This article written by Jack Kelly is “spot on” and his observations are well worth considering. As most folks only view the events which occur each day as inevitable occurrences, there is a master plan at work. That plan is God’s overall plan for mankind. What we’re witnessing is the winding down of the history of man. As the serious student of scripture knows, The “Book of Destiny” is being handed to Jesus Christ. At NO other time, in the history of mankind, has so many significant events occurred since 1948. Also, more technological, and other advances, have come to pass in just the last 100 years, than all previous recorded history combined.
Sure, there’ll be naysayers, there always has, but the serious student of the scriptures knows differently. To be fair though, we should never become dogmatic about what we see coming to pass, with-in the light of what scripture says. But, we are commanded to know the “seasons” of the times in which we live.
So with all this being said, as you read Jack Kelly’s observations, I trust the reader will seriously consider their personal relationship with God.
Are you “In Tune With God ?” as my mother would say… or have you strayed ? Have you ever approached the throne of Grace ? Which ever is your position, the time is getting late.
Everyone knows something is “up”. Everyone knows something is, “coming down the road”. God doesn’t lie, nor does the scriptures. That “something” that’s coming,
is God’s judgments upon evil men and women who’ve ignored Him. Who’ve scoffed Him, and His word. Who’ve just gone their own way.
If one would like to learn more about, “God’s Timeline To Eternity”, join us Thursday’s at 7 pm eastern for The Liberty Bible Hour. We’re currently going over the events which will occur during the Great Tribulation which is just around the corner. Which include the spiritual battles that’s being fought, even now, and why.
When God’s Timeline To Eternity comes to an end ……”Where Will You Be ?”
Grace thru Faith – by Jack Kelly
Like most students of prophecy I’ve been watching events in Iraq for the last several weeks and wondering what they mean. And like most writers on the subject, I’ve been silent because I haven’t been sure that what’s going on is Biblically relevant. After all, not all current events are foretold in prophecy. Nor do they all fit on a timeline to the 2nd Coming. But after a fair amount of seeking the Lord on this, I think I finally have a glimpse of something worth writing about.
As I said, there’s no end times prophecy into which the current situation neatly fits. The so-called Islamic State (aka ISIL and ISIS) does not currently appear to be some long awaited entity coming to neatly fulfill a popular prophecy, and give us that unmistakably clear sign that we’re not long for the world.
Who Are These People?
Let’s begin with a little background on this group. Although they seemingly came out of nowhere, they had their beginnings during the war in Iraq as part of al Qaida and gained a lot of their current strength and ability fighting against the Syrian army. The USA was actually quite helpful to them in this regard, having funded and equipped them in the hope that they could topple the Assad government without direct American involvement. During this time they’ve grown rapidly to a point where some estimates put their current strength at 80,000 fighters, 50,000 in Syria and 30,000 in Iraq, with thousands of new recruits joining them every month.
Some observers have been wondering if they’re trying to recapture the territory Mohammed originally claimed for Allah. Others say maybe they’re bringing the return of the Ottoman Empire. The Levant, which was originally part of their name (Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant or ISIL), refers to the Eastern Mediterranean and identified their territorial goals as being Iraq plus Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan (see map). But rumors indicate they’re actually looking to become much bigger and have the entire Arabian Peninsula in mind as well. We’ll just call them by their current name, The Islamic State, or IS.
The leader of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have burst on the scene from relative obscurity and skyrocketed in popularity to a point where his admirers speak of him as the legitimate successor to Osama bin Laden. He has quickly turned thousands of fighters from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, including Western Europe and the US, into a formidable and highly motivated fighting force. Those who have researched his abilities claim he is an educated and accomplished leader with impressive command and control procedures in place that enable fast and efficient communications to and from the battlefield. More than just another terrorist group, the Islamic State is a private army in every sense of the word.
Because of this they’ve been able to roll through cities and towns with remarkable speed. Looting and plundering as they go, they’ve quickly become the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world. They have modern US equipment they stole from the fleeing Iraqi army, and nearly half a billion dollars in hard cash they’ve taken from various banks. They now control seven oil fields which they operate to help sustain themselves. By some accounts they are consistently selling as many as 40,000 barrels of oil on the black market, generating about $2 million in revenue each day. The potential already exists to double this production. These things give them a level of autonomy other groups can only dream about. Current internal reports show them with assets in the $2 billion range.
