The world remembers WWII and the crazy term Nazis who wanted to kill a certain group of people, the Jews. The Nazi plan was quickly recognized as terrorism and met with serious warfare from concerning countries. Since 9-11-2001, we have recognized a group of people who want to kill certain groups of people, yet the past several years, we have placed the urgency on the back-burner or even denied there’s a problem occurring.
We know longer are the country to be reckoned with. We are not safe in any city or state. We’re afraid at work, at school, at church, downtown, or in a plane. Our country, because of its Christian heritage, is at war with Islamic Religion. It’s the ultimate good vs. evil. Our enemy from the very beginning has been trying to destroy or eliminate God’s chosen people from the earth. He tried within the story of Ruth, having a decree for all Jews to die. He tried by having Saul goes crazy and want to kill David, his beloved musician and successor. He tried when Jesus was born, again having all newborn boys under the age of 2 killed in hopes of eliminating Jesus – the “King of the Jews”. Now he’s working through Islamic terrorist whom have been taught that they will receive great reward for killing Christians. I know one thing for sure, whether or not our government gets involved and fights back or not, God will have His revenge. It will be coming soon and will be unmistakable.
Unlike the Nazi era, we don’t recognize the good from the evil. With the latest terroristic attack, a co-worker at a Christmas party, becomes the silent killer. Did anyone suspect this would happen? No. We are now fighting an enemy we cannot see coming; we don’t recognize; we wouldn’t suspect; we can’t prepare for. Matthew 7:15 warns us to “watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves”. This warning is true today in the terroristic times we are living in. How else does the enemy eliminate Christian people and their beliefs than to be close and unpredictable? How do we fight? It’s a spiritual battle and must be fought with the weapons we’ve been given. God’s Word is a sword we use to slash the enemy. Memorize verses that will protect your heart, your mind, your life. (Ephesians 4:25; 2 Timothy 4:17; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 4:13 are a few)