Wêreldgebeure Hoe pas so iets in by ‘n gemeentediens? Ek kan tog niks hieraan verander nie – wat is die relevansie op my / ons? Kan enige iemand beweer dat hy die legkaart klaar en reg gebou het? Hoe sou gesprek hieroor my geloof kan versterk?
Die Rol is joune Die DEKORnie.
Ons gaan praat oor: • Die storielyn • Die rolverdeling • Die dekor • Jou / ons rol
Die storielyn – die laaste hoofstukke...sleutel momente.... Die groot hoer sit op sewe berge – Open 16 & 17 Eufraat droog op - konings uit die ooste - Open 16 & 17 ‘n Stem gaan op na die regverdiges – kom uit haar uit – Open 18 Die hoer val skielik – Open 18 Die magte word gemonster, leërs trek op, ‘n slagting vind plaas – Open 19 ‘n Lam verskyn, ‘n yster septer – Open 19 Draak, dier en die tronk – Open 20 Duisend jaar van rus – Open 20, Eseg 37 Die Draak word weer losgelaat om sy leërs ‘n laaste keer saam te roep – Open 20, Eseg 38 Die einde, die nuwe aarde, JAHWEH kom bly by Sy geslag, ‘n bruilofsfees – Open 21 / Eseg 39
Tydlyn van laaste tonele Die hoer sit op die berge van Israel en die nasies moet van haar beker drink, en haat haar daarvoor Die regverdiges word vermaan om nie deel te word van die hoer se dade nie – hul denke en dade eenkant te hou Die berge ly swaar – 1 uit 3 mense sterf, en steeds word hul verdelg onder die aanval van die konings – hul hoop is verlore Die Draak weer losgelaat (om die nasies te gaan roep). Hul trek op teen Israel wat rustig woon – JAHWEH self vernietig hul, oordeel en hel. Begin van die Ewige Einde van die huidige ?????????? Een op ‘n wit perd, met ‘n Oorwinnaars leër verskyn en oorwin die nasies, onderwerp hul aan Sy yster septer. Die draak, hul hoof, word vir 1000 jaar gebind. JAHWEH kom bly by Sy geslag – ‘n bruilof, nuwe aarde, die ewigheid begin. Dinge loop skeef – iets hits die konings van die Ooste aan teen die hoer en die berge waarop sy sit Totaal onverwags, selfs vir die hoer, val sy in een dag, en die konings wat die beker moes drink, trek uit teen haar en die berge waarop sy sit - Armageddon
Rolverdeling Stelsel opgebou deur die Duiwel, uitgevoer deur mense (sy geslag) Die hoer (Babilon) = Die berge (van Israel) = Westerse volke Die konings, en hul nasies (uit die Ooste) = Oosterse nasies Gelowiges wat volhard – nie die knie buig voor die beeld van Babel nie Die regverdiges (wat op die berge woon) = Die Lam & Oorwinnaars (wat saamkom en hier was) = Jahshua & regverdiges Die Regter, die Skepper JAHWEH (die Vader van die Bruidegom) =
Verdedigingsbesteding en finansies 2010 / 2011
Militêre Vermoë Opsomming 2010 / 2011
Die enigste ander Westerse staat – Australië Eventually there may (will) be a strategic tipping point vis-à-vis China, in which regional countries come to realise that the peaceful rise prospects are at best dim. Such a view may be triggered by a major diplomatic or strategic crisis or simply by a series of smaller occurrences. As a trading, middle power, one that is, moreover, still predominantly of European origin situated in the Asian region that would be the worst possible outcome for Australia. That is, among other reasons, why Australia has placed so much diplomatic effort into punching above its weight in terms of formation of regional associations and development of a functional regional security architecture. Sydney Morning Herald– Aug 2009
Hoe het ons hier gekom? At the end of 2010 South Africa’s was finally invited to join the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) economic community. BRIC came into existence in 2001 and quickly grew to become one of the main economic players globally. With increased economic power comes increasing military power as well, and the question that needs to be raised is why South Africa was invited to join BRIC in the first place and will this place any extra military responsibilities on South Africa? When South Africa was invited to join the BRIC countries, it was unclear to many commentators why it would allow South Africa in, rather than countries like South Korea, Mexico or Turkey with much bigger economies. However, even though the main objectives of the BRIC’s were initially economic development and cooperation, these have changed into a more geopolitical role. Looking beyond the size of South Africa’s economy, it becomes clear why South Africa, from a geopolitical viewpoint, was invited to join the BRICs. South Africa’s geostrategic port locations and resources would allow BRIC to better compete with the G7 in global issues. South Africa is an extremely resource rich country and has a strategic location on the 3 essential shipping routes from West to East, which includes to countries such as India, China, Japan and Russia’s far eastern regions. The other routes are through the Suez Canal or around Russia’s northern coast. The route around Cape Agulhas becomes extremely important to the BRIC countries if one considers the vulnerability of the Suez Canal to political and military instability, as well as the danger that ice flows presents around Russia - a route that is closed for nearly half of the year.
