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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Prophecy in Action: America courting enemies of Israel has severe consequences
Strange that the nations the United States is courting to be allies and trading partners, has given billions of taxpayer money for foreign aid, and has allowed to take America's textile, oil and other manufacturing jobs, are considered countries that do not respect civil liberties and are enemies of Israel. Washington-based watchdog group, Freedom House, says in its annual "Freedom in the World 2011" report that global freedom has declined for the fifth straight year. China, whose leader is getting a red carpet welcome at the White House, owns nearly a trillion dollars of America's debt, supplies America with products built by slave labor, and is an enemy of Israel, is considered an oppressive country.
In Muslim countries freedom has continued to decline since these reports were first issued in 1972. The report says, "Muslim-majority countries have failed to make significant progress over the past decade. Only two are ranked as Free, with 19 Partly Free and 26 Not Free." Saudi Arabia, considered one of America's strongest Islamic allies, is rated among the worst in the world, as is China. In recent days, Lebanon, another Islamic country courted by the United States, has undergone an essential terrorist takeover as Hezbollah has dissolved the government because it is on the verge of being condemned by the United Nations for assassinating Lebanon's Prime Minister.
The report says, "Israel remains the only country in the region to rank as Free and qualify as an electoral democracy. While there was relatively little violence between Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza during the year, there were a series of conflicts over security, land, and human rights. Some Israelis have become concerned about the role of NGOs that criticize Israeli policies in the Palestinian territories and often receive funding from foreign donors. Legislation to compel NGOs to publicize details of any foreign funding has been presented in the Knesset drawing considerable opposition from democracy and human rights advocates."
The only free state in the Middle East is Israel and Israel's attempts to undermine organizations threatening Israel's freedom are met with "considerable opposition from democracy and human rights advocates." For example, America has given billions to the Palestinian Authority. The LORD says of Israel in Genesis 12:3, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee, and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Many argue that today's Israel is not the Biblical Israel, but look at the prophecy, and look at America's support of the enemies of Israel and, quite frankly the enemies of freedom, civil rights and mankind. Then consider the condition of our nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry