A Mighty Nation Sprung Up

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers.” Genesis 16:7-12

Everything the angel of the Lord told Hagar came true. A mighty nation came out of her lineage, and it is still giving the world problems today, that is, those who follow Islam. It took them quite a few centuries to form their religion, but there’s no doubt that Ismael and Isaac were half brothers. They even lay claim to that truth.

There are more than 1 billion practicing Muslims in the world today. It’s not a secret that they are beginning to slowly infiltrate the West, and are slowly gaining more and more power in Government, education, business, and society. They are learning how to game the system to their advantage, and they use our laws against us.

Chances are very good that you come in contact with Muslims every day. They too need to hear about our Savior. Pray for open doors of opportunity. When that window opens, engage them about their religion and culture. It has been my experience that they love to talk about religion, so take them up on it.

Pray also that their eyes will be opened to the truth. We are waging a spiritual battle for the souls of men and women.

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