May The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Inspire People Worldwide!

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Happy Monday!

Last night, my fellow Americans and I watched a momentous special live report from the White House. Osama Bin Laden, the master mind behind the 9-11 terror attacks on the USA and the monster behind terror worldwide… has been killed. Whereas it may seem awkward to celebrate the death of a human… I am absolutely beside myself with joy because of this news!

I thank God this morning for the courage, sacrifice, and loving devotion… the men and women of our United States Armed Forces. I thank God for the legacy mindedness of our former President George W. Bush… to risk his popularity and declare war on terrorism in the Middle East and elsewhere throughout the world.

I pray for grace and peace on every family member and friend of every person killed in acts of terror… and for every family member and friend of every warrior killed in the war on terror. Even though this war on evil is not over… the death of Osama Bin Laden is vindication for millions of Americans and millions of others in the global community.

These days require a willingness in the parent generations to RISK EVERYTHING for tomorrow’s better world. Yesterdays news was very big! May the death of Osama Bin Laden inspire people worldwide… to FACE OUR GIANTS and defeat them, for the dream of a better tomorrow. (Todays photo comes from: TotallyCoolPix.com)

Here is a clip from my book:

Make Me A Legend

Chapter 4: Tomorrow’s Great Hope

Unknown to most people, there is an invisible battle raging—the bloody collision between two very old kingdoms; a violent clashing between Light and darkness! Anyone who’s been to this battlefront will scare the “hell” out of you. The casualties are mounting hourly. I believe that we’re already living in a post-moral era, a day when good is evil and evil is good. Many churches no longer provide moral compasses and many are no longer appreciated as beacon of lights to the nations. Christianity is not effectively facing and solving the complex problems the modern generations are facing. It seems that Christians and Christianity have become outdated and unwanted, and more desperately in need of reform than we know.

But no matter how bad things may appear concerning the spiritual state of our society, buried deep beneath the dark, cold ashes of yesterday’s awakenings, there remains a glowing ember of hope.

Here is another clip from my book:

Make Me A Legend

Chapter 5: Exposed To The Bigger Cause

Sometimes I feel like Christopher Columbus, searching for another new world—but in a country that once was! When I discover this new world in all its glory, I’m going to give it to my children and yours as my loving inheritance to them. Are you with me? Just like Columbus pursued his ambitious dream, we must pursue ours, too! We have to raise our sails now and fly straight into the fiercest, uncharted seas, without flinching for even a second! And when that time comes, and we’re face to face with the monsters, we have to banish them to the ocean floor!

With all my heart, I want our offspring to know all about the stand you and I took for them. I pray to God that they will always remember us as a selfless, sacrificing, and legacy-driven parent generation. I long to grant them a safer world, one that’s free from terrorism and the threat of nuclear extinction; a world remarkably preserved in a spirit of purity and free of violence, perversion, and every evil thing.

It may appear like Christianity is the antiquated religious movement of years gone by, but you and I can definitely make it the founding religion of tomorrow’s America! Together we must reform the spiritual condition of our world and pass on a much better version of our great faith than the one we’ve been sporting these past 100 years. I’m talking about a Christianity that’s not shunned, but rather greatly appreciated by the societies of tomorrow, doing so much more than just telling people how to live.

We have to become a modern pilgrim people—living powerfully and leading and serving our world through the timeless principles of our guiding Scriptures and God’s Spirit living in us and working through us. We have to show our world a faith that courageously and relevantly approaches and solves the real problems of today—spiritual problems, emotional problems, family problems, social problems, economic problems, and every category of problems known to people.

We haven’t much time left! Already the clock is set in motion. A bloodthirsty outbreak of sin and suffering ravages our planet. This is the world we’ve built with our decades of tolerance. Tonight, thousands of demonically stimulated father figures will molest thousands of innocent children, while you and I are safely tucked into our beds. Tonight, thousands of men, women, and children will be thrown out into the streets of our cities, to prostitute their bodies for another day’s wages.

In this world tonight, too many teenage girls will lose their innocence to a charming young romeo. Thousands more of our people, young and old, will overdose on drugs, die in drunk driving accidents, or commit crimes for which they end up behind bars. Multitudes of struggling marriages will tragically drift into that place of no return where numbness and hatred snuff out the love that once was.

Tonight, countless children will lie in bed awake, trembling through their fears of tomorrow—fears of their parents splitting up, fears of their homes being broken into, fears of drive-by shootings, and fears of emotional and physical abuse.

The ever-increasing evidences of the Post-Christian Dark Age are everywhere. This is our Goliath! Behold, the monster! Don’t turn away. He’s mocking our God, humiliating our warriors, and threatening all of us into a future of darkness.

People of God, fellow Christians, we are still the greatest hope. Change is coming… and we will be the city on a hill for the world once again!

Your thoughts?

Please take a look at the newest Make Me A Legend cover art concept I posted earlier this morning. I would love your feedback!

Thank you and God bless you. With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy!

Chuck Balsamo

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18 thoughts on “May The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Inspire People Worldwide!

  1. I agree Pastor.. I've engaged in several discussions about this topic today and i have to say it was a collaborative effort over the past decade to rid the world of one man who was terribly influential and beyond evil! God has a plan for us.. a plan for a future and a hope-not of destruction!!!! Praise God for this victory 🙂

  2. All three segments were great .Loved hearing these on Sunday and even more after reading a second time. AMEN!!! and GOD BLESS!!!

    Thank you Pastor Chuck. Praying for you and your family and all Christians around the world and our soldiers fighting for our freedom and safety. Again GOD BLESS!!

    • Thanks Ed, you and your family are a constant source of INSPIRATION to me! Your love for us has changed our lives forever. 🙂

  3. While I wholeheartedly agree with you in that I am relieved that bin Laden can't personally harm anyone else, I abdolutely don't think it's the heartbeat of God that we should ever rejoice in the death of someome that never knew Him. Its quite the opposite– this should break our hearts. God is just, and He demands justice. However, it HIS justice that should be celebrated, not our own flawed notion of it. And while God is just, he is also wholly loving and merciful– a concept that we can only undersand in a limited manner. The death of a man who will likely spend an eternity absent from the presence of God is likewise not a celebratory event, but a tragedy. I don't doubt OBL deserved hell and deserved judgment, but apart from Jesus Christ, so. do. I. The fact then that, as far as we can assume, OBL never knew Christ shouldn't be something to rejoice in. It's a tragedy for any soul not to be in Christ, no matter how flawed we perceive said soul to be. We are ALL filthy rags in comparison to the beauty of Jesus, unworthy to carry his sandals. The beauty is that he offers himself to us freely. That some don't accept this gift is the tragedy. That said, the only death worth rejoicing over is the one that brings us life.

  4. Pastor Chuck,so far from what I have read you have hit the Nail on the head!I look forward to reading this book! As far as the book cover I actually like the 2nd one.Yes it may at first look like a children’s book but I think its intriguing.We are after all Children of God,so thats my vote…Jan.

    • Thanks Jan, the ship image is one of my favorites!! Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the publisher is going to consider it. Please pray that God will give me favor and unity with the entire publishing team and that HE will have His way on every final decision. Thanks you for the enthusiasm!! 🙂

  5. Hm, I’d have to disagree: http://cushmanschronicles.com/2011/05/02/death-of-an-enemy/

    There shouldn’t be joy that Osama died; there should be joy that he literally cannot act out more evil in our world. Jesus said to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us and gave no qualifications – no exceptions to the rule.

    Yes, this is closure for many Americans (myself included). But only insofar as the man can no longer kill others – and that ought to be the extent of our joy. Anything more is exalting American pride over devotion to Christ, which is never justified.

    • Hey Jeremy, thanks for writing on my blog!! Your point is well presented. Even though this is just my opinion, I respectfully disagree with you-somewhat. I love your statement about not exalting American pride above our devotion to Christ AND I love your reminder to pray for our enemies. God knows, I’ve lead our prayer team and my friends on several occasions to pray for a radical change in Osama Bin Ladens heart. Still, he continued to take innocent lives and bring terror to the world.

