The USA is apparently exploring in uncharted, dangerous waters. This nation may be going someplace it has never gone before – into an unknown.
The article ends with, “The possibility of sanctioning Israel for its ongoing construction sends a signal that the Obama administration is willing to go further in its denunciations of Israel then any previous White House. At the same time, the White House is vigorously pushing Congress against passing new sanctions on Iran.”
Yet the unknown into which the USA is venturing is not unknown, it is very well known. We must not look at US history but at Israel history to see it.
The Maker of heaven and earth, the God of Israel has always dealt with the anti-Israel policies of the nations of the world, just as He promised Abraham He would in Genesis 12:3 (“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.”) The nations/empires that paid for their anti-Israel policies include Egypt, Syria, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Tyre, Sidon, the Philistines, Assyria, Babylon, Greece, Rome, Spain, Nazi Germany, Britian, and the USSR. The Lord God of Israel either took those nations/empires “down a notch or two” or He destroyed them. The Scriptures often referred to as the Old Testament gives us the history of Israel from which we are to learn (1 Corinthians 10:1-11) this truth. Ezekiel 25 – 32 gives a concise illustration of Genesis 12:3.
Israel is the “apple of My eye”, says the God of Israel. He loves them with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). He takes very Personally an attack on her by other nations. In Zechariah 2:8 the Lord promises His people Israel that He will deal with “the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of His eye. ” To poke Israel in the eye is to poke the God of Israel in the eye. And God does not like being poked in the eye!
“This (punishment for their crimes against Israel) shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts,” He says in Zephaniah 2:10.
The USA is playing with fire, the heavenly fire of judgment with a lengthy history, and is going to get burned unless the charted course is reversed. Those who do not learn from history repeat it.
PS: A coalition of nations (Russia, Iran, Ethiopia/Egypt, Libya, Turkey according to many Biblical scholars) will invade Israel in the near future. They will poke the God of Israel in the eye and He will rise in His fury and destroy 5/6 of the invading army. And His people Israel and all the nations of the world will know it was He who did it. Read Ezekiel 38-39.