I was messing around on YouTube yesterday when I came across a video entitled “Turkey’s Final Warning to Israel” with some very interesting dialogue below it.
(Video has since been removed from YouTube)
Here’s a screenshot of the comments following the video. Please read them in their entirety and then I will define some of the terms they’re using. If you click on the image below, you will be able to read the comments in larger print.
I’m guessing these comments were made by Middle Eastern gentiles based upon their content and their hatred for Israel. A gentile is simply someone who is not Jewish. In fact, I can say with certainty they are Muslims because of the content of their conversation. I’d like to define some of the terms they’re using. This will be a real eye opener.
Did you know that Islamic end-time prophecy is the polar opposite of Biblical end-time prophecy?
Gog and Magog is from the Book of Ezekiel. Gog is another name for the biblical Antichrist and Magog is the area he will come from [Ezekiel 38]. In these comments Israel is being named as Gog and Magog. We know from the Bible that Magog is in Turkey.
The Imam Mahdi, the 12th Imam, is Islam’s awaited messiah. Muslims believe he will come to help them defeat the Christians and the Jews at the time of the end. He will rule the entire world. The Imam Mahdi is the biblical Antichrist.
Eissa, or Isa, is Islam’s Jesus figure. They do believe Jesus was a great prophet but they do not believe He was the Son of God or Savior of the world. Isa, the Muslim Jesus, will deny he ever said he was God and join together with the Imam Mahdi. He will teach people about Islam and eventually direct people to worship the Mahdi. He is obviously not the real Jesus. Isa is the biblical False Prophet.
The Dajjal is Islam’s Antichrist figure. Yes, they have one too. According to Islam, the Dajjal will return and claim to be Jesus Christ. He’ll claim to be divine and He’ll fight for Israel. The Dajjal is actually our biblical Jesus Christ who returns as the Messiah.
Here on this page, when these commenters are talking about the Dajjali system or the Armies of the Dajjal, they are talking about the American and European Militaries now deployed in the Middle East.
A revived Ottoman Empire. It is fitting that the comments on this page end with a call to renew the Ottoman Empire. Revelation 17:9-11 tells us that there are eight biblical world kingdoms. It is the 7th kingdom that is to be revived, eventually becoming the 8th when the Antichrist steps up to take control [Daniel 7:7-8, 23-24]. The Roman Empire was the 6th kingdom. No one ever thinks to ask what the 7th kingdom was. History tells us this 7th kingdom was the Ottoman Empire.
Rome moved its capital to Constantinople, Turkey, shortly after A.D. 395. About a thousand years later, in A.D. 1453, the Ottoman Empire directly succeeded the Roman Empire. This Turkish Empire was an Islamic Caliphate which existed until 1923 when it was disbanded. When the Imam Mahdi appears, he will re-establish, or revive, the Islamic Caliphate. That is what Muslims are waiting for. A quick internet search will reveal that Turkey is indeed leading the way for a revived Islamic Caliphate.
The point here is not that Islamic prophecy is inspired (or at least not inspired by God) but that a billion or so Muslims are waiting for the return of the biblical Antichrist so they can line up behind him and give him their allegiance. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the dictator of Iran, has expressed his hope in the arrival of the Imam Mahdi several times. Here’s a portion of an interview with NBC.
He even talks about Jesus Christ returning with the Mahdi. And notice he is quick to correct the interviewer when she uses the word apocalypse in association with the Mahdi. We see the interviewer practicing real islamophobia as a result.
Prophecy teachers please wake up! The Middle Eastern gentiles are the Antichrist’s soil. That is his kingdom and it is being reformed right now with the so-called Arab Spring. Islam is Satan’s religion of choice which will carry out the future persecution of Jews and Christians during the tribulation. It is migrating to every country of the world and even given preferential treatment by our leaders. Please stop looking in Europe!
All of the action in the Bible has always taken place in the Middle East. Just as God’s chosen people are the Jews, Satan’s chosen people are the Middle Eastern gentiles. Just as Jesus came through the Jews, the Antichrist will come through the Middle Eastern gentiles. This conflict has been highlighted throughout the Bible starting in the Book of Genesis and continues to this day.
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