By Bill Wilson
Prophecy suggests that the Lord will "make Jerusalem a burdensome stone and all who burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces (Zechariah 12:3)." Up until the last several presidencies of the United State, America has been the staunch ally of Israel, receiving the blessings of God's promise in Genesis 12:3,
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."But Presidents Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and the man who now occupies the Oval Office have steadily diminished our nation's support of Israel.
We have seen terrorists such as Yasser Arafat bedding down in the White House as honored guests; we have seen tremendous pressure placed on Israel to make peace with hostile terrorists who have bombed and killed innocent men, women and children in Israel; we have witnessed a president forcing Israel to abandon Gaza where terrorists established a state presence and used it to attack Israeli citizens; and we are seeing a president now demanding the establishment of a Palestinian state that cuts the nation of Israel into two parts. The pressure by the United States applied to the sovereign nation of Israel to acquiesce to terrorist demands is incredible.
And each time these presidents have applied such pressure for Israel to divide its land, there have been disasters happen to the United States - Carter's economy was double-digit inflation and unemployment; Bush '41 had recessions; Clinton had White House scandal; Bush 43 faced terrorist attacks on American soil and natural disasters; and the current White House is amidst the worst economic problems ever faced by this nation. The only president since Carter who had economic prosperity and relative peace was Ronald Reagan, a staunch supporter of the sovereignty of Israel and a man who said he would never support a Palestinian state on the borders of Israel.
This current administration has elevated Islam and the United States has become more assertive than ever before in Israeli policy - to the point that the man who occupies the Oval Office is telling Israel where and when it can build apartment buildings in the Holy City of Jerusalem. To many, this is a small thing. But to the discerning eye, it is a type and shadow of the antiChrist spirit that will someday rule over Jerusalem as the false messiah. That America would help pave the way for such an abomination will surely bring great judgment unto its people. The men and women of God in this country must pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for a change of heart at the White House that we may not perish as a nation.
Israel's 455 new settler homes appease Netanyahu allies - Christian Science Monitor
Palestinians unveil Obama's new plan for peace in the Middle East - Xinhua News Agency
With Friends Like These - American Spectator (Matthew Brodsky)
Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East - Bill Salus (Book)