IS THE ASSYRIAN THE ANTICHRIST?



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IS THE ASSYRIAN THE ANTICHRIST?



In Psalms 83, we read about TEN nations that seek to wipe Israel off the face of the earth in the last days. These TEN Islamic Muslim nations I believe are the TEN kings in Revelation chapter 17 and the TEN horns in Daniel chapter 7 which we will take a look at shortly.

 

Psalm 83:1-8.

 

“Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

2. For, lo, YOUR enemies make a tumult: and they that hate YOU have lifted up the head. (These enemies are against the only true God because they hate God's people the Christians and the Jews. But they sincerely believe that they are doing what their god wants them to do not realize that their god is NOT the God taught in the Bible.)

3. They have taken crafty counsel against your people (The children of Israel, the Jewish people particularly in the land of Israel and the surrounding countries in the Middle East), and consulted against your hidden ones. (Speaking of the Christians and more particularly the Christians in the Middle East)

4. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against YOU: (Muslims use the term Caliphate which means the same thing as a confederate united company of people or troops or armies. And the TEN nations or the TEN kings are named in the following verses.)

6. The tabernacles of EDOM (Modern day Palestinians and southern Jordan), and the ISHMAELITES (The seed of Ishmael or modern-day Saudi Arabia); of MOAB, (central Jordan) and the HAGARENES (The seed of Hagar or the Egyptians or northern Africa);

7. GEBAL, (Northern part of Lebanon) and AMMON,(The northern part of Jordan) and AMALEK;(Sinai) the PHILISTINES (The Gaza Strip) with the inhabitants of TYRE; (Southern part of Lebanon)

8. ASSUR (Syria and Iraq which is ancient Assyria) also is joined with them: they have holpen (Or helped or joined together with) the children of Lot. Selah.”

 


Selah means to PAUSE and CONSIDER CLOSELY what has just been said or prophesied in this Psalm that was inspired by the eternal Holy Spirit to be written down and then prophesied by the prophets and servants of the only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Notice that Assyria is joined with or as one of these ten kings that will seek to wipe Israel off the face of the earth during the great tribulation. Now let us read some verses speaking of this Assyrian.


Please read Isaiah 10:5.

 

“O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

6. I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.”

 


Here we see that God will USE the king of Assyria in the last days to pour out his wrath upon the children of Israel. Then in verse 24 of this same chapter we see God telling his people to not be afraid of this Assyrian king and his confederate of armies.


Isaiah 10:24.

 

“Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.”



The children of Israel were taken captive in the land of Egypt and made slaves. And it is prophesied that the children of Israel will be taken captive again at the “end of days” right before Jesus returns to DELIVER them from their captivity. In the next chapter of Isaiah, we see the prophecies of the first and second coming of Jesus along with a peek at the world to come. I will just quote from verse 11 to the end of the chapter.


Isaiah 11:11-16.


“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the SECOND TIME (Speaking of the second coming of Jesus as a mighty warrior King to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, (Syria and Iraq) and from Egypt, and from Pathros, (Upper Egypt)  and from Cush, (Ethiopia) and from Elam, (southern Iran) and from Shinar, (Babylon) and from Hamath, (Syria, Damascus) and from the islands of the sea.

12.  And he shall set up an ensign for the nations and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Speaking of the Millennium or the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world to come)

13.  The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

14.  But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

15.  And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; (The sea in Bible prophecy speaks of the wicked and Egypt sometime speaks of the world system. But notice the NAMES of all the countries. They are all Islamic Muslim countries today. Is this just a coincidence or does the Muslim religion of Islam have to do with WHY they will be judged when Jesus returns?) and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

16.  And there shall be a highway for the REMNANT of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.”



One of the things I want my readers to see for themselves straight from the word of God is that there is NO mention of the United States of America or Great Britain or any other country for that matter outside of the Middle Eastern countries.

So WHY do some prophecy teachers seem to point to people like the US President as being the antichrist when there is no mention of the USA in the Bible itself?

