Here is an update on a story reported just yesterday. Islam forbids its followers the one thing they can drink to never thirst again and replaces it with something that degenerates into an unquenchable thirst. And since it is blood they thirst for, a Day is coming when they will be given blood to drink …
Revelation 16:4, 6-7, “… the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood… ‘For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.’ And I heard another from the altar saying, ‘Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.'”
AsiaNews – “Initial ‘reports mentioned 90 people abducted but for others the actual number is greater, perhaps 150. A church was destroyed, at least three Assyrian villages have been occupied and people have had to flee. We do not have accurate information, but the initial evidence points to a tragic situation,’ said Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, Latin apostolic vicar to Aleppo.
The prelate spoke to AsiaNews about Monday’s attack by the Islamic State group against Assyrian villages like Tel Tamar, Tel Shamiran, Tel Hermuz, Goran Tel and Tel Khareta, in north-eastern Syria. Jihadists reportedly raped a woman and then murdered her, but the information could not be confirmed.
Whilst everyone is suffering, ‘Christians feel they have been abandoned,’ said Mgr Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Damascus.
Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council, reports that latest figure for abducted Christians is at least 150, more than the early figure of 90. They were taken in Al-Hasakah Governorate, north-east of the country, where Assyrian Christian communities have lived for centuries.
Some reports indicate that Islamic State militants killed some hostages. ‘Jihadists have taken a lot of people, including women, the elderly and children,’ said a local source, who requested anonymity for security reasons. ‘They burnt their houses, and torched a church.’ And ‘At least six’ people were killed. The terrorists ‘also raped a woman before killing her.’
The Syriac Military Council, a Christian paramilitary organisation, said that the IS attack on Christian villages was an act of revenge following jihadist defeat in Kobane and other villages in the area, following the Peshmerga offensive and international coalition air strikes.
The apostolic nuncio in Damascus agrees. ‘They came down from the mountains around 3 am Monday morning, and attacked an area largely inhabited by Assyrian-Nestorian,’ he told AsiaNews.
This a ‘high risk area.’ Some ‘four or five months ago, I received a text message from the bishop of Hassakah, in which he warned that the danger of a jihadist invasion was high.’
After they were pushed out of Kobane, ‘they shifted to these villages to seize more land,’ Mgr Zenari explained. Now Christians feel abandoned, he added. However, everyone has suffered. ‘I see blood everywhere, in the cities, in the neighbourhoods. The desert has changed colour. It is no longer golden yellow but blood red.'” Read more.
Flashback: ISIS Terrorist: ‘We Are A People Who Love Death … Who Love Drinking Blood’ Of Enemies – “An Arab-Israeli member of Isis (now known as the Islamic State) has claimed that the terror group takes pleasure in ‘drinking blood’ of its enemies. Rabie Shehada, otherwise known as ‘the Palestinian slayer’, spoke openly in a new video of the Islamic group’s love of death. ‘I swear we are a people who love death for the sake of [Allah] just as you love to live,’ says Shehada. ‘I swear we are a people who love drinking blood. We came to slaughter you,’ he adds. ‘We love dying for [Allah] as much as you love life.’” Read more.
Flashback: Egyptian Cleric: People Worldwide ‘Thirst For The Blood Of The Jews’ And Long For The Promised War Against Zion – “Cleric Sallah Sultan During Gaza Sermon, Al-Aqsa TV: ‘I travel all over the world, and I meet supporters of Al-Aqsa, of the prisoners, of Jerusalem, and of Palestine – people who thirst for the blood of the Jews, and who are eager for the promised war against the sons of Zion, until Palestine is liberated in its entirety…'” Watch the video.
Luke 17:1-2, “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones [children] to sin.’”
The Clarion Project – “Egyptian children have released an online video imitating ISIS’s slaughter of Egyptians Copts in Libya. In the short clip they imitate the jihadists slaughtering their prisoners, using sticks for knives.
One of the kids, playing the role of the leader and holding a stick for a sword, said ‘we are slaughtering the children, women and old people’ after that he commands his ‘fighters’ to carry out the ‘slaughter.’
The clip was filmed in the city of El-Mahalla in the Nile delta.
Dr. Yasri Abdel Muhsen, an academic psychologist, told Al-Arabiya, that publishing ISIS’ clips makes jihadists into heroes in the imagination of children, especially if you understand that the kids feel a kind of uniqueness watching those clips again and again.
He emphasized that watching and re-watching the clips causes the imagination to become mixed with reality. He noted that psychological studies show that if a child gets three hours of indirect education (such as through watching these videos) it affects 70% of their behavior. When a child watches ISIS’ crimes, he is being influenced by an unconscious will to imitate. Children are predisposed to mimic, for example family members in their movements, their tone of speech and their behavior. When these sights repeat themselves, Dr. Muhsen stressed, a child has no choice but imitation.
Dr. Muna Ahmed Hussein, a scholar of cultural media, told Al-Arabiya that what the children in El-Mahalla did emphasized a crisis taking place in Egyptian society. She said we are facing a generation that started imitating the crimes of the society unaware of their severity. In the future a child can get used to it and even contract complicated mental illnesses.
She described how American soldiers that fought in Iraq came back suffering from mental illness due to the sights of killing, the violence and the frequent exposure to seeing corpses and blood.
In the past most of the families refused to let children watch the slaughter of chickens or sheep so that they won’t be affected by that mentality and so it won’t invoke their feelings. But now, unfortunately, Dr Hussein said, families are calling on their children to watch violent movies and clips of ISIS.” Source – The Clarion Project.
Flashback: And A Little Child Shall Bleed Them
- Muslim Brotherhood: We Must Nurse Our Children On Hatred
- German Imam Tells Children To Practice Beheading Using Chickens
- Al Qaeda: Teach Children To Love Religion, Death, Jihad, Martyrdom
- Syrian Cleric To Kids: Hate & Kill Christians, ‘Entire World Is For Allah’
- Proud Muslim Dad Posts Photo Of 7-Year-Old Son With Beheaded Enemy
- ISIS Caliphate Using Dolls To Train Children How To Behead Non-Muslims
- ISIS Opens Family ‘Cinema’ To Showcase Brutal Crimes, Terror, Beheadings
- Celebrating Death: Canadian Mosque Teaches Little Children How To Behead
- Cleric: Terrorist Are Role Models, We Need Children Who Will Be Slaughterers
- ‘Islamic State’ Children Taught To Fire Machine Guns, Forced To Watch Beheadings, Crucifixions And Stonings
Heavenly Father, give them the strength to endure, no matter what the cost …
Matthew 10:28, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
John 16:2b-3, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. This is because they have never known the Father or Me.”
Matthew 10:22, “… But he who endures to the end will be saved.”
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters – “Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds.
Syrian Kurdish militia launched two offensives against the militants in northeast Syria on Sunday, helped by U.S.-led air strikes and Iraqi peshmerga.
This part of Syria borders territory controlled by Islamic State in Iraq, where it committed atrocities last year against the Yazidi religious minority.
Islamic State did not confirm the kidnappings. Supporters posted photos online of the group’s fighters in camouflage attire looking at maps and firing machine guns. The website said the photos were from Tel Tamr, a town near where the Observatory said the abductions occurred.
Many Assyrian Christians have emigrated in the nearly four-year-long conflict in which more than 200,000 have people have been killed. Before the arrival of Kurds and Arab nomadic tribes at the end of the 19th century, Christians formed the majority in Syria’s Jazeera area, which includes Hasaka.” Read more.
Qur’an Sura 4:171, “O People of the Book [Christians], exceed not the limits in your religion or speak anything about Allah, but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is only a messenger of Allah … Allah is only one God. Far be it from His glory to have a son …”
1 John 2:22b, “… He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.”
Flashback: Syria: Rebels Attack Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’ – “A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight… Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man… Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,’ he said.” Read more.
Flashback: Syria: Islamist Rebels Find Bibles And Biblical Materials, Call Them ‘More Dangerous Than Chemical Weapons’ – “The Word of Truth will always be considered “dangerous” to those who worship the Father of Lies … ‘A video apparently made by some of the Islamists fighting and killing each other and the population in Syrian reveals quantities of Bibles and biblical materials, such as the Book of John, as a narrator describes them as being ‘more dangerous than chemical weapons.’ The video appeared yesterday, just as reports were coming out of Syria about how the Islamist rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s army were ‘liberating’ villages, and then forcing Christians there to convert to Islam or be beheaded.” Read more.
