In the Middle East-Islam Faces the Worst Drought Ever
Yet Israel is Green and Bountiful
A NASA study has found the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. Iraq bans summer crops as water crisis grows. Yet the Bible tells us this will happen in the latter days. This indicates we are closer to the return of Jesus–the Son of God.
Due to the fact that most Germans are non-believing atheists, Islam has taken over as the dominant active religion in Germany.
Muslims now number more than 6 million, or about 8% of the population. Active Christians number less than half of this. This is the fault of the church, to allow such apostasy to prevail.
The Protestant church is fairly dead. The percent of committed Christians in Germany is about 3%, and most are over 60. About half belong to a church nominally, Protestant or Catholic. This is down 30% in the last twenty years. Well under 1% belong to a free evangelical church. The percent of people believing in life after death is fewer than 50 percent. It’s what a German philosopher, Ruediger Safranski, calls “cold religion,” very left-brained, very cognitive, focused on rituals and membership but not on personal commitment.
The German public schools now teach about Islam. The photo below shows an introductory Islamic class in German public school featuring the Kaaba Blackstone image and the Koran. Both of these were given by the False Prophet Mohammad.
Revelation 13:14-15 (NIV)
It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Mohammad Said the Kaaba Blackstone Image Will Speak and Testify–Just as Jesus Said
Listen to the words of Jesus–the Son of God.
Mohammad placed the Blackstone in the Kaaba. Mohammad said it would speak. Islamic tradition gives a detailed account of how Mohammad did this. When the Quraysh tribes were re-constructing the Kaaba, a dispute arose when the building reached the level of the Blackstone. They differed on the issue of who was eligible to restore the Blackstone to its original place. A civil war was about to break out. They had made up their minds to fight one another. But tribal elders asked the Quraysh to agree on the judgment of the first person to come through the gate, and they all agreed on this suggestion. The first to come through this gate was the prophet Mohammad.
Mohammad placed the Blackstone in the middle of a piece of cloth, and asked a representative of each tribe to hold one of the edges of the cloth and raise it close to its place. Then Mohammad picked it up with his hands and restored it to its original place. This was how Mohammad precisely fulfilled the False prophet prophecy in Revelation 13:14-15 by physically setting up the image.
Revelation 13:14-15 (NIV) Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
In Revelation 13:11-14 the second beast (the False Prophet) persuades people to worship the first beast by performing miraculous signs. He is a wonder worker. The Greek indicates that he repeatedly performs these signs and wonders so that a momentum of wonders occurs. The word “great” indicates that these will be extraordinary miracles. The purpose of these signs is to authenticate the authority of the first beast.
Revelation 13:11-14 (NIV) Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth.