Tuesday, May 18, 2010

White House pressure on Israel

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Coincidence or prophecy: White House pressure on Israel and disasters for America

Let's take an inventory of catastrophic events of late. On April 4 there were 41 people shot and four killed in 26 hours in Chicago. The West Virginia coal mine disaster on April 5 claimed over two dozen lives. The April 21 explosion on the oil rig killed 11 people and is still a mounting disaster. The IMF Global Financial Stability report on April 25 indicated the European Union was in a deep financial crisis. In April, there was also flooding in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Delaware. Floods ravaged Nashville and Memphis Tennessee the week of May 1. The volcano in Iceland on May 11 delayed flights and disrupted weather patterns around the world.

On March 9, Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel. At the same time, Israel's Interior Ministry announced there would be 1,600 new housing units built in East Jerusalem. The White House took great offense to this announcement, although Biden was in Israel to pressure its leadership to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh responded by telling reporters, "The American administration must respond to this provocation with actual measures, as it is no longer possible to just turn the other cheek, and massive American pressure is required in order to compel Israel to abandon its peace-destroying behavior."

Since that day, the man who occupies the Oval Office and his administration have embarked on a blistering reprisal toward Israel. The week of March 22 found Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington where there were many meetings with the White House. The White House was pressuring Netanyahu to put Jerusalem on the negotiating table. This prompted Netanyahu to say that "Jerusalem is not a settlement. It's our capital." Israel Today reported the White House was trying to topple the Netanyahu government. Since then, the White House has added pressure, even making Netanyahu leave the White House through the back door by the garbage.

God's word is very clear on Israel and the nations. In Genesis 12:2-3, the Lord says to Abraham, "And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." About 1,500 years later, the message of the Lord through Zechariah had not changed. Zechariah 12:3: "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of earth be gathered together against it." Coincidence or prophecy: White House pressure on Israel and disaster for America?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

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