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The Source of Israel's Problem is Israel

Source: Art Sadlier, Friday October 7th 2011

The entire world is against Israel. There is not a single leader that I know of that is not endorsing the two state solution. I know of no political leader in Israel who is not willing to give the Palestinians a state on the land of Israel. Every Prime Minister of Israel for the last 20 years has sought to give away parts of the Promised Land. Prime Minister Netanyahu is willing to do the same.

Almost all of Israel’s politicians are in favour of giving up much of the Promised Land to Israel’s enemies in the vain hope of peace with Islam. They have no vision of the restoration of the kingdom promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Israel is a badly divided nation. At times it seems almost like a civil war in Judea and Samaria as the IDF, at the urging of liberals, set about to destroy the homes of those Jews who have a vision of occupying the Promised Land.

The two state solution calls for Israel to abandon Judea, Samaria and East (Biblical) Jerusalem. Abbas is also demanding that the temple mount be included in the terms of settlement. That is an all out attack on God’s program and purpose for Israel. That is a rejection of God’s Word. Whatever may be negotiated after that is meaningless.

The major political leaders of Israel are secularists who want a secular democracy like the nations of Europe. For example a recent news item demonstrates the attitude of Israel’s leaders to the temple and the God who dwelt in the temple in the past, “A 76-year-old Jewish man was arrested and questioned for the crime of reciting a brief blessing over a bottle of water while touring Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday.” The temple mount is the only place in the world where it is illegal for Jews to pray. Israel has moved away from God and God’s purposes for them. It is only by the hand of God that Israel even exists today. Despite Israel’s disobedience God’s hand is still working to restore her. Israel’s problem is Israel.

Israel is like the nations around her in many ways. One of those ways is in the area of abortion. Since Israel became a nation 63 years ago they have averaged 43,000 babies aborted each year. That equals well over two million children terminated, more than the number of Jewish children killed in the holocaust. If those two million babies had not been killed in their mother’s wombs, considering the rate of population growth, there would be another 10 million Israelis today. That would have meant that today there would be 16 ½ million Jews in Israel and 1 ½ million Palestinians. The whole idea of a Palestinian state would not even be a consideration.

The source of Israel’s problems is her disobedience and rebellion against her God.

The question is why does God bother with Israel? Since her birth as a nation she has rebelled against her God. Are the amills, the mainline churches, the Catholics and the dominionists right?  Has God given up on Israel because of her disobedience?

The answer is found in Ezekiel 36:18-25, “Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.”

Paul taught the same thing in Romans 11. Verse 1-2, “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew....”

Paul continues in verses 25-26, “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”

For 2,000 years the nations of the world have said to Israel, “Leave our lands and go back where you came from.” Now that Israel has gone back where they came from, the world is saying, “There is no place for you here.”

The hard road that lies ahead for Israel is the road that her God will lead her on to bring her back to Him, and to the place of blessing. God will continue to work to draw Israel to Himself. He will allow Israel to continue to stumble from one crisis to another, intervening to preserve her and attempting to prove Himself to her.

Zechariah describes the drastic judgment that so soon to be poured out on Israel. "

Israel’s problem is Israel.