Obama Picks A Fight With God
In the book of Genesis chapter 12, God makes a clear declaration that those nations that bless Israel will be blessed and that those who dishonor Israel will be cursed.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama dishonored Israel. By calling on Israel to return to the pre-1967 borders, he has offended and alienated the United States’ only ally in the Middle East. And this on the eve of a visit to the White House by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It has been likened to inviting your best friend to dinner and then announcing as he arrives that you are serving food he is allergic too. The 1967 borders themselves place Israel in grave danger. Prime Minister Netanyahu calls these borders “indefensible.” To understand what that means, all you need to do is look at a map. By way of just one example, the 1967 borders would place Tel Aviv airport within shooting distance from small arms fire. Commercial airplanes would be easy picking for rocket-propelled grenades. All commercial flights into and out of Israel would be in constant danger. As I said, this is just one example of the danger the 1967 borders pose to Israel. Remember, the Palestinians are now being led by Hamas, an organization that refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist and has called for its destruction. The 1967 borders would bring this goal one giant step closer without Hamas having to fire one shot.
What President Obama did yesterday was a rude, ill mannered, way to treat a friend. It smacks of a man who lacks any real understanding of the nature of Middle East affairs. But the implications are much graver than any geo-political consequences. What President Obama has done is pick a fight with God. Is that a harsh thing to say? Yes! But what this American president did yesterday was put this nation in danger. The Bible is clear. Nations that dishonor Israel are cursed by God. We have seen this play out time after time throughout the course of history.
May God bless Israel and I would pray that God would continue to bless America. What our president did yesterday has put that blessing in jeopardy.
This Sunday at Grand, Dr. Gary Frazier is my guest and will be preaching on The Miracle of Israel. I had no idea when I booked Dr. Frazier months ago that the timing would coincide with these real world events. DO NOT miss the chance to hear from an expert on Israel and biblical prophecy. Dr. Frazier has traveled to Israel over 150 times and is a frequent speaker with renowned biblical scholar Tim LaHaye. Dr. Frazier will be speaking in BOTH services Sunday at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.