Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And “The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse”

05/02/2013 129 comments

By ICA

Revelation 6:1, “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see…”

Were John’s apocalyptic snapshots and descriptions of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” in the Book of Revelation pointing to events that would only take place nearly 2000 years after the visions were first revealed? All too often, many of today’s Christian teachers and Bible prophecy experts have repeated the belief that the entirety of the Book of Revelation, with the exception of the first three chapters, are to be understood in futuristic terms only. I have done this myself in the past. Whether it be the Seven Seals or the Seven Trumpets or the Seven Bowls of wrath, everything contained therein and described by John from Revelation 4:1 onward must be treated as little more than a description of apocalyptic earth-shattering events that we, as Christians, will never witness taking place upon the world in which we live, events that can only begin to come to fruition after an imminent rapture has suddenly removed all followers of Christ from the face of the earth to deliver them from the impending wrath of God and the last-days Beast of Revelation. If we take the time to engage in a careful examination of the text, however, we may begin to see that some of the events often understood as yet to come, are events that are already taking place today.

An Overview Of History: The Islamic Beast Of Revelation – The Past And The Present

After careful study, I have come to the conclusion that, judging from the description of events and their sequence provided for us in Scripture, the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” described in the first four Seals of Revelation 6 are four separate Read more…

Christian Bishop In Egypt: Christians Are Currently Experiencing Their Worst Time In Recent Centuries, Many Now Unable To Buy Or Sell

11/05/2011 23 comments

If we believed that all of these things were only supposed to happen after the rapture of the Church, then it’s high time to rethink what we thought we knew …

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Revelation 13:16-18, “… it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate ['psēphizō' - reckon] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is χξς.”

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ACN News – “Christians in Egypt are currently experiencing their worst time in recent centuries. This statement was made by the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Stephanos of Beba and Elfashn to the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Christians are being violently killed under the eyes of the international media. Also, for the first time in many years, churches are being systematically burned and destroyed. The police are taking no action and nobody is punished for it. In the Egyptian media, ‘the facts are systematically covered up in order to keep the international media from reporting the truth and bringing pressure from outside,’ he complained. However, video films showing the massacre of demonstrators on 9 October were broadcast by the three television stations operated by the Coptic Church and have thus also found their way into the international media. This time the attacks on Copts ‘have been better documented’.

Problems are also experienced in day-to-day life because calls are often made in the media not to buy from Christian merchants or to sell anything to Christians. Businessmen are therefore faced with a struggle for economic survival. Christians are indirectly excluded from employment, for example by job advertisements specifying ‘a female employee with headscarf’. Attempts are being made ‘to drive the Christians out’.” Read more.

Islamists Behead Syrian Christians In Front Of A Cheering Crowd

Islamists Behead Syrian Christians In Front Of Cheering Crowd

‘Bloody’: Christian Persecution is ‘Coursing Through Muslim-Majority Nations from One End of the Globe to the Other’ – “We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm… In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands…” Read more.

Iraqi Christian Ashur Yacob Issa Beheaded by Islamists

Iraqi Christian Ashur Yacob Issa Beheaded By Islamists

Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.'” Read more.

Islamic Militants Behead Afghan Christian

Islamic Militants Behead Afghan Christian

Egypt: Rising Islamic Leader Declares ‘We Will Launch a Campaign of Islamic Conquest Throughout the World’, ‘Exterminate’ Christians Who Get In the Way of Sharia – “A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah. The comments come from Sheik ‘Adel Shehato, a senior leader with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group… The sheik, a senior jihadist leader, responded to a question about using violence against Christians, who make up a substantial minority in Egypt.” Read more.

Mansuur Mohammed, 25, Beheaded by Islamists After Leaving Islam for Christianity

Christian Beheaded by Islamists In Somalia

Islamic Militants Calling Themselves ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam’ Threaten to Hunt Down and Execute Christians Who Flee Iran – “Islamic militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have been terrorizing evangelical Christians with threats to ‘repent’ or die, it was reported Sunday. Christian Solidarity Worldwide has reported that 11 Iranian Christians who fled Iran in the wake of a government campaign against Christianity have received threats via email to ‘repent’ or face extrajudicial execution, from a group identifying itself as the ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam.’ The threatening emails that were sent to each individual on Sept. 14 aspired to extend the arm of Iranian Islamic militancy beyond the borders of Iran by implying that, although the recipients have left Iran, they have not escaped the ‘acute eyes of the unknown soldiers.’” Read more.

Convert to Christianity Beheaded in Tunisia

Convert To Christianity Beheaded In Tunisia

‘It’s Just the Beginning’: The Unprecedented Persecution of Christians – “‘It’s just the beginning.’ That’s what one of the attackers said while bombing a church in eastern Kenya last week. Two people were killed and three others injured in the attack, which authorities believe was carried out by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab. This month at least 65 people were killed in the city of Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria, when Islamist insurgents bombed churches, mosques and police stations. The Boko Haram militant sect claimed responsibility.” Read more.

Canada: RCMP Issues Warning To Police And Military After ISIS Issues New Threat

10/30/2014 Leave a comment

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us …”

Qur’an Sura 58:20, “Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated.”

Sun News – “The RCMP is warning both police and military to keep an eye out for terrorists following a threat from ISIS, QMI Agency has learned.

The notice went out Monday. Police and military were told to exercise vigilance and caution upon starting their shifts this week.

Several police forces, including those in Montreal and Quebec City, confirmed the RCMP advisory.

Montreal police sources tell QMI that its force held top-level meetings with the RCMP this week.

The RCMP warning is specifically aimed at police on solo patrols, who have been deemed to be at greatest risk.

Quebec’s Public Security minister, Lise Theriault, said the RCMP advisory follows an earlier threat from ISIS.

In September, ISIS spokesman Muhammad Al-Adnani called on followers to kill Canadians and others by various means including to ‘slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.’

Theriault told QMI that citizens, as well as police, need to keep their eyes open for threats.

‘I think that vigilance will always be appropriate,’ she said. The minister urged citizens to call police if they believe someone has become radicalized or if they see violent Internet postings.

Two Canadian soldiers were killed by homegrown extremists last week.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot in the back and killed Oct. 22 while guarding the National War Memorial across from Parliament Hill.

Two days earlier, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was run over by a car and killed, while another soldier was injured, near a recruiting office in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.” Source – Sun News.

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers …” – Islamic Poem

Flashback: Calgary Man Turned Islamic Terrorist: Jihad Is Becoming ‘As Canadian As Maple Syrup’ – “A Canadian foreign fighter in Syria taunted the ‘evil, despotic and Zionist Harper government’ on Wednesday, claiming it was losing the battle against extremism and that fighting jihad was becoming ‘as Canadian as maple syrup.’ In a blog post, Abu Dujana al-Muhajir, part of a small circle of Calgary youths who left for Syria to join armed extremist groups, said ‘so-called radical Islamists’ were gaining in popularity and the number of Canadian jihadists was growing.” Read more.

Flashback: Syrian Islamists Promise To ‘Destroy’ Canada After Fighting In The Middle East – “The most extreme armed faction in Syria has threatened to ‘destroy’ Canada, as Western governments are struggling to deal with radicalized citizens infatuated with Al-Qaeda ideology. Speaking in flawless English, a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant said in an online video that after fighting in the Middle East, the group would turn on North America. ‘This is a message to Canada and all the American tyrants: We are coming and we will destroy you …” Read more.

Canada: Shot Fired After Muslim In Security Investigation Attacks Police Officer In Ottawa

10/30/2014 1 comment

According to Islam, non-Muslims are to be viewed as “the vilest of animals” in the eyes of Muslims. And Mr. Abdunnur evidently wanted one policeman to know it …

Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”

Qur’an Sura 3:110, “Ye [Muslims] are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind …”

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Abdunnur punched an officer in the face after he was stopped — a detail that is for some reason left out of this Ottawa Citizen report. In any case, all the reports on this incident are cryptic in one way or another. This one brings up the fact that authorities are monitoring Muslims who have expressed intentions to join the Islamic State, but then says that it isn’t known if Andunnur was one of them or not. But in any case, the traffic stop was part of a national security investigation, and clearly, for whatever reason, Abdunnur didn’t want to be stopped.

