By Terry James
Israel today stands in the bull's eye of rage. This is true in the case of being targeted by the Jewish state's perennial antagonists, the Arab and Persian Islamist enemies. It is true in the case of the entire international community, whose constituent nations see Israel as the congestive blockage to regional and world peace. But it is the growing antagonism by United States presidential administration operatives that is most disconcerting while this troubled planet wobbles toward a time of unprecedented trouble.
As a matter of fact, that coming time of unparalleled strife that will bring all nations to Armageddon is termed "the time of Jacob's trouble" by Isaiah the prophet:
"Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7a).And, it is Jacob's trouble - the prophesied end-of-days dastardly treatment of Israel by the nations of earth - that will cause the God of heaven to bring them to Armageddon. This is what the prophet Joel foretells:
"I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land" (Joel 3:2).This will be the gathering of the nations of earth predicted in the book of Revelation:
"For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty...And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon" (Revelation 16:14, 16).This will be the culmination of mankind's dealing treacherously with God's chosen people, the Jews. The promise made to Abraham by the Lord includes severe repercussions for anyone who would curse the progeny of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:
"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" (Genesis 12:3).God's declaration is most dramatically validated by looking at twentieth-century history. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime made hatred of and genocide against the Jew their focus of the unalloyed evil they spewed. The ashes of the Fuhrer and of his Nazi colleagues are scattered in ignominious disgrace across the landscape that Josef Goebbels and the Nazi propagandists arrogantly boasted would be über alles the all-powerful homeland for their thousand-year Reich.
Any consideration in research of Germany's history involving the last two years of World War II and the years immediately following that most terrible of earth's conflicts to that point must acknowledge that it was as if the very wrath of God was upon the nation. Such documentation includes black-and-white film footage of German men and women forced by Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower to walk by the skeletal remains of thousands of Jewish corpses - thus, Eisenhower stated, so that the German people and the world would never forget the Holocaust. It's aftermath would forever be recorded.
Yet today, even mainstream news journalists are observably fuzzy-minded in consideration of the genocide that took perhaps six million Jewish lives as well as the lives of other peoples. They show their loss of memory by not jumping full-force down the throats of diabolists like Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who regurgitates the lie that the Holocaust is a fable conjured by the Jews of the world. Rarely is there a repudiation of such blatant lies coming from the would-be destroyers of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
Tragically, the refusal to educate generations subsequent to the time of World War II on the truth about the insane treatment of the house of Israel is leading to a future time of even greater atrocities, thus judgment, according to God's prophetic Word. The God of heaven will react violently - according to Bible prophecy - more violently, even, than He reacted to the death-dealing of the Nazi demoniacs:
"The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.We come to the question posed by this article's title: "Israel Betrayed by U.S.?" The article's title is in the form of a question because like so much of this American administration's dealings, the "transparency" presidential candidate Barack Obama and then President Obama promised is not forthcoming. Obama's intended dealing with Israel is wrapped in an impenetrable fog of political doublespeak. Here is a news brief to begin pointing out the administration's not-so-transparent thinking regarding U.S./Israeli relationship for the future:
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 the earth be gathered together against it... it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem" (Zechariah 12:1-3, 29).
"US President Barack Obama's special Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, threatened late last week to withhold financial aid to Israel if the Jewish state does not accept demanded concessions to get the stalled peace process back on track" ("Obama Admin Threatens to Withhold Aid to Israel," Headline News, 1/10/10).Next week, we will look into whether America, the nation almost certainly brought into existence to stand with His chosen people during Israel's rebirth into modernity, is leading the way into setting up the worldwide anti-Israel marginalization prophesied by Zechariah.
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