The Israel Reflex

3 09 2011

Like a lion, Israel crouches and lies down; like a lioness, who dares to arouse her? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, O Israel, and cursed is everyone who curses you. — Even if Balak were to give me his palace filled with silver and gold, I would be powerless to do anything against the will of Yehovah. I told you that I could say only what Yehovah says! Numbers 24:9 & 13 NLT

Neutrality disappears in most discussions about Israel. The lines are being drawn throughout the world regarding Israel’s existence. Polarization is the norm. I boldly proclaim my Christian Zionism. God gave the title-deed to Israel, end of story. The Bible is quite clear. Those who reject the accuracy and authority of Scripture have recused themselves from truth. Truth is not an opinion, it is the person of Jesus the Messiah. Balaam, in the above quote, conceded the point.

The Israel Reflex manifests at the mere mention of Israel, Jerusalem or Zionism. People either love or hate Israel. We might call it the Israel Reflux Disease. (Read the first paragraph in this link). There is an old illustration of two barrels filled to the brim, one with honey, the other acid. If you kick the honey barrel, honey overflows, while kicking the acid only spills acid. Application: You find out what you are filled with when you are kicked. The earthshaking prophetic events now occurring reveal the lovers of God and the haters. There will be no middle ground. Know God, know truth. No god, no truth.

This week I pondered the interview of Chuck Pierce by Sid Roth on Sid’s TV show, It’s Supernatural. Each made a point worth sharing. Chuck observed that President Obama’s anti-Israel declaration on May 19 would come back on the United States in a specific judgement. God “would start looking at America based upon how America would align with Israel.” The Obama Administration demanded that Israel go back to the pre-1967  borders. Chuck explained that the US demand will bounce back on us: “It will cause racism to rise up – back to 1967.” Imagine the trouble coming to our land as the growing racial tension breaks out into violence and rebellion. This is a time to pray for our nation and beseech God’s blessing and purpose for Israel.

Later in the show, Sid Roth shared an interpretation of Matthew 25:40 that was new to me. And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’Forty years of my preaching yielded only two views of this verse. The broad meaning was caring for all mankind as brothers. The narrower application was to care for all believers in particular. Now I see a third and more literal reading of this verse. Sid explained that in Matthew, the 25th chapter, there’s a separation between goats and sheep. There are goat nations and sheep nations. A goat nation has a mind of its own. A sheep nation follows the shepherd. And in Matthew 25:40, we know the one sin that causes a nation to be a goat nation or a sheep nation. The one sin is, “As you have done unto the least of these, my brethren,” and in the Greek, the word “brethren” means “those from the womb”. “As you have done unto the least of these, my physical brethren from the womb, it will be done unto you.” After studying the downloaded transcript, I checked in the Greek and indeed the word brethren does indeed refer to Israel, the physical seed from which Jesus came. Combining this revelation with the lesson of Balaam, gives us both Old and New Testament confirmation of today’s great test for every nation. How do you treat Israel? That is exactly how God will treat you! Amen. Selah.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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3 09 2011
Russell Thomas

Very nice post, Les. I particularly liked the part about the “least of these”. Very interesting translation of Jesus’ words. Had never considered it that way but it makes sense and sheds an entirely different light on this passage. God bless you.

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3 09 2011
elishasees

Thank you brother, Hope to see you in October.

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3 09 2011
joan m. barlotta

I just love these emails. Yes, you are so right about Israel..either love the people or hate them. I love my Lord and pray for our nation and also that we forgo the abandonment of Israel. Our voices and prayers will be heard. May Jesus come alive in the US again. Time is of the essence. It is ALSO time everyone UNDERSTAND and ACCEPT the love God has given to this nation. SHALOM ..strawberry

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3 09 2011
elishasees

Yes, pray, pray, pray!

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3 09 2011
Will Whitley

A hearty AMEN to that!

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