‘Ottawa traffic stop part of RCMP national security probe,’ by Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen, October 29, 2014:

A chaotic Ottawa police traffic stop on Bank Street in which a plainclothes Ontario Provincial Police officer fired a single shot at a man was part of an RCMP national security investigation, the Citizen has learned.

The RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) has been monitoring south Ottawa resident Luqman Abdunnur, 39, with the assistance of the OPP’s surveillance unit.

INSET officers have as their mandate to track and disrupt criminal behaviour of known terrorist groups or people who pose a threat to national security.

On Saturday, three days after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before dying in a shootout on Parliament Hill, police decided to conduct a traffic stop of Abdunnur in Ottawa’s south end.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said that on the day of the attack, the national force was monitoring people who expressed intentions to travel abroad and that Zehaf-Bibeau was not on the list of 93 people who had been identified.

Paulson also said that the RCMP hadn’t made arrests from that high-risk traveller list prior to the attack and it wasn’t the force’s intention to make arrests immediately following.

It’s not known whether Read more…

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“Planned Genocide”: Dozens Of Christians Killed After Muslims In Nigeria Attack Two Churches In Taraba State

10/30/2014 2 comments

For peaceful purposes …

Revelation 14:12, “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News – “On Oct. 19, armed Muslims stormed two churches in Taraba state and killed 31 Christians as they worshipped, according to Morning Star News.

Two pastors and 29 others were slain in the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria.

Ahema said the onslaught was the seventh attack on Christian communities in Wukari Local Government Area since February.

‘The attack on Christians in Taraba state is a planned genocide against Christians by Islamic insurgents who have invaded the southern part of the state — inhabited mostly by Christians — since February.’

Ahema said that the Muslims wore military uniforms and were members of the Islamist Boko Haram. Haram insurgents based in Borno state have reportedly encouraged ethnic Fulani Muslim herdsmen to attack Christians in Taraba and other states in order to impose Islamic law throughout Nigeria.

While Fulanis have had longstanding property disputes with Christian farmers, church leaders believe these latest attacks on their communities are part of a war by Islam to eliminate Christianity in their country.

‘This is the third time that the Muslims have attacked Christians on a Sunday,’ Ahema said. ‘The attack led to the death of four persons in Gindin Waya and 27 persons in Sondi. Among the dead is the pastor of the Sondi church, Nuhu Useni, and his only male child.’

Ahema appealed to the Nigerian government to stop the blood bath.

‘Muslims seem determined to wipe out Christians in this country. What is happening? How come Christians have been attacked seven times now, and it seems as if the country has no good security intelligence gathering network?’

Islamic insurgents killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria during the first six months of 2014. Last year, 1,783 Nigerian Christians were also killed for their faith. The increase in Christian deaths this year accompanies an increase in the total number of people killed by Boko Haram.

While Boko Haram is the moniker residents of Borno state gave the insurgents, the Islamist group calls itself the ‘Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad’ or ‘The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad.’ The U.S. finally designated Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization late last year.” Source – Worthy News.

Flashback: Nigeria’s Christian President Warns That The Current Massacre Of Christians Means The End Times Is Upon Us – “In another deadly move portraying Nigeria’s Borno state as a killing field for Nigerian Christians, attackers have stormed a church service in Kiyak village in the outskirts of Chibok, killing another set of 15 worshippers. It was the second major killing of Christians in the Chibok area. Early in December, 10 Christians were also killed in the area… News of the killings emerged after President Goodluck Jonathan questioned whether deadly Islamist attacks on churches in his country and other violence worldwide could be signs of coming ‘end times’… The attack followed another gruesome killing Friday that saw attackers slit the throats of 15 Christians in a pre-dawn raid in Musari …” Read more.

ISIS Terrorists To Muslims In Europe: “There Are No Civilians … Kill Them All Wherever They Are”

10/30/2014 1 comment

And then come to Syria “and kill everyone” there, too. Here we have, yet again, more Islamic terrorists that have absolutely nothing to do with Islam quoting the Qur’an in support of Islamic terror …

Qur’an Sura 9:5, “… fight and slay the Pagans [non-Muslims] wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war …”

Qur’an Sura 4:89, “Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers [non-Muslims] wherever you find them.”

