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Simply Speaking: Bad blood

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Glenn Beck has made it abundantly clear, on his FOX show in recent weeks, about the goings-on in the Middle East including, of course, Egypt and most all of the remainder of North Africa. He may even have referred to it, in a sense, as being On Fire! 

In trying to determine whether those goings-on are for the good or otherwise, other factors probably should be factored in, such as, just how much of the totality of the Middle East might eventually end up in the hands of a group known as the Muslim Brotherhood, who seemingly aren’t very fond of Israel or America. Beck may be on to something big in his analysis of what might be in store for over there...and for most all the world in coming days.

It’s no secret there’s bad blood...and has been for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years between Israel and countries roundabout. 

It may well have begun as far back in history as the Biblical account of the relations between Isaac and Ishmael, sons of Abraham, whose mothers were Sarah and her handmaiden, Hagar, between whom bitterness arose over their respective sons, the end result being Hagar and Ishmael being sent out of the household of Abraham and into the desert. 

And from those sons of Abraham sprang the nation of Israel through Isaac, and the Muslim nations through Ishmael.

So, over the years, that original bitterness turned into hatred, to the point where many of the surrounding Muslim nations now desire to divide Jerusalem and the land on which the nation of Israel sits, after having pushed its current Israeli inhabitants into the Mediterranean Sea.

A sort of stability had existed in the Middle East since the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and surrounding Arab nations. 

Even though dictators of various sorts had ruled certain large countries, such as Egypt and Iran (under the Shah), a relative peace (vs. war) had been maintained in the region. But with the current goings-on, it remains unclear whether this relative peace will continue.

We know Iran and its current knothead dictator say they will push Israelinto the sea, labeling Israel as the standard-bearer for Satan, with the United States being the Great Satan. 

Getting Nukes, if not already, is high on their agenda. Iran is a dominant force to the east of Israel.

Recently, Turkey did an about-face and can now be listed as anti-Israel and not-to-be-heavily-counted-on by the U.S. 

Of course, Syria has long been listed in that category. Both nations are to Israel’s immediate north.

Egypt, though under a dictator had, since the Six Day War, been counted on for stability (not overly anxious to attack Israel) until the recent goings-on. 

If the Muslim Brotherhood gains an upper hand in the countries surrounding Israel, it will be only a matter of time until history repeats itself, at least in the war against Israel part.

So, here we have it. Muslim nations closing in on Israel, with the U.S. under Obama, perhaps not to be counted on. 

Israel has a stinger, including nukes and the ability to deliver them, though they never have. 

If Israel gets really backed into a corner, might they be forced to use  their stinger?

Here’s a scenario. 

Since Egypt completes the circle around Israel, contains the Suez Canal through which much of the world’s commerce passes, and has a gigantic army, Israel may choose to find a target in that country, should she be backed into a corner. 

A 340-mile long lake on the Nile in Egypt, known as Lake Nasser is formed by the formidable Aswan High Dam, touted as indestructible except, of course, BY NUKES. 

Ezekiel 29: 6 - 12 tells of a time when Egypt will be desolate and waste, not to be inhabited for 40 years. 

I’m pretty sure that’s never happened in history. 

Interestingly, the Aswan High Dam (Aswan) is a transliteration of the Ancient Greek name for Syene. 

Verse 10 says, “Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.”

If Israel’s hand is forced and she decides to take out Aswan (Syene) with her nukes, Egypt could well be inundated with highly radioactive waters from bottom to top where (Verse 11) “No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.”  

Something to think about. 

May Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless through Yeshua, King of the Universe.

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