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Thursdays Study in Prophecy
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“Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.” (Daniel 11:39)
4) He will divide the land of Israel for gain (Dan 11:39)
Recap: The Antichrist will invade Northern Africa (Libya, Egypt), clearly Muslim territory, and then he ascends into Israel. He will conquer Jerusalem and take complete control of the Temple Mount. His vendetta against Jews and Christians will intensify. He will divide the conquered land of Israel for gain. Why do Bible prophecy teachers always describe the Antichrist as a slick Western European wearing a fancy suit and being driven around in a limo? Where is that in the Bible? I see just the opposite. The Antichrist’s intentions and motivations are clearly seen from the Bible’s description of his actions.
What has always amazed me about the majority of Bible prophecy teachers is that they constantly underestimate Islam. Does anyone reading this think that the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims are going away anytime soon? But I digress.
Consider the following story: On Nov. 20, 1979, some 50,000 Muslims were celebrating Islam’s 1400th Anniversary in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. As the crowds began their morning prayers in the Grand Mosque, 350 armed men suddenly burst in to the Mosque. (Grand Mosque houses the Ka’ba, the large black stone, at Islam’s holiest site) These men demanded that one of their holy men Abdullah al-Qahtani, be declared the Mahdi.
The leader of the celebration denounced them as heretics and fighting suddenly broke out. The 50,000 worshippers were trapped and the siege lasted for 2 weeks. Saudi and French security forces retook the shrine after an intense battle in which some 250 people were killed and 600 wounded.
After the assault, 63 of the rebels were beheaded including their leader. (1)
2) According to Islam’s holy writings, one day the entire world will be converted to Islam. Leading this revival will be the Mahdi, who will assume the role as the Islamic Messiah.
3) Islamic tradition teaches that Jesus will return from heaven in the last days and follow the Mahdi into Jerusalem, where Jesus will deny he is the Son of God.
4) Then, together the two will destroy the ‘Cross’ (Christianity) and kill the Jews who will be ‘hiding behind rocks.’ Afterwards Islamic justice will prevail and the world will submit to the rule of Mahdi, and Jesus.
In addition, Islam’s holy writings describe the Islamic messiah’s lineage, name, facial features, etc. in great detail.
These apocalyptic Muslims believe that WMD’s must be used to wipe out the ‘infidels’ or Christians and Jews. Their ideas and expectations clearly match the many predictions the biblical prophets laid down in scripture.
Quotes from the Hadith:
“Imam Mahdi will return at the head of the forces of righteousness and do battle with the forces of evil in one, final, apocalyptic battle. When evil has been defeated once and for all, the Imam Mahdi will rule the world for several years under a perfect government and bring about a perfect spirituality among the peoples of the world. After the Imam Mahdi has reigned for several years, Jesus Christ will return”
“Al Mahdi: His forehead will be broad and his nose will be high. He will fill the world with justice and fairness at a time when the world will be filled with oppression. He will rule for seven years.”
“Allah will give Al-Mahdi the ability to righteously rule the Muslim nation in the span of a night. He will fill the earth with justice, as it was filled with injustice. He will lead the Muslim nation to the second conquering of Constantinople and possibly Rome.”
Israel, the country the Antichrist will proudly conquer, is still trying to make peace with its Islamic neighbors.
Islam is the only global religion that still continues the practice of beheading. Interestingly, Rev. 20:4 speaks of the Christian tribulation saints who are beheaded for their faith.
The Bible describes a time during the great tribulation when the Antichrist sweeps into Jerusalem after his conquest of Northern Africa. This begs the question that if the Jews flee from Jerusalem, who would immediately move in? The Muslims. But wouldn’t the Christians prevent it? No. They will be beheaded for their testimony. Additionally, any Muslim who had the ability to liberate Jerusalem from Jewish hands would be considered a hero throughout the Islamic world.
Finally, Islam teaches that Jesus was born of Mary and was a great prophet but that he is not the Son of God. Muslims teach that it is not possible for God to have a son. This opposing view of who Jesus is one of the greatest distinctions between Islam and Christianity.
Remember, the apostle John gave us clues on how to identify Antichrist. According to 1 John 2:22, the spirit of antichrist and ‘The Antichrist’ always deny three things:
The evil time foretold by Jesus is here. ‘Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” (John 16:2,3)
Pray for those deceived by the Islamic religion. And continue to watch and be sober!
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