Before your eyes to be read, is some of what is needed for those wanting to understand the conflicts between the Israelis/Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It will go beyond that and informs readers what the world can expect in the future. As Arab/Muslim hate for Israel festers, urged along by many non Arab/Muslim nations. And associated human rights groups, accusing Israel of fostering its own Holocaust upon the Palestinian people.
God is good, great, and just, giving his word which can be trusted. Trusted to stand by his word, which is, that Israel would be a great nation. Blessing Israel and making the very name of Israel great. Defining the Israeli presence in the world as a blessing. Here is one of histories greatest disclaimers. Made by God Almighty himself, when he declared that He would bless them that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel. Then promising that all families of the earth will be blessed because of Israel. (cf. Genesis 12:1-3). A rather profound disclaimer of words which most of the world is in rebellion against.
As to whether God is good, great, and just as He speaks in behalf of Israel over all other people and nations. That is an individual judgment call which most likely resonates emphatically with NO! And, it’s consequences are playing themselves out on the world stage.
The greater conflict between Israel and the Arab/Muslim world is a struggle over God’s words. Where God said, “The land shall not be sold forever for the land is mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land,” Leviticus 25:23-24. Redemption for the land meaning passed on from family to family, generation to generation.
Plain and simple, all the lands of Abraham belong to Israel. But because of their sin, God dispersed the Jews to the four corners of the earth, Deuteronomy 28:63-68, note verse 64 in particular, “And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve god’s, which neither you or your fathers have known, even wood and stone. The verses on both sides of verse 64 provide a short summary of Jewish suffering through out history.
Making the Jews homeless and landless for a time. In Joel 3:2, we find this history. “I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will judge them there as my people and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” That scriptural prophecy is the crux of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Along with turmoil through out the Arab/Muslim region because those lands are populated with countries that are on Israeli lands.
But God promised to return them to their lands which had its beginning in 1948, when a United Nations mandate created the nation of Israel. Which amounted to the fulfillment of a prophecy echoed by the prophet Ezekiel, who said, Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD, “I have raised up My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their shame. But you O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come home. For indeed, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins shall be ruins rebuilt. I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the LORD,” Ezekiel 36:7-11. Tip: Seeking Gods favor for whatever your needs are then stand with Israel!
But the governments of this world are in rebellion, not only against God’s word, but the restoration and of the re-population of Israel. Having survived 70 years of festering rebellion. Which keeps exploding over, and over, from within the Gaza Strip. From Jihadists insurgents and missile attacks. One thing is certain, as Israel enters its 71st year of statehood will be the continued ratcheted up rhetoric to destroy Israel and the United States.
Complicated by antagonist from non-Arab/Muslim governments like the United Nations and the European Union. Attempting to backtrack Israeli birth rights. Which will have the following consequences, “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all peoples round about, when they shall be in siege against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces though all nations of the earth be gathered together against it,” Zechariah 12:2-3.
How bad will will these times be? Jesus himself answers that question when he said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22.
There you have it in a thumb nail sketch, all that is needed to understand the tumultuous times that still awaits the world community. There once was an expectation that the United States would be able to cure not only America’s needs but also the needs of the world community. But as America moves further and further away from God the greater are its failures. Because our government puts all of its energies into diplomacy designed to serve the gods of wood and stone.
Some lessons are never learned despite the cat continuing to chasing its tail. So goes the way of America, when redemption of the nation is found in the word of God. There is no redemption from the depravity of serving the gods of wood and stone. With there complex and varied peripheral instabilities draining the nation. Despite the depleted oxygen in the nations lungs causing all that is valued as American to collapse. That is the journey of modern America. Come quickly, Lord Jesus because the air is really getting thin.
Indeed a thumb nail sketch of an ancient journey to modern times. But here are a few truths Americans should know but most don’t. Interested in learning more? Like America being conquered by a foreign power. “You have been trapped, O Babylon, And you are not aware; you have been found and also caught, because you have contended against the LORD.” (cf. Jeremiah 50:24). Babylon here is picturesque of America and her dreadful end! Being formulated right now from the book of Revelation chapter thirteen.