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“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, 58 B.C. Speech in the Roman Senate
In rampant disregard for God, Christianity, and any other religion that recognizes and worships God as its foundation; our society is now blindly rushing to embrace and enhance Satan’s great plan. That plan is to replace God in heaven; and his plan is being fulfilled through Satan’s creation; that religion – Islam. Islam was created by Satan and was created for the single purpose of replacing God in heaven. The full story is presented in the Bible’s Book of Revelation.
That story has been in Revelation all along, but those responsible for telling that story have hidden on the sidelines, afraid to step forward to criticize Satan and his devil child Islam. Our modern society has become so politically correct that even the most Christianly devout person is hesitant to speak out. Unsure of the meaning of Revelation, and unsure of the consequences of speaking out to praise God in this time of growing persecution against Christians; they yield subserviently to that destroyer of godliness and love of humanity. In that weakness, Islam squeezes in through any crack or opening to fulfill Satan’s plan.
Satan is on offense to replace God in heaven. God’s servants are meekly standing by, watching it happen; saying nothing in support of God’s Word. Where are they?
Where are those most prepared to lead in the worship and praise of God Almighty; the pastors, preachers, priests, and other church leaders, Christians and Jews, who claim to be called to lead in God’s words? Where are they? Are they not fulfilling their most responsible calling? The warning is there in plain language, if they take the time and responsibility to understand the warning.
Satan has presented his plan, clear and simple. His words revealed in Chapter 10, Verses 5-6, say exactly what Satan plans to do.
“And the angel (Satan) which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Simply, in these verses Satan said God’s time in heaven would come to an end. In the next verses, 8-10, God instructed John (the author writing from a vision) to do something:
“And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth, And I went unto the angel and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in they mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey; and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
Now, after understanding that the angel was Satan, and he had a little book in his hand; after he had sworn to replace God in heaven, that little book could represent only one thing. That one thing is Satan’s plan to replace God; and it was a little book of guidance to his tools – Islam – to do that. That little book can be none other than the Koran; Satan’s book – Islam’s little book. On the surface it sounds sweet; but when consumed it has nothing but bitterness.
God gives another clue through John’s writing to reinforce this idea that this false doctrine is not as good or as ‘sweet’ as it seems. That second clue is in Chapter 17, beginning with verse 6 after describing the woman (religion) on the scarlet colored beast as Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.
“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
Islam is the only religion (woman) drunken with the blood of saints and martyrs of Jesus. Therefore, according to these verses, Babylon is the religion Islam; not the United States as so many falsely believe. In this verse, John ‘wondered with great admiration.’ In other words he found the words of Islam ‘sweet’ in his mouth. This likely refers to their claim that Islam is a religion of peace; which of course is a totally false claim. Islam is a religion of inhumanity and death; ‘drunken with the blood of the saints.’ The angel guiding John in this vision saw that he had marveled at that woman and reminded him that it was a false impression. In other words, his impression was ‘bitter in his belly.’ In the next verse, 7, the angel asked:
“Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.” Verse 8 continues, “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.”
Now, with this information it’s time to connect things and show that the power of Islam is derived from Satan, the Devil. First, in Chapter 10 we met the angel that rose from the sea (of humanity) and swore that God’s place in heaven would come to an end. It’s also the same angel holding the little book – representing the Koran. The references in Chapter 17 identified that woman as Islam, through the actions of killing Christians, as they continue to do most viciously. She was also identified as riding a beast with seven heads and ten horns. So, where did that beast come from? This next reference definitely connects Satan with Islam. It’s in Chapter 13. It begins:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Then verse 2 says, “…and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The identification continues, beginning with verse 4:
“And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months, And he opened his mouth against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
This information above clearly describes Islam, the only religion that demonstrates its objective is to replace all other religions; in effect to kill everyone who refuses to become one of them. It’s that simple; it’s that clear; Islam is that tool used by Satan to accomplish his objective. And to accomplish that objective he must have that beast doing his will. So, at this time we should pause and recognize the meaning of the word ‘beast’ since it’s somewhat confusing when related to and included in the same discussion with the ‘woman,’ and the words seem to be used interchangeably; and perhaps they are.
The word ‘woman’ refers to two religions in Revelation. The first woman is introduced in John’s letter to the church at Thyatira, 2:20. It refers to ‘that woman, Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess…’ This woman represents the Islamic religion and also the ‘first beast’ introduced in Chapter 13. This first beast, also known in other sections of the Bible as the antichrist is none other than Muhammad. Muhammad called himself a prophet, on a higher order than Jesus; therefore he committed direct blasphemy. Antichrist does not mean ‘against’ Christ. It means ‘in the place’ of Christ. Muhammad said it himself; and therefore he named himself as the antichrist.
Another woman is also described in Chapter 17. This is the woman ‘riding the scarlet colored beast.’ This is the same woman, Jezebel, introduced in that letter to Thyatira. It’s the woman John ‘marveled at.’
Now, perhaps the use of these two words, woman and beast, is the reason Revelation is so difficult to read and interpret, because there is another woman and other beasts. Once interpreted, however, the meanings become clearer. So, let’s clear up the use of the word ‘woman’ first.
Chapter 12 introduces another woman. This woman represents Christianity. It begins with the rise of Christianity, then moves forward to the danger Christianity faced in its beginning, including Herod’s attempt to kill all young male babies; an action called ‘The Massacre of the Innocents.’ Then the ‘woman’ was protected another 350 years (time, times, and half a time) by two wings of a great eagle. That’s when Constantine the Great established the Catholic Church. Then the last verse in Chapter 17 says:
“And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
We who are Christians; those of us who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, are the remnants of her seed. And as written; Islam and all the beasts of Islam plan to kill us in accordance with the dragon’s wroth.
Now, regarding the word ‘beast’ there are other uses of that word other than as a negative and ugly character that supports Islam; and is Islam. In those other places ‘beast’ is used as a generic term to represent other characters or forces. In the simplest term it represents someone or a ‘being.’ The best examples of this usage are in Chapters 4 and 6. Verse 6 in Chapter 4 introduces four beasts (beings) around God’s throne:
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.”
These beasts were beings who could see things which had happened (behind) and things which were to happen in the future (before) as clear as ‘crystal.’ Perhaps this is where the statement ‘clear as crystal’ comes from. Anyway, those beasts (beings) could see everything and were in the aura of God’s throne.
Those same beasts appear again in Chapter 6. Each takes turns in the first through the seventh verse as they introduce the riders of the four horses (of the Apocalypse) by saying ‘Come and see.’
In John’s letter to Thyatira (2:20) God gave a stern warning not to ‘sufferest’ that woman Jezebel. In this context sufferest is meant to: support, assist, and accept. Now, today, many are accepting this Satan’s daughter; many through ignorance, many through fear and intimidation, and many through the current dynamic force applied by political correctness.
The purpose of this book is to offer enough information and suggestions to allow anyone to learn of the serious and deadly danger presented by Satan through his servant; Islam. With this knowledge anyone can become an Islamaknowbe to preserve his or her personal salvation and avoid Satan’s deadly trap. If you read this book, with understanding, you will be an Islama’know’be, a valiant defender of Christ, ‘clothed in white robes.’ (Rev. 7:9-17)
The next section is comprised of articles and blog posts I have made during the past several months. Although random and not in any specific order; in total they create much more clarity and understanding of Satan, Islam, and the insidious Islamic threat.
Islam, Satan, and Jezebel
How desperate are Muslims to justify the basis for their existence? Answer: they will go to any extremes and design any story to prove theirs really is a religion. And, in doing so they have tried to hijack and copy the Christian and Jewish religions to claim they were created from the real religion – Islam. Their efforts are so desperate that desperation invites simple questions. They are: if Islam is a real and valid religion, then why didn’t Muslims create their own foundational basis? Why did they have to bring Christians and Jews into their basis? Why doesn’t their religion stand on its own? Why did they try to hijack and copy so many parts of the Bible and the Torah? Simply, Islam has no foundation or long history to justify itself. Islam was born from one man’s creation of himself guided by Satan.
Islam is a prodigy of Satan created about 1400 years ago. Islam uses names and associations from the Bible to make itself sound familiar and credible. Its genesis was when Satan gave ‘great power’ to Muhammad to destroy Christians and Jews so Satan could replace God in heaven. Satan is the angel described in Revelation 10:5-6, who ‘lifted his hand to heaven and sware that for God in heaven that there should be time no longer.’
Why did Muhammad claim God’s Angel Gabriel as his knowledge base; why didn’t he claim an angel from another source? If an angel really visited Muhammad to offer great guiding information; it would have been the Angel Satan, or the Angel Jezebel; or perhaps some other bearded guy sporting black wings and an AK-47.
But, what of those ‘peaceful’ Muslims not holding AK-47s, but instead claim not to be part of that force who follows the strict and direct radical guidance from Muhammad and his later Islamic philosophers? What is their place in the role of Islam to destroy all others who refuse to bow to their make-believe god? They claim to be peaceful; but they never propose that all others have a right to choose their own god and their own religion. Regarding that question, they remain silent in accordance with their religion that doesn’t permit them any freedom to accept or respect others’ choices. Simply, they are quiet and peaceful conspirators with those who wish to violently destroy us. If that’s true, then their role should be identified in the Bible; such as those holding dangerous weapons are identified in the Bible. Let’s identify those holding guns, bombs, and swords first:
Revelation 17:6, “And I saw the woman (Jezebel-Islam) drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” Understanding that; now let’s see what God says in the Bible about those ‘peaceful’ Muslims:
Daniel 8:23-25, “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” This was written 500 years before Revelation. This was written 1200 years before Islam rose from Satan’s plan.
‘By peace shall destroy many’ seems quite clear. Those who claim they are ‘peaceful Muslims’ are part of the destructive power aimed at trying to remove God from heaven so Satan can take his place. Their quiet and peaceful ways provide a home and a haven for those others to use their AK-47s and their swords to ‘take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another.’ (Revelation 6:4)
‘And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;’ So, how did Muhammad (Islam) receive his power? Perhaps Revelation 13:2 answers this question, “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Satan gave Muhammad and Islam the power to ‘take peace from the earth,’ and they are fulfilling that objective quite well.
They are even helped and encouraged in their mission to continue their insidious assault by Christians and others who are ‘understanding and supportive’ of their religion. God knew this would happen when He gave a warning not to do so in His letter to the church at Thyatira. He used the word ‘sufferest’ which in this manner means support and encourage:
Revelation 2:20, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” In this case ‘Jezebel’ represents Islam, including Muhammad. Muhammad considered himself, and ‘called himself’ a prophet and The Messenger. And, what’s the ‘fornication?’
Couldn’t the treatment of Islamic women in many cases be considered ‘fornication?’ ‘Eating things sacrificed unto idols’ refers to their halal food. Their halal food is a sacrifice toward the moon god black stone in Mecca.
This letter to Thyatira warns Christians not to support ‘sufferest’ those Islamic and ungodly actions. Many today have fallen into that deadly trap that could erase their names from the ‘book of life’ when their names are judged from that book.
Supporting Those Who Plan to Destroy Us
According to several reports and articles, 6 billion dollars have been lost by our State Department. This is an article by Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, submitted April 4, 2014 that introduces more:
“The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors.
Related: Government Blatantly Wastes $30 Billion This Year: The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behaviour by omitting key documents from the contract file. It impairs the ability of the Department to take effective and timely action to protect its interests, and, in turn, those of taxpayers.”
In the memo, the IG detailed “repeated examples of poor contract file administration.” For instance, a recent investigation of the closeout process for contracts supporting the mission in Iraq, showed that auditors couldn’t find 33 of the 115 contract files totalling about $2.1 billion. Of the remaining 82 files, auditors said 48 contained insufficient documents required by federal law.
In another instance, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement issued a $1 billion contract in Afghanistan that was deemed “incomplete.”
Before Linick took office last fall, the State Department had been without an inspector general position for five years—the longest IG vacancy in the government’s history, as noted in The Washington Post.”
Now, this is the important question about that lost money: where did it go? This article from Truthstream Media.com on July 28, 2015 gives a good clue as to the destination and use of that ‘lost’ money, largely controlled at that time by Hillary Clinton: “You Didn’t Build That”…Oh Wait, You Did!
A CBS news investigation found that the Obama State Department is sending hundreds of millions of dollars to save mosques overseas — outraging taxpayer advocates and raising enormous questions about aid to potentially terror-supporting groups with U.S. foreign aid.
The United States ‘investment’ of millions to refurbish mosques as a ‘good-will effort’ in Muslim countries has upset many. “We are spending money we don’t have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now,” said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.
Millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus. The State Department displays before and after pictures of mosques refurbished with U.S. tax dollars.
“I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now who’s having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this,” said Thomas.
The State Department declined a CBS Atlanta News request for an interview. Anchor Justin Farmer wanted to ask why are we using tax dollars to refurbish religious buildings overseas. The State Department did send CBS Atlanta News an e-mail saying that they are “fighting Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.”
Egyptian-American human rights activist Nonie Darwish told Farmer that trying to buy respect in the Middle East only shows our weakness.”
Another article from Frontpagemag.com titled: OBAMA REBUILDS MOSQUES WHILE CHURCHES BURN, by Frank Crimi, gives even more details:
“As Hillary Clinton apologized for hurt Muslim feelings, more historic Christian churches were torched. While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.
According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a “cultural preservation” project designed to “fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.”
To that end, the State Department, through the US Agency for International Development, is spending millions to preserve mosques and minarets in 27 different Islamic countries.
While the State Department would not reveal the entire cost of its Muslim outreach program, it did acknowledge one restoration project, the refurbishing of Egypt’s 1,300-year-old Amr Ibn El-Aas Mosque, was part of a $770 million program to rebuild Cairo’s sewer system.
Perhaps the State Department’s reticence in sharing the full fiscal details of its taxpayer-funded Islamic goodwill project centered on the fact that federal regulations prohibit USAID funds from being used for saving structures which are used for “inherently religious activities.
Of course, it should be noted that the “inherently religious activities” of those overseas Islamic mosques includes preaching hatred of Jews, Christians and Americans, incitement to terrorist activity, and global imposition of Islamic rule.”
In recent days, Muslim clerics in at least 20 Islamic countries have used these “houses of worship” to urge their congregations to take to the streets in violent protests to defend Islam over the release of the video “Innocence of Muslims.”
So, given that, it’s not surprising that the Obama administration’s diligent efforts to help preserve the religious heritage of Islam has failed to engender in its Muslim beneficiaries a similar respect toward preserving the religious heritage of Christianity in the Islamic world.
For example, while the State Department was busy repairing Egyptian mosques, scores of Egypt’s Coptic Christian churches were being burned down by Muslim mobs, one which included St. George’s Church in the Egyptian village of Merinab.
The 100-year-old St. George’s was in the midst of its own renovation when local Muslim sensibilities were offended by the presence of a cross, bell, and dome on the church’s roof. So, in the interest of “community peace,” church leaders agreed to take down the spire and cross, leaving the dome intact.” End of article.
Do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton really think they can ‘buy’ peace from Muslims that have only one goal for their purpose; to destroy all other religions – and us? Then they must also believe the moon is really made of cheese. Is there any question what happened to those lost billions of dollars?
Is Islam Descended from Abraham?
In their desperate effort to prove Islam is a valid ‘religion’ Muslims equate as closely as they can the sources of the Bible to prove they are related and have an ancient origin to prove their ancestry from Abraham. One of the foundations they claim to show their origin concerns their Kaaba and the Hajj in Mecca. This is an article by Austin Cline, titled: Politics of the Kaaba in Mecca: How did Muhammad Use the Kaaba to Promote Islam? It begins:
“The Kaaba and the Hajj Today: At least once in their lives, every Muslim is supposed to make a pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. The central event of the hajj is a visit to the Kaaba: Muslims walk en masse counterclockwise around the Kaaba seven times (tawaf). This ritual is supposed to represent the angels walking around the throne of God and allows Muslims to symbolically enter the presence of God. For something so holy and representative of Islam, the hajj is often marred by great suffering as large numbers of people are trampled under the feet of zealous crowds.
The Kaaba and the Black Stone of Mecca: Measuring about 12 inches in diameter, the Black Stone is probably a meteorite, though no scientific tests have ever been done on it. When they walk around the Kaaba, Muslim pilgrims often try to reach out and touch or kiss the Black Stone. Today it is worn and cracked from centuries of pilgrimages and is only held together by a wide silver band. Muslims insist that the Black Stone is not an idol: prayers are directed to God alone. In practice, Muslim behaviour appears to treat the black stone like an idol; such practice may be consistent with pre-Islamic, pagan ritual practices involving the Kaaba.
The Kaaba, the Black Stone, and Muslim Sins: The Black Stone is believed to have been a gift from God to Adam when he and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden and later became a symbol of God’s covenant with Abraham, Ismael, and thus the Muslim community. Curiously, there is no record of this in ancient Jewish texts — a fact that would be consistent with Muhammad making up the story in order to connect his new religion with ancient Judaism. Muslims believe it was originally white, but went black by absorbing sins; it thus serves as a symbol of human degradation and need for God’s forgiveness.” (Research suggests this stone was originally the basis of ‘Moon God’ worshippers, one of many pagan gods worshipped in Mecca. When Mohammed conquered Mecca he abolished all the pagan gods but one – the Moon God.)
And, this is another interesting story of Muslims trying to claim their ancestry is through Abraham – thus the Jewish-Christian God; although to them it’s not the Jewish-Christian God. This story is extracted from Wikipedia. It’s titled, Construction of the Kaaba:
“At some point, often believed to be after Hagar’s death, Ishmael marries a woman from the Jurhum, the tribe who settled in the area around Zamzam. Abraham visits Ishmael in Mecca and when he arrives at his home, Ishmael is not there. Instead Ishmael’s wife greets Abraham, but she is not welcoming or generous to him. Abraham instructs her to tell Ishmael some version of the statement that he is not pleased with or to change “the threshold of his door.”
When Ishmael returns home and his wife tells him this, he knows it is from his father and taking the advice, divorces the woman. He then marries another woman from Jurhum. Abraham once again visits and is met by Ishmael’s second wife, as Ishmael is out. This wife is very kind and provides food for him. Abraham instructs her to tell Ishmael some version of the statement that he is pleased with “the threshold of his door.” When Ishmael arrives and his wife repeats Abraham’s statement, Ishmael knows it is from his father and keeps his wife.
There are many versions of the construction of the Kaaba that differ in fairly significant ways, although all have Abraham build or cleanse the Kaaba and then immediately after, or at an unknown time, God calls Abraham to establish the Hajj, or pilgrimage. These narratives differ in when these events occurred, if and how there was supernatural involvement, the inclusion or omission of the Black Stone, and whether Ishmael assisted his father.
Of those that say Ishmael took part in the construction, most describe Abraham visiting Ishmael a third time in Mecca, during which they raise the Kaaba. Some versions say Abraham has Ishmael look for a final stone, but Abraham does not accept the one he brings back. Instead an angel has brought the Black Stone, which Abraham puts into place. Ishmael is left at the Kaaba, in charge of its care and to teach others about the Hajj. The starting of the Hajj has many versions, and scholars believe this reflects the late association of Abraham with the Hajj after Islam had developed to help remove its connection to early pagan rituals.” End of article.
Now, really; was Mohammad, the founder of Islam, descended from any biblical source, although Muslims try so desperately to prove he was? Not only do the absurd stories they tell fail to prove that connection; research of ancestry also proves there is no connection. This article by Dr. Rafat Amari, titled, ‘Is Mohammed A Descendent of Ishmael?’ proves that claim by Muslims is false:
“Muslims believe that Mohammed is a descendant of Ishmael. As proof of their position, Muslims refer to genealogies written around 770-775 A.D. by Ibn Ishak. What he has written is simply not true. Ishmaelite tribes, especially the tribe of Nebaioth from which, according to Ibn Ishak, Mohammed is said to have come, were nomadic tribes who lived in the Sinai and Fertile Crescent deserts. These tribes disappeared after the 7th century B.C. Mohammed’s family was a Sabaean Yemeni family, while the Ishmaelites, who lived in the deserts of the Fertile Crescent, became extinct many centuries before Mohammed’s family left Yemen.
Historians say that the family of Mohammed was a family which lived in Saba-Yemen. In the 5th century A.D., Qusayy Bin Kilab, the 8th ancestor of Mohammed, gathered an alliance of many Yemeni families forming Quraish, the tribe from which Mohammed later came. These families only came to occupy Mecca in the 5th century A.D. The city of Mecca was built by the tribe of Khuzaa’h in the 4th century A.D.
Mohammed’s family is not connected to any Ishmaelite tribe because Mohammed’s family didn’t leave Yemen until the 5th century A.D., and that’s about 1,100 years after the Ishmaelites disappeared. Mohammed’s tribe could not have lived in the same locations as the Ishmaelite tribes at any time throughout history.
The genealogy fabricated by Ibn-Ishak contradicts the sayings of Mohammed, who expressed his ignorance about his ancestors prior to his 17th ancestor. Ibn Ishak was considered by the Muslim scholars of his time as being guilty of forgery and fabricating false genealogies.
Long before Ibn Ishak, Muslims who lived in Mohammed’s own time also fabricated genealogies in an attempt to connect Mohammed to the descendants of Ishmael. Mohammed, himself, rejected all of these false genealogies, and he put limits regarding the genealogy of his ancestors. Regarding Mohammed’s own rejection of the false genealogies, Amru bin al-As wrote:
“Mohammed genealogized himself regarding his ancestors until he reached al-Nather bin Kinaneh, then he said, “anyone who claimed otherwise or added further ancestors, has lied.” End.
From my research, I conclude that Islam is the beast described in Revelation, Chapter 13; and not from an Abrahamic origin. The first verse describes his arrival: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, (sea of humanity) and saw a beast rise up out of the sea…” Verse 2 adds: “…and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Further definitions and descriptions are presented in Chapter 17. It presents Islam as the ‘woman riding the scarlet coloured beast’ determined to destroy ‘the saints and the martyrs of Jesus.’ That perfectly describes Islam today. Neither Abraham nor Ishmael would be ‘drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” (17:6)
The Communist Manifesto Lives
I wonder if Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders really understand the impact of what they are espousing with their campaign promises – those promises to take from the ‘billionaires and millionaires’ and give to the poor people? Quite simply they are trying to ‘buy’ votes from people who don’t understand the danger posed by their philosophy.
People with these same hopes and dreams were described by Lenin and Stalin as their ‘Useful Idiots’ to gain control of their nation – Russia. Do those useful idiots really understand the danger these promises and their reaction to these promises pose for our great nation? Their religion to support these communist/socialist ideas blinds them to the reality of a nation’s survival. What reminded me of this danger was a message I received from the Bernie Sanders’ campaign yesterday. This is that message, 2-21-16:
“I want you to imagine eight years from now: The minimum wage is a living wage and students are graduating college without crushing debt stifling their ability to pursue the career of their dreams. Health care is recognized as a right for every man, woman, and child, and the United States is leading the world in fighting climate change. There is no bank that is too big to fail, no banker too powerful to jail, and we’ve levelled the playing field so that the billionaire class is no longer able to buy and sell our candidates and elections. When that happens, they will say it all started in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada -- where we were able to overcome overwhelming deficits in the polls, as well as the sneers of the corporate media and opposition from political elites and billionaire super PACs. But we still have work to do.
More than 4 million individual contributions have helped power us to a position in the polls that most pundits did not think was possible. But if we’re going to win the nomination and shock the establishment, I need to ask you to add one more. Contribute $3 or more to our campaign and to DFA today -- it could mean the difference between victory and defeat in the primaries to come. What we are doing on this campaign is building a political revolution large enough and powerful enough to take this country back from the billionaire class, and we are hopeful that South Carolina and Super Tuesday will be a turning point for our movement.
Years from now, when you are looking back on everything we’ve accomplished together, I want you to be able to say your contribution helped us win. Please make your $3 contribution to our campaign -- and DFA's efforts to help us win -- today. If we win, our victory will send a message, loudly and clearly, that ENOUGH is ENOUGH! This great nation and its government belong to all of the people, and not a handful of billionaires and their super PACs. Bernie Sanders”
Now, let’s compare this message to the concepts of Communism as promoted by the Communist Manifesto; written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This is a short summary of that document presented by sparknotes.com:
“The Communist Manifesto reflects an attempt to explain the goals of Communism, as well as the theory underlying this movement. It argues that class struggles, or the exploitation of one class by another, are the motivating force behind all historical developments. Class relationships are defined by an era’s means of production. However, eventually these relationships cease to be compatible with the developing forces of production. At this point, a revolution occurs and a new class emerges as the ruling one. This process represents the “march of history” as driven by larger economic forces.
Modern Industrial society in specific is characterized by class conflict between the bourgeoisie and proletariat. However, the productive forces of capitalism are quickly ceasing to be compatible with this exploitative relationship. Thus, the proletariat will lead a revolution. However, this revolution will be of a different character than all previous ones: previous revolutions simply reallocated property in favor of the new ruling class. However, by the nature of their class, the members of the proletariat have no way of appropriating property. Therefore, when they obtain control they will have to destroy all ownership of private property, and classes themselves will disappear.
The Manifesto argues that this development is inevitable, and that capitalism is inherently unstable. The Communists intend to promote this revolution, and will promote the parties and associations that are moving history towards its natural conclusion. They argue that the elimination of social classes cannot come about through reforms or changes in government. Rather, a revolution will be required.
The Communist Manifesto has four sections. In the first section, it discusses the Communists’ theory of history and the relationship between proletarians and bourgeoisie. The second section explains the relationship between the Communists and the proletarians. The third section addresses the flaws in other, previous socialist literature. The final section discusses the relationship between the Communists and other parties.” End of summary.
What is the most important statement in this summary; and why do the promises of Sanders and Hillary present such a danger to our nation if either were to win? These are those important words:
“Therefore, when they obtain control they will have to destroy all ownership of private property, and classes themselves will disappear.”
What important words in unison with this manifesto were in Sanders’ message? Those similar words he wrote are: “What we are doing on this campaign is building a political revolution.”
Are their promises dangerous to our freedom and our Constitution? Will their useful idiots continue to blindly follow them? Will Hillary, as she exclaimed on national TV, “try not to lie?” What do they have planned for our great nation?
Who is the Second Beast
In the Bible, First John 2:18 asks the question, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time?” That question of today was asked even long ago. Perhaps the passing of time and events has answered that question.
Today, many believe that Barack Obama is the Antichrist mentioned and forecast in our Bible. Not long ago that was also my belief. However, after further research and understanding of Revelation, I changed my mind. Now my full belief is that Muhammad was the ‘First Beast’ mentioned in Revelation; and the Antichrist mentioned in First John. The time frame fits with Muhammad along with the idea that he claimed to be higher than Christ; the exact definition of an ‘antichrist.’ Antichrist does not mean ‘against Christ;’ it means ‘in the place of Christ.’
Chapter 13 has a flow pattern. The first verses identify and describe the ‘first beast’ that rises and is given his power by Satan, “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” Muhammad’s claim was direct blasphemy. His death is described in Verse10, “He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.” Muhammad was killed by poison. The next influential person supporting Muhammad and Islam was then immediately introduced in Verse 11:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” 12: “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him.” 13: “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of man.” 14: “And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles…saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live.” (This describes Muhammad’s wound at the Battle of Uhud in 623.) 15: “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast…”
Barack Obama fits more into the role of this ‘Second Beast’ also called the False Prophet. He claims to be a Christian ‘like a lamb’ but speaks only positive words for Islam ‘as a dragon.’ His deceptive actions to avoid the destruction of the ISIS caliphate (that image to the beast – Islam) suggests he is part of promoting that image. And, could his ‘concern’ for the environment be the basis for another action he refuses to take; direct attacks against those oil trucks moving oil from the oil fields that funds the growth of that caliphate? It would kill those truck drivers.
‘And he deceiveth,’ could mean Obama’s pretend actions against Muslims. Could that deception be described in 9:4-5, “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. 5) And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormeneted five months:…” Obama refuses to allow that direct attack to kill those who plan to kill us; any of us who are not Muslim. Barack Obama is that second beast with the 666 number; 6+6+6 equals 18 letters to his name: BARACKHUSSEINOBAMA.
Satan in Sheep’s Clothing
Those ‘peaceful’ Muslims claim that ‘radical’ Muslims are not part of them; that they are not really part of Islam. They try to separate themselves from that terrorist part. In my normal curiosity I wondered if there were an example in nature that could describe this disclaimer by those who call themselves ‘peaceful’ that they are not part of that larger unit; Islam itself. In searching I found one perfect example in nature – the nature of bees.
This information is from an article, Understanding the Role of the Drone Bee in a Hive, By Howland Blackston from Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition. This is an excerpt from that article:
“The drone is the only male bee in the colony. Drones make up a relatively small percentage of the hive’s total population. At the peak of the season, their numbers may be in the hundreds. You rarely find more than a thousand.
Procreation is the drone’s primary purpose in life. Despite their high maintenance (they must be fed and cared for by the worker bees), drones are tolerated and allowed to remain in the hive because they may be needed to mate with a new virgin queen (when the old queen dies or needs to be superseded).
Once the weather gets cooler and the mating season comes to a close, the workers will not tolerate having drones around. After all, those fellows have big appetites and would consume a tremendous amount of food during the perilous winter months.
So in cooler climates at the end of the nectar-producing season, you will see the worker bees systematically expelling the drones from the hive. They are literally tossed out the door.” Are they then considered ‘not part of the whole – not really bees?’
How is this comparison between Muslims and bees relative? Because; the goal of both bees, workers and drones, is to fulfill the purpose for the hive. That purpose is to keep the queen alive and functioning and to enlarge the size of that hive and to create expansion through more bee hives. Both types of bees serve a purpose for that goal. This is very similar to the purpose of ‘peaceful’ Muslims and ‘radical’ Muslims. Their combined goal is to enlarge the realm of the queen; in this case ‘Queen Islam.’ When the radical drones have fulfilled their purpose they are cast out; or in other words, not considered part of the hive.
These Muslim actions are clearly described in Revelation 6:4, where the rider of the red horse (one rider) “should kill one another,” as they are doing in the Middle East today. In summary, Islam rides the same horse (religion) but they kill one another; for and toward the same goal. That goal is the elimination of God in Heaven so that angel Satan can take his place. Islam is the worship of Satan in sheep’s clothing they call ‘peace.’
Islam is a Copy-Cat Religion
Muslims hi-jacked Words from the Bible. In my daily research about Islam I discover more deeply that Islam is a so-called religion that’s formed from the basis of Christians and Jews. It has no foundational basis within itself other than the word of one man. And, that man copied directly from the Christian Bible. He and his followers cited many sources, prophets, and names from the Bible; but nowhere did they cite one representing an Islamic foundation from that history.
Later, so-called Islamic scholars inserted some names into an ancestry chain to falsely bolster their claim that Islam is associated with Abraham and Ishmael. That ancestry has been proven to be false. Yet, they continue to use Words of the Bible as if created by Islam – and that first person of Islam.
Recently, I even read one long article which claimed Muslims wrote the Bible and the Torah, and that Christians and Jews copied their original document. Many of their ‘scholars’ write that Revelation was written after Islam rose for the purpose of discrediting Islam. Very interesting. They will claim anything to justify their existence. At the end of this article, I will cite references that state the clear beginning of their existence.
This article is in response to an Islamic article submitted July 1, 2015 by Kashif N. Chaudhry It’s titled: Did Prophet Muhammad Warn Us of ISIS. It begins:
“In separate attacks last week, ISIS terrorists killed 39 tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia, and close to 30 worshipers at a Shia Mosque in Kuwait. The onslaught came shortly after the group called on its militant Jihadi sympathizers to expand operations in the month of Ramadan.
ISIS has demonstrated an unflinching determination to take out anyone who dares to disagree with it. Its members have slaughtered Yazidis and Christians, but the vast majority of its victims have been Muslims who resist it and refuse to acknowledge its authority. ISIS has even executed Sunni clerics who refused to swear allegiance to it, and Muslim women who did not submit to its world view.
This feature is shared across all terrorist groups operating in the name of Islam. The vast majority of the victims of the Taliban, for instance, are also Muslims. Hundreds of Shia Muslims have been killed just in the last few years. And I have lost many close friends in similar attacks on the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and even in America.
So when some anti-Islam critics keep doggedly associating the faith of us Muslims with the acts of our tormentors, we call them out for their insensitivity.
