The Tie That Binds America, Britain andIsrael
June 19, 2009 | From theTrumpet.com
Though divided by contention and strife, the three remain prophetically linked.
uring his famous “Iron Curtain” speech, Winston Churchill described the alliance between theUnited States and Britain as a “special relationship.” Midway through the 20th century, that specialrelationship helped forge the existence of a new Jewish state in the Middle East. In 1962, PresidentJohn F. Kennedy told Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, “The United States has a special relationshipwith Israel in the Middle East really comparable only to what it has with Britain over a wide range of affairs.” This brotherhood among three peoples—the Americans, the British and the Jews—has been intimatelyclose the last two centuries because of the historical ties that are rooted in the very first book of theOld Testament—and because of God’s hand in establishing these end-time nations and raising them tounprecedented heights of world power. (This critical historical context is fully explained in Herbert W.Armstrong’s book
)Yet, even those who don’t follow theTrumpet.com can see from newspaper headlines that these threenations are, even now, in the midst of an astonishing free fall from their former positions of worlddominance. That’s because, just as God prophesied of our rise to power, He also prophesies of oursimultaneous fall.Coinciding with this precipitous decline in world power and influence is the unraveling relationship thatonce bound these three brothers so tightly together. The Prophet Isaiah described this dramaticunraveling, which occurs just before the latter-day appearance of the prophesied Messiah. “Manassehshall devour Ephraim,” Isaiah wrote, “and Ephraim Manasseh; Together they shall be against Judah” (Isaiah 9:21, New King James Version).These three Israelite nations—which have maintained such strong and durable alliances over thecourse of many generations—were
in our day,
to forsake their special alliance and to engagein furious strife and contention with one another.That is clearly happening before our eyes.
America Devours Britain, and Britain America