Summary: What of the Fallen? The causes and effects.War will take place all the way untill the end.

War What are the causes and effects of War, How do we deal with the loss of life? The Bible from the beginning is filled with war, the causes and effects. As a veteran and coming from a military family, I understand war and its effects on the general population. Many today, with the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places have begun to lose their faith in, Government, Leadership and some even in God. It seams that most people, when it comes to disaster and loss of life, generally blame God for their troubles most ask me, “ Why did God allow this to happen, “If God was in control, why did my family member have to die?” Why didn’t God warn us?” And the decapitations in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, what about them, why didn’t God intervene? What makes men so cruel, what are we going to do?’ All these questions must be answered, so lets take a look at scripture and God will tell us why. Does God have an Armory? Yes. Jer 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. Does God fight wars? Yes Jos 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man 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 knew that this was no ordinary man but an emissary from God.}

Jos 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host [ARMY] of the LORD am I now come. [By the command of God]{The [Angel], Captain, Was there to protect the interest of God and only that}(Was He prepared to fight? Yes.)(Would he intervene? Only at Gods command) And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? {Joshua was waiting upon the orders from God on the upcoming battle.} God will not intervene into mans affaires but as the Supreme Orator and Or castrator of mankind, His Armies always fight on the behalf of Gods interest, to preserve His will, nothing else. Now remember this changed from the Old Testament Covenment, where God fought the wars of Israel for and with them. Gods promise to Israel and His adopted Children hasn’t changed, but He will no longer interfere. God, By His son Jesus at Armageddon, will fight the last war. If you’ve read the scriptures enough you’ve found out that God gives us the power over our destiny and our enemies, but we have to learn to use it to glorify God. In the last 200 years, we’ve seemed to fight wars in the wrong place for the wrong reason, ask yourself this question, “Knowing what you know about our wars, would God have approved of all of them?” We received the power at Pentecost, but over the last 2,000 years, we’ve seemed to loose our strength as Christians, we must retrain our people in the use of that power.

Why do men and nations fight wars, most times it’s for gain, political or financial, Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Land ect. Here’s Gods answer. Jam 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

1. Jam 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Jam 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Jam 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

When Israel fought at Gods command they won victory after victory, when they took it upon themselves they lost, not only land, but also many lives. The wars we have fought, preserving our freedom to worship God and our freedom from bondage we have won, victory after victory, but when we fight for selfish reasons we loose. True or not? The soldier fights under orders and if killed dies an honorable death. Weather the war being fought is honorable or not, the responsibility for the war lye’s with the leaders and their motives. Let God be the Judge. Many good soldiers suffer and die; it’s been that way since the beginning of wars. Jesus said, 1Pe 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

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