As I write this, on the evening of Wednesday, September 30, 2014, the terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS) are within one mile of entering Bagdad. At this point, the blood of our American military heroes shed for freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq-barring a miracle–is possibly poised to have been shed in vain—likely in large part due to our own government’s weakness and vacillation in opposing Islamic tyranny. While I am not informed of the military likelihood of such a devastating blow, the threat is apparently real. What is even more disturbing is the fact—which many do not wish to face—that the threat of terrorism lurks within our own nation.
I personally have attended intelligence briefings by a former military and FBI terrorism expert, John Guandolo, who shared detail after detail how Islamic radicals have managed to silently infiltrate and permeate our nation and our society and government. Extensive documentation back this up which our government and the media has scrupulously hidden from the public—which to some extent may be necessary to not create alarm. But an unprepared citizenry is unable to respond. The stunning shocker was my hearing reports the very night Guandolo gave that briefing in the Hill Country, that Muslims from Tunisia had broken into our own Bexar County Courthouse at 2:00 a.m.. As I recall law enforcement officers found things like surveillance maps of water facilities, shopping malls and such things. The media and government quickly hushed up the event as reports said the suspects were quietly shipped back to Tunisia.
But for example, members of the Islamic terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, have been appointed to high level position in our own Homeland Security which is supposed to protect us. The Islamic group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which claims to be an Islamic civil rights organization has been shown to be a front for the terrorist group Hamas. And due to very lax and poor control over our borders by our Federal government, we are very vulnerable to operatives of Islamic terrorist groups penetrating the border into our nation and setting up sleeper cells to do acts of terrorism on command. Indeed, others have cited evidence of such sleeper cells within the United States. Other reports speak of even terrorist training camps existing within our borders.
Recently, Rick Joyner, a solid man of God and gifted prophet of the Lord had a dream in which he believes God showed him terrorists from ISIS and other groups would infiltrate our country through our porous southwestern border due to the lack of protection by our Federal government. He saw these terrorists with great evil come upon a south Texas ranch and do unspeakable and cruel acts against the people there. Joyner saw a great danger to our nation as he shared other details as well. (see link below). After the viewing, a Christian woman with a ranch in south Texas said she and her husband already are experiencing dangers of men crossing the border through their ranch endangering lives. Their foreman was shot at, and they are afraid to leave their children at home alone.
Other reports from unidentified but apparently-reliable, human sources tell of evidence that ISIS terrorists within the United States have targeted our military personnel. A Christian Facebook friend recently told me she tried to speak of these dangers in her church. Her Sunday school teacher and other class members ridiculed her. Just days ago, a woman was beheaded by a Muslim convert—in Oklahoma. Not to forget 9/11 and the Ft. Hood massacre which investigations show clearly was a terrorist act. And all these are just the tip of the iceberg. When will we wake up?
I say these things not to create alarm or fear. God has not given us His people a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind. But an uninformed citizenry—and church—is an unprepared people. So what should the people of God do in such times and crises as these? What is the Lord of Heaven and Earth saying to His people, and the world? And what is our Father God and Jesus Christ the Messiah, calling us, His people to do? How does He want us His children to respond in these times—both individually and corporately as the Body of Christ?
I hope by God’s grace and leading to share in the next article what I and others believe the Father is saying to His children in such a time as this. One thing for sure—very dark and difficult times appear to be unfolding in the world, yet He is still sovereign Lord and God of Heaven and earth. He still protects and provides for His children who trust in Him. He is still Lord and Author of History unfolding—and we were born for such a time as this: for destiny, not defeat if we but trust, listen to and obey Him through the Holy Spirit’s leading and power. Like Queen Esther, we were born for such a time as this.