If the rapture is going to happen soon, then I believe the end of Islam is around the corner.
I want to explain the need for the disappearance of Islam, the muslim faith. During the time of the Tribulation, there will be only 3 main religions: the One World Faith (spiritual Babylon), Judaism (allowed by a covenant with the anti-christ), and the out-lawed Christianity. The muslim faith has no place in end time events and will be a hindrance to the plans of the anti-christ, which will be for all to worship him. In fact, he uses spiritual Babylon, to gain power, but will eventually destroy it. This is why I insist the anti-christ is not a pope:
16: And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17: For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
I discuss in detail the Anti-Christ here:
But it’s not like immediately at the Rapture Christianity and Islam will be outlawed, that will happen later, but the muslim faith has no future. Of coarse America isn’t going to completely destroy the muslim faith, but she is used to uncover the true intentions of Islam and its terrorism, as well as to do a serious blow. Somehow, the anti-christ will gain access to the newly rebuilt city of Babylon by Saddam Hussein.
Reportedly, Saddam has gone to great lengths to emphasize the relationship between himself and King Nebuchadnezzer, and has launched public educational campaigns to remind the Iraqi people of the former greatness of Iraq/Babylon. Saddam has even issued commemorative coinage with his image on one side, and King Nebuchadnezzer’s image on the other.
It seems evident that Saddam aspires to restore the lost glory of what was once the greatest empire on earth. In line with this goal, Saddam has instituted the restoration of the ancient city of Babylon, located 56 miles south of Baghdad, just east of the Euphrates River.
Shortly before Operation Desert Storm, Saddam ordered a huge statue of himself to be constructed over the restored gate of Babylon. This parallels King Nebuchadnezzer’s actions in Daniel 3.1-7. Whether or not Saddam intended to emulate King Nebuchadnezzer is unknown. However, if Saddam DOES sometimes refer to the Bible, he had better read Daniel 4.28-33. That Bible passage should warn Saddam that God judged King Nebuchadnezzer very harshly for his idolatry.
(Today as I write this, Saddam was announced as being captured.) How will the anti-christ gain this Iraqi city? Because America will fail or will not finish rebuilding Iraq. This is evident by the problems we are having there, but may possibly happen because the Rapture will cause American troops to be pulled out of the world to American soil (discussed below). The UN will have it’s hand in Iraq, and thus when the anti-christ takes over the UN or EU, he will come into Babylon, Iraq, offering his peace. Or possibly, the anti-christ will come from the region, but I doubt it.
As America falls, Israel will see it’s great protector and ally is no longer available, and will make a pre-emptive strike against her Arab enemies smashing the muslim faith to bits. (Since writing this, and the immanency possible for the action of Israel, I think there will be different urgency.)
One piece of the prophetic future in scripture is the final war between Israel and her enemies. Many are uncertain if this will occur before or after the rapture. let’s take a look at this prophetic event.
THE FINAL ARAB/ISRAELI WAR
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The Final Arab/Israeli War
The prophet Isaiah does indeed prophesy a final Arab/Israeli war. Although it is not clear at this moment that what we are seeing is the buildup to this conflict, I feel led to commit this month’s letter to briefly reviewing the prophetic and final Arab/Israeli conflict envisioned in Isaiah 11. Then together, we can watch the current scenario develop and see if this indeed resembles the war foretold in Isaiah…
Verses 12-16, however, describe a conflict that (a) has not happened historically to date as presented in this chapter, and (b) cannot happen during the Messiah’s 1000 year reign because the Messiah’s reign is characterized by worldwide peace. Consequently, in my view, it must describe a war that will happen prior to the Messiah’s Second Coming and the setting up of His kingdom of peace.
Therefore, we can safely say that verses 12-16 describe a wide ranging war between Israel and more than just a few bordering Arab states, seemingly all of the Middle East Arab states.
Let’s focus on the war itself as mentioned in Isaiah 11. How do we know that the war is a final Arab/Israeli war? The answer is in the text of this chapter.
1. This war involves Israel’s active conquest not just of Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, but also “the people to the east” (see Isa. 11:14), known in Scripture as the nomads of the desert, these are the Arab nations of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain and others.
