From Prison To Power
Rulers of Taliban were released from Guantanamo Bay by Obama/Biden in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap
The Taliban members released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama/Biden administration in 2014 in exchange for admitted US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl helped plan the Taliban’s return to power and now have high level positions in the Taliban Islamist government in Afghanistan. The ‘Gitmo Five’ were labelled “hardest of the hardcore” by US intelligence officials who urged Obama and Biden to reconsider their decision.
Taliban leaders go from jail, to negotiating table, to Kabul to ruling Afghanistan
Thousands remain left behind
in Afghanistan as U.S. forces withdraw from Kabul following President Biden’s political strategy of simply getting out of the country, irrespective of the consequences.
When Taliban fighters seized Afghanistan’s presidential palace, news agencies carried photos of the scene, and one of the people in those photos was a prisoner named Khairullah Khairkhwa who was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2014.
Obama released him from Guantanamo in the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap. Now he’s part of the Taliban government! Obama freed Bergdahl the traitor for radical Islamists claiming that the radicals being released in 2014 had been fully “vetted” and were reformed! Sure thing! They reformed all right… they reformed Afghanistan!
Worse yet, they are now positioned with enough U.S. military equipment to reform the balance of the Middle East. In prophetic terms, that will have the effect of reforming the region into the image of Satan just as prophesied in Revelation 12 and as Paul warned in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9.
In light of the disastrous, radical turn for Afghanistan, what is our State Department concerned with? The only request from the State Department is for the new Taliban government to be inclusive! You’re kidding right? It doesn’t have gays and women in key leadership positions like good old Uncle Sam?
CNN seems surprised to discover “No women or members from Afghanistan’s ousted leadership were selected for acting cabinet positions or named to advisory roles, in spite of the Taliban’s promises of an inclusive government and more moderate form of Islamic rule.”
All of the “leaders” announced by the Taliban on Tuesday are established Taliban terror-squad captains that have been rewarded with senior positions in the Taliban government. This includes the new interior minister Sirrajuddin Haqqani who is a wanted terrorist and heads the Haqqani network, which has been behind some of the deadliest attacks including a 2017 truck bombing that killed more than 150. A Coming Caliphate The appointed new Prime Minister of the Taliban government is Hassan Akhund, who was in power the last time the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, in 1996 to 2001. Under his leadership, the Taliban first declared themselves an Islamic Caliphate.
It will be interesting to see what Caliphate strategy the Taliban employs this time around. Will they try to go it alone again or have they learned from the ill-fated attempt of ISIS to wait for an announcement from Turkey.
Followers of the dominant Sunni version of Islam, the Taliban has a long history of practicing the “Holy War” of Jihad similar to ISIS. What’s in a name! It turns out a lot. They’ve declared their name as… The Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan.
Committed to Islam
The Taliban’s campaign to portray themselves as normal citizens of a new government is a farce and demonstrates, once again, that negotiating or even attempting to influence Islam is a western delusion.
Committed Islamists like the Taliban play the west for all they can while rigidly following Shariah Law. Shariah means denying religious freedom and freedom of the press, sidelining woman as second-class citizens, beheading infidels and approving the Islamic practice of sex-trafficking. And on and on…
Taliban Slated to Celebrate Inauguration of New Government on 911
Obama and Biden may be pleased by the Taliban’s radical appointments—days before the 20th anniversary of the 911 terror attack—but the whole mess is a slap in the face to the U.S. and its Western allies and all the men and women who were killed on 911 and in Afghanistan fighting for freedom the last 20 years!
So now you have Afghanistan, that Biden agreed to desert, stocked with billions of dollars in American weapons, left there on purpose by Biden, and Taliban soldiers who were released by Obama and Biden running Afghanistan.
Could it come more full-circle than that?
Actually, yes, care to take a guess when this new Taliban terror government funded and created by Obama and Biden is going to be inaugurated?
Prophetic Events Trending Now
It’s happening fast! Too fast to track!
As God’s shaking and quaking continues, here are the dramatic events now unfolding that we’ll be discussing in our upcoming class.
I never thought I’d see the destabilization of America, the transformation of the Middle East and coinciding prophecy signs coming so fast!
Powerful, trendsetting movements are unfolding that are interconnected to one other.
7 Trends To Watch
1. The Rapid Decline of America is signaling the soon return of Jesus and warning we are now living under the shadow of the 7-year Tribulation.
2. The U.S. is dramatically turning away from Israel and dragging America into the path of God’s wrath!
State Dept Expands Iran Team Days After Israel Asked Biden to Abandon Nuke Talks.
The Biden administration is expanding the team dedicated to renegotiating the Iran deal, just days after Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett urged the United States to back out of negotiations.
3. Lies. Lies… and more Lies!
The Biden administration spent months assuring Congress that the U.S.-trained Afghan forces would be able to forestall a Taliban takeover when American troops left the country on a pre-determined deadline.
That assessment was proven wrong days after the withdrawal, when the Taliban overran the Afghan National Army and seized control of Kabul, forcing a chaotic evacuation of U.S. personnel and allies.
Billion-Dollar Memory Hole: The Biden Administration Scrubbing Federal Websites of Lists of Weapons It Left Behind while the Taliban Parades Captured US Military Equipment
President Joe Biden waived a mandate in June that would have forced the Pentagon to provide a detailed report to Congress about the risks of leaving Afghanistan.
Under the federal statute, the administration was barred from reducing troops in Afghanistan below 2,000 without first briefing Congress about the expected impact on U.S. counterterrorism operations and the risk to American personnel.
More Lies. Biden waived the mandate in June, arguing that providing this information to Congress could undermine “the national security interests of the United States.”
4. Just after the fall of Kabul, the Taliban started turning up in U.S. uniforms, carrying U.S. rifles, and riding in U.S. vehicles. They started showing off a Black Hawk helicopter they’d captured.
It soon became clear that when the Taliban overran the Afghan military, it also snapped up all of that military’s gear. It also grabbed all of the gear the U.S. military left behind at Bagram Air Base and other posts as it hastily retreated.
Joe Biden insists he and his high command, including generals who wear medal clusters so enormous you could serve a pizza on them, planned for all this.
But did they?
Did they plan all along to arm the Taliban?
It sure appears so! That would be my conclusion!
One question now is: Did they plan for the ongoing cover-up?
Forbesreports that the State Department is telling other federal agencies to scrub their websites of lists of weapons the U.S. provided the Afghan military over the years.
China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and the terrorist organizations of Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Harem, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda and all the rest, now want to cozy up to the Taliban to purchase weapons. Thanks to the Pentagon!
And one day, not too far in the future, some of these weapons will be lying on the blood soaked valley floor of Megiddo after the Battle of Armageddon.
5. Washington has decided to cast its lot with the Palestinian terrorists and the mullah’s of Iran showing them favor despite knowing their murderous hatred and evil plans to exterminate Israel!
US transfers 3 huge logistic bases from Qatar to Jordan in gesture to appease Iran!
One of the three huge logistics bases which the US military recently dismantled in Qatar and relocated to Jordan was the largest in the world. In the last few days, the US has shut down Sayliyah Main Army Camp an ammunition supply point.
Their 27 warehouses storing tanks, armored personnel carriers and other equipment were stored in this forward staging post in Qatar for US supplies across the Middle East and as a reserve stock in case hostilities erupted with Iran.
Supplies from the three bases, as well as a support mission based there, are now part of the US Central Command Area Support Group-Jordan.
American sources say that this massive relocation is aimed at reducing friction with Iran and clearing the path to revived nuclear negotiations.
6. The U.S. is unilaterally withdrawing from the Middle East including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and by doing so is signaling weakness toward both American and Israeli enemies!
America has stood tall in these last days, since the birth of Israel in 1948, as the major deterrent for attempts to annihilate Israel. With the Americans out of the way, invading forces have a clear path to Israel.
In the eyes of Islamists, the Taliban’s seizure of Afghanistan mirrors the collapse of the world’s leading superpower to the forces of the Koran’s “true believers”—the jihadis. In this way, the pullout has emboldened extremists across Asia, the Middle East and beyond.
It’s hard to imagine anything more potent for fulfilling Satan’s plans to resurrect the Ottoman Caliphate than the surrender and disappearance of America from the Middle East!
7. As if on cue… From Turkey to Pakistan, the Mideast Beast is rising before our eyes!
The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
The hour is late! God’s judgment has come upon America and the regime running our country is trying to intentionally destroy America.
We need to be before the Lord.
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle. Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds.
A pregnant woman from California who is stranded in Afghanistan, thanks to the inept US Foreign Policy, said the Taliban is hunting Americans now that the US military has withdrawn from the country.
The woman, identified by her first name, Nasria, to protect her from reprisals, is among the 200 Americans still trapped in Afghanistan. “There’s been days, you know, where I think to myself, ‘Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here?’” Nasria told Voice of America in an interview recorded on Friday. She said after the US completed its military withdrawal on Aug. 31, the Taliban began “hunting Americans.”
The Biden regime left hundreds of American citizens stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a result of one of the most disastrous military evacuations in U.S. history. Now that America has abandoned American citizens to the Islamic State of Afghanistan the Taliban terrorists are now going house to house and hunting them.
I think we know what will happen when they get their hands on American citizens!
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Afghanistan ended in complete failure but it didn’t have to happen like that. It ended like that because the demonic, shadow government now in charge in Washington DC is doing its level best to pull America down to the ground. If our own government will do this to fellow citizens, it would be wise not to count on them to have your best interests in view.
Nasria, 25, said she traveled to Afghanistan in June to visit family and marry her Afghan national husband but couldn’t get a flight out after the Taliban took over Kabul last month.
She described the chaotic scene in the streets around the Hamid Karzai International Airport as thousands of Afghans tried to flee and the perilous ordeal she and her husband went through trying to get a flight.
“It was so hard to just get on a flight,” Nasria said. “There was a couple days where we had to sleep on streets. People were literally stepping over people. That’s how bad it was.”
She said she eventually contacted the State Department and was told to go to a specific area where they would be met and escorted to an evacuation flight. At one point, they were moments away from entering the airport but the Taliban intervened.
“Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue walking and they had blocked us,” Nasria said, adding that the extremist fighters refused to let her proceed despite showing them her passport.
“There was a time I went past them and started walking as fast as I can, and they started shooting right by my leg and told me to come back. I was only 15 steps away from the airport, and I was told people are going to come out of the airport to get me. So what hope am I supposed to have now?” she said.
Her husband pleaded with the Taliban to allow her to leave the country alone, but she refused to leave without him. “My child is going to need a father and I’m going to need a husband by my side,” Nasria said.
Afghan women dressed in traditional clothing caring their children through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghan’s underground church is strong but under serious threat! Please stand with them in prayer. Afghan Christian’s are saying the Taliban takeover is a nightmare!
Brothers and sisters,
pray for us.
1 Thess. 5:25
FIRST-HAND GROUND REPORT IN AFGHANISTAN
What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. We are watching twenty years of work and the strengthening of a nation being destroyed in a single day.
The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians they are targeting to pursue and kill. The US Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge.
All borders to neighboring countries are closed and all flights to and from have been halted, with the exception of private planes. People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.
The Taliban are going door-to-door taking women and children. The people must mark their house with an “X” if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family. If a married woman 25 years or older has been found, the Taliban promptly kill her husband, do whatever they want to her, and then sell her as a sex slave.
Husbands and fathers have given their wives and daughters guns and told them that when the Taliban come, they can choose to kill them or kill themselves—it is their choice.
Some women said they had no time to buy a burqa to comply with Taliban rules that women should be covered up and accompanied by a male relative when they leave the house.
To Afghanistan’s women, the flowing cloth represents the sudden and devastating loss of rights gained over 20 years—the right to work, study, move and even live in peace—that they fear will never be regained.” [Source: CNN World]
Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM), a longtime ministry partner of FAI, is taking an active stance in prayer, support, and advocacy for our brothers and sisters—many of whom have been serving as leaders as the Afghanistan church grows at a historic rate (second only to Iran right now).
Although people are heading for the hills, many want to stay in the country and continue to advance the Gospel; however, we will relocate those who need to be secured. GCM’s stance has always been and will be to do whatever is necessary to move the Gospel forward. Our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan continue to inspire us with their boldness and resolve in their darkest hour.
The fall of Afghanistan has strong prophetic implications leading to the establishment of the Eighth Kingdom, the Beast of Revelation.
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
Afghanistan is on the eastern edge of the former Ottoman Caliphate. Afghanistan’s eastern neighbor is Pakistan who anchors the eastern end of the former Ottoman Empire and who is the only Islamic nation officially confirmed to have nuclear weapons.
Pakistan is the Taliban’s biggest sponsor and greatest ally. But Pakistan is also an ally with Turkey and fully on board with Turkey’s aspirations to revive the former Islamic Empire.
Meanwhile Turkey is in bed with Iran which is Afghanistan’s western neighbor. So the Islamic State of Afghanistan is another big step in the region that is prophesied to become the unified Caliphate of Antichrist.
As western countries hold back from recognising the new government, the regional powers of Iran and Pakistan have kept their embassies open in Kabul and expressed their willingness to work with the Taliban.
