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Cursing Israel and the Judgment of God
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee …” – Genesis 12:3 By Micah Winefeld
Our God is sovereign and rules over all of His creation. Do you be- lieve that? The Bible emphatically and repeatedly declares this.
There is no power in the universe that can equal the Word of God! He alone is sovereign. He has no real competition. In the beginning He spoke the galaxies into existence out of nothing. Hebrews 11:3 declares: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
When the Lord speaks, all of crea- tion instantly obeys His command! Immediately! Whatever He has pur- posed and declared will come to pass. (Isaiah 14:24, 26-27;46:9-13) The Lord has declared that His Word “shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
After a time of personal humility and divine discipline, Nebuchadnez- zar, the powerful king of ancient Babylon, declared: “I praised and honored him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Daniel 4:34-35)
In Genesis 12:3, the Lord made an unconditional declaration to the Jew- ish people that will last until the end of time on this earth. He said: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee …” The Lord’s declaration of blessing and cursing the nations on the basis of how they treat Israel should not be taken lightly. If one forgets Genesis 12:3, human history will not be un-
derstood and the future will be a great mystery. Both Biblical and secular histories demonstrate that this decla- ration has brought about divine bless- ing and judgment at both the personal and national levels.
A study of the history of the Jewish people has divine fingerprints all over it. No ethnic people group has ever suffered hatred, persecution, reject- ion, torment, brutality, and mass murder like the Jewish people have for millennia. And yet, the Jewish people have not only survived, but continue to flourish and make their significant contributions to the na- tions. All the while, they have estab- lished and maintain a thriving nation in one of the most violent and unsta- ble regions in the world. Over 110 years ago Mark Twain said: “The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, nor infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his ener- gies, no dulling of his alert and ag- gressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.”
In this article, I would like to ex- plore the answers to four very impor- tant questions: (1) What does it mean to curse Israel? (2) Why does God curse those who curse Israel? (3) How does God curse those who curse Israel? (4) Why do people curse Is- rael?
What does it mean to curse Israel?
A study of the Biblical word “curse” reveals that it means to vilify, despise, dishonor, show great dis- pleasure, hate, treat with contempt, desire evil to fall upon them, to blas- pheme, revile, invoke divine harm, slander, harm, or to make despicable. This would indicate that anyone who speaks or acts in such a way as to wish evil to come upon the Jewish people is cursing them. There are people around the globe who have a negative attitude toward Jews and they are wishing, praying and/or de- siring that the Jewish people will suf- fer great demise. They do not want the Jewish people to be honored, re- spected, praised or held in high es- teem. These people are exhibiting what usually begins with an attitude of disrespect and hatred that is finally expressed in words and deeds aimed at harming, hurting, injuring, and eventually killing the Jewish people.
The present global culture is filled with cursing toward the Jewish peo- ple in general and the state of Israel in particular. Israel seems to be the nation that the world loves to hate. Anti-Semitism is an age-old problem
that is once again gaining global momentum for its final expression in the last days, as expressed in the pro- phetic Scriptures.
Many in our world today have a negative attitude toward Jews because they are motivated by false impres- sions and rumors. Jokes and cartoons that demean and degrade the Jewish people are all too common. How- ever, those in our world who cling to the doctrines of Islam are at the heart of global hatred toward the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. A study of Islam reveals that their prophet, Mohammed, hated the Jew- ish people and called for their annihi- lation in the name of their god – Al- lah. Mohammed personally killed hundreds of Jews. Following his ex- ample, many followers of the radical elements of Islam today vociferously call for the destruction of Israel. From the cradle to the grave, Mus- lims in the Middle East are taught to passionately hate the Jewish people and kill them.
Most people in the West do not have any comprehension of the level of hatred that exists for the Jews and Israel within Islamic societies. Mus- lim leaders, preachers, educators, and media outlets constantly call Jews “pigs, jackals, bacteria, vampires, parasites, vermin, and vultures.” (George Gilder, The Israel Test, p. 63) They firmly believe and teach that the Jewish people are “an inferior race … the incarnation of Satan and the symbol of evil.” (Gilder, p. 63) Most Muslims really believe that Jews are demon-possessed animals.
During World War II, the Arab Muslims supported and fought with the Nazis. Author George Gilder writes: “Everyone knows that the word ‘Nazi’ is used promiscuously in today’s world. But the word does have a real meaning. It means a Na- tional Socialist Movement dedicated to murderous anti- Semitism. Social- ism everywhere expresses envy of excellence by treating the works and wealth of the successful as the wages
of sin. Nazism simply sees the sin as a Jewish conspiracy.” (Gilder, p. 23) Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, which proclaims this ideology, is on the best-seller list in bookstores across the Middle East, and especially in Palestinian territories. Yasser Arafat, the former leader of the PLO “charac- teristically bought Hitler’s Mein Kampf in bulk and distributed it to his followers in Arab translation under the title My Jihad, as Israeli soldiers discovered on capturing his aban- doned camp in southern Lebanon in 1982. …”
“When experts in the United States urge the creation of a Palestinian state, they are effectively endorsing a Nazi national movement. … Murder- ing Jews is the essence of the only Palestinian national movement we have ever known.” (Gilder, pp. 24- 25)
Prior to the beginning of Islam in the fifth century after Christ, the na- tions that surrounded Israel supported a culture of hating the Jewish people and opposing the Jewish occupation of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 4:7-8) This hatred con- tinues to this day, and will continue until Armageddon. (Psalm 83:1-8)
At the heart of this hatred, are the descendants of Esau, the Edomites (also called Idumeans), who today are the Arab and Muslim nations that surround Israel. (Ezekiel 36:5; Oba- diah 9-14) According to several Bib- lical prophecies the spirit of the Edomites will be embodied in de- scendants of Esau, who will be living in the last days where Esau lived in Biblical days. (Amos 9:12; Obadiah 15-19) The areas are known today as Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. While commenting about these peo- ple, Bible scholar John Phillips states: “These sons of Ishmael stand in Edom’s shoes and are robed with Edom’s mantle. (John Phillips, Ex- ploring the Minor Prophets, p. 126) Speaking of their divine destruction at Armageddon, the Lord calls these people “the people of my curse.” (Isaiah 34:5)
Why does God curse those who curse Israel?
The Lord has chosen the Jewish people for His purposes and for His praise. In Deuteronomy 14:2 He said: “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a pecu- liar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Later, the Lord spoke to Moses and said: “And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor, that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.” (Deuteronomy 26:19) Fur- thermore, the Lord considers Israel to be His unique creation. Concerning Israel He said: “…for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea I have made him.” (Isaiah 43:7)
Therefore, it must be concluded that God has invested the glory of His name in the Jewish people. God made it clear to Moses that He did not choose the Jewish people because of who they were, but because of who He is! (Deuteronomy 7:6-10) Like the Gentile nations, the Jewish people have brought shame and reproach upon the name of God. However, He has chosen that in spite of their shame, He will bless the Jewish peo- ple and restore them to their ancient homeland to demonstrate His faith- fulness, unconditional love, mercy, and grace to all of mankind. (Ezekiel 36:24) He has repeatedly stated that He is doing this so that “the heathen shall know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 36:23) It is about His glory, not Israel’s honor. (Isaiah 46:9-13)
Many of the Biblical references, titles, and divine analogies concern- ing the Jewish people demonstrate that they are a holy people, set apart from all other nations, as a divine instrument in His hand and for His glory. (Deuteronomy 7:6-8) Please consider the following examples of Biblical references to the Jewish peo- ple. They are: servants of God (Psalm 136:22); the people of God (Psalm 135:12); God’s congregation (Psalm 74:2); the rod of His inheri- tance (Psalm 74:2); God’s purchased possession (Psalm 74:2); the sheep of His pasture (Psalm 95:7); “the con- gregation of the mighty” (Psalm 82:1); the tribes of the Lord (Psalm 122:4); God’s vineyard (Isaiah 5:7); the apple of His eye (Deuteronomy 32:10); God’s first- born son (Exodus 4:22); God’s witnesses (Isaiah 43:10); God’s chosen ones (Isaiah 48:12); God’s elect (Isaiah 45:4); the wife of Jehovah (Isaiah 54:5-10); God’s nation (Isaiah 51:4); and God’s heritage (Micah 7:14).
The Lord’s unique attachment to the Jewish people and the nation of Israel is eternally displayed in the very names and titles He attributes to Himself in the Scriptures. In Isaiah 43:3 He said: “For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior…” In Isaiah 43:15 He de- clared: “I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.” Throughout the Scriptures He refers to Himself as “the Holy One of Israel,” (Isaiah 43:3); “the God of Israel” (Isaiah 41:17); and many times calls Himself the God of Abra- ham, Isaac, and Jacob. (Exodus 4:5)
Israel has been chosen to be a divine vessel or instrument with which the Lord will rule the nations. (Jeremiah 18:1-6) God uses Israel to judge the nations. “Israel is the rod of his in- heritance: the LORD of hosts is his name. Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms.” (Jere- miah 51:19-20) The Lord uses Israel to display His sovereign power. (Psalm 106:8) Israel has been cho- sen as an instrument to His praise, as a sign to the nations! God’s treat- ment of the nations always reflects His divine plan and purposes for Is- rael. Israel alone is the nation upon which all nations are blessed or
cursed! The destiny of the nations is bound up in the role they play to bring about God’s glory and Israel’s ultimate redemption.
In light of these Biblical realities, people should be very careful about their attitudes, words and actions they express to and about the Jewish peo- ple and the nation of Israel. The prophet Zechariah declared: “…for he that thoucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8) While thinking about this verse, someone has said, that cursing Israel is like sticking your finger in the eye of God. This would mean that an attack upon Israel is an attack upon Him. It creates intense divine pain and de- mands His full and immediate atten- tion! It will invoke the wrathful judgment of God!
In general, it should be concluded that to oppose the Jewish people is the same as to oppose God. To curse them is to curse Him. Any attempt to undo the revealed divine plan for Is- rael should be considered the same as attacking the person of God. Notice that in the Bible the Holy Land is called Jewish land (Ezekiel 36:24), and God’s land. (Joel 3:2) The Jew- ish people are at the center of God’s prophetic end-time events. They will be there when the end comes. There- fore, God’s hand of blessing and preservation must rest upon a rem- nant of their seed to the very end! A godly remnant from each of the 12 tribes will occupy the Promised Land for 1,000 years during Christ’s earth- ly reign. To oppose the divine res- toration of the Jewish people to their land is to oppose God and invite His curse.
I am personally amazed, shocked, and astounded that some so-called Christian pastors and people express dislike or hatred for the Jewish peo- ple. First, I want to warn them that this does invite the curse of God upon themselves and their efforts. I would also like to remind them how ridicu- lous it is for any Christian to hate the Jewish people. Our Bible is a Jewish book. (Romans 3:2) Jesus declared that “salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22) And, most important of all, Jesus is and will forever be God in- carnate as a Jew. He was born as a Jew. (Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38) He died as a Jew. (Matthew 27:37) He arose as a Jew. (Matthew 28:10) And, He is coming again as a Jew. Revelation 5:5 declares that Jesus is “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David.” How can you love Jesus and hate Jews? Furthermore, I would like to remind us all that a true disciple of Jesus must not hate any- one – even his enemies! (Matthew 5:43-48)
Anyone who hates the Jewish peo- ple and Israel is living in spiritual deception. They are greatly confused about the eternal plan of God (past, present and future). Their views con- flict with the God of Israel and they are under the divine curse.
How does God curse those who curse Israel?
The Bible is very specific in its warnings concerning how the Lord will curse those who curse Israel. Throughout the Scriptures, the Lord has promised Israel that whatever anyone attempts to do unto His peo- ple, the tables will be turned on them. In other words, the Lord will do the very same thing to Israel’s enemies. Speaking to the nations that will op- pose Israel and God during the Tribu- lation, the Lord has said: “For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall re- turn upon thine own head.” (Oba- diah 15) According to this context, the Lord specifically warns the de- scendents of Esau [the Palestinians] that what they have done to Israel will be done unto them during the final days of the Tribulation Period. Speaking about the same period of time, Jeremiah gave Israel the same promise: “Therefore all they that de- vour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them,
shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.” (Jeremiah 30:16) According to Ezekiel 35, the modern-day Edomites will be slaughtered and their land destroyed at the conclusion of Armageddon, when the Lord re- turns from heaven. (Also see Isaiah 34:1-10 and 63:1-6)
Both Bible history and prophecy prove that God will keep His Word to Israel. Whatever Israel’s enemy will attempt to do to them, God will turn it upon their own heads. First, let us look at a few historical examples. Notice that when Pharaoh turned against Israel, he commanded that all of the Jewish male babies should be cast into the Nile River. (Exodus 1:22) About 50 years later, guess what happened to the mighty king of Egypt? God drowned him and the entire Egyptian army in the Red Sea. (Exodus 14:13-31) Next, consider what happened to Haman in the book of Esther. This story took place in Persia, which is today the country of Iran. Haman hated the Jewish people, and especially Mordecai the Jew. Haman deceived the king of Persia into issuing a decree that would allow him to kill Mordecai and all of the Jewish people. Through the sover- eign hand of God, Haman was hanged upon the very gallows that he prepared for Mordecai. (Esther7:9- 10) Further-more, the Lord gave the Jewish people favor with the king of Persia, and they killed all of the ene- mies of the Jews throughout the Per- sian kingdom. (Esther 9:1-17) Once again, God turned his hand upon the enemies of Israel and did unto them what they had planned to do to the Jewish people.
The Jewish people have not known any person who hated them in mod- ern times more than Adolf Hitler. Hitler was responsible for murdering 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. One of his greatest attempts to show his contempt and disrespect for the Jewish people was his efforts to cremate their bodies in his extermination camps. Hitler knew that cremation was rejected by the Jewish people and was considered by them to be an act of disrespect to the deceased. So, how did Hitler die? It is reported that in April 1945, Hitler committed suicide and ordered that his body be burned. Dental records indicate that his orders were carried out. Once again, this great enemy of God’s peo- ple received his just reward.
The Lord will continue to curse those who curse Israel in this fashion in the future. I am aware of at least two examples that must be considered in the prophetic Scriptures. First, the Islamic nations of the Middle East claim that Allah (the god of Islam) has given them the world’s richest oil deposits so that they can use its reve- nue to destroy Israel and conquer the world. It is not a coincidence that the book of Isaiah proclaims that during the battle of Armageddon the Lord will destroy “the people of my curse.” (Isaiah 34:5) In the process of their destruction, Isaiah wrote: “And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.” (Isaiah 34:9-10; compare with Revelation 18:4- 19:3) It is very apparent that during the Armageddon campaign, the Lord will supernaturally set the oil fields of the Persian Gulf region on fire and they will burn and smolder throughout the millennial kingdom. Once again, the Lord will turn the weapon of Israel’s enemies upon them. The nations of Islam will be consumed in a fire fu- eled by their own oil!
I would like to point to one more prophetic event in which the Lord will return His vengeance upon those who curse Israel. In recent years, the radical Shiite leadership of Iran (Pres- ident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the ruling Islamic clerics) have been spewing out numerous threats and making derogatory statements about Israel and the Jewish people. In the last few years Ahmadinejad has pub- lically proclaimed that Iran will wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In light of this threat, it is most interest- ing to note that Jeremiah 49:35-38 predicts that a future divine judgment will bring about the complete destruc- tion of Iran [Elam]. This destruction will be so devastating, that it will bring about a temporary national dis- persion of the entire Iranian popula- tion. This judgment will especially be directed toward “the king and the princes” (verse 38) of Iran.
We must conclude that when God curses those who curse Israel, His vengeance will be exact and just, re- flecting the curse, to return it upon the head of those who dare to curse Israel. Long ago King David, di- rected by the Spirit of God, asked the Lord to bring vengeance upon “the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts. Give them accord- ing to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their own hands; render to them their [just re- ward].” (Psalm 28:3-4)
Oh that the leadership of America would take note of all of this. For several decades, numerous U.S. ad- ministrations (both Republican and Democrat) have supported a policy which calls for Israel to surrender part of the land that God gave to her as an everlasting covenant to the Palestini- ans. The current administration sup- ports the removal of Israelis from parts of Jerusalem to surrender it to the Palestinians as the new capital of the Palestinian state. This is a curse to Israel and God. Beware America! The U.S. has come under that curse of God. We chant and sing: “God bless America.” We are fools if we think that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will somehow ignore all of this! With amazing research, John
McTernan, in his book As America has done to Israel, demonstrates that every time a U.S. administration has attempted to pressure Israel to sur- render a part of the Holy Land, within 24 hours the Lord has sent a major natural disaster upon America. (John P. McTernan, As America has done to Israel, back cover) Most notably, the Bush administration pressured Israel to evacuate 25 Jewish settle- ments in Gaza in 2005. Israel com- plied, and completed the painful process on August 23, 2005. On the same day a tropical depression formed over the Bahamas, eventually producing Hurricane Katrina. Within a few days, Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, forcing 1.5 million peo- ple to evacuate their homes. At that time, Katrina was the most powerful and destructive natural disaster in American history.
This year, the Obama administra- tion has exerted more pressure on Israel to make very painful conces- sions to those who are sworn to its destruction. Consequently, this has been “the worst year for natural disas- ters in U.S. history. There has been a natural disaster that has caused at least a billion dollars of damage in- side the United State every single month so far this year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmos- pheric Administration, there have been 10 major disasters in the United States this year. On average, usually there are only about 3 major disasters a year. At this point, disasters are happening inside the United States so frequently that there seems to be no gap between them. … Since the be- ginning of the year we have had to deal with record-setting winter storms, nightmarish tornadoes, ‘once in a century’ earthquakes, historic flooding all over the country, severe drought and some of the worst wild- fires the U.S. has ever experienced.” (www.theeconomiccollapseblog.com, September 16, 2011)
What could be the message behind all of these disasters? In Jeremiah 30,
the Lord declared that in the last days He would cause His people to return to their land. (verse 3) He also wrote that Israel would face a time of in- credible trouble and fear, accompa- nied by an absence of peace. (verses 4-9) He promised Israel that He would rescue them, but He would also “make a full end of all nations.” (verse 11) How will He do this? Look at Jeremiah 30:23-24: “Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirl- wind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have per- formed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.”
Why do people curse Israel?
The answer to this question is very simple. People curse Israel because they hate Jews! Deuteronomy 30:7 clearly states: “And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.” (Deu- teronomy 30:7)
Why do people hate the Jewish people? On the surface, there are several reasons why. From a human standpoint, there exists an ongoing hatred for the Jewish people. Some people hate Israel because the Jewish nation, as promised by the Lord, has been so richly blessed. Therefore, the world is jealous of their abilities that enable them to excel in all fields of endeavor. However, let us examine the deeper reason behind this hatred.
Those who hate the Jewish people are mimicking Israel’s greatest enemy – Satan. Satan hates what God loves and what God has chosen to be ves- sels for His glory. Satan hates God and opposes Him. A study of history reveals that whatever or whoever is precious to God and is chosen by Him, has become the focal point of hell’s hatred and wrath. As men- tioned previously, God chose the Jewish people and the Holy Land to be vessels through which He would bring glory to Himself. Conse- quently, Satan has worked through his human agents to heap upon the Jewish people a multitude of lies to force the world to hate God’s people, and to take away their land. In Psalm 83:1-5, look at the activity of those who are called the “enemies” of God. “They that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and con- sulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remem- brance. For they have consulted to- gether with one consent: they are confederate against thee.” (Psalm 83:2-5) The following verses in this text lists the ancient names of these enemies. Those listed are the Arab Islamic nations of the Middle East that surround Israel today. Please note that they are called the “ene- mies” of God, which is displayed by their hatred of Israel and their efforts to destroy the Jewish nation.
Jesus repeatedly told His disciples that they would be hated because they belonged to Him. (Matthew 10:22; 24:9; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:17; John 15:18-25) He even warned them that the time would come “that whoso- ever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” (John 16:2) Think about that! People actually kill God’s people because they believe that it is God’s will? Make no mis- take about it. Those who kill Jews and Christians are the enemies of God, and they have been deceived by Satan and are really worshipping the king of the demons and acting like him. Jesus rebuked the religious fakes of His day when He said: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
The war in the spirit world has been raging for about 6,000 years – since Lucifer rebelled against the Lord. Since the call of Abraham and God’s covenant with his descendants and the land of God, the Jews and the Ho- ly Land have been at the center of the war between heaven and hell. Reve- lation 12 helps us see that the war in heaven (verse 7) is directly connected to Satan’s war with the remnant of Israel. (verse 17) The Bible student should view the entire 7-year Tribula- tion Period as the final phase of the 6,000 year war in the spiritual realm. Therefore, the intensity of the global isolation, hatred, and strategies aimed at the destruction of Israel tell us that the world is about to enter into the final countdown to Armageddon.
The Lord cannot bless anyone who curses the Jewish people or the nation of Israel.
Concerns about Demonstrations
Israelis are very concerned about the message that some protestors are expressing in the the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. In Califor- nia, one protestor said: “I think that the Zionist Jews, who are running these big banks and our Federal Re- serve, which is not run by the federal government … they need to be run out of the country.” (www.israel to- day, October 16, 2022) Israelis have a right to be concerned about these developments. They realize that his- tory teaches that when a society be- gins to collectively blame the Jewish people for the ills of their society this will lead to Jewish persecution. Usu- ally, this persecution eventually brings about the mass exodus of Jew- ish people who flee from the persecu- tion. Could we be viewing the be- ginning of a movement of anti- Semitism in the U.S. that would force American Jews to immigrate to Is- rael? According to Scripture, the exodus of American Jews to Israel will take place. We just don’t know when.
Another concern about these pro- tests is the attack against capitalism. This should concern us all. This in- dicates that the socialist agenda in America is gaining ground. Socialists blame the rich for the current eco- nomic crisis. However, greed is the problem, not capitalism. History demonstrates that in order for democ- racy to exist, it must be supported by a free-capitalist enterprise system. The fraud and corruption in our eco- nomic system in the West is not the fault of the capitalist system, but of the sinful heart of man. The pro- phetic Scriptures indicate that this would be the economic condition in “the last days.” (James 5:3)
Israelis Fearful of Security Threats
Israel Today editor Aviel Schneider writes: “A survey shows that 81percent of [Israeli protestors this summer] fear for their future, both economically and with regard to na- tional security. In the south, over a million Israelis, including 250,000 children, are living under the constant threat of rocket attacks. In August alone, over 250 rockets were fired at Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
“In a sign of the times, an Egyptian mob ransacked the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, three weeks after Palestinian terrorists crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and killed eight Israelis near the southern Red Sea resort of Eilat. Turkey has be- come downright belligerent, threaten- ing to send warships to challenge Is- rael’s ‘illegal’ blockade on Gaza.” (Israel Today, October 2011, p. 2)
As Israel’s security concerns con- tinue to escalate, the Bible prophecy student knows where all of this is headed. Speaking for Israeli Jews during the last half of the Tribulation Period, the prophet Jeremiah wrote: “And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.” (Jeremiah 30:4-5)
Micah’s Speaking Schedule
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