By mentioning Assyria in this passage, not only is Syria included but also modern-day Iraq. So, we are dealing with a war in which Israel actively engages all of the Middle Eastern Arab states. This, however, does not reveal its “final” status but the following observation in the text does….
2. Not only does Israel seem to proactively or preemptively attack their enemies – verse 14 implies this when it describes Israel as “swooping down on the slopes of Philistia (the Palestinians)” – but the text also describes Israel as “plundering the people of the east” (see Isa. 11:14) or Arab desert nations.
Wow! – Israel will not only defeat the desert nations but also plunder and take spoil from them. Since these nations have become rich from their trade in oil, we can conclude that Israel will control the Middle East oil and wealth of these nations after the war. This has never before happened so we know this is an event of the future.
The passage goes on to state that Israel will also “lay hands on Edom and Moab and the Ammonites will be subject to them.” (See Isa. 11:14.) This Hebrew text asserts that Israel will possess and annex the east bank of Jordan, which previously happened in the days of Joshua, but today is largely the territory held by the modern-day nation of Jordan. This event has not happened any time since the days of the prophet Isaiah.
How Is This Possible?
Israel was not able to control even a small patch of Lebanon for any length of time and finally left because the price to hold it in the midst of a hostile population was too high. How could Israel rule, subjugate and/or have any kind of headship over several Arab/Moslem nations with as many as 80 million potentially hostile Arabs?
The Answer Is in the Word “Supernatural”
The test in verses 15 and 16 reveal that this war will not be an ordinary military confrontation. In fact, the text indicates that the war will have a strong supernatural component which is only partly revealed in these verses.
Verse 15 states, “The Lord will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; with a scorching wind, he will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River. He will break it up into seven streams so that men can cross over in sandals.”
This is clearly a description of a supernatural intervention in this war. God will cause natural catastrophes in both Egypt and Assyria (Syria and Iraq) that will likely reveal to the Arab people that this confrontation with Israel is not just a military struggle but a spiritual struggle. He will reveal that the God of Israel is God and not Allah.
The supernatural element is also indicated in verse 16 when the prophet states, “There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from Egypt.”
Does this sound familiar? The prophet compares the Isaiah 11 scenario with the supernatural deliverance of Israel from Egypt described in Exodus 12 and celebrated in the Passover.
It is because of this supernatural element that I believe the Arab nations will accept the defeat as from God and will in all probability become followers of the God of Israel as it is described in Isaiah 19:23-25: “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, ‘Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.'”
Even today, we see that our Arab brothers view the current confrontation in Israel as a religious issue – the god of Islam verses the God of Israel. God’s supernatural intervention in the midst of the final Arab/Israeli conflict will speak truth in a personal way so that our Arab brothers can accept Him. Since the Moslem faith created by the Arab peoples, their conversion to following the God of Israel will make the peace and prosperity in the Middle East possible, as seen in the Isaiah passage.
The world will marvel and the international standing of the nation of Israel will take on a wholly new and positive dimension.
We can also surmise that this prophetic event will probably set up Israel’s eventual confrontation with the northern confederacy as described in Ezekiel 37 which the prophet says will attack Israel.
Notice that the northern and hostile confederacy, in which all of the Arab states described in Isaiah 11 are conspicuously absent, will suddenly attack Israel in a time of great prosperity and peace. The Isaiah 11 confrontation and consequent period of prosperity and peace would certainly prepare the way for the fulfillment of the famous Ezekiel prophecy.
The assessment of this article’s author believes the victory over the arab nations will cause a spiritual change in the people. Thus the muslim faith will disappear. When Israel gains all this wealth and power, other nations will become concerned and/or jealous, especially since America has begun to fall, they will then attack Israel, but God will supernaturally destroy this invasion. This is described in Ezek 38 & 39. For several years I was convinced this was Russia with several other countries. I am no longer certain who is involved, but am fairly certain Iran and Turkey will be involved, as these countries are agreed upon by those who think Russia is involved and those who do not.
