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“God's promise to Israel will not fail”
by A Sadlier   
November 1st, 2007

“For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.” Genesis 13: 15. This promise to Abraham and to Israel is repeated many times in the Old Testament.

Because of Israel’s unbelief and rebellion against God, they were dispersed among the nations of the world as a judgment upon them. Hosea prophesied this in the 8th century B.C. “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a King, and without a Prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without a teraphim:” Hosea 3: 4. That dire prophesy has been fulfilled during the last 1900 years.

Along with the warning came a promise, “Afterward shall the children of Israel return,” this began in the 20th century and Israel became a nation once again in 1948.

The promises of God to Israel went much further. In Luke 1: 31-33, the Old Testament promises were in view, the reign on the throne of David in Jerusalem, over a redeemed nation of Israel. (Zechariah 13:9)

Satan also seeks the throne of this world (see Isaiah 14: 13, 14), to rule in the place of God.

That is where we are today, Satan knows that he must prevent Israel from possessing the temple mount, prevent them from possessing the land God promised to them. He knows that if he can destroy Israel, then Christ cannot come and reign over this world as He promised.

This is Satan’s hope for defeating God’s purposes. This is the centre of the mid-east conflict today.

Daniel, in his prophecy, foretold that in the last days men would seek to divide the land of Israel for false peace (Daniel 11: 39).

God’s Word says that the land belongs to Israel and that it is not to be sold (for peace) or given away; it is Israel’s promised possession.

Today, and for the last 20 years, the whole world has been determined to divide the land of Israel, to rob Israel of her God given heritage. The Lord has warned that He would judge the nations for this particular disobedience.

A news item on Oct. 26, 2007 indicated that Washington is planning to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities and in order to pay for Arab support they are committing to establishing a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank by next summer.

President Bush has, for some time now, put pressure on Israel to allow a Palestinian State on Israel’s God given land. America is inviting the judgment of God upon them through this disobedience to God’s Word.

God promised Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee,” Genesis 12: 3. America has been a great blessing to Israel and America has been greatly blessed of God, even in recent years. However, the promise also involves a curse (judgment) on those who curse Israel. When America pressures Israel and leads Israel to violate God’s Word in this matter, America is cursing Israel, leading Israel toward the judgment of God upon her. (Zech. 13:8, cp. Num 14:23, 29)

It is my personal opinion that God has been warning America not to cause Israel to give up her land. I believe that in recent years those warnings have been numerous.

Let me just list a few of these warnings: the recent hurricanes which have been unprecedented in their severity and damage done i.e. hurricane Katrina and the flood which followed, the raging wildfires in California and now the looming threat of a dollar collapse.

I believe God is warning America, the other nations of the world will not escape the judgment of God either. Russia, Iran and her Arab neighbours will be judged as we see in Ezekiel 38: 18-22, that will happen early in the tribulation period. Then all of the nations will be judged at Armageddon, at the close of the tribulation period. (Joel 3: 2)

It is my understanding from Scripture, that America’s judgment will come prior to the appearance of Anti-christ. Anti-christ will not have the great power required to bring a false peace as long as America remains as a super-power. Whether the judgment upon America will come before or after the Rapture is not clear.

Thinking people everywhere realize we are living in unprecedented days of impending disaster. The present troubles of the world are terminal. Only God’s Word puts all of the pieces together and gives the answers.

My friend, are you ready for the “Day of the Lord”, the coming tribulation period? Salvation involving Repentance from sin and Faith in Christ is the only way to be ready.

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