Understanding Islam Pt I

 

The beast

When I began this article, my purpose was to show the rise of antisemitism in Europe. As I study through the history of things and see Islam in its full light, I have decided to add some additional information. What we are facing in Islam is the Resurrection of the beast. Islam is the beast of Revelation. In Daniel he is called “the seventh, and the eighth” kingdom. In Johns day, five were fallen, one is and one is to come and is even of the eighth.
Rev 17:9-11 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The term Islam is derived from “Al Silm” which is the Arabic word for submission or surrender. Islam certainly does not mean peace, as the Muslims will have you believe. The Arabic word for peace is “Salam.”

These are several hundred articles written about anti-semitic attacks happening all across Europe. What however is the roots of this behavior? It can be directly linked to the rise of Muslim immigration into these states over the last 30 or so years. The population of Muslims in Europe has grown from a few hundred thousand in the seventies to over 44 million as of the 2010 census. If only 10 percent are radical, then that means there are over 4 million militants in Europe.
If we look at the situation occurring in Iraq and Syria at this moment we will find that there are several hundred jihadist from England alone taking part of the carnage. The person who beheaded the American journalist last week has been identified as being from southern London.
Another problem in Europe is that the muslim community has in many cases taken over school districts and is enforcing Sharia in the schools, even on non-muslims. It also appears that politicians are taking the side of muslims and even the radicals. They know that to stay in office in many areas, the muslim population are the majority. This does not bode well for the survival of Democracy in Europe.

A little history lesson

The crusades, the truth
The crusades was brought on by Islamic attacks on Christian communities, from the beginning. The attacks on Christian communities began during and after the death of Mohammad. Egypt, which had a large Christian population and a library was attacked. The library was destroyed and men were beheaded and women taken as sex slaves and children killed. Others were forced to convert to Islam or die, or pay a Jihyiza tax. This tax was usually so high no one could afford to pay it, therefore the only true option was to convert or die. This spread to Palestine where Jews were slaughtered by the tens of thousands, (so much for there not being any Jews in the land). Next it spread to Syria, where some of the oldest Christian churches still exist, or did until ISIS. All of this had occurred by the eighth century. The Ottoman empire was set up, and all of Byzantine but for Greece had been conquered, including Spain. The mass killings and rapes and attacks against Christendom provoked Europe to respond. Constantinople finally after more than two hundred years, called for a sword against the Islamic invaders and murderers.

It was Pope Urban II who at the Council of Clermont in 1095 who sent out the call to “all the knights of Christendom” to rise and push back the hordes which were plaguing Europe and all of Christendom. He laid down two goals:

To rescue the believers in the east
To liberate Jerusalem

For many of the “crusaders” the quest was seen as a pilgrimage and not as a conquest. The idea that the “crusaders” goal was to conquer Islam is a false narrative put forth by Islamic hot heads for the sake of ginning up hatred towards all non-muslims. The goal was to free from the bondage of Islam those who were brothers and sisters in Christ, and to free Jerusalem from the invaders of Islam who had imposed their religion on the population by the sword.

If not for the actions of these men who pushed back the Ottoman Islamic state in that day, there would be a Islamic Caliphate in Europe, the mid-east and Africa today and quite possibly there would not be an United States of America.

Yet for all the efforts of many wars the Islamic state still pushed at Europe, even causing at one time Rome itself to be evacuated. It was not until the twentieth century, that Islam fell into decline as Europe had experienced the Renaissance. However the failures of the crusades to fully liberate Palestine from the Islamic overlords has left the Levant in the quagmire it is in today. What we see happening today is the continuation of Islam to conquer by the sword, it has never given up its goals and it will not ever give up its aspiration of global jihad and conquest. This is a fact we must come to grips with once and for all. For Islam it is submission or death.

The history of Muslim aggression and the forced occupation of Christian lands, repeated itself over 1400 years with the Muslims launching unprovoked attacks on the Christian lands of Egypt in 640, Nubia in 650, North Africa in 650, Spain in 711 and on 3/11, France in 732, Sicily in 812, Byzantine from 1071 – 1453, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Croatia, Albania, Hungary Austria, Poland, Russia 1389 -1683 and America on 9/11.

