YaHVeH, God of Israel, is casually moving Allah into position for checkmate. YaHVeH is neither nervous, nor impatient. He prefers that the odds go exponential before He acts, because He delights in proving that He alone is Almighty God. Consider this: Allah has sent forth his armies time and time again against tiny Israel, and has been met with total disaster. The major wars of 1948-1949, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 and other smaller wars since have concluded with Israel standing as strong as ever. If Allah were truly Almighty God, then he would not have failed; therefore, we can be sure that the One True God is not Allah.
YaHVeH’s Son Yashua Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36) Also read the words of Christ in Luke 17:21, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” These are very revealing statements. YaHVeH is not interested in His people conquering the physical realm in which we live. If this were the goal of YaHVeH, the earth would be ruled right now by the followers of YaHVeH. It is important to understand, that this would destroy the concept of free-will. Almighty God will not force anyone to serve Him. He is not that kind of king. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom, made up of whosoever will. The reason that Jerusalem, Israel and the temple were obliterated by the Romans and by various other nations is this: Almighty God is a jealous God. He insists that His people keep His commandments and serve only Him and not other gods. When Israel rebelled against Almighty God, He turned them over to their enemies; however, He also prophesied through His prophets, that the people of Israel would once again inhabit the land of Israel and that they would weep concerning the One they had pierced. (Zechariah 12:10) Almighty God’s kingdom is not really about controlling the earth, but about righteousness. YaHVeH hates lying, stealing, murder, adultery, coveting, disrespect of one’s parents and treating Him in a way unfitting. He wants to rule a people who have integrity, who love justice and mercy, who are humble, who are faithful and loyal. This is why He sent His only Son YahShua Jesus to die in our place. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves. The prophet Isaiah prophesied about this Savior of YaHVeH in Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born. Unto us a Son is given. The government shall be upon His shoulder and He shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end. upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forevermore.” So YaHVeH patiently moves forward seeking out those who are willing to become what He wants them to become.
YaHVeH is preparing his people from all the peoples of the earth. Peter, Andrew, James, John and many other Hebrews chose to follow YaHVeH’s Messiah Yashua Jesus. The Almighty used the Apostle Paul, a Hebrew from the tribe of Benjamin, to win many converts from outside the nation of Israel, and to bring the good news of Salvation through Christ to the gentiles. I am one of these. People from every tribe and nation will place their faith in Yahshua Jesus and no other, because of their love for the truth and because of their desire for eternal life. There are even people who were born into Muslim families, that have given their heart and life to Yahshua Jesus. You see, Christ’s kingdom is open to whosoever will. It is appointed unto men once to die and after this the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) All humans will stand before YaHVeH on the judgment day, and they will give an account of their lives. The Muslims that are killing and beheading in the name of Islam are breaking YaHVeH’s commandment: You shall do no murder. They will be judged and condemned to eternal damnation, unless they repent and put their trust in the Messiah Yahshua Jesus. They will not enjoy 72 virgins as some suppose. But there are other sins besides murder. In Galatians chapter 5 you will find these words, “the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in times past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
You might say, “But I am not strong enough to live a good life like this.” You are right. I am not strong enough either by myself. The Holy Bible teaches us, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Those who place their confidence in Christ and pursue Him diligently are strengthened and enabled to do what cannot be done otherwise. As the WORD says, “We are more than conquerors through Him that love us.” (Romans 8:37)
So back to our chess game. Sometimes it looks like evil is winning. Sometimes it seems like those who hate Almighty God prosper and will never be punished. Sometimes it looks like Islam will take over the world. Whether it does or does not conquer the world is truly irrelevant. When all is said and done; Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, will reign forever. Do not be afraid of the things coming upon the earth. These offenses must take place. This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through. My eyes are set upon Yahshua Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. If we will be faithful to Him until death, then He will give us a crown of life that endures eternally. YaHVeH is not hoping that He will be able to checkmate Allah. YaHVeH WILL checkmate Allah in His own time and at His own pleasure, and it will be at that point in time that best suits the interests of YaHVeH’s kingdom. But anyone who wants eternal life is welcome to become a part of YaHVeH’s kingdom through Messiah Yahshua Jesus.
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