This is a crucial study. As you sit for your Sabbath rest, I pray everyone to diligently learn what we have prepared here, for this time is near. In prayer and sackcloth, I implore everyone who loves Christ: Prepare thy temple for the ultimate test where you will be refined as Gold is refined: through fire.
The Abomination of Desolation which is understood as Antichrist sitting in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem should never exclude defiling Christians, who are also the “Temple of God” in the New Testament. Most focus on a literal temple forgetting that such abomination includes being equally yoked with Muslims defiling themselves by consuming Muslim Halal food including Muslim communion in unity with Chrislam. This defiles one’s temple, which is where the Holy Spirit and Christ resides. While the Mark of the Beast is one sign of being defiled, which St. John spoke of, the more major marker is the one Christ told us to pay close attention to in Daniel: “When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, whoever reads, let him understand” (Matthew 24:15). While such abomination could happen in a temple-building, we need to also focus on the Christian body since it is the prime location as “the temple of God”. This will be the subject of our extensive study here.
Antichrist “will suspend [both] the sacrifice and grain offerings” (Daniel 9:27) which is the Communion of Bread Sacrifice that Christ warned in Mark 13:14, Matthew 24:15 instructing us specifically to pay attention to Daniel 9:27.
So before we delve into the subject of Communion and Chrislam, which we see the push in both Catholic and Protestant circles, we need to explain the differences in communion practices in both Christianity and Islam. This is the Passover Communion or the Communion in general.
Most are unaware that Muslims also have a communion they call Ashura, in which they consume grains with fruit, which is done once a year for remembrance of the Passover of Moses and the resurrection of Christ excluding His Crucifixion since Islam denies it.
Then we have the Evangelicals who also believe in Communion, but observe it more than Muslims and also observe it exclusively as a remembrance, not just of the Passover, but the Passover of Christ, who died for our sins including both His Crucifixion and Resurrection. These do not believe that this communion is the literal Flesh and Blood of Christ.
Then we have the Christians from both branches of the apostolic-succession church who believe in the Communion of remembrance and sacrifice where Communion is the real and literal Body and Blood of Christ residing in their temple, which in this view is the Temple of God, which is the body of the believer. These observe Communion continually and way more often than Evangelicals and to them is the most crucial and central sacrament and is the theme of the Christian faith and practice.
So few are the Christians who know that Muslims believe in a Passover communion. Ashura, through Chrislam will also play a role in the Abomination of Desolation. While many Christians believe that such abomination is exclusively in a temple building, once we consider the Christian body is also a temple, which it too will be defiled by Antichrist, then viewing the biblical text from this paradigm, will light up the biblical text in a way one can see how all this happens and how to prevent one’s soul from being defiled into eternal damnation.
For this study, as you sit for your Sabbath rest, I pray everyone to diligently learn what we have prepared here, for this time is near. In prayer and sackcloth, I implore everyone, prepare thy temple for the ultimate test, and listen to holy song while you feed thy soul:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from thee.
From the malignant enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee,
That with all Thy saints,
I may praise thee
Forever and ever.
Each and every Christian needs to examine the severe issues, prevalent for our times regarding the Muslim Abominations that will cause complete desolations of Christian temples (both bodies and churches). For the first time, Christians will understand that Muslim Communion will mingle with Christian Communion under Chrislam through interfaith between Christendom and Islamdom as an attempt to syncretize Christianity with Islam.
While Chrislam began in Jerusalem right after 1967, Chrislamic ideas have spread throughout much of the world as a method for Muslims to lure Christians by spreading an essential Islamic concept saying that Christianity and Islam are compatible, that one can be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time. Most Muslims in fact consider Islam as the true Christian faith, which is, in their view, the Arian unitarians. Chrislam is not an actual religion of its own, but a blurring of the differences and distinctions between the two faiths.
This, and some of what we will share here–Muslim Communion which will mix or even override Christian Communion–has never been linked to Bible Prophecy until now. Such mingling is increasing every day and can be seen all throughout the Middle East as a peace-joiner to stop the bloodshed.
THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
So what does it mean when scriptures say that Antichrist enters God’s temple? And why so many claiming Christians will miss the Second Coming as the Jews missed the First Coming? And why will so many who think they are “Bible believing” Christians will join the Antichrist, abandon Christian Communion practices, to approve and even observe Muslim Communion? In this perhaps never entered journey in history, we will examine issues that will blow anyone’s mind.
As you shall see, accept it or not, many misinterpret certain verses where Antichrist enforces the “Abomination of Desolation,” which Jesus asked us to diligently focus on “when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel, stand in the holy place, whoever reads, let him understand“.
So let us understand.
Israel missed the Messiah because they missed that interpretation demands we think in God’s ways and in His wisdom instead of man’s ways. While many looked carnally at all the Old Testament prophecies, where Temple, Kingdom, and Victory of a Messianic Age and Messiah coming on a white horse for military victory, was the focal point, they missed the Cross, the donkey and most importantly conquering sin. Instead, they followed Bar-Kochba, the false messiah. Likewise it will be with Antichrist.
It will be a similar issue in the Second Coming. While they focus on victory and white horse, they ignore that without a cleansed Temple, they will never conquer sin. Conquering sin was the reason for the first coming. So the agreement with Antichrist and their inability to gain redemption, will be the reason they will follow Antichrist and completely miss the Second Coming and defile their temples.
Hard to believe many will miss Christ? Its easy if you read, doubting Thomas. We taunt the Jews for missing Jesus, but as it seems, so many Christians will make the same mistake, and few will find the Narrow Gate. Few are “he who endures to the end will be saved”. This “falling away” begins first with a massive departure from the faith by Christian institutions which one must guard oneself to beware of the leaven of Chrislam and other departures from the pure and perfect practices that endured the anvil and hammer throughout history. This sets the stage for the complete defilement which we will soon see.
The key verse, to recognizing when it all hits the fan, is when we find only one verse in the entire scriptures where it directly connects the Antichrist with entering what seems as a holy structure:
“He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s Temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (II Thessalonians 2:4)
While everyone will be focused on some man entering a building structure on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, it is here were many will fall for the Antichrist, since they are unaware this Jerusalem Temple is unnecessary, while the copulation with the devil is going on right in front of their eyes unaware.
These are unaware that the text does not even mention Jerusalem which is inferred into the text by traditions of men. Also “the falling away” which is also in the context is to be deceived “by peace” (Chrislam). One must never be dogmatic, this does not necessarily mean a temple structure. One commentary renders the verse:
“It appears more correct to refer the expression metaphorically to the Christian Church. It is a favourite metaphor of Paul to compare believers in particular, or the Church in general, to the temple of God (comp. 1 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:20-22). Showing – exhibiting – himself that he is God. His sitting in the temple of God was an assertion of his divinity”.
