The False Prophet: Top 10 Lessons

The False Prophet: Top 10 Lessons

What Does it Mean?

Here are 10 lessons concerning the truth about the false prophet. There seems to be a good bit of confusion about this important end time individual so we thought we would share these 10 bullet points to recap our class teaching.

1. The Quran is being used by Satan to deceive Muslim’s into following a false, end-time narrative aimed at defeating Israel and God’s end-time plans.

2. The term “False Prophet” is speaking of Muhammad and how the religious system of Muhammad will rule Satan’s final empire and cause men to bow down to Antichrist.

3. To Muhammad, the Jesus of the Bible wasn’t perfect enough and needed to be reconstructed to fit the false story of Islam.

4. Muslim’s are anticipating the return of Jesus (Isa – The Muslim Jesus) as a Muslim in the last days. This false version of Islam’s Jesus or Isa, closely parallels the person that the Bible calls the False Prophet in Revelation 13:11-18.

5. The Image of the Beast that comes alive and speaks is a depiction of mosques broadcasting the call to prayer from minarets out over millions of loudspeakers throughout the nations of the Caliphate. The Muslim call to prayer forces all men to worship (bow prostrate) in allegiance to Islam.

6. The Apostle John saw and heard the Muslim call to prayer and watched men being forced to bow prostrate. The False Prophet, the Muslim Jesus, will order those who refuse to bow to be beheaded – Rev. 20:4. The Muslim Jesus, Isa, will become Islam’s chief executioner slaying millions of martyrs in the Tribulation – Rev. 7:9.

7. The Mark of the Beast is not a technology or artificial intelligence as some believe but are the traditional, Islamic Caliphate headband and armband identifications showing allegiance to Antichrist and loyalty to the Islamic Empire.

8. The Mark of the Beast and the miracles performed by the False Prophet are not used worldwide. There is no one-world government. Rather, these are tools used within the geographic region under the control of the Caliphate that are imposed, “in the sight of the beast” (within the Caliphate) – Rev. 13:14. Bowing to the Image and the Mark of the Beast represent ways to “force conversion” on the captured people and the newly captured nations of the Caliphate (Not the whole world).

9. The Mark of the Beast is Antichrist’s “Tribulation Trademark,” for without it, no one can buy or sell. It’s possible the Caliphate will issue its own currency which would be made available exclusively for those who swear allegiance to the Caliphate and wear the Mark. Those who refuse the Mark will therefore not be able to buy or sell which serves to isolate them and forces them into starvation.

10. Satan’s system is a sham and when Jesus Christ returns he will punish Satan, Antichrist and the False Prophet for deceiving the world – Rev. 19:20 Antichrist was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

Identity of the False Prophet

Identity of the False Prophet

Identity of the False Prophet

Few passages have sparked more debate and misinterpretation than the eight verses about the False Prophet that appear in Revelation 13:11-18!

The best route to make a proper identification comes from unpacking the five clues found in verse 11: I saw a second beast coming up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.  Revelation 13:11

5 Clues to Identify The False Prophet

 1. He’s the “second beast” – In Daniel and Revelation, the term “beast” is used symbolically to portray an empire (Dan. 7:3-6). “Beast” is used 36 times in Revelation. The “beast” imagery  indicates that the passage is describing much more than a single person. What empire does the “second beast” represent?

Since the rest of the passage is laced with familiar religious terms and highlights the Islamic practice of forced worshipand conversion (“worship the image or die, take the mark or die”) it is safe to conclude the “second beast” is a depiction of the revived Islamic Empire in the end times.

2. He “comes up out of the earth” – The beast rises from the abyss, the holding place of demons. We are told several times that the empire of Antichrist will emerge from hell and be controlled by Satan (Rev. 11:7, 17:8).

3. He “had two horns” – The first beast had 10 horns (Rev. 13:1) which represents the 10 kings (Rev. 17:12) or 10 divisions of the revived Islamic Caliphate. The “two horns” represent the Sunni and Shiite divisions, the only two powers of the Islamic empire.

The False Prophet…
The Muslim Jesus

4. He appears like a “lamb” – Lamb is used 29 times in Revelation always in reference to Jesus.

Jesus warned us of “false prophets in wolves clothing” (Mt.7:15) and false prophets that will arrive saying they are Jesus, “claiming, I am the Christ, and deceive many” (Mt. 24:4-5).

So, the question for us becomes: Is there a religion other than Christianity that teaches Jesus will return to earth in the end times?

The answer is yes — Islam. 

According to Islamic prophecy, Isa, the Muslim Jesus, will return, deny he was ever the savior of mankind, tell the Christians and Jews they got it all wrong about God, encourage people to follow Islam and its messiah figure — the Islamic Mahdi — and join the empire that is reviving even now and attempting to conquer the world. Sound familiar?

He, of course, is the diabolical, false Muslim Jesus, who will be the False Prophet.

5. “He spoke as a dragon” – The false prophet, the coming Muslim Jesus, speaks for Satan (“dragon” = Satan – Rev. 12:9). Of course he does! Satan is a liar, and the father of lies (Jn.8:44).

The lamb-like beast is described as speaking for Satan because he will be a false Jesus (“like a lamb”) speaking lies (“as a dragon”) in order to deceive the world into believing he is the real Jesus and that they should listen to him.

Three-fold Conclusion

Identity of the False Prophet

The first thing we learn from this study is that there is a much broader meaning for the term “False Prophet” being used.

Since the lamb-like beast is a portrayal of the Islamic empire, it’s fair to conclude that the phrase “False Prophet” is a symbolic reference to Muhammad, Islam’s false prophet.

Secondly, we now know that the lamb-like beast is symbolic of the religious system of Muhammad that drives Antichrist and his Empire.

Equally important is that this blasphemous religious system represents and speaks for Satan in the end times.

Lastly we note that the False Prophet will be Islam’s false religious leader Isa, the coming Muslim Jesus!  He will claim to be Jesus Christ himself.

This is a brilliant (though evil) and extremely deceptive plan. Muslim’s everywhere anticipate Jesus to return and lead Islam to victory!

Who else better could you imagine to have as your back-up man and your primary minister of propaganda than someone whom much of the world believes to be Jesus himself?

This is the plan Satan will launch soon. We are living in a time of rapid change and deception. The church needs to understand that the longer the Lord tarries, Satan will use more and more deception in his bid to control humanity.

The world is being corrupted at a rapid pace and moving away from God… just like the prophets predicted would happen before the great and terrible Day of the Lord.

The good news is… Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Savior, is coming again soon. Even so come Lord Jesus!

The Emerging Caliphate of Turkey

The Emerging Caliphate of Turkey

Can Erdoğan be Antichrist?

Keep your eyes on Turkey. One day, it’s going to happen. In fact, it will be a shock if it doesn’t happen soon! Turkey has erupted and Christians around the world are looking for answers. Some ministries (like this one) have been teaching Turkey’s role in Bible Prophecy for years.

The fact is, all we have to do is look at the map. Western, Central, and Southern Turkey are explicitly shown to us in prophecy if we only knew what those ancient lands of modern Turkey were called in the Bible.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to declare himself the Caliph of Islam, having set up alliances with Muslim leaders in most Middle Eastern, North African, and Central Asian countries – Sunni and Shia alike.

Fresh from his controversial (and possibly rigged) military coup (2016) and his latest referendum victory (2017), it appears Erdoğan now has control of the Turkish defense and military. He now views himself the chosen successor of the revived Ottoman Empire – the Sultan of a new Islamic Caliphate.

No Islamic ruler (called the Caliph) exists today.

But we are getting closer to when the Islamic leader will appear, as prophecy indicates, and declare himself the Caliph. Islam’s Caliph is like putting the Pope, the President, and the top military General under one hat.

Don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying Erdoğan is Antichrist. He’s paving the way for Antichrist. According to Daniel’s prophecy, Antichrist won’t appear until after the Caliphate is formed (Dan. 7:24).

What I’m suggesting is that Satan will use Erdoğan to bring back the Islamic-Ottoman Empire and headquarter it in Turkey and declare himself Caliph.

What makes Erdoğan such a force to be reckoned with is that he is convinced the mantle is his to re-establish the Caliphate, which only Turkey, the center of the Ottoman Empire, has been able to manage historically over the last 1,000 years.

Look for Turkey and Erdoğan to work some magic in 2018 by plotting with its allies and singing he much he loves Jerusalem.

Is Trump A Modern Day Cyrus the Great?

Is Trump A Modern Day Cyrus the Great?

5 Questions About the Trump Presidency As it relates to Bible Prophecy

1. Is God Using Donald Trump like he used Cyrus the Great?
2. Will Trump move the US Embassy to Jerusalem?
3. Are these four years a period of grace before America falls off the edge?
If so… what should we be doing to take advantage of this short period of relief right now?
4. Will Trump the deal-maker get an Arab/Israeli peace deal?
If so, will he tear up the Two-State Plan?
5. Is God using Trump to anger his enemies to speed up the arrival of Antichrist?
If so… What signs should we be looking for?

Is Trump A Modern Day “Cyrus the Great?”

In many ways President Trump can be compared to the ancient Persian emperor, Cyrus the Great, who God used to Stand with Israel and reclaim Jerusalem.

Trump in his generation is like Cyrus in his generation. The Persian king might have been a pagan, but he still served God’s plans in supporting the Jewish people and recognizing Jerusalem as their capitol.

God even calls the Persian king “his servant.” The Lord is using Donald Trump the same way. Against heavy international pressure, President Trump has decided to Stand With Israel no matter what the political cost or backlash!

God Uses Whomever He Wishes

God raises up kings and puts down kings (Daniel 2:21).

Many times in Scripture, God uses rulers and secular leaders to do His will, even when they personally were not fully cognizant of their role in world history.

Cyrus of Persia was such a person and God, in the book of Isaiah, says the following about him:

“When I say of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,’ he will certainly do as I say. He will command, ‘Rebuild Jerusalem’ – Isaiah 44:28.

Prophecy of Cyrus – 45

Some have made the connection to Trump being the 45th president and the prophecy about Cyrus in Isaiah 45. Isaiah’s amazing prophecy mentions Cyrus by name 150 years before he was born! Only God can do that! God continues with this about Cyrus:

“…why have I called you for this work? Why did I call you by name when you did not know Me? It is for the sake of Jacob My servant, Israel My chosen one. I am the Lord; there is no other God.

I have equipped you for battle though you don’t even know Me, so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God.” – Isaiah 45:4-6.

Respect God’s Decisions

The rise of Donald Trump in American politics has been nothing less than extraordinary, especially for his critics.

The media loathes him and have done everything in their power to destroy him including blindly pushing the false narrative, “Trump colluded with Russia.” As believers we need to be praying for the president’s safety, protection and spiritual well being (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Is it possible that God, in His sovereignty, has chosen to use this man in fulfilling His purposes?
We should rejoice that Trump has assembled the most “Christian” White House and cabinet in American history. Those around him include strong believers such as Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Dr. Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions, and Rick Perry to name a few.

Did God choose Trump? If So… Praise God for Divine Intervention!

 

 

 

 

 

Focus On the End Times Blog Voted Among Top 25 End Time Blogs

Focus On the End Times Blog Voted Among Top 25 End Time Blogs

We were recently awarded the above medallion by Feedspot and ranked #19 on their Top 25 End Times Blog List.

They also informed us that their research had selected us from among thousands of top end times blogs from a comprehensive list blogs on the internet. Feedspot ranked the myriad of prophecy blogs across the breadth of the web based on the following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook and social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

Considering that Focus On the End Times rarely does more than a blog a month and there are prophecy ministries today with multiplefull time writers, producing daily articles, the editorial team must really like our posts! Thank you Feedspot! 

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Revelation Generation – Part 2

Revelation Generation – Part 2

Prophecies the Ancients Couldn’t Understand

There are numerous prophesies in Revelation that could not happen until this generation. Many of them would have seemed impossible to first century believers. Here are six prophecies that couldn’t be understood until our generation:

These three were covered in my last blog:
1.    Army of 200 million soldiers
2.    Drying up the Euphrates
3.    Global satellite communication

These three are discussed in this blog:
4.    Nuclear weapons and WMD’s
5.    Israel reborn as a nation
6.    Israel’s LGBT lifestyle

Revelation Generation Prophecies

4. Nuclear Weapons and WMD’s

God warns us, no less than four times in scripture, that the coming 7-year Tribulation will be the worst period in earth’s history (Jer. 30:7; Dan. 12:1; Mt. 24:21; Mk. 13:19).

In His discourse about the end times, Jesus said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). “And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved” (Mark 13:20).

According to this passage, when God planned the Tribulation period, he limited it to seven years so that some of the redeemed remnant of Israel (“elect”) would still be alive at the end of the Tribulation and would therefore be able to populate the earth in the millennium. Anything beyond seven years would be so catastrophic that no one on earth would remain alive.

There’s no army on earth that can kill earth’s population of eight billion today with conventional weapons in seven years. Earth’s population could only be threatened with the arrival of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.

In the Middle East war that’s centered around the Euphrates River (Rev. 9:14), a third of the world’s population will be wiped out according to Revelation 9:15. That means some two to three billion people will be killed in that war alone!

The best description of nuclear war appears in the prophecy of Zechariah where he describes the horrific details during the Battle of Armageddon,

”This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.” (Zechariah 14:12)

Once again, we see the prophecies in Revelation beingfulfilled in our generation.

5. Israel reborn as a nation – 1948

God’s chosen nation is the epicenter of Bible prophecy! In 2018we celebrate the seventy year birthday of the State of Israel(1948-2018). Israel’s return is happening during our generation. Even this week, several airplanes with Jewish families from around the world, landed in Tel Aviv to declare Israel as their new home.

Did you know that the attack waged by the Arab Nations, the next morning after Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948, became the fulfillment of a fascinating prophecy?

There are many prophecies about the re-establishment of Israel in the end times, but one of my favorites is a symbolic prophecy. Isaiah records, “Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.” (Isaiah 66:7-8) 

How many women have ever given birth before the birth pains? They come before the birth, not after. This prophecy says, No! The labor pains will come after the birth.
“Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once?” After her birth, the birth pains came.

Israel didn’t get a very nice welcome from their Arab neighbors. On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was declared, and on May 15, 1948, the very next morning, five Arab nations attacked Israel. Since then, throughout our generation, the tiny nation has seen constant threats and constant wars for her survival.

6. Israel’s LGBT lifestyle

Their bodies (2-Witnesses) will lie in the public square of the great city (Jerusalem) which is figuratively called Sodom… where also their Lord was crucified (Rev. 11:8)
When I speak to people about the moral plight of Israel in the end times, it is with a heavy heart. The above verse is a prophecy that forecasts Israel living in the Tribulation and acting like Sodom.
Sadly today, Israel’s reputation for same sex entertainment is world famous. Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city, was recently named by the Boston Globe as one of the top destinations catering to the alternate lifestyle and featuring them as “one of the best gay pride parades” in the world. The bad news is that the parade is funded through Israel’s state budget.
Israel may have returned to their ancient land but not to the Lord. God’s wayward nation will have to be brought through the fire and the flood of the Tribulation where, according to Zechariah, just one third will come through and survive (Zech. 13:8-9).
Once again, we see a unique prophecy in Revelation being fulfilled in our generation indicating we are closer to the return of the Lord than ever before! We may even be the generation when Jesus returns. Hallelujah! Are YOU READY?