The Prayers of the Righteous and ISIS

Earlier this week, while waiting in the car to pick up the kids from school, I read an article that asked “Why American’s aren’t experiencing terrorist attacks as they are in the UK?”  It mentioned a few interesting theories or reasons but I think it failed to mention the most important reason, the prayers of the righteous. The bible says, the prayers of the righteous availeth much (James 5:10).  Churches are filled on Sunday mornings with people praying to God, asking him to protect America from terrorist. Christian men and women pray inside their homes on a daily basis, pleading with God for grace and mercy and He graciously obliges. Although heathens rage (atheist and other Christian haters) it is because of our prayers the nation is not plaqued with terrorism and other extreme violence we seeing happening in other countries.

When God considered destroying Sodom and Gomorrah,  Abraham persuaded Him to spare the city for the sake of a few righteous people. While visiting the town He discovered, the residents were oppressing the people. They were abusing and oppressing those who did not agree or submit to their lifestyle. (Genesis 619:6-9) The angel of the Lord decided the city had to be destroyed even though there were a few righteous people in the city. (Genesis 19:10-13) However,  he said he could not destroy the city until the righteous were safely out. (Genesis 19:22)

It’s been said the UK’s anti-terrorism laws have caused Christians to be arrested for terrorism related offenses, while ISIS led terrorist attacks have increased. Yes, they want to silence teachers and preachers for having opinions about certain lifestyles. Imagine that, a nation deciding to send certain people to prison for an opinion while pacifying and coddling groups that eagerly kill innocent people.

Don’t’ be deceived, God is not mocked, censure and oppress God’s people and he will send the waster to destroy. The waster is sent against those assailing the people of God (Isaiah 54:14-17). Let’s read the text:  “In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. “If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. “Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord

Is it possible ISIS is a “waster?’ Maybe or maybe not. Who knows? But it would be nice if the UK took a stand for free speech and encourage those who wear their feelings on their sleeves to grow up to be big boys and girls. That if someone disagrees with their lifestyle, they should suck it up and live their life the way they want to even though others may not agree. God has given us all freewill. All are free to live as they will whether their neighbor, teacher or pastor agrees or not. To create national laws to fine, jail and imprison someone based on their opinion of someone’s lifestyle is lame, while attempting to appease ISIS is insane.

I thank God for the men and women who pray for America day and night. Keep up the good work!

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