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One verse in the Bible packs a prophetic adaessage that when Daniel predicted: “…he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things” (Daniel 11:38) that God meant business, the Antichrist system will focus on hoarding gold to advance his warfare in honor of a god of fortresses (war).
By on November 21, 2014
© Copyright 2015 Walid Shoebat. All Rights Reserved
And now, ISIS posters demonstrating the group’s new dinar currency have begun appearing on the streets in Iraqi towns. The announcement was ordered by Caliph Al-Baghdadi in an edict which declared to ban other currencies minted by “the Jews and the Crusaders [Christians]” declaring that buying and selling will soon be prohibited using the crusader’s currency and that gold and silver is prohibited in Islam to be hoarded its strict use is for advancing warfare and Jihad. It is no wonder how this sets the stage for Antichrist who “shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Egyptians and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels”. (v.42-43)
While many would question, rightly, how could ISIS with its small horde gain much power? While ISIS is the richest terror entity in the world, for it to grow into the Antichrist system needs a major leap. It is crucial to keep in mind, this Antichrist system could parallel how Antiochus rose to become the Antichrist of his days:
“For he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people” (v.23)
ISIS is simply the embryo which will eventually permeate the fattened lands.
We have shown how ISIS is growing in lightening speed and how many are joining it giving allegiance to the Caliphate. In Daniel, its clear: “And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a few people.”
All across the Muslim world, they are joining ISIS in “league” and are giving what Islam terms as Bay’at “allegiance” (as John described) as we see here in this video which is a microcosm of what is spreading everywhere as far as even Indonesia:
They repeat aloud: “We give bay’ah (allegiance) to the Caliph of the Muslims, the Prince of the Faithful, to hear and submit …”. They say loudly while they raise their index finger in declaring that God is a singular God, and by that they denounce the Trinity, an aspect of Antichrist (1 John 2:22).
In the future, this will all take place again with another Caliph in which they will put the banner of Islam on their forehead making it law and the new mint has much prophetic significance in which is a pre-cursor to ban buying and selling unless everyone honors the banner and system of Islamic Shari’ah. While ISIS is minting its own currency, gold and silver coinage, the secular world scrambles trying to comprehend the significance and the symbolism behind all the etchings on the coins, yet they simply do not yet comprehend that the secret to unlock it all was already etched in the Bible between twenty to twenty six centuries ago by John the Revelator and Daniel.
The symbols tells much, seven stalks of wheat, the Dome of The Spirits on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the Muslim calendar, the change of global law, all of which has much prophetic significance as we will explain.
Firstly, Islam is truly the antitheses of Christianity. So whatever biblical symbolism we have, the religion of Islam mimics it, reflecting a reverse message in what is considered bibliclly evil is now mandatory holy. So if that the Bible has a seven headed beast lead by an antichrist whom honors his god with gold and silver to initiate war against the strongest fortresses, similarly in Islam, Allah appoints a Caliph, their global leader who will symbolize his kingdom from the Quran as a seven wheat stalks, he mints gold and silver coinage in honor of his god Allah to be spent for warfare to advance the glory of his god Allah forcing everyone to bow and worship him and his image. In fact, such declaration and symbolism is etched in the Quran, Islam’s holy book:
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (Quran 2:261)
The Seven Wheat Stalks “To spend their wealth [of gold and silver] in the way of Allah” is what Islam declares one of its five major Islamic pillars called Zakat, the mandatory Islamic system to advance warfare through the giving of gold and silver.
Translation: 1 Dinar (4.25 gram, 21 carats gold) Symbol: Seven wheat stalks with the date 1436 A.D. Significance: The blessing of spending the money in the way of Allah Religious Proof: “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing”
And in the Bible, the Antichrist, as Daniel foretold, dedicates gold and silver to his war god:
“Instead of them, he shall honor the god of forces [war]: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things” (Daniel 11:38).
Zakat as we wrote and predicted long ago is the giving of one-fifth of their income is an obligatory pillar of Islam mandated for every Muslim to pay—their gold, and their silver to honor and advance the cause of Allah:
“Zakat is for the poor and the needy, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and [for] the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is omniscient, most wise” (Qur’an 9:60).
This is not only for the poor, “the cause of Allah” is a tax to expand the rule of Allah by force of war which the Qur’an admonishes Muslims to do:
“And those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend them in the cause of Allah promise them a painful punishment. One day that [treasure] will be heated up in the fire of hell and their foreheads, their sides, and their backs will be branded with it: This is the treasure that you hoarded up for yourselves. Now taste what you have hoarded” (Qur’an 9:34-35).
