As I read about Saudi Arabia this morning beheading it’s 100th victim, (More) I was both appalled and shocked yet again in the barbarity of Sharia Law. ISIS and the other want to be groups that have pledged allegiance to them, and even countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many others use this form of Sharia Law.
I heard Rick Wiles commentary a few days ago, and he gave the most interesting analysis yet of why these groups and countries that follow this law use beheading. Beheading is mentioned only once in the New Testament, and that is Revelation 20:4. Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. So I often wondered throughout my life what this meant in a world that had not heard of this. John warned us that this would be prevalent in the last days, especially for Christians. And true to God’s word, we have witnessed so many beheadings of Christians. Like the Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Rick gave this analogy and it really hit home for me. As I have mentioned before, everything goes back to the beginning. Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. You have to go back to the beginning to study what is happening now, and what will happen. Even in Revelation God tells John (Revelation 10:7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. So as I prayed about, and studied what Rick said, I realized that this is true. Satan has been destroying man kind since the Garden of Eden. Here is truth: Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise (Crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
If you do a word search in the Blue Letter Bible, you find this meaning for bruise: to bruise, crush, gape upon, desire?, seize?, strike out? So you find a picture of God’s curse to satan for orchestrating the fall of man. So we find satan throughout the ages orchestrating lies, murders and all manners of idol worship, and debauchery. But this made sense. Jesus crushed satan when He gave His life so we might live. So is this satan’s way of again attempting to destroy mankind? Is this why they “strike the necks” of the unbelievers, and use this as a form of punishment? Again even with the hangings that Iran is famous for, we see the crushing of the head. Just a word for thought.
Jesus rebuked satan on the mount with a simple phrase: Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. We can learn alot from the temptation of Jesus, and how he responded. Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
Many who mock the word of God say that these cruelties were around in ancient times when God revealed himself after the fall of man. They say His law is cruel. No it’s not. What they forget is the times in which the early followers (Israelites) of God faced. There were many ancient god’s. Many spiritual forms of satan that men worshiped. I for one believe these ancient god’s are rearing their heads today and worship of them is prevalent. We are witnessing the rise of idol worship and the great falling away warned of by the disciples and Christ. We are finding ourselves thrown back into the horrific times of the ancients. Don’t take my word for it, study the Bible, study God’s word and you will find the times we are in.
Read Habakkuk chapter 1 and you get a clear picture of what is transpiring today. Even naming the very peoples.
The Prophet’s First Complaint
2 “How long, Lord, must I cry out for help,
but you won’t listen?
I’m crying out to you, ‘Violence!’
but you aren’t providing deliverance.
3 Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity
and to stare at wickedness?
Social havoc and oppression are all around me;
there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound.
4 Therefore, the Law has become paralyzed,
and justice never comes about.
Because criminals outnumber the righteous,
whenever judgments are issued, they come out crooked.”
God’s Response: The Coming Chaldean Invasion
5 “Look out at the nations and pay attention!
Be astounded! Be really astounded!
Because something is happening in your lifetime
that you won’t believe, even if it were described down to the smallest detail.
6 Watch out! For I am bringing in the Chaldeans,
that cruel and impetuous people,
who sweep across the earth
dispossessing people from homes not their own.
7 They are terrible and fearsome;
their brand of justice and sense of honor derive only from themselves!
8 Their horses are swifter than leopards,
and more cunning than wolves that attack at night.
Their horsemen are galloping
as they approach from far away.
They swoop in like ravenous vultures.
9 “They all come to oppress—
hordes of them, their faces pressing onward—
they take prisoners as numerous as the desert sand!
10 They make fun of kings,
deriding those who rule.
They laugh at all of the fortified places,
constructing ramps to seize them.
11 Then like the wind sweeping by
they will pass through—
they’re guilty because they say their power is their god.”
The Word of God speaks for itself. And we have Christ who was there in the beginning, and His warnings. Prepare yourself spiritually.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Credit to Bible Hub, Blue letter Bible
Commentary by C. Refsland
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