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Edition 323: August 3rd 2016
Terrorism – almost impossible to defeat, but its end is nigh!
Terrorism – almost impossible to defeat, but its end is nigh!
►Please note throughout this edition how amazingly relevant the Bible verses are that I’ve chosen, to today’s situation. They may as well have been written yesterday!
Terrorism is increasing in Europe, the USA, UK and other nations. It is getting worse. It must get worse if the world is fast approaching the tribulation period. Many people think that it’s just a passing situation and will soon be gone and done with.
Mark13:7 “When you hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that you are not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is still not yet.”
The original word used for “rumours” is Strong’s G189 = “Akoe.” The word is used to describe an audience hearing a report of, or hearsay of an event.
This is the secondary weapon of the terrorist. It is the fear created in and by the report of the event.
The turmoil, of terror creates the tumultuous headlines of revolution and mayhem. But we must know that the lawlessness and chaos of terrorism emanates directly from Satan himself.
You will be surprised how much the Bible has to say about terrorism and how relevant and accurate it is in today’s terms!
The big weapon of the terrorist is not bombs, bullets and murder, it is mass fear. Fear reduces your ability to defend yourself and when severe enough it, leads to giving up, capitulation and surrender.
Fear is a powerful weapon of the enemy, but in most cases is actually empty, unless you were directly hit. It is a weapon to intimidate and produce control. This is the central tenant of Satan and his ready hosts –Islam (and others).
Fear as the terrorist’s weapon, strikes much further and wider than the terror event. In fact its reach is worldwide.
The world is helpless in the face of terrorism and is at its mercy. Or is it?
This is the “or is it?” edition!
Terrorism, the definition:
The Bible uses a number of original words translated as “terror”. They each have very insightful meanings and are relevant to today’s situation. The original words used for “violence” are similar in many respects. The word “terror” appears 29 times in the Bible.
Terrorism is undeclared war and is particularly heinous and evil because it preys on soft, vulnerable targets, which are always innocent, in the fact that they are the soft public at large. Terrorism glorifies martyrdom at the expense of the softest of soft targets.
Proverbs 6:16-19 “These things the Lord hates: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”
God hates the shedding of innocent blood. This applies perfectly to terrorism, and by the way, it also applies perfectly to abortion.
It is Satan himself who comes to “kill, steal and destroy.” (John 10:10) The Quran calls its believers to violence 109 times.
Terrorism is a world war. It is WW111 in another form. It can’t be defeated with 10 atom bombs.
Here are some Bible definitions for you:
Terror: ●Hebrew= Strong’s H2847 – “Chittah”. Meaning = Terror, fear.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H928 – “Behalah”. Meaning = Sudden terror, panic and ruin.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H367 – “Eymah”. Meaning= Terror, idols, dread, terrible horror.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H4737 – “Maaratsah”. Meaning= Terror, violence, shock, awe.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H1091 – “Ballahah”. Meaning= Terror, dread, alarm, calamity.
●Greek= Strong’s G5401 – “Phobos”. Meaning= Fear, terror, dread, strike, terror.
Violence: Hebrew= Strong’s H2555 – Chamac (Hamas) Meaning= Cruelty, injustice, damage, terror.
So now, if we put all of these together we come up with a universal, biblical meaning of “terrorism.”
►Terror is a dreadful sudden-strike, an alarming, cruel, unjust, event, creating ruin, horror, panic, fear, shock, awe, dread, and calamity.
Terrorism’s weapon – fear:
Terrorism is primarily psychological warfare. If you think about it, just a few people dying in a terror attack rocks the whole civilised world by the fear it creates.
Fear: ●Hebrew= Strong’s H3372 – “Yare”. Meaning= Terrify, afraid, fear, awe, reverence, revere.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H3374 – “Yirah”. Meaning= Terrifying, awesome, fear.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H4172 – “Mowra”. Meaning= Awe-inspiring spectacle
●Greek= Strong’s G5401 – “Phobos”. Meaning= Fear, striking terror, dread.
●Greek= Strong’s G1167 – “Deilia”. Fear, cowardice.
Jeremiah 1:8 “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you.”
The verse above is on the mark! Fear is the face of terrorism that the whole world sees.
►Fear is the way to overcome fear!
Proverbs 14:26-27 “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence...The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to avoid the snares of death.”
If we as believers nurture and walk in the fear of the Lord, it will drive out the fear of the devil. It is the fear of the Lord that makes us strong and brings our Lord into our lives in a special way. Please study the fear of the Lord yourself. You will see amazing and wonderful benefits.
