America had better gets its act together and support Israel or we will continue to reap the consequences of abandoning our ally in the Middle East, the Jewish nation which happens to be the "apple of God's eye". And those consequences can be tragic in nature.
As I have quoted time after time, God's Word says in Genesis 12:3 regarding Israel, "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse."
And last, but not least, regarding how nations treat Israel:
"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head." (Obadiah 1:15)
I don't for a minute mean to imply that God is a cruel God who enjoys punishing his creation. Not at all. He is a loving God who sent His Son to this world for one purpose: to die for the sins of mankind. Jesus paid a horrible price for your sins and mine so that we could spend eternity with Him. That's how much He loves us. But, at the same time, He is a holy God, and He gets to call the shots. One of His requirements involves the blessing of Israel, and we would be wise to follow His commands.
Though I oppose President Obama on nearly everything he does, this is not just about him, despite the fact that he has been the most anti-Israel president in U.S. history. That's saying something. Anyone remember Jimmy Carter and his hatred of anything Israeli and his love for all jihadists?
Since Bush 41, American presidents have been pressuring Israel to give up its God-given land. God made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, giving this parcel of land to them and to their descendants for all eternity. The Arabs who are trying to steal this land from the Jews will ultimately be destroyed for attempting to do so, and those nations who help them in the process will suffer as well, as we have been learning in recent years.
President George W. Bush, considered to be perhaps the most pro-Israel president, made the mistake of supporting the transfer of Gaza to the Palestinians. What a coincidence that within a few days of the forced removal of all Jews from Gaza under the approval of an American president, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Most Americans would never see the parallel between the two events. But, Bush is a Bible-believing Christian. He should have known better. We saw where all that pressuring of Israel got him.
Now, we are under the rule of President Barack Hussein Obama, who genuinely despises Israel and does not have a clue what the Bible has to say on this issue. By the time he leaves office, Katrina may look like a walk in the park compared to what we may face in this nation for sticking our finger in the eye of God regarding His chosen people.
Today, America faces the tragedy of the oil spill in the Gulf and its long-lasting after-effects for the Gulf Coast residents who have lost their livelihood and must somehow pick up the pieces.
Read about what was going on behind the scenes immediately before the explosion in the Gulf, via World Net Daily:
Is oil catastrophe fulfillment of Genesis prophecy?
Video suggests biblical tie with U.S. treatment of Israel, rig explosion
By Joe Kovacs
"Is there a spiritual, biblical connection to the BP oil catastrophe?
A new video on YouTube is suggesting a possible link to the disaster due to America's recent treatment of Israel, and at least one well-known Bible analyst, Hal Lindsey, thinks there's a valid correlation.
The video was produced and posted today by Carl Gallups of the Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Fla., and is embedded here:
'April the 19th, Israel celebrates its independence in 2010,' Gallups says in narration on the video. 'On April the 19th, Fox News reports that the U.S. will no longer automatically support Israel in the United Nations. The next day, on April the 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes. Coincidence? Or the hand and judgment of God?'
The minister cites an ancient promise God made to Abraham, the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel, one tribe of which is Judah, from which the Jews derive their name.
In the Book of Genesis, God told him, 'I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse ... .' (Genesis 12:2-3, New International Version)
The video displays a screenshot of a Fox News story titled, 'Obama and Israel: Showdown at the U.N.?'
Its first sentence reads: 'The Obama administration is reportedly signaling another major shift in policy towards one of its staunchest allies, Israel, and this shift could change the way it votes at the Security Council. The change would mean an end to the U.S.' use of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council when certain anti-Israel resolutions are introduced for a vote.'
Gallups says while he was preparing his radio show, he wondered what else happened in the time frame of the rig explosion, to see if there was any connection to anything biblical at all.
He found the Fox News article dated April 19, and said what's significant about the date is that it's Israel's Independence Day this year.
Although Israel's original declaration took place May 14, 1948, the annual celebration actually floats from year to year in Israel, based on the lunar-based Hebrew calendar, and took place on April 19, 2010.
Upon realizing the date connection, 'I looked at that and chills went up and down my spine,' he told WND. 'That's when I knew there was a correlation. To me, I just immediately felt a spiritual connection to it. If you have a spiritual perception at all, it really hits you hard.'
Are all these major events just a coincidence or awe-inspiring signs that God is actively involved with Israel?
Referring to Israel as a 'prophetic signpost,' Gallups said, 'It seems to me we're turning our back on Israel, and that's a very dangerous biblical or spiritual place to be.'
Gallups is not alone with the sentiment America could be under a curse from God.
'I believe this is evidence that when you turn your back on Israel, especially when you've been a supporter, you're gonna see judgments come from God,' said Hal Lindsey, author of 'The Late Great Planet Earth.'
'It's finally reaching the point where God is removing His protection from us,' he said. 'I believe we back away from being a friend to Israel at our peril. We need to come back to be a supporter of one who is so important in God's plan.'
Regarding the oil spill specifically, Lindsey said, 'I think that this disaster is just one of many disasters. Our country is falling apart economically. The current government is overturning our constitutional republic, turning it into a socialist country. That's about as big a curse as you can get. We just have one catastrophe after another and then we have this big wake-up call in the Gulf.'
Lindsey, who at age 80 is still active analyzing Bible prophecy on his website, said in preparation for his programs, he studies current world events, taking note of calamities.
'It used to be you'd have to hunt for things, but now it's a matter of sorting out which one you're gonna use. There are just so many catastrophes and disasters,' he said. 'That's not a popular view to take, by the way, as critics will say, "There they go again." No one wants to address true judgment from God.'
WND asked Lindsey if he thought we're now in the 'end time' spoken of in the Bible before the return of Jesus Christ to Earth.
'I think the prophecies are written that they encourage us to look for Christ's return,' he said. 'It's written so that it's imminent, that it could come at any time.'
'This is not an ordinary time,' Lindsey continued. 'I certainly thought that He would come sooner ... but the scenario and pattern about what Bible prophecy has predicted is here. I've never said I know when He's going to come, but I believe we're in the general time.'
When Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, there was similar talk about possible divine retribution thrust upon America for its support of the Gaza evacuation in Israel.
'Katrina is a consequence of the destruction of [Gaza's] Gush Katif [slate of Jewish communities] with America's urging and encouragement,' Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Lewin, executive director of the Rabbinic Congress for Peace, told WND. 'The U.S. should have discouraged Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from implementing the Gaza evacuation rather than pushing for it and pressuring Israel into concessions.'"