Daily Devotional for Monday August 25, 2014
Destroy or Be Destroyed
(2 Kings 24:20, 25:11; Jeremiah 52:28-30)
Destroy or be destroyed! On several occasions God told the armies of Israel to "go kill every man, woman, child, and living thing." Those who reject God and the Bible often use these isolated cases as a basis for declaring God is a blood-thirsty monster. God did not create war, man did in his rebellion to God. However, God understood the evil of man and sadly many enemies of Israel had no desire for peace, only the complete annihilation of the children of Israel. It was literally a situation of destroy or be destroyed!
That is no different than today as Hamas and Iran have consistently stated that their desired goal is the complete destruction of Israel and that every Jew be killed! This is why the final war as human history comes to an end will be fought on the plains of Megiddo in Israel, with the armies of Israel and their allies facing off against the armies of Islam and their allies. The good news is...GOD WINS!!!
The United States is currently facing a very real enemy who seeks our destruction. That enemy is Islam who I have told you has had the stated goal since this false religion was founded 1400 years ago of taking over the entire world and turning it into an Islamic state, killing ALL who refuse to bow their knee to "allah" and convert to this satanically inspired religion that leads the souls of all who follow their lies to eternity in hell!!!
Will you please wake up and realize that this is the stated and believed goal of ALL Muslims, even those supposed "peaceful Muslims" residing in the United States! You have not heard ONE WORD of condemnation from CAIR or other Muslim apologist groups. You have not heard ONE WORD of condemnation from any of the top Imams in the United States. That is because ALL Muslims believe that one day the whole world will become an Islamic state and all pledge allegiance to allah, including the United States and those who wish to remain alive!!!
Please don't be fooled. Whether it is ISIS, Al-Queda, AQAP, Boko-Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, or the name of any other Islamic group, they are ALL part of Islam! ISIS is currently the most legitimate threat to our nation because they are the most well funded, tech savvy, organized, weaponized, and trained Islamic group ever.
They have attracted "fighters" from nations around the world, including the United States, through on-line recruiting efforts. These recruits have found the false beliefs of Islam to be seductive as most of them are simply looking for that sense of belonging and purpose in life all human beings long for. While the Body of Christ provides the ultimate sense of belonging and our purpose in life is to serve and glorify God our Creator each in our own unique ways, those who have rejected Christ and Biblical Truth end up buying into the lies of the cults and false religions like Islam for that fulfillment!
The tool of satan responsible for the beheading of US photojournalist James Foley was a British national who converted to Islam known as "John the beheader." The name "John" is in tribute to John Lennon, as he and 3 others Brits also now part of ISIS, were referred to as "the Beatles." As a side note, the number one name for baby boys in the UK is Mohammed or any number of spellings for that name. Those representing ISIS have been taunting the United States much like Goliath taunted the armies of Israel. They have warned us that the US will be flooded with rivers of our blood.
The beheading of Foley last week was simply a typical barbaric warning by Islam to this nation that ISIS is coming to our soil. Sadly, most in this nation ignored the mass beheadings, crucifixions, and slaughter of thousands of our brothers and sisters in Christ and other groups in Iraq over the past few months. As I have warned you for years now, they are already here! Many current and retired operatives in our intelligence community have recently stated this as well.
I also warned you not to be distracted by the lawbreaking illegal immigrant children since the real issue of the border was our national security. I have told you many times that the real problem with not enforcing our southern border was the easy access to our nation it gives those who want to do us harm. The sad fact is, the security of our border is still not being enforced to this very day!!!
ISIS is on record wanting to bomb a US city. Recent intelligence has uncovered pictures in possession of ISIS operatives of the Old Republic building in downtown Chicago at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Driver. Not by coincidence, Foley was a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, a near north suburb of Chicago. Las Vegas also seems to be on the ISIS radar as does New York and Washington, both traditional targets of those who seek to commit acts of terror on US soil.
Here is the real problem we have. When the children of Israel were walking with God, living in obedience to God and His Truth, God protected them from their enemies. They had Godly leaders who heard the voice of the Almighty as He ordered them to destroy their enemies before their enemies could destroy them! Our problem is that this nation is in all out rebellion to God and His Truth! We have a leader who does NOT hear or obey God's voice!
The only real answer to ISIS is their complete destruction before they attack in an attempt to destroy us. Sadly, this does NOT end the threat of Islam against our nation. That threat will only end when God allows this nation to be destroyed as judgment for our sins as so many nations before us have ceased to exist, or in the final moments of human history when Islam and the forces that oppose God are defeated once and for all.
I warned you in late 2007 you would see the very real judgment of God being poured out on this nation for our sin and rebellion. Each year it has been more visible and more intense. With a very legitimate and real threat on our homeland from ISIS, we can not count God's protection! It is not that God can't protect us, it is that God WILL NOT!!!
I love you and care about you so much. For those who have been reading the Daily Devotional for any length of time, you know that I am probably about the most positive person you will ever meet. However, I am also one of the most realistic. I can't read the Bible and read about God's judgment on the children of Israel for their cycle of sin and not warn you that we are facing that same judgment. I sense our time is very short. I sense in my spiritual gut that at any moment God could unleash His wrath on this land. We are not only due His judgment, we are long OVERDUE His judgment!
As I see the events of this world unfolding, I clearly see that Islam could very easily be God's instrument of judgment on this nation for our rebellion, just like Babylon was His instrument of judgment on the children of Israel for their rebellion. I only know the glimpses we get from the Word what being taken captive and enslaved by a hostile people would be like. None of us can even being to fathom it. I do know that it will be horrible. I also know that it can be avoided IF we act and act decisively now.
That is why I do what I do, with Liveprayer in operation literally 24/7/365. We have no more time. Our time has run out. The threat on our homeland from ISIS is real and legitimate! Time will eventually tell and history will record the fall of this great nation at the hands of Islam should we stay on the spiritual course we are presently on. We are simply living in freedom today by the grace and mercy of Almighty God. I will keep doing all that I can each and every day to sound the trumpet of warning, to use all of the resources at my disposal to lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth so we might be spared His soon coming wrath and judgment!
Will you stand with me?
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,