God will Get the Glory

God will Get the Glory

In an article posted November 25, 2014 by Ryan Mauro ,  Understanding The Role of Syria In Islamic End Time Belief, Mauro makes a case for disproving Islamic prophecies by the actions the US military may choose to take. But I believe that Islamic prophecies will be disproved by God, not by any action or non action we may decide to take. God will have the glory for the downfall of Islam and every other false belief system in the world today.

The town of Dabiq, Syria, where a recent beheading took place, is believed by Muslims to be significant in Islamic end time prophecies, which are believed to take place about the time the Mahdi and the Islamic version of Jesus, Isa, will supposedly bring victory over those who oppose sharia. The Islamic State is telling Muslims that it is fulfilling those prophecies, luring them into fighting in a war that they believe to be one of the most important battles in world history.

They say that Islamic State supporters should not worry about the military superiority of the US or the terrorist group’s setbacks because they believe they will soon be made victorious with help from the Mahdi, Islam’s messianic figure, and Isa, the Islamic version of Jesus, who is believed by them to accept Islam, according to Islamic prophecy in the hadith, the collection of sayings and actions attributed to Mohammed, the supposed Prophet of Islam. One collector of the hadith, Sahih Muslim, states, “The Last Hour would not come until the Romans would land at al-A’maq or in Dabiq.”

The Islamic State refers to President Obama as the “dog of Rome” to make the case that the U.S. is the lap dog of the Roman Empire (EU) and American military action in the Middle East is the actualization of this prophecy. The hadith states that Dabiq will be controlled by the “best” Islamic soldiers from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, who will capture “Romans” (i.e., Americans), which will lead to a foreign attack. The prophecy states that the Romans will arrive at Dabiq and tell all the Muslims to stand aside so that they can fight only those Muslims who took the captives. The Muslims will then unite against the Romans. When the battle begins, according to the prophecy, about one-third of the Muslim forces will run (“whom Allah will never forgive”), one-third will die as martyrs and the remaining one-third will win the battle and then conquer Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) which was once the capital of the Roman Empire (Babylon of Revelation?).

The Islamic State’s beheadings of Americans are acts designed to provoke an assault on them as prophesized. A U.S. military response is actually what they want, as it would seemingly fulfill this prophecy. If Islamic State supporters believe this prophecy is being fulfilled, then they will not be discouraged by the current U.S. military action, high death tolls and desertions. They will actually be encouraged by it all because they believe it will ultimately bring them victory. According to the prophecy, what follows this victory in Dabiq and Turkey is the appearance and final defeat of the Islamic version of the Antichrist, called the Dajjal, at the hands of (the Islamic) Jesus, Isa. This type of war mongering apocalyptic thinking is common among Islamists. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates often talk about eliminating or breaking “the cross.” This refers to an Islamic prophecy where Isa (Jesus) will supposedly break a cross to disprove Christianity and absorb the religion into Islam (Chrislam). They are talking about preparing for the Mahdi and the Islamic Jesus to bring about the final victory over their enemies. Obama’s white house buddies, the Muslim Brotherhood, believes in this prophecy.

The validity of the Islamic State’s claims rest upon the capture of Dabiq, the arrival of U.S. ground forces, the uniting of Muslims behind the Islamic State and military victory over the U.S. and its allies in the area. The Islamic State’s claims would be validated or invalidated by whether or not U.S. ground forces are sent to the area and are captured.  Though the Islamic State’s Muslim adversaries might force the group out of Dabiq and deliver them a decisive defeat, the animosity between Shias and Sunnis might also be brought to a climax if God chooses to turn their swords on one another like in the battle of Gideon in the Old Testament. Just as God fought that battle by turning the troops against each other, I believe that God will get the glory for any defeat that happens there.  If the Islamic radicals are defeated, whether by us or by God himself, the Islamic State’s proclamations of prophetic fulfillment will be discredited in the eyes of its believers.  Once Islam is discredited, the elite of the world will do everything it can to discredit Christianity and all other faiths.  And then people who are hungry for something to believe in will grasp at the belief in the coming antichrist.  But God will have the glory in the end and Jesus Christ will never be defeated! Christ will rule on earth for one thousand years and then rule for eternity thereafter.

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/November24/241.html#Z1qdqEhtu9xjMIcr.99

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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