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CLARITY – 4-30-20 A Secret Weapon

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-30-20

A Secret Weapon

What’s Happening: “Citing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or ‘Nuclear Deal,’ Iran yesterday said the U.S. has no right to attempt to keep them from buying conventional weapons (from the Russians or the Chinese) after the expiration of the ban on such sales in October. Although the U.S. got out of the JCPOA in 2018, it has submitted its desires through the remaining members of France, Germany, and England. The U.S. has said it will prevent Iran from buying any weapons, but has not said what it will do to effect such an embargo (https://news.yahoo.com/u-not-allow-iran-buy-152355551.html). Quoting from the Reuters’ article: ‘We’re not going to let that happen,’ [Secretaryof State] Pompeo told reporters at a news briefing. ‘We will work with the U.N. Security Council to extend that prohibition on those arms sales and then in the event we can’t get anyone else to act, the United States is evaluating every possibility about how we might do that.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Wait a minute. I thought we got out of the nuclear deal. How can we dictate what Iran buys?””

Biblical Response:  “That’s what’s being attempted…through France, Germany, or England…who are still members of the JCPOA. Why does that matter? We don’t want Iran to attack us conventionally after October (they say they don’t have a nuclear option – of course, we got out of the JCPOA because we believed they were developing nuclear weapons in violation of the agreement). All that does not take into account our secret weapon. It’s not nuclear or conventional, but it is strategic (I know in worldly terms, that means nuclear). In 2 Cor. 10:4 there is an obscure reference to this weapon:

‘… for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.’ (NASU)”

“Then what is the secret weapon? I mean, you’ve told us about its nature…that it’s not fleshly or ‘carnal…but you rea;ly haven’t revealed what it is. Of course, if you revealed it, would it then be secret?”

“It’s prayer. And there’s not much chance of that secret getting out…so few resort to it today. Prayer has silenced the enemy, made him powerless, foiled his strategies…he doesn’t even have a chance…the victory is assured! Or as my wife is apt to say:

‘You can run from circumstance, hide from consequence, but you can never escape prayer.’

“Christians? We believe in the power of prayer (Matt 21:22):

‘And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.’ (NASU)

Not that we shouldn’t take whatever ‘carnal’ steps we can, just realize their limitations…it’s really going to come down to the ‘secret’ weapon. We live in an America where, sadly, we no longer have a Christian consensus…but that’s a topic for a different blog (besides, the majority is not where the real power lies). However, there are still at least 7,000 that have not bent the knee (1 Kings 19:18). The will of God will still happen.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to have our hopes in You…and help us to use the secret weapon You gave us; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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