The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.
- Quote from the above report.
It doesn’t matter which way you cut it... this is Koranic Islam, Mohammed may have been limited to spreading the cult of Islam with a sword, but today those within ISIS use a gun to forward the very same theology.
I’m not that familiar with the Koran myself but do know that many Islamic scholars promote a version of Shari’ah Law that requires all Christians living under their governance, not only to pay the non-Muslim tax [The Jizya] else face death, but lose certain rights and privileges instantly demoting them to second class citizenship. And it must be said, that those Muslims who live in the West and support such a false theosophy... know this very well.
Personally I am convinced that the majority of Muslims living in the West want absolutely nothing to do with this literal, yet Koranic interpretation of Islam their God-given conscience testifying to its utter depravity and wickedness. But then the very same might have been said of the average German living in pre-Nazi Germany, that was until each allowed themselves to be lured not only by the promise of ruling over their perceived oppressors, but by visions of casting off their crushing humiliation when made fat by the labours of those whom they then hoped to oppress. And this to the point of actually believing the lie that they were the chosen of God, who had made them genetically physically superior to all other Races for the purpose of ruling over the Nations. What utter madness which only goes to show how easily we can all be deluded by pride especially when it offers gain!
No Mr President, they are following the example left them by Mohammed
Now if this could happen to a civilised people because of the ravings of just one man, how much more might a people be puffed-up by their fleshly imaginations into believing such like folly when it is commanded by their god? Therefore I sincerely believe that ‘if’ Islam gains the advantage here in the West, that many of our so called ‘moderate Muslims’ would quickly regress into Islamic fundamentalists.
And not only so but seeing the advantage, I’m sure that as in pre-Nazi Germany many disillusioned Westerners would quickly join them if not only to escape persecution, with yet others for the intent of fulfilling base desires.
And so I believe that unless God has other plans, this madness is likely to spread throughout great swathes of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe until God cuts off this serpents head. Athough as a Christian I don’t really know which I should fear the most [I speak in the Flesh], Militant Islam or Militant Liberalism whose cry of “Equality for all but Christians” grows fiercer with every passing hour.
As soon as I read the above report the following words of Jesus sprang to mind...
29 - Then He told them a parable: Behold the fig tree and all the trees;
30 - as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
31 - So you also, when you see these things happening, recognise that the kingdom of God is near.
As you might know, Luke 21 not only refers to a past destruction of Jerusalem that occurred in 70AD, some 38 years or so after Jesus spoke the following....
...and they [The Jews] will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
...but endtime prophecy also. When Jesus without explanation went on to speak of things that were not fulfilled in 70AD but are still to come...
25 - “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
26 - men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 - Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.
28 - But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
It is then that He spoke the words that came to my mind, when reading the above report...
29 - Then He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees;
30 - as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
31 - So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.”
Anyone who is familiar with Scripture and has the Holy Spirit indwelling, would not only have seen the obvious but would have also recognised that the ‘Fig Tree’ represents end time Israel.
“To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables”
And that being the case... what Nations was Jesus referring to when He said “all of the trees” in the very same verse?
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Many consider the following...
Israel reappeared as a Nation back in 1948, nearly 1900 years after Jesus prophesied of it’s demise in the above verse [Luke 21:24], an absolute miracle but a miracle that had to happen if end time prophecy is to be fulfilled... which requires that the Jews are in control of their ancient homeland in these last days. However, shortly after the fall of the Ottoman Empire following World War Two, what is now called the UN gave Great Britain and France a mandate to divide much of the Middle East, which they promptly did to favour their own interests, creating not only the Iraq and Syria that we knew until just recently but other previously unknown boarders in the process... not only dividing tribes in two but forcing others to live with their enemies.
Thus the West exploited the Middle East, setting-up dictatorships and leaders who would not only forwarded their own agendas, but being fierce hold in check Islamic Fundamentalism, Iran being possibly the only one that ever really broke free. That was until the West’s recent disastrous exploits, which has resulted in the removal of those constraining forces... allowing an ever present militant Islam to set a fire in the region which has now become a flaming inferno that no one can subdue.
