Nothing is going to happen in our history books until God declares it so. We have nations aligning in the east to form a partnership for trade, to build a massive roadway, but is that all? Sanctions have a long genealogy. They are not new on the block, not the first rodeo that has been implemented. The list of sanctions is quite extensive so I only posted a few.
According to foreignpolicy.com sanctions started in
In a series of conferences, European pacifists debate how the decisions of a proposed international system of arbitration would be enforced. Belgian international law professor Henri La Fontaine persuades delegates to endorse peaceful “sanctions,” borrowing a legal term that originated in the 17th century but had yet to permeate statecraft.
After World War I, French statesmen Léon Bourgeois and Paul Henri d’Estournelles de Constant call for a “society of nations” that could isolate a “recalcitrant nation” by applying sanctions — a “diplomatic expression,” they explain, “meaning the various steps for enforcing compliance.”
Promoting the League of Nations, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson advocates“absolute” boycotts, in which all citizens of an aggressor country would be unable to trade, communicate, or do business with League members
Wilson’s theory flunks its first major test as League of Nations sanctions against Italy — defanged by British and French noncompliance — unsurprisingly fail to persuade Benito Mussolini to withdraw his troops from Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia).
U.S. trade sanctions against Japan contribute to Tokyo’s decision to enter World War II. Japanese Foreign Minister Teijiro Toyoda denounces “this ever-strengthening chain of encirclement” months before the Pearl Harbor attack.
God rules the nations and He is orchestrating all the key players in the end times. Many of these nations are ruled by a desire to increase wealth and power. It's always been that way, even up to marrying a daughter or son of another nation so as to strengthen their nations. Of course the word states we are not to trust in chariots or the strength in a man's leg.
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!
Psalm 147:10-12 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
Some believe the U.S. is Babylon with the new world order behind us. I believe that regardless of who a leader is, unless they are born again, they are ruled by their own flesh and you know where that can lead. If one has a larger conscience, they may hold back from going into war to fund their enterprises.
Without the Lord ruling and reigning there will be no peace even when the "man of peace" comes on the world stage. He will be a man of destruction.
The chess games are meant to deceive because behind the curtain there are very diabolical moves at work. It is like holding up flash cards with painted scenes and being told what to believe. It’s a dinosaur delusion with fog and multi-color light shows. To a child playing with one of these little plastic creatures it becomes enormous and very life-like, ready to conquer the world with just one bite. But when dinner is ready, this plastic creature happens to be stepped on as the child runs to the dinner table.
As far as the elections go, Russia is also a diversion to all the dirty little hands involved in forming an illusion. One day God is going to see these dirty little hands and unless they have been washed in the blood of Jesus, they will never enter heaven or see God.
I’m listening to the Lord and not attempting to unravel scripts which are filled with more complexities than a dysfunctional relationship. It’s not time to get entangled in webs of deception. Spiders love to prey on those who happen to get caught. When we read the word, God tells us everything we need to know. If we need understanding, all we have to do is ask God’s Holy Spirit.
We can write and re-write what is taking place on the world scene but when it comes right down to it, God is the only One who is going to be in control. Human brains do not come close to God’s infinite wisdom. If human brains could resolve all national offenses it would be done. There will be one, the anti-Christ who will attempt to do so. You can’t worship a god of fortresses and bring true peace. His peace will be to kill all the Christians and be done with all those who do not worship him. Only Jesus can bring true peace when He will reign with us in the New Jerusalem.
Remember there is big money coming down the pipeline with prophecy preachers who bank on sensationalism and wars. Not only preachers but a whole host of others are in it when they see tragedy as profitability.
Psalm 2:1-5 (KJV)
2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Isaiah 8:12-12 Say ye not, A confederacy (conspiracy), to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
I want to close in prayer because prayer works in the hands of our Almighty God.
Father, you have chosen us as Your people, as Your children to live out this life for Your glory. Your word has spoken of these things that will take place. You said we would trample down snakes and scorpions…
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
By your word we believe that our strength comes from You to equip us, deliver us, give us eyes to see any deception of the enemy. Let us walk in Your might, in Your power to be bold, to be courage’s and exalt Your name in the midst of all that is taking place on the world scene. Nothing is outside of Your control and we believe that with all our hearts. Help us not to get entangled with the web of lies rather give us understanding and wisdom to live for You. In Jesus’ precious Name I pray.