It’s Becoming the Consensus We Are Watching the Prophecy of Daniel 8 Beginning In Iraq

Shush (Susa) in IranStudents of prophecy are beginning to reconsider previous interpretations of Daniel 8 as having been completely fulfilled in history and for good reason.

When Daniel tried to understand the vision given to him, he wrote that an angel…

…came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.” [Daniel 8:17 NASB]

Daniel was specifically told this vision was in reference to the time of the end.

As we see today’s headlines concerning Iran entering Iraq in the Middle East, consider where Daniel was taken when this vision began:

I looked in the vision, and while I was looking I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; and I looked in the vision and I myself was beside the Ulai Canal. [Daniel 8:2 NASB]

He was beside the Ulai Canal in Susa which is modern-day Shush in Iran. As he was watching, he saw a ram invading from the east:

Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last. I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself. [Daniel 8:3-4 NASB]

Historically, the ram was the Persian Empire. Today it is Iran. As I write this, the world is watching Iraq fall into chaos as Iran eagerly volunteers military assistance and places boots on Iraqi soil. All of this has greatly expanded the already raging Sunni/Shia war that has been waging in Syria as Sunnis and Shiites fight for control of the Middle East in order to establish their respective brand of a revived Islamic Caliphate which is, according to Bible prophecy, the kingdom of the coming Antichrist.

Here are two articles expanding on this that I consider required reading by every Christian at this point in time:

Is the Vision of Daniel 8 Being Fulfilled Right Now in Iraq and Iran?

by Joel Richardson

If you are a student of Bible prophecy, then I want you to get your Bible out and open it to Daniel chapter 8. Now, if you consult nearly any commentary on the Book of Daniel, you’ll find they nearly all interpret this prophecy as fulfilled in history. The prophecy begins with a ram butting to the west, to the north, and to the south, which most believe refers to the historical conquests of the Medo-Persian Empire… (Read the rest)

Is ISIS the Trigger for the Second Signpost?

by Mark Davidson

If you are a regular visitor to this website, or to Joel’s, you are well aware of developments in Iraq these days. The situation looks like ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, which is the Levant) might provoke the start of the Second Signpost. And I’ve been getting many emails, texts and phone calls. The theme is a basic query: “wow, could this be it?” The short answer is yes, it could. The longer more correct answer is contained in the rest of this article… (Read the rest)

Shush (Susa), Iran

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  1. Just a thought I had and I’d like your take on it: as I’ve studied prophecy and history more, I came across some stuff about semiramis, the wife of nimrod. It was believed that she was the start of the Babylonian idol worship in the world. Now there are different stories regarding the death of nimrod, but what is known is that after he died, he was revered as the sun god, Baal, and later, she would be regarded as his consort, the Queen of heaven, Asherah. Their Egyptian counterparts are clearly seen in Osiris (Nimrod/Baal) and Isis (Semiramis/Asherah). It’s my belief that the prostitute sitting on the scarlet beast in Revelation 17 is Semiramis who is the religious system known as mystery Babylon, who is the mother of all prostitutes, and the mother of abominable things. So when I see ISIS in Iraq (Babylon), I see the beginning of this prostitute sitting on the scarlet beast. And just as it was believed that Tammuz, to gain his throne from his mother, killed his mother, so too will the beast destroy ISIS. These are my thoughts and I would hope you’d be able to validate or correct me in this.

    • i used to have an article about Semiramis and Nimrod but there is much controversy over the author of the book who put forth that theory and so i took it down. it’s called The Two Babylons, i believe, by Alexander Hislop. Many scholars say that Semiramis didn’t actually live at the same time as Nimrod. i’m currently in the process of rewriting the article.

      now, i do think that Nimrod and the events at Babel were responsible for the similarities in world religions (same characters and stories, etc.), the similarities in megalithic archaeoastronomical structures (pyramids, stonehenge, etc.) and flood myths due to the dispersion of the people groups which carried this knowledge with them only to be slightly distorted in each respective culture.

      as far as the prostitute riding the beast, i believe it is Islam which will ride this last world kingdom.

  2. I find your understanding of Islam and Christian prophecy to be exact mirrors very interesting.

    I have a couple of questions for you:
    Where do you believe the “illuminati” fit in?
    Where do you feel the New Age and “Ascended Masters” teachings fit in?
    What do you make of the alien agenda in relation to your Islam/Christian mirror understanding?

