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Briefing #11: The Ground Zero Mosque:
A Revelatory Experience
19 min Video Clip by Brad Long – Briefing #11 : The Ground Zero Mosque: A Revelatory Event
In warfare, there often are two stages to an invasion. The first stage is where the invasion point is prepared by massive bombardment followed by insertion of the assault troops. Once those assault troops have obtained a beachhead, then the rest of the army follows. The army then holds the ground that has been obtained by the landing, and then it starts to extend that ground further and further into the enemy’s territory.
For those of you who have been following these briefings, you’ll know that Satan works in much the same way. Usually, as we’ve seen in the preamble to numerous invasions, there will be some type of traumatizing event that enables Satan to get a beachhead. After that, again as we’ve seen with other invasions, there comes an effort to secure the beachhead through the establishment of some structures or forms that build a base for further attacks into the enemy’s territory. This is a multidimensional dynamic that includes both human and spiritual dimensions.
A classic example of this beachhead-to-extension scenario was the violence against the Jews in Germany on Nov. 9-10, 1938, in what became known as the Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass.” Just a glimpse of the trauma experienced during that horrific chapter under the Nazis is contained in this description:
“In some places, Nazi members acted alone. But elsewhere, ordinary Germans joined in the pogrom and the looting which accompanied it. Overnight close to 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 200 synagogues burned, hundreds of Jews beaten up and over 90 killed. Neither the fire brigade nor the police intervened to prevent the violence and destruction…” http://www.leninimports.com/kristallnacht.html)
This was a terrible event in both the natural and spiritual realms, as well as the first major assault against the Jews in Nazi Germany. What followed this destructive event is instructive for all of us today. After Kristallnacht, the Nazis introduced a series of decrees that separated Jews from any participation in the German society and its economy. These laws, then, were the forms and structures that ensured Satan’s initial beachhead that would lead, over time and due to the extension of his army throughout Germany, to the implementation of his “Final Solution” through the demonic stronghold of Nazism – the extermination of the Jews.
From what I have read of the history of Kristallnacht, this was a turning point in which a threshold was crossed through which the forces of evil were enabled to move forward with their purposes and with little resistance from the powers of order.
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims were a similar sort of attack against Western culture. On that day, and in the days that followed, the Holy Spirit mobilized people all over the world to pray that evil would be restrained. In addition, President George W. Bush mobilized the American people to NOT turn to hatred and revenge. The Administration then, with its allies, counterattacked with its war on terror, the overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the invasion of Iraq. This prevented the immediate firming up the beachhead gained through the violence of 9/11.
Today, times have changed and the vivid terror and heroism of those days have faded. Now, in both the White House and Congress, the representatives of the liberal progressive worldview are in the ascendancy. This scenario and shift in power opens the door to the next phase of the assault that had its origins in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
We have been praying that the Holy Spirit will pierce the demonic cloaking that prevents people from seeing the true nature and intentions of the two mighty strongholds that are blocking the advancement of the Kingdom of God from within and from without. I am convinced that God is answering our prayers!
The proposal to build the Cordoba House Mosque and Islamic center so near Ground Zero is a revelatory attack, like the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The proposal to build the mosque at Ground Zero is the next step in Satan’s plan to hold and expand the beachhead that he got through the terrorist attacks.
How do we know this is the case? How do we know that this is not just an issue of religious freedom?
Remember that we have been praying that the Holy Spirit would pierce the demonic cloaking and that we would be able to hear those “Winston Churchills” whom God is using to expose the truth. One of these is Newt Gingrich; he clearly and persistently is exposing the threat to America from radical Islamism. (http://www.newt.org/newt-direct/video-america-risk-camus-national-security-and-afghanistan)
Please listen to what he is saying:
Newt Gingrich – NEWT DIRECT, No Mosque at Ground Zero , July 28, 2010 4pm Originally Published in Human Events
One of our biggest mistakes in the aftermath of 9/11 was naming our response to the attacks “the war on terror” instead of accurately identifying radical Islamists (and the underlying ideology of radical Islamism) as the target of our campaign. This mistake has led to endless confusion about the nature of the ideological and material threat facing the civilized world and the scale of the response that is appropriate.
Radical Islamism is more than simply a religious belief. It is a comprehensive political, economic, and religious movement that seeks to impose sharia — Islamic law — upon all aspects of global society.
Many Muslims see sharia as simply a reference point for their personal code of conduct. They recognize the distinction between their personal beliefs and the laws that govern all people of all faiths. For the radical Islamist, however, this distinction does not exist. Radical Islamists see politics and religion as inseparable in a way it is difficult for Americans to understand. Radical Islamists assert sharia’s supremacy over the freely legislated laws and values of the countries they live in and see it as their sacred duty to achieve this totalitarian supremacy in practice.
Some radical Islamists use terrorism as a tactic to impose sharia but others use non-violent methods—a cultural, political, and legal jihad that seeks the same totalitarian goal even while claiming to repudiate violence. Thus, the term “war on terrorism” is far too narrow a framework in which to think about the war in which we are engaged against the radical Islamists.
Sharia and Western Civilization
Sharia law is used in many Muslim countries to justify shocking acts of barbarity including stoning, the execution of homosexuals, and the subjugation of women. Sharia does not permit freedom of conscience; it prohibits Muslims from renouncing their Islamic faith or converting to another religion. Sharia does not support religious liberty; it treats non-Muslims as inferior and does not accord them the same protections as Muslims. In these and other instances, sharia is explicitly at odds with core American and Western values. It is an explicit repudiation of freedom of conscience and religious liberty as well as the premise that citizens are equal under the law. Thus, the radical Islamist effort to impose sharia worldwide is a direct threat to all those who believe in the freedoms maintained by our constitutional system. ….
More importantly, he (Iman Rauf, who is the leader of this group wanting to build the Mosque at Ground Zero) is an apologist for sharia supremacy. In a recent op-ed, Rauf actually compared sharia law with the Declaration of Independence. This isn’t mere dishonesty; it is an Orwellian attempt to cause moral confusion about the nature of radical Islamism.
The true intentions of Rauf are also revealed by the name initially proposed for the Ground Zero mosque — “Cordoba House” — which is named for a city in Spain where a conquering Muslim army replaced a church with a mosque.
This name is a very direct historical indication that the Ground Zero mosque is all about conquest and thus an assertion of Islamist triumphalism which we should not tolerate.
They say they’re interfaith, but they didn’t propose the building of a mosque, church and synagogue. Instead they proposed a 13-story mosque and community center that will extol the glories of Islamic tolerance for people of other faiths, all while overlooking the site where radical Islamists killed almost 3,000 people in a shocking act of hatred.
Building this structure on the edge of the battlefield created by radical Islamists is not a celebration of religious pluralism and mutual tolerance; it is a political statement of shocking arrogance and hypocrisy.
We need to have the moral courage to denounce it. It is simply grotesque to erect a mosque so close to the site of the most visible and powerful symbol of the horrible consequences of radical Islamist ideology. Well-meaning Muslims, with common human sensitivity to the victims’ families, realize they have plenty of other places to gather and worship. But for radical Islamists, the mosque would become an icon of triumph, encouraging them in their challenge to our civilization.
Apologists for radical Islamist hypocrisy are trying to argue that we have to allow the construction of this mosque in order to prove America’s commitment to religious liberty. They say this despite the fact that there are already over 100 mosques in New York City.
In fact, they’re partially correct — this is a test of our commitment to religious liberty. It is a test to see if we have the resolve to face down an ideology that aims to destroy religious liberty in America, and every other freedom we hold dear.
More On The Name, Cordoba Mosque
If we are to understand what is going on, we must step out of our own framework of pluralism and religious freedom and ask, “What does the Cordoba Mosque at Ground Zero mean in the Muslim heart and mind?” Now, obviously there will be many interpretations given by the various expressions of Islam. But we must be grounded in the facts and the history of the name that they have chosen for it.
