Saturday, April 27, 2013

That Donkey Again?

This may be a bit unfair, but when I read the response of the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to the Boston bombing, my first thought was “The American prophets are distracted with their ranting about gun control, so God had to prophesy through a donkey, again”. Here is what he said.

Any attempt to make a link between Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs, if they are guilty, is in vain. They grew up in the US, their views and beliefs were formed there. The roots of evil must be searched for in America.
Those searching for the roots of this evil should be asking why Patriots’ Day releases the spirits of violence across their land. Waco, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Boston and West all occurred around this day. They were not connected physically, but there must be a link in the spiritual realm. Living in the antipodes, I do not know much about it, but according to Wikipedia, Patriots Day is celebration of a couple of battles in the War for Independence (did it start with the eating of an apple). Celebrations of war often proclaim faith in military power that releases spirits of violence and war.

Many Americans are fearful of an external attack on their nation, because they do not understand the nature of our struggle. Being surrounded by oceans, America is the hardest nation in the world to invade. The real danger is spiritual attack, and that comes from within. For example, are the prophets ranting against gun control and expressing their faith in gun power unwittingly releasing spirits of violence?

Many Americans believe that when the big evil comes, they will head to the hills with their guns and raise a resistance (like wagons on the prairie). Unfortunately, the real enemy is spiritual, so it cannot be defeated by guns. Faith in military power actually feeds the spirit of warring violence. When the real evil arrives, it is far more likely that Americans will use their guns to tear their nation apart, and the gospel will lose.

Many American Christians are afraid of Islam. This fear seems to be absurd at two levels. American military power far exceeds all of the Islamic nations combined, so they will never be a serious military threat even if they all joined together. The Christian gospel is far superior to the Islamic religion, so it should be winning the evangelism struggle hands down. However, at the spiritual level the situation is much more dangerous. Four of the main spirits that work through Islam are:
  • religious spirit
  • good works
  • violence
  • fighting and war
These spirits already have a stronghold in the United States culture, which leaves the nation spiritually vulnerable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen. When I suggest to Americans, especially Southern, conservative, Christians, that we should have less faith in guns and the military and more faith in the power of the gospel, they look at me like I am absolutely crazy. Their response is always "Yeah, but ...."

Guns can be taken away, but the gospel cannot. And only one has the power of God unto salvation, the power to change lives and to give eternal life. The laying down of your life, as martyr and/or as a servant, has more power than the most destructive weapon of man that will ever be devised.

God bless you for preaching the gospel, whether you ever receive rewards in this world or not. You are sowing seeds for the Kingdom that will bear eternal, history-changing fruit.

No King But God