The images of men, women and children writhing in agony, gasping for air and foaming at the mouth, and the dead bodies of hundreds of men, women and children, laid out in rows for the world to see stirs up memories of Auschwitz, and the brutality the Nazi Regime visited upon men, women and children in the form of mass starvation and gassing. The saddening images of the stiff dead bodies of innocent civilians stirs up a slew of emotions, first extreme sadness, then helplessness, and ultimately intense anger.
Assad’s alleged gassing of men, women and children, is truly saddening, heartless and barbaric. One particular image of a man crying profusely while holding what appeared to be the dead bodies of his infant son and daughter in his arms was really disturbing and difficult to grasp and deal with. Such acts are truly an example of the long history of man’s inhumanity to man.Examples of this type of barbarism unfortunately are not exclusive to the Assad Regime, it can actually be found dating as far back as the creation of man.
Unfortunately President Assad is in the company of a long line of ruthless dictatorial predecessors which include names like Antiochus, Notorious Homosexual/Pedophile Emperor Nero, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Adolph Hitler, Stalin and the list goes on and on. Mankind’s lust for power and control throughout history has proven to know no boundaries and unfortunately produces the type of savagery you see in the case of the Assad Regime.The evil and brutality of men and women simply knows no limits. The Bible says in Jeremiah 17:9 that the heart of men and women separate from God is desperately wicked who can know it.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
The truth of the matter is man’s carnal nature and character that is hateful towards the laws and word of God unfortunately produce flawed governments with varying degrees of evil and corruption, some less and some much more. Sadly even America has a tainted history of brutality and atrocity, slavery and the destruction and conquest of the native American tribes are just some examples. Unfortunately this behavior is not exclusive to the Assad Regime this type of brutality has manifest itself throughout history in one form or another, and in actuality is centered around the flawed spiritual character of man. The problem is actually based on the flawed spiritual nature and character of man.
Unfortunately the problem of violence and murder wont be solved with a change in government or leadership.There may be someone who eventually replaces Assad but that wont necessarily result in lasting peace, violence and war are sure to continue in one form or another no matter who is in a position of leadership. Especially in an area of the world that has a long history of violence, bloodshed and war, an area in which the pain of lost loved ones is etched in the hearts of those who have been victims of the violence and atrocity.Where you will find such death and destruction feelings of revenge will always be prevalent, which further serves to exacerbate the situation.
The violence that you see etched across the screens of televisions across the globe was prophesied to happen in the word of God.There is a power shift taking place that will ultimately usher in the prophesied rule of The King Of The South, possibly a type of United States of Arab States, for more info follow the link below. Sadly according to scripture this shift in power will not usher in peace but will simply be the prelude to more violence and atrocities on a larger scale.All the result of mans unwillingness to follow God’s lead in terms of how to govern, without oppression.
If there is one fact that has been proven time and time again throughout history,where you will find oppression you will find violence and rebellion. Mankind must come to understand through hard and painful lessons that he is incapable of governing himself separate from God’s guidance and direction, and unfortunately is doomed to fail miserably as all past government have. The only good thing about all of this is that it is leading to the return of Jesus Christ to establish his government.The only government that will lead too and result in lasting peace and abundant physical and spiritual blessings for all eternity.
King James Version (KJV)
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord‘s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
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6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
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3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
By Donald Bohanon