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Though God threw a huge monkey wrench into things with the Tower of Babel, when Satan was initially attempting to build his one-world government, apparently, God has allowed Satan to continue working since then. In spite of the concerted prayers and effort on the part of true Christians everywhere, God has simply said, “I hear you, but I’m saying no to your requests. Satan will be given his time to come against Me and for that to happen, the world will become one, ruled by Satan’s spiritual son, Antichrist.”
PLEASE NOTE: It has come to our attention that we used a spoof site – the National Review – as the source of this article. We nearly made a similar mistake with another article a while back, but caught our mistake in time.
Not to excuse our mistake, but with so much out there about how this particular Pope has been moving toward Islam, even recently praying in a Turkish mosque, it gives one reason to pause.
That said, we should have checked our sources more carefully and we appreciate a reader bringing this to our attention. We will be removing this article soon.
Let’s remind ourselves of that agenda once again. The left is doing all they can to move America further and further away from the traditional backdrop created by our Founding Fathers who penned the U.S. Constitution. In essence, at least some of the Constitution is biblically based as are many of the laws that helped establish America. Leftists – the people who boo’d God at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 – want America as far removed from the Bible and conservatism as possible.
In other words, the entirety of Zechariah 13 so far is dealing with false prophets. Jesus was never part of that, though He was accused of it. As we continue down through the text, we learn more about how these false prophets operate. Many false prophets of old would often cut themselves during their ceremonies. One great example of this is with the prophets of Baal verses Elijah on Mt. Carmel (cf. 1 Kings 18). They did this to heighten their senses and to prove how deliberate and dedicated they were to the gods they worship. A modern counterpart of this is seen in Islamic ceremonies where drawing blood is an accepted and encouraged part of the “worship” service.
Now, Iran is moving in closer to the Syrian/Israeli border to fight against rebel groups. Which rebel groups? Who knows? We do need to remember that this is the same Iran that has been working toward having the nuclear bomb. It is the same Iran that has shown no favoritism (or even a willingness to put up with Israel’s presence) toward Israel. This is why Israel has been considering bombing missions to destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities and it is why – as we stated previously – that Saudi Arabia is willing to allow Israeli jets to fly through a narrow corridor of airspace to reach Iran quicker. Saudi Arabia is not doing this out of the kindness of their hearts. They are doing it because they want Israel to “enjoy” the blame if they do take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Since Saudi Arabia will not necessarily be joining Israel’s efforts personally with fighter jets (but is merely allowing Israel to pass through), then clearly, as far as the UN is concerned, Saudi Arabia would not be considered the aggressor. That’s a bit like one burglar unlocking the front door of a house for another burglar, but not joining in with the burglary. It’s a bit disingenuous but that’s the way the world plays politics.
But on a day when being Muslim is actually celebrated in an Oklahoma State house, Muslims came, knelt, and prayed to Allah (Satan, by another name). I don’t recall ever seeing a situation where Christians were actually invited into a government building, allowed to kneel, and pray to the God of the Bible. In fact, there have been numerous cases where DC police have stopped Christian groups from praying on the steps of the Supreme Court building. They were told if they continued, they would face arrest. I have no doubt that this would not be the case if Muslims threw down their prayer rugs and knelt in prayer. In fact, they have not been interrupted when groups of Muslims have gotten together to pray on or near the White House property. Christians are not given the same courtesy and respect.
There is far more that can be accomplished through prayer than anything else. It is through prayer that we align ourselves with God’s ways and purposes. Do we honestly think God doesn’t know what’s going on? Do we think even for a second that God’s hands are tied and He can do nothing without us or that He is waiting for us to change our outlook before He can move? If you think that, I would suggest – with all due respect – that you bury your face in His Word and find out what He is doing NOW.