by John Greene, Bible Vision Ministries International
Many Christians don’t believe that they can still receive prophecy. Prophecy is one of the most important tools that we are gifted with in our lives as disciple – and most importantly what you are a disciple of. Remember that when disciples of the Messiah talk about the Bible to others, they are acting as prophets. But prophecy is living, more personal as well. True prophecy isn’t something that you dream up that flies in the face of scripture. It can’t be faked. It stands the test of time. It is also feared and rejected by many, because of the ‘fruits and flakes’ that profess Christianity while misusing and misrepresenting this gift of YHWH. Misuse of this gift, like misuse of other gifts of the Spirit, (1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12) is actually demonically inspired. Discernment through Bible knowledge is the key. True prophecy comes from YHWH alone and never conflicts with His Word.
In our personal life experience, we have found that prophecy is often limited to personal endeavors or in ministering to others. It may not come at all. While this is not always the case, prophecy is usually a very personal thing designed to enlighten and encourage what YHWH desires for us, a vision for our future fully grounded in Him. In much the same way, prophecy works on a very personal level and proves to be a real testimony in our lives as disciples. Prophecy can be much more. Sometimes, the Holy Spirit gives us prophecies that are larger than anything that we could ever comprehend or know about, sometimes about events that would seem to have nothing to do with our personal lives at the time. (“Bible Prophecy & End Times“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“)
One such prophecy was received on August 31, 2001, just before the ‘Jewish New Year.’ What made this word of the Spirit so different was that it involved a scope far larger than is usual and especially striking because it used foreign reference. The use of foreign words in prophecy is unusual by our experience. In this case, it means something. At the time of the prophecy, I knew that Iran and the United States were going through strife. I admit to limitations in my knowledge of Islam and that tradition, which made this prophecy more interesting. I have put it here as I received it. I have published it here because it is not of an intimate personal nature to anyone. What can be learned from it is stunning, at least it was to me. Prophecy often comes with instructions and this prophecy does. We can choose to ignore prophecy or we can bring it into our lives. YHWH’s prophecy never conflicts with Scripture and is typically simple and to the point. In this case, this prophecy began to show its fruit in world events and continues to build to this day. (“Christians & Religious Freedom in the Last Days“)
August 31, 2001: Day of Trumpets prophecy for 5762
“A season of dramatic high-impact change is about to be brought forth into the world. The enemy, the Quraish, now has an active policy, a declaration of destruction, against Christian leaders and missionaries. We are about to enter a new season of execution of this policy by the Quraish against Christians worldwide. This will begin gradually at first and will advance to an outright declaration. Be in prayer for deliverance from this situation for My people.”
What surprised me was the wording. For example, somehow, I had never thought of “the Quraish” or even the leaders that I later came to associate with that word as shown below as ‘the enemy,’ yet that word was very dominant and was the exact word used. Prophecy often has surprises and sometimes vital kernels of truth that YHWH’s people would otherwise miss. Please realize that without question, other forces are likely behind this behind-the-scenes action of these men. In fact, politics and attitudes of any kind do not operate in a vacuum, so there are likely other participants willing and eager to manipulate the masses by any means possible. Much of this could be manipulation. That is not conspiratorial thinking, that is reality which has been documented by history. (“Continuation of Global Empires Until The End“; “The Empire Under the Beast“)
“And he [another angel] cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.’ And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Elohim hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath extolled herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.’ Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is Yahweh Elohim who judgeth her.” – Revelation 18:2-8, WoY
Without question, Islam and its culture has been a world-changing force, if not a dominant one through the ages. This is often seen as a surprise by many Christians, especially in the United States, since this is not widely advertised in mainstream Christian circles or in the public history of propaganda. How easily we forget what really happens over time! Regardless of your memory, Islam is once again commanding the attention of the world. With what will come to be great unrest in the Muslim world, Iran seeks to wipe Israel off the map, expecting to usher in a final caliphate to rule the world. Jihad is relentless. The word Islam means “submit.” The kafir or unbeliever is expected to submit. While radical Islam seems to proliferate in the eyes of many, moderate Muslims seek the agreement of “New Age Christians” that hope to believe that Christianity and Islam are sister religions that both honor the same ‘God.’ In a sense, this is true, but not in the sense that you might imagine. (They are joint tools of deception used by Satan and antichrist, antimessiah power, even in elements that profess Christianity while teaching another gospel.) In their common form, they are both elements of the dark kingdom, a factor proved by the ravages of history. Yet, this connection or desire to connect the two religions to honor the ‘God’ they claim to serve will likely increase over the next number of years. (“Trading for the Myth of Peace & Security“; “World War 3? End Time Insights About Gog and Magog“)
The rise and importance of Islam as a competing religion is most certain. The desire of ‘moderates’ on both sides of the religious gulf to join hands to create a new world of harmony isn’t surprising at all. It’s United Nations agenda. After all, for years Muslim sheiks have shook hands with the cream of the political crop of America, which they see as Christian, because it has been beneficial for them to do so. It is a means to an end. (“Jewish Sanhedrin & Muslims Agree on Coming End Times“; “The Beast: The Shining One“; “Adam, Eve & the Shining One“; “Analyzing the New World Order: Religious Leadership Calls for One World Authority“)
The chiefs of the Arab tribes are referred to as the “leaders of men.” In fact, the tribe of Quraish was formerly “scattered” in the desert, a specific tribe that united in the old city of Makkah or Mecca, from which the Islamic prophet Muhammad sprang. They grew with influence in the old days through their savvy trading skills on the ancient trade routes. While not all Muslims or Arabs are wealthy, wealth from oil in modern times has truly benefited the new rise of Islam.
