Daily Devotional for Tuesday July 8, 2014
A Message and Challenge to the Head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
(John 3:16, 14:6, 1 Kings 18:16-39)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, this is troubling to me. Please explain what is meant by, "the road to heaven is narrow and few will find the way."
ANSWER: Sadly, despite the Gospel being available to all, most will choose to reject it. The biggest reason I see daily is because people don't want to be held accountable. The "narrow road" doesn't only pertain to Jesus being the ONLY way to be saved, but the Bible being the ONLY truth. Sadly, most choose to reject that Truth.
A message and challenge to the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I thought this would the best way for me to communicate with you. I'm William Keller, a 56-year old man living in St. Petersburg, Florida. I'm a Christian evangelist who cares about your eternal soul because it is God's desire "all come to repentance, that none be lost," including you Mr. al-Baghdadi.
Look at you, look at your life. For this moment you live like the ruler of a small state, when in fact you are nothing but a terrorist whose "state" was created by terror, violence, and murder. Your life is totally dependant on the loyalty a small group of people around you. At any moment, one of those you trust could betray you like Judas betrayed Jesus and your life will be over. The false prophet you follow, Mohammed, was poisoned to death by one of his wives!!!
All throughout human history, from Adam on, men are born, they live, and they die. Each man determines at some point in their life the course they will take. Most will simply live and die and other than a few family members and friends, nobody on earth will ever remember they even existed. Some men have higher ambitions and their life impacts the lives of others. Some for good, others for evil. These are the men whose names the history books record for how they chose to live their lives on this earth. The historical record is full of men who did great things with their few short years and had a positive affect on others, while also recording the lives of men who chose to let satan guide them as they inflicted great evil on their fellow man.
You do not have to be a historian or theologian to look at a man's life work and determine if his life was good or evil. Only men blinded by satan would consider the lives of Genghis Khan, Adolph Hitler, or Osama Bin Laden as anything but pure unadulterated evil. Even a man of great evil can't ignore the compassion of a Mother Theresa or the lifetime of sacrifice to bring hope to millions by a Billy Graham. It is against this most basic standard of good and evil that your life Mr. al-Baghdadi will be judged by God the moment you die, and than the historians and future generations to be one of pure unbridled evil!
Don't be fooled by the fact millions around the world claim to love and admire you. All of the monsters of history were loved and admired by their misguided faithful followers also. You may be a hero and worshipped by those who follow your perverted vision of life and this world, but until this world as we know it ends one day, you will always be known as a thoroughly evil man whose life was about terror, hate, and murder. You have followed the same path as the false prophet you have put your faith in, Mohammed, who history has correctly recorded was nothing more than a murdering polygamist pedophile who has led the souls billions of blind followers throughout the last 1400 years to eternal damnation with the false religion he created.
Islam is a 1400 year old lie that was born out of the voice of satan, literally! Mohammed was correct when he stated it was satan who initially spoke to him. He dreamed up his own god, allah, a non-existent imitation of the God of the Bible, and inspired his own holy book, the Qu'ran, a cheap imitation of the inspired, inerrant Word of God found in the Bible. Mr. al-Baghdadi, I hate to break this to you, but the religion Mohammed dreamed up, Islam, the imaginary god he created, allah, and the book of lies he inspired, the Qu'ran, are all from the pits of hell itself! You were born into the lie of Islam, you have embraced the lie of Islam, and despite the fact you have no doubt been exposed to the Truth of the Bible and the love of Jesus Christ, you have rejected that Truth and love for a lie!
I fully understand that you think you are a noble man, living your life for a higher purpose with a great reward awaiting you when this life is over. Let me tell you Mr. al-Baghdadi , you are not noble, you are nothing but a coward who inspires men to commit acts of evil against innocent people. You are not living your life for a higher purpose, but as a tool of satan himself. There will be no great reward for you when you take your last breath, only the judgment of God and the eternal fires of hell. THERE ARE NO VIRGINS WAITING FOR YOU IN PARADISE WHEN YOU DIE MR. AL-BAGHDADI, ONLY SATAN AND THE EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT OF HELL!
