Israel "Makes the Desert Bloom"
Copyright (c) 2001 Jordan White
May 11, 2001
Israel is uprooting thousands of Palestinian olive trees.
It is destroying countless of their orange groves and palm groves.
It is systematically destroying Palestinian agriculture.
It is bulldozing rabbit and chicken, and dove farms, with the animals
being crushed alive, in the buildings as they are being destroyed.
It is blowing up Palestinian wells, irrigation systems, and even the
cisterns which catch only rainwater and do not use even a drop of
groundwater. Remember that God has stated that He sends the rain for
everyone, regardless of what they have done to deserve its benefits
(Matt. 5: 45).
Israel is destroying Palestinian greenhouses and farm buildings.
It is destroying wheat fields and vegetable gardens, acre by acre.
This is willful, malicious destruction of the means of sustenance of an
entire population. Their food supply, their means of livelihood and
support for their families. Their source of identity, of security,
since most of the farms, the groves of trees had been in the family for
This is evil, inhumane, and destructive beyond belief.
Do they think that if they destroy Palestinian agriculture and
productivity, that the only manifestations of the cultivation of the
soil in that part of the world will be those instituted by Israel since
Do they really think that they will reinforce their lies that they were
those who "made the desert bloom and the valleys run with water", after
years of "neglect" by the Arab population? After all, this is a common
Indeed, the Old Testament book of Isaiah does describe a time still to
come when..." the desert shall rejoice, and blossom like the rose", and
a time when ..."the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty
land springs of water..." (Isaiah 35:1, 7).
However, it amounts to blasphemy to claim that these prophecies refer
to the prospering of the godless state of Israel, particularly its
prosperity at the cost of Palestinian lives and livelihoods.
These prophecies are a beautiful song of praise concerning the promise
of the coming Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Source of
Living Water, the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valley. And His
Kingdom is a spiritual one, open to all who put their trust in Him.
Now for the bad news.
Read the Scriptures below:
"Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to
the tree of life,
and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore-mongers, and murderers,
and idolators, and whomsoever loveth and maketh a lie."
Revelation 22: 14, 15 (KJV)
Note to my readers: Usually I am loath to quote from the Book of
Revelation, because I feel it is a very difficult and very misunderstood
book, and, since I am just an ordinary Christian and not a theologian, I
don't want to get us all confused. However, I think these two verses
are about as clear as clear can get.
May 11, 2001