Allah and the Speaking Image of the Beast


If you have already read our book The Coming Bible Prophecy Reformation you already know that we speculated that the speaking image of the beast could possibly be an Islamic minaret with the crescent and star symbol of Islam and loudspeakers producing the “adhan” or  “Islamic call to prayer” to which Muslims bow down to and pray five times a day.

Islamic minaret with loudspeakers around balcony area and the crescent moon symbol at the top

Muslims bowing down to the adhan or Islamic call to prayer

 

What we didn’t know at the time of the writing of the book is that unlike most Sunni mosques, Shiite mosques and minarets usually use the Arabic letter for the name “Allah” instead of the crescent moon.

Shiite minaret in Karbala, Iraq with the name “Allah” in Arabic at the top

Same minaret showing loudspeakers around balcony area

 

We read in Revelation 13:15 that the second beast who is also called “the false prophet” in Revelation 19:20 (whom we believe to be the Antichrist himself) causes his followers to make an “image” to the beast and that image is given the ability to speak. He also causes those who refuse to “bow down” and worship the image of the beast to be killed. The second image above shows how Muslims bow down in reverence and worship to Allah during the call to prayer which comes from loudspeakers on minarets recited by the “muezzin” or man who recites the call to prayer from the minaret with loudspeakers.

A muezzin reciting the call to prayer


It is interesting to note that the passage in Revelation mirrors Daniel 3:1 where the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar also made an image and threatened to kill those who refused to bow down and worship it just like the false prophet will do. It is also interesting to note that the height of the image was 60 cubits and its breadth 6 cubits. 60 + 6= 66. So what?, you might say. It so happens that the gematria or numerical value of the name “Allah” in Arabic is also 66 as seen on the image below.

A Muslim web site called “The Mathematical Miracle of Islam” also confirms that the gematria for Allah is 66. Click here for further information.
Is this all a coincidence given the fact that Revelation 13:15 mirrors Daniel 3:1 without even mentioning that the number of the beast will be 666? 


It is also interesting to note the image in Daniel 3 whose height was 60 cubits and breadth was 6 cubits (60+6=66) was placed in the plain of Dura in Babylon, modern day Iraq. It so happens that Karbala whose mosques and minarets have the name of Allah whose gematria equals “66” is the holy capital of Shia Islam and is also located in the region of ancient Babylon where  king  Nebuchadnezzar erected his image. Another coincidence? 


If you have been following this blog, you know that we believe the empire to be revived under Antichrist is the Babylonian empire centered in Iraq where Nebuchadnezzar built his image and where the false prophet will also cause people to make an image to be worshiped by the followers of the beast which will be a military empire of religious nature, a Babylonian empire with Allah as the deity to be worshiped and Islam as its national religion. 

We read in Daniel 9:27 that the abomination of desolation will be placed on the Jewish temple that will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. We speculated in the book that this would be an Islamic crescent to be placed on the Jewish temple much like Muslims do to Christian churches converted to mosques where they replace the cross with a crescent moon. If the Antichrist happens to come from the Shia sect of Islam, he might place the name of Allah on the Jewish temple instead of a crescent moon as the abomination of desolation. He may also place a minaret on the temple compound with loudspeakers reciting the Islamic call to prayer and those in Jerusalem (and other places in the Muslim world in the Middle East) who refuse to bow down and worship the image of the name of Allah will be killed. The image of Allah atop a minaret with loudspeakers literally has ability to speak via the Islamic call to prayer. It may look like a normal thing to you in the 21st century but imagine what this may have looked like to the writer of the book of Revelation in the 1st century when he had the vision of the image of the beast being able to speak. To him this looked nothing short of a sign and wonder as loudspeaker technology didn’t come to exit for the next 18 centuries and were introduced to Islamic mosques in the 1930s. Also consider this article in light of the recent Israeli attempt to ban the use of speakers for the Muslim call to prayer which you can read here. The Antichrist may take revenge by reintroducing it in Israel and even install a minaret on the Jewish temple as discussed above. 

As we said in the book, all this was mere speculation and conjecture and the same applies for this article. There are still mysteries surrounding the image of the beast and only when the time comes, will we finally know what it all means. We live in very interesting times. Jesus himself said that we should be watchful for the sings of the times and of His coming. 

