Dear Beloved: In Matthew 24:7 Jesus tells us that in the last days, "nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. v9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for My names's sake. v10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. v11 And many false prophets shall rise, and deceive many. v12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. v13 But he that endures to the end, he shall be saved." Beloved, we are seeing first hand the words of Jesus are being literally fulfilled in countries all over the world.
On my recent trip to Kenya, I saw how people are being delivered up to be persecuted by the growing population of Muslims in that country. The church where I preached in Nairobi is in a mixed ethnic and religious neighborhood, and as a result there is tension there between faiths regarding land issues. At one point a few years ago the night watchman at the church was hacked to death one night as he guarded the church property; consequently, many in the church left that church for churches in safer neighborhoods. The loss in membership meant loss in collections, and the church was unable to keep up payments on a piece of property that it had committed to and had been paying rent on. The muslims in the neighborhood bid a higher payment and was able then to get the property away from the church; mission accomplished. When sin and iniquity abound, the love of many will grow cold. How else could people murder and bomb and destroy, all in the name of a religion of so called peace?
We need to pray for our brethren in countries that face these pressures on a daily basis. We also need to pray for Israel, as God's people are surrounded by these hate filled people who have declared that the only way they will tolerate Israel and the Jews, is if they do not exist at all. The same is coming to America; Islamic radicals will use the freedoms we offer them in this country, (that they offer no one in their own Shariah-bound countries), and they will use those very freedoms to take over our cities and our country, one neighborhood at a time. Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. The pale horse is on the move all over the world, in Africa, in Europe, and now in America. Pray that you may endure to the end! God bless you, in Christ, Jim