I do not disagree that part of the motivation for religious extremism is rooted in perverted interpretation of scripture by radical extremists. However, it is dishonest to label the vast majority of Muslims who reject such interpretations as non-devout or “nominal.”
A study of the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad also demonstrates that he warned us of the rise of religious extremism in this age in astonishing detail.” End of article. Source here:
Now, where did Muhammad, and the Islamic scholars who wrote words for him later, get the idea that Muslims would have two separate factions that would kill one another – and still be considered under the same name – or the same banner: Muslim? That prophesy came straight out of the Bible – the Christian Bible; written 700 years before Islam invented itself. And, it’s written in three places in Revelation; as the will of God:
2:23, “And I will kill her children with death” referring to the false prophetess, Jezebel.
6:4, The red horse of the Apocalypse, “...and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another.” (That one rider- Islam)
17:16, Explains that leaders of Islam will hate the ‘whore’ of Babylon (radicals) and will attack them and kill them. Those radicals are defined in 17:6 as being ‘drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.’ Why will Muslims kill one another? Verse 17 gives the clear and definitive answer, “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will,” as he said he would do in 2:23 above.
Now, what is that reference that exposes the beginning of Islam? Actually, there are two in Revelation:
First, 13:first verse, “…and saw the beast rise up out of the sea (of humanity)…and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” That blasphemy occurred when he claimed to take the place of Christ as the ‘true messenger’ – higher than Christ. That’s the highest form of blasphemy. Verse 4 continues, “And they worshiped the dragon (Satan) which gave power unto the beast; and they worshiped the beast.” Verse 7 ties everything together to describe who the beast is, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints.” Islam has proven itself to make war with the saints and with anyone else in their way to replace God with Satan; as defined next.
Second, 10:5-6, And that beast that rose from the sea, “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.” In summary, this beast said he would replace God in heaven. Period. This prophesy of ISIS and its kind was from the Bible; not from Muhammad.
This article is From Gotquestions.org, and it asked the question:
“What is the Great Tribulation?”
Answer: The Tribulation is a future time period when the Lord will accomplish at least two aspects of His plan: 1) He will complete His discipline of the nation Israel (Daniel 9:24), and 2) He will judge the unbelieving, godless inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 6 – 18). The length of the Tribulation is seven years. This is determined by an understanding of the seventy weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27; also see the article on the Tribulation). The Great Tribulation is the last half of the Tribulation period, three and one-half years in length. It is distinguished from the Tribulation period because the Beast, or Antichrist, will be revealed, and the wrath of God will greatly intensify during this time. Thus, it is important at this point to emphasize that the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation are not synonymous terms. Within eschatology (the study of future things), the Tribulation refers to the full seven-year period while the “Great Tribulation” refers to the second half of the Tribulation.
It is Christ Himself who used the phrase “Great Tribulation” with reference to the last half of the Tribulation. In Matthew 24:21, Jesus says, “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.” In this verse Jesus is referring to the event of Matthew 24:15, which describes the revealing of the abomination of desolation, the man also known as the Antichrist. Also, Jesus in Matthew 24:29-30 states, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.” In this passage, Jesus defines the Great Tribulation (v.21) as beginning with the revealing of the abomination of desolation (v.15) and ending with Christ’s second coming (v.30).
Other passages that refer to the Great Tribulation are Daniel 12:1b, which says, “And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time.” It seems that Jesus was quoting this verse when He spoke the words recorded in Matthew 24:21. Also referring to the Great Tribulation is Jeremiah 30:7, “Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s distress, But he will be saved from it.” The phrase “Jacob’s distress” refers to the nation of Israel, which will experience persecution and natural disasters such as have never before been seen.
Considering the information Christ gave us in Matthew 24:15-30, it is easy to conclude that the beginning of the Great Tribulation has much to do with the abomination of desolation, an action of the Antichrist. In Daniel 9:26-27, we find that this man will make a “covenant” (a peace pact) with the world for seven years (one “week”; again, see the article on the Tribulation). Halfway through the seven-year period—“in the middle of the week”—we are told this man will break the covenant he made, stopping sacrifice and grain offering, which specifically refers to his actions in the rebuilt temple of the future. Revelation 13:1-10 gives even more detail concerning the Beast’s actions, and just as important, it also verifies the length of time he will be in power. Revelation 13:5 says he will be in power for 42 months, which is three and one-half years, the length of the Great Tribulation.
Revelation offers us the most information about the Great Tribulation. From Revelation 13 when the Beast is revealed until Christ returns in Revelation 19, we are given a picture of God’s wrath on the earth because of unbelief and rebellion (Revelation 16-18). It is also a picture of how God disciplines and at the same time protects His people Israel (Revelation 14:1-5) until He keeps His promise to Israel by establishing an earthly kingdom (Revelation 20:4-6).
The Apocalypse Revealing Itself
Is the heroin problem is the United States really an apocalypse, as a recent inquiry suggested? Let’s consider new information then compare it to apocalyptic prophesy.
“It is an apocalypse,’‘ Willard said in an interview with USA TODAY. This observation is from an article from USA TODAY that explains this comment. It’s from a recent article titled: New Hampshire State Police: Lab swamped by heroin, opioids. It begins:
“National politics, as it does every four years, has taken center stage here. Yet there is no ignoring the national public health crisis that has been raging for years in the very idyllic New England communities where Democrat and Republican presidential hopefuls are now stumping for votes.
Overdose deaths attributed to heroin, fentanyl (a powerful synthetic opiate at least 30 times stronger than heroin) and other opiate abuse has spiked from 14 in 2013 to 69 last year, according to city records. The grim numbers do not account for the hundreds of other non-fatal overdose calls that have flooded local public safety agencies, stressing the city’s capacity to respond.
And in many places, streams of firearms also are emerging in dealer investigations, making the deadly mix even more lethal. Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said some dealers are demanding payment in firearms, only to traffic the guns to strict gun-control states like New York where criminals are willing pay a premium.
The scourge of heroin and fentanyl addiction, recently described by Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen as a “pandemic,’’ has been sweeping the country. The rate of heroin-overdose deaths between 2002 and 2013 nearly quadrupled, claiming more than 8,000 lives in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But it has hit like a sledgehammer throughout New England and in tiny New Hampshire, where at least one person dies every day of an overdose, many only blocks from the local headquarters of barnstorming presidential candidates. Statewide, at least 400 people died last year, and the final count could climb to more than 430 when toxicology analyses are completed, according to the New Hampshire State Police Crime Laboratory.
At rallies, town hall gatherings and in debates, candidates have been forced to confront the worsening crisis in the same way they are addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State and the uneven economy. While there is little disagreement among Republican and Democrat contenders that drug treatment is needed, local officials argue that it cannot come fast enough, as the casualties continue to mount.”
Basic Data About Heroin:
(Description of Heroin) “Heroin is an opiate drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as ‘black tar heroin.’”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, DrugFacts: Heroin (Rockville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, Revised March 2010), last accessed Jan. 12, 2013.
Prevalence of Heroin Use in the US, 2013:
“The number and percentage of persons aged 12 or older who were current heroin users in 2013 (289,000 or 0.1 percent) were similar to those in 2008 to 2012 (ranging from 193,000 to 335,000 or 0.1 percent for all 4 years) (Figure 2.4). The number of current heroin users in 2013 was higher than the number of users in 2002 to 2005 (ranging from 119,000 to 166,000) and in 2007 (161,000). The number of persons aged 12 or older who were past year heroin users in 2013 also was higher than the numbers in 2002 to 2005, 2007, and 2008 (ranging from 314,000 to 455,000). (See Section B.2.3 in Appendix B for additional discussion of the estimated numbers of past year and past month heroin users in 2006.)”
Now, since we understand the great threat of heroin to our society, what is the source of that threat? It’s from a plant called Wormwood. This is the information about wormwood offered by Wikipedia:
“Artemisia absinthium (absinthium, absinthe wormwood, wormwood, common wormwood, green ginger or grand wormwood) is a species of Artemisia, native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa and widely naturalized in Canada and the northern United States. It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic drinks.” It’s also the source of opiates such as morphine, opium and heroin.
With this information above, including that about wormwood, we can now interpret the meaning of three prophesies in the Apocalypse. The first two reference ‘the threat posed by the Islamic State and the uneven economy.’ The threat from the Islamic State was prophesied by the description of the ‘red horse’ in Revelation 6:4. Problems growing with the economy were revealed by the rider of the black horse in 6:5.
The third connection refers to a star falling from heaven (the star representing a condition) in 8:10. Verse 11 explains the danger of that star: “And the name of the star was Wormwood; and the third part of waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” The many varieties of the wormwood plant are all bitter and are used for many purposes including medicine and alcohol.
Revelation’s prophesies are coming true right before our eyes. Revelation warns in many places to ‘be prepared for He will come as a thief in the night.’
He Gives Her Space to Repent
Most of my recent blogs and articles have been about the purpose for the Book of Revelation. And, overall, it’s my interpretation that it’s to explain the events of today and why everything seems so confusing, pertaining to politics and religion. In fact, some of the codes and words in Revelation could not have been interpreted until our current time – today. But, if it were meant for today then we must focus on what it says and what it means; at least as best we can interpret its meaning.
Although most interpretations are focused on ‘wars and tribulations’ which are that devastating, I believe that now, at this very moment, we are told to focus on the dangerous and insidious encroachment of Islam. The words: Islam, Muhammad, Muslims or Antichrist are not mentioned in Revelation; the totality of Revelation reveals that threat and identifies that threat as the ‘beast.’ And, the word beast is used to represent a person and that religion.
The most directed focus on that religion, where Islam is coded as a ‘woman’ is in Chapter 17, Verse 6: “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” No other religion fits this description. And there are many other references that suggest this same conclusion.
Generally, Revelation explains that Satan, through Islam, will try to replace God in heaven. And, that God will not tolerate that rebellion from Satan. Strangely, that war is announced in the letter to Thyatira. For those who don’t have a Bible, here it is in Chapter 2 beginning with Verse 20:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman, Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, (Muhammad) to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication (such as raping little girls calling it marriage) and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (halal food) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (Chapter 17, Verses 1-2) And I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
This is a strange promise, “kill her children with death” but perhaps it was in response to that direct challenge from Satan that he would end God’s time in heaven, Chapter 10, Verse 6:
An angel (Satan) “lifted up his hand to heaven” then Verse 6: “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Why did God promise to kill that woman’s children and not children from other religions? Perhaps it’s because no other religion has sworn to eliminate God from Heaven and take His place. Perhaps God didn’t like that.
Two of my recent books explain much more. They are ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam’ and ‘America Gasps.
Are The End Times Near
WHICH ANGEL WAS SPEAKING?
Some might wonder why I keep writing so many blogs referencing the Bible, Revelation, Satan and other articles pertaining to religion, especially Christianity. The answer: it’s the same reason I keep writing ‘just one more book.’ It’s because every time I read through Revelation I discover something I had not interpreted before. Often it jumps out at me and I feel it’s so important I know I must reveal it as best I can from my understanding. My recent book and my latest blog are examples.
After reading Revelation, Chapter 10, many times I still found the words very confusing. It seemed that voices from an angel, speaking to John, were announcing different ideas. The short story in Chapter 10 is that an angel came down from Heaven with a little book in his hand. John heard thunders of words for that book but when he started to write, a voice from heaven told him not to write those things, to “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.” After that, the angel that had come down from Heaven swore an oath:
“And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Now, during the many times I had read over these verses, my first interpretation and the many that followed were very confusing. It seemed to say that all those things that God had created would come to an end; that it would be the end of the earth; that there would be time no longer. Perhaps this is the source of the term we hear so often ‘the end days’ or ‘the end of the earth.’ After five years of trying to understand Revelation, I am very happy – and overly delighted – to say this is not what that verse means. Although confusing, there are two angels in this conversation with John, not just one angel.
First is the angel that came down from Heaven and stood on the sand and the sea. This is the one with the ‘little book’ in his hand. Second is the angel still in Heaven giving instructions to John – not to write words in that little book. Then the angel on earth is the one who swore to end the time of God who had created all those things. This was Satan who had been kicked out of Heaven; and he swore to take his revenge and to replace God in Heaven. This was not a threat to end earth or begin ‘the end of times.’ In reality the last two chapters say the earth will go on as an earth of nations: 21:24, “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it…” 22:2, “…and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
So, what about that little book? By interpreting many other parts of Revelation, this little book can be none other than the Koran, or a metaphor representing the Koran. The angel speaking from Heaven told John not to write what Satan had said in the little book. Perhaps that’s what made Satan angry enough to ‘sware to the one who created heaven and all the things therein.’
In summary, this is the time Satan specifically challenged God for his position in Heaven. That little book also suggests, along with other parts of Revelation, that Islam will be Satan’s tool to replace God. Now – you will understand why I must keep writing to expose these things I seem to interpret little by little. Or, could my interpretations be wrong? Perhaps time will tell.
In the meantime, where are our religious leaders who should be out front warning patriotic Americans and the rest of the world of this danger? Why aren’t they warning us to beware of Satan’s plan? Has Satan sealed their lips? Satan has exclaimed he will replace God; that for God, “that there should be time no longer.” (Revelation 10:6) It’s written perfectly obvious and perfectly clear!
If Islam’s claim is to save the souls of its followers, then it would be a religion. But, since its exclaimed purpose is to destroy God, then in no way can it be considered a religion. Islam’s sole purpose is to destroy God. All Islam promises for salvation are those 72 virgins, and maybe a stud or two for the females. What else does Islam offer for everlasting salvation? Nothing!
The Islamic-Satan Connection
Islam is clearly described in Revelation as Babylon; the religion that will kill Christians and Jews. That description begins in those letters to Ephesus, Smyrna and Thyatira.
In the letter to Ephesus is written: “and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” To Smyrna: “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” To Thyatira, “because thou sufferest that woman, Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to induce my servants to commit fornications (men marrying baby girls) and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Halal food.)
Chapter 12 describes the formation of Christianity; specifically verse 14 says that Constantine (two wings of a great eagle) will form the Roman Catholic Church. From that time another ‘time, times, and half a time’ is added, taking the next event to 700 AD. This is when Islam began. Verse 17 adds, “And the Dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed.” The religion is described as a ‘woman.’ Jezebel, that false prophetess, is that other woman, Islam. (The ‘remnant of her seed’ means Christians of today – us.)
Chapter 6, Verse 4 describes the beginning of Islam. This describes the rider of the red horse, “…and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and there was given unto him a great sword.” This one rider identifies the two factions of Islam; Shiite and Sunni, killing one another. The description continues in Chapter 17.
Verse 3 describes this woman (religion) sitting on a scarlet colored beast; that red horse. Verse 5 describes her even further, “And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.” Verse 6 is the key that describes that religion as Islam, “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus;” Verse 16 answers the question of the rider on the red horse; how can one rider kill one another, himself?:
“And the ten horns (Islamic kings) which thou sawest upon the beast (Islam) these shall hate the whore (Islamic radicals) and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” (As they are doing today – killing each other.)
To answer the comment, ‘those who say they are Jews and are not’ refers to Muslims’ claim that they are descended from Ishmael. It’s a false claim; they are not.
Why are our leaders so ‘politically correct’ and morally corrupt that they continue to protect and promote this dangerous false religion that boasts they will kill everyone who refuses to become one of them? They proudly boast, “Death to America,” while Barack Obama continues to sing his love of Satan’s Islam; and supports their great mission. How dangerous is this? Islam is a cult, a dangerous cult established by Satan to destroy God and Christianity. It deserves no special religious protection.
Where are our great religious leaders who should be out front warning patriotic Americans, worshipers of God, and the rest of the world of this danger? Why aren’t they warning us to beware of Satan’s plan? Has Satan sealed their lips? Satan has exclaimed he will replace God; that for God, “that there should be time no longer.” (Revelation 10:6) It’s written perfectly obvious and perfectly clear! Where are they?
If Islam’s claim is to save the souls of its followers, then it would be a religion. But, since its exclaimed purpose is to destroy God, then in no way can it be considered a religion. Islam’s sole purpose is to destroy God. All Islam promises for salvation are those 72 virgins, and maybe a stud or two for the females. What else does Islam offer for everlasting salvation? Nothing!
What Have we Done to Ourselves?
This is the summary of a longer article I’m writing for another small book, or pamphlet. It helps explain the full purpose for the Book of Revelation, and asks the question: What have we done to ourselves? This is only the summary part of the longer article:
“In summary: what have we done to ourselves. We have allowed our government to assist, support and abet those who wish to destroy us. And, it has all been done in the name of ‘cooperation and peace.’ Peace is the greatest hoax that’s ever been exploited; and it’s been exploited to its greatness by the false claim of Satan’s children – those who call themselves Muslims. Their eyes and minds have been blinded by Satan’s deceptions and his goal to destroy God in heaven; and to take his place. Satan’s goal is identified and clearly announced in Revelation 10:6.
This reference is somewhat confusing because John is listening to voices of two angels; one speaking from heaven and one from the sea and the earth. When separated and interpreted the angel on the earth, Satan, announces that for God: “there should be time no longer.” This explains the full description and the full definition of Islam. Satan is determined to take God’s place by using Islam as his tool.
This describes the basic and fundamental story presented in Revelation. America and the Western world are helping Satan fulfill his goal by accepting and promoting the ungodly tenets of Islam. Chapter 2, Verse 20 warns us not to ‘sufferest’ that woman Jezebel. Further research in Revelation proves this name Jezebel represents that false religion – Islam. What have we done to ourselves!”
Beware of False Prophets
Revelation has an unusual design which has caused much confusion for many centuries. However, after understanding more of its intent then the design and organization get clearer. It begins with Christ presenting himself to John, confirming to John that he is the real God that has always been and will be for ever. In other words, He discounts the fact that others will try to impersonate Him and His power. He assures John they will be false gods; false prophets and false Jews, and to pay attention to know the difference.
These false Jews and false prophets introduced in the letters to the seven churches in Asia were those who worshiped and promoted that beast, that antichrist who rose from the sea. It’s the same beast given his great power by Satan. These seven letters written in the beginning of Revelation basically offer a table of contents for the remainder of Revelation. Although seemingly addressed to those seven ancient churches, that prophetic information was meant for and designed for all churches of all times; especially our current time when Islam is making its boldest attack to gain power over the whole world. That threat from Islam, that Satan who boasts he will replace God; that God will ‘have time no longer,’ is the prophetic story presented in the Book of Revelation.
Revelation gives three warnings or admonitions. First, is for those who worship God and believe in the real Christ to ‘hold fast’ to that faith. Second, is not to be fooled and deceived by false prophets who claim to be Christ and are not. When approached by these false claimants one should ‘turn and flee to the field.’ Third is the warning to be prepared for He will return at any time, and at a time not expected. ‘Be prepared not to be caught naked.’
Having this information, and understanding the implications will prepare one to become an Islamaknowbe; one who knows enough about this danger to resist the temptation to be drawn into its grasp; as was John when he saw the ‘wonder’ of it. An angel gave John the information to resist the temptation to awe at its wonder.
Becoming an Islamaknowbe will prepare you with that same defense; how to ‘know’ Islam’s full goal and motivation. Their goal is to defeat Christ. Their motivation is provided by Satan.
The Four Horses
In my new book, coming soon, I include descriptions and discussions of the ‘Four Horses of the Apocalypse.’ These are the white horse, the red horse, the black horse, and the pale (or green) horse. These were introduced as the first four of the seven seals were opened and as a beast said ‘come and see’ as each seal was broken. This is an excerpt which discusses only the first two horses; the white horse and the red horse. These are described at the beginning of Revelation, Chapter 6:
First is the white horse, which represents God; who will go forth to eventually conquer and prevail over evil. It begins, “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 (the one like a lion) saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
Many misinterpret this verse by believing since the rider had a bow that he was Satan going forth to conquer. However, this is not and cannot be the case. This rider represents God. God riding the white horse followed by riders in white raiment are described later in Revelation. And, we shouldn’t forget the voice of the lion, and the Lion of Ju’da who opened the seals. In this case, God was ‘going forth to conquer,’ for in the end He will prevail.
Second is the red horse, 6:3-4, “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast (the one like a calf) say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”
This entry introduces and initially identifies the Islamic religion. This will be expanded later in another article, but in simple terms three clues are given here. First, the second beast like a calf suggests this religion will eventually be defeated, slaughtered like a calf, as will Islam. Second, who has taken peace from the earth more viciously than Muslims?
Their horrible actions are taking place in all nations on earth. No other religion, group, or organization comes even close to committing the horror brought forth by Islam; even against itself. Third, that one rider – that one religion – kills one another every day especially in the Middle East. Their great sword gives them the ability to create horror all over the world. Even now that horror has become a vicious germ that’s determined to destroy everyone and everything good and kind within its view. Yes, ‘and that they should kill one another;’ even as a Muslim father mercilessly kills his beautiful young daughter in the name of ‘honor’ killing.
Islam is the rider of the ‘red horse’ of the Apocalypse. Its plan is to take peace from the earth. Our government, specifically Barack Obama, blindly supports and facilitates this plan.
The End of Days
I’m writing another article about Revelation, and I came across a section that had me stumped for awhile. After a long while, I finally interpreted it as probably the major point in Revelation that indicates Revelation, to some, describes the ‘end of time,’ which it doesn’t. Two verses, however, cause that suggestion. It’s Chapter 10, Verses 5 and 6:
“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Although this seems to be an angel saying ‘there should be time no longer,’ what it actually says is that the mighty angel Satan, when he was kicked out of heaven came down, raised his hand to heaven and swore that God’s time would be no more; that he would replace the Kingdom of God with his kingdom. Now, there’s another section that confirms this idea that Satan proclaimed war against God. That’s in Chapter 13, the first verse through verse 8.
The first verses describe the rise of the antichrist, Muhammad, and Islam. Verse 2 says, “And the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Then verses 6-8 finish that description:
“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
So, there is no definition in Revelation that the earth and time will exist no more. Revelation does not describe the end of the world as we know it. In fact the last Chapters, 21 (Verse 24) and 22 (Verse 2) describe the ‘healing of the nations’ after the great tribulation. Yep, teenagers from our future generations will still be acting like teenagers. I guess there’s no way we can change that! May God bless them for remaining true to who they are.
The Woman and the Other Woman
The ‘Dragon’ described in Revelation is alive and well; and he plans to destroy our world of peace and humanity as we cherish it under God. Satan first presented himself visibly in the Garden of Eden in the form of a serpent to seduce Eve to commit an action against God. The Book of Revelation tells the whole story of Satan, that serpent, as he continues trying to destroy God and take His place.
Now that serpent lives in the form of two coils adorned onto Barack Obama’s ring. This is the ring Obama has worn so proudly for many years. He even used it as his wedding ring. It can be viewed on the internet by simply inquiring, ‘Obama’s Ring.’ Of course, Satan lives everywhere in many souls, but he finds a comfortable home in a ring proudly adorned on Obama’s finger.
Okay, I realize my writings and comments about Revelation, Satan, Beasts, and the end times might be a little boring to some. Even with that understanding within myself, the subject is that important. It’s something I must continue to do because I have no choice. It’s like going fishing, hoping to catch a fish; not knowing if any fish are there. One day a fish might be there and it might be a really big fish. One with a goal of catching a fish must go fishing; as I must write hoping to spread more understanding about this growing danger of Satanic Islam.
The Bible, especially Revelation, makes it crystal clear. In my earlier writings and in my recent books, I have detailed the source of the term ‘crystal clear.’ There are many clues toward that clear understanding, especially in Revelation. Here I will present only two.
First, is the example of the ‘Massacre of the Innocents.’ This is explained in full detail in Matthew, Chapter 2. This is the story of the three wise men who didn’t return to King Herod to let him know the location of the new-born Jesus. Verse 13 continues the story:
“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt; and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” Then Verse 16 explained that Herod “was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem” that were two years old and younger. When Joseph was informed that Herod was dead, he returned to Israel, but still fearing for their life because Herod’s son had replaced him, he returned to Nazareth instead of Bethlehem. That’s why Jesus was later identified as a Nazarene. Now, let’s view that same event in Revelation to confirm that Chapter 12 identifies ‘that woman’ Christianity.
The first three verses introduce the ‘woman’ Christianity and the great red dragon ‘Satan.’ Then Verse 4 describes the danger from Satan (represented by Herod) “…and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5) And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6) And the woman fled into the wilderness, (Egypt) where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” In conclusion, could this be none other than the same event; therefore, this confirms that Revelation, Chapter 12 describes the birth and rise of that woman, ‘Christianity.’
Now we move into the second example, which is even more compelling. As we begin, please remember and keep in mind those ‘thousand two hundred and threescore days’ mentioned above. That represents three and a half years. (Time, times, and half a time.) In the case of this example, it’s 350 years.
Satan, and his accomplices, continued to persecute Christians another 350 years. That’s when at the end of that time, Verse14: “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” At the end of this 350 years, Constantine the ‘great’ adopted Christianity, and she was protected by Rome (the creation of the Roman Catholic Church) for another 350 years. What happened at the end of this combined time – 700 years? Chapter 13 explains, describing the rise of the first beast, the antichrist Muhammad. Islam emerged about 700AD. Chapter 13 continues with the description of Islam, at that time represented by Muhammad:
Chapter 13 begins: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. The mere fact that Muhammad claimed to be higher than Jesus is, in itself, the highest form of blasphemy. Muhammad claimed that, and Muslims today continue to make that false and blasphemous claim. Verse 6 adds: “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” Verse 7 continues the prophetic description: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” Now, let’s advance to Chapter 17 where this other woman, Islam, is described again:
Verse 6: “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus, and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” This was author John’s observation as he was guided by an angel to view the event of the woman riding the ‘scarlet colored beast.’
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Why Was Revelation Written?
While our focus is on the danger of radical Islamic terrorists as they kill their more docile brothers and sisters in the Middle East and threaten the rest of the Western world, including the United States; a more insidious monster sneaks in and imbeds itself within our nation with the intent to destroy our national heritage and great destiny from within. That sneaky, devious, and slimy monster is the Muslim Brotherhood. They plan to consume us with the process they call ‘Settlement.’
Some alert and knowledgeable Americans are aware of their devious threat and often express that danger in words. But the Muslim Brotherhood has prepared for that American defense. Those aware citizens who expose the insidious danger are attacked by those vicious defenders of the secret invasion; an organization called CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The words of ‘Islamaphobe’ and ‘Islamaphobic’ are their vicious swords wielded to destroy anyone who would expose their existence and their plan.
Those are words and accusations, such as ‘racist,’ against which there is no defense. As a result, the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to destroy us from within has little resistance. They have even worked their evil claws into high levels of Obama’s administration. Obama does not even resist or criticize them. Perhaps he prefers not to be called an ‘Islamaphobe.’
Many of us are aware they are here and what their plan is. We, the world, have been warned of their existence and their Satanic plans to destroy all that’s good in the world. The Bible book of Revelation makes is very clear – crystal clear. Revelation was written entirely to warn us of the danger of Islam. Islam’s ultimate goal is to replace God with Satan. It is written ‘crystal clear.’
For generations the book of Revelation in the Bible has been coded with such symbolism that it’s been very difficult to understand. Much of the source of that difficulty is because many words, situations, and conditions did not exist at the time Revelation was written. For example, words and descriptions such as: computers, airplanes, rockets, missiles and bombs did not exist at the time John wrote Revelation. But John’s writing did say that everything written in Revelation was written from an observation, and from interpretations, that were crystal clear. And after that clarity is understood, it becomes crystal clear that the entirety of Revelation was written to warn of the danger of Satan and his worshipers who call themselves Muslims.
Now, let’s understand this observation by interpreting a comment in Revelation that’s puzzled readers since it was written. A simple reading of the statement gives no clue as to its meaning; using the logic above presents a different conclusion. It makes the meaning crystal clear. Crystal clear means to see something or to understand something as it was meant to be – to understand the implication. Revelation begins with the introduction that what was to be written was seen by John. Verse 2 in the first chapter, speaking of John’s role, states:
“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all the things he saw.” The phrase ‘crystal clear’ means the writings are pure and are to be interpreted, for they fulfill an important message.
What is the source of the comment, ‘crystal clear?’ Could it be from Chapter 4, Verse 6, “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” Is this Christ’s way of saying ‘I know all and can see all, in the past and in the future – before and behind?’ Is his vision crystal clear?
Likely, this verse is to indicate the four beasts could see events ‘behind’ and into the future ‘before.’ This idea is further reinforced by Christ’s instruction to John in Verse 19, “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” Is this not: behind; things in the past, and before; things to come?
My recent book, ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam’ is a complete interpretation of the meanings in Revelation. And when interpreted it gives the full ‘crystal clear’ story of the beast, Satan, trying to replace God by using his servants and conspirators. Among those Devil worshipers are the beast, called the antichrist; the second beast, called the false prophet; and all the Islamic followers.
How can we defeat this Satanic monster? By becoming an Islamaknowbe. And one may become an Islamaknowbe by reading that book, ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam.’ This is a new book analyzing the complete book of Revelation. It was written to explain events of today; specifically as a warning about the beastly danger of rising Islam. That’s what Revelation is all about. Read it and you will completely understand the words and warning of Revelation. You will become an Islama’know’be, a powerful weapon to fight against those who wish to destroy us, by calling us other names until we yield. Who can argue with an Islamaknowbe; as we now enter into the Apocalypse?
America’s New Chamberlain
HE PROMISES PEACE AND SECURITY
I just heard John Kerry announce with glee that the agreement with Iran has been approved and that Iran would get the billions that had been frozen as sanctions against their Satanic regime. He assured everyone as he spoke that the world is now safer and that Iran would abide with their agreement – that covenant.
Those words sounded very familiar to what Neville Chamberlain, England’s Prime Minister of Appeasement, said about Adolph Hitler, just before Hitler began his atrocities against his neighbors. Words he said suggested a time of two or three months had been moved to at least a year. I don’t know what he meant by that. There’s a condition in the Bible that sounds very connected to this current situation – this agreement; this covenant. Although the times are uncertain as they are with this Iranian agreement, the conditions are very similar. It begins in Daniel 9:26:
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself; and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.” In this case the ‘prince’ refers to Satan; that leader of Islam. Verse 27 continues:
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Most who interpret this suggest this means an agreement will be made with the ‘prince’ for seven years; and in the midst of that covenant the prince’s forces will cause the oblation to cease (will stop the traditions of the church) and Jerusalem will be made desolate with that abomination – when Satan or his representative will occupy it. In effect, if the agreement is for seven years then one might suggest in the ‘midst’ of it Satan’s forces will abandon the covenant and will attack Israel in about three years and a half years.
Those of Israel are warned to immediately stop what they are doing and to ‘head for the hills.’ Matthew 24:17-21 gives that warning:
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judae’a flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the house top not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.”
To understand more about what will happen worldwide when this happens read my book ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam.’ Be prepared.
Satan’s Words Spoken Like a Lamb
Did you hear Obama’s speech last night? He said many words; but didn’t really say anything positive for Americans or Christians. Maybe that’s good; because it once again revealed his true self. Anyway, it once again suggested to me that he’s one of the three clearly described in Revelation. In my evaluation and opinion, Revelation has three main characters, and they are easy to identify.
First is Christ and Christianity. Chapter 12 reveals the birth of Jesus; the attempt by Herod to kill him (Verse 4;) the protection of Christianity by Constantine (Verse 14: two wings of a great eagle;) and the idea that Satan would continue to war against Christians (Verse 17.)
The other two main characters are introduced in Chapter 13. The first verse through Verse 8 describes the rise of the first beast, the antichrist. This clearly identifies Muhammad, who claimed to be higher than Jesus. This is the critical recognition of the antichrist. Then Verses 9-10 describe the death of the antichrist; in Revelation described as the beast. Verses 11-18 then introduce and describe the actions of the second beast, also known as the false prophet.
I can imagine this false prophet being none other than Barack Hussein Obama. The descriptions and his identity are too clear.
Verse 11 says he had two horns like a lamb, but spoke as a dragon. That clearly describes Obama. He talks peace, like a lamb, but his words never praise God, only Islam and Muhammad. Then Verses 12-16 say he ‘causeth’ recognition and support to the first beast. Finally, Verse 18 gives his description by name: ‘count the number of the beast.’ His name is made of 18 letters (6+6+6.) This spells BARACKHUSSEINOBAMA.
Islam Rides Red Horses
I’ve written about this before, but I feel it’s so important to understanding Islam that I must keep repeating it. It’s about understanding the danger of Islam that surrounds us; trying to totally consume us as world citizens. It’s not about the individuals who proclaim themselves Muslims. It’s about the fundamental concept of Islam itself; whereby Islam blasphemes God and Jesus, while worshiping Satan.
