Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden's Death

Last night as news broke out about Osama's death there has been a flood of facebook status' rejoicing in what they say is a historical moment for USA.  Some are questioning and debating whether his death occurred back in 2001 and the government has been hiding the truth for a decade.  Whether he died ten years ago or yesterday,  I do not share in the same excitement as many.  I just cannot rejoice in someone's death regardless what they have done.

Yes, this man killed thousands of innocent people in the WTC September 11th bombing and was a ruthless murderer even amongst his own people.  He was a man that was driven by greed, hate and pride.  But we as Christians must ask ourselves, is his sin any different or greater than our own.  This man was a human being, born of a sinful nature like all us.  Unfortunately he was so deceived by the enemy that the darkness overruled and conquered his heart and soul. 

If we look close enough and take the speck out of our eyes, we can see that terrorism surrounds us daily. In our abortion clinics, mass killings of innocent babies are carried out but yet do we set out to kill every mother and doctor that partook? Do we go into the streets and kill every drug dealer that is pushing deadly poison in our children and killing them? Do we hunt down pedophiles who sexually terrorizes our children and kill them?  Do we search every home and kill the parents who are abusing and neglecting their children? Do we kill every homosexual because it is against God's original design? Do we remove all the Christians  from the church that commit adultery whether physically or spiritually and stone them to death? No, I believe not.  Why, because I'm sure we either have been in one of these shoes or know someone close to us who is.  So therefore, what sets Osama aside from all the rest of these acts of terrorism?

As sinners we cried out from that dark place of bondage to God for deliverance or we have travailed in prayer on behalf of someone who is, especialy our children.  Nonetheless we sought forgiveness and received it and those we pray for have the same opportunity. God did not kill us, instead He saved us! God does not kill those we are praying for who are still in sin - thank God! Instead He extends mercy as He hears our cries.

The bible speaks of sin having no measure.  If you lie, it is considered sin just as murder.  If you hate, it is just like murder, if you gossip, slander, fornicate, steal, even doubt  -  Romans 14:23: Whatever is not from faith is sin ... Romans 14:23.  So how is it than we can rejoice in the murder of this man. You may say well its not the same, but the bible says "ALL wrong-doing is sin" ~ (1 John 5:17). 

This is a soul that has now gone to eternal damnation because instead of blessing and praying for our enemies, we have cursed them.  We have taken justice into our hands and justified it.  Are we any different from them killing and justifying it with Allah?

Are we right to be angry about all he has done? YES!  "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil." ~Ephesians 4:26-27  We must be careful what our anger produces because in the same manner the enemy came flooding through Osama's hatred for USA, leading him into a deep darkness, we too can fall into that place of "hatred"- a very dark place. 

I'm sure many will find this rather odd that a military wife would take this position.  I may be a wife of a soldier who is fighting against terrorism on our behalf, but I am foremost a daughter of God.  My allegiance is not to man, but to God and His Word.  His word says to love, to forgive and to be peacemakers. 

I'm sure this post will rattle some bones, maybe even my husband's bones but the Spirit of God that dwells with me grieves in the knowledge of a soul perishing.  Therefore I grieve.  I pray for peace for all nations and protection for all the soldiers and for the people to be bound in "love".   God bless.

"I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live" Ezekiel 33:11… Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him. Proverbs 24:17-18