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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hamas loves the American president
Israel Today Magazine wrote an article in mid-November that should send warning bells off to every Bible-believing Christian. The article, "Hamas [hearts] Obama" says, "It has been a rocky love story. Many Palestinians believed that when he was elected president of the US, Barack Obama would swiftly put an end to the "Zionist enterprise." While things haven't quite panned out that way, many Palestinians still see Obama as the best hope of eventually bringing the Jewish state to its knees. Chief among Obama's hopeful supporters in the region is the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas.
"From the territory it rules in the Gaza Strip, Hamas sought to express that affection last week with a new line of products declaring Palestinian love for the American leader. Local newspapers carried front page stories of the new posters, mugs and other paraphenalia all adorned with the slogan "Oh... Abu Hussain - Palestine Loves You!!!" According to media reports in the region, Abu Hussain (referencing the president's Arabic middle name) is what Obama is commonly referred to in Gaza. Israeli and foreign commentators have noted the problem that this phenomenon highlights. Hamas remains openly dedicated to Israel's eventual destruction."
Israel Today concludes: "If such a group feels that Obama can help it in that endeavor, it means that the US president either is no friend of Israel, or has so failed to firmly communicate his position that the region's most vile terrorist organization views him as an ally." There is a great chasm between many Americans and recent Administrations viewing Israel as a secular state with absolutely no prophetic or Biblical connections. There is a view among much of the church in America that Christians replaced Jews as God's chosen people. And many Christians do not believe at all that Israel has any special place in God's eye. But even most reasonable people would agree that Israel is an ally to America and that Hamas is not.
Notwithstanding, the scriptures are clear that Israel will return. Ezekiel 36:24 says, "For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land." Many believe this prophecy was fulfilled in May 1948 when Israel once again became a nation. And the Lord says in verses 27,28, "And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God." Israel is a work in progress as we can see by this prophecy. But we should be aware that God blesses those who bless Israel, and curses those who curse her.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry