There’s a biblically based theory that America’s dealings with Israel have direct consequences to America. Various passages of Scripture are cited, like Obadiah 1:15 that reads, “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou has done [to Israel], it shall be done unto thee; thy reward shall return upon thine own head.”
It’s the premise that Israel is the apple of God’s eye and whoever touches Israel must deal with God. (See Zechariah 2:8) It’s the promise to Abraham of his seed (offspring): “And I will bless them that bless you, and curse those who curse you.” (Genesis 12:3)
Jerusalem in particular seems to be a flash point. God said through Zechariah, “In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zech. 12:3)
It’s unfortunate that the world pays little attention to the Word of God. Nations and people could save themselves much pain and suffering if they only heeded His Word, corporately and individually. The Bible is the world’s best-selling book of all time, and the most circulated and translated book of all time. There are an estimated six billion copies of the Bible in circulation in the world today. There are nations that people sacrifice everything to get a copy, and imprudent nations that have Bibles readily available yet do nothing with them.
That being said, within its pages are God’s plan and purposes for the nation of Israel. Israel was God’s idea. He took one man, Abraham, and blessed him for his faithfulness and belief in God. From this one man he produced nations of people. Israel is the namesake nation for Abraham, named after Israel’s grandson Jacob, who the Lord renamed “Israel”. Jacob’s twelve sons made up the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel. The actual history of Israel is fascinating, but too long to attempt even an overview of here. Suffice to say, when the nation of Israel was dispersed (because of God’s judgment for their unfaithfulness to God), these nations spread out over the scope of the earth and became other nations with other names. The modern day nation of Israel is actually Judah, from the people from the tribe of Judah, commonly referred to as “Jews”. That means there are eleven other tribes scattered across the earth that have actually become their own nations. (Yes, America is one of them.)
The land of Israel, however, is under a perpetual covenant with God. Its boundaries were given to it when God authorized its formation. Its boundaries are actually much larger than its modern-day boundaries. That peoples existed on the land before the nation of Israel was founded is obvious, and that other peoples existed and dwelled on the land after Israel’s dispersion is also obvious. However, if one would heed the Word of God, one would learn that God has specific boundaries for the nation of Israel and those boundaries matter to Him. Point in case is the re-formation of Israel after thousands of years of exile. All of the matters of the land of Israel and the people of Israel were prophesied in the Bible centuries before they came to pass, and they came to pass as it was written. Therefore the peoples that claim the land God authorized and covenanted to Abraham’s offspring, have no authority for being there and are quite literally trespassing. Now they can be there at invitation, but they have no authority to claim the land as their own.
Whoever fights against these things is quite literally fighting against God.
In Sunday School, May 22, 2011, I said to the group, “Watch the news. Some sort of disaster should be hitting America soon.” About seven hours later the Joplin tornado hit and 116 people were killed, making it the deadliest tornado in American history. How did I know something was going to happen? Because on Friday, May 20, 2011, Obama called on Israel to divide its land and put their borders back to their 1967 borders. When we interfere with Israel’s land, we face judgment on ours. It was not me being super-spiritual, it was just me observing the patterns and predicting the next one based on past ones.
Another example? In 2005, at America’s prompting and political pressure, Israel removed ten thousand Jews from twenty-five settlements in Gaza. It’s not what they wanted to do, but because of the pressure from America to do so to be “politically correct”, they acquiesced. The evacuation and removal of these Jewish settlements took seven days and were completed on August 22, 2005. On September 21 twenty-one Gaza settlements were handed over to the Palestinians, making it the largest evacuation in modern history of Jews in their own land. When the Palestinians took the settlements over, they looted and burned it all to the ground, starting with the churches.
On August 23, when the last of the Jews were removed from their land, a tropical storm over the Bahamas was upgraded to a level one hurricane called Katrina. By August 29, Katrina was a level five hurricane with a diameter of 375 miles. The damage from this storm was unprecedented in America’s hurricane history. It destroyed entire neighborhoods, leveled 120,000 buildings and 70% of the city’s structures. Similarities between the Israeli evacuations of their settlements and New Orleans’ evacuation of its citizens are startling.
Coincidence? Maybe one time is a coincidence. Maybe even two. But when you look at the history of disasters to America within days of devastating interference in Israel’s land and protection, the coincidences become obvious patterns. The Word of God is true and man is the liar. Many of these “coincidences” are documented in John P. McTernan’s book As America has Done to Israel. It’s worth the read. The evidence is damning. The movie “The Perfect Storm” was another true example of disaster hitting America after its meddling in Israel’s affairs. Read chapter nine of McTernan’s book to see historic example after example of America’s interference and the consequential disasters that follow. [pages 147-207]
Not convinced? Really research Japan’s stance against Israel’s developments, and their support of Palestinian developments and the devastating consequence for their nation that came from a historic earthquake/tsunami in the spring of 2011. An excellent research of it can be found at https://janmeador.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/japans-earthquake-tsunami-the-hand-of-god/.
Natural disasters are not normally manipulated or caused by human hands. They’re still the way the Creator of the earth can demonstrate His thoughts, if you will. It’s not to say that every disaster that hits our soil is because of affairs with Israel, but when it becomes devastating in the areas of lives lost, damages to civilizations, and dollars in damages, it’s a good idea to see where maybe we have displeased or angered God. It’s a great idea to actually read His Word to see if we’re conducting our lives in manners that bring His blessings or curses.