Recently my prophetic red-alert went off. It left me wide-eyed and seriously considering a permanent hike to the nearest border.
First, some background: the UN recently told Israel they couldn’t or shouldn’t expand into the West Bank (which isn’t really west, but actually east, and…that’s a different story for a different day.)
Whether this area belongs to Israel or Palestine has been hotly debated forever. (It belongs to Israel, but again – different story, different day.)
America, long regarded as Israel’s big brother, had the power to reverse the decision, but chose instead to abstain. This was an unprecedented, highly-controversial move.
Allow me to put this into perspective. If a teacher punched your little nephew in front of you, you would respond, correct?
In response to the UN vote, that’s exactly what America didn’t do.
According to Secretary of State John Kerry, America needs to show Israel tough love.
“Friends need to tell each other the hard truths,” he said. “They fail to recognize that this friend, the United States of America, that has done more to support Israel than any other country.”
Why This is Bad for America
Quite simply, America should not have done this.
Being on Israel’s bad side never fares well because their Protector…well, He can be scary.
He gives plenty of warning what will happen to nations that mess with His beloved Israel: they will be cursed (Genesis 12:3; 27:29); they will be judged at Armageddon (Joel 3:2).
Look around for a Babylonian or Assyrian. Do you know any? Neither do I.
That’s because both nations were involved in the oppression and/or slavery of Israel, and neither exists anymore.
Frankly, I’m afraid for the U.S. because God delivers His promises. Our leaders need to read their Bibles for their sake and ours. (Speaking of which, Secretary of State Kerry was told exactly that after his speech.)
When it comes to matters of Israel, one must don their God glasses.
Yes, God is undeniably merciful – but mercy is mostly dealt to individuals and not to nations. America is experiencing God’s judgement (don’t believe me? Simply look at our debt.)
And now America has more judgement to look forward to – thanks to their latest actions at the UN.
I remember once doing something really, really bad. Later that day I sat huddled in my house as I witnessed probably the worst storm of my life. As I sat wide-eyed praying the house would stay intact, I realized: God can be super scary. I’m not sure if the storm was divine punishment or a reminder…but you can be sure I never did that bad thing again.
I wish America would have learned that lesson.
Why This is Prophetic
Secretary of State Kerry said, “Despite our best efforts over the years, the two-state solution is now in serious jeopardy.”
(FYI, the “two-state solution” is the proposed agreement to divide Israel and give one half to the Palestinians.)
For some reason Kerry believes the highly sought after solution is threatened. This could motivate a huge push towards a peace agreement.
And not just any peace agreement: The Peace Agreement that heralds the End of the Age (Daniel 9).
According to the Bible, a coming world leader will negotiate a peace deal with Israel. This agreement will mark the beginning of the last seven years of life as we know it, otherwise known as the Tribulation. (Daniel 9:27)
This latest controversy could motivate such a treaty.
Israeli “Peace” Movements Aren’t Good
God is clear: when diplomats start speaking about “peace” and “safety,” the End of Days is close. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Unfortunately, Secretary of State Kerry said exactly that:
The two state solution is the only way to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and Democratic state living in peace and security with its neighbors.
– John Kerry, US Secretary of State, emphasis mine
As I read through endless pages of headlines outlining America’s rejection of Israel, my emotions swirled within me. Yes, we are closing on the Messiah’s return, but what will we lose before we get there?
It’s as though we’re watching an end-of-days movie…except we aren’t spectators. We are part of the cast.
As I watched with mixed emotions John Kerry defend America’s unwise decision to officially depart from Israel, I’ve had an ever-present nudge from God speak His truth. At one point I felt Him say, My kids need to wake up. Some nights I could barely sleep until I spilled my heart on this blog. Time truly must be short.
As a star in the saga of the Last Days, you must decide which side you’re on: that of the antagonist or Protagonist. It would behoove you to choose quickly.
Because our Savior coming in the clouds. Are you ready?