Home

Doctrine

Prophecy

History

The

Church

Christian

Living

Holy Days

&

Holidays

 Life

&

Death

Other

Sermon

Topics

Sermon

Audio

Recordings

Booklets

&

Articles

Statement

Of

Beliefs

 

The Islamic Invasion

 

 

I learned long ago that "sometimes the dragon wins." This statement is often accompanied by a sketch of a dragon cleaning its teeth with the sword of St. George. The implication is that the forces of evil sometimes win over the forces of good, what we know as the correct path of life. The Bible even associates Satan with a dragon.

(Rev 12:9 NKJV) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Is there any connection between "sometimes the dragon wins" and Satan? I think there is a lot. The correct path is determined by moral, ethical and spiritual standards and values. Satan’s path is the antithesis of these values. Disturbingly, Godly priorities in values and dedication seem to be some of the standards the English speaking peoples of the world and Israel have chosen to ignore in the last sixty years or so. Why has this happened, and what is its impact on the future of our nations?

The loss of our moral and spiritual standards has impacted this country in ways that are still not clearly seen by most of our citizens. There can be many, many repercussions of the loss of these standards and values, but the consequence I want to discuss today is the threat of Islamic assault on the countries of Israel, the USA, Russia, Europe, and many other target countries.

America’s founding fathers were a very God-oriented group of people. One need only read the Declaration of Independence or the Federalist Papers to be convinced of that. References to our Creator’s guidance in the conduct of the revolution and design of our constitution are made in both documents, especially in the Federalist Papers. Let me quote a statement by James Madison:

"The real wonder is that so many difficulties (in the planning of the revolution and constitution) should have been surmounted, and surmounted with a unanimity almost as unprecedented as it must have been unexpected. It is impossible for any man of candor to reflect on this circumstance without partaking of the astonishment. It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of the Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution."

Historically, American school children have been taught the final clause of Patrick Henry’s patriotic speech to the House in 1775. It is no longer taught in the politically correct environment of today’s schools, but let me give you the last two paragraphs of his presentation:

. . . . we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Yes, God blessed our forefathers with a ready recognition of the hand of God in the blessings this country received in its formative years. But that is not to say that all of our forefathers lived a perfect life. Thomas Jefferson made the following statement:

"When I consider that God is just, I fear for my country."

Yes, God blessed this country. And, our God-given leaders recognized it. [Turn to Ex 20]

Why did God bless this country? Could it be because our country recognized only the one true God and recognized moral right from wrong ? Yes, it worshiped Him in many ways. There were Catholics and many kinds of Protestants then too. Not everyone was God-fearing and not everyone worshiped God the same way, and not everyone lived a Christian life, but many did, especially many of our founding fathers. Bible study was common. Hebrew was a required subject in the universities. Why does this matter? Because God can tolerate error but can not tolerate the worship of other gods. Our Father is a jealous God. Let’s read a few scriptures which state that.

(Exo 20:5-6 NASB) "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, {6} but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

(Exo 34:14 NASB) --for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God–

(Deu 4:24 NASB) "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

(Deu 6:15 NASB) for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.

Yes, He tells us that if we worship other gods, He will wipe us off the face of the earth.

And what happened to both Israel and Judah?

(Jer 3:6-8 NASB) Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there. {7} "And I thought, 'After she has done all these things, she will return to Me'; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. {8} "And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.

Jeremiah is not describing physical harlotry. He is describing spiritual harlotry, the worshiping of other gods.

But what does this have to do with us? We don’t worship other gods, do we? Yes, some churches will tell you that if you don’t believe everything , every detail, they believe, that you are worshiping Satan. But that is illogical, a point of vanity, and an attempt to keep you in their immediate flock, intolerant of and isolated from the rest of the flock of Christ. Why do I say that? Anyone who fellowships with a very small flock must face the reality that their very small flock does not contain the 144,000 saints referred to in Revelation. Where do the rest come from? Obviously from other flocks, both past and present, who may err but who are dedicated to obeying the Bible as they understand it. Remember, it is the individual who is being judged, not the church or individual flock. That does not imply we should feel free to join other flocks whose doctrines violate the ten commandments or other Biblical truths.

You may be asking yourself, "What does all this have to do with the loss of Godly standards in America?" My point is that America is now being assailed and invaded by an ungodly religion that our forefathers seldom had to face. Our forefathers all believed in a Judeo-Christian God. We now face another god, a god who deceptively tells us he is the same god Christians and Jews worship, i.e., the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a god who claims to be for peace but who is for war; a god who claims to believe in Jesus Christ but considers Him as only a prophet, not the Son of God; a god who believes that once a land is populated by his believers, it can never return to believers of the true God. Yes, I am talking about Islam and its god Allah, a name derived from that of the Arab moon god.

You may ask, "How can that be so?" Former President Bush and former PM Tony Blair have stated that Islam is a religion of love and peace. President Bush even had an ecumenical worship service in which he invited a Moslem cleric to speak. He even permitted the White House and the State Department to be used for breaking the Islamic Ramadan fast. President Bush did not and perhaps still does not understand the threat the religion of Islam holds for our country. He had his eyes focused on the political value of patronizing Islamic nations. Nevertheless, many Americans do not understand that threat either. But these leaders are not the only ones to be deceived.

Following President Bush’s statements and after the September 11th attacks, 34,000 Americans converted to Islam, according to the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Though I tend to doubt the accuracy of such statements by pro-Islamic organizations, many Americans do seem to be attracted to Islam.

In another occasion when an Egyptian Medical Doctor was invited to Boston’s Trinity Church to explain Islam, (according to him) the whole church burst into tears after hearing the words of Allah. One man said to him "You are just like us, no you are better than us." Another woman passed him a note that said, "Forgive us our past and for our present. Keep proselytizing to us." The Egyptian doctor then allegedly held a meeting with the governor of Massachusetts regarding the introduction of Islam into the school curriculum.

Various American schools from Junior High to University level are teaching Islam to their students, not just as another subject in philosophy but where the students must take on Muslim names, learn how to pray to Allah, memorize 25 Islamic terms and 20 Islamic Proverbs and the Five Pillars of Faith, and study 10 Islamic prophets and disciples. It is unlawful to even mention Christian subjects or allow Christian prayer in public schools, but in California students are now required to study Islam. They are taught that everything regarding Islam is miraculous and wonderful and very positive while Christianity is shown in a negative light. Christianity is compared with the Salem witch hunts and the inquisition and the crusades. Of course the study of Islam does not include its wars, massacres, and its cruelties against Christians and Jews. Neither do they teach the way Muslims treat women and children, or the cutting off of hands or feet or tongues or heads for the violation of Muslim tenets of faith.

Here are some points made in an 2006 World Net Daily article about Muslim penetration into our school system:

Islam is being taught in the nation's public schools as a religion to be embraced because "organized Islamists have gained control of textbook content," according to an organization that analyzes textbooks.

The American Textbook Council has concluded that the situation is the consequence of "the interplay of determined Islamic political activists, textbook editors, and multi-culturally minded social studies curriculum planners."

It has gone so far that correcting the situation now becomes a problem, because "educational publishers and educational organizations have bought into claims propounded by Islamists – and have themselves become agents of misinformation."

Indeed, Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes even has repeatedly expressed concern about the "privileging of Islam in the United States" and warns the stakes go well beyond 7th-grade texts.

WND recently reported on a case in Oregon, where parent Kendalee Garner objected to having her son being taught Islam, including the memorization of the "Five Pillars" of Islam and dressing up as a Muslim.

That episode followed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review a lower court's ruling that a similar class requirement in the Byron Union School District in California, where students were instructed to "become Muslims" was "cultural education."

WND also has reported that a man arrested as a terror suspect for allegedly trying to transport $340,000 from a group tied to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, and who reputedly had connections to Osama bin Laden, helped write the "Religious Expression in Public Schools" guidelines issued by President Clinton during his tenure in office.

"Textbook editors seem not to recognize that a school-related Islamic agenda in the U.S. uses multi-culturalism as a device to guarantee a purely favorable and uncritical view of all things Muslim. At extremes, the report suggested, multiculturalism contributes to a form of peaceable cultural jihad meant to discredit or 'problematize' European civilization in favor of non-Western cultures," he wrote.