Hoe het ons hier gekom - vervolg The four BRIC countries do not only have their growing economies in common, but they are all undergoing an extensive military modernization effort, aimed at preserving their strategic interests. While European nations like Britain, France, and Germany have been drastically cutting their defence budgets over the last years and the US defence budget is set to flatline in the coming years, the four BRIC countries have been willing to invest in improving their overall military capabilities. Since 2005, Brazil’s defence budget has grown by nearly 5 percent per annum and the government approved a new defence policy in 2008 that set aside 70 billion USD for reequipping the army. It is also expected that the country’s defence expenditure will rise from the current 1.5 percent of GDP to nearly 2.2 percent of GDP by 2030. The Russian Federation, meanwhile, also approved plans to boost its arms purchasing budget to 436 Billion USD from 2011 to 2020. Russia has introduced a comprehensive plan to restructure its Military. India is also increasing its defence budget with nearly 11 percent this year. This follows a 34 percent increase during the 2009/2010 financial year. China’s defence budget will officially climb by 12.7 percent this year following a 7.5 percent increase last year. Many experts believe that China is in actual terms spending a lot more on its defence budget than what it is willing to admit.
Eufraat wat opdroog? Opn 16:12 En die sesde engel het sy skaal uitgegooi op die groot rivier, die Eufraat, en sy water het opgedroog, sodat die pad van die konings wat van die ooste af kom, reggemaak kon word. The earliest references to the Euphrates come from cuneiform texts found in Shuruppak and pre-Sargonic Nippur in southern Iraq and date to the mid-third millennium BCE. The modern spelling of the Euphrates derives from the Old Persian Ufrātu via Middle Persian Frat into Turkish Fırat. The Persian Ufrātu (meaning the good) is also the source of the Greek spelling Εὐφράτης (Euphrates). • During the Jemdet Nasr and Early Dynastic periods (3100–2350 BCE), southern Mesopotamia experienced a growth in the number and size of settlements, suggesting strong population growth. These settlements, including sites like Sippar, Uruk and Kish, were organized in competing city-states. Many of these cities were located along canals of the Euphrates and the Tigris that have since dried up, but that can still be identified from remote sensing imagery. • In the centuries to come, control of the wider Euphrates basin shifted from the Neo-Assyrian Empire to the Neo-Babylonian Empire in the 7th century and to the Achaemenids in the 6th century BCE. The Achaemenid Empire was in turn overran by Alexander the Great, who defeated the last king Darius III and died in Babylon in 323 BCE. For several centuries, the river formed the eastern limit of effective Egyptian and Roman (Weste) control and western regions of the Persian Empire (Ooste).
Die rivier van voorspoed wat gevloei het tussen die Weste en Ooste, is aan die opdroog The World Bank sees a risk of a ‘much broader freezing up of capital markets’. The World Bank says the global economy is on the edge of a new financial crisis, deeper and more damaging than the one that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Its latest six-monthly assessment of global economic prospects halves its forecast for growth among high-income countries (Weste) , and pushes its forecast for countries using the euro into negative territory. • The World Bank said the financial turmoil caused by the escalation of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe was spreading to both developing and high-income nations and was generating ‘‘significant headwinds’’ (die Eufraat droog op aan beide oewers – Wes en Oos) • It said capital investment to developing nations had fallen by nearly half compared with a year ago. • Europe appeared to be in recession and growth in several major developing nations (Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa BRICS and Turkey) had slowed, partly as a result of a tightening in domestic policy. Brisbane Times - January 18, 2012
En die wat oor die Eufraat kom... Opn 9:13 En die sesde engel het geblaas, en ek het ‘n stem gehoor uit die vier horings van die goue altaar wat voor God is, Opn 9:14 en dié het aan die sesde engel met die basuin gesê: Maak die vier engele los wat gebind is by die groot rivier, die Eufraat. Opn 9:15 Toe is die vier engele losgemaak wat gereed gehou was vir die uur en dag en maand en jaar, om ‘n derde van die mense dood te maak. Opn 9:16 En die getal van die leërs van perderuiters was twee maal tien duisend maal tien duisend; en ek het hulle getal gehoor. 2 x 10,000 x 10,000 = 200,000,000 man Aantal staandemag soldate in Oosterse leërs = 11,086,000 man Aantal reserwemag soldate in Oosterse leërs = 19,445,000 man Totale opgeleide soldate in diens van die Oosterse leërs = 30,531,000 man Aantal staandemag soldate in “Onseker” leërs = 2,888,000 man Aantal reserwemag soldate in “Onseker” leërs = 6,062,000 man Totale opgeleide soldate in diens van die Oosterse leërs = 8,950,000 man Totale nie-Westerse opgeleide soldate = 39,481,000 man Aantal staandemag soldate in Oosterse leërs = 3,163,000 man Aantal reserwemag soldate in Oosterse leërs = 4,862,000 man Totale Westerse opgeleide soldate = 8,025,000 man Totale mans van militêre ouderdom in Weste = 304,643,000 Totale mans van militêre ouderdom in Ooste = 1,662,000,000
Die Weste se Eufraat loop droog Kedrosky.com 2012
G8 + 5 = die Weste probeer beheer behou ekonomies The Group of Eight (G8, and formerly the G6 or Group of Six then G7) is a forum, created by France in 1975, for the governments of seven major economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 1997, the group added Russia, thus becoming the G8. In addition, the European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair. Lately, both France and the United Kingdom have expressed a desire to expand the group to include five developing countries, referred to as the Outreach Five(O5) or the Plus Five: Brazil, People's Republic of China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. These countries have participated as guests in previous meetings, which are sometimes called G8+5.
Wedloop vir energie In the context of continuous struggle to dominate the world’s economies and be labeled as the unbreakable mega power, the U.S. and China are keeping close eye on the African continent....... According to the U.N. World Investment Report, Foreign Direct Investment cash was concentrated in a few industries, notably oil, gas and mining, mainly in six oil-producing countries (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Sudan). West Africa already supplies about 12% of U.S. crude oil imports, and America’s National Intelligence Council predicts that this share will rise to 25% by 2015. As is often the case with oil, military involvement follows behind trade. In February 2007, the U.S. set up an Africa command, established bases and signed access agreements with Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Gabon, and Namibia. Africa is becoming strategically important to the U.S. because of its oil production and China’s increasing regional influence. Africa is a key source of raw materials, especially crude oil of which China is now the world’s second largest consumer, with over 25% of its oil imports coming from Sudan and the Gulf of Guinea. According to some estimates, Sudan has oil resources rivaling those of biggest producers, as well as huge reserves of natural gas, uranium and copper.
Wedloop vir energie - vervolg The U.S. has, by more or less successfully playing the genocide card, retained its influence on the Sudan government with the goal of obtaining greater oil concessions, at least in the future. China in its turn has not concerned itself with humanitarian issues and, up to a point, has supplied Sudan with technologies for oil production and pipeline construction while buying oil in relatively large quantities. What can China find attractive in Darfur? China’s huge and growing demand for oil has forced Beijing to conduct aggressive “dollar” diplomacy. With foreign exchange reserves exceeding $1.3 trillion in the Peoples’ National Bank of China, Beijing has begun engaging in active petroleum geopolitics with Africa as its main target and the Sudan-Chad region as its highest priority region on the continent. Beijing has played its cards more effectively than Washington. Darfur would become the main field of battle for oil between the two giants. China currently imports 30% of its crude oil from Africa. This explains the jump in Chinese foreign policy initiatives, which will displease Washington. China provides interest-free loans to African nations, including Sudan, and uses its own funds to build roads, schools and hospitals, while the U.S. attempts to control the African economy through the World Bank and the IMF by setting harsh economic and political conditions. Not surprisingly, the Africans prefer to cooperate with China. China has already taken on the U.S. in Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique by giving those countries loans and grants, starting in 2006, that are four times greater than those provided by the World Bank to all of sub-Saharan Africa for the same period. Now, China has set its sights on Sudan and Chad.
Wedloop vir energie - vervolg Acting as the world’s policeman, in February 2006, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution demanding the introduction of NATO troops and UN peacekeepers into Darfur with a clearly articulated mandate. Washington learned that the region of Sudan from the Upper Nile to the border with Chad is rich in oil long before it was known to the Sudanese government. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is Sudan ‘s largest foreign investor; since 1999, China has invested over $15 billion in Sudan and it controls 50% of the oil refinery operations at plants near Khartoum. CNPC has already built an oil pipeline that runs from the south, where several Chinese concessions are located, to the Red Sea. They get 8% of its oil from South Sudan and receive 65 to 80% of the approximately 500 thousand barrels of oil recovered daily. In 2008, Sudan became China ‘s fourth largest source of foreign oil. The U.S. currently has a production base in Chad, and in principle, once the political situation they are currently working to create becomes favourable, they will be able to begin development of the Darfur oil, possibly having somewhat pushed aside the Chinese. Situation in Chad and Angola: The construction of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline is part of a great American scheme to gain control of Central Africa’s oil wealth from Sudan to the Atlantic coast. In this volatile environment, Chinese representatives showed up in Chad with a determination to help the country. China began importing oil from Chad in addition to Sudan. In Angola, according to the Oil and Gas Journal, as of January 2010, Angola has proven oil reserves of 9.5 billion barrels while statements made by the Angolan oil minister in December 2009 put total reserve numbers as high as 13.1 billion barrels, the EIA website said.
Wedloop vir energie - vervolg Despite its own big backyard, China is generally resource-poor and Africa offers the natural resources vital to fuel its rapidly growing economy. China looks to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia for copper and cobalt, to South Africa for iron ore and platinum, and to Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) for timber. For oil, it has been wooing Nigeria, Angola, Sudan, and Equatorial Guinea. China is now the second largest consumer of crude oil after the U.S., and was responsible for 40% of the global increase in demand between 2001 and 2005. After the independence of the southern part of Sudan and the birth of a new country, the situation will be critical for Beijing. At the same time, the U.S. will sharpen its teeth to pounce upon the lamb sooner or later. Hence, the interests of the U.S. and China overlap in areas with the greatest accumulation of “black gold.” Darfur and Chad are an extension of America’s “Iraqi” policy for control of oil wherever possible. And also wherever possible, China will undermine this control, especially in Africa. The confrontation between the two countries is gradually turning into a new and undeclared cold war for oil. Oil & Gas Web Portal - 2011
Worstelstryd vir lewe en dood – Oos / Wes Irak verskaf olie aan Ooste – 2003(The New York Times) Before 2003, Iraq had oil agreements with China, Russia, Indonesia, India and Vietnam, three of them production sharing. Iraqi officials have said that they are reconsidering the terms of these agreements because of the increased price of oil, a new government and other changes since the fall of Mr. Hussein’s government. The 2003 invasion of Iraq (March 19–May 1, 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations.
