Do not be deceived! Satan has distorted most popular End Time prophecy doctrines to deceive the church. He is preparing an ambush for the church and it is imperative that we know the truth. The Battle of Gog and Magog foretold in Ezekiel chapters 38-39 and Revelation 20 is near. Prophecy in Zachariah 14 shows that Jesus will return after this battle. This shows the Church will be on earth to witness this event. Please, don't take my words, or the words of any theologian for truth: study the word and you will know the truth that will set you free.
This website provide scriptural and historical evidence that shows prophetic events that have been fulfilled, those being fulfilled and those that are about to be fulfilled. The tab, False Popular Prophecy Doctrines explains how most popular end time teachings came to the Church and provides scriptures showing how they are false.
May the grace of Jesus through the Holy Spirit lead you in all understanding for the edification of the Church.
Jesus said that when we see Jerusalem (present day Israel) surrounded by armies we would know that the time of God's vengeance is near.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled (Luke 21:20-22).”
The Bible calls this battle, the Battle of Gog and Magog and the Prophet Ezekiel foretold that this battle would happen after the people of Israel had been rescued from the sword [great persecution] and once again gathered from many nations back to Israel. One who has spiritual eyes to see, could clearly see that this took place in the 1940’s.
“In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you (Ezekiel 38:8-9)”
According to Ezekiel 38, the ten nations that in the latter days will form an alliance to attack the Nation of Israel are:
1. Gog 2. Magog 3. Rosh 4. Meshech 5. Tubal 6. Persia
7. Ethiopia 8. Libya 9. Gomer 10.Tarshish
Bible history shows that the people of the above ten nations, once lived in the nations presently known as Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. One common denominator of all these nations is Islam. More than 99 percent of the people who now live in these nations are Islamic, and many of these nations are seeking to create a new Islamic Caliphate (empire) under Islamic Shariah law.
The large number of events that have taken since the beginning of the War on Terror shows clearly that this battle is near. A number of Islamic forums and summits have taken place around the glove with the main goal to unite all Islamic nations as a world-wide caliphate (Muslim empire) to destroy both Israel and the church and to establish Islam as a one-world religion (one-world system).
The scriptures below reveal that during the Battle of Gog and Magog, the City of Jerusalem will be captured; the houses will be ransacked and many Jewish women will be raped. Half of the people of Jerusalem will retrun into captivity, and only a remnant will remain in the city. Nevertheless, the Bible says that the Lord will once again fight for Israel. Immediately after the Battle of Gog and Magog, the Lord will return and all the saints with Him (Zechariah 14:3-5).
"For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; The city shall be taken, The houses rifled, And the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two... Then you shall flee through My mountain valley... As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, And all the saints with Him (Zachariah 14:2-5)."
Revelation 17, Ezekiel 16 & 23 - Jerusalem, The Great Harlot and the 10 Nations That Will Judge Her
In line with the prophecy of Gog and Magog, the 17th chapter of the Book of Revelation foretells the judgment of a nation, whom the Lord calls “Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots.”
In direct relationship with the 10 nations of Gog and Magog, Revelation 17 states that the Great Harlot nation will be judged by 10 nations who will give their power to (Satan) beast.
The word Babylon means “city of confusion.” This word applies to any nation who has turned away from the ways of the Lord to practice pagan traditions and to worship other gods. The Bible provides hundreds of scriptures showing that the Great Harlot (Mystery Babylon) was the former Kingdom of Judah (Jerusalem) and corresponds to Israel today.
"… And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLONTHE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement (Revelation 17:3-6).”
After the death of King Solomon, Israel was split in two; the Kingdom of the North which continued to be called Israel, and the Kingdom of the South which was called Judah or Jerusalem because in it was the City of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 16 and 23 states that both kingdoms committed spritual harlotry by following the pagan traditions of their surrounding nations giving themselves to idolatry. As a result of their continued disobedience, God allowed the King of Assyria to remove the people of Northern Israel from their lands.
Even though the people of Jerusalem (Judah) witnessed the punishment of Israel, Jerusalem in her harlotry (idol worship) became worse than the Northern Kingdom of Israel. The people of Judah even sacrificed their own children to Moloch (Molech), a pagan deity worshiped by the Ammonites. God continued to send them prophets to turn them away from sin. Some of these, they scourged and put in prison and continue to serve other gods. As a result of their continued harlotry, God allowed the King of Babylon to destroy the Temple of Jerusalem and the people of Jerusalem he removed from their lands and held in captivity in Babylon.
