There is lots of information regarding ISIS and these types of things. Prayer is the key, of course. Human efforts cannot save us. Only Jesus can. Of course we must be prudent, and God will guide us through. Salvation of the people is the most important assignment; including prayer for the Muslims who are Isaac’s brothers, and are Abraham’s sons also. This family feud between them must end. God blessed them as well, but their anger and Satan’s deceptions keep them deluded from their own blessings. Isaac is the covenant child; but God never abandoned Ishmael. God promised to bless him too! The Muslims are our deluded brothers and sisters. Let us pray that we not be held captive by the delusion that God doesn’t want them saved. The love of I Corinthians 13 must guide us. It never fails! If they can just stop fighting, they’ll realize there are more than enough blessings for us all. GOD LOVES US ALL!
JESUS CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE! ALL CAPTIVES, INCLUDING THE MUSLIMS. LET US PRAY FOR THEIR LIBERTY IN JESUS. MANY MUSLIMS ARE DELUDED INTO BELIEVING THE LIE THAT THEY MUST SLAUGHTER OTHERS TO GAIN THEIR INHERITANCE. THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE. THEIR LIBERTY AND LASTING INHERITANCE IS IN JESUS, AS IS OURS AND EVERYONE’S. THIS IS WHY WHEN MUSLIMS ACCEPT CHRIST, THEY WOULD RATHER FACE TORTURE AND DEATH THAN GO BACK. PROCLAIM THE TRUTH IN LOVE.
Abraham’s Two Children (Galatians 4:21-31 NLT)
“Tell me, you who want to live under the law, do you know what the law actually says? The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave wife and one from his freeborn wife. The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God’s promise. But the son of the freeborn wife was born as God’s own fulfillment of his promise.
These two women serve as an illustration of God’s two covenants. The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai where people received the law that enslaved them. And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia, because she and her children live in slavery to the law. But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother. As Isaiah said,
“Rejoice, O childless woman,
you who have never given birth!
Break into a joyful shout,
you who have never been in labor!
For the desolate woman now has more children
than the woman who lives with her husband!”
And you, dear brothers and sisters, are children of the promise, just like Isaac. But you are now being persecuted by those who want you to keep the law, just as Ishmael, the child born by human effort, persecuted Isaac, the child born by the power of the Spirit.
But what do the Scriptures say about that? “Get rid of the slave and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” So, dear brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman; we are children of the free woman.”
Most importantly, we are children of God in Christ Jesus. May Holy Spirit help us to see and hear!
Dr. Alveda C. King is an evangelist and author of the popular book KING RULES. She grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father Rev. A. D. King. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, AL., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, KY. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King.