PRAYING OVER THE MOUNTAIN OF RELIGION

Pastor Dwain Fasting

During our Daniel Fast we have marked January 3, 4, and 5 as the days to focus on the mountain of Religion. 

Of the seven mountains or spheres of culture, religion is one of most influential.  Over the past 50 years (since 1960) we’ve seen a huge influx of false religious come center stage in the American culture.  This is somewhat of a result of people rejecting Jesus as Lord.  The fear of the Lord protects, but rebellion opens the mind to doctrines of demons (see Romans 1).

From a Biblical perspective, these false religions come under the category of “Babylon” or “Babylonian” religions.  John would call them “anti-Christ” in their bias, because they deny that Jesus was the Christ and that He came from God, in the flesh, to redeem mankind. 

Today we see that they range in types and philosophies;  Islam, Evolution, Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age, Wicca, Unity, New Thought, Jehovah Witness, etc. 

Excerpt: 

From Faithfreedom.org article;  Islam in Fast Demise

Every day thousands of Muslim intellectuals are leaving Islam. They find Islam inconsistent with science, logics, human rights and ethics. Millions of Iranians already have left Islam. The enlightened Muslims of other nationalities are not far behind. This is the beginning of a mass exodus from Islam. It is a movement that is already in motion and nothing can stop it. 

However the exodus from Islam is not reserved to the intellectuals but also the average Muslims are finding that Islam is not the way to God but to ignorance, poverty and wars. They are leaving Islam to embrace other religions especially the Christianity. 

Perhaps it is best to listen to the truth coming from the mouth of the horse. The Internet site aljazeera.net published an interview with Ahmad Al Qataani أحمد القطعاني An important Islamic cleric who said: “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Ever year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity.” 

What Muslims say among each other, is not the same thing that they say for the consumption of the Westerners.

These are huge numbers. If this trend continues we can expect to see Islam become insignificant in Africa in just a few decades. This is good news for those who are concerned about the on going slavery in Africa and the prospects of war and genocide. 

In fact with the weakening of Islam, we can hope to see peace in many war-ridden parts of the world including Palestine. By now it should be clear that any road map to peace  between Israel and Palestine will be blocked by the Islamists and the terrorists. Peace in Middle East is not possible as long as Islam is the ideology of the masses.    

 This article captures my faith.  I believe that God is converting the nations and subduing all idols and idolatry.  God said to Jesus, “sit here until I make your enemies your footstool.”   I don’t believe that any enemy is excluded and thus I don’t believe we are to be worried about the influx of other religions into our nation.  The posture that pleases God is not a posture of hostility or a posture of unbelief and fear, rather it is a posture of faith aimed at prayer, ministry and evangelism. 

We have the superior religion, the superior God, the superior covenant.  We just need to pray, walk with Him, show Him off and He will draw all men to Himself!