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Jordan-securityforces2In the most-sweeping anti-terrorist operation inside Jordan’s borders in years, government security forces have uncovered, attacked and destroyed an ISIS cell in the northern city of Irbid. The evidence strongly suggests the cell was planning major terrorists attacks against government and civilian targets to destabilize the kingdom.

Jordanian intelligence operatives were reportedly watching the cell for the past two weeks. Officials ordered a preemptive strike on the jihadists late Tuesday night before the cell could carry out its plans.

It was another reminder that ISIS leaders are, in fact, plotting to attack Jordan and overthrow King Abdullah II — as I write about in my two recent novels — and that as Christians we need to be actively, faithfully, consistently praying for the people and leaders of Jordan, including the King.

The Apostle Paul commands us, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that…

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