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One Thing Even More Sure

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 23, 2010 at 12:29

As we enter into a period of pending renewed negotiations (the word is used loosely here) at the behest of the current American Administration, to develop a sense of what is yet another attempt to interfere with the sovereign national interests of Israel, we wonder what can be achieved this time that has not been achieved before. For PM Netanyahu, it is further speculated that after being rebuffed earlier in the year, that only political courtesy is being offered, for the issues are debated already with no mutual consensus determined and world pressure brought to bear upon Israel.

Now it seems from here that the American Administration is looking for the political power to avert a total political collapse that is sure to beset the Democratic Party in America for the Administration's failure to 'solve' the American nation's problems. What better way than to divert attention to the other side of the world and adopt a global strategy for a 'common' solution to the ages old (and humanly insolvable) antagonisms of the Middle East. Is it peace you want, you say?

It is in the Middle East peace process that we see the collision of the sensitivities that have tried to combine, then recombine in failure all of the participants' anticipations for a peace that can last, all failing for not realizing that peace for all requires peace for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel alone. But as amply demonstrated, the antipathies against the Jews in their own land by a decidedly humanistic mentality, undergirded by an empty religious fervor that seeks transcendence without the truth, such peace is not possible for all parties concerned. So a truth that has the power of transcendence is required. It is that Truth that will carry Israel in the day Israel will need it the most; but we are not there yet.

The perspectives of the nation-state versus borderless globalism being used to determine an insufficiency of a national destiny in a world seeking answers for international issues is not new to the political realm. If one were to examine the histories of all the empires of the ages, it is seen that conquering and domination of the conquered is a core objective in world history. It goes back to the time after the flood, where the people of that time sought their destiny in a collaborative effort to impose human control over destinies, only to find they had no power to do so. It is the same today.

Up until the time of World War Two, humanity was embroiled in efforts of military endeavors to force the will of one nation against another, yet the military will appeared limited by the military might of one side versus another, and the struggle to obtain greater power for the military was constant. This sometimes led to an argument that a balance of power was necessary to maintain peace, at least in 'sensible' minds. With the end of the Second World War by the development of nuclear power, this balance was forever changed. If a smaller nation could develop its nuclear edge, then it could get in there and 'play with the big boys.' Now how will peace be 'balanced' if the willpower of an unbalanced mind obtains the military power to breach the peace by nuclear means? That is what we face today.

Is it global peace, a peace of supra-national influences, that is being sought after in the Middle East? Not really, even in the face of the international community trying to impose the weight of the world on Israel to relinquish even one square inch. Yet the American Administration thinks to barter just exactly that. And what is going to happen when that fails, again?

There seems to be some confusion as to the answer on that. We read here of the Israeli imperative –Never Again. And as true as it may be that the world will never again have the opportunity, let alone the ability to completely impose man's will on Israel, Israel is not out of the woods yet.

There is irony here. The world tries again to impose its will on tiny little Israel, not realizing that in doing so, that it brings upon the world the impending doom that it is so desperately trying to avoid. Trying to impose a globalists' influence to take away the nation-state status of Israel will result in an international conflict the likes of which the world has never known before, and will never get to know thereafter. Yet tiny little Israel, the place the world could have cared less about from the time of the crusades until now, will be magnified amongst the nations in a way that no human could have, or would have imagined, unless they did one thing.

Arriving at a saving knowledge of Yeshua HaMashiach and having faith in Him to bring one to salvation, and recognizing Israel as the place where all humanity will be focused on the Person of Israel's Savior is the only way to make sense of why the world must be subjected to the consequences of unbelief. In the final analysis of the ultimate paradigm, nothing else will make sense.

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