Where Will This New Islamic Caliphate Lead?

June 30, 2014 at 8:57 AM 2 comments

rome_front_smallI recently finished writing a book called Rome Rising, in which I argued that the statue we first see in Daniel 2 (from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, interpreted by God through Daniel to the king) shows us the line of four kingdoms – one right after the other – that will lead us up to the end times. Those kingdoms in order are:

  • Babylon
  • Medes-Persians
  • Greece
  • Roman

The last empire – the Roman Empire – in effect, does not fully die, but only appears to do so, but in the very end, comes back to life with ten “toes.” The ten toes are equivalent to the ten kings referenced in Revelation 17.

What is interesting about the fourth empire is how it morphed over time. It began as a fairly cohesive unit, but then broke into an eastern and western “leg.” Each leg then went through several changes as we travel down to the feet and toes. All of this is a matter of history.

However, the ten kings (toes) have not come to the fore yet in all of history, so we can rightly assume that this is still yet future. Many portions of Scripture attest to this fact.

What is happening in the Middle East now looks as though it is the beginning of an Islamic Caliphate. What started off as ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has now become Islamic State complete with a leader. The leader’s name is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and as such, he is considered to be the Caliph or head of this Islamic State.

So what does all this portend? If nothing else, it is clear that we are moving (rapidly it would seem) to that time when the Antichrist will step onto the scene and one of the very first things he will do is broker (confirm) a covenant with “the many” (likely the leaders of Israel) as recorded in Scripture (Daniel 9:26-27):

26“Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. 27“And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

The “prince who is to come” will be of the same genetic stock as the people who destroyed the city of Jerusalem in AD 70. The Antichrist will not be Arab, though he may very well be a Muslim. If the Scripture is true (which it is), the coming “man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2) will rise from the Roman area of the world, not from the Middle East per se.

Nonetheless, we are starting to see the signs that Islam is on the move big time. The rhetoric is being ramped up through intolerance of anyone who is not Muslim. Of course, what is astounding is how the world appears to be blind to this reality. People rise up to defend Islam in spite of the many atrocities that continue to be perpetrated by Muslims. In fact, in countries like Egypt and Nigeria, Muslims are doing all they can to eradicate Christians, Churches, and Christianity itself. This fact does not seem to bother the world at all. People still rise to the defense of Islam. Why is that?

I believe it is clearly part of the delusion that God has sent so that Satan will be able to achieve his goals of bringing the world together under one banner with himself (through his spiritual son, Antichrist) as head of that new world order. All of this will simply segue into the final stage of the fourth empire noted in Daniel 2, complete with 10 kings (at least initially) until Antichrist takes out three of them (as the 11th) and then becomes the 8th (because of the 7 remaining kings). In the final stage, Antichrist himself is the only king to rule all other human kings.

Is this Islamic State that is being formed in the Middle East the final Caliphate that will bring Antichrist into the picture? We really don’t know, but it certainly could be. But remember that the Antichrist will not rise out of Islam and he won’t be Arab (though he might certainly be Muslim).

All of us rational, logical people who see what’s happening in the world are shocked that the world can so easily discriminate against Christians while essentially ignoring the travesties perpetrated by Muslims within Islam. Why is this? The only reason is due to the fact that the ruler of this world (Satan) hates Christ and Christians. We know that if there was a sect of Christianity that went around doing what Muslims are doing today throughout the world, that sect (as well as all of Christianity) would be vociferously condemned and rightly so.

That is not the cast with Muslims or Islam though. I continue to hear that’s “it’s only a handful of Muslims” perpetrating all this madness, as if that makes it all right, even if it was true. The comparison to what the Roman Catholic Church did centuries ago is also brought forth as an excuse, which makes no sense at all, as though if people living today had lived during that time, it would have been acceptable? I don’t think so.

The only thing we can do is wait and see what the Lord allows. One thing we know is that things continue to move toward the new world order – or one world company – that Satan must cause to rise in order to consolidate his power in one individual who will rule the world and attempt to stand against Jesus during the 2nd Coming.

No, that’s not a joke either.

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2 Comments

  • 1. ptl150  |  June 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    May I have permission to share this on my face book?

    Sincerely, Jonelle Vargo   “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7)

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

    • 2. modres  |  June 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      Feel free – thanks for asking.


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