Why is Israel and America blessed by God Because Adam listened to Eve and ate from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" the ground became cursed, he would now have to cultivate the ground to survive. Among the desired crops "thorns and thistles" would grow making it difficult and frustrating to sustain himself (Gen. 3:18). This curse on the Land will be removed when Israel is restored during the Millennium; the pine tree will grow instead of the thornbush and the myrtle will grow instead of briers (Isa. 55:13). Native to Israel is the myrtle, which is a symbol of God's favour and generosity towards Israel. The only other country native to the myrtle is America, it grows along the coast in northern California and in southern Oregon. God has also shown favour and generosity towards America, no other nation has received a greater portion of God's blessings. God delivered his people from Eyptian bondage and brought them "into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey" (Exo. 3:8). "Milk and honey" is a symbol of Israel's bounty, He blessed his people with husbandry prosperity and abundant material resources. In a scathing prophecy on America's destruction, she will no longer "enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream" (Job 20:17). Cream is richer than milk; God has given America a greater bounty of husbandry prosperity and abundant material resources than He did for Israel. Why are these two nations favoured by God above the others? The answer is in God choosing the Israelites to composed the Word of God and choosing the Church in America to spread the gospel through out the world. Israel's holy city is Jerusalem, what city in America compares to Jerusalem?