Newt Gingrich makes the connections, and I have found another writer who is helpful in further explaining the name:
A Choice of Names: Tours House, Lepanto House, or Vienna House
POSTED AT 8:53 PM ON JUNE 2, 2010
BY J.E. DYER http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/06/02/a-choice-of-names-tours-house-lepanto-house-or-vienna-house/
Cordoba was, of course, the seat of the caliphate established in what is now modern Spain after the Islamic invasion from North Africa in the 8th century A.D. The medieval occupation of Spain – “al-Andalus” – is considered by Islamic theorists to have been an inevitable step in the manifest destiny of Islam, and its eventual reversal through the lengthy European “Reconquista” a tragic but temporary triumph of the infidels. The great mosque at Cordoba was built on the foundation of a Christian cathedral, and when Europeans retook Cordoba in the 13th century they turned the magnificent mosque back into a cathedral.
There is no question that the opulence and beauty of the mosque were the products of Muslim builders and artists. But there is also no question that the mosque at Cordoba represents a history of conquest and reconquest that, from the perspective of Islamists, is at an unfinished stage as of today. The caliphate of Cordoba was the geographic high point of Umayyad Muslim rule – that is, of the original caliphate that succeeded Mohammed – on European territory. It represents a glory that Islamists intend to restore. Its eventual loss to the Europeans represents, equally, an evil reversal, imposed by infidels, that requires redress.
“Cordoba,” in Islamic symbolic terms, means Islamic rule in the West. It does not mean “coexistence,” unless coexistence is interpreted as referring to Islamic rule. Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs cites the article (original in Arabic) published by Muslim Iraqi-American Khudhayr Taher on 18 May, in which Taher explains the following:
Or see it originally in Arabic http://www.elaph.com/ )
We must note that a hostile and provocative name [Cordoba] has been chosen for this mosque…Choosing the name ‘Cordoba House’ for the mosque to be constructed in New York was not coincidental or random and innocent. It bears within it significance and dreams of expansion and invasion [into the territory] of the other, [while] striving to change his religion and to subjugate him…
This, as clear as day, is the meaning of building this mosque at Ground Zero and giving it the name Cordoba House.
Move to the Spiritual Warfare Dimension:
What are Satan’s purposes in the building of this mosque at this particular location?
This is more than just a faith group wanting to freely express their faith under the framework of religious liberty enshrined by the American Constitution.
This is establishing a “demonic beachhead” in the United States. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were the initial assault; now, with the attempt to build the mosque, there is the further invasion of the demonic forces seeking to take and hold the ground and to extend the beachhead. Throughout history, it has been acts of bloodshed and violence that Satan often has used to get a beachhead and then invade a culture. Now, by its own name, this mosque is the next step.
That this is the aim of radical Islam is made clear by the proposed name of the mosque as “Cordoba,” which is a symbol of Muslim conquest. (Later in history, by the way, the Moors were kicked out of Spain and the mosque was returned to its original state as a church.
This is an invasion that essentially is demonic, but it’s clothed in human beings and expressed through the social political system of Islam and enforced by sharia law — all of which intends to take over and destroy the concept of freedom of religion that permitted the open door in the first place.
For Satan, any place of worship that is not dedicated to the worship of Jesus Christ is a type of spiritual beachhead and a place where he gets a chance to gain ground. This is true for a Hindu temple or a new age meditation center. All of these places, of course, are protected under the American Constitution. While such places of worship in the realm of the spirit are a threat, they generally are not a threat to the American Constitution and religious liberty. But Radical Islam, at this time and in this place, is a threat to the very foundations that make our freedom of religion possible. This proposed mosque is the follow-up on the 9/11 assault and now is Satan’s next step in establishing the beachhead for the demonic invasion and other assaults through the stronghold of radical Islam. (This is very different from Muslims gathering for worship at the Interfaith Chapel at the Pentagon or for Friday Prayers at an already established m osque 12 blocks from the Ground Zero site in Manhattan.)
