(Riverside, California) — It pains me to say it but I believe it is true. U.S.-Israeli relations are heading for a train wreck.
At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the leaders of Congress have invited the Prime Minister of Israel to address a Joint Session of Congress, and the American people, in early March. These leaders want to hear from the Prime Minister on how we can best work together to protect ourselves from the growing and grave threat of Radical Islam, from crushing ISIS to decisively acting to prevent the mullahs in Iran from building nuclear weapons.
At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the President of the United States flat out refuses even to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister.
The Scriptures indicate that eventually every nation will abandon and turn against Israel. We’re not there yet, and we must pray America doesn’t turn against Israel and the Jewish people on our watch. That said, we’ve never seen an American President of either political party as consistently antagonistic towards our faithful ally Israel — and as sympathetic to our enemies like Iran — as we see today.
- Russia and Iran have just signed an historic military alliance.
- The leader of Saudi Arabia has died.
- There’s been a coup in Yemen.
- Genocidal conditions are emerging in Syria and Iraq.
- Hezbollah is threatening to launch a massive attack on Israel’s northern tier.
Where doe we go from here? Just how serious is the threat of Radical Islam to America, Israel and our Arab allies? What is the true State of the Union — is it “strong,” as the President maintains? What does the future hold? And does Bible prophecy give us an guidance?
This weekend, it was an honor to speak at Harvest, one of the most influential evangelical church congregations in the U.S. Pastor Greg Laurie interviewed me about my new novel, The Third Target, why I wrote it, and what l see facing the U.S., Israel and the broader Middle East. Then I preached a sermon from Ezekiel 33:1-9 that went into more detail about the threats we face and how we are to respond.
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To watch the interview and sermon, please click here — Note: the interview begins at about 17 minutes into the service. It lasts about 10-12 minutes. It is immediately followed by my sermon, which lasts about 40 minutes.