A post from July, 2009.. some encouragement in these times of turmoil…
Originally posted on Jesus, the Revolution & You:
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A post from July, 2009.. some encouragement in these times of turmoil…
Originally posted on Jesus, the Revolution & You:
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What are the real, deeper issues here?
What I believe is a nation-rending ruling made by SCOTUS, legalizing gay marriage across our country, is at root an outgrowth of a spiritual condition that has amassed over time. It is, somehow, a void lacking certain elements. A certain kind of spiritual presence is missing. Or, perhaps one that should not be there, is.
If one is gay or lesbian, that seems insulting to them, doesn’t it? A homosexual man or woman may say, …but I believe in God…(link) I myself have known at least two such persons. One was a customer at a Bible bookstore where I worked. I may be wrong, but I never doubted that she was saved. She went to a local church, and told me that the pastor & congregants knew of her sexual orientation. I find it hard to believe – I cannot believe – the this young woman fell under the category of those who did not glorify God, being unthankful, and thus became ‘vain’ in her ‘imaginations’. I did not see her as having a foolish, darkened heart. (Romans 1:21)
…but maybe the root that worked its way into her, had its source in this very kind of condition, described by the apostle Paul in the first chapter of Romans, written so many centuries ago.
The attempts to counterfeit or diminish & destroy the work & plans of God never cease. Homosexuality may be one such fruit. In this world, just about everything gets polluted, eventually…there is never a time when Satan does not want to hijack the glory of God for himself. He does not want to see any of God’s original intentions come to fruition; while there is still time to try to derail all that God has done or is doing, to pervert it into a whole other shape & form, the devil will be busy doing that. He will not always have these opportunities. So he is ramping up such activities now, worldwide…legalization of gay marriage is probably part of that.
We as Christians need to remember that the enemy is our adversary the devil & the fallen nature of humanity, deceived into sinning. Homosexual persons are not the enemy; even SCOTUS is not the enemy. Rather, forces are operating behind & perhaps within the scenes, to denigrate God’s best. Our Saviour is Jesus Christ. The only antidote to any missing-the-mark behavior is found in Him, and in Him as He works out His will through men & women who are His, by Divine design as well as by choice. It happens in a one-on-one basis.
I do not rejoice over the SCOTUS ruling. I am deeply saddened, saddened in the same way that I was minutes after Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential election. This ‘progressive’ move towards ‘equality’ bodes something else, I fear. And while I do not seek to deprive people in committed unions from personal happiness/well-being, I even more so hope that this ruling will not assist in the further unravelling of America’s substance, her character & what should be her great & blessed destiny. I do not want to see this ruling making a way for the hand of the devil to get an even greater grip on her than he now has.
I know that my God can reverse that which has been declared; I know He can turn back the tide – I don’t know that He will.
It will be my fervent prayer that He continue to cover the United States of America with covenant protection, because there yet remains a righteous remnant within the land. Amen.
“…all the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.” (Joel 1: 12)
We don’t often think about joy, do we…life is often not often joyful, it seems. Times are serious, worldwide. Make no mistake about that. I am one who has never wanted, or been able to accept that the time of the return of Christ is close. That it very likely will happen in my lifetime. I know about dire prophetic warnings, winds of Armageddon horror approaching – unlike many, I’m not so sure that a rapture will catch up believers in Jesus Christ before the nightmare comes upon us. I didn’t want to accept that this suffering might come upon me. It couldn’t be this late in history…could it?
I have continued to maintain as much hope as I could for delays, a reversal in the times. Until just recently. When I learned of Billy Graham’s daughter, Annie Graham-Lotz’s testimony of what she believes was a warning from God to her, of the end of human history, I began to consider the possible truth of what she said. I don’t jump on any Christian/evangelical’s bandwagon, ever…but she is Billy Graham’s daughter. Billy Graham! I put my life on pause & listened. I took her words to heart, and joined in on her MayDay! MayDay! prayer initiative. And I’ve started praying more, and waiting on His Spirit in prayer in a way that has produced some stunning & delightful leadings from Him. I have rejoiced in where He has taken me in prayer! There still can be upswings!
Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him. His joy is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) We need to find & grab any glimmer of joy that we can. And build on it, in whatever way you might be led.
