By Bill Wilson, Montana News, August 16, 2005.
The role of America in the eviction of Jews from the covenant land has been pivotal in bringing political disruption, natural disasters, economic disaster and violence against the United States.
Every President since Jimmy Carter has tried to broker peace by putting Israel on a path to give up its land. President George W. Bush is the first President to ever advocate a Palestinian state and apply constant and forceful pressure for Israel to give up its land.
And since this pressure has become so intense during the Bush Administration, Islam has prosecuted the war on terror ferociously against America; fuel prices have more than doubled; the direct nuclear threat against the U.S. has increased; temperatures, droughts, earthquakes and hurricanes have increased; and America lives in constant vigilance against attacks on its own soil.
A thorough understanding of Biblical prophecies, the Word of God, would indicate that modern Israel is the fulfillment of prophecy and the standard by which future prophecies will be fulfilled. In Ezekiel 37:5, the Lord said unto the dry bones of Israel, "Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live." And on May 15, 1948, Israel came alive once again as a nation. And Jesus, speaking of the end times in Matthew 24, said to learn the parable of the fig tree, that when its branches sprout leaves that "this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." The fig tree is Israel and many of the events of Jesus? Matthew 24 prophecies are being fulfilled in this very generation.
The world has focused itself on Israel, this tiny little nation whose dry bones became flesh by the vote of the United Nations. All Arab states at that time voted against the establishment of Israel and vowed to destroy it. The world has come against the nation it created by intensely pressuring Israel to give up the heart of the covenant land?Judea and Samaria, commonly known today as the West Bank.
Under intense pressure from the United States for Israel to comply with U.N. Resolution 242, requiring Israel to give up the land it acquired as a result of war in 1967 and 1873, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has unilaterally given up Gaza as a peace offering to the Palestinians with Samaria and Judea not far behind.
The Palestinians have answered with the slogan "Gaza today, Jerusalem tomorrow." Palestinian leaders at the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and at Islamic Jihad now claim victory and demand Jerusalem.
The United States may be facing God?s judgment for its role in forcing Israel to give up land for peace. Not since the war of 1812 was America attacked on her own soil. And now America is under attack by the same enemy of Israel?radical Islam. America is mentioned in the same breath with Israel at the United Nations, in Iran and Syria, and on the lips of every terrorist who stands on the violent passages of the Koran. America is joined with Israel, grafted in by the covenant of those who dedicated America in its infancy to God and to the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The pattern is clear--so long as America continues to advocate the division of Israel, judgment will be commensurate with the increasing pressure. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Pray that America is not "cut in pieces" for coming against Jerusalem as the prophecy of Zechariah promises.