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Defying God

Source: Art Sadlier, Monday November 1st 2010

In a news item this week Caroline Glick wrote, “A striking aspect of the so-called building freeze in Judea and Samaria is that an enormous amount of construction went on throughout the last 10 months. The Arabs of Judea and Samaria were not only building without restrictions, the US, Europe and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf bankrolled much of their construction.”

To the contrary, every time a Jewish home is built there is an international outcry! The nations are being moved by the great enemy of God to defy the Him and to take from Israel the Promised Land.  “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.” (Genesis 13:15)

Caroline Glick went on to say, “a motorist travelling from Jerusalem to Ma'aleh Adumim will pass hundreds of empty five-story buildings in Issawiya and other Arab neighbourhoods built for the sole purpose of preventing Israel from connecting the two.”  The Palestinians are not interested in bettering the lot of their people; their only concern is to drive Israel off the land God promised them. You can surely understand where that motivation comes from.

The Lord has something to say about the outcome of this attack on His people. “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead (judge) 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)  That day is surely not far off.

In another bold attempt to rob Israel of her land, the Obama administration is proposing that Israel lease a part of East Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank from the Palestinians. The suggestion is for a 40 year or 99 year lease. That would seem to satisfy the Israeli desire to occupy the land. However such a deal would totally deny Israeli ownership of the land, (Never mind that the Palestinians would latter simply cancel the lease). The enemies of God are determined to remove Israel from the land. “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” (Genesis 15:18) The issue is, that the nations are at war against the living God. “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:8)

Why is Obama proposing this idea? Obama and his administration believe that the land belongs to the Palestinians. Whether this is wilful ignorance or just ignorance of God’s Word the consequences will be the same. The Lord attached a rider to His promise to Israel; ” And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:..” (Genesis 12:3)

In a democracy the people are responsible for their government. America is in defiance of God in this matter. There are flashing signs everywhere of serious trouble on the horizon for America.