My news feed is full of the terrors of ISIS— murders, torture, hostages. I really can’t give examples, because I am not reading these articles. My husband says I need to be aware– I need to pay attention, but it brings fear into my heart, so I can’t go there.
However, it has occurred to me that there is something I can do to defeat ISIS— I can pray– and I don’t mean pray for my family’s safety or that ISIS will be defeated. I am going to pray for the souls of these men and women who have been captivated by the schemes of the devil himself. I am going to pray every day for the salvation of every individual who is a part of the ISIS organization. After all, we have been given this mandate in scripture:
- I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all people. (1 Timothy 2:1-6)
God wants “all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth” even if they belong to ISIS.
So that is what I am praying for-– revival among the people of ISIS, salvation for their souls, for each person in that organization to experience the love of God in a powerful way– so they will lay down at night with peace in their souls. I am praying for visions, dreams, miracles, a person to witness to them– anything that will bring them to a knowledge of the truth.
Will you join me? I am going to pray every single day a 6:00 am for those involved in this organization to know the power of the Living God– for each one of them to know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the All-Powerful God of the Universe knows and loves them and sent his one and only son to the earth so that all people could be saved– including ISIS.
If you want to join me in praying for their salvation, please comment the time of day that you will pray and share this post with your friends so that every believer on earth can join in the spiritual battle for these men and women, because God desires “all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth” even if they belong to ISIS.