“Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil” (Associated Press, August 31, 2014). According to U.S. lawmakers, “Those militants now are looking toward the United States or Western Europe for their next targets” (ibid.). “Sen. Dianne Feinstein… who leads the Senate intelligence panel, said… ‘This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous… And they’ll kill with abandon.’” These “lawmakers, who have access to some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets and receive regular and detailed briefings from U.S. spy agencies, offered dire predictions of an attack on the United States or its European allies if the militants are not confronted” (ibid.).
Understanding end-time prophecy and the identities of the Israelite-descended nations provides insight about the sobering future of many Western nations. Long ago, God prophesied that because of their sins, He will bring “terror” and “sorrow of heart” on the Israelite nations at the end of the age (Leviticus 26:16). God foretold, “Those who hate you shall reign over you” (v.17), and, “The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you… Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed… The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth… a nation whose language you will not understand, a nation of fierce countenance… until they have destroyed you” (Deuteronomy 28:43-51).
For more about the identity of the Israelite-descended nations, be sure to read The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.