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

Israeli claim. 

            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.

Jordan White

May 11, 2001