Jesus was a Nazarite like his cousin John the Baptist. When Mary came to visit John’s mother, she sings Hannah’s Song in praise of John who was a Nazarite while in his mother’s womb. John is already born, and is an infant. Upon beholding John, the unborn Jesus leapt in Mary’s womb, and is filled with the Holy Spirit of the Nazarite. He too will be a Nazarite for life. When fermented grapes was forced in his mouth, so a prophecy would come true, Jesus says “It is finished!” meaning his vow, and he gives up the Holy Spirit of the Nazarite, and dies.
When I came back to life my first words were; “I’m thirsty.”
There was no Nazareth. The story has been altered. Jesus was BORN A NAZARTIE. The Holy Spirit he and John owned, was the presence of the same UN-NAMED Angel that came to the parents. I suspect I am that angel.
On this day, October 31, 2014, I accept the challenge of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to come to Syria and fight the War of Armageddon. I will raise the 9,000 year old warriors near Nazareth to be by my side as I wrestle Abu Bakr with my bare hands. I will own the strength of Sampson. I will rip out his jaw and beat him to death with it while his evil Jihadists look on!
Someone has to answer the challenge from Abu Philistine. Erdogan is a coward-traitor who keeps denying the importance of Kobane that is now s symbol, a Pillar of Freedom, that Abu Bakr recognizes, and is intent on destroying because he sees it as the Battle of Armageddon – and is losing!
For destroying the Mosque that holds the remains of Zachariah, John’s father, with the strength given to me by God/Allah, I pull down the pillars of the false caliphate of the new Philistines.
Jon the Nazarite
“Aleppo’s Great Mosque, founded in the early 8th Century, has come under heavy fire. Its 50m-tall Seljuk minaret, a masterpiece of elegance dating from 1095, was considered one of the most important monuments of medieval Syria. It was built in the grounds of the 6th Century Cathedral of St Helena – inside is the tomb of the Prophet Zachariah, father of John the Baptist (who is buried in Damascus).
Why Kobane? And why not other towns like Idlib, Hama or Homs, or why not even Deir al-Zor?” Erdogan said in Paris on Friday after talks with President Francois Hollande.
Not only are ISIL members pressured to believe they have been called by God to establish a caliphate – no longer just fight Assad – but also they are told how to interpret Qur’an and Shari’ah. If they disagree with the interpretation – not the law- they are apostates. That is heavy ideology, and should not be underestimated. I was also fascinated by Lifton’s comment that mystical manipulation can lead thought control receivers to be oblivious to how they are harming themselves or others. Another of Lifton’s famed works is Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism. In it, he astutely writes, “Aum (Shinrikyo) was part of a loosely connected, still-developing global sub-culture of apocalyptic violence – of violence conceived in sweeping terms as a purification and renewal of humankind through the total or near-total destruction of the planet.” Likewise, ISIL leadership believes that they are applying Shari’ah faithfully whereas other religious leaders are not. They claim that by killing Shi’a they are killing “rafidah,” or Muslims rejecting Mohammed’s successors. They justify enslaving and raping Yazidi women through a convoluted tale of religious research and quoting of scholars. Therefore, it is pointless to use reason with ISIL, but solid Islamic interpretation would go a long way to combating their ideas. Understanding that their goal is the purification of Islam makes it easy to see that idealism is an important characteristic of its members
The cost of war is typically measured in terms of dollars and dead, but there is another price that is paid in war torn lands: historical treasures are often destroyed.
Then Samson called to the LORD and said, “O Lord GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left. 30And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he bent with all his might so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life.…
Such was the case recently in Deir ez-Zor when ISIS fighters destroyed the Holy Martyrs Church. The church held the remains of many Armenians who died on a forced march when Ottoman Turks relocated them to the city. Americans can compare the event to the Trail of Tears. The Turkish genocide of the Armenian people started in 1915, but even after almost 100 years the wounds are fresh and the church served as a bandage to many. It was a location where Armenians could mourn their dead and remember the genocide of their people. Estimates place the number of Armenian dead at around 1.5 million. The church is now lost to winds of war.
The Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo has also been mostly destroyed during the war in Syria. The minaret of the Mosque was about 1000 years old. It crashed to the ground in 2013. A structure that was around when Macbeth murdered Duncan is now lost forever.
The Crac des Chevaliers, a castle built in the time of the Crusades, has been used as an observation post by the Free Syrian Army and shelled repeatedly. Walls have collapsed and the castle’s current structural state is unknown beyond the fact that satellite photos reveal damage in several locations.
