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Israel’s 100-Year Storm

These days, it seems, we are more and more frequently given reports that a 100- year storm has occurred. These are happening about every other year, and many prophecy watchers believe that these great storms have biblically prophetic overtones.

Certainly, I have to admit that there appears to be some relevance, these storms to how Israel is treated. White House correspondent Bill Koening is one Bible prophecy student who writes on these kinds of weather and other occurrences with regard to, particularly, America’s dealing with Israel. John McTernin is another writer on these matters that I find fascinating.

We remember Hurricane Katrina, for example, when the Bush administration had pressured the Jewish state to move Jewish Israelis in order that so-called Palestinians could move in. Katrina entered the Gulf of Mexico during this time and the results was that thousands of Americans along the Gulf Coast and beyond were forced to leave their homes. The storm was one of the worst in U.S. history.

With major tornadoes in many areas and flooding along U.S. rivers having seemed to increase over the past number of years, some have attributed the virulent weather to climate change or global warming. Others have seen the significance of these 100-year-type storms as relating directly to the treatment the Obama administration has given Israel over the past eight years.

We remember that close to the very first thing the president did was to snub the Israeli prime minister, leaving him after a few minutes of their meeting in the White House to go to the family’s private dining quarters. Mr. Obama has continued with his coolness to Benjamin Netanyahu since that very first meeting. At the same time, Obama has made nice at every opportunity with the leaders of the Muslim world, while giving lip service to support for the Jewish state. As a matter of fact, Obama is on record as saying right up front of his eight years in office that he intended to “put space” between America and Israel. This, ostensibly, to develop better relationship with the Arab states so that there could develop a greater chance for establishing peace in the region.

It was the old George W. Bush effort revived–trying to show the Muslims and the world that we were really their friends. The question to ask, of course, is: Have relations improved? No, they have grown worse.

The 100-year storm to which I refer as given in this commentary’s title is the international, diplomatic storm in which Israel currently finds itself. The first such storm it faced happened almost a half century before it became a nation in 1948. Israel was promised territory for establishing a nation in the region of its traditional homeland when the British issued the Balfour Declaration, written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and issued by the government led by Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

That promise read:

Foreign Office, November 2nd, 1917.

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

While there is little doubt that there was a genuine desire to establish a Zionist safe haven with the declaration, it is even more certain that the action was primarily taken–in the view of most historians–to give the British access to the Suez territory for hegemonic purposes.

When British General Edward Allenby entered Jerusalem, there was relative peace for a time. The Arabs of the region began to create strife against the Jews shortly thereafter, determined to not allow the British to put their geopolitical plans into action.

British General Louis Bols, put in charge of Jerusalem, disliked Zionism and rather than see to it the Balfour Declaration accomplished establishment of a Jewish homeland and protected the Jews, looked the other way at the Arab atrocities.

The betrayal by the British instigated a regional conflict–an ethnic storm that is raging today. And now, one hundred years later to the year, there has been set in motion another storm, instigated by Britain–and sadly–by the United States of America.

The Palestinian Authority has since 2015 pushed to change the language by which UNESCO speaks of Jerusalem and the holy sites, so that they are referred to almost exclusively by their Muslim names. The U.N. and its Israel-hating membership has done all within that body’s power to de-legitimize Israel as having any historical ties to the Temple Mount, or to the region, for that matter.

And now the Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, unopposed by Israel’s allies, America, and Britain is a betrayal of the worst sort.

Secretary of State John Kerry said on December 28 that the only chance for Israel to live in peace in the future is to accept a two-state solution. Implicit within his words is condemnation of Israel as the sticking point to peace in the region. Also, I infer, he is, along with his boss Barack Obama, threatening to abandon Israel altogether if Netanyahu refuses to give land for peace.

This last-ditch effort of the Obama administration to intimidate Israel comes as too little, too late, for their nefarious plans. Donald Trump has reassured Netanyahu and the Jewish people that the betrayal will not stand. Maybe, for a time at least, there is to be a ray of sunshine beyond this 100-year storm.


9 Comments

  1. Rhonda says:

    Obama is really setting up Mr. Trump to appear like a Messiah figure, swooping in to save the day. He’s even going to move the US embassy
    to Jerusalem. I wonder what else Mr. Trump will be doing for Israel?
    I wonder if he’ll have to broker a peace deal with the Arabs and the Jews
    after Obama threw Israel under the bus? Will it be for 7 years? hmmmm

    • greatgrany5 says:

      RHONA, I don’t believe any of us need to worry about a 7 year peace treaty that Pres. TRUMP would be associated with. The AC’s identification will not be known until that which holds back is removed!

      • Rhonda says:

        I know Great Grany 5 but my mind keeps playing out different scenarios for future prophetic fulfillment. It is very comforting to know we, the bride of
        Christ won’t be here when the true antichrist is revealed!! That will be so
        horrible for the people left behind. We will be safe in heaven with Jesus:)

  2. Dennis Adams says:

    I totally agree with the facts presented. As a patriotic American citizen, I fear for our country and the impending wrath of God that is sure to come. As a Christian, the events transpiring in our lifetime leave little doubt our redemption draws nigh. I’m looking up, as 2017 might be the year we hear “come up hither”. Is that exciting or what?

  3. Rhonda says:

    Thank you Dennis. I am looking up too. I think 2017 is going to be very
    prophetic, if not like you said the year we are called to meet Jesus in
    the air. Maranatha!!

  4. pastorg1 says:

    Good work folks. See if this helps. Theologically (and by both implication and application), eschatologically, there is as difference between the “wrath” of God and the “judgment” of God. America is already under judgment. That’s how we got 8 years of the “Obama-nation” moving our beloved country toward an indirect desolation brought about by forcing the God of biblical revelation to bow the knee to political correctness. While I’m not ashamed to admit I voted for Trump (despite obvious non-Christlike characteristics), I do believe his election/inauguration is a bit of a reprieve from the judgments of God growing more intense. It’s a reprieve from the consequences of continuing down the course we’ve been on–the one Hillary promised to keep us if elected–while she porked us full of steroidal suppositories of self-destruction–a precursor (more or less) to the woman who rides the Beast of Rev.17 & 18. Jesus is coming to “deliver us from the WRATH to come” (1Thess.4:10), for “we [born again believers] are not apppointed to WRATH.” (5:9), emphasis mine. So rest well tonight. While God’s judgment visits us more times that we may be aware, His wrath is reserved for those who’ve rejected His Son.

  5. Debra Tripp says:

    Thank you for this article, i want to learn all i can.

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