Thursday, December 7, 2006

Iraq Study Group Sets Stage For End Time Prophetic Fulfillment

The Iraq Study Group recommendations could very well determine America’s position in the ancient prophecies about all nations turning against Israel. One of the central themes of the report was that Israel needed to make concessions with its Islamic neighbors in order to achieve peace, yet the rest of the report may undermine the United State’s ability to assist Israel in reaching a balanced and fair consensus. The report gave the strong impression that the United States was failing in Iraq, or in less politically correct terms, was losing. So much so, that the recommendations suggested negotiating with Iran and Syria to help with brokering peace and stability in Iraq.

Meantime, the recommendations had a “cut and run” theme throughout, demanding troop withdrawals. To the Islamic world, negotiations with Syria and Iran, the two nations considered by Islam as the heart of the jihad against Israel and the infidels, means surrender or at the very least, submission. Combined with troop withdrawals, Islam can claim a victory over what has been to date considered the most powerful military in the world. Meantime, the Israeli- American position in the Middle East is weakened further because any negotiations with Iran and Syria will mean concessions in the larger picture of Syria, Lebanon, and Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon and Gaza.

Already, Syria is putting on the table its price for helping in Iraq—control of the strategic Golan Heights that overlook Israel and provided high ground sniper fire on Israeli citizens and farmers every day until Israel seized control of the land in 1967. Buthaina Shaaban, Syria's Expatriate Affairs Minister, told Al Jazeera the Iraq Study Group report is good news. She said, "It means, God willing, the end of this era of American intervention in the region and the American occupation of Iraq which brought catastrophic ramifications on the whole region." Egyptian Islamic columnist Fahmi Howeidy wrote, “The age of U.S. monopoly of the tools of the game in the region is over."

The Iraq Study Group successfully portrayed the image that America, or at least her will, is significantly weakened by the Islamic terrorist resistance, and in negotiating terms, that means far less strength in protecting Israel, and even America itself. The 2,500 year old prophecy of Zechariah 12:3 says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” The first part of this prophecy appears to be coming into fulfillment because United States politicians seem to no longer have the political will to stand firm against Islam.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Word of Life Ministry