Is The Enemy To Blame?
By Jim Josephsen
Looking at the history of mankind, we would conclude that the ways and times of
peace are an anomaly, seemingly never sustainable. How true is the scripture,
“and the way of peace they know not.”
A world with wars and conflict automatically is a world of enemies. Any country
can catalog its list of enemies. From the perspective of the United States, the
list seems never ending. China,
North Korea, a resurging
Russia to start; then
Libya. We can shift our focus
to those that would love to see the
United States and its
allies collapse economically and the truth of the matter is the United States
may not be far from obliging these enemies.
Continuing the list of enemies are individuals and groups such as
Osama bin Laden,
al Qaeda, the resurging
Taliban, the many
scattered across the globe, ever growing, preparing for strikes against Western
Then within America, some consider illegal immigrants or immigrants at large the
enemy. Groups such as the NAACP,
the ACLU or the
Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] or even the
Democratic Party are
considered by some as enemies of the United States.
Others think of the
Bush Administration or the
Illuminati or the
Commission as the enemy of the United States. No doubt among every nation
from France to
Britain, all within
Europe and even within the
Middle East and Asian
nations, there are those who look to this or that group or nation as the
ultimate enemy, as the epitome of evil.
Certainly, there are peoples and groups and governments out there that are
intent on attacking and destroying the Western world and its societies. Of
certainty the United States and its allies along with Europe are faced with a
new enemy – militant Islam
Islamofascism, a word new to this millennium and the world, describes a mutant
version of Islam. Islamofascists combine concepts of traditional
Islam, in the quest to once
again attain the long-gone age of Muslim supremacy with Fascism, using military
technology as a means of attaining its end. Motivated by its vehement hatred of
Western culture and religion, if not stopped, Islamofascism will control vital
Middle Eastern oil producing states. Ultimately, the goal is to engulf majority
Muslim populations and
infiltrate Muslim enclaves strategically developed within Christian nations,
such as the United States, Britain and within Europe. Its final conquest is
nothing less than to destroy the economy, society, religion and politics of
these nations. Talk about an enemy.
Our elected officials propose various defenses against the new enemy. Depending
on which side the Congressional Chamber one sits will largely determine one’s
approach toward defending the USA against its enemy. On the one hand, dialog and
diplomacy is thought the best approach toward conquering the enemy. Others
believe a good old-fashioned military kick in the backside will eliminate the
Although each strategy seems logical, neither will work, for the Scriptures
reveal the only way a nation can securely and successfully conquer its enemy.
The United States of America, entering now into the sunset of its existence, is
facing social, economic, political, moral and civil conflict; all of which is
escalating, breeding shame, leading to its ultimate demise. Consider the real
Great detail and in-depth analysis can be given to each of these elements of
American life. Discussion and dialog has been issued in previous “Word From”
commentaries and Twenty-First Century Watch articles and more will be presented
in the months ahead; covering the cause and effect, the natural results which
become evident to a society bent on disobeying God and rejecting His laws; laws
that automatically bring peace and prosperity.
What nation needs enemies when such a nation is opposed to God? What nation
needs enemies when such a nation’s collective behavior is an abomination to God?
Such a nation, defiant toward God, will have more to worry about than the
enemies which are outside. The United States seriously needs to consider its
behavior and the consequences of disobeying God.
Not only the United States of America (a nation priding itself on liberty and
freedom, a nation founded on so-called Christian values), but any nation that
takes the name and claims awareness of Jesus Christ and God His Father will be
held accountable for its behavior.
Who needs enemies when not only the individual, but the nation, collectively
(from its judicial system, religion, government to its most private citizen), is
living in defiance toward God?
Should we be afraid, fearful, nervous, quaking? YES, we should if we refuse, as
a nation, to heed the way of life that God has established as the way of peace
God’s prophets warned Israel that the day would come when their enemies would
conquer them. The conquest would come as a result of God removing His protection
from his people, the modern-day nations of the children of Israel and Judah.
God, through His prophets spoke to His people, imploring them to repent of their
disobedience and sinful lifestyle. The prophets warned the people time and
again, telling them that God would allow their enemies to overcome and destroy
them if they did not repent.
God did not tell Israel they should be afraid of their enemies; rather they
should be fearful of WHAT GOD WOULD ALLOW THEIR ENEMIES TO DO, if they did not
repent. Time and again, God told Israel not to fear the enemy, for God stated He
would protect Israel from all their enemies.
If God’s people would obey Him and keep His laws, notice what God promised: “The
Lord shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten (defeated
before you); they shall come against you from one direction and flee from you in
seven directions” (Deuteronomy 28:7).
If God’s people would not obey, but instead sin and break God’s Laws, notice the
consequences: “you shall serve your enemies which the Eternal shall send against
you … he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he shall destroy thee …
the Eternal shall bring a nation against thee from afar … until he has destroyed
thee” (Deuteronomy 28:48-51).
All through the prophecies, especially those which are targeted toward and apply
to the end-time, modern-day children of Israel, God has warned them that if they
are disobedient to His Laws then they will not be protected from their enemies.
God will allow their enemies to conquer and destroy His people.
However, if His people, those who claim to be His people, those who claim to be
Christian, seriously take upon themselves the responsibility of obeying God and
keeping His commandments, then notice what would naturally be the consequences.
Notice what God promises; and that promise extends to the United States of
America and its brother nations today.
“The Eternal has made all things for himself, even the wicked for the day of
evil [to punish those who disobey God]. Everyone that is of a proud heart is an
abomination to the Eternal. Be sure of this, they will not go unpunished. By
mercy and truth, sin is purged and by the fear of the Eternal, men depart from
evil. When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Eternal, He makes even his enemies
to live at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:4-7).
There is no need to worry about the enemy, when your life is pleasing to God.
The choice is yours.
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Right: North Korean military