understanding the times
1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
In First Chronicles 12 a listing is given of the mighty men who came to help David with the war. As they are listed it mentions their weapons and skills. Among those mentioned were the sons of Issachar but when it came to mentioning their weapons it says that they “… had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32.” I am concerned that many American Christians have little understanding of the times especially when it comes to the global threat of Islamic terrorism.
It is time to believe what our eyes are seeing and to quit lying to ourselves about the threat. While a war has been declared against terrorism, we fail to see our real enemy – Islamic terrorism (Islamists; Jihadists). It is Islamic terrorists who use the tool of terrorism to destroy democratic institutions and disrupt free societies to impose upon us a world order based on fundamentalist Islam.

I don’t know who to quote for this but I totally agree that, “A nation that chooses to pursue political correctness on the basis of moral relativism cannot be expected to recognize “evil.” If our government leaders cannot even describe our enemy in words, they will find themselves unable to defend us against them.” This is some of the current administrations politically correct nonsense:
Jihad at a work place is “work place violence.”

War on terror” has morphed into “overseas contingency operations.”
“Terrorism” in speeches is now “man-caused disasters.”
“Islamist terror, Islamic extremist, and ‘Muslim terrorist,” are freedom fighters, militants, or fundamentalists.
As Christians in America we have a dual citizenship, one that is spiritual in the Kingdom of God, which is first, and one that is natural, as Americans. We aren’t to neglect either of them. As citizens of the Kingdom of God we need to pray for the salvation of all Muslims and against the forces of darkness blinding their eyes. As citizens of the United States of America, my prayer is that we awaken out of our sleep walking and denial about violent and civilization jihad from Islam and confront this threat.


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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