Supporting Israel –Curse. Blessing. Neither?
Will We Be Cursed If We Don’t Support Israel? Will we be blessed if we do?
First, let us be clear – we are not anti-support for Israel. In fact, we support Israel both financially and in prayers, but we don’t do this to avoid a curse or to obtain some financial gain. There’s a lot of Christian debate that if we (both individually and as a country) don’t support Israel we will be cursed, and if we do we will be blessed. For starters, ask yourself this……. how does being cursed line up with being under grace? You see, we have a huge contradiction. The reality is not only is there no curse for believers, but we also already have every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph 1:3) here and now, regardless of who you make your check payable to.
Again, I understand the desire to support Israel, and that’s awesome. But it becomes a problem when we turn it into some kind of side deal with God that if we give enough money to Israel God will bless us, but if we don’t then God will hurl wrath at us, individually or as a country. God is not interested in looking at the geographic boundaries that we tend to set. Gods will is that no one, anywhere, perish. Jesus came not to judge the WORLD, but to save it. What we really should learn from the new testament gospel is that all of the boundaries are gone and that God is interested in saving individuals everywhere, not just in some geographic location or by a blood line.
In Genesis 17 we discover that Abraham would be the father of MANY NATIONS. Not just Israel. So that by faith, no matter where you live, we have become the SPIRITUAL ISRAEL.
So again, supporting Israel is wonderful, especially if and when it makes sense. But where we go wrong is when we make it a condition for Gods grace or avoiding a curse. That is not the new covenant message, but rather He will never leave us or forsake us (no matter where you sleep). We should make this about love, not geography. So be it China, Korea, America, Israel, or Iran, God is not picking and choosing favorites. What He cares about is that all men on planet earth come to know His son and are saved. You are Israel. Right where you sit.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.