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The Islamic Caliphate is Daniel’s Fourth Kingdom

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:39
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It may take time to sink in, but the restoration of an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East could be the most important fulfillment of biblical prophecy since the Israelis recaptured all of Jerusalem in 1967.


In early June a new group of fundamentalist rebels sprouted into existence, taking over huge parts of Syria and Iraq.  Western Media calls them I.S.I.S. and tells us it stands for “the Islamic State of (Greater) Syria and Iraq.”


In the Middle East, what we call ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic Caliphate or the Islamic State is often called DAESH.


“The capitals in the word DAESH point out it is an acronym of some sort. And indeed if we single out the beginning letters of the Arabic name for ISIS : الدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام

we get the Arabic: داعش

د = Dawlat (Nation)
ا = (al-) Islāmiyya
ع= (fī’l-) ‘Irāq
ش = (wa’s-) Shām (Greater Syria or the Levant)

So, roughly transcribed to the Latin alphabet that leaves us with DAESH.” (Quoted from an article HERE)


Very interestingly, this acronym leaves us with an Arabic word that should be pronounced somewhere between “DAYSH” and “DAS” which would mean “to crush” or “to trample underfoot.”  Should we draw a parallel to Daniel 7:7 “Behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it.”


On June 29, ISIS/DAESH declared a new Islamic Caliphate, dropping the names of Syria and Iraq as states they no longer recognize, as national borders set by Britain and France a century ago will no longer matter as they conquer the world for Islam.  They choose to be known simply as the Islamic State now.


The Islamic religion requires all Muslims to swear an oath of loyalty (bay’ah) and submission to the Caliph – the supreme leader of Islam.  The Caliph is somewhat like “the pope of Islam” but with much greater power over his subjects.  As the Islamic State grows in power, and as the population of the Islamic world accepts their leadership, they could soon have the respect and support of over a billion Muslims.  Especially if Israel happens to do anything that outrages the Muslim world and further unites them against a common enemy.


The Bible talks about a false religion in the end times that will persecute Christians.  We are told this false religion will be led by the Antichrist, and that he will take over Jerusalem and make it his capital.  We are told that if Christians do not renounce their faith in Jesus and swear loyalty to the Antichrist they will be beheaded.  We are told the followers of the false religion will think they are doing God service for killing Christians and Jews.  The last 3.5 years of Daniel’s 70th week will be the worst, most brutal years in human history, and they will soon be upon us.


As author Joel Richardson describes in Books like Mideast Beast and Islamic Antichrist, the Bible’s many descriptions of the final empire of the Antichrist is not a revived Roman Empire, but a revived Islamic Caliphate. Daniel’s fourth kingdom was described as destroying and encompassing the three empires before it (Babylonian, Persian, and Greek) – but the Romans were only in Babylon for a few months from 116-117 A.D., and Rome never conquered Persia.  Daniel’s fourth kingdom cannot be the Roman Empire.


Despite being less centrally important to European and American thinking than the Roman Empire – the historical Islamic Caliphate fits the Bible’s description by having completely incorporated the Babylonian, Persian, and Greek empires. The old Islamic Caliphate also contained the nations and peoples which the Bible constantly describes as Israel’s future end times enemies – Europe does not.  Richardson proves with hundreds of scriptural references that we should look to the Middle East for the rebirth of Daniel’s fourth kingdom – in the form of a revived Islamic Caliphate – and that a future request by the Antichrist to submit to him and worship Allah fits with the Bible’s description of the abomination of desolation.


Recent events match the conclusions of my research – that we will know the Antichrist and his empire by June 2016, and that everything in Bible prophecy will come to a head by December 2019. 


— contributed by David Montaigne,

author of End Times and 2019 and Antichrist 2016-2019 and The Two Witnesses of Revelation











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  • Pix

    “It may take time to sink in, but the restoration of an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East could be the most important fulfillment of biblical prophecy since the Israelis recaptured all of Jerusalem in 1967.”

    What you mean as opposed to the existing Caliphates in the middle east, most of them established by American funding, ie Saudi Arabia and Iran after funding Islamic extremist groups.

    Israel was a group of Egyptian people living in Judea who were wiped off the face of Earth in 70 CE. Judaism was invented by a political group called the Pharisees and state enforced in Judea after 70 CE. The Jews were not the Israelites. And they haven’t captured anything least of all Jerusalem, or the Islamic dome on the rock would now be a Jewish temple. Occupying isn’t the same thing as capturing, same as a squatter is not a home owner but a criminal.


    • LoverofLove

      Hey Pix, you’re my most FAVORITE commentator here. Infact the first thing I do after looking at the article headline is look for your comment. Most of your comments I’ve saved because they’re THAT good.

      Just wanted to let you know your input here is much appreciated and you’ve a fan in me. *hugs* :lol:

      • MSG Chicken

        LOL! A poster praising HIS OWN comment!!!! So funny…..

    • Damien

      So those whose community these ‘Jews’ were heir to were a people who moved into Palestine before 1000 BC and came down through history extrapolating on Atenism and documenting or remembering lots of things that happened to them while they came to be the entire population of the land that was for a time called Israel and then Israel Judah and then Judah and then Judea and other smaller states centered around temple worship in Jerusalem and then, after the Romans destroyed that temple, became known as Jews and their religion Judaism (decades after Christianity as post temple Judaism was ‘created out of thin air’ after Christianity – your not applying the same historical standards to the creation of ‘Christianity’ as you do to the creation of ‘Judaism’ notwithstanding)?


      • David Montaigne

        Median, I’m not sure what you’re trying to say. Many groups have a claim they will pursue.

      • Damien

        I was just trying to pin down Pix to something like the Judaism the he states didn’t exist until after the temple was destroyed itself as the heir of the above. This is less misleading than just saying Judaism didn’t exist before 70 AD.

    • boocat

      This is absolutely nothing short of bizarre.

  • Louis

    Keep in mind that the above article merely states opinions which are most probably imprecise and perhaps even ridiculous.

    • Country Boy

      Keep in mine your an Obot troll! :mrgreen:

    • MSG Chicken

      They are always are to people who are disagreeable.

  • MSG Chicken

    Makes sense.

    Some say Germany to be the world empire but I have always doubted that. However, Germany COULD be aligned in the future with the Caliphate!!!

    Arm them and train them, give them the political ally and military diplomacy they need, or will it be the other way around. But who is the one that will ATTACK America???

    • Damien

      What do you mean WHO?!

      America will attack Americans same as always.

  • Phil Mayo

    “but the Romans were only in Babylon for a few months from 116-117 A.D., and Rome never conquered Persia. Daniel’s fourth kingdom cannot be the Roman Empire”.

    You miss the fact that most prophecies had a partial historical fulfilment. The revived Roman Empire has been stomping around old Babylon for the last 20 + years. And Persia is on the horizon.

  • Believer

    I agree Babylon a Persian Empire the 4th of Daniel . What’s taking place today is a resurrection of the Persian Empire, with the assistance of the president of the United States, and unknown to many American citizens, what is actually taking place.
    This administration, ambition is to make Iran the head of all of the Middle East IMO…Daniel’s 1260, 1290 and 1335 Days…
    October 9, 2009 BHO got Nobel Peace Prize 1260 days later would be March 22, 2013…
    THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION FULFILLED …BHO & Abbas @ the Church of Nativity .
    March 22, 2013 1290 days later would be October 2, 2016…..Rosh Hashana Oct 3-4, 2016
    Your starting date is March 22, 2013 so that means that 1335 days later would be November 16, 2016….Wednesday, 15 Cheshvan, 5777 – November 16, 2016….Cheshvan, is classically referred to as Marcheshvan, is a month of darkness and decay. The flood in the times of Noah, began on the 17th of Cheshvan, and the waters receded by the following year on the 27th of Cheshvan…As in the days of Noah …so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

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