The new so-called peace accord with Iran that puts heat on Israel to give up land or face sanctions is another in a succession of attempts by the Islamic world and their Marxist sympathizers to tell the Jewish state to leave Palestine, and for all intensive purposes, get off the face of the earth. Prime Minister Netanyahu finds himself and his nation now labeled a threat to the peace and stability of the region, when it is Islamic extremists who have done everything they can to destabilize the Middle East. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have made it clear they have no respect for the sovereignty of Israel and the territory it controls, and are interested in seeing the land of Abraham parceled out to those who claim it belongs to the Islamic world, and not the Jews.

The implications of this are obvious: Israel is now being isolated on the world stage, and singled out again for eventual destruction by those who have no regard for what God promised His chosen people centuries ago. It does not matter that God’s promise of the land we know as Israel was promised to Abraham’s descendants through his son Isaac. As far as Barack Obama and others are concerned, it only belongs to those who support Karl Marx’s utopian delusion, which includes many Muslims. What Mr. Obama and others like him fail to recognize is that Muslim Marxists are Muslims first and Marxists second, and their idea of utopia is the whole world becoming Muslim and following the teachings of the Qu’ran, governing how the economic principles of Marxism would be worked out.

Politics aside, one has to ask, “What makes the Jewish people, especially those in Israel, the target of such hatred?” I believe it comes back to the reality that they are still God’s chosen people, even those among them who don’t believe in God. They still are loved and looked upon with special concern by the Almighty God who set them apart as His chosen nation through whom He worked out His plan of redemption of the human race. This, as much as anything, makes them the target of hatred and resentment by those who have no regard for what God has revealed of Himself in the Hebrew Tanakh and the Christian Bible. The repeated attempts at their extermination as a nation and an ethnicity shows that Satan, in particular, wants rid of them because of their special standing before God.

So what is likely to happen next, in this whole saga of Israel, and with its long-standing enemies such as Iran? Well, that answer is spelled out clearly in Scripture, especially in Ezekiel 38 & 39 and Revelation 19. If Prime Minister Netanyahu finds it necessary to launch an air strike against the nuclear facilities of Iran, it will likely trigger an international gathering of all different nations against Israel with military action against the country. This will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon on the plain of Megiddo in Israel, which Scripture tells us will mean the annihilation of the entire assembly of foreign armies, while the Israelis will remain standing.

What does it mean for America? If President Obama continues on a course of anti-Israeli policy, we will see our own nation suffer more and more catastrophes as a warning from God to stop pressuring His chosen people. Whether or not the Israelis and Palestinians can peacefully coexist with their own respective nations is highly improbable, especially if the Palestinian state is controlled by Muslims. The Islamic faith will not tolerate the presence of non-Muslims in an area considered holy by its adherents. Likewise, orthodox Jews, especially, will never accept any other site on earth as an appropriate place for their temple than on Mount Moriah in East Jerusalem, the present site of the Muslim Dome of the Rock.

The most disturbing development to me in all of this is the possibility of President Obama ordering U.S. troops to go to war against Israel, along with the other nations opposed to its existence. This will certainly spell disaster for our military, and will run counter to the convictions of Jews and Christians alike in this country.

Granted, everything I am writing could be dismissed by many as just Zionist triumphalism. You may call it whatever you like, but I stand on what I read in the Bible, and am firmly convinced that God will defend His chosen people no matter what, and when He does, the whole world will know as the Old Testament prophets foretold, that He is God, and God alone.