"Passages of religious propaganda have been devised by individuals or groups that seek to use the public schools for spreading their own sectarian doctrines and for recruiting converts. In various cases, publishers evidently have accepted material from religious pressure groups and have put the material into textbooks, even though it is laden with blatant preaching, miracle-mongering and fake 'history,'"

Listed as a consultant is "Shabbir Mansuri, Founding Director, Council on Islamic Education (CIE), Fountain Valley, California."

The CIE is "a conspicuous Muslim outfit that evidently specializes in inducing schoolbook-writers to sanitize and eulogize Islam, to retail Muslim religious claims as facts, to retail Muslim woo-woo as history, and to depict Islam as an amicable religion that resembles, and is compatible with, Judaism and Christianity."

Other criticism came from the report's concerns over why Muslims so often don't get along with neighbors. "Looking at Algeria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines, for example, where religious wars are being conducted today against infidels, this proposition is more than plausible.,...."

In the California case that was litigated, Edward White III, of the Thomas More Law Center wondered, "Would it have been 'just cultural education' if students were in simulated baptisms, wearing a crucifix, having taken the name of St. John and with praise banners saying 'Praise be to Jesus Christ' on classroom walls?"

From Nyssa, Ore., where one parent raised objections to the Islamic teachings, Supt. Don Grotting, said the text includes assignments for students to learn the "Five Pillars" and study Ramadan.

Grotting acknowledged to WND that textbooks do "take a slant" on some issues, because publishers "are wanting to sell a textbook that is meeting the needs of the state and federal mandates."

"Today, Christmas and Nativity scenes are outlawed while Clinton's nominee, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton, approved 'Islam: A Simulation' where children learn to become Muslim, recite the Quran, fast for Ramadan and pray to Allah including this prayer: 'In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation, The Compassionate, the Merciful, King of Judgment-day! You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help, Guide us to the straight path,'" wrote Jen Shroder, on her BlessedCause.org website. "America does not comprehend Muslim resolve to make America Islam," Shroder wrote. "Suicide bombers have already demonstrated their willingness to kill and die for it."

Here are eleven tenets of Islamic faith. Are these alleged tenets true? Let me give you some quotes from the Nobel Quran in the English Language, printed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Some of these verse numbers may vary by a few verses in different translations.

1. No religion other than Islam shall be accepted! Quran # 3:19 and 3:85.

2. The Jews and Christians were commanded to believe in Muhammad and his message, i.e., the Quran. Quran verse 4:47

3. For those (Jews and Christians) who refuse to believe in Muhammad and his message, i.e., the Quran, they are considered as disbelievers! Their final abode is hell. Quran verses 5:72, 5:73, 9:30.

4. Consequently, the Muslims are commanded not to befriend the Jews and Christians!

Quran verses 3:28, 3:118, 5:51.

5. Muslims are commanded to wage jihad against Jews and Christians!

Quran verse 2:216. Isn’t that what Muslim Major Hasam did at Fort Hood?

6. Muslims are commanded to prepare themselves before going to battle with Jews and Christians. Quran verse 8:60.

7. Muhammad was commanded to urge the Muslims to fight the Jews and Christians! Quran verses 8:65 and 9:38,39,41. Which could refer again to Major Hasam.

8. Muslims are commanded to pursue the Jews and Christians! Quran verse 4:104.

9. Muhammad was commanded to strive hard against the disbelievers (Jews and Christians). Consequently, he commanded his followers to do the same!

Quran verses 9:73, 66:9.

10. Muslims are commanded to fight the Jews and Christians! World domination.

Quran verses 2:193, 2:244, 4:74, 4:84, 8:39,9:29, 9:123, 61:4.

11. Muslims are commanded to kill, smite, and slaughter the Jews and Christians (for not embracing Islam)! Quran verses 2:191, 8:12,13,67, 9:5, 47:4.

I would recommend you read these Ayahs and Hadiths. After you read them, ask yourself, "Is Islam a religion of tolerance and peace, or war and bigotry and bloodshed?"

If you can not believe that Islam is truly inhuman, let me read a news article to you entitled, "Sudanese Slave Boys Freed."