I need, like never before, to lay hold of hope & joy. My last two posts, and the research involved prior to writing them, had begun the birthing of a knowledge concerning America & all of history that at first sickened me. It took a few weeks for me to recover, to level off. Since then, my investigations have continued. I am onto something! and will be writing more about this in future posts. Many may already know of these things, but I am not aware of anyone in my sphere of life who does. (Granted, my sphere is small…) I have thought, Like Alice, I’m falling down the rabbit hole! But God has given me a sound mind in all of this, which is astonishing to me. No longer am I sickened. I remain steady. My faith in Jesus Christ, the Gospel and all that pertains to it, remains sure, bright & true. It is in no way diminished nor threatened. He is ever Lord of all and King of all the earth.
Mrs. Graham-Lotz’s purposes for the MayDay initiative are outlined here. She lists five specific reasons, but I am highlighting only the last one: ” * To delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and on our world. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing. Joel 2:13-14″ In her explanatory video, she made the point that a blessing of God can turn into…well, NOT a blessing…but here she suggests the possibility of the opposite. She calls upon the body of Christ to stand in the gap for this country, for the world. Those who do not believe, cannot stand. They simply do not know…we do, and can.
On the heels of this shedding of slight light into darkening corners came an explosion of light. Again, I do not jump on bandwagons…but a sudden and almost overwhelming prophetic word came to me, through a source only recently having arrived in my life. It is long. I keep re-reading it. This prophecy, and similar ones following it, bear witness to similar words placed in my mind & heart on September 11, 2001, and since then – words that have remained there, held closely within my spirit. nurtured only by the Holy Spirit.
Here are some excerpts:
“I have been feeling a longing on the heart of God for His people to not give up on the United States of America.”
“I feel a longing in the heart of God for His people to see that even amongst the darkness and the way the United States has moved away from Him and His Word, He has heard the prayers of His people.
“There has been impregnation with a divine seed of Heaven into the USA to bring about a great birthing in this nation. A birthing of His glory…”
“I feel a warning from the Lord that many could “abort” the pregnancy and coming birthing through words of “doom” and “curses over the land of the USA,” committing the United States to a destiny of despair and hopelessness…”
“I then heard Isaiah 43:19:
“Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”
“The Lord has not given up on the United States of America; she is impregnated with something new.”
“There is such a longing in my spirit to encourage the people of God to NOT give up now. Do not give up praying for the USA. Do NOT commit her to failure, but continue to see the GOLD in the nation, for there IS GOLD in the nation. I believe the Lord is wanting His people to focus on the LIFE that He wants to bring to the nation, and the NEW that He wants to birth in this nation.”
Other, related words are linked below. (Again, they are long…)
To any who read and can hear & receive these seeds of vision, hope & life for America, America – I beg you, align your thoughts, hopes & prayers with the rest of us who do. Share this word if you can, where it seems appropriate.
God bless America.
“…I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places…” (Isaiah 45:2)
…so, I’ve been investigating Nimrod of the time of Genesis.
My researching has led me to befuddlement. One ancient pagan god, or king, or mother of a god, or goddess leads to yet another variation on a theme, and I find myself sitting here, head spinning & confused. The list seems endless! Nonetheless, there does seem to exist a certain continuity, in a disjointed way, to their stories. Even so, to keep up the reading of such topics at this point, isn’t going to benefit me, nor contribute to finalizing this article! so I’m going with what I have gleaned so far…
I find it so interesting that not much mention is made of Nimrod, in the Scriptures. Yet it seems that his influence on history & civilization reaches forth even ’til now. I have read in more than one place that Freemasonry has its roots in Nimrod & his activities. From what I’ve found, if true, that is not a good thing. And the Masonic society (again, from what I’ve found, if true) appears to be responsible for the design of our Statue of Liberty – and their intent might not have been what yours or mine would have, in producing her. From times far past, a hand of ungodly intent has always been at work, to destroy the works of God in this world AND the United States of America, to rob men of their full potential within those Divine works, and create a whole other kind of…society. Lucifer hasn’t given up. A global agenda has been in the offing for a long, long time.
“The first century historian Josephus in his Antiquities of the Jews explains that the building of the Tower of Babel was an act of disobedience towards God…and explains that its chief proponent was a king by the name of Nimrod.” (source) So here is where we see the beginning of some forms of architecture as being an expression of opposition to the Lord ( dare I say, anti-Christ arising?) as well as the beginnings of attempted globalization. Beyond that, as societies & nations today move more and more towards a global ‘unity’ – though it appears to be a harmonious embrace – they are instead committing a dangerous spiritual fornication. It is serious. And America is part of it.
