I love your site and am also a Brit-Am devotee as well. I was reading your comments about the end-times and the Beast Power. I suggest most strongly that you visit the www.yourarmstoisrael.org site and look at some biblical based articles on the end-time beast as we have been studying this for the last two months in very great detail indeed. Believe me Steve, you will not be dissapointed at all. I suggest you print out the article and check it in your bible. The beaut thing about this group of congregations is that they look at the Hebraic angle of things, not the Greco-Roman angle and it is most illuminating. I will give you one example for you. Remember when the Daughter of Babylon, the whore who sits on many waters/seas and rules over the RULERS OF THE EARTH (and fornicates with them) – it is expressed as a city sitting on seven hills isn’t it. That is wrong. Firstly the Greek word used is “OROS”, which means MOUNTAINS not hills, which is “BOUNOS.” (Rev 17:9). Rome is not in such a situation. Also the Hebrew “kathemai” meaning “to sit by or down” not “on”.
Saudi Arabia’s Mecca fulfills this condition, not Rome. Also Rome sits only on the Mediterranean Sea, but Mecca or The Arab League are surrounded by many waters, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Mediterraneas, Caspian and Black Seas – indeed many waters. Rev 17:6 “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…” and Rev17:”..and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads..” Rome does not behead those who witness to Yashuah/Jesus. Mecca certainly does.
Isaiah 34:6-10 “The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,….And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.” Sure sounds like oil fields burning but Rome does not have any of these. Jeremiah 49:21 “The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.” Rome is not near the Red Sea, but Mecca/Saudi Arabia is most certainly. Revelation 18:11 “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:” Rome does not have much to export but Saudi Arabia most certainly does, OIL ! Of course the merchants of the Earth would lament, particularly of their empires were coming crushing down because they need OIL to function both in products and transportation, machinery etc.
Revelation 18:12-13 “The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.”
Rome does not import many of these things as Italy has many of them and indeed exports them, but Saudia Arabia does. The faith Saudi Arabia mostly has is of Iraqui or Babylonian origin, hence “Daughter of Babylon”. Whilst it imports the goods specified above it exports, as per Rev 18, the wine of fornication that makes all nations drunk (OIL). Another point that is primordial to all this. 1 John 2:22-23 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” Now read Koran Sura 4:171 “The Messiah, the son of Mary, was no more than God’s apostle….god is but one god. GOD FORBID that he should have a son.” Sura 9:88-93″ And they say, The All-Merciful has taken unto Himself a son. You have indeed advanced something hideous. As if the skies are about to burst, the earth to split asunder and its mountain to fall down in the utter ruin for that they have attributed to the All-Merciful a son; and behaves not the All-Merciful to take a son. None there in the heavens and earth but comes to the All-Merciful, as a servant.” Clearly this is the core of the Koran and the message is clear, it is a direct lie across the bows of biblical scritpure and Yahweh. Who else would stimulate such thought but the one behind everything. The confederacy revealed : Psalms 83:4-18 “Come,” they say, “and let’s destroy them as a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
For they have conspired together with one mind. They form an alliance against you. The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites; Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also is joined with them. They have helped the children of Lot. Selah. Do to them as you did to Midian, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon; Who perished at Endor, Who became as dung for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb; Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna; Who said, “Let us take possession Of God’s pasturelands.” My God, make them like tumbleweed; Like chaff before the wind. As the fire that burns the forest, As the flame that sets the mountains on fire, So pursue them with your tempest, And terrify them with your storm. Fill their faces with confusion, That they may seek your name, Yahweh. Let them be disappointed and dismayed forever. Yes, let them be confounded and perish; That they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, Are the Most High over all the earth.”
In summation : Malachi 1:2-4 “I have loved you,” says Yahweh. Yet you say, “How have you loved us?” “Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” says Yahweh, “Yet I loved Jacob; but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.” Whereas Edom says, “We are beaten down, but we will return and build the waste places;” thus says Yahweh of Armies, “They shall build, but I will throw down; and men will call them ‘The Wicked Land,’ even the people against whom Yahweh shows wrath forever.” Isaiah 47:10 “For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.” Evil deeds are done in the open in most places, but not in Saudi Arabia. The hidden flesh trade hidden under the guise of sharia marriage is just one of the hidden secrets in this kingdom.
Jeremiah 51:6-7 “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.” Jeremiah 51:9 “We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.” Rev 18:7 “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously,…” There can be no doubt, can there ? Obadiah 1:9-10 “And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.” Same message again. The point, Steve, is that I could go on and on. But I think you should indeed look very seriously at this subject matter and I do recommend the www.yourarmstoisrael.org website to you.
Remember it is from a Hebraic perspective, especially the translation of expressions and the correct understanding of individual words. Remember also that the original copies of the Brit Chadash/New Testament were in Hebrew, as the Apostles were Hebrew speaking people but the Pharisees and the like went after all they could get their hands on to and burn’t them. Hence only the Greek versions were left (well so far untill more are found). Bless you mate, I have great respect for your work and sincereity. I hope that I may have been of some service to you in this. I would very much like to hear from you regarding this matter.
Yours in Yahweh,
from “Name Withheld”
Dear “Name Withheld,”
Thanks for writing and for your positive comments about my website. I’m familiar with YATI and the Two House Nazarene congregations. Indeed, I spoke several times to one of their national conventions in 2001 (I think), and I used the Hebrew Divine Names when doing so. I regard them as my friends and brethren. A number of people have proposed that Islam will be the beast power in the latter days. I recall reading a book called Hidden Beast years ago which proposed this option. I’ve considered this option, but I do not think that Islam can be the beast power of Revelation 17 that replaces Babylon the Great.
The first reason is that the Islamic world is far too weak to impose its will on the world militarily. Only Pakistan has Islamic nukes and that nation is close to disintegrating as it can’t control its own territory. Iran is close to having nukes, but it is likely to be bombed when it does. When it comes to brute strength, the West (or the Russian-led nations) could simply nuke any invading Moslem armies and that would be the end of it. Also, the Moslems are far more likely to be in the final “king of the south” power (Daniel 11) which is handily defeated by a final king of the north power which invades the king of the south’s domain with a great fleet of ships, airplanes, etc. I have an article on my website that I wrote years ago entitled “A New Look at Prophecy” which considers that the 1991 and 2003 Iraqi wars in which NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Org.) forces, led by the USA, entered the southern king’s domain and won a war fairly quickly.
Another reason why I do not see Islam as the beast power is that the Moslems cannot unify their Sunni/Shiite breach. This is a severe divide as each group regards the other as infidels. Also the Arab-Iranian split is deep and goes back many centuries. The Arab Ishmaelites and the Persian Iranians do not trust each other at all.
Also, Psalm 83 is cited by a number of people as if it were a latter-day prophecy, but there actually is no language in that Psalm to indicate it to be a prophecy at all. There is no language indicating that it is for the “latter days.” Psalm 83 isn’t worded in a future tense like prophetic scriptures. I believe Psalm 83 is David’s psalm about the great war described in I Chronicles 19 where all the Mesopotamian kings (then ruled by Assyria or “Assur”) and their allies came to wipe out David’s army and his kingdom of Israel when their armies came to help the Ammonites (the “children of Lot”).
I’ll mention one more scriptural reason. Daniel 2 prophesies that the final world power at the time of Yashua’s return will be a global power represented by ten toes of iron and potter’s clay. In other words, the final beast power must be a continuation of the Roman Empire (which had two legs of iron–the Eastern and Western Roman Empires). However, it will be a far broader alliance than anything Rome ever ruled. It will include the “iron” of the old Roman Empire’s nations and territory allied to the end-time nations represented by “potter’s clay,” a symbol which Jeremiah 18:1-6 identifies as the “house of Israel”–the ten tribes of Israel. NATO constitutes this alliance perfectly as it is, indeed, an alliance of the nations of the old Roman empire of Europe and the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel. Also, just as Daniel 2:41-44 prophesies that his final “iron and clay” alliance will not internally “cleave” together very well, NATO is a fractious confederation of allies, not a tight federation of nations. If the Moslems were the final beast power, Daniel 2 would have used a new symbol for them (sand?). However, no new global power is prophesied to arise after NATO in Daniel 2. Daniel 2:44 reveals the Messianic Age will come to the earth in the days of “these kings” (the loosely-allied iron and clay nations). I believe that the Gog-Magog invasion of Ezekiel 38 vs. the ten tribes of Israel and their allies will be the final climactic war which triggers Divine intervention.