We could say: We must put our faith in the fear of the Lord.
***2 Chronicles 16:9 “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
Psalm 11:5 “The Lord tests the righteous, but the wicked and the ones who love violence, His soul hates.”
Do you know that Islamic terrorists actually love violence!
Proverbs 29:10 “The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the just seek his wellbeing.”
Psalm 73:6 “Pride serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.”
Islamic terror’s purpose:
The aim of Islamic terrorism, as far as Israel is concerned, is the same as Catholic-created replacement theology, now in most churches. It is to replace and get rid of the Jews. The aim is the same as Nazi Germany. The church does it by doctrine. The Nazi’s did it by murder and Islam does it by both.
The aim as far as the world is concerned, is world domination and control.
The underlying purpose behind Islamic terror is to create capitulation so that Islam and Sharia law can march in. But on the way to world domination, Islamic terror first has to get past Israel, subduing and converting the Jewish state to Sharia / Islam!
That is where Islamic terror meets its match and ultimate defeat.
Israel is called and chosen by God to become His great and final work in the world. The Jewish state will soon become Yeshua’s state, exalting the cross of Calvary, with Islam destroyed. How’s em apples, terrorist?
As Islamic terrorists hit soft targets, they, also infiltrate “soft” nations to start with. This is why Islamic terror, has such a tough time making any headway in Israel. Israel is Islam’s worst nightmare. Europe, on the other hand is Islam’s dream.
Europe is a leader in moral cowardice, surrender and hatred for God’s plans for Israel. Europe has become a good friend of the devil.
I have just read a shocking article on the rapid increase in anti-Semitism in Europe, France in particular. If you don’t think there is a relationship between Islamic terrorism and anti-Semitism in Europe, you don’t know God or His word at all.
You see, by importing great mobs of Muslim migrants, into Europe, the UK, US or anywhere, you are importing raw Islam. You are importing anti-Semitism! Please find me one active Muslim who is not deeply anti-Semitic! That person does not exist. You are importing enmity with God. You are importing your ultimate doom!
Learn your lessons from Israel, you stupid nations! But you won’t! You would rather attack Israel, because Satan is your god.
America, many are saying it’s too late for you. I’m not so sure.
America has been a great not because it has been good, but because it has been a nation under God, supportive of Israel. So, is the new bad of America going to sink her? God does not destroy a nation because of its sin. He allows a nation to fall because the light has gone out! So, can America still be spared? It’s really up to you...the light!
Why, the plague of terrorism?
There is a strong principle in the Bible in relation to defeating an enemy. This obviously is not relating to our personal walk as a Christian – that’s another subject. The principle is that if you won’t defeat your enemy, your enemy will defeat you!
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
The very real Palestinian problem of these days is a result of Israel disobeying the verses above!
Numbers 32:20-23 “Moses said to them; if you do this thing, if you arm yourselves before the Lord for the war, and all your armed men cross over the Jordan, until He has driven out His enemies from before Him and the land is subdued, then afterwards you may return and be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and this land shall be your possession. But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Proverbs 1:24-27 “Because I have called and you have refused...you disdained My counsel and would have none of My reproof, I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.”
If only Israel obeyed these verses ages ago when they were given, the story would be different. But it’s not too late, and thankfully, Israel is now taking appropriate action.
The mass - media and terrorism:
The biggest problem people have, is wrongly identifying the problem! In a war, military advisers are normally key components of the defence force. In dealing with terror, it’s a different story.
The much greater problem stemming from this is that people go to the news media for their information. There is nothing wrong with getting the facts from the media, but be very careful when things spill over into opinion!
In fact if you receive the opinions of the mass - media, you are already defeated.
May I remind you of a truth I have mentioned many times: Satan is the “god of this world.” As such the mass media is his mouthpiece and deliverer of his opinions. Satan is the “kosomkratos” (world power). He is the deceiving power behind media.
The reason why most people can’t see Satan at work is because they are blind to the spiritual realm. It’s also because they have given themselves, albeit inadvertently, to him and come under his blinding force. (2 Corinthians 4:4). On top of this, they wilfully “believe not” the things of God. So God Himself has also blinded them. (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
Then add to these things the spiritual curses anti-Semites and anti-Semitic nations have inflicted upon themselves and you begin to see why so many people and nations are totally doomed today. (Genesis 12:3)
The blind mass-media pick on a few good Muslims doing good things (and there are many.) Then they extend that further in their blindness, saying that Islam is a religion of peace. Now they have given sanction to this evil religion of mass murder.
It is anything but a religion of peace, calling it’s believers to violence 109 times, including dismembering, torture, beheading and more.
The end objective of Islam is world domination and control. Oh yes they believe in peace...but what they mean by peace is the absence of resistance to Islam and forced submission to Sharia law, which violates untold numbers of human rights!
They have also contributed to deceiving the whole world. They identify some problem areas and then justify the rest of Islam and claim it is a religion of peace!
More lies have been invented and told by the mass-media about Israel than anything or anyone ever!
Political correctness is on the road to self - destruction and world war. The politically correct believe the incorrect mass - media and the political liars in power today. They refuse to see or even admit that the root of the terror-enemy is the religion of Islam.
You, my friends, need to know these things. The Christian world has had the great privilege of holding all these truths and answers in their hands for nearly 2000 years. But today, the blind guides in the pulpits have deprived and starved the sheep of these powerful truths.
Israel’s answer to terrorism:
Israel has had one victory after the next in conventional wars and in defeating terrorism. Today Israel is teaching other nations in Asia how to deal with terrorism. Surprisingly and shockingly, Europe and other nations, to a lesser extent criticise and blame Israel for the trouble.
How does Israel deal with terrorism? They identify it right on the nose and then they go after them and destroy them. Then, normally, a week or so later, the Israeli Defence Force goes in and demolishes the homes of the families of the terrorists. Unlike the terrorists, the IDF removes the family from the house before destroying it.
How does Europe deal with them – they invite them in, appease them, give them all sorts of rights in the name of political correctness, and then come crying to the world when they get blown up.
How many Quran-believing Muslim migrants are being allowed into Israel in the name of good neighbourly, political correctness...any ideas? None is the answer.
And how many Quran-believing Muslim migrants is Europe, the US and others taking in? A great mass is the answer.
God will use His and Israel’s enemies to punish Israel and bring the Jews to salvation. But do you think God will say thank you to His enemies for this work? He will kill them all!
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Isaiah 10:33 “Behold, the Lord of hosts (armies) will lop off the bough with terror; those of high stature will be hewn down, and the haughty will be humbled.”
Terrorism will be defeated:
Ezekiel 13:18 “...Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive?”
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that terrorism is impossible to prevent with any normal defences. It’s impossible to safeguard all soft targets everywhere all the time. So in effect terrorism is the most powerful “weapon” in the world. Or is it?
There is a way and means of defeating terrorism. God advised it in His word. Israel has used this method and perhaps not surprisingly, Israel will totally defeat terrorism again.
The reason why Europe, the US and the UK won’t use this method is because they don’t want to. They have been blinded by God and the devil. They believe in the inerrant goodness of man and religion. They are too stupid to acknowledge God.
The only effective way to defeat terrorism is to defeat and break the back of the cause, which is Islam. Yes terrorism exists in other spheres, but not to the same extent as with Islam.
Pretty soon Islamic terror will have crossed the line. There is no doubt that Israel is Islam’s prime target. There is no doubt that Israel, currently on the sidelines, will soon be drawn into major Middle East conflict. There is no doubt that Islamic terror will soon step up activities in Israel.
There is no doubt that Israel will react in a way severe enough to destroy the Islamic soldiers of terror.
Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy are you O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.”
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.”
The sceptre of wickedness in the verses above is most certainly Islam!
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Ezekiel 35:12-14 “I, the Lord have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’ Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them.’ Thus says the Lord God: ‘The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.” (Arab nations.)
Islamic terrorism is going to get a lot worse, before Israel and a few other nations rise up in fury and anger against it. But they are already sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
The amazing thing is that Europe and the world are and will turn against Israel more and more in the near future and it is Israel that will be serving the world by defeating and destroying this terrible enemy which the mass-media loves so much.
Oceans of peace
As believers living in the light and love of our Lord and the darkness and hatred of Islam all around us, we can and must live in internal peace. What a privilege we have.
Isaiah 66:12 “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream...and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Psalm 91:5-6 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that walks in neither the darkness, nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
The great defeat of Islamic terrorism by God’s “battle-axe” Israel, will take place, but it will only be completed towards the end of the tribulation period. (Jeremiah 51:20) The beginning of the defeat of Islamic terror has begun.
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”
I took these pictures in beautiful Namaqualand, breaking the rules of photography, and shooting directly into the sun from a position lying flat on the ground and looking up. Once a year for a few weeks, this desert, a few thousand sq. kms in size becomes the most beautiful place on earth with wild flowers from horizon to horizon. It covers the west coast of South Africa extending into Namibia.
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Shalom and grow in His Grace!