While it may be hard to muster the energy to care about the loss of a few ancient structures when there are hundreds of thousands of wounded and dead, it may be worth asking ourselves a simple question: if we are willing to encourage the destruction of some of the longest-lasting achievements of humanity for the sake of profit or political gain, is the society we are fighting to protect really worth protecting?
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The Imam Yahya Abul Qasim Mosque in Mosul is an Umayyad Mosque that was built by the architect Utba bin Farqad Al-Salami around 640 AD with remarkably elaborate brickwork and a height of 52 meters. Image credit – Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) According to a security source in Nineveh province the terrorists of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant looted and then detonated the mosque of Imam Yahya Abu al-Qasim in the area of Achifa, western of Mosul.
The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com that “the terrorist gunmen of ISIL looted and blew up, this afternoon, the shrine of Imam Yahya Abu al-Qasim with improvised explosive devices on the banks of the Tigris River in the west of Mosul.”
The source, who requested anonymity, added that “the casualties of the event are not known so far.”
ISIL has been rampaging through Iraq, destroying world-famous antiquities and holy sites of Shia Muslims, Sufi Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and any other group they oppose as reported extensively by IraqiNews.com:
- URGENT: ISIL loots and destroys Shia mosques near Kirkuk
- URGENT: ISIL destroys Mosul mosques, pillages contents
- URGENT: ISIL dug up grave of Prophet Younis (biblical Jonah) in Mosul
- “ISIL blows up Shia mosque in Muqdadiyah, Diyala
- Iraqi Christian church burnings confirmed by EU delegation
- ISIL orders destruction of all churches in Mosul
- 2000 years of Christian history in Iraq may end – Iraqi Chaldean Church
Further north, Aleppo’s Great Mosque, founded in the early 8th Century, has come under heavy fire. Its 50m-tall Seljuk minaret, a masterpiece of elegance dating from 1095, was considered one of the most important monuments of medieval Syria. It was built in the grounds of the 6th Century Cathedral of St Helena – inside is the tomb of the Prophet Zachariah, father of John the Baptist (who is buried in Damascus).
The minaret, whose height made it a useful rebel lookout and sniper position, collapsed as a result of shelling in March 2013. Its destruction is the equivalent to the loss of Big Ben from the London skyline
Aleppo, once Syria’s largest and richest city, is where such actions have been most prevalent. The Division of Antiquities of the Free Council of Aleppo was founded in 2013 and has sandbagged and walled up the precious sundial in the Aleppo Great Umayyad Mosque, and bricked up its shrine of the Prophet Zachariah. With the help of the Tawhid Brigade from the Free Syrian Army, they have dismantled its 12th century wooden mihrab for safe-keeping away from the front line.
The Syrian Association for Preserving Heritage and Ancient Landmarks was founded in Aleppo in 2013. Its members, many of them archaeology students from Aleppo University, at considerable risk to themselves, saved the stones from the fallen minaret of the Great Umayyad Mosque and have put them safely elsewhere awaiting reconstruction after the war. They also helped the Free Council of Aleppo with protecting the sundial and removing the mihrab.
An Islamic State (ISIS) magazine called Dabiq has warned that the United States and other Western “crusaders” are facing Armageddon at the hands of the terror group’s fighters.
The publication is packed with disturbing pictures of bloody corpses, bombed-out buildings and knife-wielding jihadists, while one issue even has a section devoted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The Washington Post reports.
Filled with snazzy graphics and printed in English and other languages, the magazine is being used as a recruitment tool by the terror insurgents to enlist and radicalize foreigners around the world.
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The Islamic State, which has an estimated 12,000 foreign fighters from 74 countries, also employs Dabiq to promote its violent campaign to defeat the “Romans” or “crusaders” from the West, who are symbolized by photos of President Barack Obama and Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain.
“You will invade the Arabian Peninsula, and Allah will enable you to conquer it,” says the second issue of Dabiq, called “The Flood,” which has an image of a Noah’s Arc-type boat on the front, possibly indicating the end of mankind as the world knows it.
“You will then invade Rome, and Allah will enable you to conquer it. Then you will fight the [false messiah], and Allah will enable you to conquer him,” continues the Islamic State columnist.
In another issue, the magazine threatens the West with an apocalypse, which will result in the terror organization one day ruling the world. “A day will come when the Muslim will walk everywhere as a master, having honor, being revered, with his head raised high and his dignity preserved.”
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To ISIS, their version of Armageddon happens in Syria at a place called Dabiq.
