Appeasement leads to WAR!
Lessons from Joshua
I have been watching a trend of what I would call the spirit of appeasement. It is a vile sign of weakness among politicians, corporations and liberal clergy. In attempts to please the majority there is always compromise of values. Sometimes this can be achieved, but by and by most of the time we see wholesale give away of ethics, morals, and political capital. Politicians spout “Change”, business cry “Diversity”, and pulpits are silent not to offend the politically correct crowd.
Spirit of Appeasement
By Joshua Toupos
The only thing that happens when the truth of Gods word is under the sway of appeasement is time is gained by the enemy to launch his offensive at the cowards of appeasement.
Hitler gained strategic advantage with the weak political world leaders of his day. Today we have liberals who meet terrorist heads of state.
Willing to sit down and discuss peace with people who are committed to whipping out a nation just for being Jewish. They have national charters, laws, religious obligations, and elect terrorists as political parties. This isn’t some thing done in a corner! We have lost our will to do what is right. I blame the pulpits of America and myself for not fighting the good fight of faith. We have opened the flood gates of hell in not turning off our T.V.’s, we vote with our pocket book, we don’t want to offend anyone by telling they are in sin.
There is coming we believe shortly that the governments of the world will again as Neville Chamberlain will seek to appease the nations of the Middle East and ignore all the warning signs and sign a worthless peace of paper. Through the vehicle of land for peace as the prophet Joel tells us before Armageddon it will be because the divided the land. Borders of Wickedness
Peace in our Time September 1938
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Joel 3
Since the end of World War II the world has sought to partition the land of Israel through feigned policies of appeasement.
People are hungry for spiritual things. The sure volume of pseudo spiritual junk food shows the hunger of the spirit. Hypocrites, prosperity preachers, cults and a myriad of just luke warm Christians has left the expected taste of dragons breath with them.
Churches, governments, and corporations are looking to appease large segments and are now reaping the whirlwind of moral failure. While we have made great gains in prosperity our nation has kicked God almighty to the curb. This spirit of appeasement has given the adversary of ours souls and the tiny nation of Israel a foot hold to launch his final offensive to wipe out God’s ultimate plan of redemption for mankind. If Satan could just destroy Israel than He could show God is a liar. That God could not keep His promises to Israel and that would vindicate the devil. It won’t happen, but God will allow Satan to drive Israel as a nation back to Him through much tribulation in the time of Jacob’s trouble.
We will look at Joshua in his mostly successful campaigns against God’s enemies in non appeasing fashion of crush the enemy completely. Then in an incident they did not seek God’s counsel led to what is still will be a future event to finally deal with the sin problem of nations (idolatry).
A Thorn in the side!
Joshua was the greatest warrior the Lord God ever had. He did not appease the enemy except in one incident where he and the children of Israel where deceived into a false peace agreement with the inhabitants of Gibeon. Joshua 9 This agreement led to an occasion where the Lord delivered 5 kings at once to Joshua. However overall the children of Israel did not complete the task. Making peace in the generations to come and the Lord God warned that they would become “thorns in their sides”. Yeah, I think we can confirm that!
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only [to] understand the report. Isaiah 28:15-18
For the bed is shorter than that [a man] can stretch himself [on it]: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself [in it]. (Sounds a little like land for peace giving away too much…Israel getting smaller and smaller. It bears watching over. Covenant with death is I believe a clear reference to future contract with the infamous antichrist)
Scriptures teach that Israel will enter into a seven year agreement with what we call the man of sin. This will start the seven year tribulation. Halfway 42 months will occur the abomination of desolation. Anyone serious about bible prophecy needs to nail this down. God will at some point after the rapture of the the church begin to finish the work outlined in Daniel ch. 9. The final week (prophetically) will be finalized. See related articles and forthcoming audio and video teachings on Daniel’s 70th week. See article by Dr. Chuck Missler on subject. Daniel’s 70 Weeks
Israels future is found in the past. Consider that in Romans it speaks of Gods prophetic character like this: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4 That is awesome! That is the God we serve. I once heard that for every scripture about Jesus first coming there are eight about His second coming. That you need to examine for yourself. It is wonderful to study the word of God.
