Thursday, August 09, 2007

Spiritual Warfare - Aug 9

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12) KJV

In my previous post, I referred to CAIR as using 'brownshirt'-like tactics to intimidate Andrew Whitehead of anti-CAIR. My comparison to the Nazis is not an exaggeration. For the politically immature, the term 'Nazi' is bandied about with such reckless abandon to describe anybody they don't like. However, the meeting between the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Adolf Hitler on November, 28, 1941 is documented proof of Islam's connection with the Holocaust.

For many Christians, the words 'spirituality' and 'warfare' are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. The most dangerous enemies of liberty and freedom are spiritual in nature. Most of us have little problem with the idea of a material enemy. Slightly fewer understand that we are not merely up against a material enemy, but an ideological one as well. But how many of us truly believe that evil has a supernatural source? How many have come to the conclusion that our enemies are not just material and ideological in nature but spiritual as well? When I look at Stephen Harper, the man knows that our troops are facing a material enemy. He may even have a clue about the ideology that drives the Taliban (that would be Islam). But Mr. Harper has no clue about the spiritual struggle that our troops face daily in Afghanistan, a critical point I've made before.

Speaking of unholy alliances, Muslims of a jihadi persuasion are now teaming up with Mexican drug cartels. The two are after all natural allies. Both seek power. Both share a virulent anti-American ideology. Both share a common enemy in U.S. law enforcement and the FBI. Both are enemies of freedom. My point? The chaos that is enveloping the U.S.-Mexican border do not magically stop at the Canada-U.S. border. Both the drug cartels and the jihadis are also enemies of the Canadian people. It can't happen here? You'd better believe it can.

Please understand me. I do not wish to unduly frighten anyone. However, we must face some hard facts. Spiritual bondage is real. It's not something that exists in rural India, it's in our very own backyard. You don't have to live in bondage or fear. You don't have to be afraid of the headlines we read every day. You don't have to be intimidated by Satan's devices. Freedom from fear can be had in Jesus Christ. That's why we study prophetic scripture. Those who scoff and mock Bible prophecy stand on shifting sands. They have no foundation and they have no hope. But we who live in the light DO have a foundation and a hope. It's my desire for everyone who reads this blog that they truly have this hope that only the God of Israel can bring.

Johnny Cash

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