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Daily Devotional for Thursday September 30, 2010
As Islam is in the News So Much these Days, the One Thing I have Noticed is How Afraid the Media is to Say Anything that would Upset Muslims
As Islam is in the news so much these days, the one thing I have noticed is how afraid the media is to say anything that would upset Muslims. I understand this, since self-appointed Islamic watchdog groups like CAIR are ready to pounce on and castigate anyone in the media who dares tell the truth about this 1400-year-old false religion of hatred, violence, and death. Also, you never know what may be used as an excuse to commit acts of terror and kill innocent people in the name of allah because someone "offended Islam."
This past Sunday, 60 Minutes on CBS gave a forum to victory mosque Imam Feisal Rauf to spew his lies. Never ONCE was he confronted to denounce Islamic violence around the world, or the never ending attempts we have uncovered to commit new acts of terror on US soil, or to renounce the barbary of Sharia law, or how he plans to raise $100 million dollars for his super victory mosque/swimming pool/library/smoothie bar/inter-faith center, or whatever they are calling their project today.
Instead, they gave Rauf license to look into the camera and proliferate the lie that he is a peacemaker, a bridge builder, a man who loves America...because he roots for the New York Giants football team! It is the media who continues to portray Islam as a peaceful and loving religion, despite a 1400 year history to the contrary. They continue to proffer Islam as a relgion of peace, despite the fact from day one it was about domination. It is the media who is helping to lull this nation to sleep about Islam and what their true goals and intentions are, which is to turn the United States into an Islamic nation if they can! Many have emailed me about whether as Christians we should be engaging in war, which will involve killing innocent people. The fact is, there is very strong Biblical support for war, when it is the defense of your nation, your faith. Make no mistake about it, our nation was attacked on 9/11 and there are still many people that would love to destroy us. We have every right, and the responsibility to defend ourselves! God often called His children to war to defeat the enemies of God throughout the Bible. We enjoy the freedom that we have today, because of the sacrifices made by our forefathers.
If we are to insure those same freedoms for our children, then we must respond and defend our nation against those who would destroy it. Yes, there will be innocent people killed. Innocent people were already killed on 9/11. That is why you must always keep the big picture in focus at all times. Death is part of the human experience. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, one day we will all die. Everyone will die by some means. Some by disease, some by accidents, some by murder, some by wars.
That is why nobody should miss their opportunity to accept Christ by faith, you may never have another chance since death can come at anytime, and it is final. We live this life in service to God. That is our purpose. When we have fulfilled God's plan for our life, we are called home to live for eternity with Him.
Here is what God has showed me about the upcoming events that will be unfolding in the coming days, weeks, months, years, and even decades. Our war on terror is not seen as a mission of defeating terrorism, what the world perceives as a war on Islam. The U.S., which is seen worldwide as representing Christianity, along with Israel, against Islam. As you can see, this is where many allies in the Middle East who supported our initial efforts to get Bin Laden and Hussein, have had a change of heart. Islamic people worldwide see our war on terror simply as a Holy War on Islam by the West and Israel.
What happened on 9/11, our required response, and the 9 years since have unleashed events over our planet that I believe strongly fits in with the general references Jesus and Paul made about the Last Days. I am not even getting into the specific events spoken of in Revelation. God will decide when Christ returns. There will be all of the judgments and destruction talked of in the last book of the Bible. Only God knows for sure how all of that will play out. I am simply sharing that what has happened, and will start to unfold, is setting the stage for all of those events to occur. All of this could take many decades to play out, but as they do, the world will be looking for answers, looking for hope, and that is where our opportunity comes in.
Please hear my heart today. Just as I have tried to put much of what has happened in context for you, I want you to understand that what I have shared today is not meant to frighten you, or cause you to lose hope. Quite the opposite. The fact is, God has chosen us to be part of the most exciting time in human history. We will have opportunities to share His love and hope like never before.
The fact that He has raised us up in this day and time in human history, to share His love and hope with a world that will be in turmoil, is an incredible responsibility. It is our turn to do great things for God!!! Just like a football player trains hard, practices hard for the big game, now is the BIGGEST GAME OF ALL. God doesn't expect us to be on the bench, but on the field, working hard. Unlike the football player who plays hard, but doesn't know if his team will win, we have extreme confidence, because we already know the final score!!! God wins!!!
I love you, and care about you very much. It is my responsibility to be honest and open with you. I have done that each and every day these past 11+ plus years now. I can't stop now. As the events of the coming weeks, months, and even years unfold, I will be here as long as God allows me, to share each day from my heart, to help you see His will for your life in all that is happening.
It is no accident that God raised up this ministry when He did, that you are getting these Devotionals every day. Now is time to get very serious about being a Christian. We have been blessed to be living in an exciting time, and on the winning team. All we have to do is to get up each day, and be faithful and obedient in the work that He has for each of us to accomplish. Never forget, no matter what, God is in control, and the end of the book says, GOD WINS!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller