The modern day persecutors of God’s people is occurring from the Muslim world. Muslims have been emerging from Islamic states. Moving westward determined to conquer nations in their path for Islam. The attempt here is to give a scriptural meaning to the DVD titled, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.” Which Hillary Clinton used as an excuse for the Muslims attack on our American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Have you seen it? If not, it’s a must see. The truth angered the Muslim world which is a good thing, as regular readers know from previous discussions.
Etch this into your intellectual awareness because it is important to know. The Muslim onslaught against the West which is mostly Christian. But by association, and not by practice, if it were the reverse, Islam would not be a threat to the West. It is through Western governments that the Dragon of Revelation hopes to successfully persecute the church and her off spring as symbolized in Revelation 12:13,17. This is what is recorded, “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child,” verse 13. “And the Dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” verse 17. With those few words, readers have the equipment necessary to understand world turmoil. And why the producers of the DVD had packaged their product with such alarming urgency. They did a good job unveiling the methods and goals of Islam but neglected to ground their message from a Christian scriptural perspective. The argument here is that Muslims are the dragons tools to persecute Jesus through his tabernacle of believers.
And the drums should beat, and the trumpets should tap, “Onward Christian Soldiers marching as to War.” Once again putting an end the this Muslim menace. Only the church has the source of enlightenment to accomplish this because governments maneuver through the science of geopolitics engulfed and blinded by the subset of political correctness. Making them doomed to create one failed crisis after another.
The church has a formidable task facing it because the dragon is employing an invisible army of evil. Clothed in the armor of religiosity through the practice of Islam. This thesis will be developed from the book of Revelation 13:2, along with several other verses. Moving on we find evil cleverly depicted as being a leopard, Revelation 13:2.
Here are some striking similarities between destructive forces of Islam and the Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters. Who characteristically hunt their prey by the cover of the night. By deploying their attack, by ambush. As the unsuspecting creature, is pounced upon from the cover of the trees. With the leopard never willing to confront its prey directly.
Such is the similarity between Muslims and the leopard. Instead of hiding in trees Muslims hide in mosques. Later to emerge to strike their foe by ambush. Muslims like the leopard prefer to be secretive about their intentions until the unsuspecting prey have no chance for escape. Recalling one high light of the DVD, reminding us that the 19 Muslims who attacked us on 9/11 trained in our country. And no doubt enjoyed comfort and encouragement within various mosques before emerging to strike the nation.
The bombers who brought mayhem to Boston’s historic annual marathon aptly fit the description of the waring leopard, who pounces upon unsuspecting people, who have no chance for escape.
The suggestion was made that the Dragon had employed an invisible army in his quest. Exemplified by those two Muslims who were able to hide themselves until death and injury took its toll. Cheered on by Muslim’s on American soil and abroad. Offering them encouragement and hoping for their success. Wanting to find ways to offer resources and protection. Believing that each attack helps to destroy Christianity and the West. And from those Islamic nations, we in the West allow those leopards to migrate into our nations. For the sole purpose of destroying us, as they emerge from the tree like cover of their mosques. Absolute madness!!!
Muslims when confronted about such goals offer abhorrence to the slaughter that their ilk inflicts. Yet they practice the same politics as ISSI. With all of their applicable tenets. Making them one of the same, or said a different way, a Muslim is a Muslim.The power of the cover of religion allows Muslims to move across the world with impunity as they raise money to fund the slaughter of the innocent from the cover of their mosques.
The enemy of God, the Dragon, is the force behind all evil. In our modern era, the force of the Dragon is working through Islam. And this Dragon condemned by God, uses the Beast, invisible to the naked eye, but not the spiritual eye, who blinds world governments to this Islamic threat. For the beast, is symbolic to world governments.
Revelation 13:2, informs us that the leopard had the feet of a bear. A leopard always seeking anonymity walks on its toes. While the bear walks flat footed, suggesting a down to earth tactics. With the combined art of being the solitary hunter attacking from the camouflage of trees. While being “down to earth” displaying a love for God, and a hatred for evil. As the leopard, secretly seeks out its next victim. There is no greater evil! And the church must rise to the occasion, and destroy this leopard/bear. Because governments pictorially as beasts are the blinded servants of the leopard/bear.
We also discover the leopard has the mouth of a lion which is symbolic of power and authority. This leopard/bear gets its power as political system. Which is its main focus, as it wars to bring all nation states to the submission of Islam. Then using its mouth likeness of the lion to legitimize itself as a religion. Which is easy to discredit because God has declared Himself as as the LORD, the King of Israel and His redeemer, saying, “I am the first, and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God,” Isaiah 44:6. Followed with this, “… but the LORD shall be unto you an everlasting light, and your God, your glory,” Isaiah 60:19. Carried over to our times where Jesus said, “… I am the light of the world …, John 8:12. Finalized in Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the LORD, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Despite the seemingly invincibility of this leopard, it suffers a critical wound to one of its heads almost to its death. But it recovers, astonishing the world, verse three. Suggesting the determination of this beast in its conquest. As well, as the influence it projects. “And they worshiped the Dragon who gave power unto the Beast; and they worshiped the Beast, saying who is like the the Beast? Who is able to make war with him,” Revelation 13:4.
As has been suggested, this a war against the the church, and her offspring. Verse four makes it clear that the leopard despite the influences of the Dragon is beatable. But this creature and its masters are resilient, and lives for another day. So can we, will we rise to the occasion, and work to deny this abominable creature more time?
Verse five is about the success of the leopard because of the power of the Dragon. As was said earlier, the church has the benefit of spiritual insight. The leopard wants Jerusalem! That is what the Middle East crisis is all about. Especially the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. With this verse being about a time on earth known as the great tribulation. A topic for another discussion.
One final note, we are engaged in earths final global warfare which is denied by the beastly governments. How long will it last-not known! How bad will it get-bad! How will it end? “… by He and who is to come, the Almighty of Revelation 1:8. Why? Because if not, “All flesh shall be destroyed, and for the elects sake (Jews and Christians) those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22. But in the meantime, “Those who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” Revelation 12:17. The body of believers, His church, has not been excused from fighting this leopard/bear/lion like creature. Possessing a Muslim wherever a Muslim is seen. Who equally is the master the beastly governments.