I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 12:3
I believe America’s future depends partially on our relationship with Israel. And given recent political trends, I believe America is putting her future at risk. We supported Israel in the mid-twentieth century when she was re-formed politically. I never thought I’d see the day when we would diminish that support. But that day has come, and I believe if we don’t return to our previous supportive policies toward Israel, our future as a nation is in peril.
No nation, including America, should take lightly the promise in Genesis 12:3, if for no other reason than self-preservation. The entire population of the earth was destined to be blessed through the nation of Israel. Therefore, people who recognize God’s purposes for Israel and do whatever they can to preserve, protect and defend Israel will be preserved, protected and defended.
Conversely, people who stand in the way of Israel’s’ prosperity will find themselves standing in the direct path of God’s purposes for Israel on earth. And history is clear on the tragic stories of what happens to anyone who puts himself in that unenviable position. It’s that simple. God created a people for Himself in order to bless the human family. Those who stand in the way will find themselves experiencing judgement.
Will we support Israel’s return to her homeland and continue to aid her progress? There was a time when America answered the call, and I believe America’s greatness was due in part to that support by our leaders. Today, however, I fear America has lost sight of our responsibility to bless the people of God. And I fear if we continue descending into depravity while at the same time abandoning Israel, we can expect to suffer just as many other nations have suffered in the past.
You and I can do two things to influence America’s support of Israel: First, we can use whatever means are available to influence Washington policy makers through voting and contacting our representatives. We are the governed who need to make our voices heard. Second, we can pray for our leaders and for peace between our nations. Pray for “the peace of Jerusalem”! (Psalm 122:6)