Posted by: cindybythesea | April 5, 2010

Return to Sender

A few days ago, I and a few hundred other friends of Israel sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 10,000 beautiful yellow roses as a symbol of our friendship and support.   Unfortunately, because of the current political situation, the Prime Minister feels he is unable to accept our gift.  I don’t know for sure, but, I have the strong feeling, that although he feels unable to accept our gift, it does not mean,  that he does not appreciate our gift.  I think, the inability to accept the flowers has less to do with him and more to do with our own President whom he fears offending, in fact, he’s already stated that.

I continue to have the highest respect for the Prime Minister, but, I feel he is making a mistake.  It never works to try to appease your enemies or as in this case,   friends who behave like enemies.   You gain nothing from it and lose respect in the process.   For all appearances, the issue over roses is minor, but, when you look at it a little more closely, I believe it could actually be a watershed event.  No matter which way it goes, the implications are dramatic. 

If the PM accepts the roses, he is in essence agreeing that he has been mistreated at the hands of the Obama administration.  Everyone knows the flowers are a kind of condolence.  For Obama, he won’t like this kind of public admission; it leaves him with egg on his face, something I believe will embarrass and infuriate him,  he won’t like Israel standing up to him and he won’t like American Christians for siding with them.  I believe this will only increase his disdain for Israel and those who support her.

If the PM rejects the roses, he will be looked on as weak by the Obama administration, an act which will only serve to increase the pressure that is already being applied.   I don’t believe that the rejection of the roses by the PM  in any way risks alienating those who sent them. I believe most people who sent them did so out of a heart for God and understand the true difficult position the Israeli leadership is in.  I do believe though, that whether the flowers are accepted or not, President Obama will look unfavorably on those who sent them.

I read the other day, another news  story regarding the housing  issue of East Jerusalem and the story described President Obama as being livid when he heard about the housing development.  If he was livid over that, what might he be like over other more important issues.  I have a feeling, behind the public smile is a very calculating and cruel personality. 

 I pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu that he might have the wisdom of a Solomon.  Trying times are ahead for this little thorn shaped nation, its shape somehow aptly defining the situation it finds it self in during these final days of history – a “thorn in the side of the nations.”

I was reading from the book of Jeremiah when I came across this verse: 

“With my great power and outstretched arm, I made the earth, its people and the animals that are on it, and I will give it to anyone I please.”

This verse reminded me of the stirring theme to the great movie from 1960,  Exodus, starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint and many other well-known actors and actresses.  The film has to do with the founding of the state of Israel in 1948.  And if you haven’t seen it or listened to its stirring theme in a while, take a couple of minutes to do so now.  . But, before you do, let me set the tone for you by presenting the lyrics from the first stanza.

“This land is mine, God gave this land to me.  This brave and ancient land to me. And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plains, Then I see a land, where children can run free.  So take my hand and walk this land with me, And walk this golden land with me” 

Christians around the world, remain the best friends that Israel has, but, it won’t be long until the friends who love her so dearly will be gone.  And, it is a friendship which will be missed, for Israel will find themselves alone, in a very friendless world.  I like the way Joel Rosenberg phrased it, “God, is in the process of weaning Israel off the nations.”  Actually, this is a good case for the rapture.  As long as Israel has us or any one else to look to besides the Lord, they will not be ready to meet their Messiah.  The day is quickly approaching when they will have nowhere to turn, but to Him.  God has been longing and waiting for this day, and because He does, I do too.

“Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, they will prosper who love thee.” Psalm 122:6.   Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! 

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  1. Hi everyone, If for some reason, the you-tube video will not come up, try googling “theme to Exodus” and you can find any number of nice renditions, some with the lyrics. Grace and blessings! Cindy

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