You Can Tell Who Is The God Of A Nation
As the players in the Middle East events become more and more visible, it becomes more and more clear that the issue is not land in Israel. The true issue is much more serious and much more dangerous. In view of the tremendous number of prophecies in the Bible concerning "the last days," and the things we are seeing in the Middle East right before our eyes, it should come as no surprise that the real issue is "religion." The real issue is ..."who IS God?" Years ago, at a meeting with Yasser Arafat, the Prime Minister of Israel decided to just give him what he wanted, because the Israelis were just so tired of the violence. So Ehud Barak offered the "Palestinians" everything they were demanding -- 95 percent of the "West Bank," and he was even willing to divide Jerusalem and let the "Palestinians" take East Jerusalem as their capital for their Palestinian State. It should have been a slam-dunk end to the story. But what happened? Yasser Arafat got up, walked out, and canceled any further "negotiations," leaving everyone stunned. And at that point, the whole world should have understood that this was not about land. He could have had all the land he wanted if he’d only just stop the terrorism. Fast-forward to today. The Islamic terrorist groups afflicting Israel are actually proxies for the government of Iran. One good thing that has come out of all this is that the truth is no longer being hidden behind the guise of a struggle for land. Iran has made it clear and made it public -- this is about whose God is God. They believe it is their CALLING from Allah to prepare the way for the coming of the Islamic "Mahdi," who will subject the entire world under Islam. And they believe it is their CALLING to rid the world of the two great obstacles to that -- Israel and the United States of America. The God of the Jews, and the God of the Christians. To even the most casual observer this should be clear because they say it loudly, clearly, publicly, and often. Which leads to a comment, an observation that I believe is quite telling on this subject: The Arab nations have been in the Middle East continuously for over 4,000 years. They have never been dispersed throughout the earth as Israel has. They have had 4,000 uninterrupted years to develop. Israel has been in her land now for 73 years. Why has Israel been able to build a state as modern, as prosperous, and as advanced as it is today, after a 2,000-year world-wide dispersion, persecution throughout that time and in every place, a Holocaust determined to destroy every Jew on the continent, and the birth of their new nation at the hands of the survivors of the most devastating torture and death camps known to man?
*** Why has Israel been able to do in 73 years what the Arabs have not been able to do in 4,000 years of uninterrupted presence? The answer is the God of Israel. For it is Israel's God who kept her through all her sufferings and wanderings, and it is Israel's God who is glorified in her restoration IN SPITE OF the determination of the Arabs to destroy her. The God of Israel is made obvious in the blessings on Israel, making her a chief among the nations in only 73 years though she has only a tiny sliver of the land of the Middle East. The god of Islam apparently is unable to bless his people or his lands, though they have 99 percent of the land in the Middle East, and almost unlimited supplies of the world's most precious commodity – oil. While on this subject, let's make another enlightening comparison between nations: The richest, most powerful, and most advanced nation on the face of the earth today is the United States of America. The US was founded on the Judeo-Christian Bible, the Word of the Lord, and is blessed beyond all the nations of the earth. Now take a look at Haiti. Haiti is one of the most poverty-stricken nations on the face of the earth. The government of Haiti dedicated their nation to Satan, not once, but later confirmed it, and then confirmed a third time by official government proclamation! Satan's dedicated land is a land of abject poverty, death, and voodoo curses. So here's a comparison: America: under the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible. Prosperous beyond any nation that has ever been on the earth. Haiti: dedicated to Satan and one of the poorest and most oppressed nations on the face of the earth. Israel: her God is the God of the Bible and she is among the most prosperous and advanced nations on earth in spite of endless hatred against her; her sons have been among the great men of the earth in science, medicine, and in every field they have been involved in. The lands of Islam under the moon god, "Allah:" backward, oppressed, and hate-filled. God has showed himself in his peoples. And Satan has done the same. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalm 33:12