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Edition 295: January 20th 2016
Shocking Obadiah! (The destruction of Islam.)
This edition is essentially about the coming fall and destruction of Islam. I’ve used the prophet Obadiah as the base, because it’s just so clear and unambiguous. But there are many other parallel verses which I’ve looked into as well.
Islam, the religion only came about in 600AD, long after the Bible was written, but we can still identify the religion surprisingly clearly in the Bible.
The people I will identify as the modern Muslims are essentially derived from the various Arab peoples, although not exclusively, and the father of the Arab nations, Abraham.
The Quran and it’s hatred of Israel and the Jews:
In numerous verses, the Quran calls for the killing of Jews and Christians in the cruelest methods.
The Hamas Charter declares: “We will destroy Israel.” The charter is based on the tenants of Islam.
As we will see, the truth is the exact opposite. It is Israel who will destroy Islam!
Muslims through the ages have hated Israel and the Jews and sought to kill them. Every war fought by Israel since the War of Independence has been against numbers of attacking Arab, Muslim nations, and Israel has won all of them.
Most people are not aware that the Quran specifically refers to the return of the Jews to the land of Israel before the last judgement! Furthermore, the Quran itself recognises the land of Israel as a Jewish state! Look it up if you don’t believe me.
Islam is the king and champion of anti-Semitism and has been since its birth.
But more than this is Islam’s quest for world domination and control. We have all heard stupid, ignorant politicians and other deceived academics and wolf-church leaders say that “Islam is a religion of peace.” Well, what Islam believes by “peace” is the absences of resistance to Islamic domination! Then Islam will be free to control and dominate in any way it desires.
Control and domination is what they mean by peace!
God has a different view. The big problem with God is that He has not kept quiet and listened to these brilliant all-knowing, so-intelligent politicians. He has not listened to CNN, SKY, the BBC and others. Does God think He is God or something?
So, yes of course Islam has its eyes set on the destruction of Israel and the Jews as well as their own occupation of the entire land, and the world.
Islam believes that “everywhere they put their feet, they will rule” This is why we are seeing the invasion of Quran-based, Islamic migrants throughout Europe and into the west. They are warriors for Islam in waiting!
Although there are terror events in Israel, because of all the vigilance, she is seen as a safer place than Europe, the US and many other nations.
Islam to be defeated by Israel:
At the end of the day, it will come down to a giant clash between the Book of Truth and the book of error. These two ancient enemies will clash with one being forever destroyed and the other standing securely forever.
But before Islam meets its match, our Lord will use it as one of His “hunters” to drive the Jews back to their land. (See Edition 288 entitled “Transition from Fishermen to Hunters.”)
Islam will be defeated by Israel and not the US or Europe or any other nation. It will be defeated when the savagery of the Quran is fully exposed and presented. This is when it calls its believers to violence 109 times against our believers. Many of these calls are for beheading, dismembering, crucifixion and other forms of torture.
The shocking message of Obadiah! (It is only one chapter.)
Obadiah opens with a discourse on the coming judgement of Edom. “I will make you small” The pride of your heart has deceived you.”
The people called “Edom” and “Esau” are the people who today would be Arabs of the religion of Islam.
Verse 5: “Oh how you will be cut off, how Esau will be searched out.”
Verse 8: “I will destroy the wise men of Edom and them from the mountains of Edom.”
Verse 10: “For your violence against your brother Jacob (Israel), shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever. In the day that you stood on the other side (territories) when foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, even you were one of them.”
Verse 12: “You should not have gazed (Lit=gloated) over your brother Jacob’s (Israel) day, in the day of his captivity, nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah, in the day of their destruction; nor should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress (tribulation).
Verse 13: “You should not have entered the gate of My people (Jews) in the day of their calamity (tribulation). Indeed you should not have gazed on their affliction in the day of their calamity (tribulation), nor laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity (tribulation.)
Verse 15: “For the day of the Lord is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you. Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
Verse 17: “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob (Israel) shall possess their possessions.
Verse 18: “The house of Jacob shall be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau shall be stubble...and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau.”
Verse 20: “The captives of this host of the children of Israel shall possess the land of the Canannites.
Verse 21: “Then saviours shall come to Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdoms shall be the Lord’s.”
It is clear to see that in this discourse the Muslim peoples are destroyed by Israel.
