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Interpreting World Events from a Biblical Perspective
J. Christy Wilson, former pastor of the tint Christian church of Kabul, Afghanistan recently converted about the situation in Afghanistan:
It's easy to become discouraged about what's happening in Afghanistan. First, militant Islam comes in and throws out the missionaries. Now the communists, come in and are destroying the country.
But what is God doing in all this?
In 2 Chronicles 20, men from Mount Seir along with the Moabites and Ammonites come up against Jehoshapliat and the people of Judah,Jehoshaphat calls on the Lord for help, and God says (sn' 15.17). "Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. The Lord will be with you:'
The nest day, the men of Judah arose early and went out to face the Moabites, the Ammonites and men from Mount Seir.
And Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise hint for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army ....
As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Amman and Moab and Mount Stir..., and they were defeated. The men of Amman and Moat, rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them.
After they finished slaughtering the men from Stir, they helped to destroy one another.
And when the men of Judah
Came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast tinny, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground .... So Jehoshaphat and his men went to cony off their plunder... (isv. 2125).
The Lord told Jesus. and He in turn has told us: "Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession' (Ps. 2:8).
In Afghanistan, the Communists and Muslims (the Moabires mid Ammonites) are destroying one another. Christ's inheritance, His plunder, is being readied for His possession. The Afghans are being readied for Christ's possession. We need to ark of the Lord that He will give us what He has promised in order that we may give it back to Hint .adapted from a sermon delivered at Bethany Church, Sierra Madre, CA, March 24, 1985.