On August 5, 2004 at 1214 hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy:
Afghanistan, Afghanistan a disobedient people. You have suffered terribly in the past, you are suffering in the present, and you will suffer in the future.
Look to Me to end your suffering and shame. Death has been your constant companion and fear has been everlasting. You worship a bloodless god that has only impoverished you. Religion cannot help you; the West cannot help you; the United Nations cannot help you. Only I, Jesus Christ, the Living God, has the power truly to help you.
More earthquakes and pestilence is coming, as well as violent death. I am the only true and real source of peace. All other methods, people, religions, nations and institutions will fail you and will betray you.
Turn to Me people of Afghanistan -- now, while you still can, as death is coming.
History of Afghanistan:
Afghanistan was first used as the gateway to India by Darius I and Alexander the Great. Islamic conquerors arrived in the 7th century. Genghis Khan and Tamerlane followed in the 13th and 14th centuries. Ahmad Shah Durrani unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747.
In the 19th century, Afghanistan became a battleground between imperial Britain and czarist Russia for control of Central Asia. In 1893, Britain established an unofficial border, the Durand Line, separating Afghanistan from British India. London granted full independence in 1919. Emir Amanullah founded an Afghan monarchy in 1926.
During the cold war, King Mohammed Zahir Shah developed ties with the Soviet Union. He was deposed in 1973 by his cousin Mohammed Daoud, who proclaimed a republic. Daoud was killed in a 1978 coup. Noor Taraki took power, but he was executed in September 1979 and Hafizullah Amin became president. The Soviets invaded Afghanistan and Amin was killed in December 1979. Babrak Karmal was installed as president.
The Soviets were met with fierce resistance. Guerrilla forces, calling themselves mujahideen, pledged a jihad to expel the invaders. The mujahideen became a focus of U.S. strategy against the Soviet Union. With Pakistan's help, Washington began funneling arms to the resistance.
In 1986 Karmal resigned and was replaced by Mohammad Najibullah. In April 1988, the USSR, U.S., Afghanistan, and Pakistan signed accords calling for an end to outside aid to the warring factions. In return, the Soviets withdrew in February 1989. The pro-Soviet government of President Najibullah was left in the capital.
Najibullah was ousted in 1992 as Islamic rebels advanced on Kabul. Rebel groups began fighting each other for control. Amid the chaos of competing factions, the Taliban seized control of Kabul in September 1996. It imposed fundamentalist laws, including stoning for adultery and severing hands for theft. Women were prohibited from work and school, and were required to cover themselves from head to foot in public. By the fall of 1998, the Taliban controlled most of the country. Only Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Republic recognized the Taliban as Afghanistan's legitimate government.
On August 20, 1998, U.S. cruise missiles struck a terrorist training complex in Afghanistan believed to have been financed by Osama bin Laden. The U.S. asked for the deportation of Bin Laden, whom it believed was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998. The UN also demanded the Taliban hand over Bin Laden for trial.
In September 2001, Ahmed Shah Masoud, who created the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (Northern Alliance) against the Taliban, was killed by suicide bombers. Days later, terrorists attacked New York's World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Osama Bin Laden emerged as the primary suspect in the attack.
On October 7, 2011, the U.S. and its allies began air strikes against Afghan military installations and terrorist training camps. With the help of U.S. air support, the Northern Alliance managed to take the cities of Mazar-i-Sharifand Kabul. On December 7, the Taliban regime collapsed when its troops fled their last stronghold, Kandahar.
In December 2001, Hamid Karzai was named head of Afghanistan's interim government. In June 2002, he formally became president. The United States maintained troops to combat the remnants of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Many other nations also contributed NATO-led peacekeeping forces. In 2003, attacks on American-led forces intensified.
Afghanistan held its first democratic presidential elections in October 2004. Ten million Afghans registered to vote. Karzai was declared the winner in November and was inaugurated in December.
In May 2005, several people were killed during anti-American protests prompted by a report in Newsweek that American guards at the prison at Guantánamo Bay had desecrated the Koran. In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first democratic parliamentary elections in more than 25 years.
Throughout the spring of 2006, the Taliban infiltrated southern Afghanistan terrorizing villagers and attacking Afghan and U.S. troops. In May and June, Operation Mount Thrust was launched, deploying more than 10,000 Afghan and coalition forces. In August 2006, NATO took over military operations in southern Afghanistan from the U.S.-led coalition. NATO agreed to take command across all of Afghanistan in September.
An August 2007 report by the United Nations implicated the Taliban in opium production, which doubled. The report further stated that Afghanistan supplies 93% of the world's heroin. Helmand Province saw the largest spike.
In June 2008, the Taliban orchestrated a jailbreak in Kandahar, which freed up to 1,000 prisoners. Also in June, a Pentagon report indicated that the U.S. was facing two separate insurgencies in Afghanistan: the Taliban in the south and a collection of militant bands in the east.
In August 2008, Afghan civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the village of Azizabad. The Pakistani military launched a three-week-long cross-border air assault into Afghanistan's Bajaur region, which resulted in more than 400 Taliban casualties. The Pakistani government declared a cease-fire in the Bajaur region for September in observance of Ramadan.
In March 2009, the Obama administration said it would comply with a request by the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, and send additional troops to Afghanistan. In May 2009, Gen. David McKiernan was replaced by Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal.
Provincial and presidential elections were held on August 20, 2009, despite calls by the Taliban to boycott the elections. More than 30 candidates challenged Karzai, with Abdullah Abdullah as the top contender. Abdullah ran as head of the United National Front opposition alliance. In September, the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission announced it had "clear and convincing evidence of fraud" and called for a partial recount.
Election results released in October indicated that Karzai came up short in garnering 50% of the vote and a second-round election was necessary. Abdullah withdrew from the race in protest of the Karzai administration's refusal to dismiss election officials accused of taking part in the fraud that marred the first round of the election. Karzai was declared the winner. Parliament rejected about two-thirds of his cabinet picks in January 2010.
About six thousand American, Afghan, and British troops stormed the city of Marja in February 2010, in an attempt to destroy the Taliban haven. By May, the Taliban returned to Marja and resumed their fight. U.S. and Afghan troops launched an offensive in September to dislodge the Taliban from Kandahar.
In July 2010, WikiLeaks released classified U.S. military documents that portrayed a less optimistic picture of the war than what the U.S. government reported. The documents also showed that Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), was playing both sides in the war.
Parliamentary elections were held in September 2010. About 20% of the votes were rejected as fraudulent. The government was held in limbo for several months as election officials reviewed the results.
Leading members of the Taliban, President Karzai, and his advisors met in October 2010 to negotiate an end to war. The Taliban leaders, whose identities were kept secret, were led to the meetings from their safe havens in Pakistan by NATO troops.
In November 2010, WikiLeaks released diplomatic cables that highlighted corruption in Afghanistan.
U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011.
In June 2011, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would start withdrawing troops. The remaining U.S. troops would be gradually withdrawn through 2014, when security would be transferred to Afghan authorities.
President Karzai's half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was assassinated by his security chief in July. Karzai served as provincial council chief in Kandahar and was a figurehead of the Pashtun tribe.
In August 2011, the Independent Election Commission changed the election results from September 2010, stripping nine members of Parliament of their seats and reinstating nine others who had been disqualified.
On August 6, 2011, the Taliban shot down a transport helicopter, killing 30 American troops, seven Afghans, and a translator. Twenty-two Navy SEALs were killed, including some members of the unit that killed Osama bin Laden. In September, members of the Haqqani network, launched an attack in Kabul, firing on the U.S. embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force killing nearly 30 people, including 11 militants.
The peace process in Afghanistan was dealt another blow in September when Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated in Kabul. Rabbani fought against the Soviets, becoming leader of one of the major factions of the mujahideen.
In March 2012, a U.S. soldier went on a rampage, killing 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children. The events sparked nationwide anti-U.S. protests in Afghanistan and the Taliban said it was withdrawing from talks with the Karzai government and U.S. officials.
In April 2012, the U.S. gave Afghan troops control over special operations missions. The Haqqani network then launched seven attacks on Parliament and the Green Zone in Kabul and in three provinces (Nangarhar, Paktia, and Logar). Casualties were minimal, but the raid on Parliament lasted 18 hours.
On May 1, 2012, President Obama made a visit to Afghanistan and signed an agreement with President Karzai that said the U.S. will provide Afghanistan development assistance for 10 years after troops withdraw.
In September 2012, the U.S. withdrew the last of the remaining combat troops who were deployed to Afghanistan during the surge. The U.S. announced in November that a counter-terrorism force would stay in Afghanistan in an advisory and training role. In early December, the Pentagon released a report that said only one of the 23 Afghan National Army brigades was capable of functioning without assistance from U.S. forces.
In April 2013, the New York Times reported that the CIA had been delivering bags full of cash to Karzai. The "ghost money" was initially used to enlist warlords to fight the Taliban, but Karzai eventually used the money to win the loyalty of the warlords, which fueled the drug trade and increased corruption.
In June 2013, Afghanistan assumed responsibility for the security of the entire country from NATO control and the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban closed the office less than a month later to protest the removal of its flag that President Karzai objected to.
In early May 2014, more than 2,100 people were killed in a mudslide Abi Barak. Hundreds of homes were buried in mud that was 200 feet deep in some areas.
The U.S. and Taliban completed a prisoner swap on May 31, 2014. The Taliban surrendered Bowe Bergdahl, and the U.S. released five members of the Taliban from the Guantánamo Bay prison. The detainees were handed over to Qatar officials to remain in that country for one year. President Hamid Karzai was not aware of the deal until after the prisoners were released.
Shortly after the prisoner exchange, numerous reports surfaced that Bergdahl deserted his post before being captured and at least six soldiers were killed searching for Bergdahl. Obama was criticized for not consulting with Congress before making the prisoner exchange, as required by law.
© 2004 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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