Whenever Paul spoke about a physical temple he never referred to it as “the temple of God” and whenever he spoke of the Christian he always referred to the Christian as “the temple of God” or “God’s temple”:
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are …Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Cor 3)
For a Christian, to defile his/her temple “God will destroy him”. This is the most crucial issue and cannot be undermined.
For 2 Thessalonians to be speaking of a literal temple, it would negate Acts 17:24:
“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.”
So how is it that God, now that the literal temple is destroyed in Jerusalem, how could God be asking anyone to rebuild a physical temple? While in 2 Thessalonians Antichrist might enter a literal temple made with human hands, God warns of Antichrist also entering human temples (souls).
This is a crucial point as we shall see, many misinterpret the whole theme where others get it. This “temple” where Antichrist sits, connects to the context of the verse “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first…” This temple falls and is defiled through the falling away which comes first. This is speaking of a massive departure from the faith, where only the ones who “endures till the end will be saved”.
The deeper sense (as it was in the First Coming) is usually accurate, while the glossy interpretations, with a grander golden structure of a temple is not. One needs to heed from the wisdom of the past, the masses were looking for a Christ to conquer and ride a fine beast when prophecy strictly said He rides a humble donkey.
And today we see the same phenomenon where books and volumes were written about a rebuilt temple proclaiming all sorts of assumptions; a rebuilt Jewish temple, red heifers, Jewish sacrifices and endless theories. So many of these will fall for Antichrist and as you read, it will be easy to comprehend why.
First of all, there is not one single biblical evidence anyone can produce, to support such claims of a rebuilt temple. Ezekiel’s Temple is just as metaphor as it is in the New Testament (which we will expound on later). When one reads, “And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.’” This “measure” is the scale of testing each individual temple and the overcoming “until the end”. Babylon was “measured” and found wanting and so will the Christian temple be “measured” to divide the ones found wanting from the purified as gold is purified, who conquered their sin. Conquering sin can never be without overcoming by continual purification by confession and communion.
In Revelation 3:12 Christ says, “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.” And in 1 Peter 2:5 “offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” This theme can also be seen in Ephesians 2:19-22, Revelation 21, Psalm 46:4 and Matthew 5:14.
At this point, the ardent supporters of a Tribulation physical Temple, at their own peril, will stop reading by now. However, they will do themselves injustice since we do explain much of their misconceptions here.
What we are saying here is that besides what many view as a literal temple, we must not exclude what so many scholars observed: “the Man of Sin will make formal claim to occupy that central seat in men’s minds and aspirations, which is acknowledged to be due to God alone.”
Except it is also more than just the mind. In the past, in Old Testament times, the devil had to defile the Temple in Jerusalem (through Antiochus) in order to stop the sacrifice since the sacrifice was the only way of redemption and cleansing from sin. But now, the mission is different, to defile every temple by placing a mark on the shoulder which not only John predicts, but amazingly few noticed, Daniel confirms the same. It is this branding as agreeing with Antichrist so that Lucifer through his demonic minions indwells the fallen Christians. When scripture says: “He [Antichrist] will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant” we ought to pay close attention; this man of sin by means of such abomination would have Christians “forsake the holy covenant”. Such a covenant is a sacrament that if one abandons, they are unredeemed. Let us therefore follow the story from the Bible to see how this begins and ends where it will all add up for the ones who continue to read.
ANTICHRIST FIGHTS CHRISTENDOM
Keep in mind, the battle commences in the midst of a great falling away. Christendom in Europe at this point is largely none-obsrvant. A European-Turkic war erupts, between Turkey and the “Ships of Chittim” (Daniel 11:30) which are european ships. This battle parallels what happens when Turkey invades Egypt as Antiochus invaded Syria:
“And the galleys and the Romans shall come upon him, and he shall be struck, and shall return, and shall have indignation against the covenant of the sanctuary, and he shall succeed: and he shall return and shall devise against them that have forsaken the covenant of the sanctuary.“
This showdown with Europe, happens when Antichrist comes to destroy the “sanctuary covenant”. This is not the first time that such war happened and has always been the case throughout the ages with God’s people. We can examine other historic fulfillments. In Ezekiel in chapter 27, which many foresaw in its description the Antichrist’s kingdom, and is why the chapter seems to parallel The Book of Revelation’s Harlot and her control over Libya (where ISIS also promised to invade Europe from Libya with “a flood” of migrants) and Lydia (Turkey, where they are invading Europe with “a flood” of Muslim migrants) whom Ezekiel says are the Harlot’s “men of war”. And Ezekiel 27 depicting the same merchandise Tyre traded in which also resembles Arabia’s Islam depicted by Ezekiel. Scripture speaks of Islam’s ultimate failure when “an east wind” destroys its move towards the west [Europe]:
Persia [Iran] Lydia [Turkey] and Put [Libya] served as it’s soldiers and warriors in your army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor” (Ezekiel 27:10) “Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea. Your wealth, merchandise and wares, your mariners, sailors and shipwrights, your merchants and all your soldiers, and everyone else on board will sink into the heart of the sea on the day of your shipwreck.” (Ezekiel 27:26-27)
“The east wind” mimics what happened historically as a type of fulfillment at Lepanto, Christendom’s greatest naval battle in history:
He put his vivid red coloured flagship, the Sultana, at the centre of the deployment: no one should overtake it. Meanwhile, the east wind had dropped and now it was blowing, even if slight, in favour of Christians. This was also interpreted as a sign of divine favor.
Prophecy is not only fulfilled once. These ships, just as in Lepanto, will “sink into the heart of the sea” when the “Ships of Chittim” (Europe) will finally retaliate. This depiction is similar to John’s flood which will be “swallowed by the earth”. The wind changed at the Battle of Lepanto as well.
Without losing track with our main subject “the abomination,” historically, the previous fulfillment was during Antiochus: “he came in anger against the covenant of the sanctuary and was welcomed by those who had forsaken the law of God and taken part in the religious rites of the Gentiles. (Jerome, Commentary on Daniel On 11, 29 f.) ”
And in the history of the Maccabees we read that “there were some who, to be sure, pretended that they were custodians of God’s law, and later they came to terms with the Gentiles [Antiochus]; yet the others adhered to their religion.” Likewise, the custodians of God’s holy covenant during the Antichrist will sell-out and come to terms with the Muslims which will also include the Vatican.
Nothing in man has ever changed and history will repeat itself where so many Christians will “forsake the holy covenant” and lose their salvation. No, doubting Thomas, it is not “once saved always saved,” Christ here tells us that one can “forsake the holy covenant”. One could view this as “they were not saved in the first place” all they want and is not the subject here, so let us move on.
