"And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because the Lord has heard your affliction. And he will be a wild man, and he will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." Genesis 16:11-12.

Bad Moon Rising

L.C. Thomas

        My next article was going to be Aftershock, the third installment in a three article series that started with Time Lock, but while I was writing Striking Distance (installment number two) I suddenly felt a strong need to publish this article first, because there has been a lot of speculation in the news lately about the fate of Osama Bin Laden, and most of it is just wishful thinking because he is not dead. He is not buried at the bottom of a cave in Afghanistan, and the CIA did not hit him with a rocket in the middle of the open desert the other day; he is not that stupid! His escape plan was in place before he ever hit New York City. 

        According to the prophecies of the Bible and Nostradamus he is far from finished, which is why I felt the need to get this material out as soon as possible. What I'm going to do in this article is cover all of the prophetic material I've found on this man, and relate it all to what's been happening in the news lately, because it won't be long until we are all watching an Islamic invasion of Europe on the nightly news. 

        This coming invasion is why I chose an old Credence Clearwater Revival song to title this article with. First, because the symbol used by Islam is the Moon, and second, if you listen to the words of the song you'll find that they fit the events described in Isaiah chapter thirteen perfectly. Isaiah thirteen is just a more detailed description of Daniel's night visions in chapter seven. The connection is purely coincidental, but the gist of the song's warning is this. "Don't go 'round tonight, well it's bound to take your life. There's a bad moon on the rise."   

        I'd like to begin by examining what Nostradamus said on this subject in quatrain C3 Q91. The Cronian King sick: Prince with club foot, Feared by his enemies he will make his sail bound. We all know that a Crone is an old and withered woman, but in this particular case Nostradamus was describing Pope John Paul II because he added the word King. Because John Paul is still healthy this quatrain has not yet been fulfilled. Osama Bin Laden is the prince with club foot because he lost part of a foot in the war against Russia that took place in Afghanistan in the 1980's. If you watch enough film footage on the man you will see him using a cane to walk with for this very reason. If he is not feared by his enemies yet, let me assure you that he will be in the near future, because when this Pope falls ill due to his age, Osama Bin Laden will make his sail bound.

        The first prophecy I found on him in the Bible was in Genesis 16:11-12 above. I covered all this in the book, but for the benefit of those who haven't read it yet, I believe that Osama Bin Laden is directly descended from Ishmael (the first born of Abraham) and like his great great ancestor, he also is a wild man who is against every man, and in return every man's hand is now against him. What's more he is dwelling in the presence of all his brethren in the Middle East, and they have no intention of giving him up, which is why we haven't been able to apprehend him yet. Furthermore, according to prophecy we will not apprehend him until he forms a very great and mighty army that hasn't formed yet, Daniel 11:25-26.

        I believe we were given a warning that this army is about to form in December of 2001 in a videotape taken of Osama Bin Laden talking with supporters in Afghanistan. The White House released the tape to make its point about the Evil One by saying that he was laughing because some of his men didn't know they were on a suicide mission. That's not the impression I got from watching the tape as it was being analyzed on the news, but aside from that I think the White House missed something far more important, because while Bin Laden was talking to the paralyzed Shaykh sitting on the floor next to him, the Muslim holy man said this. 

        Hundreds of people used to doubt you and few only would follow you until this huge event happened. Now hundreds of people are coming out to join you. I remember a vision by Shaykh Salih Al-(Shuaybi). He said: "There will be a great hit and people will go out by hundreds to Afghanistan." I asked him (Salih): To Afghanistan? He replied, "Yes." According to him, the only ones who will stay behind will be the mentally impotent and the liars (hypocrites). I remembered his saying that hundreds of people will go out to Afghanistan. He had this vision a year ago. This event discriminated between the different types of followers. 

        If what you just read didn't send a chill through you, then you need to know more about what God has planned for the end times. The most important part of the entire Bin Laden videotape is not what he said about the men that carried out the attack on September 11, 2001, it's in the paragraph above contained in the vision of Shaykh Salih Al-Shuaybi. There will be a great hit (the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon) and people will go out by hundreds to Afghanistan. 

