Why are radical Christians needed in the war with Islamic terrorists?
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (Ephesians 6:12 Amplified)
Let’s start with a question that is not asked often enough: what do Islamic terrorists believe?
They believe that Allah is backing their ventures and that they are doing Allah’s will when they murder infidels (also known as you and me). They believe America is the Great Satan. They believe that their version of Islam is the only true religion and will eventually conquer the world. They also believe that they will be rewarded in Paradise if they are killed in their attempts to kill infidels and fight the Great Satan.
Now, don’t make the mistake of thinking that they are just powerless, clueless fanatics because nothing could be farther from the truth. A spiritual power guides them and empowers them. Call it the spirit of Babylon. Or the Ishmael spirit. Or the spirit of Islam. But whatever you call it, it is a religious spirit.
And guess what? It is my belief that the ruling spirit over America is a religious spirit.
So, if there is such a thing as a perfect storm, this is it: America’s foes are backed by a religious spirit and at the same time, America is under the power of a religious spirit. As of now, this is a no-can-lose war for Satan.
America absolutely needs radical Christians that know how to fight demonic principalities and powers – AND – are free enough of America’s ruling religious spirit to fight the good fight of faith. This is our only hope for victory.
(CONTINUED Part 6)