Worstelstryd vir lewe en dood – Oos / Wes Egipte teken vir olie aan China – 2006(Egypt Oil & Gas 2009) Egypt will build its largest-ever oil refinery with Chinese investment by virtue of a memorandum of understanding signed by the two sides. Egypt’s oil ministry says the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation has signed the memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies to build a $2 billion refinery that would be the largest such plant in the Arab nation and Africa. The deal was signed in Beijing. The 2011-2012 Egyptian revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 and is still continuing as of January 2012. The uprising was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and labour strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Worstelstryd vir lewe en dood – Oos / Wes • Libië en olie aan China – 2011(Reuters Aug 2011) • China on Tuesday urged Libya to protect its investments and said their oil trade benefited both countries, after a Libyan rebel warned that Chinese oil companies could lose out after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. • The deputy head of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's trade department, Wen Zhongliang, was responding to a question about the official at the Libyan rebel-run oil firm, AGOCO, who said Russian and Chinese firms could lose out on oil contracts for failing to back the rebellion against Gaddafi. ...About 75 Chinese companies operated in Libya before the war, involving about 36,000 staff and 50 projects, according to early Chinese media reports. Many of those firms were engaged in building roads, buildings and infrastructure.... ...China's top three state oil firms CNPC, Sinopec Group and CNOOC all had engineering projects in Libya, but no oil production yet, company officials said.... • French fighter jets soared over a rebel-held city besieged by Moammar Gadhafi's troops on Sunday morning (NZ time), the first mission for an international military force launched in support of the 5-week-old uprising. (Stuff.co.nz – 2011) • In October 2011 it was reported that the South African government was investigating the possibility that South African mercenaries were hired by Gaddafi to help him in his failed attempt to escape the besieged city of Sirte.……
Worstelstryd vir lewe en dood – Oos / Wes Sirië verskaf olie aan Ooste – 2003(Echo-Host 2003) Reports on a production sharing agreement signed by Syrian Petroleum Company with China National Petroleum Corporation for the development of the Kebibe field in northeastern Syria. Details of the contract; International groups that have been granted exploration rights in Syria 2011 - A former official from within the ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reporting that US and NATO forces have landed outside of Syria and are training militants to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, formerly a translator with the FBI, wrote over the weekend that American soldiers are among the NATO troops that have mysteriously and suddenly landed on the Jordanian and Syrian border. According to her, several sources internationally have confirmed the news, although the US media has been instructed to temporarily censor itself from reporting the news. Additionally, Edmonds says that American and NATO forces are training Turkish troops as well, to possibly launch a strike from the north of Syria. (RT.com – 2011) Russia and China blocked efforts of other major powers to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria Tuesday, with a dramatic dual veto thwarting a call for an immediate halt to the crackdown in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. China and Russia used their veto, whilst Brazil, India and South Africa abstained, blocking action against Siria by the UN. (CNN – Jan 2012)
Worstelstryd vir lewe en dood – Oos / Wes • Iran teken vir olie aan China – 2009(Egypt Oil & Gas 2009) National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) and a Chinese consortium signed an agreement on Saturday to expand the capacity of Abadan and Persian Gulf Star oil refineries. The agreement, worth 2 to 3 billion dollars, requires the Chinese consortium to start a partnership with NIOPDC and invest in the projects, the MNA. • 2011 - Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned. • The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government. (The Guardian – 2011) • Russia and Iran warned the West against a military strike on the Islamic Republic Monday, saying an attack targeting its nuclear program would lead to civilian casualties and create new threats to global security. "This would be a very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences," Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow when asked (MSNBC.COM – 2011)
Weg voorberei – Weste word verswak The global economic crisis is forcing many of America’s European allies to make deep cuts in defence spending and procurement. This could have a significant impact on US transatlantic defence cooperation, especially with Britain and France. These two allies have had the greatest capability for power projection. Both countries now face difficult trade-offs as they decide how to modernize their nuclear deterrents, as well as their conventional forces. The choices are especially acute for Britain. Its defence officials suggest that their defence budget may be cut by 10-20 percent over the next five years as part of the country’s drive to reduce debt. In Britain the new military posture may be widely viewed as a “balancing” of military commitments and financial means, but “for senior US officials, however, the bigger concern is that America’s most militarily capable and politically willing partner now joins the ranks of many of its NATO brethren in reducing its share of the burden of maintaining mutual security,” says Stephen Flanagan, a senior vice president at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, in comments on the CSIS website. Britain bases its defence plans on the assumption that it needs to maintain a high-quality nuclear retaliation capability against a bolt-out-of-the-blue counterforce strike by the Russian Federation. However, since the collapse of the Soviet Union and subsequent changes in the strategic environment after the cold war, a case can be made for Britain and France to maintain a “minimum deterrent” – one designed to deter potential nuclear weapon proliferators in the Middle East, specifically the Iranian Islamic Republic. The Christian Science Monitor – 17 Aug 2010
