“Those That Bless Israel Will Be Blessed And Those That Curse Israel Will Be Cursed”

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Articles, Religion
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Romans 8 25-32 (MSG):   25-29 ” I want to lay all this out on the table as clearly as I can, friends. This is complicated. It would be easy to misinterpret what’s going on and arrogantly assume that you’re royalty and they’re just rabble, out on their ears for good. But that’s not it at all. This hardness on the part of insider Israel toward God is temporary. Its effect is to open things up to all the outsiders so that we end up with a full house. Before it’s all over, there will be a complete Israel. As it is written, A champion will stride down from the mountain of Zion;     he’ll clean house in Jacob. And this is my commitment to my people:     removal of their sins. From your point of view as you hear and embrace the good news of the Message, it looks like the Jews are God’s enemies. But looked at from the long-range perspective of God’s overall purpose, they remain God’s oldest friends. God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded.

30-32 There was a time not so long ago when you were on the outs with God. But then the Jews slammed the door on him and things opened up for you. Now they are on the outs. But with the door held wide open for you, they have a way back in. In one way or another, God makes sure that we all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in”.

Even as a child as I ventured in and out of church until the age of fourteen I always knew as I read the Bible that God had a special place in His heart for the Jewish people so I never understood it when I would sit in any of the  churches that I attended when I was a youth that preached with vitriol against “the Jews” (especially the many “black theology” churches” who espouse a “black first” instead of a “Jesus first” mentality).

As I delved into my Bible reading today God brought this back into my remembrance today and He clearly showed me how people like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright (He showed me Him specifically) who our president sat under and learned from for so many years and others who in their hearts have a love for God but have allowed satan to influence their message into a hate for the Jews that God in His Holy Word and through His prophets especially our brother Paul clearly warned us against as detailed in the scriptures above.

This is why I distrust people who have an agenda against Israel and as long as I have God-breathed breath in my body I always will because God’s Word is my guide, my buffer, my sheild,  my weapon, and it is because of it that I have a zeal to live and work for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So it is with this knowledge of this…His Word that I have a reverence for people whom my life in Christ who are of God’s original “tree” that I have been grafted into upon declaring Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

So I would encourage anyone that is sitting in the pews of any church that purports Jesus as Lord and Savior to listen to the words that are coming from the pulpit to as it is in any matter listen to what is being taught about how we are to behave towards our brothers and sisters the Jews and see if those words line up with what God has said concerning the matter and if they don’t pray and ask God what to do next.

This is one of the many reasons that I cast a wary eye in the direction of our president  and many of our current legislators because they have said and done things behind Israel’s back and have made deals with the openly and self-declared enemies of the Jewish State of Israel and in doing so run in opposition to God’s word that I constantly read in the Bible.

Lastly and most importantly we all need to evaluate in our hearts how we feel towards Israel and ask God to “make our feelings right with our brother Jews” if they are less than what they should be according to God’s word.

God didn’t give us a caveat of whether or not to love our brother and sister Israelites if we “like” or “agree” with them and I can plainly see that with my simple understanding of the scriptures that regardless of the situation  should be in constant prayer for our brothers and sisters in Israel who are under constant attack from all sides and increasingly from within our own borders by our own government.

The choice is yours dear brothers and sisters but again I would again cast a wary eye towards anyone especially those within the “body of Christ” who disparages Israel because they are disparaging their own family and no one of good measure speaks against his own family.

So with that said, I today bless Israel for God’s word tells us in Genesis 12 verse 3: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all people on earth will be blessed through you.”…so I count myself among the blessed because blessings toward Israel will always emanate from my and the members of my family’s mouths.

I pray for my brother and sister Israelite’s and I pray that those within the body of Christ listen intently to those that they count on to teach and preach the gospel to them for signs of hatred toward Israel and pray to God for the direction that they should take.

I also pray for those preachers like Rev Jeremiah Wright who you showed me by name this morning Lord who love you but who have it wrong when they preach against Israel as if they are God who is authorized to judge them.

I pray that today on this day that you have made that you open their eyes and the eyes of those that they have blinded with their wrong words to the truth that we are blessed to be grafted into the “tree” with Israel whom our Lord Jesus Christ descended from and that even with all of it’s faults you still love this people with an unending love and it is us…your people that you have and will used to show them the way back to you if they choose not to see it for themselves with all that you have given them in your Holy texts.

Lastly, I pray that anyone that is reading this be healed if they need healing be it body, mind soul and that your perfect peace reigns in them as you do so and I also pray that they have a Jesus-filled day today!

By the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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