By Walid Shoebat
Bab-Illah, literally means the Gate To Allah. Also Bab-Illah literally means Babel. This Bab-Illah is also a literal golden gate made of the purist of gold in the Kaaba at Mecca. This Ba-Illah was just opened for one man to enter this Tuesday. That man was none other than President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey.
This should also ring a bell. The entry mimics when Christ enters the holy Golden Gates in Jerusalem. The Muslims have their temple in Arabia while God ordained the true temple in Jerusalem.
There will also be a greater skyscraper that will burn than the one burned up today in Dubai and there will be an Antichrist entering a temple called “Mystery Babylon” that will burn up as well.
But before this event happens, the world should focus, this week when the two golden gates opened up to receive one son of the devil, Erdogan.
Historically the two golden gates in the Kaaba were opened only seven times a year, and currently they are opened for purification only twice a year and twice a year for special royalties. It is opened once to wash it from the inside and another to change its dress. The Kaaba is treated as an effeminate object of veneration. The black silk covering etched with verses embroided with verses of the Quran, made of the purest silver and gold decorate the dress with names of blasphemy against the Son of God and the Trinity. On Tuesday not only was the golden gate of the Kaaba opened, but Erdogan was allowed entry inside the Kaaba itself where all Muslims direct their prayers and worship towards.
The Muslim world was excited about the event to the point that Egyptian media as well as Yeni Safak, the official newspaper and the mouthpiece of Erdogan, titled the event as “The Gates of The Kaaba, Opened Up For The Sake Of Erdogan“.
Even Muhammad (in mimicking Ezekiel 44:2 that no one enters the eastern gate preserved for the Prince Messiah) the prophet of Islam discouraged opening the gates allowing anyone to enter.
Yet the order to open Bab-Illah for Erdogan and his delegation came directly from the top, the servant of the two holy places (Mecca and Medina), King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, when Erdogan officially visited for the bilateral talks with King Salman.
Bab-Illah is the crucial part when one enters the Kaaba and inside, according to the rules set by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is the gate (Bab-Illah) that one bows and directs his prayers and worship to Allah once inside.
Erdogan was the third Turkish President to enter the Kaaba after Kenan Evren (1980-1989) and Turgut Özal (1989-1993), who were able to enter the Kaaba.
IS THIS THE ANTICHRIST ENTERING THE TEMPLE OF GOD?
Well this depends on which verse is being discussed and we need to be open here, wait and see. “He as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” in 2 Thessalonians 2 does not specify Jerusalem. However, Jerusalem cannot be discounted either. Yet in Daniel 11 we have a place that is not necessarily holy which Antichrist sets up his palace. For example, the Antichrist sets camp, tabernacle or his palace “between the seas and the glorious holy mountain” (Daniel 11:44-45):
But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.
And after this setup on this “holy mountain” Antichrist is destroyed, most likely by China (east) and Russia (north).
The question is: is this “holy mountain” God’s true holy mountain in Jerusalem or is it intended as the mountain of God according to Antichrist.
If the latter is correct, today we have Mount Babel (more on that later) overlooking Mecca. And here we must be open to all sorts of locations. Many scholars tend to allude that this “holy mountain” is not holy from God’s perspective but from a pagan perspective. According to Barnes’ Notes:
“What is here stated was to occur after the rumour from the east and the north Daniel 11:44 … It would not be long before his “end,” – before the close of the series, and would be connected with that; or would be the place where that would occur … that it would be held as sacred or holy – קדשׁ qôdesh – that is, as sacred to religion, or regarded as a holy place, or a place of worship …it is true that this language might be applied to Mount Sion, for that was a mountain; it was distinguished for beauty, or was so regarded by those who dwelt there (compare Psalm 48:2); and it was holy, as being the place where the worship of God was celebrated. But it is also true, that, so far as the language is concerned, it might be applied to any other mountain or mountainous region that was distinguished for beauty, and that was regarded as sacred, or in any way consecrated to religion. I see no objection, therefore, to the supposition, that this may be understood of some mountain or elevated spot which was held as sacred to religion, or where a temple was reared for worship, and hence, it may have referred to some mountain, in the vicinity of some temple dedicated to idol worship, where Antiochus would pitch his tent for the purpose of rapine and plunder”
There are other possibilities. Erdogan’s palace is in Ankara and “The two seas” is also central in Muslim Ottoman hegemony and in Ankara where Erdogan’s palace resides, it is between the two major seas: the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
An Ottoman sultan is addressed as such in prayer: “O God, assist the Sultan, son of the Sultan, Sovereign of the Two Continents, of the Two Seas, Destroyer of Two Armies, Sultan of the Two Iraqs, Servant of the Two Sanctuaries” (Ibn Iyas, 195-1960). Muhammad II was “Sovereign of the Two Seas, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean“.
“When Mehmed the Conqueror died in 886/1481 at the age of forty- nine, the expeditions in Egypt, Italy and the Mediterranean were left unfinished. He had fought the ghaya war without a break, to a degree that even a contemporary historian found excessive; as he claimed, he had become, within a space of thirty years, the master of two seas and two continents, and had laid the foundations of Ottoman rule in Anatolia and the Balkans, which were to remain unshaken for four centuries. We also have “Mecca, the Holy City with its Haram, the sacred precinct, and its Ka’ba, the temple; and ‘Arafat, the Holy Mountain of the pilgrimage.”
There could also be another palace in Istanbul between the two seas (Marmara and the Black Sea) and Hagia Sophia …Two seas could also allude to the canal cut by Xerxes through Mt. Athos, connecting the peninsula with Chalcidice. And it could also be between the Temple Mount and the Dead and Mediterranean seas. The verses are vague enough perhaps for a reason that only God knows.
Antiochus also fulfilled the “between the seas” verse: “Any one has only to look on a map of the Eastern hemisphere to see that the ancient Persepolis, the capital of Persia, where the rumour of the success of the Jews reached him which induced him to return, is “between the seas” – the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf – lying not far from midway between the two … it is not unlikely that a temple would be raised on a mountain or elevated place, for this was the almost universal custom among the ancients, and it may be assumed as not improbable, that the temple of Diana, at Elymais, or Persepolis, which Antiochus robbed, and where he “pitched his tent,” was on such a place.”
Some translations render the verse “And he shall fix his tabernacle, Apadno, between the seas, upon a glorious and holy mountain”. Some take the word אפדנו, “Apadno”, translated “palace”, for the proper name of a place, Theodoret takes it to be a place near Jerusalem; and Jerom says it was near Nicopolis, which was formerly called Emmaus; where the mountainous parts of Judea begin to rise, and lay between the Dead sea on the east, and the great sea on the west, where he supposes antichrist will pitch his tent. George Haydock’s Commentary says: “Apadno. Some take it for the proper name of a place; others, from the Hebrew translate it, his palace.(Challoner) — He fixed his royal tent between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. (Worthington) —Porphyrius explains this of the march beyond the Euphrates, which St. Jerome does not disapprove. Apadno may denote Mesopotamia, which is styled Padan Aram. — Glorious. Hebrew: Zebi, (Calmet) or Tsebi, (Haydock) may allude to Mount Taba, where the king perished, without help. (1 Machabees vi. 11. and 2 Machabees ix. 9.) St. Jerome and many others explain all this of antichrist, and no doubt he was prefigured. The like events will probably take place again towards the end of the world. But as the particulars cannot be ascertained, we have adhered to the history of Antiochus. (Calmet)”
But in my view, such interpretations might have missed an important link from Scripture even though some say that he will set his palace on the Golan Heights, but if Daniel predicts such event as his downfall, we are explicitly told of this in Ezekiel 39 as where his downfall will be. I project that nearby where Hamon-Gog is destroyed “east of the sea” in Ezekiel 39:15, where it is to be the place where all of Israel buries the five-sixths of the army of Gog and Magog that are struck down by God. The name is given to us precisely:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give Gog a noted place for a sepulchre in Israel: the valley of the passengers [Abarim] on the east of the sea, which shall cause astonishment in them that pass by: and there shall they bury Gog, and all his multitude, and it shall be called the valley of the multitude of Gog.” (Ezekiel 39:11, see Douay Rheims and also NABRE)
While Megiddo is another location for the battle stemming from the Golan Heights, we know that another bulk of Antichrist’s army (possibly comes in later to create a pincer and reap the victory) which is coming from Iraq to Jordan towards the valley that runs east from Jerusalem to Jordan. Antichrist wants to enter this valley which is the normal approach route through the mountains for any army to attack Jerusalem from the east when Antichrist “passes Edom and Moab” and spares it, he heads towards Palestinian controlled Jericho.
I lived there for five years and know well that terrain. If Israel is to hit that army with a mini nuclear, the area (see also Zech 14 :12) where is the “Valley of The Passengers” is called Abarim which faces Jericho (Abarim literally means to pass, from Hebrew Eber, to pass through and the Hebrews passed through the Jordan River where Arab/Ereb is to wander, Eber which mean Hebrew is to pass through). Abarim is literally mentioned in the Hebrew and is a name of a place. If this is true, Antichrist does not personally enter the Jordan River and will not pass through to the promised land in his invasion.
The problem for many regarding some of my interpretation is that they equate Gog as a separate individual from the Antichrist. Today if you ask the average person about “Gog” they think that there are two gogs one comes before the Tribulation and another comes after the thousand years are over.
While there are two separate gogs, what the text is dealing with is the devil. These two ‘gogs’ are the same being who is the devil. The devil comes at some other time as well “And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle …”
The Bible is clear, “satan” seduces “Gog”.
He comes as Antichrist and as “Gog” and as “King of Babylon” and as “Pharaoh of Egypt” and as “The Assyrian” and as “the man of sin”.
People keep inventing more personas. They did this with Christ before He came where there was a Messiah Ben-David and a Messiah Ben-Joseph.
If the Antichrist is “King of Babylon”, the Antichrist’s holy place excludes the holy places in ancient Babylon, since in all the biblical references in end-times context, this Babylon is equated with Arabia, Kedar and Dumah (see Isaiah 21). Mecca and the Kaaba therefore cannot be excluded and a Turk like Erdogan entering that holy place to Muslims would be a crucial issue to consider. Today Erdogan wants to be the protector of Mecca and Medina where he is currently working with the Saudi King alongside an alliance of ten Muslim states.
Al-Tahaluf Al-A’shari, literally the Ten Nation Confederacy which the media in English calls Ten Sunni-led Arab states was established in response to U.S. abandonment of Saudi Arabia and a response to Iran’s threat to the region, the Sunni Muslim world has risen to form a major unified force. The Coalition never informed the U.S. of its actions in Yemen fearing the U.S. is flirting with Iran.
Caricature of this new alliance is shown in the Arab media as a right-arm fist portruding out of the earth with the mark “There is No God But Allah and Muhammad Is His Messenger” the flag, badge and emblem of Islam stemming from Saudi Arabia. It is the pride of Muslims to mark their right arms and foreheads with the mark of Islam. It also reminds of Daniel 4 which speaks of Babylon leaving the tree stump of its roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze while re-arising, not in ancient Babel in Iraq, but in Dumma, Kedar and Arabia as Isaiah 21 prophesied prior to God’s final judgment “Babylon is fallen is fallen” (Isaiah 21:9, Revelation 18:1-2, Revelation 14:8) in which Iran will finally give it a death blow.
One wonders is this what the Bible speaks of, the ten horns representing ten kings, and all is left, is an eleventh, a little horn which comes up among them who is the Antichrist (Daniel 7:8, 11)?
One must admit, the temptation to make such declarations can arise as we see the events unfold on daily basis, but let the wise increase in patience which is the wisdom in not rushing to conclusion. The bronze nails in Daniel 7:19 points to a Grecian entity with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze (Daniel 7:19). There are ten nails and only time will tell if 20 to 30 other states (iron teeth) joins the ten nation confederacy under this umbrella. The Sunni Alliance fears Shiite talk of shift from Mecca to Karbala. Any harm on Saudi Arabia means to harm Islam’s Qibla, the direction to the image, the meteor in Mecca which over a billion Muslim prostrate towards daily and Erdogan to give protection to Saudi Arabia was allowed to enter the temple in order to raise his height to protector of Mecca.