Another thing that I want my readers to see it that after God uses the Assyrian king and his caliphate of TEN Islamic Muslim nations to punish the children of Israel in his wrath God will turn his wrath toward the Assyrian king and his confederate Muslim armies to destroy them and leave but only a remnant alive who surrender to Jesus.


Isaiah 14:22-27.


“For I will rise up against them, says the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew says the LORD.

23.  I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, says the LORD of hosts.

24.  The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

25.  That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

26.  This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

27.  For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall disannul it? And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?”



And then during the 1000 year reign of Jesus, those nations who persecuted and enslaved the children of Israel who are left alive after the WRATH of Almighty God shall SERVE the children of Israel.


Please read Isaiah 14:1-7.


“For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

2.  And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess THEM in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3.  And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear, and from the hard bondage wherein you were made to serve,

4.  That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, (Speaking of Satan) and say, How has the oppressor ceased! The golden city ceased! (Or how has that great city Babylon fallen?)

5.  The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers.

6.  He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hinders.

7.  The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.”



So then, by now you should be seeing that all these Islamic Muslim nations that come against Israel shall suffer the wrath of God at the coming of Jesus. And their LEADER will be destroyed at the coming of Jesus.


2 Thessalonians 2:8-14.


“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (The Wicked one here is also called the son of perdition in this same chapter in verses 3, and 4. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thessalonians 2:4  Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”)

9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10.  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received NOT the LOVE of the TRUTH, that they might be saved.

11.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12.  That they all might be damned who believed NOT the TRUTH but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (The radical Muslims THINK that they are being righteous by killing the Christians and the Jews but this is NOT the WILL of the ONLY TRUE God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So in Almighty God’s eyes they are UNRIGHTEOUS by doing the will of Satan.)

13.  But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

14.  Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”



So then, since the Assyrian will be destroyed at the coming of Jesus the question being asked in this study in God’s word is this; “Is the Assyrian the antichrist, the man of sin, the son of perdition, that Wicked one seeing that he will be destroyed at the coming of Jesus?” Are they one and the same person?

Now let us go to Revelation chapter 17 and read about the TEN kings.


Revelation 17:12-14.


“And the TEN horns which you saw are TEN kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13.  These have one mind, (or they will be united, be a confederate, become a caliphate) and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14.  These (The beast and the TEN kings) shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen, and faithful.”



Before we get deeper into the context of this passage in the book of Revelation let us go to the book of Daniel 7:15-27 and read about the ten HORNS which are ten kings.


Daniel 7:15-27.


“I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

16.  I came near unto one of them that stood by and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made me know the interpretation of the things.

17.  These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18.  But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.

19.  Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, (The final antichrist kingdom) which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20.  And of the TEN horns that were in his head, and of the OTHER which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. (So then is that horn, the little horn that will rise up out from the TEN horns the ASSYRIAN?)

21.  I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints and prevailed against them; (Speaking of the little horn that came out from among the TEN horns)

22.  UNTIL the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. (Speaking of the 1000 year reign of Jesus where we will rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years. So this little horn the FINAL antichrist MUST rise up at the very end of days right before the coming of Jesus. Revelation chapter 13 teaches us that he will be given power for FORTY TWO MONTHS no more and no less. So this all but eliminates the Roman Catholic Church from being Mystery Babylon and the antichrist system. According to the Bible ITSELF, the antichrist system is a League of Nations and their king is the king of ASSYRIA or an ASSYRIAN.)

23. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth (Or the whole LAND in that region of the world that was ruled by the Roman Empire and not the entire earth), and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24.  And the TEN horns out of THIS kingdom are TEN kings that shall arise: and ANOTHER shall rise after them, and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25.  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Speaking of the great tribulation which will be forty-two months, 3 ½ years or 1260 days no more and no less. And these 1260 days must occur just before the return of Jesus. In other words, Jesus will return on the 1261st day because it will be Jesus who will break the Assyrian which the sword of his mouth.)

