It seems like almost every day for the past months, new details emerge about the militant Islamists who are taking control of huge chunks of Syria
Not too long ago, these jihadists declared the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
— or simply the Islamic State
— in an attempt to resurrect the ancient Islamic Caliphate.
Some of these details include:
- Syria: Muslims force Christian to accept Islam, then behead him
- Islamic State (IS) map of the world: Militants outline chilling five-year plan for global domination as they declare formation of caliphate
- Syrian radicals 'brainwash' kidnapped Kurdish schoolchildren
- Ancient shrines become latest casualties of IS (Islamic State) rampage: Islamic extremists demolish mosques and temples as they spread their carnage through Iraq
- Syrian Christians sign treaty of submission to Muslim supremacists
- Syrian Jihadist Slits Throat of Christian Man Refusing to Deny Christ, Then Taunts Fiancée, 'Jesus Didn't Come to Save Him'
- Islamic State Publicly Whips Man For Eating During Ramadan ... In Front of Children
- Islamic State (IS/ISIS) Destroys Jonah's Tomb, 50 blindfolded bodies are found massacred
- Islamic State (ISIS) Orders Government Workers To Stop Feeding Christians In Mosul
- Stolen Nuclear Compounds: Dirty Bombs and Nukes for Islamic State (IS)
- Islamic State to Christians: Convert to Islam, pay jizya, or die
- Islamic State marks Christian homes in Mosul
- New Islamic Caliphate Declares Jihad on ... Muslims
- Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan
- Islamic State Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church after Ethnically Cleansing Mosul Christians
- Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) Orders 'orders female genital mutilation' (clitoridectomies) for women in Mosul
- 'Islamic State' Consolidates Power, Enforces Brutal Sharia
- Islamic State Round-Up, Mass Executions
- Devout Muslim Women Call on Islamic State for More Slaughter: ISIS Answers the Call
- Religious Minority Member of Iraqi Parliament collapses in tears after calling upon world to save her people from jihad, Iraq's religious minorities are being slaughtered as ISIS just captured the last town giving them shelter
- The Islamic State shoots teens in head, dumps bodies
- Islamic State jihadist announces his marriage to terrified 7-year-old in conquered city in Syria
- Jihadist rampage: ISIS beheading children and Christians in Iraq.
- Islamic State seizes Iraq's largest Christian town, tens of thousands flee
- The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria Orders Unmarried Women to 'Jihad By Sex'
- Rome will be conquered next, says leader of 'Islamic State'
As you can see, the Devil is in the details — literally! Take a close look at the above headlines. Click on the links and read all of the gruesome details. Then answer me this question: Does the Islamic State look like Yeshua (Isa, Jesus), who went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the Devil?
Or does it look like the Devil, who comes only to steal and kill and destroy
and who a murder from the beginning?
If you have even an ounce of integrity left in your desperately-wicked heart (Jeremiah 17:9
), I think you will see that the answer is obvious! Truly, the Devil is in the details! "The one who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the Devil's work" (1 John 3:8).
Muslims are captives held in bondage and slavery to the Devil, disguised as Allah. It is only Christian martyrdom
which will set them free in large numbers. It is only by Muslims seeing followers of Yeshua dying for them that they will realize that Yeshua died for their sins. It is only by loving Muslims more than our own lives that their eyes will be opened to see that Yeshua loves them with an eternal, fierce, jealous love.
We who consider ourselves followers of Yeshua are His hands and feet on this earth.
It is only when our hands and feet are nailed to the cross of persecution and martyrdom, just as His hands and feet were pierced, that the hardness of heart and spiritual blindness of Muslims will be pierced, and they will see their Savior for who He really is. Perhaps we may even be literally crucified, as the Islamic State is doing to some
The Muslim world is spiritually dying and going to Hell in a handbasket. They are desperately waiting for us "Christians" to fulfill the destiny God has placed before us. Who is willing to offer their body as a living sacrifice to God, which is our true and proper worship? (see Romans 12:1
) It is SO easy to raise our hands in "worship" to God during a Sunday service. Do I see any hands out there raised to volunteer for martyrdom, so that the Muslims may escape eternity in Hell? The whole Islamic world eagerly awaits our response!