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Picking Fights (USA-SYRIA)

Picking Fights  (USA-SYRIA)
July  2012   Michael Boldea  (I pulled out excerpts from newsletter)
It used to be, the first and only rule of a fight was to strike first, strike hard, and hopefully, strike last, until youths started traveling in packs.
I grew up in a gang infested neighborhood in Southern California, and being an immigrant,
I was always somewhat of an outsider, even before you factored in my propensity for huskiness.
Due to my outsider status, most of the gang kids left me alone, and I could watch how certain things played out from afar, with objectivity.

In High School I witnessed an interaction that closely mirrors what is occurring now - on an international scale.
Ruben was the new transfer from Tennessee and he was anxious to prove himself and garner a reputation.
Oscar was a smallish boy for his age, who had 3 older brothers in the local gang.
Ruben started trying to pick a fight with Oscar every way he could.
Oscar was shy, quiet, and non-confrontational, so he avoided getting into a fight with Ruben.
Oscar’s brothers found out he was being bullied, and stepped in.
Ruben was in the hospital for two weeks, after which he transferred to another school.
This happened for two reasons: first, because Ruben was stupid, trying to pick a fight just to prove how tough he was,
but also because he didn’t do his due diligence to find out who Oscar was, who he was associated with, and who ‘had his back,’ as the saying goes.

At this point in time, we are trying to pick a fight, and for the life of me I do not understand the why of it.
Yes, Biblically speaking, Damascus must fall.  It is a known variable in the end time prophetic landscape.
What astounds me however, is the lack of due diligence on our part as to who Oscar/Syria's friends are, and who all has his back.
Before we all start screaming atrocity, there are far worse atrocities going on right in our own country, and no one is batting an eye.

Let’s not pretend we are a holy nation, with a holy mandate, on a holy quest, any longer, we are just embarrassing ourselves.
The USA is so obsessed with Syria now, that we either dont notice, or dont care that they’re sneaking up behind us with BIG sticks,
ready to inflict maximum pain for picking on him.
This will not end well.
It is important to know your enemy and not underestimate him.

Sometimes the most difficult thing is defending yourself against something you’ve never said.
Jesus NEVER said love the sinner, hate the sin.  Gandhi said it.

Matthew 7:21-23
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
That, Jesus did say!

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