Like conquerors of the Middle Ages they’re inhumanely cruel. Mass murders of adults and children involving live burials, crucifixions and beheadings have been reported, as have the wholesale rape of captured women and girls, driving people from their homes, and forcing them to convert or die. In an effort to “cleanse” their captured territories they’re wiping out ethnic groups they consider to be beyond conversion or subjugation, whether Christian, pagan, or even Islamic groups with whom they disagree.
In a nutshell they are brutally efficient, brooking no resistance, a law unto themselves, answerable to no one, threatening everyone, primitive and sadistic, evil personified. To say the world is shocked and afraid is an understatement.
What Are People Saying?
To show you why people are afraid, here are some reports I’ve read in the world press just this week that will help us see how easily current events could escalate into a full blown war.
The Islamic State believes Saudi Arabia is vulnerable and if they fall the whole Arabian peninsula could come under IS control. This has become a stated goal of IS strategists. Imagine what that would mean to the world’s oil supplies. The already fragile economies of the world could easily be devastated.
If the Islamic State continues to threaten Lebanon, Hizbollah will have to abandon Syria to protect their homeland. If that happens Syria will fall leaving 50,000 IS fighters on the Jordanian and Israeli borders.
Spanish police just arrested a group of Islamic State recruiters whose goal is to develop a fighting force sufficient to bring Spain under IS control.
The Islamic State already has agreements with Mexican cartels to bring IS operatives into the US. Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes some of them could already be here.
Islamic State engineers are working on an explosive device that can level a whole city at once, and have plans to use it in the US.
Speaking of the Islamic State, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision and will eventually have to be defeated.”
Past and present defense and military leaders are publicly urging the US to form a coalition of nations for the purpose of defeating the Islamic State now, while they can be defeated. They say the longer we wait the more difficult it will be.
What Does This Mean?
Is the Islamic State really leading the world down the path to Armageddon? Some people who don’t know the future are beginning to think that way. So let’s take a quick look at the future we know is coming because the Lord has already revealed it to us. We’ll use Rev. 6 as our guide.
The White Horse (Rev. 6:1-2)
In the Battle of Ezekiel 38, God will so obviously display His power on Israel’s behalf that it will cause them to renew their covenant with Him, build a temple, and reinstate their long abandoned Levitical worship system. They will receive assistance in accomplishing all this from an unlikely source. An emerging world leader who will appear to be a great peace maker (Daniel 8:25), but who will really have conquest on His mind, will confirm a 7 year treaty for Israel that will seem to finally bring peace to the Middle East. Daniel’s missing 70th Week will have begun (Daniel 9:27).
The Red Horse (Rev. 6:3-4)
But it won’t be long before this time of peace will end. Suddenly war will come again, and this time no one will be able to stop it. The time of conquest will have begun, and the goal will be world domination.
The Black Horse (Rev. 6:5-6)
War is expensive. The fragile economies of the world will not be able to absorb the costs. On top of that, war disrupts crop production. Soon the combination of run away inflation and food shortages will mean that for average people it will take all they can earn in a day just to feed themselves.
The Pale Horse (Rev. 6:7-8)
Because there will be no money to maintain them, sanitation and health systems will break down. Combined with starvation this will bring famine and plague over one quarter of the world.
The Martyrs (Rev. 6:9-11)
The conquest of Earth will be for the purpose of enforcing a single religious system on the people and it won’t be Christianity. Many new Christians, having become so after witnessing of the rapture of the Church, will be the post-church world’s first martyrs. Their souls will cry out to God for vengeance, but He will counsel patience, for many more must die.
The Blood Moon (Rev. 6:12-17)
Great earthquakes, falling stars, a sun with out light and the Bible’s one and only blood moon will be the signals that the time of God’s wrath has come.
As we look around us we can see most the events I’ve described growing toward fulfillment. After all, how many leaders in our time have come forward with the stated intent of bringing peace to the world? How many warlords have tried to enforce their will on people? How long have various economies hovered on the brink of collapse? How long has there been severe famine in the world and how many diseases have had the potential to achieve pandemic proportions?
And still, the time is not yet. All these are the birth pangs the Lord warned us about (Matt. 24:8), and as they become more frequent and more intense we are to understand that the end is ever closer. Soon, He will decide it’s time. In a flash He will snatch His Church away (1 Cor. 15:51-53), prove to Israel that He’s their Champion (Ezekiel 39:22), and bring a time of judgment upon the rebellious world from which they cannot escape (1 Thes. 5:3). At that time the world will understand that what it’s experiencing now, as bad as it is in some places, is only the beginning. You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah. 08-23-14
13 thoughts on “The Islamic State, A Sample Of Things To Come?”
