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The Dragon, Antichrist and False Prophet
We are going to review Revelation to observe what it says about the three beasts of the last days. They are the Dragon, the Antichrist (the beast) and the False Prophet. Perhaps you need confirmation that there are indeed THREE: Revelation 16:13 states, "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet." We call this the "Unholy Trinity" for this reason. The God of the Bible is not a 'trinity', but One LORD; the three beasts of Revelation are three separate entities. The Dragon will empower both the Antichrist and False Prophet.
The Dragon (Satan)
Revelation 12:3-4a “And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth.”
Revelation 12:7-9 “And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
Revelation 13:1 “And he stood on the sand of the seashore. And I saw a beast (dragon) coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.”
Revelation 17:9 “The seven heads are seven mountains on which the Woman sits”. Based on the following verses, we see that the seven mountains are representative of kingdoms, and the horns are the kings.
Revelation 17:18 “And the Woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Revelation 16:19 “And the great city (Woman) was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great (Woman) was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.”
The Antichrist (helel) - Abaddon/Apollyon
Revelation 13:2-4 “And the dragon gave him (Antichrist) his power and his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his (dragon’s) heads (kingdom/Antichrist) as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast (Antichrist); and they worshiped the beast (Antichrist), saying ‘Who is like the beast (Antichrist), and who is able to wage war with him?’ And he (Antichrist) opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name…”
Revelation 13:7 “And it was given to him (Antichrist) to make war with the saints and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation (sea) was given to him. And all who dwell on the earth will worship him (Antichrist), everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.”
Revelation 17:8 “The beast (Antichrist) that you saw was and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth will wonder, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.”
Revelation 11:7 (Regarding the two witnesses) “And when they have finished their testimony, the beast (Antichrist) that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.”
Revelation 9:2 “And he opened the bottomless pit;…” Verse 11 then states, “They have a king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.” If you compare this to Revelation 17:8, we see that the Antichrist is about to come up out of the abyss and to go to destruction. Abaddon is Hebrew (from the root Abraam – Abraham) and means a destroying angel. Apollyon is Greek and means a destroyer (i.e. Satan).
The False Prophet (A Religious Leader)
Revelation 13:11-13 “And I saw another beast (false prophet) coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb (Jesus is called the Lamb of God), and he spoke as a dragon (Satan). And he exercises all the authority of the first beast (Antichrist) in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast (Antichrist), whose fatal wound was healed. And he performs great signs…”
Revelation 13:16-18 “And he (false prophet) causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast (Antichrist) or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. (see codex symbols below under "false prophet"). This is also known as the mark of the beast.
The Antichrist-Islam Connection
Based on many sources, including the book, What is the Antichrist-Islam Connection, which outlines the prophecy of Daniel and King Nebukadnezar’s dream (the king of Babylon), and the testimony of converted PLO Muslim terrorist, Walid Shoebat, we are going to look at Islam and how it aligns with the prophecies of the three beasts of Revelation. Moving forward:
The Dragon (Nations)
We know that the dragon comes up from the sea of peoples, nations, tribes and tongues. Because the Woman sits upon this beast with seven heads and ten horns, and is representative of the great city of Babylon, we get an idea where the location of these kingdoms are. Looking at the map here, know that the countries of Islam include various peoples, nations, tribes and tongues, all who share the same religion.
In Revelation 13:1 we read that on the heads of this dragon were blasphemous names. The Allah of Islam is described in the Qur'an as “the lord of the dawn”, “the lord of the worlds”, the “greatest of all deceivers”, and so many more! The antitheses of the Qur'an in comparison to the Bible will take another hub to address more fully.
Let’s just look at how the Bible refutes these blasphemous Muslim names of God for a minute:
“Lord of the Dawn” Q.3.54
Isaiah 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the dawn! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
“Lord of the worlds” Q.2.2
2 Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world [Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
“The Best of Deceivers” S.3.54; cf. 8.30
Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
Here are some more of Allah's blasphemous names, which align with Satan's characteristics, yet are in addition to names claiming the attributes of Yehovah Elohiym (our LORD God)!
Ad-Darr, The Creator of the Harmful; he who creates which makes one despondent
Al-Badi,The Originator, The Incomparable; he who creates wonders in the universe without any design
Al-Kfahid, The Abaser, he who diminishes or decreases: "We have put chains around their necks chin high, and forced them to lift up their heads."
- Did you know that the definition of Anakim (Hebrew) is: Anaqiy, descendants of the nephil “Anak” or “Anaq”, name literally meaning “choked, collared, strangle, encompassed by a chain, necklace.”
Al-Matin, The Forceful One; his subtle scheme is exceedingly firm
Al-Mudhill, The Dishonoror; he who lowers and puts one in abasement or degradation
Al-Mumit, The Taker of Life; he who created death
Al-Mutakabbiru, The Most Proud One
Al-Qabid, The Constrictor
Al-Warith,The Inheritor of All; he who has everlasting ownership of all things. Finite man only has temporary ownership, and at death all creatures have nothing.
In Revelation 12:14-17, we see the dragon (who comes up out of the sea , the Islamic nations) go after the woman (Jews) who gave birth to a son (Jesus Christ), a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child (Jesus) was caught up to God and to His throne (Rev 12:5).
Verse 14: “And the two wings of the great eagle (I believe this to represent the United States of America) were given to the woman (Jews), in order that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time (3 ½ years), from the presence of the serpent.
Verse 17 “And the dragon (Islamic nations) was enraged with the woman (Jews), and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring (believers), who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”
The Antichrist (The Mahdi)
Something I just found out, which was shocking (though not), was the meaning of 'helel' (aka Lucifer) in Isaiah 14:12. "Star of the morning, son of the dawn" is a picture of a crescent and a star! For more on this truth, listen to one who studied this Hebrew word here.
