Dr. Stephen Phinney
Christ | Culture | Creator
The Importance of Israel in Global History!
Why should we protect Israel? Why is a country no larger than New Jersey worth protecting? Why is this tiny country in the global news more than any other country globally? The answer to these questions is found in the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation’s book.
When humanity makes a promise, it is certain to be broken at some point. However, when God makes a promise, certainly, it will never be broken.
It all started with the Abrahamic Covenant: Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (Gen 12:1-3)
Here is an example of how this works. Shortly after the United States’s democratic party pushed their Presidential candidate through a demonized election, the new administration manipulated this President to sign a document to no longer fund and support Israel. Within a few short months, our country imploded in upon itself. Most news sources say that there has been more destruction of our country in one year than in all the years we have been a nation.
While most point their fingers at the President, the real reason our country imploded has a deeper spiritual reason. God simply kept His word to Abraham; I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse the one who curses you. One of the nasty habits humans have is ignoring that God never changes His mind, nor does He break promises made to His people. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse the one who curses you. One of the nasty habits humans have is ignoring that God never changes His mind, nor does He break promises made to His people.
One of the more significant covenant statements in this passage is God told Abraham I will make you a great nation. While Israel didn’t officially become a nation until 1948, it didn’t make her any greater than before the UN accepted them into their global club. What will make Israel a great nation is she will defeat every nation on the face of the earth – yes, in war. Realistically, this would be like New Jersey conquering the world and all of its nations. How can a country with only 8.5 million people take over the world? Great question.
First of all, when humanity insults Israel, they need to know that they are insulting the God of the Universe and beyond. Secondly, Israel’s population includes God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, 24 Elders, every Saint that ever lived, and myriads of angels waiting to go to war with the nations that dishonored God’s nation – Israel.
While it is shocking that America no longer defends Israel, it is in prophecy. In the end, Israel will stand alone. Jesus does not step in to defend her until she is completely alone and on the verge of being taken over by the world's nations. God will be obligated to keep yet another promise when this moment occurs. And, He does. He not only releases His Son to return in the Second Coming, but He also releases all of His warring angels to conduct the war to end all wars, the battle of Armageddon. While the masses try to figure out exactly when this war will happen, I could care less. I do know that it will occur.
The curious factor is what Daniel’s vision of the beasts has to do with Israel. Everything. All four beasts are interested in one thing, conquering the landmass called Israel. Each is living under the modality of he who controls Israel, controls the world.
SATAN SITTING ON THE THRONE IN JERUSALEM
One of the more curious facts in Revelation’s book is the Antichrist sitting on the throne in Jerusalem's temple for seven years. This answers our question about the “why” the empires of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue point toward Israel. All global conflicts and power-grabbing countries are obsessed over conquering Israel. It is the “why” Israel is in daily global news feeds. What Revelation’s book reveals about the sitting position of the Antichrist is disclosing the reality that he will rule the earth and all its nations for those seven years from a country the size of New Jersey. Therefore, of course, every global event will be about Israel. Thus, this makes the statement true that he who controls Israel controls the world.
All of the leaders within Daniel’s four beasts understood that he who rules Israel rules the world. Today, the sheep are too stupid to figure this out in our modern culture. However, a few, like Putin’s Russia, do understand this adage and work relentlessly to achieve their end goal.
The smartest people in the world understand that you maintain your friendship with another until you are ready to steal the land out from underneath their feet. Folks, it's called a surprise attack. Friendship with the world is deadly.
It says in James 4:4, You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
This doctrine works not only in human relationships but also in national alliances. It also is effective in humanity, Christian or not, when they become friends with cultural misnomers and movements. Because of this, 90+ percent of the world and its inhabitants are presently in a hostile relationship with God.
After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. "After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. "While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts. Daniel 7:6-8