26.  But the judgment shall sit, and THEY (Jesus and his armies of angels and the saints) shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27.  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”



So here in this passage of Scripture, we see that the TEN HORNS are TEN kings but we also see a LITTLE HORN that will arise out from the TEN kings. Remember that we read in Psalm 83:8 that Assur or ASSYRIA joined with them speaking of the TEN kings.


Psalm 83:8.


ASSUR (Syria and Iraq which is ancient Assyria) also is joined with them: they have holpen (Helped or joined together with) the children of Lot. Selah.”


The descendants of Lot are the Moabites and the Amorites which are already mentioned as being part of the TEN nation confederacy. So we can see that Assyria is not number 11 but rather is a part of the TEN. This agrees with Daniel where the LITTLE HORN will rise up among the TEN and then subdue THREE of the TEN kings to become the leader of the TEN kings.

And we can see this DIVISION among the Muslims today where the radical Muslims going under many different names such as Wahhabism, Isis, radical Islam, and Salifist are trying to force the peaceful Muslims to take up arms and join their interpretation of the Quran to convert people to Islam by the power of the SWORD. The Salafist are formerly peaceful Muslims who are being persuaded to join the radical Muslims but they do not agree totally with their method. Their goal on the surface seems to be a “righteous” goal in their eyes which is to destroy all idols and force people to serve their one god Allah under Sharia law.

They are killing their own people if they refuse to take up the sword with them. Now consider that after two or three whole Muslim countries are subdued by these killings do you not think that the rest of the peaceful Muslims will take up the sword even if they are not fully converted to radical Islam just to save their lives and the lives of their families?

Let us go to Revelation chapter 13 and read about the IMAGE of the beast in this light of the radical Muslims reviving Islam to the OLD way of converting non-Muslims to Islam by the SWORD. In other words, let us restore Islam to the IMAGE that it was in Muhammad’s day.


Revelation 13:11-15.


“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb (Came in peaceably at first claiming to be a religion of peace), and he spake as a dragon. (But then turned to hatred and dominating and conquering others by the sword. This is the little horn, the Assyrian, the Mahdi, and the twelfth Imam)

12.  And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, (Or he conquered by flatteries, then united and controlled the same land area that the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire conquered and controlled.) and causes the earth (or causes the LAND in that region of the world) and them which dwell THEREIN to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (I think that it is reasonable to assume that all humans dwell on the earth so the Greek word translated as “earth” also means LAND or that REGION of the world and NOT the WHOLE world)

13.  And he does great wonders so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14.  And deceives them that dwell on the earth (LAND or THAT RELIGION of the world) by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the SIGHT of the beast (And NOT in the sight of the WHOLE world); saying to THEM that dwell on the earth (Or the LAND in that REGION of the world which is the Middle East Islamic Muslim DOMINATED countries), that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (So the IMAGE here is not some statue but rather it is this new leader saying to the Muslim people to unite and be LIKE Muhammad and the Ottoman Empire to go about CONQUERING with the SWORD or with WAR to force the infidels to convert to Islam or DIE)

15.  And he had power to give life (Or spirit or zeal) unto the image of the beast (Radical Islam), that the image of the beast should both speak (Or that these newly converted peaceful Muslims will continue promoting radical Islam along with him, the ASSYRIAN, the antichrist, the son of perdition, that Wicked one), and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast (Bow down to radical Islam to worship Allah) should be killed.”



And this is happening right now before our eyes setting the stage for the 3 ½ years of great tribulation right before the return of Jesus. Open your eyes to the TRUTH my dear brothers and sister in the Lord and my dear Muslim readers before it is too late! Let us take a look at some verses in the Old Testament that CLEARLY and PLAINLY show us the NATIONS that Jesus will fight AGAINST when he comes to fight FOR his chosen people of Israel, the JEWS will be the Islamic Muslim nations and not the Pope or Vatican city in Rome. Jesus may destroy Vatican City as well but that is not specifically written in PROPHECY of the last days.


Please read Ezekiel 30:3-6 which is speaking of the DAY of the Lord when the WRATH of Almighty God will be poured out upon these Muslim nations.


Ezekiel 30:3-6.


“For the day is near, EVEN the DAY of the LORD (Speaking of the BATTLE of the great DAY of God we just read about, when Jesus comes back to fight the NATIONS that are KILLING God's people, the Christians, and the Jews, EVEN the DAY of the LORD) is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

4. And the sword shall come upon EGYPT, and great pain shall be in ETHIOPIA, when the slain shall fall in EGYPT, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.

5. Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people (Possibly speaking of the Arab people of Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East seeing that the word Arab means mingled people), and Chub, and the men of the LAND that is in league, (Confederacy or caliphate) shall fall with them by the sword.

6. Thus says the LORD; They ALSO that uphold Egypt (Or whoever SUPPORTS Egypt financially, or with arms or with troops) shall fall; and the PRIDE of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord GOD.”



All these nations EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, make up most of Northern Africa, and LYDIA is part of the world that today is know as TURKEY, which again today at this present time are ALL nations that are Islamic Muslim dominated nations. Who is more PROUD than the radical Muslims today who speak of dominating the whole entire world with ISLAM?

Let us now read Ezekiel 32:21-30 which teaches us that the Muslims who take up the sword to fight against God’s people the Christians and the Jews are cast into HELL. Quite the OPPOSITE of what the Quran teaches, which is to FIGHT for the cause of ALLAH and KILL all those who do NOT submit to ISLAM that you MAY find mercy and not suffer the Day of Judgment!

But yet the Quran teaches Muslims to read and obey the Holy Bible. Just pay ATTENTION to the NATIONS that are NAMED in the Holy Bible as the NATIONS that will be cast into the FIRE of judgment! You will clearly see that they are ALL these NAMED nations where the dominant faith of the people is Islam who believe that they are serving the true "god" by killing the Christians and the Jews. Every nation named in the Bible that Jesus will fight against are ALL Islamic Muslim nations that shall be judged by Almighty God to suffer the WRATH of God.


Ezekiel 32:21-30.


“The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of HELL with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

22. ASSHUR is there and all her company: (Remember that Asshur is ancient Assyria which is Syria and Iraq and all her company are the TEN kings or the ten Islamic countries or nations that are NAMED specifically in Psalm 83 which we already read at the very beginning of this study in God’s word) his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:

23. Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused TERROR (Or TERRORISM) in the land of the living.

24. There are ELAM and all her multitude (Which is modern day Iran) round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised (Which means NOT having a covenant with the ONLY TRUE God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And that means that they will have NO HOPE of eternal life and the lake of fire is their destiny) into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their TERROR (Or TERRORISM) in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.

25. They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their TERROR (Or TERRORISM) was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain. (The ONLY circumcision of the covenant that God accepts today is the NEW COVENANT taught in the New Testament of the Holy Bible which all Muslims peaceful or radical REJECT)

26. There are MESHECH, TUBAL, and ALL her multitude: (Which is modern day Turkey.) her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their TERROR (Or TERRORISM) in the land of the living.

27. And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the TERROR (Or TERRORISM) of the mighty in the land of the living. (This means dear Christians to NOT fear death for you are CIRCUMCISED IN Jesus Christ and whether you live or die you shall live and REIGN WITH Jesus in the world to come)

28. Yea, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword. (Meaning that if you live in that region of the world and you are a Christian then you will be killed or imprisoned for your faith in Jesus. This is why Jesus warns us to flee Judea and the surrounding countries when we see Jerusalem surrounded by armies)

29. There is EDOM, (Which is modern day Jordan bordering Israel on the east and southeast) her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

30. There be the princes of the NORTH, (Speaking north of Israel which is Syria and Turkey and Tyre and Lebanon) all of them, and all the ZIDONIANS (Which is modern day Lebanon), which are gone down with the slain; with their TERROR (Or TERRORISM) they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.”



