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.