France’s Hollande warns of future terrorist attacks–so does Bible prophecy

François Hollande Janvier


France’s President Hollande is warning that more terrorism will come:

August 25, 2015

PARIS—French President François Hollande warned on Tuesday that the country must prepare for further terrorism, four days after a foiled attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

A heavily armed gunman on a train with 500 passengers was wrestled to the ground by vacationing U.S. soldiers and other civilians Friday. One passenger was shot by the attacker, but nobody was killed and a massacre was avoided, Mr. Hollande said.

“It is further proof that we must prepare for other attacks, and therefore protect ourselves,” Mr. Hollande said.

The thwarted attack has sparked debate over railroad security in France and in Europe, where there are no systematic searches on trains crossing boarders within the Schengen zone. The Schengen zone is the area comprising 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders.

Speaking to ambassadors at the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande also said France must take action abroad to protect itself at home and stem the flow of fighters returning to Europe from conflicts zones such as Iraq and Syria.

August 25, 2015

Hollande said that Friday’s incident “could have degenerated into monstrous carnage without the courage of the passengers,” including three Americans and a Briton who subdued the gunman.

In a wide-ranging diplomatic speech Tuesday, Hollande said his country remains “exposed” to violent extremism and “this aggression is new proof that we should prepare ourselves for other assaults.”

(For more on France, see The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Reuben: France in Prophecy?)

The individual that several Americans and a Brit helped overpower was another Islamic terrorist:

The gunman, named by Spanish media as Ayoub El Qahzzani, boarded the train at Gare du Midi in Brussels carrying a short-stocked Kalashnikov, five magazines of ammunition, a handgun and a box cutter knife. He had managed to fire one shot from the handgun before he was tackled. One of the Americans suggested his Kalashnikov had jammed. During the fight he slashed Stone in the hand and face, inflicting a deep wound to his thumb that has required surgery.

Mr Cazeneuve said gunman was known to French intelligence services, having been tipped off from Spain because of his connections to the radical Islamist movement. He migrated to Spain from Morocco in 2013 and then travelled to Syria in 2014. The French had also alerted Belgian authorities about his radicalization. …

The attempted terrorist attack comes eight months after the Charlie Hebdo slaughter and Jewish deli attacks in Paris. The Kouachi brothers and Amedy Coulibaly procured weapons from arms dealers in Belgium, including from near the Gare du Midi. El Qahzzani will now be questioned about his links to the Islamic State and the networks that provided him with the weapons.

Despite the ‘war on terror’ that US President George Bush declared back in 2001 (which he indicated would probably take about ten years to complete), terrorism is not over. Nor will it be.

As regular readers of this page are aware, the Bible shows that terrorism is prophesied:

14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)

25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)

12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12)

12 Behold, these are the ungodly,Who are always at ease; They increase in riches…19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73:12,19)

25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (Proverbs 1:25-27)

5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way (Ecclesiastes 12:5).

France’s Hollande is right that more terrorism should be expected.  And because of increasing terrorism (and yes, terrorism has been increasing, see State Department: 35% increase in terrorist activities), many are trying to figure out what to do.

Increased ‘security’ is the route often taken–and while that does thwart many acts of terrorism, it does not stop them all.  Nor does it get to the root causes.  The root causes have to do with greed, lust, poverty, and following the desires of Satan.

Satan was a murderer from the beginning and influences people today:

44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.  (John 8:44)

The real ‘solution’ to terrorism would be massive repentance and turning away from Satan and to the God of the Bible.  However, since the Bible shows that true unity will not happen until Jesus brings in the Kingdom of God (cf. Zechariah 2:6-12), that is not expected yet.

Instead, more and more inside and outside of the Arab world have proposed for some type of Arabic/Islamic confederation to better combat the problem.  Expect also to see more plans in Europe to deal with problems associated with Islam.

The Bible tells of a time when a confederation of people in North Africa and the Middle East will get together (Ezekiel 30:2-8) and be part of something led by the final King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43). For a time this may be somewhat supportive of a temporary peace deal (cf. Daniel 9:27; see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27).  When that deal is in place, many government leaders (as well as people around the world) will believe that the problem of terrorism will be basically solved–but that will not be the case as this will be a false and temporal peace.  Sudden destruction will come when many say “peace and safety” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

The Bible shows that along with the prophesied King of the North,  this King of the South power will be involved in one or more deceptive deals (Daniel 11:27; Psalm 83:3-8). Deals that will not end well for the USA (Daniel 11:39) nor its Anglo-Saxon allies (Psalm 84:3-8). Furthermore, after that, the Bible shows that this North Africa and Middle East power will itself be defeated (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:2-8).

Anyway, terrorist incidents in Europe and around the world are setting the stage for many in the world to propose the type of King of the South confederation that the Bible tells of (Daniel 11:40-43). Because few understand biblical prophecies, they do not realize that this will end in disaster for the USA, its Anglo-Saxon allies, and the nations that stick with the King of the South per Daniel 11:39-43.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Differences Between Islam and the Continuing Church of God What are some of the main differences? Are there any similarities? A video of related interest is titled: Islam: Any Christian Concerns or Similarities?
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
The Prophesied ‘Islamic’ Confederation Where is an Islamic caliphate prophesied? Will one happen? Should you be concerned about it? A related video is Will an Arabic Calphiphate Destroy the West?
Libya, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in Prophecy What is ahead for North Africa? What does the Bible teach?
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
How Will Middle East Peace be Brought About? Can humans bring peace to the Middle East? Here is a link to a related video: Middle East Peace? When?
The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Reuben: France in Prophecy? What is the origin of this in France? What is prophesied to happen to them? A two-part sermon related to history and prophecy is available online: The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Reuben and France and Prophecy.
Ten clues tying Belgium and Luxembourg with the tribe of Asher Who did some in Belgium and Luxembourg descend from?
Ten clues tying Zebulun with the Dutch Who did some in the Netherlands descend from?
Iraq, the King of the South, Armageddon, and Prophecy What will happen to Iraq? Is it the prophesied Mystery Babylon? What is Armageddon and how does that have to do with Iraq? Here is a related video Iraq, Armageddon, & Prophecy.
World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
How Will Middle East Peace be Brought About? Can humans bring peace to the Middle East? Here is a link to a related video: Middle East Peace? When?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?

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