By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)
The media attacks Trump for cooperating with Orthodox Russia but attacks him not for cooperating with Islamist Saudi Arabia. Why?
With Trump’s welcoming of Turkey and visiting Saudi Arabia, many who despise Islam ask: does U.S. cooperation with the Muslim world fit in the theme of biblical prophecies? Is America saved or doomed for cooperating with Muslims?
It’s simpler to throw questions like this which takes ten wisemen to unravel. Comments and questions are easily scratched, but wisdom requires prudence; is a Christian to first aspire towards the Kingdom of God before national concerns. We will however address the topic in much detail, but why not first ask: why does the U.S. aid Islamist like Turkey, the Kurds, the Syrian rebels and Saudi Arabia which the Bible does address.
Is it strictly all about money? But what about the destiny of other powers like Russia, Southern and Northern Europe and Asia Minor? Scriptures address all these including the U.S. even revealing what constitutes sheep from goat nations. But where do we find such text and how do we solve these problems like “Gog and Magog” suddenly popping up out of nowhere in Revelation 20 after a thousand years have passed by. Is Gog’s menace going to be living with the saints even after the close of the age another thousand years more?
We will tackle all this in much depth.
But the whole matter of prophecy is not about nationalist revivals and aspirations. The whole of scripture is about a Temple. What most ignore when examining the scriptures is that God has a test for this temple (God’s people). Much is revealed once we apply allegory rather than strict literal interpretation to everything Bible. Typology is what etched much of Christian theology, yet few examine the hidden key messages. It is here where all the hidden meaning of the Bible are found in what determines prudent from lazy. At face value, Apocalypse 11 seems to be speaking about this temple (the whole church) which the lazy ignores and awaits the headlines about a temple in Jerusalem. God says to “measure” (test) this temple and them “that adore therein” (adore the altar):
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and it was said to me: Arise, and measure the temple of God [test it], and the altar and them that adore therein. But the court, which is without the temple, cast out, and measure it not [do not test it through persecution]: because it is given unto the Gentiles [the Antichrist], and the holy city they shall tread under foot two and forty months” (Revelation 11:1-2)
When allegory is applied to the Apocalypse and is linked with Daniel, it paints even a clearer picture; God will only choose the ones who adore a sacrificial altar to be tested for persecution while the rest are destined for earthly comfort.
As many object saying Apocalypse 11 is a rebuilding of a temple in Jerusalem. But these drop typology and allegory where allegory is obvious. Apocalypse is an allegoric book hinting with literal sense. The New Testament temple is the Church regardless to how many commentaries say otherwise. Revelation 11 divides between two sets of believers; one set adores a sacrificial altar; a communion table with a “perpetual sacrifice” while the outer court is not part of this measuring (testing and persecution).
And this becomes clear when we examine Daniel. John seems to pick up on this theme Daniel presented where this testing is clearly explained as ‘persecution’ against the ones who adore this Altar by the ones who do not. Daniel even calls this “the perpetual sacrifice”:
“And an host [of people] was given him [the Antichrist] against the perpetual sacrifice [Altar observants], by reason of transgression [rebellion], and it [the host of peoples] cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered. (Daniel 8:11-12)
It “prospered” seems to allude that the outer court grew by pulling to its side converting altar lovers. So John describes this theme to speak of a “court, which is without the temple” (without an Altar of sacrifice) which does not adore an Altar where God says: “cast it out” and “measure it not” (measuring is testing through persecution) because it is given unto the Antichrist who will control them “tread them underfoot,” and both of these will persecute the Altar observants.
There is no doubt this is the theme. If one objects one must answer why all sides of the fence agree that both Christ and Paul clearly explained that the temple is “the church” which will be divided between wheat and tares, sheep and goat, where the yardstick to measure and test this faith is by action: how they treated the suffering Christians (Christ’s Body) in Matthew 25. Once all this is applied to Revelation 11, it all fits.
Christ makes it clear that such division and final judgment depends on this test (measuring) which is by persecution.
It is amazing how John and Daniel predicted that such division is between Altar adoring for the perpetual sacrifice (Eucharist) and an outer court; a host of people who choose to be outside this Altar were consigned to Antichrist. Today this is exactly how this division is (Apostolic Succession versus Protestant).
This division and alliance “given to the gentiles” has always been the case throughout history.
Once we combine Daniel with John, Apocalypse 11-12 etch the scenario where one side loves an Altar, adores the Woman “the seed of the woman that keep the commandments of Jesus Christ” and another side that adores not the altar nor the woman are given up to aid the Antichrist. The seed of the woman does not rely on “faith alone” but obeys commandments, considers an ‘Altar of Sacrifice’ and adores Mother Mary where Revelation 12 links this: “the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” This clear reference the Protestant will reject and re-interpret, jimmy rig, apply gymnastics and even twist the text.
Therefore, it is a divide between the ‘altarless and the motherless’ on the one side aiding the red dragon of Turkey, and the ‘altar loving’ ‘Mother loving’ persecuted Christians on the other side, which “escapes into the wilderness” (goes into hiding) just to be fed (the eucharist) on the altar of sacrifice.
How the Bible so accurately predicted such a divide is incredible and is a call to repentance. This is why we ask: why do Protestant nations aid Turkey? Such a question has truly never been answered by any Protestant theologian who studies scripture. Never.
And I am not writing all this to bash Protestants. On the contrary, it is time for all, including lazy Catholic syncretists to repent. All these ally with Islam.
Christ even forewarned pointing to Daniel the prophet just before He visited John. When John wrote the Apocalypse his whole focus was on Asia Minor all the way to Revelation 20 not forgetting “Gog and Magog“.
Even the harlot (which is Arabia) is ignored by the altarless motherless host who twisted John’s words ‘Babylon is fallen is fallen’ rendering it as ‘Rome’. But no Rome was ever mentioned in such a reference when Isaiah the prophet clearly pointed “Babylon is fallen is fallen” in Isaiah 21:9 as “Arabia” in Isaiah 21:13 where Trump just visited for a major supply of weapons deal.
So why is this text acquitting Rome and stands on the side of the Altar adoring Christians?
Saudi Arabia (which Trump just visited) after all, funds terrorist groups that wants to destroy the United States. Huma Abedin, Hillary’s aide whom we extensively investigated has ties to the Saudis. Yet the Saudis are ‘U.S ally’.
This behavior should no longer be a puzzle.
“An host was given him against the perpetual sacrifice, by reason of transgression”. This host are unrepentant sinners. As much as they hate, continual repenting without continual communion is no repentance. These should never take communion until they repent first as written in scripture and even in the Didache, the first instruction manual after the New Testament. A sinner must continually confess his sin to a confessor prior to being administered the Eucharist, for it is by this process that we are perfected.
Abandoning this enters these crowds into ‘transgression’ for they partake unworthily of the Body and Blood of Christ. This, including the rejection of transubstantiation is why they ‘transgress’ against ‘the perpetual sacrifice’.
And this union between Muslims and Protestants is exactly what we have seen since the Protestant reformation. Calvinists who hated Rome joined the Muslim Ottomans against the Catholic League at Lepanto in 1571 which resembles 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.” At Lepanto “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” and the Catholic Alliance defeated the Ottomans drowning with them their Protestant allies. It was the greatest naval battle in history where the score was finally settled where English and German Calvinists aided the Muslim Ottomans against what they believed was the Roman Harlot to only drown into the sea in defeat.
