Back to the Roots

There appears to be a very unhealthy phenomenon happening in the world today…and that is fear of world Muslim domination.

I am as guilty as the next man of sending e-mails on statistics of Muslims compared to Christians and Jews worldwide. With 9-11 and the Muslim nation’s defiance against Israel and other EU nations, we as true professing Christians are becoming very skittish…

As true Christian believers we should actually be rejoicing!!! Now before you scream to be unsubscribed and brand me as some Islamic fundamentalist hear me out please
Answer these questions
1. Do you believe that the Word of God is inerrant?
2. Do you have faith …believing that God will do what He says He is going to do?
3. Do you believe that we are in the last days? And that the return of Jesus The Christ is imminent?
4. Do you believe that there are prophecies in the Bible concerning Gentiles as well as Jews?

Well not only did the Lord Prophesy concerning the Jews, but it may come as a surprise to many that He prophesied concerning the Muslims as well.

If you are not certain where the now Islamic Arab nation had its roots, you will find it in Geneses 16

GEN 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.
16:2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.
16:3 Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan.
16:4 So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.
16:5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between you and me.”
16:6 So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.” And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.

Now here it becomes very interesting ….Jesus, the Angle of the Lord, appears to Hagar…

16:7 Now the Angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
16:8 And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
16:9 The Angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.”

Hagar is the slave of Sarai (later to be known as Sarah) and is instructed to return and be subjective to her mistress; if Hagar does as Jesus says then He promises her that her son Ishmael’s offspring shall be so great in number that they would be uncountable !!!!!. This is the Arab/Islamic nation today.

16:10 Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.”

16:11 And the Angel of the LORD said to her:
“Behold, you are with child,
And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
Because the LORD has heard your affliction.
16:12 He shall be a wild man;
His hand shall be against every man,
And every man’s hand against him.
And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

16:13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”
16:14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Interesting to note that this Egyptian pagan now believed in the Lord…It is only with the introduction of the Quran at the insistence of Muhammad that the name of his god appears as Allah and in fact is no longer the true God of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob but the name of a pagan idol.

16:15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16:16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

But Hagar’s son Ishmael was not the child of promise …God blessed Sarah and Abraham with their own miraculous son Isaac and the promise was bestowed upon him and his son Jacob and to all his offspring …the Jews…the chosen ones.

So in these times when we expect the return of Jesus The Christ, please don’t get alarmed that the Muslims are growing in vast numbers; it is just another sign…

It is after all in God’s wonderful plan to make everyone subject to His Son, in His time…in His time.

PHIL 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.