There are two spiritual principles at work at the present time in our world, particularly for the U.S. and Israel. At such a crucial time in history I wonder which of them will prevail. The first principle is based on the following verse from II Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
This past year there was a huge prayer effort in the U.S. – the Decision America Tour, led by Franklin Graham, Christian evangelist and missionary, President of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Franklin Graham held prayer rallies on the steps of all 50 State Capitals, where thousands of believers in each state gathered to repent for the sins of the church, to pray for the nation and to ask for healing of the land. I believe that God has heard from heaven, forgiven our sin and is beginning to heal our land – against all odds!
HOWEVER, the second spiritual principle at work is based on another scripture in Genesis 12:1-3 –
“1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, From your family and from your father’s house,To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
3 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.’”
In this transition time between administrations in the U.S. our government has cursed Israel. After years of blessing and defending our closest ally, our government has turned its back on Israel. As of December 23, 2016 it has allowed the U.N. Security Council to call on Israel to halt its “settlement” expansion. The resolution essentially re-states U.S. policy that “settlement” activity in the “West Bank” (Judea and Samaria) is illegal and counterproductive. The U.S. did not support the resolution, but it did not utilize its veto power either, contrary to all the times in the past when it did veto such proposals. Israel has owned the nation of Israel since the time of Abraham and especially since the 1948 establishment of the nation by the U.N. How can building communities in their own land be termed ‘settlements’?
SO, which spiritual principle will prevail?
There have been dozens of instances in recent decades when the U.S. has been hit by some sort of immediate disaster when it has made a move toward the dividing of the land of Israel. Look at this list and see if you think they are all ‘coincidences’:
The following are some of the most prominent examples of this principle being carried out:
-Curse: The last time the U.S. government refused to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council was on March 22, 1979 when the Carter administration chose not to veto U.N. Resolution 446. Four days after that on March 26, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory.
-Result: Two days later, on March 28, the worst nuclear power plant disaster in U.S. history made headlines all over the globe.
-Curse: On October 30, 1991 President George H. W. Bush opened the Madrid Peace Conference which brought Israelis and Palestinians together to negotiate for the very first time. In his opening speech, Bush told Israel that “territorial compromise is essential for peace”.
-Result: At the exact same time, “the Perfect Storm” was brewing in the north Atlantic. This legendary storm traveled 1000 miles the wrong direction and sent 35 foot waves slamming directly into President Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
-Curse: On August 23, 1992 the Madrid Peace Conference moved to Washington D.C.
-Result: The very next day Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida causing 30 billion dollars in damage. It was the worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.
-Curse: On January 16,1994 President Clinton met with President Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights.
-Result: Within 24 hours, the devastating Northridge earthquake hit southern California. It was the second worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.
-Curse: On January 21, 1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the White House but received a very cold reception. In fact, President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright actually refused to have lunch with him.
-Result: That exact same day the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, sending the Clinton presidency into a tailspin from which it would never recover.
-Curse: On September 28, 1998 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was working on finalizing a plan which would have had Israel give up approximately 13 percent of Judea and Samaria.
-Result: On that precise day, Hurricane George slammed into the Gulf Coast with wind gusts of up to 175 miles an hour.
-Curse: On May 3, 1999 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was supposed to hold a press conference to declare the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital.
-Result: On that precise day, the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded in the U.S. ripped through Oklahoma and Kansas. At one point one of the tornadoes actually had a recorded wind speed of 316 miles an hour.
-Curse: In 2005, President George W. Bush (the son of George H. W. Bush) convinced Israel that it was necessary to remove all of the Jewish “settlers” out of Gaza and turn it over entirely to the Palestinians. According to the New York Times, the very last of the “settlers” were evacuated on August 23, 2005.
-Result: On that precise day, a storm that would be given the name “Katrina” started forming over the Bahamas. The city of New Orleans still has not fully recovered from the damage that storm caused, and it ranked as the costliest natural disaster in all of U.S. history up to that time.
-Curse: On May 19, 2011 Barack Obama told Israel that there must be a return to the pre-1967 (indefensible) borders.
-Result: Three days later on May 22 a half-mile wide EF-5 multiple-vortex tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri. According to Wikipedia, it was “the costliest single tornado in U.S. history.”
Now that our present government has cursed/betrayed Israel at the U.N., will our entire nation will be cursed as a result? It has cursed Israel by stabbing them in the back. The U.N. Security Council resolution 2234 that was passed on December 23 2016 is the biggest betrayal of Israel in modern history. It could be that “all hell is about to break loose in this country.” (Actually in Nevada there have been 8 earthquakes in the past 24 hours; 69 earthquakes in the past 7 days)
But maybe not! With a new administration that has promised to support and protect Israel, perhaps God will stay His hand of judgment on the U.S. Keep on praying!!
Thanks to prophecynewswatch.com which collected these facts.