Even though most idolatrous practices of the former Nation of Jerusalem (the Southern Kingdom of Judah) are not practiced by present day Israel; today many of the pagan traditions learned while in Babylon continue to be taught in Judaism through the teachings of the Talmud and mystic Kabala, which contains anti-Christ traditions and occult teachings that have been passed down from former rabbis since the time of Babylon. Hence the name "Mystery Babylon." See link above "Jewish Mysticism."
The Harlot Woman was Sitting on a Seven-Headed Beast
The Apostle John saw that the harlot was being carried by a Seven Headed beast. To him was revealed that the beasts had been released from the abyss, and the seven head of the beast was a succession of seven kings. Five had fallen (ceased to exist), one was in existence at the time of John, a seventh would come but only for a short time, and an eight king would come at a latter time and would be sent to the abyss.
The beast that you saw … shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: … And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. And there are seven kings: five have fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short time. And the beast that was, and is not, he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition (Revelation 17:8-11).
As it was mentioned earlier, as a result of the spiritual harlotry of Jerusalem, God allowed the King of Babylon to take her captive. After Babylon, four other kings held Judah captive. These were Med Persia, Greece, the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt (the Kingdom of the South) and the Seleucid Kingdom (the Kingdom of the North). These are the five that had fallen. After them the Romans took Jerusalem captive in 63 BC. In 70 AD, under Rome, the Temple was destroyed, and in 135 AD under Emperor Hadrian, all Jewish people were deported from the Land of Judah. Rome was the king that was at the time of John.
1. Gog 2. Magog 3. Rosh 4. Meshech 5. Tubal 6. Persia
7. Ethiopia 8. Libya 9. Gomer 10. Tarshish
These 10 nations where once located in the territories of the following Islamic nations; Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
The Woman Was Arrayed in Royal Clothes and Precious Stones
Just as the Apostle John in Revelation 17, the Prophet Ezekiel spoke of the Great Harlot that was arrayed in purple, precious stones and pearls. She had in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and she had become drunk with the blood of the prophets. These words were spoken to Jerusalem in Ezekiel, chapters 16 and 23. Please compare these with Revelation 17:
A Description of the Harlot In Revelation 17
“…Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” … The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations... And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLONTHE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement (Revelation 17:1-6).”
A Description of the Harlot in Ezekiel 16
“Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: … I clothed you in embroidered cloth … I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk… I put a jewel in your nose, a beautiful crown on your head…. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty… “But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot… “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. … by causing them to pass through the fire….‘Woe, woe to you!’ says the Lord GOD… You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians… You also played the harlot with the Assyrians… you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea (Babylon)…. You are an adulterous wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband… ‘Now then, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD! …, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved, and all those you hated; I will gather them from all around against you and will uncover your nakedness to them, … And I will judge you as women who break wedlock …; I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy…, and they shall throw down your shrines (the Temple) and break down your high places. They shall also strip you of your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you naked and bare. “They shall also bring up an assembly against you, and they shall stone you with stones and thrust you through with their swords. They shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women; and I will make you cease playing the harlot, and you shall no longer hire lovers. So I will lay to rest My fury toward you, and My jealousy shall depart from you. I will be quiet, and be angry no more (Ezekiel 16:2-42).”
Ezekiel foretold that in the latter days God would raise the people of Egypt, Assyria and Babylon to bring an assembly against Jerusalem. These nations would throw down the places of worship in Jerusalem. Strip Jerusalem of all her possessions leaving her naked and bare. Then Jerusalem would cease to play the harlot. This prophecy refers to the Battle of God and Magog, which is about to be fulfilled.
The Woman Was Given a Cup of Abominations
Revelation 17:4 says that the Harlot had in her hand a cup full of abominations. These same words were spoken by the Prophet Ezekiel to Jerusalem (present day Israel) declaring to the nations who will judge her in the latter days. Notice that all these nations today are Islamic as all of the nations of Gog and Magog.
The Cup of Abominations in Revelation 17
“The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication (Revelation 17:4).”
The Cup of Abominations in Ezekiel 23
“Therefore, Oholibah (Jerusalem), thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you… The Babylonians, All the Chaldeans, Pekod, Shoa, Koa, All the Assyrians… they shall come against you …I will delegate judgment to them… And they shall deal furiously with you…They shall also strip you of your clothes And take away your beautiful jewelry. ‘Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt … I will do these things to you because you have gone as a harlot after the Gentiles, because you have become defiled by their idols…‘ You shall drink of your sister’s cup, …You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, The cup of horror and desolation, The cup of your sister Samaria (Israel)… Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, Therefore you shall bear the penalty of your lewdness and your harlotry (Ezekiel 23:22-35).”
The Harlot Nation Killed the Prophets and the Saints
Revelation 17 states that the harlot nation (Jerusalem) killed the prophets and the saints. These same words were spoken by Jesus. He further stated that Jerusalem would be left desolate until the people of Jerusalem say blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord (that is when they acknowledge and receive Him as their Messiah).
“ I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement (Revelation 17:6).”
“And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth (Revelation18:24).”
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! (Matthew 23:37-39”
Jesus foretold that Jerusalem (present day Israel) would one day be surrounded by armies and God would bring vengeance upon her.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled (Luke21:20-22).”
Contrary to the teachings of carnal theologians who teach that every Jewish person will be saved, the word of God teaches that not every Jewish person is a child of God but him or her who does the will of God (the same applies to Christians).
Paul said, “…For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed (descendants) of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called (Romans 9:6-7).”
According to Paul, both Jewish and non-Jewish people are saved by the grace of God and not because of their ethnic backgrounds, nor by the observance of the rituals of the Law of Moses.
Furthermore, Paul taught that through Jesus’ sacrifice, God took away the Law of Moses which separated Jewish and non-Jewish people, creating one Israel (one body) in which non-Jewish believers are now fellow citizens of the commonwealth of Israel. John Nelson Darby in his dispensational teachings taught that the Church and Israel were two separate people, but the word of God teaches that the Church and Israel are one body comprised of both Jews and Non-Jews. When the scriptures below say, "you, once gentiles," proves that Christians are no longer gentiles (goyin - Hebrew for pagan). Don't take my word for it, please read the scriptures below:
“Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles (non-Jewish) … that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel…. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both (Jews and Non-Jews) one … having abolished in His flesh …the law of commandments (the Law of Moses) … to create in Himself one new man from the two (Jews and Non-Jews) …that He might reconcile them both (Jews and Non-Jews) to God in one body … therefore, you (non-Jews) are no longer strangers and foreigners (in Israel), but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Ephesians 2:11-19).”
Concerning those who are natural Jewish people in Israel who will be saved, Paul said that there is a remnant that will be saved according to the election of God by grace and not by the works or traditions of the Law of Moses. Nevertheless, there are some who not knowing the scriptures teach that the Jewish people will be saved by adhering to the Law of Moses (this teaching is Antichristian and is of Satan).
“Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant (of Israel) according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works (rituals of the Law); otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace…What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Just as it is written: “God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day (Romans 11:5-8).”
There are some who teach that only Jews are the elect of God, neverthes from the scriptures above saying "Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it," we can see that the elect of God are both Jews and Non-Jews who are called and chosen by God according to His purpose.
Regarding the remnant of Israel that will be saved, Paul quoted Isaiah saying:
“Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved. (Romans 9:28).”
Notice above that only a remnant of Israel will be saved.
As one can clearly see, God makes no exceptions of men, and does not play personal favoritism. Everyone who will be saved will do so by the Grace of God, through faith in His only begotten Son (Jesus) who gave Himself as the last and ultimate sacrifice for all. Those who reject to submit to the Son will perish, of the Jews first and then of the gentiles.
“I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’” Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him (2 Psalm 7-12)."
The Great Tribulation of the Church has begun and the Battle of Gog and Magog (Armageddon) is near.
The gospels make it very clear that the redemption of the Nation of Israel will not take place until the Jewish people repent of their sins and receive Jesus as their true King and Messiah. We need to pray for peace in Jerusalem, but above all we need to pray for them to receive Jesus as their true savior and Messiah. For the scriptures clearly teach that the wrath of God will be poured against those who reject HIm.
"... When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)."
Revelation 13: The Old Beast and the New Beast with two Horns
In Revelation 13 John saw the vision of two beasts; one had seven heads and ten horns and a second one had two horns like a lamb but spoke like a dragon.
The first beasts represented a succession of empires staring from Babylon, Med-Persia, Greece, the Seleucid an the Ptolemaic Kingdoms, Rome and Nazi Germany.
"... And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed (Revelation 13:1-3)."
The wounding of one of the heads of the beast, represent the binding of Satan (the headship of the Seven-Headed beast) during the time of the Roman Empire, and the healing of the beast represent the release of Satan prior to the Nazi Empire.
Revelation 13 mentions a second beast or empire that in the latter days would rise out of the earth having two horns in the appearance of a lamb, but spoke words very much like Satan, the dragon. The two-horned empire causes men and woman to create an image of the beast that was wounded but now is healed, causing those who would not worship or bow down before the image of the beast to be killed (Revelation 13: 14-17).
In other words the Second Beast will once again cover the lands From Europe to Pakistan as Rome did during the time of Christ. The Second Beast will cause those who dwell on those lands to bow down before Satan the dragon by forcing the people of these nations to worship a false religion.
The two-horned empire causes everyone to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads so that those who do not have the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name would not be able to buy or sell. Revelation13:18 says that the number of the beast is the number of man, which is six hundred sixty six.
Many Bible scholars have used various types of gematria (Jewish mystic numerology) to calculate the meaning of the number six hundred sixty six and have compared the beast to various religious and political figures. Although many of their answers are quite interesting, at the present time I am unable to endorse or agree with their answers, since their conclusions lack biblical and historical evidence to support their findings.
A closer possiblility of the number of the beast came through a recent discovery in the Greek Codex Vaticanus which dates back to 350 AD. The image below shows this number to be written in Arabic as Bismillah (in the name of god) with the two crossed sword symbol of Jihad (Islamic holy war).
It is important to understand that ultimately the first and second beasts mentioned in Revelation 13 are kingdoms used by Satan (the Dragon) to hold captive the People of Jerusalem. The Bible also predicts that a false messiah or false prophet will appear in Jerusalem. Since the scriptures teach that such person would be accepted by many in Jerusalem, there is a a great likelihood that the false prophet will be of Jewish descend, while the Beast is a confederacy of ten Islamic nations that will come against Jerusalem.
The Bible confirms that Christians will be on earth to witness the false Messiah do many false miracles by which he deceives those who reject the truth. This is why is imperative that we seek the truth, even when it contradicts the popular doctrines that many teach.
“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away (the great revellion) comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).”
The word of God teaches that the beast will bring great persecution against both Israel and the Church for a period of 3 ½ years and not for 7 years as Darby claimed.
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months [3 ½ years] (Revelation 13:4-5).”
Nowhere in the scriptures we are told that God would restore the covenant of the Law of Moses as it is commonly taught by many of those who follow Darby’s teachings, and nowhere in the scriptures is taught that the false messiah will establish, nor break any covenants in Israel as it is also commonly taught by modern eschatologists after the teachings of Darby.
The beast has two horns like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon.
Most Muslims today believe that in the latter days, Allah would bring back Imam Al Mahdi (the guided one) and Isa his prophet. These two Islamic figures will unite all the Muslims Nations and will lead them into a great holy war (Jihad) primarily against Israel and the Vatican City of Rome. Also against every other nation or people who does not submit to Allah and accept Islam as their religion. Through this global Islamic holy war Muslims will destroy every social, political, religious and governmental system in the world as well as those who do not convert to Islam. Those who refused to convert to Islam will either be killed or enslaved and their property will be confiscated.
As we read earlier, Ezekiel 38 mentions two figures or nations who would rise in the latter days as Gog and Magog. Gog and Magog could very well represent two radical Islamic groups such as the Shiite or the Sunni or two radical Islamic figures like Imam Al-Mahdi and Isa who may likely respond to the call of many radical Islamic people who at the present time are praying to Allah for the arrival of their twelfth Imam.
Whether Gog and Magog are two nations or two men claiming to be Al-Mahdi and Isa, these two figures will manage to form an alliance between many Islamic nations, creating an Islamic Empire that will bring a holy war or Jihad against many nations establishing Islam as the next world religion.
Both Al Mahdi and Isa or Gog and Magog will pretend to be humble servants of Allah (God) as Jesus the Son of God humbly served His Father; nevertheless, out of the mouth of Imam Al Mahdi and Isa will proceed words like that of Satan the Dragon. We see this today in many radical Islamic leaders, who although they claim to be the righteous followers of Islam, they speak words of hatred, death and destruction towards everyone who does not follow their belief.
Islam teaches that all who refuse to convert to Islam and bow down in submission to Allah should be slaughtered, imprisoned or enslaved. Today in most Islamic nations, Christians, Jews, people of other religions as well as those who convert from Islam into Christianity are heavily persecuted, tortured or killed. Under Islamic Sharia Law, conversion from Islam to any other faith is punishable by death. Those who convert to Christianity face harassment from the government, their neighbors and even their own family.
In many Muslim nations rape, mutilation and torture are used as means to force Christians to conversion. In many cases women and girls as young as 9 years old have been raped in front of their fathers or husbands for refusing to reject Christianity as their religion.
People of other religions who live in many Muslim nations are considered as second-class citizens. In places like Sudan, Libya and Egypt Christians are sold as slaves. In many other Muslim nations there is discrimination against employing and promoting Christians and many of them cannot purchase food in Muslim stores and markets. Christians are driven out of their homes, tortured, imprisoned and killed for their faith.
At the present time many radical Islamic leaders throughout the world are seeking to revive the former Islamic Caliphate. Islam is presently rising up out of the earth as the next world empire.
Contrary to the teachings of many theologians who teach that the Empire of Rome was divided into ten European nations, the Empire of Rome at one time or another occupied lands that formerly belonged to the Assyrians, the Philistines, the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians, the Greeks, parts of the Empire of Egypt and part of India. The first beast of Revelation 13 represented not only the Empire of Rome but also represented the empires of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Greece, Med-Persia, and Europe (Nazi Germany), which also represented one of the heads of the seven-headed beast (Revelation 13: 1-10, Daniel 7:1-8).
Islam now occupies most of the territory that was once was occupied by these former empires. As the secularization of many of the European nations continues to grow, Islam has become the fastest growing religion in Europe. Soon Islam will occupy all of the lands that formerly belonged to the former Empire of Rome; thereby making the new Islamic empire an image or representation of the former seven-headed beast that was spoken in Revelation 13:1-10. By authority of the Koran and the Hadith most of the Islamic nations currently exercise the power to persecute, kill and force those who lived in their territory to change their faith and their religion. Imagine the power and the authority that the all of these nations will have once they have merged into one World Empire with no national boundaries among its territories.
Will God forsake the Nation of Israel? Certainly Not!
The Prophet Ezekiel said that once the armies of Gog and Magog had invaded the Nation of Israel, God’s fury would turn against the armies of Gog and Magog; there would be an earthquake in the land of Israel of such magnitude that will cause every thing on the earth to fall to the ground (Ezekiel 38:18-20). God will then call a sword against Gog and Magog so that their armies will turn against themselves and kill one another in judgment causing great pestilence and bloodshed. God will then pour flooding rain; great hailstones, fire and brimstone against the armies of Gog and Magog.
The Prophet Zechariah said that at the time when God has led the nations of the world to come against the Nation of Israel, the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as He once fought in the day of battle. On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. Half of the mountain will move towards the north and half towards the south creating a great valley that will run east to west so that the remnant of Israel would flee through the middle of the mountain (Zechariah 14:1-3).
Although it is certain that God will fight for Israel, the prophet Zechariah said that God would allow the armies of Gog and Magog to capture the City of Jerusalem and take half of its people back into captivity. Zechariah expanded by saying that many houses will be broken into and many women will be raped. The only ones who will not be taken from the City of Jerusalem will be the remnant of the people of God (Zechariah 14:1-3).
The Holy Scriptures say that in the day that God seeks to destroy all the nations that came against Jerusalem, He will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon Him whom their ancestors have pierced, and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son. In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddo (Zachariah 12:9-11). It will be at this time that the people left in Israel will recognize that Jesus whom their ancestors had pierced is the true Messiah and will surrender to Him as their Lord and Savior.
Please stay in the word, be in constant prayer, put on the Armor of God and continue in the fellowship of the saints.
May the blessings of God our Father in the Name of Jesus be upon you.