And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.” Josh 10:8
Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon;
And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still,
And the moon stopped,
Till the people had revenge
Upon their enemies. Josh 10:12 Strange work indeed. Yet in Isaiah 28:21 it speaks of that event as yet future. See our article on Patterns in Prophecy I believe the key to future prophecy is found in the past…
Future appeasement: The whole world in up in arms about the Middle East peace process. It is complicated for the worldly mind. They want the Arab oil. They want the wonderful things the Jews bring to technology, and the like. The problem is ancient. They hate each other. It is not that we are pro Israeli or anti Arab. The simple fact is that God says “Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not [this] for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.” Ezekiel 36
See it is all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. No one can claim anything but the promises of God. God gave the land to Israel by promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His name is on the deed. The church has not replaced Israel. That is dangerous! Abraham was asleep when God made the provisions of the land covenant. God did tell them that He would spew them out (diaspora) but then regather them in unbelief before He will pour out His Spirit of grace. It is Gods work that He will accomplish because He is faithful, not us. That’s why we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
For the LORD shall rise up as [in] mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as [in] the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Isaiah 28
And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man (The LORD) over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, [Art] thou for us, or for our adversaries? Joshua 5
And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. Joshua 10
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel. Joshua 7
Appeasement, literally: calming, reconciling, acquiring peace by way of concessions or gifts (the verb ‘to pay’ also goes back to the Latin ‘pax’ = peace). Most commonly, appeasement is used for the policy of accepting the imposed conditions of an aggressor in lieu of armed resistance, usually at the sacrifice of principles. Usually it means giving in to demands of an aggressor in order to avoid war. Since World War II, the term has gained a negative connotation in the British government, in politics and in general, of weakness, cowardice and self-deception. Appeasement – Wikipedia,
appease Function: verb Text: to lessen the anger or agitation of <candy appeases an upset toddler> — see pacify
The policies of the UN, politicians, and liberal preachers afraid of the truth in the face of the aggressors are increasingly giving the gullible public the candy of appeasement.
Barack Obama has already stated that he will sit down and talk with promoters of terrorism. Appeasement is a policy for cowards and those who are so self deluded that they somehow feel that they can in some magical way steer the course by making concessions. Gone is doing what is right and wrong and standing up for what should be done. No, we have Jr. Senators running for the highest office and people swooning like little girls at a concert. In Deuteronomy 28, God states that He will send madness to the nation that turns aside from His word.
I look upon the pulpits in America and men with huge congregations don’t have the huzpa to tell the people that the adversary of their souls is aggressively taking everything from us. Killing our kids with MTV, drugs, sex on demand, violent video games, and daytime TV that should make us blush. No, we have heaps of peoples speaking smooth words and handing out candy when we need meat! The pulpits wreak of appeasement. Keep the people in the seats, keep the coffers clinking, build another sepulcher to our own egos.
Their are some good churches, but the plain fact is: If Americas pulpits where not appeasing the brats sitting in front of them every week then same sex marriages would not even be flourishing as it is now.
We need to return to the truth and be good doctors and give the strong medicine unless our sheep perish. We as the overall church in America are guilty of “the sin of omission”. We are not sounding the warning and cowards will be held accountable to God for the sheep that are lost. Wake up! It is far latter than most of us know.
Recent historical peace blunders
and the template of appeasement
The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:27
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4
I think the only thing that is keeping God’s full judgment off of America is our stand with Israel. We have many, many plagues of illicit sex, drugs, failing economy, divorce, murder of innocent babies and a host of aliens taking our country.
America I believe will turn her back on Israel, maybe this next election. The Bush administration has pursued an ill favored doctrine of appeasement, i.e.. “land for peace”. with the road map for peace. Higher and higher oil prices may force America to retreat or just outright betray Israel. If that happens we are in serious trouble! God will finish us as a nation.
Watch some of these videos and see if recent history isn’t about to repeat herself again. Lots of links all over this article for you to check this stuff out for yourselves. Remember our adversary uses the same devices over and over with remarkable effectiveness. Because we are slack and have forsaken the true and living God for our bank books and raunchy entertainment. God help us all come back to Him in awe of His holiness.
Neville Chamberlain Appeasement World War II
Hitler makes demands “Land for peace” Munich Agreement Munich Agreement – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia in the face of territorial demands made by German dictator Adolf Hitler. The agreement, signed by Nazi Germany, France, Britain, and Italy permitted German annexation of Czechoslovakia‘s Sudetenland. The Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses were situated there.
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940.
Chamberlain’s legacy is marked by his so-called “appeasement” policy regarding the interaction with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany with his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
Neville Chamberlain holding the paper containing the resolution to commit to peaceful methods signed by both Hitler and himself on his return from Munich. He is showing the piece of paper to a crowd at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938. He said:
“…the settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine (waves paper to the crowd – receiving loud cheers and “Hear Hears”). Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you …”.
Later that day he stood outside Number 10 Downing Street and again read from the document and concluded:
‘”My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.”
Chamberlain believed passionately in peace for many reasons (most of which are discussed in the article Appeasement), thinking it his job as Britain’s leader to maintain stability in Europe; like many people in Britain and elsewhere, he thought that the best way to deal with Germany’s belligerence was to treat it with kindness and meet its demands. He also believed that the leaders of men are essentially rational beings, and that Hitler must necessarily be rational as well. Full article for further study @ Neville Chamberlain – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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