Certainly there are many good people who claim to be Muslims; but there is no good Islam. God recognizes this within His words in Revelation where He says, “And, I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.” That statement is repeated again and again in Revelation. Why is Revelation written in such detail against Islam; that Babylon and Mother of Harlots? The answer is quite simple: because Islam boasts such blasphemy against God, Christ, Jesus, and anything representing Christians and Jews.
Perhaps if Muslims accepted their own false religion on its own face without trying to destroy God’s real children, He would let them go their own way, with his blessed offer of salvation if they accept his open invitation. But, Islam will not do that. They are hell-bent to destroy anything related to the real God. I don’t think He likes that. That’s why John was directed to write the Book of Revelation.
Revelation references against no other religion. No other religion expresses such open contempt, criticism, blasphemy, and direct attack against Christians, Jews, and their founding source; God. Should He just stand by and do nothing? God says, in Revelation he will not tolerate it. He makes it very clear in his warning against that Jezebel who refuses to repent: (2:21-23)
“And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts; and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
How does He kill her children with death? It’s happening every day right before our eyes. Chapter 6, Verse 4, sets the stage: “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another.” Muslims are killing each other every day in the Middle East – and they will continue. Then Chapter 17, which gives the full description of Islam, adds beginning in Verse 16, how and why they will ‘kill one another:’
“These (the mother of harlots) shall hate the whore (the radical daughter of Islam) and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and give their kingdom unto the beast (Islam) until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”
In summary, God said he would kill their children with death; then describes that it will be done by them killing each other, as stated in Chapter 6. Isn’t Revelation a great story?
Warnings and Signals
This is an excerpt from my book, ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam.’ It’s on pages 151-152, in the section titled: Warnings and Signals.
“Okay, now that Christ has warned us through John’s writings to observe, to be aware, and to do something; what should those things be? He gave several clues throughout, with warnings to be prepared, pay attention, and don’t wait. And, putting the whole story into perspective, there are clearly some things he says we must do.
The first signal and suggestion came from the purpose of the black horse, presented by the beast with the face of a man. (Chapter 6) This wasn’t an obvious metaphor like those beasts who presented the other three horses; this was a man, which obviously suggested mankind things. When we think of man and mankind from the lessons of history, we must consider those many times of tribulation: weather, thirst, and starvation. The most direct clue was when a voice from the four beasts said, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” So, since the purpose for Revelation is to reveal; what has it revealed here?
Several more clues were very conspicuous throughout Revelation. The mention of hunger and thirst appeared many times. Added to that was the admonition to ‘hurt not the grass and the trees.’ What could this mean, putting all these admonitions and warning together? It means that during the time of tribulation there will be a severe shortage or absence of food during that great time; and possibly the need to burn grass and trees for heat. Understanding this is to understand the purpose for the Book of Revelation; it’s to warn us to prepare for difficult and harsh times. But, what should we do?”
Satan’s children, Muslims, are now killing one another in greater numbers in the Middle East. This was foretold three times in Revelation: Chapters 2, 6, 17. Recent events strongly suggest that killing ‘of one another’ attributed to the rider of the ‘red horse’ will soon increase. If that killing gets out of control, what world problems could that spark? Please consider and reflect upon those possibilities.
Our police departments could take care of future isolated individuals attacking us, as they do already. Or could that be the reason many leaders are now trying to decrease and eliminate the effectiveness of our great police departments throughout our nation. Please tell me that’s not also part of Alinsky’s grand revolution; to destroy America from within.
Now, there are many gun control zealots who proclaim our Founding Fathers established Article 2 of our Constitution when weapons (arms) were primitive and not very lethal. They claim that our modern weapons have so much firepower that they are a totally new consideration. Their argument is fallacious and can be easily challenged.
When they wrote Article 2, there were basically four types of personal weapons; rifles, pistols, knives, and bows and arrows. Our founders didn’t suggest since rifles were so dangerous that private individuals should only be allowed to keep and bear bows and arrows. They said ‘arms,’meaning arms to defend against foreign and domestic enemies; such as a tyrannical government. Certainly, they were aware that to defend against a tyrannical government, private citizens must have at least comparable weapons; not just bows and arrows, or knives.
Gun control zealots also claim that since we have so many guns in our society that we have more gun-related crime. This is also a blatant falsehood. Statistics prove otherwise; but they don’t like to use real statistics and proofs. Those zealots, functioning as useful idiots for their leaders, prefer to simply spout rhetoric from those they worship. Certainly, their gods would not lead them astray.
As a gun owner, even if your weapon is not registered; even if it’s an old family gun that’s passed down from generation to generation, the government will have the capability to identify you as a gun owner. How? That new NSA center in Bluffdale, UT has the capability to record all purchase transactions of every American citizen; especially if they use a credit card. Likely, any ammunition purchase, or the purchase of any weapon related item such as a holster or a shooting target, will also be reported instantly to the NSA center. This is dangerous to our freedom.
Not only will they know where every weapon exists in our nation, they will also know how many weapons you have and how much ammunition you have. When they come to confiscate it, they will know exactly what to take from you. This is the plan of the Alinskyites and their useful idiots. Simple research of popular names reveal who were followers or friends of Saul Alinsky. Two popular names might surprise you. They are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
A final and serious caution must be made regarding gun control. That is: every candidate for any political position in the United States, no matter how large or small the responsibilities of that position, must be asked his or her position on gun control. If there is any indication he or she supports gun control, that person should be considered one of Alinsky’s ‘Useful Idiots’ and should never be elected to any position of responsibility or authority – period! Gun control is one of the greatest dangers to our freedom.”
Roy Rogers Defeats Islam
There are two or three key chapters in the Book of Revelation that help explain Revelation’s message. It’s a simple story that, until decoded, seems most frustrating. In summary, it’s a story about the rise of Christianity, the birth of Islam, and the battle between the two.
Christ leads the Christian forces; Satan leads the Islamic forces. There’s a great battle at the end of the story where God wins. That great battle includes both conventional and nuclear forces. The result is a more pure and peaceful world which is described as that new Bride in the New Jerusalem sent from Heaven. Chapter 22 reveals the world will not be destroyed; because nations and leaders will still exist.
For an example, the story is like a Roy Rogers movie in the 1950s. There are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys win in the end. So, how are the good guys and the bad guys introduced and identified in Revelation?
Chapter 12 introduces God’s forces by explaining the birth of Christ. That was the ‘man child’ described in Verse 5. Then Verse 14 says He was protected by Rome 350 years later. Verse 17 says Satan would continue to make war against Christianity.
Chapter 13 introduces Satan’s forces (the bad guys) by describing the birth of two beasts. The first beast rises with seven heads and ten horns (continents and kingdoms) to blaspheme God. Verse 2 says Satan gave him his power and authority. This was the first beast, the antichrist Muhammad, who proclaimed he was higher than Jesus Christ. He had a wound to the head and was thought to be dead, but rose. That happened at the Battle of Uhud in 623AD. Verse 10 describes his death, then Verse 11 describes the rise of the second beast, also named the false prophet.
This ‘false prophet’ could well be Barack Obama. This person ‘causes’ things to happen, he doesn’t necessarily directly command things to happen. For example, he ‘caused’ the new caliphate to be created in the Middle East, he didn’t create that ‘image to the beast.’ And, could that ‘mark of the beast’ in the forehead simply mean those who have accepted Islam. The mark in the right hand could simply mean those who use their hands to fight for that false god; to kill innocent people. And, we should not forget that this second beast can be identified by the 18 letters that describe his name; described in Verse 18.
This story is introduced in the first two chapters of Revelation by seven letters to seven churches. The letters describe false prophets, those who claim they are Jews but are not, and that woman prophetess Jezebel. All three introduce Islam; that false religion.
God’s forces win in the end. Roy Rogers shoots the bad guys and attends the wedding of the good people. Maybe he even dances with the new bride. Now, enjoy the story in Revelation as you read it.
Are You Prepared?
Are you prepared? I saw an article in the newspaper this morning which reminded me of the urgency of considering being prepared for lengthy emergencies. I’ve been casually preparing for events that could happen during the time of tribulation described in Daniel and Revelation, and further detailed in my book ‘Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam.’ But there are also things that could happen earlier and for a shorter time. This is that article titled, ‘Intelligence Officials: IS Determined to Strike US This Year, By Deb Riechmann and Richard Lardner, Associated Press Washington, Feb 9, 2016. It reads:
“Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.
In testimony before congressional committees, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other officials described the Islamic State as the “pre-eminent terrorist threat.” The militant group can “direct and inspire attacks against a wide range of targets around the world,” Clapper said.
Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the Islamic State will probably conduct additional attacks in Europe and then attempt the same in the U.S. He said U.S. intelligence agencies believe IS leaders will be “increasingly involved in directing attacks rather than just encouraging lone attackers.”
So, what might be their target that could create the greatest damage? Another article titled, ‘Thousands Seen Dying If Terrorists Attack U.S. Power Grid’ by Brian Wingfield and Jeff Bliss, November 14, 2012 explains:
“Workers at computers for the California Independent System Operator Corp. in Folsom, California: An attack on the U.S. power grid could cause billions of dollars in damage, and thousands of deaths.” The article continues: “A terrorist attack on the U.S. power grid could be more destructive than superstorm Sandy, possibly costing hundreds of billions of dollars and leading to thousands of deaths, the National Academy of Sciences said. While such an event probably wouldn’t kill people immediately, it could cause widespread blackouts for weeks or months, according to a recently declassified report released today by the Academy. If it occurred during extreme weather, heat stress or exposure to cold may lead to “hundreds or even thousands of deaths.” The information continues:
“The U.S. electricity network consists of a complicated web of generators, high-voltage power lines, lower voltage lines that run to homes and businesses, substations and other gear to keep electricity flowing smoothly across the country. The National Academy of Engineering called the transmission and distribution system, or the grid, “the world’s largest integrated machine.”
Since 2007, the increased use of computerized systems, including so-called smart meters -- which give consumers greater control over their energy use -- highlights the need for vigilance against cyber attacks, David Owens, executive vice president of business operations at the Edison Electric Institute and a contributor to the study, said in a phone interview. “The grid is changing,” Owens said.
Threats to the network also include physical attacks on equipment that is often decades-old and lacks the technology to limit the effects of such an event, the study said.
Multiple Attacks: While a hurricane or ice storm usually only takes down distribution lines that utility crews can put back up, terrorists can disable transformers, which may take years to replace, said Alan Crane, a senior scientist who worked on the report. A well-planned operation could take out several substations, he said:
“It’s the multiple attacks that have the really scary consequences,” Crane said. Although the probability of such a conspiracy is low, the consequences “could just be really awful.”
The report raises questions about how a blackout would affect services including medical care, the water supply and the pumping of natural gas, which uses compressors powered by electricity, he said. “Living without electricity is one thing,” Crane said. “Living without water is something else.” End of article.
More information is provided in an article from wnd.com. The article is titled: ‘Expert: Imminent ISIS threat to U.S. Power Grid.’ Published 8/31/2014:
“ISIS terrorists pose an “imminent” threat to the U.S. electric grid with the capacity to coordinate a devastating assault on our nation’s infrastructure, warned a leading homeland security and terrorism expert in a radio interview Sunday.”
Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, and the House Armed Services Committee.
“There is an imminent threat from ISIS to the national electric grid and not just to a single U.S. city,” said Pry. Pry was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer.
Outlining the threat, Pry recalled a leaked U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report divulged this past March that coordinated terrorist attacks on just nine of the nation’s 55,000 electrical power substations could provoke coast-to-coast blackouts for up to 18 months.
Such an attack would mirror the devastating impact of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack without the need for any nuclear device or delivery system.
Speaking to Klein’s audience, Pry pointed specifically to the possibility of ISIS immediately hiring Mexican extremists such as the Knights Templar drug cartel, which last year successfully utilized guns and Molotov cocktails to attack numerous Mexican power stations, leaving 11 towns without electricity. “Now those guys are just across our southern border,” stated Pry. End of article.
So, in conclusion; would it not be a bad idea to be prepared – just in case, or for any survival emergency? For your information: individual water filters (commonly called straws) are available at most sports stores; portable solar ovens are available on eBay; and just a little extra food and other essentials might also be a good idea. I’ve tested the solar cookers; they really work. Be prepared – just in case.
Islam’s Plan to Destroy God
An Explanatory Memorandum
On the General Strategic Goal for the Group
In North America
This direct and bloody Islamic jihad against America and all Western civilizations, that anyone who doesn’t comply with radical Islamic ideology will be killed, is not the only Islamic war to control the United States and the rest of the world. There is also a more insidious plan to accomplish that ideological goal silently from within. Their plan is already well advanced in the United States. Many citizens know about it, but nothing is done to stop it. Barack Obama and his supporters seem to be facilitating this Islamic goal. This article from Discoverthenetworks.org gives an overview.
“In July 2007, seven key leaders of an Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) went on trial for charges that they had: (a) provided “material support and resources” to a foreign terrorist organization (namely Hamas); (b) engaged in money laundering; and © breached the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which prohibits transactions that threaten American national security. Along with the seven named defendants, the U.S. government released a list of approximately 300 “unindicted co-conspirators” and “joint venturers.” During the course of the HLF trial, many incriminating documents were entered into evidence. Perhaps the most significant of these was “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” by the Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram. Federal investigators found Akram’s memo in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
Written sometime in 1987 but not formally published until May 22, 1991, Akram’s 18-page document listed the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of dismantling American institutions and turning the U.S. into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by Akram and the Brotherhood as groups that could help convince Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Akram was well aware that in the U.S., it would be extremely difficult to promote Islam by means of terror attacks. Thus the “grand jihad” that he and his Brotherhood comrades envisioned was not a violent one involving bombings and shootings, but rather a stealth (or “soft”) jihad aiming to impose Islamic law (Sharia) over every region of the earth by incremental, non-confrontational means, such as working to “expand the observant Muslim base”; to “unif[y] and direc[t] Muslims’ efforts”; and to “present Islam as a civilization alternative.” At its heart, Akram’s document details a plan to conquer and Islamize the United States – not as an ultimate objective, but merely as a stepping stone toward the larger goal of one day creating “the global Islamic state.”
In line with this objective, Akram and the Brotherhood resolved to “settle” Islam and the Islamic movement within the United States, so that the Muslim religion could be “enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country.” Akram explained that this could be accomplished “through the establishment of firmly-rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built.” He urged Muslim leaders to make “a shift from the collision mentality to the absorption mentality,” meaning that they should abandon any tactics involving defiance or confrontation, and seek instead to implant into the larger society a host of seemingly benign Islamic groups with ostensibly unobjectionable motives; once those groups had gained a measure of public acceptance, they would be in a position to more effectively promote societal transformation by the old Communist technique of “boring from within.”
“The heart and the core” of this strategy, said Akram, was contingent upon these groups’ ability to develop “a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions.’ That is, by working synergistically they could complement, augment, and amplify one another’s efforts. Added Akram: “The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these seeds or ‘scattered’ elements into comprehensive, stable, ‘settled’ organizations that are connected with our Movement and which fly in our orbit and take orders from our guidance.” The ultimate objective was not only an enlarged Muslim presence, but also implementation of the Brotherhood objectives of transforming pluralistic societies, particularly America, into Islamic states, and sweeping away Western notions of legal equality, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.
Akram and the Brotherhood understood that in order to succeed in this endeavor, they needed to appeal to different strata of the American population in different ways; that whereas some people could be influenced by messages delivered from a religious perspective, others would be more responsive to messages delivered by educators, or bankers, or political figures, or journalists, etc. Thus, Akram’s blueprint for the advancement of the Islamic movement stressed the need to form a coalition of groups coming from the worlds of education; religious proselytization; political activism; audio and video production; print media; banking and finance; the physical sciences; the social sciences; professional and business networking; cultural affairs; the publishing and distribution of books; children and teenagers; women’s rights; vocational concerns; and jurisprudence.
By promoting the Islamic movement on such a wide variety of fronts, the Brotherhood and its allies could multiply exponentially their influence. Toward that end, the Akram/Brotherhood “Explanatory Memorandum” named the following 29 groups as the organizations they believed could collaborate effectively to destroy America from within – “if they all march according to one plan.” This is that plan:
“In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds, Prayers and peace be upon the master of the Messengers:
An Explanatory Memorandum
On the General Strategic Goal for the Group In North America 5/22/1991
1- An introduction in explanation
2- The Concept of Settlement
3- The Process of Settlement
4- Comprehensive Settlement Organizations
What might have encouraged me to submit the memorandum in this time in particular is my feeling of a “glimpse of hope” and the beginning of good tidings which bring the good news that we have embarked on a new stage of Islamic activism stages in this continent. The papers which are between your hands are not abundant extravagance, imaginations or hallucinations which passed in the mind of one of your brothers, but they are rather hopes, ambitions and challenges that I hope that you share some or most of which with me. I do not claim their infallibility or absolute correctness, but they are an attempt which requires study, outlook, detailing and rooting from you.
My request to my brothers is to read the memorandum and to write what they wanted of comments and corrections, keeping in mind that what is between your hands is not strange or a new submission without a root, but rather an attempt to interpret and explain some of what came in the long-term plan which we approved and adopted in our council and our conference in the year (1987).
Subject: A project for an explanatory memorandum for the General Strategic goal for the Group in North America mentioned in the long-term plan
1- The general strategic goal of the Group in America which was approved by the Shura Council and the Organizational Conference for the year  is "Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims' causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims' efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is." 2- The priority that is approved by the Shura Council for the work of the Group in its current and former session which is "Settlement." 3- The positive development with the brothers in the Islamic Circle in an attempt to reach a unity of merger. 4- The constant need for thinking and future planning, an attempt to read it and working to ‘shape’ the present to comply and suit the needs and challenges of the future. 5- The paper of his eminence, the General Masul, may God keep him, which he recently sent to the members of the Council.
In order to begin with the explanation, we must “summon” the following question and place it in front of our eyes as its relationship is important and necessary with the strategic goal and the explanation project we are embarking on. The question we are facing is: “How do you like to see the Islam Movement in North America in ten years?”, or “taking along” the following sentence when planning and working, “Islamic Work in North America in the year (2000): A Strategic Vision.”
Also, we must summon and take along “elements” of the general strategic goal of the Group in North America and I will intentionally repeat them in numbers. They are:
1- Establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood. 2- Adopting Muslims’ causes domestically and globally. 3- Expanding the observant Muslim base. 4- Unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts. 5- Presenting Islam as a civilization alternative. 6- Supporting the establishment of global Islamic State wherever it is.
It must be stressed that it has become clear and emphatically known that all is in agreement that we must “settle” or “enable” Islam and its Movement in this part of the world. Therefore, a joint understanding of the meaning of settlement or enablement must be adopted, through which and on whose basis we explain the general strategic goal with its six elements for the Group in North America.
This term was mentioned in the Group’s “dictionary” and documents with various meanings in spite of the fact that everyone meant one thing with it. We believe that the understanding of the essence is the same and we will attempt here to give the word and its “meanings” a practical explanation with a practical Movement tone, and not a philosophical linguistic explanation, while stressing that this explanation of ours is not complete until our explanation of “the process” of settlement itself is understood which is mentioned in the following paragraph. We briefly say the following:
Settlement: “That Islam and its Movement become a part of the homeland it lives in”. Establishment: “That Islam turns into firmly-rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built”. Stability: “That Islam is stable in the land on which its people move”. Enablement: “That Islam is enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country in which it moves”. Rooting: “That Islam is resident and not a passing thing, or rooted “entrenched” in the soil of the spot where it moves and not a strange plant to it”.
In order for Islam and its Movement to become “a part of the homeland” in which it lives, “stable” in its land, “rooted” in the spirits and minds of its people, “enabled” in the live of its society and has firmly-established “organizations” on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist” responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country. Among these keys and tools are the following:
1- Adopting the concept of settlement and understanding its practical meanings: The Explanatory Memorandum focused on the Movement and the realistic dimension of the process of settlement and its practical meanings without paying attention to the difference in understanding between the resident and the non-resident, or who is the settled and the non-settled and we believe that what was mentioned in the long-term plan in that regards suffices.
2- Making a fundamental shift in our thinking and mentality in order to suit the challenges of the settlement mission: What is meant with the shift - which is a positive expression - is responding to the grand challenges of the settlement issues. We believe that any transforming response begins with the method of thinking and its center, the brain, first. In order to clarify what is meant with the shift as a key to qualify us to enter the field of settlement, we say very briefly that the following must be accomplished:
A shift from the partial thinking mentality to the comprehensive thinking mentality.
A shift from the “amputated” partial thinking mentality to the “continuous” comprehensive mentality.
A shift from the mentality of caution and reservation to the mentality of risk and controlled liberation.
A shift from the mentality of the elite Movement to the mentality of the popular Movement.
A shift from the mentality of preaching and guidance to the mentality of building and testimony.
A shift from the single opinion mentality to the multiple opinion mentality.
A shift from the collision mentality to the absorption mentality.
A shift from the individual mentality to the team mentality.
A shift from the anticipation mentality to the initiative mentality.
A shift from the hesitation mentality to the decisiveness mentality.
A shift from the principles mentality to the programs mentality.
A shift from the abstract ideas mentality the true organizations mentality [This is the core point and the essence of the memorandum].
3- Understanding the historical stages in which the Islamic Ikhwani activism went through in this country: The writer of the memorandum believes that understanding and comprehending the historical stages of the Islamic activism which was led and being led by the Muslim Brotherhood in this continent is a very important key in working towards settlement, through which the Group observes its march, the direction of its movement and the curves and turns of its road. We will suffice here with mentioning the title for each of these stages [The title expresses the prevalent characteristic of the stage] [Details maybe mentioned in another future study]. Most likely, the stages are:
A- The stage of searching for self and determining the identity.
B- The stage of inner build-up and tightening the organization.
C- The stage of mosques and the Islamic centers.
D- The stage of building the Islamic organizations - the first phase.
E- The stage of building the Islamic schools - the first phase.
F- The stage of thinking about the overt Islamic Movement - the first phase.
G- The stage of openness to the other Islamic movements and attempting to reach a formula for dealing with them - the first phase.
H- The stage of reviving and establishing the Islamic organizations - the second phase.
We believe that the Group is embarking on this stage in its second phase as it has to open the door and enter as it did the first time.
4-Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
5-Understanding that we cannot perform the settlement mission by ourselves or away from people: A mission as significant and as huge as the settlement mission needs magnificent and exhausting efforts. With their capabilities, human, financial and scientific resources, the Ikhwan will not be able to carry out this mission alone or away from people and he who believes that is wrong, and God knows best. As for the role of the Ikhwan, it is the initiative, pioneering, leadership, raising the banner and pushing people in that direction. They are then to work to employ, direct and unify Muslims’ efforts and powers for this process. In order to do that, we must possess a mastery of the art of “coalitions”, the art of “absorption” and the principles of “cooperation”.
6-The necessity of achieving a union and balanced gradual merger between private work and public work: We believe that what was written about this subject is many and is enough. But, it needs a time and a practical frame so that what is needed is achieved in a gradual and a balanced way that is compatible with the process of settlement.
7-The conviction that the success of the settlement of Islam and its Movement in this country is a success to the global Islamic Movement and a true support for the sought-after state, God willing:
There is a conviction – with which this memorandum disagrees – that our focus in attempting to settle Islam in this country will lead to negligence in our duty towards the global Islamic Movement in supporting its project to establish the state. We believe that the reply is in two segments: One – The success of the Movement in America in establishing an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness will be the best support and aid to the global Movement project. And the second – is the global Movement has not succeeded yet in “distributing roles” to its branches, stating what is the needed from them as one of the participants or contributors to the project to establish the global Islamic state. The day this happens, the children of the American Ikhwani branch will have far-reaching impact and positions that make the ancestors proud.
8-Absorbing Muslims and winning them with all of their factions and colors in America and Canada for the settlement project, and making it their cause, future and the basis of their Islamic life in this part of the world: This issues requires from us to learn “the art of dealing with the others”, as people are different and people in many colors. We need to adopt the principle which says, “Take from people… the best they have”, their best specializations, experiences, arts, energies and abilities. By people here we mean those within or without the ranks of individuals and organizations. The policy of “taking” should be with what achieves the strategic goal and the settlement process. But the big challenge in front of us is: how to connect them all in “the orbit” of our plan and “the circle” of our Movement in order to achieve “the core” of our interest. To me, there is no choice for us other than alliance and mutual understanding of those who desire from our religion and those who agree from our belief in work. And the U.S. Islamic arena is full of those waiting…., the pioneers.
What matters is bringing people to the level of comprehension of the challenge that is facing us as Muslims in this country, conviction of our settlement project, and understanding the benefit of agreement, cooperation and alliance. At that time, if we ask for money, a lot of it would come, and if we ask for men, they would come in lines. What matters is that our plan is “the criterion and the balance” in our relationship with others.
Here, two points must be noted; the first one: we need to comprehend and understand the balance of the Islamic powers in the U.S. arena [and this might be the subject of a future study]. The second point: what we reached with the brothers in “ICNA” is considered a step in the right direction, the beginning of good and the first drop that requires growing and guidance.
9-Re-examining our organizational and administrative bodies, the type of leadership and the method of selecting it with what suits the challenges of the settlement mission: The memorandum will be silent about details regarding this item even though it is logical and there is a lot to be said about it.
10-Growing and developing our resources and capabilities, our financial and human resources with what suits the magnitude of the grand mission: If we examined the human and the financial resources the Ikhwan alone own in this country, we and others would feel proud and glorious. And if we add to them the resources of our friends and allies, those who circle in our orbit and those waiting on our banner, we would realize that we are able to open the door to settlement and walk through it seeking to make Almighty God’s word the highest.
11-Utilizing the scientific method in planning, thinking and preparation of studies needed for the process of settlement: Yes, we need this method, and we need many studies which aid in this civilization Jihadist operation. We will mention some of them briefly:
The history of the Islamic presence in America.
The history of the Islamic Ikhwani presence in America.
Islamic movements, organizations and organizations: analysis and criticism.
The phenomenon of the Islamic centers and schools: challenges, needs and statistics.
Muslim and Arab communities.
The U.S. society: make-up and politics.
The U.S. society’s view of Islam and Muslims… And many other studies which we can direct our brothers and allies to prepare, either through their academic studies or through their educational centers or organizational tasking. What is important is that we start.
12-Agreeing on a flexible, balanced and a clear “mechanism” to implement the process of settlement within a specific, gradual and balanced “time frame” that is in-line with the demands and challenges of the process of settlement.
13-Understanding the U.S. society from its different aspects an understanding that “qualifies” us to perform the mission of settling our Dawa’ in its country “and growing it” on its land.
14-Adopting a written “jurisprudence” that includes legal and movement bases, principles, policies and interpretations which are suitable for the needs and challenges of the process of settlement.
15-Agreeing on “criteria” and balances to be a sort of “antennas” or “the watch tower” in order to make sure that all of our priorities, plans, programs, bodies, leadership, monies and activities march towards the process of the settlement.
16-Adopting a practical, flexible formula through which our central work complements our domestic work.
17-Understanding the role and the nature of work of “The Islamic Center” in every city with what achieves the goal of the process of settlement: The center we seek is the one which constitutes the “axis” of our Movement, the “perimeter” of the circle of our work, our “balance center”, the “base” for our rise and our “Dar al-Arqam” to educate us, prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” of our prayers.
This is in order for the Islamic center to turn – in action not in words – into a seed “for a small Islamic society” which is a reflection and a mirror to our central organizations. The center ought to turn into a “beehive” which produces sweet honey. Thus, the Islamic center would turn into a place for study, family, battalion, course, seminar, visit, sport, school, social club, women gathering, kindergarten for male and female youngsters, the office of the domestic political resolution, and the center for distributing our newspapers, magazines, books and our audio and visual tapes.
In brief we say: we would like for the Islamic center to become “The House of Dawa’” and “the general center” in deeds first before name. As much as we own and direct these centers at the continent level, we can say we are marching successfully towards the settlement of Dawa’ in this country.
Meaning that the “center’s” role should be the same as the “mosque’s” role during the time of God’s prophet, God’s prayers and peace be upon him, when he marched to “settle” the Dawa’ in its first generation in Madina. from the mosque, he drew the Islamic life and provided to the world the most magnificent and fabulous civilization humanity knew.
This mandates that, eventually, the region, the branch and the Usra turn into “operations rooms” for planning, direction, monitoring and leadership for the Islamic center in order to be a role model to be followed.
18-Adopting a system that is based on “selecting” workers, “role distribution” and “assigning” positions and responsibilities is based on specialization, desire and need with what achieves the process of settlement and contributes to its success.
19-Turning the principle of dedication for the Masuls of main positions within the Group into a rule, a basis and a policy in work. Without it, the process of settlement might be stalled [Talking about this point requires more details and discussion].
20-Understanding the importance of the “Organizational” shift in our Movement work, and doing Jihad in order to achieve it in the real world with what serves the process of settlement and expedites its results, God Almighty’s willing: The reason this paragraph was delayed is to stress its utmost importance as it constitutes the heart and the core of this memorandum. It also constitutes the practical aspect and the true measure of our success or failure in our march towards settlement. The talk about the organizations and the “organizational” mentality or phenomenon does not require much details. It suffices to say that the first pioneer of this phenomenon was our prophet Mohamed, God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon him, as he placed the foundation for the first civilized organization which is the mosque, which truly became “the comprehensive organization”. And this was done by the pioneer of the contemporary Islamic Dawa’, Imam martyr Hasan al-Banna, may God have mercy on him, when he and his brothers felt the need to “re-establish” Islam and its movement anew, leading him to establish organizations with all their kinds: economic, social, media, scouting, professional and even the military ones. We must say that we are in a country which understands no language other than the language of the organizations, and one which does not respect or give weight to any group without effective, functional and strong organizations.
It is good fortune that there are brothers among us who have this “trend”, mentality or inclination to build the organizations who have beat us by action and words which leads us to dare say honestly what Sadat in Egypt once said, “We want to build a country of organizations” – a word of right he meant wrong with. I say to my brothers, let us raise the banner of truth to establish right “We want to establish the Group of organizations”, as without it we will not able to put our feet on the true path.
And in order for the process of settlement to be completed, we must plan and work from now to equip and prepare ourselves, our brothers, our apparatuses, our sections and our committees in order to turn into comprehensive organizations in a gradual and balanced way that is suitable with the need and the reality. What encourages us to do that - in addition to the aforementioned -is that we possess "seeds" for each organization from the organization we call for.
All we need is to tweak them, coordinate their work, collect their elements and merge their efforts with others and then connect them with the comprehensive plan we seek.
For instance, We have a seed for a “comprehensive media and art” organization: we own a print + advanced typesetting machine + audio and visual center + art production office + magazines in Arabic and English [The Horizons, The Hope, The Politicians, Ha Falastine, Press Clips, al-Zaytouna, Palestine Monitor, Social Sciences Magazines…] + art band + photographers + producers + programs anchors + journalists + in addition to other media and art experiences”. Another example:
We have a seed for a “comprehensive Dawa’ educational” organization: We have the Daw’a section in ISNA + Dr. Jamal Badawi Foundation + the center run by brother Hamed al-Ghazali + the Dawa’ center the Dawa’ Committee and brother Shaker al-Sayyed are seeking to establish now + in addition to other Daw’a efforts here and there…”. And this applies to all the organizations we call on establishing.
The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these seeds or “scattered” elements into comprehensive, stable, “settled” organizations that are connected with our Movement and which fly in our orbit and take orders from our guidance. This does not prevent – but calls for – each central organization to have its local branches but its connection with the Islamic center in the city is a must.
What is needed is to seek to prepare the atmosphere and the means to achieve “the merger” so that the sections, the committees, the regions, the branches and the Usras are eventually the heart and the core of these organizations. Or, for the shift and the change to occur as follows:
1- The Movement Department + The Secretariat Department
2- Education Department + Dawa'a Com.
3- Sisters Department
4- The Financial Department + Investment Committee + The Endowment
5- Youth Department + Youths Organizations Department
6- The Social Committee + Matrimony Committee + Mercy Foundation
7- The Security Committee
8- The Political Depart. + Palestine Com.
9- The Group's Court + The Legal Com.
10-Domestic Work Department
11- Our magazines + the print + our art band
12- The Studies Association + The Publication House + Dar al-Kitab
13- Scientific and Medial societies
14- The Organizational Conference
15- The Shura Council + Planning Com.
16- The Executive Office
17- The General Masul
18- The regions, branches & Usras
The Organizational & Administrative Organization -The General Center
Dawa’ and Educational Organization
The Women’s Organization
The Economic Organization
The Social Organization
The Security Organization
The Political Organization
The Judicial Organization
Its work is to be distributed to the rest of the organizations
The Media and Art Organization
The Intellectual & Cultural Organization
Scientific, Educational & Professional Organization
The Islamic-American Founding Conference
The Shura Council for the Islamic-American Movement
The Executive Office of the Islamic-American Movement
Chairman of the Islamic Movement and its official Spokesman
Field leaders of organizations & Islamic centers
We would then seek and struggle in order to make each one of these above-mentioned organizations a “comprehensive organization” throughout the days and the years, and as long as we are destined to be in this country. What is important is that we put the foundation and we will be followed by peoples and generations that would finish the march and the road but with a clearly-defined guidance.
And, in order for us to clarify what we mean with the comprehensive, specialized organization, we mention here the characteristics and traits of each organization of the “promising” organizations.
1-From the Dawa' and educational aspect [The Dawa* and Educational Organization]: to include:
The Organization to spread the Dawa’ (Central and local branches).
An institute to graduate Callers and Educators.
Scholars, Callers, Educators, Preachers and Program Anchors.
Art and communication technology, Conveyance and Dawa’.
A television station.
A specialized Dawa’ magazine.
A radio station.
The Higher Islamic Council for Callers and Educators.
The Higher Council for Mosques and Islamic Centers.
Friendship Societies with the other religions… and things like that.
2-Politically [The Political Organization]: to include:
A central political party.
Local political offices.
Relationships and alliances.
The American Organization for Islamic Political Action
Advanced Information Centers….and things like that.
3-Media [The Media and Art Organization: to include:
A daily newspaper,
Weekly, monthly and seasonal magazines.
Audio and visual centers.
A magazine for the Muslim child.
A magazine for the Muslim woman.
A print and typesetting machines.
A production office.
A photography and recording studio
Art bands for acting, chanting and theater.
A marketing and art production office… and things like that.
4-Economically [The Economic Organization!: to include:
An Islamic Central bank.
An organization for interest-free loans…. and things like that.
5-Scientifically and Professionally [The Scientific. Educational and Professional Organization]: to include:
Scientific research centers.
Technical organizations and vocational training.
An Islamic university.
A council for education and scientific research.
Centers to train teachers.
Scientific societies in schools.
An office for academic guidance.
A body for authorship and Islamic curricula…. and things like that.
6-Culturally and Intellectually [The Cultural and Intellectual Organization]: to include:
A center for studies and research.
Cultural and intellectual foundations such as [The Social Scientists Society – Scientists and Engineers Society….].
An organization for Islamic thought and culture.
A publication, translation and distribution house for Islamic books.
An office for archiving, history and authentication
The project to translate the Noble Quran, the Noble Sayings….and things like that.
7-Socially [ The Social-Charitable Organization]: to include:
Social clubs for the youths and the community’s sons and daughters
Local societies for social welfare and the services are tied to the Islamic centers
The Islamic Organization to Combat the Social Ills of the U.S. Society
Islamic houses project
Matrimony and family cases office….and things like that.
8-Youths [The Youth Organization!: to include:
Central and local youths foundations.
Sports teams and clubs
Scouting teams….and things like that.
9-Women [The Women Organization]: to include:
Central and local women societies.
Organizations of training, vocational and housekeeping.
An organization to train female preachers.
Islamic kindergartens…and things like that.
10-Organizationally and Administratively [The Administrative and Organizational Organization!: to include:
An institute for training, growth, development and planning
Prominent experts in this field
Work systems, bylaws and charters fit for running the most complicated bodies and organizations
A periodic magazine in Islamic development and administration.
Owning camps and halls for the various activities.
A data, polling and census bank.
An advanced communication network.
An advanced archive for our heritage and production….and things like that.
11-Security [The Security Organization!: to include:
Clubs for training and learning self-defense techniques.
A center which is concerned with the security issues [Technical, intellectual, technological and human]….and things like that.
12-Legally [The Legal Organization]: to include:
A Central Jurisprudence Council.
A Central Islamic Court.
Muslim Attorneys Society.
The Islamic Foundation for Defense of Muslims’ Rights…and things like that. And success is by God.
A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends (Imagine if they all march according to one plan!!!)
ISNA – ISAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
MSA – MUSLIM STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION
MCA – THE MUSLIM COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION
AMSS – THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SOCIAL SCIENTISTS
AMSE – THE ASSN OF MUSLIM SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
IMA – ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
ITC – ISLAMIC TEACHING CENTER
NAIT – NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST
FID – FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IHC – ISLAMIC HOUSING COOPERATIVE
ICD – ISLAMIC CENTERS DIVIDION
ATP – AMERICAN TRUST PUBLICATIONS
AVC – AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER
IBS – ISLAMIC BOOK SERVICE
MBA – MUSLIM BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION
MYNA – MUSLIM YOUTH OF NORTH AMERICA
IFC – ISNA FIQH COMMITTEE
IPAC – ISNA POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE
IED – ISLAMIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
MAYA – MUSLIM ARAB YOUTH ASSOCIATION
MISG – MALASIAN ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP
IAP – ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION FOR PALESTINE
UASR – UNITED ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES AND RESEARCH
OLF – OCCUPIED LAND FUND
MIA – MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
ICNA – ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA
BMI – BAITUL MAL INC
IIIT – INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC THOUGHT
IIC – ISLAMIC INFORMATION CENTER
CAIR – COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS
This is the Islamic plan for their ‘silent Jihad.’ It’s already well-advanced in our nation. And, too many are turning their backs and closing their eyes; and closing their ears not to see it, hear it, or understand it. Our national leaders are not only refusing to challenge this silent Jihad, they seem to be encouraging it and supporting it. The next chapter gives examples of this insidious silent jihad to destroy Christianity in America and the entire Western World.
Islam’s Rise to Power
Islam began as worship to a pagan god. John’s letters were not intended only for those Christians in the churches in Asia at that time. All seven letters to those seven churches are as important today as they were at the time they were written; even more important because they have more meaning and focus today. Summarized, they say: “Those who have an ear, pay attention and don’t be deceived away from your faith.” Much of the following information from John regarded the Islamic religion. Where did that religion start?
Roddy Newman from Islam-Watch.org, published this article on 11 October, 2011, titled: Allah Was Originally a Pre-Muslim Arabian Moon God:
“When Islamists engage in terrorism, or use political power to introduce Sharia law, they do so because they have faith in Allah, allegedly the Omnipotent God. So, it is important to explain to them that Allah was originally a pre-Muslim Arabian “Moon god”. Modern Islamists, of course, have no idea that they worship a “Moon god”; instead they see Allah as a God, Who is the Creator of the universe. But their delusion does not alter the fact that Allah was originally a lunar deity as I will now explain.
To this day, Allah’s “Moon god” origins are visible on the tops of countless mosques, for example on the tops of the twin towers of the Great Mosque in Mecca, where you can see the “crescent Moon” symbol, which represented the “Moon god” in the Ancient Middle East. The crescent Moon symbol is also on the top of the Maqam Ibrahim structure beside Mecca’s Kaba shrine, which is the holiest place in the world for Muslims. Finally, the same symbol is on the flags of some mostly-Muslim nations (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan), on the flag which Libya’s National Transitional Council have adopted, and on the sides of the ambulances which the Muslim equivalent of the Red Cross (the Red Crescent) operate, though those flags, and the Red Crescent emblem, were thought up long after Muslims began putting symbols of Allah the Moon god on the tops of their early mosques, and are thus, unlike those mosques, not proof of Allah’s Moon god origins.
Like the pre-Christian Roman Empire, which was run by people, who worshiped outer space deities like Jupiter and Mars, pre-Muslim Middle Eastern peoples worshiped heavenly bodies like the Moon, because they were in awe of the big objects they saw in outer space, and did not know what they were, as they did not have modern astronomical knowledge, which led them to decide that the big objects in outer space were deities who should be worshiped. End of article.
This is another article from billionbibles.org describing Islam’s moon god. It’s from this link:
“In the Ancient Middle East, worship of the Moon god under such names as Suen and Sin (and of course Allah) was common, so common in fact that the writers of “The Old Testament” felt the need to condemn lunar deity worship in several places (Deuteronomy 4:19, and 17:3, II Kings 21:3 and 5, and 23:5, Jeremiah 8:2, and 19:13, and Zephaniah 1:5). The scorching summer heat of that part of the world, possibly made many locals decide that the Sun, which was worshiped as a god or goddess in other places, was not their big friend in outer space, unlike the Moon god who appeared during the night, when the heat of the day abated.
The worship of the “Moon god” continued into the Christian era in pre-Muslim Arabia, where people in Mecca worshiped their lunar deity, Allah, at the Kaba shrine. Many gods and goddesses were worshiped in pre-Islamic Mecca, but Allah, who was seen as the father of other gods and goddesses, was the Supreme Deity.
The Kaba shrine contains a famous black meteorite, which landed at the site of what became Mecca. Pre-Muslim Arabians revered the space rock, as they did not know what meteorites were, which led them to believe that their Supreme Deity had sent them the rock. So, they built the Kaba shrine to Allah at the meteorite’s impact site. Mecca then developed around the Moon god’s shrine, because the desert Bedouins made pilgrimages to the place, where they thought Allah had sent them a space rock.
The fact that Muslims regard what was primarily a shrine to a pre-Muslim lunar deity as their holiest place is, of course, further proof that Allah was originally a “Moon god”. Why did Mohammed not build a new shrine for the God of his new religion instead of simply taking over one, which was already devoted to Allah the “Moon god”?
The fact that, to this day, when Muslims make their pilgrimage to Mecca, they kiss or touch the black meteorite in the Kaba, which is yet more proof that Allah was originally a lunar deity. Why did Mohammed not create a new “holy relic” for Muslims to kiss or touch, instead of telling them to kiss or touch Allah the Moon god’s “holy relic”?
Although the word “Allah” simply means “God”, the fact that Muhammad did not invent a new name for his new Muslim god when he invented Islam is, of course, even more proof that Allah was originally a lunar deity. There is no debate about the fact that the Moon god worshiping Meccans referred to their supreme deity as Allah before Mohammed, which is why a man called Abd-Allah – meaning “servant of Allah”, or “slave of Allah” – lived in Mecca before Muhammad and that man was very likely Muhammad’s father.
He was presumably called Abd-Allah, because his Banu Hashim clansmen of the Quraysh tribe were pious devotees of their Moon god, as they were in charge of looking after the Kaba shrine.
Abd-Allah was not given a new Muslim name after Muhammad invented Islam, because Abd-Allah died 6 months before Muhammad was born. Moreover, even Muhammad had given one of his sons the name Abd-Allah well before he began inventing Islam at the age of 40 by writing the “Koran.” End of article.
More about the Islamic Moon God titled: Allah Moon God Is Allah the God of the Bible, or is Allah the moon god of ancient pagan Arabia? comes from:
It begins, “While “Allah” could refer to God literally, the Allah of Islam is the moon god of ancient pagan Arabia.
The Arabic word for “god” is “ilah”, while “al” is the Arabic for “the”. Therefore, “Allah” combines “al” with “ilah” and removes the “i”, to literally means, “the god”.
But much like “YHWH/Yahweh/Jehovah” is the personal name of the God of the Bible, “Allah” was also the personal name given to the moon god, the highest of the 360 pagan idols worshipped in Mecca, Muhammad’s home town. What evidence is there that Islam’s “Allah” is the pagan moon god of ancient Mecca?
Consider what the pagan Arabians did to worship their moon god, Allah; they prayed while bowing towards K’abah, the “house of Allah” in Mecca that houses a meteorite – a stone from space – several times a day, visited it once a year, and walked around it several times during their visit.
Kabah Hajj – To worship their Allah today:
• – Muslims pray bowing towards the K’abah in Mecca five times a day.
• – About two million Muslims visit Mecca every year and walk around the K’abah (the black cube, which is 40 feet tall, on the right).
• – The Muslim “holy” month of Ramadan starts at the sighting of a new crescent moon.
• – Perched atop churches across the world is the cross, the symbol of the sacrifice made by our God. Perched atop mosques across the world is the crescent moon, the symbol of Allah whom Muhammad chose as the god of Islam.
When confronted with the details above, Muslim typically re-assert that “Allah” still means “al” + “ilah” – i.e., “the” + “god” – and is same as the God of the Bible, not the moon god of pagan Mecca. They even point out that Arabic Christian Bibles uses “Allah” to refer to God.
The “Allah” in the current Arabic Christian Bibles is literally “the God” and does refer to the God of the Bible. Advise Muslims that if this is really the “Allah” they are worshipping, then they should stop bowing down toward a meteorite five times a day and the crescent moon should neither start their “holy” month of Ramadan nor top their mosques. If the Allah they are worshipping is the God of the Bible, then they should worship Him as the Bible instructs.” End of article.
What is the source of Islam, and how did it rise to power to challenge God, Christianity, and all those who respect the kind reality of humanity? The basic tenets of Islam are in direct opposition to the concepts of Christianity; and the God that formed that idea of redemption and salvation. The opposition, that great war against God began when Satan was removed from Heaven by the Angel Gabriel and his angel group. That war is clearly identified and described in Revelation once the key to understanding the coded words in Revelation are de-coded. Once the scattered fragments in the jigsaw puzzle are put into place, the picture stares one right in the eyes. The story begins in Chapter 12.
Basically, Chapter 12 describes the birth of Jesus; and of Christianity to follow. In this case, Christianity is described as a woman in the first verse, “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” The next verse described Christianity as preparing for birth, of Jesus, and it was a painful trial. While that was happening it appears Satan, an angel at that time, was determined not to let that event happen. This action is described in Verse 3:
“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Verse 4 continues Satan’s description and plan:
“And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as he was born.”
Two important events happened at this time. First, Satan, in form of Herod tried to kill Jesus as soon as he was born; in an events later called the ‘Massacre of the Innocents.’ Herod (Satan) failed; then Jesus was quickly taken to Egypt for safety. While this event took place on earth, another event took place in heaven. This is described beginning in Verse 7:
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels (his angels were those stars from heaven, the third of which he gathered with his tail); 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Then Verse 12 says those in heaven should rejoice with Satan’s removal, but gives the general warning to earth dwellers about Satan being on earth:
“Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Verse 13 concludes: “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.” In other words when Christianity was created as Jesus was born, Satan’s objective became to persecute Christianity. This is clearly stated in Verse 17:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” All Christians since that time are the ‘remnants of her seed.’
Simply stated; if you are a Christian Satan has promised to make war against you. Okay; now you might wonder how and why this is related to the deadly threat of Islam. That answer is all tied together right here in Revelation. So, we will continue; and the words make everything absolutely clear that Islam’s appointment and duty is to destroy God and Christianity. For that next connection, let’s move to Chapter 10.
In the first few verses John (the author of Revelation) describes his vision of an angel coming down from heaven holding a ‘little book’ in his hand. There was also a great noise the words of which he was told not to write by another voice from heaven. After further reading it was clear that God told John not to write the words of the angel that had come down from heaven. John was told to ‘Seal up those things…and write them not.’ Then Verse 5 begins the statement that many interpret as an announcement of ‘the end of time.’ But that’s not what it says. This statement is not an announcement of the end of time; it’s a statement by Satan that God’s time in heaven would end. These are the words from Verses 5 and 6:
“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.” Clearly, this was Satan’s proclamation that he would get revenge for getting cast out of heaven. He promised that God’s time in heaven would end. After Satan finished his promise to end God’s time in heaven, God told John to go and take the little book from that angel’s hand.
Verse 9 explains what happened next, “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he (the voice from heaven) said unto me, “Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey,10) And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey; and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
Clearly, this ‘little book’ is the one Islam calls its Koran; their holy book. It’s the basis for their claim that their religion is a religion of peace (sweet as honey) but when followed, the results are destructive and inhumane; which might be identified as bitter to humanity.
So far in this association to identify Islam as the tool Satan planned to use to destroy ‘God’s time in heaven’ we have reached the point of his promise to make war against God, mostly as his revenge for getting kicked out of heaven; and we know his plans to do it were written in that ‘little book.’ Now we must progress even further to make the direct connection with Islam and Satan. The first hint of a connection begins with the introductory location.
Remember where the angel representing Satan was introduced in Chapter 10? That began in Verse 5, “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth…” Chapter 13 introduced the beast that was to serve Satan in the same manner. The first verse reads, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” In both cases the word ‘sea’ refers to sea of humanity. The identification and association with Satan continues in Verse 2 after a brief description is given of the rising beast:
“…and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The next verse begins to identify that beast as Muhammad, the founder of Islam. This beast is also the one generally described elsewhere in the Bible and in common discussion as ‘the Antichrist.’
Considering the words above, ‘and upon his heads the name of blasphemy,’ this begins to assign the antichrist. The greatest blasphemy is that Muhammad claimed to take Christ’s position in relationship to God. This is the purest definition of an antichirst; in this case ‘the’ antichrist. This concept of the last antichrist, ‘the’ antichrist was considered in First John, 2:18, which asks:
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time.” This related and connected information helps answer John’s question. This information in Chapter 13 continues with Verse 3:
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast.” Here, John’s writing gave the first major clue as to the beast’s identity. Muhammad was wounded in his head by three arrows and his teeth were broken by rocks during the Battle of Uhud, in 623 AD. He fell as dead, but later surprised his military force, who had retreated, when he returned to the battlefield. The following verses describe Muhammad even further as a force from Satan, continuing in Verse 5:
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months, 6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Okay, we’re still not there yet; not at the final connection and juncture that brings everything together to confirm that Satan, Islam, Muhammad, the antichrist, and the followers of Muhammad are working off the same page. Islam is the force that represents Satan in current world events. This brings us to another place and another identity. The place is Asia Minor and the seven churches. John’s letters to the seven churches were revealed in the beginning chapters of Revelation. This background information above allows us to understand the meaning of verses in the beginning of Revelation. Let’s go back to Chapter 2 and connect this information with that above. This is a comment in John’s letter to the church at Ephesus. Verse 2 reads:
“I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.”
Without the background information given after this statement, this statement could not be interpreted. Who would claim they are apostles, and are not; especially in the day when apostles and other followers of Jesus and Jews were persecuted, prosecuted, and killed? Many assume the letters to the seven churches were written and directed only to those seven named churches. That’s not the case. Those letters were written for all churches and all Christians for all time. So, what could this warning about false apostles, clearly something in the future, mean?
It’s a warning about those who claim to be Jesus, or those who claim to take the place of Jesus; or even God. There’s another reference that specifically says these are antichrist. Before we go forward to connect that reference however, let’s consider another letter to another church which gives this same warning or admonition. This is to the church at Smyrna, reported in Verse 9:
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
Again, this is a warning to avoid and not believe those who try to persuade others to worship Satan by claiming to be followers and prophets of God; in other words they claim to be in the position of Jesus, or representing Jesus. They are liars and deceivers in service to Satan to eliminate God from heaven. Perhaps this is a good time to consider that Muslims claim to be Jews, descended from Abraham and Ishmael. It’s clear they are not descended from Jews. It’s also clear as this verse reports that they are blasphemers and liars. Okay, this is the second letter this admonition has been recorded, but there’s another one in another letter; but this one is more camouflaged. Let’s consider that letter to the church at Thyatira. This begins in Verse 20:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornications; and she repented not. 22) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts; and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
Now, before we explore further let’s pause and consider the connection of these three letters. First, they warn and admonish the churches not to be fooled by or accept false prophets, and false Jews who claim they are Jews or prophets for the purpose of removing their belief in the real Jesus and the real God. And, in many other parts within those letters it refers to ‘all’ churches, not just that one church. For an example, this letter to Thyatira addresses all churches. That includes us in our time.
But what about this letter that refers to that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess; how does she fit into this scheme? For this expanded answer we must forward to Chapter 17. First however, understand that there are two ‘women’ identified and described in Revelation. The first woman is Christianity, introduced and defined in Chapter 12. The only way to reveal the identity of Jezebel is to understand the woman in Chapter 17. Jezebel is that woman; Islam.
Remember this quote from above, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols?” This woman is identified again beginning with the first verse in Chapter 17:
“…I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” The words ‘woman’ and ‘fornication’ are the common references that bind the identity of this woman. Aha; now we move closer to the real identity of Jezebel.
Verse 3 draws the identity closer, “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” Verse 4 adds, “…having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” Again, we have this woman associated with abominations and fornication; the same as that woman Jezebel. Now, before we continue in Chapter 17 which gives the definitive identity of Jezebel, let’s pause and identify this ‘scarlet colored beast’ upon which this woman sat. For that connection we go to Chapter 6.
The first few verses in Chapter 6 present the information about the ‘Four Horses of the Apocalypse.’ The second of those horses is the red horse. The rider of the red horse is presented in Verse 4:
“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword.”
Now we return to Chapter 17 to learn what happens to this rider of the red horse, also identified as the scarlet-colored beast; and how that rider uses that sword to take peace from the earth and how he will kill one another. Isn’t it puzzling how one rider ‘will kill one another?’ As John writes from his vision from the words of Christ these answers become very simple. These answers also answer the question: who is the great Babylon. Many suggest Babylon is the ‘great sinful United States.’ God doesn’t agree with that conclusion.
Finally, Verses 5 and 6 explain who the woman riding the scarlet-colored beast is. It’s the woman Jezebel. This woman Jezebel is also the beast known as Islam. Let’s explore these two verses:
“And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.” Verse 6 pins the tail on the donkey: “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
Why is the verse definitive; how does it perfectly describe this beast, this woman, these women, as Islam? Because Islam is the only religion, the only beast, drunken with the blood of the saints and drunken with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. As written earlier Satan has given the beast with seven heads that rose from the sea the power to do that. Islam is that tool of Satan.
This chapter also answers two more questions presented above: how will God kill her children, and how will the rider of the red horse kill one another. These answers are also given in the same chapter.
Verse 16 continues, “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (The ten horns represent ten leaders of Islamic nations. The whore is the daughter of mother Babylon (Islam.) The whore represents the radicals who are being killed by the Islamic nations. Verse 17 explains how God will ‘kill her children.’ “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”
Verse 18 concludes: “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” That city described as Babylon.
First John, Chapter 4 gives definitive information on understanding false prophets and how they relate to antichrists. It gives the understanding of how so many have been deceived by Muhammad to worship a false god; those who would have opened their eyes and hearts might have been saved through the Grace of God. It begins in the first verse:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh of God: 3) and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
This answers another major question which is, ‘how does this make Muhammad the antichist?’ The answer: because Muhammad placed himself between Jesus Christ and God. He claimed to be on a higher order than the mere prophet, Jesus. This was the ultimate blasphemy, and it was the ultimate act of being an antichrist. That was by not recognizing Jesus Christ as the physical embodiment of God on earth.
As a result of following the teachings of Muhammad instead of accepting Jesus as the true Son of God, Muslims have condemned their souls from the Grace of heaven. But, through his everlasting Grace, God many times in the words of Revelation invites those lost souls to return to his everlasting and loving salvation. But, as Revelation also says, “They repented not.”
Many Muslims who worship have no idea the object of their worship. They pray to Allah, but are unaware that name is similar to the old pagan Moon god. They bow toward Mecca and aim their prayers at a black meteorite rock housed in a black cube building. Why do they aim toward that idol in Mecca when they claim to be praying to Allah in heaven? Isn’t God in heaven instead of in a black cube building in Mecca? If they are not praying to God in heaven then they are by definition praying to an idol in Mecca – are they not? Is their god by their choice; or has their god been selected for them and forced upon them? In Revelation, God still offers them the opportunity to repent; until suddenly it’s too late when He comes ‘as a thief in the night.’
Stages of Jihad
While one head of the evil serpent violently attacks us, and threatens more attacks against us, the other head slips in the back door to institutionalize its ugly evil. The Muslim Brotherhood had wide, deep and long tentacles that reach into every nook and cranny to destroy our freedom, our democracy, and our future well-being. These are those peaceful Muslims who slip in the front door, pretending to offer peaceful leaves; while at the same time preparing new beds for seeds of their radical brethren to spawn. And, there’s a standard process to their insidious encroachment.
According to Civilus Defendus ‘with a hat tip to Kali Politus’ at Wordpress.com, there’s a standard process of Islamic encroachment to occupy and take over a non-Islamic nation. The article is titled, ‘4 Stages of Islamic Conquest.’ This process is the action formula for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, described in the first chapter of this book.
Those four stages reported by Wordpress.com and the tactics to enforce or implement those stages are explained:
“The first stage is infiltration:
In this stage Muslims begin moving into non-Muslim countries. Their numbers gradually increase at first, and with little or no visible conflicts. Those conflicts that exist are, at first, very subtle. They begin to fit in and ask the host country to be more understanding since they are peaceful, and only victims or where they came from. They continue to claim they are peaceful, although more conflicts between cultures continue to rise. They appeal for more tolerance.
As the size and numbers of more Muslim families increase, they begin to increase in their population and influence; more mosques are built to support those larger populations. Then those mosques become the birthplaces to spread more Islam and to begin exclaiming the stronger Islamic ideologies, and more hatred for the host countries and the historical culture of those host countries.
Once partially established as a part of the community they claim they are being persecuted by ‘Islamophobia’ and increase their insistence that anyone using Islamophobia against them should be charged with a hate crime. Their further reaction is to threaten legal action against individuals and groups for discrimination and hate crimes. Finally, they propose more interfaith discussions for a better understanding between religions. This is the subterfuge toward more Islamic indoctrination to continue their settlement.” The Wordpress article continues:
“How many nations are suffering from Islamic infiltration? One? A handful? Nearly every nation? The Islamic leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood and others wish to dissolve each nation’s sovereignty and replace it with the global imposition of Islamic sharia law. Sharia law, based on the koran, sira and hadith, condemns liberty and forbids equality and is inconsistent with the laws of all Western nations. As the author and historian Serge Trifkovic states:
‘The refusal of the Western elite class to protect their nations from jihadist infiltration is the biggest betrayal in history.’”
The second stage is consolidation of power:
This is the phase, the stage where Muslim ‘settlers’ begin to make their presence more obvious; where they begin to demand more rights, more Islamic freedom, and more acceptance from the local society – although they try to separate themselves through that acceptance. This is as absurd as a Muslim female asking to be free in that Muslim society in which she exists. To stress this point further this is a good time to ask that question:
(If a Muslim female is subjected by Islamic doctrine to be assaulted, maimed, abused, disregarded as a human, and actually killed, in the name of Islam – how can Islam proclaim itself to be ‘The religion of Peace?’ No other religion, no other country, no other real human being in this world would consider those actions as acts of ‘peace.’ By its own writings and proclamations, Islamists destroy the foundational basis of their existence. How could terrorizing one person, a female, or a whole nation be considered an act of ‘peace?’)
That Wordpress article adds this list of accelerated activities by the new Muslim communities:
“Muslim immigrants and host country converts continue demands for accommodation in employment, education, social services, financing and courts.”
Even further: Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cells begin; There are increased efforts to convert alienated segments of the population to Islam; Muslim leaders revise history to create more Islam into our backgrounds, and they begin to destroy the real evidence that exposes what true Islam really is.
Other subversive and ‘settlement’ activities include: Increasing negative propaganda against Western history; sweeping up other anti-American groups to give more strength to their operations and tactics against American status-quo. They also begin to infiltrate school systems and other teaching and influencing areas to bring children into their Islamic ideology for continued expansion of their mission. Their settlement strategies and tactics never let up; they continue onward to fulfill that grand design of world Islamism.
They increase their charge to silence their non-Muslims detractors and opponents by intimidation and by other charges, such as blasphemy against Islam. They increase their emphasis and growing influence to push for more hate laws against those who oppose their plan and expose their real purpose; which is to make the land they occupy into a purely Muslim nation. According to their own writings and ideologies, they cannot be real Muslims if they stray from this final goal. Activities in this second stage also include the following:
Is there a pattern here? Theo van Gogh is murdered in the Netherlands for ‘insulting’ Islam; the Organization of the Islamic Conference demands ‘anti-blasphemy’ laws through the United Nations; France is set afire regularly by ‘youths’ (read Muslims); the rise of (dis-) honor killings…holocaust denial…anti-Semitism…deception re the tenets of Islam; hatred toward Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists. The pattern for all to see is the rise of Islamic intolerance and the covert/cultural jihad to remake host societies into sharia-compliant worlds – to remove host sovereignty and replace it with Islamic sharia law. Sharia law that condemns earthly liberty and individual freedom, that forbids equality among faiths and between the sexes, that rejects the concept of nations outside the global house of Islam, that of dar al-Islam.” That Wordpress article continues with an explanation of stage three of the Islamization process:
“The third stage is open war with leadership and culture:
The website www.thereligionofpeace.com keeps track of the number of violent jihad attacks as best it can. The site lists more than 14,000 attacks since September 2001. It is worth a visit. What is occurring, however, that is likely inestimable are events where Muslims are bullied by other Muslims for not being “Muslim enough,” where non-Muslims are intimidated into doing or not doing what they desire, where remnant populations are in a death spiral simply for being non-Muslim in a predominantly Muslim area. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists Animists and Atheists meet with death, property destruction or confiscation, forced conversion, rape, excessive taxation (the jizya), enslavement, riotous mobs and various other forms of Islam (in-) justice at the hands of Muslims in Sudan, Philippines, Kenya, Malaysia, India, etc. And let us not forget ‘death to Apostates’ the world over.
Stage 4: Totalitarian Islamic Theocracy:
Islam becomes the only religious-political-judicial-cultural ideology:
The House of Islam (“peace”), dar al-Islam, includes those nations that have submitted to Islamic rule, to the soul crushing, liberty-condemning, discriminatory law of Sharia. The rest of the world is in the House of War, dar al-harb, because it does not submit to Sharia, and exists in a state of rebellion or war with the will of ‘Allah.’ No non-Muslim state or its citizens are “innocent,” and remain viable targets of war for not believing in ‘Allah.’
The Christian, Jewish, Coptic, Hindu and Zoroastrian peoples of the world have suffered under subjugation for centuries. The Dhimmi-esque are forbidden to construct houses of worship or repair existing ones, economically crippled by the heavy jizya (tax), socially humiliated, legally discriminated against, criminally targeted and generally kept in a permanent state of weakness, fear and vulnerability by Islamic governments.
It should be noted that forced conversions (Egypt) and slavery (Sudan) are still reported. Homosexuals have been hung in the public square in Iran. Young girls are married to old men. Apostates are threatened with death. “Honor” killings are routine. Women are legally second-class citizens, though Muslim males insist they are “treated better” than in the West. These more obvious manifestations may distract from some less obvious ones such as the lack of intellectual inquiry in science, narrow scope of writing, all but non-existent art and music, sexual use and abuse of youth and women, and the disregard for personal fulfillment, joy and wonder. Look into the eyes of a recently married 12 year old girl to see the consequence of the moral deprivation spawned by Islam.” End of article by Wordpress.com.
There’s also another analysis of the stages of Islamic conquest of an unsuspecting nation or region. This one is from Think-Israel.org, researched and written by Richard Butrick. The title is ‘The Five Stages of Islam.’ It begins:
“ Forget the Five Pillars of Islam. It is the Five Stages of Islam that threaten the fundamental freedoms of Western Democracy. Freedoms which include freedom of thought, expression, and association and the crucial derived right of freedom of the press. We should never forget that "Islam" means submission -- the opposite of self-determination and Enlightenment values.
Six years ago Dr. Peter Hammond published a remarkable book which included a statistical study of the correlation between Muslim to non-Muslim population ratios and the transition from conciliatory Islam to fascist Islam. The stages are the same in 2011 but the demographics have changed to show an alarming progression. Many European nations and the U.S. are on the cusp of moving to a higher bracket. The demographics change but the story is the same. First comes the taqiyya and the kitman; then comes the Sword of Islam. Imam Rauf, the Ground Zero Mosque promoter, is the current master of taqiyya. He has gulled everyone from Bloomberg to Maureen Dowd of the NYT -- who fanaticizes over male Muslims. Expect doppelgangers of Khomeini for stage 5 and Islamic PEACE at last.
Stage 1. Establish a Beachhead. Population density at 2% (US, Australia, Canada).
Muslims are conciliatory, deferential but request harmless special treatment (foot bath facilities, removal/elimination of that which is offensive to delicate Muslim sensibilities – like walking dogs near Mosques).
Stage 2. Establish Outposts. Population density 2% - 5% (UK, Germany, Denmark).
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. A recent example is that of Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is back in Jamaica after being kicked out of the UK. Sound harmless? Read on:
The dispatch, dated February 2010, warns that that Jamaica could be fertile ground for jihadists because of its underground drug economy, marginalized youth, insufficient security and gang networks in U.S. and British prisons.
Stage 3. Establish Sectional Control of Major Cities. Population density 5%-10% (France, Sweden, Netherlands).
First comes the demand for halal food in supermarkets, and the blocking of streets for prayers; then comes the demand for self rule (within their ghettos) under Sharia. When Muslims approach 10% of the population the demands turn to lawlessness. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any criticism of Islam results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam. In France which may be over the 10% range, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrassas. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.
Stage 4. Establish Regional Control. Population density 20%-50% (Europe 2020?).
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.
Stage 5. Total Control, Brutal Suppression, and Dhimmitude. Population density > 50%.
Unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and jizya, the tax placed on infidels. As Muslim population levels increase and all infidels cower in submission there will be peace at last. Dar al-Islam is achieved and everyone lives under Sharia and the Koran is the only word.
Our current Western world leaders are suckered by taqiyya and kitman and steering us into stage 3. Allen West seems to get it but I can't see that any of the crop of current GOP contenders really get it. Fear of bigotry at stage 2 is the Islamists' greatest weapon. Crucified on the cross of bigotry -- is that the future of the Western democracies? Bigotry is only bigotry if it is out of touch with reality and it is the suckers who believe the stage 1-2 peace pitch of Islam who are the ones who are out of touch with reality -- not to mention our mesmerized President.
The first GOP candidate who announces to Imam Rauf and his supporters, “Fine. A Mosque at ground zero. But how about a cathedral in Mecca first? It is part of our Christian outreach program of bridge building.” will be the first to get it and a big boost in the polls.” End of article.
The following article from billionbibles.org, titled ‘Sharia law in the United States of America (“America”) has reached Spread of Islam Phase 3’ gives more information about the Islamic encroachment described above:
“As the number of court cases that involve conflicts between civil law and Sharia law rise in America, a majority of American states have introduced bills banning courts from accommodating Sharia law.
But those bills have been stalled by well-financed challenges in court by Muslim groups that also campaign against politicians who sponsor and/or support such bills. Oklahoma’s law banning Sharia law from courts has been struck down, and only seven other conservative states (Louisiana, Arizona, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Kansas and Alabama) have been able to pass Sharia law-limiting legislation, and only after watering them to not even mention the word, “Sharia.”
While defending the status quo in legislatures, Sharia law has been advancing in other American institutions, including the following:
• – An increasing number of public American schools with Muslim students are holding Islamic prayers towards Mecca while public American universities continue to build Muslim-only washing facilities. In 2013, Skokie School District 68 in Illinois became the first US school district to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a Muslim high day, as a school holiday, in lieu of Veterans Day. In 2014, Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado became the first high school to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, replacing “One nation under God,” with “One nation under Allah.”
• – In 1996, Bill Clinton became the first US president to hold an Eid al-Fitr dinner at the White House to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month-long dawn-to-dusk fast. Eid al-Fitr includes six “Takbirs,” the raising of hands and shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” to declare that Allah, the moon god, is the “Greatest.”
• – In 2000, the Republican National Convention became the first US presidential convention to open with a Muslim prayer to Allah, the moon god.
• – In 2007, Quran for the first time was used to swear into office a new US Congressman, Keith Ellison.
• – In 2009, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Joseph Charles Jr. ruled in S.D. v. M.J.R. that the Muslim ex-husband repeatedly had sexually assaulted his Muslim ex-wife, both before and after their divorce. Following testimony from the Muslim man’s imam, however, the judge denied the ex-wife’s request for a permanent restraining order against her ex-husband, citing the Muslim man’s “belief” and “practices”: “The court believes that [defendant] was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices.”
• – In 2009, a Christian US soldier at Baghram Air Force Base in Afghanistan received Bibles in two local languages sent by his American church as planned. The US military confiscated those Bibles and instead of at least returning them to the church, burned them. By contrast, when Terry Jones, a pastor in Florida, announced his plan to burn a copy of the Quran in 2010, General David Petraeus, the commander of the US military in Afghanistan, publicly objected to his plan, while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced his plan as “disgraceful.”
• – To attract and manage (Middle Eastern) Muslim wealth, an increasing number of American financial institutions are becoming Sharia-compliant. This requires donating a percentage of their annual profits to Islamic organizations designated by their Sharia-compliance advisors, many of whom are members of the Muslim Brotherhood and funnel money to even terrorist groups (donations must go to one or more of eight recipient categories, one of which is Jihad).
• – Muslim taxi drivers are challenging local authorities for the right to refuse to pick up blind passengers with seeing-eye dogs, while Muslim supermarket cashiers are challenging their employers for the right to refuse to sell products from pigs. Both are considered unclean in Islam.
The Islamization of America is accelerating. In tandem with the spread of Sharia law in America’s courts, Islamization of the American media, political and education systems in particular is gaining momentum and confidence, and there is near unanimity that it will continue. The drivers of the accelerating Islamization of America include the following:
Estimated to be five million, the Muslim population in USA today is about the size of the Hispanic population 27 years ago, but it is growing six times faster than the national rate, thanks to high rates of birth, immigration and conversions.
Islam's growth in American prisons is particularly troubling. About 80% of Americans who convert to a religion while in prison become Muslims, who now comprise about 20% of American prison population. The conversion rate is especially high among African-American inmates.
Even more troubling, Islamic groups, including Muslim Brotherhoods’ Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), have penetrated the highest levels of the US government. The White House now has a White House Muslim Advisor, who has counterpart Muslim advisors at the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, whose Senior Fellow, Mohamed Elibiary recently declared that USA is an “Islamic country”. End of article. This is the link to this article:
In conclusion, that little book that promises so much and is so sweet ‘in the mouth’ provides only bitterness, death, destruction and despair to humanity when it becomes a guiding force or a ruling document. Those who promote the provisions of that little book, as well as provisions made by interpreters who interpret with a biased view to promote their own personal power over others, care little about any god; or humanity. They care only about the power they can absorb for themselves through the false claim of a religion. If it were a religion, it’s a religious following of Satan; the beast that swore he would replace God in heaven; that for God in heaven ‘there would be time no more.’
And, this is probably the strongest statement condemning Islam as not a religion of God. If Islam is guided by God, then why is it the duty of Muslims to kill, destroy, behead, and eliminate Christians and other true followers of God? Active terrorists are not the only Muslims tasked with this objective. That provision of all Muslims is also written in that little book that’s so ‘sweet in the mouth.’
There are many other acts by ‘devout’ Muslims that by their existence prove Islam is not a religion of peace. Those are the horrible acts against females. Let’s first consider ‘honor killings.’ How in God’s name can a father kill his little girl in the name of ‘honor?’ The only possible answer is that it’s an act guided by Satan. Satan says to kill the beautiful young child; in the name of arrogance and pride. Pride is quite objectionable in God’s realm. God would say to bless the young child, hold her close to your bosom, and bring her into God’s rich salvation.
A real god, such as our God in heaven ‘for ever and ever’ would never condone, accept, or bless the actions and biases that men take against their women – and all females in total society. These horrible actions are described above, but in general Sharia abuses a woman’s physical body as well as psychologically. Can you imagine the fear and apprehension a female born into Islam without her permission must endure; and without complaint? It’s not a choice they have for themselves. It’s captivity and slavery.
The moment they are born, they are born subservient to the men around them. They are merely objects. Their sexual organs are maimed, they can make no personal decisions; and too often those very young girls must endure the institutionalized rape by older men; a process called marriage.
In reality, woman in Islam are considered only as a body to be used and abused; not to be a real person. And, they have no choice; it’s what they are born into. If not, then why are the men of Islam so focused on sex? They are even promised 72 virgins if they commit atrocities in the name of promoting Islam. Only Satan would have the evil aura that would allow him to deceive mankind in that manner. Only Satan plans to deceive mankind to its own destruction; through Islam. And perhaps that deception and that blasphemy begins in the early learning process.
Jihad Sneaks into Education to Destroy
Now let’s consider one of the more important targets of this silent and insidious Islamic Jihad. That’s the target of education. It seems Islam plans this as a long-term task, and it prepares acceptance of this Satanic revolution in the spongeable inquisitiveness of our young people locked inside education corridors. They know they are there to learn; but are they aware of the insidious indoctrination now attacking them and their future? This next article gives a look inside those corridors to examine a dangerous trend. It’s titled ‘The Islamization of American Schools’ from Freedomoutpost.com:
“Apparently American Muslims are not American. Oh, they may think they are, but this is evidently not the case. Normal Americans go to work every day and send their normal American kids off to school. They don’t consider themselves particularly special. They don’t ask others for a carve-out or to be celebrated as being different. They are just Americans.
I’m sure many American Muslims think this way. I’m sure they don’t consider themselves special. They want to be treated like everyone else. They say they don’t wish to be treated differently than any other American. But is this really true?
Evidently not, at least as far as the school administrators at the New York World School of Inquiry, in Rochester NY are concerned. A request from a single Muslim student prompted Principal Sheela Webster to host a “World Hijab Day event the week of February 1 which ‘encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering.’”
And what made “World Hijab Day” so much more special – not a single parent was notified ahead of the event. They found out about it on the news, which, being New York, probably reported breathlessly on it, extolling the schools diversity and inclusion.
In her defense, Principal Webster was just following the lead of our federal Department of Education, which claims that these types of events will help combat Islamophobia by sharing “inspiring examples like Walk a Mile in Her Hijab, whose goal is to spread awareness about Muslim cultural traditions and to combat anti-Muslim bias.”
WARNING: If you click on the “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” YouTube link, make sure your head is first wrapped tightly with duct tape, so when it explodes, your skull won’t fly apart. You’ve been warned.
School board president Van Henri White (the guy’s name is White?) didn’t seem to have a problem with the hijab day when he stepped in on the event. “She’s not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are,” White said of Muthana (the Muslim student), “but she wants people to accept who she is.” No, of course not. I’m sure all the other children were thrilled to dress up like an oppressed Muslim girl. And those who weren’t probably didn’t dare say anything, for fear of being labeled an Islamophobe.
However, the children’s parents weren’t quite as amenable. One parent wrote: “What lesson will they wear a Yarmulke in? Or the Christian cross? Or the Hindu turban? Funny how it always seems to be the Muslims they learn about, even in Common Core.”
Fear not, Dan. As you alluded, those questions will never need be answered in American public schools or colleges. There is no way in the world a school administrator would be caught advancing a “Wear a Christian Cross Day.”
“Don’t you kids dare wear a shirt with the American flag on it, someone WILL be offended,” parent Rick Bentley added.
But really – this is just harmless multiculturalism. It’s not like it could lead to students mindlessly supporting Muslim terrorist groups or anything – right? That’s probably correct – unless your brainwashed Johnny or Janey happens to be attending leftist Vassar College.
Like many low information student organizations, Vassar is no different. The school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine is advocating “for a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution against Israel in its student government.” Oh, it gets better—or worse, depending upon your level of radicalization.
Not only are they advocating against Israel, they have taken to selling T-shirts with likeness of terrorist hijacker and quasi-celebrity Leila Khaled on them. They advertise that all profits go to “organizing Palestinian resistance.” Khaled is the one of the infamous ring leaders of the “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who orchestrated the 1970 Black September hijackings. It appears that these facts don’t concern the brain-dead student activists at Vassar, assuming they are at all aware. Perhaps they need a short history lesson of Israel and Palestine, which they can read here.
Students will more often than not do as they are told, so parents need to mindful and vigilant against the creeping crud of multiculturalism. It’s the only way we can combat the nonsense polluting our schools. It’s that or home schooling. End of article.
This is not the only article exposing that dangerous attack of Islam through our education systems. There are hundreds of examples. For brevity we will consider just one more. This is from Americanfreedomfighters.com, submitted by Dean James. The title of the article is, ‘One Nation Under Allah’: The Islamization of American Public Schools!
‘ONE NATION UNDER ALLAH’: THE ISLAMIZATION OF AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS! It begins:
“Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations of an Islamic takeover of UK public schools. What is less well known is the same kinds of things are happening here in the United States.
So outrageous were the allegations that the usually subdued and sharia-compliant British authorities initiated an investigation into the charges that devout Muslims covertly sought to “Islamize” the public schools in the UK. The bombshell was dropped last month in a leaked letter, describing an operation purportedly named “Trojan Horse.” According to Andrew Gilligan in The Telegraph, the jihad ringleader of the Trojan Horse plot constructed and implemented a “detailed blueprint for the radical ‘Islamisation’ of secular state schools.” The plot was so severe that a number of UK schools now face “special measures,” which is the British term for (at worst) closings and (at best) a takeover of the school administration.
The plot called for “girls to be covered except for their hands and faces,” gender segregation/apartheid for some school activities, and an Islamic curriculum. Mirroring the Muslim Brotherhood strategic goal for the U.S., which according to a captured internal document was to work toward “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers,” this plot also sought to use the system to destroy the system.
The plot was indeed undertaken. Non-Muslim headmasters and headmistresses were targeted for termination. Muslim parents were the foot soldiers. Muslim education officials were used to force schools that didn’t want to comply to fall into line with the “views and aspirations of Muslim parents and the local community.”
They succeeded. In one school, Christian students had to teach themselves religious education because the teacher was devoting all his time to Muslim students. One school, Park View, instituted forced and discriminatory gender apartheid, with “boys sitting towards the front of the class and girls at the back or around the sides.” Students recounted in biology class, the teacher “briefly delivered the theory of evolution to comply with the syllabus.” According to a non-Muslim teacher, Park View’s principal, Mozz Hussain, spewed “mind-blowing” anti-American “propaganda” at assemblies. And Asif Khan, a Muslim teacher of Arabic, admitted that he made students sing chants attacking Christmas and Christian beliefs.
The same kinds of things are happening here in America, but when my colleagues and I warn about them, we are called conspiracy theorists. Well, there is conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact. And we do see attempts to further the Islamization of the classroom here, in innumerable large and small ways, pushed by both Muslims and non-Muslims. A Muslim group is pushing for taxpayer-funded halal food in New York City public schools.
Just today, a Colorado high school principal defended his decision to allow high school students at Rocky Mountain High School to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — “one nation under Allah.” Do students even begin to understand the implications of a nation under Allah and the sharia?
Non-Muslim Michigan high school girls wore hijabs in school for a class lesson to “explore religion and identity.” In Michigan, a Christian College established a prayer room for Muslims. In Minnesota, a Catholic university installed mini-mosques and Islamic footbaths for Muslims.
School curricula bash Judaism and Christianity and present Islam in an uncritically positive light, without a single word about Islam’s 1,400-year history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation, and enslavement. Islamic supremacist groups have for quite some time consulted with public school textbook publishers and made sure that material presented on Islam was heavily slanted, even to the point of proselytizing. Combine that with the anti-Western multiculturalist bias of the publishers themselves, and the result is a large number of public school textbooks that denigrate Judeo-Christian Western civilization and portray Islam in a glowingly positive light.
The American Textbook Council, an independent national textbook monitoring organization, issued a report in 2008 that showed that many commonly used public school textbooks “present an incomplete and confected view of Islam that misrepresents its foundations and challenges to international security.” For example, the popular middle school text Across the Centuries defines jihad as a struggle “to do one’s best to resist temptation and overcome evil.” Another middle school text in common use, History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, is just as distorted: “Muslims should fulfill jihad with the heart, tongue, and hand. Muslims use the heart in their struggle to resist evil. The tongue may convince others to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research. Hands may perform good works and correct wrongs.” Not a word about war, conquest, or subjugation.
Islam’s history of conquering and Islamizing non-Muslim cultures is whitewashed as well. A high school textbook, Medieval and Early Modern Times, calls medieval al-Andalus, Islam-ruled Spain, a “multicultural society.” Likewise, History Alive! says that in medieval Spain “a unique culture flourished in cities like Cordoba and Toledo, where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in peace.” But in reality, Jews and Christians in medieval Spain were subjugated as dhimmis and never had equal rights with Muslims.
Even historian Maria Rosa Menocal, who has done a great deal to spread the myth of a tolerant medieval Muslim Spain, admits that in al-Andalus, Jews and Christians “were required to pay a special tax — no Muslims paid taxes — and to observe a number of restrictive regulations: Christians and Jews were prohibited from attempting to proselytize Muslims, from building new places of worship, from displaying crosses or ringing bells. In sum, they were forbidden most public displays of their religious rituals.” End of article.
This dangerous and insidious attack on our freedom and our social harmony is now focused on our most vulnerable and precious citizens; our children.
What kind of religion is this that ‘tastes sweet in the mouth’ but is ‘bitter in the belly?’ If it’s really a religion, then it’s a religion formed and guided by Satan. It’s a religion that will be destroyed by Christ and his army ‘in white raiment.’ It’s written.
Sweet in the Mouth
Chapter 10 in Revelation covers two important topics. First is Satan’s promise that God’s time in heaven would exist no more, “that there should be time no longer.” The second topic is the little book that shall ‘make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.’ This is the great appeal by Islam that theirs is a ‘peaceful’ religion. Before we go further, let’s stop and examine how the author, John, was beguiled by this expectation of honey as he saw within his vision the rise of Islam. For this example we return to Chapter 17, the chapter that explains the beast’s danger.
In Verse 6, as John ‘saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus’ he watched her and ‘wondered with great admiration.’ In the next verse the angel guiding him along that tour of watching the ‘woman riding the scarlet colored beast asked John why he marveled, “And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”
Obviously, John ‘wondered with great admiration’ at the woman, Islam, and at that time it seemed ‘sweet as honey’ in his mouth – his first impression. Then the angel guiding him gave him information that would make the results of that image ‘bitter in his belly.’ The angel continued in Verse 8:
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition; and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9) And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” The descriptive information continues in the next verses and explains her bitter power in Verses 13 and 14:
“These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
So, when is this time of perdition likely to occur? We will consider this question later in this book, but for the moment let’s consider another angle pertaining to the sweetness, that appeal, to that little book and that ‘woman riding the beast’ that guides Islam. Perhaps one of the greatest examples, if not the greatest example, is from the president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.
As Apostle John was drawn to be awed by the sweet power of that book, perhaps Barack Obama was awed in the same manner. But while considering his words expressing the sweet things from that little book one must also wonder of his personal association to that ‘woman.’ Is he only a casual observer and reader of that little book; or is he perchance himself directly related to that woman? Let’s read his words and consider that relationship.
For expediency let’s use a convenient list that Joshua Riddle at youngconservatives.com posted on October 2, 2013 about Obama’s religious statements regarding Islam. Riddle’s article is titled ‘40 mind-blowing quotes from Barack Obama about Islam and Christianity’ Riddle begins, “This is a great list highlighting how radical President Obama is when it comes to Islam and Christianity:”
Now to consider Barack Obama’s ideas about Christianity let’s also consider twenty of his quotes expressing that lack of sweetness in Christianity and the Bible:
Now let’s examine what Obama says about the Christian religion:
At a fundraiser in San Francisco, in April, 2008, he said, “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Should guns and religion be compared in that way? His reference to religion was aiming at Christianity, the dominant religion in those areas. Likely, most Christians would consider these comments and these comparisons as ‘blasphemy.’
On September 7, 2008, during an interview with George Stephanopoulos, he referenced, “My Muslim faith.” If he is a Muslim, why does he continue to deny it?
When speaking of the Koran, he says, “The Holy Koran.” When referencing the Bible, he says, “The Bible.” Why does he consider the Koran holy and the Bible not holy?
On June 28, 2006, during his ‘Call to Renewal’ speech, he mocked three sections of the Bible, including the Sermon on the Mount, which he called ‘so radical.’ He asked, mockingly, “Can either of these be used to guide public policy?” Both the comments and the comparisons would certainly be considered ‘blasphemy’ against God and Christianity.
On April 16, 2009, he required the monogram for the name of Jesus be covered before he made his speech at Georgetown University. The monogram above an archway was covered with black painted plywood. Certainly he would not consider this blasphemy – black painted plywood covering the symbol of Jesus. Has he such little respect for Christianity that he would make his blasphemy and his disregard for the religion that conspicuous?
The list of Obama’s anti-Christian actions, rhetoric, and blasphemies is too long to identify each individually. A casual review of his actions and comments against churches, especially the Catholic Church, Defense of Marriage Act, cabinet appointments, and exclusion of Christian leaders from religious events are clear proof that he has no respect for God, Christian values, or any reference to the value foundation that allowed the formation of our great country – The United States of America.
In my search, I have found nothing Obama has said positive about God or the Christian religion. He has never said a negative word about the Muslim religion.
What are his intentions for the United States and the world? Does he have a pre-assigned destiny? Are his actions as destructive to our nation and the good world, as are his words? These questions will be discussed later in the section regarding the ‘second beast’ also known as the ‘false prophet’ introduced in Revelation, Chapter 13. But for now we will continue in this chapter section and discuss another prominent person who has been beguiled, as was John, to awe in wonder at that woman Islam. Words and actions by the current pope, Pope Francis, suggest he also has come under that persuasion.
Now, before I begin this discussion I must make one point very clear and distinct. That is; I have no animosity or negative thoughts about the Catholic Church. Before I began my research in Revelation, pertaining to the danger of Islam, I was inclined to imagine that the Catholic Church was so stylized and ritualized, and so focused on ritualized symbols that too much emphasis was taken from the direct focus on God and Christ. The Church’s claim that one must be a Catholic to be saved by God, which is my interpretation of that idea, is discounted in at least two places.
The first was when Jesus was on the cross and the thief asked how he could be saved. Jesus didn’t reply that he must go through the Catholic Church to be saved; his answer was that he only had to believe Jesus was who He was. In short, only the belief mattered. And, throughout Revelation only the belief and following between God and Satan are discussed. There is no insinuation or suggestion that one could get to heaven only by being sanctioned and approved by the Catholic Church as a prerequisite. This was decided later at an Ecumenical Council in Ephesus as the Catholic Church was forming. It was meant for the Church, representing Rome at that time as the Papacy, to maintain control over its citizens.
In summary, only the true belief in God matters for one’s salvation. However, I now have great respect for the Catholic Church and for an important historical reason. Constantine the Great rescued and saved Christianity about 350 AD, and formed the Roman Catholic Church to maintain that protection that allowed Christ’s religion to establish and grow. This is revealed in Revelation12:14. Now, let’s return to the discussion about the Pope’s remarks regarding Islam.
This is an article by Philip Pullella of Reuters on November 30, 2014, titled: ‘Pope Says it is Wrong to Equate Islam with Violence.’ This is the link presenting that article:
“Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype.
Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were offended by many in the West who automatically equated their religion with terrorism.
Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, caused storms of protest throughout the Islamic world in 2006, when he made a speech that suggested to many Muslims that he believed Islam espoused violence.
Benedict said he had been misunderstood and apologized. But this year, the image of a violent religion has once more been promoted by Islamic State, who have seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, slaughtering or driving out Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and others who do not share their radical brand of Sunni Islam.
The Argentine pope, who has been trying to foster cooperation with moderate Islam in order to work for peace and protect Christians in the Middle East, said it was wrong for anyone to react to terrorism by being “enraged” against Islam.
“You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups,” he said.
“They (Muslims) say: ‘No, we are not this, the Koran is a book of peace, it is a prophetic book of peace’.”
Francis said he had made the suggestion of a global condemnation of terrorism by Islamic leaders in talks on Friday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
“I told the president that it would be beautiful if all Islamic leaders, whether they are political, religious or academic leaders, would speak out clearly and condemn this because this would help the majority of Muslim people,” he said.
Francis several times condemned Islamic State’s insurgents during his three-day trip. On the plane, he said some Christians had been forced to abandon everything: “They are driving us out of the Middle East.”
In an address at a Mass on Sunday, he said Islamic State were committing a “profoundly grave sin against God” and called for inter-religious dialogue and action against poverty to help end the conflicts in the region.
He added that ending poverty was crucial, partly because it gave rise to “the recruitment of terrorists”. Francis has in the past said that, while it is lawful for the international community to use force to stop an “unjust aggressor”, lasting solutions must be found that tackle the root causes of violence.” End.
This is another article demonstrating that Pope Francis, as did Apostle John, found the words of the ‘little book’ sweet in his mouth. It was posted in early 2015 and titled: Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same.” This is the source link:
“On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.
“Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by.
We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.”
The pontiff drew harsh criticisms in December after photos of the 78-year-old Catholic leader was released depicting Pope Francis kissing a Koran. The Muslim Holy Book was given to Francis during a meeting with Muslim leaders after a lengthy Muslim prayer held at the Vatican.
St. John Paul II has courted several controversies since being elected as Pope Benedicto XVI’s replacement in 2013. Francis has gone on record to say that homosexuals are not to be judged, Proselytism is nonsense and has endorsed the usage of contraceptive by Catholics.
The Vatican will meet again with Muslim leaders in late February where they plan to talk about further steps that can be taken to spread understanding and awareness of the Islamic religion.” End.
Now, on the surface what these two leaders have implied, suggested, or indicated sounds reasonable and compatible with a homogenous, friendly, and cooperative society. Of course, everyone should get along and be tolerant of others’ beliefs and ideas. And, in most cases with other religions that’s exactly how the world turns. But, Islam is the strange exception. Islam is that strange exception because the fundamental purpose of Islam is to destroy the institution and foundation of God. It has nothing to do with ‘peaceful’ Muslims or ‘radical’ Muslims. It has everything to do with Islam’s fundamental goal – and proclamation – to destroy God’s place in heaven. Remember what the angel Satan swore when he was cast down from heaven by Michael and his angel force? Revelation 10:6:
“And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Just preceding this verse, John saw this angel, Satan, come down to earth and as he did, John heard voices as of thunder, but as he started to write what he heard he heard a voice from heaven that told him to seal up those things uttered by the seven thunders and ‘write them not.’ John was not allowed to report those things, but as he observed Satan, he saw that Satan had that little book. It was the little book sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his belly. This is the same little book accepted and praised by the two leaders described above. This is the little book published and promoted by Satan. It was Satan’s guide, the Koran; it was a road map to replace God.
In summary, what might God think of Obama’s and the Pope’s plan to accept Islam and to encourage cooperation and union with their religion and ideals? We don’t have to imagine and we don’t have to guess. God gave His opinion very clearly and specifically of that through John’s writings in Revelation. These are His words to the church at Thyatira, Revelation 2: 20-24:
“Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, (Islam) which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornications; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira , as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.”
Of course the key word here is ‘sufferest.’ In this context it most certainly means to accept, to allow, to praise, or to give comfort. If that’s the case, then Obama and the Pope are acting and speaking against God’s admonition not to do so.
Bitter in the Belly
As already introduced in Chapter 3, Islam is promoted by its adherents as a religion of ‘peace,’ or as written in Revelation; a religion that’s ‘sweet in the mouth.’ That’s the deceptive guile to promote and expand that ungodly religion to allow Satan to replace God in heaven – as Satan swore he would do. But, while making Islam sweet in the mouth, its promoters fail to mention the bitterness of their religion once it’s absorbed in the belly.
Once accepted, Islam becomes not only a religion, but also total control over everything one says and does; and perhaps even thinks. ‘Thought police’ would be nothing new; they were introduced in George Orwell’s book, ‘1984.’
In the extreme, Islam’s zealots will kill you if they even think you are not ‘pure’ enough toward their religion – or if they happen to be in the mood to kill someone for any other perceived reason. Muslims not only kill non-Muslims, they also kill their brothers in Islam if they suspect it’s not the right kind of Islam the other professes. Many even kill their wonderful and beautiful young daughters if they imagine their daughters are not Islam enough. They call it ‘honor’ killing. Perhaps this word ‘honor’ has a similar connotation as ‘peaceful’ regarding Islam. This act of aggression against one another was even prophesied 700 years before Islam invented itself. Revelation 6:4 gives this prophesy. It describes the rider of the second horse of the Apocalypse:
“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill on another; and there was given unto him a great sword.”
Two things are strongly evident in this prophesy. First is the word ‘peace.’ Why do Muslims use that word so forcefully if not to strongly deny this prophesy does not apply to them? No other religion so strongly promotes itself as ‘so peaceful.’ If they were peaceful their actions would show it. They wouldn’t need those strong words of argument and defense to prove it.
Second, this one rider kills ‘one another.’ How could that happen other than in this description of Muslims killing Muslims; which they do every day, even in horrific massacres? Simply, this prophesy calls them out for who they really are: heartless murderers taking peace from the earth. Even their Sharia Law takes peace from the earth, especially against women. Let’s examine that next.
This is part of Islam’s Sharia Law:
1. Theft is punishable by cutting off the right hand. But, there is no mention of who makes that determination, or how that determination is made. According to past examples, that determination and execution is made by the one in power. In this case, how is justice insured?
2. Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death. So, where are the peaceful Muslims to insure justice? Where is the freedom of speech that free and godly people are allowed to enjoy?
3. Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death. Again, where is free speech and justice under the law?
4. Criticizing or denying Allah, (their Allah that began as the pagan moon god) is punishable by death. Within this, where is there peace and freedom to discuss anything without being put in harm’s way?
5. A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death. Does this indicate or suggest anything about being peaceful; or believing that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. If we worship the same god (God) then why aren’t we allowed to worship Him by another name?
6. A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death. Does this not suggest an unloving god who demands he be worshiped and not a God who offers, not demands, salvation and true paradise? Could this in any way be considered peaceful?
7. A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death. Would a real god who cared about love, family, and worship really demand this?
8. A man can marry a young girl at any age and consummate the marriage when she is only 9 years old. Is there any abomination greater than this? This is only one of the many abominations attached to that false religion in Revelation. Not only is this an abomination – any person with human and godly feeling would consider it reprehensible. But Islam?
9. Muhammad’s words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251 says a girl’s clitoris should be cut. Why do Muslims focus so heavily on sex to illusion young men to kill themselves? Even their martyrs are promised 72 virgins when they accomplish horrible acts against non-Muslims. How, in any way whatsoever, can this be involved with peace? Sex and power; is that their guiding preamble?
10. Muslim women can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives. Muhammad can have even more. Again, is this not the male part of Islam so focused on sex that he justifies a harem for himself?
11. A man can divorce his wife anytime and without a reason, but a woman has to have her husband’s consent to divorce. This one is totally beyond any kind of understanding or comprehension; other than a Muslim man may keep his imprisoned harem as long as he desires. Interesting that a Muslim woman would consider this as peaceful. Would it not otherwise be considered bondage?
12. A man may beat his wife for insubordination. Maybe this beating in to persuade her to become a Muslim of ‘peace.’
13. Four male witnesses must testify to prove rape against a woman. Just curious; has a Muslim man ever been convicted of rape against a Muslim woman? Hardly.
14. A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against those who raped her. Does this not suggest that Muslim men have an open range harem; where they can command sex from any woman they meet, and the woman cannot defend herself or get justice? Again; that dizzying focus on sex, sex, sex.
15. A woman’s testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries only half the value or importance of a man’s. This is certainly justice guaranteed.
16. A woman heir inherits only half of what a man heir inherits. Their Allah is not only so peaceful; he is also so very fair and equitable.
17. A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval). Or she might use the car to make her well-deserved escape from bondage and abomination. But, even if they escape; where can they go for refuge?
18: A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative. The Muslim man must keep his harem tightly controlled in a corralled environment.
19. Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah. It must be Halal food. Halal foods are those things sacrificed to the moon god idol that still sits in Mecca. That idol is represented by pieces of a black meteorite rock located in the ‘black cube.’ God warns against eating food sacrificed to idols. Certainly, a moon god and a black rock would not be considered idols, according to this belief.
20. Muslims are allowed and even encouraged to engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance, justify, and promote Islam. Lying, falsehoods, and deceptions are encouraged if the aim is to protect Islam and to spread its influence. So what’s new? Their whole religion is based on and begins with Taqiyya: that their religion is a religion of ‘peace.’
This religion of peace, Islam, is the deadliest, most unpeaceful group on the face of the earth; and has been since Muhammad began his campaign of terror in the mid-600s. But, that’s part of their culture; lies and deception. Their deceptive claim of peace was described in one of Daniel’s visions, so it should come as no surprise that the Islamic peace is a reign of deception and destruction. Their falsehoods will be hidden within dark sentences; more ‘bitter in the belly.’ This is the explanation from Daniel 8:23-25:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up, And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many; he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
This description sounds like it might refer to only one person; however, let’s not forget that a reference to the beast might include three: Islam, the antichrist Muhammad, and the second beast also known as the false prophet. In either case, they all claim to be a ‘religion of peace.’ Let’s examine how they use that peace to ‘destroy many.’ The following is a listing of people killed by Muslims, just in the United States since 1972. This list is provided by, and kept updated by The ReligionofPeace.com:
On 4/14/1972 in New York, NY; 1 is killed and 3 injured when ten members of a local mosque phone in a false alarm and then ambush responding officers.
On 1/19/1973 in Brooklyn, NY; 1 is killed and 1 injured when Muslim extremists rob a sporting goods store for weapons, gunning down a police officer who responds to the alarm.
On 7/1/1973 in Bethesda, MD; an Israeli diplomat is killed in his driveway by Palestinian terrorists.
On 7/18/1973 in Washington, DC; 8 people are killed and 2 injured when Nation of Islam members shoot members of a family to death in cold blood, including four children. A defendant in the case is later murdered in prison on orders from Elijah Muhammad.
On 10/19/1973 in Oakland, CA; 1 is killed and 1 injured when Nation of Islam terrorists kidnap a couple and nearly decapitate the man, while raping and leaving the woman for dead.
On 10/29/1973 in Berkeley, CA; a woman is killed when she is shot repeatedly in the face by Nation of Islam terrorists.
On 11/25/1973 in Oakland, CA; a grocer is killed in his store by Nation of Islam terrorists.
On 12/11/1973 in Oakland, CA; a man is killed by Nation of Islam terrorists while using a phone booth.
On 12/13/1973 in Oakland, CA; a woman is shot to death on the sidewalk by Nation of Islam terrorists.
On 12/20/1973 in Oakland, CA; Nation of Islam terrorists gun down an 81-year-old janitor.
On 12/22/1973 in Oakland, CA; Nation of Islam terrorist kills two people in separate attacks on the same day.
On12/24/1973 in Oakland, CA; a man is kidnapped, tortured and decapitated by Nation of Islam terrorists.
On 1/24/1974 in Oakland, CA; five vicious shooting attacks by Nation of Islam terrorists leave three people dead and one paralyzed for life. Three of the victims were women.
On 4/1/1974 in Oakland, CA; A Nation of Islam terrorist shoots at two Salvation Army members, killing a man and injuring a woman.
On 4/16/1974 in Ingleside, CA; a man is killed while helping a friend move, by Nation of Islam terrorists.
On 3/9/1977 in Washington, DC; Hanifi Muslims storm three buildings including a B’nai B’rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died.
On 7/22/1980 in Bethesda, MD; a political dissident is shot and killed in front of his home by an Iranian agent who was an American convert to Islam.
On 8/31/1980 in Savou, IL; an Iranian student guns down his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife.
On 11/6/1989 in St. Louis, MO; a 17-year-old girl is stabbed to death by her parents for bringing ‘dishonor’ to their family by dating an ‘infidel’ African-American.
On 1/31/1990 in Tuscon, AZ; a Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tuscon mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur’an were invalid.
On 11/5/1990 in New York, NY; an Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel.
On 1/25/1993 in Langley, VA; a Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents and injures 3 outside of the headquarters.
On 2/26/1993 in New York, NY; Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
On 3/1/1994 in Brooklyn, NY; a Muslim gunman targets a van packed with Jewish boys, killing a 16-year-old.
On 3/23/1997 in New York, NY; a Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoots seven people in a Fedayeen attack, killing 1 and injuring 6.
On 4/3/1997 in Lompoc, CA; a prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim.
On 3/17/2000 in Atlanta, GA; a local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner.
On 9/11/2001 in Shanksville, PA; forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
On 9/11/2001 in Washington, DC; nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon; 53 are injured.
On 9/11/2001 in New York, NY; 2752 are killed and 251 are injured when Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center.
On 3/19/2002 in Tucson, AZ; a 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
On 5/27/2002 in Denton, TX; Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
On 7/4/2002 in Los Angeles, CA; a Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
On 9/5/2002 in Clinton, MD; a 55-year-old pizzeria owner is shot six times in the back by Muslims at close range.
On 9/21/2002 in Montgomery, AL; Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one and wounding the other.
On 9/23/2002 in Baton Rouge, LA; a Korean mother is shot in the back and killed by Muslim snipers.
On 10/2/2002 in Wheaton, MD; Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
On 10/3/2002 in Montgomery County, MD; Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
On 10/9/2002 in Manassas, VA; a man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
On 10/14/2002 in Arlington, VA; a woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
On 10/22/2002 in Aspen Hill, MD; a bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
On 8/6/2003 in Houston, TX; after undergoing a ‘religious revival’, a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4” butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
On 12/2/2003 in Chicago, IL; a Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition.
On 4/13/2004 in Raleigh, NC; an angry Muslim runs down five strangers with a car, killing 1 and injuring 4.
On 4/15/2004 in Scottsville, NY; in an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
On 6/16/2006 in Baltimore, MD; a 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim medical student in an unprovoked terror attack.
On 6/25/2006 in Denver, CO; saying that it was ‘Allah’s choice’, a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer, killing 1.
On 7/28/2006 in Seattle, WA; an ‘angry’ Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
On 1/1/2008 in Irving, TX; a Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their ‘Western’ lifestyle.
On 7/6/2008 in Jonesboro, GA; a devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
On 2/12/2009 in Buffalo, NY; the founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
On 4/12/2009 in Phoenix, AZ; a man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
On 6/1/2009 in Little Rock, AR; a Muslim shoots a local soldier to death and wounds another inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
On 11/20/2009 in Glendale, AZ; a woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too ‘Westernized.’
On 11/5/2009 in Ft. Hood, TX; a Muslim psychiatrist kills thirteen unarmed soldiers and wounds 31 while yelling praises to Allah.
On 12/4/2009 in Binghamton, NY; a non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for ‘persecuted’ Muslims.
On 4/14/2010 in Marquette Pk., IL; after quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert kills 5 family members and injures 2 to ‘take them back to Allah’ and out of the ‘world of sinners’.
On 4/30/2011 in Warren, MI; a 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather and killed for not adhering to Islamic practices.
On 9/11/2011 in Waltham, MA; three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.
On 1/15/2012 in Houston, TX; a 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim for helping to convert his daughter.
On 11/12/2012 in Houston, TX; a 28-year-old American man is shot to death by a conservative Muslim over an alleged role in converting a woman to Christianity.
On 2/7/2013 in Buena Vista, NJ; a Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
On 3/24/2013 in Ashtabula, OH; a Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
On 4/15/2013 in Boston, MA; foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as ‘very religious’ detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people, injuring 264, and causing several more to lose limbs.
On 4/19/2013 in Boston, MA; Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car and injures another.
On 8/4/2013 in Richmond, CA; a convert “on a mission from Allah” stabs a store clerk to death.
On 3/6/2014 in Port Bolivar, TX; a Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.
On 4/27/2014 in Skyway, WA; a 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.
On 6/1/2014 in Seattle, WA; two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.
On 6/25/2014 in West Orange, NJ; a 19-year-old college student is shot to death ‘in revenge’ for Muslim deaths overseas.
On 9/25/2014 in Moore, OK; a Sharia advocate beheads a woman and injures another after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.
On 7/16/2015 in Chattanooga, TN; a ‘devout Muslim’ stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead and two injured. End of list for the United States.
These Islamic murders and terrors listed above include only those that occurred in the United States. But what about other places throughout the world. That list is horrendously long; too long in fact to list them all since 2001. But, for a sampling to display the vicious ungodly sword of Islam, and their false claims of peace, the following listing includes only those that have occurred in, 2015. This includes simple terrorism not related to war, combat or insurgency; just pure and simple Islamic terrorism and murder targeted at people because they are not Muslims. This list will begin with the most recent report and will move to the first of the year. This information is also provided by The ReligionofPeace.com:
(Last updated on Monday, August 31, 2015)
On 8/21/2015 in Nigeria; two Christians are brutally stabbed to death by Fulani.
On 7/30/2015 in Pakistan; a Christian is shot to death for marrying a Muslim, while his wife is tortured.
On 7/28/2015 in Nigeria; over two dozen innocent people are slaughtered by strict Islamists in raids on three Christian villages.
On 7/26/2015 in Cameroon; Boko Haram behead three villagers and set fire to their church.
On 7/23/2015 in Libya; a 25-year-old Christian is kidnapped and executed by Muslim radicals.
On 7/14/2015 in Iraq; the church reports that two members were kidnapped and killed in the previous two weeks.
On 7/6/2015 in Iraq; four children are killed when ISIS blow up a church.
On 7/5/2015 in Nigeria; Islamists return to the scene of an earlier massacre and shoot nine survivors in addition to burning thirty-churches and three-hundred homes.
On 7/5/2015 in Nigeria; a women, a priest and two children are among six killed and 43 injured when a suicide bomber detonates during a church service.
On 6/24/2015 in Egypt; a Christian is found shot twice in the chest after resisting pressure to convert to Islam.
On 6/22/2015 in Syria; four people are torn apart and three others injured by a Sunni car bomb blast at the entrance to a Christian town.
On 6/18/2015 in Nigeria; Muslims shoot an Anglican pastor and a 9-year-old boy to death.
On 6/17/2015 in Uganda; a mother of eleven is poisoned by her own family after leaving Islam for Christianity.
On 5/26/2015 in Iraq;an 80-Year-Old Christian woman is burned alive for failing to comply with Sharia restrictions.
On 5/24/2015 in Nigeria; ninety-six are confirmed dead following a church-burning spree by militant Muslims.
On 5/19/2015 in Nigeria; Fulani terrorists massacre twenty-seven residents in overnight attacks on two Christian villages.
On 5/4/2015 in Nigeria; thirty Christians are massacred by Fulani terrorists.
On 5/2/2015 in Nigeria; militant Muslims gun down a pastor and a female member of his congregation.
On 5/2/2015 in Nigeria; twenty-seven Christians are slaughtered by Muslim raiders at a church.
On 5/2/2015 in Nigeria; Muslim terrorists shoot seventeen Christians to death.
On 5/2/2015 in Nigeria; women and children comprise the bulk of thirteen Christians cut down by Muslim militants.
On 5/1/2015 in Egypt; a Coptic man is abducted and murdered by Muslims.
On 4/30/2015 in Nigeria; two Christians returning from a funeral are ambushed and killed by Muslim radicals.
On 4/30/2015 in Egypt; a 48-year-old Coptic woman is stabbed to death.
On 4/27/2015 in Nigeria; thirteen Christians are slaughtered in their homes by Muslim raiders.
On 4/25/2015 in Nigeria; six Christians are murdered by Muslim radicals in attacks on three villages.
On 4/19/2015 in Libya; the Islamic State releases a video showing the brutal execution of thirty captured Ethiopian Christians, at least a dozen of whom are beheaded.
On 4/17/2015 in Pakistan; extremists open fire on a Catholic school. Three are injured.
On 4/16/2015 in Italy; a dozen Christians on a refugee boat are thrown to their deaths by Muslims.
On 4/15/2015 in Pakistan; a 10-year-old boy is beaten and burned alive for telling two Muslims that he is Christian.
On 4/11/2015 in Syria; terrorists shell a Christian neighborhood, killing twenty residents and injuring 24.
On 4/8/2015 in Nigeria; a pastor’s daughter suffocates when Muslims torch a church over another Muslim’s conversion.
On 4/6/2015 in Bangladesh; a pastor and parishioner are attacked and stabbed by a group of thirty-five Muslims.
On 4/2/2015 in Kenya; a handful of devout Muslims storm a Christian college, separate out the non-Muslims and execute one-hundred and fifty in cold blood. Seventy-nine others are injured.
On 3/27/2015 in Egypt; seven are injured when young Muslim radicals firebomb a church built to memorialize Coptic victims of ISIS beheadings.
On 3/27/2015 in Somalia; al-Shabaab releases a video showing the brutal execution of six young Christians.
On 3/20/2015 in Pakistan; a Christian youth dies after being set on fire by his Muslim boss.
On 3/15/2015 in Nigeria; Fulani terrorists massacre nearly one hundred Christian villagers, mostly women and children.
On 3/15/2015 in Pakistan; targeted suicide bomb attacks by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar near two churches leaves fifteen worshipers dead and 72 injured.
On 3/2/2015 in Libya; Islamists behead a Coptic man.
On 2/26/2015 in Syria; fifteen Christians taken hostage earlier in the week are executed, including a woman who is beheaded.
On 2/23/2015 in Syria; ISIS ‘fighters’ attack a series of Christian villages and kidnap ninety women and children. Four are killed.
On 2/23/2015 in Egypt; a Copt is murdered in his shop by Ansar Bait al-Maqdis.
On 2/23/2015 in Syria; six people are murdered during an ISIS attack on a Christian village, including one woman reportedly raped and killed. Sixty others are injured.
On 2/20/2015 in CAR; sixteen Christians are massacred by a Muslim mob. Some are decapitated.
On 2/15/2015 in CAR; a pastor and his congregant are killed by Muslims, who also torture another.
On 2/14/2015 in Libya; twenty-one Christians are abducted by Islamists, forced to their knees and then beheaded.
On 2/5/2015 in Syria; The Army of Islam sends rockets into mainly Christian neighborhoods, killing ten residents and injuring fifty others.
On 2/4/2015 in Iraq; a priest is beheaded by the Islamic State.
On 1/31/2015 in Syria; a Japanese journalist who converted to Christianity is beheaded by caliphate members in the name of Allah.
On 1/31/2015 in Egypt; a 50-year-old Copt is shot to death in his home simply because of his religion.
On 1/23/2015 in Nigeria; Muslim extremists butcher a pastor and father of two.
On 1/21/2015 in Syria; a Fedayeen suicide bombing takes out two Christians and injures thirty-five.
On 1/17/2015 in Indonesia; Muslim terrorists murder five Christians in two attacks.
On 1/17/2015 in Niger; an angry Muslim mob burns a church with one person inside.
On 1/13/2015 in Egypt; a Muslim radical shoots a 38-year-old Copt to death.
On 1/11/2015 in Kenya; terrorists kill a priest during a church service.
On 1/6/2015 in Egypt; two men guarding a church are shot to death by extremists.
On 1/4/2015 in Nigeria; two people preparing for church are shot to death by Fulani terrorists while ten others are injured.
On 1/2/2015 in Nigeria; fifteen villagers are massacred and forty are injured when Muslim terrorists attack a Christian village. End of article.
These examples above show prophesy fulfilled from Revelation 6:4:
“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”
Two parts of this prophetic verse already have been analyzed and discussed in this book; they should kill one another, and to take peace from the earth. However we shouldn’t forget that part of the beast , ‘and by peace shall destroy many.’
When Satan was cast from heaven by Michael and other angels, Satan came down to earth and swore that God’s time in heaven ‘would be no more.’ This was described in Chapter 12. This chapter also described the birth of Jesus, his attempted assassination by Herod, and the eventual protection of Christianity by Constantine the Great. When Satan failed to defeat that ‘woman’ Christianity, Verse 17 gives his reaction:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Next, Chapter 13 describes and explains the rise and actions of his earthly enforcers, his henchmen. These are the antichrist, identified as the first beast, and the second beast, also identified as the ‘false prophet.’ This is probably the most popular chapter in Revelation because it’s the one that introduces that ‘mark of the beast – 666.’ The first verse begins:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
Let’s pause a moment and understand the meanings of these metaphors. As we have mentioned before, the seven heads represent the seven continents, the whole world, upon which Islam has spread and has varying levels of influence and power. Since each of the ten horns has a crown, that likely means these are formal nations led by an Islamic official, elected or otherwise.
Then it says ‘upon his heads the name of blasphemy.’ Blasphemy in this case represents the act of placing another before Him. Certainly this is in reference to Muhammad and his claim to take a place higher than Christ. This is blasphemy to the maximum. And, to assume Christ’s position by repudiation certainly anoints one as ‘The’ antichrist. The ‘beast that rose up’ can be none other than Muhammad. Verse 2 describes this beast even further:
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” So, what could these descriptions mean?
As revealed earlier in this writing, the mention of a sea refers to the sea of humanity, people, not to an actual body of water. In this case the beast rose up from people of the earth, not from a godly spirit in heaven. And, we have already considered the seven heads as continents; and the ten horns as leaders, specifically leaders of nations. “…and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” refers back to the letters to the seven churches; specifically 2:9, which states, “…and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
The blasphemy is that of someone, in this case Muhammad, claiming to be on a higher order than Jesus Christ. To claim to replace Christ or God is the highest order of blasphemy; that’s exactly what Muhammad and the whole body of Islam has done. The seven heads and ten horns have already been discussed in the last chapter. Now, let’s consider Verse 2:
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
Although this might suggest the power of a large and powerful individual person, the word beast also suggests the scarlet colored beast ridden by that woman – Islam. The word beast in this case likely represents Islam. Now let’s consider these three descriptive animals from that perspective:
Perhaps the leopard represents stealth and deceit; as Islam claims to be descended from Abraham and Ishmael to hide their Moon god origin. Also, we have the Muslim Brotherhood slithering and sliding into corners of our leadership and culture to eventually eliminate who we are; like a leopard that gets into position and then suddenly pounces upon its unsuspecting victim. Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood has a written plan to do just that; it’s called the Memorandum, and the process of ‘Settlement.’ This plan was presented earlier in this writing.
The bear could represent power and force. Bears are very strong animals and can become intimidating when approaching an unarmed person – even if the person is lightly armed. Should Islam be considered strong? Their strength is even revealed in 6:4, which has been discussed earlier: “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword.” Yes, they have power.
And, what is a lion noted for? His great roar from his mouth. The beast is recognized throughout the Bible for his strong words and blasphemies. Even Verse 5 in this Chapter reads, “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Now, what does the forty two months, three and a half years, represent? Although there’s no direct connection, one might only guess that’s the time associated with the time of great tribulation. That’s briefly stated in Daniel. It concerns the agreement, that covenant of seven nations.
Daniel 9:26 says, in part, “…and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” Next, Verse 27 continues, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; (seven years) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” That ‘in the midst’ will be a time of three and a half years. In summary, the covenant will be for seven years, and after half that time, the beast will void that covenant and will begin an atrocity. That atrocity will cause tribulation throughout the world.
Now, let’s return to the rising of the beast, Islam, in Chapter 13. Verse 3 mentions that deadly wound again; likely this is the one suffered by Muhammad at the Battle of Uhud, when he was thought to be killed by arrows and stones.
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast.”
Another interpretation some make of this verse is that one country was thought to be annihilated, but recovered itself to be an effective part of Islam again. For example, could what’s happening now in Syria fulfill this event?
The next three verses, 6-8, explain his power and actions while he exists on earth. This is likely a short version of Muhammad’s life:
“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God (which Muhammad did) to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
These things happened during Muhammad’s lifetime. This leader of the ‘peaceful’ religion killed everyone who refused to worship him as the only true prophet. His followers are still doing that today, all over the world. That ‘peace’ is killing thousands of people of all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. They continue to follow the design of Satan; to take peace from the earth. But, historically speaking, Muhammad’s personal reign didn’t last that long; only with one man’s lifetime. Two seemingly out of place verses become very important in understanding Islamic history. They show the transition; Verses 9 and 10:
“If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
Why are these two verses important? Because they show the end of Muhammad. Verse 9 says to ‘pay attention’ to what’s to come. Verse 10 said those who kill violently will die violently, although Muhammad was not killed with a sword. He died from poison food prepared by one of his wives; a conquered woman who had been the wife and sister of two of his victims. In another reference it’s said he was killed ‘without hand.’ The verse doesn’t say that was the end of Muhammad, but the next two verses,11-12, give that extra clue:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake like a dragon.12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
Now, this new information holds great significance. First, it asks the reader to pay attention; which means something important is about to be revealed. Then it reveals two pieces of great information. First, it reveals that the beast who rose from the sea with an injured head, and thought dead, was a person not a country. It was Muhammad, whose deadly wound was healed on the battlefield at Uhud. Second, it reveals that his successor, the second beast, will appear to be a peace maker; he will have two small horns like a lamb. Then it suggests his words spoken in peace will actually be words to represent the dragon – Satan.
What does the phrase, ‘And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him’ mean? It means he will be the leader of a nation and a great army; just like Muhammad was. Muhammad was the leader of the ‘Islamic Nation’ and he led a powerful and deadly armed force.
This second beast, this false prophet, has great power and he pretends to be a peace maker. So, are there any clues to suggest who this supporter of that first beast, Muhammad, might be? Let’s explore further in the next verse, 13:
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”
When John wrote this, he didn’t write from an explanation from Christ; he wrote from his vision of what Christ presented to him. At that time, there were no airplanes, no tanks, no artillery; not even a simple little BB gun. John saw fire coming down from the sky so that’s how he wrote it. And, until the last century of so, any fire coming down from the sky would have been considered a miracle. Today, it’s not a miracle because we know planes and drones shoot fire from the sky as a routine practice. It’s no longer a miracle. In his vision, John would have considered it a miracle; as he wrote it. But, we must consider another possible deception from that modern fire from the sky.
Of course, a modern leader would not drop fire; bombs, rockets, or bullets from the sky just to display a miracle to persuade someone to believe him or her. Ordinarily, if not always, those weapons are dropped from the sky to kill someone, or to persuade a force to yield to a higher military force. So, let’s consider another possible use of using that firepower as a deception to others. Verse 14 suggests a hidden clue that offers that possibility. This continues from Verse 13 above:
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and did live.”
Now, consider another possibility offered by this verse. Remember, the point here for that fire from the sky is deception; the verse does not say ‘to defeat.’ So, let’s use another modern day example.
This chapter clearly describes the actions by the beast and by the second beast, that false prophet. The beast is gone; we are now dealing with the false prophet. He is a ‘false’ one. So, for example; what if a leader, that false prophet, were to be in a position that required him to wage war against those fervent followers of the beast to protect those who had promoted him to that prominent position based on deception; that he would protect them? To understand this we must first remember and combine the two terms; deception and false prophet. His goal would be to deceive, to gain more power so his power might one day be unchallenged; such as in a condition of martial law.
If that were the case, then the false prophet would control and limit the amount of ‘miracle fire from heaven’ to present a false show of force against the beast, but really had no intentions of defeating that beast he so worshiped. In this case he would appear to ‘do great wonders’ by presenting that false and deceitful image. By his actions he would be protecting and preserving the power of his origin, that first beast. Just as an example; could this be considered the action by Barack Obama in his fight against radical Islamic terrorists today? Oh, wait, he ‘never will be at war against radical Islamic terrorists’ so he would never drop bombs as a deception to pretend to defeat them – would he?
That other part of Verse 14, “…saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and did live,” is more difficult to understand – at this current time. Conditions haven’t arrived to even consider this as a possibility. So, at this time there seems to be two considerations. First, is the short-term possibility of an image of the beast. This considers that concept that the word ‘beast’ describes Muhammad, the false prophet, and the religion itself.
There’s a powerful movement today, in the Middle East and Africa to form what’s called a caliphate. So, what is a caliphate? According to thewire.com:
“A caliphate is an Islamic state. It’s led by a caliph, who is a political and religious leader who is a successor (caliph) to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. His power and authority is absolute.” (Is this not an image to the beast, which had the wound by the sword and did live?)
And we should consider another definition of a caliphate from Wikipedia:
“A caliphate is a form of Islamic government led by a caliph, a person considered a political and religious successor to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, and a leader of the entire Muslim community. The Rashidun caliphs, who directly succeeded Muhammad as leaders of the Muslim community, were chosen through shura, a process of community consultation that some consider an early form of Islamic democracy. During the history of Islam after the Rashidun period, many Muslim states, almost all of them hereditary monarchies, have claimed to be caliphates. Even though caliphates were thought to go back to Muhammad, they were not thought of as having the same prophetic power as he did.
The Sunni branch of Islam stipulates that, as a head of state, a caliph should be elected by Muslims or their representatives (in practice, however, this devolved into a hereditary monarchic system soon after the beginning of Islam) and from Quraysh. Followers of Shia Islam, however, believe a caliph should be an Imam chosen by God from the Ahl al-Bayt (the “Family of the House”, Muhammad’s direct descendants).
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) declared its governmental structure a 'caliphate' on June 29, 2014 after taking control of large swathes of territory in Syria (which for a prolonged period of time comprised over 50% of that country, and Iraq. Nevertheless, it is regarded by much of the Muslim world and Muslim scholars to be an illegitimate caliphate within the basis of Islam.)”
A major question at this time, if this is the case; if formation of a caliphate represents that image of the beast, then is that representation of the caliphate itself or someone leading that caliphate? It would seem from the writing that the image would be of the person; however, that false religion doesn’t allow images to be made of the beast, that antichrist Muhammad. That, then, would strongly suggest the image would be made in the image of the religion – the caliphate itself. And, there’s another key word in that verse: it says an image ‘to’ the beast not an image ‘of’ the beast. Again, this would suggest the image would be of the original religion – that bloodthirsty reign of Muhammad. Then the next verse,15, switches words from ‘to’ to ‘of.’
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
Now, we citizens of the United States read this verse and the next two and imagine this affects us as we sit in the comfort and safety of our homes. Since it’s the Bible, and we are a Christian nation (except in Obama’s thinking – and words) we feel that if we don’t convert to Islam, and pray to that false god, that we will be killed. It’s possible that could happen to some, or many, but in most likelihood it refers to those living in and under the control of those beastly monsters, such as the new caliphate and others who represent those same ungodly principles.
On the other hand, non-Muslims are also being slaughtered in other regions and countries controlled by Muslims. To fulfill the word of their religion, they must not tolerate others; otherwise they will not go to heaven to claim their 72 virgins and macho studs loaded with Viagra. (Why does that so-called religion have such a fascination for sex? Did Muhammad set that example by accumulating many wives during his heinous conquests? Instead, shouldn’t they be focused on love and salvation?)
For those being slaughtered for not being a Muslim, no matter where they are, the Apocalypse is already happening to them. They are already living those days described in Revelation; it’s not something to come in the future. That future is already here. Perhaps understanding this helps give answers to the remaining verses in Chapter 13:
Verse16: “And he (the second beast – the false prophet) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hands, or in their foreheads; 17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Now, here is the really strange part; the first verse in the next chapter, 14, explains what this means; and it’s one of the references of Christ. It says:
“And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
This likely refers to the 144,000 Jews that would be converted to Christians before the end times. At this time, God’s name is written in their foreheads. Now, would this not suggest that they have merely accepted God into their minds, their foreheads, and there’s not a big placard on their foreheads that says ‘God?’ The same would be true for the beast’s name. This mark is only a metaphor for a sign of acceptance. Identification of a mark in the right hand offers other possibilities. Could it be a knife, a firearm, a card that identifies them as Muslim, or even the Islamic flag one might hold. Whatever it is, it will become clear in the near future. Before we review the last verse in this chapter, let’s first present a possible alternative to that mark in the right hand.
There’s a strong movement toward what’s considered a one-world order. If that were to happen, if there were to be a one-world government in the near future, that would present another option for that mark. And, since there’s much fear and apprehension about protecting world citizens against uncertainty and terrorists, that movement to consolidate policing and security might become too strong to resist; focus on safety and security, by sacrificing freedom and independence.
The world, or many countries might come together to form a consortium. Or, even that caliphate itself and with other Muslim nations might form their own combined protectorate. Another consideration; that might be the ulterior motive for the great world-wide movement to control ‘climate change.’ That movement is being controlled by the same leadership that also proposes ‘sustainable development;’ that new catch word for ‘Agenda 21.’ Satan is at work everywhere to replace God; and under many names.
In either case, if this were to occur, what would then happen? Certainly to maintain control and security every person must be instantly identifiable. One way could be something in the form of a passport for every citizen under that jurisdiction. That piece of paper in the right hand would be a ‘mark.’ But, there’s also a more insidious possibility – that infamous computer chip actually placed in the right hand; in the thick part between the thumb and the index finger.
This chip could be used not only for identification, but also for purchasing and selling. Each person could be recognized from an identification code of eighteen numbers from some distance away; for example from wireless readers on storefronts along a sidewalk, or even at greater distances; maybe even from airplanes or drones flying overhead. Imagine the fear and despair. Now, let’s review that last verse in Chapter 13; that infamous 666 number:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
That’s a total of 666. People throughout history have tried to find a name in this total by considering letters and numbers in the Greek alphabet, counting the numbers of dynasties and other complicated methods and formats. Some have even tried to suggest this is in some way a representation of Nero, and even the Pope, within certain manifestations of some complicated format. First, they have assumed this was the number of the antichirst, the first beast. It’s not; it’s the number of the second beast, that false prophet.
So, at this point I must ask a simple question. Would Christ, who was trying to warn us about a great danger from a certain person, actually code that name in such a way that it would be impossible to determine? I think not; I believe he made it simple so we would understand. Otherwise, what’s the purpose for including that information? And, that simplicity is too simple. It says to ‘count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man.’ It says to ‘count.’ So, 6+6+6 equals18. That’s counting. In a simple manner that would suggest the name would consist of 18 letters. Now, let’s consider a random name just as an example. Let’s try:
and see if that fits. Interesting; just a random name fits as an example. Now, one might also ask if that number 18 might have any validity to support that code. Yes; there’s a check word, a password, if considering hidden names and passwords as if on a computer or a smart phone. The hidden password: this information is presented in VERSE 18.
The Number Seven
It’s written that God formed the earth and all things therein in six days, and on the seventh day He rested. This made a total of seven days. Obviously, this must be God’s number because He assigns that number to many important things and events that followed since the beginning of earth’s time. That number, seven, is especially important to those of us who live on earth today because it’s connected to the prophesy regarding the coming tribulation period.
According to words in Daniel 9:27, that tribulation period of seven years will begin with an action often termed ‘the abomination of desolation.’ Before we examine this situation, however, let’s first explore the significance of that number seven throughout Revelation, the prophesy that explains conditions formed around that tribulation period. These ‘sevens’ begin in the fourth verse of the first chapter. It begins:
“John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.”
Here we have the introduction of two groups of seven. First addresses the seven churches; second acknowledges the seven Spirits. Let’s consider the significance of John’s letters to the seven churches first. As we analyze these seven letters, and after having read information earlier in this book, it’s clear these seven letters were addressed to all churches of all time, especially our time; today. In several places within these letters it’s addressed to ‘all churches.’
The Seven Churches
Verse 20 defines the seven stars and the seven candlesticks. In this, Christ explains:
“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”
These angels of the churches were later described as the leaders or teachers in those churches; not angels as we ordinarily consider angels. This is true throughout the verses in Revelation. Now, let’s consider a quick summary of those seven letters, beginning with the first letter, to Ephesus:
Ephesus. Basically three things are addressed in this letter. First, He praises them for adhering against evil and for rejecting those ‘which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.’ This is the first reference to Muhammad and Islam which were to come 700 years later; when Muhammad claimed to be ‘the prophet.’ Then he reminds them they have fallen away from the church and should return, “or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Notice the 7 number again in 700.)
He approves of them again regarding the Nicolaitanes, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” This is a general reference to a Nicolas who was part of a group comforting wives of Christians who had been killed. Nicolas was of a philosophy that the spirit could be judged separately from the body; therefore sin, such as homosexuality, would not prevent one from being saved.
Then He speaks to ‘the churches;’ “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Again, we must take another pause to explain the tree of life.
The explanation of the ‘tree of life’ is in Chapter 22, Verse 2; and this is a very critical point, since many believe the earth as we know it will end at the ‘end of time.’ Read carefully the last four words of this verse:
“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Now consider; if there are still nations to be healed in an earthly manner, then the world will not suddenly end; it will not be shattered to smithereens into the universe. It will simply be a new world, a more peaceful world, without Islam riding that red horse, ‘going forward to take peace from the world.’ God will leave us with a ‘tree of life’ to guide us.
Smyrna. The second letter is to the church at Smyrna. In the first sentence Christ affirms who He is; the first and the last, as opposed to imposters. Then in the next two verses he again addresses those imposters, “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of these things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried, and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
So, what does the comment about claiming to be Jews ‘but are not’ mean? It means Islam today claims to be descended from Abraham and Ishmael, therefore they claim to be descended from Jews. This, again, is a false claim and it’s a claim made in our current time. At the time Revelation was written no one would openly claim to be a Jew or an apostle of Christ who was not. At that time they would have been persecuted and killed by Rome. The ‘tribulation ten days’ remains a question at this time. The ten days (probably years) doesn’t match other similar references. The next letter was to the church at Pergamos.
Pergamos. In this letter, Christ praises the church for ‘holding fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even where Satan’s seat is.’ Then He criticizes them for two weaknesses. One criticism was against those who followed the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to create an obstacle against Israel as they fled from Egypt. They had settled in Balac’s lands and he paid Balaam, a prophet, to find a way to get rid of them. One way was to teach false idols to the new refugees so they would lose favor from God. And, again He mentions the fallacy of the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes.
Satan’s seat was also mentioned in this letter. This was related to a great medical center established there by Archais, an Attalid prince who had been impressed with his earlier healing in Athens. He solicited priests from the Aesculapian cult to return with him to build the medical center in Pergamos. The symbol adorning the entrance was a giant frieze of a serpent. The serpent is a representation of Satan. The letter concludes as do the others with the admonition:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
Thyatira. The letter to Thyatira is the third to address false imposters. In this case the imposter is given a name; Jezebel. Before those words begin, Christ first affirms that He is the true Son of God. He mentions the goodness of their works then proceeds to caution against that Jezebel:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.”
This is the third mention of an imposter, however in this case this prophetess is addressed as a woman. Now, remembering from earlier chapters in this book, Revelation identifies two women. One, Christianity, is described in Chapter 12. The second, Islam, is described in Chapter 17. Therefore, Islam the ‘woman’ religion is based primarily on the words of the main false prophet, the Antichrist, Muhammad. That means Jezebel the woman, that religion, is the false prophetess. Three other references also tie this association together.
First, this letter to Thyatira also says, “And I will kill her children with death.” The rider of the red horse (6:4) goes forth to ‘kill one another.’ Then 17:16-17 tells how they will kill one another. In Chapter 17, the woman is identified as ‘the mother of harlots.’ Since Muhammad didn’t arrive until 600 years later, this letter was not addressed just to the members of that church at that time. Now let’s go to the next letter, addressed to Sardis.
Sardis. Christ warns the members of that church that many don’t have works perfect before God. Then he warns others:
“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” The letter has the same conclusion, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (The churches; not just the seven churches.)
Philadelphia. In the next letter, to Philadelphia, Christ again affirms that he is the true Christ with the key of David to open and close doors that others can’t; obviously referring to those false prophets and false Jews who claim they are the ‘true prophet.’ Then he adds:
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Then He adds, “Behold, I come quickly; hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Then he adds the familiar conclusion:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
Laodicea. The letter to the church at Laodicea starts with the same affirmation that He is the real Christ, “These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” The critical part of this letter has a hidden meaning to avoid false things; in this case meaning imposters claiming to take his place. Chapter 3, Verses 17-18 explain:
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” This last letter concludes with the familiar warning:
“He that hath and ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
In summary, these seven letters to the seven churches; to all churches, warn of three basic things. First, to pay attention to God’s Words. Second, not to be deceived by those false prophets who claim to take the place of Christ. Third, to hold fast to Christ’s open door. Refusing to accept or believe false prophets is so important that warning is submitted to four churches (all churches) with four different descriptions.
Islam is prescribed by false apostles, false Jews, and false prophets who are guided by Satan. Keep your eyes open, even if you must use eye salve. Do not be seduced by that woman Jezebel. Now, let’s consider how the Seven Spirits apply within God’s realm.
The Seven Spirits
Ephesus was the church on the sea coast nearest to John’s location on Patmos. It was considered the ‘most beautiful city’ and the church where John last taught before he was exiled by Roman Emperor Domitian. He was released by Emperor Nerva when he succeeded Domitian. John was thought to be about ninety-five at that time, when he returned to Ephesus to live out his days. He was thought to have lived past a hundred, the only apostle to have escaped execution.
He brought Mary to Ephesus after the crucifixion. A site high on a hill above Ephesus is identified as the place of her last home. A foundation was unearthed there, and the home was rebuilt. You can see a photo of that house, and learn many other interesting things about ‘Ephesus’ on an internet search. I visited the site in 1973, while in the military, assigned to Turkey. I eventually visited the sites of all seven of those ancient churches.
The towns all have different names now, or are only ruins near a city by another name. For example, Pergamos is now identified as Bergama. Smyrna is now known as Izmir. Ephesus is near Seljuk. Sardis is near Salihli. The ruins of Philadelphia are only a few old arched stone structures locked behind two large gates in the town of Alasehir. The ruins of Laodicea rest in a plain below an old Roman resort named Pamukale, in the hills near Hierapolis. Thyatira exists of a few stone ruins in the city of Akhisar. John begins his letters to the seven churches in the first chapter, Verse 4:
1:4, “John to the seven churches which are in Asia; Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.” This is the first introduction of the ‘seven Spirits.’ There is no suggestion or indication what they are or what they might be. Jesus is the one John references as ‘which is, and was, and which is to come,’ referring to his birth, death, and his return as the Messiah in the future. Those seven Spirits are also coded, and I will reveal them as soon as I put some of the other pieces together where they might have more understanding and meaning.
The Seven Spirits of God; what are they? After they are introduced in reference 1:4, above, their mention continues throughout Revelation:
3:1, And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou has a name, that thou livist, and art dead.
3:6, 3:13, 3:22: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
4:2, And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
4:5, And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
5:6, And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
5:12, Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessings.”
It seems some important information is scattered and coded in Revelation, and when placed in a certain order seems to give a clearer message, although still not perfectly clear as would be stated in current language. In this case, it seems the seven Spirits are very important in God’s realm. They are mentioned several times in key positions, and all those positions seem interrelated.
Reference 5:12 says the Lamb, Jesus, was slain to receive those seven things. The earlier reference 5:6 says the Lamb had those seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the world. Into “all the world” must mean the world of believers. If God and Jesus already had those things just for themselves why would they send them into all the world if not for other people, believers, to be influenced by them or use them. Simply, they would serve no other purpose except to be acknowledged and or used. The questions: do we acknowledge those seven Spirits given to us, and how are we prepared to use them?
Perhaps John’s written statement in 4:2 gives a condition that must exist before one can receive the seven Spirits. “And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” What is the clue to receiving those seven Spirits? John’s statement that he was in the Spirit would suggest that to receive something from God, one must be in the Spirit of God.
Perhaps this implies, or strongly purports, that one must be a believer to allow a channel to receive those gifts, including the gifts of the seven Spirits. Perhaps they should be explored separately and individually? These are summarized from my earlier book titled, ‘The Seven Spirits.’
Power is the first Spirit acknowledged in reference 5:12, so let’s consider how power could be one of the Spirits given to us, and what it might suggest:
Power. There are many viewpoints from which to consider the word ‘power.’ The first that ordinarily comes to mind is physical might or force; having the power to overcome some physical force or obstacle. But, a physical power used against another person or another religion or thought would be totally contrary to God’s teaching. In Godliness, we should never use physical force, or power, against another. So – what could be the meaning of this power expressed in John’s writings? Could it be the power of words, actions and deeds? Could it be something possessed individually, or in a group? Could the answer be – both? And, could there be an important exception?
Clearly there’s an intrinsic power in the mere acceptance of the Christian idea. The Words of God, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the Spirit that binds true Christians together form that power. Others, the non-believers and others who attack the Spirit of that power, are fearful of the belief in that Spirit. For those, the Spirit that binds Christians together is a force of power they don’t understand; and since they don’t understand it or refuse to accept it, it’s a force that must be destroyed. It’s a power that binds humanity; a power that prevents anarchy and destruction of human benevolence.
It’s the power that represents the significance of humans in the realm of God and his creation. That universal power of the ‘church’ is necessary to maintain its existence. Those refusing to acknowledge the Spirit are guided and influenced by worldliness and physical things they can only see and touch; and perhaps with a touch of recognition of their fellow man; within limitations. There is no common relationship that binds them to the existence of life other than what they see and feel. They refuse to let the Spirit enter into their beings so they may feel part of the greater creation. Although not clearly or totally connected, two other verses in Revelation are references that might explain this power concept even further. They are Chapter 2, Verse 26, and Chapter 20, Verse 4:
Chapter 2, Verse 26: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations;” The next verses explain further, but are certainly more cryptic.
Chapter 20, Verse 4: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” The reference in Chapter 2 directly points to the use of power. The reference in Chapter 20 suggests the final use of that power. Of course, many verses in Revelation refer to other conditions or situation that occur before or after the referenced verse, as do these two references.
Strength. This quote from Chapter 17 suggests why the Spirit of Strength is necessary for Christians and Jews to endure the ending prophesy. There are other references in Revelation that indicate many Jewish people will accept Christ in their Jewish belief. Specifically, 144,000 will be converted, 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes.
Certainly, Jewish people who worship God, and refuse to accept Jesus as the Messiah will also be given the Spirit of strength to persevere through these difficult times. Everyone who worships God will be challenged in those final days. According to the writing of John, that other woman, that religion, will be very appealing. Read his words, offered above and repeated here:
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters;”
Verse 4 continues: “…a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:”
Verse 5 adds, “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Verse 6 is clear and indisputable. It describes exactly who the second woman (religion) is – the one that will wage war against Christians and Jews in that final great battle. “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
The angel was puzzled by John’s reaction and acceptance of the woman with ‘great admiration.’ In the next verse, the angel asked: “And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thy marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”
Verse 8 adds: “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and into perdition;” Verse 11 repeats this identification:
“And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”
Now, let’s pause and consider the angel’s description of the religion that will be “drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” Presently, and throughout recent history, only those guided by the Islamic faith have consistently spilled the blood of Christians and Jews. Many of their writings and traditions require them to make the world pure; that purity being a world that is totally Islamic without tolerance for any person of any other religion to live. The most basic traditions of their leaders require those who do not accept their god to be killed – particularly by beheading. And, in the most extreme cases, it doesn’t matter if those they kill and behead or men, women, or children.
Since it’s so self-evident that Islamists continue that slaughter of innocents throughout the world today, an appropriate question is in order. That question is: Who set the example for Muslims to kill others not of the Muslim faith? It began with Muhammad himself.
TheReligionofPeace.com presented an article disputing the myth that Muhammad waged war and attacks on others, especially Christians and Jews, only for defensive purposes. According to this article and many others, Muhammad often led unprovoked and unwarranted attacks. This is part of that article. The given references are from Islamic documents:
“One of the best documented examples of Muslim aggression during the lifetime of Muhammad is the attack on the peaceful community of Khaybar. This followed the treaty of Hudaibiya between the Muslims and Meccans, which called for a period of peace between the two groups. The treaty was controversial with Muslims, not only because it contradicted Allah’s prior mandate to “drive out” the Meccans with violent force (2:191), but also because Muhammad agreed not to be recognized as a prophet in the document (Muslim 4401).
Muhammad decided that it was prudent to attack the Jews at Khaybar in order to regain the respect of his people and placate their grumbling with military victory and (especially) the stolen wealth that followed. This is embarrassing to modern-day Muslim apologists, who try to justify the siege by imagining that the sleepy farming community, located about 100 miles outside of Medina, posed some sort of necessary threat.
Unfortunately for contemporary apologists, not only is there no supporting evidence that the Muslims were under attack by the Khaybar, there are at least three historical references that flatly contradict any notion of self-defense on the part of Muhammad. The first is a description of the initial attack by Ibn Ishaq/Hisham:
“We met the workers of Khaybar coming out in the morning with their spades and baskets. When they saw the apostle and the army they cried, “Muhammad with his force,” and turned tail and fled…’ The apostle seized the property piece by piece…” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 757)
The people of Khaybar were not attacking Muhammad. They were farming their land with shovels and buckets, not even knowing that they were supposed to be at war. This is further confirmed in the same text:
“When the apostle raided a people he waited until the morning. If he heard a call to prayer he held back; if he did not hear it he attacked. We came to Khaybar by night, and the apostle passed the night there; and when morning came he did not hear the call to prayer, so he rode and we rode with him.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 757)
Muhammad attacked only after waiting to see if the people of Khaybar issued a morning call to prayer. This would have no possible relevance had they already been at war with him.
Perhaps the best proof that Muhammad was not acting in self-defense is the fact that his own people did not understand why they were marching to war. His son-in-law, who was in charge of the military expedition, had to ask for justification:
“Allah’s Messenger called Ali [and said]: “Proceed on and do not look about until Allah grants you victory,” and Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice: “Allah’s Messenger, on what issue should I fight with the people?” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: ”Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger…” (Sahih Muslim 5917)
The question Ali posed would have been unnecessary had the Muslims been under attack by the Khaybar or if the answer to the question were obvious. As it is, Muhammad’s reply underscores the ostensible purpose of the campaign, which was to force the Jews into acknowledging the superiority of Islam.
Muhammad’s men easily captured Khaybar and divided up the loot. The prophet of Islam tortured the community’s treasurer to extract information, then had him killed (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 764). Muhammad then took the man’s widow, Saffiya, as his wife after trading two other captured women to one of his lieutenants (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 758). The surviving Jews were allowed to stay on their land provided that they gave their Muslim masters an ample share of their crops.
Therefore, the rule of aggression in Islam, from the example set by Muhammad, is that it is proportional to the power held by Muslims, and not the persecution that they are under. The rare verses of peace in the Qur’an were “revealed” in Mecca, when true oppression existed (in some cases). The verses of violence that are revealed later correspond to Muslim military might even as any persecution of Muslims had largely dried up. End of article.
The conclusion; God has instilled in his true believers the Spirit of strength to refute these lies and blasphemies from Islam trying to justify its existence as ‘peaceful.’ That strength is also necessary to rebuff those who make the vicious claim of ‘Islamaphobe’ against anyone who refuses to accept their lies and blasphemy.
Wisdom. Wisdom is another Spirit from God offered to the world, especially the world of believers; those who trust and worship him and his offer of salvation and eternal life. Perhaps the Spirit of Wisdom is not only a gift but also a responsibility to use that gift. Perhaps God, in His great wisdom, knows that humans are fundamentally weak – in the light of all things – and must be granted wisdom to understand things that affect each individual as well as all humanity. We must have wisdom to see; and to avoid traps and persuasions.
The call to understand (to have wisdom) begins in the first chapter of Revelation. Verse 3 states, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand.” Does this warning not say in simple terms, “Pay attention to those things happening around you – for they will affect your life?”
In beginning the letters to the seven churches in Chapter 2, Verse 7, John writes from the Words, “He that hath and ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” This warning of ‘let him hear what the Spirit saith’ is repeated several more times in his letters to the churches.
Then, in Chapter 2, Verses 20-22, he writes something that seems very coded until it’s associated with another reference in Chapter 17. Verses 20-22 begins, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21, “And I gave her space to repent of her fornications; and she repented not. 22, Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.”
Although these references are presented early in Revelation in John’s letters to the seven churches, that’s not necessarily the only target of his writings. That woman ’Jezebel’ identified above is the same woman (religion) identified in Chapter 17, which clearly refers to a later time; a time after the seven plagues of the Apocalypse.
Through Jesus, God has granted us the Spirit of Wisdom. But, the choice to use that wisdom to search for truth and knowledge is left to each person. As in the overall salvation question, it’s a personal choice. One may search for truth to gain wisdom, or one may choose to follow a ‘deceiver and blasphemer’ without questioning the actions, purposes, or the foundation of that leader.
In Revelation, Jesus cautions many times, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches;” Do not be deceived.
This deceptive power is given to the ‘beast’ upon his appointment by Satan, described in Chapter 13; Verse 4, “…and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Verse 5 continues: “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; …”
Finally, the great caution is revealed in verse 8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
All believers have been given the Spirit of Wisdom to search for the truth. Who will seek those answers to see their names written in the book of life at the end of their time? Who will blindly follow the path of the beast, that Antichrist, because they will believe his great words and blasphemies without question? Many who refuse their responsibility that comes with that gift, the Spirit of Wisdom, to learn and listen will blindly continue to follow and not allow their names to be entered into that book.
We must not forget the admonition to use the Spirit of Wisdom in identifying the beast named in Revelation. Chapter 13:18, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Those who refuse to accept and use that Spirit of Wisdom will miss the riches that have been promised to them by following the right Word. Those Riches are another of those seven Spirit gifts.
Riches. The concept or idea of Riches being one of the seven Spirits of God is introduced and reinforced in John’s letter to the Church at Laodicea. It begins in Chapter 3, Verse 15, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.” Verse 16, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.”
Verse 17 introduces the concept of richness: “Because thou sayeth, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Laodicea was an economic trade area, where people came to sell and trade their goods. Most were comparatively wealthy based on the wool and textile trade. They were also renowned for preparing and selling special eye salves.)
Verse 18 continues, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve that thou mayest see.”
As introduced above, John was writing about riches given by God, not of earthly things. Chapter 2 also exposes the idea of this different kind of riches. Verse 8: “And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last which was dead, and is alive, Verse 9: “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” For the church at Smyrna, the writing concludes: Verse 10,…”be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. “ Verse 11 repeats the caution: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
Perhaps the clearest meaning of the statement regarding riches is indicated by a verse in Chapter 21. Verse 11 states: “Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.” The identification of ‘her light’ is identified in Verse 9 as “…the bride, the Lamb’s wife,” meaning the church – the religion of Christianity. One who accepts this is certainly rich in spirit and well blessed.
Blessings. From the Spirit of God, and through the grace of the Lamb, Jesus, and his sacrifice; Blessings have gone out to all the world to affect and enrich our daily lives. Many of these blessings are acknowledged, almost remotely without deep thought when we ‘say the blessing’ before each meal, or when we say our nightly prayers. The most common are ‘for this food we are about to take’ or ‘thank you for this day that I have lived.’ These are important blessings, but they are by far not the only blessings bestowed upon us. There are many others we take for granted, and consider only a part of our daily lives.
Of course, the first blessing is creation itself. God created the universe for his own pleasure and glory. Within that creation, he made the sun and the moon and all the stars. We look up at the sky; in the darkness we see the blessed moon glow and the billions of stars looking back at us. Can you even imagine what the night sky would be like without that blessed gift? It would be only nothingness before your eyes.
Although some believe the earth and the sun are merely parts of the ‘big bang’ and evolution, not creation, they were put in their places for a purpose; to be a blessing. The sun is a blessing that allows and creates other blessings. It gives energy for all things on earth – especially for food. Without the sun there would be no food; we would all starve. In our daily prayers we often give thanks for the food we have, but rarely do we ever give thanks for the blessing that allows that food; the sun.
And speaking of the sun, it’s also a blessing that the sun is the perfect distance from the earth to allow what we have, including food. If the sun were any closer we would all burn. The earth would be parched to a crisp. If the sun were farther away, everything on earth, including us, would freeze. We couldn’t live here. Is that not a blessing?
Even the earth, the soil, is a blessing. Without it we would have no place to stand, and a place upon which to build our houses and drive our cars. And along with the earth and soil we have the blessing of discernment. We can move what we want to the soil that allows or supports it, or we can move the soil to another place for a more useful and supportive purpose.
And certainly we can’t forget about water. Without water we could not exist, since our physical bodies are mostly water. Without water, if we existed at all, we would be only a few minerals scattered about the earth; perhaps locked inside a rock, or traveling forever in some continuous wind. Yes, one of God’s Spirits is Blessings. There are Blessing within us and within everything surrounding us. Just being allowed to open our eyes to see those things is, in itself, a blessing.
There are too many to even consider. Perhaps life itself, and its beginning, is the greatest gift – the greatest blessing of all. And considering those things from God we must also consider the Spirits of Honor and Glory. They will be considered next.
Honor and Glory. If we trust that the Spirits identified above were sent forth into all the world, then we must believe the other two, Honor and Glory, were sent forth into all the world as well. This is that reference again: Revelation 5:6:
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Reference 5:12 listed those seven Spirits:
“Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessings.”
How are we mirrors or reflections of that honor and glory? Perhaps 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 gives a clue: 16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 17, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are…” If we are “the temple of God” then perhaps God’s Spirit is within us. If that Spirit is within us, then we possess through him that honor and glory.
Here is another consideration of that question from Creation.com. The article was written by Russell M. Grigg. It’s titled, In The Image of God:
“When God created man in His own image, He purposed that mankind (both man and woman) would resemble God in certain ways, and share certain of the divine prerogatives. Concerning this we note:
1. It was not a physical likeness but…
Although God is spirit (John 4:24) and does not have a body like a man, when He appeared visibly to men according to the Old Testament record, He did so in the form of a human body (e.g. Genesis 18:1-2; 32:24, 28,30). Dr Henry Morris writes: ‘There is something about the human body therefore, which is uniquely appropriate to God’s manifestation of Himself, and(since God knows all His works from the beginning of the world—Acts 15:18), He must have designed man’s body with this in mind. Accordingly He designed it, not like the animals, but with an erect posture, with an upward gazing countenance, capable of facial expressions corresponding with emotional feelings, and with a brain and tongue capable of articulate, symbolic speech.
Furthermore, the human body was the form in which God the Son would be incarnated or ‘made in the likeness of men’ (Philippians 2:7). Thus God made man in that bodily form which He Himself would one day assume—the form in which He wished to reveal Himself.
2. It was a mental likeness.
God endowed man with intellectual ability which was and is far superior to that of any animal. Thus man was given a mind capable of hearing and understanding God’s communication with him, emotions capable of responding to God in love and devotion, and a will which enabled him to choose whether or not to obey God. Man was thus equipped, not only to ‘love God and obey Him for ever’, but also to do God’s work on earth—to be His regent and govern the creation in co-operation with his Creator.
This is seen in God’s command to Adam and Eve that they exercise dominion over the earth and its animals (Genesis 1:26,28), in Adam’s task of cultivating the garden (Genesis 2:15), and in the statement that Adam gave names to certain of the animals on the earth (Genesis 2:19-20).
Man’s intellectual gifts are further seen in his ability to design things and then make them, to appreciate beauty, to compose glorious music, to paint pictures, to write, to count to large numbers and do mathematics, to control and use energy for his own benefit (e.g. fire, electricity, nuclear power), to organize, to reason, to make decisions, to be self-conscious, to laugh at himself, and to think abstractly. All this behaviour is non-instinctive, as distinct from animal behaviour, and as such it is of unlimited variety.
3. It was a moral likeness.
Man only, of all God’s creatures, has a spirit or God-consciousness, that is, a capacity for knowing God and holding spiritual communion with Him through prayer, praise, and worship. Since the Fall (Genesis chapter 3), man has had inborn moral awareness of good and evil, or conscience, which he perceives in his spirit.
Man was made not only negatively innocent (that is, without sin), but positively holy, otherwise Adam could not have had communion with God, who cannot look upon iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13). This is further confirmed by Genesis 1:31, when God affirms that everything He had made (including man) was ‘very good’, which would not have been true if man had been morally imperfect.
4. It was a social likeness.
God’s social nature and intrinsic love is seen in the doctrine of the Trinity. God—who is love—created man with a social nature and a need for love. The statement in Genesis 3:8 that ‘they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day’ suggests that Adam and Eve enjoyed fellowship and communion with God, perhaps on a daily basis.
God also provided for human fellowship and love in a very special and intimate way. Before He created Eve He said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him’ (Genesis 2:18). He then made Eve out of a bone taken from Adam (Genesis 2:21-24), a fact which Jesus used in His debate with the Pharisees to uphold the sanctity of marriage and the intimacy of love within the marriage relationship (Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-8). End of article.
According to those Words that God Spirit lives within each of us. If that’s so, then each of us might receive honor and glory simply by accomplishing those things to better serve His purpose and His designs. And how do we accomplish that task for ourselves by that commandment? A Corinthians’ reference gives a definitive clue. We must do something: plant something, build something, make something, accomplish something that will deliver honor and glory to God and that part of ourselves that possesses that honor and glory – in the image of God. Perhaps the short answer is to do something for yourself – in the light of God. Don’t be lazy and dependant on others to take care of you. Plant something; and God will help you water it.
There are many other instances of the number seven in revelation. Two specifically include the seven trumpets and the seven seals that announce coming events; most of which are plagues and horrific actions against mankind. Since these are detailed in my other books I will list them only briefly here as a reminder of those seven prophesied events. Information about the seven seals begins in the first verse of Chapter 5:
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2) And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”
To answer this question, only one was qualified for that task. He, “…stood as a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.”
Opening the first seal revealed a rider on a white horse with a bow and a crown, going forth to conquer. This represents Christ who will conquer in the end.
Opening the second seal revealed the rider of the red horse. This is the description of Islam who was given power to take peace from the earth – and to kill one another.
Opening the third seal revealed the rider of a black horse with a pair of balances in his hand. This represents the great economic despair that’s to come resulting from actions of war described in Chapter 17. This will be the time of tribulation, which is expected to last seven years.
Opening the fourth seal revealed the rider of the pale horse. “His name was Death, and Hell followed with him.” Then it says he will have power over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, hunger, and with the beasts of the earth. These beasts likely represent pestilence.
Opening the fifth seal revealed the souls, under the alter, that had been slain for the word of God. Briefly, these represent those who had been killed before the tribulation period. They will be raised during the ‘second resurrection.’ Those killed later for refusing the ‘mark of the beast’ (Chapter 13) will be resurrected first to rule with God in Heaven for that thousand years – commonly called the ‘Millennium.’
Opening the sixth seal revealed many natural disasters occurring to announce horrific events ahead. “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand.”
Opening the seventh seal revealed that ‘all hell will break loose.’ It began with a foreboding silence, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”
Chapter 8 continues to explain what happens after that great silence of half an hour. And, it again involves another number 7; seven angels with trumpets, each trumpet to announce a devastating and horrible event. These events are explained in detail in my recent books, but it’s important here to reveal the results from the trumpet of the first angel. It’s from 8:7:
“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”
This clearly announces that nuclear activity will occur. The great battle will begin which will result in the period of tribulation. Hail and fire mingled with blood would describe nuclear fallout from a blast that would kill many people. The fallout would return to earth. Trumpets of the remaining six angels would announce equally horrifying results. But for now let’s just focus on this nuclear activity. It involves more number sevens explained in the next chapter.
The False Prophet
I just submitted another blog to my blog site at Authorsden. The title of the blog is, ‘The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Beast.’ I had already finished the draft for this book, but after submitting this blog I was compelled to add another chapter; this chapter identifying the ‘False Prophet’ of Revelation, and explaining his actions and how they affect our world today. This is a copy of that blog, posted at Authorsden 26 March 2016. It’s still there as well as are scores of my previously posted blogs:
“How is the Iran nuclear deal associated with words in the Bible? It’s identified in the Bible, the Book of Daniel, as a covenant by ‘many’ for seven years that will start the countdown to the period known as tribulation. This is a brief description of that Iranian deal as presented by Wikipedia:
“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) known commonly as the Iran deal, is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.
Ultimately, on 14 July 2015, all parties agreed to a landmark comprehensive nuclear agreement. At the time of the announcement, shortly before 11:00 GMT, the agreement was released to the public.”
After reviewing writings in Daniel, and the agreements in this Iranian nuclear deal; several parts of the agreement become biblically important. First, this agreement (covenant) was made by seven nations. There’s that number seven again. The number seven is used many times in Revelation to detail many important events and actions. Second, Israel was not involved with those negotiations – nor were they even consulted. So, it was not a covenant with Israel; it was a covenant guided by Satan regarding Israel. Daniel 9:27 does not say or indicate Israel would be a participant with the covenant. It says the covenant will be with many.
That reference also says the covenant will be for (seven days) one week; a strange choice of words and time. The time frames in that agreement are varied and concern certain categories and topics. Perhaps the ‘one week’ refers to the number of different time frames rather than a definite period of time. Also very important, the verse says ‘…he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week.’ It does not specify who shall do the confirming. Verse 27 also says “…in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate.” This is the ‘abomination of desolation’ that will begin the tribulation period. Times will be difficult for everyone on earth, especially those in Israel and the Middle East.
Another article says the ‘he’ will be the antichrist, but that’s impossible; the antichrist was killed long ago; about 700 AD. Therefore, Barack Hussein Obama, the second beast – also known as the false prophet is the ‘he’ in this verse. Obama is the one who pursued and confirmed this agreement. ‘He’ is the one who did it. It’s the covenant that begins the countdown to the tribulation and the abomination of desolation. His actions, words, insinuations, and deeds further confirm that he’s the one referenced here as ‘he.’ Who else on the whole planet at this time of our history has the ‘great authority’ to accomplish the confirmation of a covenant such as this against Israel? No one.
The rise of the antichrist, Muhammad, is described in 13:2. This reference says, “And the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The next verses describe the death of the antichrist (he who killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.) Then Verse 11 says, “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth.” Verse 12 continues, “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him.”
Satan raised his hand to heaven and swore that ‘there would no longer be a place in heaven for God.’ This threat is being carried out by the existence and actions of Islam; not just by terrorist Islam. The terrorist Islam is simply the harlot daughter of Mother Islam. Mother Islam is proclaimed by Christ as ‘Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.’ This is the woman, that mother, “Drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” (Revelation 17:5-6)
If there were not an Islam worshiping Satan, then there would be no basis of refuge for those of them identified as ‘terrorists.’ As long as Islam continues its worship of Satan, Islam will always be a home for those who continue to kill and destroy. It’s simply the method Satan uses to replace God in Heaven. Islam is the foundation; the ‘mother of harlots.’ Those terrorists are simply the uncontrollable ‘harlot daughters.’ God bless America and protect Israel.” End of blog.
Now, it’s normal and obvious that one might ask what information in the Bible points to Barack Obama as being that ‘False Prophet’ or that ‘Second Beast.’ In some parts of the Bible, that common title of ‘antichrist’ is even used. Let’s begin by considering the words in First John, Chapter 4. It begins:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God; 3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world. 4) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
The words in First John identify the spirit of an antichrist and give another important clue about Obama’s faith and character. Verse 20 adds, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” Would these words not apply to Obama’s first statement, without full knowledge of the event, when he said the ‘police acted stupidly’ during his first days in office? This was only the beginning of his expressions of contempt and lack of love of his fellow citizens. He expressed that hate and contempt without having seen that person or without knowing who was right or wrong. Is this not in that spirit?
It would also be appropriate at this time to ask another question. That is: Is it not an act of hate against our ‘brothers’ not to invite them in (referring to all the Muslim refugees fleeing the terror in the Middle East) instead of inviting them into our country? The Bible also has a very clear answer to this question. It comes from Second John, Verses 7-11:
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
This answer seems very clear; those following the doctrine of that deceiver and antichrist, Muhammad, must not be welcomed into our house. To do so is to acknowledge respect and acceptance of that false doctrine. We are warned; do not respect nor accept those who worship Satan. But, we still ask: how and why is Barack Obama the second beast (the second antichrist) and the false prophet? There’s much more, including his constant blasphemy against God.
This further evidence that Obama pays homage and respect to that false god, Satan is described next; in his own words. It’s an article by Joshua Riddle at youngcons.com, titled: 40 Mind-blowing Quotes From Barack Obama about Islam and Christianity. This list was presented earlier in this book, but its significance is too important in this topic not to repeat it here. It reinforces the concept to ‘receive him not into your house.’ Speaking these words from his own mouth, Barack Obama has broken this doctrine:
“#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
In another list of twenty other different items, Obama made a statement that concerned the name, Isra. This is that statement and it’s #19 from that list by Joshua Riddle:
“All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.”
Regarding this story of Isra; this story is the basis that gives Islam its claim of ownership of Jerusalem. It’s also the source of Islam’s claim that Islam is one of the Abrahamic religions.
Supposedly, Muhammad took a night flight from Mecca to Jerusalem on a ‘white beast’ to teach the older prophets, including Moses and Jesus how to pray to God. (Obviously, he was trying to teach them how to pray to Satan. I don’t think he succeeded; it’s incredulous to even imagine any truth in this fiction. He even copied the idea of the white horse in Revelation that Christ would ride.) It’s also the supposed location of his ascension to meet with Allah to determine the number of times his followers must pray each day. This is from Wikipedia:
“This Surah takes its name from the first verse, which tells the story of the Isra and Mi’raj, the transportation of Muhammad during the night to what is referred to as “the farthest Mosque”. The exact location is not specified, although in Islamic Hadith this is commonly taken to be the Noble Sanctuary (Temple Mount) in Jerusalem. Some scholars disagree about this (see Isra and Mi’raj). While the city of Jerusalem (or al Quds) is not mentioned by name anywhere in the Qur’an, it is identified in various Hadith. The first verse refers to Mohammed being taken from the ‘Sacred Mosque’ to the ‘Furthest Mosque’:
Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
It is generally agreed upon that the ‘Furthest Mosque’ refers to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem and the ‘Sacred Mosque’ refers to Masjid al-Haram. The Surah also refers to the other Prophets for example, Moses.
