From: Miriam Howard
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:57 PM: ARE WE NOW SEEING THE EMERGENCE OF A VAGUE SHADOW OF THE FUTURE ANTICHRIST WHO IS ABOUT TO COME INSIDE THE TRIBULATION?
ARE WE NOW SEEING THE EMERGENCE OF A VAGUE SHADOW OF THE FUTURE ANTICHRIST WHO IS ABOUT TO COME INSIDE THE TRIBULATION ?
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
The 7 years of the Tribulation will be “back to the future” from God’s viewpoint. It will begin with “the sudden destruction” that will start a time of 7 years of the worst havoc, ruin and wreckage of the earth and its peoples have ever seen before, which will end in complete devastation and desolation by the end of the 7 years.
The “theater of operations” will return back to Jerusalem, the navel of the world as God sees her, and the nations that surround her in the geographical 10/40 window, which will become once again, “the whole world” as in the beginning of Bible history. Those nations include Africa westward, and turning eastward through to the Philippines in a rather narrow, rectangular window of geography. These nations are almost 100% Muslim today. The Lord is finished with most of Asia, Europe, the West, South America, the islands of the seas and the rest of the world immediately. After His beginning harvest of the righteous out of those nations, they will be destroyed immediately except for the preservation of the future remnant still living in those regions.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15
[The Hebrew word ‘Enmity’ is #03420 ‘ayab’ meaning: “to be hostile, to be an enemy.”]
“And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: The Lord judge between me and thee.” Genesis 16:3-5.
“And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:11-12
The Bible clearly tells the reader that there will be eternal enmity between “Satan and the (S)eed of the woman;” between Ishmael, the half brother, and Isaac, the chosen seed of Abraham, between Satan and “the Seed of David” and the children of Israel.
It is the 7 years of the Tribulation that brings that ancient enmity between Ishmael and Isaac squarely back into focus, which has been present upon the earth from the very beginning, but now the Lord will allow it to flourish and rage until He Himself personally comes back at the end of the Tribulation in order to vanquish it. It will not rear its ugly head again until the end of the Millennium after Satan is released from the pit “for a little season” who then will go out one last time to deceive and seduce the wicked Gentile nations to come down to Edom on the other side of the Jordan River, for the final time, against the nation of Israel, which the Bible calls ‘Gog and Magog’ in Revelation 20, Ezekiel 38/39 and portrays in Joel 3:9-21: “multitudes and multitudes in the valley of decision…”
The BEGINNING of God’s plan – is the ENDING, and the ENDING of His plan is the BEGINNING!
[From the ‘Hashemites’ section of the Royal Website:]
“The roots of the Hashemite Family reach back to the Prophet Abraham and his son, Ishmael. In the 5th century AD, an Arab leader named Qusai Bin Kilab, of the tribe of Quraysh, descendants of Ishmael, assumed power in the city of Mecca. Even before the Islamic era, Mecca was a center of international trade and the spiritual capital of the region. Qusai was the first of many Hashemites to rule the holy city. He forged an annual pact between warring tribes to ease the passage of pilgrims and protect caravans, a contract which was the first of its kind and marked a new era for both the city and Arab society.
The Hashemite name is derived from Hashem, a grandson of Qusai and the great-grandfather of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). The Hashemites of Jordan are thus direct descendants of the Prophet through his daughter, Fatima, and her husband, Ali.”
King Abdullah 11, the king of the Hashem-ites, is the 43rd generation from Mohammed and his daughter, Fatima.
[*Isn’t it interesting that the Hebrew word “Hashem” literally means ‘The Name’ … which is the name the Jews call God! “It’s a nickname that suggests both intimacy and respect, like the appellation ‘Dad.’ It’s a way to tell your father that you love him, but that you still understand he’s the father, he’s in charge.”]
[From the ‘Initiative’ section, King Abdullah 11 and Jerusalem, from the Royal Website:
“The Christian and Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem remain of great interest to His Majesty King Abdullah II, as a continuation of the royal commitment to care for these holy sites. The Hashemite Fund for the Reconstruction of the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock was established under a law issued in 2007 (after amending the Law of the Reconstruction of the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock No. 32 of 1954). This fund is supervised by a board of trustees chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad.
A previous committee, formed under the 1954 law, had given great attention to the Al Aqsa Mosque, including all mosques, domes, maharib and other cultural sites. The committee worked continuously on the maintenance and restoration of these sites, removed the effects of the fire, which had damaged more than one third of the mosque, and undertook reconstruction of the first Dome of the Rock Mosque, dating from 691 AD.”
In the wink of an eye ever since the astonishing video of the immolation of the Jordanian pilot became public on the Internet a few days ago, the king of the ancient Hashemite Kingdom, King Abdullah II of Jordan, has become known as “the warrior king.”
( From Tom Gaston,
Attention: For those who many not know about the Jordanian piolot being burned alive, I therefore took the liberty here in Miriam’s paper in order to remind everyone concerning this event. Miriam’s article shows how King Abdullah ll of Jordan is a strong candidate for being the Antichrist. Back on February 3, 2015 a Jordanian pilot was burned alive ( shown on video link below ). I saw it, and it was horrifying! When this happened King Abdullah of Jordan made the decision to personally start taking action agains ISIS. He is a “pilot ” himself and he is now running “bombing sorties” with his aircraft over ISIS targets. Will he be the upcoming “antichrist”? Continue reading Miriam’s informative article here and you will see that he may very well be the man!
Jordanian pilot burned alive video………http://video.foxnews.com/v/4030583977001/warning-extremely-graphic-video-isis-burns-hostage-alive/#sp=show-clips&v=4030583977001
February 6, 2015
King Abdullah 11
This paper presents the view that from the clues in the Bible which will be shown below, and facts gleaned from his Royal website, that King Abdullah 11 of Jordan is the only man alive today that fits the Biblical description of the Antichrist, and indeed is God’s appointed man for the vile task ahead, who will turn into the Beast beginning in the middle of the Tribulation.
The link for the Royal website of His Majesty King Abdulla 11 IBN Hussein:
[From the Profile section of the king’s Royal website:]
King Abdullah began his education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman. He later attended St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England, and concluded his high school education at Deerfield Academy in the United States. Later, he pursued advanced studies at Pembroke College, Oxford, and Georgetown University.
The young prince was a man of action on the athletic field and the training ground. In 1980, he enrolled in the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (UK) and was commissioned as second lieutenant in 1981. He served in the British Army in the 13/18th Royal Hussars Regiment, with duties as a reconnaissance troop leader in the United Kingdom and Germany.
In 1985, then-Prince Abdullah returned to Jordan to serve in the armed forces (Armoured Corps, 3rd Division). Rising through the ranks to lieutenant-colonel, he attended advanced military courses in both Jordan and the UK. Among other duties, he served on attachment to the Special Forces and qualified as a Cobra attack helicopter pilot. After service as commander of the 2nd Armoured Battalion, 40th Armoured Brigade, he was named deputy commander, Jordanian Special Forces, in January 1993.
In November 1993, Prince Abdullah became commander of Jordan’s Special Forces. In 1996, he was given the task of reorganising the Special Forces and other elite units into the new Special Operations Command (SOCOM). In 1998, as SOCOM commander, he was promoted to the rank of major general.
During his time in the military, King Abdullah also developed an interest in ancient weapons and today, he maintains a world-class collection of military artefacts.”
The weaponry used during the Tribulation will not be today’s modern technical weapons, bombing from the air, mechanized warfare, EMP or nuclear weapons etc. There will be no satellites, computers, no GPS or other tracking devices and no microchip implantation as all this technology will be destroyed immediately in “the sudden destruction” at which time the infrastructure of the whole world will collapse. The methodology of war will return to a primitive basis as that of the beginning, on horseback with swords, beheadings, fire, stoning and impaling used from the very beginning of civilization such as all the ancient empires used, even the ancient Ottoman Empire and are still using today! Remember, the Red Horse comes out to take “peace from the world with a great sword.” After the remaining righteous are set in safety shortly after the middle of the Tribulation, Micah 7 says “…there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.”
The Antichrist and the Beast have no part in the Church Age/The Day of Grace. That dispensation must close with the resurrection-rapture of the Body of Christ, which allows the dispensation of the Day of the Lord to open immediately after. The full revelation of both personages takes place inside the Day of the Lord, the Antichrist first, but the Beast will not be revealed until the middle of the Tribulation.
[From the Vision section of King’s Royal website:]
“As a descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), King Abdullah has made the Islamic principles of justice, peace, social harmony and tolerance central to his agenda for the nation.
These values underpin wide-ranging initiatives to build a prospering Jordan at the heart of a region at peace – from new opportunities for youth, to housing for the underprivileged, judicial reform, active involvement in the Middle East peace process, interfaith dialogue, and more.”
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” Revelation 1:1
*shew: Strong’s #1166 Deiknuo, a verb…
To show, expose to the eyes; a metaph. To give evidence or proof of a thing; to show by words or teach
Revelation 3:3 is actually a mandate given by Jesus to the Church of Sardis, just before the Church of Philadelphia: “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know* what hour I will come upon thee.”
*watch: Strong’s # 1127: Gregoreuo, a verb meaning
to watch, metaph. give strict attention to, be cautious, active
to take heed lest through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one
How could it be any clearer? IF you, the believer in Christ will watch, which include Bible reading and study, you will have clear, concise, “ginosko” knowledge about His coming for us- and all the accompanying events that will surround the time of His appearance!
Jesus said to His disciples referring to unsaved and blind Israel in Matthew 13:9-11, 13: “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know* the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
*There are two predominate words out of some eight, used for the Greek word “to know” in the New Testament. The first one is “ginosko” #1097, an objective verb which is defined as “to know, perceive, understand and have knowledge of,” such as those used in the two verses above. Example: “I know that the will Sun rise every morning in the East.”
The second important word for “to know” is “eido” #1492, a subjective verb that Jesus used in the sorely misunderstood verse of Matthew 24:36…“of that day and hour no man knoweth.” This word “knoweth” in this verse is defined as: “to turn the mind and the attention to, to discover, to inspect, to get knowledge of, to come to ascertain.” In other words, as one comes to study more and more about a certain prophetic event that at the time seems rather remote — appropriate to any particular generation in which one is living at the time — as that event draws closer and closer, with study and revelation from the Holy Spirit based on Scripture, clear perception, understanding and discernment about that event becomes totally clear as it comes into view.
Both of these two words apply to the New Testament Body of Christ in relation to any particular generation in which they have lived in their gaining of “progressive revelation” from the Holy Spirit based on the whole of Scripture, but especially through Paul’s epistles written to the Church, which then allows the Bible student “to come to know, to understand and perceive” as the particular event finally draws close. This is especially true for “the last generation” of the Church of Philadelphia, of which we who are alive at this very time are a part, as we approach nearer and nearer to the end of “the 6th day” in this Adamic Age, just before God’s final judgment falls.
Throughout the Bible, God’s righteous have ALWAYS been given very specific information of warning and a way of escape – about His impending plans of soon-coming wrath upon the wicked, and have either been removed out of the way of the impending wrath (Lot, Rahab, and the Body of Christ just before the 7 years of Tribulation, for example), or have been kept safe within that wrath (beginning with Noah, and ending with the righteous, earth-dwelling remnant in the last half of the Tribulation). We, the righteous of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, by the grace and mercy of God have been given permission “TO KNOW” indeed, commanded TO KNOW! This is a direct refute to the scoffers, inside and outside church who have persecuted and cast derision upon believers who have thirsted after this knowledge most of their lives in order to be able “TO KNOW.”
The personage of the Antichrist/Beast involves two persons in a single body. From the Bible, there is not as much said about the first person, the Antichrist, who comes into the nation of Israel sometime after the Tribulation opens, after the whole world slowly emerges out of the “caves and the rocks” because of the shock and awe from “the sudden destruction” which is the opening event of the Tribulation and opens of the Day of the Lord. I believe Isaiah 24:1,4-5 is another description of “the sudden destruction” for which God’s reason for sending such upon the earth is given: “Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof… The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” All of Isaiah 24 needs to be carefully read and studied.
This writer absolutely believes that Jesus immediately opens up all 6 Seal Judgments in order, but the 6th Seal Judgment is the only one which carries with it immediate horrible and dire consequences for the whole earth and its inhabitants. This will force the attention of ALL souls on earth heavenward instantly at the very beginning of the Tribulation as they will have no doubt from WHERE and from WHOM the severe judgment is coming! I believe that when “the heaven departs as a scroll” a view into Heaven will be opened to every soul on earth and all will be able to see with their own eyes, the Father and the Son together, which will force them to pray to the rocks saying… “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:16-17
[Remember that the book of Revelation unfolds in progressive, chronological order, apart from a few ‘parentheticals.’ The 6th Seal Judgment MUST open BEFORE the Jewish 144,000 “firstfruits of God and the Lamb” can be sealed, because chapter 7:1 begins with the words: “After these things…”]
The 6th Seal Judgment of Revelation 6:12-17, is another description of Isaiah 24.
There is not as much objective information given to the N.T. believer regarding the Antichrist, the first person, as there is about the Beast, although there are a number of Biblical inferences which taken collectively provide some clues as to his profile.
Most plain text descriptions of “the man of sin” in the Bible apply to the Beast, who will emerge exactly in the middle of the Tribulation, as it is the Beast that kills the Two Witnesses on the 1260th day of the Tribulation, Revelation 11:3,7,11.
The Antichrist is a local, regional, Islamic political leader, who ONLY impacts Israel and the nations that immediately surround her. He has no authority over the rest of the world. The Bible speaks of no specific authority of which he has been given. His main role is to bring in “the covenant with hell and death” to the nation of Israel, Isaiah 28:14-15, in the first half of the Tribulation.