      I am very happy that he will no longer kill others, but I am also happy that he is dead, period. I am happy that God is a God of justice… and the victims have been vindicated. For me, this has nothing to do with American pride.

      According to Romans 13:4 “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” In this case, God has executed judgement on the wrongdoer through His servants. Those servants just happened to be the US Navy Seals.

      Proverbs 11:10 says, “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

      Still, I sincerely appreciate your reminder… that we should pray for our enemies and be like Jesus in every way. Have a great evening. 🙂

      • I think “somewhat” describes the differences in our opinions perfectly. You bring up a good point from Romans 13:4, but I wonder if Paul would be saying the same things today with Christianity (or rather “Christianity”) often being used to vanquish our government’s enemies? In his day, Christianity did not have the sword of power, but now with the government flying the banner of Christ (sort of), we do.

        At any rate this is right at the heart of my mixed feelings. I’m glad the man is now incapable of any further evils, but I’m not sure if I’m glad that he had to die. Where we place our joy in this particular situation makes the difference.

        P.S. I also like how you distinguish God’s justice from American pride; I think too often in our society we try to blend them together, but it’s a terrible move.

  6. I'm glad he's gone, but I'm not glad he's in hell, (unless he repented at the last minute, which I doubt)

    Consider that our soldiers fight (and kill) for us to have the right to do just what I am doing right now – express an opinion for which I would be killed by the terrorists. For them there is no opinion except theirs.

    One of my husband's ancestors, (they were pacifists) did not fight back when his family was being attacked and murdered by Indians. He misapplied what Jesus said about turning the other cheek.

    An interesting thing – a while back we went to a meeting to hear some Christian Native American worship. My husband repented to one of the men for not giving food to the Indians, which provoked the attack where his relatives were killed. The man then repented that his people had killed them. It was truly a sweet moment in the Lord Jesus!!

    Now to shift gears – from the Muslim perspective, Osama bin Laden is a martyr now, which is what he wanted. He is now a god to be emulated. That is the only way they know for sure they can be in "paradise".

    So whether we are celebrating or sad, we all need to follow the exhortation in 1 Peter 5:8 "Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour."

    Radical Islam fully intends to force us to convert or we will be beheaded. So build yourselves up in your most holy faith!

    Read "Married to Mohammed" or "Vow of Deception" by W. L. Cati, she is a friend who married a Muslim, converted, wore the veil, then came back to Jesus. She knows what is really going on in their minds.

  7. Dealing with these emotions was a huge deal for me yesterday. I am VERY happy that this man has been stopped from terrorizing the world, and I am VERY happy that justice and vindication has been served from God, on the behalf of Bin Laden’s victims… AND I am sobered at the justice of God, humbled because of my own imperfections.

    I celebrate just like Miriam and the Israelites: because, “The horse and rider (Pharaoh and his murderous warriors) has been thrown into the sea.” I celebrate because Osama Bin Laden, a murderer of the innocent, has been cast down… and he cannot harm innocent people anymore.

    I celebrate just like Davids army when Absalom was killed. And too, just like King David, I try to mourn in private (because another unrepentant human went down into the flames of hell). Here is the story I’m referencing… and a big message about what’s happening right…

    2 Samuel 18:33 “The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!”

    2 Samuel 19:5-8 “Then Joab went to the king’s room and said to him, “We saved your life today and the lives of your sons, your daughters, and your wives and concubines. Yet you act like this, making us feel ashamed of ourselves. 6 You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. 7 Now go out there and congratulate your troops, for I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out, not a single one of them will remain here tonight. Then you will be worse off than ever before. 8 So the king went out and took his seat at the town gate, and as the news spread throughout the town that he was there, everyone went to him.”

    From this, we must be very careful not to spit on the courageous actions of our Navy Seals and not spit of the sense of relief felt by the world for this victory… because it IS a tremendous victory for mankind.

    These are just my humble thoughts… thanks for listening and thanks for the humble discussion. Have a great day everyone!