Islam. It Truly Is A Real Sham.

Islam. It Truly Is A Real Sham.

By Joanna Paraszczuk, RFERL – “Chechen Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian town of Kobani have urged Chechens in Europe to either join in the fighting in Syria, or commit acts of terror in Europe.

In a video published by ShamToday on October 26, the media wing associated with the predominantly Chechen Islamic State (IS) faction Katibat Al-Aqsa, a Chechen militant named Musa Abu-Yusuf Shishani calls on the Chechen diaspora to join IS.

The video, in Chechen, was shared on several pro-Islamic-State Russian-language social media accounts on October 26 and offers insights into the attitudes of Chechen IS militants who are on the frontline in Kobani. (It was removed by YouTube on October 27)

The speaker in the video, Musa Abu-Yusuf, is filmed in front of a burned-out car and claims he is in Kobani.

Musa Abu-Yusuf says that IS militants are defending not only against attacks from the Kurds, but also from the entire world, who have ‘suddenly started to defend the Kurds.’

He calls on all Chechens in Europe ‘not to look for reasons not to come [to Syria], you are obliged to come, and kill everyone.’

‘There are no civilians,’ Musa Abu-Yusuf adds. ‘Kill them all wherever they are, that is, in Europe itself. Kill just one Frenchman, one American, then they will rise up. Kill them all, wherever they are. In Europe.’

There is a large Chechen diaspora in Europe, many of them refugees from the First and Second Chechen Wars. According to the Jamestown Foundation, there may be as many as 30,000 Chechens in France, 25,000 in Austria and 17,000 in Belgium. There is also a large Chechen diaspora in Turkey, including representatives from the North Caucasian militant group, the Caucasus Emirate. While exact numbers are not known, some of the Chechen fighters in Syria have come from the Chechen diaspora.” Read more.

Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה - "alah"] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

ISIS Recruiter: ‘It Is Every Muslim’s Duty To Fight Those Of A Different Belief Until Only Allah Is Worshipped Around The World’ – “‘We are following Allah’s word. We believe that humanity’s only duty is to honor Allah and his prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. We are implementing what is written in the Koran… A Muslim is a person who follows Allah’s laws without question. Sharia is our law… It is every Muslim’s duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshipped around the world… [The Koran] says that one should kill or expel unbelievers wherever one finds them…” Read more.

Denmark: Muslim Asylum Seekers Violently Beat Man With Bottle For Calling Islam “Violent”

10/29/2014 2 comments

A dark religion founded upon lies hates the light of truth …

Qur’an Sura 33:57, 61, “Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in this world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained … Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.”

By Nicolai Sennels, Jihad Watch – “(B. after his meeting with three Muslim ‘asylum seekers’)

Translated by Nicolai Sennels, via 10news.dk (click for more news and donation):

Friday night B. was sitting in his garage in the city of Randers with a friend. The garage is used as a smoking room and they were also drinking a few beers. Three Chechen asylum seekers aged 20-30 passed by, and the Danes offered them a beer and a cigarette. Two of them disappeared for a moment, and B. talked to the third in English. They talked about the reasons for their flight to Denmark. B. said frankly that he believed that Islam was “evil and violent.” When the other two came back, the Chechen told his two friends about this, after which one of the Chechens went crazy with a bottle while shouting: “So you hate Islam.”

B. was beaten twice in the head with a full bottle, and had to have nine stitches. His friend got similar treatment. Both were kicked while they were on the ground.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Flashback: Leaving Their Mark On Denmark

Categories: Radical Islam

Australia: Muslim “Youth Group” Teaches Little Children To Call For Violent Jihad Against Non-Muslims

10/29/2014 1 comment

For peaceful purposes that are anything but. Since Western nations will never ban the “religion” itself, mosques like this should at least be closed and those calling for violent jihad deported to a place they’d all just love to be. Like Syria. For peaceful purposes …

Hadith, Tabari 9:69, “Killing Unbelievers [non-Muslims] is a small matter to us” – The Words of Mohammad, “Prophet” of Islam

By Bryan Seymour, 7News – “A Muslim Youth Group is under investigation after a disturbing video of children as young as six years old calling for an end to Australian democracy was unearthed by 7News.