The importance of 9/11.
As mentioned above, in 1683, the march of Islam was halted on September 11th of that year. It was called the day of the siege. Poland came to the rescue of Vienna and defeated Kara Mustafa of the Ottoman empire. On September 11, 2001 Islam sent the west and the rest of the world a message, Islam has risen.
What’s in a Name?
After Mohammed’s death the Medina Muslims (Ansars) wanted one among them to be the Caliph, their claims were rejected by the Meccans and Abba (or Abu) Bakr (literally Uncle Bakr) who was Mohammed’s father-in-law was made the Caliph. Today when we hear of ISIS we also hear of its leader Abu Bakr Al Bagdadi. He takes his name from the closest relative convert of Mohammed himself and why he call’s himself the “Caliph.”
This is where we have the split in Islam of the two major factions of Sunni and Shia.

Understanding the Koran

To understand the Koran when one attempts to read it you first must realize that it is accompanied by the books of Hadith. The Hadith was written by several prominent Imams with the purpose of interpreting and making sense of the book. Two things that you must know about the Koran:
It is not written by order of events or chronologically, but from the longest verses first to the shortest. Therefore, the earlier verses may appear at near the beginning, the middle or the end.
There are two parts of the Koran, the Media and the Mecca. The Mecca verses are the earlier verses. These are the ones which are most often quoted by Muslims to show that Islam is a religion of peace. It was written when Mohammad lived in Mecca, peacefully with Christians and Jews. It is when he went on the conquest of Medina and conquered it that the verses became more violent.

In the Hadith, we find that the obvious conflict between the verses are resolved. The method that is used is called: abrogation. It is resolved thus, the latter verses abrogate the earlier verses, because Allah can change his mind.
Qur’an 2:106.
(Shakir) “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?”
When you hear or see a Muslim quoting these earlier verses to impose the notion that Islam is peaceful, may be engaging in what is called: Taqiyya.

What is Taqiyya
Taiqiyya is a legal forbearance of Allah whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts (including lying) while they are at risk of significant persecution.
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YUSUFALI: Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty

Lets examine this. Before 9/11 the 19 who hijacked the airliners, lived a life of not being believers. This living the lie was for the purpose of protecting not only themselves, but their mission. Taqiyya. There are also those who use this lie to portray Islam as peaceful for the defense of it and to promote it. Yet when pushed and argued with, we find they will turn vehemently hostile and even violent.

Islam and Babylon

In the book of Genesis, we find that after the flood, the people were:

In one place and
In one accord, (single mind)
Of one language

Their purpose was to build a temple (mountain, or kingdom) that would reach unto heaven. Nimrod as it is recorded in scripture and in history, was the king of Babel. He was in defiance to God and exalted himself as God. In Islam we have his like in the “prophet” Mohammad. Mohammad is revered as the only “prophet” of Allah. We find that in the escotology of Islam, the 12th Imam, or Mahdi is the re-incarnation of Mohammad. Islam puts him in the same place as Jesus with the Father, that is Mohammad is put in the same position with Allah. He will return as the Mahdi, or Messiah and will be the “praised one.”
And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.

The Mahdi’s purpose is to establish a one world government, Shiria, and a one world religion, Islam. Also important to understand is that Jesus himself will return and renounce that he was the Messiah and put to death all who do not renounce his death, burial and resurrection, he will also proclaim that Mohammad is the prophet of God.

Note: It is also a requirement that to worship Allah one MUST read the Qur’an and worship Allah, in Arabic. One language.

The image of the beast

In Mecca we find an artifact called the Kaaba. It is the duty of every Muslim to bow and face Mecca and the Kaaba 5 times per day in prayers. The Haij or pilgrimage is also a requirement for every Muslim at least once in their lifetime. The Kaaba or the black stone according to tradition was once whiter than milk, but over time has turned black because it assorbs the sins of the Muslims when they touch it. It is bowed to and venerated. In Christians terms it replaces Christ and the one who redeems from sin. This shows us the image of the beast, where one bows to the image and worships the image to save ones life. It is the image of this beast which absolves all sin.
This according to Islam is a mandate by the “beast of the earth.”

