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Global leaders fail to protect Christians

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Steve Lyston
A nun prays during the service at the Our Lady of Consolation Church, which was attacked with grenades by militants almost three years ago, in Garissa, Kenya, recently.
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It is the responsibility of governments to protect their citizens, regardless of their faith or religion. Global leaders have failed badly to protect Christians. The recent 148 students murdered at the Garissa University College in Kenya by Al Shabaab militants, while the global media and many world leaders are silent, is a growing global trend.

According to Open Door USA, a 60-year-old non-profit humanitarian organisation, 180 Christians are killed each month. At least 100 million are facing possible dire consequences for their faith. According to their reports, the US State Department say that Christians face persecution in over 60 countries from their governments and neighbours simply because of their faith.

With economic constraints being felt by the West - and in particular by the Caribbean nations - some Caribbean nations are now selling citizenship. Christians need to be vigilant and be very wise in how they vote and from whom they purchase.

Many global leaders are failing to deal with this issue because they are surrounded by atheists and secret terrorists who have their own agendas.

It is interesting that there are those who refuse or find it difficult to tithe, but they willingly support businesses while those funds go back into literally killing them.

Many global leaders are losing the battle because they have excluded God from their plans to fight terrorism, hence the world has become a more dangerous place. There are too many disasters taking place that could be prevented.

Psalm 91: 5-6 says, "You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday." This reveals to us, therefore, that there will be terrors by night, there will be issues of pestilence and destruction.

Millions are being destroyed, but the very same Psalm reminds us that if we come to Him in that "secret place" - when we seek Him for direction - then He will deliver us by giving us the strategies and tactics to do so.

Psalm 127: 1-2 lets us know that regardless of the man-made devices are put in place, it will all fail unless God is included in the plans and strategies.

 

INSIGHT

 

Nothing happens - good or bad - unless God reveals it.

Amos 3: 7 reminds us that as long as one has a relationship with God, He will reveal impending danger, or diabolical plans. He will give us the insight. In that case, most of what is happening could have been averted if there were those who were willing to listen.

We are tired of seeing both local and global media bringing in so-called 'experts' AFTER the fact, when lives are already lost. Many of them only want to promote their books, after listing their résumé on whom they previously advised, and very few of them make any sense.

Governments, globally, need to set up agencies to collaborate with gifted Christians who possess spiritual gifts that can help them to avert such disasters. Joseph was a prophet who could interpret dreams and he did just that for Pharaoh, thereby saving not only Egypt, but Israel and other nations from the effects of famine and starvation. He accurately forecasted market trends, and gave market strategies and solutions. Elisha also gave tactics and strategies regarding security matters, and uncovered plots and plans in II Kings 6: 19-23.

There are many Christians out there - some in the security field and other places of influence, some in no influential place at all - but when they come forward with such pertinent information, they are treated like suspects and are often ignored and ridiculed. Unless different agencies decide to change their strategies and have a system where people can freely come, then we are headed for serious crises.

There are many spiritual gifts that God has given us - discernment of spirits, word of knowledge,word of wisdom, prophecy - to warn us of impending danger but the world ignores it. They prefer to go to the psychics.

Even dreams and visions are being given by God to leaders of the impending dangers that lie ahead. Some ignore it, some don't have an interpretation and some are dissuaded by blind advisers.

Judges 7: 10-15 reveals that dreams and visions are given:

- To warn us of unseen danger.

- Provide answers to our questions.

- Instruct us on the things of God.

- n Guide us away from wrongdoing.

- Instruct us on the way to go.

- Keep us from pride.

Thus, we better take heed to our dreams.

- Steve Lyston is a biblical economics consultant and author of several books, including 'End Time Finance' and 'The New Millionaire'.