On his latest 700 Club program (see video), the televangelist issued a warning to the Obama administration not to continue on the path of folly by forcing God's "chosen nation," Israel, to withdraw from the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem.
According to Robertson
"from a prophetic stand point, every time the United States gets involved in some kind of a pressure on Israel to split their land there’s some natural disaster that happens here in America."
: "There was a very cogent book written about that, just traced one after the other, of traced disasters that come on America. If the United States pressures Israel to try to give up half of Jerusalem, God himself is going to come against this nation. Watch it."
This is not the time that Robertson, who described former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's stroke and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin punishments from God, has warned America to desist from pressuring Israel to give up land as part of a peace deal with its neighbors.
In April, Robertson warned
: "I think this is headed for disaster for the United States [i.e. the peace talks]. God says, 'They divided my land.' There is something about dividing God’s land, [God] said, 'This is my land, I gave it to Abraham and his descendants and I don’t want it taken away from them and Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.'"
He continued: “For the United States to get into a deal where they’re trying to split Jerusalem and take it away from the Israelis and split up their capital — huge mistake. You are asking for the wrath of Almighty God to fall on this nation and when it falls it won’t be fun, it won’t be fun."
Key takeaway lessons from Robertson's prophetic utterances:
First, and most important, God is one of the belligerents in the Middle East conflict, on the side of Israel, of course. He is very passionate about helping Israel keep the land for eternity, especially East Jerusalem, where the holy sites of the three warring sister religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism are located.
But for strategic reasons, we assume, God has been relying on the US supplying Israel with state-of-the-art military hardware worth billions of dollars to ensure that Israel continues holding the land forever, which is what he promised their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
But with the US pressuring Israel to give up land for peace, God is angry (and you won't like God when he is angry).
To ensure that America is spared the wrath of God, Robertson appealed to viewers in April to do everything possible to stop America's heathen (socialist) rulers from pursuing a "course of folly" that will surely end in "terrible suffering for the people of the United States."