Reports from Iranian media indicate a raid by Al-Shabaab, an Iranian-backed jihadist organization in East Africa, on an American naval base in Manda Bay, Kenya. Claiming “destruction of US military aircraft and vehicles,” the raid supposedly also inflicted significant casualties.
As of now, this is an UNCONFIRMED report. However, as Christians, our call to duty is to pray. The Bible tells us that we fight not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Rulers, powers, world forces of darkness and spiritual forces of wickedness are swirling feverishly in our world today. We cannot depend upon military might, but we can ask the Lord for victory over those evil forces!
Believers, let’s rise up…then let’s fall to our knees! Pray for:
- Our nation’s leaders
- Our allies and their leaders
- Our military personnel…and the families waiting for them at home
- The Lord God to send His mightiest angels to do battle in the spiritual realm
- Evil plans to be thwarted
- Evil men to be rendered powerless
- King Jesus to be glorified!
Let’s pray, also, that the report is false. May God bless and protect our military men and women serving to keep us free, and to make the world a safer place.
If interested, here is the UNCONFIRMED press release from what appears to be an Iranian governmental agency: