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Correlations Between the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi PT3


 

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COMPARISON 2: HEAD OF ONE WORLD RELIGION
The Antichrist as the head of a one world religion.

Although the Bible does not go into the specific doctrinal descriptions of what the Antichrist’s religion will entail, the Judeo-Christian prophecies make it clear the Antichrist will be the ultimate authority for a false one world religion during the end times.
Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast…

The false prophet forces the inhabitants of the world to follow the religious authority of the Antichrist (we’ll explore this more in detail during the Isa parallels in part 2):
Then I saw another beast coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast… He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Revelation 13
But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
Revelation 19:20

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So we can see the Antichrist, with full support of a secondary figure, will be the head of a religion. Not to mention the Antichrist will display unmitigated gall by exalting himself above all other religions and deities (we will go over this in more detail later as well):
The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
Daniel 11:36

The Mahdi as the head of a one world religion.
What the Mahdi’s religion will be is not open to speculation. It will clearly be the religion of Islam. Furthermore, the Mahdi will set up Islam as the only legal religion just like the Antichrist will only legalize his future religion.
The readers must also note that the very title and position of the Mahdi such as Imam Mahdi and the final Caliph of Islam denotes religious leadership as well as political:
a successor of Muhammad as temporal and spiritual head of Islam used as a title

We also see evidence in the Islamic prophetic studies of the Mahdi’s one world religious rule:
[The Mahdi] will govern the people by the Sunnah of their Prophet and establish Islam on Earth… And Islam will be victorious over all of the religions.
-Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 36, Number 4273, Al-Sadr and Mutahhari.

Similar to the Antichrist, the Mahdi will also demand allegiance from the population:
People will pay allegiance to the Mahdi between rukn and maqam.
-Ibn Tawus, Kitab al-malahim wa al-fitan, P. 64.

As we see above, they will both be the ultimate leader and authority on their respective future religions.

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COMPARISONS 3 & 4: SEVEN YEAR RULE & PEACE TREATY

The two following comparisons between a seven year rule and a seven year peace treaty will be combined in this single post due to their close relation to each other.

The Seven Year Rule And Treaty of the Antichrist.
The Antichrist is prophesied in the Bible to confirm a seven year peace treaty between Israel and the nations. The word ‘many’ in the following massage is interpreted by the majority of prophecy scholars to denote the gentile world:
He will confirm a covenant with many for one seven. In the middle of the seven he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Daniel 9:27

The above as well as some cross-referenced passages give us a clue as to how long the Antichrist will be in power. We know he is in power for a minimal of seven years due to the length of the treaty, it being said he breaks treaty in the middle of the seven years, and that he will remain in power for the duration of the second half of the seven years:
From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
Daniel 12:11

Biblical or prophetic years according to the Bible consist of 360 days a year instead of our 365.25 solar year calender. The above passages in Daniel reveal the Antichrist will confirm a seven year treaty, break this treaty in the middle of the seven years, then continue his reign for slightly over 3 1/2 years. Therefore we see he will not only confirm a seven year treaty but he will also remain in power for the duration of the seven year period with approximately 30 excess days.
It must be noted that seven years is the minimal amount of time the Antichrist reign. It would stand to reason he would be on the scene or have some amount of power prior to his official seven year reign if he has the authority to implement a treaty between nations. However, his official reign will last approximately seven years while his ultimate reign as sole world leader will last for 3 1/2 years.

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The Seven Year Rule And Treaty of the Mahdi.

The Mahdi is also said to confirm a seven year peace treaty with Israel:
The Prophet said: There will be four peace agreements between you and the Romans. The fourth will be mediated through a person who will be from the progeny of Hadrat Aaron (Honoralbe Aaron, the brother of Moses) and will be upheld for seven years…
http://islam.tc/prophecies/imam.html
Like the term ‘many’ in the above biblical passages, the term ‘Romans’ refers to the gentile, specifically, the western world and civilization. Also similar to the Antichrist prophecy where the Antichrist ‘confirms’ the treaty, the Mahdi is said to ‘uphold’ a treaty. Finally, like the Antichrist, the treaty will be made with Israel (through a descendant of Aaron).

In both cases we see a treaty being confirmed by the end times ruler lasting for seven years between the Gentile world and the Jews.

We also see the Mahdi will rule for a minimum of seven years just like the Antichrist:

He will fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will rule for seven years.
-Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, p. 208; Fusul al-muhimma, p. 275

The earth will be filled with injustice and corruption. At that time, a man from among my progeny will rise and will rule for seven [some translations state ‘nine’] and will fill the earth with justice and equity.
-Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad, Vol. 3, P. 27

Although translations of the Hadith sometimes differ regarding the length of the rule, the majority of Islamic eschatology scholars agree the length of the Mahdi’s rule will be seven years. The discrepancy is very similar to the dispute in Christianity whereas some believe the Antichrist will only rule for 3 1/2 years although the majority of prophecy scholars believe it will be 7 years.

Therefore, we see the majority of interpretations in both Islam and Judeo-Christianity predict a minimal seven year reign and all three Abrahamic faiths predict a seven year treaty confirmed by a world ruler.

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RESEARCH: FROM BABYLON TO MECCA

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” (Re 17:3-6)

Part 1: Noah to Abraham
In my discussion of dispensationalism, recall that the third period was “Human government, the covenant with Noah,” After the flood one of the first things Noah did was to build an altar and offer sacrifice to God. This marked a new revelation of access to God. Unfortunately early on there was a rather tawdry incident centered around his son Ham that reveals that the curse of sin was still at work. This marks the origin of the Satanic counter attack of this new covenant and access to God.

Genesis chapter 10 is a long list of the descendants of Noah. Verses 6 through eight delineate the cursed line of Ham.
“The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.” (Ge 10:6-8)

Ham means “the sunburned one”; Cush means “the blackened one” yet this has little to do with their external physical countenance. It has to do with their spiritual condition. It is from this line of darkness that the very first world leader Nimrod has his origin. He is the first biblical type of the Antichrist. Now in verses 10-12 the establishment of his kingdom is laid out for us.

“And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city).” (Ge 10:10-12)

 

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Notice “the beginning of his kingdom was Babel”. Babel means the “gate of God”. However recall that the way to God was already established through sacrifice as marked by the altar sacrifice of Noah. Chapter 11 of genesis goes on to describe how these apostates established this new alternative religious system and new society.

“And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”” (Ge 11:4)

This tower was the symbol of the new way of access to God. Archaeological evidence indicates that this was a spectacular pyramid-shaped structure or ziggurat. Nimrod married a woman named Semiramis. Semiramis became the high priestess of the first organized counterfeit religion. This is the first “beast system” or satanic imitation subjugated upon mankind. When Nimrod eventually died, queen Semarinus deified him as the Sun-god. As the Babylonian mystery religion continued on in various cultures, he later became known as Baal, the Great Life Giver, the god of fire, Baalim, Bel, and Molech among others.

Babel was the origin of an idolatrous system that tainted the entire world. The prophet Jeremiah wrote of her, “Babylon… the nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged” (Jer 51:7) A dreadful counterfeit religion developed with its sun and moon worship, priests and temple prostitution, astrology, demonic worship, worship of stars associated with their gods, idolatry, mysterious rites, ritual sex magic, and human sacrifice. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus witnessed the mystery religion and its rites in numerous countries and mentions how Babylon was the primeval source from which all systems of idolatry flowed (Rawlinson). Just as Nimrod was deified as the god of the sun and father of creation, Queen Semiramis became the goddess of the moon, fertility, and the Queen of heaven.

Christian Köhler, Semiramis, 1852, Oil on canvas

Later, when this adulterous and idolatrous woman gave birth to an illegitimate son, she claimed that this son, Tammuz by name, was Nimrod reborn. Semiramis claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived and that he was the promised seed, the ‘savior’. [ promised by God in Genesis 3:15] However, not only was the child worshipped, but the woman, the mother, was also worshiped as much than the son!” (Woodrow)

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COMPARISON 5: THE RIDER ON A WHITE HORSE

This similarity, in my opinion, is a very startling comparison because the same passage in the Bible describing the future Antichrist as a rider on a white horse is also claimed by Muslim scholars to actually be the Biblical passage that describes the future Mahdi. Islamic scholars specifically point to this this prophecy of the Antichrist as Biblical evidence foretelling the coming of their Mahdi. Ultimately, they are claiming the Antichrist of Christianity is the Mahdi of Islam.

The Antichrist as the White Horseman.
I looked and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

Revelation 6:2

This passage is taken from the infamous four horseman of the Apocalypse prophecy of Revelation 6. Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite commentaries on this subject explaining how the white horseman is the Antichrist. Furthermore, the symbolism displays possible descent from Mohammad, of the line of Ishmael, the ancestor of the prophesied Mahdi according to Islam:
Liberal scholars often identify the rider of the white horse as the Lord Jesus, pointing to his crown and the fact that he’s a conqueror… [but] this rider is most definitely not Jesus. He’s the anti-Christ.

In the first place he carries a bow. The Lord’s weapon of choice is a sword. The reason he has no arrows is that he won’t use force to make his initial impact on Earth. He comes as a peacemaker (Daniel 8:25). Since the Book of Revelation is filled with symbolism explained elsewhere in the Bible, I looked for the first mention of a man with a bow, hoping to get an additional clue to this rider’s identity. I found it in Genesis 21:20, referring to Ishmael.

Now with the connection between the Bible’s first archer and the man with a bow in Rev. 6, another piece of the puzzle may have fallen into place. Mohammed was descended from Kedar, second son of Ishmael, and Al Mahdi is the 12th Iman descended from Mohammed.

In the second place this guy’s wearing the wrong kind of crown. The Greek word for a King’s crown is diadem. But this one wears a stephanos, or victor’s crown. It was the award given to winners in the ancient Olympics and other public games. It was typically an ivy wreath, and in fact the word stephanos comes from a root meaning wreath. It identifies the wearer as a conqueror, but not as royalty. And in Revelation 13 where the Great Tribulation begins, we’re told that He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Rev. 13:7) Why would Jesus make war with the tribulation saints to conquer them? Like I said, while he fools people into thinking he’s the Christ, he’s really the anti-Christ.
http://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/the-four-horsemen-al-mahdi-and-the-magnetic-polar-reversal/
We can clearly see the white rider is the Antichrist. Now let’s turn out attention to the Islamic prophecy scholars that claim this same white rider (The Antichrist of Christianity) will be their Messiah, Al Mahdi.

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The Mahdi as the White Horseman.
Three admissions from famous Muslim Hadith scholars connecting the white horseman of Revelation to the Mahdi come to us in the writings of Ka’b al-Ahbar who is a famous transmitter of the Hadith as well as isra’iliyya (which are basically Christian-Judeo traditions that Islam accepts as reliable) and Egyptian authors Muhammad Ibn ‘Izzat and Muhammad ‘Arif in their book Al Mahdi and the End of Time:

I find the Mahid recorded in the books of the Prophets… For instance, the Book of Revelation says: ‘And I saw and behold a white horse. He that sat on him… went forth conquering and to conquer.’

As well as:
It is clear that this man is the Mahdi who will ride the white horse and judge by the Qur’an (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks of prostration (zabiba) on their foreheads.

Whether or not the Mahdi will literally or figuratively come riding on a white horse is unknown. However, one thing is certain: the Biblical passage describing the appearance of the Antichrist is the same passage many Muslim scholars claim is describing their future Mahdi.

God confused their language, so that they could not understand each other (Genesis 11:7). This is the ultimate source of the world’s many languages. As a result, many people moved away from the area in groups according to their particular new language. Not far from the site of Babel the earliest known inhabitants of Mesopotamia lived in the southern part of what is now Iraq. These people are simply called “proto-Euphrateans,” for lack of a better term. The first identifiable people of this group were known as Sumerians. In congruence with the Biblical account of language confusion, they spoke a language unlike any other, either ancient or modern. . As the people scattered from Babel with their different languages, they, of course, used different names for Nimrod and Semiramis.

One of the foremost cities of Sumer was Ur. This city-state came to the chief position among the towns of Sumer several times in its history. Located on the banks of Euphrates River, Ur was an important trading post dedicated to the god Sin and the goddess Nin-gal. The Bible refers to it as “Ur of the Chaldees” because it was located in the district of the Kaldu people. This city was the home of Terah and his son Abraham, ancestors of the nation of Israel. I would request the diligent reader to recall that in my discussion of the comparative dispensations in Islam and Christianity I declared a set point at Abraham due to the fact that Islam claims Abrahamic descent.

worship of the Sumerian moon god named “Sin”

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Part 2 will continue tracing from Abraham to Muhammad.

Sources
Pentecoste, Dwight, phd. Eschatology. Dallas Theological Seminary; (my personal class notes)
Packer, J., Tenney, M. C., & White, W. (1997, c1995). Nelson’s illustrated manners and customs of the Bible (113). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
The History of Herodotus, George Rawlinson, ed. and tr., vol. 1 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885), bk 1, ch. 178-200
Woodrow,Ralph; Babylon Mystery Religion (Riverside, California: Ralph Woodrow Evangelistic Assn., 1966), p. 9;

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COMPARISONS 6: THE CONQUEST OF ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM

In my next post we will be expounding on the conquest of Israel and Jerusalem, the war the Antichrist and Mahdi wage against Jews, and the extent they are prepared to go in order to accomplish their goals. For now, the following comparisons in this post will simply show that the Antichrist and Mahdi are both said to invade and overcome Israel.

The Conquest of Israel & Jerusalem by the Antichrist

The Antichrist will invade Israel/Jerusalem

The Jewish temple mount exists in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. This is the current site of the Muslim Dome of the Rock. Other end times prophecies make it clear the Jewish temple will be restored and in use during the tribulation. In the following passages we see the Antichrist’s take over of the Jewish temple where he abolishes Jewish temple rituals:
His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.
Daniel 11:31

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The Antichrist will rule from the Temple

After the Antichrist makes a successful invasion of Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount, we are then told he sets himself up in the temple to rule ‘until the end that is decreed’ (so he remains here as his headquarters) while declaring himself to be God. This is known as the abomination of desolation:
And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Daniel 9:27

Then in Matthew, we see Jesus in the New Testament warning those who are in Judea to flee once they see this occur:
So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation [The Antichrist],’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Matthew 24:15-16

The Conquest of Israel & Jerusalem by the Mahdi

Islamic literature describes a great army carrying black flags descending upon Israel and Jerusalem:
Armies carrying black flags will come from Iran. No power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach Israel where they will erect their flags.
-Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali, Signs of Qiyamah, 54.

Interestingly enough, if you review the Old Testament prophecy of Ezekiel 38:5, one of the Antichrist nations mentioned invading Israel is ‘Persia,’ or what is known today as ‘Iran.’ This is also from where the Mahdi’s armies are said to come in the external Islamic citation above.

Then we see the Mahdi also sets up his headquarters in Jerusalem after invading Israel, just like the Antichrist:
Jerusalem will be the location of the rightly guided caliphate and the center of Islamic rule, which will be headed by Imam al-Mahdi.
-Izzat Arif, p40.

In summary, we see a occupation and invasion of Israel and Jerusalem by both the Mahdi and the Antichrist. In my next post we will see how both the Antichrist and the Mahdi are prophesied to have a targeted campaign against Jews, Israel, and Christians.

To the reader that has been following this research closely, you might recall in my very first post on the Antichrist I ended with the statement, “As titillation, I find the biblical title “the Assyrian” to be quite provocative.” The Assyrian referred to in the Bible is clearly our man and I intend to establish that while supporting the preceding post THE CONQUEST OF ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM by my partner. To do this I will be referencing the prophet Micah who was prophesying on the future millennium rule of the Messiah Jesus Christ. Specifically chapter 5 verses two through seven.

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Micah chapter five
Now the basic time line of Christian eschatology has Jesus returning, defeating the Antichrist and establishing a one thousand year reign upon the earth. By tracing through a few verses we can learn some important information about the Antichrist.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” (Mic 5:2)

From verse two we can establish that Jesus Christ is to become ruler in Israel during the 1000 year reign and that he is God because his “goings forth are form of old, from everlasting.”

“Therefore He shall give them up, Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren Shall return to the children of Israel.” (Mic 5:3)

From this verse we learn he becomes Ruler when the remnant of Israel (his brethren) become restored from the tribulation period.

“And He shall stand and feed His flock In the strength of the Lord, In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God; And they shall abide, For now He shall be great To the ends of the earth;” (Mic 5:4)

At that time (the millennial reign) Jesus will be great throughout the entire world. Now it gets more remarkable, as the next verse is what we have been building up to concerning the Antichrist.

“And this One shall be peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land, And when he treads in our palaces, Then we will raise against him Seven shepherds and eight princely men.” (Mic 5:5)

Jesus Christ will be Ruler after the ASSYRIAN comes and treads In Israel’s palaces. This points to the Assyrian as our man but let me drive it home and support Ashley’s post in the process.
The Antichrist will invade Israel/Jerusalem
The Jewish temple mount exists in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. This is the current site of the Muslim Dome of the Rock. Other end times prophecies make it clear the Jewish temple will be restored and in use during the tribulation.
The Antichrist will rule from the Temple
After the Antichrist makes a successful invasion of Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount, we are then told he set himself up in the temple to rule ‘until the end that is decreed’.

From my exposition above we established that the Assyrian will tread in Israel’s palaces which coincides nicely with Ashley’s post. In addition, Daniel 11 is rich with information on the Antichrist but for the sake of simplicity I will only quote one verse.

And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. (Da 11:45)

We know that this person who puts his headquarters in Israel is the Antichrist. Consequently, since the Assyrian treads in “our palaces” and the Antichrist of Dan 11:45 plants the tabernacles of his palace in Israel, they must be the same person, unless another treads the palaces of Israel and we find none other in scripture. Thus the Assyrian is the Antichrist in scripture.

Now let me reveal just one more nugget from Micah. Please refer back to my last post tracing from Noah to Abraham and recall that Nimrod who built the tower of Babel was the first “type” of the Antichrist, which makes this next verse from Micah concerning coming Antichrist even more provocative.

“They shall waste with the sword the land of Assyria, And the land of Nimrod at its entrances; Thus He shall deliver us from the Assyrian, When he comes into our land And when he treads within our borders.” (Mic 5:6)

It appears that Assyria was also the “land of Nimrod”!

My main goal in this post was to support Ashley’s research but I intend to discuss the Assyrian connection in greater depth. Of course, Assyria was a geographic region on the upper Tigris River, in Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq, obviously a Muslim dominated region today. Its relevance to the topic at hand self evident.


Correlations Between the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi PT2


 

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PART ONE: THE MAHDI VS. THE ANTICHRIST
COMPARISON 1: WORLD LEADER
The Antichrist as world ruler.
Prophecies depicting the Antichrist as the end times one world ruler are found throughout the Bible. To show biblical support for this prophecy, we will be using the Old Testament passage of Daniel and the New Testament passage of Revelation.
Daniel 7 (Complete Context Link).

Select Context:
After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule. After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.

In the entire context of Daniel 7, Daniel receives a vision of the succession of world empires. His prophecy has so far proven to be correct with the fulfillment of the Neo-Babylonian, Medo-Persia, Greek, and Roman empire. The final one to be fulfilled is the fourth, which will be the last empire of this age, the Antichrist government. ‘The Little Horn’ mentioned above is the Antichrist.

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Cross reference the above prophecy of Daniel with Revelation 13:
And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion… The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.

So the ‘fourth beast’ is the final world empire the Antichrist (the ‘little horn’) will rule. He will have dominion over the entire world, every tribe, and every nation. He will devour his enemies and be victorious for a certain amount of time. The imagery is clear the fourth beast of Daniel is an empire while the little horn with eyes and a mouth will be the human Antichrist. According to the significance between Biblical numerics, the number ten denotes government and law. The ‘ten horns’ is symbolic of a government and political power that the little horn will rule.

The Antichrist is described as first usurping the power of three horns then finally overcoming all ten to become the ultimate world ruler and the ten will ultimately follow the AC:
The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Revelation 17:12-13

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The Mahdi as world ruler.

According to Islam, the Mahdi will also be an unparalleled world leader and will preside over his empire as the final Caliph of Islam.

The world will not come to an end until a man from the descendants of Hussain takes charge of the affairs of the world and fills it with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny.
-Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 66

And:
[Al Mahdi] will fight against the forces of evil, lead a world revolution, and set up a new world order based on justice, righteousness, and virtue.
-Ayatullah Baqir al-Sadr and Ayatullah Muratda Mutahhari, The Awaited Savior, pp. 4,5

When the Mahdi arrives, Islam teaches he will unite the world under his Islamic government and put an end to all other governments. While the Judeo-Christian prophecies warn of this future government and leader, Islam hails the Mahdi as a type of savior for humanity:

The Mahdi from among my descendants, from my family, will rise at the End of Time, while the heavens will pour rain and the earth will bring forth green grass for him. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with tyranny and injustice.
-Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 74; Ithbat al-hudat, Vol. 7, P. 9

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RESEARCH: MUHAMMAD,ISLAM & THE BEAST
Who is the Beast?
“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.” (1 Jn 2:22)

Muhammad denied that Jesus is the Son of God as do all Muslims today. Which begs the question, “Was Muhammad the Antichrist?” Take note of the grammar in the above, “He is antichrist” in contrast to 1 John 2:18 which states “the Antichrist is coming.” Also refer back to my first post on the Antichrist, recalling that the term is used in two distinct ways, one being descriptive of a spirit of false doctrine and the other of a specific title for a future world leader. Muhammad meets the criteria of the former.
Like the Roman emperor Nero, Muhammad is a type of the future Antichrist. Also like Nero, Muhammad is dead and buried in Mecca so he obviously doesn’t meet the criteria we are looking for in a coming world leader. As Ashley demonstrated, it is the Imam Mahdi that matches the Antichrist Beast profile of Revelation 13 quite well.

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The Spirit of Antichrist
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world”
(1 Jn 4:1-3)

A prominently displayed inscription on The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem denies that Jesus rose from the dead and that God has a son.

Oh God, bless Your Messenger and Your servant Jesus son of Mary. Peace be on him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the day he shall be raised alive! Such was Jesus, son of Mary, (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt. It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him!
http://www.islamic-awareness.org/History/Islam/Inscriptions/DoTR.html

This denial of Gods Son is posted on the temple mount within a stones throw of the original Holy of Holies. The prophetic impact can not be overstated. Does this not qualify as an abomination of desolation in the holy place? At the minimum it is a symbolic type. The al-Aqsa mosque itself has strong prophetic impact as well. I will demonstrate some very compelling mathematical evidence regarding this structure in a coming post. Suffice it to say for now, that Islam fits the description of “the spirit of the Antichrist,” found in 1 John 4:3.

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The Number of the Beast
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” (Re 13:18)
There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding ex Palestine Liberation Order jihadist Walid Shoebat’s conversion to Christianity and consequent whistle blowing but nothing else is quite as compelling as his revelation on revelation 13:18. While studying a very old New Testament Greek text he thought the Greek figure for 666 bore an uncanny resemblance to the Arabic character “Bismillah” which means “in the name of Allah.” Here is what he saw:
The scimitar and crossed swords are also a symbol for Islam. Consider the seal of the Muslim brotherhood.
Adding the sword symbols with the Arabic for “Allah” (turned and mirrored) – side by side with the Greek text.
This is very provocative but I’ll be the first to admit it is conjecture. If Shoebat’s account seems a stretch consider that Arabic was his first language and Islam the religion he was indoctrinated into. He noticed it immediately; in fact he didn’t think it was Greek at all. Taken alone it might be dismissed as a curiosity with potential – but not so fast – let me direct the reader to this website of a Turkish Islamic sect that claims 666 is the number of the Quran!

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“The number 666 is highly publicized all over the world and it is associated with evil and danger. However, it is not what it seems. It was a Satanic trick. The trick was to prevent the people approaching the 666. Satan knew that the 666 is the book of GOD and the people should be kept away from it. According to his plan, he placed a bad image to the number 666.”

While I do not think most Muslims ascribe to this Turkish group that labels the Quran 666, they are not the only ones. Also see Universal Unity 666 for a passionate Muslim apologetic for the number of the beast. When viewed in light of Walid Shoebat’s interpretation of the Greek the connection between Islam and the number of the beast is not so easy to dismiss.
http://www.universalunity.org/6.html

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The Mark of the Beast
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom.
(Rev 13:16-18)

There have been a myriad of speculations regarding the mark of the beast. From the bar codes of the 1980s to the RFID chips of today imaginations run wild. While I find these speculations to be interesting, they all seem to miss the point of the Biblical text. Most of the popular conjectures center on universal ID numbers or codes which would be useful in implementing a worldwide cashless monetary system. While I do believe that sort of technology will be used to control the buying and selling aspect, the mark of the beast is not your ID number it’s his name or his number! The other peculiar part is having his name or number on your right hand or forehead. What if the demonstration of allegiance to the Beast system is more like a uniform? Is Hamas telling us something in this photograph? Don’t they have his name on their foreheads?

At first glance this might appear to be a crass jab at Islam – but one must concede the analogy has explanatory merit. The conspicuous similarity between the sign of Allah and the number of beast as recorded in the Greek text is astounding. The correlation to the terrorists head bands is meant to provoke thought. I assure you the connection is based on more than mere conjecture. This will show, with sources, that during the predicted era of the Imam Mahdi, Muslims will have the sign of Allah on their foreheads just as the book of Revelation predicts that the Antichrist will place the number of the beast on the hand or forehead.


Correlations Between the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi PT1


 

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This is a study online. It is very detailed and that’s why I am presenting it. I think it hits many points of what we are witnessing and what is to come.

There has been a lot of discussion among prophecy scholars as they begin to notice the eerie similarities between certain figures and events foretold in Christian and Islamic eschatology (the study of the end times).
As most of us know, the Christian prophecies predict an Antichrist, False Prophet, an end times government system, one world religion, and the return of Christ. What is now becoming more known is that sects of Islam also prophesy a figure known as ‘Al Mahdi’ who is seen as a Messiah-like figure for Islam, as well as the return of Jesus that will reinforce the Mahdi, their own Antichrist figure known as the ‘Dajjal,’ and an Islamic government.
None of this may sound terribly interesting at first glance due to the fact that all three Abrahamic faiths share similarities. However, there is a twist. The startling difference is that the figure prophesied in the Judeo-Christian texts regarding the Anti-Christ is clearly shown to be the ‘villain’ while the anticipated Mahdi of Islam is described as being a hero and a ‘messiah’ of sorts.
This has led many scholars to believe the prophecies regarding the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi are describing and pointing to the same figure and events and that the Antichrist could ultimately be the Mahdi.

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OBJECTIVE
So in order to explore the similarities between Christian and Islamic eschatology, we’ll review the correlations between:
1). The Antichrist of Christianity vs. Al Mahdi (the ‘Redeemer’) of Islam.
2). The Antichrist of Christianity vs. the Dajjal (the Antichrist) of Islam.
3). The False Prophet of Christianity vs. the Islamic Version of Jesus.
4). The End Times Empire of the Antichrist of Christianity vs. the End Times Empire of the Al Mahdi of Islam.
Throughout this project I will also be providing the historical background when necessary in order to have a foundation to explain the prophetic similarities.

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GOAL
My goal with this project is to create the most comprehensive study possible on this subject and to get as close to the sources as possible. All too often dealing with this subject, I have noticed much of the research is presented without sourcing. Most of the research I have come across on this topic is also very brief and lacking in detail. Therefore, I’d like to create this in an effort to provide an in depth collection of the information regarding this subject while focusing on original sources.

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INTRODUCTORY POST: THE ANTICHRIST
Due to the fact most people are aware of the Antichrist figure and because we will be discussing his characteristics and actions throughout this project in depth to make comparisons to the Mahdi, this won’t be too tedious but will simply offer a brief introduction to the history of the Antichrist prophecies.
Note: Not all Christians believe a future, literal Antichrist is to appear. Those who adhere to a PRETERIST view point of Biblical prophecy believe the Antichrist prophecies were fulfilled in the life and actions of Nero while those who adhere to the interpretation of HISTORICISM believe the prophecies have been fulfilled metaphorically throughout the course of this current church age. Historicists believe the Antichrist is not a literal figure but instead a metaphor for the continual spirit of Antichrist prevalent throughout the church age.
Opposed to the Pretersist and Historicist view, this project will consist of the FUTURIST viewpoint taking on the perspective of a still future, literal, and single human Antichrist.

A Brief Summary & History of the Antichrist Prophecies
The Antichrist is given many names throughout the Hebrew and Christian texts. These titles include but are not limited to:
The Antichrist.
The Abomination that Causes Desolation.
The Man of Lawlessness.
The Son of Perdition.
The Desolater.
The Little Horn.
The Man of Sin.
The Beast/The Beast out of the Sea.

The Antichrist will ultimately be a powerful political and military world leader of the final one world government prophesied in the Bible. Although the Antichrist will be assisted by a religious leader known as ‘the false prophet,’ the Antichrist will also take part in this movement and demand political as well as religious allegiance. He will implement a one world monetary system as well as create a false peace with Israel who he will later betray. The Antichrist will be a fierce world dictator who will lead mankind into the most terrible period of history the world will ever know, known as the tribulation.

 

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Examples of Antichrist Prophecies

A thorough list of Antichrist prophecies will be analyzed in depth later, the below are only a few examples of Antichrist prophecies found in the Old and New Testaments:

Example 1: The Two Shepherds of Zechariah 11.
One of the Old Testament prophets, Zechariah, foretold the coming of two shepherds. One would be the ‘Good Shepherd’ while another ‘Evil Shepherd’ is yet to come who will be the Antichrist.

Christians believe Jesus was the ‘Good Shepherd’ promised to come. Even Jesus acknowledges He has fulfilled this role when He states:
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. -John 10:11-12

Reading the above linked Zechariah passage will also help clarify the good shepherd was Jesus with the prophecy:
I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay. But if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”-the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.
This is an obvious prophetic reference to us today of the betrayal by Judas. However, both the prophecy in Zechariah and Jesus allude to a future bad shepherd who will be the antithesis of Jesus, the good shepherd. Just like the bad shepherd will ‘oppress the flock,’ so will the Antichrist.

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Example 2: The Man of Lawlessness of II Thessalonians 2.
This passage is a direct refutation to the concepts held in futurism and historicism claiming the Antichrist has already come or that he will not be a single man but is instead some figurative concept or government system. Some important excerpts from II Thessalonians 2 are:
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.

Many important things in the above passage:
1). He will be a physical man.
2). He is described as being different from the ‘spirit of lawlessness already at work.’ This is a contrast between the general Antichrist spirit throughout the age and an actual human figure who will appear and will embody this spirit.
3). This passage must be contrasted with the ‘King Who exalts himself’ of Daniel 11: 36-39 (among others we will be discussing later).

He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.

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RESEARCH: THE ANTICHRIST
” Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.”
(1 Jn 2:18)
Defining the Title
The term “antichrist” occurs only in 1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 7, and there in both singular and plural forms. It is clear that John applied the plural antichrists to those former members of the Christian congregation who had recently departed from the flock (1 John 2:19) under a mantle of false teaching and practice. In the 2 John 7 passage he is clearly addressing the Gnostics who denied that Jesus had come in the flesh – relegating his appearance to some sort of ethereal apparition. In general the concept of antichrist is part of a complex set of biblical images and figures that represent the activity and power of evil – of those forces that are antagonistic to God and his people. (Eerdmans)
It is the singular use of the term “the Antichrist” as a title in 1 Jn 2:18 that is most pertinent to our purposes of comparison. Of particular interest to this project, the term antichrist actually stems from Greek ἀντί or anti = “over against”; “instead of.”

ἀντίχριστος [antichristos /an•tee•khris•tos/] noun masculine: against Christ
(Strongs)

Although it is correct to think of him as “against Christ” it is probably more theologically correct to think of him as “instead of Christ” or a “pseudo Christ” because he will deceive many by posing as the Messiah. Specifically, this figure in the singular form when viewed through the lens of Daniel’s famous 70 week prophecy:
““And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.”
(Da 9:26-7)

Daniel is quite transparently warning of a political or military persecutor in addition to one of a deceptive influence. One that will exalt himself as god in chapter 11.

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Eschatology
The historicism presented by the preterist camp (that events in the book of revelation have already occurred) I find to be reflective of a lack of homework in the Old Testament. The battle of Armageddon is referenced way back in the second Psalm and I don’t think the notion that the nations of the earth have already declared war on “the Lord and his anointed one” is a defensible one. In addition God promised a literal thousand year reign by Jesus Christ in a myriad prophecies by Isaiah and other Old Testament prophets. Finally the notion that Revelation was fulfilled by 70 AD is refuted by the book of Revelation itself.
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
(Rev 1:19)
John wrote the book in approximately 90 AD on the Ilse of Patmose. The events of 70 AD preceded John’s return from the Isle of Patmose by 25 years, after Emperor Domitian (who had banished him) was killed in 96 AD. There would have been nothing left of the “things that are” or “shall be hereafter” for him to write about if they had all been fulfilled by 70 AD! Hence, I find those views to be historically and scholastically untenable.

While the specific title “Antichrist” only appears in John’s writings this figure has many titles and is one of the most popular and discussed characters from cover to cover of the Bible. (Missler)

Old Testament References
• Bloody and Deceitful Man Ps 5:6
• Branch of the Terrible Ones Isa 25:5
• Chief Prince Ex 38:2
• Crooked Serpent Job 26:13; Isa 27:1
• Cruel One Jer 30:14,23
• Destroyer of the Gentiles Jer 4:7
• Enemy Ps 55:3; Jer 30:14, 23
• Evil Man Ps 140:1
• Head over many countries Ps 110:6
• Head of Northern Army Joel 2:20
• Idol Shepherd Zech 11:16, 17
• King of Princes Hos 8:10
• King of Babylon Isa 14:11-20
• Little Horn Dan 7:8f; 8:9f
• Man of the Earth Ps 10:18
• Merchant, with balances of deceit Hos 12:7
• Mighty Man Ps 52:1
• Nail Isa 22:25
• Prince that shall come Dan 9:26
• Prince of Tyre Ezek 28:2-10
• Profane Wicked Prince of Israel Ezek 21:25-27
• Proud Man Hab 2:5
• Rod of God’s anger Isa 10:5
• Seed of the Serpent Gen 3:15
• Son of the Morning Isa 14:12
• Spoiler, Destroyer Isa 16:4,5
• Vile Person Dan 11:21
• Violent Man Ps 140:1f
• Wicked One Ps 9:17; 10:2,4; Isa 11:4; Jer 30:14, 23
• Wilful King Dan 11:36

New Testament References
• Angel of the Bottomless Pit Rev 9:11
• Antichrist, (Pseudo-Christ) 1 Jn 2:22
• Beast Rev 11:7; 13
• False Prophet Rev 13
• Father of the lie Jn 8:44; 2 Thess 2:11
• Lawless One 2 Thess 2:8
• Man of Sin 2 Thess 2:3
• One come in his own name Jn 5:43
In Conclusion
While many of the references are quite direct some of these references are allusions or contain symbolism pointing toward this coming world leader. As this research develops through sound hermeneutics and exegesis we intend to hone in on the specific references which offer the richest comparative value. I will assure the reader that although I am a Christian and an enthusiastic student of the Bible, I am approaching this comparison to the Imam Mahdi with an open mind. As titillation, I find the biblical title “the Assyrian” to be quite provocative.

References
Freedman, D. N., Myers, A. C., & Beck, A. B. (2000). Eerdmans dictionary of the Bible (66). Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans
Missler, Chuck. The Book of Revelation Study Notes. Koinonia House,Coeur d’Alene Idaho 2005.
Strong, J. Enhanced Strongs Lexicon (1996).
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Since fewer people will be acquainted with Islamic eschatology, this introduction segment will be slightly longer than the Antichrist introductory post above and will be divided into three posts:

1). Islamic Texts.
2). Islamic Eschatology.
3). Figures in Islamic Eschatology.

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ISLAM INTRODUCTORY POST 1 of 3: THE ISLAMIC TEXTS

To fully understand the origins of Islamic eschatology, let’s take a brief look at their religious texts we will be using for this project.

The Koran.
The Koran is, of course, the holiest and most famous of all Islamic religious texts. In comparison, what the Bible is to Christianity, so is the Koran to Islam. ‘Koran’ literally translates into ‘recitation’ or ‘reading’ and is believed by Muslims to be the divine revelation of Allah to Mohammad. It is composed of 114 chapters known as ‘Surahs.’

The exact meaning of the word “Koran” is not clear for us today, but the three main theories. It may either be connected to the word for ‘collect’; or to the word for ‘tie together’; or perhaps best to the most commonly used word for “read” or “recite,” which is an important verb in the book itself. The Koran as a book is the result of:
1. Alleged revelations to Muhammad in the period 610- 632 (Muhammad’s death).
2. Writing down of these revelations by people around Muhammad in a period probably starting some years after 610, and ending a couple of years after 632.
3. Compilation of these writings stretching from mid-630s and perhaps until mid -650s.
4. Stories relating to Muhammad, largely stories in which he communicates with God, usually concerning contemporary matters.

The Sunna.
The Sunna, or ‘the clear and trodden path,’ consists of Mohammad’s sayings, teachings, customs, and the examples he left for his followers to live by. In essence, the Koran focuses on theology while the Sunna focuses on lifestyles of Muslims. Many Islamic practices are taken from the Sunna and are not found in the Koran at all.

Its most common usage is denoting the examples, the deeds, sayings and unspoken approval of Muhammad as this has been recorded and systemized in the hadiths. The sunna of Muhammad has generally become considered obligatory by most Muslims. The other meaning of the term is to indicate the basic principles of Islam.

The Hadith.
The Hadith will be used the most during this project as it is literature that contains most of the beliefs of Islamic eschatology. This collection deals mostly with the traditional sayings of Mohammad.
The Hadith, in Islam, is second in authority only to the Qur’an. The Hadith is a record of the prophet Mohammed’s life, actions, and deeds. A saying in the Hadith is called a sunnah. These sunnah were transmitted by word of mouth down through the centuries having been memorized first by Muhammad’s companions and then later by subsequent Muslims. Therefore, the Hadith is the written record of the oral traditions passed down from the Muslim to Muslim of what Mohammed was supposed to have said and done.

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ISLAM INTRODUCTORY POST 2 of 3: ISLAM ESCHATOLOGY

Major Signs vs. Minor Signs.
The study of Islamic eschatology is usually broken up into two parts: Major signs and minor signs. To offer a comparison that the reader may understand, this is similar to the prophecies of the Bible that differentiate between the ‘birth pangs’ of end time prophecy and the ‘hard labor’ of the tribulation.

Islam also believes the minor signs will coincide with the major signs. So whereas Christianity describes ‘birth pangs’ foreshadowing a coming climax, in Islam, the minor signs do not foreshadow but instead ‘coexist’ with the major signs that the age is drawing to a close. We will be going over most of these further in depth and how they compare to Christian prophecies but here are two lists to outline what the major and minor signs entail:

Major Signs of the End Times According to Islam.
The Appearance of the Mahdi (And various signs preceding his arrival)
The Appearance of the Dajaal (And various signs preceding his arrival)
The Return of the Islamic Jesus (And various signs preceding his arrival)
The Appearance of Gog & Magog
Three Great Landslides
A Great Smoke Covering the Earth
Abnormal Solar Rise from the West
‘The Beast’
The Great Fire

Of course, many of the above share similarities with the Christian end times that will be explained in depth shortly. These include the Antichrist, the false prophet, Gog and Magog, natural disasters, volcanic eruptions (world wide smoke), mountains falling into the ocean (landslides), the earth being scorched (a great fire), etc.

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Minor Signs of the End Times According to Islam.
As you can see if you review the above, there are several minor signs that take place during the end times according to Islam. Most of the prophecies can be summarized into the following classifications:
An increase in materialistic interests vs. a decrease in religion.
An increase in immorality vs. a decrease in righteousness.
The environment will become more hostile and natural disasters will increase.
Crime and violence will increase and become more acceptable.
Persecution and ridicule towards the religious will increase.

Of course, most of these are very similar to the ‘birth pangs’ mentioned in the Bible which also include an increase in materialism and secularism, an increase in immorality and spiritual apostasy, an increase in natural disasters, an increase in crime and violence, and persecution of the religious on both a level of violence and ridicule.

As the reader will see, both religions describe similar trends and events that will precede and take place during the end times. The similarities between the major signs of Islam to the ‘hard labor’ of Christianity and the minor signs of Islam and the ‘birth pangs’ of Christian prophecy.

Next I will be listing a summary of the Islamic Mahdi, Dajjal, and Jesus (Isa).

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SLAM INTRODUCTORY POST 3 of 3: THE MAIN FIGURES OF ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY
Three figures of Islamic eschatology will be mentioned frequently throughout this project. Due to this, I feel it is necessary to give the reader a basic foundation of each figure so they will be able to more easily follow along with this project’s information and comparisons.

Al Mahdi.

The name Al Mahdi

Also known as:
Imam Mahdi, The 12th Imam, or The Hidden Imam.

Translates into:
The Guided One, The Awaited One, or The Lord of the Age.

A Brief Description
The Mahdi is one of the major signs to signal the end times. In fact, he is such a major part of the Islamic end times that the ‘minor signs’ are often referred to by some Islamic scholars as ‘The signs accompanying the Mahdi.’
Ultimately, the Mahdi is seen as being the redeemer of Islam or who some describe as being ‘The Islamic Messiah.’ He is highly anticipated in the same way many Christians anticipate the return of Jesus or in the same way Jews anticipate the appearance of the Jewish Messiah.

A Brief Summary of the Mahdi’s Future Accomplishments
We will be going over the prophecies pertaining to him in depth right after this post and compare them to the prophecies of the Antichrist but here is a brief list of some of the things he is expected to accomplish. If you are familiar with the Antichrist prophecies, some of the below may surprise you and you will be able to spot some of the similarities immediately:
1). Become the universal leader for all Muslims.
2). Will rule the non-Muslim world as well.
3). Conquer Israel.
4). Have his headquarters in Jerusalem.
5). Will make a seven year peace treaty with Israel.
6). Will rule for seven years (or possibly 8-9).
7). Discover the ark of the covenant and ancient biblical texts.
8). Cause only Islam to be the practiced religion.
9). Distribute wealth to the populace.
10). Be a powerful and unprecedented military and political leader.
11). Be given supernatural power from Allah over nature.
12). Arrive on the scene after a period of great turmoil.
13). Establish a new world order/government.
14). Will wage war against Jews and Christians.

The Dajjal.

The name Dajjal

Also known as:
Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal.

Translates into:
The Liar or The Deceiver. His full title ‘Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal’ literally translates into ‘The Messiah Deceiver.’

A Brief Description
The Dajjal is by far the most perplexing figure in Islamic eschatology. Although much is written about him in the previously mentioned Hadith, he still remains a very mysterious figure. His main goal is to serve as the antagonist to the Mahdi and the Islamic version Jesus and will try to lead mankind away from Allah and from following the Mahdi and the Islamic version of Jesus.

Some descriptions of the Dajjal character include:
1). He will be a great deceiver.
2). Be one-eyed.
3). Perform false miracles.
4). Claims to be Jesus Christ and will claim to be divine.
5). Be of Jewish descent.
6). Is killed by the Islamic version of Jesus.

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The Muslim Jesus.

The name Jesus

Also known as:
Isa, Eesa al-Maseeh, Hadrat Isa, Isa bin Maryam, or Nabi Isa.

Translates into:
Jesus, Jesus the Messiah, Honorable Jesus, Jesus son of May, or Prophet Jesus.

Important Note: For the remainder of this project in an effort to avoid confusion between Jesus of Christianity and Jesus of Islam, we will be using his Arabic name Isa when referring to the Islamic version of Jesus.

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A Brief Description
Contrary to the Christian belief regarding Jesus, according to Islam, Isa was never crucified, was not the Son of God, was not divine, never experienced death, and was only a human prophet. The expected return of Isa is not remotely similar to what Christians expect with the return of Jesus. Instead, the character and actions of Isa are far more similar to the false prophet mentioned in Revelation.

A Brief Summary of Isa’ Future Accomplishments
1). He will be subordinate to the Mahdi.
2). Directs all attention off of himself and onto the Mahdi.
3). A devout Muslim.
4). Institutes Islamic Sharia Law.
5). Acts as a Muslim evangelist.
6). Abolishes Christianity.
7). Kills the Dajjal as well as his Jewish followers.
8). Persecute Christians and Jews and forces them to convert or face death.
9). Remains on earth approximately four years.
10). Marries and eventually dies.
In researching the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi it has been necessary to get an understanding of Islamic eschatology. Eschatology can be cryptic and difficult to understand within one’s own religion, much more so a foreign one. For a proper comparison of a prophetic figure, a basic understanding of chronology involved is in order. To that end I have endeavored to gain understanding of Islamic dispensationalism in comparison to Christian.

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DISPENSATION — a period of time under which mankind is answerable to God for how it has obeyed the revelation of God that it has received. The term “dispensation” is found twice in the NKJV: “The dispensation of the fullness of the times” (Eph. 1:10) and “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2; administration, NIV). The KJV uses the term four times (1 Cor. 9:17; Eph. 1:10; 3:2; Col. 1:25).
(Youngblood)

Dispensationalism is a Christian theological view of history and Biblical interpretation that is held today by most conservative Protestants. It functions as an interpretive framework for understanding the flow of the Bible from cover to cover.

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As a Christian dispensationalist, I believe all of history can be divided into several dispensations. According to my view, all of history has been pointing toward the Second Coming of Christ, when salvation will be made complete. Traditionally seven dispensations are commonly identified.

Innocence, from Creation to the Fall of Adam and Eve and God’s sending them out of the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:24);
Conscience, the covenant with Adam, ending with the judgment of the Flood (Genesis 9);
Human government, the covenant with Noah, extending to the time of Abraham;
Promise, from Abraham’s call (Gen. 12:1) to Moses;
Law, from the giving of the Law to Moses (Ex. 19:8, 20–31) to the death of Jesus Christ;
Grace, from the death and resurrection of Christ to His Second Coming;
Kingdom, the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth and the thousand-year reign of Christ over the nations.
Islamic
A caliphate (from the Arabic خلافة or khilāfa) is the political leadership of the Muslim nation. The Caliph is the head of state; based on him being a successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad’s political authority. This Hadith divides Islamic history into five distinct stages. It states that Al-Mahdi will live in the last period of Caliphs. Hudhaifah bin Al-Yaman reported that the Messenger of Allah said,

“Prophethood (meaning himself) will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain, then Allah will raise it up wherever he wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood remaining with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, He will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a reign of violently oppressive [The reign of Muslim kings who are partially unjust] rule and it will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, there will be a reign of tyrannical rule and it will remain for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, Allah will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Then, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood.”
[As-Silsilah As-Sahihah, vol. 1, no. 5]

In this Hadith, the Messenger of Allah divided the history of the Muslim nation into the following stages:

The reign of the Prophet Muhammad
Reign of the rightly guided Caliphs. A Caliphate that rules according to the guidance revealed to the Messenger of Allah. These are the thirty years which the Messenger of Allah stated comprised the reign of the rightly guided Caliphs [“The Caliphate will remain in my nation after me for thirty years. Then, it will be a monarchy after that.” Ahmad, Tirmidhi and others, Sahih Al-Jami` ‘As-Saghir no. 3341].
The reign of unjust rule. This period represents a falling away from the “rightly guided” principles and lasts until the fall of the Ottoman State in the twentieth century. This period includes all states that ruled in the Muslim World during those centuries.
The reign of the tyrannical rule. This period started in the end of the Ottoman state and continues. This is the period Muslims believe they are in now. The tyrannical rule is that of all the governments of all non Muslim nations. Islam divides the entire world into to two camps: the House of Islam and the House of War. The House of Islam where the Muslim law and faith prevail. The House of War is one in which it is the duty of Muslims to bring to Islam by conversion or jihad. In the Muslim view our current dispensation is one where the righteous House of Islam is under the tyranny of the unrighteous House of War.
The return of a Caliphate that rules following the guidance of the Prophet. This is the golden age that is to be brought in by the Mahdi. There is considerable controversy between the Shiites and Sunnis on the particulars of the Mahdi. The Sunnis believe that Al-Mahdi will be an ordinary man, born to ordinary women raised by ordinary men and living an ordinary life with the people of his time. He will not live in caves, as the Shiites believe. The Shiites are waiting for their Mahdi to appear from an alleged cave, where they claim he has been in hiding for over ten centuries.

Comparisons
Islam claims to be a further revelation of the Abrahamic faiths so a set point of Abraham is appropriate for our endeavor. That would juxtapose the Christian dispensation of Promise, (Abraham’s call to Moses) with the reign of Muhammad. It follows that we would pair Law, (from the giving of the Law to Moses to the death of Jesus Christ) with the Reign of the rightly guided Caliphs. Now here is where it really starts to get interesting the current Christian era is called Grace, where its Islamic equivalent is The Reign of the Tyrannical Rule. Now that is quite a provocative contrast to say the least. Yet there are some striking parallels. Christians believe this will resolve with the return of Jesus Christ as a warrior to overthrow a tyrannical Antichrist government and all opposing faiths such as Islam juxtaposed with the Islamic belief that the Mahdi will be a warrior that overthrows Western democracies establishing world wide Sharia law and abolishing the religions of Christianity and Judaism among all others. Of course on the Christian side this will usher in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, for the Muslim the Rise of worldwide Islam.

Taking both traditions at face value while granting them both the benefit of a doubt, I will explore how these dispensations and the concurrence of certain details logically infers an eschatological sequence of events. It is within the reconciliation of the two dispensational outlooks that the figure of the Antichrist and the figure of the Mahdi begin to be revealed.

Sources
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, Nelson’s new illustrated Bible dictionary. R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995).
As-Silsilah As-Sahihah, vol. 1, no. 5

 


Conscience & Compassion


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LINK>>> https://endtimeswatcher.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/conscience-compassion/


Chrislam On The Rise


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There has been quite a few articles which I have published lately which are not mine, this is another. Why am I doing this? Because there are so many people out there who are being shown Truth from The Holy Spirit and we should not only acknowledge it but accentuate it! We are all fingers on the Hand of GOD! Right? Amen.

At times I can’t seem to fathom how far we have gone downhill as a country. Everything has become some type of race war where laws are passed in the name of “equality.” When in truth “equality” has little to do with it. It is just an “means to an end.”

Today our country has hit a new low! The good old fashion state of Texas Government has allowed itself to accept Sharia law and has even gone as far as to allow the first Sharia Court; which I’m sure is angering Texans everywhere who did not have a say in the matter. Not only that but audio has been released by the Washington Post about but Mrs. Hillary Clinton involvement in Libya that almost proves she has ties to Muslim Extremists. Here is the breaking report…
Texas Delivers Bombshell to Its Residence and Proof Hillary Clinton Supports Muslim Extremism! [link]
Here is the Website for the Islamic Tribunal in Texas.

Here is a video by Theodore Shoebat expanding on the Bombshell in Texas:
The Government Of Texas Accepts Sharia Law [link]

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If we add to that the fact that the New World Order has made their move to usher in the demonic religion of Chrislam, then we’ve got a real case….

Chrislam is the merging of apostate christianity and Islam and it is truly a pit of serpents and devils. As predicted this demonic religion is exploding across the globe and specifically here in America. It has been dubbed as the new Emergent Church—a church that has “come out of the closet” so to speak, and is revealing their devilish nature.

Chrislam was a religion started—in part—by Rick Warren, California’s Saddleback Megachurch leading pastor. He has been known to embrace of the joining of Christianity and Islam and although he denies his connection, he simultaneously promotes the merger through his ministry and outlets.

One example of this was a in a meeting where Rick Warren addressed the Islamic Society of North America. In this meeting he told the audience how much he had in common with Muslims and the ideology of Islam. He further promoted a pro-globalization message of uniting at any cost.

Rick Warren’s Chrislam Starts To Spread In America

Rick was also instrumental in the creation and signing of the Yale Covenant Between Islam and Christianity. Here is what the preamble to that covenant states:
http://faith.yale.edu/common-word/common-word-christian-response
“As members of the worldwide Christian community, we were deeply encouraged and challenged by the recent historic open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals from around the world. “A Common Word Between Us and You” identifies some core common ground between Christianity and Islam which lies at the heart of our respective faiths as well as at the heart of the most ancient Abrahamic faith, Judaism. Jesus Christ’s call to love God and neighbor was rooted in the divine revelation to the people of Israel embodied in the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18). We receive the open letter as a Muslim hand of conviviality and cooperation extended to Christians worldwide. In this response we extend our own Christian hand in return, so that together with all other human beings we may live in peace and justice as we seek to love God and our neighbors.

Muslims and Christians have not always shaken hands in friendship; their relations have sometimes been tense, even characterized by outright hostility. Since Jesus Christ says, “First take the log out your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye” (Matthew 7:5), we want to begin by acknowledging that in the past (e.g. in the Crusades) and in the present (e.g. in excesses of the “war on terror”) many Christians have been guilty of sinning against our Muslim neighbors. Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One [Allah] and of the Muslim community around the world.” Yale Covenant
Because of Rick Warren and others the ‘spark’ of Chrislam is on the rise and as a result a new group called Faith Shared is now spearheading the move to merge Christianity with Islam.

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Here is a quote taken directly from the Faith Shared website:
http://www.faithshared.org/index.html

““Faith Shared asks houses of worship across the country to organize events involving clergy reading from each other’s sacred texts. An example would be a Christian Minister, Jewish Rabbi and Muslim Imam participating in a worship service or other event. Suggested readings will be provided from the Torah, the Gospels, and the Qur’an, but communities are encouraged to choose readings that will resonate with their congregations. Involvement of members from the Muslim community is key. We will also provide suggestions on how to incorporate this program into your regular worship services. And we will assist local congregations in their media and communications efforts.

“While there is a strong preference for all of the events to happen on the same day, a number of congregations held interfaith services in January and February giving us wonderful examples of how communities can come together in support and fellowship. We will be posting photos, sample programs and audio files from theses services.

“Faith Shared will collect images and videos from these events to use in our efforts to spread this message of respect and understanding from America.

“Tensions around Islam in America have erupted throughout the country in the past year, leading to misconceptions, distrust and in some cases violence. News stories on the rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and violence abound, with graphic and often searing images of the antagonists, the protagonists and the battlegrounds where they meet. All too often, media coverage simplistically pits Muslims against would-be Qur’an burners, neglecting any substantive representation of where the majority of Americans actually stand: a shared commitment to tolerance and freedom. We are committed to ensuring that the storyline changes dramatically in 2011 by helping to create an environment of mutual understanding and respect for each others faith traditions.”” source – Faith Shared

Bill Wilson—a Christian journalist, professional writer, and commentator on current events relating to the relationship between the United States, Israel and Islam—made the following comment on the rise of “Chrislam” in the United States:
The Chrislam Movement In The Apostate Church

“…Many Christian churches across the United States began a series of sermons aimed at bringing about reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. These misguided Presbyterian ministers are trying to focus on a relationship between the Holy Bible and the Koran they call ”Chrislam.” They are saying that because the Koran mentions Jesus that there is common ground with Christianity. To prove their point, they are placing Korans alongside the Holy Bible in their pews. And they are teaching that you can be a follower of Christ without necessarily believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who died for our sins offering the gift of eternal salvation.”

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Here is the list of churches–taken directly from the Faith Share website–who are participating in Chrislam Services—Beware of Such Churches:
http://www.faithshared.org/participating.html
Anchorage First Christian, Anchorage AK

University Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa AL

Federated Community Church, Flagstaff AZ

First UMC Phoenix, Phoenix AZ

All Saints Cathedral, Pasadena CA

First United Lutheran, San Francisco CA

Light of Christ Ecumenical Catholic Church, Longmont CO

Park Hill Congregational, Denver CO

Union Congregational, Nucla CO

Temple Micah, Denver CO

Riverfront Family Church ,Hartford CT

The National Cathedral, Washington DC

Seekers Church, Washington DC

North American Old Catholic Church, Washington DC

National City Christian Church, Washington DC

New Ark United Church of Christ, Newark DE

Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater FL

Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola, Pensacola FL

United Church of Christ at The Villages, The Villages FL

Virginia Highland Church, Atlanta GA

Decatur United Church of Christ, Decatur GA

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist College, Park GA

Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Episcopal Diocese of HI, Honolulu HI

Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation, Ames IA

Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City IA

Urbandale UCC Church, Urbndale IA

Hillview United Methodist, Boise ID

Boise First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise ID

First United of Oak Park, Chicago IL

St Thomas Mission, Chicago IL

The Chicago Temple First UMC ,Chicago IL

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne IN

Northminster Baptist Church, Monroe LA

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Amherst MA

Grace Episcopal, Amherst MA

Church of Our Savior, Arlington MA

St Paul’s Cathedral, Boston MA

Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA

Hadwen Park Congregational Church, Worcester MA

Veritas United Church of Christ, Hagerstown MD

Trinity United Methodist Mountain, Grove MO

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ely MN

First Congregational, Great Falls MT

MtView/Trinity UM, Parish Butte MT

Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation, Toms River NJ

Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River NJ

Zion Methodist Church, Las Vegas NV

The Sacred Center of New York ,New York NY

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York NY

All Souls Bethelehem Church, Brooklyn NY

Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City OK

First Congregational UCC, Corvalis OR

Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ, Sioux Falls SD

Baha’i Faith Community Center, Nashville TN

Saint John’s United Methodist Church, Austin TX

Hope for Peace & Justice Interfaith Peace Chapel, Dallas TX

Cathedral of Hope, Dallas TX

Wasatch Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City UT

Grace Episcopal Church, St George UT

United Church of Bellows Falls, Bellow Falls VT

Cathedral of the Diocese of Vermont, Burlington VT

Vermont Ecumenical Council & Bible Society, Burlington VT

Dummerston Congregational Church UCC, Drummersto VT

Memorial United Church of Christ, Fitchburg WI

Trinity Episcopal Church, Janesville WI

First Congregational Church UCC Casper, Casper WY
(Note- I’m sure there are many more churches than what’s on the list above, however these are the ones promoted on the Faith Share website)

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Rise of Demonic Chrislam & Churches Supporting It [link]
Christian Antichrist Shockingly Resembles Muslim ‘Savior’ (aka: Mahdi)
http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2013/12/christian-antichrist-shockingly-resembles-muslim-savior-aka-mahdi-2456972.html?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=facebook-share&utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fbeforeitsnews.com%2Fr2%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2FtlOa&utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2FtlOa
While a massive group of apostate christians are supporting this demonic move; the encouraging news is, there is another group fighting it. A well known eschatology televangelist, Rev. Jack Van Impe, has been speaking out against the great apostasy of “Chrislam”. For twenty years his program was aired on TBN until he named both Rick Warren and Robert H. Schuller as proponents of Chrislam. Because of this statement he was attacked by TBN and his episode was pulled before it could be aired again. As a result, Jack Van Impe left the network. TBN founder, Crouch, told the audience Van Impe was pulled because broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other ministers. Thus far no evidence has been given that Crouch himself supports Chrislam, however the fact that he removed Impe leaves some skeptical.

Although some Christian pastors and leaders are speaking out against the fraud of Chrislam, it does continue to rise. As a generation of believers we are walking a very thin line and we need to be ready for this great deception.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first…” 2 Thessalonians 2:3

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” 1 Tim. 4:1-2

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The Chrislam religion is itself evil in nature and although they claim both Islam and Christianity have the same roots from Abraham, the similarities quickly disintegrate with careful study of the Bible and the Qur’an. An examination of the deities worshiped by the two religions immediately brings into question how any thoughtful, biblically-minded Christian could believe such a lie that Christians and Muslims serve the same God.

* Allah is NOT Jehovah

* The Jesus of Islam is NOT the Jesus of the Bible

* The Bible does NOT harmonize with the Qur’an

* Salvation by faith is NOT available through Islam

* Chrislam is neither Christian nor Muslim

These facts just scrape the surfaces of the differences between the two, but these differences are enough to make any of our apostles flip in their grave!!