Eighty five black Sudanese boy slaves were recently freed from Arab masters through the mediation of the Arab-Dinka Peace Committee at Warawar, Southern Sudan. The freed slaves were documented by an international team of researchers. The freed slave boys were among the tens of thousands of black women and children who had been enslaved by Sudanese government-sponsored militias during two decades of civil war. All of the boys reported that they were forced to work without pay, and were frequently beaten and subjected to racial insults. Over 80% of the boys reported that they had been forced to practice Islam against their will, while 18% claimed they had been raped by their masters or by their masters’ friends and relatives. One 14-year-old boy, Mawien Garang, explained that his master forced him to serve another man as a male prostitute. 65% of the slaves reported that they had witnessed the execution of other Black Africans during slave raids or while in captivity. The Islamist Government of Sudan has long sponsored slave raiding in Southern Sudan as an instrument of a declared jihad against the black, non-Muslim communities that have resisted the imposition of Arab-dominated, Islamic rule. As a result of a U.S. supported cease-fire in Southern Sudan, the Khartoum government has recently suspended slave raiding there. But it has revived the practice against the Black African tribes of Darfur in western Sudan. Since the outbreak of civil war in 1983, the Government of Sudan has implemented genocidal policies against Black African tribes, resulting in the death of over two million civilians, the displacement of over five million and the enslavement of tens of thousands of women and children. Even the usually very pro-Arab U.S. State Department has threatened economic sanctions.

Now compare Islam with Christianity, which states:

(Mat 5:9 ) "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Which religion follows the true God?

Some of the following is drawn from an opinion piece on this subject written by a personal friend of mine, Dean Wheelock:

The western world does not realize that Islam is more than a religion, it is a system that includes politics, social intercourse and national life. It is not appropriate for a Muslim to live in a non-Muslim country without doing everything possible to change that country into a Muslim country. A Muslim’s duty is not toward the country but to Islam and their fellow Muslims. That is why US Muslims felt more affinity for the Taliban and Bin-Laden than with the victims of the World Trade Center. Islam is not humiliated and defeated by invitations to the White House to pray and break the Ramadan fast. It is not humiliated by equating terrorist murders of Israelis with Israelis building in their own land, i.e. the settlements.

While the United States conducts a war against terrorists in far-off nations, at the incredible cost of billions of dollars, Israel is in a war for its very existence. With the exception of the United States and Micronesia and Kiribati, two small Pacific Island countries, and to a more limited degree Britain, Canada and Australia, the whole world stands against the tiny nation of Israel [it’s the size of Lake Michigan] in their struggle against the Moslem hoards that not only surround them, but live among them.

This is more than just a war against terrorism, although the enemy uses terror as one of its chief weapons. This is a war between the children of Israel and the children of Ishmael and Esau. For this reason, we cannot expect them to live together in peace until the Prince of Peace comes to bring that precious commodity to all the earth.

It would behoove all the nations of the earth to read the book of Genesis where God tells Abraham that He will make a great nation of his descendants. Let’s turn to Gen 12:1-3.

(Gen 12:1-3 NASB) Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; {2} And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; {3} And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." [Please be turning to Heb. 11]

The surest way for a national leader to bring destruction to his/her country is to oppose Israel in their struggle to live free in their own God-given land. Recent year’s hurricanes may offer proof of that. The surest way for a national leader to bring blessing upon his nation and his people is to bless the nation of Israel, for the promise of blessings comes through the descendants of Isaac, the son of promise, not Ishmael, the son of the slave woman. Let’s turn to Heb 11.

(Heb 11:8-10 NASB) By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. {9} By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; {10} for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Ishmael and Esau were never promised the land of Israel. Rather, Ishmael has possessed his own land for thousands of years. It consists of all Arabia; a vast land with much wealth from their oil reserves. In reality, Ishmael has little to complain about. Since he was never offered the status of "Chosen People," he was thereby never forced into captivity for disobedience. In my mind, this penalty of disobedience, i.e. captivity, is a definite threat to the United States especially if the United States is in fact the end-time home of any of the lost ten tribes.

According to Scripture, the land of Israel was and is to be the permanent possession of the sons of Jacob (Ya’acov or Israel). Since the time of the Exodus, there has always been a sizable contingent of Jews living in the land. The descendants of Jacob, who dwelt in the Diaspora, began returning to the Promised Land over a century ago. Subsequently, in the year 1948, the modern day nation of Israel was formed.

