Today is October 16, 2014
America has been blessed by her support of Israel.
Long-standing support of Israel has brought blessing to America. When someone offers a blessing, they wish well or offer a prayer on behalf of themselves or someone else (Genesis 49, Deuteronomy 33). In the Old Testament:
- God offered blessings to those who follow Him faithfully.
- He provided His followers with salvation.
Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah. —Psalm 3:8
- He provided them with life.
Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forever. —Psalm 133:3
See also Deuteronomy 4:40, Proverbs 4:4, 7:2.
- He provided them with success.
And there "is" that time-spanning admonition to bless Israel:
Since Israel's amazing re-birth as a nation in 1948, until 2008, America steadfastly supported Israel with money and weapons. No doubt God blessed our nation, possibly even raising up America, in His timing, for that very purpose. But in 2009, a new political administration began in the U.S. that has given a cold shoulder to Israel. This is a first for America.
If the U.S. continues to withdraw support from Israel while demanding that she divide God's land with her enemies, it could be argued that the days of our blessed nation are numbered.