While Anti-Semitism Abounds, God Appears to Be Protecting Israel

August 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The world looks at the Middle East and continues to blame Israel for all the woes there. Former president Jimmy Carter recently stated in an op-ed that Israel is at fault for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. Many agree with him.

Carter expects Israel to agree to Hamas demands in spite of the fact that this will severely hurt Israel. That doesn’t appear to matter to those who are so anti-Semitic towards Israel that nearly all the blame is neatly laid at Israel’s feet.

I’ve never viewed Carter as the brightest bulb in the box and the failure of his presidency proves that. Over the years though, his anti-Semitism has come to the fore with increasing fervor. Carter (along with former Ireland President Mary Robinson) excoriated Israel’s leaders for what the two perceive as no discernible or justifiable reason for the recent military strikes against Gaza. They point to the schools, homes, and hospitals that have been affected by these bombings.

One of the problems though is that Hamas is well-known for simply making things up and they even include photos and images to go along with and support their charade. Here is an example of just how Hamas hides their rocket launchers in the middle of heavily populated areas toward Israel.

Here’s another video showing Hamas firing rockets into Israel not more than 50 meters away from a large hotel and other buildings.

Beyond this, we know that Israel has recently uncovered several large, sophisticated tunnels that extend from Gaza into Israel.

Even liberal talk show head Bill Maher rips into Hamas for attacking Israel.

There are many such videos and photos on the ‘Net. One site – Thomas Wictor – breaks down one of the videos to show how no one on video actually died and so many things in the video were simply faked.

In fact, the recent and alleged Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza now appears may have been completely staged by Hamas. Read about it here.

Of course, one of my favorite videos is the one that shows a bunch of allegedly dead but it is very clear that the whole thing is a photo/video op as a number of the “dead” are seen moving and breathing. Check it out here.

The problem of course, is that the world is against Israel and God has stated through various prophets that this would be the case in the end times. He said that Israel would be a stone of stumbling for the entire world. The exact words from Zechariah 12:3 are, “It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.”

Notice it is God Himself who makes Jerusalem a “heavy stone” for all the peoples. Why does He do this? Because He is trying to get their attention and eventually succeeds, drawing out from that nation His final remnant that will go into the Millennial Kingdom under the rule of Jesus Himself.

Whatever people think about Israel, Jews, and Jerusalem, I am convinced that God protects that area of the world continually. How else can we explain the tiny state of Israel surrounded by 22 Arab nations, most of which are desperate to see Israel destroyed off the map? My goodness, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, yet the volume of anti-Semitism that exists today rules out logical thinking for most people, even those who claim to be Christians.

It is extremely important for us to realize something about why God supports both Israel the Land and the people who live there. People wrongly believe that those of us who support Israel support her in spite of the wrongs they commit, the chief wrong is the rejection of Jesus as their Messiah. I would like to make this thoroughly clear that I do not support Israel – the Land or the people – for this reason. Israel is not guiltless and she will answer to God Himself.

But just a cursory glance through books like Ezekiel tell us the reason God is protecting Israel. It is found in words like this from Ezekiel 36:22:

“Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went.

Please, PLEASE notice that God promises to act on Israel’s behalf not because they are His “chosen people,” or because they somehow deserve it. Not at all. He acts on their behalf for one reason only: for the sake of His holy Name, which Israel has profaned among the nations.

This very important reason cannot be overstated. God protects Israel, He acts on their behalf not because they are wonderful people. They are in fact, fallen due to sin and many to most who die go to the same place that Gentiles go to when they also reject God’s grace: hell.

God acts on behalf of Israel because of His holy Name and the promises He made long ago to Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Joseph, David, and many others. His will defend His Word at all costs.

Let me leave you with a description of a recent event that occurred in Israel. Just today it was reported that Hamas fired a rocket into Israel. The Iron Dome went into effect and sent up a rocket to destroy the Hamas rocket. It missed. A second one went up and it also missed. According to reports, there were only four seconds before that rocket was to strike the Land and with it, many casualties would have occurred as the area was very populated.

What happened next can only be described as a miracle. Apparently, a very strong wind from the east came up and literally blew the rocket into the sea where it blew up harming no human being.

When Hamas was asked why they weren’t better at aiming their rockets into Israel, one terrorist replied, “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.” So while they give credit to Israel’s God, they refuse to think of the ramifications of that testimony.

God is not done with Israel. He will follow through with them for no other reason than the sake of His holy Name. Do not stand against Israel because in doing so, you will be standing against God Himself and that, my friend, is a no-win situation for you.

Entry filed under: Dr. Fred, israel, Religious - Christian - End Times, Religious - Christian - Prophecy, Religious - Christian - Theology, second coming.

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