Thursday, March 12, 2015

Muslims Claim the Mahdi Will Rule for Seven Years - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 8 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 21 & 20

End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding
Signs of Messiah's Return
This another interesting parallel between the Islamic "end of days prophecies" and the End Time prophecies in the Bible. (Tweet that!)

I hope you understand there is no coincidence in all these parallels. (Tweet that!) The evil one, Satan, is very well aware of what God has predicted in His Word, the Bible. Satan has been around since before the Bible was written and he is well aware of what it says. (Tweet that!)

Also, Satan is very good at counterfeiting what God has created (because Satan cannot create anything on his own). (Tweet that!) So all the so-called "prophecies" that Islam teaches and believes are counterfeited and twisted from what God has done.

For example the true God is one God expressed in the Father, the Son which is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. (These three are known as the Trinity.) According to the book of Revelation in the Bible, in the End Times Satan will mimic this holy Trinity with his own unholy trinity: The Beast (Satan himself), the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. (Tweet that!)

So it's no coincidence at all that the "prophecies" of Islam also talk of a 7-year rule of Antichrist, as the Bible does. (Tweet that!)  Here is another byte from the "End Times Eyewitness" DVD:

[Joel Richardson's introduction to this portion of the DVD:] "To discuss the Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures, I sat down with two Muslim leaders. The first was Adnar Oktar of Istanbul. And the second was Sheikh Ekrima Said Sabri. Sabri is the President of Quranic and Islamic Studies at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem." 
[A little later, Joel Richardson narrating on the DVD:] "Because the Bible teaches that the Antichrist will rule for a period of seven years, many Christians are surprised to find out that according to Islamic prophecy the Mahdi will also rule specifically for a period of seven years." 
[Sheikh Ekrima Said Sabri, translated in captions on DVD:] "There is more than one tradition concerning how long the rule of the Mahdi will be. The most common version is seven years."
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When the Bible speaks of the last 7 years, these seven years are divided into two: the first 3.5 years of a "false peace" when everything appears to be going great under the rule of the Antichrist (although anyone who follows and worships the true God will be persecuted and, if they don't denounce Him, will be killed. So it's really not so great after all.)

The Antichrist will then set himself up as "God" in the Jewish rebuilt Temple, which is the Abomination that Causes Desolation. During the second 3.5 years then all hell breaks loose leading up to the Battle of Armageddon -- in which God and his people are victorious over the Antichrist and all evil -- and the end of all as we know it. 

Here are some Bible prophecies about the last 7 years of life on earth as we know it now:

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, "Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:1-3, ESV)

Remember that on the Hebrew/Jewish calendar a month is 30 days, so 1,260 days equals 42 months which equals 3.5 years. (Tweet that!)

In some Bible verses this 3.5 years is said this way:

  • "a time, and times, and half a time"
  • interpreted as a year plus two years plus half a year ( or 1 + 2 + 1/2 = 3 1/2 years)

Also, for more please take the time to look at these verses:

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