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Prophetic Implications in the Shadow of the Dam

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 13, 2007 at 12:21

It is now less than a year to the American presidential elections, and what is still likely to be the centerpiece of every candidate's platform is the war in Iraq, which has become the show poster for America's ‘war on terror.' In the absence of something more extreme, it is likely to remain so, even to the backpedaling of the presidential winner who will be faced with bringing a campaign promise to pass in actually trying to end it.

It is strange to bring up a piece of bad civil engineering and make it a focal point among so many focal points in this ‘war on terror', where even as there is an appreciable decrease of al-Qaeda activity being reported, the resolve to continue must not lessen one iota. As much of a potential for disaster as this weakened dam may pose, it is a diversion to the more pressing issue of completing the main mission of stabilizing Iraq, then preparing for the next phase, if and when the American presence can be recalled and redirected.

To think that the conflict between the Islamic controlled governments, their territories and the radicalized extra-national extremists is under some diplomatic pressure to make peace with a world that has so many issues with the potential threat of Islamic domination, it is suggested to such that think so to revise their thinking. The moderates of that ideology are waiting, poised for whomever may ultimately win, to be surprised in finding out the ultimate truth.

This dam does cast a symbolic shadow to the circumstances in Iraq, indeed the whole of the Middle East. It presents a situation of potential danger, to release a havoc of catastrophic proportions if not addressed appropriately, and extreme consequences for those whose responsibility it is to address that potential for danger and fail to do so. And yet, as said, it is a diversion, just as the ‘war on terror' is in Iraq.

Iraq, just as Afghanistan was initially, is a surrogate to the main conflict. It has been so since the fall of Iran, where modern Islam gained its new foothold, thirty years or so since the re-instatement of Israel in her own land, a perceived affront to Islamic sensibilities. A plan to reverse the Islamic fortunes has been impletmented and is long running. Israel has been in the defense since.

Some now raise the call for nekuma, but it shall be noted that such a call tickles few ears, for those that would heed it are few, and those that should heed it are even now in negotiations for land exchange to gain a faux peace. Friends of Israel that are friends in truth know that peace is coming, but a terrible price is to be paid, in blood.

There are those also that claim to be friends of Israel, but their actions betray their plans for Israel. For in following any action that brings Israel anything less than the promise of her Eternal Sovereign is to give comfort and support to the enemies of Israel, and her Eternal Sovereign will take extreme exception to any such activity. In the Book of the Devarim the Eternal Sovereign makes His claim to nekuma, against those who declare their enmity of Israel and act on it, and also to those whose feigned friendship for Israel is nearly as deadly.

For the so-called peacemakers, the road map must be discarded. For those following it, especially the current American administration, it maps a wide path to destruction. Seek instead the narrow path of the truth to Israel's destiny and be found in defense to that. In failing to do so, then the consequences will be found in the eulogy already written of those who have fallen in disbelief.

It is written that the terrible price for disbelief is paid in blood. In that light, for the individual, blood has already been shed for those who desire to believe in Him who reigns in Heaven, Jesus Christ. Some will ask, even in derision, why is this important to bring up now. Because all that is happening now points to the activities of the LORD, and bringing His promises to pass.

The center of all the world's activities, whether one sees it or not, is focused in Jerusalem. It centers of the place of the cross, and will center on the future of the throne of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem. History points to the cross for the accomplished deed of Jesus Christ, dying on the cross and shedding His blood to save those who believe in Him for all time. When He assumes His rightful place on the throne….in Jerusalem. Where is there any place to be found for Islam there if Jesus Christ reigns? None. Hence, we have the conflict with Islam.

So we find that any world activity in the Middle East will ultimately come to focus on Jerusalem. There will be those who will try to institute some false peace prior to Jesus Christ assuming His rightful place, even those who think that mere humanity can bring a Kingdom peace. It is written, only He who has the power, namely the Father, who has designated the Son, Jesus Christ, as having all authority to rule, by the power of His Holy Spirit, will bring in the true peace for all the world to see.