Therefore we now see the Middle East returning to its ancient borders, and must consider that Jesus was not only implying the obvious in Luke 21:29 but that all of the other trees, [Ancient national borders that Britain and France redrew] must be re-established before the end of this age. Another sign that we are fast approaching the terrible climax of history. Presently I believe that if the serpents head of Fundamental Islam is crushed, it will be crushed by God’s hammer Israel in the future war spoken of in Psalm 83, which will not only leave a spiritual vacuum for Antichrist to step into... but a political vacuum also.
Finally, let me once again separate that which so many today wish to join, Fundamental Christianity and Fundamental Islam. For today, nowhere in the World do we see Christians forcing anyone to convert to BIBLICAL Christianity via the sword [gun] , why? Because neither is it taught in Scripture nor did Jesus give it as an example but rather said...
“If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
However today all over the World, we see militant fundamental Islamisys forcing hundreds of thousands, and soon millions to convert to Koranic Islam under pain of death, why? Because not only is it supported in the Koran, but Mohamed shew it as an example. This is something today’s moderate Muslims can not deny though they try... who shall soon have to jump off of the fence upon which they have long sat, on to one side or the other and declare before God and man the true state of their heart.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
And who will you pledge your allegiance to when pressed to either take the Mark of the Beast or suffer horrible [Beheading] persecution? As a man in his strength may boast until his heart is changed upon a death bed, so will billions... including many who now confess Christ, side with antichrist when the time comes whose choice having exposed their heart will seal their damnation.
7 - Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
8 - The foolish ones said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out!”
For although Jesus said...
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Those who have not learned to die with Christ before the troubles come, shall certainly accept the offer to save the temporal at the cost of losing the eternal when the offer is made. [Rev 13:16-17]
“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.”
For although we are clearly told that the Word of God will be, and I believe now is being preached across the entire globe [Matt 24:14], there shall be a period of time following when a darkness descends, and the Word of God is scarcer than a Bible in Saudi Arabia [Bibles are banned in Saudi] or for that matter a Jew [Yes Jews are also banned]. Meaning that if you haven’t already hidden God’s Word in your heart during this closing age of grace [The Church Age] ... you wont be equipped to fight for your soul when Satan sets out to claim it. Time to wake-up.
11 - “The days are coming, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I will send a famine through the land, not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 - People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.
Having said all of that I must confess that although I stand by all I have said, there is still something that troubles me. The reason I say that is because the Lord once told me that my current understanding of fundamental Islam is flawed, I knew at the very moment He told me that it was something to do with who I was blaming for Islam’s atrocities, judging in the flesh rather than in the Spirit, and so casting scorn on those people deceived by a dark power rather than the source of the power itself.
Therefore as with pre-Nazi Germany I now believe that Fundamental Islam has been hijacked by a power far great and darker than itself, and so would like to remind the reader [and myself] that we do not fight the people in fundamental Islam but rather the Spirit [Ephesians 6:12] that has deceived them into believing that good is evil, and evil is good. [Isaiah 5:20]
When I consider these things against the dreams the Lord has given me regarding the end, it makes a little more sense, one only last night that spoke of an incredibly dark force working in tangent with extremely high tech systems to route out those who would oppose its World system, a technology that I believe having already been paid for by the World through false usury... already exists but is being concealed until the moment chosen. A technology that I find difficult seeing Islam of today using, but rather a system and new World religion waiting to fill the vacuum sometime after it’s fall.
Anyway, as you can see I haven’t got it all worked-out, who has? but rather freely admit that I believe that in some way I have been deceived, but then Jesus warned us again and again that in these last days there would be such deception upon the Earth that if it was possible, even the elect would be deceived by a World wide deception that is soon to appear upon Planet Earth.
“For false Christs [christ means anointed for a purpose] and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.”
However we have been promised that if we watch and pray, this shall not be... for unlike the World which now scoffs at such words as mine, we who believe are not in darkness that we should be deceived.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
1 - Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
2 - for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
3 - While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 - But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
5 - You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
6 - So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
7 - For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
8 - But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
9 - For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 - He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
11 - Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
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