"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found"  (Psalm 32:6)

WAR WITH IRAQ: Part #7
Genuine Peace is Goal of "Just War"

You have shattered the yoke... the rod of their oppressor... You will be called the... Prince of Peace. Of the increase of Your government and peace there will be no end (Is 9:2-7, ad.).

Because of original sin, any peace achieved before the return of Jesus Christ only will be temporary. Yet, God expects governments to execute justice, defend their citizens and maintain peace (Rom 13:1-4). When nations shrink from dealing with tyrants, war may be deferred, but at the cost of true peace (Gen 9:5-6; Jdg 4:5-31; Ps 111:5-7; Pr 28:4; Is 58:5; 61:1-4).

-True Peace is not the absence of military conflict; it is order with tranquility, security, justice, and individual freedom. People have no peace under tyrants and state socialism. God-fearing nations are not at peace while murderous tyrants are at large. Righteous peace (Heb 6:16) is built upon truth. Where there is peace men may freely believe, obey and preach the gospel.

-Christians are commanded to pray for our leaders, both for peace and the gospel,s sake (1Tim 2:1-2). Prayer for our national leaders and their acts of justice are a priority (Ps 140:5-9; Is 59:15-20; Heb 7:25; Rev 8:3-5). Each day of peace is a gift of God (Mt 6:34b).

-The U.N. is shamelessly anti-American, immoral, against true Christianity, anti-Semitic and is an obstacle to true world peace. It is a bastion of godless humanism. State sponsors of terrorism now sit on the U.N. Security Council and hold other powerful positions. French, Russian and Red Chinese veto power over Security Council action assures future U.N. paralysis on important matters of peace. It would be folly for the U.N. to be given a major role in the rebuilding of Iraq.

-God-fearing nations must deal with future oppressors and despots with or without permission from the U.N.
(see www.tfp.org/what_we_do/index/just_war.htm ).

-Recent Marxist-led war protests revealed not a love for genuine peace but an anti-Christ spirit.

Egocentric, God-hating tyrants want our children and grandchildren to live "in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of [their] life" (Dt 28:66). But the God of the Bible wants all men to know His peace (Lk 2:14; 1 Tim 2:1-8). Through our prayers, God-fearing nations will obey God,s mandate to wield the sword righteously, courageously and effectually, and thus, do their part to maintain Godly peace.

Please Join Us in Ceaseless Prayer:

--Father, Grant America REPENTANCE! (Joel 2:15-20)

--GIVE our Civil & Military leaders Your Wisdom, Guidance & Blessing (2 Sam 22:28-51; Ps 7:6-9; 35:19-28; 55:22-23).

--Oh Prince of Peace, May our Troops be Instruments in Your Hand. PROTECT them. Cause our enemies to surrender quickly with a minimum loss of life.

--OPEN the Muslim World to Your Great Gospel. The Preaching of Your Word will cause TRUE PEACE to advance throughout the World. In Jesus, Name, Amen (Gen 45:7; Ps 79:6-10; 107:33-42; 121: all; Is 54:16-17; Hab 3:2; Mt 24:14; 28:18-20; Mk 13:10; 1 Tim 2:1-2).


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