Nuclear Weapons Frenzy Trumped by Psalm 20: 7

May 06, 2010 No Comments by

Winston Churchill, 1941

6th May, 2010

Yukiya Amano is Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This week he circulated a letter to more than 150 foreign ministers demanding Israel accede to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and disclose its unacknowledged nuclear arsenal.

Details from the lette,r were published in Israel by Ynet. Amano criticized Israel while calling for a nuclear free Middle East. It was always clear this twist was coming. The IAEA and the world’s foreign ministers and national leaders have been made to look powerless at the hands of Iranian determination. So the change of tactic is a ploy to avoid those uncooperative Iranians.

On Wednesday the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (England, France, China, Russia and U.S.A) issued their own call for a nuclear free Middle East.

“We are committed to a full implementation of the 1995 NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) resolution on the Middle East and we support all ongoing efforts to this end,” they said.

“We are ready to consider all relevant proposals in the course of the (NPT) review conference in order to come to an agreed decision aimed at taking concrete steps in this direction.”

“We urge those states that are not parties to the treaty to accede as non-nuclear weapon states and pending accession to the NPT, to adhere to its terms,” the document says.

Now, on paper that all makes sense, if a nuclear-free Middle East is possible and everyone gives up their weapons, hat shuts down the Iran-plan without having to handle that cantankerous, belligerent Ahmadinejad.

But we do not live in a paper-world.

Unstable World

The first hurdle comes from the EU where some are in favour of nuclear disarmament but others are less than interested.

The EU is made up of 27 nations including France and the United Kingdom. Russia has a few thousand atomic weapons and the United States of America happens to have some of its arsenal strategically located there.

France for one, is not interested in surrendering its nukes. President Sarkozy insisted he is elected to protect French citizens and his nuclear weapons are important for that role.

Sarkozy summed up his reality by saying, “I could not give up nuclear weapons, if I wasn’t sure the world was a stable and safe place.’

The Russian envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin has called for the removal of U.S. tactical weapons from Europe. “We will insist that progress be made in this issue,” he said in a television interview.

A nuclear-free anywhere is a wonderful dream and it looks like a great ambition. But reality says, the world has gone past the point of no return.

Nuclear weapons exist and friends and enemies have access to them.

Winston Churchill

I began wondering how Israel could survive the vicious intent of so many enemies, if they had no nuclear war-chest.

I am currently reading “Churchill’s Promised Land” and I read these words: “The Lord deals with the nations as the nations dealt with the Jews,” Churchill said. He attributed the statement to England’s Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

In 1854 Disraeli argued in Parliament in defence of Jewish emancipation. “There is no country in which the Hebrew race has been persecuted which has not suffered, whose energies have not withered, whose political power has not decayed, and where there have not been evident proofs that the Divine favour has been withdrawn from the land. The instances of Spain, and Portugal and Italy are obvious.”
1854! What nations would he use as illustrations in 2010?

I read through his words and started to think of nations who are suffering, whose energies are withering, whose political power is decaying or where there are signs the Lord has withdrawn His blessing at least for now?

Michael Makovsky wrote, “… in February, 1955 Israeli Ambassador Eliahu Elath drafted the following report to his government. ‘He (Churchill) took joy in the establishment of our State and expressed his confidence in its splendid future. He went on to say: You are a nation of ideals and that is the greatest thing in the life of both the community and the individual.'”

In another passage Makovsky observed, ‘In a 1955 meeting with Elath, Churchill even enquired about the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, which stands in the Old City of Jerusalem, and which Israeli Jews were forbidden to access by Jordanian officials. This focus on the Bible and religious sites reflected his belief that the Jews were a great ancient race and his satisfaction that they had returned to their ancient, religious homeland.” (Churchill’s Promised Land by Michael Makovsky, Yale University Press)

Interesting that Churchill was the leader who inspired the allies through World War II. Could it be God was with him for that success?

I’ve come to the conclusion that the world may be in a fever over nuclear weapons but Israel has a much greater power and I believe Winston Churchill understood that fact.

David knew it too. He said it so well. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the Lord.” (Psalm 20:7)

Note: Ron Ross spent the last five years in Jerusalem, Israel. He is now available for preaching and teaching in churches, home groups, fellowships etc. Topics include Israel and the Bible, Hebrew Roots of the Bible, Father Heart of God, Ruth, Prophets etc, Please us the Contact Us icon.

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Ron Ross worked as the first Sports Editor at WINTV. In Wollongong. He ran The Hamburger Hut an outreach and discipleship program for youth. He served with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, Philippines and Australia. He was senior pastor of the Noosa Baptist Church, Queensland for 9 years. He reported news from Jerusalem for five years and is now the Middle East correspondent for United Christian Broadcasters and travels regularly preaching and teaching.
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