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'If the origin of nationalisation is shown in the first book of the
Bible, where is its final destiny foretold? The Bible is a prophetic book,
chiefly concerned with Israel, whose whole history was written beforehand.
Where then can we find out about a World Dictator who nationalises everything
in the days when the Jews will be back in their own land? In the last book
of the Bible, the Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ to His servant John.
There is a description of a World Dictator called the Beast, who will be
given supernatural power to perform miracles. This Dictator will come into
power after all the nations have agreed to their formulas about world
Government, and World Peace. The World Bank, the World Council of Churches,
and all world organisations will co -operate to bring about this humanitarian
idea to avoid war at any cost. This will ignore Jesus Christ, the Prince of
Peace (Rev. 13). The fear of man bringeth a snare, but whosoever trusteth in
the Lord shall be safe (Prov. 29:25).
provide the final dictator? (Isa. 10:5,6,24,25;
Ezek. 31; Micah 5:5)
'Modern Iraq includes ancient Assyria, Babylonia, and Mesopotamia. The
Baghdad Pact puts Britain in alliance with Iraq, which country owes its
existence to Britain, who liberated it from the Turkish yoke. It is not
under the spell of Egypt, but tries to keep in with the Arab countries.
Every sign of weakness on the part of Britain will cause Iraq to look to the
stronger side. Britain at present controls the oil in Iraq, pays enormous
rent to the Iraqi government for what was barren land, and heavy royalties on
every barrel of oil produced. The revenue from oil has enabled the
Government to develop the country's agriculture by extensive irrigation
schemes, which were initiated during the British occupation. The British are
gradually being replaced by other foreign engineers, who probably use sterner
measures to make the Arabs work. Canals have been dug from the Tigris to the
Euphrates and into Lake Hubbani, from thence into what is called the Abu
Dibbis Depression. This will form an inland sea double the size of the Dead
Sea, and will take the flood waters of both the Tigris and Euphrates. From
this inland and fresh -water sea canals will irrigate what is now desert but
with wonderful soil only wanting for water to make it blossom as the rose.
By 1957 steamers will be able to go up from Basra to this inland sea, around
which new cities will be built, and modern Babylon will be built. Iraq will
become the granary of the world as it was in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, the
first of the great World Dictators.
'The rise of Islam caused that fertile land to fall into decay, but
Islamic traditions are dying in Iraq, and Babylonianism is being revived.
Baghdad is a modern city with dual carriage ways and garden squares and
circles with statues of the king and politicians, but, to crown all, there is
a triumphal arch with the Babylonian winged bulls on either side. Having
lived in Baghdad when it was only a mud -walled city with mud roads and one
boat bridge across the river, I was amazed to see its rapid development
without a dictator.
'The Bagdad Pact and the recent royal reception of the King at
Buckingham Palace all helps to make Iraq feel its own importance to both
Eastern and Western nations. At present it looks most unlikely that Iraq
will provide the world dictator, but I believe the Bible. Proof of this will
be given later, but in the meantime watch Iraq and Russia. All will have to
compromise to avoid a world war which no one wants.