This article breaks down the war as 2 separate wars in fact, the 1st described in Isa 11 decribes Israel initiating a conflict, then Ezek 37 shows the remaining enemies of Israel attacking her.
Websites on Ezek 38 & 39 war:
Before going on about this 2nd war, as of Feb 2017, I found another website that speaks of this 1st war.
When I ran across that 1st article, it rang true with me. But really had not seen any other resources discussing 2 separate wars. I decided recently to look more into this matter and found the following source:
This new article goes into more detail, through scriptures, and says that even the 1st war will begin by Isreal’s enemies, and is not a pre-emptive strike.
…there is a condition for the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 that has not been met. Three times in Ezekiel 38 — in verses 8, 11, and 14 — it states that the war described in that chapter will not occur until the people of Israel are living “securely” in “unwalled villages.”
Israel is not living in security today. It is bombarded daily by missiles from Gaza, and it is constantly under the threat of missile attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon. There is also the ever present threat of terrorist attacks, a threat that has forced Israel to construct a 400 mile long wall down the center of the country. In short, it is laughable today to even think of the Jewish people of Israel as living “securely” in “unwalled villages.”
The second reason I doubt that the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be the next end time war of Bible prophecy is because the nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38:5-6 as the allies of Russia do not include a single Arab state with a border adjacent to Israel. The nations identified are Persia (Iran), Cush (most likely modern day Sudan), Put (Libya and possibly Algeria and Tunisia), and two regions that lie within modern day Turkey (Gomer and Bethtogarmah). There is no mention of the nations that share a common border with Israel — namely, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Gaza.
Why are the nations located next to Israel not mentioned as allies of Russia? I believe the best explanation of this mystery is the one supplied by Bill Salus in his book, Isralestine. He proposes that the next end time prophetic war will be the one described in Psalm 83, a war between Israel and its neighbors. He believes this war will produce the conditions that are necessary for the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, and I agree with that conclusion.
The War of Extermination — Psalm 83
The psalm states that the immediate neighbors of Israel will launch a war for the purpose of “wiping out Israel as a nation” (verse 4). The nations described as being a part of this nefarious effort are those with a common border with Israel today (verses 6-8). The rest of the psalm is a prayer for the victory of Israel (verses 9-18).
The outcome of the war is not stated, but we know from other scriptures that Israel will be victorious. For example, in Zechariah 12:6 we are told that in the end times Israel will be like “a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples…” Also, in Amos 9:15 we are told that once the Jews are re-established in their land, “they will not again be rooted out from their land.”
Bill Salus believes this war will result in an overwhelming victory for Israel, resulting in great territorial expansion and enhanced national resources. It will also produce the security spoken of in Ezekiel 38.
A very interesting and detailed article on the subject. One which makes me think, that Israel will not start this war. But of coarse we still see darkly. Now back onto the 2nd war.
I have changed my opinion on whether Russia is involved, for 3 reasons, the detailed study by some of those above, Russia will attack the U.S. (seen elsewhere), and the fact that the muslim faith will be squashed. Israel will indeed do a major blow against the muslim faith by pre-emptively attacking her enemies. But other nations with muslim faith will still exist. Here is a list of the nations involved in the strike by Israel:
Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain Syria, Iraq, & Jordan (Iraq is mentioned because it is connected with Syria and was once Assyria, and Jordan is mentioned because Israel will be taking some of it’s land)
The 2nd war against Israel, may involve some of the following nations:
Russia, Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, the Cimmerians, Germany, the Paplagonians, Turkey, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Siberia, China, Phrygia, Tabal of Eastern Asia Minor, Lydia, Gagai, Armenia, Poland, the northern parts of: Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, & Syria
The ones most agree with are: Iran, Libya, Turkey, Sudan.
These 2 wars will destroy Islam, as the religion of Japan was destroyed when the Japanese empire fell when America dropped the nukes on it.
So I think these wars are imminent, some think they may occur before the rapture others after, we are not sure. But if we are looking at teh timing of the Tribulation, and if the Lord is going to use the Jewish Feasts to bookend, the End Time events, then these wars have to happen soon if I understand the dates properly.