Brother Of Two Christians Beheaded By ISIS In Libya Calls TV Program Live On Air, And This Is What He Said
This man’s two brothers, as well as the other 19 servants of the Most High who were all beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, are shining lights that will never be extinguished. The faith of these 21 men of God was rooted deeply in the soil of His Word, and when persecution and tribulation arose they were kept “safe during the time of testing” (Revelation 3:10). They did not deny Him. They did not stumble. They patiently persevered, and endured, unto the very end. Listen to the brother of two who were killed that day, and be blessed …
Romans 5:3-4, “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope …”
Matthew 5:43-46a, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?”
Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places…”
On an emotional level, yes, we want to see these killers and others like them punished immediately for what they have done. But the punishment that we often envision is a vengeance that is reserved for the hand of the Most High who “is sovereign over the kingdoms of men” (Daniel 4:17). If He raises an army to strike them, He will do so. In the meantime, however, as this Beast continues to sink its teeth into the Body of Christ, we must never lose sight of the fact that, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, there remains a world of Muslims in need of a Savior who are drowning in a sea of darkness. May our Lord continue to reveal Himself to them until He returns to personally destroy this evil, and may we pray that as many as possible come to know Him before that Day comes …
Matthew 24:22, 27, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened… For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering …”
1 Peter 3:9, “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
- Flashback: Dreams And Visions Moving Muslims To Christ
- Flashback: Christian Prays For The Muslim Men Stoning Him
- Flashback: Former Islamic Terrorist From Lebanon Embraces Christ
- Flashback: Wife Killed, Husband Prays For Killers ‘To Know Jesus As Their Savior’
- Flashback: Imam Embraces Christ: ‘I Started Reading The Bible, And Upon Its Completion I Was Absolutely Convinced’ That Christianity Was True
By Joel Richardson, Joels Trumpet – “On February 15, 2015, the Islamic State in Libya released another gruesome video of 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded on the beach in Libya. A screen shot below captures the scene moments before the men were beheaded by the Muslim mujahideen. Having watched portions of the video, my emotions are profoundly stirred. I rarely weep. But as I watched this, I wept uncontrollably.
When I wrote Islamic Antichrist 11 years ago, I wrote rather extensively on this issue, hoping to awaken the global Church to what was, and is coming. I say that not as a prophet, but simply as one who believes the words of Scripture.
The video captures this brother below praying moments before his death. His final words were, ‘Ya Rab Yesua,’ or in English, ‘Yeah, Lord Jesus.’
What worries me is that from the West, we see these things, and we think not in terms of joining our brothers and sisters in becoming such martyr/witnesses for Jesus (Greek: martus), but more often we respond in fear or anger or in raging for revenge. This is somewhat understandable. But the early Church had a very defined theology of martyrdom. That martyrdom embodied the highest form of witness of God. For as God is presently having mercy in this age towards His enemies, (including we who were His enemies), Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God, waiting to make His enemies His footstool. But that time is not yet. Though Jesus could call on twelve legions of angels in a moment, and consume the earth in fire with angels (as He will do), in this age, He has chosen to refrain. This refraining is out of mercy to His enemies, as He said before His execution, ‘Father forgive them.’ Though reviled, he didn’t revile in return. Though he suffered, he didn’t threaten, but continually entrusted His soul to Him who judges justly. So in His martyrdom, he showed the mercy of God. We also, those of us who have inherited the tremendous responsibility of the last days, are also called to imitate Jesus. The Lord is patient, not wanting any to perish, but for all to repent unto eternal life. Why then do we who have received mercy not seek to be witnesses of His mercy? Why are we so often first and foremost bent on revenge? I fear that many, in the name of ‘righteous justice,’ will fail to be the witnesses that He called us to be.
In Revelation 6:11 , we see a picture of the souls of the end time martyrs under the altar of God crying out, saying, ‘How long oh God, until you avenge our death and judge the earth?’ It is an apocalyptic picture of the Day of the Lord. They are crying out for, ‘When is it going to come, when is it going to be completed, oh Lord?’ And God tells them to, ‘wait a little longer, until Read more…
Rev. Graham On Christian Beheadings: These Acts Of Terror Will Spread Throughout Europe And The US, “The Storm Is Coming”
Qur’an Sura 9:111, “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties … They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed …”
Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, “… This is the curse [אָלָה – “alah”] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”
By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News – “The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, ‘Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?’
‘Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?’ he asked.
The brutal killing of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, who had been abducted in Libya by members of the Islamic State, was videotaped and the entire death film was posted online on Sunday, Feb. 15. It is entitled, ‘A Message Signed With Blood, To The Nation of the Cross.’
In a Facebook post on Feb. 16, Rev. Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, ‘The militant Islamic terrorist group ISIS has released a video called A MESSAGE SIGNED WITH BLOOD TO THE NATION OF THE CROSS showing the beheadings of the 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped in Libya.’
‘Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?’ said Rev. Graham. ‘Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?’
‘As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs, we’d better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States,’ warned Rev. Graham.
‘If this concerns you like it does me, share this,’ he said. ‘The storm is coming.'” Read more.
Isaiah 48:22, “‘There is no peace,’ says the LORD, ‘for the wicked.’”
Flashback: Study: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslim Americans Believe Anyone Insulting Mohammed Should Be Killed – “If, for the sake of argument, we use a figure of 5 million Muslims in America and if, for the sake of argument, the poll below correctly reflects the percentage of Muslims who believe that anyone insulting their prophet should face the death penalty, then the following number we can extrapolate from this data is frightening: The United States is home to 625,000 of your ‘average-all-American’ Muslims who believe you should die for hurting their feelings. That’s more people than the number of military personnel on active duty in Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland and the UK combined …” Read more.
Flashback: Oklahoma: Muslim Attacks Christian With Knife, Says Muslims Need To ‘Step Up’ Beheadings – “On Monday authorities responded to a 911 about an assault in the 1400 block of Northeast 11th Street. Upon their arrival, officers learned the victim, Jerome Bullock and 54-year-old Jimmy Stepney had been arguing about the Bible and the Quran. According to the arrest affidavit, Stepney is a Muslim … ‘We were watching the news,’ said Bullock. ‘He said he felt like more Muslims need to step up to the plate and do certain thing. He was talking about beheading people.'” Read more.
Flashback: Celebrating Death: Canadian Mosque Teaches Little Children How To Behead – “An Ontario mosque is coming under fire for using young Muslim children to conduct mock beheadings in a school play. Video footage of the Islamic Jaffari Center in Thornhill, Ontario, shows children as young as 4 years old watching and learning to conduct beheadings in a play that reportedly took place two years ago… A young boy can be seen sitting on the floor as another boy approaches him from behind with a machete. At the end of the play, the boy playing the part of the executioner announces, ‘Here are the heads.’” Read more.
Flashback: Germany: Imam Tells Children To Practice Beheading By Cutting Off The Heads Of Chickens - “The [Islamic] faith is a commerce with Allah: I sell my soul and my possessions and in return I get the Paradise [of Mohammed]. And what do I do? I fight for Allah and kill and get killed… A boy came to me, 12-13 years old and told me, ‘I just come from a Mosque in Bonn, there the Imam took us, a group of youngsters, aside and said ‘Boys, get some little chicks and cut off their heads [because] this will be practice for you …'” – Former Islamist Barino Barsoum. Read more.
Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”
Here is an update on this story. The Islamic State has beheaded all 21 Christians because of their faith in Jesus and the Word of God and for their refusal to submit to Islam. Today they sleep, but tomorrow they will be awakened …
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.”
The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump suits, were beheaded after being forced down on the ground. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State. A caption on the five-minute video read: ‘The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.’
Before the killings, one of the militants stood with a knife in his hand and said: ‘Safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for.’
The 21 men, all migrant workers hailing from impoverished areas of central Egypt, were kidnapped between late December and early January. Fourteen came for the same village, Al-Our.
An eyewitness to the abductions of several of the men on January 4 told The Telegraph that black-clad militants had entered their living quarters in the middle of the night, carrying a list of named Christians. Relatives in adjoining rooms were left cowering behind their doors, waiting for the jihadists to break them down. But the militants left suddenly, apparently after kidnapping an allotted quota of victims.
And it was also announced on Saturday that a second group of 21 Egyptians had been kidnapped in Libya – this time from Misrata.” Read more.
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.”
Flashback: ISIS Attacks Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’ – “A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight… Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man… Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,’ he said.” Read more.
Flashback: ‘Convert To Islam Or Be Killed': Before Being Beheaded The Children Told ISIS, ‘No, We Love Jesus’ – “CANON Andrew White recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who when told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed, they said ‘No, We Love Yeshua (Jesus).’ Few people understand or have seen the persecution of Christians in the Middle East like Canon Andrew White, who has been in the eye of the storm. White oversees St. George’s Church in Baghdad. His ministry, The Foundation for the Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East offers comfort and humanitarian supplies to many of the Christians devastated by the march of ISIS throughout Iraq and Syria. Here’s an excerpt from a recent and revealing interview …” Watch video.