“The one who curses you I will curse!” (Genesis 12:3)
A very serious question seemed to grip me the other night, when watching the turmoil in the Middle East. There are over twenty nations surrounding Israel. They are Muslim. They, by their own spiritual leaders, have been led to maintain a staunch hatred for the nation of Israel. Like the rabid leader of Iran, they would like to drive the people and nation of Israel into the Mediterranean Sea. The question for us Americans is, are we cursed by God because we, for many years, have been providing military and economic aid to nations that God has cursed?
Any search of the Internet will yield these general figures. The countries nearest Israel, that have been at war with Israel for centuries, have received American dollars in foreign aid in the year 2010 as follows:
- Egypt – $1 billion, 699 million
- Iraq – $2 billion, 88 million
- Jordan – $767 million
- Afghanistan – $11 billion, 447 million
- Pakistan – $2 billion, 853 million
- West Bank/Gaza – $693 million
- Russia – $506 million
- Palestinian Authority – $100 million
- Yemen – $70 million
That’s not all of the countries that have vowed hatred for Israel. But that’s over $20 billion dollars of American tax dollars in 2010 alone. As a country, we are over 16 trillion dollars in debt; and yet, we keep borrowing money we don’t have to give to countries that hate Israel. Do we think that God is pleased with our government’s support of those who hate His national people, Israel?
Do you think God is pleased with America? Is God spewing out of the mouth of His purpose those lukewarm, apathetic, individuals in the post-modern Evangelical Church who have, by their silence, joined hands with those who support nations that hate Israel?
Supposedly 30% of Americans profess to be “born again Christians.” If that’s true, why have we, as God’s people, kept silent and allowed our society to turn against God’s people Israel? We’ve allowed the murder of over 50 million of our own unborn citizens. And now, by our tax dollars, we are supporting countries that hate Israel – God’s chosen people.
If you are interested in what the Bible says about God and the world of men and nations, I urge you to read these words of God to Abraham, found in Genesis 12:1-3:
“Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
I would urge you to ask yourself these questions: Is there any correlation between America’s support of Israel-hating nations and America’s moral, spiritual and economic decline? Has God removed His hand of blessing from this nation because we are aiding and abetting those who curse Israel? If you are a true Christian believer, the answer to that question should be very sobering and disturbing.