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

05/02/2013 116 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 …

Recommended: The Revelation Of Jesus Christ And The Rapture Of The Church
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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.

Demented: Hamas Welcomes News Of 3-Month-Old Baby’s Murder After Palestinian Rams Car In Crowd Of Israelis

10/22/2014 1 comment

“The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, ‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.’” (Hadith, Tabari 7:97)

A baby Jew was just murdered. Hamas must be feeling very close to Islam’s blood-thirsty “Allah” right now. After all, when it comes to spilling innocent blood “there is no better blood than the blood of Jews.” The list of terrorists for Palestinian children to revere has just increased. Again …

Ezekiel 35:1-6, “Again a message came to me from the LORD: ‘Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people. Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: ‘I am your enemy, O Mount Seir, and I will raise my fist against you to destroy you completely. I will demolish your cities and make you desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Your eternal hatred for the people of Israel led you to butcher them when they were helpless, when I had already punished them for all their sins. As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, since you show no distaste for blood, I will give you a bloodbath of your own. Your turn has come!’”

By Tova Dvorin, INN – “A Hamas spokesman openly welcomed news of a terror attack in Jerusalem by one of its terrorists, which left nine people injured and killed a three month-old baby.

‘This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews, particularly on the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Temple Mount – ed.),’ Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran stated on official Hamas television.

Hamas television has also confirmed the identity of the terrorist – who was shot and wounded by police, but is not dead, as initially reported in the press – as 21 year-old Abdur Rahman Slodi of Shiloach (Silwan). Slodi had previously served in Israeli prison for terrorist activities.

On Wednesday, Slodi rammed his car into the pedestrian crosswalk near the Ammunition Hill (Givat Hatachmoshet) light rail stop, injuring nine people, including the baby.

The baby was later named as Chaya Ziso, hy’d. The baby’s grandfather stated that her parents had been ‘waiting for years’ to have children and had been returning from the Western Wall (Kotel) when the terrorist attacked.” Source – INN.

Categories: Radical Islam

Confirmed: Man Who Attacked And Killed Soldier In Ottawa Was A Convert To Islam

10/22/2014 Leave a comment

The “Religion of Peace” has cured yet another one of its converts of an illness called … life. According to the Globe and Mail the shooter, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, had his passport seized and was barred from traveling outside the country after being designated a “high-risk traveller” by Canadian officials …

Romans 3:16-17, “Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.”

Photo Of Ottawa Shooter Released On ISIS Media Account (Source: Jihad Watch)

Photo Of Ottawa Shooter Released On ISIS Media Account (Source: Jihad Watch)

Sun News Network – “Who is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau? Was he acting alone? And what was his motive?

The man, reportedly born in 1982, was named as the gunman behind the attacks on Parliament Hill on Wednesday.

He was killed in a gunfight in the hallways of Parliament.

Two U.S. officials told Reuters Zehaf-Bibeau was Canadian born and a convert to Islam.

One of the officials said he was from Quebec.

Whether he was the only attacker in the armed assault that killed one solider, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and wounded others, is still unknown as police combed Ottawa streets into the evening.

Several witnesses described seeing a man jump from a Toyota Corolla at 9:52 a.m. and run towards the Centre Block.

They described him as dressed in dark blue and black, with a scarf wrapped around his face, carrying a shotgun or some other type of long gun.” Source – Sun News Network.

Hadith, Bukhari 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror” – The “Prophet” Of Islam, Mohammed

Flashback: The Muslim Suicide Convert: ‘It’s Gotten So Bad That Converting To Islam Is Almost A Form Of Suicide’ – “Both of the suicide bombers who struck in Russia were Muslim converts. They follow a long string of Muslim terrorist converts, including the murderers of British soldier Lee Rigby, who were sentenced last month, and Terry Lee Loewen, who plotted to car bomb the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport that same month. Muslim converts engage in terrorism at a higher rate than Muslims. It’s gotten so bad that converting to Islam is almost a form of suicide.” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Authorities Monitoring Hundreds Of Muslims Discussing ‘Knife And Gun’ Attacks Inside Canada – “Intelligence officials tell NBC News that Canadian authorities have heard would-be terrorists discussing potential ISIS-inspired ‘knife and gun’ attacks against U.S. and Canadian targets inside Canada… Intelligence officials say that Canadian authorities are monitoring ‘hundreds of people’ in Canada who have either gone to Syria to link up with ISIS and other Islamist groups and returned, or who have tried and failed to make the trip. The unknowns, those inspired by ISIS but as yet on no radar, add to the worry, helping to make this what U.S. and Canadian officials have said is the most dangerous time since 9/11 for a domestic terror attack.” Read more.

Sweden: Gang Of “Youths” In Muslim Area Viciously Assault Elderly Man After Thinking His Hearing Aid Was Police Radio

10/21/2014 1 comment

Qur’an Sura 18:26, “[Allah] maketh none to share in his government.”

10News.dk – “While non-Islamic authorities such as police, the fire service and postmen are regularly attacked in Muslim areas all over Europe, Islamic authorities such as imams, sharia courts and patrolling groups of Muslim fathers are highly respected. That is because according to the Quran, only Allah’s law – the Sharia – is allowed to rule on Earth. Man-made law – democracy – and its representatives and upholders are to be persecuted and killed for blasphemy and for allowing non-Muslims to be equal to the law. For that same reason, Muslims try to kill police men in the UK.

‘An elderly man who visited the district Tensta (Muslim area) was attacked by a gang – because they thought his hearing aid was an earpiece of a police radio. …

‘The gang started beating the older man, and when he tried to defend himself, he was attacked with kicks from a couple of other youths. He found it difficult to keep balance during the attacks because besides his hearing loss he is also completely dependent on his lenses in order to see, and the lenses were knocked out of his eyes because of the blows and kicks.’ …

According to Martin Marmgren (police man – follow his blog here ) it is not uncommon that people becomes threatening when they discover a civilian police officer. On his blog, Marmgren writes about a recent incident in which a gang of youths ran after a civilian colleague with the aim to ‘take him.’

‘- As civilian police one often works alone, while uniformed police officers are usually at least two,’ he says to Metro.se.

The Police Union is working to increase security for its members in the field. According to the Ombudsman Hasse Olsson the situation for police officers are becoming increasingly dangerous.

‘- I can not say that civilian police are especially targeted, but we see many signs that it is tough for the police out there. The climate has become tougher and they are not well received.”  Source – 10News.dk.

Categories: Radical Islam

Saudi Arabia’s Top “Destroy-All-Churches” Cleric Calls Twitter “The Source Of All Evil And Devastation”

10/21/2014 Leave a comment

Because it’s “a source of lies and falsehood.” This is quite eye-opening. I had no idea that Twitter was the source of Islam …

Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead …”

Ahram Online – “Twitter is nothing more than ‘a source of lies’ and evil, Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

‘If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s exploited for trivial matters,’ Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said on his ‘Fatwa’ television show broadcast late Monday.

Twitter is ‘the source of all evil and devastation’, the mufti said.

‘People are rushing to it thinking it’s a source of credible information but it’s a source of lies and falsehood.’

The social media platform is popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, where some supported the mufti’s views but many others objected.

‘This is why I will repent, and close my account to distance myself from this great evil,’ one Twitter user wrote with apparent sarcasm.

‘Respected sheikh, how can you judge something without using it?’ another post asked.

But a supporter of the sheikh wrote: ‘I swear the mufti has spoken the truth; the evils of Twitter are many.'” Source – Ahram Online.

Flashback: Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Calls for ‘Destruction of All Churches in Region’ – “According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is ‘necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.’ The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait, regarding the position of a Kuwaiti parliament member who recently called for the ‘removal’ of churches (he later ‘clarified’ by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait). The Kuwaiti delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches. Accordingly, the Grand Mufti ‘stressed that Kuwait was a part of the Arabian Peninsula, and therefore it is necessary to destroy all churches in it.’” Read more.

Syria: ISIS Terrorists Behead Man With Down’s Syndrome For Being An Infidel

10/21/2014 3 comments

Now they’re beheading people for suffering from mental issues. I guess that explains why Mohammed will never be coming back

Qur’an sura 9:111a, “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed …”

RT – “A Kurdish activist and his wife, who have witnessed ISIS atrocities in Kobani for several months and documented some on photo and video, met RT’s Murad Gazdiev to speak about what they’ve seen.

Bazran Halil, a Kurdish rights activist and freelance journalist briefly crossed into Turkey with his wife from Kobani for an interview. His laptop is full of graphic videos, lending credence to rumors of the Islamic State’s (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL) trademark brutality.

‘There was a man with Down Syndrome,’ he says. ‘He couldn’t understand the situation, to flee, or to run away from the frontline. When ISIS arrived they beheaded him and took photos, shared them on social media and said ‘we killed an atheist, a Kaffir’.’

Bazran alleges the IS militants used chemical weapons. To prove the case, he provided pictures from a Kobani morgue with bodies reportedly burnt by white phosphorous.

No matter how small the injury, death is almost certain, according to the activist, who says the victims literally burn from the inside out once the chemical enters their blood stream

Bazran’s wife, Raushan, says it’s horror not merely fear, which the IS inspires in Syrian.

‘For smoking, they chop your fingers off,’ she says. ‘Drinking is punished by jail. And if a woman is seen in the company of a man who is not her relative, she is stoned to death.'” Read more.

Canada: Canadian Solider Attacked In Quebec By Convert To Islam Has Died

10/21/2014 Leave a comment

The Muslim convert, Martin Rouleau, had his passport revoked by the Canadian government. If he wanted to leave Canada to wage jihad elsewhere, he should have been permitted to leave (and subsequently banned from Canada). Governments preventing Islamic terrorists from leaving their respective countries will do nothing to quell the jihadist-wannabe’s propensity for violence. All it will do is force them to carry out their duty for the cause of “Allah” much closer to home. And that puts all of us at increasing risk …

Qur’an Sura 4:76a, “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah …”

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

A photo of Martin Rouleau holding the Qu'ran. He had changed his name on Facebook to Ahmad the Converted. (Ummaland)

Muslim Convert Martin Rouleau holding the Qur’an

CBC News – “Federal authorities had revoked Martin Rouleau’s passport and were monitoring him closely leading up to a hit and run that killed one soldier and injured another in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Radio-Canada confirmed the passport information with a source to the police investigation

One soldier, whose identity has not yet been made publicly available, died after being hit by Rouleau’s car in a parking lot Monday.

Rouleau, 25, was fatally shot after hitting the two soldiers in a parking lot of a commercial plaza in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

The family of the soldier who died asked that his name not be released.

Police do not fear for the second soldier’s life…

The RCMP said they suspected he had become radicalized after converting to Islam about a year ago…

The Prime Minister’s Office issued a new statement Tuesday, reiterating that federal authorities had confirmed certain elements clearly indicated Rouleau had become radicalized.

Canadians should remain vigilant, the statement read.

Radio-Canada reported that Rouleau’s Facebook page, which is no longer active, identifies him as Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted).

That Facebook page shows a young man who had become more and more radicalized over time.

Propaganda videos and other materials admiring jihad — or ‘holy war’ against enemies of Islam — graced his Facebook profile page, including a video featuring the logo for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

His increasingly extreme religious views and behaviour had attracted the attention of an integrated national security team.

Earlier this fall, an ISIS propaganda video called on the group’s followers to target people in a number of countries, including Canada.

It specifically suggested running people over with cars.” Read more.

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.

Canada: Convert To Islam Attacks Two Canadian Soldiers In Quebec, One Critially Injured

10/20/2014 Leave a comment

Qur’an Sura 47:4a, “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers [non-Muslims] in battle, smite at their necks …”

Smite at their necks, even if you have to use a vehicle to do it. The suspect’s non-Islamic name suggests we have yet another convert to Islam who was suddenly compelled to shed innocent blood in the name of his “prophet’s” bloodthirsty deity. The police, of course, are refusing to speculate on what may have motivated Martin Rouleau to suddenly invoke ISIS just before his attempted murder of two military personnel. But, then again, they don’t have to. It’s already obvious …

Update: According to CBC News, “Radio-Canada reported that Rouleau’s Facebook page identifies him as Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted). Neighbours told the CBC’s French-language service that he converted to Islam about a year ago.” And, not surprisingly, he had a knife after all …

Recommended: Canada: Authorities Monitoring Hundreds Of Muslims Discussing Jihad Attacks Inside Canada

By B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism – “According to reports out of the Quebec city of St. Jean sur Richelieu, a man went on a frenzied rampage targeting members of the military after he was heard speaking about the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

CJAD reported the man entered a Department of National Defense office late Monday morning and, prior to exiting, spoke to at least one individual inside about the Islamic extremist network. Upon leaving the military office, reports indicate he got into a vehicle and struck two soldiers, critically injuring one and leaving the other with less severe injuries.

After driving away from the scene, the man apparently lost control of his vehicle, which flipped several times and came to rest in a ditch. Police caught up with the suspect and fired on him, striking him at least five times. The unidentified man was initially hospitalized in critical condition. Subsequent reports indicate he later died from his injuries.

Local leaders are asking the community to refrain from categorizing the incident as a terror attack until an investigation is complete; however, speculation continues to abound that the motivation behind this hit-and-run was Islamic extremism.

Shortly after the suspect was shot, the matter was discussed before the House of Commons. So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has only confirmed that he is ‘aware of these reports'; and police have been similarly tight-lipped.” Source – Western Journalism.

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