But back to Nimrod…
It looks like this man indulged in sexual relations with his mother. I am finding this piece of ‘information’ everywhere I go…she was, supposedly, known by the name of Semiramis/Ishtar/Isis…different countries gave her different names, over time. One was Diana of Ephesus. Point being, eventually she was worshipped as a goddess, and Nimrod was deified with her.
Now…this goddess (whom I will refer to as Ishtar), as the headdresses in the pictures below show, has been associated with towers/fortifications. I’ve read that this is because she had much to do with surrounding Babylon with brick walls, and influencing Nimrod to begin construction of the infamous Tower of Babel. Nimrod was eventually worshipped as ‘the god of fortifications’. So we have here the Power Couple of Towers & Fortifications!
Nimrod, however, was associated with more than fortifications – he seems to have worked to set himself up as a form of savior, or Liberator. And what he was liberating the people from was the fear of YHWH, which is the beginning of knowledge. It is actually nothing to fear in itself! It is a good thing. Nimrod was not doing anyone any favors here…but apparently, with memories/accounts of the Flood still affecting people, Nimrod’s machinations offered the people an illusion of safety & comfort, without needing to seek righteousness, God’s way. Or to seek God, period…
Meanwhile, his consort Ishtar also became known as the champion/goddess of personal freedoms – perhaps because of her relationship to Nimrod. The ‘personal freedoms’ label evolved into sexual freedom, i.e., licentiousness. Slaves seeking freedom turned to the goddess Ishtar; if they gained it, some prostituted themselves to secure an income, and/or became temple prostitutes, both sanctioned by this goddess. ( Ishtar’s protective covering was extended to include immigrants and exiles as well, as they also would be seeking freedom…Here we can see a prototype upon which, it seems, the Masonic developers & sculptor of the Statue of Liberty designed her.)
…so you can see where this duo is headed…down an ever darkening path, away from the Light of the world…producing the Tower of Babel (Confusion)…and the seeds of an early blueprint for secret societies such as Freemasonry, and their ultimate globalist agenda.
It does not comfort me to know that the indispensable Father of our country, George Washington, was a Mason. As well as just about any other Founder of renown. In my heart, I cry, “Where do we go from here? What now?” In my eyes, Washington is second only to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am serious. How can this not be true?
It does comfort me to have learned that although Washington had joined the Masons, and engaged in much written correspondence, it appears that he did not actually attend meetings, on the whole. “The fact is I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice within the last thirty years….”( (Masonic Correspondence of Washington) When questioned as to the suspected nefarious nature of this secret society, he replied, ” “… [referring to] the doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobism … in the United States….I did not believe that the Lodges of Freemasons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavored to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or the pernicious principles of the latter…”
My sincere hope is that at that time in the history of the United States, George Washington was not deceived but that Freemasonry and other such societies were not entrenched in subversive, freedom-threatening agendas. Or, if they were, Washington genuinely believed they were not.
An editorial conclusion on a related site: ” It is this editor’s belief that the Illuminati did finally penetrate the Freemasons in America but not until the latter half of the 19th century. So any talk of George Washington and the Founding Fathers being a part of a conspiracy or a One World Order is superfluous”
If one did not already know it, or if one only suspected it, becoming aware of the amount & the identities of American Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and other high level government officials involved in the Masonic structure can be sickening.
“The world is governed by people far different from those imagined by the public.” Benjamin Disraeli, Victorian-era Prime Minister of Britain
“The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always concealed by another name, and another occupation…” (John Robinson’s “Proofs of a Conspiracy” 1798, re- printed by Western Islands, Boston, 1967, p. 112)
Sir Francis Bacon, beginning in the early 1590’s, began the detailed plans by which North America would be colonized. He was the supreme adept in the Rosicrucian Society, and established the super secret Knights of the Helmet [Ibid., p. 123-129]…Bacon was responsible for the modern birth of Freemasonry…(George V. Tudhope, Bacon Masonry)…the outworking of an occult plan originally conceived “thousands of years before Columbus ever sailed”! Masonic Forefathers
1733 – In the United States, the first Masonic circles began to appear in 1733; by the time of the American Revolution, nearly 150 lodges existed throughout the colonies.