On December 6, 2014, King Abdullah 11 met with President Obama in Washington and was quoted by CBS News as saying the following:
Jordan’s King Abdullah believes battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups is “our third world war.” Speaking to “CBS This Morning,” Abdullah stated that ISIS is a Muslim problem that they need to take ownership of:
“We need to stand up and say what is right and what is wrong. This is no reflection of our religion. This is evil and all of us have got to make that decision. We have to stand up and say this is the line that is drawn in the sand and those that believe in right should stand on this side and those that don’t have to make a decision should stand on the other. It’s clearly a fight between good and evil. I think it’s a generational fight. As I said to President Putin, I think this is our third world war by other means. We have to have sooner, I hope, rather than later a strategic holistic approach to being able to deal with all these organizations that actually are the same – different names, but the same beliefs. This is an issue that we really have to combine our strategies.”
[From the Profile section of the king’s Royal Website:]
“King Abdullah 11 is the eldest son of His Majesty King Hussein Bin Talal (1935-1999) and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein. Born in Amman on 30 January 1962, he is the namesake of King Abdullah I, his great-grandfather, the founder of modern Jordan.”
[From the Vision-Peace section of the king’s Royal Website:]
Today, the pursuit of peace in the region and beyond – a hallmark of Hashemite leadership – is the cornerstone of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s foreign policy.
King Abdullah is the region’s most outspoken statesman on Middle East peace, which he asserts as both a basic right and a practical need for all people of the region.
Since coming to the throne, the King has insisted upon the crucial importance of a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis as the indispensable condition for comprehensive regional peace and development. Using Jordan’s strong relationship with members of the international community, he has advocated for active global engagement in bringing the parties together for a resolution. The King has also been the region’s most vocal advocate of the Arab Peace Initiative (API) as the platform for the realisation of comprehensive peace between the Arab states and Israel. The API, a unanimous pledge of coexistence with the state of Israel made by all Arab states during the 2002 Arab Summit in Beirut, envisions comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace and security guarantees for all the countries of the region. Its foundation is Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied Arab territories and the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state on Palestinian territory.
In other areas, King Abdullah has maintained Jordan’s openness to its neighbours and friends, and spearheaded a forceful response to extremism and terrorism. Since 1999, Jordan has signed seven treaties to combat international terrorism. In addition, Jordan takes a significant role in global conflict resolution, participating actively in UN peacekeeping operations. Every year, hundreds of Jordanian troops engage in international missions, keeping the peace in trouble spots, responding to humanitarian crises, and providing emergency aid in natural disasters.
King Abdullah believes that peace is more than an end to conflict: it is a comprehensive development that bestows on individuals and nations lives of dignity, prosperity, and hope. For this reason, King Abdullah has advocated regional economic reform and cooperation in key areas, including infrastructure enhancement, educational development and cultural cooperation.”
[From the Hashemites section of the Royal Website:]
“The Abbasids, Islamic caliphs from the 8th to 13th century AD, were also of Hashemite lineage. During the Abbasid Empire, the Hashemites were revered as tribal chiefs in the Arabian Peninsula, known for resolving disputes and mediating between clans. When the Abbasid Empire collapsed, the Hashemite family remained as tribal leaders in their home region of the Hijaz (the east coast of the Red Sea) and as emirs in the holy city of Mecca, which they ruled into the 20th century.”
From the Bible, the Antichrist will become the Beast in the middle of the Tribulation. It is the Beast who is called by at least two names, “the Assyrian” in Isaiah 10:5… “the rod of mine anger;” 10:24; 14:25; 30:31; 31:8; Micah 5:5-6; and by strong inference concerning “the burden of Nineveh,” the capital city of the ancient capital city of the Assyrian empire … the “one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord, wicked counselor…who is vile…” in Nahum 1: 11 thru 15.
The second name of the Beast at the end of the Tribulation is “the king of Babylon” in Isaiah 14:3-8.
These are descriptions of a man who was born within the land of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian empires, not one coming out of any other land. The Assyrian and Babylonian empires were associated with the Eastern Roman Empire-that included the territory of the Middle East. The Holy Spirit means exactly what He says about the origin of the Antichrist / Beast- as he comes out of ancient Assyrian and Babylon- the Land of Shinar, not out of Africa, America, Spain, Britain, etc.
From the “Hashemites” section of the king’s Royal website:
“Sharif Hussein and the Arab Revolt”
“Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, well known as the leader of the Great Arab Revolt and the Sharif of Mecca, was born in Ottoman Istanbul in 1853. Though well acquainted with imperial politics, Sharif Hussein spent a significant portion of his life among the bedouin Arabs of the Hijaz, immersing himself in the political life of Arabia. In 1908, the Ottomans, recognising his influence in the region, appointed him Emir (Prince) of Mecca.
In 1916, Sharif Hussein allied the Arabs with British forces, leading, along with his sons, Abdullah and Faisal, numerous tribes from the Hijaz in a revolt that