I heard, “Bridge on the River Kwai” — and I vaguely remembered watching this many years ago, so went to the site that reviews movies and found this:
“Shot on location in the steamy, colorful, dense tropical jungles of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the story’s theme is the futility and insanity of war, viewed through the psychological, confrontational struggle of imperialistic wills between a British and Japanese Colonel.
The two protagonists are symbols of different, opposing cultures, but actually they share much in common – egotistical pride, dedication, a belief in saving “face,” and stubborn, inflexible obedience to their class, military codes and rules.
Themes of heroism, pride, military tradition, hierarchy, and power are masterfully inter-woven into a plot that is ambiguous enough to allow for various viewpoints and perspectives.
Before and during the title credits, an evocative opening shows a single soaring, circling hawk, free from restraints. The aerial camera view pulls back to reveal a vast, green, tropical jungle (from the hawk’s point of view), then descends into the teeming, chattering, underbrush of the forest to pan by a row of crude graveyards (in the jungle and next to train tracks), marked with makeshift wooden crosses.
A train with a machine-gunner on top whistles as it roars past the graves, coming upon POWs in a World War II Japanese prisoner of war camp. The camp inhabitants and building one link in the infamous Bangkok-Rangoon “death railway.” ©filmsite.org
I am asking The LORD, what do You want to say about this LORD?
The above really stood out to me and reminded me of Israel and the Palestinians.
And then The LORD spoke to me, “I AM looking to build a Bridge between two brothers.
They think alike in many ways. They too, are stubborn and prideful, dedicated to their “rules and laws.”
And in building this Bridge, I AM looking for those who will lay down their lives for their brothers, to pray for them, to cry out for justice.
I desire more than anyone for Peace to have reign in the middle east.
I AM desiring that the lion lie down with the bear — that the commonness of the things they value would be looked at by either side and that they would lay down all ancient hatreds and lay down their weapons.
I AM calling to My watchmen to stand on the wall and to build with one hand through worship and praise, and to wield their weapon in the other hand, and speak the Word.
Peace will be accomplished, though at a cost. It will come more quickly if My intercessors will worship and do warfare.
Lift up your voices and do not get bogged down in earthly measures. Keep your eyes on Me, and fulfill the will of My heart, through MY MEANS — worship and prayer till Jerusalem is made a praise in the earth.
Call for the wailing women.
Call a solemn assembly.
Gather together and storm the heavens till My Will is accomplished. Your worship gives strength to those in the heavenly battle.
I AM like that bird. I circle around Jerusalem and I see what is going on and though it looks from above to be The Holy City, it is filled with graves now, and death lingers in the corners of My City.
Ariel has been My dwelling place, and now it is filled with graves of many of My children from both ethnic groups; brother against brother because of a lie.
My Intention IS to bring down the walls of Islam, but I need My warriors to AGREE and not take sides.
I do not take sides. I see with a singular eye. I see a people lost and forlorn, abandon-ed and full of hate and revenge, murder and desperation and I see another people, who still hold revenge for what was done to them in a former generation because they do not know the extent of My love for them, and do not know MY SON.
So I AM asking you, oh Watchmen, to not take sides — but see this from MY perspective and to seek MY FACE to bring down the prince of the air, to bring down the walls of ISLAM in all the nations that serve it — that the true Gospel can go forth to The Nations.
THIS is what is on MY HEART.
Stay the course till you see the signs of it’s unraveling. The tear has begun.
Apply more pressure and the walls will crumble. Worship in the Spirit of holiness.
You cannot have My Perspective if you have hatred and revenge in mind, or in your own heart by taking sides.
Both brothers are in need of the ultimate reconciliation — and My desire is to bring a NEW reconciliation through LOVE and kindness, not hatred and revenge, but forgiveness and humility.
Seek MY HEART, and MY mind — and I will move the mountains of false authority and false religion from the mountains surrounding Jerusalem.”
Strategy In This War? October 11 2023 War in Israel
~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN is the founder of Upstream Ministries, California, online at www.upstreamca.org and blogtalkradio.com/ Upstream and broadcasts on YouTube at @PriscillaVanSutphin. Donate to Upstream: via PayPal by sending as gift to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780, USA.