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April 29, 2020 2:00 am
In the message "The Coming Deception," Skip considers the end-time teaching of the world's fastest-growing religion to see if there is a correlation with the Bible's predictions about what's next.
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Even during that time, there will be some who resist the antichrist and resist the worship and resist this takeover and their names are written in the book of life.
All those who haven't looked up a joint but there will be some who resist and just as the devils plan in the last days is to raise up to man. God's plan throughout history is to get the world one for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. The book of Revelation shows that there are dark times ahead for our world. You can have faith that this darkness will stand against the light of Jesus Christ today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip looks at the hope you have as a follower of Jesus matter what the future Skip wants to invite you to check out an exciting new project wife Linda. It's hard to make sense out of everything going on in the world.
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We're in Revelation chapter 13 regarding to be teaching with Skip Heitzig because the economy will be so bad. We've Artie discovered during the time millions even billions of people will die on the earth through a number of things that happen, including starvation people's vulnerability will be at an all-time high. They will be willing to do anything if it means feeding their families, their children, etc. and so the incentive behind this is that you cannot buy or sell unless you take a specific mark reader know how that's going to turn out exactly it could be much like the city requires a chip to be placed in your pet so they can keep track of it and tell the history of it that can happen with humans now three years prophecy Bob's and Bible commentators have all thought that the Empire that will rise at the end of days, the revived Roman Empire. They have said is probably gonna happen in Europe and they have even said with the European common market, the 10 nations at one time another are many more coming and going in the common market, but for four years. People look for a leader, secular leader out of out of the European nations because they say geographically that was the old Roman Empire the continent of Europe, but let me suggest a different direction in a different way to look at that this morning.
We talk about the revived Roman Empire. Here's what we have to discover that whole idea came about with the vision that Nebuchadnezzar had an in Daniel chapter 2 member he saw the poly metallic image head of gold chest of silver stomach and thighs of bronze and two legs of iron, which represented the Roman empire the Roman empire that ruled the world at one time but then there were 10 toes of iron and clay, and they say that is the revived Roman Empire just like the 10 horns that are mentioned in Revelation 10 toes 10 horns. We can see the similarities. However, just like there were two legs on that statue that did speak of the Roman Empire. Did you know that the Roman Empire, like the legs split in 390 580 that there was an Eastern branch as well as a Western branch of the Roman Empire and at the Western branch died out pretty quickly, but the Eastern branch lived on for another thousand years and its headquarters was Constantinople modern-day Istanbul Turkey now there's something else to realize we talk about the Roman Empire that ruled the world, including Israel, etc. Europe, etc. most people realize is that 60% of the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus Christ the time of the New Testament.
60% are lands that are today occupied by Islam.
Most of the landmass of the Roman Empire today is occupied and controlled by Muslims. Now I understand something, it is not fashionable.
First of all even talk about this in church. It is certainly not fashionable or politically correct to talk about this in the public square. It is fashionable to lump all religions and one little basket and say they're all the same, whether it's Christianity or Judaism or Islam. It's all the same God with a different name and and it's fashionable to get the coexist bumper sticker and stick it on your Subaru and happily go down the road. However, what is fashionable is not always biblical and I think we need to not only look at the Bible but look at what's happening around the world at this time in our history and make a different suggestion. Do you know that today there is an Islamic revival like never seen before and you know that the revival in this country. Conversions to Islam have gone up and up and up. Since September 11, 2001 quadrupled before September 11, 2001, 25,000 Americans every year converted to Islam since 9/11 over 100,000 Americans every year convert to Islam those of the going rates Islam will pass Christianity as the world's largest religion in less than 20 years, according to one source, one half of all global births will be Muslim by the year 2055 now as you look at the news. I hope you do look at the news. Hope you read it. I hope you listen to it if you ever wondered things like why am I hearing so much about Islam. I guarantee you've heard more about Islam in the last decade or five years. Even then, you have your whole lifetime. And you wonder why why am I hearing so much about it. What's really happening in the Middle East will… Deal with ISIS so they cannot are they done yet. I was this idea of a caliphate, I hear about. I want you to listen very carefully to what I'm about to say and listen carefully to the news that is coming out because you may be looking at the future without that's what we know we know what we have just stated that a crisis coming. False prophetess, don't know when don't know who let me give you a second category, this what were told this is what we are told by the fastest growing religion in the world.
