If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War
To the Muslims, we Christians and Jews are known as ‘Ahl-e-Kitab’ (People of the Book). ‘The Book’ is the Holy Bible. We are also called Kaffir (singular) and Kuffar (plural), a derogatory name for all non-Muslims.
“Against kuffars make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war to strike terror into the (hearts of) the Enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know. Whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid to you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.” (Qur’an: 8:60)
We who live in Rockwall, Texas get an impression from the news media that Muslim war
on Jews and Christians is far away on the other side of the world. What if you knew this war on People of the Book (POB) was much closer? How about as close as Garland, Texas?
The Islamic Services Foundation is located at 3262 Medical Plaza Dr # 105, Garland, TX. From this location less than 15 road miles from Rockwall City Hall, Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh calls for the destruction of our nation. I quote:
“… O Allah, be with your oppressed worshipers in Palestine, O Allah destroy the Zionists and their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims…” Reference – WND, TEXAS IMAM CALLS FOR ISRAEL’S DESTRUCTION – IN ARABIC, 12/9/2017
Allow me to break this down for you: Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh is calling on his Allah to destroy the United States of America. (You are not paranoid. They truly are out to get you.)
America has been under attack in one way or another since the founding of our country. President Thomas Jefferson read and studied the Quran to know the enemy and he knew the capabilities of the United States. Thus equipped, Jefferson attacked and subdued the Barbary pirates. Well, we Americans called them pirates, but they were actually privateers operating under the authority and auspices of the Ottoman Empire.
That’s the bad news. Here’s the good.
Isaiah 53:1-12 is a prophecy of the Messiah penned about 700 BC. Fulfillment of this ancient prophecy began with the birth of the Lamb of God in Bethlehem just south of Jerusalem. (All the sacrificial lambs destined for the Temple in Jerusalem were born and raised in this little city.)
It is written in Zechariah 14:12 how nations will gather to attack and plunder Jerusalem, but the Lord will then do battle with those nations. It’s going to be messy as are all wars, but the end will be glorious.
Is God using President Trump to gather the Muslim nations against Israel? He hasn’t directly informed me one way or another, but it appears to me to be so.
Is a Middle East war imminent? I think not. This present situation more probably qualifies as a rumor of war.
What the Muslim preachers avoid discussing is the massive conversions of Muslims to Christianity. God appears to Muslims throughout the world in dreams and visions. To me, this is also glorious! Reference – Fox News: Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches
Wayne Hamit, a Muslim Background Believer (MBB), pastors Hope Lutheran Church in Corinth, TX. We met over coffee some years ago. Wayne is “a management consultant, military veteran, law enforcement officer, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and pastor. He has worked throughout the world and has served government leaders as a consultant on security as well as social and economic development.”
Pastor Hamit is a living, breathing testament to the Grace of God as is Pastor Karim Baidaoui, an MBB Lutheran evangelist who explained to me why Muslims are coming to this country. “God“, he said, “is bringing them here because we can’t go there.” (Baidaoui is my last name in Morrocan, as in Casa Blanca)
As Sun Tzu taught, victory depends on knowledge of your enemy and of yourself.
Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life,and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Look up, for your redemption draws nigh.