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Pastor Matthew Fanning

OUT OF EGYPT:  A Christian Analysis of Obama’s Cairo Speech

Part 2 - No Growth for Those Who are in Judea…


Another related issue of concern that Obama addressed in His speech is the continuation of Jewish settlements, in the so-called “West Bank”, of which the Bible calls Judea and Samaria. He opened this subject at the point in the speech where he validated the terrorist organization elected to run the Palestinian state in the west Bank - Hamas.

Hamas does have support among some Palestinians, but they also have to recognize they have responsibilities, to play a role in fulfilling Palestinian aspirations, to unify the Palestinian people, Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, recognize Israel’s right to exist. At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that as Israel’s right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine’s. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. (Obama speech)

The last statement was as strong a statement as the US Government has ever issued in denouncing the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria.  Columnist Charles Krauthammer, in an article at Jewish World review, called “The Settlements Myth”, describes the current US insistence on a “No Growth” policy for Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria,

Israel is ordered to freeze all settlement activity. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton imperiously explained the diktat: "a stop to settlements — not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions”.  
What's the issue? No "natural growth" means strangling to death the thriving towns close to the 1949 armistice line, many of them suburbs of Jerusalem, that every negotiation over the past decade has envisioned Israel retaining. It means no increase in population. Which means no babies. Or if you have babies, no housing for them — not even within the existing town boundaries. Which means for every child born, someone has to move out. No community can survive like that. The obvious objective is to undermine and destroy these towns — even before negotiations.    www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer060509.php3

The heart of Israel is Judea.  It is where Jerusalem is, where Jesus walked and where much of the salvation history was played out. But the world, and in particular the US government adamantly insists upon choking out the Jewish population of Judea, by this disastrous “No Numerical Growth” policy! Can our national judgment be very far away?

Remember the words of our blessed Lord and Savior concerning the final hours before the judgment of this world-

“Then let those who are in Judea flee into the mountains, let Him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of the house; neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them which give suck in those days. But pray that your flight not be in winter neither on the Sabbath day, For then shall be great TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be.” (Matthew 24:16-21)

Obama is not the only one who is firm on this demonic “No Growth Policy”, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton is adamantly pressing the issue, according to the IsraelNN.com story by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, “Clinton Spars with Bibi”,

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out swinging at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday night and specifically rejected his policy for allowing building for “natural growth" in Judea and Samaria.

Her statement came on the eve of Thursday’s visit of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, which two weeks ago told Israel to stop all building for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

"The president was very clear when Prime Minister Netanyahu was here. He wants to see a stop to settlements -- not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions," Secretary Clinton said at a news conference with visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit. She also dined with Abbas Wednesday night. www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131612

 We should note that there is an entire prophecy in Ezekiel 36:1-15 which is addressed to “the mountains of Israel”, in which God assures that region, Judea, that in spite of what the rest of the world says, these very mountains would be cleansed of foreign interlopers and would again be teeming with Jewish cities, towns and farms.  Therefore the insistence by Obama, the Clintons, the UN, and the European Union that Judea become JUDENREIN (free of Jewish presence) is nothing less than defiance of the God of scripture, and will become the occasion for disastrous judgment for all involved.