The Apple Of God’s Eye
By Grant Phillips
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8)
“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 12:3)
“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” (Deuteronomy 14:2)
Our country, the United States of America, has always been a supporter of the nation of Israel, until this current administration. Never, in its short modern history has Israel and its leaders been treated with such disrespect; such outright contempt, by a “friend.” If we were descendants of Ishmael it could be expected, but we are not.
Our forefathers set the foundation of this country upon the Word of God, and for generations we, as a whole, have respected that Word and loved His chosen nation Israel. But guess what, we don’t want God in our lives anymore. We care not for His Word, and our hearts have turned to stone toward Him and the “apple of His eye.” Thanks to our new found Godlessness, we have cast our bread upon the waters and our profits are going down the tube. We have become fools.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalms 14:1)
Israel is precious to Almighty God, the apple [pupil] of His eye. He is simply saying, “You touch my chosen nation Israel. You poke me in the eye.”
God called Israel a “peculiar people,” and he did not mean oddball. He is saying that Israel is specially chosen by Him. They are the nation He called out from among all the other nations, and he holds them in the strength of His own hands.
Try harming lion cubs and see what mama lioness does. When it rains in the barnyard, mama hen covers her chicks with her wings to keep them dry. Take a walk back through history and see what happened to those nations who struck out against Israel.
Even when God allowed other nations to strike Israel, He did so to bring her back to Him, and He also dealt with those nations severely. Even in modern times, consider what happened to Germany. Take a stroll through the book of Revelation and comprehend what God is going to do to all nations of this earth who afflict the apple of his eye. It isn’t a pretty sight.
I’m sure most of us saw the fiasco at the Democratic National Convention. Obama and company wanted no part of God on the program. That also included not recognizing Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Israel. But alas! Obama would lose some votes! “Put them back! Put them back!” Well, they voted God back in (as if He would want any part of it anyway) and also included recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but did you listen carefully to the voice vote? My wife and I listed very carefully. As a matter of fact, we kept rewinding, and playing it back, over and over. It was very clear, no doubt in our minds, the majority did not, I repeat did “not” want to restore these two “slight” omissions. Anyway, for the sake of Obama’s votes, the majority was overruled, and these two “omissions” were restored to the platform. Sigh! “Whew! That was close!” What a bunch of phony jackals!
If that weren’t enough, Obama has decided he doesn’t have time to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu this month, the Israeli Prime Minister. He has more important things to do. Yeah, I can think of two of them; campaigning and another round of golf (which is well over 100 trips since he has been President).
Folks, we need to seriously consider voting for someone who strongly supports the nation Israel and only one of the three candidates fits this description.
Recall that the majority of the Democratic delegates did not want to restore God and Jerusalem/Israel to the platform. I pray that is not the case with those who say they are Christians.
I may not always agree with some things that Israel does, such as their continual rejection of their own God, but God can deal with that, and He is doing so. I love Israel as a nation and the people who compose that nation, and I’m sure you do too. These dear people have given us the greatest gift of all; i.e. the knowledge of the one true God, and I am ever so grateful for that.
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