I Will Bless Them That Bless Thee - Part II
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Genesis 12:3
This article describes God's chosen people Israel and the land God has
given them and the curse upon nations who come against Israel. It also
looks at what God has in the future for Israel and the New Jerusalem.
This article was written when President Bush was in office, but
unfortunately, our current President Trump is doing some of the same
1. I Will Bless Them That Bless Thee
c) The Curse On Nations Who Come Against Israel
In Genesis 12:1-3 it says "1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house,
unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great
nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be
a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that
curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
We see from this passage of scripture that God's blessing or curse can
come on a nation depending on how it treats Israel.
In II Chronicles 6:6 it says "But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name
might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel." We see
Jerusalem is where God put His name.
In Psalm 122:1-6 it says "1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go
into the house of the LORD. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O
Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 4
Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of
Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 5 For there are set
thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6 Pray for the
peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."
God's word tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. A recent newspaper
article titled "Ex-General To Lead Mideast Talks" (Note 1) states:
"Israelis and Palestinians readied themselves Tuesday for talks with a
new U.S. Mideast envoy, a tough retired Marine Corps general expected
to press the two sides to stop 14 months of fighting.........Powell
told reporters that Zinni would stay in the region to work on getting
a cease-fire and then on implementing the report of an international
commission headed by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell on how to
resume peace talks."
Another newspaper article titled "U.S. Peace Plan Forms Palestine State"
-Proposal Establishes Foothold in Jerusalem, Which Israel Opposes" (Note
"The United States is putting together a Mideast peace plan that calls
for establishing a Palestinian state with a foothold in Jerusalem, and
Palestinians have won assurances that the ideas will be unveiled
despite initial delays, a Palestinian Cabinet minister said
Friday..........The Bush administration was to have unveiled the peace
initiative in September before the U.N. General Assembly. However,
that move was disrupted by Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United
States.........Shaath said the Palestinians were told that President
Bush remains committed to the ideas......According to Shaath, the U.S.
plan would affirm the Palestinians' right to statehood, the principle
of trading land for peace and U.N. resolutions 242 and 338 that call
for an Israeli withdrawal from lands it occupied in the 1967 Mideast
We see from these articles the United States of America is bringing a
curse upon itself for trying to divide the land of Israel.
Note 1: The Columbian Newspaper, Section A4 World & Nation, Wednesday,
November 21, 2001
Note 2: The Columbian Newspaper, Section A6 World & Nation, Saturday,
October 13, 2001
In future posts I will share more about this topic.