The United States has nearly always been a friend of Israel, although sometimes we have been a perfidious friend. It began when President Harry S. Truman went against the wishes of his own State Department and supported the right of the Jews to establish the state of Israel. At least part of his reason for doing this was because his old-time Jewish friend and business partner, Eddie Jacobson came to the White House in 1948 and asked President Truman to meet with Zionist leader Chaim Weizman. As a result of this meeting, Truman agreed to support the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.

From the end of World War II (1945) through the 1990s, the United States has continued to be one of the most physically blessed nations on the face of the earth. During this time, for the most part, the US has been a strong supporter of Israel, although there have been times when both nations have failed in their friendship.

Under President Jimmy Carter, the United States began wandering down the path of pressing Israel to give up land they had rightfully conquered in war and had reclaimed, for an elusive promise of peace with their Arab neighbors (even though the United Nations recognizes the right of nations to keep territory won in conflict). Interestingly, the land that Israel conquered during the 1967 and 1973 wars was all land that had been promised to the children of Israel from very ancient times even including the UN mandate of 1947-48.

(Gen 15:18 NASB) On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

The territory promised to the descendants of Abraham extends all the way from the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in northern Syria and Iraq. It does not, however, include the lands of Arabia or Iran (Persia):

(Deu 11:24 NASB) "Every place on which the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours; your border shall be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.

The Promised Land includes much of modern day Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, plus a portion of Iraq. In addition, it also includes the Sinai peninsula, which under a President Carter-sponsored agreement, was given to Egypt.

Since the Promised Land encompasses such a vast territory, it must also include the so-called "West Bank," for this is territory that was always held by ancient Israel. Even after the division of the Monarchy, following the death of Solomon, the northern portion of the West Bank was part of the House of Israel (until their captivity by the Assyrians). Meanwhile, the House of Judah (Judea in Jesus’ or Yeshua’s time) had permanent control of the southern portion of the "West Bank." The only portion of land currently under dispute with the Palestinians that was never securely in the hands of the children of Israel is the Gaza Strip, and the previous Israeli prime minister retreated from it -- with the backing of most of the world. But the transfer of Sinai to Egypt makes this transfer militarily dangerous, partly due to the tunneling of arms across the border.

(Josh 15:47 NKJV) Ashdod with its towns and villages, Gaza with its towns and villages; as far as the Brook of Egypt and the Great Sea with its coastline.

(Judg 1:18 NKJV) Also Judah took Gaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.

Yes, the tribe of Judah, the tribe from whom most of today’s Jews derive, owned the territory of Gaza and Ashkelon and Ekron. And it’s the previous Prime Minister of today’s Israel who gave it to the so-called Palestinians, apparently to satisfy world opinion.

But now, even the United States is pressing Israel to give up their God given heritage to a people who were never entitled to it. Most of the Palestinians, who claim to be refugees, migrated to Israel to benefit from the prosperity of the Jewish people. They came to find work and now want to claim it as their own country. To bring it closer to home, it would be as though the Mexican nationals in the United States would begin to say that California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas should be given to them to establish a new nation that never before existed, rather than agreeing to live peaceably in the US the way most of them currently do. This analogy is very appropriate, since much of that US territory was, at one time, in the hands of Mexico and was taken by the United States as a result of conquest or purchase.

The situation in Israel is much the same. When the British left ‘Palestine’ in 1948 and all the surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel, the ‘West Bank’ fell into the hands of the nation of Jordan, and Gaza was taken by Egypt. There never was a ‘Palestinian’ state, or even a Palestinian people. In fact, there was no outcry by the Palestinian Arabs for an independent nation until after Israel took control of those areas. Prior to 1967 the Palestinians considered themselves Jordanians and Egyptians (depending on where they lived). Yet today, Jordan and Egypt lay no claim to those areas. Like it or not, the truth of the matter is that the Palestinian people want land that is not theirs, and the nations of the world have supported them in their effort to get it. If nothing else, it is a violation of the tenth commandment, the desire to take what is not yours.