The good news I have come to tell you is that you, yes, even you Mr. al-Baghdadi , can escape God's eternal wrath. He loves you so much, that He sent Jesus to die for your sins, ALL OF THEM, EVERY LAST ONE! Yes Mr. al-Baghdadi , even you can be saved and enter into the Glory of Heaven. Not some fictitious place called "paradise" with women waiting to have sex with you, but the home of the one and only God of the Bible where you can find eternal peace and rest when your life on this earth is over. That is God's promise to all men who will repent, ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and invite into your heart and life by faith Jesus Christ.
God did not give you life so you could live as an evil instrument of satan, but to serve and glorify your Creator. You could become one of the greatest soul winners in human history. There are over 1 billion people on this planet following the lie of Islam to hell for all eternity. Most did not choose Islam, they were born into it or forced with the threat of death to accept its' lies. Even with the little time you have left, God could use you to deliver hundreds of thousands, maybe even MILLIONS of souls from the flames of hell to the glories of Heaven. By accepting Christ as your Savior, you cannot only save your own soul Mr. al-Baghdadi, but God can use you to save many others as well!
God has blessed me during this season with an international ministry that reaches millions of people every day. I can assure you that the Liveprayer family around the world will be praying for you and for you to turn from the lie of Islam and to the Truth of the Bible and faith in Jesus Christ. It is no accident that you are hearing these words Mr. al-Baghdadi . The United States, the greatest military power the world has known can't find you, but this message found you. That is God speaking to you. What you choose to do is your decision, just like it is the decision each man has to make. If you ever needed proof that the God of the Bible is real, that He loves you, THE FACT YOU ARE HEARING THIS MESSAGE IS THAT PROOF!!!
If you would like to accept Jesus as your Savior, simply say these words as you accept them into your heart by faith. " I renounce the lie of Islam and ask you to forgive me of my sins Jesus. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, my King, and I give my heart and life to you today by faith. Come into my life Jesus and save my soul, AMEN!
Mr. al-Baghdadi, if your heart is so hard that you refuse to renounce the lies of Islam and bow your knee to Jesus, I have a challenge for you. If you read the Bible in the Book of First Kings, Chapter 18, verses 16-39, you will read about The God of the Bible's prophet Elijah who challenged the prophets of baal to see which God would answer by fire. Like the prophets of baal, you also follow an imaginary, false god you call "allah." I serve the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the great I AM, the Creator of the universe and all that it is in it.
I will come to Iraq, Syria, any location you desire. We will each take an unblemished animal, cut it into pieces, and put them on wood but not set fire to the wood. Once prepared, you will have one hours time to call on "allah" to rain down fire to your offering. If at the end of that hour "allah" has still not answered your pleas, I will call upon the one true God of the Bible, Jehovah-Jireh, to not only bring fire to my offering but yours as well.
Mr. al-Baghdadi, if your god "allah" does not answer you and my God answers me, you will resign as the leader of ISIS, retire from your life of terror, encourage your followers to live in peace, and I will be free to return to the United States. If your god "allah" answers your pleas by fire and my God does not, I will renounce the Christian faith and you are free to kill me or do whatever you like.
Mr. al-Baghdadi, I am not crazy, nor am I afraid of you or death since you can only kill a man once. I have perfect peace when God and God alone says my work is over, that I will be forever with Him in Heaven for all eternity. I will be praying for your salvation, however, if you refuse to denounce the lies of Islam and become a Christian, I will be expecting to hear from your people no later than the end of July so that we can work out the details for this "challenge by fire" since the world will be watching with great anticipation to see whose God is truly God! Is it the god of Islam or the God of the Bible and the Christian faith? My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can be reached through Twitter @LivePrayer
***I love you and care about you so much. Please stand with me today that God will guide our techs as the video of this message is posted to over 50 Islamic websites and many newspapers and services around the world. Pray that this video will literally be seen by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and stand with me today for his salvation, since the same Jesus who died for my sins and yours died for his as well! Pray that if he refuses to renounce the lies of Islam, that God will prepare the way for a modern day version of the "answer by fire" challenge of Elijah and that as our God answers, millions worldwide will come to faith in Jesus Christ! Amen!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,