The Bible foretells that Jesus will return to Jerusalem from out of the EAST.


Matthew 24:23-26.


“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; (Remember that Satan will be giving the antichrist power to do great signs and wonders. And according to the context, the antichrist will claim that he is the Messiah, the Christ) insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25.  Behold, I have told you before.

26.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; (Mecca is in the desert of Saudi Arabia) go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers (Or a PRIVATE place and right now ONLY Muslims can go to Mecca); believe it not. (Muslims are also awaiting the return of Jesus but their Isa is prophesied to UNITE the Muslim world to force the Christians and the Jews to become Muslims. So their Isa is the Christian’s ANTICHRIST.)

27.  For AS the lightning comes out of the EAST, and shines even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”




Here we see that when Jesus returns everyone will know it at the same time and no one will need to be told that Jesus has returned. But my main point right now is that Jesus will come into the land of Israel out of the EAST.


Isaiah 41:2.


“Who raised up the righteous man from the EAST, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.”



The WHO that will perform his word to accomplish all his prophecies is Yahweh the only true God and the righteous man is Jesus his Messiah his firstborn Son whom he has ordained to be the King of kings and the Lord of lords over the earth during the FIRST DOMINION. But again my main point right now is that Jesus will be seen by Israel as entering from the EAST.


Ezekiel 43:1-4.


“Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the EAST:

2.  And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the EAST: and HIS voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

3.  And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell upon my face.

4.  And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the EAST.”




Remember that Jesus is coming to execute the WRATH and vengeance of Almighty God and to deliver God’s people the Christians and the Jews and that he will enter into Jerusalem from the EAST. This is important because it identifies again WHO Jesus will be fighting AGAINST and WHO Jesus will be DELIVERING.


Isaiah 63:1-4.


“Who is this that comes from Edom, (Which is modern-day Jordan that is EAST of Israel) with dyed garments from Bozrah (A city in Jordan)? This that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

2.  Wherefore are you RED in your apparel, and your garments like him that treads in the winefat? (Then Jesus answers why his garments are all covered with the BLOOD or the Muslims who have taken up the sword to kill God’s people the Christians and the Jews.)

3.  I have trodden the winepress (the battle of Armageddon) alone; and of the people there was none with me (Meaning that Jesus will have no allies of the people on earth): for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their BLOOD shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

4.  For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”



Zechariah 14:1-3.


“Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.

2.  For I will gather all nations (Speaking of all the Islamic Muslim nation surrounding Israel with their armies which Jesus defines for us in Luke 21:20 as the abomination of desolation spoken by the prophet Daniel) against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, (And taken to Assyria and Egypt and other surrounding Muslim countries) and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3.  THEN shall the LORD go forth, and fight against THOSE NATIONS (Who are making war with Israel seeking to wipe Israel and every last Christian and Jew in their land off the face of the earth), as when he fought in the day of battle.”


Zechariah 12:8,9.


“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

9.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”




So the Bible ITSELF prophesies the exact opposite of what Islam teaches. The Bible says that Jesus will DEFEND the children of Israel and fight AGAINST all the nations who fight against Israel and their city Jerusalem.

And every NATION is NAMED in the Bible that will fight against Israel in the last 3 ½ years right before Jesus returns. And every last one of those nations in the Bible is today the Islamic Muslim nations. And all the sound Biblical evidence point to the ASSYRIAN as being the little horn that will unite the radical Islamic Muslim nations together to form a caliphate to make all-out war against the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.


The following are the identifying marks of the antichrist. And ALL these identifying marks must fit the person, country, or system. And I myself do not see the Roman Catholic church or the United States of America meeting all the prophecies concerning the Antichrist and his armies.



#1. He or it must lie against the truth and DENY Jesus as the Christ and as the Son of the living God.


1 John 2:22,23.


“Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is an antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.

23.  Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: (but) he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”



#2. He or it MUST make WAR with the saints.


Daniel 7:21.  


“I beheld, and the same horn (Speaking of the little horn) made WAR with the saints and prevailed against them;”


Revelation 13:7.  


