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A Redline Once Spared a Harlot

| tues, september 11, 2012 |

Much has been written about the continued strain in tensions between the US and Israel over the Iranian nuclear program and the means by which it must be dealt with, but it is the latest ricochet of top level statements between the US and Israel that has rung yet another ominous and prophetic tone.

In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or the CBC, on Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that a redline needed to be drawn, a line that would send a clear message to Iran that Israel is not the only nation serious about halting the nuclear advancements of the Iranian regime.

I think what is important is to realize that Iran will not stop unless it sees a clear determination by the democratic countries of the world and a clear redline, I don't think that they see a clear redline, and I think the sooner we establish one, the greater the chances that there won't be the need for other types of action. -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu CBC 9/9/2012

A few moments later in the interview Prime Minister Netanyahu was clear that he was talking to the United States about drawing such a redline.

The full interview can be watched at this link.

Little time would pass before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview with Bloomberg Radio, was asked about the need for such a redline and how the Obama administration felt about drawing a redline.

QUESTION: On Iran, nuclear negotiations have ground to a halt despite increasing noises out of Israel about a possible preemptive military strike. The EU is now talking about new sanctions. What's the game-changer here? Does the U.S. need to state more explicit redlines to persuade Iran to take the deal that was offered and to reassure Israel to hold off from a military strike?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I think we've maintained a steady course of our two-pronged policy. We have always said every option was on the table, but we believe in the negotiation, the diplomatic effort through the P-5+1, but also pressure. And we are working to increase that pressure. The sanctions, we know, are having an effect. The efforts that the P-5+1 have made to pin Iran down on what exactly they are willing to do are still underway, and we will be having some meetings in the next month in New York and elsewhere to take stock of where we are. So I think it's a very challenging effort to get them to move in a way that complies with their international obligations, but we believe that is still, by far, the best approach to take at this time.

QUESTION: Is there a deadline?

SECRETARY CLINTON: We're not setting deadlines. We're watching very carefully about what they do, because it's always been more about their actions and their words.

The rest of the transcript can be read at the following link.


The following day, the State Department, during the daily brief, shot down any idea of a redline being drawn and reaffirmed that sanctions and diplomacy are still the Obama administration's focused approach towards halting Iran's nuclear program.

QUESTION: Well, but why should the Israelis be clear about you - what you would not allow in terms of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, but the American people are not supposed to know what you would allow and not allow, in terms of - if you say that this is a world threat and that this is in U.S. national security interest, why can't the American people know what you would not allow Iran to obtain or not obtain?

MS. NULAND: The American people know that the President has said, unequivocally, he will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. I'm not going to get into how you unpack exactly what, who, how, when. That is the subject of our intense focus on what's going on in Iran. As you know, the IAEA has just come forward with a report on Iran's noncompliance, which is being discussed now in the Board of Governors meeting.

So we are absolutely firm about the President's commitment here, but it is not useful to be parsing it, to be setting deadlines one way or the other, redlines. It is most important that we stay intensely focused on the pressure on Iran, the opportunity for Iran to fix this situation through the diplomacy that we've offered, and intensive consultations with Israel and all the other regional states, as we are doing.

The rest of the transcript can be read at the following link.


These statements given by both Secretary of State Clinton and the US State Department, not even 24-hours after Prime Minister Netanyahu presented the need for a redline, clearly establishes the official position the Obama administration has taken on the Iranian nuclear front, a position that I believe may have prophetic implications upon this nation.

In Joshua chapter 2, Joshua sends out two men to secretly search out the Jordan Valley and even Jericho. Upon the arrival to Jericho, the two men stayed with the harlot Rahab and lodged there. Word soon made it to the king of Jericho that Rahab was housing two spies, which prompted the King to investigate. This led to Rahab hiding the men and lying to the king's men about their whereabouts, "Where the men went, I know not."

When the coast was clear, Rahab went back to her roof where she had hidden the men. It was at this point that she stated her position and motivation for hiding the two Israeli spies.

9  And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

10  For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

11  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. Joshua 2:9-11

Rahab went on to ask for the lives of her family to be spared in the days ahead, days that would surely mean the fall of Jericho as Israel advanced into the Covenant Land.

The two men in turn made a covenant with Rahab, "And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

Before fleeing to the mountains for a few days to evade any potential pursuers, the Israelis instructed Rahab to draw a redline of sorts, a line that would literally declare where she and her family stood.

And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.  Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him. And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear. And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. Joshua 2:17-21

This redline would make Rahab and her position easily identifiable in the coming chaos of destruction. The hanging of this line of scarlet, or crimson, was reminiscent of the protection given unto the Hebrews before their exodus out of Egypt at the first Passover.

Rahab, the harlot, a person that Scripture doesn't seem to indicate possessed any specific high status or any advanced intelligence, recognized the key component in the Israelites supernatural advance into the land, YEHOVAH.

And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land.

Not only did Rahab discern the hand behind the advance of the Israelites, but she also recognized the imminent threat Jericho would face as well, copiously acknowledging the future head on collision between Jericho and the Israelites.

 I don't believe that it was fear that motivated Rahab to spiritually draw a redline, a line that would later manifest in the natural as a scarlet, or red line hung from the window of her dwelling. I believe that the red line hung from her window was a witness of the redline she had already drawn within her heart, a line that recognized the supernatural essence and hand behind the Israelites. Rahab recognized, if even just a splinter, the plan of YHVH for the Jewish people and the possession of the land, land that will one day be the earthly kingdom of Yehsua HaMashiach. The redline of Rahab is synonymous with her eventual salvation.

In this late, precipice hour, could YHVH be giving those with eyes to see and ears to hear a clear message that unlike the harlot Rahab, the great harlot Babylon, or the United States of America, has chosen instead to openly declare she needs no redline, she needs no salvation?

Is it any coincidence that once again, thousands of years later, an Israeli or modern day Israelite, stated that a redline could prevent war, yet the US sees no need to lower a redline, making her position easily identifiable in the coming chaos of destruction?

The chilling reality is that the US has no red line to lower, a line that would spare her and her family from becoming causalities of Israel's war on Jericho, or in this case Iran, because she has utterly rejected the notion that a redline is necessary, a redline that only manifests when one can see, if even barely, the supernatural hand behind the existence and plan of Israel, YEHOVAH.

Sadly, unlike Rahab, the US has even decided to not cover for the Israelis and has even on several occasions declared the business of the Israelis to the world, including the enemy. Rahab and the US may both be harlots, but whereas the former has chosen salvation, the later has chosen destruction.

Just as Pharaoh, the Obama administration is blind to the reality of Israel's divine course and hand of the ALMIGHTY, El Shadi, the I AM that personally oversees Israel's course to completion.

Let us take note and prepare for war; the harlot's destruction has already begun. It is time to hang the scarlet line.

God Bless, daniel