In a horrific escalation over their previous attacks on the nation of France, a group of Islamic terrorists have claimed responsibility for a series of related attacks that resulted in the deaths of at least 130 people. In the single deadliest of the attacks in Paris, 89 people were killed as the gunmen enter the venue shouting “Allah akbar” and firing randomly into the crowd. The gunmen took numerous hostages and made a brief statement mentioning Syria and Iraq. With ISIS claiming responsibility of the attack in the French capital, they called it “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity.” This is exactly the kind of satanic deception that the Bible predicts will become more and more rampant as the last days approach. Satan is pronounced as “the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” in 2 Corinthians 4:4. Furthermore, this is exactly the kind of deception that would be needed in order to carry out such heinous attacks as we have seen in Paris. Additionally, Bible teachers cannot help but notice the similarity between such events and the incredible downward spiral as the current world situation generally deteriorates from bad to worse as predicted in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Undoubtedly, the devil had blinded the eyes of those who carried out these attacks. – PNL
PRAY: As Christians we should pray for those injured in these attacks and for the families of those who were killed. Likewise, we should pray for the leaders of the French government to be even more determined to confront ISIS and other terrorist groups. Similarly, we should pray for the protection of the citizens of France and for the unsaved people of France that the Lord would open their eyes to the truth of His Gospel.