IRAQ IN FUTURE BIBLE PROPHECY...What happens AFTER the American prescence
America is currently embroiled in a lengthy conflict at this time in
IRAQ. And we at Last Days want to tell all our men and women of the military, we support you, and we pray for you and for
your safety. We have one family member on his third war time tour now, and another one probably soon to join him.
Many people ask, Is this in the Bible? In spite of twisted references
from Jeremiah 50, I say NO it is not specifically in the Bible...this American intervention anyway. But the Bible does speak
of the future of the land that is now IRAQ, in the end days before the coming of our Lord and Saviour JESUS.
When we look at Revelation 13 we see the Beast that comes up out of the
sea. The SEA is the sea of nations. This beast is the Antichrist and his empire. (his original empire, before it conquers
the world. It is LIKE the leopard beast of Daniel but it is NOT IT...it is LIKE it. The leopard of Daniel is the whole Alexander
the Great Empire...the land that became the Seleucid Empire in Asia, and then was variously controlled by the Romans, the
Byzantine Romans, the Parthians, and now the ARABS. It the beast; has the feet of the BEAR...in Daniel the Bear Beast wwas
Media-Persia (modern day IRAN), and it has the MOUTH of the Lion beast of Daniel. (the lion beast was the Babylonian Empire
of Nebuchadnezzar). So there will be A UNITING ELEMENT for IRAN, IRAQ, and all the eastern Arab countries...I dare say that
this union will NOT be brought about by America...but rather will be instigated by the satanic antichrist as uses the headstrong
zeal of the arabs and connives them into following him in his evil designs. Therefore, IRAQ must probably be going to become
some sort of ISLAMIC republic, before the day when it hands its authority along with Iran, over to the antichrist.
Remember, "CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS" (ICOR 15:3) and HE IS RISEN and
will save WHOSOEVER WILL that will come to Him in repentance of their sins and place life changing faith in Him (ROM 10:10-13)
Acts 2:38 then tells us to be BAPTIZED in JESUS' Name for the REMISSION of our sins, and receive the HOLY GHOST.
Have you taken that step yet today? Go to our Home page to see how.
Also, make sure you check out our page 5 in this series, on: Where does the Antichrist
come from. The Bible is very specific on this, and it may surprise some.
UPDATE: We now know that in addition to the sectarian Islamic violence in Iraq, that
there is now a persecution of Christians and other minorities that is not being noticed by the media. The recor of St. George's
Anglican Church of Baghdad reports that 36 members of his congregation have been kidnapped, and only has been freed. In addition,
all the remaining Jews of Baghdad are in complete hiding.
We must continue to pray for the persecuted believers in Iraq and other places, like
Darfur and Myanmar, who are literallly being martyred for the testimony of their saving Faith in Jesus Christ. May the Lord
grant us the holy boldness which these witnesses of Him have in the face of life threatening dangers.
Now, several years after I wrote these words above, we continue to see Christian
believers persecuted for their faith in Christ there in Iraq. Pray for the safety of all Christians in Iraq: Assyrian (Chaldean/Nestorian);
West Syrian Jacobite Christians, Evangelicals, Anglicans at St. George's Cathedral, Chaldean Catholics and others...all share
equally in the danger...and all place their testimony in Christ above the value of their own lives, and they demonstrate this
though their bravery day by day...many have been called upon to give their lives up, lkike the martyrs of old, to die for
the testimony of Jesus. Below are examples of their courage and their faith.
Early Post-Biblical Pre-Trib rapture teaching by Ephraem the Syrian around 373 AD:
"For all the saints and Elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come,
and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins"
BAGHDAD IRAQ, Oct 31 2010 seven Iraqi Christians died on Sunday when police stormed a Baghdad church where
gunmen were holding dozens of parishioners hostage, threatening to kill them if al Qaeda prisoners were not released.
between seven and 10 hostages and seven members of the Iraqi security forces, and five to seven attackers, were
killed in the rescue operation.
Witnesses reported seeing bodies inside the church after the terrorists with suicide vests blew
themselves up as govt. forces stormed the sanctuary.
The murderers laid siege to one of Baghdad's biggest Nestorian churches as more than 100 believers attended Sunday
mass near the heavily fortified Green Zone
Lieutenant Colonel Bloom, U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, says three militants exploded their suicide
vests as govt. forces stormed the church. He said a total of 120 hostages were detained by the assailants, and
that 30 people were wounded.
,The Iraqi civil defence spokesman, says 15 civilians, four policemen and eight attackers were killed.
Al Qaeda's Iraqi spokespeple claimed responsibility for this devilish attack on "the dirty place of
the infidel which Iraqi Christians have long used as a base to fight Islam".as they blaspheme Christ's Church with their slurs.
The murderors say this is an action against the Christian church in Egypt.
As the battle happened, army helicopters flew low overhead and guns fired out in the populated
l neighborhood. Streets around the Assyrian Catholic church were quickly blocked off.
There was a Christian woman who was held inside in the Assyrian Church said...were many bodies inside.
"While I was trying to find my way out, in the dark, I walked over bodies," the parishoner said, "There are many
NOTE: ORIGINALLY WE REPORTED THAT SEVEN BELIEVERS DIES...NOW THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT SAYS 46 died, out of 100 in the Church).
Pray for their families and those who survived.
(Below is a photo of the interior of the Sanctuary of the Cathedral after the attack by the Al-Qaeda)
Now, al-Qaeda says that "All Christian centres, organisations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate
targets for the mujahedeen (holy warriors) wherever they can reach them," in a statement by self-proclaimed Islamic
State of Iraq (ISI), a local branch of Osama bin Laden's jihadist network.
Its gunmen were the attackers at the Syrian Nestorian Baghdad cathedral on Sunday Nov 2 2010 that
ended with the deaths of 46 believers, including two Nestorian Christian priests.
This is confirmed by Chaldean bishop,the Most Rev. Shlimoune Wardouni
It has come to my attention, after seeing the text of the Bible Code
III book (by Michael Drosnin) that through his research of the Bible Code and current affairs political and military; that
he claims there are strong indications that the Al-Qaeda and Bin-Laden will come to possess, or may already possess nuclear
weapons, which they would, then in turn, attempt to explode or shoot into our Western, specifically, American Nation.
I can neither confirm nor disavow the allegations of Mr. Drosnin. I have, however, been very aware of the so-called "Bible
Code" research since I first began to read extensively about it back in 1997. Since that time, Rev. Paul Crouch of Trinity
Broadcasting Network, and Rev. Grant Jeffrey, have both come out with excellent books on the workings of the Torah Code, laced
through all five Books of Moses. So, I believe that this all bears diligent watching, and would sincerely and earnestly implore
all Christians to pray for the 1. National Repentance of this country, that we will be delivered from such catastrophes,
and come to serve God as a nation once again; 2. Pray for both America and the Nation of Israel to have God-given success
in hunting Al-Qaeda; and 3. Pray for the personal safety of the President of the United States. All these things I sincerely
commend to you, our readers and brethren in Christ, in Jesus' Holy Name.
Rev. David and Rhonda Ellis wish you and yours a joyous Christmas season
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