THE ABOMINATION EXPLAINED
Now we begin our journey into the scriptures. Obviously Antichrist attacks the Christian population within the farthest of his reach seeking their conversion. The text is clear: “He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant” which is clear, he coddles the fallen-away hypocrites who abandon Christianity for the sake of Chrislam and survival. Then, look what happens:
“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.” (Daniel 11:31)
This is also what Jesus fervently told us to focus on “just when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, let the reader understand …” This is confirmed in 2 other verses which need ample attention:
“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. (Daniel 12:11)
A crucial note are The Two Witnesses (which we explain in more detail here) will also play a crucial role in these events: “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. They are the two olive trees and the two lampstands …”
These “two lampstands” are ministering at the same time span when the daily sacrifice is taken away. The two prophets leading these two lampstands, which in our view could be the remnants of the two branches of the apostolic-succession Church. This commences when Antichrist establishes a covenant with many of his ilk. This is not a covenant with Israel as many claim:
He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him (Daniel 9:27)
“With many” is not Israel and no where does scripture allude to Israel in any of these verses. These are the ten horns (many) in his dominion. When it says “at the Temple,” this is how most see this verse, that “armed forces” will desecrate a physical and literal temple and they assume this to be in Jerusalem.
But there is a problem here. The translators were divided in that some foresaw this at a “physical temple” translated an interpretation accordingly, while others translated just what the literal text says. It is here where we need to examine other translations without any inference. The Douay-Rheims Bible and the King James Bible and several others render the text correctly saying:
“And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall defile the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the continual sacrifice, and they shall place there the abomination unto desolation.” (Daniel 11:31)
Likewise the King James does not render it “His armed forces” but simply “arms” which we will examine closely the key words we numbered here:
“And (1) arms shall (2) stand on his part, and they shall (3) pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the (4) daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” (Daniel 11:31, also see JPS Tanakh, 1917; Jubilee 2000, AKJ and others)
There are 4 words to examine carefully (1) arms (2) stand (3) pollute and (4) daily and what we find out is that Daniel completely agrees with John regarding the “mark of the beast” in Revelation 13 and more. Here is why:
1) The hebrew זְרוֺעַ, is “arms,” “shoulders,” same as it is in Arabic “thoroa” (shoulders, also see 2220, zeroa, Strongs). This is all about arms and shoulders which John also spoke of in Revelation 13 regarding the mark of the beast.
Once we continue, you will see the full picture. These arms will be raised up:
2) Now we have the word “stand”. Brown-Driver-Briggs stand is “amad” עָמַד520 “take one’s stand, Assyrian emêdu and is the same as the Arabic “amad” to “prop up” and be erect. So far we have “erected arms” and not “armed forces”.
3) Now we come to the word “pollute” which is even more amazing. The Hebrew for “pollute” is the verb חָלַל (Halal) is “to pollute, defile, profane (literally untie, loosen, open, same as the Arabic “Halal” untie, undo, become free, become lawful, free from obligation or tie; make lawful“. It is the term used by every Muslim from theology to the label one sees on “Halal meat” with the same meaning: it is now lawful to consume. So what we have so far are arms erected to enforce “halal”:
(4) So now we come to the word “daily” for “daily sacrifice” is “tamed” which is the common way in the Bible for “continuous” or “continually” “everyday without ceasing” sacrifice: “and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away” (Daniel 8:13) “And from the time that the daily sacrifice [continual sacrifice] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up [consecrated, put in place] …” (Daniel 12:11).
And before we continue, make note, this is what so many ignore, that to God, this “abomination” is from a New Covenant perspective and can never be from the old testament levitical system, which can never be accepted as fulfillment. God in Malachi made absolutely clear that the Old Testament sacrificial system in the Temple will be transferred to the Gentiles (the Church) using “grain offering” in Christian churches to be administered in the church and consumed by the temple of every believer:
“Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from you [Israel, the Jews]. For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations [gentiles, the Church], and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name will be great among the nations [gentiles, Church],” says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 1:10-11)
This “sacrifice” is no longer a “kindled fire” on God’s “altar” but a “grain offering” which is eaten and burnt continually in our body instead of being kindled on fire, as “pure grain offering” which links directly to the same “grain offering” in all the verses in Daniel’s prophecy which Christ instructed us to carefully pay attention to, where Antichrist will stop the “grain offering”.
What Malachi prophesied was that basically God will do away with the old sacrificial levitical offering and that God will reach out to the “nations” (the gentiles) with a new system in observing a “grain offering that is pure” and even including “incense” which will be “daily” accomplished from “the rising of the sun even to its setting,” a continual observance. Such daily practice is done as a “sacrificial” system with “incense” is only practiced under the two main apostolic-succession type churches (the two lampstands). Malachi tells us that animal sacrifices will be no more, and the new offering will be grain sacrifice.
Once the sacrifice is defiled, the “body” therefore is no longer “the temple of the Holy Spirit” and to defile the sanctuary by placing “an abomination” “on” the temple, in a form of a mark as prophesied by Daniel and John, and also “in” the temple in the form of consumption of unclean offerings.
Once we combine in Daniel 9:27, the picture becomes fully clear:
… but in the middle of the week he will stop the sacrifice and grain offering [for the remaining three and one-half years]; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until the complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who causes the horror.” (Daniel 9:27)
This specific abomination is not consumed but placed on the right side “the wing” of the body (the temple of God) just as Daniel 11:31 says “shoulders” as we explained. The Hebrew and the Arabic meaning of “kenaf” (wing), is side/wing/arm. One has to simply ask: what is this “wing of the temple”?
On the human body, it is the shoulder, the arm. This marking is also covered not just by Daniel, but also by John in Revelation 13. Followers of Antichrist as John tells us have an option to either place this badge of servitude on the foreheads or the arms. We know from the Greek word dexios translated as arm, which could also be translated “right side”, “right arm” or “right shoulder”. The Greek word in Revelation 13 regarding the mark is charagma, means “a stamp, an imprinted mark.” (Strongs #5480) So a follower of Antichrist will have a stamp on some sort of material as a badge to be placed on the forehead or arm. (1) (See notes below for a detailed explanation)
Now to our conclusion regarding these four words (1, 2, 3, 4). In number 3, I can read the Arabic as clearly as the Hebrew and the meaning is exactly the same. It is the exact word Islam uses for “Halal”; to make lawful, free from obligation. It is the word Islam uses when Muslims take concubines and enslave non-Muslims as lawful (halal) as in raping and defiling non-Muslim women becomes “halal” lawful for Muslims which we already witness in Europe. Scripture uses this same word “halal” in Leviticus for whoring.