Iraq, like its dam, is a diversion, as is Afghanistan or even if something were to happen with Iran. Watch Israel, even especially Jerusalem, and be ready, believing that Jesus Christ is the LORD who will bring about His promises; just as sure as He put Israel back in her land.
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American Invasion on Iraq was the Biggest Mistake Since Vietnam [59 words]Nadhim MohammedNov 24, 2015 01:52226529
1The real victims [49 words]dhimmi no moreNov 24, 2015 07:17226529
Exactly the truth! [255 words]GWKNov 21, 2007 21:47114300
15 meters? [46 words]downstreamNov 27, 2007 10:23114300
Dam problem [145 words]always rightNov 13, 2007 17:37113645
Must Leave Iraq [104 words]MichaelNov 13, 2007 16:40113642
Saddam's Damn Dam [262 words]Kim SegarNov 13, 2007 14:07113637
Dang It! [331 words]shaynaNov 12, 2007 15:44113610
Teach the Iraqis how to sue the "German-Italian, Saudi funded Consortium" that built it? [134 words]RPaineNov 11, 2007 13:28113569
Time to go [126 words]Yuval Brandstetter MDNov 10, 2007 15:33113548
Prophetic Implications in the Shadow of the Dam [945 words]M. ToveyNov 13, 2007 12:21113548
Preempt the conspiracy risk [329 words]Lee M.Nov 9, 2007 23:03113533
Noah's Ark? [53 words]Vince MNov 9, 2007 13:54113516
enough [152 words]chuck byardNov 9, 2007 11:50113514
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"Social Work" [127 words]M. BouffantNov 9, 2007 03:08113503
Resulte of American Presence [173 words]E. N. Mayfield, Jr.Nov 10, 2007 03:42113503
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Colin Powell [31 words]Steve J.Nov 9, 2007 02:49113502
Pottery Barn rule [41 words]Bill TempletonNov 9, 2007 16:24113502
What?? [144 words]donvanNov 16, 2007 09:07113502
Damn Dam [41 words]E. N. Mayfield, Jr.Nov 9, 2007 02:30113500
Geology Exemplified at Its Worst [126 words]Christopher J. SchuberthNov 8, 2007 22:23113494
Our New Embassy [24 words]KathyNov 8, 2007 21:42113491
Damn Dam that Damn Saddam [233 words]Seamus MacNemiNov 8, 2007 19:43113470
Consequences if One Does, or One Does Not [255 words]M. ToveyNov 8, 2007 17:16113465
The Germans built it - let them fix it [13 words]HbowmanNov 8, 2007 16:46113463
Purpose of War [25 words]Mike LevineNov 8, 2007 16:31113461
True... [114 words]donvanNov 9, 2007 10:35113461
Empty the reservoir! [37 words]Ron KilmartinNov 8, 2007 15:01113436
Another example .... [105 words]donvanNov 8, 2007 16:33113436
surging success? [117 words]G.VishvasNov 8, 2007 11:50113430
caught in the Iraqi-occupation dilemma? [169 words]Charles MartelNov 8, 2007 10:45113425
Saddam's sad folly [247 words]Rebecca MouldsNov 8, 2007 08:54113418
but why is the US there? [63 words]roslyn estherNov 8, 2007 08:53113417
what's in a name? [449 words]DrewNov 8, 2007 08:46113415
Did Somebody Call A Prophet From G-D? [128 words]Seamus MacNemiNov 8, 2007 20:14113415
Amalekites, Saddam Hussien, and King Saul [730 words]jennifer solisNov 9, 2007 15:25113415
But what was the commandment? [277 words]DrewNov 15, 2007 10:19113415
Salvation is the Almighty's Gift [132 words]jennifer solisNov 16, 2007 13:56113415
Saddam's Dam [171 words]J. GutknechtNov 8, 2007 08:45113414
Saddam's Damn Dam - handing over responsiblilty to avoid blame - impossible [143 words]DW Tony PattersonNov 8, 2007 07:48113412
Do what we must.... [194 words]Ron RotemNov 8, 2007 07:46113411
Seeing clearly [81 words]Mary ConnorNov 8, 2007 06:44113409
Dam Saddam's Dam? [99 words]Ian CampbellNov 8, 2007 06:07113394
Since a decade Iran and Iraq were eachothers #1 enemy! And now they are best friends? [194 words]zari namdarNov 8, 2007 05:04113391
Who built it [66 words]David W. LincolnNov 7, 2007 23:19113379
When The Levee Breaks Have No Place To Run [139 words]Richard B.Nov 7, 2007 22:52113377
Saddam's Dam [154 words]Donald W. BalesNov 7, 2007 21:20113374

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