I see time and again around the “christian” community and most conservatives quoting the Bible, “Those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed”
Well, what if I do neither?? 😆
You see, Israel had a deal with God, the deal was that if they obeyed Him they would live long in The Land and prosper, they didn’t keep their end of the bargain, SEVERAL TIMES they were removed from The Land due to disobedience. If they had kept their end of the deal they would right now possess the WHOLE of The Land…God keeps His Promises.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:15-20
“We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses. Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying:
If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.”
I’m certainly not for the palestinians, but I neither bless or curse Israel cause it’s got nothing to do with me. I’ll let God be God.
There are sects within Judaism…mostly within the Haredi/Hassidic Jewish sects who see the creation of the nation of Israel as an attempt to bring about the promises of God through the hand of man, thinking to fulfill the promises physically on this earth to bring about The Messiah (which, if this is true, would make their “messiah” the anti-christ) because Israel HAS NOT returned to God, has yet sunk deeper into sin and idolatry.
The promise to return them to The Land is conditional upon their obedience…yet it’s impossible to fulfill all the requirements of The Law without Jesus…whom they will NEVER accept…so there they remain, blinded and stiff-necked until God sees fit to restore them.
If they indeed are attempting to bring about the promises and blessings of God through their own hand, apart from Him (which is utter foolishness btw) then that makes them His Enemies. And I cannot say for sure which it is, and in order to avoid possibly blessing His Enemies, I remain Neutral on the issue 🙂