So to conclude all 4 words, they will raise their arms in allegiance and make lawful (halal) the sanctuary of every Christian they encounter for rape or conversion and the consumption of their halal observances, marking them on the shoulder, and by this they defile the temple. We have arms rising upwards like pillars. The followers of Antichrist will raise up their arms not only to show the mark of Antichrist they received, but after 1260 days they will also make lawful (halal) the sanctuary of the Christian who are either lured or coerced to accept given the choice between accepting or beheading. It is therefore crucial to accept the beheading since this is what “defiles the sanctuary”. This arm raising is already happening in the regions of Antichrist. Although you do not see it because you do not live there, this is becoming rampant.
The whole crux of the issue is the abolition of the sacrament of Communion. According to apostolic succession Christians, without the Eucharist, its all over, no confession, no sacrifice, no Christianity.
It is here where I caution many who will fall. So many are the Evangelicals who denounce the Eucharist and will join the Antichrist with Muslims and fallen Catholic and Orthodox traitors. All one has to do is to see where these agree with the Muslims by simply perusing the slander from countless websites who accuse the apostolic-succession of observing the sacrament of Communion as “sun worship” and “detestable”. Even puritans accused Catholics of being “bread worshippers” and so do Muslims.
God in His perfect word, makes no mistakes. So crucial this practice is to God that I converted to following the Apostolic-Succession churches. My journey into Prophecy had me give it all up from losing family and land in Bethlehem to giving up popularity in the Evangelical style ministry. I did this in obedience to Christ: “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” (Matthew 19:29).
So crucial is Communion that even in Joe 1:9, which few recognize an amazing reference, it clearly says:
“The grain offering and the drink offering Have been cut off from the house of the Lord; The priests mourn, who minister to the Lord.”
Our temples are the house of the Lord and here, God tells us that Communion of bread (grain offering) and wine (drink offering) will cease. Does this need any interpretation? Just read the text and trust what it says. I did. We tend to read Joel from one sense while we forget the crucial sense. Amazingly, even the Septuagint, the translation by Jews before Jesus which Christ used, they got it, and rendered Daniel 9:27, the very verse Christ commanded us to observe in the exact way Joel did:
And one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away: and on the temple [shall be] the abomination of desolations; and at the end of time an end shall be put to the desolation.
Wine is not Halal in Islam and is completely prohibited and so for the sake of Chrislam, they will abandon the Blood of Christ.
OBSERVANCE OF MUSLIM COMMUNION
If in doubt that the issue is the Eucharist, I urge you to examine our detailed analysis here, its very long and very thorough. To understand what I render as ‘Muslim communion’ we must first understand Christian communion.
The Old Testament passover sets communion’s foundation. It puts a nail in the coffin making the Eucharist an eternal observance. How else can we explain:
“And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.” (Exodus 12:14)
This is Pesach and in Catholic term “Pasch”. It is when Moses set it first when leaving Egypt. How could God institute this Old Testament “sacrifice” calling it “memorial” while it must and will be observed “for ever”? Can anyone scientifically define “for ever” or explain an eternal sacrificial system undermining it as exclusively a memorial?
This is a crucial observance. While Jews still celebrate passover, they are missing the sacrifice and the slaughtering of the lamb and in Malachi 1, as we explained, this is passed to the gentiles as a pure and perfect “grain offering”. Nothing is “perfect” unless it is divinity. The Eucharist is the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore the whole Christ, is truly, really and substantially contained in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
What is not known by many is that all Muslims observe a communion feast, but it is the feast of Cain and not of Abel. For Shi’a Muslims they commemorate Ashura and Sunni Muslims view it as a victory God gave to Moses and God parting the Red sea and Christ’s resurrection. In their view it purifies from sin.
They, in mosques, provide free Ashura meals called Nazri “fruit offering,” sort of like Cain’s fruit offering. It is crucial to understand that Islam is a Christian heresy that denies the Trinity, the Crucifixion and Christ’s deity while they do believe in His resurrection. This is the crucial element that despite all what they believe and observe, it does not recognize the crucial Death of Christ for our redemption from sin, that Christ was resurrected prior to the attempt of crucifying Him:
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another, Judas] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.
Chrislam undermines Christ, that Judas replaced Him. This is utter blasphemy and destruction of the soul. Ashura is Cain’s meal and Esau’s porridge. Ashura in Islam is understood literally as “porridge”. In the Bible, there is Cain’s offering and then there is Abel’s. Abel offered a “blood sacrifice” while Cain offered a fruit sacrifice of similar content to Ashura, which is made of a mixture consisting of grains, fruits, dried fruits and nuts. And since everything Bible is prophetic, Esau’s consumption of the porridge gave up the covenant and it indeed parallels the partaking that defiles the covenant with God.
Everything scripture is prophetic and as we always stated, from Genesis to Revelation, God divides between sheep and goat. Beware of the meal of the goat, for it sends one to hell if consumed with faith or in yoking with the Muslim faith. The issue is not an issue of food, for God made all food lawful, but is an issue of Communion with the devil.
For Shiite Muslims, Ashura, is the day when Mahdi demand allegiance to him, which exactly coincides with what Christ warned about:
“It is as if I can see Hadrat Qa’im [Mahdi] on Saturday on the day of ‘Ashura’ standing between Rukn and Maqam (Mecca) with Jibril (Archangel Gabriel) standing in front of him and calling on the people to pay allegiance to him.” (Shaykh at-Tusi, Ghaybah, p. 274; Kashf al-Ghammah, vol. 3, p. 252; Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 290.)
Everything in Islam is set up to coincide with biblical prophecy. This would be the spark of the beginning for the “seven year” allegiance with “many”. It is through Chrislam that will unite Muslim with fallen-Christians.
Ashura day is already becoming observed with fallen Christians as of recent. Here is but one example out of thousands. During the Inter-religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hikmet, a Muslim organization in Sarajevo organized an event in which they shared 3,000 portions of Ashura meal with Christians who “forsake the covenant”. Under the slogan “We are all on the same boat,” members of these two associations shared this traditional meal to naive Christian passers in front of the Cathedral in Sarajevo.
The whole of Joel needs to be viewed from the other sense, besides the desolation of Israel, it is the desolation of the Christian temple. Here we will walk on a journey like never before to examine how in Joel, God promised to send us “maidens” (nuns) and priests who will guide us in prophetic vision who confirm our findings here. Joel sums up the tribulation that is coming. During this time, where the witnesses are active, in Joel 2:28-29 which promises that in the end days the children will see visions, prophecy and dream dreams:
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Moreover upon my servants and handmaids in those days I will pour forth my spirit.”
“handmaids” are priests and nuns, and the “incense is going to be offered” in Malachi 1 no doubt are churches and “sacrifice” is only conducted by apostolic-succession churches: the Two Lampstands, Orthodox and Catholic and their derivatives.