Rev 13:11-12 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, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

From Wikipedia:
The Beast of the Earth (دابة الأرض Dabbat al-Arḍ), in Muslim belief, will be one of the signs of the coming of the Last Day. This creature will appear after the sun arises in the west. The phrase appears in the Qur’an, in Sura An-Naml. The term also appears in the hadith, which expands upon the activities of the beast. The Qur’an mentions that the Beast will address the unbelievers and admonish them for their lack of attention towards God. The following is the purport of the Qur’anic verse that has been discussed:

And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall produce from the earth a beast to (face) them: He will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.
— Qur’an, sura 27 (An-Naml), ayat 82[1]

The Mark of the Beast

The Beast is mentioned to have the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon. It will strike the face of the disbelievers with the staff; “He is destined for Hell” will be written on his forehead, and his face will blacken and it will brighten the face of the believer with the Ring of Solomon and “He is destined for Paradise” will be written on his forehead.[Mark of the beast]

As it is seen, when the Beast emerges, people will start to believe, but belief will not be accepted anymore because of the emergence of the major signs.

MORE TO COME

ARE WE IN THE TRIBULATION

The current blood moon tetrad  is NOT that which was prophesied by the prophets or Jesus. According to scripture, the event happens after the tribulation and is the harbinger of “The day of the Lord.” The current event is a bookend. The Tribulation is bookend by similar events, signs in the heavens. In Genesis 1:14 God gives us the clue.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:14
The word seasons comes from the Hebrew word Mo’ed, which means appointment. The scriptures tell us that there will be signs in the heavens, Dan 6:27, Luke 21:25, Acts 2:19. What we need to understand is that the “feasts of Israel” are not feasts nor are they of Israel, they are appointed times and God tells us “these are my Mo’ed, (appointments). Lev. 23:2.

It is therefore noteworthy that we are seeing “signs” in the heavens. These blood moons centered with an eclipse of the sun happen on the “appointed times” for Israel. Beginning with Passover and ending on Shavuot. Since the first one on Passover this year, we have seen the world reeling with world events on a horrific scale.

In Matthew 24, Jesus gives a list of the things which signify that period of time in question, (the end of the age).  He also made an oft overlooked qualifier. When you see ALL of these things come to pass, meaning all at once. See: Mat. 24:33

 

A TIME FOR WAR

Introduction

Ecc 3:1-10

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

I know here in America and most of the world, we have failed to see and to discern the time and season in which we are living. I myself believe we have already recently entered into the tribulation period. I would say that 99% of Christendom will not accept this because they are taught and believe that the church will be “raptured” before it happens.

I hate to break it to you, but that is not true. There are many famous preachers hawking this idea and some of them have mega-churches. There are those who write books and make movies touting this notion. But I must tell you the truth. It does not matter how big a following they have or how “inspired” their rhetoric is and how much fast talking verbiage they sling, it is not true. The Lord himself says that it is not, his apostles say it is not and the prophets say that it is not true.

The fallout of this false doctrine is apparent, the church is not preparing itself for WAR. Even one of the proponents of the pre-tribulation rapture warns of the consequences of the doctrine. In another writing I will delve into the facts concerning the matter and give copious scripture and even rebuttal from the scriptures. This writing is not the forum for doing that. My purpose is to take the chance to awaken the church to the truth of what is happening in the world today and how it affects us. We must awaken to the power and the truth of the gospel and be as the sons of Issachar, who knew the signs of the times and how Israel, (the church) must behave.

2Co 10:3-7
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.

 

There is war coming to the entire world. Evil is run rampant and there seems to be none who will confront it. As we continue to see the rise of the kingdom of the Beast, we must learn to war.

Psalm 144:1
Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Even the Psalmist knew that there were times to make war. But we must realize how to war. It is not always with the implements of machines and physical weapons, it is Spiritual. We war with our spirit.

When we take up guns and trust in the works and things of man, we are not trusting in the saving power of our God. He has promised to be both our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

 

In the coming days, we are going to see horrors which make what we are seeing today pale in comparison. Europe and the US are going to see attacks on our homeland. The confrontation between the US and China and Russia and the US are even now taking ominous overtones. The mid-east is on fire. From the west coast of North Africa to Turkey, from the Mediterranean to Pakistan. ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic jihad, the Taliban, Al Qaeda all have the objectives of destroying Israel and the west and to install a Caliphate world wide.  There are now, today videos which show people swearing allegiance to the Caliphate. This is as the mark of the Beast. There will come a time when we all may have to face the choice of swearing allegiance to the Caliph, (antichrist) or watching your family be assaulted and killed. This is called Bay’ah. Bay’ah is one of the foundations of the ruler. In many Islamic traditions, the meaning of bay’ah is to sell ones self to a spiritual master.

See: Bai’at or Bay’ah

Eph 6:10-18
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.