Now, it may be that those moderate Muslims who are proposing this project only have the best intentions. Perhaps they truly are sincere in the firm belief that they are doing this to promote peace and harmony. I would contend, however, that their good intentions would not prevent Satan – in collaboration with radical Muslims and their interpretation of the meaning of Cordoba House — to use it for his purposes, which already have demonstrated through the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be death for Jews and Christians or their subjugation.
1 From the online Wikipediea – The Great Mosque of Córdoba, now known as the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (English: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption) was a mosque built by the Umayyads on the site of a Christian Visigothic Church in theAndalusian city of Córdoba, Spain. It is regarded as perhaps the most accomplished monument of the Umayyad dynasty of Córdoba. After the Spanish Reconquista, it was rebuilt as Roman Catholic church with a Gothic cathedral inserted into the centre of the large Moorish building. Today the entire building is used to house the Cathedral of the diocese of Córdoba in Spain.
It is urgent that Satan be prevented from following through on the next stage of his plans against the West.
Guidance On How To Pray
- Pray that the plans of Satan will be exposed.
- In the power of the name of Jesus Christ, command the demonic spirits working through radical Islam and seeking an entry way through the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be bound.
- Pray that all Americans can forgive what was done in the 9/11 attacks so that Satan may not gain any ground to extend his beachhead.
- Pray for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. He is the leader of Cordoba House. Pray that his true intentions will be revealed.
- Pray against the Islamic vision for America and the whole world. This doctored photo from an Islamic website, reveals the true intentions of the Cordoba House plans. For an excellent video on Youtube that exposes their intentions, quoting verses from the Koran, see this video.
- Lastly, keep praying for the “Jesus in the Mosque” vision. I believe that God is answering that prayer. For encouragement to keep praying, read the incredible article from Charisma reporting on the many Muslims who are coming to Christ.
Guidance that came from another intercessor, “We must intercede that because of this particular Cordoba House, the Holy Spirit will manifest “Jesus in the Mosque” in tangible real and symbolic ways, in this place, and turn back on itself the weapon of the “Cordoba” mosque as metaphor for a historic victory for the Caliphate. Remember the Cordoba Mosque in Span is a sign not just of Islamic Conquest but of Christian re-conquest. There is now a Catholic Cathedral build in the middle of the Cordoba Mosque in Spain.
In an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal by Irshad Manji, a reformed Muslim woman, some ideas are given of how the Cordoba House could be turned against Islamic Ideology. She suggests asking such questions as, “Will the swimming pool at Park51 be segregated between men and women at any time of the day or night? May women lead congregational prayers and day of the week? Will Jews and Christians, fellow People of the Book , be able to use the prayer sanctuary for their services just as Muslims share prayer space with Christians and Jews in the Pentagon? (Read the whole article here – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703632304575451433090488678.html?KEYWORDS=Irshad+Manji
We need to pray that such questions will expose the true intentions of the Ground Zero Mosque, and/or be used to force it into the means of reforming Islam.
Muslims Are Coming To Faith In Jesus Christ At A Historic Rate
Keep praying into the “Jesus in the Mosque” Vision. God is answering our prayers. This is reported in Charisma magazine. It is noted that often there are signs and wonders and dreams involved. So keep praying that Jesus will appear to Muslims and bring them out of bondage to Islam and into salvation.
There also are a number of people associated with this ministry who are in direct contact with Muslims. They are building true friendships that are the love bridges through which Jesus is working. Obviously, I cannot give their names or circumstances, so, just ask the Holy Spirit to direct you as to how to pray for them. Also a team is leaving soon for Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation, to be teaching our Dunamis Equipping Track on Listening Evangelism to Dutch Reformed Christians.
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One more thing we need actually more than financial support is the prayer support. We have been called to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ over two colossal demonic strongholds, Liberal Progressivism and Radical Islam. This has put us in the middle of intense spiritual warfare so we need prayer support. So while you may not be called to engage the strongholds please pray for those of us who do have this calling. Let us know if you are called to be a part of this struggle.
Thanks so much! It is so exciting being right on the frontlines of what the Holy Spirit is doing to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ!