Archive for May, 2010

Are We Next?

Jerusalem dove

This month let’s take a quick look at history using one ancient and one modern example to see if we can’t get a glimpse into the days that are before us. Travel with me, back to ancient Egypt.  The time has come for the children of Israel to return to the land promised to them long ago. Moses approaches Pharaoh with his exit strategy but Pharaoh says no. One of the things that I love about the Lord is His wonderful mercy. God gives the nation of Egypt ten different warnings and chances to bless His people, but what did their leadership decide? Oppose Israel! It was a bad choice; their decision to resist God’s plan for His chosen people proved disastrous.

Fast forward with me to the 20th Century after World War I when Britain sets up a mandatory government in Palestine. God’s plan again rises to the forefront of human history as He attempts to bring His people back and settle them in their Land. The role that Britain took in opposing this plan is very similar to that of Egypt many years ago; they not only did not cooperate with His plan, they actively opposed it. In the first part of the 1900s Great Britain was the largest empire on the face of the earth. Not so today.

Zechariah 12:3 says; “ … I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

Let me ask you a question: did Egypt injure herself? Did Great Britain?

Derek Prince in his book, Promised Land writes, “For any nation or government, it is expedient to gain the favor of Almighty God, but it is extremely inexpedient to incur His disfavor.”

ARE WE NEXT? What path of destruction has America chosen in opposing the will of God in regards to the Land of Israel? Today our leadership actively reaches out to try and displace the “immovable rock” by partitioning the land that was given to Israel as an eternal covenant by God. It does not bode well for our future. In His mercy, He is trying to get our attention.  Will we not learn from the lessons of history and the warnings of His word? If we do not turn back we will suffer the fate of those who have gone before us. Pray! Pray! Pray! for our president and his advisors. Are we next? I fear the answer to that question is yes.

Jerusalem is the city of the “great King”; hands off.