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A Sad Day for America…

“Now the Lord said to Abram, get out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you: and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curse you: and in you shall all the families of the Earth be blessed”

—Genesis 12:1-3

This was the promise given to Jews centuries before they ever came to be as a nation, and generations before they came into being. These words were spoken to Abraham as a promise that his future off spring would inherit the land. Upon gaining this inheritance, however, they would serve God, and reflect this to the reminder of the world. They were a people separated from all others in order to be an example to others.

Undoubtably this promise still stands as we still see the Jews among the remainder of humanity. They are a small group of people when you look at the scope of the entire Earth’s population, but have captured man’s attention since that time.

Abraham’s faith was well known by the other people’s of his time and still reflected on today. Solomon is remembered for his kingdom, his father David, for his poetry and dedication to his God. Even the Babylonians sought the Daniel, also a Jew, for his wisdom. Even the king’s magicians knew of this man’s faith and the presence of God in his life.

This presence continues to remain with the Jewish people. They struggled through Roman occupation, the vast darkness of the middle ages, and the genocide of the Holocaust. After much struggle the Jewish homeland, Israel, was reinstated to them with protected borders thanks to the United States.

However, this small piece of land is not without its conflicts. We see Israeli against Palestinian, Muslim verses Jew, etc., throughout the country. Yet while tensions maybe high for Israel and its neighbors, she has always been allied by America.

Unfortunately, that tide may be turning.

Now while I’m not a big political junkie, I have been keeping eye on these things through help of a few friends, and it’s a bit disturbing and scary all at the same time.

Our current presidency is siding with various other groups which America has never formally held good ties with due to our Israeli alliance.  These nations appose Israel and refuse to recognize her as a country. Peace has failed in the countries as one side refuses to coincide with the other based on religious beliefs, military schemes, etc.

Everybody wants a piece of Israel and or current presidency seems to have no qualms about “throwing her under the bus”.

As the countries around her are arising in dangerous amounts of power and influence, the American government is increasingly turning a blind eye to Israel’s plight. Instead Israel is being demanded to give up her arms and borders and place herself open to annihilation to all those around her with much more dangerous intentions. Israel is told that if she does not do this she has no heart for peace and that none can believer her until she does so.

On the other hand her enemies are raising up arms instead of putting theirs down.

Let’s go back to the previous verse:

“Now the Lord said to Abram, get out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you: and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curse you: and in you shall all the families of the Earth be blessed”

—Genesis 12:1-3 (Emphasis added)

This promise to Abraham include a promise to those who curse or bless Israel:

“…and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curse you…”

Now while it is not given to us the right to seek revenge on any of these nations, or our own government the Bible does tell us one thing for sure:

“For we know Him who said, ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ and again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’ It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

—Hebrews 10:30-31

We cannot forget what God has promised, nor can we sit back and watch as our own nation causes another to suffer just as America herself has suffered much. Why is america turning to befriend the nations who have hurt her in order to harm her own ally?

Hebrews goes on to say:

 “Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution: at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. you suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better lasting possessions. So do not throw away you confidence; it will be richly rewarded.”

—Hebrews 10:32-35 

America has suffered much, and plowed through much. She has suffered with those who have suffered, often in the same prisons and concentration camps. She has fought hard for freedom and the freedom of others from tyrannical powers allowed to run astray. why now should she turn her back on those she has suffered with and allow those who have harmed her to harm her friends she worked so hard to defend?

It is a sad day for America when she does this, for those she turns a blind eye to as they abuse her allies, shall soon turn to abuse her.

Below I have also added a video displaying further information regarding the Israel conflict and America:

Let us humble ourselves and pray—including for our president. Let us seek God’s face and turn from our evil ways. Then God will hear from heaven, forgive us and heal our land—the United States of America!

Copyright the Faithbook 2012
Video Courtesy of http://www.israelmatzav.blogspot.com and
EmergCmteForIsrael on Youtube.com

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4 comments on “A Sad Day for America…

  1. hardrock45
    Mar 06, 2012

    Obama claims to be a Christian, but his actions speak louder than his testimony. He has bowed down to Muslims and turned his back on Israel. Excellent post.

    • The FaithBook
      Mar 06, 2012

      Thank you. Its true and even sadder (if I could make that a word) is that a large sum of Americans, including professing Christians, are easily swayed by the speeches but take no time to examine the facts. It’s time now to examine the facts and our faith–how do we really measure up? Are we willing to sacrifice Christ for “easy living” or are we really willing to serve Him?

  2. tacticianjenro
    Mar 07, 2012

    I’m not from America, that’s why this kind of news doesn’t reach me. Sad, really.

    • The FaithBook
      Mar 07, 2012

      It’s true. It’s harder to know when you live half way across the globe.

      Even at that, these events will start taking a global affect (and some already have) if things continue as they have been. Israel, America’s best ally is being bullied by other nations, and America is allowing it to happen.

      What most people DON”T realize is that once Israel goes down, so does America. If Iran and all these other middle countries are allowed to attack Israel, what’s stopping them from attacking other countries—not just America either. If they take Israel these groups won’t hesitate in attacking other countries not momentarily involved in the conflict. We’re looking at the possibility of a WW3 and have been for quite some time.

      I would encourage everybody to try and stay up to date on current events, particularly those of the middle east—but most importantly keep serving God. Keep telling others about God.

      The book of Revelations tells us how everything will play out—that no matter what happens God WILL be glorified and every nation will know that He is God.

      What is important now is how we play our part now even as the tide is turning as it is.

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