So who is ISIS? Is Isis some new terrorist group among the many now found throughout the Middle East, or is it just one more new name for a terrorist group that has been going on for thousands of years?
According to God and the Scriptures it started about 4000 years ago when God called a man named Abram to follow him to a strange land he was never in before. Abram also had a wife named Sarai. In chapter 15 of the book of Genesis God made Abram a promise that he will have an heir that comes from his own body. God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and Sarai’s name to Sarah.Abraham means “a father of many nations” and Sarah means “a mother of nations. Abraham and Sarah were old when God made His promise to them that Sarah would have a child and from this child would eventually grow a great nation. Sarah got impatient with God and gave Abraham her maidservant Hagar to bear a child which she did when Abram was 86 years old and called the child’s name Ishmael. When Abram was 99 years old the Lord appeared to him again and said to him I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. God told Abraham and Sarah that at this time next year they would have a child. Sarah laughed because she was now 99 years old. God told Abraham and Sarah that His everlasting covenant would be with this child that they should call Isaac and with his descendents after him forever.”
God said to Abraham in Genesis 17:20 “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make you fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget 12 princes, and I will make him a great nation. In Genesis 16:12 God said of Ishmael “Ishmael shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” (Known today as the Mid-East Arab nations including all the terrorist groups.) [Syria, Saudi- Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, Yemen, Omar, Jordan.]
But , My covenant I will establish with Isaac whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”
In the Old Testament God told Moses and later Joshua not to fear any of the enemy they shall encounter, but to destroy every man woman and child so they would destroy all their enemy and no future generations would be able to trouble them. If Israel would’ve listened to God then we would not have the trouble we have today. In Numbers21:34&35 God said to Moses “Do not fear the King of Bashan, for I have delivered him into your hand, with all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon King of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.” “so they defeated him, his sons, and all his people, until there was no survivor left him; and they took possession of his land.” But there came a time that Israel disobeyed God, and instead of killing every man woman and child they took the women and children as slaves. Because of Israel’s disobedience at that time they now have the trouble that they do in the Middle East.