- For today’s update, I would like complete part two of a teaching on the rise of Islam, and the roll of Islam, as it relates to the future of Islam.
- Last week, we looked at the past, and the present, and in so doing will see how Islam comes full circle and fits into the final prophetic program.
- I would suggest that, at best, Islam plays a most prominent role, and at worst, Islam plays a dominant role in the Anti-Christ’s one world religion
- The Bible’s description of a one-world religion seems to have pronounced Muslim components to it, which in turn places Islam at the center of it.
- Even in Islam’s eschatology, they teach that the twelfth Imam, their Muslim Messiah, will come and bring peace for a period of “seven years.
This is documented in the writings of Ibn Khaldun “al-Muqqadima” who says, quote; "... There will come forth a man from my nation who will talk according to my Sunnah. …He will direct the affairs of this nation for seven years, and he will settle in Jerusalem."
- The religious writings of Islam have prophecies foretelling the coming of this hidden “Imam” or “Mahdi,” as he’s known to Sunni and Shiite Islam.
- One such writing comes from a book called the “Hadith,” which is a collection of the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
1. He will be a descendant of Muhammad and the son of Fatima
2. He will return just before the end of the world
3. He will eradicate all tyranny and oppression bringing harmony and total peace
4. He will lead a prayer in Mekkah with Jesus at his side following him
5. He will rule over the world for 7 years
- All of this begs the question of whether or not the Anti-Christ of the Bible, and the Mahdi of the Qur’an, are one and the same which is Chrislam.
- This is why, and this is where, Islam seemingly comes full circle from, in that it will attempt to bring together all the world’s religions as one.
- It’s really a question of Islam’s prominent presence in the world’s religions that COEXIST under the rule of the Ant-Christ for seven years
C = the Crescent and Star of Islam
O = the Pentagram of Wicca
E = the scientific equation of e=mc2
X = the Star of David for Judaism
I = the Buddhist Dharma (Karma) Wheel is dotting the I
S = the Tao Symbol (commonly referred to as Yin Yang) for Taoism
T = the Catholic (or Christian) Cross
The "Coexist" bumper sticker should be COEXIS† because there can be only one absolute truth, one true religion worshipping one real God, or there will be ☪☮✡♀U♂✝☯N and ☪☮✡♂R♀☭IC✝I☯N since confusion and contradiction are the results of amalgamating contradictory beliefs.
- It’s starting to look like Islam and Catholicism with all the world’s religions will “COEXIST” under the rule of the Ant-Christ for seven years.
- There are other compelling reasons why some Bible prophecy may find its fulfillment in the increasing growth and prominence of Islam.
- One of them is what’s taking place in Ahmadinejad’s Nuclear Iran today, and it’s propensity to play a key role in the End-Times scenario.
1. Daniel 9:27 says that the Anti-Christ will confirm a “7” year peace agreement with Israel. Ahmadinejad believes he’s the one who has been commissioned to usher in the Muslim Mahdi, or Messiah, who will rule the world for a period of “7” years.
2. Ezekiel 38-39 tells us of an Islamic alliance of nations who will launch a nuclear attack against Israel. Ahmadinejad’s nuclear ambitions for Iran are as clear as his chummy relationship with Putin’s new Russia.
3. Psalm 83 prophecies that they will say; “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more." Ahmadinejad has virtually quoted this prophecy verbatim in his declaration to wipe Israel off of the map.
- There’s one last thing that I would like to factor into the equation, and it’s one for which we’ll go ahead and bring this in for a landing with.
Revelation 20:4-5 - I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Surah 8:12, 17 - "I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah"
- You may remember back in 2004 an American Jew by the name of Daniel Pearl was beheaded.
- Then there was “KIM SUN-IL, who was wanted to be a missionary and was beheaded as an evangelical Christian
- There are many others who were, and still are, beheaded by Muslims out of their obedience to the commands of the Qur’an.
- I suppose it should come as no surprise that the Obama administration would call the Fort Hood massacre workplace violence not Islamic Jihad.
- I don’t want to end on such a gruesome note, so perhaps this would be a good time to bring in the good news in all of this.
- In Luke 21:28, Jesus said that when you see things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads because your redemption draws near.