“A theory that a conspiracy has been working consciously for many centuries is not very plausible unless one attributes to them a religious unity. That is tantamount to regarding them as Satanists engaged in the worship and service of supernatural evil.” (Prof. Revilo P. Oliver, Conspiracy or Degeneracy?, USA)
1776, Adam Weishaupt, a famous Mason, had developed the Illuminati, a secret society within a secret society. One Masonic historian himself has stated that the goals include “found[ing] a new Hierarchy, to overturn all authority, and to press down all the Social Order under the level of Equality.” (italics mine) (Does this sound like Barack Obama’s agenda? also, my thought.) Another Masonic historian stated “the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government.” In Weishaupt’s own words, the Illuminati “will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose….”
The above quotes are taken from an involved piece about United States Presidents & their associates who are, were, or were in some way connected to, Masons. This organization is pervasive & powerful, and appears to be behind much of all that goes on in this world. “Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England… stated to the London Press in 1922: From the days of Sparticus Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century…” At its lower levels, it presents itself as noble & altruistic – its members at these levels might actually believe that. The higher one ascends into Freemasonry, the closer one gets to Luciferian activity, even worship. Or so I’ve read. It’s tentacles have snaked their way throughout history past and into our present world, invading government & religion at the highest levels.
These things being true, its dissolution seems unlikely, ever, by means of good & righteous men opposing it. My thought here is that the destruction of Freemasonry will only come about by an act of our sovereign Lord. It will only come about through, perhaps, Armageddon. But it will definitely be vanquished for all eternity when it shall be true that “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ…” (Revelations 11:15)
It always comes back to Jesus Christ.
“…behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me…”
Revelations 22: 12,13
(Author’s Note: I began this post with a certain goal in mind. The route to that goal is a bit lengthy & I’m not there yet…but the post took an unexpected turn! So, mid-stream, I’m leaving off for today, but more is coming soon…)
I have come to believe that, from before its very inception, demonic elements were present and at work to pollute & derail the most pure version of the Founding Fathers’ vision for America. They were certainly at work in the opposition forces, during the Revolutionary War. But we wouldn’t quit. Against all odds, we wouldn’t quit – so these elements took up residence, somehow, in the very framework of our new nation. They have been operating surreptitiously, and not so surreptitiously, ever since.
They operate primarily within our own government. And I would suggest that any other entities involved have become so at our government’s invitation. (You should know that possibly the most trusted & respected man in American history – or perhaps all history – issued a solemn warning against government, even as he was part of it: George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and first President of the United States of America.
These malevolent powers did not suddenly show up on the scene, back in the late 1700’s. They have been in existence all along. They resided in the serpent, as he slithered around Eden, deceiving Eve and, through that act robbing humanity of glories unimaginable. Before that, they overpowered Lucifer, God’s most beautiful creation, baiting him to declare a coup’, rebel against the Most High and bring chaos & destruction unimaginable. These forces will not go away until all things are finally summed up in Christ. So, it should really come as no surprise that they have continued their insidious agenda in & throughout the creation of the United States of America.
The Scriptures tell us to acknowledge the Lord in all our ways. If we are willing to do that, it is promised that He will make our paths straight. I have come to believe that, at root, all conflict & trouble in this world stems from a refusal to acknowledge the Lord. In some way and for whatever reasons, individual beings (human or spirit) – both separately or collectively as groups or nations – resist that Lordship. Ultimately, such resistance sows & reaps destruction.
…so I would submit that there has worked its way throughout humanity that same motivation that drove Lucifer to declare: “…I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14). It has expressed itself through many & varied means, branching out into every aspect of civilization & seeking to lay claim to a position not rightfully its own. It is the motivation that will climax in Armageddon.
What has come to my attention recently is the presence of such intent, expressed within architecture & statuary. I used to think that bizarre-looking figures of stone were just that & nothing more. Now…not so much. I don’t say that actual power resides in them, but…idols of stone do convey a message. We might learn surprising truths from tracing back their history & meaning. In fact, the amount of similarities between Old Testament accounts of events, and information recorded on archaeological finds & in ancient writings can’t help but be noticed. And intrigue a person…make a person wonder, think twice about what was once dismissed.