Strategiese flater – gebruik olie reserwe in vredestyd klaar West will use strategic oil reserves – Haaretz 2011 Iran announced on Friday new military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, but the West has readied plans to use strategic oil stocks to replace almost all Gulf oil lost if Iran blocks the waterway, industry sources and diplomats told Reuters. They said senior executives of the International Energy Agency (IEA) discussed on Thursday an existing plan to release up to 14 million barrels per day (bpd) of government-owned oil stored in the United States, Europe, Japan and other importers. This rate of release could be kept up for a month, offsetting most of the 16 million barrels a day of crude passing through the world's most important shipping lane that could be halted by an Iranian blockade.
Strategiese flater – al die eiers in een mandjie The drastic reduction in European defense spending over the last six decades meant that no European country, could wage war on its own, and most importantly, no European country could guarantee its own territorial integrity without the vital protection of the American nuclear umbrella and the deployment of American conventional forces. Having outsourced its own security to the US, Europe drastically cut its own defense spending and the size of its fighting forces, to the point where even its ability to deploy limited forces for relatively low risk peacekeeping operations is in doubt today. The Western world is likely to lose something else in coming decades – namely the technological edge that enabled the US and its allies to win all the conventional wars they entered in the last 20 years. The Western world has been by and large the victor in military conflicts throughout recent history. It has also been at the cutting edge of technology as a consequence of its considerable investment in innovation initiated for the sake of winning wars. As we look ahead to a century of new threats and dangers, there is a distinct possibility that Western societies may turn their back on this long chapter of history and seek to disengage from the world by refusing to fight and by denying resources to those formerly tasked with the art of war. We may soon discover that Western military weakness will invite more carnage, not less. And that our unpreparedness for conflict, when it comes to our shores, will cost us dearly. Defenddemocracy.org – Jan 2012
Jakkals en Wolf stories - En die mandjie word gedra deur ‘n Jakkals WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is set this week to reveal his strategy that will guide the Pentagon in cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from its budget, and with it the Obama administration’s vision of the military that the United States needs to meet 21st-century threats, according to senior officials. In a shift of doctrine driven by fiscal reality and a deal last summer that kept the United States from defaulting on its debts, Mr. Panetta is expected to outline plans for carefully shrinking the military The New York Times – Jan 2012
Strategiese flater - vasgekeer Toegeysde see Land roete – Afganistan of Georgië Land roete - VSA Midde Oosterse Olie Suez Kanaal Malaka Kanaal Panama Kanaal Brasilië & Argentinië Suid Afrika Australië Toegeysde see
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Is daar nog iets wat China & Indië kan “aanjaag” It is strange, strange, strange that when it comes to the most important subject on the planet, the basis of all life - water - governments, international agencies, economists, scientists and businesses have consistently underestimated the growth in global demand, and the growing stress on supply. It's the biggest story in the world, yet mostly what we talk about is money: debt, growth, superannuation, savings, stock markets, gross national product, housing prices, wages. The link between energy and water is rarely discussed, yet is of huge consequence. The problem was encapsulated in Steven Solomon's book, Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization (2010). He later updated the dilemma in the Journal of Energy Security: China's groundwater reserves are already over-exploited, and water tables are dropping. China has a strategic water shortfall. It has almost four times the population of the United States but only the equivalent of one-third of America's water resources. India is worse off. It depends on the monsoons and flows from the Himalayan glaciers, which are retreating. India must sustain 20 per cent of the world's population with just 4 per cent of the world's freshwater. The strain is showing. In 1980, there were 2 million wells in India. Today there are 23 million. If wells are dug too deep, saltwater seeps into the aquifer causing irreparable damage. This is happening. The Ganges is polluted and threatened by the loss of flow from the Himalayan glaciers. Water volume on the Indus - a river crucial to both India and Pakistan - is down 30 per cent. As India's middle-class grows rapidly, its food and energy consumption leads to soaring water consumption. Something will have to give. Wealth or water. The world's growing freshwater stress makes the debt crisis in Europe look trivial by comparison, yet it barely rates consideration.
