Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem :: By Bill Wilson

There are many parallels between Israel and the United States.

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been under constant attack by leftists who seek to undermine him and his common sense approach to government. The same type of people have been falsely accusing Donald Trump in attempts to undermine both his presidency and his quest to return to office—much the same as what Netanyahu experienced. Court case after court case, never successful on the general accusation, finding bits and pieces under mostly false pretense. Death by a thousand cuts.

Meanwhile, the poster boy for bribery, Joe Biden, continues to poke at Netanyahu for not towing the leftist line—as if it is any of Biden’s business. Netanyahu and his allies are trying to bring some common sense to the judicial system in Israel, trying to balance the branches of power. To this, the leftists have organized massive protests, claiming the reigning in of the Supreme Court’s discretionary authority is a front to “democracy.” In reality, it strengthens democracy. Biden, for his point, issued a statement through his Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said, “It is unfortunate that the vote today took place with the slimmest possible majority.” But if it had gone the other way by one single vote, Biden would have been crowing victory for the left.

The turmoil in Israel is on many fronts. Economic, military, judicial, social (especially with homosexuality), and political. Citizens in the United States are experiencing much the same. The two nations have been inextricably tied together since the rebirth of Israel. There is also a strong spiritual tie. The US came into existence as guided by the laws of God and the precepts outlined in biblical books such as Deuteronomy. The US system of representative government was also modeled after the advice given Moses by his father-in-law Jethro in Exodus—to choose “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rules of fifties, and rulers of tens.”

But there is one verse in the Bible that clearly speaks to the troubles our nations are having. Speaking of Israel, in Genesis 12:3, the Lord says, “And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you, and in you shall families of the earth be blessed.”

During the Obama Administration, which treated Israel with contempt, the US faced much economic, social, and political turmoil. During the Trump Administration, in which Israel was treated as a true friend, the US prospered. During the current Biden Administration that treats Israel poorly, America is once again faced with economic, social, and political turmoil, even as the forces of evil work in both countries to undermine what is good and right.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for Israel’s peace is our peace.

Posted in The Daily Jot