9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11 And the LORD shall utter His voice before His army: for His camp is very great: for He is strong that executes His word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? 12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents Him of the evil. Joel 2:9-13
Western countries should be warned they are vulnerable to these vicious attacks because they are uncertain about their enemy and distracted by their own impiety. Their leaders have let in those who hate them, giving them asylum, while their societies have decayed into aimless perversity. The intelligence communities underestimate the sophistication, expertise, and deadly resolve of their enemies; the inhabitants of these nations are helpless victims being unarmed by their governments. Gullibility about the evil without and the evil within blinds the peoples of the Western nations to the instrument of their demise. Common sense and reason have been sacrificed on the altars of progressive secularism, political correctness, and gross immorality. Can the Western nations arise to this deadly challenge and defeat their enemies?
How did ISIS, a junior league radical jihadist group, as described by President Obama, keep their evil scheme secret until after they attacked? What if the Western nations had decimated ISIS when it first reared its vicious head? What would the result be if there had been swift and deadly reprisals against this terrorist juggernaut when they first started beheading innocent people? How would the situation be different in the Middle East if the United States hadn’t abandoned Iraq? The leadership in the Western nations has destabilized their own countries by not recognizing the enemy, not supporting their allies and not defeating ISIS in the Middle East.
30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. 31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD. 32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. Jeremiah 25:30-32
As believers in Jesus Christ, we must remember that we are His precious possession, and that He watches over us for good. As God’s beloved children we must continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, sharing His love with all. It is our duty to pray for these people and ask our God to protect our country and defeat our enemies. We should be watchful and aware of those around us. It is most likely the jihadists are in our country moving among us. We should be ready to report any suspicious behavior or activity to the local authorities. We shouldn’t be so naïve as to think that our open borders are not an invitation for terrorists to enter our country.
The foolish Western nations reject those who love them; Jesus Christ’s redeemed children, and embrace the ones bent on their destruction; progressive liberals, ecumenical liars, and radical Islamists. It is mind-boggling that the Democrats running for President do not have the wisdom to realize the greatest threat to our world is radical Islam which desires to establish a Caliphate the world over, subjugating and destroying all who will not worship their false god Allah. May our God have mercy on our country and establish strong minded leaders who will go after ISIS, and all radical Islamists, as the perilous threat they are to all countries around the world. May God protect our brothers and sisters the world over from these evil-doers. Regardless of how this crisis turns out, we know from God’s Word that things will get worse for believers and we will suffer greater persecution, but we can trust in our God to protect, lead, guide us and receive us into glory.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:4-13
Lord Jesus Christ we are surrounded by threats throughout this evil fallen world. We greatly need your protection and wisdom for living in these evil times. May we be forever faithful to You. Amen!