The Bible and several saints gave some of the most remarkable prophecies. What we do know for certain from scripture is that this enemy comes from Turkey (see Ezek 38, Zech 9:13, Ezekiel 30:5) which will battle with the “Roman ships” in a great invasion against Europe, where Europe, the heart of historic Christendom become infected. Fulfilling Joel 2:28-29, that maidens and sons and daughters and old men dream dreams and see vision, can be reviewed by some astonishing prophecies. Brother Louis Rocco (19th century) predicted exactly this:
‘Terrible wars will rage all over Europe. God has long been patient with the corruption of morals; half of mankind He will destroy. Russia will witness many outrages. Great cities and small towns alike will be destroyed in a bloody revolution that will cause the death of half the population. In Istanbul (Constantinople) the Cross will replace the half-moon of Islamism, and Jerusalem will be the seat of a King. The southern Slavs will form a great Catholic Empire and drive out of Europe the Turks (Mohammedans), who will withdraw to North Africa and subsequently embrace the Catholic faith.” (see Yves Dupont, CATHOLIC PROPHECY, THE COMING CHASTISEMENT, Brother Louis Rocco (19th century)
This involves the invasion of Rome by the Turks, which many who hate Rome will applaud. It will initially begin in an ecumenical combination between Islam and Christianity, mosque and church, communion with Muslims with Ashura that will bring such abomination. As Yves Dupont writing of the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824) amongst many others who predicted a falling away:
“They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock. There was to be a Pope, a salaried Pope, without possessions. All was made ready, many things finished; but, in place of an altar, were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be, and it was for it that he had set fire to the old one; but God designed otherwise….”
“I see that when the Second Coming of Christ approaches, a bad priest will do much harm to the Church. When the time of the reign of Antichrist is near, a false religion will appear which will be opposed to the unity of God and His Church. This will cause the greatest schism the world has ever known. The nearer the time of the end, the more the darkness of Satan will spread on earth, the greater will be the number of the children of corruption, and the number of the just will correspondingly diminish…”
Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, published in the year 1882.
The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death. Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”
While many who claim to be Bible believing Christians cry out that such prophecies are the spirit of Beelzebub, I remind this was what Christ warned the Pharisees when He healed and they slandered with the same warning. How do these prophecies go against Scripture? I had spent two decades examining scripture text to only conclude what these concluded in few lines.
Joel speaks of the swarming locusts of hordes invading God’s land and causing spiritual famine. He as these maiden do, describes the church as drunkards: “Wake up, you drunkards, and weep!” Joel laments: “Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips.” This is the drink offering, snatched to be no more. “Grain offerings and drink offerings are cut off from the house of the Lord. The priests are in mourning, those who minister before the Lord.” “Not even oil to kindle the altar,” and “the new wine is dried up, the olive oil fails”.
God speaks to the remnant loyal clergy: “Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God.”
Christians are to gather at Lent: “Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.”
There is no doubt this speaks of the final years: “Alas for that day! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.”
It is a time of repentance and warfare “The Lord thunders at the head of his army. his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?”
It is a time for revival and restoration: “Rend your heart and not your garments.Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate … Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the portico and the altar.”
It is a time when the “Northern Army” (the Turks) and “Egypt” and “Edom” (Arabia) is a “desert waste”. While the prophecy is the turmoil and restoration of Israel to the faith, it is also for Israel of God, the Church.
DO NOT DISCOUNT A PHYSICAL STRUCTURE AND NEVER EXAMINE PROPHECY WITHOUT THE LIGHT OF THE NEW TESTAEMENT
But we must be keen not to dis-include any markers or events which sparks such unravelling of such catastrophic dual event as it was in the days of Antiochus it will be in every temple in our days:
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)” (Matthew 24:15).
Notice that there is no temple of any kind, no building structure mentioned in this passage. Therefore, it is not a Jewish physical temple being referred to by Jesus here, but that Jesus is referring to either the area the temple was originally built at or to the city of Jerusalem itself or to another holy place altogether (possibly the invaded Vatican in Rome), Hagia Sophia or the church as whole or Christians going apostate defiling their body with the abominable mark of the beast or even all the above as a whole is also very likely.
We need not be dogmatic on the building issue, neither Daniel 9:27, or Daniel 11:31 where it says “they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength” which is not committed by a singular person as in the Antichrist, but by his multitudes “they” (also see Matthew 24:15-16).
As to the always quoted verse: “He as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” in 2 Thessalonians 2? First of all, this does not specify Jerusalem and the Jews do not worship the Son who is the Temple of God. How could this be the Temple of Christ? Is it perhaps another type of temple or a Christian temple in Hagia Sophia, or the Vatican, or all.
With this in our minds we need to examine the story of Jesus picking wheat in the fields on the Sabbath where Scriptures say:
“One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.” (Mark 2:23)
When the Pharisees (as many question the Eucharist today) questioned this, Christ told them:
“Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” (Mark 2:25-26)
Notice that our Lord mentions here, this bread is not just any bread, but was “the bread of the Presence”.
The presence of what? The literal presence of God. This bread was also in the Ark of the Covenant, as in Mary, where God was also present. To reject God being inside Mary is a major heresy, for He was God from eternity. The Disciples were picking grain, which would be the ingredient for the “grain offering,” the Sacrifice in the Last Supper. It is this same Sacrifice of which Christ said, “This is my body, which is given for you.” (Luke 22:19)
Only the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church (the two lampstands) declare a “Real Presence” of the Christ-God is in the Eucharist, which is that grain sacrifice prophesied by the prophet Malachi; and this Real Presence, this is what Christ foretold when He referenced “the bread of the Presence” which David had eaten.
Indeed. So when one examines Christ’s own words “presence” combined with Joel and Malachi’s “sacrifice” “drink offering” “priests morning” “altars” and “incense” it leaves no question, that the original church was different from today’s setting in what we see Evangelicals do.
Even in their interpretation insisting on a rebuilt temple, the New Testament clearly defined what this temple is, and at times it is also defined as the Christian himself (1 Corinthian 3:16). “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:17) “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16)
This is also found in Ephesians 2:19-22, Acts 7:44-50, Matthew 12:6, Hebrews 8:1-2, 1 Peter 2:4-6, Revelation 14:1. This is why it is crucial to go back to Christ when He said “this is [literally] My body” and “do this in remembrance of me”. Christ resides in the Christian’s temple: His Body in our body.
Christ defied the tyrannical Pharisees when His Disciples were picking grain from the field, as if to say, “Your priesthood is over. You see these Disciples? this is the new priesthood and this is the new temple. This grain they are picking, this is the new sacrifice.”
