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
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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.”
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.
Muslims On Social Media Call Teen Jihadist Who Murdered Australian Cop A “Hero Of The Islamic People”
“A major focus for police will be how Jabar became radicalised.” To quote the words of Benjamin Franklin, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” Unfortunately, it seems like the authorities nowadays are hard at work indeed, but all too often for all the wrong reasons. Instead of working on the premiss that Islam is a religion of peace and doing all they can to remain willfully ignorant, the authorities ought to pick up a Qur’an and discover for themselves what it truly teaches …
Qur’an Sura 4:94-95, “O ye who believe! When ye go abroad in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully …. For Allah is well aware of all that ye do… Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home).”
Qur’an Sura 4:76,“Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”
Qur’an: Sura 4:89, “Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”
By Simon Kent, Breitbart – “The teenage terrorist who executed a NSW Police Force employee in Sydney was lauded as a ‘hero of the Islamic people’ on a social media page, which was quickly removed at the request of police.
Fifteen-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, who was born in Iran and had an Iraqi-Kurdish background, was killed during a shoot-out with special constables outside police headquarters in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta last Friday. Moments earlier he had shot finance worker Curtis Cheng in the back as he left the building.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, on one of the Facebook pages that have emerged since the shooting the teen has been labelled the ‘hero of Parramatta’ although it remained unclear who set up the Facebook page or why.
‘Hero of the Islamic peoples he will be gratly (sic),’ one post reads on the Facebook page. ‘Death to the evil police state of Australia who killed this young child all he is guilty of was being muslim!!’
An image from the site ‘RIP Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar’ Facebook page appears below.
Asked about the page, NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas said it was disappointing : ‘Just as disappointing as the right-wing extremist material,’ he added.
Police investigating the crime are now examining links between the shooter, who was dressed in black at the time of the attack, and a nearby mosque he visited immediately before the shooting.
Witnesses said that after shooting dead Mr Cheng, the teenager ran up and down in front of police headquarters waving his handgun in the air and shouting ‘Allah, Allah’.
Jabar visited Parramatta Mosque before he gunned down the popular 58-year-old civilian employee. He was a regular at the mosque and often stayed there until late at night with other young men.
A major focus for police will be how Jabar became radicalised and whether it was from a group he met at the mosque, reports The Australian.” Read more.
The Mark of the Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You – “… the ‘number’ (arithmos) of the beast does not necessitate the use of mathematics or gammatria to ‘reckon’ (understand) what it is… The word ‘arithmos’ is used a total of 18 times in the NT, and aside from Rev 5:11 when John refers to the number of living beings he witnesses around the throne of God, every other time ‘arithmos’ is used it is always referring to a group of people. This is significant because it therefore means that the Greek text is better understood as ‘the multitude of the beast: for it is the multitude of a man.’ But what multitude of people would that be and what man are they all following? There is nothing in the text telling us that the man referred to here must be someone alive at that specific time or an end-of-days Antichrist. So what and who is John the Revelator referring to? Significantly, as noted above, ‘chi-xi-stigma’ (often translated as ‘666’) closely resembles the Arabic Bismallah, which translates to ‘In The Name Of Allah’. In order to convert to ‘Allah’s’ religion, however, one must recite the Islamic statement of faith, called the Shahada, by declaring that ‘There is no god but Allah, and MOHAMMED is his messenger.’ Without Christ, there can be no Christianity. Likewise, without Mohammed, there can be no Islam. Think about it.” Read more.
Australia: Authorities Beg Muslim Community To Help Fight Islamic Terror After Muslim Teen Kills Police Officer
Qur’an Sura 8:59-60, “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 …”
Hadith, Bukhari 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror” – The “Prophet” Of Islam, Mohammed
Qur’an Sura 9:111, “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 …”
Sorry, Australia, but you’ll have more success teaching a cat how to bark like a dog than you’ll have in getting devout Muslims to ignore Islamic teachings …
- Flashback: Australia: Muslim Kids Carry Signs Encouraging Non-Muslim Beheadings
- Flashback: Australia OK’s Muslim Preacher’s Public Prayers For Non-Muslim Slaughter
- Flashback: Australia: Muslim Cleric Wants Islamic Army In Australia To Impose Sharia
- Flashback: Islam In Australia: Would-Be Beheaders Pledged To Begin “Stabbing The Kidneys And Striking The Necks” Of Non-Muslims
By Bridie Jabour, The Guardian – “Bill Shorten has compared extremist organisations to paedophiles following Friday’s fatal shooting of a police employee in Parramatta by an allegedly radicalised teenager.
The opposition leader called the shooting ‘a dreadful, useless waste of life’ and said organisations that filled young people’s heads with ‘murderous, crazy nonsense’ were ‘breaching their social contract with the Australian people’.
As the Islamic community expressed relief that former prime minister Tony Abbott’s rhetoric around extremism was absent in the wake of the shooting, the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, called for the Muslim community not to be vilified.
Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad, 15, allegedly shot and killed New South Wales police employee Curtis Cheng, 58, on Friday afternoon outside Parramatta police headquarters. He was then shot and killed by police.
On Monday, Shorten attacked organisations that exploited young people for criminal ends.
‘If there are organisations in this country preying upon vulnerable young people, filling their heads full of murderous crazy nonsense, then those organisations are breaching their social contract with the Australian people,’ he told reporters…
Lydia Shelly, a Islamic community advocate and solicitor, said Turnbull’s approaches had been welcomed and there was hope for wide and genuine consultation in the community…
‘This is not a Muslim issue, concerns are for all of our country, we all have a vested interest that young men don’t fall prey to Reclaim Australia and groups like that. We need to stop viewing radicalisation purely through a religious and Arabic prism.’
Turnbull had a phone conference on Saturday with the NSW premier, Mike Baird, police commissioner Andrew Scipione and seven or eight Muslim leaders to discuss the shooting.
‘The Australian Muslim community will be especially appalled and shocked by this. We must not vilify or blame the entire Muslim community with the actions of what is, in truth, a very, very small percentage of violent extremist individuals,’ Turnbull said in a statement.
‘The Muslim community are our absolutely necessary partners in combating this type of violent extremism.’
Turnbull also urged parents to keep tabs on what their children were up to, to head off the risk of exposure to extremism.
‘We all need to be aware of the way in which radicalisation can occur – communities at every level, families should be aware of what young people are doing, what influences are impacting on young people,’ he said.” Read more.
ISIS Tortures, Kills 12 Christians As They Recited The Lord’s Prayer For Refusing to Convert To Islam
“The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, ‘Jesus!'” The Beast is killing Christians for Allah’s glory, yet through it all it is Christ who is being glorified …
Matthew 10:22, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”
Revelation 20:4, “… And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
- Flashback: ISIS To Christians: ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’
- Flashback: Before Being Beheaded The Children Told ISIS ‘We Love Jesus’
- Flashback: ISIS Releases Beheading Video Of 21 Christians, Christian Kidnappings
- Flashback: Libya: 30 More Christians Beheaded And Shot To Death For The Glory Of ‘Allah’ By ISIS
By Leah Marieann Klett, The Gospel Herald – “Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam. The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, ‘Jesus!’
According to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group which assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries, the horrific murders took place on August 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria.
‘In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,’ Christian Aid revealed, according to a report from Morning Star News. ‘When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.’
They were killed for refusing to return to Islam after embracing Christianity, as were the other eight aid workers, including two women, according to Christian Aid. The eight were taken to a separate site in the village and asked if they would return to Islam. However, after they refused to renounce Christ, the women, ages 29 and 33, were raped before the crowd summoned to watch, and then all eight were beheaded.
They prayed as they knelt before the Islamic State militants, according to the ministry leader Christian Aid assists, who spoke with relatives and villagers while visiting the site. ‘Villagers said some were praying in the name of Jesus, others said some were praying the Lord’s Prayer, and others said some of them lifted their heads to commend their spirits to Jesus,’ the ministry director told Christian Aid. ‘One of the women looked up and seemed to be almost smiling as she said, ‘Jesus!”
In a manner reflective of Christ’s crucifixion, the bodies of those killed were then hung on crosses for display.” Read more.
How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings – “According to the Qur’an in suras 3:31, 4:80 and 48:10, to follow the ‘prophet’ Mohammed is to follow and worship Allah. As the most sacred of men in Islam and an ‘excellent example’ for Muslims to follow, Mohammed remains the personification of Jihad as an act of worship … Today we can read Islamist material online and in print from organizations like Al-Qaeda and ISIS praising terrorism and urging more attacks against those who do not worship Allah. We see Al-Shabaab terrorists attacking and killing people for not professing allegiance to Allah. The Islamic State continues capturing and forcing sex slaves to convert to Islam and worship Allah while offering others the chance to convert to Islam and worship Allah before killing them. As one ISIS recruiter explains, ‘It is every Muslim’s duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshiped around the world.'” Read more.
“Non-Religious” Oregon Gunman Targeted Christians, Was Good Friends With Muslim Jihadist Sympathizer
The gunman, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, was a registered independent who, according to his own words, had “been waiting to do this for years.” I cannot help but wonder if Mercer changed his online dating profile to “republican” for the express purpose of promoting a false narrative for the liberal media that a mass murderer wasn’t just a crazy killer, but a crazy conservative as well. After all, if you’ve been waiting years to commit mass murder, you’ve also been making a few specific plans along the way …
Psalm 37:32, “The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.”
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Does having a jihadi friend make Chris Harper Mercer a jihadi? Certainly not, and his dislike for ‘organized religion’ and identification as ‘not religious’ virtually ensures that he was not a Muslim. But his hatred for Christianity and friendship with Mahmoud Ali Ehsani, an open sympathizer with jihad killers, is telling: those who love and hate the same things tend to gravitate to one another, and in this case, what drew these two together may have been a shared hatred for Christianity and love for violence and murder, whether the motivation for that bloodlust be the jihadists’ oft-repeated love for death, or a love for death springing, as in Chris Harper Mercer’s case, from other motivations.
‘Father of Umpqua college shooting victim: Gunman singled out Christians,’ by Ed Payne, Sara Sidner and Kyung Lah, CNN, October 2, 2015:
Roseburg, Oregon (CNN)The gunman who opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College singled out Christians, according to the father of a wounded student.
Before going into spinal surgery, Anastasia Boylan told her father the gunman entered her classroom firing.
“I’ve been waiting to do this for years,” the gunman told the professor teaching the class. He shot him point blank, Boylan recounted.
Others were hit too, she told her family.
Everyone in the classroom dropped to the ground.
The gunman, while reloading his handgun, ordered the students to stand up and asked if they were Christians, Boylan told her family.
“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,’” Boylan’s father, Stacy, told CNN, relaying her account.
“And then he shot and killed them.”…
He identified himself as ‘not religious, but spiritual,’ and said that he disliked Read more…
An increasing number of Muslim youth today, and at a younger age, seem to be embracing the fundamentals of Islam. While many level-headed people in the civilized world put together a “bucket list” of things to do before they die, many in the Muslim world are putting together a “beheading list” …
Qur’an Sura 8:12, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an …”
- Flashback: Canadian Mosque Teaches Little Children How To Behead
- Flashback: Captured Young Boys Given Beheading Lessons In ISIS-Run Schools
- Flashback: Proud Muslim Dad Posts Photo Of 7-Year-Old Son With Beheaded Enemy
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Using Dolls To Train Children How To Behead Non-Muslims
- Flashback: Egypt: Muslim Children Idolize ISIS, Pretend To Behead Christians On Video
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “‘It is clear that he had been radicalised by Isis propaganda accessed by him over the internet.’ How clear is it, really? How long are Western authorities going to persist in this delusion without ever asking themselves why the moderate, peaceful Muslim that they assume prevails in their countries is completely unable to withstand the appeal of what they firmly believe is a twisted, hijacked version of the religion? If this boy and so many others like him learned the true, peaceful Islam in their homes and their mosques, why did they so easily fall for this counterfeit Islam they found on the Internet? Why have 30,000 Muslims from 100 countries traveled to join the Islamic State? Why are imams worldwide so spectacularly failing to communicate the true peaceful nature of their religion to their own young people?
The cognitive dissonance is enormous, and growing by the day, but no one seems to notice or care.
‘Baby-faced British terrorist, 14, who plotted from his parents’ suburban Blackburn home to kill police at an Anzac Day parade had an Isis phone screensaver and warned a teacher: ‘You’re on my beheading list,” by Lucy Crossley, MailOnline, October 1, 2015:
A baby-faced British schoolboy who plotted to kill Australian police in an Anzac Day terror attack from his parents suburban home warned a teacher, ‘You are on my beheading list’, a court heard today.
From his bedroom in Blackburn, Lancashire, the 14-year-old, who had been radicalised by Islamic State propaganda online, urged Australian Sevdet Besim, 18, to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne.
Manchester Crown Court was told today that the attack would ‘in all probability’ have resulted in a number of deaths if it was not thwarted.
As they discussed their plans for the attack, the boy – who was acting in the role of ‘organiser’ – encouraged Besim to break into the home of a vulnerable person living alone, to get his ‘first taste of beheading’ and told him to make a martyrdom video, the court heard.
He told Besim he could either attack police with a gun, a car or a knife and advised him to kill an officer by running them over before beheading the victim and moving onto the next target.
As well as the Australia plot, the schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been researching potential targets in Britain and teaching himself how to detonate devices and explosives. On his hit list were a police station and a town hall as well as defence and aerospace firm BAE Systems.
He also showed gory videos of bloodied bodies in school, told a teacher he was ‘on his beheading list’ ahead of another member of staff, and had an Read more…
Tip of the hat to Joel Richardson for the link. “There’s a chapter in [the Hebrew Bible] that used to be read in the synagogues as part of the Haftarah (yearly reading), but later the rabbis decided to take it out of the Haftarah reading. Today it’s considered ‘The Forbidden Chapter.’ Have you heard about it?” Watch the powerful video below …
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- Flashback: Intriguing Dead Sea Scroll Says Messiah To Come, Die, Rise On Third Day
- Flashback: Jews Begin Reclaiming Jesus As One Of Their Own, ‘I’m Jealous Of Christians’
- Flashback: Jewish Rabbi Reveals The Name Of The Messiah After Amazing Dream … And He’s Coming Soon
Isaiah 62:11, “Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy YESHU’AH cometh; behold, HIS reward [is] with HIM, and HIS work before HIM.”
Jeremiah 23:6, “… Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Revelation 22:12, “And behold, I [YESHUA] am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me …”
2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Beasts of the earth. This so-called “man” of peace must now feel a grade higher after leaving home to kick a Jewish baby for the cause of Allah …
Qur’an Sura 4:95, “Not equal are those believers [Muslims] who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home …”
- Flashback: Belgium: Muslims Attack Bus Full Of 5-Year-Old Jewish Children
- Flashback: Muslims Celebrate Murder Of Entire Jewish Family With Free Candy
- Flashback: UK: Muslim Screams ‘All Jewish Children Must Die’ At Jewish School
- Flashback: France: Muslims Yelling ‘Hitler Didn’t Finish The Job’ Assault Jewish Children
- Flashback: Muslims Enraged After Thirsty Jewish Child Drinks From Muslim Fountain
- Flashback: Australia: Pro-Hamas Jew-Haters Terrorize Bus Full Of Jewish Children, Screaming ‘Kill The Jews’ And ‘Heil Hitler’
Hadith, Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him …”