As we see each day on the television, in the newspapers and scattered across the internet, terrorism is running rampant in the streets.
This devil dealing group called ISIS has us tested in our faith and our beliefs for a world free of persecution and war, a world free of living in fear.
The lessons we used to teach our children about strangers has had to be modified to include major self defense and to be fearful of almost everyone we meet. No one is exempt in the war on terror. No one is exempt on being a part of the evil plan to destroy our independence, no matter what nation or country.
It could be the young man next door who has cut your grass since he was nine. It could be the local pastor who has allowed his vows to fall by the way side and has lost faith in the church and state. The woman at the market who has made fresh flower arrangements for your mother or even the Chief of the local police department. Some have lost the common sense logic of what the “Word” is and how our faith and belief in God is not something we can just change at a whims notice. Rewriting God’s laws is not man’s right nor privilege.
The most recent terror group, ISIS, has made a name for themselves, but they are just one of many. They just happen to be one group that does not “fear” the law, the governments, the dictators, the church or even God. They flaunt their evilness on the open airwaves for all to see without fear of persecution or death. Why?
Is it because they “believe” that what they are doing is right? Our beliefs will make our world or destroy it. If we can change our beliefs we can change our lives for the better.
We find in Luke 8:25 from the New American Standard Bible (NASB), And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”
Those who put their own interpretation on the “Word of God” and use it in their own belief system might interpret this as a world leader, or a leader of an army. He who commands the winds, the Air Force maybe, and he would commands the water, maybe the Navy. Their logic of modern day interpretation of what “they” want to believe and not what the Bible is said, “the word”, to be, the “Word” of God. God commands the winds and the waters and is the source of all living things.
The results of misleading leaders and false prophets are sometimes seen in our beliefs and how we interpret the “Word.” It is seen by the actions of those who are mislead into to war when they are hungry, homeless, ridiculed, abandoned, and when their voices are oppressed. That is when they are easily led to “believe” in the false word and are then trapped by those impose terror to join them or die.
As with 2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV – For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Have we turned our ears away from the truth and set our beliefs on myths thereby creating a world of war based solely on mans twisted interpretation of the “Word?”
In the KJV of the Bible we see in John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Do terrorists truly believe that God is a vengeful God of war and that by killing the innocent it will bring about peace for them and their people?
Most would say no. Most would say that it is not about God or the Bible, or about peace, it is about evil and having evil take over our world. It is about domination, control, punishment, anger.
War is part of every country in some shape, form, or fashion. It is growing even in the hearts of the young and the dying embers still spark in the aged.
Let’s face it, we were created from chaos and it seems that there is an energy still present that wants us to go out in chaos.
The words we speak become reality. It is believed and it is true. What we speak and what we think creates our future and the future of the world.
If we change our thoughts and we work to change our beliefs we “CAN” create a world filled with peace and love. We can create hope and faith in this world and it is most assuredly through “The Word.”