WHY PEOPLE GET CONFUSED
Every time I write an article I always get comments that belong in a previous article. If one day I write why the false prophet is himself the Antichrist, I get the question on a different unrelated article asking me who is the false prophet. If we post an article on the corruptions made by Protestant reformer, Martin Luther (as if Martin was perfect), I get comments about how bad the Pope is (as if the Pope should be perfect), and if I criticize the Pope (who is not perfect) I get comments about Catholic venerations and why these are unbiblical. And if I deal with Catholic venerations, I get comments on why intercession of saints is wrong.
If I say “white” they say “black” and no matter what I say, they never focus on the topic. And when you ask the commenter questions they always never answer them and they quickly change the subject.
Then they would denounce me as a heretic and spread all sorts of suspicions while they claim to be “Holy Spirit filled” when all they are filled with is the “spirit of slander”.
The one question commenters never ask is this one: why Moses went crazy dealing with people?
This would be my question to everyone. Can someone tell me why Moses went crazy dealing with a bickering and complaining flock? If every Christian was able to answer that question from the Bible the world would be a better place. I find the most judgmental people who rebuke others calling them ‘judgmental’ are themselves are the most judgmental.
Almost everyone I talk to these days seem to think they personally know Jesus and are Holy Spirit filled. Yet when you examine their behavior you find all sorts of issues that are more related to an evil-spirit. Even if one can assume that the Pope behaved as bad as all the ‘King Herods’, and photos leaked him having a sensual party with some Salome giving him lap dances; should this be a deal breaker for Catholics? What if he was like the other Herod, Archelaus who went after the holy family? What if he was like Herod the madman who murdered his own family and a great many saintly rabbis?
If so, here is a Jesus style question: did Jesus refrain from entering the very Temple Herod had rebuilt and expanded?
Jesus went into the very Temple Herod built and there is no mention in Scripture of any criticism over Herod rebuilding it. Christ simply announced its destruction for rejecting Him. He even said to do what the Pharisees tell you to do, but do not do what they do. Never once did He denounce the authority of the Temple or the San Hadrian or the Pharisee for simply being Pharisee. To me its down with the Pope if he is evil and down with the Evangelical when he slanders. Can someone answer: would Jesus ever start new denominations calling for the destruction of the old institution?
Anyone who can answer this with a ‘yes’ would have set himself up for denouncing Jesus Himself who clearly said that He wants us to be one. As Christians we fight corruption wherever it is from the Antichrist spirit to the falling away. Prophecy was never intended to simply gauge the time, but to prepare and participate in the fight for rightouseness.
The biggest problem with Christians who say they love the Bible is that there are so many Bible lovers who isolate Scriptures. Countless denominations sprout over Scripture disagreements, all of which were caused by Luther who announced the Vatican as Harlot without examining all the verses.
Even the Antichrist, so many read a few verses and come up with fanciful conclusions.
Prophecy provided irrefutable markers. The devil, Jesus said, rules from Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-13) which today is in Turkey. We also have Isaiah 14 which calls the man of sin King of Babylon and in Isaiah 13 is the destruction of this King of Babylon’s holy city where the “Arab will no longer pitch his tent there” (Isaiah 13:20).
Arabs pitch tents in Arabia, not Rome.
He is also called Pharaoh of Egypt (Ezekiel 30) because obviously he enters Egypt (Daniel 11) where in Ezekiel 28 God tells us he is also the Prince of Tyre (he also rules Lebanon) and then Jeremiah tells us that Babylon’s destruction is “heard at the Red Sea” (Jeremiah 49:21).
Arabia and Mecca and Medina specifically are by the Red Sea and not Rome.
These are irrefutable geographic markers set by God Almighty. How dare anyone say “Rome”?
These are certain markers that are unquestionable and are so very clear. How could there be any doubt, especially when one reads God’s final judgment “Babylon is fallen is fallen” in Isaiah 21 where He points to Arabia.
Erdogan entering Babel and Mecca is significant.
If one would ask a westerner “Where is Mount Babel?” They would probably think the question is regarding a biblical or an archeological site in Iraq. But if one asks an Arab today, “where is Mount Babel?”
Al-Sharq Al-Awasat, the prominent Middle East Newspaper answers this question:
“The project Towers Of The House is the first project in Mecca … which carry seven towers … “Towers Of The House” is on the area of Mount Babel in Ajyad. The site overlooks directly on the Haram al-Sharif (Holy House [Kaaba]).”
