How to diminish terrorism? Key factors!
Key factors to diminish terrorism in the United States and throughout the world:
(1) Love and pray for the terrorists. We love them by praying that their heart will change and know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Consider the following portions in God's Word.
Matthew 5:43-48 (Highlighted text added)
43 "You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy;
44 But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward can you have? Do not even the tax collectors do that?
47 And if you greet only your brethren, what more than others are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles (the heathen) do that?
48 You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect."
(2) For each person in the body of Christ to discover, understand and exercise spiritual delegated authority in their areas of jurisdiction. (In other words take control in the spirit realm in your areas of jurisdiction and do what Jesus did!) Click here and learn more!
If this does not happen we can expect more terrorist attacks. We as believers in Christ Jesus must take action! Jesus gave us the authority to do what He did and we are responsible to APPLY His Word. For many believers this is just a reminder but worth repeating. (Watch video below)
Terrorist are people Jesus died for no matter how evil they are. God loves them! (John 3:16) God does not desire anyone to perish but rather turn to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.”
Question, how does a person confute Matthew 5:43-48? Realize that in this portion of God's Word Jesus is speaking and we are instructed to listen to Him.
Mark 9:7 (Highlighted text added)
“And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most dearworthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to and obeying Him!”
Loving and praying for people who do evil does not mean we agree with their evil acts.
Furthermore who is our enemy? Consider this portion from God’s Word.
“For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.”
- Do we love our enemies according to scripture? (Action)
- Are we praying for our enemies according to scripture? (Action)
- Are we praying for those in law enforcements who deal with terrorists according to scripture? Action)
- Are we exercising delegated authority in the spirit realm in our areas of jurisdiction according to scripture? (Action)
- Are we doing our part according to scripture? (Action)
In addition controlling the evil in the spirit realm will diminish terrorism and make it more effective for law enforcements to come against terrorists and enforce justice.
If it comes down to killing them so be it! Law enforcements have the authority to do this.
1 “LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.
2 Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].
3 For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation.
4 For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.
5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.
6 For this same reason you pay taxes, for [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service.
7 Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.”
- Action needs to be taken in the physical (Law enforcements) and in the spiritual realm (From Body of Christ). (This is a team effort!)
- Doing things God’s way and through the proper channels is the key. (Read 1 Corinthians 14:33)
- Keep in mind that forgiveness is in the mix as well.
“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."
Consider these verses from God's Word.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. “
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”