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The End Times “Beast”

The Bible teaches that in the end times, directly preceding the return of Yahshua, an evil empire will rise to power. Referred to as “the beast,” this empire is characterized as an antichrist worship movement that aims to impose its rule, its laws and its god on the inhabitants of earth. According to Scripture, this satanically inspired governing system will persecute Christians and Jews – forcing all to submit to its brand of worship – while eliminating those who will not.

Throughout the centuries, theologians and prophecy scholars have pointed to various governing entities as being the fulfillment of Bible’s prophesied beast:  The former Soviet Union, a “revived” version of the Roman Empire, even the United Nations organization.

 But there is only one entity that has ever fit the Bibles highly specific profile of the beast. It is the all in one religious and governing system known as “Islam.” The antichrist will not be a U.S. President, a Jewish cult leader posing as the Messiah, or the head of the U.N. He will be a Muslim leader. At his direction, a confederacy of Islamic nations will go to war against Israel, her supporters and, ultimately, against God Himself.

 This is not a fanciful scenario cooked up by those that would arbitrarily paint the “bogeyman” of our day as the antichrist. It’s all in the Bible. In fact, the religion of Islam itself, though not mentioned by name, is alluded to throughout the Bible. This has gone largely unrecognized by the Church, however, as most Westerners, unfamiliar with the uniquely defining characteristics of Islam, fail to recognize the obvious clues. This is about filling in some blanks in our prophetic understanding, about shedding new light on what Scripture actually says about the antichrist.

 We are going to walk through a list of very specific “beast” attributes as recorded in the Bible and demonstrate how each and every one of them points directly at Islam as the end times “beast religion.” Let us begin:

 

 According to the Bible, the beast will rise from the lands once ruled by the Babylonian, Persian and Greek empires. (Dan. 7:37, Rev. 13:2).

Today, these lands are ruled by exclusively Muslim nations. Therefore, the beast will be Islamic.

According to the Bible, the beast is associated with a “false prophet.” (Rev. 19:20, 20:10)

The religion of Islam was founded by the self proclaimed “prophet” Muhammad.

The beast uses beheading as a preferred method of execution. (Rev. 20:4)

In today’s civilized world there is only one governing entity that sanctions beheading as a principal method of execution. Incidentally, beheading is not a new practice within Islam. “When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads.”  (Surah 47:4)

 

The Bible says the beast gets his power from Satan. (Rev. 13:2)

In Isaiah 14, the Hebrew phrase used for Lucifer is “Heylal Ben Shahar.” Hilal or “Heylal” translates simply as “Lucifer” (also known as the “morning star”). Saharon comes from the root “shar,” which means “crescent moon.” Thus, Lucifer’s name actually means: “morning star / crescent moon.” The crescent moon and star is the primary symbol of Islam; it is found on the flags of most Muslim countries: Pakistan, Turkey, Libya … and on the top of mosques and minarets everywhere. Has Satan managed to place his “name” on the peak of virtually every Muslim worship center the world over? If so, the quintessential act of haughtiness and, of course, completely befitting of one who aspires to be worshipped as “god.”

 

According to the Bible, the beast utterly rejects the Christian doctrine that God has a son and Yahshua is that Son. (1 John 2:22-23)

The Muslim view of Yahshua is summed up in these declarations on the walls of the worlds most famous Islamic mosque: “… Yahshua, son of Mary, was only a messenger of God.” “God has no Son. It is blasphemy to say he has taken a son.” If that doesn’t qualify as “anti-christ,” then nothing does.

 

The beast speaks great “blasphemies” against God. (Rev. 13:5,6)

The “Shahada” is the defining phrase, or slogan, of Islam. It is recited: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” In one brief slogan the God of the Bible and His Son, Yahshua (Jesus Christ), are supplanted by Allah and his prophet, Muhammad. I suppose you could call that blasphemy.

 

According to the Bible, the beast conceals his true nature behind a peaceful façade. (Rev. 13:11)

How often have you heard the slogan, “Islam is Peace”, in the years since 9/11?? Sorry, I’m not buying it. The truth is that Islam and “jihad” lay at the root of the vast majority of violence and conflict playing out around the globe today. And thus, the perfect segue into our next “beast attribute.”

 

The Bible says the beast worships a “god of fortresses,” or a god of war. (Dan. 11:38)

In Allah’s own words: “… fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” (Surah 9:5)  By many accounts the Koran contains no less the 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Muslims who do not join in the fight are called “hypocrites” and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not battle the enemy alongside their fellow Muslims. Allah is indeed a god of war. If you ever begin to doubt this, just turn on the evening news.

 

According to the Bible, the beast has no regard for the “desire(s) of women.” (Dan. 11:37)

No where in the world are women held in lower regard than in Muslim countries. In some strict Muslim countries they are not permitted to leave the house unless fully covered and accompanied by a male relative. They are subject to “honor” killings for crimes such as “immoral behavior.” They are barred from employment and forbidden to attend school. They are routinely beaten, raped and abused – then denied equal justice. Not surprising, considering that their legal testimony is valued at only half that of a man’s.

 

The Bible says the beast intends to replace established law with his own version of law. (Dan. 7:25)

The goal of Islam is to implement Sharia (Islamic) law worldwide.

 

There are literally dozens of other such parallels that point to Islam – and only Islam – as the beast religion. Incredibly, many of these “beast attributes” were recorded by the Hebrew Prophets at least 500 years before the religion of Islam existed.

 Prophecy scholars have for centuries talked about the coming of a world-dominating, demonically inspired “one world religion” or “false church.” A few of them are still waiting for it to appear.  To those observers I can only say, “Don’t look now but this world-dominating “false church” is here and has been – dominating the Middle East (the Biblical world) – for nearly fourteen centuries.

 Today, the growing chaos in Muslim countries – the call for new leadership and the toppling of one dictator after another – tells us that the region is on the verge of re-birthing the beast in its final “revived” form. According to the Bible, ten like-minded “kings” are going to form a confederacy. (Rev. 17: 12-14). Soon after the formation of this confederacy, a principal figure will emerge. (Dan. 7:24).  The Bible describes him as a religious, military and political figure who presents a peaceful façade, but whose ultimate agenda will center on killing those who refuse to convert to his religion. (Rev. 13:15). Discerning Christians will recognize this man as the Antichrist.

 

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September 11, 2012 - Posted by | Anti-Christ, Bible Prophecy, Christianity, End Times, Islam, Jesus Christ, Koran, Messiah, Muhammad, Muslim, Prophecy, Quran, The Beast, Yashua | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Good post. Muslims are also waiting for the Mahdi . . . They certainly do fit the bill don’t they certainly. . .

    Comment by Bret | September 11, 2012 | Reply

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  3. I need to make a correction here. I stated: “Soon after the formation of this confederacy, a principal figure will emerge. (Dan. 7:24). The Bible describes him as a religious, military and political figure who presents a peaceful façade, but whose ultimate agenda will center on killing those who refuse to convert to his religion. (Rev. 13:15). Discerning Christians will recognize this man as the Antichrist.”

    This is in error. The “Mahdi” of Islam is anointed as the Muslim that will bring the Caliphate back. That means the “Mahdi,” who is the “Anti-Christ,” will actually form the confederacy of nations. Look for coming posts regarding this subject.

    Comment by Ice | October 25, 2013 | Reply


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