For More Information See:
Hillary Clinton Bombshell: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/hillary-clinton-undercut-on-libya-war-by-pentagon-/print/

Texas Bombshell: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/02/02/north-texas-home-to-first-islamic-tribunal-in-u-s/

http://shoebat.com/2015/02/04/state-texas-accepts-sharia-law-will-first-sharia-court-united-states-2/

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Sharia Law: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2005/08/top_ten_reasons_why_sharia_is.htmlhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/05/obama-at-national-prayer-breakfast-people-committed-terrible-deeds-in-the-name-of-christ/

Links on Islam in the Church:

http://www.standingforgod.com/2010/12/the-chrislam-movement-in-the-apostate-church/

http://www.cc.org/blog/presbyterians_boost_new_chrislam_religion

http://www.faithshared.org/index.html

http://greatawakening.blogspot.com/2011/06/shocking-chrislam-apostasy-sweeping.html

Christian Antichrist Shockingly Resembles Muslim ‘Savior’ (aka: Mahdi)

http://chrislam.org/

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Ezekiel Exposes the Legion of Doom


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Of course, if you know anything about the work of GOD and Satan then you know everything GOD creates, Satan duplicates.
Well, it’s not just Ezekiel that exposes the Truth, but Job too. This article expounds upon the series called, “Trumpet’s of the Echo Sphere’s”.

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LEGION OF DOOM EXPOSED
First of all, let’s get the Truth out there! Satan is real. Satan has other fallen angels who answer to his commands. These other fallen angels have set up a legion of doom. Let me explain…

Ezekiel 1 (KJV)
4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

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Merrium Webster; A whirlwind:
1: a small rotating windstorm of limited extent
2. a : a confused rush
b : a violent or destructive force or agency
Perfect analogy. GOD produces a masterful plan which can be confusing but with some discernment can be understood. Secondly, Satan is a violent force of destruction.
GOD comes to us as a voice! We cannot see HIM because we can’t transform our flesh, but instead only our spirit can receive HIM. When HE presents HIMSELF, one of the ways HE can come is as a whirlwind.
So, how would Satan seek to fool us? You got it! By using this same technique.
I’ve found that when The Bible speaks of the “North”, it typically means the heavens. And depending on what level…The Word will explain it.
Have you ever seen a UFO? Well, nevertheless either way the UFO comes out of the north, and the color it reveals itself as is amber.
The color amber is a pure chroma color, located on the color wheel midway between the colors of gold and orange. The color name is derived from the material also known as amber, which is commonly found in a range of yellow-orange-brown-red colors; likewise, as a color amber can refer to a range of yellow-orange colors.

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Next…
15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

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The appearance of beryl: Beryl (Beryllium) occurs in a diversity of colors, with emerald being one of the most favored. This is important. Let’s continue…
Uses of Beryllium is used in the manufacture of telecommunications infrastructure equipment, computers, GPS, and cellular phones, thereby helping people around the world to keep in touch.

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But interestingly…there are two factors which I find connect to this subject.
1. NASA-uses beryllium materials for extraordinary exploration of space.
2. CERN-utilizes beryllium components in earth-based particle accelerators to ensure high-energy collisions of subatomic particles in the Large Hadron Collider experiments underground near Geneva Switzerland, recreating the conditions that could provide clues as to how the universe was formed.
Now, if you have been keeping up with NASA and CERN, then you know they are performing experiments to open portals…the news they give to the general public is a facade to cover up their real agenda.
The description given in the next few verses is self-explanitory of modern UFO’s. As a matter of fact, some even speculate that when verse 20 says the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels-it could actually mean that it is a biomechanical creature. With Artificial Intelligence becoming part of our everyday life, then you must know about Transhumanism. The agenda to transform a human into a hybrid of mechanics and flesh. This is a perfect scenario for Satan to change the Image of GOD within us! Wouldn’t that be another parallel for Satan to transverse?

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21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
Does this reinforces the idea of the creature being a mixed creation? In and over? Interesting nonetheless.

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23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Powerful! It’s no wonder we cannot set our eyes upon GOD while in the flesh…but when we go home, we will! Praise GOD.

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Now here’s where it begins to get hairy! Inject Satan’s high command and we have a perfect illusion for mankind. Don’t we? Satan coming as GOD…that’s his intentions.
Soak that one in for a minute!

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Satan has mankind wrapped around his little finger. It’s true. Very few see the Truth of it all, and for what it is. Satan is convincing mankind that he created us. He wants credit for our origins, and there are many who believe it.
You see, some people believe that Earth was not our first estate. That we actually come from Mars! And that Earth was a fozen ball of ice. Can you imagine? It’s true. I will prove it…

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Let’s continue on in the first book of Job. GOD asks Satan:
7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

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A hedge?
The Bible mentions lions (Judges 14:5), wolves (Jeremiah 5:6), bears (1 Samuel 17:34), leopards (Hosea 13:7), and hyenas (Isaiah 13:22). Although stone walls could keep predators away from living areas and livestock, the walls would have to be very tall and would take a long time to make. Wood was not plentiful enough to waste on a fence. Instead, a hedge of thorn bushes could be induced to grow around a living compound. Thorn bushes would be too dense to crawl through, too sharp to chew through, and too deep for all but the most determined leopard to jump over. A hedge would also be a deterrent to sheep and goats seeking to escape their pen. As Satan is compared to a “lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8), a thorn hedge is an appropriate metaphor for the protection GOD gives HIS followers.

Hosea 2 (KJV)
6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

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GOD protects us from evil. We can pray and ask GOD to send HIS Mighty Warrior angels to help us, but be careful…always ask GOD, don’t seek angels on your own because the one’s you get will most likely NOT BE HIS-but instead be fallen angels.
So, we see that Jesus Christ asks Satan to test Job. This is a perfect example of today! Yes, we are tested.

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We have a parable! Can you discern the meaning?
Job 4 (KJV)
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion’s whelps are scattered abroad.
12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.
21 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

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The world is asleep. While the world sleeps, Satan silently stalks man.
Shall a man be a god? NO. Shall a man be more divine than GOD? NO! This is the LIE which is decieving the world right now. The sense is, what strange presumption then is it for a foolish and mortal man, to make himself more just than GOD. Transhumanism is set in place to make you think you can become immortal. That you can be a god. Satan’s looked forward to this day for thousands of years, since the day he told Eve she could become a god in the Garden of Eden.
The fallen angels are charged with folly.
1: lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight
2 a : criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct b obsolete : evil, wickedness; especially : lewd behavior
GOD has sentenced these fallen angels:
Innocent? — Therefore thou art guilty of some great, though secret crimes, and thy sin hath now found thee out.
Cut off? — By the sickle of Divine vengeance before his time, which is like to be thy case. Some of the fallen have already be thrown in the abyss…other will soon be.
In them? — Who though they have immortal spirits, yet those spirits dwell in mortal bodies, which are great clogs, and incumbrances, and snares to them. These are called houses, (because they are the receptacles of the soul, and the places of its settled abode) and houses of clay, because they were made of clay, or earth, and to note their great frailty and mutability; whereas the angels are free spirits, unconfined to such carcasses, and dwell in celestial, and glorious, and everlasting mansions.
I think this speaks of the demons who seek to host a human body. To possess a human body is to control it. But, in my opinion there is a dual issue here. Some say, “Oh, no. If you’re a Believer than you cannot be possessed by a demon”. Here’s my thoughts; we are of two unkindred species…the natural and supernatural. And so be it that the body can be possessed but not the spirit. Make sense? Just my opinion, and I’m sure I will hear yours.
Moving on…

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Job 38 (KJV)
31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Job 9 (KJV)
9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Amos 5 (KJV)
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
I wrote an article on this because The Holy Spirit impressed upon me that this issue had to do with POSSESSION!

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Magic Bands

They profess to be storytellers extraordinaire! Oh, yes…With this I have to agree.

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The text in Ezekiel is believed to specifically refer to Dionysian or Bacchanalian magic, which is important in the context of this blog series when combined with a related two-part “binding” and “loosing” question from God in Job 38:31: “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” The first part of God’s challenge to Job here involves the star cluster Pleides, which in mythology represented the Seven Sisters or teachers of the infant Dionysus, the very priestesses of whom used the kesatot and kiste to magically “bind” those souls that Ezekiel said God would “loose.”

On openscrolls.blogspot.com
“I see evidence that suggests a global network of hypercubes that are containment cells, within or by means of which the agenda held responsible for the flood of Noah’s day are bound. The time lock mechanism was set for release after the passing of 70 generations.”
It goes on to say…
“The means of jailbreak will come via a connections of majick ritual (sex, blood, torture, animal, and human sacrifice, chimeric merging of species) and the exploitation of physics, most particularly involving phased and tuned no-EM and EMR wave energy. I believe what’s being sought through CERN’s LHC project is to the end of engaging this army according to Revelation 19:19.”

For people not familiar with the terms “binding” and “loosing,” these staple words in spiritual warfare imply that certain influences can and should be “bound”—i.e. binding demons so that they cannot effect our minds, bodies, homes—while beneficial influences like good angels ought to be “loosed’.
While most details are no longer available because Dionysus was a mystery god and his rituals were thus revealed to the initiated only, the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel described the “magic bands” (kesatot) of the Bacchae, which, as in the omophagia, were used to capture (magically imprison) the souls of men.

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Do not be deceived, for they are classic deceivers. They are the best, taught by the great deceiver and divider!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE PLEIADES KIND
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE PLEIADES KIND

WHO ARE THEY?
DEMONS: They use the same names as The Bible gives us…the Pleiadians, Arcturians, and Orions!
Pleiadians:
http://pleiadians.net/
Arcturians:
The Arcturians work in very close connection with the Ascended Masters whom they refer to as the brotherhood of the all. They also work very closely with what they refer to as The Galactic Command.
Orions:
http://www.salrachele.com/webarticles/thetruthaboutets.htm
A list of demons calling themselves our creator:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/esp_vida_alien_19a.htm

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FINAL THOUGHTS
I know this will come to fruition. A battle of all battles between GOD and the fallen angels. This time…we will actually witness it. But first, disclosure. The Ascended Masters come with the same names as The Bible, so of course the world will fall for their lies. The Roman Catholic Church is setting up the One World Religion/One World Government led by the New World Order put in place by these fallen angels. And their pictures of Jesus is who will come! The False Messiah…will you fall for the lies?


