The Islamic State visionaries have ratcheted up the terror in their effort to get the world's attention on their quest to unite the world's true Muslims under their banner. No longer content with the Islamic tradition of beheading their captives, they burned a Jordanian fighter pilot alive.
Jordan may be one nation that will increase the resistance to the Islamic State. But this will be futile because Western nations have effectively given up against the Islamic State saying that containment and suppression is a more realistic goal than elimination. The success of the Islamic State is in the spirit of Antichrist and is a movement that will continue to grow; "they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?'" (Revelation 13:4). As the terrible power of the Antichrist will grow during the Tribulation, so too will the political/religious movement that will embrace him.
I continue to be fascinated with people of the liberal persuasion I meet who stumble all over themselves to speak highly of Islam. They do not make any connection between the fundamentalists who take the Koran literally and the more moderate Islamists who aren't violent but will cheer on the Jihadists from the sidelines nonetheless. Yes, there are cultural Muslims who do want to live peaceful lives but they are coerced into supporting the more radical elements of their religion because that is what the term Islam means, submission.
It is hard to see how the struggle to unite the world under Islam will end when Western leaders will not even acknowledge that it will take a religious war to resolve it. Either they secretly agree with the vision of the Islamists or they fear them too much to get serious about opposing them. And there is also a third possibility that they have been so blinded by their postmodern multicultural ideology that they just don't see Islam for the threat that it is to world peace.
It is becoming more and more apparent that President Obama is in the camp of those who secretly agree with the vision of the Islamists. His drive to help Iran get a nuclear weapon reveals a lot. His support of the Muslim Brotherhood is well documented, he goes out of his way to show the Islamic world that he identifies with them, and he takes every opportunity to say that Christianity is on par with Islam. Given Obama's anti-colonial bias for social justice on a global scale, he probably sees the emergence of Islam as a way to counter-balance the domination of Western Civilization. What better way to usher in a New World Order. Obama is paving the way for the Antichrist whether he realizes it or not.
Whenever the words "New World Order" are invoked, many blank out thinking these are just the babblings of yet another conspiracy theorist. Everyone knows that globalist conspiracy theories are something only wide-eyed kooks speak of. I really don't know if secretive groups such as the Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, and Council on Foreign Relations are cabals of government elites conspiring to consolidate their power globally or not. What I do know is that there is a spiritual conspiracy that is working to pave the way for the Antichrist's rise to power. "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12).
The best way to win the spiritual warfare already breaking out in this world as physical warfare is to know Jesus Christ as your Savior. The urgency to yield one's life to Him is increasing by the day.