Whether from Antiochus or during the Catholic rule, this triple prophecy has a final comeback with Antichrist Gog when he is defeated again:
For the ships of Chittim [Romans] shall come against him [Gog/Antichrist]: therefore he shall be grieved, and return [retreat], and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:30)
To “forsake the holy covenant” mandates that you were once in it. Protestants were primarily Catholic. This battle will be just like Lepanto. Protestants nations will aid the Antichrist. To combat Italy Antichrist will “have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.”
Therefore, this cooperation between Protestants (the U.S., Germany, the Netherland, Great Britain) with Turkey continues. “Nothing is new under the sun and history repeats” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
And if history repeats as Solomon the wise instructed, we presume that in the end some will repent, perhaps Great Britain and the U.S. because the end of the Ottomans was the English Protestants (the mightiest nations, Ezekiel 28:7-8) under the pro-Catholic Allenby who finally defeated them and liberated Jerusalem with a mix of Catholic and Protestant soldiers who all worshipped in Jerusalem in Catholic manner in the Catholic Church to celebrate victory. God in the end can choose the righteous Samaritan (Protestant) to aid the wounded man on his way to Jericho while Christ can condemn the careless (Catholic) Pharisee. There will be a shuffling where even from Catholics we see syncretist Arabs sympathetic to Islam and we see steadfast Protestants who refuse to bow to Islam. When one sees Catholic Arabs carrying a Quran, this in itself is defilement of the Altar and we see this in a massive wave throughout the Middle East.
But Daniel 11:30 speaks of breaking a “holy covenant” and Antichrist’s acolytes after all “forsake the holy covenant”. So what is this ‘holy covenant’? Scripture pin-ponts the true saints are the ones who observe a “covenant” “by sacrifice”:
“Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” (Psalm 50)
This does not say “believe in a sacrifice” but “by sacrifice,” that is being participants in this ‘sacrifice’.
In 1517, just when the golden era of Christianity began losing its grip over its territory to Protestantism, Erasmus, one of the most brilliant theological scholars of his time wrote:
But, since the death of Christ was not to be repeated, to prevent men forgetting so great a benefit and the most holy covenant once entered and the Author of their salvation, He ordained that by the frequent Communion of the holy bread and cup the memory might be kept fresh among the professors of the Gospel Law. And He willed this most holy sign to be among His soldiers, and therefore to be reverenced, that, as much divine grace should be added to those who should receive the body and blood of the Lord purely and worthily, so those who should receive unworthily should take to themselves great condemnation.” (On St. Matt. xxvi. 26. 19, 28 ; St. John vi. 52, 64)
In Letters written in 1525 and 1526 Erasmus wrote warning of the split:
” A new opinion has arisen that in the Eucharist there is no thing but bread and wine. John Oecolampadius has made it most difficult to refute this, for he has fortified the view with so many proofs and arguments that even the elect seem able to be seduced.” (Letter 766, of 2nd October, 1525, in Erasmus, Opera (Leyden edition, 1703-06), iii. (1) 892.)
… Now we are in the temple, that we may all feed on the Victim, and may all be partakers of the altar of God, nay of God Himself who was offered on the altar of the cross, that, being crucified and offered together with Him and in Him, we may be sacrifices acceptable to God.
The opponent can write arguments that seem difficult to refute, but he is wrong. And just as Erasmus warned, Daniel 9:27 clearly confirms, this is not just a memorial but just as Erasmus stated is a ‘victim and sacrifice’:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many, in one week: and in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fall: and there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation: and the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end. (Daniel 9:27)
This is Antichrist abolishing the Eucharistic perpetual sacrifice. This is not a re-sacrifice of God as they slander, but a ‘perpetual sacrifice’ (continual) as in Daniel 8:11, says of Antichrist that “a host was given him against the perpetual sacrifice” which now we know links to John’s Apocalypse 11’s “altar of sacrifice” and “those who adore it“. This is the same “grain offering that is pure” (Malachi 1:10-11), “bread of the presence” (Mark 2:25-26) “meat and sin offering” (Ezekiel 42:13-14), “grain offering that is cut off from the house [altar] of the Lord” (Joel 1:9) which even one Protestant scholar explained Joel 1:9 as: “even all the outward and visible signs of communion with God are cut off … cessation of ‘the creatures of bread and wine.’”
THE STRANGE ALLIANCES
And today nothing has changed. The U.S. aids the Kurds when the Kurds too practice terrorism. Yet they too are ‘loved’ by the western host since the Kurds are a ‘U.S. ally’. They cooperate with the same spirit of Antichrist that denies the Father and the Son (the Muslims) while at the same time these Muslim allies believe in Father and Son just as the Calvinists of old who also condemn the ‘perpetual sacrifice‘ and refused to consider themselves as the “seed of the woman,” the sons of the Virgin Mary.
Each side calls the other tares but only one side has scripture backing, for God so blessed Rome that He gave His only saints to die preserving her that so whoever obeys shall not parish but have everlasting life. Rome in scripture is “the city of Saints” (Romans 1) and not a “harlot”. Scriptures are on the side of the Altar observants and only the prudent can decipher by seeing how the enemy twists the text. What fruit is there in aiding Islamists?
The Turks who hate the Kurds, they too aid terrorists and persecute altar adoring Christians, yet these too are a ‘U.S. close ally’. By supporting these they cooperate with and aid the spirit of Antichrist, exactly as scriptures foretold. Antichrist even turns against the southern Europeans (mainly Catholic):
“After this shall he [Antichrist] turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many” (Daniel 11:18)
The isles in the Mediterranean has always been understood as southern Europe, primarily Catholic and Orthodox.
And in Ezekiel 27:10, these nations under Antichrist from his seat in Pergamum will spread fear into southern Europe:
“All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee [Antichrist], and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.”
These mainly adore the altar and are refined by war:
“For wherever the carcass [Christ’s Body] is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
Turkey with its NATO allies persecute the Altar adoring Christians. And while the U.S. claims to be a ‘Christian nation’ yet Russia, another ‘Christian nation’ are grand enemy #1?
This antagonism also stems from theologians who also paint Russia as ‘Gog enemy #1’.
It is not just the liberals who slandered President Trump accusing him of “treason” for working with the Russians, but conservative Americans too despise Russia. But treason requires providing “aid and comfort” to an enemy. Aid to a foreign nation is not “treason”.
But the Bible speaks of such hatred regardless that Russia does not send terrorists to the U.S or do they persecute Christians like the Saudis, the Turks and the Kurds do. These have been persecuting Christians for centuries and still do. The Ottomans allied with the Protestants of Germany, the Netherlands, France and Great Britain, against the ones who love the altar. Calvinists who hated Rome joined the Ottoman ranks against the Catholic League at Lepanto in 1571 because they considered Rome “Harlot”. And this even trickled down to the First World War where the Germans and the Ottomans were allies; in the Second World War, the Muslims joined the ranks of the Nazis. History is but a mirror looking at the face of the future. As it was in the past, it will reoccur in due time.