Here in this video which was released by ISIS is sending a message to the West with a challenge: to come down and fight in Syria promising that ISIS will gain the victory and that they will after that march onward to Jerusalem. The three ISIS terrorists, the first spoke in fluent English, the second in fluent French and the third in fluent German (translation provided courtesy of ISIS):
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, (Arabic: أبو بكر البغدادي), known to his supporters as Amir al-Mu’minin, Caliph Ibrahim is emir, proclaimed as caliph, of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIL is an Islamic extremist group in western Iraq and north-eastern Syria, self-described as the “Islamic State”.
He was formerly known as Abu Du’a (أبو دعاء). Claiming descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad, he is called Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Al-Husseini Al-Qurashi (أبو بكر البغدادي الحسيني الهاشمي القرشي).
On 4 October 2011, the US State Department listed al-Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and announced a reward of up to US$10 million for information leading to his capture or death. Only the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, merits a larger reward (US$25 million).
The Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth were the parents of the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John. They were descended from the lineage of Aaron: St Zachariah, son of Barach, was a priest in the Jerusalem Temple, and St Elizabeth was the sister of St Anna, the mother of the Most Holy Theotokos. The righteous spouses, “walking in all the commandments of the Lord (Luke 1:6), suffered barrenness, which in those times was considered a punishment from God.
Once, during his turn of priestly service in the Temple, St Zachariah was told by an angel that his aged wife would bear him a son, who “will be great in the sight of the Lord” (Luke 1:15) and “will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elias” (Luke 1:17).
Zachariah doubted that this prediction would come true, and for his weakness of faith he was punished by becoming mute. When Elizabeth gave birth to a son, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit she announced that his name was John, although no one in their family had this name.
They asked Zachariah and he also wrote the name John down on a tablet. Immediately the gift of speech returned to him, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, he began to prophesy about his son as the Forerunner of the Lord.
When King Herod heard from the Magi about the birth of the Messiah, he decided to kill all the infants up to two years old at Bethlehem and the surrounding area, hoping that the new-born Messiah would be among them.
Herod knew about John’s unusual birth and he wanted to kill him, fearing that he was the foretold King of the Jews. But Elizabeth hid herself and the infant in the hills. The murderers searched everywhere for John. Elizabeth, when she saw her pursuers, began to implore God for their safety, and immediately the hill opened up and concealed her and the infant from their pursuers.
In these tragic days St Zachariah was taking his turn at the services in the Temple. Soldiers sent by Herod tried in vain to learn from him the whereabouts of his son. Then, by command of Herod, they murdered this holy prophet, having stabbed him between the temple and the altar (MT 23: 35). Elizabeth died forty days after her husband, and St John, preserved by the Lord, dwelt in the wilderness until the day of his appearance to the nation of Israel.
Many scholars have questioned a link between “Nazareth” and the terms “Nazarene” and “Nazoraean” on linguistic grounds, while some affirm the possibility of etymological relation “given the idiosyncrasies of Galilean Aramaic.”
Archaeological research has revealed that a funerary and cult center at Kfar HaHoresh, about two miles (3.2 km) from current Nazareth, dates back roughly 9000 years to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B era. The remains of some 65 individuals were found, buried under huge horizontal headstone structures, some of which consisted of up to 3 tons of locally produced white plaster. Decorated human skulls uncovered there have led archaeologists to identify Kfar HaHoresh as a major cult centre in that era.
Accompanying grave goods include a sickle blade and a sea shell, while a concentration of some 60 other shells were found nearby. The sea shells provide evidence for extensive exchange networks from the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Symbolic items include small plain or incised tokens. An entire herd of cattle was also found buried nearby.
While fertility symbols during this period are often associated with female imagery, at Kfar HaHoresh only phallic figurines have been found to date, including one placed as a foundation deposit in the wall of the precinct.
Exotic minerals found at the site include malachite from south of the Dead Sea, obsidian (natural volcanic glass) from central Anatolia, and a votive axe on serpentine from either Cyprus or northern Syria.
“Cultic artifacts, installations and their contextual associations attest to intensive ritual practices in the area,” says Prof. Goring-Morris.
Burials at the site now total at least 65 individuals, and display an unusual demographic profile – with an emphasis on young adult males. Graves occur under or associated with lime-plaster surfaced L-shaped walled structures, and are varied in nature from single articulated burials through multiple secondary burials with up to 17 individuals. Bones in one had been intentionally re-arranged in what appears to be a depiction.
1 Samuel 2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 Then Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;