People often question just how Israel or any country can successfully protect themselves from suicide or homicide bombers. These bombers think that they do God a service and hence are assured an immediate ticket to heaven by their act. Israel has tried every human means to make peace with the so-called Palestinians short of transporting them out.

The Oslo Agreements started their efforts to come to a peace agreement with the Muslim Palestinians. But now, after thousands of Jewish dead, thousands maimed, injured and bereaved, Jewish self-respect diminished, all the world now against the Jewish people, Islamic terror treated with sympathy, the State of Israel seriously endangered, not to mention the thousands of dead Palestinians and much superfluous suffering on both sides, the stability of the whole world threatened, Biblical principles abused, Israelite nations belittled, Israel is looking for something better to provide their protection. The Oslo Agreements did not work because the Palestinians wanted them only as a vehicle to destroy Israel, not for permanent peace.

Israel has built a fence and concrete wall to protect themselves against these bombers. The United Nations and the World Court have condemned this wall but so far, in the areas where it has been built, it has successfully prevented the entry of suicide bombers. But fences and walls have been tried in the past and it was only a matter of time before a way was found to penetrate them. In our day of accurately guided missiles, penetration again occurs. Christ was not just referring to friends and family when He predicted this in:

(John 16:2-3 NKJV) "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. {3} "And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.

The US was also faced with this phenomenon by the Kamakazi attacks on the US fleet off Okinawa in the closing days of World War II. Kamakazis were planes full of explosives whose pilots were determined to fly the plane into a ship as a suicide sacrifice to their emperor-god. It resulted in the biggest loss of US ships in all the war.

In the case of Arab suicide bombers, the British knew how to stop them. About 1900, the British , who owned Egypt and Sudan, were attacked by Sudanese suicide bombers who also thought their entrance to heaven was assured by their suicides. The British, knowing that Islam believed that any contact with swine would block them from going to heaven, picked up the body parts of the bomber, wrapped them in pig skin, and delivered them to a mosque. The suicide bombing stopped immediately.

The British also used the same approach in Saudi Arabia when Muslims were destroying trains by planting bombs under the tracks. In this case the British swabbed the tracks with lard. In both examples, the solution lay in combating terrorism with their own religion.

What is the solution? [Please be turning to Ezek. 35.] In my opinion, the solution is the physical removal of all so-called Palestinians back to their original Muslim land of Jordan. Transporting these unwanted and troublesome populations could be done successfully in the same way as Germans were evacuated from Czechoslovakia, Turks from Bulgaria, German-loving Chechnians from Russian Chechnia in the 1940s, and similar transfers of population that has taken place in recent times. God promises to do this very thing in Ezekiel 35, Isaiah 11:14, and Obadiah 18. Let’s read these short scriptures, but as we read them consider whether God might use the current differences between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to accomplish His ends.

(Ezek 35 NASB) Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying, {2} "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it, {3} and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, And I will stretch out My hand against you, And I will make you a desolation and a waste. {4} "I will lay waste your cities, And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD. {5} "Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end, {6} therefore, as I live, "declares the Lord GOD," I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you. {7} "And I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation, and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns. {8} "And I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall. {9} "I will make you an everlasting desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD. {10} "Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there, {11} therefore, as I live, "declares the Lord GOD," I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. {12} "Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, 'They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.' {13} "And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard." {14} 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. {15} "As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD."' [See "The Palestinians" sermon for a detailed explanation of these events.]

(Isa 11:14 NASB) And they will swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines on the west; Together they will plunder the sons of the east; They will possess Edom and Moab; And the sons of Ammon will be subject to them.

(Oba 1:18 NASB) "Then the house of Jacob will be a fire And the house of Joseph [Manasseh and Ephraim] a flame; But the house of Esau will be as stubble. And they will set them on fire and consume them, So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau," For the LORD has spoken.

Some believe that the Beast that comes from the Earth in Revelation is Islam. Islam is a form of religion that takes over the government in every nation that it swallows up. Turkey has recently returned to having an Islamic government and so is breaking up the ties they’ve had with Israel. Indonesia is in constant turmoil as Islam fights Christianity. Russia is attacked by Muslims from Chechnia. The killing of over 300 Russian school children and the downing of two Russian passenger aircraft are examples, though both are repeats of the Palestinian massacre at the Jewish school in Ma’alot in 1974, the PLO wave of airline highjackings in the 1970s, and the World Trade Center (WTC) airline terrorism of 2001. Thankfully, the Munich Olympics massacre has not been repeated yet. Africa is riddled with wars between Islam and Animists, and Islam and Christians. The fifty year long confrontation between nuclear-armed Pakistan and nuclear-armed India was reignited by Islamic terrorists who attacked the Indian Parliament and the Indian hotel in Mombai. The Philippines fights a prolonged battle against Islamic guerrillas in its southern islands. Israel is being attacked by Islam, not just the Palestinians as many assume. The WTC was attacked on Sept 11, 2001 by Islamists. Saudi Arabia, our supposed ally, has been financially supporting terrorist schools and terrorist families. It is no accident that 15 of the 19 hijackers who attacked the WTC and the Pentagon were Saudis. We are fighting a political war but the other side is fighting a religious war whether we want to believe that or not. Martyrdom to them means "dying to kill." It is time for complacent Christians to understand the evil of Islam. If we do not believe it, we are either naive or fence-sitting. 1400 years of Islam, where they have spread from the Atlantic Ocean to Indonesia and at one time to as far north as central France and the gates of Vienna, should have taught us that Islam is dedicated to taking over the world. Did you know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the U.S.?

Each time the US or Israel begins to succeed militarily, the terrorist Muslims want to negotiate a settlement. Each time a settlement is negotiated the terrorists renege on their agreement, and demand more concessions. They have learned that both the US and Israel are now willing to give them God-given Israeli land, other conquered lands, and military victory for the possibility of a negotiated peace. The Islamic Al-Qaeda has extended its targets world wide but the highest priority targets nowadays are the Israel-supporting US (the "great satan", as they call us), the hated Jews, and Israel itself.

But still the US continues giving Egypt $2 billion a year under the Carter plan to maintain and update its military. Who is Egypt’s enemy other than Israel? [Please turn to Gen 16]

Now, in an effort to counter Iran, the United States has sold about eighty advanced military aircraft to Saudi Arabia, an act to which Israel objects but which satisfies the current U.S. Administration’s dislike of Israel.

One of the greatest on-going dangers to the United States is the porous United States border with Mexico and Canada. No one knows exactly how many Muslims have entered the US illegally but estimates are in the hundreds and thousands. Of 100 illegal aliens captured near Wilcox, Arizona on June 13, 2004, 53 of them were males of Middle Eastern decent. Those avoiding capture are free to move throughout the US and become extremely dangerous, unknown terrorists. Yes, many Muslims living in the US are peaceful, but for how long? With the Koran requiring Muslim believers to kill infidels, many otherwise peaceful Muslims feel forced to destroy whoever is critical of them. Prophesies such as Gen 16:11-12 scream to be heard.

(Gen 16:11-12 NKJV) And the Angel of the LORD said to her [Hagar]: "Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has heard your affliction. {12} He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

But instead of being its former, praying nation, the US is moving toward more and more immorality; immorality in the form of brazen homosexuality, abortion, taking God and His word from public places, and shameless violation of the Commandments. The hand of judgment is stayed by a praying Christian nation. But instead of praying, this nation is now occupied by legal demands for more freedom to do almost any ungodly act, ignoring the danger posed by an estimated six million US Muslims, some of whom can be motivated into attacking American citizens and facilities in the most vicious and inhuman ways. Most Muslims seem to hold Sharia law (Islamic law) higher than our constitution.

The September 11, 2001 attacks and the recent mass murder of Army troops in Fort Hood, Texas by an Islamic Major, whose pro-Muslim lecturing was known but not controlled by his superiors due to a policy of political correctness toward Muslims.

On the surface, the future looks bleak. Can scripture give us any encouraging information about the destiny of Islam? Yes. Let me close this sermon by reading some encouraging scriptures. Notice the Islamic nations that are named in these scriptures.

You might want to read Ezek 32:18-30. In these verses the word translated as "pit," is from the Hebrew word "bowr," H953, which means a cistern or prison, often a grave.

