The Talibanare hunting down Christians and any Afghan organization or people tied to the United States. In doing so, they are doing exactly what the Quran commands them to do in waging Jihad against infidels.
Like ISIS, the Taliban are a good example of what the coming BEAST EMPIRE will look like. Pure evil! Americans who are trying to get Afghan allies out of the country continue to hear horrific stories from those they’re trying to rescue.
A Wednesday press conference by Qari Fasihuddin, the acting army chief of the Taliban, barely caused a ripple in the U.S. news media.
Fasihuddin’s comments set off reactions ranging from deep concern to panic among the Afghans in hiding, as the new acting army chief pledged that “those who defend democracy in Afghanistan” and oppose the Taliban would be suppressed, and that a new, regular, strong Taliban army would be taking control and defending the borders.
Rulers of Taliban were released from Guantanamo Bay by Obama/Biden in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap
The Taliban members released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama/Biden administration in 2014 in exchange for admitted US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl helped plan the Taliban’s return to power and now have high level positions in the Taliban Islamist government in Afghanistan. The ‘Gitmo Five’ were labelled “hardest of the hardcore” by US intelligence officials who urged Obama and Biden to reconsider their decision.
Taliban leaders go from jail, to negotiating table, to Kabul to ruling Afghanistan
Thousands remain left behind in Afghanistan as U.S. forces withdraw from Kabul following President Biden’s political strategy of simply getting out of the country, irrespective of the consequences.
When Taliban fighters seized Afghanistan’s presidential palace, news agencies carried photos of the scene, and one of the people in those photos was a prisoner named Khairullah Khairkhwa who was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2014.
Obama released him from Guantanamo in the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap. Now he’s part of the Taliban government! Obama freed Bergdahl the traitor for radical Islamists claiming that the radicals being released in 2014 had been fully “vetted” and were reformed! Sure thing! They reformed all right… they reformed Afghanistan!
Worse yet, they are now positioned with enough U.S. military equipment to reform the balance of the Middle East. In prophetic terms, that will have the effect of reforming the region into the image of Satan just as prophesied in Revelation 12 and as Paul warned in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9.
In light of the disastrous, radical turn for Afghanistan, what is our State Department concerned with? The only request from the State Department is for the new Taliban government to be inclusive! You’re kidding right? It doesn’t have gays and women in key leadership positions like good old Uncle Sam?
CNN seems surprised to discover “No women or members from Afghanistan’s ousted leadership were selected for acting cabinet positions or named to advisory roles, in spite of the Taliban’s promises of an inclusive government and more moderate form of Islamic rule.”
All of the “leaders” announced by the Taliban on Tuesday are established Taliban terror-squad captains that have been rewarded with senior positions in the Taliban government. This includes the new interior minister Sirrajuddin Haqqani who is a wanted terrorist and heads the Haqqani network, which has been behind some of the deadliest attacks including a 2017 truck bombing that killed more than 150. A Coming Caliphate The appointed new Prime Minister of the Taliban government is Hassan Akhund, who was in power the last time the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, in 1996 to 2001. Under his leadership, the Taliban first declared themselves an Islamic Caliphate.
It will be interesting to see what Caliphate strategy the Taliban employs this time around. Will they try to go it alone again or have they learned from the ill-fated attempt of ISIS to wait for an announcement from Turkey. Generation Jihad Followers of the dominant Sunni version of Islam, the Taliban has a long history of practicing the “Holy War” of Jihad similar to ISIS. What’s in a name! It turns out a lot. They’ve declared their name as… The Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan. Committed to Islam The Taliban’s campaign to portray themselves as normal citizens of a new government is a farce and demonstrates, once again, that negotiating or even attempting to influence Islam is a western delusion.
Committed Islamists like the Taliban play the west for all they can while rigidly following Shariah Law. Shariah means denying religious freedom and freedom of the press, sidelining woman as second-class citizens, beheading infidels and approving the Islamic practice of sex-trafficking. And on and on… Taliban Slated to Celebrate Inauguration of New Government on 911
Obama and Biden may be pleased by the Taliban’s radical appointments—days before the 20th anniversary of the 911 terror attack—but the whole mess is a slap in the face to the U.S. and its Western allies and all the men and women who were killed on 911 and in Afghanistan fighting for freedom the last 20 years!
So now you have Afghanistan, that Biden agreed to desert, stocked with billions of dollars in American weapons, left there on purpose by Biden, and Taliban soldiers who were released by Obama and Biden running Afghanistan.
Could it come more full-circle than that?
Actually, yes, care to take a guess when this new Taliban terror government funded and created by Obama and Biden is going to be inaugurated?
Every now and then, there are shifts in the world. These are moments that can be called game-changers. What we have been watching this last week in Afghanistan is most certainly one of these game-changing moments. Not since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union have we witnessed this big an alteration in the geopolitical landscape. These past seven days have seen the end of America as the world’s number one superpower and have left us in what now can be considered a Post-American Era.
I am not saying these words for shock power, nor am I in any way gloating. I am an Israeli with a deep love for the United States. There is no greater friend that my country has had in our 73 years of existence than the US, and there are many in America that I consider to be as close to me as family. That is why it is with great pain and sorrow that I write these words. But it needs to be said, and maybe it takes someone from the outside who can look at the situation objectively and who has access to news and media that isn’t driven by a party agenda.
What has taken place this last week in Afghanistan has shown the world that America under this present administration is, as one Chinese TV host put it, a “paper tiger”. It may look big and scary on the outside, but when an Islamist terrorist army came marching to Kabul, rather than standing up against it, the US military continued its pull out, abandoning its friends and allies and breaking its promises. Please understand that this is not a knock on the United States military. If US forces were allowed to give full vent to their power and skill, the Taliban would be reduced to smoldering ash heaps in hours. It is the finest, strongest military in the world. But even a small child can throw rocks at a great bear if the great bear is penned up in a cage.
What led to this situation? Not surprisingly, many fingers in Washington and in the press are pointing at the previous US president. But that is based on either ignorance or a willful distortion of the facts. It is true that the previous president did plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan, but it was going to be a measured withdrawal based on a deal that he had established between President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban. Under the deal, Ghani would release 5000 prisoners to the Taliban.
In return, the Taliban would not attack the Afghani forces or the US military. The American president threatened the Taliban mullah he was dealing with saying that if they broke the deal, he would hit them like they’d never been hit before. He even mentioned by name the village that the Mullah came from. Ghani, for his part, never liked the agreement that the 45th president brokered. He worked hard with this friends in the Democratic Party to sabotage the deal. But, the pact was signed in Qatar in 2020, and for the next one-and-a-half years, no American soldier was lost due to the Taliban.
Then the new administration came in and immediately canceled the deal between the Afghanis and the Taliban. In its place, they presented… nothing! They just began to pull out and figured the Afghanis could take care of themselves. The Taliban, seeing the deal gone, decided they had no choice but to take over. They began overwhelming little pockets of Afghanistan here and there. The Afghani army that America had trained, funded, equipped, and trusted dropped their weapons and ran away. Soon, the pockets of Taliban control spread and began to merge, and before the world knew it, the Taliban army was closing in on Kabul. What was predicted to take 2-4 months took 2-4 days. Even the Taliban was shocked at how easy it was, with many areas around the country falling without even a fight.
Then President Ghani, as corrupt a politician as one can find, fled the country with $169 million. The nation was leaderless, and the Taliban happily stepped in to fill the vacuum. When the United States saw that the Afghani army had completely collapsed, they signed a pact with the Taliban asking for a period of time to let them safely pull their personnel out. So far, as the Americans have fled, they have left behind billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment. Just like that, the Taliban has gone from hiding out in the wilderness of Afghanistan to becoming one of the best armed terrorist militias in the world.
The present situation in Afghanistan comes right out of a dystopian nightmare. While the Taliban puts on a front of a kinder, gentler terrorist force, the Afghanis know what is really going on. Murder, execution, rape, child trafficking – that is what is taking place away from the cameras of the western news sources. Unfortunately for the perpetrators, their evil deeds can’t escape phones and social media. The postings have been horrific.
The scenes at the Kabul airport with tens of thousands flooding the runways and surrounding the grounds are enough to tell us what is really going on in the country. Many of us have seen the pictures and videos of planes filled to capacity with those who are fleeing. We’ve witnessed the bodies of the desperate ones, mistakenly thinking they could hold onto the outside of a plane the way they would to a railroad car, lose their grip and plunge to the ground. Despite the huge number of Afghanis who have made it to the airport, there are still an estimated ten thousand Americans and American allies who are trapped in various places around the country.
Afghanistan has the 2nd largest, per capita, underground church in the world, estimated at 100,000. Only the underground church in Iran is larger and faster growing. Under the Taliban Caliphate, Christians in Afghanistan will now face an uncertain future of persecution and forced conversions to Islam. Recently, the Pentagon put out a statement saying it could no longer secure safe passage to the airport.
World Wide Ripple Affects
The purpose of this newsletter is less about Afghanistan itself, than about the ripple effects of what has just taken place. Just as the swells expand outward when a stone is thrown into a pond, the waves emanating from the boulder of American weakness being dropped into “Lake Afghanistan” are shaking the world. When the bad guys are only being kept at bay because of the presence of the policeman, what happens when it is discovered that the policeman has no bullets in his gun? Not only should all the innocent citizens run for cover, but the policeman himself better watch his back.
As mentioned earlier, China is feeling the ripples. What is it that has kept that powerful nation from taking Taiwan, an island nation they have coveted for decades? American power. Now China is flexing its muscles and increasing its threats. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times (a state affiliated media outlet), tweeted, “After the fall of the Kabul regime, the Taiwan authorities must be trembling. Don’t look forward to the US to protect them. Taipei officials need to quietly mail-order a Five-Star Red Flag from the Chinese mainland. It will be useful one day when they surrender to the PLA [People’s Liberation Army].”
Beijing also is positioning China as the world’s new moderate voice of reason and helpfulness. They present themselves as the ones who are prepared to enter Afghanistan to help fix the mess that the unhinged, war-thirsty, bumbling Americans have left behind. They’ve also worked out a deal with the Taliban to mine and exploit the estimated $1-3 trillion of rare minerals in the country, promising the Islamic government a healthy cut. If there is any nation in the world that should have US citizens feeling nervous, it is China.
The ripple of Afghanistan has reached the shores of the hermit kingdom of North Korea. Through sources that I trust, I have been told to keep an eye on Kim Jong-un. North Korea has been waiting for a weak or distracted America. It now has both.
Iran is riding the ripple by going full bore on its uranium enrichment. This ramping up had already begun with the advent of the new US administration and the return to negotiations. They have already reached the 60% enrichment threshold and are rapidly progressing toward the 90% needed for weapons-grade uranium. Meanwhile, their terrorist proxies in Iraq and Syria continue to grow bolder as they attack oil fields, weapons caches, Iraqi forces, and US military facilities. America will strike back occasionally, but the only country that is consistently hitting Middle Eastern terrorists is Israel.
The ripples are rolling north to a country that also knows a little about leaving Afghanistan in defeat – Russia. They’ve been there, done that, and just under three years after their departure the USSR dissolved. When it comes to the aftermath of Afghanistan, Putin is hoping for contracts for the military and commercial rebuilding of the country. But there is an even bigger play that he is working toward. The concern in many former Soviet republics of an expanding Russia, which was already heightened since the US transition in January, is now increased even more. Ukraine in particular is wondering how long it will be before Vladimir Putin stops knocking at the door and just kicks it down.
There is also no one left to confront the growing presence of Russia, Iran, and Turkey in Syria. Turkish President Erdogan also covets his part of the new Afghanistan hoping to be the Sunni Islam presence in the nation’s rebuilding, alongside secular Russia and China. But in Syria, Russia, Iran, and Turkey together have become an axis of power situated just north of Israel.
Which brings us to the last of the pertinent states feeling the ripple. It is also the most important – Israel. I don’t say that simply because I am a Jew and I root for my home team. That statement is fully backed by the Scriptures.
“When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.”
Israel is the center of God’s plan for the nations. In fact, Bible prophecy has nothing to say about the nations as such in their relations to one another, but only in their relation to Israel – the people and the land.
Does that mean that God doesn’t care about all the other nations? Does He only love Israel and the rest of the countries can just go pound sand? Of course not! It just means that as we look for God’s hand in the progression of His timeline for this world, one of the factors in consideration must always be how the nation of Israel is affected. And in the case of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the answer is “greatly”. Israel is in real trouble right now. Washington, our greatest ally, is weak. The new Israeli “government of change” is pitifully weak. Russia doesn’t respect us. Iran is tweeting out threats. Israel is in a precarious position today. We are isolated, and the enemy is at our gates.
For true Christians, those who have received Jesus as their Savior and Lord, these ripples should be a cause for concern but not for fear. When the 45th president was in office, peace was spreading through the Middle East. Any bad actors had to have one eye to their gunsights and one eye to the sky looking for that missile that just might be racing towards them. Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, Ayatollah Khamenei, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan knew that they could push boundaries, but that there was a point of “too far”. Now with the 46th president, we’ve seen that “too far” no longer exists.
I have said many times that I am not a prophet. I can only look at Scripture and look at the world around me and see how the two fit together. I am also not a sensationalist, nor a date setter. When it comes to biblical interpretation as it relates to geopolitical events, I will always err on the side of caution. That being said, I must tell you that with the era coming to an end of America standing as the world’s greatest superpower, one of the last major hurdles leading up to the rapture of the church has been overcome. Am I telling you that Jesus is returning for His bride tomorrow? Lord, let it be so, but, no, I am not.
If you are a Christian, be about your Father’s business. My dear brothers and sisters, by all appearances the time is short. Let us not rest. Let us not be distracted. Let us be about the Great Commission, sharing the truth of Jesus Christ and making disciples. Thus, if the Lord does continue to tarry, His kingdom will continue to expand. But if He should return soon to take us to be with Him, that friend or relative or co-worker whom the Holy Spirit has placed on your heart just might be joining you to meet the Lord in the air.
FOR USE WITH FEATURE PACKAGE FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 15–FILE–A young girl peers out from a group of Afghan women wearing the Burqa covering at a Red Cross distribution centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 1996. The Taliban guerrillas who took over Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan ordered women to completely cover themselves and banned them from schools and workplaces. (AP Photo/Santiago Lyon)
Darkness and Death is closing in on the underground church and missionaries in Afghanistan and Iraq
From Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, Ca.
Please pray for the (229?) Christian missionaries, who have been sentenced to death by the Taliban Islamists. Please pass this message on as soon as possible so that many people will be able to pray.
Also, there is a message sent from JUDITH CARMONA, a missionary in Africa….
The whole Church needs to unite in prayer.
If you can forward it please join us in urgent prayer, because the radical Islamic group has just taken Quaragosh, the largest Christian city in Iraq.
Quaragosh is just southeast of Mosul in northern Iraq. This is where there are hundreds Christian men, women and children who are being beheaded and now the Islamic prayer covering is being required on all woman. ________________________
Please pray for the saints of God who find themselves under severe persecution and who are being hunted down to be beheaded.
Please pass this message to whoever you can about the underground church in Afghanistan and Quaragosh, Iraq!
The U.S. Failure of Misunderstanding Islam
Every U.S. military intervention since Clinton in the mid 90’s occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire.
The entire era of US and western intervention into Muslim states is a terrible failure. I believe it’s because Satan is allowed to control the outcome. The hour is late!
The humiliating departure of the US forces from Afghanistan, that had temporarily expelled both the Taliban and al-Qaeda, has served to embolden them and will allow Afghanistan to become a global beacon of Islamic jihad once again.
For the Taliban, their dream of a Caliphate is now closer than ever and their victory over the “great satan” is an inspiration for other jihadis and the Muslim world.
Each time Uncle Sam has tried to intervene into an Islamic nation it has backfired and a secular regime was ultimately replaced by an Islamist one favoring Sharia Law and the creation of an Islamic Caliphate.
Satan and his demonic princes are guiding the Middle East and maneuvering the nations as puppets in preparation for the arrival of the last-days Islamic Empire.
President Erdogan of Turkey feels it’s time to pay back Israel and now he’s calling for an international force to quell Israel’s so-called aggression. The current escalation against Israel began with violent protests by Palestinians on the Temple Mount.
The cry from the beginning of the uprising in Israel was that every Muslim nation should attack Jerusalem. Sound familiar? At the same time massive rallies began taking place throughout Turkey calling for the overthrow of Jerusalem.
This entire war effort against the Jewish State was a premeditated incitement of violence against Israel. Hamas is still firing rockets into Israel from Gaza with some 3000 rockets already sent into Israel. Rockets were also fired from Lebanon and from Syria. Israel responded by targeting Hamas positions in Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel’s campaign in Gaza was continuing at “full force.” Politicians in Israel often do not agree but concerning defending Israel against these rocket attacks everyone is unanimous. Israel is committed to this fight.
