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
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.”
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
“Does it shock anyone that world events are now aligning more and more with the state of affairs that the ancient Hebrew prophets spoke of just prior to the return of Jesus? In pondering all of these things, we must all tremble.” Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch …
Revelation 16:15, “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
By Joel Richardson, WND – “As the focus of the world is now fixed on the Gaza Strip, students of the Bible would do well to stop to consider what the ancient Hebrew prophets had to say about the future of this little piece of land. Let’s consider a few passages. First, according to the Scriptures, the return of Jesus and the subsequent judgment will largely revolve around what the prophet Isaiah referred to as, ‘the legal cause,’ or ‘the controversy of Zion':
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (Isaiah 34:8)
No doubt, today the ‘controversy of Zion’ rages throughout the nations, as the state of Israel seeks to crush the Gaza-governing Hamas, a group with the stated goal of exterminating the Jewish people and setting up their capital in Jerusalem.
According to several prophets, the controversy will only intensify as we draw closer to the return of Jesus, when a vast coalition of nations will invade Israel and surround the city of Jerusalem, seeking to commit the final genocide against the Jewish people. The prophet Joel tells us that the Lord will execute judgment against all parties involved in this invasion, and specifically any who force the dividing of His land:
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. (Joel 3:2)
Jehoshaphat is the valley that runs north to south, between the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives. In Matthew 25, as Jesus was actually sitting on the Mount of Olives looking down at the Valley of Jehoshaphat, He declared that when He returns, He Himself will sit as the judge of the nations. He declared that He would judge the nations specifically based on how they treated his ‘brethren.’ It is clear that Jesus was harkening back to Joel 3, actually inserting Himself into the passage as YHVH, the divine Judge. We must also note that Joel also informs us that the judgment will be based on how the nations treated ‘My people and My inheritance, Israel’ and also on their having, ‘divided up My land.’
As the prophecy continues, it goes on to speak of the Lord specifically executing vengeance against Read more…
“You Will Never Defeat Islam”: US-Born Suicide Bomber Tells America “We Are Coming For You, Mark My Words”
“In earlier videos, the misguided bomber said he was looking forward to death and an eternity in heaven.” We can mark their words while the Beast puts a mark on their foreheads …
Revelation 13:4, 16-18, “And they worshiped the dragon [Satan], for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?’ … And 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 [ψηφίζω - "reckon"] the number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" of people] of the beast, for it is the number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" of people] of a man [the "prophet" Mohammed], and his number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" as in people] is [χξς - "In The Name of Allah" in Arabic].”
Suicide bomber Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, a Florida-born college dropout, chewed up his American passport in footage set to Arabic music.
‘You are not safe. I have one word to say,’ the terrorist said, ‘we are coming for you. Mark my words.’
He added: ‘You think you’ve won? You have never won. You will never defeat Islam.’
Abu-Salha, who blew himself to bits detonating a truckload of bombs outside a restaurant in Syria on May 25, invoked the name of 9/11 mass murderer Osama bin Laden, whom US forces wiped out in 2011.
‘You think you killed Osama bin Laden? You sent him to paradise,’ the America-hating terrorist said. ‘Just know that we are coming.’
Abu-Salha told the camera that Americans will be marked for death no matter where they are on Earth.
‘You think you’re safe where you are, in America or Britain or Indonesia or Jordan or China or Russia or Somalia or Africa?’ he said.
The latest footage of Abu-Salha, 22, emerged on an al Qaeda-linked website.
In earlier videos, the misguided bomber said he was looking forward to death and an eternity in heaven.
‘I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven,’ Abu-Salha said in previous productions. ‘There is nothing here, my heart is not resting here in this life.'” Source – The New York Post.
According to the Qur’an, Jews are “the most intense of the people in animosity toward” Muslims (Sura 5:82). We see Muslims mass demonstrating all across the world spewing hatred and inciting violence against Jews. But if the Qur’an is true, then why is that we, inexplicably, never see any Jews mass demonstrating all over the world spewing hatred and inciting violence against Muslims? (Hint: The Qur’an lies) …
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By Damien Sharkov, Newsweek – “Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center has expressed its shock that protests in support of Islamic terrorist group ISIS have gone undeterred by Dutch authorities in the Hague. Two public rallies, expressing support for ISIS have been held this month, with chants advocating the murder of ‘dirty Jews from the sewers’ heard at both.
The first protest inciting violence towards Jews was held on July 4, while a second went ahead last week, on July 24, Dutch newspaper NL Times reports.
Doctor Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center addressed a passionate letter to the Dutch prime minister in response to the protests, asking him to rescind approval should a third demonstration of this kind be organised.
‘Yesterday, the call in Arabic and Dutch was for ‘dirty Jews from the sewers to be killed,’’ Samuels told Jewish paper the Algemeiner, a day after the second protest.
‘This rally had little to do with Gaza solidarity. It was unambiguously targeted against Jews, but also according to the Dutch press sought to lynch journalists, who were pulled to safety by the police, otherwise serving as silent spectators.’
Doctor Samuels had initially pleaded to the Mayor of the Hague, Mayor Jozias van Aartsen, to undertake preventative measures to stifle the protest to no success.
‘The Dutch people today, sadly, face two forms of terrorism’, the letter reads. ‘The first from those who brought down the Malaysian aircraft over Ukraine. The second from the potential danger at home from ISIS,’ Samuels wrote.
‘Mr. Mayor, you can stop the second, if you wish. If you do not, you will share responsibility for the consequence.'” Read more.
There is only One who can. He came to us once before to deliver man from sin but was rejected by His people. This time He will return to deliver His people from the Man of Sin, and will be rejected no more …
Matthew 24:22, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3, 8, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition … then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
Zechariah 14:4, “And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.”
Zechariah 10:12b, “… then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Romans 11:26, “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob”
Micah 5:5a, “This One will be our peace …”
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By Nuri Kino, FOX News – “‘Please, the world needs to know: We are captives, we don’t have water or electricity here in Aleppo but it is nothing compared to the fear we have toward the Islamists. Why is no one doing anything to save us?’
A young Assyrian Christian woman in Aleppo, Syria, spoke these words to me during a phone call a few days ago. She is stuck in the country with her three small children.
In wake of the ISIS invasion of Iraq, reports (long overdue) are emerging about the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the country. Yet ISIS is committing the same atrocities against non-Muslims in Syria, too.
Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has been emptied of almost all Christians. Ten days ago, ISIS – who now call themselves the Islamic State (IS) – distributed fliers to Christians that read: ‘Convert, Pay Jizya, Leave or Die.’
The Christians fled in droves before the Saturday deadline for their decision.
The scant few who remained were weak, old or injured and could not flee. A man who lost his leg in a bombing a couple of days prior to the deadline was forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, according to his relatives.
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, also has been nearly emptied of Assyrians, Armenians and other non-Muslims.
These are the words spoken to me by the father of the three children stuck with their mother in another phone call: ‘It’s happening right in front of their eyes and no one is lifting a finger to stop it. Please be our voice, we beg you — make them do something to save us from being slaughtered.’
The husband has fled to Sweden. He had a plan of bringing his family later. But for now, he has left them behind, and they are in severe danger.
After our conversation, I thought at first, what kind of man is he to leave his family behind? Then I realized I’ve interviewed thousands of refugees who have been similarly deserted in countries like China, Thailand, Chad, or have had friends and family who have drowned in their attempts to flee. Maybe this young man was threatened by the Jihadists and decided to flee rather than risk his entire family’s life.” Read more.
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And he wasn’t joking. Especially if they’re burqa-free and pregnant. After all, if you’re a Muslim then too much laughter can be hazardous to your health. Because the “prophet” said so. And he’s never been wrong about anything …
“Do not laugh too much, for laughing deadens the heart.” – The Prophet Mohammed, Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2305; Ibn Maajah, 4193.
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Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), made the comment on Monday while lamenting the moral decline of modern society.
‘A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent,’ Mr Arinc said in a speech in the western Bursa region for the Bayram holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.
The ruling AKP is accused by critics of seeking to erode Turkey’s strict separation of religion and state – the basis of the secular republic founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Mr Arinc went on to denounce a moral degradation that left society awash with drugs and prostitution, and lashed out at popular Turkish soap operas for encouraging lax lifestyles, in comments quoted throughout the Turkish media and online.
He pointed to the use of bonzai, a synthetic drug which has become a craze in some parts of low income Turkish society and is now a serious social problem.” Read more.
Flashback: Turkey: Pregnant Women In Public Are ‘Immoral And Unpleasant’ – “Islamic thinker Omer Tugrul Inancer in a TV program exhorted pregnant women not to show themselves in public, sparking protests from secular Turks and opposition politicians, Hurriyet online reported. ‘It is against our civilization to use fanfare to announce a pregnancy. Pregnant women also should not go around in public with those bellies. It’s not aesthetic’, Inancer said on public TRT 1 TV channel. ‘After seven or eight months, future mothers should only leave the house by car with their husbands to get some fresh air, and only in the evening. Instead we see them all over television. It’s unpleasant. This is not realism, it’s immorality’.” Read more.
Flashbabck: Turkey: Islamists Bar Burqa-Free Woman From Public Bus, ‘You Are Causing Us To Sin’ – “A Turkish woman claimed she was prevented from boarding a public bus by a group of Islamists because her outfit would ’cause them to sin,’ according to a report by daily Evrensel. Yağmur Yılmaz, 21, said she left home on June 3 to go to work, wearing a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt. Yılmaz said she walked to a stop in Istanbul’s Edirnekapı district to get on a bus going to Fatih district, where she worked. A group of around 15 men and women clad in burqas, cloaks and turbans who were on the bus blocked Yılmaz’s path, saying she could not get on the vehicle. Yılmaz said she told the group it was everybody’s right to board the bus, to which the women from the group replied, ‘We would sin if you get on this bus, you are causing us to sin.’” Read more.
For the glory of “Allah” and his pyrotechnic “prophet” …
Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, “… This is the curse [אָלָה - "alah"] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”
By David B. Harris, Toronto Sun – “They say that when suicide belts explode, they fire the suicide-bomber’s head into the ceiling or sky. This simplifies the forensic work for examiners attempting to distinguish the attacker from his victims. Look for the head.
This approach should simplify the forensic challenge when suicide bombing arrives in Canada – as, of course, it will.
There are several reasons why it’s coming.
First, we have what Hollywood would call ‘the talent.’
Our Islamist ranks are hugely reinforced by almost unparalleled, politically motivated – and economically unjustifiable – mass immigration from terror-producing countries where we have no meaningful capacity to do background checks. And the ‘homegrown’ element may have helped Calgary alone contribute about two dozen to foreign jihad. Dozens more Somali-Canadian youth are estimated to have joined al-Shabaab terrorists, the group that destroyed a Kenyan shopping mall. Tellingly, this number outstrips per capita the size of the U.S. cadre that’s gone to jihad in Somalia and environs.
Remember Canadian suicide bomber Salman Ashrafi, who detonated in Iraq? And how about Timmins’ best, convert Andre Poulin who polished himself off in a Syrian death-charge? Let’s not forget the two key Canukistan players in the Algerian gas plant butchery, ‘martyrs’ who had no prospect of outliving their operation.
UK commentator Douglas Murray claims ‘there are now at least twice as many young British Muslims who have gone to Syria’ to fight for extremism, as ‘there are Muslims fighting for Queen and country here in the British armed forces.’ One wonders how Canadian statistics compare, and what returning Canadian jihadis will have in mind.
Second, as the cop shows say, there’s intention.
U.S. SEAL operators found documents targeting Canada and a few other nations in Osama bin Laden’s lair. All of these countries have been hit, except Canada. And there’s no end to the Islamist hatred within our borders. Media reports revealed wives of Toronto 18 mass-terror accused held Canadians in searing contempt: ‘this filthy country,’ was the best one could say about it. Another unsuccessfully tried to include as a condition of her marriage an undertaking that hubby would hit the jihad trail at the first opportunity.” Read more.
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Flashback: ‘He Seemed Like A Regular Guy': Muslim Business Analyst From Canada Blows Himself Up For ‘Allah’ – “A suicide bomber who attacked an Iraqi army base last November was a Calgary business analyst who disappeared after his wife divorced him, friends said Wednesday amid rising concerns about the flow of Canadians to overseas terror groups. Those who knew Salman Ashrafi in Calgary said they had lost all contact with him after he left Canada in late 2012. And now they know why: He apparently died seven months ago after detonating a car bomb north of Baghdad.” Read more.
Pure Evil: ISIS Caliphate Releases Video Of Mass Killings, Supporters Online Cheer Massacres As “Most Beautiful”
“In what should be a time of happiness when Muslims mark the end of Ramadan, Islamist militants in Iraq celebrated Eid by releasing a video showing scenes of them carrying out genocide.” Meanwhile, Barack Hussein Obama again praises Islam and Muslims for building “the very fabric” of America. I have absolutely no idea what utopian, twisted world President Obama chooses to live in, but the video in question shows the world in which the rest of us live — one that includes the mass executions of hundreds of Muslims by fellow Muslims, one where several dump trucks full of young men are carried off like garbage. If this isn’t a wake-up call to the West then I don’t know what is, for we can be absolutely certain that if the ISIS Caliphate has absolutely no qualms about perpetrating such atrocities on a mass scale against their own coreligionists, they will certainly have no qualms about doing the same to “vile” Jews and Christians when the time comes. For peaceful purposes …
Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”
Hadith, Tabari 9:69, “Killing Unbelievers [non-Muslims] is a small matter to us” – The Words of Mohammad, “Prophet” of Islam
Revelation 13:15, “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.”
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By Tom Wyke and Simon Tomlinson, Mail Online – “In what should be a time of happiness when Muslims mark the end of Ramadan, Islamist militants in Iraq celebrated Eid by releasing a video showing scenes of them carrying out genocide.
The slickly produced footage shows prisoners being rounded up and summarily executed, suicide bombers boasting before blowing up buildings and Iraqis being gunned down in drive-by shootings.
In one of the most shocking passages, terrified prisoners are piled into the back of trucks, where they hold each other and huddle in fear before driven off to their deaths.
The 36-minute film then cuts to dozens of prisoners lying face down on the ground, hands bound behind their backs, waiting to be executed.
None of the men look older than 40 years old, one of them wears an Arsenal shirt, clearly visible with midfielder Mesut Ozil’s name and number on the back.
Most of the men are apparently Iraqi army deserters.
Their jeans, hastily put on to avoid identification, have been pulled down to reveal their khaki desert fatigues.
One group of about 50 prisoners are seen being told to march with their hands behind their heads and lie down in two overlapping lines on the sand.
The executions are believed to have taken place in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.
The prisoners, believed to be Shi’ite Muslims, are then systematically executed by a small band of jihadists, thought to be Sunnis.
It is understood the prisoners are referred to in the video description as rafidas, a derogatory term used by some Sunnis to describe Shi’ites who they believe have rejected Islamic authority.” Read more.