Letter from the Editor
||2 CHRONICLES 7:14
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land."
The arabic word for martyr is shahada. Many of you may not yet
know that the Palestinians teach
children as young as 8 years old the art of guerilla warfare and
indoctrinate them with the idea that they must kill Israeli civilians
to liberate Jerusalem and Palestine. Will the world condemn Israel
for defending themselves against children with rockets and automatic
weapons? I expect the photos that the world will see will be of
dead Palestinian children after their Kalishnikov rifles have
been pried from their hands.
A question that I keep asking myself in light of this developing
war on terrorism is, "What is the worst-case scenario?"
The answer that keeps ringing in my ears is that despite the best
efforts of our government, this is going to turn into a religious
war against all of Islam. There would most likely be many Muslims
who distance themselves from the violence, but many who ally themselves
with their terrorist Muslim brothers against a perceived assault
on their religion. Who could you trust? All muslims would be suspect.
Of course, there has already been plenty of talk about internment
camps. Sacrificing the rights of the few for the safety of the
many. 6 million muslims in America is a lot of people. How many
people have to die before the world acknowledges that there is
only one true God who is 'knowable', and that the Devil is behind
all of the other religions of the world? There is hope...Jesus
Christ is coming back very soon to put everything in order. But
not until after the world goes through a time of trouble like
it has never seen before.
President Putin of Russia has agreed to allow the United States
to use nuclear weapons against Osama bin Laden. Of course there
was a price for his agreement, which was allowing Russia to use
nuclear weapons against the Chechens without interference if Russia
decides to do so. One news source today stated that Osama bin
Laden is the most popular man in all of Islam today. Naturally,
our only course of action as a nation is to seek and destroy this
man and as many of his followers as possible. There would be no
peace otherwise, for their objective is to destroy Western civilization.
This looks like a no win situation, because there will be thousands
of other terrorists throughout the world who must be dealt with
after Osama is confirmed dead. Its hard to imagine anything getting
better before it gets worse. If you don't yet know Jesus Christ,
call on his name, ask him to reveal himself to you through his
word in the Holy Bible, and begin reading the Gospel of John today.
To begin with,
This is not the 'letter from the editor' that I intended to write.
Due to the circumstances of recent days which have literally changed
the world, I feel a strong urgency and leading from the Lord to
simply write my thoughts at this time.
In summary, September 11, 2001 was the most horrific day in the
history of the United States of America to date. The projected
estimate of how many people have died in the terrorist attack
on the World Trade Center is now 6,300. This does not include
the hundreds who died in the downed airliners or in the Pentagon
My gravest current concern is in regard to what are known as
'suitcase nukes', which are literally suitcase sized nuclear bombs.
It is widely known that a large number of these devices are missing
from the former Soviet Republic's arsenal. Up until the fall of
the Berlin Wall, these devices were controlled by the Soviet military
in the muslim countries bordering Afghanistan, i.e. Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc. According to an interiview witn General
Lebed on one of CBS's Sixty Minutes episodes, 100 of 130 devices
are unaccounted for. They were created by order of the KGB, not
the government. It should be assumed that Osama bin Laden or even
Saddam Hussein has procured at least one of these devices. Based
on this assumption, the next question to be answered is "Have
they already smuggled a suitcase nuke into the United States?"
The three most likely targets would be 1) New York 2) Washington
D.C. 3) Los Angeles
This all seems so unreal, but it is happening. There is no turning
back to the life we knew before the events of Sept. 11th.
My greatest hope is that a multitude of people throughout the
world begin to cry out to the true living God before its too late.
Another hope is that web sites like this will be found by those
who are seeking the Truth.
Jesus Christ is coming soon to take his 'church' away from this
world in an event known as The Rapture. His church is not a building,
but all those people who believe in Him and who call him Lord,
who are "counted worthy to escape". Who knows?..., maybe
by the time you're reading this it will have already happened.
I would expect that immediately after the Rapture the world will
find itself in a state of panic and chaos. Many people who have
been left behind will instantly become believers, but it will
be too late, their fate will be to experience some or all of the
Tribulation which is comprised of the last 7 years on Earth before
Jesus returns to destroy his enemies and rule on earth for 1000
years. Its all laid out clearly in the last book of the Bible
called 'Revelation', which is about the revealing of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior.
If the you're reading this and The Rapture hasn't happened yet,
know this, The Lord can come at any moment. So live each moment
of your life for God. Look up! Your Redeemer's return is near!
Prepare yourselves to face God. Turn away and run away from sin.
Cry out to the Lord right now to help you break free from the
habitual sin that you've become entagled in and can't escape from
on your own.
Do not take 'the mark' which is placed in the hand or on the
forehead when the day comes, even if having the mark is the only
way to buy or sell. Trust God instead. If he feeds the little
sparrow, he'll feed you as well. The number of the mark is the
number of man 3 times, or 666.
These are very uncertain days. There is not much time left, the
second hand is approacing the stroke of midnight. I don't know
what is going to happen tomorrow or next week, but its not difficult
to imagine a very short world war resulting from the instability
of the situation in the Middle East. The next war will almost
certainly involve the use of nuclear weapons. It could be a single
detonation, a limited exchange, or an all out nuclear holocaust.
Regardless of what happens, know this:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you make the Most High your dwelling -
even the Lord, who is my refuge -
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to
guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
"Because he loves me," says the Lord,
"I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."
Acknowledge the name of the Lord.