Rand Paul told Sean Hannity in an interview  on July 1, 2014, “One of the reason’s they’re (ISIS – Islamic terrorists) stronger is that we have been allied with them in Syria. We’ve been funding Islamic rebels who kill Christians. We’d be funding Islamic rebels to fight against Iranian proxies in Syria, but now, on the other side of the world, we’d be siding with the Iranian Guard. If we actually put troops in there we’d be siding with the Iranian Guard.”

One month later, the terror of ISIS has escalated to horrific proportions. Men, women and children are being murdered –some are beheaded and the heads of murdered children are put on display  as a symbol of the victorious Jihad in Iraq.

Thousands are fleeing for their lives to the surrounding mountains and some are starving in the mountains due to lack of provisions.

As this tragedy unfolds, I am reminded of the prophesy of the Great Tribulation that was foretold by Christ:

Mark 13:14 (NIV)

14 “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

My Spirit grieves over these events.  I am sickened by the fact that America has culpability in them, as Senator Rand explained.  I am even more sickened by the fact that our involvement in the Iraqi Freedom military action from 2003 set the stage for the current regime in Iraq.  I am sickened by the loss of American lives for a senseless war over non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction that were the reason for our involvement and the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

We left the country worse than before Iraqi Freedom.  Saddam Hussein in all his evil ways was not nearly the menace as is the group ISIS that has developed in the wake of the American involvement.  At least, Saddam Hussein left the Christians alone.

Evil has begotten evil as our government in its lust for power has created a greater evil than the one it sought to destroy.

I have not been too happy with much of President Obama’s activities during his reign, but was relieved when airstrikes were ordered on ISIS and aid delivered to the fleeing Christian refugees.

As a member of the Christian Church-the body of Christ- I pray for the suffering of my brothers and sisters and the souls of their enemies.

Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.