Summary: “Unrelenting Terror” will be a huge issue for America and the world! It was not until 911 that we woke that early September morning to the fact that terrorist are now stepping on our soil, studying in our schools and blending into our society.
Last week we began this series with “Unclaimed Truth” and learned how important it will be for Christians everywhere to stand for truth in 2009. And we concluded with the fact that, we as a body of believers, needs to inspire with the truth as best we can in this New Year!
Today we take on the next major challenge for 2009 – “Unrelenting Terror” - this will be a huge issue for America and the world! It was not until 911 that we woke that early September morning to the fact that terrorist are now stepping on our soil, studying in our schools and blending into our society.
Read 2 Timothy 1:6, 7
“Spirit” = attitude
“Fear” = timidity – a lack of confidence, cowardice
Church, we need this reminder everyday! The nightly news alone is enough to give you heartburn; the newspaper alone is enough to make us all take Prozac! I’m challenging each of us in 2009 – take control of the daily news or the news will daily take control of you! Let me ask, are you willing to let CNN, CBS and CNBC rob you of your conquering attitude?
1 Corinthians 2:16 “But we have the mind of Christ.” NIV
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in peace, peace, whose mind is stayed on You. Because he trusts in You."
• In Hebrew “peace” is repeated – a double portion of peace!
Folks, terrorism is only going to get worse before it get any better! It is a miracle that America has not been hit by Al-Qaeda since 911. Most experts when asked… were we going to get hit again right after 911…
1. Terror’s Grip During The End Times.
2 Timothy 3:1 “But mark this down, there will be terrible times in the last days.” NLT
Dr. Mark Hitchcock writes, “One would be very hard-pressed to find another time in history when there was more at stake – or when the major prophetic signposts were lined up pointing to the end.”
Charles Krauthammer also states, “We’re now at the dawn of an era in which an extreme fanatical religious ideology, undeterred by the usual calculations of prudence and self-preservation, is wielding state power and will soon be wielding nuclear power.”
Top Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu al-Masri - calling for the brightest scientific minds, “We are in dire need of you. The field of jihad can satisfy your scientific ambitions, and the large American bases are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them.”
Leading Palestinian Sheikh Khali warns, “There is a new generation that is willing to fight America, and this is something that America cannot stop.”
Folks, is it possible that it’s later than we think?
According to a 2005 study by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, “The risk of attack by weapons of mass destruction is as high as 70% within the next ten years.”
The report also stated, “The most likely weapon of mass destruction to be used will be a “dirty bomb” in which radioactive material is included within a conventional explosive device.”
2. Terror’s Great Use of The Internet.
Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”