by Sid Roth
Why are so many major universities, church pension funds and big corporations disinvesting rather than investing in Israel? They are trying to force Israel to give land to the Palestinians that God has given to the Jewish people. God says the terms of the land lease in three different ways in Psalm 105:8-11 (forever, everlasting and for a thousand generations). It must be important to God!
Divesting from Israel is plain meshuga (Hebrew for crazy)!
Why? Because in Genesis 12:3, God Himself promises to bless those who bless the Jewish people and curse those who curse Israel. If that were not warning enough, in Obadiah 1:15 (NLT), God says: “The day is near when I, the LORD, will judge all godless nations! As you have done to Israel, so it will be done to you. All your evil deeds will fall back on your own heads.”
This is a dangerous time for the anti-Semites of the world—they are going against God and bringing themselves under a curse.
On the other hand, those who obey God regarding Israel and the Jewish people are blessed. Remember when Pharaoh told the midwives in Egypt to kill all the male babies at birth? They refused to curse Israel and what did God do? Exodus 1:20-21 (NLT) says: “So God was good to the midwives, and the Israelites continued to multiply, growing more and more powerful. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.”
I just read where Liberty University has invested $5 million in Israeli stocks. No wonder that university is so blessed!
Let me give you the same principle from the New Testament. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says the goat nations and sheep nations will be separated on one issue: “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren [Jesus says] you did it to Me.'” What’s the difference between a goat and a sheep? A goat has a mind of its own and the sheep follows the shepherd. “…As you did it to one of the least of these My brethren….” The word for “brethren” in the Greek means “from the womb.” Jesus is talking about how each nation has treated His physical brethren, the Jewish people.
I believe the dividing line between the true body of believers and the counterfeit in these last days will be on this single issue. Joel 3:2 (AMP) says,
“I will gather all the [Gentile] nations [that were hostile to My people] and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (the LORD has judged). And there I will deal with them and enter into judgment with them there for [their treatment of] My people, My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and [because] they have encroached on My land and divided it up.”
If you don’t understand the Jew and Israel from God’s perspective, then you will go into further heresy. But if you do understand, watch the favor of God flow in your life!
It is not an accident that the letters USA are found in the center of the name JERUSALEM. As long as we are a blessing to Israel, the USA will prosper.