This blog is called LIFT JESUS’ CROSS.
Let’s look at how far the devil has been able to go in expressing his VISIBLE animosity toward the cross of Jesus. Look at this:
“ISIS has publicly vowed to “break the cross” and eradicate Christianity in the Middle East. . .” (Joel Rosenberg, Messianic Jew and author who tracks events and trends throughout the Middle East reporting).
Front cover of ISIS magazine, Dabiq, the 15th issue in 2016.
Jewish American author Joel Rosenberg reports in his blog that there are three reasons why ISIS published this most recent edition of their magazine, Dabiq:
- ISIS leaders make clear they want to bring about the End of Days.
- ISIS leaders vow to “break the cross”
- ISIS leaders lay out the six reasons they hate us, they state their ultimate objective, and they explain why they will never stop killing until they achieve total victory.
In my previous blog I shared that persecution inside China has increased “where church leaders are going to prison, are being sent to mental institutions, are being beaten and tortured and where crosses have been forcibly removed from now over 1,800 churches since 2014.” (Writer Jesse Carey of Relevant Magazine reporting).
Now wait! The United States has had it’s own “cross battles” going on:
“A lonely cross out in the remote Mojave Desert was so threatening that a host of powerful organizations joined the campaign to destroy it.” Dr. Michael Yousef, television host, pastor, and author of When the Crosses Are Gone .
You have to go out of your way three hours to drive out to see the Mojave Desert Cross in California, but still a few people felt that the site was a worthwhile visit. The cross was erected there in 1934 to honor the memory of our soldiers in World War I, but a former Park Service employee sued the government in a demand to remove the cross. After a decade-long legal battle that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “The goal of avoiding governmental endorsement (of religion) does not require eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm.”
It’s nice to win one now and then, isn’t it?
However, two weeks later, THIEVES stole the cross from this site! If you read the sign carefully, you will see that it was rededicated in 2012–after the cross was recovered 500 miles away.
Do you hear what I hear? The voice of the Son of God, Jesus Christ:
“The thief (that is the devil) comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (Words of Jesus, Son of God, Savior of the World)
So, who is actually vowing to “break the cross”?