Below are some additional images with the name of Allah in Arabic adorning the top of Shiite mosques and minarets in Karbala, Iraq, the capital city of Shiite Islam.

Could a new Sykes-Picot come in 2017 or soon thereafter?

This article  was originally posted on our Facebook page in December of 2015 as seen on the screenshot below.


We live in a world of lies. World powers are secretly working together and using terrorist organizations to bring chaos to the Middle East in order to create a modern day Sykes-Picot after the original Sykes-Picot map of the Middle East came to exist almost 100 years ago after the defeat and dissolution of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. 

We may soon see a new Middle East map with new nation-states born out of sectarian divides. This could be the reality in 2017 after the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement which was presented to the world on November 23, 1917. But if it becomes reality, this new Middle East will be short lived. Out of this possible new Middle East map, a ten-nation confederacy divided into two sectarian camps (Sunni & Shiite) will emerge and the Antichrist will appear as the 11th leader who will conquer the ten nations and erase the borders of the peoples as the prophet Isaiah foresaw in Isaiah 10. 

The coming Assyrian little horn will erase the new borders of the Middle East and bring to power the last evil empire of human history before the King of kings and Lord of lords Jesus Christ destroys it and establishes his righteous kingdom forever. My fellow Christian, wake up and smell the coffee. It’s time to get ready to meet your maker. 

The Antichrist will not be a Catholic Pope nor a European politician. He will be a Middle Eastern religious, political and military leader who will appear on the scene soon after a ten-nation Islamic confederacy divided into two camps emerges in the new Middle East map that you may soon see on news headlines. This is a scenario we had already anticipated on chapter 9 of our book published in 2014.

 Whether it becomes reality or not, the sure thing is that a ten-nation confederacy of Islamic nations divided into two sectarian camps (Sunni & Shiite) will form and be united against Israel under the Antichrist. If it comes to pass, remember you heard it here first.

Blow is a current map of the Middle East based on the Sykes-Picot agreement proposed in 1915-16 and presented to the world on November 23, 1917.


Below is a map of the new Middle East proposed by world powers along with the Yinon (Zionist) plan for the Middle East which was proposed by Oded Yinon in 1982. 

 

The idea behind the Yinon Plan is to weaken and Balkanize Muslim-Arab states so it will be easier for Israel to conquer the region militarily and realize the “Greater Israel” project.

 This plan will fail because God will allow the Antichrist to frustrate it and Greater Israel will only be realized after the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of his millennial kingdom. Only then will the Jews and all scattered and lost Israelites enjoy the land given to Abraham and his descendants.

Iraq, The False Prophet and Nukes

Stephen Pidgeon who is the translator and editor of the Eth Cepher Bible has apparently discovered that the prophecy in Zechariah 5 refers to nuclear missiles being launched from the land of Shinar also known as the land of Babylon which is modern day Iraq. We recommend you read his thought provoking article titled A Woman in a Basket? before proceeding. We also highly recommend you watch the video included at the end of his article which can be accessed by clicking here.

Below is an image summarizing the content of the article and video by Stephen Pidgeon.


If the “fire” which may refer to  nuclear balistic missiles mentioned in Zechariah 5 happens to be connected with the “fire” that the beast that rises out of the earth causes to come down from heaven in the sight of men in Revelation 13:11-14, an interesting picture emerges. We know from Revelation 19:20 that the second beast who performs the “miracle” of causing fire to come down from heaven is called “the false prophet.” This means that the second  beast is a human being who is a religious leader or cleric. The first beast is a geopolitical empire comprised of 10 nations/kings. We have several articles on this blog in which we show the beast empire is a geopolitical and military alliance between Middle Eastern Islamic nations that surround Israel, particularly the nations of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as the nations that form the final kingdom of the north mentioned in Daniel 11.
 It is our personal belief that the false prophet and the 11th little horn who rises after the first 10 horns in Daniel 7 are one and the same. This basically means that the false prophet of Revelation is the Antichrist himself who becomes the religious and political leader of the empire of 10 nations. 
We are told that he exercises the power of the first beast and that power is political and military as the beast empire wages war and is composed of ten political kings. 
We are told in Daniel 11:36-39 that the Antichrist who is the final king of the kingdom of the north geographically located in the region of the ancient Seleucid empire will promote a deity or god of fortresses and will wage war as he promotes his god and religion. This in and of itself reveals that he is a fanatical religious leader and cleric, not just your average politician. It is our belief he will be a Muslim cleric who is also a militia/military leader and who is heavily involved in politics. 
Revelation 13 says that he causes fire to come down from heaven in the sight of men and exercises the power of the first political/military beast which wages war against Israel in the end times.  In that context, causing fire to come down from heaven in modern terms means that he is waging some type of war that is capable of causing fire to come down from heaven. This may have looked like a miracle to the first century writer and readers of Revelation but it is normal to the modern reader. Rockets and missiles are no miracle to us in the twenty first century but could have easily been seen as a great sign,  miracle or wonder to the writer of Revelation since swords, spears and shields were all the weapons of war available at that time. 


