"An Inside Perspective"

July 2005

My dear family in Christ,

Ever precious greetings in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ! The recent subway bombings in London have, once again, refocused our national heart on the clear and present danger of terrorism. It is written, “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.”

As I listen to my radio in my prison cell, the enemy is always described as a terrorist. I would argue that terrorism is a method of attack, it is not, who the attackers are. The attackers themselves are men, filled with a philosophical ideology of hate. Not all fundamentalist Muslims are terrorists, but it seems that all terrorists are, fundamentalist Muslims.

Radical Islamists see the West as evil. They call us “The Great Satan.” They see the forty million babies murdered by abortion as the evil that it really is. Precious babies, sacrificed on the altar of convenience because of our sexual promiscuity.

Radical Islamists see Hollywood for what it really is, a foul stench in the nostrils of God with its very roots in hell. The hellivision daily spews out blasphemous anti-Christ doctrines, to which amazingly, the lukewarm body of Christ, holds out their cup, in the hope, that it will overflow!

Radical Islamists see pornography flowing from every vein of our society. The devil has raised the hem-line on women’s dresses one half inch a year, for forty years, and now there is no hem­line at all and we think it is normal. It is not. We Christians, the true people of God, are so desensitized to evil that we do not see the exceeding sinfulness of sin. Lust is a very difficult matter for men. I remember when the only time that you saw spaghetti straps was with your wife, in the bedroom, or on a harlot. Is it now, a regular affair, in our churches? No pun intended. It is written, “In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel.. .which becometh women professing godliness.”

Radical Islamists see homosexual marriage, itself an oxymoron, as an abomination to the Most High God. It is a thumbing of the nose at the very institution of marriage that God Himself has ordained. It was God who presided over the first marriage in the garden of Eden, thus, sanctifying it forever, as between one man and one women.

I want us to see the big picture. Osama ben Laden is seen as the mastermind and father of all terrorism. The word “ben” simply means “the son of.’ Therefore, Osama is the son of Laden. I will now espouse spiritual truth to the matter. In the spiritual realm, he is Osama ben satan. Yes, he is animated by the devil himself, as are all unbelievers. It is written, “You are of your father the devil. . . he was a murderer from the beginning...the father of lies.”

In truth, terrorism began in Heaven. Satan, who is the Original Terrorist, was cast out for rebelliously breaking from God’s ranks and leading his minions into a failed coupdetat. The first act of earthly terrorism was done verbally, and with stealth, in the garden of Eden. It resulted in the fall, bondage and depravity of man. It is written, “The whole world lieth in wickedness.”

Please observe how the Original Terrorist plays both sides of the table. He instigates evil and wickedness in society as above mentioned. He then raises up his own people against that evil, and then, deceives them into thinking they are really serving the living God! It is written, “Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth service to God.”

Then, to top it all off, he has lulled the true people of God into a stupor, even an unholy complacency, through the carrot of materialism—-—dangling—--ever before them.

Do we wonder why Islamists see the West as evil? I think the real question is, “How are we as Christians, “NOT” as alarmed at the very evil they are so willing to die for?”

Our battle, individually and corporately, is not against flesh and blood. It is against the Original Terrorist and all of his minions! Do not let him push your buttons! Our Battle is fought on our knees. It is written, “The Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent take it by force.” If we are not on our knees, regularly storming Heaven, we are spiritual losers, siding with the ultimate Loser, the Original Terrorist. All those around us then suffer because of our spiritual laziness.

Be encouraged, the battle is hot and many are fallen, but it is written, “The God of peace shall soon crush Satan [the Original Terrorist] under your feet!" (exclaimation point mine, smile)

“Rejoice, the Original Terrorist is a LOSER!”