Where in Vatican do we have “Mount Babel” which is also an observatory to monitor the movement of the moon and is called “Seven Towers of the House” reminiscent to the ancient name of Babel, which was called “The house of the seven lights of the earth”? And where is such an Antichrist entering Bab-Illah (the Gate To Allah/Babel)?
Where in the Vatican did they erect the largest tower on earth topped with a crescent, which is also the very symbol of Turkey and has observatories to monitor the planets and the moon?
A Jesus style question would be: where on Vatican hill, do they have an edifice decked with gold and silver, littered with statements that are biblically considered blasphemous, treated as if it was a woman, and has a massive gate made of pure gold that is literally called Bab-Illah (Babel) “The Gate to God”?
There is no place on earth that matches such requirements except one: Mecca and the temple of the Kaaba.
In what is probably the least examined sources in Islam by westerners, that discusses the Kaaba as Babel “The Gate to God,” or Bab-Illah in Arabic, and is mentioned in the highest authority in Islam, the Hadith:
“… the Kaaba is the house of God and God’s sanctuary is Bab-Illah (the gate to God), so when they went there, they stood by the door in supplication …”
Babel, the English pronunciation, and Bab-Illah are identical in meaning. The difference is simply in the accent.
This Bab-Illah (Babel) is also depicted as a woman in Islam, exactly as John stated in Revelation 17:3. One Muslim writes a poem depicting as if the Ka’ba is a lover and is literally Bab-Illah (Babel) “the Gate to Allah”. He titles it “Look at my lover and your lover as she changes her dress”:
“I tremble in Thy beauty
Yearning to Thy black silk
Thy excellent belt a verse included
From the Quran a splendid writ
Granting Thee from Allah’s throne a high esteem
Which should suffice
He named Thee His Gate
He even loosened from Thy splendid robe pride
To dress Thee in splendor and majesty”
*http://www.startimes.com/?t=32625937 translated by Walid Shoebat*
Another Muslim describes a Turkish pilgrim’s experience in the Hajj:
“Ahmed says that he had an eerie feeling when he saw the Kaaba in Mecca at first glance: “This is the house of Allah!”, These words were on his mind as he looked to the Black Stone and beside it was the door of the house of Allah: “Is there any door besides Bab-Illah (Gate to God)”
The most famous of Muhammadan poetry by Al-Bosayri in the eleventh century and then the most prominent poet in Arab history, Ahmad Shawqi, who is considered the Prince of poetry, describes Muhammad as “owning the key to Bab-Illah (the gate of Allah)”.
Muslim scholar Muhammad Said Ramadan Al-Buti, prior to his assassination by the Free Syrian Army explained the Hajj Pilgrimage as following:
“You go around the house of Allah, and you are in His hospitality. You are standing at His door, floating around on the doorstep. You are not on the door of the king, nor a great man. You are at the door of the Lord of kings. You are standing before the door of the creation in humiliation and indignity. You stand at Bab-Illah (the door of Allah’s) pride and His dignity. Weep since weeping is joyful there, but you do not cry, beg to creature, nor weep in humiliation in front of a creature. It’s difficult for the man that cringes to a brother or to anyone else. But on Bab-Illa (the door of Allah) what is the most enjoyable is to seclude myself and drench my forehead on the cusp of Allah Almighty, because my soul in his hand, and my whole self is his and my breath is in his hand and I’m on His doorstep, I tour around his home saying: “There is no god but Allah alone …”
I dare anyone from the dishonest camp to refute. For years, I had to endure listening to lectures on why Rome is the Harlot since it sits on seven hills, when truth is that Vatican City—the city where the Catholic Church is headquartered—is not built on seven hills, but on a hill separate from the seven hills of Rome: Vatican Hill, which is not even one of the seven upon which ancient Rome was built. Those hills are on the east side of the Tiber river; Vatican Hill is on the west.
Other cities are known for having been built on seven hills as well. Istanbul is known as the City on the Seven Hills, which – consciously following the model of Rome – was built on seven hills too. There are about seventy cities that claim to be on seven hills, some of which are Jerusalem, Amman, Tehran, Brussels, Kiev, Moscow and Madrid. Yet none of these (including Rome) were destined for destruction in the Bible, yet Arabia is (Isaiah 21).
