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Russia Checkmates US in Proxy War

President Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s most brilliant minds, has noted that the wars of the 21st century are proxy wars. His point was that superpowers no longer engage in face-to-face combat, but instead use proxies to achieve their goals.
Since its rebirth in 1948, Israel has been a proxy for the United States. It was engaged by the US government for decades to deter communism and kept the US out of the Middle East. The September 11th attack on US soil drew America into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and after 12 years, the American people have no appetite to get involved in Syria’s civil war. They understand that the Obama administration’s attempt to target Syria with “a shot across the bow” will only develop into a full confrontation.
Leaders of Syria and Iran have positioned their Hizballah terrorist network in Lebanon to strike Israel. It is funded by Iran and has taken the side of the government in the Syrian civil war.
Russia and Iran are a serious threat to Israel and the U. S. through Syria. Iran has long been one of the most important and dangerous sponsors of terrorism in the world. Iran is currently engaged in a proxy war with Israel through their Shia terrorist group Hizballah. Iran’s Quds Force has recently been implicated in a series of terror attacks against Western targets. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has ordered their Revolutionary Guards to intensify its campaign of terror attacks against the West and its allies in retaliation for supporting the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Damascus is Iran’s most important regional ally, and the survival of the Assad regime is regarded as vital to sustaining the Iranian-backed Hizbollah militia which controls southern Lebanon.
During a press conference at the 2013 G20 Summit, Vladimir Putin offered a scathing put down in response to David Cameron’s vain attempt to portray the Syrian rebels….. “Do you want to supply these rebel forces that kill their enemies and then eat their organs?” In the U. S. we should be asking our government, “Why are we funding and supplying these rebel terrorist groups.”
PRAY  Proverbs 19:21 — “There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.”
By Ruth Schofield
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Praying God’s Will in World Affairs

We know too much about what we want and too little about what God wants. Our prayers are aborted when they are not according to His will. Daniel prayed the right way. First, he went to the Scriptures and searched out the mind of God. Then, after receiving clear direction, and was sure of God’s will, he ran to God’s throne with a mighty assurance. “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer” (Daniel 9:3).

Do not lose heart while the Middle East seems in endless turmoil. Be reminded afresh that it is God who is sitting on the throne and is actively working out His purposes! He is faithful in all His words and holy in all His works. Trust Him now, for it is God who has everything under control!

The glory of the Lord will eventually be seen in the salvation of the nation of Israel. The promised Messiah will eventually come from heaven and restore justice in the earth. True godly peace, harmony and prosperity will eventually come and will be experienced by the nations under King Jesus, who will be sitting on the Davidic throne in Jerusalem (Jeremiah 3:17; Zechariah 14:16; Psalm 47). This is the direction where the world is going!

The Bible says God sends out His command and it rains or snows or the winds blow or it is hot. All of this is under His fresh word, which He sends out again and again (Psalm 147:15-18). We also are told He has set angels in control of the four winds of the earth (Revelation 7:1). So He is in full control of nature at all times!

Keep on interceding for Israel and the surrounding nations and lift up again and again the hearts of the leaders of the nations to the throne room of Jehovah! We have been commanded to do so (1 Timothy 2:1-6). Even though we do not understand everything, let us trust in Him!

Trust God’s word. The holy prophets of old – Moses, Jeremiah, Ezekiel – carried the word of the LORD in their mouths that fully controlled both the destinies of Israel and of surrounding nations. The New Testament also affirms that truly it is God Himself who has determined the pre-appointed times and the boundaries of all the nations (Acts 17:26).

By Ruth Schofield

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