And nothing changed much even till today, the Kurds (the ancient Medes) are renaming Christian landmarks and stealing Christian lands in Iraq. But the Kurds only persecute Assyrian Christians of the Apostolic Succession altar adoring mother loving type. These are not the comfortable tele-evangelists one sees on the TV screen in the U.S.
But despite all this, in the U.S., the Muslim Kurds are hailed as the beacon for freedom and the friend of the West. Yet in the Levant, Kurdish parties choose to compromise with Islamic parties more than with Christians whom they use to fight their dirty wars with ISIS. If one searches “kurds” there are millions of hits ranging from Kurdish rights for self-autonomy, how they have been betrayed, and how we should all work with them for the sake of bettering humanity, including of course the oldest ruse for political ploys “destroying ISIS”.
But why are these ‘principalities in high places’ unable to destroy ISIS? It is clear, they do not desire it but keep it trimmed to maintain an excuse to carry out their encroachments and interferences to disrupt Russia’s allies and ISIS makes a perfect alibi. Russia hatred is why logistically the U.S. promotes the idea that the world is threatened by Bashar Al-Assad, Qaddafi (gone), Saddam (gone) and Hosni Mubarak (gone). And who besides protestants removed these power pegs aiding Turkey?
But when one searches for the word “kurdification” on Google, surprisingly we find a miserable few hits. This is alarming especially since Kurdification is a forced cultural change in which something ethnically non-Kurdish is forced to become Kurdish. This is very similar to German Nazification. Yet the U.S. and western NATO powers support them while the media on both sides says absolutely nothing. Do we think Christ is mocked?
But Kurdification mainly aims at Apostolic Succession altar loving Christians. The same case is in Serbia and Syria and Egypt’s Copts where only apostolic succession Christians suffer with zero concern or aid from Protestant nations. On the contrary, these are anti Al-Sisi and were the first to demand Muslim Brotherhood elections. The primary outcry regarding ‘persecution’ by the tele-evagelist type is regarding Russia’s ban on their brands constantly demanding a right to promote their tele-evangelist wares throughout Russian airwaves, a process that should have us question: why convert Christians to become ‘Christians’? Why not focus instead on all these Islamist hordes in Syria, Albania, Turkey, Egypt, North Africa … to become ‘Christian’? But instead they fully support these Muslims.
Yet the conversion of Christian Assyrians into Islam is alright via the process of Kurdification where the militant Kurdish groups, like the YPG (the pride of the west) have been systematically driving Assyrians who refuse to convert out of their lands and villages.
All this, while Russia never made claims on our territory. It’s not Russia which funds extremist networks or deliberately sends terrorists into the West, it is the Islamists whom the Protestant Western nations fully support.
Therefore, the search for answers should not only encompass the political or the economic reasons behind things, but the spiritual, the theological and the prophetic. All the balk about exposing “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities in high places” is not pointed out by the ones who screech it daily from the pulpits.
As it turns out, most who speak of these principalities without pointing them out are of the same ‘principalities’ as Daniel and John confirm that such principalities are the altar hating hosts.
There is no room for Christ at the Inn of Protestant governments who aid the persecutors.
Trump was not passing secrets to Russia, but it was Trump’s associate National Security Advisor Michael Flynn who has very strong ties to an Antichrist power ‘principalities in high places’: Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Incredibly, on election day itself, Flynn had the audacity to write an editorial demanding grand support for the most Anti-christian nation: Turkey.
So Erdoğan cooperating with Protestant Germany sending a flood “after the seed of the woman”, a migrant invasion of Christendom, aiding ISIS, is now an “ally” while Orthodox Russia is ‘enemy #1’?
I asked myself: is Russia a different ethnos perhaps? But Russia is mainly a white nation just like Europe and the U.S. However, Russia is not committed to Protestant values and they even close any effort to ‘convert’ Russia which is the evangelicals ‘only evidence for persecution’. So be at ‘ease’ America, the court that is left out is not persecuted. But Russia persecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses seems to be the headline, always, regardless that Russia mainly bans a cult. Yet the same Evangelicals defend Jehovah’s Witnesses to have a right to ‘convert Russia’.
But why should one sect of Christians be converted by the other sects of Christians if we are all ‘brethren’?
Apostolic Succession Christians have no programs to convert Protestants. Yet only Protestants complain. Shouldn’t all Christians hone in on the 10-40 window which encompass the Islamic world? Is the gospel only good for Apostolic Succession geese and is not good for Muslim gander who are considered ‘allies’ while the geese are considered enemy #1?
Is it perhaps the Russian antagonism towards American liberal values that is the main problem? Sure. But why then would the American conservatives too vehemently hate Russia? Is it Russia’s conservative values they hate?
The average American Joe who says he is ‘Christian’ and says that he loves the Bible cannot explain all this ‘principalities in high places’. No, not in a million years.
And this is not because he ‘loves the Bible’ for he truly could hate what it says. This is why we find many Joes twist allegory where “Gog and Magog” to being Russia and “Babylon is fallen is fallen” to being “Rome”.
He does this regardless that he cannot find any serious historian who would identify these as such. All real historians like Rawlinson (protestant) know that “Meshech and Tubal” are in Asia Minor, Turkey, not Russia. Yet all the Evangelical commentators pull a ‘General Flynn’ by completely ignoring his cooperation with Turkey, yet Flynn’s cooperation with Russia is exposed since Russia is “enemy #1”.
But Daniel refers to the “king of the North” as Antichrist. This is in Asia Minor. This is supported by major authorities of history and the Bible: Hippolytus, Lactantius, Jerome and Theodoret of Cyr as well as many renowned modern commentators such as C.F. Keil, Gleason Archer, G.H. Lang, Edward J. Young, Stephen M. Miller. Heck, I even have Rawlinson, a formidable Protestant historian who would agree with every nation in scripture I referenced so far.
And if one denies the historians, how about the Highest Authority: Jesus Christ Himself. Here is what scripture says which many will instantly hate after reading. Antichrist (King of the North) gets “bad news from the north” (Daniel 11:44). North of Turkey is Russia. This will trouble the King of the North (Turkey/Gog). But this “king of the North” links to what Christ in Revelation 2:12 called “seat of satan” which Christ calls Pergamum, in Asia Minor (Turkey). The Antichrist attacks Egypt which America promoted the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood there. This is the “king of the South” (Dan 11,40-42).
But who defeats the Antichrist in his war with Egypt? Scripture clearly states that Antichrist will be defeated by Rome (Daniel 11:30) the very ‘Harlot’ of the Evangelical.
Yet the Evangelical always asks ‘why is America not mentioned in the Bible’. But why do they not see that these battles over Egypt are so crucial that Christ Himself descends into Egypt to complete the battle against Antichrist:
“The burden of Egypt. Behold the Lord comes riding on a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt; The Idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in its midst.” (Isaiah 19:1)
And why is “Egypt” removed from their song “behold He comes riding on the clouds”? And who is Christ coming to rescue in Egypt? God explains that one clearly:
“And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of Hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.” (Isaiah 19:20)
Here we go again. It is about oppressing His saints in Egypt. Here we have the “Mighty One” Himself, (the Messiah) who fights “the oppressors” of His brethren around the same time when the Romans (Catholics) give a blow to Antichrist in Daniel 11:30 as he goes to ally with the anti Rome crowds:
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.
So we have this “sign” “in the land of Egypt” and God even tells us, the Christians of Egypt “will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.”
Yet the ‘Christian U.S.’ aids the oppressors.
So when we see the Copts suffer and cry out to God “because of the oppressors” saying “blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord” will be the moment when “a Savior” will show up and the Lord will come for His Mount Zion (the Church).
But evangelicals storm Egypt’s Christians with their version of Christianity while the Coptic Church of Egypt resists them daily. After all the Coptic Church was founded by St, Mark, Christ’s disciple and not by the mighty Rick Warren and the Grand Master Pat Robertson who daily airs his programs into Egypt.
I have a history with CBN’s 700 Club which even allowed a fake convert, Son of Hamas, to air into Egypt encouraging Muslims never to cooperate with Israel when Muslims bomb buses. When we reported all this to CBN, we got attacked vehemently by their management. I thought CBN was all about defending Jews.
So why do we have such a divide where one (the Evangelical) converts the other (Copt/Orthodox/Catholic) to his brand of theology while the other (Orthodox/Catholic/Copt) doesn’t defend yet when he does, he is instantly branded as ‘rude’?
Their founder, Martin Luther, was perhaps Europe’s grand anti-Semite. Yet they all tell us they love ‘Jews’ while they say that we should not throw Luther’s theology out with the anti-Semitic bathwater. This is the same argument evolutionists give when we point out the anti-Semitism of Charles Darwin.
To evade all this the master ‘interpreters’ will say that Daniel 11’s prophecy must have been fulfilled during Antiochus’s invasions as when Rome stopped his invasion of Egypt.
However, the text clearly reveals that this battle is so crucial between the King of the North (Turkey) and King of the South (Egypt) in which Rome gives Antichrist a ‘heavy blow’ and later on Russia is involved delivering the final blow to the Antichrist:
And a rumor from the east and north will alarm him, and he will go out with mighty fury both to annihilate by sword and to kill many. And he will set up his tent then between the seas and the mountain of the will of the holy one. And the hour of his consummation will come, and there will be no one who helps him. (Daniel 11:44-45)
And isn’t this “they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors” (in Isaiah 19) the same as what Christ told the Jews: “For I tell you that you will not see Me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord‘”?
This call is not exclusively for the Jews. So is Christ landing on Mount Zion Israel and at the same time He also lands “riding on a swift cloud and is coming into Egypt”?
So why do Evangelicals focus on Christ’s landing solely in Jerusalem while they forget the other landing in Egypt? And do we have two landings; one landing in Egypt and another in Jerusalem? Or is it perhaps one landing in Egypt for the church (Mount Zion) in which Christ comes for both Jew and Gentile Christians? One should not ignore the allegory for it reveals more than what we know.
But why do so many hate what I shared so far?
Answering this question gets us closer to these ‘principalities in high places’. As it seems from the Bible itself, hard-line Protestants and Syncretist Arab-Muslim loving Catholics, will aid the Muslim Antichrist.
So what is this “he will go out with mighty fury both to annihilate by sword and to kill many”? The spirit of Islam says:
Arabic: اذا الكفر ماج وأرغى وهاج ملئنا الفجاج دماً احمرا مشينا بسمرٍ لجزٍ ونحرٍ بسكين ثأرٍ سمت من حرى
English: If unbelief (in Islam) raged as the froth (of the sea) we will fill the plains red crimson blood … we walked dark nights, to slice and slaughter, with the blade of vengeance that poisons whom [our] anger is upon.
This is the battle cry of the Islamist. And what is the difference between ISIS’s declaration ‘To The Nation of The Cross’ and Erdogan’s promise of the ‘coming war between crescent and cross’ in Rome?
It is this ‘principality’ that all Christians must fight, yet many rejoice at the pains of Rome.
But what has the U.S. done with such ‘principality’ when this was fulfilled and the Armenians when “the blade of vengeance that poisons whom [Muslim] anger is upon”?
It was the Protestant Germans who carefully supervised the Armenian Genocide while the U.S. till today refuses to recognize it as “genocide”. Pence’s equivocation in fact fulfills prophecy and now Trump’s National Security Advisor this week uphold the Turks. Here, behold your National Security Advisor McMaster:
“The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world,” McMaster says of Pres. Trump’s planned speech in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/Ggwo730JN3
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 16, 2017
Behold your Mike Pence:
Writing to the Christians of Smyrna, in about AD 106, Saint Ignatius warned them to “stand aloof from such heretics”, because, among other reasons, “they abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again.”
In about 200 AD, Tertullian wrote (Against Marcion IV. 40): “Taking bread and distributing it to his disciples he made it his own body by saying, ‘This is my body,’ that is a ‘figure of my body.’ On the other hand, there would not have been a figure unless there was a true body.”
THE JUDAS IS ALWAYS FROM WITHIN
And it is always a traitor from within who is used by satan to persecute Christ. This is what Judas is all about. Should we then just study Judas as a history and ignore the typology?
Antiochus Epiphanes overthrew the God-authorized line of priests in Jerusalem. Then, and under his reign, the city of Jerusalem and all the religious rites of the Jews began to deteriorate as they came fully under the power of the Syrian king.
In 171 B.C. Antiochus invaded Egypt and once again Palestine was caught in the nutcracker of rivalry. Palestine is the most fought-over country in the world, and Jerusalem is the most captured city in all history. It has been pillaged, ravished, burned and destroyed more than 27 times in its history and therefore ‘trodden by the gentiles’. But this does not mean we ignore the deeper sense.
While Antiochus was in Egypt, it was reported that he had been killed in battle, and Jerusalem rejoiced. The people organized a revolt and overthrew Menelaus, the pseudo-priest. When report reached Antiochus (who was very much alive in Egypt) that Jerusalem was delighted at the report of his death, he organized his armies and swept like a fury back across the land, falling upon Jerusalem with terrible vengeance.
He overturned the city, regained his power, and guided by the treacherous Menelaus, intruded into the very Holy of Holies in the temple itself. Some 40,000 people were slain in three days of fighting during this terrible time. When he forced his way into the Holy of Holies, he destroyed the scrolls of the law and, to the absolute horror of the Jews, took a sow and offered it upon the sacred altar. Then with a broth made from the flesh of this unclean animal, he sprinkled everything in the temple, thus completely defiling and violating the sanctuary. It is impossible for us to grasp how horrifying this was to the Jews. They were simply appalled that anything like this could ever happen to their sacred temple.
But he was guided by a Jewish traitor: Menelaus.
THE TRANSGRESSORS AND HOW THEY COOPERATE WITH GOG AND MAGOG
Luther continued to posit medieval Catholic Eucharistic theology as a foil to emerging evangelical teaching on the Lord’s Supper persisting in advancing a “high” view of the Supper while Modern Protestants take their cue from Zwingli in rejecting the idea that the phrase “This is my body” is anything other than a symbol. Hal Schee and E.W. Bullinger are two people who agree that the phrase “This is my body” is symbolic and from henceforth Protestants to have finally discovered the truth in 1898, a ‘truth’ that was supposedly hidden for nineteen centuries.
And its not that we need to elaborate on “For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him” (John 6:53-56) but that such dwelling is “Christ residing” in the Christian Temple (body). This necessitates the believer to believe this is the “perpetual sacrifice” as the real presence of Christ in the human temple. What these heretical concepts ignored is that the rest of scripture points to the spirit of Antichrist and its denial that Christ “come in the flesh” included the attack on the Eucharistic sacrifice which was the whole crux of the Abomination of Desolation for it denies that the Eucharist is ‘Christ come in the flesh’. Therefore, Protestantism is a spirit of Antichrist.
It is this part of ignored scripture that not only defines the Eucharist but reveals the transgression Protestants committed from their own arguments that scripture should be verified in harmony with other scripture.
Yet that ‘scripture’ seems to be speaking of them: the protestant collaboration with Antichrist regarding the issue of the perpetual sacrifice.
Daniel, the primary source Christ even referred to “when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet” was completely ignored by the host which was strictly speaking of a perpetual sacrifice that is simply stopped and removed by allies of Antichrist who abandoned this covenant called “the Daily Sacrifice”.
So who are these “host” of peoples who aid the Antichrist and how does “Gog and Magog” tie into all of this? And what is this “Daily Sacrifice”? And what is the transgression they commit? And where did such “transgression” enter to “cast down the truth to the ground” and how did “it practice, and prosper” and did scripture tell us when all this began?
Luther translated the Bible primarily relying on the older German translation called “Codex Teplensis”. But if Sacred Scripture was the ultimate authority and not the church as scripture itself taught “the church of the living God, the support and bulwark of the truth” (1 Tim 3:15) who then would protect the scripture from faulty translations and interpretations?
But Timothy 3:15 is exactly why Luther isolated the scripture changing his German Bible to change “full of grace” in the Annunciation as “thou gracious one”; Romans 4:15 “the law worketh wrath”; Luther translated it as “the law worketh only wrath”, thus changing the sense. Again, Romans 3:28 states: “We account a man to be justified by faith without the works of the law”; Luther changed this to state: “We hold that a man is justified without works of the law but by faith alone” completely reversing the text and its meaning.
And similar to Muhammad’s encounter with the angel of light were the devil is known to mix truth with lies, “In his work ‘The Mass and the Ordination of Priests’, he tells of his famous discourse with the ‘Father of Lies’ who accosted him at ‘midnight’ and spoke to him in a deep powerful voice, causing ‘the sweat to break forth’ from his brow and his ‘heart to tremble and beat.’ In that celebrated conference, of which he was an unexceptionable witness and about which he never entertained the slightest doubt, he says plainly and unmistakably that ‘the devil spoke against the Mass, and Mary and the Saints’ and that, moreover, Satan gave him the most unqualified approval of his doctrine on justification by faith alone.” (O’Hare, The Facts about Luther, P. 130)
And thus the leaven entered to destroy the whole batch by focusing primarily on the mental faith adding that one should only consult scripture alone while forgetting that Paul in II Thessalonians II warned of the apostasy to beware of anything “whether by word [tradition], or by our epistle [scripture].”
Paul here accepts tradition.
As a result, Luther, like Muhammad began to attack Free Will: “Everything happens of necessity”; “Man, when he does what is evil, is not the master of himself”; God “decrees all things in advance by His infallible will”, including the inevitable damnation of the reprobate (O’Hare, The Facts about Luther, P. 259). Faith alone became the necessity for salvation while all other human actions became insignificant even if such actions appear to be evil while no blame will be attached to the sinner for such actions since he is justified by ‘faith alone’. (O’Hare, The Facts about Luther, P. 259)
And thus transgression (sin) crept in “and by reason of transgression [related to rebellion against Christ’s authority], and it [the host allied to Antichrist] cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered [it grew to challenge the valid church].”
While Luther caused a litany of private interpretation of the Bible which he later complained about: “This one,” he says, “will not hear of Baptism, that one denies the Sacrament, another puts a world between this and the last day: some teach that Christ is not God, some say this, some say that: there are about as many sects and creeds as there are heads. No yokel is so rude but when he has dreams and fancies, he thinks himself inspired by the Holy Ghost and must be a prophet.”
This began the chaos. This chaos still exists to this day and if in doubt look at my comment section under this article in a few days.
Yet protestantism failed to connect the verses Christ said regarding His Communion being a perpetual sacrifice and Malachi’s 1:10-11 which clearly explained that Christ would “shut the doors” on the old sacrificial system while God will extend to the gentiles to usher in a new perpetual sacrifice: “my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering”.
And in Daniel 12, he prophesied interferences into this offering. The Hebrew usually translated for “daily” in “daily sacrifice” is “Tameed” which strictly means “perpetual sacrifice” as translated in the Septuagint (Daniel 12:11).
Reading Daniel it becomes obvious there is a split over this ‘perpetual sacrifice’ where one side that abandoned God’s covenant follows the Antichrist while the other side that kept it is persecuted by the former and is how Antichrist the little “horn made war against the saints, and prevailed over them” is fulfilled. Turkey can never do it alone. Daniel 8 provides the clue. The little horn is given a host of alliances against the true church.
So this ‘host’ of peoples deny and hates the ‘daily sacrifice’.
Haydock comments on II Thessalonians II:
The two special signs of the last day will be a general revolt [apostasy], and the manifestation of antichrist, both of which are so dependent on each other, that St. Augustine makes but one of both. What presumptive folly in Calvin and other modern reformers, to oppose the universal sentiments of the fathers both of the Latin and Greek Church! What inconsistency, to give such forced interpretations, not only widely different from the expositions of sound antiquity, but also widely different from each other! The Church of God, with her head, strong in the promises of Jesus Christ, will persevere to the end, frustra circumlatrantibus hæreticis. (St. Augustine, de util. cred. chap. xvii.) — In the temple. Either that of Jerusalem, which some think he will rebuild; or in some Christian Church, which he will pervert to his own worship; as Mahomet has done with the churches of the east. (Challoner)”
So this possible “Gog” Erdogan standing in Hagia-Sophia is not far-fetched while the “general revolt” will aid the Antichrist “both [Antichrist, Revolt] of which are so dependent on each other”.
The attack on the Eucharist therefore will stem from liberal pro-Muslim Catholics as well as Protestants who daily issue anathemas accusing the Catholic “daily sacrifice” to be re-sacrificing Christ.
The text clearly reveals a reaction to the Romans as Antichrist is angered at them and therefore he conspires against them by colluding with Rome’s enemies, the Protestants and other Catholic/Orthodox Arab syncretists who departed from the faith and polluted the perpetual sacrifice of the mass as we already are beginning to see happening in the Middle East which we explained in detail here.
The whole crux of this alliance with Antichrist is summed up here:
“And such as do wickedly [syncretists, eugenists and Protestants] against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
Wisdom 2 also gives much more detail on this issue of Eugenics which we already see forming in parts of Europe and elsewhere. This proves beyond doubt that the Church God established will remain steadfast but in patches and valleys and wilderness where Zion splits and the “woman is nourished” that is “her seed” the seed of Mary who cannot live without the Eucharist is fed the Eucharist in secret in the valley.
Christ established His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it and is why the text says:
“but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”.
This is the major struggle where who continues without giving up shall be saved.
Therefore, the falling away is not exclusively what we see happening from time to time in the Vatican but is also a departure from the faith protesting Vatican’s authority, the Eucharist, the Church and Mary.
This is an Altar which Christ and His seed adores which the average none-apostolic American Joe does not. He is part of “the court, which is without the temple, cast out, and measure it not [do not test it through persecution]: because it is given unto the Gentiles [the Antichrist], and the holy city [the Jerusalem of God] they shall tread under foot two and forty months” (Revelation 11:1-2)
And this is why Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can manipulate the U.S. God prophesied that the ones who do not adore the Altar of Sacrifice where the perpetual sacrifice is offered (the Eucharist) these are given up while the ones who adore the Altar must suffer persecution which Russia is destined to suffer much persecution just as Rome will.
And it is not as if Russia and Rome are excluded from prophecy. On the contrary, they are named by direction (Russia) and by name (Chittim/Rome) as the main two enemies of Antichrist Turkey.
SOLVING THE MOST DIFFICULT PROPHECY
So we have Gog and Magog coming out in Ezekiel 38 to invade and then you read Revelation 20 where “Gog and Magog” just pops up all of the sudden after a thousand years. So you start researching to only have some theologian throw a monkey wrench in the whole equation and you enter deeper into confusions and splits where many verses become literal when they are allegoric and many allegoric become literal and the confusion settles in where one’s theology becomes doubtful. The arguments they create is over these verses:
“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 [at Armageddon], the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”
The first question is this: when does this thousand years begin and when does it end? Is it a thousand years after Armageddon when the first Gog is defeated?
One can read a book that throws several monkey wrenches that would cross a rabbi’s eyes debunking such views. We do not even know if this is a literal thousand years but many use the Church fathers who struggle to reach a decision on this issue where Augustine’s City of God finally settled the matter. It is the type of struggle over the circumcision issue with the question ‘to Judaize or not to Judaize’; to believe in temple building or the intricate global magnificent temple of God, the universal Church. The latter was the better decision.
But assume this is a literal thousand years, the fathers did not live in our history and today we have much more data than they did before prophecies were fulfilled. What some monkey wrench throwers always forget (and curse till kingdom come) is the glory of Christendom. This was between 400 A.D. – 1400 A.D. This is the golden era of Christianity where the devil was restrained, unable to shake the foundation of Christendom which was united and strong despite all the wars and persecutions by the devil against Job.
This rise of united Christian nations began in the fifth till the fifteenth century. And then “Satan shall be loosed” fits just perfectly. In fact, this is exactly where we find the first “Gog and Magog” coming to the scene (the Ottomans) to chip at christendom and is when the Christian nations began to fracture and the church began to lose control of some of its nations one by one just prior and after the Protestant Reformation. Actually Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 (the Ottomans) is the same Gog and Magog of Revelation 20.
Beginning in the fifteenth century, several nations began to abandon the altar and where cast to the outer court becoming the acolytes of the Muslim Turks. But “when the thousand years shall be finished [400-1400], 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”.
Before the rise of the first “Gog and Magog,” the period roughly AD 400-1400 were the massive growth of Christians who agreed with the Council of Nicea: the Catholics, the Greek Orthodox spread all throughout North Africa, Asia Minor (modern day Turkey), Syria, modern-day Iraq and Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia and southern India.
But the text clearly reveals that during this period, there is the good, the bad and the ugly. And while the Church was under attack by the bad Arian heresy during and after Constantine, where nearly half the church became anti-Trinitarian Arians. But the Arians did not prevail. The Arians were crushed in the Vandalic War by the Byzantine general, Belisarius, and the German Arians were crushed in Spain in 587 and then Clovis I became first Christian king in France and ended the Arians’ reign in his own land. Christianity was able to conquer its enemies until the 1400s when the chipping away began by the protestant Hussite wars (1419-1434). Luther simply continued on the cause of Jan Hus and the Hussite Wars resumed again for thirty bloodiest years in Church history (1618-1648) until the French Revolution ended the Papal control in France to fully lose government control in the unification of Italy in 1849. Rome then became an independent republic when Pope Pius IX was exiled to Gaeta.
But this whole era from the fifteenth century onwards, and unlike the Arian problem, the church was unable to counter the Protestants and the ‘perpetual sacrifice’ was vehemently attacked and they began converting masses to abandon the altar ultimately becoming the main aid to the first beast, the first “Gog and Magog”, the Ottomans during the fifteenth century so-called reformation.
Once we understand this, instead of simply griping over debates between church fathers over millenarianism and Chiliasm versus Amillennialism, the story of the glorious era of Christendom and its greatest threat came from seven Muslim dynasties to finally invade Asia Minor the land of all seven churches (seven lampstands) began to fade away. Keep in mind, it was seven lampstands and seven heads of the beast. In the end its two horns and two witnesses in Revelation 11 and there are only two: Orthodox and Catholic holding the ark are these two poles, two sticks which God will unite as one (Ezekiel 37:16). We must all understand and appreciate biblical typology and allegory.
Once we understand that this Ottoman first rise was right after the golden age and this “re-resurrection” comes in our age, then Revelation 20 becomes a breeze:
“And when the thousand years shall be finished [around the fifteenth century], 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 [the Ottomans of Ezekiel 38 from the fifteenth century onwards till the end] and [later on] shall gather them together to battle [at Armageddon], the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they came upon the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints and the beloved city [first Constantinople then Rome and Jerusalem]. And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and devoured them; and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
It is that simple.
No need for a monkey wrench to shuffle your mind and soul in endless debates being labeled ‘premillennialist’ or ‘amillennialist’. I am just in awe how scripture foretold it all.
The fathers simply did not have all this history to examine and see how this is fulfilled. Therefore, to harp over these debates between Justin Martyr “Dialogue with Trypho” or if one pours weeks into church history to only find out that they did not believe that Christ’s return would take place before a millennium and neither did the Church believe that the millennium was a literal earthly reign of Christ.
Apocalypse 20 is about a rise of a church kingdom and martyred souls living with Christ. It remained so until the Ottomans come, Gog and Magog who allied with the Protestants. This is a dual of Holy Jerusalem being trodden by pagans until the times of the pagans is fulfilled. The whole church uses temple typology and not a temple building with animal sacrifices.
Therefore, the thousand years reign is not speaking of a physical millennium reign of Christ on earth, but the glory of Christendom with martyrs residing with Christ in heaven, the golden era, its Church reigning which history recorded a thousand years golden era from the fifth to the fifteenth century and after that things went southwards with the advent of the Hussites, Luther and with Gog’s first rise (the Ottomans) invading holy Constantinople in 1453 with the help of apostate German technicians who built the first super cannon for Gog collaborating as acolytes of Antichrist. Turkey can never win without western aid. Impossible. And history as well as prophecy reveals how Protestants gave the means to crack Christendom. Jezebel, a foreigner, needed an insider (Ahab) for power.
From there, things continue for a while “and after that he must be loosed a little season” (v.3) and then this beast is bruised and has a resurrection (the neo-Ottomans) which is finally captured and thrown into the abyss “the pit” which is repeated several times in the theme of Ezekiel 28-32 and Ezekiel 38-39 being cast into hell along with the false prophet.
Even secular historians who do not link their research to John’s millennium recognize this church history: “The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia — and How It Died”.
Christ said that “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man.” Satan held the earth captive and the human race enslaved where war, death, gladiators sacrificing each other to Jupiter including cannibalism was rampant while Christianity struggled to reach its epoch.
It is obvious therefore from the text that God will have His thousand years. If this is some sinless utopia, why would the context clearly reveal there is still sin and martyrdom during this era (Revelation 20:4).
But it is here where many harp over this “first” resurrection”. But this is contrary to the bodily resurrection when all the dead will be “literally” raised up from the grave then assembled for judgment (Revelation 20:12). Nowhere does Revelation 20:4 resemble the real and literal resurrection in this “first resurrection” which many make a controversy over.
The monkey wrench is thrown in when the divisive begin to apply labels. Premillennialism and Chiliasm are just that, labels. I run from labels. The Church Fathers thousand years does not match modern premillennialism. It was the question of where in history some positioned this ‘millennium’.
But now we are quite advanced into the future from henceforth and we have seen unfolding prophecy to be confident where this millennium is to be wedged between the fifth and the fifteenth century since we know when the decline (the splitting) began and the Ottomans (Gog and Magog) sacked Constantinople in the fifteenth century. The whole new testament is regarding the temple of God which God promised will be built in glory to fulfill Christ’s promise: “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. While John promised an altar be intact he also mentioned there will be defection and the court that is without will ally with Antichrist and it is given to him, just as we see the decay from the fifteenth century onward.
So when it comes to Christ, their is a birth, death and a resurrection then the war between the devil and the seed of the woman (the church) continues till the end. The devil had dominion over the earth, he then wounded Christ’s heal and in turn Christ bruises his head. He was then arrested then loosed and then a final arrest to be thrown into the lake of fire.
So when the thousand years of triumph of the church where satan is restrained from victory over the Christian nations until the fifteenth century, then Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations by plucking certain nations off the church.
This is what the protestants fulfilled. They plucked out of the West several nations while growing side by side with Gog and Magog (the Turks) who roamed the four quarters of the earth and in the end they are gathered together to battle. The Ottomans began to expand in the fifteenth century than was bruised and now they return once more.
So how could a “Gog and Magog” be coming one thousand years after Christ’s return especially after they were cast into the pit in Ezekiel 32 “There are Meshech and Tubal and all their multitudes … Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war“?
Aren’t these who used the super-canon against Constantinople? Why not cross-reference Apocalypse 20’s “Gog and Magog” with the rest of scripture? Satan 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” where God provided ample explanations to his rise, his alliances, even including when he and his cohorts and allies are cast into hell.
In essence, we have two “Gogs” if you will. We also have two resurrections both of which are different where one still includes sin on earth and the other defeats sin forever. We must also link Apocalypse 20 to the Gog of Ezekiel 38 which are the same entity, the two beasts; one with seven dynasties (seven heads) in Apocalypse 13:1 and another with two horns in Apocalypse 13:11. This covers a massive span of history.
This beast that “spake as a dragon” is the same as the “red dragon”:
“And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.” (Apocalypse 12:3).
And once we do all this examination from the whole of scripture in light of the history which was not in the disposal of the church fathers, it becomes clear as the sun. This Gog came in the fifteenth century, after the thousand years from the golden church era was completed, and sacked Constantinople in 1453 and then another beast (another Gog) at the end of the age shall arise in Ezekiel 38 and is judged in Ezekiel 28-32 beginning with Lucifer in Ezekiel 28 (the cherub in the garden of God).
A quick search of “the pit” in the Bible we find it replete with repetition of “the pit” in Ezekiel 28-32 with precision regarding the very national makeup of Gog’s kingdom: “Sidonians” (Lebanese), Ezekiel 28: 20-24; “Egyptians”, Ezekiel 29:9; “Cush” (Somalis, african), “Put” (Tunisians, Moroccans), “Lydians” (Turks) and “Arabs,” “Assyrian [Syrians, Iraqis]”. Sudan (Cush) and North African states (Phut) Lydia (Turkey) and all Arabia and Egypt (see Ezekiel 30:5); “Cush, and Put, and Lud (Lydia/Turkey), and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.” They also include Asshur (Iraq – Syria), (see Ezekiel 32:22-23) and Elam (Iran) (see Ezekiel 32:24-25) and Meshech & Tubal (Asia minor which includes the Southern Russian Muslim states) (see Ezekiel 32:26) and the harlot (Arabia) (see Ezekiel 32:29, also see Ezekiel 25).
The Church fathers did not have this history. Christendom withstood the wiles of the devil until the fifteenth century when the Protestant split began to weaken the church splitting Christian nations. This was used by Islam which did the rest bruising the Church as the devil bruised Christ’s heal in its last and final epoch, yet the Church withstood the onslaught and remained in the Altar of the Temple while the splitters were given to aid Gog the Antichrist.
There is only one beast (threat) that fits John’s first beast “seven mountains [kingdoms]” as well as Daniel’s Four Kingdoms, as well as the Two Legs of Daniel’s image and the Two Horns of the “lamb with two horns that speaks like a dragon [red dragon/Turkey]”; all in one beast: the Islamic Caliphate.
No other history fits these prophecies combined except this one.
Whoever persecuted the church throughout history must be the beast (the threat) mentioned in scripture. Nothing in history so perfectly fits like these seven heads and ten crowns. Anyone who disagrees must answer: where else would anyone find a beast that persecuted the woman (the church and the seed of Mary) like these seven Islamic dynasties?
Islam is four main caliphates and Islam is also seven caliphates. There was the Rashidun, Umayyad, Abasid and Ottoman with the other three within this same timeframe (Fatimid, Ayyubid and Al-Mohad) constitutes seven heads. This we explained here.
When this empire received a mortal wound on its head it fell into the abyss, the earth, and died. This is why we have a break. This is why we have two beasts. The church age suffers two beasts (two massive threats) as clearly described by John; one comes as a “seven headed beast” which its seventh head is wounded to also come again as the second beast (in the end of days) described as “a lamb with two horns” which finally resurrects out of the grave (earth) and is why Erdogan is so fascinated with the dead Ottomans. So here is the prophecy starting with the first beast, the longest threat to God’s people:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [first beast] rise up out of the [Mediterranean] sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy [denies Father and Son (Trinity), see 1 John 2:22]”
And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems (Apocalypse 12:3)
This seven headed (7 caliphates) beast from 1. Rashidun to 7. Ottoman was controlled spiritually by the Arabian harlot city, Mecca and it made war with the church specifically at the Mediterranean region (the Sea): “it was given unto him to make war with the saints,” and “to overcome them” and it ruled “over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”.
It was all fought around the Mediterranean sea and all the battles were against the Church. When scripture speaks of the “sea” its always the Mediterranean sea. This was the production of the martyrs in Apocalypse 20 who refused to take the mark of satan on their foreheads (through prostration) and arms (as it was customary for Muslims to show a badge of servitude to Allah).
And Daniel’s dual fulfillments gives us the same kingdoms but as “Four Beasts” in Daniel chapter 7 arise out of “the Great Sea” (Daniel 7:2) because Islam has four main caliphates. And sure, the Four Beasts were history past for Greece, but they are also future: the Four Muslim Caliphates.
“The Great Sea” is the Mediterranean region, not the entire globe. That with all the literal nations of end-times encompasses only the Middle East and Asia Minor. If the first beast (Babylon), second beast (Medo-Persia) and third beast (Greece) all were out within the “Great Sea” (Mediterranean) then the fourth beast of Daniel 7 could only pertain to the Mediterranean Sea as well and it too has four dynasties.
Our analysis becomes crystal clear when we examine John:
“And the beast which was [Greco-Roman], and is not [at John’s time]: the same also is the eighth [the coming Antichrist], and is of the seven [the seventh], and goeth into destruction.” (Revelation 17:11)
So the two beasts John spoke of, one with seven heads, the first one, which finally got a mortal wound, this deadly wound, has to be on its seventh head, the last head, the Ottoman, and then the one which “looks like a lamb” is “the eighth,” the final one and “is of the seven” as the text strictly mandates.
“And I beheld another beast [second beast, final Gog] coming up out of the earth [from the grave after being wounded to death]; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon and it exercises all the power of the first beast [which went to the grave] before him … whose deadly wound was healed [coming out of the grave of the dead].”
So here we have ‘two Gogs’ if you will.
This is crucial. So what fell in 1924, which was the Ottoman, must revive, we estimate after 100 years in 2023-2024.
All the biblical text that mention the literal names of nations involving the end-times match this Ottoman geographical composition to exact. If in doubt examine history in light of all nations in Ezekiel, Isaiah, Amos, Joel, Zechariah, Galatians … they all follow this model.
Therefore, understanding that God does not instruct only a select group helps tremendously in understanding these prophecies. Church history has already endured the first beast (which will revive again) as the second beast with two horns encompassing the two legs of Daniel. This is why when one continues reading John then ‘pop’, we have both beasts summarized as one since both are the same.
It all makes sense now. The first beast comes out of “the sea,” which are multitudes of nations, tribes and different tongues within the Mediterranean region then is “swallowed by the earth” (Rev 12:16). This is the same as when the seventh head (Ottoman Caliphate) which was wounded to death and John explicitly tells us “is also the eighth” which resurrects from the dead and comes “out of the earth”.
This “also” makes it clear. Its the same empire: the Ottoman, Gog and Magog.
This is the “seventh,” which is also coming back as the “eighth” and is also “the second beast” resembling “the first beast” and the “four heads” which comes out of “the earth” after it was “swallowed by the earth” having received the deadly wound coming back again with two divisions: Turkey (leopard/Greece/Turkey) and Persia (Iran).
It all fits. Like a glove.
I realize that my years worth of research closing every hole is a big load to fathom, but keep in mind “it exercises all the power of the first beast”. Scripture several times makes this point.
So it must be the same type of empire.
A Jesus-style question should put many in checkmate: Ezekiel 32 speaks of Ezekiel 38’s Magog: “There are Meshech and Tubal and all their multitudes … Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war”; so how does this “Gog and Magog” go to hell at the end of this age and then resurrect after a 1000 years when no Turk remains after being cast into hell?
Gog and Magog would be in hell already.
Also, how could we have faithless roaming roundabout after judgment? Are we to picture saints with glorified bodies living on the earth side by side with sinful men including this wretch called “Gog and Magog”?
And so they etch their theory using two verses which they proclaim is strictly the ends of days:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (Apocalypse 20:4-5)
But Islam’s onslaught against Christendom began in 629 A.D. (the Rashidun) marking foreheads an arms and is still ongoing. This was the church’s main enemy. But we had two beasts not one. One Islamic Caliphate with seven dynasties (seven heads) in Apocalypse 13:1 which ushered its onslaught in 629 A.D. and another with two horns in Apocalypse 13:11 which comes at the end. The first beast covers a massive span of history.
During this span, many were the martyrs who were beheaded for rejecting to take the mark of Islam’s prostration on their foreheads and the banner of “no God but Allah” on their right arms. This is not just an end-times event. Scripture is not written exclusively for these lazy servants who only speak of the last seven years where they rapture and feel no pain. Do not worry, you won’t. You are not tested.
It is here where the word ‘resurrection’ is commonly misunderstood. John speaks of a thousand year “first resurrection” when the influence of “the dragon” against the church has no grip.
During this thousand years, the kingdom of God, and the Church reigns with saints on earth plus the martyred saints with their souls (not bodies) in heaven with Christ for they did not adore the beast, nor his image, nor received his mark, yet “the rest of the dead lived not till the thousand years were finished” that their souls were damned since they should have lived in heaven yet they rejected the truth and their bodies shall rise to judgment and damnation at the second death.
“The rest of the [spiritually] dead lived not” during the time in which they ought to have lived by passing from death to life even during this thousand years.
So we have saints dwelling in heaven in spirit and tares during this thousand years, during this first church triumphant resurrection, and the bodies are united in the last resurrection.
The monkey wrenches harp on the word “death” as a physical death while ignoring the spiritual death.
But the New Testament frequently uses the idea of resurrection figuratively: “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:5-6) “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Ephesians 5:14) “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24) “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection” (Romans 6:5) “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthian 5:15) “Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead” (Col 2:12)
For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)
Let the dead burytheir dead. (Matthew 8:22)
The body indeed is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness (Romans 8:10).
Some still even today allude to Rome as this beast. But this is impossible. Rome did not expand throughout church history as a persecutor of the church, but was persecuted by Muslims, Cathars, Hussites, Nazis and Fascists. Protestants, to make a fit and to claim martyrdoms and persecutions, they claim that the Cathars as “the blood of the saints” was drank by the harlot.
But the Cathars were not real Christians. For Rome to fit, one must show how it persecuted the saints throughout the ages. This is impossible to do and is why Apocalypse 11 and Daniel make clear that the testing will be of the Altar observants and not the outer court given to Antichrist. That with the thousand years wedged into the proper timeframe reveals an era void of Protestantism.
Had Protestantism been the pure faith why would God wedge it within the times when satan was loosened? All this, plus no sound Protestant today would agree with the idea that Cathars were ‘saints’ (examined here). This is why Protestants scratch to find martyrs because what is outside the court are not tested.
And the Muslim Brotherhood, which under Erdogan is now ruling the second most powerful army in NATO after the U.S., will be soon heading towards their homeland of Egypt and is why Daniel speaks of the king of the North (Turkey) going towards the king of the south (Egypt).
So when the verses say “the rest of the dead lived not,” Protestants want to force a first bodily resurrection literally. But if the words “lived not” necessarily mean that the rest of the dead did not enjoy physical life on earth, then the living with Christ of the saints and the first resurrection must be understood as giving physical life on earth to the saints.
There is only one communion, one Christ, one Church, one Gospel and one ultimate resurrection of the physical dead. The context in John’s Apocalypse 20 finally explains the ultimate resurrection in Apocalypse 20:12-13:
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Behold, the tabernacle of God iswith men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Apocalypse 21:3)
So must I sing everything I said here all over again? But I will summarize it in this: God is looking for the meek, the humble and the poor in spirit. Make sure you are found in the book of life: confess your sins, partake in the Eucharist, the perpetual sacrifice before the final resurrection takes you by surprise. In the meanwhile sing what I said here to the rest of the world.