Islam about the end times. Did you know that Islam has an eschatology may backup do you know what an eschatology is eschatology means the study of last things the doctrine of last things or end time events. We have an eschatology the Bible tells us what's gonna happen in the end of days. Did you know that Islam has an eschatology most Christians really don't know much about Islam and few Christians know little or nothing when it comes to as Islamic eschatology. They have an end time scenario lately that eschatology has been leaking out on the news with events like San Bernardino, California and Brussels, Belgium and Paris, and ISIS beheadings, and now this talk about a Caliph any caliphate.
By the way the caliphate is a real deal. There's a land occupied by ISIS today that is larger than Great Britain. It is controlled by them and it is growing in a part of the world so Muslims look at you Christians and have a name for you will have several names for you.
One of the names the polite name for you as you are. People of the book we are people of the book Jews and Christians are called by Muslims respectfully people of the book because we hold to the Bible the old and the New Testament. So we are people of the book. However, our books have been corrupted the old and New Testament were original words that have been corrupted by Jews and Christians.
So thus the only reliable source of revelation is the Koran and Muslims have two sources for their authority. The Koran, which they say are the direct words of our law and the second is the soon. Sometimes called the hadith's the soon are the words and the works of Mohammed the prophet.
So between the Koran, the words of Allah and assume the words and works of Mohammed they developed their authority for everything according to Islamic theology. They see the end of days as being ushered in by three great signs three great signs and all three are in the form of a person that is coming. Three persons.
The first sign the first person they say is the mop the MID and a HDI if you're taking notes. The Mahdi is equivalent to the Messiah.
The word Mahdi means. The guy did one. He is also called the awaited savior, the Lord of the age and the 12th Imam, what will MID do what will their awaited savior come to do this is what he'll come to do. He'll set up a new world order an Islamic caliphate that is civil, political, and spiritual. He will lead world revolution to establish Islam throughout the world throughout the world. They want nothing less, than world domination. And what if we refuse what anyone refuses. Here's their source. Quote my DD will offer the religion of Islam to the Jews and Christians if they accepted they will be spared. Otherwise they will be killed." How will the Mahdi do this through a massive army called the Army of black flags and a series of holy wars with his army carrying black flags. He will lead the army of black flags to conquer Jerusalem and kill the Jews. This is all their writings. Then he will establish rule erecting black flags in the temple mount at Jerusalem and they call the Temple Mount hot I'm a shy thief that is where he will set up his headquarters. The black flags have one word written across punishment is interesting is it not that not only does ISIS carry the black flags, but the Iranian Army carries the black flags.
Both are waiting as all Muslims in any form have an anticipation that someday the Mahdi will come in here some.
What's amazing the Mahdi. According to them will make a peace agreement with the Jews and the West whom they call Romans and what's most amazing is the timeframe for this peace agreement.
Just take a wild guess seven year peace agreement.
They say the Mahdi will come. Make a seven year peace agreement with the Jews and with the West a.k.a. the Romans and even have them riding in on a white horse.
Their writings say as it is written in Revelation chapter 6 verses one and two coming to conquer and conquering so to sum it up. The Mahdi is a messianic figure and unparalleled leader. He will take control of the world, he will destroy all who resist him, he will invade many nations. He will enact a seven year peace treaty with the Jews.
He will conquer Israel. He will massacre the Jews he will establish Islamic world headquarters at Jerusalem. He will come on a white horse. He will rule for seven years and he will be loved by all on the earth that's unfamiliar sound like what we been studying its first son the second sign following the mod D is that Jesus will come. Yes, they believe in Jesus. Muslims believe not only Jesus but they believe in the second coming of Jesus.
Do I daresay, far more than some Christians believe in the second coming of they believe he will come again. He will return the call Jesus Esau must see. They say Jesus will come but you know to them.
Jesus was just a man who didn't die it and I across the myth they say Jesus didn't die and if he didn't die. He didn't rise and if he didn't die didn't make any atonement for sin.
So what did he do, he was spared from crucifixion and he ascended into heaven like Elijah the prophet and his standing alongside Allah waiting for a lot to send Jesus back to the earth why would Allah want to send Jesus back to the earth is a lot of profits to choose from, why Jesus allies go to send Jesus back to the earth to correct all Christians who have misunderstood who he is. He's gonna come back they say as a radical Muslim imagine that Jesus will return as a radical Muslim and help the Mahdi institute sharia law on the whole earth. They say he will come back to abolish Christianity there words to shatter or to break crosses. Why shatter crosses white break crosses his Jesus wouldn't crucify basic they have any coming from heaven, holding the two wings of her two angels held dissent to a minaret east of Damascus at the time of Muslim prayer. The mod D will then asked Jesus to lead the prayer Jesus will refuse to lead the prayer standing behind the mod D to show that the Mahdi is greater than Jesus.
They say Jesus will be the greatest witness on the day of judgment against non-Muslims who believe that Jesus was God.
He will also kill give you his name then I'll explain his name in a minute. He will also kill Jesus will kill that dog giallo the Dodge all he's written about many hadith's many writings. The Dodge all is Muslims version of Antichrist. Then Jesus will get married, have a family die and be buried next to Mohammed, so goes down so to sign so far. The Mahdi is coming. Second, Jesus coming to correct everybody and enforce sharia laws radical Muslim and number three, the third great sign is the Dodge is coming, he will try to vanquish Jesus and the mod D and he will try to reign over the earth.
Now the Dodge's full title is on must-see Dodge on which is the Messiah, the deceiver written about. As I mentioned in many different hadith's in the summa the Dodge all will come as a miracle worker, a false miracle worker.
He claims to be Jesus. He claims to be God, he will attempt to stop the mod D and he will be a defender of the Jews was pretty easy to see that the Bible is Antichrist is Islam savior and the Bible's false prophet is Islam's Jesus Christ and the Bible's returning Christ is Islam's Antichrist in the very least, this should be sobering to in the very least, this should peak your interest, especially since Daniel chapter 7 said this coming world ruler Antichrist will intended to change times and law times and law. The Muslim documents say that when Mahdi comes, he will throw out all human constitutions including the U.S. Constitution and enact a worldwide sharia law.
He will also change all the calendars back to the right calendar the Islamic calendar following the migration of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina, just interesting that the antichrist intends to change times and law. So the first category what we know from the Scriptures second what we are told.
Let's end with 1/3 what we hope and what we hope takes us back to verse eight of Revelation 13. I want you to look at it as I read it all who dwell on the earth will worship him. Now watch this carefully, whose names have not been written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundations of the world know that verse implies that even during that time, there will be some who resist the antichrist and resist the worship and resist this takeover and their names are written in the book of life. All those who haven't will capitulate, but there will be some who resist and just as the devils plan in the last days is to raise up two men God's plan throughout history is to give the world one man. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life and that was God's plan since creation notice at the end of verse eight, the Lamb slain from the foundation's of the world and there is a book of life. By the way, I don't know if their names in it or not you do you know your name is in it. You can live with assurance and one thing you should make sure about above everything else is that your name is written in the book of life and you know Christian if you receive Christ if you come to Jesus if you're not a believer. Your name can be written in the book of life. If you are a Christian, it's already written or and and you can live with the assurance you see the assurance that when you die, you're going to be in heaven because your name is written in the Lamb's book of life. Now sad thing is that Muslims live without assurance ask of us. And you know for certain that when you die, you go to heaven. They can't say yes they believe in a God that believes in abrogation. He can change his mind one day to the next. If he chooses, so they never live with assurance. There's only one way a Muslim can be assured that he will go directly to heaven is by losing his life in the cause of jihad. He does that in whatever way whatever even twisted way that guarantees that Muslim eternal heaven, here's what you need to know.
However, yes Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, but do you know that there are people around this world and Islam whose eyes are being opened and are coming to Jesus Christ. Do you know hears from one Muslim shake who said in Africa alone, that there are over 6 million Muslims who have converted to Christ that breaks down to 667 per hour or 16,000 day. Many of them who have been illiterate are now starting to understand is the Koran is being read to them in its fullest and the hadith are being read to them in the fullest nursing the true face of their religion and their turning to Jesus Christ. I've spoken to many of them in the Middle East know this is a kind of a message that could either produce fear or faith that overcomes fear and I hope it will be the latter. Muslims are not the enemy.
Muslims are not the enemy, Satan is the enemy and his lies are the enemy and how do you fight lies with truth. That's how you fight lies with truth and what is the truth. John gets a vision of heaven and you remember he sees people from every tongue, every tribe, every nation gathered around the throne worshiping God worshiping the Lamb every nation. In my estimation means every nation and every means every means every Arab nation. Every muscle nation.
There are some who overcome and give their lives to Christ. That's one of Skip's messages from the series. What's next want to share what an exciting resource that will help you dig deeper into the book of Revelation predicting the future 100% accuracy. No close to being able to make that kind of think of prophecy as being an aspect of one of God's great God is omniscient.
He knows everything because he is omniscient.
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