ISRAEL AND INDIANA
On March 25th, with no advance notice, the United States government released a 386 page previously secret report containing “some of Israel’s most important (nuclear) secrets”. For decades Israel shared its nuclear secrets with the United States, never expecting that America would release those critical secrets to Israel’s enemies. The Jewish Press condemned the declassification of Israel’s secrets as a “betrayal”. The newspaper noted that the document contained Israel’s work on codes for the fusion and fission process which “enabled Israel to make hydrogen bombs”.
The Institute for Research said that the release of Israel’s nuclear secrets was “the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power” a status that Israel had never officially declared. Thus, America “outed” its only ally in the Middle East and put Israeli citizens in jeopardy, as previously undisclosed nuclear secrets became known to Israel’s many enemies in the Middle East. Just a few days before the release a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Assa told the media that the United States was considering supporting a United Nations Security Council resolution which would lead to the creation of a Palestinian state, i.e., taking land from Israel.
Readers of THE END OF AMERICA know that the Bible prophesies that a rich, powerful and influential end times nation will in the latter days betray Israel (pages 88-113 -www.endofamericabook.com). Do these actions by America constitute the “betrayal” that Isaiah described in 21:2? These acts certainly are, as the Jewish Press claimed, a “betrayal”. Scripture tells us that the ultimate betrayal of Israel will happen when Israel is invaded by Gog of Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) and Libya (Cush). Israel will, at that time, apparently be at peace. Recent events appear to indicate that Israel will be forced into a peace agreement. Thus, even though what America is now doing to Israel is treacherous, it’s only a warm up to what it will do in the future.
Let’s not forget that God is a God of linkage – He promises that those who “bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed” (Genesis 12:3). God’s promise that He will curse those who curse Israel will always be fulfilled, so did anything negative happen in America in the last few days, since we betrayed Israel by releasing her nuclear secrets?
Picture this scene. A Mid-Western state for years had laws for the protection of religious liberties. It did not have in its laws any special category of civil rights protection for gays and lesbians. Within just days, not many hours, though, it was attacked by the gay army, aided and abetted by the main stream media, and ended up with a law prohibiting its merchants from refusing service to gays, lesbians and transgendered customers, even if it violated their personal religious beliefs and convictions. Indiana was carefully targeted by a well-organized cadre of gay agenda activists, using bullhorns (“who has bullhorns, except well-organized activists?”). They put thousands of protestors around its State House. They caused their supporters in corporate suites to threaten financial mayhem. They identified the businesses of 20 legislators to boycott and put out of business.
The state’s largest newspaper (which used to report, not manage the news) devoted its entire front page to three huge words (FIX THIS NOW). Main stream media lashed the Governor, the legislature and the people of Indiana with scurrilous, unfounded, unending attacks. The result was a “fix” hatched at night between legislators and business types who support gay rights. The language destroyed the original intent of the law and now Hoosier business owners are prohibited from “discriminating” on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. What happened in Indiana was breathtaking in its speed and impact.
Arkansas was in the final process of adopting its own religious freedom law when the gay army attacked Indiana. The Governor pledged to sign the bill into law. However, when he saw what happened in Indiana, he backed down, forcing the legislature to recall and amend the bill to satisfy gay lobbyists. Other states considering similar bills are now on notice as to what they can expect if they try to protect the religious freedoms of their citizens.
How did these things happen so quickly? Did they happen because of what America just did to Israel? You decide. Here is an interesting front page observation from the Los Angeles Times (April 1, 2015):
“In other times, maybe even fairly recently, the religious freedom law signed last week in Indiana could have allowed Republican lawmakers to appeal to their core conservative supporters without attracting much attention from the general public. But the blowback against it that has upended the state’s business and political culture offers a vivid example of the unprecedented speed with which public opinion over gay rights has shifted. The change (is) stunning to public opinion researchers…”
Unprecedented. Stunning. Indeed. Since God is in control of His creation, why would He allow these swift, shocking attacks on His people, as they watch their religious freedoms snatched away in front of their own eyes? Some might even say that Christians didn’t betray Israel, so why should they now suffer? Not so fast. What is the position of God’s church on Israel? Christian speaker and author Gary Kah recently wrote that the Catholic Church and a large number of Protestant denominations subscribe to replacement theology, holding that Israel is not validly in the land, and has been replaced by the church, or some other nation. Last year the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved a resolution condemning American companies doing business in Israel.
God tells us that judgment begins at the house of God (I Peter 4:17). Let’s face it. Had the Church of Jesus Christ stood up and opposed abortion in the early 1970’s we would not have incurred 56 million American babies slaughtered in the womb. Had the Church done its job with the young people in its pews, polls today would not show overwhelming numbers of Americans below 35 years old who support same sex marriage. The list goes. The culture war is over and the enemies of God won and God’s people lost.
When wars are lost there are always significant consequences. We witnessed what the future will look like in the gay army attack on Indiana. A young co-owner of a little pizza store in a small Hoosier town was asked by a TV reporter if the owners’ religious beliefs would preclude catering a gay wedding. Her honest answer based on her religious beliefs resulted in 1,500 hate e-mails, death threats, harassing calls to the pizza store and closing the business.
More significant is the avowed and stated goal of the gay army to close down churches that don’t agree with same sex marriage. Their agenda is now out in the open. After the impressive victory of the gay army in Indiana the Chairman of Wyoming Equality (Jeran Artery) wrote:
“Churches that lobby to have freedoms and rights taken away from ANYONE should absolutely have their 501(c)(3) status revoked.”
We can now expect a renewed push by the gay army on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which has previously been defeated. A Republican Congress won’t do that you say? The two Houses of the Indiana General Assembly both have heavy Republican majorities, but wasted no time in giving the gay army what it demanded. What does the gay army intend to do to amend ENDA when it comes up again in Congress? Previously in a joint statement the ACLU, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights and Transgender Law Center, made it clear that they want to delete the “religious exemption” portion of ENDA’s text. Why? To destroy churches and punish Christians who aren’t willing to support same sex marriage, who continue to insist that homosexuality is a sin which is contrary to the Word of God.
In a previous post I warned that once the Supreme Court of the United States rules in late June that same sex marriage is the supreme law of the land (in spite of the fact that a majority of states have voted just the opposite to support traditional marriage), all hell will break loose in the nation’s churches which oppose same sex marriage. It won’t be long before lawsuits and then criminal charges are filed against pastors, churches and elders who refuse to perform same sex marriages in their churches. Prophecy warns that “strangers” will “come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’s house,” leading God’s people to be “confounded” and held to “reproach” and to “shame.” (Jeremiah 51:51)
Our country purposely sought to harm Israel by releasing her nuclear secrets. Why would God continue to shelter and protect a nation which not only hates Israel, but has shown very little regard for Him and His Word? A reasonable and rational explanation for what is now so quickly happening and threatens to happen to American Christians is our nation’s maltreatment and betrayal of Israel. The startling, stunning events in Indiana are undoubtedly precursors for what American Christians in all states will experience in the coming months. No army stops after winning a major battle. Bigger battles are coming. The gay army is on the march. Are you ready?