But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”… 8 As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” 9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. –Daniel 12:4-9 (NASB)
Special Dispatch No. 2845 … Egyptian Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim on HAMAS’ Al-Aqsa TV (February 4, 2010): “We Pray to Allah That We Be Terrorists, If Terror Means Jihad.”
“We are a nation that excels in the production of the art of death. Sheik Hassan Al-Bana said that we are a nation that excels… “To excel” means that we are very good at… At what? At the production of the art of death. I will die anyway, so I should be creative to make sure my death is for the sake of Allah. We should think how to die for the sake of Allah, rather than be run over by a car on the highway.” …
We are a Jihad-fighting nation, and we should guide all the people to this path. I am sorry to tell you that some preachers and scholars are ashamed to utter the word “Jihad.” They do not use the word “Jihad.” They are all afraid. They ask you not to use the word “Jihad.” Why not? “So that they won’t say that we are terrorists.” A mujahid is called a “terrorist” nowadays. Brothers, we pray to Allah that we be terrorists, if terror means Jihad for the sake of Allah.
Yesterday evening, November 13, 2015, we saw another example of the “production of the art of death” by “terrorists” invoking terror in the name of Allah. Over 125 people were murdered by Islamists, another 180 wounded, all to the glory of Allah. Witnesses recounted hearing the perpetrators declare “This is for Syria” and “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greatest, the well-known declaration of all Muslims).
What does it say about a religion’s “god” when he is glorified in death, particularly, women and children, all innocent? What does it say about a religion’s “prophet” when followers walk in his steps, those steps, literally interpreted in the modern-day by Islamists tossing grenades into a restaurant, as people, unaware, dine the night away? Or a crowded concert hall amidst the roar of an American band that covers the sound of popping gunfire, many in the audience believing the popping sounds are a part of the show? Muhammadism is being defined on a regular basis by ISIS and other Islamists groups around the world, all of whom are literal interpreters of the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book containing Muhammad’s revelation that forms the basis of the religion.
Dare I say that last night’s tragedy was simply another “production of the art of death”? It is simply another page in Islam’s book of death, first penned in 610 A.D. when Muhammad received his revelation from the “Angel Gabriel.” Chapter after chapter has been added over the last 1,400 years, and yesterday’s horrors are no different than the first horrors recorded in the Hadith, Islam’s story-tellers version of the personal actions of Muhammad. We have witnessed Muhammad’s actions being followed to the letter by ISIS (and to a lesser-degree by Al Qaeda, its “birther”), the modern-day equivalent of Muhammad and his companions in the early days of Islam. Whether in the recent report of the beheading of 82 year-old Syrian Antiquities Director Khaled Asaad or numerous other beheadings, all broadcast live to spread the fear of death so characteristically a part of ISIS (and specifically called for by the Quran as a strategy of war). Muhammadism at its very root is a production of evil of all kinds that kills, destroys, and enslaves to the glory of a supernatural being, Allah, who deceives most of his followers by the use of sufficient good to masquerade his real agenda and nature. Allah, perhaps, is like the director in a play who ensures actors perform up to his expectations and script. In this case, the script is the Qur’an and Hadith, literally interpreted by ISIS, a Sunni Salafi Islamist sect of Islam. Allah, however, has someone he reports to, like a master-producer; but together, these two spiritual beings direct the death-production of Islam, through its beliefs, and resulting behaviors and actions. Here is Scripture that describes the nature of the master-producer, the devil:
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. –John 8:44 (NASB)
Here is the prophecy that describes the relationship of evil between the two, using a metaphor of a “dragon” (satan) and a “beast” (Allah):
they worshiped the dragon [satan] because he gave his authority to the beast [Allah]; and they worshiped the beast [Allah], saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” –Revelation 13:4 (NASB)
Here is another prophecy that describes the world’s response to this supernatural being, the “beast,” who will one day claim dominion of nearly the entire world:
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. –Revelation 13:7-8 (NASB)
The difficult word that students of Bible prophecy such as myself must tell us is that what happened in Paris yesterday will one day happen in our own land. If this were not the case, the text above would not say “… and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.” That means that in the end of days, judgment will occur. The evil of humanity must have a consequence, and Scripture tells us that a just God cannot ignore the evil of man. God has given His Son to satisfy the wrath due humanity for the evils inflicted. Yet, most of humanity has rejected Christ, in spite of the amazing work of God to provide Him as the “coin” to pay our debt of sin (1 John 2:2). So then, God, having judged Christ for the sins of the world, will one day judge the world that has rejected Christ and gone the way of satan. In the same way that Adam and Eve listened to the voice of satan rather than the voice of God and thereby experienced judgment, so will humanity. This is why Revelation 13 describes the work of the beast as being “given to him” (Revelation 13:7). God is the one who has “given” it to him. The beast is allowed to inflict evil upon the world because the world has chosen the voice of satan rather than the voice of God; and so, God gives us what we have chosen. In a somewhat ironic statement President Obama made this statement: The Paris Violence is an ‘Attack on All of Humanity.’ How very true. All humanity has rejected the only Begotten One; and so, all who have rejected Him will one day worship the one they have chosen. Revelation 13:8.
Jesus come quickly. Very quickly.