2010 Christ in the Wilderness

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Aleph-Tav (#2 & #7): The multi-faceted glory of God. 2015/2016

Of Fear and Terror

Salafi jihadism or Jihadist-Salafism is a transnational religious-political ideology based on a belief in violent jihadism and the Salafi movement of returning to (what adherents believe is) “true” Sunni Islam. Salafi jihadism – Wikipedia.

Of Fear and Terror. Fear that drives mankind into fearful submission is the doctrine of demons that stems from the pit of hell, and to hell it must return with its minions of fear and rebellion (Revelation 20:11-15 NKJV). To Fear God (Luke 12: 4, 5) is thus the only apt fear that helps man against the inevitable day of Judgment ‘as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment’ (Hebrews 9:27). They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5). For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” (Hebrews 10:30). And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:5).

So, each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life. Woe betide, should some light the fuse for others that altogether brings them before the throne of their Creator, God and Judge: Christ Jesus. There will be blood and some will burn!

Fear, on the other hand, has no hold on the Christian pilgrim: For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9). For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). LSJ

So why this? Eternity beckons while life on earth is hinged on a breath! For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; we finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9, 10)