Daily Devotional for Thursday March 24, 2011

Sadly, Anti-Semitism is Alive and Well in 2011

> (Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, > 21:43-45) > > Sadly, anti-Semitism is alive and well in 2011. Just a week ago, a > horrific > incident occurred that the media barely reported. Palestinians danced in > the street when it was learned 5 members of an Israeli West Bank family > were > brutally slaughtered by Muslims. The father, mother, and 3 children, the > youngest being a 3 months old baby, were brutally knifed to death. These > monsters literally slip the throat to kill the baby. My friend, this is > the > clear and stated goal of Muslims towards the Jewish people and ALL > (including you!) who are infidels, or those who reject the lies of Islam! > > --->As I type these words, news reports are coming in regarding a suicide > bomber killing and injuring people in Jerusalem. In addition, rockets are > constantly being fired into Israel from Gaza. > > Never before has the nation of Israel been in as much danger as they are > today. President Obama and this current administration has been very > clear > in its' support for the enemies of Israel, putting us on the wrong side of > God. The bottom line is that Israel has every right to defend itself from > those who brazenly call for the destruction of the state of Israel and all > of the Jewish people, just as we have the right to defend ourselves from > those who seek our destruction. > Like in everything, God's Word gives us the clear truth regarding Israel. > Please, do yourself a favor right now and get your Bible and sit down and > spend the next 10 minutes reading the anchor verses for today, Genesis > 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, 21:43-45. You > could spend hours reading all the passages in God's Word that confirm that > modern-day Israel is the land God promised to Abraham and gave to His > children. You do not have to be a Bible scholar to quickly realize in just > the few key passages I have given you today that the land of Israel is > indeed the exact land God Himself promised to His children 4,000 years > ago, > and fulfilled that promise in 1385 B.C. when Joshua took possession of > that > land. > > Having laid the Biblical case to support that the land of Israel belongs > to > the Jewish people, now you can see why giving away even one inch of that > land to anyone else is going against God Himself. No person, no nation, > has > the right to give away what God promised and gave to the Jewish people. > Those who do make themselves an enemy of God! Over and over throughout the > Bible and human history, nations have invaded this land, taken it over, > only > to be defeated in the end. The land of Israel is only 20,330 sq km, > slightly > smaller than the state of New Jersey. Out of the billions of square miles > that exist on this earth, this is the only place on the planet God > literally > promised and gave to His children. For anyone to go in and try to give a > piece of that land away is foolish. > > That is why the current "peace plan" the United States has had such a > large > role in trying to broker will never work and has actually put our nation > on > the opposite side of God . . . again! Let me be clear. The Gaza Strip > belongs to ISRAEL! The West Bank belongs to ISRAEL! Jerusalem, all of it, > belongs to ISRAEL! For this nation to be involved in any deals, even under > the guise of "peace," that involves giving away the land God gave to the > children of Israel is taking on God Himself! Not to mention that this land > is being given away to the ENEMIES OF ISRAEL!!! > > My friend, one of the problems many have with the Bible is that they can't > understand why a God of love would command His children to go to war and > "kill every man, woman, child, and living thing" as He did many times in > the > Old Testament. The reason was this. God in His omniscience knew that the > enemies of Israel, those who came to possess their land, had no desire for > peace but the complete destruction and annihilation of the Jewish people. > The complete obliteration of the Jewish people was their ONLY goal, not > peace. Sadly, there are some people who have no desire for peace, only > death > and destruction and you either destroy them or they destroy you. That is > one > of the sad realties of living in this fallen and evil world. > > For those who oppose the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they either don't > understand or are completely blind to the fact that there are people on > this > planet whose only goal is the complete destruction of the United States > and > every person who lives here. That means you and your family too! I am > grateful that the peace-nuts we see on TV constantly don't have the power > to > impose their Pollyanna views of life on the defense policies of this > nation > or we would all be in grave danger. The sad reality is that there are very > real people alive this very moment whose very real goal is the complete > destruction of the United States. We will either kill them or they will > kill > us. We are blessed that our forefathers understood the evil that exits in > this world or we would not be here today, enjoying the wonderful freedoms > and life we do. > > Israel also clearly understands the reality that there are people who > desire > their death and destruction. They don't have the luxury of great oceans on > either side as we do and their enemies literally live all around them. > That > is what makes this current "peace plan" so silly. To actually take some of > the small amount of land that belongs to Israel and literally give it to > their enemies is absurd and ridiculous. It will only embolden and empower > those who seek the destruction of Israel. Again, make no mistake about it. > While we and others seek "peace," it takes TWO to make peace. > > Despite the claims by the Palestinian leadership, their goal is NOT peace > but the destruction of Israel. I have always been amused at why anyone > thinks it is necessary to give the little strip of land God gave to Israel > away to her enemies, when Israel is surrounded by Arab nations with VAST > AMOUNTS of land who could easily assimilate their Arab brothers into their > countries. Why do the Palestinians have to live on the land God gave to > Israel when there is plenty of land in neighboring Arab countries they > could > live on? What is wrong with a "peace plan" that gave some of the land in > surrounding Arab countries to the Palestinians? > > I love you and care about you so much. I want to close today with a > powerful > promise God made to Abraham 4,000 years ago in Genesis 12:3, "I will bless > those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples > on > earth will be blessed through you." This one verse of Scripture is why > what > is happening in Israel right now is so critical to THIS NATION! In being > part of a plan to give away the land God gave to Israel to anyone, > especially her enemies who seek her destruction, puts us on the wrong side > of God. We should be seeking the BLESSINGS of God, not His CURSES! > > Know that I am praying for you today. Even though most Jewish people have > rejected Christ as their Savior, blinded to the reality that He is the > Messiah they were promised in the Old Testament, they were, are, and > always > will be God's chosen people. The promise God gave Abraham in Genesis 12:3 > is > still in effect today. Our Christian faith is traced back through the > children of Israel. The last events of this world will be played out in > Israel. That is why we need to pray for and support the Jewish people and > God's plan for the land of Israel. Our blessings in life come from > following > God, not being in opposition to God! > > ***As we head into the last 7 days of March...we have covered the balance > of > our Feb. operations..but we still have the $40,000 we need for March > operations. 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