It is interesting to note that the geographic area where the “fire” of nuclear missiles in Zechariah 5 will be housed is the land of Shinar. That is the land of Assyria and Babylon according to Genesis 10:8-11 and is what we know today as modern Iraq. We have also extensively written that the Antichrist will rise in Iraq as the “Assyrian” and the “king of Babylon” who is given power to destroy wonderfully the mighty and the holy people according to Daniel 8:23-25. By now you must have already made the connection. 
The second beast/false prophet is the Antichrist himself rising in the land of Iraq who will cause fire to come down from heaven as he launches nuclear missiles from his military base in the land of Shinar and Babylon known today as Iraq. At least that is what we believe and it is what we have written in our book which goes by the same name of this blog and it can be purchased by clicking here.

The US led invasion of Iraq in 2003 which supposedly took place in order to find weapons of mass destruction happened a bit too early. That reality still awaits fulfillment under the Antichrist/false prophet.

 Read our related article titled Will Iraq Become Iran’s Nuclear Base? written back in 2015.

The Devil’s Religious Empire: Allah is in the Details

Those of you familiar with this blog and our book know that we have emphasized that the beast empire of Revelation will be a geopolitical and military alliance between the modern nations that came out of the first three empires of Daniel 7, namely the Babylonian (lion) , Persian (bear)  and Seleucid Grecian (leopard) empires. The image below illustrates what the coming empire of the beast will look like geographically.


We have also emphasized that the coming beast alliance appears to be primarily Shiite Muslim in nature as the  nations that will form the final kingdom of the north in the end times are mostly ruled by Shiite militias and governments as seen on the image below.


Notice the geographical similarities between this map and the illustration of the beast map above. The nations in green are all coming under the influence of what is called the “Shiite Crescent” being led by Iran, the Persian bear of Daniel 7 whose “feet” belong to the composite beast in Revelation 13 and whose “feet” will cause most of the destruction in Daniel 7:7 as the fourth beast with 10 horns (the same composite  beast with 10 horns in Revelation 13) “devours”  and “tramples” everything in its path. This mean Iran as the “feet” of the Persian bear will be the major military power of the beast empire alliance.
Satan the Devil, The Dragon and Allah
In Revelation 13 we read that the dragon who is identified as Satan and the Devil in the previous chapter is the power behind this coming beast empire alliance. The second beast in Revelation 13 who resembles a lamb but who speaks as dragon also identified  as the false prophet in Revelation 19:20 is responsible for causing the inhabitants of the earth to “worship” the first beast which is the coming imperial alliance between the leopard (Seleucid  Syria/Lebanon/Iran/Iran), the bear (Persia/Iran) and the lion (Babylon/Iraq). This reveals that this empire is religious in nature and that the empire is worshipped by those under its influence. The dragon (the devil) is worshiped as the empire is worshiped. 
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4)
As the inhabitants who dwell in the lands controlled by this beast empire worship the empire, they automatically worship the dragon himself who gives power to the beast.
Allah is in the details



Have you ever looked at the flags of Iran and Iraq, the two nations that will be the feet and the mouth of the beast as the beast has the feet of a bear (Persia/Iran) and the mouth of a look (Babylon/Iraq)?


The Emblem of Iran (Persian: نشان رسمی ایران‎‎, neshān-e rasmi-ye Irān) since the 1979 Iranian Revolution features the Arabic word Allah (“God”), rendered in stylized characters from the Persian alphabet. The logo consists of four crescents and a sword. The four crescents are meant to stand for the word Allah. The five parts of the emblem symbolize the Principles of the Religion. Above the sword is a shadda: in Arabic script, this is used to double a letter. 
The flag of Iraq: A horizontal tricolour of red, white, and black, charged with the takbīr (Allahu akbar, “Allah is great”) in green Kufic script, centered on the white stripe. 

The name of Allah in these flags reveal how these nations submit to the will of Allah and how they are religious in nature. They are also seeking to reveive a religious Islamic empire. 

The Islamic revolution that began in Iran in 1979 has recently spread to Iraq where Shiite militias have gained power after the removal of Saddam Hussein, in Lebanon where the Shiite militia  group Hezbollah has gained power with the help of Iran and to Syria which is considered the bridge between Iran and Lebanon. The beast empire which revives the territory of the Seleucid king of the north in Daniel 11:21-45 appears to be forming before our eyes and this beast will be allowed to “continue” for 42 months and during this short period it will seek the destruction of Israel and cause much destruction in the Middle East. Jesus Christ quotes from Daniel 11 & 12 in Matthew 24:15 when referring to the abomination of desolation and the geopolitical signs of his coming and the area of the Seleucid empire which covered the nations north and east of Israel is the geographical context of Daniel 11 & 12. The religious empire of Satan is slowly taking shape in the Middle East and Allah is Satan’s disguise to persecute the land and people of God. Pray for Muslims to open their eyes as God brings judgement to Satan and his religious empire of the last days. 

In The Footsteps of Imam Al-Mahdi?


It may just be a coincidence but this makes one wonder if the Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr is trying to send a message to his followers and fellow clerics.

The 12th Imam of Shia Islam also called Imam al-Mahdi is always depicted wearing a green head covering accessory or headscarf. 



Al Sadr also appears wearing a green head covering when delivering speeches to his followers and this is not a common practice among Shia clerics.


 According to Shia end time beliefs, the Mahdi will appear in a time of complete chaos, will take over Iraq and make the city of Kufa the capital of his Shia caliphate. Wikishia states:

“According to a number of narrations, Kufa will be the capital of caliphate of Imam al-Mahdi (a) which will be the center of attention of the whole world. Imam al-Sadiq (a) was asked about the place that Imam al-Mahdi (a) will settle in and also the place that Muslims will gather around in the time of reappearance, he expressed: “Kufa will be the capital of his caliphate, the mosque of Kufa will be the place for judgment, the mosque of Sahla will be the treasury house while hills of Najaf will be the place for worshiping and praying.”

http://en.wikishia.net/view/Kufa

Al Monitor recently reported the relationship Muqtada Al Sadr has with the Sahla mosque in the Iraqi city of Kufa. The report says:

KUFA, Iraq — The Great Mosque of Kufa (aka al-Sahla)

“Following the fall of the Baath regime in 2003, the leader of the Sadrist movement and son of the assassinated cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, chose the mosque to deliver his first speech following the US invasion. Since then, Shiite parties have been competing to stand on the mosque’s minbar (platform), but Sadr kept a firm grip on it, using it to escalate his attack on the US occupation.Ever since, the mosque has become a platform for rivalries between Shiites, but Sadr clung to it because the supporters of his father would attend the political and religious events in this mosque and meet him there. Besides, the mosque has religious and historic importance for Shiites.In 2004, US forces besieged Sadr, who retreated to the mosque, preventing a possible raid on it.”

 Entire report can be accessed in the link at the end of this article.
According to Shia end time beliefs, the Mahdi will also unite all Muslims in an attempt to resist the Zionist regime of Israel and conquer Jerusalem and Palestine for Islam. ABNA 24 recently reported the following:

AhlulBayt News Agency – Seyyed Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of Iraqi  Movements, has issued a statement on Saturday for upcoming international Quds (Jerusalem) Day announcing his readiness to confront Israel and stressed had Saudi Arabia focused the coalition of 40 Islamic and Arab countries on liberation of Palestine all Muslim nations would have benefited the move.
In the statement, read in Friday prayer sermons across Iraq, Palestine is dubbed as the wound of Arab and Islam.

 He stressed,”Saudi scholars would have been better to call for confrontation with Zionist regime of Israel rather than issuing orders for assassination of people from other Islamic denominations or intensification of clashes between different schools of thought.”

 Iraqi leader in his message has called all tribes and ethnicities in the Arab and Muslim world, Shia, Sunni, Kurd, Arab and non-Arab, to unite under the flag of Palestine.

 He stressed,” I am ready for confrontation with our Zionist enemy and as we have stood against American occupying forces, we are maintaining our resistance with the new cover of terrorism in our country.”

 Muqtada al Sadr slammed Iraq occupiers who have changed course to continue their occupation through traitors and their agents in Arab and Islamic countries, similar to the ongoing situation in Yemen, Syria and other war-torn Arab and Islamic countries.

 The cleric reiterated that Palestine should remain as number one issue for the world of Islam because it is the first Qibla (praying direction) of Islam and cradle of future reforms in the world of Islam.

 Iraqi religious leader stressed Arab and Islamic countries should resolve sectarian and ethnic disagreements and rise for their common objective, liberation of Palestine. (Link to this report is provided at the end of this article)
Muqtada Al-Sadr is also trying to overthrow the Iraqi government and is also asking all Muslims to unite in order to resist the Zionist regime of Israel and conquer Palestine for Islam.


The Iraqi city of Kufa which the Mahdi will make the capital of his caliphate government is located in the area of ancient Babylon. In our book we went through great pains to show how the Antichrist rises in the region of ancient Assyria and Babylon and makes Babylon the capital of his empire. Babylon is modern day Iraq. He also rises to persecute Israel and conquer Jerusalem according to biblical prophecy. Apparently the 12th Imam of Shia Islam comes to fulfill the same role of the biblical Antichrist. But again, all this may just be a coincidence but it is worth paying attention to.

LORD Jesus, come quickly!

Read our related article titled Meet the man preparing for the coming of the Mahdi here.

Click  the following links for further reading about the political ambition of Muqtada al Sadr and how his objectives may relate the the coming of the Mahdi.
http://en.abna24.com/service/middle-east-west-asia/archive/2016/06/26/762431/story.html

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160626-shia-cleric-sadr-calls-on-iraq-government-to-resign/

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/iraq-kufa-historical-mosque-shiite-political-platform.html

The image below was created by a political cartoonist in 2004 following the US invasion of Iraq. It portrays Muqtada al Sadr growing in power after the removal of Saddam Hussein. 

Antichrist: First a Populist, Then a Willful Dictator

Those who study Bible prophecy correctly identify the Antichrist as the end time dictator who will rise to invade Jerusalem and seek the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel. What most have missed is that the Antichrist does not start his career as a dictator but as a populist, a man who seeks to represent the interest of ordinary people.

Daniel 11 describes how the antichrist will rise as the last in a succession of kings of the Seleucid division of the Grecian empire (king of the north) at the time of the end. For those who are not familiar with the geographical location of the Seleucid empire, below is a modern map showing the areas controlled by the four generals who divided the Grecian empire after the death of Alexander the Great.


Contrary to some recent popular theories, the Seleucid empire didn’t  rule from Asia Minor or modern day Turkey which was given to general Lysimachus. General Seleucus received Babylon and the eastern portion of Alexander’s empire upon Alexander’s death. Seleucus built the city of Seleucia in Babylon and made it the capital of his empire. 


Later Seleucus moved the capital of the Seleucid empire to Antioch in Syria and eventually ended up conquering Asia Minor to the north which was under the rule of Lysimachus. We know from other passages like Isaiah 10:5-25, Isaiah 14:1-25, Micah 5:5-6 and others that the antichrist is called the “Assyrian”, the “king of Babylon” and that he as the Assyrian he is associated with the “land of Nimrod.” Genesis 10:8-11 specifically defines the geographic area of the cities built by Nimrod and names the cities as Nineveh, Babel (Babylon) ERECH (which is the word for the name IRAQ), Calneh and Akkad in the land of Shinar which the Greeks referred to as Mesopotamia.


When we combine all these facts, we learn that the antichrist as the last ruler to rise from the Seleucid division of the Grecian empire will appear in the land that we know today as Iraq or ancient Assyria and Babylon and that is where Seleucus as the first king of the Seleucid empire ruled from. 

 The Antichrist will likely repeat the process of rising in Iraq and ruling over the neighboring nations to the east (Iran) , west (Syria, Lebanon) and north (Turkey) of Iraq as the 10 kings (horns) submit  to the 11th king (little horn) thus reviving the territory of the Seleucid empire with Babylon or Iraq as its capital.