The Bible is also precise and pinpoints a geographic location for this “Babylon” as was predicted in Jeremiah 49:21, literally, “the Red Sea” which confirms Arabia’s destruction. This is also confirmed in Revelation 18 regarding the harlot city:
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning” (Revelation 18:9). “And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What [city is] like unto this great city!” (Revelation 18:18).
These high-towers will burn, somewhat of what we have seen in Dubai today. And once one studies Isaiah 34, there should be no doubt. In nearly identical language concerning Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17, 18:
“Its streams shall be turned into pitch and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever” (Isaiah 34:8-10).
Incredibly, almost three millennia before the discovery of fuel oil, Isaiah predicted the burning of the very thing that was used in Babel to build a name for the rebellious ones – the pitch. Pitch is bitumen and tar, which technically is simply crude oil.
This judgment is not against Rome but “Edom” which extends from Teman to Dedan:
“Thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them. ‘Therefore thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cutt off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword’” (Ezekiel 25:12-13).
The Lord vindicates Rome. He has made the geographical location of Mystery Babylon quite clear for anyone who would seek it out.
This destruction of Arabia is complete and fits the description made by several prophets whose prophecies correlate with Isaiah 34:
“Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning, and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come! … Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’” (Revelation 18:8-10, 17-18).
Apart from Sodom and Gomarrah, this type of utter destruction has never been seen in any other city, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “After her destruction, Babylon will merely be a home for demons, evil spirits, and scavenging desert creatures” (Revelation 18:1-2).
This is in line with the ancient Eastern perception that desolate desert wastelands were the dwelling place of demons and unclean spirits. The point being emphasized is that after Babylon is destroyed, there will be absolutely no human life ever found there again. Jeremiah agrees; he describes this:
So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation” (Jeremiah 50:39). Isaiah confirms a similar fate: “It shall be a habitation of jackals” (Isaiah 34:14).
And again later, the destruction of Babylon is described as being absolute. Isaiah speaks of this event:
“For I will rise up against them, says the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon its name and remnant, and offspring and prosperity, says the Lord … I will sweep it with the broom of destruction” (Isaiah 12:15).
The broom of destruction! Anyone who has seen footage of a nuclear explosion has seen the fury and the power of the ominous cloud that sweeps up everything in its path. To read more on how Mecca is destroyed, please read:[here] [here] [here] [here]
Today we have people wondering how could Israel miss their Messiah, yet these do not recognize that they too are just as confused. As I stated, before Jesus came, they thought there were two messiahs, one son of David (conquering Messiah) and another the son of Joseph (suffering Messiah).
In todays world they do not realize how they manufacture three comings of Jesus and two comings of two separate antichrists. Jesus comes to take us away for seven years then returns again to fight the Antichrist. This would constitute three, not two comings. Gog is another figure for Antichrist.
If one disagrees, we ask another Jesus style question: if Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38, was a separate event from the defeat of Antichrist, why is Israel made pure in Ezekiel 38:23-39:7-8 and why the heathen now know God in Ezekiel 38:16 and why is Christ present in Ezekiel 38:20? Are there now four comings; second coming for a rapture, and an extra one other coming to destroy Gog, and yet another coming to destroy the Antichrist?
The text here is very clear:
“And all the men that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence.” (Ezekiel 38:20)
“My fury shall come up in my face.” (Ezekiel 38:18).
This is a literal face—he is furious and angry. Not only is Christ present, but the destruction of both the Turkish Gog and the Antichrist is accompanied by an earthquake of unparalleled proportions: “For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken. Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground,” (Ezekiel 38:19-20).
Shake at my presence? In the same verse, we read about the earthquake and his presence on earth. This is not a small event. Every creature on the earth will shake at the presence of Jesus.
The other question I ask the lying unholy slandering spirits is this: how come that within two decades we so far were right, and so far they were all wrong? And if numbers and mega churches constitute truth, why was one man named Noah right while the whole earth drowned in death and in error?
Shu’ab Al-Iman by Al-Bayhaqi, No. 4084, 3/684
الأثر في نبوءة نسف الكعبة وهجران مكة