In the vision, children as young as six years old call for violent action against non-Muslims and to reject Australia and its values.

A terror risk expert says it’s brainwashing, aimed at creating violent extremists.

The video shows four Australian children, aged six to 13, calling for an end to our way of life.

‘These are disturbing and shocking images and they do raise concerns about the welfare of the four young boys who are identified in the video,’ Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton said.

A group calling itself The Muslim Youth Project runs regular events for young children.

In the video of the event held on September 21 in 2013 in Lakemba, young boys rally under the banner ‘Soldiers of Khilafa’ with a six-year-old proclaiming: ‘You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafa.’

The children promise to die fighting to end democracy in Australia, replacing it with a Caliphate ruled by Islamic Sharia law.

They also call for American President Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’, for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be beheaded and for an end to Western ideals.

‘I think it’s ugly, I think it’s sickening, and I think it’s absolutely disturbing,’ Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.” Read more.

US Envoy: To Defeat The Islamic State, We Must “Tell The Story Of How We Celebrate Islam”

10/29/2014 1 comment

While the Secret Service continues to reel from its own prostitution scandal, America isn’t hiding the fact that they’re completely in bed with Islam …

Revelation 18:3a, “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her …”

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “General Allen was the commander in Afghanistan who issued an abject and embarrassing video apology to ‘the noble people of Afghanistan’ for the alleged desecration of a Qur’an at a U.S. air base. Here he is assuming what all Western leaders assume: that the Islamic State is perverting the true teachings of Islam, and that these Muslim leaders will be eager to show that to be the case. But it is increasingly clear to everyone that this is just whistling in the dark: even the Guardian sees through it. ‘US Envoy: To Defeat ISIS, We Must Highlight ‘Our Profound Respect’ for Islam,’ by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, October 29, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann):

(CNSNews.com) – A global effort to counter claims by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) that it is acting in the name of Islam must include a counter-narrative that highlights “our profound respect” for the religion, the administration’s point man in the anti-ISIS coalition said this week.Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen was speaking in Kuwait, where representatives of more than a dozen Islamic and Western met to discuss using public communications to combat ISIS (also known as Da’esh – an acronym for the Arabic rendering of the group’s name, ad-Dawlah al-Islamiyah fil-Iraq wa ash-Sham).

“As we seek to expose Da’esh’s true nature,” Allen told the gathering on Monday, “we must also tell a positive story, one that highlights our respect – our profound respect for Islam’s proud traditions, its rich history, and celebration of scholarship and family and community.”

“We must work with clerics and scholars and teachers and parents to tell the story of how we celebrate Islam, even as we show that Da’esh perverts it.”

The conference in Kuwait City brought together officials from leading Arab states, Turkey, France, Britain and the U.S. to discuss ways their governments are working to counter ISIS’ message.

The jihadist group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq and has declared a “caliphate” in those areas, runs a dynamic propaganda and recruitment operation, including a full-color online magazine, video clips, and an active social media presence.

The Qur’an and other Islamic texts, along with viewpoints of historical and modern-day Muslim scholars, are central to its messaging, and the U.S.-led coalition is prioritizing attempts to counter the purported religious justifications for its actions.

Allen said that ISIS propaganda serves both to attract recruits and “perverts the innocent.”

“It is only when we contest Da’esh’s presence online and deny the legitimacy of its message – the message that it sends to vulnerable young people – and as we expose Da’esh for the un-Islamic, criminal cult of violence that it really is, it is only then that Da’esh will be truly defeated.”

He said every member of the coalition had a role to play in combating the image ISIS portrays of itself.

“Da’esh’s online messengers present themselves as the true and victorious representatives of Islam. They seek to portray themselves as winners, true leaders worthy of financial support that attracts and radicalizes foreign fighters,” he said.

“I believe every coalition partner, every one, has a Read more…

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