Friday, July 2, 2010
A perfect storm brewing over our nation's independence
There could very well be a perfect storm brewing for the United States. There are three components to the storm: 1) the Middle East situation with Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq; 2) the Gulf oil spill, which some believe could be more disastrous than the flood of Noah's time, and 3) the worsening economic climate that could be exacerbated by the fall out from the oil spill. I am not bringing these things to your attention to instill fear--no, far from it. These are times when we need to press in to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in prayer and supplication. We are a nation that appears to be under judgment for the wickedness that we have tolerated, and it is time to be true citizens and do something about it.
Consider that DEBKAfile is reporting that the United States has brought a third carrier into the Persian Gulf and the US now has some 10,000 combat personnel. The war in Afghanistan has seen increasing casualties during June. According to former National Security Council Middle East Affairs Senior Director Flynt Leverett, the Administration's policies there are setting the stage for a full scale civil war, which favors al Qaeda. Turkey, according to DEBKAfile, is moving toward establishing a new Middle East bloc by joining forces in the region that are dedicated to Israel's destruction. This may well complete the complement of nations in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy.
Market Oracle's Joshua Burnett believes the Gulf oil spill could be the worst disaster since the flood of Noah's time. He has written that hurricanes in the Gulf could pick up oil and deposit it 300 miles inland from the coast. This could poison the vegetation and freshwater sources, resulting in large scale evacuations and massive refugee needs. He says this is the best case scenario. Worse case, Burnett reports, is the methane bubble that caused the oil well to blow, could explode causing a tsunami that would wipe out 80% of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The UK Telegraph reports that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may print money to stop the deflationary trend of America's continued recession.
Economic, natural disaster, war time and man-made disasters are tenuously on the American horizon. Some of it is coming in the wake of pressure on Israel to give up its covenant land to terrorists. Some of it is the result of Americans relinquishing their duties of good citizenship by electing evil people. And some of it is due to the failure of technology and bureaucracy. We need a 2 Chronicles 7:14 edict to all in our nation: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Let us this weekend of our Independence celebration, stand in the gap in this way for our nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry