Credibility: Everything is On the Line
liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof…
Everything is staked on the
proposition that the Iraqi peoples resolve to be free will prevail
over terrorist efforts to abort an Iraqi democracy. Successful
elections will be a monumental victory for Iraq and freedom-loving
Candidates, election boards, Iraqi and U.S. soldiers,
police and civilian workers, all who have helped move the process
forward, have done so at the risk of their lives.
U.S. and Iraqi troops have made progress. They
captured the top assassin and bomb maker in Abu Musab al-Zarqawis
insurgent militia. Zarqawi, al Qaida ally and Sunni terrorist
mastermind, declared ða bitter war against the principle
of democracy and all those who seek to enact it” (see www.washtimes.com/national/20050125-121720-5502r.htm
President Bush and the U.S. have much to lose or
gain. World antipathy toward the U.S. could be quelled or exacerbated
by the election outcome. Anti-Bush Americans could similarly
be assuaged or aroused. Terrorists everywhere will be energized
if the elections fail. Failure could cause our fighting forces
to face a more daunting, perhaps impossible, task.
In 1787, Benjamin Franklin called delegates
at the Constitutional Convention to pray, hoping to break the
impasse in their deliberations. He said, ð‘Except
the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it…
[W]ithout [Gods] concurring aid we shall succeed in this political
building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be…
confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye
word down to future ages… [M]ankind may hereafter…
despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave
it to chance, war and conquest (read Franklins
speech at www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/3rd_floor/god/2_convention.html
Americas Founding Fathers shared
a common Christian worldview. Non-Christian Iraq CANNOT stop
or overpower Gods intervention.
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!
Author of Liberty, You
are Sovereign over Men & History. INTERVENE, LORD! GRANT
the Iraqi people COURAGE! HELP them make the election a SUCCESS.
May LIBERTY, including freedom to preach the Gospel, spread throughout
the Middle East (Is 58:6-8; 61:1ff).
GIVE WISDOM & SUPERNATURALLY
PROTECT OUR TROOPS & innocent Iraqi voters. In Jesus Name,
AMEN! (2 Kg 6:17; Ps 8:2; 91: all)