone think that they can beat God at anything, let alone challenging His sovereign claim over Israel? Think this is too strong a statement? Think again.
Joel 3:1-2 “In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
Does this not sum it up well? “They” (the nations) divided up my (God) land. I have news for you…”they” are about to get into serious trouble; God will judge them. This would include the U.S. No one is to try dividing Israel…ever.
Yet nations, terror organizations, and many people are all for taking Israel’s land away. Actually many are for just completely wiping Israel from the face of the Earth. This comes as no surprise really. I’m reminded of this verse…
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
Jesus was telling the disciples that the world hates Him; therefore the world will hate the disciples as well. Lets take this a little further; the world hates Jesus, so the world will hate all Believers in Him, it is happening more and more. So, the world will also and especially hate God’s chosen people Israel.
Look at World War Two, do you think WW2 was about Hitler grabbing power and ruling the world? Good guess, but wrong. WW2 was Satan’s handiwork. Don’t think so? Hitler was out to wipe the Jews of off the face of the Earth, now who do you think put that idea into Hitler’s head? WW2 was about exterminating the Jews…no Jews no end time Kingdom right? Except Satan forgot one little detail…God always wins.
Nations that align themselves against Israel are inviting severe judgment and retaliation from God.
Zechariah 12:3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.
The question is not “will Israel fall?” it will not. The question is “are you on God’s side…or the worlds side”. You cannot have it both ways you know…
- Done With His Chosen People (meanlittleboy2.wordpress.com)
- Daniel: Pattern for Prayer #7 (wordmadefleshblog.wordpress.com)
- The implication of Jesus’ mission in God’s election of Israel (lanreorepo.com)