Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One Step Closer Part 2

November 30, 2016

One Step Closer Part 2

I tried to identify some of the reasons, however, the more I write, the more it becomes apparent that this is a big wad of pasta noodles. To get to one point means untangling the entire mess.

Lets look deeper, ok?

There are some who say that we need to just be out of the Middle East. That to be involved is just a disaster waiting to happen. On the outside that would be a good assessment...however, its too late for that. We have to acknowledge that we screwed up and in a big way.

You see, President Obama ran on a promise to get out of the Middle East. If that is the case, why are we still there? Why are we providing so many weapons? So our Nobel Peace Prize President makes a claim that He's really good at killing people.

Please take a minute and watch the video

So now, who's our Daddy?

Saudi Arabia owns us, lets face it. Our addiction to oil has us scraping the barrel like a junkie. We had no choice...that is until we started to regularly produce our own supplies. Remember $3.00 plus a gallon gas? What happened? American ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit took over and we found ways to produce our own oil. We drilled and separated from shale and oil sand. Then our good friends the Saudis started dropping the price.

Generous weren't they? No, quite the opposite...they wanted to put small oil companies out of business. You know, eliminate the competition. It also looks like our own production killed off our own rally, Crazy as it seems, the oil companies were pretty leveraged out, meaning they borrowed money to lease or buy equipment. So when the prices started to drop...oops. They say over 175 oil companies could go bankrupt this year alone.

So what do the Saudis really want? Money? No, they have enough for many lifetimes. They want us to protect them, while they spread their radical terrorist Wahhabiasm. These wealthy elite cowards need protection from...drum roll please...Iran. Yeah the Shiite minorities want nothing more than to shove a nuclear weapon up The Saudi monarchies keister...and the Saudis know that, and they are afraid. Oh and the Iranians also want Israel destroyed and the US destroyed too, just had to add that.

I dont know if the House of Saud is fearful of President Donald Trump, but they better be mindful of him. President Trump isnt a globalist, they better  understand that if they want a relationship with the US. Its going to be a different game with Trump. I for one am really glad of it too. Lets leave that for a moment, and maybe that will be the topic for another time.

Sorry for my rant...

Back to Israel and Russia...

Now yesterday I posed a question. That was, if Mexico had intentions to protect their military bases and put a S400 system near the southern US border. How would the US respond?

We know how they would respond. The same way they responded when Cuba allowed The Soviets to use their island to base nuclear missiles. We were very, very close to nuclear war at that time.

If Russia wants to blanket Israel with radar and a very plausible threat to deny airspace, while giving Israel's enemies cover to move weapons and men...Israel will attack. You cant blame them either. You did notice that Russia moved their ONLY aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria, right?

Now we are getting reports that the submarine game is going full steam ahead. Oh by the way Israel has the German made Daulphin class submarines. Very quiet and nuclear missile capable. Quiet enough to give our submarines a fit, and powerful enough to sink a certain smoke spewing aircraft carrier.

It was also reported that a Dutch sub, was chased out of the area by Russian ships. You read that right, a Dutch sub...operating off Syria, gathering intelligence on the Russians. Please pass the popcorn, this is getting exciting.

Its getting tight in Syria. For sure. All the players are unashamedly showing up...except for Iran. I expect that to change too.

Where is this leading? You would think that the God who put Israel back together would have something to say about all this, right? Im sure the backroom dealings, the intrigue and overall carnage would get the Creators attention, right?

Well, it has.

Lets step back for a minute. God spoke through his prophet Isaiah about 700 years before Jesus Christ walked this planet, that puts this about 2700-2800 years ago.

Isaiah 42: 8-9  I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.

Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

He told Isaiah that He alone is God, and there is no other, and that He will tell of things from the end to the beginning. That is one of Gods messages to man.

In the next chapter He tells Israel, 43:1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.

If there is any doubt about the status of Israel, lets put that to rest right now. Now, because of Israel's sin against God, He kicked them out of the land and scattered them across the world. It was this way til 1948, when Israel became a nation again, and the entire weight of the Jew hating world came crashing down on them. However, God raised up a nation to protect them. That nation was US. We had Israels back and sometimes that relationship was rocky, and sometimes sweet. But they were always, always special in our sight. As Christians we know the importance of Israel.

We read in Ezekiel 36, God told the land to get ready for His peoples return. Israel went from a dust and rock filled land to a green food producing nation, now exporting produce around the globe. In Ezekiel 37 we read that God told the "dry bones" to come together. This is the Israeli people.

This begs the question, how does our situation right now compare to the Biblical prophecy?

There is so much materiel that it becomes almost impossible to put this together in a simple blog format.

My brother-in-law and I were having breakfast at the local diner the other day. I talked with him about how our elections have changed the dynamic of the Middle East. He raised a point that stuck with me. He slid his coffee cup to the edge of the table and said "One day we will go off the edge, and maybe we are at the edge right now, but Gods hand is holding us back from crashing."

Good analogy.

Just because we have elected Mr Trump, and he has given us his word that Israel will not be treated like Obama treated them...our nation is set to crash.

I dont see a Make Us Great Again in our near future. Its not that we cant be great again, we certainly can, its that in order to be great again we need the hand Almighty God to guide us and there are too many in this land that hate that idea.


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