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.
And if by Islamic State “supporters” you also mean those who likewise believe that anyone who insults Mohammed should be killed, then it’s not merely thousands of Muslim American who support their demonic ideology. It’s hundreds of thousands …
- Flashback: Study: 80% of American Mosques Support Violent Jihad
- Flashback: ISIS: Anyone Cursing Mohammed To Be Killed Immediately
- Flashback: Study: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslim Americans Believe Anyone Insulting Mohammed Should Be Killed
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 Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “This is no surprise: the Islamic State bases its appeal to Muslims upon a claim of Islamic authenticity. Despite many claims to the contrary, moderates have not actually mounted any large-scale or effective refutation of that claim.
‘Islamic State Radicalizes ‘Thousands’ in United States,’ by Daniel Wiser, Daily Caller, November 25, 2015:
The Islamic State has likely radicalized thousands of people in the United States, according to a new report, raising concerns that supporters of the terrorist group could be plotting domestic attacks similar to the recent shootings and bombings in Paris.
The Threat Knowledge Group, an organization led by the counterterrorism experts Sebastian and Katharine Gorka, has compiled a list of 82 individuals in the United States who were affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and apprehended by law enforcement officials, including those who traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria, launched domestic attacks, or participated in recruiting or fundraising.
The Gorkas note in a new report that almost one third of these individuals had plotted attacks against Americans on U.S. soil in the last 18 months. Sebastian is also an adviser to the Department of Defense, while Katharine has authored several publications about the terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland.
Through Islamic State propagandists on Twitter and other social media sites, the terrorist group has been able to attract hundreds more supporters in the United States, they said.
Ali Shukri Amin, a 17-year-old Virginia resident and Islamic State supporter who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August, used his Twitter account with 4,000 followers to raise funds for the group and encourage friends to join it overseas.
Ahmad Musa Jibril, an Islamist preacher in Dearborn, Michigan, who has also spent time in jail for money laundering and tax evasion, also points to the terrorist group’s online reach. Jibril has more than 38,000 Twitter followers, though he has not tweeted since last July and may have found other methods of communication. He is reported to have a large following among foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria.
“Based on the evidence available, the number of ISIS supporters in the United States measures in the thousands, rather than hundreds,” the Gorkas said in their report.
“Whether ISIS will launch an attack on the scale of the Paris attack is unknown, but it is clear that the United States is a primary target for ISIS and that ISIS has the necessary supporters in place and the financial means to carry out such an attack,” they continued. “The challenges of screening incoming refugees may further exacerbate the problem.”…
Iraq: Elaborate Series Of ISIS-Made Caves Found Under Sinjar Mountains Littered With US-Made Weapons
Qur’an Sura 8:59-60, “… Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”
They may be able create a complex network of defensive caves in the rocks of the mountains and fill them with all the weapons of war they can muster to terrorize the enemies of Allah, but rest assured a Day is coming when even the deepest caverns of earth and all the world’s firepower will be unable to shield them from the terror of God’s righteous fury …
Matthew 24:29-30, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Revelation 6:15-17, “And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?’”
By Oli Smith, Daily Express – “AN ASTONISHING series of secret tunnels carved by hand by ISIS militants have been found littered with drugs, copies of the Quran and US-made ammunition.
The underground tunnels, used by ISIS militants to hide from bomb raids, were discovered under Sinjar, which has only recently liberated from ISIS control.
The extremist fighters used the tunnels to move undetected and avoid coalition airstrikes.
The besieged Iraqi town had been held by Islamic State for more than a year before being recaptured by Kurdish troops.
The amazing network of abandoned tunnels appeared to be wired with electricity, with a series of sleeping quarters set out, lined with sandbags and curtains for privacy.
Food and cooking utensils were also found around the passages as well as clothes hung on washing lines.
Prescription drugs and painkillers were seen on the floor, along with copies of the Quran and US manufactured boxes of ammunition and bomb-making equipment.
The narrow tunnels, carved with jackhammers or other handheld equipment, were just tall enough for a man to stand in.” Read more.
Flashback: ISIS Jihadist: ‘This Is The War Muhammad Promised Us, The War Of The Great Tribulation’ – “These fighters who gather in Iraq and Syria are not there for the primary goal to fight Maliki and Assad. Abu Omar, a Sunni jihadist fighting in Aleppo said, ‘If you think that all these mujahideen came from around the world to fight Assad, you are mistaken. All of them came here as it was foretold and promised by the Prophet. It is the war He promised us; the war of The Great Tribulation.’ The Jihadists have a set of belief that one third of the Muslims in the world will be killed.” Read more.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the skyrocketing violence by refugees could mean that “screening procedures have been relaxed somewhat in recent years.” Sprinkle in the impossibility of screening all refugees with a dash of political correctness, a pinch of myopia and ever-increasing heaps of Islamic deception and we’ve got ourselves a recipe for disaster …
Qur’an Sura 4:94-95, “O ye who believe! When ye go abroad in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully … Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home).”
Al Rod Al Anf, Volume 2, Page 182: “… [Allah] will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with [rape] their women.” – The “prophet” Mohammed
- See: Second Generation Muslims Are More Dangerous Than Their Parents
- See: Big List Of Terror Attacks In US By Muslim Immigrants/Refugees Covered Up By feds
- See: ISIS: We Are Coming Disguised As Refugees, Will Kill Anyone Who Will Not Convert To Islam
Hadith, Bukhari 4.268, “Allah’s Prophet [Mohammed] said, ‘War is deceit.’”
By Aaron Diamant, WSB-TV (Atlanta) – “A Channel 2 Action News investigation uncovered refugees deported from the United States at a skyrocketing rate for violent crimes. That includes refugees deported from Georgia.
Is anyone really surprised? …
Revelation 18:3a, “For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her …”
By Veronica Neffinger, Christian Headlines – “A group of Iraqi Christians is facing deportation from the U.S. while the Obama Administration looks to welcome 10,000 mostly Muslim Syrian refugees.
Christian Today reports that the small group of Iraqi Christians — 27 men, women, and children — entered the U.S. from Mexico in April and May of this year after fleeing persecution in their homeland.
The refugees want to join the community of Iraqi Christians in the San Diego area, but 22 of their applications for religious asylum have been denied while they all wait at the Otay Detention Center in San Diego.
The denial of these Christians’ applications and yet the government’s favorable stance toward Muslim refugees has caused some to wonder at the seeming discrepancy in policy.
‘These are families who were split up because of religious persecution, and now the government – which we love – is preventing them from being reunited,’ said Fr. Michael Bazzi, of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, in El Cajon, California. ‘We wonder why, for thousands of Muslims, the door is open to America, yet Christians are not allowed to come.’
Supporters of the Iraqi Christians say that they would not be a burden on the U.S. government since they have family in San Diego willing to take them in.
Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York stated that the U.S. should accept the refugees because they will suffer persecution back in their homeland and they don’t pose a threat to national security.” Read more.
Flashback: You Shall Know Them By Their Fruits
- Barack Obama Interested In ‘Allah-Is-God’ Curriculum
- ‘A Serious Intellectual Failing’: Obama Embraces Islam
- Obama’s New Asylum Decree Favors Muslims Over Christians
- Obama Allows 80,000 Muslim Immigrants Into The United States
- Obama Marks Ramadan: ‘Islam Is Part Of The fabric Of Our Nation’
- Obama Administration Paves The Way For Sharia Law In America
- Egyptian Minister: Obama Told Me He Supports The Muslim Agenda
- Obama Praises Islam As ‘Powerful Example’ On How To Work Together
- Report: Barack Obama ‘Covertly Recruiting’ Muslims As U.S. Diplomats
- 20 Obama Quotes About Islam vs 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity
- Obama Appoints Islamist To Represent US At Human Rights Conference
- Obama ‘Modifies’ US Oath Of Allegiance To Better Conform With Islamic Law
- Obama Praises American Muslims For ‘Good Works’ And For Helping ‘Build’ America
- Jeremiah Wright: I ‘Made It Comfortable’ For Obama To Accept Christianity Without Having To Renounce His Islamic Background
Maybe they’ll suddenly begin ignoring all the teachings of their “prophet” once Germany converts more churches into mosques, evicts more non-Muslim Germans from their homes, provides more free top-quality halal food and finally solves the non-existent problem of man-made global warming …
Qur’an Sura 48:29a, “Mohammed is [Allah’s] apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers [non-Muslims] …”
Isaiah 13:11, “I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.”
Mohabat News – “A Muslim man at a refugee camp in Germany beat a 24 year old Iranian Christian convert because he shared his faith with people at the camp.
The young Iranian Christian man was hospitalized, according to a German police report.
The attacker is an Afghan national and is currently under arrest for physical assault.
Hamburger Abendblatt, a German paper, reported the Iranian Christian man’s name as Amir Ali. He is 24 years old and came to know Christ in Germany. Eye-witnesses reported that Mohammad, the attacker, had an argument with Amir Ali about Christianity before starting to beat him up.
This beating has happened while anti-refugee feelings are on the rise in Europe.
Opposition parties in Germany consider this incident a failure for Angela Merkel Administration’s refugee policies. One of the senior officials from the Christian Social Party, a conservative party, expressed serious concerns regarding this incident.
Those opposing Merkel’s refugee policies believe allowing such huge a large number of Muslim refugees into the country could possibly have catastrophic consequences for Germany.
Muslim refugees’ intolerance of other beliefs as well as their disrespect for German laws in response to the German government’s hospitality has worried many German officials as well as the general populace.” Source – Mohabat News.
Flashback: Muslims Are Persecuting Christian Refugees In Germany, “Where We Are, There Is The Sharia, There Is Our Law” – “If you hate the Islamic State, why take in Muslim refugees to repeat its crimes on European soil? Taking in Muslim refugees only perpetuates the Muslim persecution of Christians. Muslim migrants have already drowned Christians seeking asylum. They are persecuting Christian refugees who have made it to Europe. Said went across Turkey on foot. He never thought that his problems would only be starting once he made it to Germany. ‘In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian secret police, because I thought in Germany I can finally freely live by my religion,’ says Said. ‘But in the home for asylum seekers, I can’t even openly admit that I am a Christian.'” Read more.
Flashback: Muslim “Refugees” Storm Europe Screaming Allahu Akbars, Profanities, Making Beheading Gestures, Refusing Non-Halal Food Aid – “The sea and the waves are roaring. While Muslim nations in and around the Middle East are expressly refusing to welcome Muslims from the Syrian and Iraqi exodus due to the Mohammed-inspired terror that is certain to follow, they’re demanding that Europe take them in. While we, as Christians, should do what we can to help those in need, far too many Muslims who are allegedly fleeing Islamic terror are bringing with them the very books, behaviors and beliefs that are responsible for it in the first place. This is a disaster in the making on many levels …” Watch the videos.
Flashback: Germany: Muslims To Non-Muslim Woman On Train: ‘We Will Wipe You Out … You Will All Go To Hell If You Do Not Accept Allah’s Law’ – “Recently, on Friday evening, I took tram line 23 from Bismarckplatz towards Leimen, travelling home. I live in Emmertsgrund. Three young men, aged around 20, got on at the same time and sat in a four-seat section opposite me. They had beards and embroidered caps on their heads, of the kind that Muslims wear when visiting the mosque. The journey passed as usual till just before Rohrbach-Sud. I read a book and the three young men conversed in fluent German without an accent, from which it can be concluded that they attended school in Germany. But shortly before Rohrbach-Sud I got ready to leave and heard one of them say to me: ‘We will destroy you all.’ And ‘we will wipe you out’. As I looked up, amazed, and stood up to get off, the third of them said to me: ‘You will all go to hell if you do not accept Allah’s law.’ All stared at a crucifix that I wore round my neck and smiled smugly.” Read more.
Video: Obama-Backed “Allahu Akbar” Terrorists Shoot Down Russian Rescue Helicopter After Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet
Turkey wasn’t playing a game of chicken, but they certainly gave Muslim terrorists in Syria a few tasty morsels to chew on …
Matthew 24:6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars …”
- Report: NATO Calls ‘Extraordinary’ Meeting
- Report: Russia: We Will Not Tolerate This Crime
- Report: Putin Vows ‘Tragic Consequences’ For Turkey
- Report: Pentagon Supports Turkey, Blames Russian ‘Incursion’
By Anthony Bond, The Mirror – “A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet.
The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria’s Latakia province.
A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile.
Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland.
Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft.
Vladmir Putin earlier warned Turkey of ‘significant consequences’ after the Russian plane was shot down.
The Russian President also said the action by Turkey was a ‘stab in the back’ and said it would have serious consequences for his country’s relations with Turkey.
Turkey claimed it shot down the fighter jet because it violated its airspace.
However, Putin said the jet was shot down in Syria, 4km from the Turkish border.” Read more.
Flashback: ‘ISIS Sees Turkey As Its Ally’: Former Islamic State Member Reveals Turkish Army Cooperation – “A former member of ISIS has revealed the extent to which the cooperation of the Turkish military and border forces allows the terrorist group, who now control large parts of Iraq and Syria, to travel through Turkish territory to reinforce fighters battling Kurdish forces. A reluctant former communications technician working for Islamic State, going by the pseudonym ‘Sherko Omer’, who managed to escape the group, told Newsweekthat he travelled in a convoy of trucks as part of an ISIS unit from their stronghold in Raqqa … ‘ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks,’ said Omer of crossing the border into Turkey …” Read more.
Stealing. Where would Islam be without it? …
Revelation 9:21, “And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries [“φαρμακεία” – idolatry] or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”
- Flashback: ISIS ‘Caliph Of All Muslims’ Wears Stolen $6000 Watch
- Flashback: ISIS Opens Market In Mosul For Stolen Christian Property
- Flashback: The Core Of ‘Prophet’ Mohammed’s Conquest Was Stealing From Others
- Flashback: Tennessee: Islamic Preacher Calls Jews And Christians Filthy, Says Muslims Can Take Their Lives And Property In Jihad
By Jay Akbar, Mail Online – “Radical preachers are grooming troubled teenagers to rob people on the streets of Belgium before shipping them off to fight in Syria, it has been reported.
Anti terror units are said to be probing clerics in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, dubbed the ‘jihadi capital of Europe’, who are brainwashing children into pickpocketing ‘non believers’.
The teenagers, who carry out ten robberies a day, are given a £1,700 bonus the first time they travel to war ravaged Syria and returnees are given £3,100, it is claimed.
They are also given up to £400 which pays for their crossing from Turkey into war torn Syria, Matthew Drake of the Sunday People has reported.
Some of them are said to be signed up by Muslim preacher Khalid Zerkani, 41, nicknamed ‘Santa Claus’, who orders them to steal cameras, cash and jewellery at Brussels’ Eurostar station.
Zerkani is said to run a network of traffickers in Istanbul, Turkey, and has sent several teenagers to join ISIS in Syria.
One boy called Yousef carried out ten robberies a day for a month before he was offered the chance to go to Syria, police reports revealed.
Radical clerics are believed to justify the crimes by telling children that Belgium is an ‘enemy of Islam’.” Read more.
The Qur’anic Con: How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings – “… another ‘excellent example’ for all Muslims to follow today is Mohammed’s plundering and pillaging for the cause of Allah, the modus operandi of Islam and the core of Mohammed’s conquests. In Egypt and elsewhere, Christians are robbed of employment and unable to buy or sell for the simple fact that they are Christian, and their properties are seized and taxed by Muslim gangs. In Bangladesh, a mob of Muslims attack a church and steal everything of value within it. In Iraq, ISIS terrorists order all Christian business assets over to the Islamic State, turns stolen Christian homes into bomb factories and opens a market in Mosul for stolen Christian property. All across the ‘Islamic State’ Muslim terrorists loyal to their marvelous new Caliphate rob and plunder Christians fleeing their advance. Even a Muslim preacher in the Land of the Free, in the state of Tennessee, has openly declared it perfectly acceptable under Islam to steal the lives and property of non-Muslims for the sake of Jihad. The core of Mohammed’s conquests have been reflected all throughout Islamic history, and remains the reality of Islamic law today.” Read more.