…so, after a decent amount of investigating & research, it has not come as quite so much of a shock to me, that the glorious symbol of the hope & promise of America, our Statue of Liberty, may very likely be steeped in the occult.
Which kicks me back to my opening statements: “…demonic elements were present and at work to pollute & derail the most pure version of the Founding Fathers’ vision for America.”
Let’s travel back in time –
Adam has been driven from the Garden, taking his wife Eve with him. Life is different now, outside of Eden, Adam tilling the ground in the sweat of his brow & Eve having sorrow multiplied. Still, though, life went on and this first couple produced a first son, Cain. And his brother, Abel. As happens with siblings, it appears there was some deep resentment in one towards the other. When God favored Abel’s animal sacrifice offering, but not Cain’s offering of grain, Cain’s wrath took hold of him. After that, one hot day out in the field, Cain slew Abel.
Adam & Eve’s only surviving son was then banished by the Lord as a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth. Part of his punishment was that, though he might try to work the ground, it would not yield ‘her strength’ (Genesis 4:12) Cain’s means of surviving was seriously curtailed. Fruitful agricultural pursuits were no longer allowed to him. The Scripture doesn’t reveal to us any details of the kind of work Cain in which engaged himself. However, I find it interesting that, after this either Cain (or his son Enoch) built the world’s first city. And I find it a bit disconcerting that cities & civilizations have their roots in a murderer who did not follow in God’s way.
A few ‘begats’ down the timeline, and Tubal-cain was born. Tubal-cain introduced ‘every artifice in brass and iron’ to the mix. (Genesis 4:22) According to this Genesis account, Tubal-Cain’s half-brother Jubal was “the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.” (These two ‘arts’ came to play no small part in the coming days of idolatry.)
As before, life went on. Men multiplied upon the earth. We are told that ‘sons of God’ came down to mate with the daughters of men, and the next verse here in Genesis is where we read that man’s wickedness had devoured his imaginations continually. The Lord repented of ever having created man, and swore to destroy all flesh.
The Flood came, and did just that.
After the rains ceased, the waters receded & the ground dried, Noah & his clan left the ark. Along with all the paired-up animals, life resumed again. More ‘begats’ down the timeline, and Noah’s grandson Cush gives us Nimrod. Prior to Nimrod’s birth, Noah’s progeny are listed by name only, and the other sons of Cush are all grouped together in the same verse – but not Nimrod. He gets special recognition. Listed separately, he is called a ‘mighty one’ and a ‘mighty hunter before the Lord'( Genesis 10:7-10). He wasn’t just a regular guy…
…and it makes me wonder, why is that?
How, and at what point, was there introduced into Nimrod those forces that made him so different? Where did they come from? Nimrod was of Noah’s lineage, and Noah was a righteous man before the Lord. But Nimrod – not so much…Hebrew word studies show that, in Nimrod’s case, ‘before the Lord’ appears to mean ‘against the Lord”, and ‘hunter’ might not mean a hunter of animals – but rather, a hunter of men. (There are also explanations given as to why Nimrod’s actions as a hunter are highlighted in the Scriptures, because of his skill in hunting wild beasts & other animals, not men. One such reason being that by Nimrod’s time, the wild beasts of the forest were multiplying more rapidly than the human race, and he became a great force in subduing this trend.) In addition, we are told that Nimrod ‘began to be a mighty one’, which has implications all its own. Associated with this Hebrew word ‘began’ are the concepts of wounding, or an ‘opening wedge’, or profaning. And ‘mighty’ one includes the definition ‘tyrant’. What Nimrod began to be in the earth doesn’t sound all that desirable or harmonious to me.
…and next thing ya know, he’s ruling a kingdom, the firstfruits of which was – guess what? Babel, or BABYLON (Genesis 10:10). Which means confusion…
The best answer I can find, as to Nimrod’s…destiny?…lies in Genesis 9:22. Noah’s son Ham ‘saw the nakedness of his father’. Uncovering the nakedness of any relative was the first offence listed in Leviticus 18, regarding moral issues. There were consequences to such an act. One was being cut off from one’s people (v.29). Nimrod was Ham’s grandson, and I’m wondering if the outcome of Nimrod’s life was somehow a trickling down of this curse. It is the only bit of evidence I have found, to explain what seems to be an inexplicable shift in spiritual flow.
