This possibly explains why our nation has no comprehensive plan to deal with international terrorism. We are reacting to the evil of terrorists, but we are not fully engaged in a strategy to defeat them. Sadly, this seems to be a pattern in history: denying evil and failing to identify the structures and systems through which it works its dastardly agenda!
Back in the 1980s, the American press became apoplectic when President Reagan identified the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.' But, it was after this that President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher led the way for the dismantling of Marxism in Russia and Eastern Europe.
The principle is obvious: identifying evil is a prerequisite to defeating it. History reveals the worst kind of terrorism is that which is embedded in anti-God government structures. This was so of Nazism under Hitler and Marxism under Stalin. Today's version of this is seen primarily in Iran and North Korea.
The Body of Christ in every nation must resist not only the Devil personally, but also resist the satanic anointings working through the tyrannical governments of the earth! The Church must step up into its calling as an 'Intercessory Priesthood' and begin to pray the Psalms.
For example, Psalm 2 instructs us to pray for God to deal with the kings of the earth who do not submit to the scepter of King Jesus. In Psalm 73:18-19, we are to pray this over the wicked: "Surely You set them in slippery places, You cast them down to destruction. How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors."
It is time for God to terrorize the terrorists and tyrannical governments!
ANNOUNCING FMCI REGIONAL REFORMATION INSTITUTES
April 9-10, Texas RRI at Brazos Covenant Ministries in Granbury (led by Apostle Merrie Cardin).
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 1515 N. Plaza, Granbury 76048
FMCI has a block of rooms at $72.99.
This discount rate is available until March 9.
Mention FMCI for the best rate.
April 30-May 2, East RRI at Freedom Gate Church in Marietta, Ohio (led by Pastor Rodney Lord).
Hotel: Comfort Inn, 700 Pike St., Marietta 45750
Hotel: Hampton Inn, 508 Pike St., Marietta 45750
*Information on future RRIs will be forthcoming.
You can register for Texas and Ohio RRIs at www.fmci.org or call 972.283.2262.
$25 per single and $40 for couple.
Bro. Jim Hodges