“Allah” Is NOT An Arabic Word That Means “GOD”

Today I will be writing about the word “Allah” and why I never used that word, and why I think Christians in Muslim countries should be cautious about using the word “Allah”.

As many of you already know I am currently living in Indonesia and in Indonesia the word “Allah” is used for GOD. However “Allah” is not an Indonesian word, Allah is an Arabic word that has been incorporated into the Indonesian language because of the prevalence of Islam in this nation. The same as words like Anggur & Kismis, Selamat & Kabar, and even the names of the days of the week in the Indonesian language are actually Arabic words that have been incorporated into the Indonesia language. And although most of these words present no issue, the word “Allah” is a little different than the rest of the Arabic words.

I originally took an interest in this topic after moving to Indonesia from America and noticing the Indonesian Bible used the word “Allah” to describe GOD. This troubled me because I knew that the word “Allah” wasn’t just an Arabic Word for GOD as some people think, but the word Allah had a deeper history. I have even prayed with former Muslims and seen the evil spirits behind the name Allah come out of people’s bodies.

Have you ever noticed that Muslims never translate the WORD Allah into “GOD”? If you at the Quran in English, French, Indonesian, Arabic, Russian, Chinese or any other language, almost every word is translated properly except the word Allah. If the word “Allah” only meant “GOD” or “The Divine Most High GOD” then why not just translate it to GOD or The Divine Creator? Of course, because the word “Allah” is not only a word, it’s the actual name of a Deity. And that Deity is evoked by the mention of his name.

With a little research what you will find is that Arabic has been around for more than 2,500 years, however, Islam has been around for 1,400 years. Making it clear that the word “Allah” predates the religion of Islam. Allah is actually one of several ancient pagan Deities that was worshiped by pre-Islamic Arabs. Allah was known before Islam as “The God of The Moon & The Stars” which is why all over Indonesia and many Islamic nations you can still find the Moon & Stars symbolism on top of many mosques. Allah was a pagan deity that had “Three Divine Daughters” named “Al-lat, Al-uzza, and Manat” and they were all worshiped before those who created Islam turned their beliefs into a Monotheistic Religion.

Pre Islamic Arabs worshiped many different deities the same way polytheistic religions do today. They had a different God for this and a different God for that. For example: A God of the sea, A God of the Wind, A God of Nature and more. Allah was just one of their many deities, and HE was the god of the Moon & stars as is still prevalent in islamic symbolism. Many use this symbolism without even knowing the truth about its origins. However, in different parts of the word some more knowledgeable Muslims reject this symbolism because of the truth of its origin.

There are some Muslims who like to argue that the word Allah” is similar to the words “Elohi, Eloi, Eli or Alaha” have roots in Aramaic and Hebrew but this is also false and is based on a pretense that is heavily debated and not agreed upon by many scholars and linguists. There is no conclusion there.

In Closing:

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 8:5-6

“For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”

This teaches us that in the heavens there are many different gods that people can call on and these gods when invoked by their names can give people an emotional experience. However as Christians, we serve the ONLY TRUE GOD who created all things and is above all, and the ONLY way to THE GOD ABOVE ALL is through JESUS CHRIST his only begotten Son.

Satan has many workers in the spiritual realm deceiving people with an emotional and religious experience. And when people call on the names of the evil spirits and devils that do the will of Satan they can evoke the dark power of those deities. And allah “the god of the moon “is just one of the many deities that different religions are calling on today.

Our GOD isn’t just the god of the Moon. Our God created the Moon, the Sun, The Earth, The Heavens and All that is in them. Our GOD is the GOD of ALL creation, and the only way to reach our GOD is through Jesus Christ his son who paid for our debts in his own blood so we could be saved and reconciled to GOD. Put your faith in JESUS alone who is the only way to the true living GOD.

That’s all for today guys.

God bless you all who are in Christ Jesus.

Eddie Fews

The Spiritual Power Of Prayer

Are you maintaining a consistent prayer life?

One of the first things that the devil will attack in the life of a Christian is that person’s prayer life. The devil knows that if he can keep you from praying he can take you out of the will of GOD.

When Jesus arrived at the temple in Jerusalem and saw the merchandisers selling goods he was angry. Jesus Created a whip, overturned their tables, drove them all out of the temple and said “My Father’s house shall be called a House of Prayer but you all have made it into a den of thieves(Luke 19:46).” The Temple Of God was made to be house where people could pray, and not a place to make profits.

However, do you know where the temple of GOD is today? The temple of GOD is no longer a physical building or a church, the temple of GOD is YOU. If you have received the Holy Spirit, now GOD is in you by His Holy Spirit and you are the Temple.

Let’s take a look at what the Bible says:

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”

Christians who think that there is power in a physical building today are denying the Power of The Holy Spirit that is in them. There is power in Christians gathering together wherever they choose, but there is no power in a building.

Nevertheless, if Jesus said the Physical temple in Jerusalem was designed to be a house of prayer, and then that temple was torn down and raised in 3 days as the Body of Jesus Christ, then aren’t we who are the temple of GOD called to also be houses of prayer?

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

“Pray without ceasing.”

The Bible teaches us to pray often and keep on praying and do not give up. Your prayer is working. Our prayers are working in the spiritual world and although we don’t physically see them working they are still working in the spirit realm. You never know the small change that is happening in someone’s heart because of your prayer.

Often times the thing someone is praying for is behind a spiritual wall, and each prayer is like taking a hammer against that spiritual wall. If they continue to bang on that wall with that hammer eventually the wall will come tumbling down and the answer to the prayer will appear. However many people give up on prayer just 1 minute before the wall comes down and so they never see the answer to the prayer.

Make sure your prayer is in alignment with the will of GOD, and if it is pray often with a heart of faith and do not give up.

I once read a book in which a woman told a story about a day she had gotten off work late at night and had to walk home from her job. But on the dark road that led to her house, there was a man in the distance and she could feel that the man had evil intentions. So the woman prayed “In the name of Jesus, Heavenly Father please keep me safe from this man. I have to walk this way to get home.”

The woman then began walking and she walked passed the man and the man didn’t even make eye contact with her. The woman made it home safely and went to sleep. However, two days later that woman was reading a newspaper and on the front page of the newspaper, there was a picture of the man who was on her road the previous night. The headline said “Man Charged With Rape” and the rape happened on the same road of that woman’s house. The woman was shocked and she decided to go to the prison to visit this man. When she met with the man she asked him “How come you didn’t harm me that night? How come you harmed the next woman after me?” And the man looked at her with a surprised expression and said “Ma’am there were two strong and tall 6 foot men walking with you that night. How could I harm you?”

The woman was shocked. She didn’t see anyone walking with her, but because of her prayer, the man was able to see the two angels protecting her who were disguised as strong and tall human men. However, if the woman didn’t go to the prison to visit that man she would have never known that her prayer was successful and saved her life.

In closing.. PRAY. PRAY OFTEN. And Do not GIVE UP. Pray in the name of Jesus and make your request known to GOD. Sometimes the result of your prayers isn’t seen by things that happened, but by the things that didn’t happen.

Thank you guys for reading. You’re welcome to share this post with anyone it might help.

GOD Bless You ALL who are in Christ Jesus.

Eddie Fews

The Reason Cain Was Cursed

Do You Know Why Cain Was Cursed?

Last week I explained how the story of Adam and Eve was really a story that represents Jesus Christ and the Church. I explained that every Biblical Story is about Jesus. The Old Testament stories are actual stories of real people indeed, but they also double as spiritual allegories about Jesus, because Jesus is the WORD of GOD. Therefore every WORD from God is revealing something about Jesus. Jesus is called the “Second Adam”(1 Korintus 15:45), therefore the first Adam was merely a shadow of what was to come in Jesus. Just like all Old Testament stories. They are all shadows of the coming of Jesus Christ.

Therefore since I’ve already revealed Jesus Christ within the story of Adam and Eve, let’s now move to the next story in the series to reveal Jesus Christ within the story of Cain and Abel.

So, Cain and Abel is the story of two brothers. One Brother was Chosen, and One Brother was not. The younger brother pleased God but the Older Brother did not. The younger Brother(Abel) was Spiritual, and the Older Brother(Cain) was earthly. The younger brother Brother(Abel) was a shepherd (Like Jesus) and The older brother(Cain) was a farmer who tilled the land that had been cursed before by the sin of Adam and Eve. In this context, spiritually the younger brother(Abel) was a Jew and spiritually the older Brother(Cain) was a Gentile. Again, one was chosen and the other was rejected.

