VIENNA, VA. — Czech missionary Petr Jasek shared Saturday how God spared him from waterboard torture at the hands of Islamic State extremists and eventually used him to lead fellow inmates to Christ during his 14-month imprisonment in Sudan.
For the first time since he was released from a Sudanese prison last year, the Africa regional director for Voice of the Martyrs detailed the horrifying story of his detainment at one of the mission organization’s all-day conferences in the United States.
Jasek was among a handful of Christians who shared their testimonies before hundreds gathered at the McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia for the VOM Advance Conference.
Jasek told the audience that he is “living proof that our Lord answers our prayers.”… more
Police have enlisted the help of the FBI after an ISIS flag was found in place of an American flag on a Hurricane High School flagpole Thursday morning.
Following hours of investigation, including analysis by federal agents, Police have determined the flag swap was not executed by the infamous terrorist group.
“… based on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane police said in a news release…. more
The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Roman goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations, an organization that claims to be working towards world peace but which one rabbi likens to modern-day paganism.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially inaugurated the Digital Archaeology Exhibition, “The Spirit in the Stone”, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City last Thursday. The UAE, the Italian mission to the UN, and the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) cooperated in re-creating a statue of the Roman goddess Athena for the exhibit.
The original Athena statue stood in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The UAE announcement described the goddess as “synonymous with reason, refuge and the rule of law, all of the same values on which that historic institution was built,” but the statue depicts Athena in her classic pose grasping a spear, belying her prominent role as the Roman goddess of war…. read more
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
I am watching the Middle East very closely. It appears that Saudi Arabia has no choice but war with Iran. With the fall of ISIS, the way is now clear for Iran to move its army into Syria which will threaten Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Iran is very aggressive throughout the region and the Saudis are backed into a corner.
If Iran moves it army into Syria or attacks Saudi Arabia, Israel will be forced to attack Iran which also means Hezbollah and Hamas. Israel can’t let Iran defeat Saudi Arabia. This war will drag Egypt into it.
No matter what keep you eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus coming for his bride!… read more
Amir gives an update on ISIS terror attacks in Spain, Iran’s growing relations and efforts in the region and more.
Underground barrier project to prevent ISIS tunnels into Israel, to take 1.5 year to construct; Project is extension of underground barrier currently being constructed on Gaza border
Israel will build an underground barrier on the border with Egypt to prevent ISIS and terrorist groups from infiltrating Israel through tunnels.
The underground barrier will take a year and a half to construct, the first phase to span a kilometer. The underground barrier will increase to three kilometers total, the project estimated at costing $940 million.
The barrier will enable the IDF to quickly identify tunnel construction from the Sinai Peninsula and will be protected by an additional border fence… read more
Aid worker and former U.S. special forces soldier David Eubank, 56, was captured on video heroically saving a young girl in Mosul, Iraq, by running through ISIS gunfire.
Eubank made the brave decision to run though the gunfire after he spotted what appeared to be two live children among a heap of civilians murdered by ISIS snipers.
“There was a woman sprawled on her face. Dead,” said Eubank. “A baby, all shot up. Dead. Near them, two old people. Dead. And then you realize all those lumps of rags were kids. Dead dead dead.”
“Then, in the distance, Eubank noticed movement among a group of corpses clustered before a wall pocked by bullets: A half-naked toddler stumbled over the bodies; a girl of about 5 peeked from under the hijab of her dead mother; propped up against the wall, a wounded man waved for help,” explains the LA Times… read more
After ISIS captured his city in Syria, one man thought life would be good, living in their self-proclaimed caliphate. But when he witnessed the mistreatment of female captives as sex slaves, he became disillusioned and fled.
“When they (ISIS) first came, things were very good,” Nizar* told the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. “It really felt like Islam. We started going to the mosque. A sheikh would give lessons in the Qur’an.”
The sheikh taught him ISIS was in the right and there would be no injustice. Nizar and his wife thought they could go on with normal life…. [read more]
LHWM Prayer: Lord Jesus we pray for these women and children. Lord we pray that inside they call out to you and you rescue them. Lord help that man to do what is right unto you Lord, and give him the courage and strength to do so. They are not objects Lord and You Lord Jesus are Kind and Loving. The Islam belief is not and they believe they have a right to take a life and take another’s body as their own. Lord stand for them! We intercept and we pray you hear our hearts and our prayer for them. In Jesus name Amen!
Psalm 62:8 Trust [confidently] in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
We do not always understand why things happen — this is happening in America and people are blind to it here — read Pedophile Network Undercover In Your Backyard? Do you approve?