The Taliban’s long-running insurgency and its rapid takeover of Afghanistan are inextricably linked to Pakistan. For the better part of half a century, Pakistan cultivated the militant elements in Afghanistan that coalesced into the Taliban.
“Afghanistan is presently witnessing
a smooth shifting of power from the corrupt U.S. backed Ghani government to the Taliban,” tweeted Raoof Hasan
, a special assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said, mocking the assessments of Western experts. He added that “the contraption that the US had pieced together for Afghanistan has crumbled like the proverbial house of cards.”
As the Taliban swept across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar and Iran celebrated. The nations of the Middle East would be thrilled to see the USA evacuate the entire Middle East once and for all. It looks like that is exactly the plan of the feckless Biden Administration.
In a tweet, the Pakistani Prime Minister congratulated his Taliban brethren for “breaking the chains of mental slavery.
This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
From a prophetic perspective,
what’s happening in Afghanistan is another Big Step in the formation of the coming Islamic Empire.
Since the Birth of Israel in 1948 the geography of the former Ottoman Caliphate has fallen into place and is now one step closer to reality with the arrival of the Islamic State of Afghanistan!
The region of the beast is now under the control of Shariah Law and Islam and positioned to fall under the control of Turkey.
epa09430527 Afghans struggle to reach the foreign forces to show their credentials to flee the country outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 August 2021. At least 13 people including children were killed in a blast outside the airport on 26 August. The blast occurred outside the Abbey Gate and follows recent security warnings of attacks ahead of the 31 August deadline for US troops withdrawal. EPA-EFE/AKHTER GULFAM
Kabul Airport Blast:
90 Afghans & 13 US troops killed in suicide bomb attack
ISIS SUICIDE BOMBER BLASTS KABUL AIRPORT INCLUDING CHILDREN AND UNITED STATES MARINES AS A PARALYZED JOE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE COLLAPSES
The first blast was caused by an ISIS suicide bomber in a vest, detonating outside The Baron Hotel, where Westerners were staying before their evacuation flights.
A second explosion was reported nearby a short time later at the airport’s Abbey Gate, where crowds of Afghans have been gathering for more than a week in the hope of being put on one of the evacuation flights out. That explosion was caused by a car bomb, according to unconfirmed reports.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted there were a ‘number of US & civilian’ casualties.
This is a Day of
Our Commander in Chief has failed the nation, and this horrifying story is still unfolding.
This is a sad day and our nation is in big trouble as God’s hand of protection and mercy is removed for all the world to see!
Thousands of people have gathered at the airport over the past 12 days hoping to be evacuated after the Taliban seized power.
At least 90 Afghans have been killed and 140 other people hurt in the attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Thirteen US service members were killed, including 12 Marines and one Navy medic, while 15 were injured.
Officials said it was highly likely that Brits were among the dead.
The attacks made for America’s deadliest day in Afghanistan in 10 years – and Republicans claimed US President Joe Biden had “blood on his hands”.
Mr Biden told those behind the Kabul airport attacks: “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
The blast carnage at the airport comes as…
- Hours before UK and US governments warned Kabul Airport faced ‘imminent, highly lethal’ attack
- Desperate Afghans were told ‘forget airport and run for border’ to flee from Taliban
- Ex-Marine Pen Farthing and his 200 animals were blocked from airport by Taliban
- The Taliban took a US Black Hawk helicopter for joy ride after seizing 200,000 firearms
- ISIS took responsibility for the attacks, sharing a picture of one of the bombers
Starting Today Through August 31
The Taliban have not honored their previously agreed upon timeline, and bombs at Karzai International Airport are leaving women, children, and others in danger. This is a critical time for the body of Christ to pray for the Afghan people.
We are believing for a Red Sea moment to come to believers in Afghanistan, protecting them from the enemy, and bringing them onto new ground with divine strategy.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome.
Calling Prayer Warriors
We are calling prayer warriors to fast and pray as this Hour has come.
Here’s how you can pray:
*Fast and pray for miracles within the Afghan underground church and especially for those who the Taliban are seeking in the rural towns to kill and rape. (Luke 18:27)
*Pray for the body of Christ in Afghanistan to stand firm in their godly inheritance (Ephesians 1: 9-23)
*Pray for miraculous protection for women and children being forcibly taken and those that have already been taken for their protection, salvation, and deliverance. (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)
*Pray for new hope for the believers and unbelievers. (Psalms 46:1-3)
Thank you for joining us in this critical hour!