Six years ago I published this website’s seminal document – the Family Affairs Diagram (FAD). Based on classic sources and my own inspiration, the FAD shows that there will be a war between Edom and Ishmael prior to the war between Edom and Paras.
At the time I wrote it, the “big news” was all about Edom vs. Paras – with Iran, Hizbollah, and the nuclear threat. I tried hard to understand just what the Edom vs. Yishmael war was. . . The First Gulf War? The Second?
Now I understand. Edom vs. Yishmael is kicking off big time right now, led by the head of Edom, Eliphaz the first born, Russia. Edom vs. Paras is on the back-burner. Paras has to wait until after Edom v. Yishmael for its shot at the title.
Eliphaz is calling the shots. Putin let Israel blow up a Heizbollah arms convoy a few weeks ago over Syrian airspace. What’s Eliphaz to care? The weapons were already paid for.
Paras can’t say a word. Paras is now subordinate. But Paras has an empire-complex. Over time, Paras will chafe and resent its erstwhile ally. As always, there is no love among thieves. The nations are like biker gangs and can turn on each other in an instant.
And they will. Just at the right time – when they are on the path to Jerusalem. Like the salvation of Yehoshafat from a host of invaders who suddenly and mysteriously turned against and destroyed each other. (Read from 2 Chronicles 20:10).
But it will likely take a very grim, long time for this to play out, stage to stage. And the world is going to become an increasingly not fun place for those enjoying the Feast of Ahashverosh. (v‘havein).
If we could only stop the baseless hatred now. The only way is Shalom. Even if the other person or group is clearly in violation of the Torah or principles of Derech Eretz. Sure, call them out on it. But when you do, check yourself and always keep in mind. . .
The other person or group might be very wrong, but we live in a very spiritually opaque world. . . .
Its all about Shalom over all else. (See last chapter of Mishnah Torah, where Eliahu’s mission is explained).
That said, if you are Shalom and they are for war, you may protect yourself and your family. But never, ever, ever, throw the first punch.