A common criticism leveled at the military are the civilian casualties who end up getting caught in the cross fire.
Left-wing critics and the foreign media just love to point out the military’s failings in this area and seem to take much delight in showing footage of the dead bodies of women and children who were accidentally killed.
While I can understand how disturbing and upsetting this can be, at least the military wasn’t deliberately targeting innocent bystanders.
Look at those extremists who committed 9/11 and other terrorists who deliberately target civilians.
I’ll never forget the TV footage I saw of our enemies in the Middle East dancing and cheering in celebration of the fact that American’s twin towers had been toppled.
Weren’t they aware of how much innocent life had perished?
People of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds were murdered by people who were given the freedom to enjoy life in the United States but instead used that freedom to obtain pilot licenses and plot one of the most vilest of crimes ever committed in the history of mankind.
One principle we can glean from the story of Noah’s ark is that God does not and will not destroy the wicked with the innocent.
While God does not guarantee that we will be saved from the wickedness of evil men who would inflict violence on us, we are assured that when God Himself shoots off His fiery bullets of destructive judgement towards the wicked, there will be no casualties.
The Scriptures tell us that once Noah and his family were safely tucked away inside the ark, God waited for a seven-day period and then an amazing thing occurred.
God Himself physically closed the door to the ark effectively separating Noah and His family from the rest of mankind.
Those that entered went in, male and female, from every kind of living being, as God had ordered him; and Adonai shut him inside.-Genesis 7:16
This is a pattern that will repeat itself in the near future when Yeshua returns to collect His own, and then God will rain unstoppable judgement on the world.
Another important point you need to know.
It is important to not confuse God’s judgement of the world with the tribulation.
The tribulation is evil men hurting innocent believers.
God’s judgement comes afterwards.
These are two separate events.