Note that these people and their religion will be “cut off forever.” Note that it is Israel and no other nation who causes this military defeat.
Note also that the final destruction occurs in the time of Israel’s distress, or the tribulation period. We will see a run up to this beforehand though.
Now let’ look more deeply into this incredible drama.
Identifying the religion of Islam from the Bible:
In all the Bible verses I am using here and many others; it is the descendants of Ishmael who became the modern Arab peoples.
In the table above, the bottom row also includes the Palestinians. This bottom row is also where we find Islam.
The great majority of the people groups surrounding Israel are Muslims.
The Islamic crescent moon and star symbol is the identical symbol of ancient Baal worship.
The image composite above is made up of various depictions of Baal, all from antiquity. Each has a crescent moon and star. From this alone we see the link between Baal and Islam. But numerous other practises and traditions also confirm the link.
It can be demonstrated that Allah is in fact Baal. There is a huge amount of excellent study material on this easily available by a simple search.
Islam is Baal worship today. The moon god is connected to Baal worship. The god Molech is also connected to Baal.
There is much evidence that the Moabites (Arabs) worshipped Baal. In fact, the children of Israel infuriated God by also getting involved in Baal worship.
Numbers 25:3 “So, Israel was joined to Baal of Peor and the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel.”
There are also many connections between Baal worship and the Catholic church.
One of the Hebrew words for Lucifer is “Heylel” (Strong’s - H 1966). The term Heylel Ben Shachar means “Lucifer son of the dawn.” (Isaiah 14:12) The word “Hilal” is an ancient Arabic word which means “crescent moon.” A derivative, the word “Halal” is found on all Islamic food products to identify them. It is closely associated in origins with the crescent moon and Lucifer.
Muslims believe that the black Kaaba stone in Mecca to which they all bow, will one day speak and give wisdom to all who touch it. They believe it is the remnants of a star which fell from heaven at the feat of Adam. Isaiah 14:12 says it was Lucifer who fell from heaven.
When Israel went into the Promised Land the command of God was for them to destroy Baal worship and all other forms of paganism in the land which they were to dispossess. They only partially fulfilled God’s command and now they are haunted by the results of disobedience.
►Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God.”
But Israel is about to enter the new Promised Land! This is the Promised Land of spiritual awakening and salvation. As this occurs, will Israel wipe out Baal worship, now manifesting as Islam as originally commanded? Yes they will!
By the way, who was in the land first? This is a childish argument with no substance to it. But let’s look at it anyway.
When the children of Israel were commanded to enter the Promised Land, they were to disposes it from various people groups, mostly those of the descendants of Ishmael (Arabs) who were there already, as shown in the verses above. So does the land belong to them and the religion of Islam?
Well actually, God was there first.
Ezekiel 35:5-9 “Because you (modern Arabs)have an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God. I will prepare you for blood and blood will pursue you...I will make you perpetually desolate, because you have said, ‘These two nations Israel and Judah shall be mine and we will possess them, although the Lord was there.’”
So that’s the end of that argument. God owns the land and He gave it the children of Israel as an eternal inheritance and not to the Arab nations as we see in this verse below:
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.
God’s soon coming Holocaust, His final solution!
How does that headline make you feel? Does it fit in with your perceptions of God? Perhaps you need to modify your ideas. Do you know that God will reverse the whole horror story of the Nazi Holocaust? The ovens will be opened for Islam? I must say, just the thought gives me the shivers.
The word “Holocaust” literally means, “Great sacrifice by fire!”
►Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand, (God) will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards their faces.”
Amos 1:6-7 “I will send fire on the walls of Gaza...and the remnants of the Philistines (Palestinians today) shall perish.”
Whether these fires above are literal or not, do you see that it’s not such a good idea to reject God’s word and listen to the word of Obama, Cameron, the European politicians, the leaders of the Muslim nations, university academics, many churches and celebrities?
The destruction of the religion of Islam:
God’s command to cleanse the land of Israel of false gods and false religion still stands, and we see in prophecy that it will finally come about.
Please understand that moderate Islam is still based on the Quran and when the pressure is on all Islam will become violent.
Because of the extreme hatred and violence of the Quran, and the apocalyptic destruction promised on all infidels, Islam is totally incompatible with the West. It will never integrate successfully, besides that, Israel, with God’s help will destroy it at the right time.
Now, we have identified Baal worship with Islam. Have a look at the following incredible verses.
►Zephaniah 1:4-5 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal (modern Islam)from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests– those who worship the stars of heaven on the housetops; those who worship and swear oaths to the Lord, but who also swear by Milcom (Lit=Molech).
Here’s the drama! Who is “Milcom”? This is the name for an Ammonite god, the same as the god Molech, linked today to Allah.
Zechariah 13:2 “It shall be in that day, says the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to depart from the land.”
1 Kings 18:40 “Elijah said to them, ‘seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!’ So they seized them and Elijah brought them down to the Brook of Kishon and executed them there.”
In these verses above we see the destruction of Islam. We know also that the Bible says that Israel is the Lord’s “battle-axe and weapons of war” (Jeremiah 51:20.)
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
What is the “Sceptre of wickedness?”
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness (Islam) shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.”
Most commentators agree that this sceptre was Ball worship and today is nothing but Islam. The world renowned Christian Zionist, the late Derek Prince did numerous teachings identifying the sceptre as Islam.
In fact there is no other suitable candidate anyway.
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.” (This refers to Israel’s blindness, but, by extension can also include the iniquity which is Islam.)
Other incredible verses:
►Ezekiel 35:12-14 “...I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’ Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me. ‘I have heard them.’ Thus says the Lord God; the whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.’
Now here’s the all important question. Who is the whole world rejoicing at? Whose desolation is being celebrated by the whole world?
There is only one answer. It is the Quran-believing Islamists, including the Palestinians. It is ISIS, it is all the anti-Israel Muslims of the world. The chapter is addressed to the people of Mount Sier, the Edomites, who are our modern day Muslim Arabs.
►Ezekiel 36:5, 8, 12, 15 “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the nations and against all Edom (Arabs), who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with whole-hearted joy and spiteful minds in order to plunder the country...But you O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they are about to come home....Yes I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel (will walk on you, mountains) they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance...Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach of the peoples anymore, nor shall you cause your nation to stumble anymore, says the Lord God.”
How accurate are these verses above in today’s terms! Who gives God’s land to themselves by dividing it?
Joel 3:18-20 “It shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drip with new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water...Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom a desolate wilderness because of violence (Lit= Hamas) against the people of Judah, for they (Edom / Arabs) have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”
The word “violence” in the verse above is the original word “hamas”. Isn’t it interesting that this verse talks of the shedding of innocent blood. This is the hallmark of Islam and the terror group Hamas.
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
Do you think the coming destruction of Islam is impossible?
Don’t mess with God. He birthed Israel in a day. He will destroy the Catholic church in a flash. He will see to it that Damascus is totally destroyed in a day (Isaiah 17) Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed in an hour. Babylon was destroyed in a day as was Jericho.
All anti-Semitism is based on the hatred of God and His word. It is based on the pride of putting down God’s choice and exalting your own choice, which automatically becomes the devil’s choice.
All anti-Semites of all forms will be destroyed before or at the Second Coming.
If you want to do God a favour, yourself a favour, Israel a favour, get in line with God’s will and His word.
The coming salvation of numerous Arabs:
Interestingly many Muslims are coming to our Lord even now. They are not coming to salvation with Islam in their hearts! They are not being born-again as Muslims. They are being born-again as true Christians.
Many of them are seriously sick and tired of Islam. Many are seeking truth. The thing is that they are unanimously forsaking the Quran. This is obviously required in the repentance scheme of things for true deliverance.
Isaiah 19:24-25 “In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless saying, ‘Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel, My inheritance.”
This will take place in the tribulation period, but we are already seeing the start of it.
This is an amazing testimony of many Muslims coming to salvation. Click HERE
Don’t you think it’s interesting that Satan has been trying to destroy God’s plan for the Jews since their beginning and he has failed every time. Guess what the outcome of Islam’s attempt is going to be?
The ancient evil spirits of Baal, Babylon, and Rome, Hitler, Islam and their assistant spirits of the counterfeit church, are once again doomed to destruction, this time eternal destruction.
I took this picture in the Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia – one of the biggest in the world (22,000sq kms.) and by far the most spectacular.
If you want to see some more pictures of this wonderful place, click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!