Cleary some people still need to do the research about the orgins of religion. The bible is no more the “word of god” than some book written by Zeus.
Haven’t seen ANY prophecies by Zeus fulfilled, such as the Bible has done consistently down through the centuries.
Quite possibly due to Zeus not being God.
“They now control seven oil fields which they operate to help sustain themselves. By some accounts they are consistently selling as many as 40,000 barrels of oil on the black market, generating about $2 million in revenue each day.”
O.K., the last I read on this subject said the reason they were hit with American missiles was BECAUSE they were trying to take over some oil fields. That was supposed to be more or less a warning to leave them alone.
So what happened?
“God will so obviously display His power on Israel’s behalf that it will cause them to renew their covenant with Him, build a temple, and reinstate their long abandoned Levitical worship system.”
They’ll rebuild the temple alright, NOT for God, but for THEIR ‘god’, Satan.
“They will receive assistance in accomplishing all this from an unlikely source. An emerging world leader who will appear to be a great peace maker (Daniel 8:25), but who will really have conquest on His mind, will confirm a 7 year treaty for Israel that will seem to finally bring peace to the Middle East. Daniel’s missing 70th Week will have begun (Daniel 9:27).”
That “unlikely source” will be the one they’re rebuilding the temple for – the Antichrist. They rejected Christ, chose (mammon, usury) an earthly kingdom, and currently await their earthly ‘messiah’.
Rev. 2: 9 & 3: 9 expose EXACTLY who those Satanic creatures are.
before we start hacking and chopping, shooting, roasting and all manner of supremely gruesome and horrible things (They’d do to us in a New York Minute), main priority is keep our families and towns safe as Priority #1, Second priority is go after the Aholes running this government and make sure they don’t get away with selling us out to a horror as bad as communism.
Dang, I will never understand why a God would bring so much destruction on his image. I thought that is why Jesus came? Obviously this is good against evil…but why? I would think the majority or people want peace. Many days I get so confused wondering WTF?
Free will, Misty, to choose whether to believe in Him or not.
He gave us intelligence as well. I’ve used mine to do the research on the NWO, and everything I discovered about them aligned with what I already knew was in the Bible.
ideWell, it’s futile to resist and we are all gonna die. I am now convinced to lay down everything and go take a nice long rest. Been doing this all for way to long and it was /is all for nothing. Since it is written and all over we can all just drop what we are doing and go have a party. I have had enough and will shut up. Why bother with anything. (hey, the it is written agenda works just like the communist resistance is futile line on the “other” side, hmmmmmm) Oh, well, stupid me.
Hey Mark, if digger were here he just say “Keep the Faith” Brother.
You’re right, Mark. Screw this shit. I’m down for the party.
Though we have struggled to gain the resources to fight this CURRENT attempt to conquer and control the world, I’m sure we will have no problem raising millions for the party.
F#@k it, let’s set a date.
Must be about time to fight, I hear cries of “It’s futile to resist, just surrender to it.”
As for saving souls, all non-Christians need not apply and need not fight.
Just because Jesus Christ has won the war, the battle ensues.
Until, Jesus Christ comes to put an end to it.
Till then, we’re to press on in the fight.
Whether it’s battling spiritual entities or physical.
And my friends, it’s BOTH.
Satan desires to take as many with him as he can. The battle for
men’s souls is at stake. We don’t give up just because we know
how it all ends, that’s wrong. We’re to stay in the game, the fight,
or the battle. The spiritual battle for mens souls has spilled over
into this realm, long ago. Satan, being the prince of this world,
causes the corrupt and evil in this world to ruin peoples lives.
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“Just because Jesus Christ has won the war, the battle ensues.
Until, Jesus Christ comes to put an end to it.
Till then, we’re to press on in the fight.”
EXACTLY, Paraclete! These people that just sit down, give up and say, “Oh well. Let’s wait for it to happen, since it is going to happen” make me sick. A bunch of lazy cowards who think God just wants us to sit back and be tortured. I’m sure if David would have sat back and done nothing that Goliath would have killed himself or that God would have taken care of it himself because David was too lazy. 🙄 . The stupidity astounds me.
God helps those who help themselves.
Remember: Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins.
I see anyone running away from this fight (once it REALLY begins), I’ll kill ’em myself.
I haven’t spent the last 6 years intensively educating myself about the NWO, and the last 2+ on this site spending the majority of my spare time trying to educate others just to let these cockroaches put me in a box with no resistance.
I have SERIOUS anger issues, and I can’t wait to resolve them.