Today is a special day, for some people. Muslims, in particular.
July 20, 2012 begins the first day of Ramadan. For more information, please click on this LINK. Ramadan continues until the 18th of August, 2012.
Muslims will honour their religious practices or observances during this period of time. Fasting from sunrise to sunset will be done, by those who are true to their faith.
Some who are devoted to Islam won't even allow saliva to build up in their mouths. So, don't be surprised if you witness people spitting on the sidewalk, during this time.
While I am grateful that we live in a country where freedom of religion is practiced. Canada, along with USA, UK and other nations who have stood for the cause of freedom, still have laws protecting citizens. I praise God for this!
However, due to the surging efforts of Muslims around the world, governments are being toppled. Mainly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Some people have thought that the people taking over the government, has been a good thing. However, in my mind, it hasn't been.
There are countries, where freedom of religion had been practiced, in the past. Places like Egypt, and others, had protected the rights of those who were followers of Christ, with Christianity, and/or other religions.
Not now. Now, things are changing. Not necessarily for the best. Now, governments are being set up, where Islam controls.
Not good. Not good for those who live in those countries, who are not Islamic. And, not good for us.
In UK, the government there has opened the door for Islam to take over. Shariah Law exists, there. And, that door can never be closed.
Not so, here in Canada or USA, thank God!
There are some who don't believe or even understand that it can actually happen here. Shariah Law, I mean. In the past, I've written about it, so I won't elaborate, here and now.
It is enough to say that within this next generation, it is possible that we Canadian citizens may no longer have freedom. We may be subject to Shariah Law, also.
Don't believe me? Here is a LINK to information from CBC. Here is another LINK explaining that Shariah Law, is not yet in Canada, but explains what it is about.
The problem is, that as our Muslim populations grows, and as they congregate in certain areas, so that they can vote in their wanted elected officials, our freedom will change.
If not stopped early enough, Canada will eventually become an Islamic nation, like so many others have become. But, those who pushing our government for Shariah Law, will not stop fighting for their cause. A cause they call freedom.
Yes, freedom is explained very differently, in Islam, than it is from anywhere else in the world. After all, most people don't realize it is not just a religion, but also a way of life.
Absolutely, we need to trust God for our future.
But, as a citizen of Canada, I believe we need to educate our population to understand what is happening within our country. This way, people who are non-muslim can take a stand, and pray about this situation, if they so desire.
Wow! That reminds me of another Bible verse! In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we are told, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Yes, friend. We need healing here in our land. Whether or not you realize it or not, is another issue. But, in my opinion, we do.
We Christians, who are God's people, who have been grafted in with God's Chosen people, the Jews, need to be humbling ourselves, understanding the truth of our situations, in a governmental way, pray, seek God and turn from our wicked ways.
It's our only true protection.
Then, and only then, will God heal our land, as He promised. And, yes. I'm trusting God for the outcome!
Until next time...
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