This rings of end times’ eschatological significance so strongly that we can hear the hoof beats of the four horsemen of the apocalypse! Read Revelation 20:4, and I mean READ IT. This verse refers to those Christians who become saved in the tribulation period and refuse to receive the mark of the beast or worship either him or his image. Yes, they will be beheaded. This verse will be referred to more and more and more, as people realize that Islamic barbarians are the only ones who behead people, and they so enjoy beheading those innocent ones who refuse to worship their god. I can see Gabriel set to blow the trumpet. The times we are living in are all set to usher in the end of the church age and rapture, whenever God allows an event(s) to become the harbinger of the Day of the Lord. Do you have any unfinished business witnessing to friends and family? Tomorrow may be too late. “Today is the day of salvation.” Maranatha, Pastor Steve
Algerian extremists allied with the “Islamic State” (IS) group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday.
A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or the Soldiers of the Caliphate, said after abducting Herve Gourdel on Sunday that he would be killed within 24 hours unless France ended its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
The French government has insisted it will not back down. It would not immediately comment on the beheading video.
Terrorism watchdog SITE Intelligence Group distributed a video by Jund al-Khilafah Wednesday announcing Gourdel’s death, according to AP.
Gourdel was a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice seized in mountains of northern Algeria.
The video resembled those showing the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker in recent weeks, but instead of showing President Barack Obama, it showed French President Francois Hollande, AP reported.
France started airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, the first country to join the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State fighters there.
“Our values are at stake,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday after hearing about the video. He would not comment further, but minutes earlier he insisted that France would continue fighting in Iraq as long as necessary.