Blessing Those who Bless Israel?

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3).”

I’ve heard Christian preaching today to this effect, stating that we should support Israel, and if we do not support Israel, then we are cursed.

For the last few years, I have not been very informed in politics. I’ve been focusing on writing “These Things Saith He” then doing the video discussions. I listen to some political commentary, but not enough to really understand the complexities of the recent wars and to form a solid opinion for myself.

After I completed the book and video discussions, I wasn’t sure what to focus on next, so I went back to what I was doing before with the Proverbs and Parables series. I do want to continue those, but I think it’s also time to speak about other things that are happening in the world—and most importantly—the way some within Christianity are talking about them.

I have heard some Christian preaching lately that greatly concerns me. Because of this, I will spend some time becoming more familiar with current events and their history, and I will spend some time listening to Christian preaching concerning them. Even in my ignorance of the politics, I knew that the preaching was wrong, and I am thankful that the Holy Spirit can speak to me despite my ignorance.

For starters, back to the scripture mentioned in this post:

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3).”

Is this a statement that we should apply to the nation of Israel today? Political alliances aside, should Christians have a spiritual alliance with Israel, regardless of what they do?

Like I said, I need to learn more about what has been happening, but I know that Christians in Gaza are being killed by violence and starvation. Does God bless this? I would say not.

The above scripture is not a blank check of approval and blessing for Israel. Obviously. There were many times described in the scriptures when God was not pleased with them, and He sent trouble their way.

The True Blessing for Israel

The real takeaway from this scripture that we should focus on is the promise that in Israel, all families would be blessed. What is that blessing? That blessing is the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. It is in Jesus that all nations of the world were brought together in one under God, and in Him, we have the greatest blessings of all: forgiveness of sin and the promise of adoption and everlasting life.

Those who follow Jesus are blessed, and those who bless those who follow Jesus are blessed. Those who curse those who follow Jesus are cursed—because they follow Satan. Following Satan is the curse of all mankind. We are all cursed if we do not believe in the Son of God and serve Him.

If we follow Jesus, then we should not support mass murder of Christians, or mass murder of people in general. I believe that being war hungry and blood thirsty is one of the key attributes of the Great Whore. For the most part, I have focused on this spiritually, pertaining to ways we destroy one another in the faith with our accusations, divisions, and slanders. I knew that a literal interpretation would one day be true also, and I wonder if this has something to do with allegiance to Israel—where the false prophet will one day make his entrance, claiming to be God.

I’ve heard a few recent discussions from poorly informed Christian political commentators about the return of Jesus. They say it will be soon. It could be soon, but “that day will not come unless there is a falling away first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction.” He will “sit in the temple of God, making a show that he is God.” Are people going to think this is Jesus?

We need to be careful about our alliances. As Christians, our allegiance is with the Kingdom of Jesus Christ,—and He will bless those who bless us and curse those who curse us—if we are really serving Him and not some false version of Him.

There are many false versions of Him in Christianity already, which is a large part of why I wrote These Things Saith He. Now, I fear it might be time to start preparing for and speaking out against other false christs.

If we want to bless the nation of Israel, then we need to turn them to Jesus by preaching the gospel and remembering where our true loyalty should be. We could also bless them by reminding them of their history, and although God made that statement about blessing and cursing, this is not a blanket statement that can be used to justify evil.

God is not mocked.

Why do people always do this to God’s promises!? Christians take the promise of salvation as a blank check for sin (not all, but many), and Israel and their supporters take God’s promises as a blank check for genocide (not all, but many). Drunken with blood the whole lot of them, and whores of Satan who are just begging for him to come so they can worship him, whether they know it or not. Lord Jesus, wake people up so they can seek you and know who you really are and what you are really about, and turn away from foolish, false leaders.

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