This theme of Two Brothers runs concurrently throughout the entire New Testament. Cain & Abel, Ishmael and Issac, Esau and Jacob, Ephraim and Manasseh, and most importantly Adam & Jesus. And within each reference, the older brother is always rejected and sent away, and the younger brother is chosen. The older brother is always from this world and the younger brother is always Heavenly. The Bible tells us that the natural must come first, and after the natural then comes the spiritual.

1 Corinthians 15:46
“However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.”

Just as we in these natural fleshly bodies that we are in came first, but after this life, we will receive our spiritual bodies. The natural things prepare the way for the spiritual things. Like John, The Baptize prepared the way for the coming of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:49-50
And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

Therefore we were all once like ADAM, like CAIN, like ISHMAEL, like ESAU, and so forth. We all once bore the image of the natural man, we were all rejected and separated from God because of sin, and now we all had to be changed when we were born again to bear the image of the Heavenly man. Like JESUS, like ABEL, like ISSAC, like JACOB, and so forth.

They were all representations of the natural man we must leave behind to inherit the blessing of the spiritual man that we inherit from Jesus Christ. For our bodies have already been corrupted due to sin and these fleshly bodies can not please God. Now those who wish to please God must worship him in SPIRIT and in Truth, and NOT through the preservation of this earthly body that will rot and turn into dust. Flesh and Blood can not enter the Kingdom of God(1 Corinthians 15:50). Therefore whether you put pork into your body or you put vegetables into your body means nothing spiritually, because these bodies will all rot and turn into dust. Whether you feed this body meat or fruit, both those who eat meat and fruit will lay next to each other in the same grave and turn to dust. And these corrupted bodies can not inherit the kingdom of heaven. It is our spirits that will rise, and our bodies will be changed.

Therefore, Cain was cursed for a few reasons:

Reason #1 – He represented the natural and earthly man. And GOD is Spirit, and therefore that which is natural and earthly can NOT please that which is spiritual. Those who worship God must worship him spiritually.

John 4:24
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Reason #2: He tried to please God with the work of his own hands.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Cain worked hard to till the land and wanted his work offering to be appreciated by God, however, the ground had been cursed after Adam and Eve sinned, and the Bible says that we are saved by grace through faith and not by works.

There are many people like this today who want their works to be appreciated by GOD. They may say “GOD, how come my life has not improved? I do everything in the Bible. I pray, I fast, I give to the needy, I stop all sin. How come you did not bless me yet?” And then these people develop resentment and jealousy toward people who appear to be blessed. Just like Cain. These people are thinking just like Cain did, and they can not please GOD.

The reason Abel pleased GOD was because he brought GOD the LAMB and the Blood of the Lamb, which was a metaphor for the coming of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice that would make atonement for our souls. Jesus is the Lamb of GOD. Abel brought a type of this sacrifice to GOD, so the reason Abel pleased GOD was because he sought to be justified by Jesus(The Lamb) and not by his own works like his brother Cain who was a farmer who wanted God to value his farming. 

Do not seek to be justified by your WORKS. When you pray tell GOD. “I don’t come to you because I pray, because I fast, or because I stopped sinning. I come to you because of JESUS. I have received an inheritance from Jesus. So be pleased me with because of JESUS only, and not because of my own efforts”

We must indeed stop sinning, we must fast, and we must pray, but don’t seek favor with GOD because of these things. Seek Favor with God only because of JESUS. The remaining things are the things you are supposed to do, not things you should receive credit for. Be credited due to the blood of Jesus paying for your sins and nothing else.

Reason #3: He persecuted his brother. Just as Ishmael persecuted Issac, and Esau wanted to kill Jacob, and those fleshly Pharisees wanted to kill Jesus. The natural and earthy hates that which is spiritual. The natural man will persecute the spiritual man which is why the Bible says:

2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

Therefore the story of Cain and Abel is the story of The Natural Man, Persecuting the Spiritual man. Cain was a type of Pharisee wanting to be Justified by the works of the Law, and Abel was a type of Jesus, who was killed by the Natural man because he was a Spiritual Man.

The curse Cain received is this:

Genesis 4:12
“When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”

Those who seek to be justified before GOD by their own works can also come under this same curse. They can feel like “No matter how hard they try nothing changes”. Be careful not to be like Cain, put down your works and pick up your Cross. Put your faith in Jesus alone for justification before GOD, not your own efforts.

God bless you all who are in Christ Jesus.

Eddie Fews