Ezekiel’s Hyperspace Cube


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There are other researchers who are exposing this kind of information, but the difference between us is that I am trying to correlate this to prophecy as it relates to The Bible. I believe everything GOD does, Satan feels the need to duplicate. Hence, the wheel within a wheel…
The Vision and the Voice
It seems just when I think this is over and The Holy Spirit is moving me onto another subject…bam! There comes another strange connection. I’ve been shown strange coincidences between The Cube, and The Sphere. And then, how this relates to Ezekiel’s Wheel within a Wheel. Well, deeper down the rabbit hole we go…
Not many people realize just how crazy Aleister Crowley really was. Well, it’s white jackets and purple pills for this guy! He was said to have been possessed while in the Great Pyramid at Giza, and this is where he gained his vast knowledge of the occult. But, what’s strange is that this connects to CERN. Is Gog and Magog actually demons which will be released from the abyss by CERN? This speaks of “The Old Ones” and this has to be the fallen angels.
The Vision and the Voice (Liber 418) chronicles the mystical journey of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) as he explored the 30 Enochian Æthyrs originally developed by Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 16th century. These visions took place at two times: in 1900 during his stay in Mexico, and later in 1909 in Algeria in the company of poet Victor Benjamin Neuburg. Of all his works, Crowley considered this book to be second in importance behind The Book of the Law, the text that established his religious and philosophical system of Thelema in 1904.
The Vision and the Voice is the source of many of the central spiritual doctrines of Thelema, especially in the visions of Babalon and her consort Chaos (the “All-Father”), as well as an account of how an individual might cross the Abyss, thereby assuming the title of “Master of the Temple” and taking a place in the City of the Pyramids under the Night of Pan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vision_and_the_Voice
It begins like this…
I am in a vast crystal cube in the form of the Great God Harpocrates. The cube is surrounded by a sphere. About me are four archangels in black robes, their wings and armour lined out in white…
Each chapter represents an entity, and it speaks of Shiva being released from the abyss.

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Machine VS Man
Satan has the agenda of changing man’s Image of GOD within him. One way, I believe he will accomplish this is through transhumanism.
Another subject which connects to this is the “Clockwork Elves”. Machine elves(also known as self-transforming elf machines) is a coin termed by the late ethnobotanist, writer and philosopher Terence McKenna to describe the entities that are often reported by individuals using tryptamine-based psychedelic drugs, especially DMT.
Self Transforming Machine Elves [link]

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When you listen to a person who has been abducted by these (ufo) demons, you get the sense that there are many hidden secrets. The military of this world has had contact with them for centuries, and their ‘contract’ for the allowance of abductions for technology was null and void right after the agreement. Demons don’t abide by contracts!
People tell of these celestial space craft being capable of traveling from one dimension to another, as a means to transverse the vastness of space. Documents reveal statements such as, “The ship was like a living organism,”…and, scientists reported, “monitoring these ufo ships revealed that the healing of the ship occurred similar to a flesh wound.” …biomechanics? They described that when these ships were damaged the “skin or surface of the ship simply grew back over a period of days.” And once the ship was healed there were no signs of the initial damage. And these ships seem to have the telepathic ability to remain in contact with its spawn. Curious about the gadgets, the scientists had pieces of the ‘aluminum’ type substance and released a rabbit near the material. As it hopped about the table, the scientist noticed that one of the alien gadgets changed color as the rabbit approached it. Believing that the metal was about to change shape the scientist wanted to hold the alien object in his hand to get a better feel for what was taking place inside the metal. As he studied it under the light of his desk lamp, his face made contact with the gadget. The gadget activated and instantly scooped out the scientist’s eyeball!
Strangely enough, the committee overseeing this project tried using psychics to unlock some of the secrets of the alien gadgets. Many of the clairvoyants simply “freaked out,” as one scientist put it. There were a few who overcame the initial shock and actually communicated with the alien gadgets, but shortly after doing so more than half of them developed psychosis, and were dropped from the program.
The committee were certain that the aliens allowed the human race to keep the alien ship, and were aware that the aliens had the capacity to take back their ship at anytime. They were aware that the aliens could do that after they learned how independent each individual gadget on ship was, as was the ship itself. The ship could function without the assistance of the alien crew, Some on the committee believed that the gadgets were the real alien crew.

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These alien gadgets could transform their image to the shape of earthly devices. This makes sense considering the witnesses of UFO appearances all over the world tell of these crafts taking on different shapes right before their eyes…i.e. shapeshifting.
The spaceship resembled a living metallic organism. It had no visible rivets or screws to hold things together, nor were there seams, joints, or overlaps of any kind. The location of the windows and doors were imperceptible from the exterior and confusing from the interior. The ship and its contents seemed to be more organic than synthetic; the ship had no hinges, latches, knobs, rollers, or wheels, only asmooth, even, one-piece skin that encompassed the whole ship.
The research team that worked with such devilish devices, came up with the theory that the essence of the soul of human had something to do with the disappearances of people. This was because one of the strange gadgets was the size of a quarter. They placed it on top of a soldier’s head. The object embedded itself inside the skull. The soldier passed out and disappeared. And the device would reappear inside the ship in three days as did all the devices the scientists decided to use. If the soldier died then the gadget went dormant but as long as there was brain activity then it remained active.
Some of these gadgets were placed on subjects and it would turn from a solid to liquid, working its way into the body/host, entering inside the body. The last entry coincides with this article!
One item that seemed evil was a 1-inch cube shaped object. It looked like a crystal with a small sphere the size of a pearl suspended in its center. The sphere pulsated with every color of the rainbow. “It was beautiful thing,” was a common utterance of those who saw it. However its beauty hid its dastardly purpose. Unlike many of the other alien gadgets, only one function was reported for that gadget. When it was placed on the chest of a person, the sphere left the cube, penetrated the chest cavity, and entered the lung. It left no puncture wound or any other sign of entry on the body. It was never determined whether the sphere had mass or if it was a ball of photons or some other form of exotic matter or antimatter. Once it completed its task, the sphere reappeared back inside the cube. The whole episode lasted only sixty seconds. Not enough time to study exactly what exactly was taking place inside the lung. After penetrating the lung, the whole body of the victim went into a state of transmutation. The sphere appeared to use the oxygen in the lungs to accelerate its function. Seconds after the injection most of the body vaporized into a whiff of smoke, leaving behind a few body parts such as fingers and toes. The scientists who performed the experiment where not injured though they were near the body when it dematerialized.

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It was a horrifying sight and supposedly performed only a few times. They repeated the experiment to try and document what was taking place in the body after the sphere entered the lung. Spontaneous combustion had been a mystery for decades and will remain so. The alien gadget only stirred up more questions about the strange and wicked phenomena. The committee concluded that it was not spontaneous but had a purpose behind it. That purpose remains a mystery. The crystal cube functioned like most of the other gadgets on the ship, it had a mind of its own, and kept most of its secrets from the scientists. How did the sphere in the cube know not to penetrate the lung of one of the scientists that were handling the gadget? It probably would have if it made physical contact with the experimenter. The scientists learned from the mistakes of their colleagues, “never come into direct contact with any alien gadget!” Clothing made from most materials and ordinary gloves, seemed sufficient protection from the alien gadgets. To function, the alien gadgets needed to come into direct contact with exposed living skin, but not always, some gadgets broke their own rules.
The Aliens gave Bill something that was similar to a computer chip for implementation of the security system upgrade. The chip was the size of a period at the end of a sentence. The chip could be placed anywhere on the body. The chip monitored the location of the recipient twenty-four-hours a day. When placed on the body, the chip embedded itself below the skin and remained visible as a freckle or small blemish. The chip eliminated the need for body searches and allowed the members to come and go with considerably less restraint. The Alien unit that monitored the chip was fashioned to
look and perform as a human fabricated machine. The chip contained all applicable information about the individual and allowed that person access only to his or her assigned place of duty. Not surprisingly, everyone seemed pleased with the new security system.
Sound familiar?

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Excepts taken from: “In League with a UFO”
The biomechanics of this entry was one of my subjects when I wrote the series, “Ezekiel Exposes the Legion of Doom”.

 

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“And the circle – they will square it/Some fine day.”
Like a psychic gazing into a crystal ball to gain mystic insight, this is the road traveled by the people at CERN. Utilizing machinery to obtain paths/portals to gain access to the abyss/other dimensions. Esoteric occult paths, they seek to break the veil.
The circle has always been representative of the spirit. The square represents the material world of four elemental cardinal points, and the circle is the immateriality (the soul) that man is comprised of also. Circles are considered feminine in nature because they act to contain matter, much in the same way a womb acts to hold within itself the embryo. The square represents a masculine aspect and signifies earth with each of the four elements.
The ‘squared circle’ or ‘squaring the circle’ is a 17th century alchemical glyph or symbol for the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Angels are called “stars” in the Bible. When Jesus says that the “stars of heaven shall fall to the earth”, just prior to his arrival to gather the 1st group of the Elect (which no man could number) from God’s wrath, which follows, he is speaking of the dragon and his angels being cast out of heaven. They are the 4 angels standing on the 4 corners of the earth, in Rev 7, having just been cast out of heaven. Same as Rev 12. “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and sea”, AND “given to hurt the earth and sea” are speaking of the same event, concerning the dragon and his angels.
The Vatican altar under the dome has these same 4 angels standing on top of the vortex-like pillars, connected to a globe/earth in the center. The 4 angels standing at the 4 corners of the earth. Lucifer and his angels exalted at the Vatican. …Imagine that. Exactly what it is. Ancient depictions of the “circling the square” in many cultures are references to represent the dragon and his angels, as is the Masonic square and compass. The “Great work” of the Masons is actually the eventual enthronement of Lucifer, subjugating the entire world under him.

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FINAL THOUGHTS
This all connects to the invasion, the invisible invasion which is about to manifest before our very eyes. The esoteric knowledge which these people try to obtain for ‘enlightenment’ purposes is really a path to become a ‘god’/immortal. You have to red between the lines. The Philosopher’s Stone is the cube inside the sphere? It’s a means of transversing through time and space, either in the physical or spirit.
The NEW WORLD ORDER is here and this is the combination of the UTOPIAN path led by the demons/aliens. The lies they feed these people keep them tied to a string which is about to break. These demons are duplicating the Book of Revelation with the help of the elite so fool the masses into believing the coming events are from GOD. With all this technology, it’s not hard to imagine how many people will fall for the facade.

I’m no one special so the government shills who try to argue with me will get no where! I don’t waste my time on such matters, nor will I waste my energy.


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