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There is a resurgence of support for the nation of Israel in the
United States. That makes sense from a secular view because
Israel represents an island of individual freedoms, capitalism, and
free elections in a sea of terror and despotism. Most people
aren't aware, though, that it makes even better sense from the
Judeo-Christian perspective. This is what the Bible says about
supporting Israel:

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee,
and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that
curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be
blessed.

In addition, those who believe the Bible also believe that the land
of Israel is promised by God as an inheritance to the descendants
of Jacob:

And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy
seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein
thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

Most Christians don't believe the Bible, so a promise from God is
trumped by whatever may be trending on social media.

But suppose that the Bible really is true. If so, then this pro-Israel
resurgence will be temporary and Satan will have his day:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall
not come, except there come a falling away first, and that
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth
and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord
shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall
destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose
coming is after the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received
not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for
this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

We derive from these verses that a great leader is on the way and
he will attract those who do not believe the Bible. This is the
Antichrist and he brings with him great tribulation as he rules the
earth. We also understand that in the end, the great leader and
his deluded followers will fall and Christ will come to rule the
millennial kingdom.

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