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Bible Prophecy: Islam will Rule the World
The Holy Bible has thousands of prophecies in it. Hundreds of these prophecies have already been fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus.
But this article is focussed on the second coming of Jesus. What will things be like in the end-times?
Let's go on the bible prophecy journey.
The prophecies recorded in the Bible speak of a day when Jesus will come back. That day is unknown. Even the angels in heaven do not know. Even Jesus said he didn't know - only His Father knows.
Jesus warned against anyone who claims that Jesus has already come back. Don't listen to anyone who says, "He's back.. look over here! Here He is!".. or "Did you hear? Jesus is back"
Jesus made it clear.When He comes back, EVERYONE will know it. He said, "you will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with GREAT POWER and GREAT GLORY.
Some people have speculated saying that everyone will see by means of TV. Incorrect. Jesus doesn't need a TV to broadcast His coming. His face shines as bright as the sun. The ancient prophecies declare that He will destroy the AntiChrist(ian) army just by the brightness of His coming. He won't even need to lift a finger. That's how much power and glory He will have.
Another passage in the Scriptures declare that He will destroy the powers of the AntiChrist(ian) armies by His very breath. He will blow down the powers of the AntiChrist like a house of cards. He won't even need to lift a finger. He IS power! All authorities in heaven, earth and in hell cower at His mighty glory and mighty power.
The book of Revelation is about the revelation of Jesus to the entire world. Jesus has revealed Himself to a few lucky souls. When Jesus reveals Himself in power and glory it changes your life - ALL of you - forever! But personal revelations are only mini-models of the global revelation that is about to take place. Jesus will reveal Himself to ALL. This will mean the destruction of many. This will also mean salvation for His chosen - His elect.
How is it that I say that Jesus' revelation will mean the destruction of many. When Jesus reveals Himself to you personally, He destroys the sin in your life. Likewise, when Jesus reveals Himself globally, He will destroy the AntiChrist, and all of His people, which sadly will be most of the world.
Jesus will not come until the "son of perdition" is revealed. This means that the Antichrist must come first. Biblical prophecies paint a fairly detailed picture of this man. Without going into great detail here, let's look at a few major points about this man:
First of all - the Antichrist will be the personification of the Antichrist spirit. What is the Antichrist spirit? The Antichrist spirit does not acknowledge the deity of Jesus. An Antichrist spirit will not acknowledge that Christ existed as God from eternity, and eventually came in the flesh in Jesus. Concluding the first point: The Antichrist will be carry an Antichrist spirit, which manifests itself in that it does not acknowledge Jesus as the incarnation of God, the Son.
Secondly, the AntiChrist will make war with the saints (those who truly belong to Jesus = those who are truly born again), and overcome them.
The book of Revelation clearly portrays the Antichrist as a man who heads up a global government, who beheads the true saints of God living in the last day. Those who refuse to follow the Antichrist's demands, and his religion will be beheaded.
"So where does Islam fit into this picture?", you may ask.
First of all, Islam is the most AntiChrist(ian) religion in the world. Its followers are clearly taught that Jesus is not a deity, rather just a prophet, inferior to Mohammad. Islam's refusal to acknowledge that Jesus is God incarnate is a sure sign of an Antichrist spirit. Islam is a sure shot antichrist religion.
Secondly, Islam is not a religion of peace. Once you have been part of Islam you cannot turn away without persecution to one extent or another. Islam is very forceful, very controlling, very political, and very intolerant of its opponents. At the time of this writing there are estimates that approximately 500 Christians are being brutally murdered every single day for their faith. Islam is the primary source of this persecution. How are these Christians killed? Beheading is the most common way.
Thirdly, the Islam calls its followers to jihad, so-called "holy" war, although there is nothing holy about it. Some jihadists are moderates who would never kill anybody, rather their jihad is fought in diplomacy and activism. Other jihadists take their "holy" war to the utmost - capturing and decapitating the "infidels". Whether moderate, or extremist, jihad has one goal - make Islam a global religion - Isam must rule the world!
There are many other points, but these three are a start.
- Islam is the world's most powerful religion with an antichrist spirit. Is it not fair to connect the dots and say that the Antichrist will be part of the antichrist religion?
- The Bible teaches us that the Antichrist will be responsible for beheading multitudes of true believers. Islam is already doing this on a smaller scale. Some estimate about 500 Christians killed every day at the hands of Islam. Is it not fair to connect the dots and say that the AntiChrist will be a part of a religion that is responsible for terrorism against Christians?
- The Bible teaches us that the AntiChrist will set up a world government. The OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) currently have nearly 60 nations united for the furtherance of Islam in the world. Can Christians have 2 nations who agree to further Christianity? Islam is a thriving force that seeks world domination, and apparently that is where we are headed. Islamicists are focused on taking this world for Islam. Christians, on the other hand are not too worried about taking the world for Jesus because we know that He said, "My kingdom is not of this world". But we know that one day He will come back in GREAT power and GREAT glory and press the "reset" button.
Without going into great detail here; the bible paints a clear picture of the end time world leader and the end time world government. Islam fits the description perfectly. It is only fair to say that the bible seems to paint a picture of a Muslim world leader.
What's the big deal? One may ask. The big deal is that this world ruler is going to lead the world into the lake of fire to be tormented forever and ever. This is the time of God's mercy and grace, but there is coming a time when the Most High will NOT take the world's crap any longer. He will react, and it will be with GREAT fury and TERRIBLE wrath. Why because the Antichrist will lead the procession down the road of hell. No one will believe it until its too late.
May no mistake the AntiChrist will come as a world leader. But another man will be with him. The world will say this "other man" is the great prophet, Jesus. But the Bible calls Him the false prophet. Both the AntiChrist and this false Jesus will bring peace to the world. But it will be a false peace. Ultimately the world will go to war against Israel. This will be the last, grand, and most fatal battle. Then, and only then, the REAL Jesus will come back. HE will destroy the AntiChrist, the false prophet and all of their followers (most of the world). Then HE will set up His kingdom to rule and reign.
Islam may rule the world... but not for long