This Meccan surah was revealed in the last year before the Hijra. Like all the Meccan surah it stresses the oneness of Allah, the authority of the prophets. However, the primary theme of the Surah is salah (daily prayers), whose number is said to have been fixed at five during the Miraj which it alludes to. In addition, the Surah forbids adultery, calls for respect for father and mother, and calls for patience and control in the face of the persecutions the Muslim community was facing at the time.” End of article.
Finally, as we have heard many times, Obama says he is a Christian. All his actions and deeds, however, strongly indicate his real and true dedication is to Islam. All his praises are to Islam, while he avoids finding himself trapped in a position of having to praise God in the normal tradition. His actions, not his words, proclaim he is a devout follower of the Islamic faith.
But, one might suggest he can’t be a Muslim because he is authorizing Muslims to be killed with airpower in the Middle East. Revelation also has verses that explain his actions to prove himself a Christian. Consider Chapter 13, Verses 13 and 14:
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and did live.” So, what does this mean?
When John wrote Revelation, he did so from visions. He wasn’t given all the words, just visions he saw and tried to interpret into words. To John, making fire come down from heaven was a miracle. He didn’t know the words of that fire; words such as rockets, bullets, and missiles. To him, it was simply a miracle that all that fire came from heaven – meaning from aircraft; manned aircraft and drones. Clearly, Barack Obama uses these miracles to convince people he is fighting against Islamic terrorists – although he never equates Islam with the word ‘terrorist.’
He allows a few random terrorist leaders to be killed, while he maintains policies that threaten the larger group with no great harm or danger. It’s that deception. It’s these policies of no great threat to the larger group that invites them to build that image to the beast; “Saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should build an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
Revelation 13:14. In modern terms, and in summary, it means his weak policies to protect America allowed and invited the Islamic terrorists and their followers to build a new caliphate in the Middle East. That beast which ‘had the wound by a sword, and did live’ was of course, Muhammad.
The second beast, Barack Obama, ‘who had two horns like a lamb‘ exerciseth all the power of the first beast.’ Revelation 13:12. This invites another reference that explains the power and mission of Barack Obama in his role as the second beast who has all the power of the first beast. Daniel 8:25:
“And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
Although this is directed at the first beast, since the second beast has all the power of that first beast, then by association and position, it must also describe the second beast. Barack Obama’s actions certainly suggest he is also fulfilling this prophesy. By peace he shall destroy many; or allow many to be destroyed.
The first event of the ‘end times’ will involve a covenant for seven years which will include seven nations. This is one view of that event presented by Prophesysigns.com Their analysis of this event is titled: Prophecy Sign #7: A seven year covenant signed with Israel. It’s their analysis of the seven year covenant with Israel. It begins: (Daniel 9:27 (NIV)
“He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
What it looks like:
Anyone who takes Bible prophecy literally understands that a time of tribulation awaits the inhabitants of this earth. Our Lord spoke of it in Matthew 24:21, “There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now.” This time of tribulation is to be seven years (Daniel’s 70th week) and is based on his prophetic vision in Daniel 9:24-27. This passage explains that the coming antichrist will confirm a covenant with Israel and the many for one ‘seven’ year period and in the middle of the ‘seven’ he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. For this reason, most prophecy teachers also are looking for the future Antichrist to begin Daniel’s 70th week by signing a covenant with Israel and the many nations for seven years.
Every day we hear something about Middle East Peace talks, or lack thereof. Regardless, at some point they will be completed and this will be the first sign that we will see indicating the end times have begun. Daniel 9:27 tells us it will be a seven year covenant between the Antichrist and Israel. It may include the permission to rebuild the third temple in Israel. Here’s the problem; the 7 year covenant may not be as conspicuous as we might like. In other words, it may not be revealed to the world, until well after the fact. To say it another way, the covenant could have already been signed, but we have not yet been informed.
The sequence of events in Daniel 9:24-27, then, provides a step-by-step outline of God’s prophetic timetable. The seventieth week – the seven years remaining – will transpire in the end times. But before this last “week” could take place, Israel needed to regain control of her Promised Land (which she did in 1948) and then the entire city of Jerusalem (which she did in 1967). When will the seventieth week begin? In His Olivet Discourse, Christ tells His disciples that “when you see all these things (things associated with the seventieth week), recognize that He (Christ) is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass until all these things take place. (Matthew 24:33,34). ‘These things’ referred to by Christ are the events that will occur during the seventieth week, not before, and they must take place before we can look for the return of Christ. Therefore, the seventieth week has tremendous significance to all who are ‘looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Christ Jesus’ (Titus 2:13).
The covenant between Antichrist and Israel (Dan. 9:27). The terms of this covenant are not listed, but it is clear it will be a non-aggression pact, perhaps even a military alliance that will enable the Antichrist to gain power over the 10 kingdoms during the first 3 1/2 years of the 70th week (Dan. 7:23-24; 8:23-25; Rev. 17:8-17). It will include the protection of Israel in their national establishment and restoration and assure them at least temporary peace (Dan. 8:25; 9:27; 11:36-45). The length of the covenant is to be 7 years (Dan. 9:27). -Dake's Study Notes.” End of article.
This is only one analysis and evaluation of events that will begin the tribulation period initiated by the abomination of desolation; when Jews will flee from Jerusalem and make it desolate. Let’s take another look at this event from the KJV to analyze what otherwise might occur.
The analysis above mentions the antichrist, however the antichrist is not necessarily involved with this activity. The antichrist was Muhammad. He died thirteen centuries ago. He was killed by one of his many wives he captured after killing her husband and brother. She secretly poisoned him in food she prepared. Therefore, ‘the’ antichrist could not be involved with this new covenant. So, let’s analyze this event from another perspective.
In Daniel 9:25 it seems a rebuilding project will occur in Jerusalem to repair a street and the wall, even in ‘troublous times.’ This event is to ‘restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks.” Now let’s read what the next verse says that stops the building project:
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” The next verse, 27, explains the covenant:
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (7 years) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Okay, let’s review this information. It says parts of the city will be rebuilt in 72 weeks. And, it will be built ‘unto’ the Messiah, the Prince. In this case, as in other examples throughout Revelation, Prince with a capital P identifies Christ. Now, verse 26 says that after that time the Messiah will be cut off, and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city. In this case it’s a lower case p for that prince. Prince with a lower case p routinely identifies Satan throughout the reading. This means Satan’s people, the Muslims, will come and destroy the city.
Now the question becomes, when? The gage of that time becomes the covenant ‘signed by many.’ According to 2 Thessalonians 2:7 it will be when those restraining that vicious attack will be taken out of the way. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” This was the ultimate purpose and result of that covenant. We are analyzing the recent covenant commonly called the ‘Iranian Nuclear Arms Deal.’
Before we consider the current Iranian deal however, let’s take a look at the basis of that Jerusalem controversy. Why do Muslims claim Jerusalem as part of their history that creates that opposition of ownership between Islam and God’s religions? It’s the same reason they claim ownership of most of Christian and Jewish background and heritage. That claim those false ownerships to validate themselves. They have nothing intrinsic to themselves to justify their beginning; which was approximately 700 AD. Their claim of status in Jerusalem is only one of many examples. Let’s examine their ridiculous story of justification about Jerusalem. It involves Muhammad’s Night Journey to Jerusalem. This version is reported by Jerusalem.com. It begins:
“Muhammad’s Night Journey is the story of the prophet’s transportation from Mecca to Jerusalem, and his ascension to heaven. According to the Quran, he was escorted on this journey by the angel Jibreel (Gabriel).
Muhammad’s Night Journey, an important part of the Islamic tradition, relays the story of the prophet’s transportation from Mecca to “the farthest mosque”, which is believed to be the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. (Also known as as the Dome of the Rock.) Following prayers, the Lailat al Miraj took place, which led to Muhammad’s ascension to heaven.
The story begins with the Jibreel appearing to Muhammad and taking him to white beast, probably similar to a horse. This same beast was used by other prophets before him, including Abraham (Ibrahim). Leading Muhammad to Jerusalem, the prophet met with other important Islamic figures from the past, leading them in prayer. At this point, Muhammad chose to drink milk over wine, leading to Jibreel’s decree that wine would lead the Muslims to lose the righteous path of Allah.
Continuing from Jerusalem, Muhammad and Jibreel flew on the beast, rising through the first gate of heaven and continuing on to the seventh heaven. Along the way, he encountered many important figures from the history of Islam, including Adam, Isa, John, and Joseph son of Jacob. He passed through the great flood, then encountered Harun and Moses (Musa). Jibreel and Muhammad continued past the gates of Paradise, where he met God and spoke to Him.
God ordered Muhammad and the Islamic faithful to pray 50 times a day, and after returning to ask again, Muhammad had the number reduced to ten, then five. Upon returning from Paradise, Muhammad came back to Mecca, where he described his journey to his followers. Muhammad described Jerusalem to Abu Bakr, who had been there, and he agreed that the description was accurate.
The Lailat al Miraj, the Night Journey, is still widely celebrated in some Muslim countries. It includes several special prayers, celebrations and offerings and lighting candles and lights.
Due to the importance of this story in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque and the city of Jerusalem have become an integral part of the Muslim faith. The mosque is considered holy by nearly all sects of Islam, and many faithful believers make the journey to visit the site.
While some believe that the journey was physical and Muhammad was actually transported to Jerusalem, and others claim that the journey was spiritual and his body remained where it was- all agree that the importance of Jerusalem in the story of Lailat al Miraj makes it a holy city in Islam. Thus, they join Christians and Jews in this belief, and the city of Jerusalem is holy to all three faiths. With its long Islamic history dating back centuries, it continues to play a major role in the Islamic tradition.” End of article.
This story explains why Jerusalem is considered so important by Muslims. It’s simply a story written years after Muhammad had departed from his many wives. Also obvious in this story are other examples of Islam’s claim to be part of the Jewish ancestry. They are not. As a matter of interest; the rock covered by the golden dome is the rock where Abraham almost sacrificed his son, Isaac. Islam falsely claim to be descended from Abraham’s other son Ishmael. This is the basis of Iran’s (and the Muslim world’s) claim that they are the true owners of Jerusalem, and that Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth. Barack Obama’s actions promoting this latest Iranian agreement makes him culpable in the plan to destroy Israel. So, let’s analyze that agreement; also called a covenant in Revelation – in more depth than with the earlier presentation. It describes the complexity of dates and times.
This is a description of that agreement from Wikipedia. It’s formal name is The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) known commonly as the Iran deal, is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany),[a] and the European Union.
Formal negotiations toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program began with the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action, an interim agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries in November 2013. For the next twenty months, Iran and the P5+1 countries engaged in negotiations, and in April 2015 agreed on a Iran nuclear deal framework for the final agreement and in July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 agreed on the plan.
Under the agreement, Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years. For the next 15 years, Iran will only enrich uranium up to 3.67%. Iran also agreed not to build any new heavy-water facilities for the same period of time. Uranium-enrichment activities will be limited to a single facility using first-generation centrifuges for 10 years. Other facilities will be converted to avoid proliferation risks. To monitor and verify Iran’s compliance with the agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have regular access to all Iranian nuclear facilities. The agreement provides that in return for verifiably abiding by its commitments, Iran will receive relief from U.S., European Union, and United Nations Security Council nuclear-related sanctions.
The agreement between the P5+1+EU and Iran on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the culmination of 20 months of “arduous” negotiations.
The agreement followed the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), an interim agreement between the P5+1 powers and Iran that was agreed to on 24 November 2013 at Geneva. The Geneva agreement was an interim deal, in which Iran agreed to roll back parts of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from some sanctions. This went into effect on 20 January 2014. The parties agreed to extend their talks with a first extension deadline on 24 November 2014 and a second extension deadline set to 1 July 2015.
An Iran nuclear deal framework was reached on 2 April 2015. Under this framework Iran agreed tentatively to accept restrictions on its nuclear program, all of which would last for at least a decade and some longer, and to submit to an increased intensity of international inspections under a framework deal. These details were to be negotiated by the end of June 2015. The negotiations toward a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action were extended several times until the final agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was finally reached on 14 July 2015. The JCPOA is based on the framework agreement from three months earlier.
Subsequently the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 continued. In April 2014, a framework deal was reached at Lausanne. Intense marathon negotiations then continued, with the last session in Vienna at the Palais Coburg lasting for seventeen days. At several points, negotiations appeared to be at risk of breaking down, but negotiators managed to come to agreement. As the negotiators neared a deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry directly asked Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to confirm that he was “authorized to actually make a deal, not just by the [Iranian] president, but by the supreme leader?” Zarif gave assurances that he was.
Ultimately, on 14 July 2015, all parties agreed to a landmark comprehensive nuclear agreement. At the time of the announcement, shortly before 11:00 GMT, the agreement was released to the public. End of Wikipedia article.
Did that promise by the Iranian Foreign Minister to John Kerry have any real meaning or validity; or truth? Many Bible references suggest not; that Iran will void the covenant, ‘in the midst of the covenant’ and immediately attack Israel. When that happens, it will be a sudden warning to be prepared for the tribulation that has been described. That will be the goal of the conclusion presented next.
The first two parts of this book contain many specific references to that important information in the Bible. Therefore, for ease of reading, those references will not be repeated here in this conclusion; except where necessary and appropriate. However, if one chooses to have a reference for deeper understanding they are easily found through online by using just a few of the words from the verses.
So, we begin this conclusion, or this summary, by understanding the main purposes for the Book of Revelation. As named, its fundamental purpose is to reveal. The greatest revelation in those words is to explain how Satan has promised to replace God in Heaven; and how he plans to do it. Other clearly defined purposes are: to hold fast to God’s Word; not to be seduced by false prophets, nor give them comfort and support (sufferest); to be prepared for the horrible events of the coming tribulation; and to be prepared for God’s judgment, which could come at any time, instantly, without warning.
First, let’s consider the critical reason John was instructed by Christ to write the things he would be shown and told. That most critical reason is that Satan would be so determined to replace God in heaven that many would be deceived by his false prophets and apostles that they would support Satan and abandon their salvation through Christ. This warning was given in most of the seven letters John was told to write to the seven churches. That warning was ‘do not be deceived; and to hold fast to God’s Word.’
We are also told in one letter not to give comfort, support, and acceptance to (do not sufferest) that false prophetess Jezebel, representing Satan’s religion; Islam. And, please remember; that information was directed at ‘all churches’ not just to those seven churches at that time. This means everyone, even today, as you are reading this book. We must hold fast to our worship of God, and not be surprised at the time he returns, ‘as a thief in the night.’ We must make sure our names are judged positively from the book of life at all times. It’s that important to ‘hold fast.’
We are also warned that there are many false prophets, antichrists, and deceivers who will try to convince us of other representatives of God who will try to lead us to those false places. Recent examples include Bob Jones, David Koresh, and Sun Myung Moon. The most insidious and long-lasting, however, was Muhammad. He was the designated tool of Satan. The second beast is his modern replacement – given that same power Satan gave to Muhammad.
Two other purposes of Revelation are to assure Christians that God and His forces will win in the end; to hold fast and not get discouraged. In the end, nations will still exist and will be healed by ‘leaves’ from the tree of life. But, during the tribulation period before that ending there will be great times and hardships to endure. These will include death by the sword, starvation, thirst and pestilence. We are warned to ‘prepare’ and not be surprised or embarrassed by our nakedness of not being ready when those tribulations begin. That tribulation period will begin in the midst of that covenant affecting Israel.
‘In the midst’ is not a definitive time. If that means ‘in the middle’ then it would begin three and a half years after the covenant was signed. However, ‘in the midst’ could mean anytime within that seven year period. We must assume, to prepare, it will be at the midpoint. But, we know we must prepare for those four designated threats to our safety and well-being. Other events also occur at that three and a half year time, so this is most likely that time determined. How should that preparation begin?
1. Protect Yourself – Own A Weapon.
The most expedient preparation is to own a defensive weapon. If you don’t own one now, then this should be your first priority. It doesn’t matter if you agree with gun ownership or not – get a weapon, unless you desire to die ‘by the sword’ as indicated above. You must not be naked and without defense; especially if you have a family. If you won’t protect them in times of hardship; who will?
If every qualified person in America owns a weapon, and our enemies know it, then we likely would never have to fire those weapons. A hostile enemy will not attack a target they know will kill them. We must let every Islamic terrorist know they will die if they attack us. Even if they have suicide bombers, they will soon run out of volunteers. But, Islamic killers are not the only great danger that might arise.
There’s a serious consideration, however, before you buy that weapon. That is, to make sure you buy ammunition for it at the same time; otherwise you might own a weapon that’s useless. There’s a shortage of some ammunition now, and it’s likely to get worse in the future. It will be easier and simpler for a despotic leader to disarm people by eliminating the availability of ammunition. Millions of weapons have been handed down from generation to generation, and are therefore unaccountable. The government has no tracer information on these weapons. Most likely, any weapon purchased within the past few years is now recorded at the new NSA center in Bluffdale, Utah.
If, however, you really believe Barack Obama has only good intentions for the future of America, and will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and its citizens then choose your own destiny. Of course, it’s your choice, but a little extra caution wouldn’t hurt a thing. Get that gun!
Also, there’s another danger that lurks closer to home. It’s described as ‘Wormwood.’ Wormwood is a great star that fell from heaven when the third angel blew the trumpet, announcing horrible things that would happen. This was not a star of course, but something that affected citizens of the earth. The word condition might have been used to describe it instead of a star falling. But the word ‘great’ gave the condition great significance. It’s an unusual event included with the other great events in this chapter, including war and natural disasters.
In effect, this is a description of the great impact of drugs upon our society; so great in fact that it will become a danger during the time of tribulation. The word ‘wormwood’ describes a family of plants that grow in the wild. The plant is mostly a source of absinthe and opiates, but one variety produces a product that’s considered artificial marijuana. In general, however, it describes the increased use of drugs; so much increase that it becomes a serious danger.
Just imagine what desperate and extreme measures users might do in their attempts to get more drugs. During this time of tribulation, would they invade your home, kill everyone, then plunder your belonging to trade or sell for more drugs? Perhaps you might consider your disdain of owning a weapon. Perhaps you might no longer believe the arguments of those gun-haters. To comply with their ideas might get you and your family killed. Then it’s too late to consider owning one. Christ cautioned many times in Revelation to be prepared; don’t be caught naked. And, to be prepared means to have food, or a way to grow food.
2. Prepare Not to Starve.
According to Revelation, and mentioned in three places, hunger will be one of the greatest hardships during the tribulation period. Each person or each family must decide how to prepare for this horrible event. One way, and of course the most obvious way, is to prepare to grow your own food during this period. This is a simple answer for farmers who have acreage and are trained in the techniques of farming.
Most farmers with large gardens also know how to can their produce for the more austere times. However, those who have no acreage or space enough to grow a garden must have other alternatives. It’s uncertain if farmers can produce enough to provide for the massive hunger that will occur. Probably not; and shipping and transportation will be greatly reduced if not totally eliminated to move produce long distances. So, other options must be explored before the need arises. You must be prepared.
One option growing in popularity is to accumulate large stocks of those meals with a long life span, some up to twenty or twenty-five years. Presently, there are two major advertisers of these products, but likely there are more. For some, this is not the best option and for two reasons. First is the cost. They are more expensive than comparable meals. Second is that they require water to prepare the meal. ‘Just add water and heat’ the ads say. But what if you don’t have water or heat?
Another reasonable alternative is to buy canned food; and it’s certainly the least expensive for those on a limited budget. One might ask ‘why not stock frozen food?’ The answer is simple; likely there will be little or no electricity during the worst times of the tribulation. Canned food offers another great advantage. All canned foods include water and liquids in the cans. This could be one source of liquid to prevent severe thirst. Hunger and thirst are two of the four horrors described to happen during the tribulation period. But, one might be concerned about the cost, and loss through ‘best by’ dates on the cans.
To counter the cost of canned food one must remember the main object during the tribulation period is survival. Therefore, quality food and the ‘food you like’ are not that important. The most important things to consider is cost per unit (ounce) and ‘best by’ dates. For examples: most food stores and supermarkets have rotating special prices on their canned vegetables. Some cans normally priced above a dollar are put on special prices such as half that to draw customers to the store. That’s the time to buy that product in quantity; as many as the store will allow. And, there’s another option that might even be better; the dollar discount store.
Almost all canned food products at the ‘dollar stores’ are priced at a dollar. However, many of those canned items contain more than twice as much as those priced less at regular supermarkets. It’s not unusual to find three times the volume at the same or lower price. In either case the ‘best by’ date must be considered. Since this year is 2016, the beginning stock of food should begin with dates of 2018 and beyond. Some ‘best by’ dates now reach as far as 2021.
How much should you buy and preposition? That depends on the size of your family and those you intend to support during those trying times. It also depends on your space availability for storage. Once stored, however, those dates become important. To manage the dates, keep them stocked separately by year.
Rotation is the answer. Once you have the sufficient stock on hand then future purchases become normal purchases for the current time. And for those items nearing the ‘best by’ dates that haven’t been used there’s another good answer. Simply donate them to local ‘food pantries’ and other charities that offer food to the needy. But, don’t consider it a loss; instead consider it another tool of God’s influence upon humans helping humans. And in some cases it might even be the source of a tax deduction.
Two other alternatives regarding a food source might also be considered. First, don’t forget to have a large supply of fish hooks, fishing line, and other auxiliary fishing equipment. Fish and crustaceans are usually available in most larger bodies of water. Even crayfish exist is small streams. Second, powerful air rifles are now on the market for shooting small game; and some have silencers, which is an advantage if you are trying to remain safely and quietly in the background.
3. Have a Water Source.
According to the Words, during tribulation many will die from: the sword, hunger, thirst, and beasts, so one must also plan for a water source. For the many who live near a water source such as rivers, lakes, and natural springs that will not be a great problem; except possibly for the purity of the water. This problem may be countered by using a water purification system (personal ones are available for about twenty dollars; often called a straw) or by boiling the water. There are also other methods of purification including the use of certain tablets. Regarding ‘boiling water’ perhaps this is the best place to discuss fire and heat.
Okay, I know I wrote that I would avoid references in this conclusion, but there’s one that’s too important to ignore. It’s Revelation 7:4 which cautions against hurting the ‘trees.’ Trees are also mentioned in Chapter 9; which might suggest we not destroy too many of our trees during this time of tribulation; when we are likely to be without sources of fire and heat. Can you imagine how many trees would be destroyed as a source of heat for billions of people on the earth trying to stay warm for three to seven years? Trees once were the major source of heat, but the earth had many less inhabitants. Even so, at that time many of our forests were devastated. But today there’s an alternative – solar cookers and ovens.
There are several types of solar ovens, some simple and some more complex. At the present time they are somewhat expensive; the better ones in the three-hundred dollar range. However, considering their utility during difficult times that extra cost might be well worth the expense, especially if you are not in an area where wood is available; dry wood. Once a tree is cut it has to dry before it can be used for fuel. I know, because in my youth my family and many families used wood for the stove and the fireplace. We didn’t have electricity until I was twelve years old.
Those solar cookers will work when there is even medium sunshine, so using them wouldn’t be hassle free, but it’s certainly a reasonable alternative when the sun is shining. Most, at this time, are not mass produced which means if there’s a sudden demand for them they might not be available. And, there are also optional solar tubes for heating water. These are less expensive and can also be used for cooking like a stove, with the addition of an insert tray. But, what about those times when the sun isn’t adequate to make those solar cookers effective? The other alternative, of course, is firewood; which likely will be the primary source for most survivors. This brings a question of how to start that fire without a match.
A large stock of matches or cigarette lighters or other fuel lighters might be the most obvious answer of how to start a fire. And, there are two alternative ways, just in case matches don’t work and fuel is exhausted.
The first alternative is the camp-style striker method. There are several interpretations of the striker, where a rod is scraped against a starter producing sparks to start a fire tender. There’s another alternative, however, that most people never consider. And, when the sun is shining it’s definitely the most effective – the common magnifying glass. Using the sun, a magnifying glass focused to a fine point on paper or other tender will start a fire.
A very strong magnifying glass is always more effective, but a weaker magnifier will work well during the hottest times of day. The best news about the magnifying glass is that water doesn’t hurt it, and the fuel never runs out. I have four strong ones pre-positioned for emergencies. Once prepared for these three threats, there’s still one to consider. It’s introduced as beasts, which most certainly would mean organisms, diseases, and pestilence.
4. Prepare for Health Disasters.
If this tribulation time is as horrendous as written in the Bible, then many people will die from communicable diseases and maladies that are somewhat controllable today. Today, we have shots and immunizations to prevent and combat things such as flu and pneumonia. Just imagine what would happen if these protections were not available for five to seven years.
In large groups, these horrors would spread like wildfire, and only the healthiest would survive, especially if complicated without heat to ease the freezing and wet nights. Without proper medications the only defense would be to wear masks and avoid large groups during these periods of epidemics. But, these maladies are not the only threats to survival.
Two other serious threats will be ticks and mosquitoes. These have been serious problems throughout history. In our modern day, and in our modern societies, repellants ordinarily repel these malicious enemies; but will repellants be available during the tribulation period? Likely not. One possibility is to try to anticipate the beginning time and have as much on hand as possible. If you have too much, your friends and family might need help. And, if you spend any time at all outdoors, especially in warmer times, always check every inch of your skin for ticks. They are very small until they gorge themselves with your blood; then it might be too late. If your home is not perfectly sealed, don’t forget to sleep under netting at night.
Another common problem often arises when in survival mode; especially outdoors. That’s the problem of infection from scratches and other wounds. Briars, thorns, and broken sharp sticks abound everywhere in the outdoors, even in the safety of your enclosed yard. If an infection occurs from one of these pricks, scratches, or cuts there likely will not be medical aid nearby to help you. Of course, the logical answer to defend yourself against these ‘beasts’ is to have an adequate stock of antiseptics and antibiotics on hand to last the duration. These beasts will kill people as surely as guns, hunger, and thirst; and often with long-lasting pain.
Finally, and in summary, the purpose for Revelation is to reveal and to warn us of coming dangerous events. These events will be as a result of Satan trying to replace God in Heaven by using Islam as his tool. Islam is described in Chapter 17 as Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. In the next verse that woman is also ‘the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.’ What other group or religion fills this descriptive role? None; only Islam.
This woman, Islam, is also described in Chapter 6 as the rider of the red horse: “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”
There was also another horse described in Chapter 6. This was a white horse: “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer.” This vision happened when the Lamb opened the first seal.
Chapter 13 describes the rise of Islam and the source of its power: “and the dragon gave him his power…and he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God…and it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.”
Even though Islam was given great power by Satan, Babylon gets defeated by God’s forces in the end. This is described in at least three places in Revelation. First, as the rider of the white horse, He ‘went forth conquering and to conquer.’ Then in Chapter 14 an angel announces:
Verse 7, “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters, 8) And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
The last verses in Chapter 14 describe the gathering of forces from both sides and that Satan’s forces would be ‘cast into the great winepress of the wrath of God…then blood would come out of the winepress even unto the horse bridles.’
The final battle is also described in Chapter 19, and again with a rider of a white horse. It’s described in Verse 11:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” 13) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called ‘the Word of God.’ 14) And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”
Finally, those who praise God in Heaven and his Son are those in His army, in His Spirit, ‘riding white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.’ Are you prepared to do your part in that battle; or are you silenced and frozen by pressure and political correctness? Will you stand silently on the sideline and just pray that God will take care of the problem by Himself? 1These verses say He has an army that rides with Him in His Spirit. You are in that Spirit.
1Do you accept that call to duty; or will you let Satan run rampant over the world unchallenged as he ‘rides the red horse’ to take peace from the earth? Perhaps Satan is also that rider named Death on the pale horse; and Hell follows with him.
We must become ‘warriors’ with God or face the consequences of His wrath in the hereafter. It’s a serious choice. It’s a forever choice.
God bless America
Will Clark’s author experiences began by writing inspection and evaluation reports in the U.S. Air Force. He is a retired Air Force officer and a Vietnam veteran, serving in Saigon from 1966 to 1967. His other overseas assignments include Misawa, Japan and Ankara, Turkey; where he visited the ancient sites of the Seven Churches.
In 1995, as a ‘Friends of Education’ study skills project, he authored a book, How to Learn, to encourage students to improve their grades in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Education supporters printed and distributed four thousand copies. The following school year he wrote a weekly education column for a local newspaper, The DeSoto County Tribune. He also taught an adult GED class. His book, How to Learn, has been updated and is now available everywhere.
His next published book was School Bells and Broken Tales, a parody of nursery rhyme characters, also a motivation and education book for children. Other books include Shades of Retribution, a historical novel, and Simply Success, a motivation guide for students and employees.
His action novel, The Atlantis Crystal, is the first of a trilogy based on Atlantis and crystals. The other two books are: She Waits in Atlantis, and Return to Atlantis. This trilogy is based on his travels while assigned to Turkey, site of the ancient city of Troy. His latest political thriller is: America 20XX: The New World Order.
The past five years he has devoted his full time to the study, research, and writing of an analysis of the Book of Revelation and the danger of Satan, that beast that guides Islam.
Why were four Americans killed?
Where was Hillary Clinton while it was happening?
Where was Barack Obama while it was happening?
Why did they lie and blame the event on a video?
Why were rescuers on ‘stand by’ told to ‘stand down?’
Fast and Furious
Who authorized the operation?
Why did the operation continue after weapons were lost?
Why did the procedure have no procedure?
Why weren’t tracking devices used?
The IRS Scandal
What was the highest level involved?
Who initiated it?
Why hasn’t anyone been fired or reprimanded?
What dangers could be unleashed by this organization?
February 18, 2008
“For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country.”
March 9, 2008
“We are no longer a Christian nation – at least not just.”
September 25, 2012
Remarks to the UN General Assembly
“The future must not belong to those who slander Islam.”
March 9, 2010
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
January 23, 2013
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
December 3, 2014
“…showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
Shades of Retribution
The Atlantis Crystal
She Waits in Atlantis
Return to Atlantis
America 20XX: The New World Order
666: Mark of the Beast
Death Drones: 2025
Forest Trails and Fairy Tales
Wishing Wells and Broken Tales
Student Study Skills
American Heroes: Students Who Learn
The Education Jungle
How to Learn
The Day America Died
Obama’s Ring: The Seat of Satan
Managing Without Conflict
The Peer Pressure Monster
Denied 3 Times
The War on Christians
Who is the Antichrist
Islamic Two-Headed Beast
Islam Attacks the Whore
The Second Beast
Secrets of the Seven Churches
Two Woman of the Apocalypse
Islam’s Bloodthirsty Sword
Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam
Even though Islam was given great power by Satan, Babylon (the description of the Mother of harlots - the harlots are her Islamic radicals) gets defeated by Godâ€™s forces in the end. This is described in at least three places in Revelation. First, as the rider of the white horse, He â€˜went forth conquering and to conquer.â€™ Then in Chapter 14 an angel announces: Verse 7, â€œSaying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters, 8) And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.â€ The last verses in Chapter 14 describe the gathering of forces from both sides and that Satanâ€™s forces would be â€˜cast into the great winepress of the wrath of God...then blood would come out of the winepress even unto the horse bridles.â€™ The final battle is also described in Chapter 19, and again with a rider of a white horse. Itâ€™s described in Verse 11: â€œAnd I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.â€ 13) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called â€˜the Word of God.â€™ 14) And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.â€ Finally, those who praise God in Heaven and his Son are those in His army â€˜riding white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.â€™ Are you prepared to do your part in that battle; or are you silenced by pressure and political correctness as you stand silently on the sideline and just pray that God will take care of the problem by Himself. These verses say He has an army that rides with Him in His Spirit. You and I are in that Spirit. Those who are in the Spirit of God are that army riding white horses. Since the Spirit of God is within us, we are those warriors. Do you accept that call to duty; or will you let Satan run rampant over the world unchallenged as he â€˜rides the red horseâ€™ to take peace from the earth? Perhaps Satan is also that rider named Death on the pale horse; and Hell follows with him. And, perhaps Satan is that red horse that Islam rides. We must become â€˜warriorsâ€™ with God or face the consequences of His wrath in the hereafter. Itâ€™s a serious choice; itâ€™s a forever choice. Become an Islamaknowbe warrior and Godâ€™s words will flow from your mouth in that war of words and ideology to help destroy Godâ€™s enemies: Satan and his warriors - Islam. This book gives all the information you need to be an Islamaknowbe leader in that great battle.