Wie moet profeteer, die banier oprig vir die berge in hul moedeloosheid? Sef 3:1 Wee die opstandige en die besoedelde, die verdrukkende stad. Sef 3:2 Dit luister na geen stem nie, dit neem geen tugtiging aan nie; op JAHWEH vertrou dit nie, tot sy God kom dit nie nader nie (onder die hoer se beheer – drink haar wyn) . Sef 3:3 Sy vorste binne-in hom is brullende leeus; sy regters is aandwolwe wat niks vir die môre oorlaat nie. Sef 3:4 Sy profete is ligsinnig, trouelose manne, sy priesters verontreinig wat heilig is, hulle verkrag die wet (die hoer se regerings oor die berge van Israel). Sef 3:5 Die HERE is regverdig binne-in hom, Hy doen geen onreg nie; elke môre laat Hy sy reg aan die lig kom, dit ontbreek nooit nie; maar die kwaaddoener ken geen skaamte nie (hul het geen verskoning want JHWH hou nie op om deur Sy Woord en die regverdiges in hul midde, te waarsku en vermaan) . Sef 3:6 Ek het nasies uitgeroei, hulle hoekvestings is vernietig; hulle strate het Ek verwoes, sodat niemand meer verbygaan nie; hulle stede is verniel, sodat daar geen mens, geen inwoner in is nie. Sef 3:7 Ek het gesê: Mag jy My maar vrees, tugtiging aanneem! Dan sou sy woonplek nie uitgeroei word nie, nie plaasvind alles wat Ek teen hom bestel het nie (JHWH onderskei tussen ander “nasies” en Israel). Nogtans het hulle met ywer al hulle handelinge bederwe. Sef 3:8 Daarom, verwag My, spreek JAHWEH, op die dag wat Ek My gereed maak vir die buit; want dit is my strafoordeel om nasies te versamel, koninkryke te vergader om my grimmigheid oor hulle uit te stort, al die gloed van my toorn. Want die ganse aarde sal deur die vuur van my ywer verteer word (die eerste oorlog – Armageddon) ! Sef 3:9 Want dan sal Ek aan die volke rein lippe toebring, sodat hulle almal die Naam van JAHWEH sal aanroep en Hom met ‘n eenparige skouer sal dien (1000 jaar vrederyk) . Sef 3:10 Oorkant die riviere van Kus vandaan sal my aanbidders, my verstrooide gemeente, my offerande bring (gesprek mbt ‘n ander geografiese plek / versameling mense, as waarmee die profeet tot nou gepraat het) .
Wie moet profeteer, die banier oprig vir die berge in hul moedeloosheid? - vervolg Sef 3:11 Op dié dag hoef jy (die anderkant die riviere van Kus) jou nie te skaam weens al jou dade waarmee jy teen My oortree het nie; want dan sal Ek uit jou midde wegruim die wat in jou oormoedig jubel, en jy sal jou nooit hoogmoedig gedra op my heilige berg nie. Sef 3:12 En Ek sal tussen jou in laat oorbly ‘n ellendige en geringe volk wat by die Naam van JAHWEH skuiling soek. Sef 3:13 Die oorblyfsel van Israel ( sal geen onreg doen en geen leuentaal spreek nie, en in hulle mond sal geen bedrieglike tong gevind word nie; maar hulle sal wei en neerlê, en niemand sal hulle verskrik nie. Sef 3:14 Jubel, o dogter van Sion, juig, o Israel! Verheug jou en jubel van ganser harte, o dogter van Jerusalem! Sef 3:15 Die HERE het jou oordele opgehef, jou vyand weggeveeg; die koning van Israel, JAHWEH is by jou, jy sal geen kwaad meer vrees nie. Sef 3:16 In dié dag sal aan Jerusalem gesê word: Vrees nie, o Sion, laat jou hande nie slap hang nie! Sef 3:17Die HERE jou God is by jou, ‘n held wat verlossing skenk. Hy verheug Hom oor jou met blydskap; Hy swyg in sy liefde; Hy juig oor jou met gejubel (wie sal dit vir die berge van Israel sê?). Sef 3:18 Die wat bedroef is, ver weg van die fees, versamel Ek; hulle hoort by jou, die smaad druk swaar op hulle (die res wat eerstens van gepraat was – wat onder vuur en stryd deurloop). Sef 3:19 Kyk, in dié tyd sal Ek met al jou verdrukkers handel; en die wat kreupel is, sal Ek red; en die wat verjaag is, versamel; en Ek sal hulle maak tot ‘n lof en tot ‘n roem wie se skande oor die hele aarde was. Sef 3:20 In dié tyd sal Ek julle aanbring, ja, in die tyd wanneer Ek julle versamel; want Ek maak julle tot ‘n roem en tot ‘n lof onder al die volke van die aarde, wanneer Ek voor julle oë julle lot verander, sê JAHWEH.
Boodskap aan en oor die Boeremense Jes 18:1 Wee die land van vlerkgegons (geluide van skild en swaard)wat anderkant die riviere van Kus lê; Jes 18:2wat boodskappers stuur oor die groot water en in skuite van biesies oor die waters! Gaan weg, vinnige boodskappers, na die hoog uitgegroeide nasie met die blink vel, na die wyd en syd gevreesde volk, die nasie gewoond om te gebied en te vertrap, wie se land deur riviere (welvaart) deursny word. Jes 18:3 Al julle bewoners van die wêreld en bewoners van die aarde, as ‘n banier opgehef word op die berge, kyk! En as die basuin geblaas word, luister! Jes 18:4 Want so het JAHWEH vir my gesê: Ek wag rustig en aanskou uit my woonplek, soos glinsterende hitte bo die sonlig, soos ‘n douwolk in die hitte van die oestyd. Jes 18:5 Want voor die oes, as die bloeisel volgroeid is en die blom ‘n ryp druiwekorrel word, sal Hy die ranke afsny met snoeimesse en die lote wegkap;Jes 18:6 hulle word almal saam oorgegee aan die roofvoëls van die berge en aan die wilde diere van die aarde; en die roofvoëls sal daarop die somer deurbring, en al die wilde diere van die aarde sal daarop oorwinter. Jes 18:7 In dié tyd sal aan JAHWEH van die leërskare geskenke gebring word van die hoog uitgegroeide volk met die blink vel en van die wyd en syd gevreesde volk, die nasie gewoond om te gebied en te vertrap, wie se land deur riviere deursny word, na die plek van die Naam van JAHWEH van die leërskare, na die berg Sion.
Boodskap aan die volke wie se land deur welvaart vernietig is Jes 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: Jes 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!Jes 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. H5104 naw-hawr' From H5102; a stream (including the sea; especially the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity: - flood, river.
Ons het ‘n boodskap om te bring – op die regte oomblik. Ken jy die boodskap, is jy gereed om dit te bring? Is ons volk gereed om dit te bring?