ISIS – in America?

     According to FBI director James Comey ISIS is present in all 50 states.  Following are several of Director Comey’s own statements.
     “These people exist in every state.  I have homegrown violent extremist investigations in every single state…”
     “Slick propaganda…that goes like this: ‘Troubled soul, come to the caliphate, you will live a life of glory, these are the apocalyptic end times, you will find a life of meaning here fighting for our so-called caliphate and if you can’t come, kill somebody where you are.’  That is a message that goes out to troubled souls everywhere,” Comey said.
     It is a well known fact that ISIS is very adept in using social media to recruit adherents.
     Now let’s review several points of Biblical history that place Director Comey’s comments in perspective.
    Recall that Israel is God’s chosen nation and they are to serve as the model for all nations.
     Even before they possessed their Promised Land God forewarned them of the consequences of disobedience to His word.
     Following are several relative points delivered to the Children of Israel before taking possession of the land of Canaan.
     “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you.”  Deuteronomy 28:15
     There were numerous curses for disobedience listed in Deuteronomy 28 but for space’s sake we’ll list just a few.
     “The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies…”  Deuteronomy 28:25a
     Note the ‘LORD will cause.’  Their enemies will be defined shortly.
     “The alien (stranger, foreigner, guest and/or sojourner) who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.”  Deuteronomy 28:43
     In Israel there was to be one law for both the Israelite and the alien.  In fact the rights of the alien were restricted; for example aliens were not permitted to own property.
     However, due to Israel’s disobedience to God’s laws, God caused the alien to gain in power within Israel while Israel’s control was diminished.
     “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart…therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the LORD will send against you… and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.”  Deuteronomy 28:47-48
     Israel did not serve their God and the curses became reality.
     Notice the absolute sovereignty of God in the above Scripture:
     …you shall serve your enemies
     …whom the LORD will send against you
     …He will put a yoke of iron on your neck
     God delivered His law to Israel in 1405 BC and from that time forward Israel disobeyed and suffered the consequences.  In 722 BC the northern 10 tribes were overrun by Assyria and then beginning in 605 BC Southern Judah and Jerusalem were overrun by Babylon (present day Iraq).
     The acronym ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  Coincidence?
     The present challenges are just the beginning.
     “Then I (John) saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God…”  Revelation 20:4
     Another curse promised to Israel for disobedience is drought.
     “The LORD will change the rain of your land to powder and dust…”  Deuteronomy 28:24
     Without question the LORD is also in complete control of weather patterns and climate fluctuations.
     It is puzzling to many that the president of this great nation believes the greatest threat to the world today is ‘man-made’ climate change.  He never acknowledges or even defines ISIS while committing billions of dollars to reduce carbon emissions. 
     The best thing this president could do for America as a professed Christian would be to acknowledge that this great nation has also ‘forgotten’ her God and then initiate an effort to return to God’s standard of righteousness and justice.  Then both ISIS and climate change might be less of a problem.
     “…if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God…The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face…”  Deuteronomy 28:1, 7

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