“And it was given unto him to make WAR with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”




#3. He or it was given power to kill the two witnesses, speaking of the Christians and the Jews for 42 months or 1260 days right before the rapture of the church when he will be destroyed at the coming of Jesus.


Revelation 11:3-12.


“And I will give power (Revelation 12:10) unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (Ezekiel 9:4; Psalm 37:37)

4.  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

5.  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, (Meaning to prophesy the plagues and NOT take up the sword or weapon of man) and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he MUST in this manner be killed.

6.  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: (The 3 ½ years of great tribulation) and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

7.  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. (This verse is speaking of TWO WARS; the war or battle of Armageddon BEFORE the 1000 year reign of Jesus which is described in Ezekiel chapter 39, and the final war will be AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus when Satan ascends out of the bottomless pit where he will be bound for 1000 years. And this final war is described in Ezekiel 38.)

8.  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (So then, the city of Jerusalem will be the epicenter of these two wars)

9.  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. (This could mean that some Christians will be killed during the entire 3 ½ years of great tribulation and this war is so dominated by the enemy that it will not allow the burying of the dead saints and the Jews. Or it could mean a literal 3 ½ days right before the rapture of the church. Or it could mean a combination of both which would hide the literal 3 ½ days which would hide the exact day of the rapture.)

10.  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

11.  And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

12.  And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them.”




#4. He or it must be given power by Satan for 42 months or for 3 ⅓ years,  for a times, time, and dividing of time, or 1260 days right before Jesus returns to make war with the saints and with the Jews AND make desolate the city of Jerusalem.


Revelation 13:5.


“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”


Revelation 11:2,3.


“But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

3.  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”


Revelation 12:5-14.


“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7.  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels,

8.  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10.  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (I believe that one of the powers that God will give us is that our prayers will be answered the moment we pray because the hinderer to our prayers will be cast down out of the principalities and powers of the air.)

11.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. (In other words, they did not take the mark of the beast.)

12.  Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he hath but a short time.

13.  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (The children of Israel, the Jews) which brought forth the man child.

14.  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, (This could be speaking of an airlift to a safe place out of harm’s way of this war) into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”




#5. He or it must be destroyed by Jesus at the coming of Jesus. In other words, the final antichrist is still yet FUTURE because Jesus has not yet returned.


2 Thessalonians 2:1-11.


“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (Speaking of the return of Jesus and the rapture of the church)

2.  That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3.  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (The day of the rapture of the church) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (So the rapture of the church will not come until that antichrist is revealed AND there is an apostasy)

4.  Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (This verse speaks of a leader of the antichrist system who is possessed and given power by Satan.)

5.  Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6.  And now you know what withholds that he (Speaking of Jesus and NOT the antichrist) might be revealed in his time. (Again speaking of Jesus because these two things must happen first before the rapture of the church.)

7.  For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he (Satan and his fallen angels the principalities and powers of the air) who now let will let (Or who now hinders will continue to hinder) until he be taken out of the way. (Literally reads cast out of the midst)

8.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, (When Satan and the fallen angels are cast down out of the midst of the first heaven, the air, down to the ground then Satan will know that his time is SHORT and that he only has 1260 days left to make war with God's people the Christians and the Jews) whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (3 ½ years after Satan has been cast down from the principalities and powers of this present world to no longer be able to hinder our prayers and what we pray and prophesy will come to pass immediately)

9.  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (So for 3 ½ years this antichrist will be given power by Satan to perform signs and wonders to DECEIVE the people)

10.  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; (So these signs and wonders deceive the people to do that which is UNRIGHTEOUS before Almighty God but to THEM it will NOT be unrighteous in their eyes) because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (So then, the TRUTH will be preached to them but they will not receive the truth so that they might be saved)

11.  And for this cause (That they will hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and REJECT Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God then) God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”




#6. He or it is given power to kill the Christians and the Jews is only ONE-FOURTH of the earth, as in, the LAND in that region of the world and NOT the entire world.  


Revelation 6:8.


“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH PART of the earth (Or one-fourth part of the LAND. Some prophecy teachers are interpreting this verse and the antichrist killing one-fourth of the population of the entire world. When you read Revelation 13 you can clearly see this verse is referring to one-fourth of the land in that region of the world conquered by the Roman Empire), to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”


Revelation 13:1-15.


“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb (came in peaceably at first), and he spake as a dragon. (But then turned to hatred and dominating and conquering others by the sword. This is the little horn, the Assyrian, the Mahdi, and the twelfth Imam)

12.  And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, (And not all the power of the first beast and much much more to include the entire earth. The antichrist will conquer by flatteries coming in peaceably at first. Then he will unite and control the same land area that the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire conquered and controlled. I personally do not believe that he will take over Europe that was conquered by the Roman Empire but he will cause trouble there as well) and causes the earth (or the LAND or that ONE-FOURTH part of the earth in that region of the world) and THEM which dwell THEREIN to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (I think that it is reasonable to assume that all humans dwell on the earth so the Greek word translated as “earth” also means LAND or that REGION of the world and NOT the WHOLE world. So the antichrist will exercise his power to kill ONLY in THEIR LAND which they have gained DOMINATE control to change the law of the land to Sharia law.)

13.  And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14.  And deceives THEM that dwell on the earth (LAND or THAT RELIGION of the world) by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the SIGHT of the beast (and NOT in the sight of the WHOLE world); saying to THEM that dwell on the earth (meaning THEM that dwell on the LAND in that REGION of the world which is the Middle East Islamic Muslim DOMINATED countries), that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (So the IMAGE here is not some statue but rather it is this new leader saying to the Muslim people to unite and be LIKE Muhammad and the Ottoman Empire to go about CONQUERING with the SWORD or with WAR to force the infidels to convert to Islam or DIE)

15.  And he had power to give life (Or spirit or zeal) unto the image of the beast (radical Islam), that the image of the beast should both speak (Or that these newly converted peaceful Muslims will continue promoting radical Islam along with him, the ASSYRIAN, the antichrist, the son of perdition, that Wicked one), and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast (Bow down to radical Islam) should be killed.”




#7. He seeks to change times and the law.


Daniel 7:25.


“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”



In other words, Satan will try and demand MORE TIME but the stated edict of the allotted time will stand as is and judgment will sit denying the antichrist any more time. This is what the literal translation reads.

The radical Muslims are seeking and will continue to seek a change in the land, of the land, they dominate to Sharia law. And Muslims have sought to change the prime meridian that runs through Greenwich that sets the times zones around the world to have it moved to run through Mecca.




#8. He or it will not regard the desire of women.


Daniel 11:37.


“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor (Shall he regard) the desire OF women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.”



This verse does NOT say that he shall have no desire of women but rather says that he will not REGARD the desire OF women. In other words, the women in this antichrist system will be of LOW regard. The antichrist will NOT care what the women DESIRE. And radical Islam fits this description to the letter but the Roman Catholic Papacy does not fit this description.

Now some translations translate this verse as the god desired BY women which is saying the same thing seeing that the women under Sharia law do NOT DESIRE the Sharia law of Islam that has them beaten and treated as an animal.


Daniel 11:37 from the Common English Bible.


He will give no thought to the gods of his fathers, nor to the god cherished by women. He will give no thought to any god because he will make himself greater than all of them.”



I am sure that if so be that the women of radical Islam had a choice without any consequences facing them from leaving Islam that they would cherish the true God of LOVE taught in the Holy Bible.

Also, notice that in this same verse the antichrist will exalt himself above all other gods and claim to be God. This brings us to the ninth mark or characteristic of the antichrist.




#9. He shall make himself to be God.


Daniel 11:37.


“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor (Shall he regard) the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all



First, we see that he will not be worshipping the ONLY TRUE God of the Holy Bible which his forefathers did INDEED worship. This is speaking of the antichrist system itself NOT worshipping the only true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which their forefather did INDEED worship all the way up to Muhammad the prophet they ACCEPTED. From then on they worship Allah who is the moon god and their symbol of the Baal Babylonian religion is the crescent moon and star that is on top of their place of worship.

But the antichrist himself will come to them as being the Christ. To THEM he will be the true Messiah that comes to THEM in the DESERT. But we as Christians have been warned by Jesus to NOT go out to see that Christ for he is a FALSE Christ.


Matthew 24:


“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25.  Behold, I have told you before.

26.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the DESERT; go NOT forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; (Or he is in Mecca at the Kaaba which is only for Muslims. Come and see for yourself and become a Muslim) believe it NOT.

27.  FOR (Or BECAUSE) as the lightning comes out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”


Now, IF SO BE, that the Pope has any connection whatsoever with the antichrist then the Pope MAY point to the antichrist and command all Roman Catholics to bow down and worship their Messiah who will NOT be the TRUE Jesus but rather a FALSE Christ.

I warn my readers about the many, many false teaching in Roman Catholicism and I agree that the Roman Catholic Pope is a FALSE Christ because Jesus did NOT give any one man the authority to rule over his church. The popes have SELF-exalted themselves to this position. So while the Roman Catholic Church is an antichrist system I do not see it as being the FINAL antichrist system spoken of in the Bible itself.




#10. He of it will serve the god of FORCES.


Daniel 11:38.  


“But in his estate shall he honor the God of FORCES: and a god whom his fathers knew NOT shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.”



The God of FORCES is the God of WAR which is how the New International Reader Version of the Bible translates this verse.


Here is Daniel 11:38,39 from the NIRV Bible.


In place of them, he will worship a god of WAR. He will honor a god his people have not had anything to do with before. He will give gold and silver to that god. He will bring jewels and expensive gifts to it.

39. "He will attack the strongest forts. A new god will help him do it. He will greatly honor those who recognize him as their leader. He will make them rulers over many people. And he will give them land as a reward.”



Remember that this will take place during the time leading up to the 3 ½ years of great tribulation and Jesus will destroy the antichrist AT his COMING. So then this is the FINAL kingdom that will rise to power in that same region of the world that the previous seven world empires ruled.

I myself do NOT see the Roman Papacy fitting ALL of these descriptions of the antichrist. But I can see very easily how the rise of radical Islam saying that they will DOMINATE the whole world fits every one of these descriptions of the antichrist system.




#11. He or it shall be called the king of the NORTH who will make war with the king of the SOUTH.


Who are these two kings according to the Bible itself?


Daniel 11:6.  


“And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.”


Daniel 11:7.  


“But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an ARMY, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:”


Daniel 11:8.  


“And shall also carry captives into Egypt (Which identifies the king of the SOUTH) their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.”


Daniel 11:11.  


“And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.”



So does Egypt the king of the south ever make war against the Roman Catholic Church? And did the Roman Catholic Church ever make war with Egypt? Do you even think this will be possible?


Daniel 11:13.


“For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.”


Daniel 11:15.  


“So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.”


Daniel 11:40-45.  


“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

41.  He shall enter ALSO into the glorious land, (Has the Roman Catholic Church ever attacked Israel or Jerusalem the glorious land?) and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

42.  He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

43.  But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

44.  But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

45.  And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”



He shall come to his end when Jesus returns. Keep in mind that the Antichrist will be given power by his god Satan for only forty-two months right before Jesus RETURNS.

Also, keep in mind that the antichrist will only be given power over the FOURTH PART of the earth for 42 months or 1260 days.

Now take a look at the maps of the seven world empires which are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecian, Roman, Islamic Muslim Empire, and the EIGHTH final kingdom will rule over either the SEVENTH world empire in that region of the world which is the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire. OR the antichrist kingdom will become the dominating force in ALL SEVEN previous kingdoms combined together. But they will NOT rule the entire world according to the Bible itself.






Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of God.


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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