I have taken the time to write about these Biblical & historical events because they seem to build up to outcomes that exist in our world today.
….so life is carrying on as usual in Nimrod’s kingdom hub of Babel, hustle & bustle, to & fro…eating & drinking, selling and trading of goods, preparing food & washing clothes….but something else is going on, in minds & hearts. The people decided to build a tower that would reach to heaven. What?? Why would anyone do that? Well, self-preservation, it would seem, based on Genesis 11:4…and I would also suggest, that old Luciferian “I will be like the most High” delusion, the “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds” ambition (Isaiah 14:14).
(Keep in mind that the means by which some here have tried to oppose God is architecture.)
We know God thwarted this ambition of these people big-time. Not His plan for us to make our own way up to Him. Not then, not now. He had & He has His own Way of connecting with us, it Is Jesus Christ, and He came down to us…..
There is only one Way, and all the towers, all the magnificent buildings & cathedrals, all the rituals & formulas of this world don’t mean squat. They cannot do anything for us, not really, not finally. They will not endure. But the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, reigns forever. His throne endures forever, and so does His Word. Only His blood covers our sins and brings us redemption eternal. It is the only price powerful enough to make things right, and it has already been paid at the Cross.
You need to be covered with that Blood.
Next post, picking up at Nimrod and his influence on the foundations of the United States of America.
We Are Losing to an Enemy We Refuse to Name – Newt Gingrich
“…the facts—suggest the United States is drifting into a crisis that could challenge our very survival.”
“…our intelligence system has been methodically limited and manipulated to sustain false narratives while suppressing or rejecting facts and analysis about those who would kill us.”
“Congress should explore legislation which would make it illegal to instruct intelligence personnel to falsify information or analysis.”
“We blindly play their game on their terms, and don’t even think about how absurd it is for people who accept no church, no synagogue, no temple, in their heartland to come into our society and define multicultural sensitivity totally to their advantage…”
“Only once we learn what drives and informs our opponents will we not repeat the same wrong response tactics…and finally start to win this long war.”
Frequently weaving through my thoughts is how the creation, maintenance & continuation of the United States of America is interwoven with the workings of God. Or perhaps a better expression of my musings is, how do these processes reflect the mind & desires of the Lord?
Many years ago, a young woman I’d met at a friend’s home-church type gathering, stated that America was a type of the Manchild – or something like that. Although back then I knew ‘squat’ about America’s founding (nor cared), on some vague level, I sensed she was right. It was my first exposure to the spiritual expression of America.
Now, decades later, I am convinced that the United States of America is a powerful New Covenant representation. We were never just a country. Should we fall, still…we will never have been just a country.
Neither is Israel just a country.
America & Israel are living expressions of enduring New Covenant promises, concerning the blindness of the Jewish people ’til the fulness of the Gentiles be brought in. (Romans 11:25) We two countries are bound together in promise. Like it or not. At this time, the ‘grafting in’ of we Gentiles into that olive branch of spiritual Israel continues, as Gentiles come to Christ. (v.17-24) (I wonder if the awakening in some minds & hearts to a greater acceptance of and respect for the Jewish state, and its people & leaders – whether we are Christian believers or not – is somehow part of that process.) It can be no coincidence that Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, and the United States, the greatest democracy in the world, are both nations always involved with either Yahweh or Yeshua. (Yes, I said the United States. I promise you, there remains a remnant.)
Yahweh or Yeshua. The Old or the New Covenant. Hmmm…
Israel is becoming more & more hemmed in, as her adversaries advance closer and closer to her borders. As they develop weapons’ capabilities to do the same. As world-wide anti-Semitism is reportedly rising. And I wonder if the spiritual ‘fulness if the Gentiles’ is represented by American prosperity & power, in a sense. Perhaps, should the United States reach her maximum potential for good – which is not a desired state! – she will wane in that power & sovereignty. ‘Fulness’ will have been reached. Her abilities to stand with & support Israel impaired, perhaps Israel may then experience a reversal of that ‘blindness’. Standing alone, looking for that final solution to war, Israel will be ready to receive Him when their Messiah arises throughout the land.
I am just ‘thinking out loud’ here. May there be another way. Nonetheless, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The earth is the LORD’s, and He doeth all things well.