    • those are very good questions and something i have been thinking about for a long time. i do believe so-called “aliens” are fallen angels and demons (see also but those who only stick to an alien end-time scenario (or a Western end-time scenario) ignore the geography in Bible prophecy which places the Antichrist’s kingdom in the Middle East. despite what interpretations we might bring to the text, geography doesn’t lie about the location of prophetic events. thank you for asking these questions. more later. meshing these components is one of my main areas of study and it requires a longer answer…

      • Thank you for your interesting and, for as far I can see, very good articles! The questions of justme are indeed very good. I have thought about these topics a lot too. Also concerning the other question about the origins of most world religions in Semiramis and Nimrod. I also think that Nimrod was the husband and son of her, etc. I too am looking forward to good research about these topics:
        – How good does the Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz explanation fits with history and in the world religions?
        – What is the role of the Illuminati (satan worshipers)? And is their goal for a NWO also working towards the end time order?
        – How is the alien deception fitting in prophecy?

        Thanks again for your great effort. It is not easy and takes a lot of time. Many blessings.

        • thank you and great questions!

          I used to have an article posted about Semiramis and Nimrod but the information came from Alexander Hislop’s “The Two Babylons”. After I found out that there was a lot of controversy surrounding his book, I decided to pull it just to be safe in the name of credibility.

          Many mythologies and religions have the same characters and the same stories, more or less. Personally, I believe that the similarities in these religions and myths can be traced back to a single source. I believe it is entirely realistic to think that Noah’s grandsons would have asked him and their fathers what the time before the Flood was like. Kids are curious after all. Some of these stories would have been passed on to become mythologies. I also believe that stories about Noah and his sons and grandsons are responsible for some of these mythologies as well. Consider, many ancient cultures have a world-wide flood myth, etc. The dispersion of the peoples at Babel would be responsible for these similarities between cultures. After the people were scattered, they took these stories with them and they became their mythologies and religions. For example, in Greek mythology we have Poseidon and one of Noah’s great-grandsons was named Sidon [Genesis 10:15]. Po-seidon = Sidon.

          Babel also accounts for the similarities in megalithic architecture based on advanced astronomy that enabled these cultures to measure and map the globe and sail around the world during the one and only Ice Age which was a result of Noah’s Flood. This is why we find pyramids and other megalithic structures all over the world. The source was the ziggurat/pyramid at Babel.

          When you have the time, sit down and watch this film “Atlantis: Secret Star Mappers of a Lost World“. It deals with some of this. Dont’ be thrown by the name “Atlantis” in the title. Check it out.

          Now as far as the NWO is concerned, there is no doubt that the UN is dangerous and is trying to govern the entire world, but so also is Islam. They are at war with each other though one side won’t admit it. Islam is the greater threat and I’ll show you why. We have to rely on the geography in Bible prophecy to finally settle the question as to where the Antichrist’s kingdom will arise. Consider, all of the nations Christ physically judges at His return are listed by name in the Old Testament prophets and they are all located in the Middle East not Europe or anywhere in the West. We’re watching the culmination of the original enmity between Isaac and Ishmael (Sarah and Hagar) play out in the Middle East today. Just as Christ came through the line of Isaac, the Antichrist will come through the line of Ishmael through whose line Islam came. It’s an ancient family feud that will only be settled when Christ returns. So, in other words, the NWO won’t succeed. Many only watch only the NWO and try to fit it into Bible prophecy but they don’t have the full picture because they aren’t paying attention to Islam. The West’s descent into tyranny will only allow the greater evil of Islam to thrive. It already is. And any attempt to ecumenically mesh together the religions of the world into a one-world religion will fail because, once you include the one religion that says all others must convert or die – Islam – everyone else loses. Once you open that door, you can’t shut it and it’s way open right now.

          I appreciate your question about the alien deception because I have been trying to understand how this might fit into prophecy for some time. I do believe that so-called “aliens” are demons and fallen angels deceiving people into thinking they are something they’re not. The similarities between so-called “UFO abduction experiences” and occult experiences are exactly the same and many of the top secular UFO researchers have already concluded that so-called “aliens” are interdimensional beings not extraterrestrial beings. It’s just that most of us never hear that but instead are bombarded with shows like “Ancient Aliens” which has zero truth in it about anything. Also, consider that a common message that are so-called “space brothers” bring to humanity is that Jesus was an alien and one of them. So, the question is: Why in the world would extraterrestrial beings travels millions and billions of light years only to bash the name of Christ? RED FLAG. It’s never Buddha or Muhammad.

          Now, I think the time that is coming is going to be much more brutal and terrifying than anyone can really imagine. It is quite possible that the locusts from the pit of Revelation 9:1-11 are these demons and fallen angels masquerading as so-called “aliens” but because the prophetic geography places the Antichrist’s kingdom in the Middle East, we could be looking at a supernatural army of either supernatural beings and/or humans possessed by demons, which I think is already going on in the Middle East. And, the Antichrist will be leading them.

          I had planned on doing a series of articles on the alien deception but haven’t got around to it yet. In the meantime, you can watch this excellent documentary Ancient Aliens Debunked.

          I hope I came close to answering your questions. Thanks for asking!

          • Jon, I am so satisfied with your take on aliens as inter-dimensional demonic beings, rather than extra-terrestrial ones. What an eye-opener! If anything, I think UFOs, crop circles, other strange phenomena, are distractions from the Satanic kingdom-building that is assaulting our globe with its black goal of imposing sharia. As for the locusts of Revelation, what a mystery that is! Your comments made me ponder. I also see the wisdom of the unified view of history to which you alluded, re The Flood, and Babel.

            We have God’s promise in Daniel, that the wise will understand (time will tell!). All praise to our Sovereign God for His indwelling SPIRIT OF TRUTH. How privileged — yet how humbling also — that His blood-bought ones, have in their very souls — TRUTH. “Even so, come, LORD Jesus.”

            • Judith, did you know that there are Christian UFOlogists and that they have documented cases that the only thing that has ever been able to stop an ‘abduction’ experience in process is by calling on the name of Christ? It’s true and amazing. RED FLAG. As a matter of fact, the top secular UFOlogists know this as well but never tell anyone. Joe Jordan is the go-to guy for this: Unholy Communion

              Also, check this out: Genesis in Greek Art

              I have the ‘The Parthenon Code’ but I have yet to read it. Let me know what you think about the videos.

  3. My understanding of the prophe Daniel chapter 8 is that it resumed and we are towards the end of it. The angel explained to Daniel. The ram with two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. the rough goat is the the king of grecia. The graet horn between its eyes is the first king. Now that broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation but not in his power. This is where Daniel chapter 7 and 8 could be paralleled.

    Daniel 7 Daniel 8
    1. Lion with Eagle wings – 1. Ram with two horns
    2. Bear that raises up itself one side – 2. Rough goat with great horn between its eyes
    3. Leopard with four heads and four wings – 3. Rough goat with four horns now that broken the first horn
    4. Dreadful and Terrible – 4. One that comes out of the four horns waxed exceeding great

    We know for sure all these took place. what remains is the jews and christians to have one common goal. For babylon (Iraq) shall remain as it is for ever and ever as it has been spoken by the Lord through prophet Jeremiah (Jer.51:64)

  4. Hello, thank you as always for your efforts to get truthful information out to believers. I frequently retweet your information, but couldn’t pass up this opportunity to comment on my theory of the connection between the New World order and Islam in terms of the coming Beast system. First of all, whenever you see the words globalism or globalization, those are the new terms for the New World order, so the NWO push is certainly alive and well. Those behind the New World order have attempted to weaponize certain movements as a pretext to bring in tyranny. For example, Black Lives Matter and the anti-police riots in Ukraine. When people feel threatened and are afraid, they are more accepting of a police state and invasions of privacy. The New World order has weaponized Islam for the same purpose and flooded the West with refugees and jihadis. They thought that they could weaponize Islam and control it, but they have lost/are losing that control. The New World order has been and will continue to be used by Satan to meet his goals, but it turns out that they are just a means to an end. I do believe that Islam is the ultimate Beast system that will prevail until our Lord returns. There are already hundreds of thousands of Christian martyrs crying out at the Throne of God for justice, but that time is yet to come. Blessings, Kat

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