It can’t get any clearer than this: this is the Communion bread, the Eucharist, the very sacrament done by only apostolic-succession type churches.
Therefore, I will not address the arguments of transubstantiation vs. consubstantiation, Jesus made it clear and Paul condemns the “unrighteous” as having the spirit of “debate” (Romans 1:29).
Instead, I will direct a Jesus-style challenge to all who are anti-transubstantiation, that is, the daily sacrifice of the Eucharist, they argue, is re-sacrificing Christ. If this is true, the challenge to the common Messianic assumption, regarding Daniel 9, that if such ‘abomination’ will occur only at a rebuilt Temple by the Jews, for this to become true I ask: how could non-apostolic-succession accuse apostolic-succession believers of re-sacrificing Christ when they are accepting the re-institution of Jews re-sacrificing the Messiah who had already come?
We can’t have it both ways. If this is the case, as westerners say “what should be good for the geese (the Jews) should it not also be good for the ganders (apostolic succession churches)?
It is therefore equally astonishing to see these argue, that Jesus was “sacrifice for sin once and for all” as if this debunks transubstantiation, then they turn and support the re-institutution of another literal sacrificial system in the supposed rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.
Even better yet, how could it be possible that if we accept a re-institution of Israel’s old sacrificial system that we have in Malachi a cancelation of it by God Almighty? “One among you [the Jews],” is the Messiah “who would shut the gates” where “I [that is God] will not accept an offering from you [Israel]”.
So here God completely replaces Israel’s sacrificial system, then according to the folly, to only re-institute it in Ezekiel’s temple in Jerusalem?
God never contradicts Himself.
One cannot ignore the verses in Malachi, this is Israel’s sacrificial system in a literal sense, that was made null and void to be replaced by another, no speak of temple or ark, a new one, the “grain offering” which was extended to the gentiles, which is also the purist sacrificial system in a literal sense in the form of a “pure grain offering” without the slaughter of animals.
The reason many reject this is because a “daily” “grain offering” that is considered a sacrificial system is only and exclusively practiced by apostolic succession type churches. Malachi clearly speaks of a sacrificial offering and I am bound to tell the truth regardless of my own personal prejudices when I was taught by the Baptist church.
And even better yet, if it is literal temple sacrifices in Jerusalem, that scripture alludes to, the other Jesus style question is this: how could non-apostolic succession churches accept such “sacrifice” be used metaphorically, from a new covenant perspective, while Israel, so they say, will re-institute temple sacrifices literally and from an old covenant perspective?
DEBUNKING EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE BEING LITERAL
Even perhaps if our Jesus-style questions here are still not convincing or convicting, let us even delve into Ezekiel’s vision of the Temple (Ezekiel 40-44) which we will address first before we get into the meaty subject on how Islam will fulfill this “abomination of desolation”.
Astonishingly Ezekiel’s temple, in Ezekiel 42:13-14, even links to the same key element in Daniel’s prophecy regarding the “grain offering” as a “meat offering” and a “sin offering” even including “priestly garments”:
… where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and thesin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy. When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.
Daniel 9, “daily grain sacrificial offering” is in the strictest sense also in Ezekiel, if these sacrifices are a “memorial” as many claim to only be “do this in remembrance of Me” why then it is a “sin offering”? This would means that they too, the non-apostolic-succession would have to make an exception to also accept a ‘re-sacrifice of Christ’. Yet they reject this because they do not believe that a sin offering is necessary since once-saved always saved.
It becomes impossible therefore to ignore or refute; this is the daily sacrifice of the mass regardless how many of us in the non-apostolic denominations object. Only these have a “daily offering”. Joel 1 &2 confirms “an offering” to being the case even at the time just prior to Christ’s coming on “the day of the Lord” when Antichrist would have stopped the daily sacrifice:
“The grain offering and the drink offering. Have been cut off from the house of the Lord; The priests mourn, who minister to the Lord … Alas for the day! Forthe day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.”
And amazingly here in Joel, like Daniel, Joel is speaking of the technical (literal) application, tells us as well, not only of the “grain offering” (Eucharist) but also of the “drink offering” (the wine).
While when scripture speaks technicality, it is precise, no animal sacrifice, while when it speaks allegorically, as in Ezekiel, there is a symbolic animal sacrificial offering. To ensure that this is regarding the end times, Joel confirms the abolition of communion just prior to Christ’s second coming: “the day of the Lord is at hand”. This happens 3.5 years, just prior to Christ’s coming.
In other words, the Caliphate is established stemming from Turkey with an allegiance for this coming presidency (caliphate) where Muslims give allegiance to this man of sin for a seven year term, and in the midst of it, Islam’s aspiration for Jihad rejuvenates and Sharia will be implemented where wine is forbidden and by extension of this Sharia law, churches throughout are prohibited from observing communion.
So if communion was not as essential as some claim, how is it that Christ warned of this event “stopping the grain offering” as the abomination where it makes holy worshipdesolate and the sacrificial system obsolete?
In addition, only an apostolic succession style churches insist on real wine while non-apostolic-succession do away with it. So many fail to link Joel with Daniel which in Joel 2: “Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him—A grain offering and a drink offering For the Lord your God?”
The “drink offering” has always been wine.
In regards to a rebuilt temple, one key to unlock everything and end this argument once and for all, is to see where when Jesus said ‘Destroy this Temple and in three days I will raise it up.’ Then the Jews said, ‘This Temple was forty-six years building, and will you rear it up in three days?’
Jesus Himself was that temple, while the confused, just as I used to be, were speaking of a literal temple. When it comes to heavenly issues, always think in reverse of what the earthly carnal minds think; the ways of God are not the ways of man.
And so lets examine all the divisive argumentation regarding Ezekiel’s Temple and see; Daniel, Ezekiel and even John, were all speaking of the same temple making clear this is not exclusively an earthly temple on the Temple Mount, where Ezekiel’s temple, if one takes the literal measures, its about one square mile, larger than the entire ancient walled city of Jerusalem, and the holy portion for priests and Levites (about 40 by 50 miles) would cover an area ten times the circumference of Jerusalem. And if this temple is what some group in Israel called the Temple Institute are planning to build with all the implements, of lamp stand and altar of incense, Ezekiel’s temple has no showbread, no golden lamp stand, no altar of incense, no vail covering the entrance of the holy of holies and even no ark.
For this temple to be rebuilt by some Temple Institute in Israel, these non-apostolics must first convince this Jewish group to follow Ezekiel’s design, which spiritually matches Christian theology, and as it appears, these Jews will refuse to do this in order to please non-apostolic Christians just to win an argument.
Ezekiel’s temple, its altar is approached by steps from the east (Ezekiel 43:17) where steps previously were forbidden because of nakedness, yet here, the Lord has removed our nakedness, or perhaps better put, we’re in a state of nakedness now as were Adam and Eve before they sinned, the east gate was shut and now its open and there is no shame.
For Christ to re-institute animal sacrifice upon His return defies scripture where God replaced animal sacrifices in which God never found any particular pleasure (Ps. 40:6; 51:16; Heb. 10:6). Even the “prince” they speak about who enters the temple, Ezekiel says that “the prince” will offer a sin offering “for himself and for all the people” (45:22). This prince cannot be what many believe as the Messiah. Ezekiel’s prince is required to offer sacrifices for his own sins, this would militate against any theory that identifies him with Christ, who never sinned. So obviously, this is the church’s leader.
APPLYING THE TWO SENSES
No matter how one slices and dices the verses, objections abound, because many believe they can fully comprehend God’s mysteries which these frequently ignore. Many literalize Ezekiel’s Temple while others completely spiritualize it. This is done because many today ignore the ancient golden rule: the ancient church interpreted using the standard they call “the two senses” by applying both the spiritual and the literal.
The Eucharist, for example, can be defined in the ‘two senses’ – one as the actual celebration of remembering the last supper of Jesus (the Rite/Sacrament) as well as the bread and wine which is consecrated and through transubstantiation becomes the body and blood of Christ.
The temple is said to “make atonement for the house of Israel” (45:17) and this excludes it from being just a memorial (not that its not). Again, Christ Himself instituted the use ofwine and bread to both commemorate His death (1 Cor. 11:24–26) and to be consumed literally. Unless one understands this duality, we should expect more divisions in the church as if there is not enough which Christ warned never to do.
Is it possible then that this temple is a centralized worship in a specified geographical place? How could this be, especially when Jesus announced to the Samaritan woman that levitical temple worship will end and be replaced with spiritual worship (John 4:21–24; cf. Acts 7:48–50)? The folly always occurs when we either strictly spiritualize orcompletely literalize Ezekiel’s text.
And besides this reference, the New Testament clearly defined what this temple is, and at times it is also defined as the Christian:
With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them. Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
The falling away was predicted by Anna Katharina Emmerick; 8 September 1774 – 9 February 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, mystic, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist. She was born in Flamschen, a farming community at Coesfeld, in the Diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany, and died at age 49 in Dülmen, where she had been a nun, and later became bedridden. Emmerich is notable for her visions on the life and passion of Jesus Christ, revealed to her by the Blessed Virgin Mary under religious ecstasy. She was beatified on October 3, 2004, by Pope John Paul II.
“Then I saw that everything pertaining to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars…”
“Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle [over it]. I saw a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm…. I saw a great renewal, and the Church rose high in the sky….”
“I saw the Holy Father surrounded by traitors and in great distress about the Church. He had visions and apparitions in his hour of greatest need. I saw many good pious Bishops; but they were weak and wavering, their cowardice often got the upper hand…Then I saw darkness spreading around and people no longer seeking the true Church.”
“I see more martyrs, not now but in the future…I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea… All over the world, good and devout people especially the clergy were harassed oppressed and put into prison. I had the feeling that they would become martyrs one day.“
“When the Church had been for the most part destroyed [by the secret sect], and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast [Chrislam]. There they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down [towards the altar], her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest confusion…. Then, I saw in the great distance great legion approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and joined them. All enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before….”
This is similar to John’s Revelation 11-12. And the she amazingly during the 1800’s predicts the return of the Jews:
“The Jews shall return to Palestine, and become Christians toward the end of the world.”
Even Russia’s communism and the rise of Naziism:
“I also saw the various regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named Europe and pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these words: ‘Here is Prussia (East Germany), the enemy.’ Then He showed me another place, to the north, and He said: ‘This is Moskva, the land of Moscow, bringing many evils’.”
“Then I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added that people must pray fervently with outstretched arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers. This was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They must rise at twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and they must keep coming to the Church. They must pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome…”
“Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit armour. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs…”
(1) U N L O C K I N G THE MARK OF THE BEAST FIRST TEST THE SPIRITS So what’s the danger in taking the mark? What is the problem of accepting Allah and Muhammad into your heart? Well, it’s eternal damnation. The choice is yours. If you are Muslim, this is your chance to come to Christ and be saved before this marking takes place. Am I spreading fear? Sure I am. The same way that I scare my teenage children when I tell them that promiscuous sex can cause them to get AIDS. A monogamous marriage can save them from a lot of hell. Islam offers a deadly chalice filled with blasphemy. Muslims claim that faith in God requires us to utter the formula, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger.” First of all, the phrase has a major problem—the word “Allah.” The notion that Allah simply means “god” is an utter lie that is easy to refute. Allah can never simply mean “god”, even if it evolved from common usage in Arabic. Allah is the name of a deity just as Jehovah is a name of a different deity. The Arabic word for God is “Al-Ilah” (The God) or “Al-Rab” (The Lord). The fact that Allah is a name can be seen in viewing the most common phrase that is used by Muslims: “Bismillah” or “BismAllah”, which means “In the Name of Allah.” In many English Qur’ans, it is at the beginning of every chapter translated falsely as, “In the Name of God.” To test my claim here, that Allah can never mean God; the next time you run into a Muslim, ask him what must you do to convert to Islam. He will be elated of course, then will quickly respond: “Just utter the creed, there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Then ask him what “Allah” means. He will gladly say “God.” Then ask him, “If Allah simply means God, why then insist that I declare that ‘There is no god but Allah?’ Why cannot I simply say, ‘There is no God but God?’ Why must I utter this creed in Arabic?” Tell him that you insist in only uttering the phrase, “There is no God but God” He will insist that this is not acceptable for an Islamic conversion. Ask him, “Why? Doesn’t Allah after all simply mean God? Isn’t that what you just said? Checkmate—Jesus style. Christians have no problem when one says of an evil person, “his God is the devil,” or, “David Koresh’s God must have been the devil.” Dare a westerner to tell a “moderate” Muslim “Usama Bin Laden’s Allah is the devil.” Try it, but before you do, make sure you have your foot on the accelerator. If the God Allah and the God Jehovah were the same, why all the Jihad expansion and wars against Christian nations, forcing people to choose the creed or the blade? Allah is the name of an imposter. Do not drink from his chalice, but partake from the cup of Christ. Make sure that your name is registered in the Book of Life. THE MARK The Greek word charagma, used for “mark” means “a stamp, an imprinted mark.” (Strongs #5480) So a follower of Antichrist will have a stamp on some sort of material as a badge to be placed on the forehead or arm. In John’s time, the use for “charagma” was reserved for slaves in what was called a badge of servitude.” (Strong’s 5482) So it’s a badge that declares slavery and ownership by the master and followers use it to demonstrate allegiance to this master. This would fit with Islam since according to Islamic theology, Muslims are “slaves of Allah.” Islam is the religion of submission. These followers have an option to either place this badge of servitude on the foreheads or the arms. Western analysts think that the mark is placed on the hand. This is not necessarily the only spot. We know from the Greek word dexios, which could also be translated “right side”, “right arm” or “right shoulder”. To become a Muslim (literally means submitter), one must confess the Shahadatan declaration to demonstrate allegiance and servitude to Allah and Muhammad. This submission is always combined with commitment to fight the world: “Men, do you know what you are pledging yourselves to in swearing allegiance to this man? ‘Yes. In swearing allegiance to him we are pledging to wage war against all mankind.’” (Ishaq: 204) “We are steadfast trusting Him. We have a Prophet by whom we will conquer all men.” (Ishaq: 471) “In faith I do not fear the army of fate. He gave us the blood of their best men to drink when we led our army against them. We are a great army with a pungent smell. And we attack continuously, wherever our enemy is found.” (Ishaq: 574) This declaration is worn by millions of Muslim Jihadists (See images below) and it is fairly unique to Muslims. Top left, Shamil Basayev, the terrorist leader of a Chechen Islamic separatist guerilla movement. He was most famous for his involvement in the Moscow theater siege and the Beslan school massacre where 344 civilians were killed, 186 of them children, and hundreds more wounded. An explosion in July of 2006 killed him. The headband that he is wearing contains both the declaration of Islam (The Shahadatan) and the crossed swords. Below the writing says “Daughter of Jihad, blow up the cursed one.” In these images, we observe that many of the Iarm badges and headbands contain the Islamic mottos, creeds, words, and symbols fulfill Scripture’s mandate. On the forehead above we read: “No god but Allah, Muhammad is his messenger.” The crescent of Islam is included with “The Islamic Organization.” These all fulfill the blasphemous nature of the Mark of the Beast. ISLAM FORCES THE BADGE ON FOREHEADS Amazingly, and in keeping perfectly with what the Bible predicted so long ago regarding the beast and his mark, the badge is in fact an Islamic commandment from the prophet himself: “Allah will save a man from my nation above all creation on Judgment Day. In front of him will be laid 99 registers for his sins. Every register is as long as the eye can see. Then he is asked, ‘Do you deny any of these?’ Then he says, ‘No O Lord.’ Then he is asked, ‘Do you have any excuse?’ He responds, ‘No Lord,’ Then he is told, ‘You have but one good deed and there will be no condemnation for you today’. A badge is brought forth. Scrolled across it are the words: ‘No God but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger’. Then he is asked to bring forth his deeds. He asks, ‘O Lord, what is this badge that is with these registers?’ He is told, ‘You will receive no condemnation.’ The deeds are put on one hand, and the badge in the other. Then the registers will float and the badge will outweigh the registers.” (Tirmuthi 2639) To sum it up, the “Name of the Beast” along with variations of the name of Allah, is worn as a sign of submission on the right arm or foreheads. Islam is submission and allegiance to a foreign god, the Shahadatan is blasphemous, the badge worn by Muslims on the foreheads—all of these things meet the Biblical requirements of the Mark of the Beast. And just in case you are still in doubt, even the part of the Bible that predicted the beast will mark the foreheads is in the Quran and the Hadith: Dabat Al-Ard (literally the Beast out of the Earth) is an Islamic version of the account of the “beast of the earth” in Revelation 13:11. But unlike the Bible, in which this beast is evil, the Qur’an gives him a holy mission to revive Islam and mark the foreheads of all true Muslim believers. According to Islamic tradition, the Beast emerges in the Last-Days: “And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations.” (Qur’an. 27:82) “The prophet of Islam declared, ‘The first of the signs that will come is the rising of the sun from the place of its setting and the emergence of the Beast upon the people. Whichever of these two occurs before the other then the other is right behind it.’”5 Why do Muslims mark their foreheads with badges of submission to Allah? It comes from their belief that the hour is near: “The task of the Beast will be to distinguish the believers from the non-believers, with Prophet Moses’s staff it [the beast] will draw a line on the forehead of every [Muslim] believer whereby his face will become bright and luminous and with the ring of Solomon it will seal the nose of every non-believer where by his whole face will become black. Thus there will be complete distinction between the Muslim and non-Muslim, so that if many parties sit at a dinner table, the Muslim and non-Muslim will be distinguished.” 6 Can you imagine my shock when I studied the Bible? I was taught that a Beast would come “out of the earth” and he would mark the foreheads of all true Muslims. Do you see how Satan has turned everything upside down for Muslims? As a Muslim, I wanted the Mark of the Beast! Not surprisingly, according to Islamic tradition, this Beast comes out of Mecca. “The Beast will come out from Al-Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah.” “The Prophet took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah. It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The prophet said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place.’ It was a very small area.” 7 Even as the Last-Days Beast religion has emerged out of Mecca so also Islam has the Beast emerging out of Mecca. Amazingly, in the Bible, the angel took John to the desert to see the “woman”, or the “prostitute” riding a beast that most likely comes out of the desert of Arabia. Mecca is the “holiest” and most central location in all of Islamadom. What is evil to us is holy to them. According to Islamic tradition, “[The] Beast is some form of ultra-conglomerate of many different animals.” 8 PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO THE BEAST In the early days of Muhammad’s career, he often asked those who had expressed a desire to follow him to make a pledge of allegiance or submission to him. This pledge is known as bay’ah. It is an outward oath or pledge promising allegiance—complete submission even—to the ruler.9 After Muhammad died, this practice of making a pledge was carried on under the Caliphs. The Muslims would make a pledge of allegiance to the Caliph, and likewise the Caliph would make a pledge of allegiance to Allah to rule strictly according to Islamic law. Many modern Islamist books and articles that speak about the restoration of the Caliphate present the giving of the bay’ah (allegiance) as a very common theme. Like anxious children waiting and planning for Christmas morning, many very eager Islamists look forward to the day when all citizens of Dar-al-Islam (the regions and lands under the authority of the Caliphate) will be required to make the bay’ah pledge to the Caliph. According to Islamic tradition, those who do not make this pledge will die the death of an idolater: “One who withdraws his hand from obedience to the Ruler (Emir) will find no argument in his defense when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (bay’ah) to an Emir will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya (Pre-Islamic ignorance and idolatry).”10 Similar to the Antichrist, anyone who refuses to give allegiance will be killed. The evidence of the mistreatment of Christians and Jews in the Islamic system is immense, but it will of course only increase in the days to come. This is what the Bible warned those who follows it warnings concerning when it stated that whoever did not accept the Mark of the Beast will be killed.