In the Qu’ran, Muslims are expecting their 12th Imam, who they call their Mahdi (the guided one). He is to be of the same name as "Muhammad". In the video below, you will see that he was and is not and will come. Looking at the definition of Abaddon, and the fact that the root comes from Abraham, note that Islam claims to come from Abraham, through his son Ishmael.
Daniel 11:37-38 states of the Antichrist, “He will show no regard for the gods (elohim) of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures.”
It is any wonder why Shiite Muslims stand at an ancient well, believing their Mahdi will arise out of it? According to Rev 17:8, the Antichrist rises up out of the abyss (pit). It is also no secret that Muslims do not honor women. They worship the god of fortresses (war or Jihad), and seek to destroy (Abaddon/Apollyon) Jews and Christians, the saints. The Antichrist is given power (by the dragon) to overcome and kill the two witnesses and persecute the saints.
Because Walid Shoebat revealed that the all the nations God judges in the Old Testament are Islamic ones, and that the Mahdi supposedly was born in 869 AD, do we now understand John's comment in 1 John 4:2-3 “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.”
Any Muslim will tell you Jesus Christ dwelt on the earth "in the flesh", however they will also tell you that Allah is not a father because he never had a son. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but not to Muslims. The God of the Bible is a Father; Allah is not. Why is this significant? 1 John 2:22 states, “This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.”
Speaking of 869 AD, this is actually 255 AH in Muslim time. Daniel 7:25 states of the Antichrist that “he will think to change times and laws”. AD is an abbreviation of anno Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, Latin for “in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ“. While the coming of Christ changed time from BC to AD, Muslims changed time to AH (H stands for Hijra, i.e. the year of the emigration of the prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. Each numbered year is designated either H for Hijra or AH for the Latin anno Hegirae “in the year of the Hijra“).
What else is said about the Antichrist? Rev. 17:8: “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction."
When you watch the video below (which is strictly Muslim), you will see a screen that shows the following information:
ABOUT THE MAHDI
Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (AS)
Title: Al-Mahdi, Sahib-ul-Asr, Al-Hujjat, Al-Qa'im
Born: Friday 15 of Shaban 255 AH, at Samarra
Father's Name: Imam Hasan-al-Askari
Mother's Name: Nargis Khatoon
DIED: STILL LIVING, BUT IN OCCULTATION AND WILL APPEAR BEFORE THE DAY OF JUDGMENT TO ESTABLISH JUSTICE ON EARTH. Okay ~ so he's over 1,140 years old?
He Was and Is Not and Will Come
The False Prophet (Jesus/Isa)
Interestingly enough, Muslims also predict that Jesus (Isa), will come back with the Mahdi to "pray behind him". Just as the Bible predicts the reign of the Antichrist with the false prophet for seven years, the hadiths (sayings or deeds attributed to Muhammad) predicts the Mahdi and Jesus (Isa) will also reign for seven years. If their Jesus is aligned with the biblical false prophet, he will force all to “be given” the mark of the beast.
Walid Shoebat, when studying the codex, discovered something shocking about the symbols of the mark of the beast, which the majority of Christians have interpreted to mean numerals 666. When he saw the symbols, he recognized them! They are Islamic symbols used today and are interpreted from right to left as “In the name of” / “Allah” and the third symbol represents the two swords of jihad (Islam/war)!
Furthermore, I read a forum post dated September 14, 2007 made by Gaborone, Botswana, a Muslim and is quoted as follows:
“Great Job meat popsicle . You really discovered the hidden mystery of Book of revelation .This book is written by Satan , not by any one else . 666 is a holly number relates with Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them ), the chosen people of GOD . Satan tried to create bad impression on whom 666 is to be found . As Satan knows that both Jesus' and Muhammad's names will be related with 666 , hence he referred 666 as the mark of beast in Bible .”
The Mark of the Beast
"Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years."
What is the ONLY religion on earth that still beheads people? ISLAM.
The DAY of the LORD
2 Thessalonians 2:3 states, “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the Day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction (destroying angel/Antichrist), who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
Believers, at least we know where to look, and just as Islam nations eagerly seek the coming of their 12th Imam, their Mahdi along with their prophet called Jesus (Isa), we will also be comforted that the Day of the Lord is at hand, when the real Messiah (the King of kings and Lord of Lords, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach [Jesus, the Messiah]) will come to rule these nations with a rod of iron, defeating all evil, and set up His kingdom where we will reign with Him throughout the millennia and enjoy eternity going in and out of the New Jerusalem, established in the New Heaven and New Earth. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!
If you are interested in hearing the personal testimony of how Jesus appeared to a Muslim, click here!
Some Shocking Facts
...which did WEAKEN THE NATIONS!
Is it possible?
Jesus said in Luke 10:18, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven". Isaiah 14:13-14 states of Lucifer (the Antichrist) that he will say in his heart "I will 'ascend to heaven' or 'ascend to the heights'".
The Antichrist is NOT Satan, the Dragon (Rev 20:2). He is the "son of perdition [destruction]" (2 Thes 2:3) as Judas in John 17:12, and it is written of Judas that "Satan entered into him" (John 13:27).
Jesus spoke Hebrew. Note the following facts:
Lightning is the word 1300 baraq
Heights is the word 1116 bamah
Heaven in Isa 14:13 is the word 4605 maal, from the root of 5927 alah
So, quoted in Hebrew "lightning from [Hebrew = o] the heights" would literally read, "baraq o bamah". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcbloBA2Lek