Monday, July 26, 2010
The Two-Edged Sword And Its Prophetic Work
A week after the Washington Post released to the public names of contractors with top secret clearances, another deliberate release to the news media on classified information was perpetrated by WikiLeaks--a whistleblower website, which according to the White House "opposes US policy in Afghanistan." These two releases are a double edged sword that underscore possible prophetic directions for America. On one hand, this information as revealed could very well assist America's enemies. On the other hand, this information reveals how this White House is mishandling the complicated affairs of national security. Notwithstanding, the prophetic destiny of America may be determined by the action of its citizens.
With the death toll of American troops rising significantly since the last presidential election, Americans are starting to question wartime policies. The president has overseen an "about face" policy toward Islam, the worldwide purveyor of terrorism, slavery, and human rights violations hiding behind a shroud of religion. He has said that America is no longer a Christian nation. He has made it policy that no longer can the military refer to the war on terrorism or use radical Islam in connection with the word terrorism. He has torpedoed relations with Israel to show the Muslim world that he means business. All the while, deaths of US servicemen in Afghanistan continue to escalate.
Enter the anti-war mainstream media crowd exposing documents and constructing scenarios that indicate this Administration's confusion in prosecuting a war with no clear objectives. American GIs are not allowed to fire on Afghanis unless they can positively identify where the bullets of the enemy are coming from. This policy of restrained engagement combined with the desire to appease Islam is recipe for unmitigated disaster in a very real war time situation. The Administration is playing politics with American lives in harm's way. The Administration has blamed the WikiLeaks reports on the previous Bush Administration, then discredits WikiLeaks as opposing US policy in Afghanistan. Which is it?
The time to blame the previous Administration, while in truth made many mistakes, is over. This president has had 18 months to establish his policies. He has done so with the iron fist of one-party rule. If there were any president that has remade America, this one has, including degrading our sons and daughters in the military. Hebrews 4:12 depicts the truth, the word of God, as "quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit..." It is the time for the Word of God to pierce the soul and spirit of this nation, dividing asunder the evil schemes of evildoers. Repentance is a difficult possession to surrender, but better to surrender our pride than our nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!