Sunday 29th November 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Luke 21:25-38
Topic:- Treatise To Understand Christianity And Islamic 
Text:- Luke 21:36
But what is happening now is not an accident.
It is a product of an age long plan because Islam is never in a hurry.
It has a systemic way of indoctrinating its adherents and also has a long plan to forcefully win converts.
Mohammed who is the centre point of the Islamic faith was born hundreds of years after the Bible had been canonized.
He started out in Mecca and then moved on to Medina.
The last ten years of his life according to history was marked by violence as he introduced Jihad into the religion thus making it the sixth pillar of Islam.
Many passive Muslims may not agree with this. But those who have been in and out of the religion will tell you that the agenda of Islam is to forcefully make converts.
I will not like to go into the details. But the book, Journey into the mind of an Islamic terrorist by Mark Gabriel deals with this subject to minutes detail.
Gabriel, a former Muslim Scholar who goes by a pseudo name for strategic reason explained the motivating factor for Islamic insurgence pointing out that the chief among the agenda of Islamic terrorists groups all over the world is to Islamize the world.
As one writer observes, “The danger we currently face from the Muslim world arises not from the fact that people are Muslims, but from the extent to which they adhere to the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine of Sharia.”
Quran 48:29 states, “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.”
The good news is that many hard core adherents to Islam are getting saved.
Recent reports by the Charisma Magazine point to the fact that many Muslims are divinely being touched and saved from being destroyed.
Many are getting born again especially in Islamic countries.
Amil Imani an ex-Muslim notes in a piece, “Islam can rightfully be considered a cult of death, not life; it will never run out of volunteers to sacrifice their lives until Islam itself expires.”
It is important that we do not isolate the situations in Nigeria from the rest of the world.
There is tendency to see the upsurge of Boko Haram as political. It could be political because Islam seeks power so it could perpetuate its atrocities and put people in eternal bondage.
But what we are facing is the hatching of a grand plan which did not begin yesterday.
If you read between the lines the comments of some Islamic scholars you will find out that they are not vociferous in their condemnation.
In one breath they are condemning the act of Boko Haram in another breath they are calling for the introduction of Islamic laws into the polity.
We must begin to appreciate that Islam is here with all its venom. There are terrorist attacks all over the world.
Since the 9/11 attack on the UN house there has been about 14,000 reported cases of terrorist attacks around the globe.
In this year alone we have had close to 10 reported cases in Nigeria alone. At least two journalists have so far been killed in the cause of these attacks.
Other statistics around the world is hereby presented:
1. 2012.01.19. Pattani, Thailand. A 39 year old Buddhist is gunned down by militants Muslims.
2. 2012.01.19. Mogadishu, Somalia. Four refugees and a local aid worker are among six Somalis taken out by a Shahid suicide bomber.
3. 2012.01.19. Kandahar, Afghanistan. Two children are among seven civilians blown to bits by a suicide bomber.
4. 2012.01.18. Kajaki, Afghanistan. A dozen innocents are torn to pieces by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
5. 2012.01.18. Latifiyah, Iraq. Al-Qaeda militants open fire on a family sleeping in their home, killing four members.
What then is the genesis of this: it is claimed that Islam is a religion of peace.
If it is, why is it at the centre of global violence and bloodletting? That is the question most Muslims find difficult to answer.
Many have openly dissociated themselves from the Boko Haram menace.
A top Islamic leader on Television was condemning the sect and at the same time calling for Islamic laws in Nigeria.
One commentator was asking for a National Conference and saying if the North wants to secede they should be allowed to and should be allowed to practice their religion.
My question is what happens to Christians living in that region. The solution to what we have in our hands is not a question of National Conference, it is a question of Jesus Conference.
Christians should intensify their prayers and call on the God of heaven to break the backbone of Islam. It is incumbent on us to pray and not to faint on this issue.
This is the time for Church leaders to bury their doctrinal differences and come together in prayer and repentance.
It is time to do away with this hip-hop Gospel where Christians only go to sweat and dance in Church without a drop of God’s word in their heart.
It is time for us to become true disciples indeed.
Pa Elton bequeathed something to us (my generation) in this COUNTRY. Towards the end of his life, you guys were making fun of him!
Idahosa bequeathed something to us! But we have, and we are BEQUEATHING MATERIALISM to those coming after us!
Now God is using the MUCH YOUNGER ONES to chastise us (those the age of our very children) and yet you still can’t see God at work!
I WARN YOU TODAY! Cleanse this MESS that you’ve caused! Otherwise, get SWEPT OFF when God begins to use others to CLEANSE IT!
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, help me to be watchful and be prayerful henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy Lord’s Day!