OBADIAH-Obadiah 1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; that they eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
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NEW- In this small book- 1 chapter- we read of the judgment of God upon Edom.
They were a people that felt like they were unstoppable.
The alliances they made were their downfall.
As I read the book the other night- it made me think about our present situation.
Let’s see if I can hit some high points.
We have an alliance with Iran- they are ‘helping’ us defeat ‘terrorism’ in Syria and Iraq.
Yet- they sponsor and carry out acts of terror themselves.
We made a nuclear peace accord with them- which released millions [billions over time] of dollars.
How are they using that money?
They provide rockets for the rebels they back in Yemen- and those same rebels fired at our ships the past 2 weeks.
We have an alliance with Turkey- we use their air base to attack Syria.
Turkey just killed a bunch of the rebels we are backing in Syria.
Yes- our ‘partner’ killed our other ‘partners’- who themselves do acts of terror.
Yes- many of the so called rebels the U.S. backs in Syria- are actually no better than ISIS.
I watched a news clip the other week- it showed the out of work coal miners- and how they are rightfully mad because Hilary Clinton and president Obama said- on video- they will put them out of work.
Ok- I understand their view- though I do not agree with it.
They believe they need to put the coal industry out of business- for the sake of global warming.
They said it- many times.
Hillary has now denied she meant it- which is a lie.
Not only did they say this- but it happened.
Some lost their homes- went into debt- and yes- some actually lost all hope and killed themselves.
So- on the news they tried to show how Obama [and Hillary] have actually provided other jobs for them.
As I watched- they showed an ex coal miner- who’s new job was working at the unemployment office- providing food stamps and welfare benefits for other unemployed co-workers.
Yes- this was actually promoted as the success of the Hillary policy.
I could go on- but it just gets me mad.
In the condemnation of Edom- they saw themselves as doing great- they even gloated that others were not as great as them [called exceptionalism].
Yet- they could not see that they too were headed for a downfall.
They could not see that their so called alliances were a joke.
They could not see [admit] that they made bad choices- and were headed for judgment.
I love our country- but when we have one of our soldier’s die- for a political maneuver- which has just happened in the so called taking back of Mosul.
Then it’s wrong.
The only justification for war- is self-defense [or the real preventing of genocide and the slaughter of many innocents]
And in the last decade we have had many people die- on both sides- because of political maneuvering.
I have been hearing the old Ozzy song a lot the last few years.
I used to hear it as a kid- had the vinyl album.
But I noticed it’s getting a lot of air time on many of the rock stations.
I think it has to do with the time we are living in.
If you never heard it- go listen to it.
It seems quite prophetic.
Obadiah 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
Obadiah 1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Obadiah 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Obadiah 1:5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
Obadiah 1:6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
Obadiah 1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; that they eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
Obadiah 1:8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
Obadiah 1:9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
Obadiah 1:10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
Obadiah 1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
Obadiah 1:12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
Obadiah 1:13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Obadiah 1:14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Obadiah 1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
Obadiah 1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
Obadiah 1:19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Obadiah 1:20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
Obadiah 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.
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