The Arabic letter "N" or "Nasara" is the marking that has been used by demons calling themselves ISIS or ISIL to mark the homes of Christians demanding that they convert to Islam or die.
In a Sunday March 22nd show of CBS's 60 Minutes, it was outlined that this letter was being used as a marking to persecute Christians, but somehow, in all the journalism, the piece did not outline why this letter was being used and what this letter stood for as it pertains to religious persecution.
On February 26th in Washington DC, Mr. Frank Gaffney, Director of The Center For Security Policy, briefed both myself and other pastors from around the country on the use of "Nasara" in the ISIS persecution. In this case the letter stands for "Nazarine". This would refer to Jesus or a Jesus follower, eg: a Christian. To be marked with this mark, means that you are a Jesus follower and that you and your family will die, if you do not convert to Islam. In other words, for these demons, being a Christian is also a way of being marked for death.
In a reversion back to medieval times, the Islamic State has decided to kill anyone and everyone who doesn't agree with not only their political aspirations, but also their theology. It is clear to see that these murders are devils, led of the devil himself. We know from scripture that the devil seeks rest but finds none. There persecution is not simply designed for the middle east nor is it simply for Christians. The persecution of these devils is designed for anyone and everyone, even those who do not believe in God at all. The evil that this group espouses is for the fulfillment of world domination and control and subjugation of everyone under the laws and rule of shariah as interpreted by them. This is a serious and expansive persecution, and one that we only study and read about in history and historical narratives. In light of all this, I wonder is the church really ready to deal with this sort of thing?
HAIRCUT Of The Ages
Judges 16: 19-21~19-And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. 20-And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. 21-But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
We are all familiar with the story of Sampson as he lay his head in the lap of delusion...I mean Delilah. To the point, Sampson thought that he was prepared to deal with the trouble that had come upon him, only to find out that his excesses and disobedience to God caught up with him at what seemed to be the most worst possible time in his life. Although he would regain his strength through repentance, the ultimate price for his disobedience and rebellion was death and obscurity.
The church, especially the Christian church within America, has enjoyed its freedom and its lifestyles of excess far too long. It has intoxicated itself into a drunken stupor, and has laid in the lap of a secular Delilah, after having eaten itself into an altered state of consciousnesses.
In a backwards and ungodly fashion, the church has sought out undedicated hirelings for the spiritual edification and security of the flock of God, lauded music contracts in excessive dollars upon on its singers, many of whom are not saved, and further live ungodly lifestyles, the church has idolized its preachers, making excuses and even a place for their sins and atrocities within the confines of the Christian community, allowed a virtual potpourri of anything goes in the church all in the "name of Christ", and failed to call the world to repentance for fear of "offending" the sinner. Well, the church simply can't call anyone to repentance until it calls itself to repentance first!
In short the church, under the guise of modernism and being relevant, has done ALL the things that God told her not to do and has replaced faithfulness and spiritual purity in Christ, with its own brand and version of human and self righteousness. This is shameful, but it is also exactly how ISIS and other groups like ISIS have taken foothold in the world, plotted to kill Americans everywhere, and continued to unfold their bloody enterprise in many regions of the world including America.
Has the real persecution already come to America? Are we already marked for death because we are Christians? i wonder if all the jets, Bentley's, and luxurious homes can save us? What will any of the fineries of life do for any of us that are confronted with the sword or locked out of society because of what we believe? Or have we already been cut off from the source of our strength?
Can the American church wage a war, a spiritual war, that we are called to wage, or are we so intoxicated with church names, and all the shoddy towers of Babble that we have erected that we cannot see straight?
I think the proof will be seen and that may be more soon than anyone realizes...so HELP us Lord Jesus!
Ephes 6:10-18 ~ 10-Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11-Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13-Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14-Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15-And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16-Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17-And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18-Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;