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“Warning To America”
by Art Sadlier   
February 28th, 2010

The following news item appeared on March 3. The Obama Administration on Monday harshly criticized Israel's approval for the construction of 600 new apartments in the large eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev.

"We've relayed our strong concerns to the government of Israel, that this kind of activity, particularly as we try to relaunch meaningful negotiations is counter-productive and undermines trust between the parties," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.

In an earlier news report the American administration condemned Israel for naming historical sites in Hebron and near Bethelehem. These are the sites where Abraham burried Sarah and Jacob burried Rachel, thousands of years before Islam came into existence.

When Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C., the enemies of Israel said stop doing that, you can't do that. Let's dialogue, they said. The same old enemy of Israel, working through new people, is taking the very same approach. You can't build in Judea or Samaria nor can you build in Jerusalem, that's our territory not yours. The Temple Mount is not yours, you can't mention to the world that 4,000 years ago Abraham purchased a cave in Hebron to bury Sarah his wife. You can't mention to the world that Jacob burried Rachel near Bethlehem.

We are going to pen you up in a little strip along the Mediterranean Sea. From that vantage point your enemies, who have avowed to destroy you, will be able to drive you into the sea. That is exactly what happened when Israel gave up the Gaza Strip, thousands of rockets and missiles rained down upon them. When they finally went to war to defend themselves, the world said you can't do that!  This time, with Israel penned up and totally surrounded and millions of Arabs returned to live inside Israel as a fifth column, the job will be completed. With the help of Hizballullah, Hamas, Syria and Iran the PA will prevail. In the meantime, America is standing on the sidelines cheering the Arabs on and pressuring Israel to yield.

I have news for the enemies of Israel, God has said there will always be an Israel.  He has also said that after he has chastened Her he will restore Her and bless Her forever.

God through Joel, has a word for the world that is today seeking to put Israel down. Joel is speaking of a future day which may not be far off. "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, (Armageddon) and will plead (judge) with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." Joel 3:2.

Because America has no part to play in the endtime scenario and because American power, militarily politically and economically is standing in the way of the endtime prophecies from unfolding.  It may be that America's judgment will come prior to Amageddon.

History is strewn with examples of nations that have turned against Israel and have been destroyed by the God of Israel.  America cannot escape the judgment of God upon her for abandoning and turning against Israel. Individual Americans may not be opposed to Israel but they are responsible for the government that they elected with an overwhelming majority. The only question that remains is how and when?  There are a multitude of warning signs that disaster awaits America.

There came a time in Israel's history when God's mercy and patience ran out. Babylon was about to descend upon Israel to bring judgment. The Lord said to His prophet Jeremiah, "Therefore pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee." Jeremiah 7:16.

I do not know whether America has reached that point or not but it is a frightening possibility. We in Canada can take no consolation, we are as guilty as America, our sin is turning away from God as a group of people.

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