Its either you take the mark of Islam on your forehead in order to buy and sell or take the burning fire on your forehead in hell. Gold and silver that comes out of ones own savings must be given, or is acquired through the booty of war for the cause of Allah, should have an amount allotted to share for the advance of Allah’s cause through Jihad War. This is a requirement for every Muslim or else he would be punished for eternity. Such coinage will soon have major demand from Muslims worldwide to purchase their salvation and the Caliphate will be able to hord wealth flowing from all Muslims worldwide since the Islamic jurisprudence determined that Zakat using gold and silver Dirham (Drachma) and Dinar (Denarius) is the standard set even by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Sheikh Yousuf Qaradawi as set in the standards of Islamic Sharia which now mandates the elimination of all paper currency. Muslims worldwide will now have to fulfill a religious mandate which will effect the market as the Muslim system will increase in popularity aiming to hurt the U.S. dollar.
This is confirmed by the news stemming from Nineveh, Babylon in Iraq and any defiance to the edict is subject to severe penalties, even death:
“After opening the House of Zakat on both sides of the right and left of the city of Mosul, the eyes of the Caliph al-Baghdadi began looking forward to the market is full of gold and jewels” says Haitham Sarraj, a jeweler says adding: “We will pay one-third of the capital of the gold coins that we have. We have been informed by the Islamic state to review the Zakat Chamber … to disclose all the capital that we trade in gold in order to have to pay a third of them under the pretext of Zakat” He concludes by saying, “I’ll pay a third of my money and framed so as not to introduce myself to the Sharia Court, which is often confined between the verdict of lashing or death.”
Zakat is the major means that fuels the war in Islam and is what ISIS is doing:
These actions prompted major traders to avoid the exchange banks fearing of falling into the trap of ISIS which can detect and confiscation of their assets which under the pretext of Zakat can confiscate it to fund for the war in Iraq and Syria.
Since 9-11, even the United States Homeland Security Administration has frozen dozens upon dozens of prominent Muslim Zakat “charities” after it was revealed that a large percentage of their funds were actually going to fund Islamic Jihad. Even Yousef al-Qaradawi, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood wrote the following regarding zakat:
“The most honorable form of jihad nowadays is fighting for the liberation of Muslim land from the domination of unbelievers, regardless of their religion or ideology and fighting for such purposes in those occupied territories is the way of Allah for which zakat must be spent.”
According to the Prophet Daniel, “He [Antichrist] will speak against the Most High and oppress the saints and try to change the set times and the laws.” (Daniel 7:25)
The new mint reveals much about this Antichrist plan, “will speak against the Most High” which is to blaspheme God and “oppress the saints” be against God’s people, in this case, the “Jews and Crusaders” as declared by the edict sent out by Caliph Baghdadi, and “try to change the set times and the laws” is to change the calendar (set times) and the laws to Shariah. The new mint in big numbers etched with the new dating system, a change ISIS coins are covered with powerful symbols containing esoteric meaning which emphasis on erasing the Christian date (Anno Domini) to the Hijrah Muslim date.
The ISIS decree by the Caliph, the Prince is directed against the Jews and Crusaders:
“In accordance to the direction from the Prince of the Faithful Ibrahim a new mint will be made that is far from the devil’s mint which was imposed upon Muslims which was the reason behind their enslavement, poverty and erosion of the wealth of the Umma (Islamic Nation) which made it [Muslim wealth] become consumed by the Jews and the Crusaders [Christians].”
English: Islamic State. Declaration on the special mint for the Islamic State (ISIS) …In accordance to the direction from the Prince of the Faithful Ibrahim a new mint will be made that is far from the devil’s mint which was imposed upon Muslims which was the reason behind their enslavement, poverty and erosion of the wealth of the Umma (Islamic Nation) which made it [Muslim wealth] become consumed by the Jews and the Crusaders. Therefore, the Financial Diwan studied the situation and established a complete project to mint new coins from gold and silver …
For years, the prophecy mania crowds said that Antichrist will try to change cosmic laws. But the text infers no such thing. It simply says that he will desire to change two things: times (the accepted world calendar) and laws. The text meant what it says and says what it meant.
If we simply take the text at its face value, we find a simple warning that the Antichrist will attempt to change the times (calendar), legal systems, and constitutions. He will attempt to invoke Islam’s evil laws worldwide to replace every other law and constitution. Only God can change cosmic laws, deifying the devil is blasphemy.
Christians should beware never to give attributes that belong to God and apply them to Satan. The end of days Caliph and Mahdi fits the bill, for he will attempt to change the law by instituting Islamic Sharia law as far as he is able to do so. Who else other than a Muslim would desire to change the “times and laws”? Every Islamic activist organization is crying it—“Islam to the world!” What does this mean? It means they want Islam to replace everything— worship, law, and even the calendar. This activism already exists in every nation of the world. Behind all of the masks, they all desire to replace non-Islamic legal systems with Islamic Sharia law and replace every constitution with the constitution of the caliphate and to force everyone to take their mark on the forehead.