        Other than Nostradamus having said, One will look toward Persia and see nearly one million troops, the reason this vision is important can be found in the Bible and in something I said in my book. When God is here on the planet, He hangs out in the desert just outside Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Mosses received the Ten Commandments there, it is a holy place (A Brief Look At Tomorrow).

        Western culture understands nothing about what is holy. I bring this point up because every time I turn around some evangelist is on television talking about how evil the Muslim religion is, and that's just not what the Bible they teach from says. For instance, in Genesis 17:6-9 God tells Abraham (the father of Ishmael): And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you (meaning more than just Israel), and kings shall come out of you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you, and to your seed after you. 

        The first thing the leader of your church is going to say about what I just said is that God established His covenant with Isaac not Ishmael. That's correct, but it also completely ignores what was said in Genesis 17:18-20. And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before you! And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

        The fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham about Ishmael's twelve princes is foretold in Daniel 11:2. And now I will show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth (Osama Bin Laden) shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all (of Islam)against the realm of Grecia. The realm of Grecia consists of all the nations of the Western world, including the United States, who should be heeding the warning given by the prophets instead of beating on its chest, because the leaders of this country seem to have no idea who they really make war against. Perhaps they should study ancient history more closely and see what happened to the Egyptians, the Philistines and the Babylonians. 

        And at that time (the time of the end) shall Michael (the archangel) stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that time: and at that time your people will be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book, Daniel 12:1. And in Daniel 10:20-21, just before Osama Bin Laden is described in Daniel 11:2, this is said. And now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

        If you still don't understand what the United States has now undertaken because it is allied with the realm of Grecia, then consider what is said in Genesis 21:9-13 about Ishmael. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; for in Isaac shall your seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a great nation, because he is your seed.

        After being banished into the desert they ran out of water and Hagar feared that her son might die so she began to weep and pray for the boy's life. And God heard the voice of the lad; and an angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, What ails you Hagar? fear not; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and gave the lad drink. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer, Genesis 21:17-20. I will get to the importance of Ishmael becoming an archer in a minute, but first I would like to discuss the well of water.

        The well of water mentioned in Genesis 21:19 is called the well of Zamzam and is located just a few meters east of the Kabba inside the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Kabba is the black cube in the middle of the sea of people in the picture below. It is said to have been built by Abraham and Ishmael using materials handed down to them from Adam. It is considered to be the holiest spot on earth, and according to Islam, this building sits at the very center of the world. Its corners are perfectly aligned with the four points of the compass, and no matter where a Muslim is in the world, he will always face toward the Kabba when he prays. 

        In the earliest days of the Islamic religion prayer was also directed toward Jerusalem, which is where all Jews orient themselves to pray no matter where they are in the world. There were in fact three positions used for prayer in those days, Jerusalem, the Kabba, and an imaginary line running between the two. This line to me symbolizes the ancient connection between all Muslims and Jews, which is Abraham, the father of both nations. The most significant aspect of all this is the fact that the real Mount Sinai (where Moses received the Ten Commandments) is located just south and east of Mecca, making Saudi Arabia the wilderness that the Jewish people wandered around in for forty years before entering the promised land.

 Kabba is proof positive that God has kept His word to Abraham about Ishmael. And as you can see he has become a paramount figure in the great nation of Islam. Bad Moon Rising

        The picture above is proof positive that God has kept His word to Abraham about Ishmael. And as you can see with your own eyes he has become a paramount figure in the great nation of Islam, also fulfilling God's word to his mother Hagar in Genesis 16:12, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. When Ishmael and his father Abraham began to build the Kabba next to the well that saved his life (long before the seed of Isaac was ever brought to this same area to receive the law) God spent time here with Ishmael, because Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before you! And God said to Abraham, as for Ishmael, I have heard you, Genesis 17:18-20. 

        With that thought in mind, I would like to address the importance of Ishmael becoming an archer because learning this skill ties him to the prophecy of Isaiah 13:14-18, which coincides with Daniel 11:25-26, and the importance of that is, that Daniel backs up what Nostradamus said in quatrain C2 Q2 about a (European) blue leader and the capture of a (Muslim) white leader. 

        And he (the blue leader) shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south (the white leader) with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him. Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain, Daniel 11:25-26.

        Verse twenty-five tells us that Nostradamus is correct in quatrain C2 Q2. Osama Bin Laden will eventually be captured, tried, and probably executed. Forecasting devices against him, suggests a sly and underhanded scheme or plot by those who feed of the portion of his meat, which is the oil in the Middle East. The fact is, this terrorism thing could have been nipped in the butt a long time ago, but as I told you in America Be Warned, there are powers that be out there that are using the current set of circumstances to gain in stature. 

        The Bible is saying that there is no difference between what is happening now, and what happened to the American Indian a hundred or so years ago. For those of you breathing a sigh of relief over Geronimo (I mean) Osama Bin Laden's eventual demise, don't bother because Daniel 11:26 says that after they destroy him...his army shall overflow (into Europe) and many shall fall down slain, which brings me to what Isaiah said in chapter thirteen. 

        As the army of Islam moves into Europe everyone there will begin to flee into his own land. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them (America) shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. (The Medes and Persians were both part of the same ancient empire). Their bows also (which identifies the Medes with Ishmael the archer) shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children, Isaiah 13:14-18. 

        The army of Ishmael is going to make it all the way into Germany and France because they will have an archangel of the God of Abraham leading them. I say this because Daniel 11:25 says that the army of Ishmael will be a very great and mighty army. And if you remember in previous articles, I have written repeatedly about the sons of God mentioned in Genesis 6:4, which says. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (angels in human form) came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men, which were of old, men of renown.

        Ishmael's army will be bolstered by the archangels mentioned in Daniel 10:13. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Michael and his unnamed sidekick will be leading the Islamic forces to counter the opposing (mighty men) forces of the Antichrist. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, in Revelation 16:14.

        So take heed America, these devils lure you dangerously close to the ambush I warned you about in Night Vision Three, and Ishmael is just a decoy drawing you to the place where the trap is set. Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people error, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace in Micah 3:5. The new peace plan from the crowned prince of Saudi Arabia, that is being embraced by the United Nations, requires Israel to break the law of God America by giving part of Jerusalem back to the Canaanites. And yes, there are political leaders in Israel as well as the United States allied with the Antichrist who are willing to make this deal. The penalty the people of Israel will pay for doing this thing lies in Psalm 102, and the prophet Micah says their judgment will come upon them from Syria out of north.

        And this man (Jesus) shall be the peace (rejected) when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, (for hire from Micah 1:7) and eight principal men (from Night Vision One). And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof...And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people, Micah 5:5-7. 

        The land where Nimrod was born is Iraq. And because America wants to topple Saddam Hussein from power, political pressure is now being applied to those in Israel, who are not allied with the Antichrist, to make peace with Palestine so that a coalition of nations against Saddam can be built. When a peace deal goes through with Palestine, America will not have time to rally the support of its so called allies, because God told those that work deceit in Israel what was in store for them in Psalm 101. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord. And there will only be a remnant of Jacob left for the United States to save in that day, scattered among many people. And for the role the realm of Grecia plays in enticing Israel to make this mistake. I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard, says the Lord God in Micah 5:15. Now you know why there is an ominous looking moon rising up next to the mountain of God tonight, in this night vision foretold by Daniel. 

There is an ominous looking moon rising up next to the mountain of God tonight, in this night vision foretold by Daniel. Bad Moon Rising

Here's a link to the Bin Laden video transcript should you want to read it in its entirety.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/13/tape.transcript/

Special thanks to Dianne for sending us the picture above in an E-card from Web Shots after reading this article. It's title is Bad Moon Rising also, and like she, we thought it went well with the article too.

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