Most conspicuously Turkish President Erdogan said that Israel must be taught a “deterrent lesson”. Erdogan called on the UN Security Council to put an international peace keeping force inside of Israel. And once again, Erdogan also reiterated his position that Turkey should be allowed a seat on the five member state UN Security Council.
My friends, the Turkey versus Israel animosity is no small sign. The antagonism of Turkey for Israel is heating up which will ultimately lead to the Magog Invasion at the end of the Tribulation period.
In a speech this week Turkish President Erdogan called on all Muslim nations to overthrow Jerusalem. In another speech Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey had decided to send an international army to Israel for the protection of Jerusalem.
The current uprising is exacerbated through the influence of the region’s two biggest, outside players; Turkey and Iran.
Iran funds Hamas and has long supported Palestinian terrorist groups while Turkey uses every chance it gets to berate Israel.
While the recently signed Abraham Accords have reflected improving ties between Israel and key Gulf Arab states, the Israeli-Palestinian controversy remains unresolved, and both Turkey and Iran cited the dispute in their condemnations of the Abraham Accords last year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Israel as a “cruel terrorist state”on Saturday, and he said last year that “Jerusalem is our city” as part of his effort to identify the current anti-Israel regime in Turkey with its former Ottoman Empire.
“Iran’s IRGC head Hossein Salami warned last week that Israel was vulnerable to one large tactical operation because the country is so small,” Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis Executive Director Seth Frantzman wrote Tuesday in the Jerusalem Post. “Hamas is setting the pace – and that pace is being watched and guided from Iran.
This may be due to the fact that Iran’s largest proxy Hezbollah wants to know what it looks like when Israel is faced with a large amount of rocket fire.”
According to Ezekiel 38-39, Turkey, Iran and Antichrist’s coalition of nations will launch their offensive to invade Israel by miscalculating they will be able to overwhelm the Jewish State. Their plan works until God intervenes at the last minute!
The most common term for the Empire of Antichrist in the book of Revelation is “beast” where it appears some 36 times. Revelation picks up the term from Daniel 7 where the prophet Daniel uses it to portray the Gentile empires that would follow Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian Empire.
Thus far in our studies of the Empire of Antichrist we have determined that the precise identity of the beast is the revived Ottoman Caliphate that fulfills Revelation 17:9-11 as Satan’s 8th and final empire.
What will the beast be like?
When the Caliphate returns after being dormant for 100 years, it may best be described as “ISIS on Steroids” except this time around, when the Jihad conquering begins in the Tribulation, the Ottoman Islamic State will be led by the unholy trinity of Satan, Antichrist and the False Prophet not Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self proclaimed leader of the ISIS Caliphate.
The UNHOLY TRINITY is described as follows,
13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; 14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. Revelation 16:13-14
According to Daniel and Revelation the beast is unstoppable! Antichrist and his forces who will be powered by the enemy become so overwhelming they never experience defeat until crushed by Jesus at His Second Coming.
During the unstoppable wars in the Tribulation, the Ottoman Caliphate’s methodology will not have changed since its barbaric 500 year rule from 1453 to 1922.
The Ottoman rule began with genocide against the Romans in 1453 when they slaughtered 10’s of 1,000’s in it’s conquest of Constantinople and the Ottoman rule ended with genocide of the 1-million Armenian’s in the waning days of WWI. The Islamic Caliphate was purely satanic then and will be 7 times worse in the Tribulation!
The horrors the world will soon face is beyond comprehension as Antichrist assaults one nation after another beginning in the Middle East using hatred, enmity, rape, servitude, ethnic cleansing, jihad and genocide.
Islam is NOT the “religion of peace” as Obama/Biden and George Bush would falsely have us believe. That’s a sad attempt to cover the bloodshed commanded by the Quran.
Revelation 17 coins the religious system of Islam as the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” which is released under the sovereignty of God to set up mankind’s judgment and fulfill Jesus’ prophecy in Mt. 24:21 of the worst period in history.
As a reminder of it’s evil nature, we see all these features prominently displayed in the genocide taking place in Africa today.
While much of the church thinks Antichrist is a man of peace who will rise from Europe, the spirit of Antichrist is already here on full display in the theatres like the Middle East and North Africa. And it’s not pretty.
On March 24, scores of people were massacred or forced to flee during an Islamic terror attack in the city of Palma, Mozambique, near a major gas plant in the Cabo Delgado province. Pictured: Internally displaced people from Palma gather in the Sports Center in the city of Pemba to receive humanitarian aid on April 2, 2021. (Photo by Alfredo Zuniga/AFP via Getty Images)
Imagine the nightmare when millions of similar events detailed below, break out daily, during the reckless reign of the Beast.
After a mosque leaders’ wife embraced Christianity, and as a form of “retribution,” the imam ordered the rape of three Christian girls related to a local pastor…. — Morning Star News, March 11, 2021, Uganda.
“Intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is statutory rape in Pakistan, but in most cases a falsified conversion certificate and Islamic marriage certificate influence police to pardon kidnappers.” — Morning Star News, March 12, 2012, Pakistan.
On March 20, a court “changed a sentence of life imprisonment to the death penalty for a Christian convicted of sending a blasphemous text message in 2011″…. Such petitions are “seen often as a service to Islam and as jihad or holy war against blasphemers.” according to the report. — Union of Catholic Asian News, March 29, 2021, Pakistan.
“Muslims demand to make capital punishment the only penalty for blasphemy”…. The courts increasingly seem to be complying. — Union of Catholic Asian News, March 29, 2021, Pakistan.
“That night, our village was attacked…. I was at home with my four children. We tried to escape to the woods, but they took my eldest son and beheaded him. We couldn’t do anything because we would be killed too.” — Save the Children, March 16, 2021, Mozambique.
“In one of the worst attacks last year, the jihadists turned a village soccer field into an execution ground where they beheaded more than 50 people in three days of savage violence.” — Barnabas Fund, March 30, 2021, Mozambique.
So Why Study the Empire of Antichrist? What Difference Does it Make? 3 Reasons Why!
Why it is Beneficial to study the meanings behind the 7 “beast images” and the Empire of Antichrist and the various heads and 10 horns found throughout Scripture?
We offer at least threereasons why it is beneficial to study the meanings and discover the proper interpretations of the main players in the end times and their geo-political trends for today.
First, these images give Bible-studying Christians an ability to accurately determine the “season” of the age in which we are living in right now.
For example, were Jews to study Daniel and accept the book of Revelation also as inspired Scripture, they would not be so blind to the coming holocaust of the Tribulation spoken about so vividly in Daniel.
The Jewish people are living on the verge of imminent disaster but an understanding of what the Word says of the last days may be all it takes for some to accept Jesus as their Messiah.
And an understanding of these topics better prepares the Christian to identify the “prophetic season.”
Second, a proper understanding of the beasts provides a bulwark against deception.
God’s clash with Antichrist and the beast is the major theme in the Book of Revelation and the beast’s blasphemous religious system led by the Quran and the enforcement of Sharia is its driving force.
Believers around the world need to wake up to the fact that Islam is also the most dangerous threat to the church today. One only needs to travel to the Middle East and North Africa to see for themselves. Where are all the Christians? Where are Christianity’s historic cultural sights? The slaughter is increasing!
The Last Days are characterized as deceptive and as a trap, and expressly so the last-day ruler and the Dragon (Satan). This time is truly treacherous. Our enemy is the father of lies and deception (John 8:44).
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9
We are convinced that those deception times are already upon us today. Is Christendom ready? Are you?
And Third, not only is Turkey and the 10 kings relevant to our time today, but also Satan’s 7 Empires.
The visions of the world’s 7 empires apply to us today. How so?
All 7 of them, along with the 10 kings, will be in existence and on the world scene during the Last Days when Christ returns. That means they are here now and already rising to their destiny to become part of the beast. The prophet Daniel says that it will be,
“In the time of those kings, that the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed” Daniel 2:44
This gives us all the more reason to sit up and be “on watch” of the movements surrounding Turkey, Syria. Iraq, Iran and Israel and the rapidly developing events of the Middle East before it becomes the “missile-east” in the Tribulation!
These are the days when our generation should be plugged in and watching as never before. Knowing and understanding the aspects of the Beast Empire gives believers stability in the last days.
God knew the relevance of Turkey, and how the accompanying geo-political events surrounding it’s rise would become front and center before the Rapture.
And the Lord knew the church would need discernment for interpreting the developing events to avoid confusion. So the Lord graciously gave us His prophetic Word to point us in the right direction.
Those who aren’t paying attention miss this connection and walk blindly through the end times and therefore will find themselves more vulnerable to deception.