Seven Islamic nations are destined for the Pit: Egypt, Assyria (which includes Iraq, Syria, eastern Turkey), Elam (on the border of Iraq and Iran), Meshech and Tubal (eastern Turkey, Chechnya, Armenia, and in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia), Edom (the so-called Palestinians), and Sidon (Lebanon). The Pit is a prison in the ground, often used as a rock-hewn burying place or grave.

Psalm 83 prophesies some the anti-Israel statements heard by these nations today.

Psa 83 NKJV) Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! {2} For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. {3} They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. {4} They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." {5} For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: {6} The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; {7} Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; {8} Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah {9} Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, {10} Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth. {11} Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, {12} Who said, "Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession." {13} O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! {14} As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame sets the mountains on fire, {15} So pursue them with Your tempest, And frighten them with Your storm. {16} Fill their faces with shame, That they may seek Your name, O LORD. {17} Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, {18} That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.

(Ezek 30:2-8 NKJV) "Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Wail, 'Woe to the day!' {3} For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles. {4} The sword shall come upon Egypt, And great anguish shall be in Ethiopia, When the slain fall in Egypt, And they take away her wealth, And her foundations are broken down. {5} "Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, all the mingled people, Chub, and the men of the lands who are allied, shall fall with them by the sword." {6} 'Thus says the LORD: "Those who uphold Egypt shall fall, And the pride of her power shall come down. From Migdol to Syene Those within her shall fall by the sword," Says the Lord GOD. {7} "They shall be desolate in the midst of the desolate countries, And her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are laid waste. {8} Then they will know that I am the LORD, When I have set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are destroyed.

But with the destruction of Israel’s Muslim enemies, what will become of greater Israel? Will they be totally destroyed too? No, scripture seems to tell us greater Israel, that is the descendants of all the tribes of Israel will be seriously threatened with extinction, but that they will survive. Let’s look at some encouraging scriptures.

(Gen 12:3 NKJV) I will bless those who bless you [speaking to Abram, the father of all the Israeli tribes], And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

Does this promise to Abram imply that the United States will either defend Israel from the serious threat of nuclear attack from Iran by attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, or succumb to nuclear attack itself? The answer may be evidenced in Amos 9 where Israelites are destined to live in a secure land, unlike the Jews recently forcibly removed from Gaza and the settlements and from praying on the Temple Mount.

(Amos 9:15 NKJV) I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them," Says the LORD your God.

(Psa 121 NKJV) I will lift up my eyes to the hills; From whence comes my help? {2} My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. {3} He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. {4} Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. {5} The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. {6} The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. {7} The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. {8} The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

And how will He do that?

(Joel 2:11 NKJV) The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?

And who will His army fight? Who will He defend?

(Jer 18:7-11 NKJV) "The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, {8} "if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. {9} "And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, {10} "if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it. {11} "Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good."' "

So, the Eternal beseeches people to change from their evil ways and turn to righteousness so He will not have to destroy them.

(Zep 2:3-5 NKJV) Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the Lord's anger. {4} For Gaza shall be forsaken, And Ashkelon desolate; They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, And Ekron shall be uprooted. {5} Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: "I will destroy you; So there shall be no inhabitant."

Will some heed His warning? Obviously some have and some will, for here is the destiny of the righteous.

(Rev 20:4 NKJV) And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Here is one example in the Koran of Muhammad cutting off people’s heads:

Then the Jewish people of Qurayza surrendered and the apostle confined them in Medina...Then the apostle went out to the Market of Media and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches... They were six hundred or seven hundred in all.....until the apostle made an end to them.

Sura 3:31 If you love Allah, then follow me (i.e. Muhammad).

Isa 2:3 NKJV) Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

People everywhere will have the opportunity to learn His way of life by obeying His law, His instructions. The law shall be taught from Jerusalem by Christ.

(Isa 45:17 NKJV) But Israel shall be saved by the LORD With an everlasting salvation; You shall not be ashamed or disgraced Forever and ever.

Yes, all these Muslim nations and places will be defeated for what they have done to Israel and the Israelites, but Israel, including all of its tribes, shall endure forever.

 

 

Sermon given by Wayne Bedwell

31 December 2011

 

Copyright 2011, Wayne Bedwell

 

 

 

 

       Church of God Most High 

      P.O. Box 89741 

           Tucson, AZ 85752-9741 USA  

 

          E-mail