Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end, therefore as I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you. (Ezekiel 35:5-6)
The Bible clearly indicates that the ultimate goal of any Islamic uprising and organizing for war and destruction is the destruction of Israel. The ancient people of Edom, who despised the existence of Israel had a “perpetual hatred” (Ezekiel 36:5, KJV) for the Jews. According to Bible prophecy, the latter days would be filled with “wars and rumors of wars,” (Matthew 24:6) and this would be especially true regarding Israel. The Arab-Islamic nations, both of the Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam, cultivate a simmering and cruel hatred for the Jews and Israel as well as any nation that supports them, as in America.
The present fighting in Iraq by the cruel ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) fighters is an effort by Sunni Moslems to establish a Caliphate, or Islamic transnational kingdom including both Syria and Iraq, and extending as far as they can into Iran and other Islamic countries.
The Sunnis believe that the spiritual descendants of Mohammed represents genuine Islamic leadership. The Shia believe that the family descendants of Mohammed are the legitimate inheritors of Moslem leadership. Neither one of them regard the other as truly Islamic. Because of their perpetual hatred for each other, if there is no common enemy to fight, we can be sure that they will be seeking one another’s destruction! This is basically what is happening in Iraq today.
For Islam, therefore, there will never be an end to war! Only a “perpetual hatred.” In Genesis we read how among the millions of descendants of Ismael, who was the son of Abraham and Hagar the Egyptian, that there will always be conflict between them, and if not between themselves, then against Israel, America, or any peoples that they choose to target as being against their religious or political interests:
“He will be a wild donkey of a man (untamable, rugged, determined); his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” (Genesis 16:12)
It is unfortunate that American leadership does not understand the true nature of Islam as a distinctly Arabic, and anti-Israel and anti-Christian religion. This is because of our leaders’ complete rejection of the Bible! But the God of the Bible (not the same as Allah of the Koran) has told us of the true nature and goals of the people of Islam and of the reality of the wars that would involve them in the latter days. (Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 83) The God of the Bible, as entirely distinct from the Koran’s, Allah, is Triune. He is set forth in Scripture as three co-equal, co-eternal persons, who are One in Essence: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4). The God of the Bible, because He loves the whole world (John 3:16), sent His Son to die for all sinners! (1 Timothy 2:4-5) Jesus Christ, who is God, came to reveal the love of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit to the Moslem, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Atheist, and desires any and all of them to come to a saving knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ by receiving Him as their personal Savior! (Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Timothy 2:4-5)
The greatest favor that Americans can offer in these days for Israel, for America, and for the Moslem is first turn back to the one true God of the Bible and then to elect men and women into political office that truly believe in the Bible! Only they will have the wisdom to understand the times we are living in and not stumble into corruption. Nor will they be prone to fall into scandal and carry out foolish and destructive decisions. This is what we are seeing today under the failed and misguided leadership of Barack Obama and the ignorant anti-Israel and anti-Christian leadership and interests that are supporting him today in his leftist folly.
For any who desire to find peace in their lives, they will have to turn in faith to Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead. (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:20) He alone is the Prince of Peace and will bring forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation for all who trust in Him. (Isaiah 9:6) He will bring love and joy into any hateful and bitter heart.