For some reason, creating a terrorist state out of the ruins of Iraq is just not enough for U.S. President George W. Bush. He now wants to declare an independent 'Palestinian' state with provisional borders by the end of 2007. It shouldn't really come as a surprise though. He made his intentions very clear back in June of 2002. Since then he has had a hard time controlling his excitement at being the first U.S. president to declare that it would be him and not God who would decide the borders of the State of Israel.
The establishment of this new terrorist state would, of course, be at the expense of Israel. The United States has always used Israel as its political tool in the Middle East. It's just that previously it generally chose to be a bit more friendlier as it needed the expertise of Israel's Mossad to inform it of Russian activities. Since the Cold War is over, the relationship has changed. Especially since Bush has enraged most of the Muslim leaders with his ineptness in Iraq. Now, he feels that by giving the terrorists their most hated enemy — Israel, or more accurately, the Jews — he will appease them and they will allow him to go about his business of creating more wealth for his cohorts in the Middle East. (What he doesn't realize is that he will be next on their list.)
All the while there is no great outcry from U.S. Jewish leaders or mainstream Christian leaders. Oh, there are a few, e.g., John Hagee, but for most of the leaders they are more concerned about not antagonizing the Bush administration so that they may continue their own projects. And that is their prerogative. They are free to do as they like ... for now. But there will soon come a day of accounting when they will have to explain why they chose to abandon God's chosen people for their own selfish motives.
However, if we look at the word of God spoken though the prophets, we see that it is really only a remnant that choose to follow the God of Israel — the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Unfortunately, too many people are led astray by men who tickle their ears with enticing words. They are swept away by fancy buildings and expensive suits. These are the false prophets of today; these are like the ones of whom the Lord previously spoke:
"The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds." (Jeremiah 14:14).
Look to the Lord, not to man. Only the Lord can redeem you.
"The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me? It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." (Psalm 118.6,8)
[ Lee Underwood ]
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