The Islamic “changing set times” is using their calendar which is considered a divine command and is not based on the time that Islam was founded in Mecca and this is crucial since the Islamic dating system began from the time of its conquests in Medina after the Hijra, 622 AD, is considered more significant than the year of Mohammed’s date of birth or death, or that of the first Qur’anic revelation, or even when Islam began because Islam is first and foremost a military enterprise to conquer the entire world.
Why Islam Fits Perfectly
In Daniel 11:37-38, we find an almost perfect summary of Islam. There we read about the Antichrist Empire’s attempt to establish it’s law, honor a war-like god, dishonor women’s rights and encourage the Islamic Zakat (obligatory alms for jihad with gold and silver), all in one concise passage. This amazing passage alone should be enough to convince the most hardened skeptic that the Bible prophesied the coming, bruising and the end revival of Islam before Christ’s glorious coming.
The secret to unlocking much of the Bible is to look at the duality and type fulfillments. I cannot stress this enough. When you read Scripture, try to find repeated themes and you will discover how rich the Word of God really is. We find this in Daniel 11:21-35 which focuses on the Antichrist (King of the North). In Daniel 11, the King of the North, just like the “little horn” in Daniel 8 expresses a brutal persecution of the Christian and Jewish people and sets up the final abomination that causes desolation:
“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice.”
Which has multiple meanings, not only desecrating the Temple Mount, but the desecration of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul which has always been considered the Temple of Christendom. (For more detail click here)
“Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. (v. 31)”
One can imagine an array of abominations which only time will tell.
“With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant (v. 32)”
Christians who fell from the faith (the covenant) have been corrupted as we even have seen in the U.S. how the religion of Antichrist has entered the cathedrals and churches that were designed to worship the God of the Bible.
“but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. (v. 33)”
These are the die-hards, the Elijah’s, us the believers who continue despite all persecution to affirm the truth and are willing to give our lives as John the Baptist did.
“When they fall, they will receive a little help (v. 34), and many who are not sincere will join them.”
We are joined by traitors who will as the Bible predicted “betray one another”.
“Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified, and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time. (v. 35)”
While we sin, the persecution will be good for us since it will refine us as gold is refined by fire and made spotless through continual confessions and repentance in close communion with Christ through holy communion via His body.
“Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. (v. 36)”
He will blaspheme Christ and the Trinity by denying both the crucifixion and the Trinity (1 John 2:22) but the question is that many Christians who know little about Islam, and who go around giving interpretations, complain that Muslims will never accept such an Antichrist who proclaims himself to be God, asking “how can Antichrist be Muslim when Muslims exclaim, “we do not worship any man, we worship Allah?” Truth is, Muslims deify Muhammad and Mahdi giving them titles that only belong to god: Al-Maqam-Al-Mahmud (The Glorious One), Awal-Khalq-illah (The first of Creation), Muhammad (The Praised One), Al-Insan Al-Kamel (The Perfect Man), Rahmatan-lil-A’alameen (Mercy to All Mankind), Al-rasul Al-A’tham (The Greatest of All sent by God), Shafi (Healer), Munji (Savior), Mahdi (The Guided One/Deliverer), Al-Mustafa Al-Mukhtar (The Chosen One), Amir (The Prince), Khatimun-Nabiyeen (The Seal of Prophets), Al-Hadi (The Guide), Awal (First), Akher (Last), Sayyid Walad Adam (The Leader of The Sons of Adam) and Al-Siraj Al-Muneer (The Luminous One, The Glowing Lamp). Yet at the same time, Daniel 11 clearly says that Antichrist does worship a singular deity, it’s “a god” as Daniel proclaims whom “his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things” (Daniel 11:38) and its clear that he (Antichrist) advances “it’s glory” (the “it” pertains to “his god”) via warfare. What we have is someone who worships a deity while proclaiming himself as deity mimicking Christ and is exactly why only Islam matches perfectly that while they proclaim a god, they also proclaim their head leader also as god:
“He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. (v. 37)”
He will not honor the God of his fathers, the Greeks were Christians and the King of the North who will presume the Caliphate will not honor the true God. Thats one interpretation. The other is that he will not honor the god of his ancestors who worshiped many pagan gods but instead he will honor a single god. Both interpretations are plausible.
“But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. (v. 38)”
In the place of the god/or/gods (depending which translation has it correct) he will honor a single god who is a god of fortresses (war) by introducing gold and silver. “He shall honor a god” is clear in that he not only proclaims himself as god, but also worships a god:
“Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (v. 39)”
“A foreign god” “he shall acknowledge” and “advance its glory”, thus he will act (via warfare) he declares against the mightiest nations with a god who is foreign to them (Allah) which he will not only acknowledge but “advance its glory”, of this god via warfare and he will seek to create a Palestinian state.
“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind”
This is obviously Egypt which has always been known as the king of the south. Turkey will enter Syria and Egypt as did the Ottoman Selim I which today Turkey is wanting to accomplish. Egypt is obvious since the following verse says it:
“He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels”
Then we have:
“He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time.”