To illustrate a growing threat in our world, I’m going to borrow that old “boiling frog” fable … You know the story about the frog being slowly boiled alive, which is a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of sinister threats that arise gradually rather than suddenly.
The premise of the story is that if a frog is tossed suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out; but if it is tossed into lukewarm water, which is then slowly brought to a boil, it will not perceive the danger and end up being cooked to death.
What am I getting at? Well, it has to do with something that came to mind while reading this week’s Torah portion, where my husband and I encountered the following two verses:
Exodus 1: 7 The descendants of Isra'el were fruitful, increased abundantly, multiplied and grew very powerful; the land became filled with them. 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt. He knew nothing about Yosef 9 but said to his people, "Look, the descendants of Isra'el have become a people too numerous and powerful for us.
10 Come, let's use wisdom in dealing with them. Otherwise, they'll continue to multiply; and in the event of war they might ally themselves with our enemies, fight against us and leave the land altogether." (CJB)
Exodus 1:20 Therefore God prospered the midwives, and the people continued to multiply and grow very powerful. (CJB)
ADONAI commanded His people right from the beginning to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). And mankind used to do just that, before “birth control” came along….
But how times have changed!
How? Well, compare the rapid growth of YHWH’s people in Torah times, to today, where evil reigns and men have decided to take control of their own destinies, - and where most couldn’t care less about God or His Word…
Just think about what is happening globally today with the Muslim population (descendants of Ishmael, the religion that has twisted ADONAI’s words into making it appear that He made His covenant with Ishmael), and with the exploding growth of Muslims today where we see the temperature of the "water" beginning to rise.
Soon, we will all be "boiled" without ever realizing we were in danger! You see, Muslims have, for decades now, been steadily migrating into non-Muslim countries around the world … where they continue to procreate. (If you’ll recall, the flow of Muslim migrants into Europe over the last few years, has been more like a “flood” than a "flow!" Europe is still trying to figure out what to do with the millions fleeing the Middle East to seek asylum in Europe….)
According to Wikipedia:
"Adherents of Islam constitute the world's second largest religious group. A study in 2015 revealed that Islam has 1.8 BILLION adherents, making up about 24.1% of the world population. Most Muslims are either of two denominations: Sunni (80-90%, roughly 1.5 billion people) or Shia (10–20%, roughly 170-340 million people). Islam is the dominant religion in the Central Asia, Indonesia, Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and some other parts of Asia. The diverse Asia-Pacific region contains the highest number of Muslims in the world, easily surpassing the Middle East and North Africa."
Compare this with the population of Jews world-wide:
According to Wikipedia:
“The world's core Jewish population was estimated at 14,511,000 in April 2018, up from 14.41 million in 2016. Demographer Sergio DellaPergola proposes an 'extended' Jewish population, including people identifying as partly Jewish and non-Jews with Jewish parents, numbering 17.3 million globally, and an 'enlarged' Jewish population figure that also includes non-Jewish members of Jewish households totaling 20.2 million.”
Now listen to this very carefully:
According to the Pew Research Center:
“In the next half century or so, Christianity’s long reign as the world’s largest religion may come to an end, according to a just-released report that builds on Pew Research Center’s original population growth projections for religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2015 and 2060 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group.“
What I’m getting at here is this:
Isn’t it about time we woke up to the fact that Muslims are slowly “turning up the heat,” as it were? Yes, right now, it’s all quiet on the Islamic front (except, of course for Israel, where Muslims feel a need to harass and even kill Jews on a daily basis). But, Islam’s goal has always been to dominate the world and force people to “convert or die.”
Make no mistake, that IS what is happening in a world that remains “asleep at the wheel!”
As a native-born German who was brought to America as a child, and then spent over a decade (off and on) in Germany as a member of the US Army, I watched the Muslim population grow over the years. My own eyes witnessed the fact that, no matter how much time passes, Muslims absolutely do NOT integrate into their host nation! As a matter of fact, they treat the people of the host nation with raw, unconcealed contempt!
When my husband and I were vacationing in Germany back in 2004, we happened to enter a small grocery store owned and run by Muslims in Frankfurt. We might have lasted all of 5 minutes in there, as hateful eyes watched our every move ... until we could finally stand it no longer, and simply left without buying anything.
If you have ever had an occasion where you’ve “felt demons” oppressing you, then you know what I’m trying to say here. We couldn’t get out of that store fast enough!
So, yes, while there are some wonderful Muslim people in the world (we’ve had occasion to know some of them, as well), there is a huge faction who ISN’T so wonderful, and one can literally FEEL the piercing hatred in their presence….
There is no doubt that their goal REMAINS to hold the entire world hostage with the threat: “CONVERT OR DIE!” Until then, they will continue to multiply and spread their religion around the world.
Let’s pray that Yeshua will return before their ultimate plans can come to fruition and we all end up like the frog mentioned at the beginning of this article - "boiled alive."