The career of the Antichrist begins in Daniel 11:21 as the following verses do not mention a new king of the north all the way to verse 40 which mentions the “time of the end” when the antichrist as the last king of the north will be at war  with the king of the south which will be Egypt and allies in the south and who persecutes and destroys the power of the holy people (Jews in Israel) in Daniel 12 during the tribulation.

This will be a war between the modern equivalent of revived Babylon (Iraq) at war with modern day Egypt and its Arab and North African allies to the south of Iraq as seen in Daniel 11:40-43. 


The Populist King of the North (Seleucid -Babylonian territory)


When the angel Gabriel mentions the  rise of the last king of the north or Seleucid Babylon, he says the following:
21 “In his place a despised person will arise; royal honors will not be given to him, but he will come during a time of peace (or peacefully) and seize the kingdom by intrigue.

22 A flood of forces will be swept away before him; they will be shattered, as well as the covenant prince.

23 After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully. He will rise to power with  small nation.(people)

24 During a time of peace,[fn] he will come into the richest parts of the province and do what his fathers and predecessors never did. He will lavish plunder, loot, and wealth on his followers, and he will make plans against fortified cities, but only for a time.” (Daniel 11:21-24) HCSB

From this passage we learn that:

1 – he will be a despised leader by the political elite ruling his nation as they won’t give him any royal honor or the right to become the ruler of the nation.

2- he will seize the nation by intrigue and deception. This will be sort of a peaceful coup d’état and false promises are the weapons he uses to accomplish that coup.

3- he will rise to power with a small nation or small people in other translations which also implies he is not very powerful during his ascension to power, hence the term “little horn” which simply means a small or weak (not powerful) military leader. He won’t rise as the president of a large and powerful nation. 

4-he will lavish plunder, loot and wealth on his followers once he enters the richest parts of the provinces of his country (perhaps Iraq’s oil fields??)

The angel is describing a leader who is despised by the political elite, who becomes powerful with a small following and who plays the populist leader who seeks to represent the interests of his followers by lavishing wealth and spoil on them. He is a man of the people in the beginning who uses intrigue and support for his followers as he rises to power through what appears to be a peaceful coup d’état. The people love him because he apparently cares about their needs. It is only later in his career after he has risen to power that he becomes the “wilfull king” who does according to his will according to Daniel 11:36. He will magnify himself in his heart and do as he pleases and will become a dictator who will not even respect the desire of women. In the following verses we learn that he will speak against the gods of other religions, against the God of gods (Yahweh of the Bible) and that he will promote a strange god, a god of forces or war. This implies he is not just the usual dictator who is a head of state and a military leader but also a fanatical religious leader, a cleric who heavily promotes his god and religion.
Daniel continues;
37 He will not show regard for the gods[fn] of his fathers, the god longed for by (or the love of) women, or for any other god, because he will magnify himself above all.

38 Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses — a god his fathers did not know — with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.

39 He will deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him,[fn] making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward. (Daniel 11:37-39)

At this point he has become a dictator and a fanatical religious leader promoting his religion (Islam) through war and rewarding those who acknowledge his god (Allah).

As we approach the last days and the rise of the little horn who will seek to destroy the mighty and the holy people (Daniel 8:25, 12:7) or the Jews living in the land of Israel, we must pay attention to the details specifically given to us in Daniel 11:21-45. We must be on the alert and watch for the rise of a populist religious, political, and military leader who appears in Iraq, is despised by the political elite, who uses intrigue and a peaceful coup d’état to rise to power and is a populist who seeks to represent the interests of his ordinary followers. These signs will usher us in the end times and this means the return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ to destroy the little horn from Iraq and save his people from destruction is very close. Do you already know Jesus and his plan to redeem you from the curse of sin and eternal death? Know him before it is too late!

P.S.

Just so all of you know , this is not a brand new idea or revelation on our part based on current news headlines. We had already written basically the same thing on page 267 of our book years ago but we mistakenly used the word “socialist” because the word “populist” didn’t come to mind when we wrote that chapter years ago. Here is a screenshot of that page.

Axis of Resistance and the Beast of Revelation

Back in 2008 we wrote an article titled The Middle East and the Beast of Revelation. In this article we explored the geography hidden behind the sybolism of the beast empire of Revelation 13 and concluded that the primary nations to form the Middle Eastern beast empire are Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. We have posted on this blog several recent articles emphasizing this view. We hate to keep posting repeated articles but evidence keeps  pilling up and showing  that what we projected back in 2008 is becoming reality. You may have read our articles emphasizing that the Shiite crescent of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon appears to be reviving the ancient Seleucid empire (king of the north of Daniel 11) as the final empire that will seek to destroy Israel. This Shiite crescent is also called “Axis of Resistance.” Its goal is to counter western and Israeli influence in the Middle East and also to oppose regional Sunni states allied with Israel,  the United States and NATO.

The current Syrian civil war is the battleground between US allies and the Axis of Resistance. Below is an image illustrating the current war in Syria.

   

A declassified document from the US Department of Defense reveals that the Islamic State (ISIS) as a salafist principality was created by the US with the help of NATO, Turkey and Gulf States in order to distabilize the Syrian government which is the “depth of Shia expansion of Iraq and Iran” in the region.

  

It is no longer a secret that ISIS is funded and supported by the west, Israel, Turkey, and Sunni Gulf States in order to prevent Shia expansion and to protect US and Israeli interests in the Middle East. The mainstream western media just won’t talk about it.

Israel and the west know that a Shiite empire under the leadership of a militarily powerful Iran will threaten Israel’s existence and end western influence once and for all. Turkey and Sunni Gulf States like Saudi Arabia and Qatar are being used by the West and Israel to keep the Shiite expansion from reaching further into the region. I know some prophecy teachers say that Turkey is the Antichrist nation but most, if not all of them are not really paying attention to what is really going on. Turkey as a NATO member and a possible future member of the European Union is actually helping Israel and the west face the threat of a Shiite expansion in the Middle East. You can almost say Turkey is the shield of Israel and the west in the Middle East. Iranian media even accuses Turkish president Erdogan of being a Zionist puppet of Israel.

  

It is sad to say it but the hard to swallow truth is that Israel has sided with the lesser of two evils (Sunni Islam) in order to protect itself from the greater of two evils (a nuclea Shia Islam). By siding with Sunni terrorists to protect itself, Israel is supporting organizations that kill thousands of Christians in the Middle East. How happy do you think Jesus is about that? Are you beginning to see why God will allow such time of trouble and tribulation to befall upon Israel besides the fact that Israel still rejects her Messiah? By trying to protect itself from the Shia threat, Israel is supporting Sunni terror organizations also financed by the west, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi  Arabia. Talk about a covenant with death which will bring swift destruction upon them! (Isaiah 28:15-18)

    

I hope I’m not accused of hating Israel for exposing these facts. I love Israel because God loves Israel but I  cannot turn a blind eye to reality.

The “Shiite crescent” or “Axis of Resistance” is called by some the unofficial name of “Unites States of Resistance” and it has unofficial maps circulating on the Internet as we can see below.

   
   

You can see on this last map that the flags of the US, France, United Kingdom, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Israel are all shown as part of the alliance opposing the Shia United States of Resistance comprised of all Shiites in the greater Middle East. This Shiite Axis of Resistance between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon is growing stronger by the day as it is being supported by Russia, China, North Korea and some socialist South American countries.

The goal of this Axis of Resistance is to end American and Zionist influence in the Middle East and bring “true Islam” under the 12th Imam who supposedly comes to bring “peace” to the world by destroying the enemies of true Shia Islam and those enemies are primarily Israel as the “little Satan”, America as the “great Satan” and lastly, Sunni Islam which has brought much suffering to Shiites for fourteen centuries. So in summary, Shia Islam will bring peace by destroying mighty America, Israel and Sunni terrorists. Sounds familiar? Daniel 8:23-25 says that by “peace,” the Antichrist from the Syrian Seleucid territory will destroy the mighty and the holy people. The Seleucid territory included what we know today as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the very territory of the Shiite Crescent and Axis of Resistance as seen on the maps below.

   
 

This is the empire that will supposedly bring peacefull Shia Islam as opposed to evil Sunni Islam as Shiites suggest on the illustration below.

  

If you are someone who have given up the fairy tale idea of a European Antichrist, I know you have been watching Turkey as the beast and Antichrist nation but do yourself a favor — pay close attention to the empire that is rising in front of your eyes, which most prophecy buffs are oblivious to, because things may just not happen the way you have been expecting. 

  
Visit:

http://www.resistanceaxis.com/

and learn more about the Shiite empire that is rising to bring total destruction as it tries to end American and Zionist influence in the Middle East.