Muslim attitude in government is not merely to maintain law and order, but to enforce the law of ‘shariah.’ This law relates to prayer, general morality and pilgrimage while governing every aspect of the believer’s life. “Has not Allah sent ‘His apostle with guidance and the religion of Truth, to make it prevail over every other religion’? (QurAn 9:33)
An Islamic state is seen by many as totalitarian in the philosophic sense. A closed politics is necessary to a closed theology. In Islam, the concept of ‘ummah’ dominates over the concept of man or mankind. In this sense, only Muslims have full political rights in any sense of the term unless certain rulers make voluntary exemptions. History bears this out. At certain times in history, non-Muslims, if they are allowed to exist at all, are ‘zimmls,’ second-class citizens. In radical Islam, this is the underlying attitude that the non-Muslim world is facing. “People are subservient to the Quraish: the Muslims among them being subservient to the Muslims among them, and the disbelievers among them,” says Muhammad (4473-4474), in another version, “people are the followers of Quraish in good as well as evil.” (4475) So it goes as man continues to seek to dominate man to his own injury! (Ecclesiastes 8:9; “World Order Built On Money and False Security“; “Living in an Apostate World“; “The Idolatry Factor“)
While there is a degree of devotion involved, from moderate believers to the extremes on either side, Islam fosters a ruling class. “The Caliphate will remain among the Quraish even if only two persons are left on earth,” say Muhammad. (4476) By this, we know that Islam will be spread even among the poorest of Muslims as they are seen to hold the power of the Caliphate as well. To my knowledge, Islam does not publicly confess the idea of a ruling Quraish. Nevertheless, they certainly have all the funding necessary from petroleum funds and their own economies to make this a reality, even though poverty rules over the majority of Muslims in so many places. This poverty creates its own opportunities. (“Investment & the Black Horse of Famine“; “Hyperinflation & False Teaching“; “Wall Street Greed Creates Hunger“)
Muslim sources admit that they are laying the necessary foundations to rule in the here and now, while strengthening Muslim fundamentalism. It is widely held that they are buying up political support in Muslim countries and populations. It is widely held that there can be no Arab Caliphate without Muslim fundamentalism. Muslim fundamentalism fuels Islam under the leadership of the Arabs. Because of Muhammad, the Arabian Quraish became a durable caste society without many parallels in history. They were and are warriors, rulers, financial tycoons and scholars. The Saiyids, a branch of the Quraish are supposed to be descendants of the Muhammad, and held in very high esteem in the Muslim community, as well as considered sacred.
Based on evidence that is clear to see, the Saudis and other Middle Eastern nations are flush with global currency, as they control a healthy portion of easily obtainable petroleum. Any of them are in a unique position to begin to restore the Quraish Caliphate as they please. However, even if they do not or have not, they quietly agree in secret or are coming to the agreement between themselves and are moving forward with endorsing an Islamic fundamentalist society. This is likely to result in increasing resistance and opposition to those that they perceive as Christians, as well as any that they perceive as a threat to their fundamentalist ideals. There is more that can be said, but you can see what is happening now on the surface as you read this. (“The Ten Kingdoms of the New Order“; “The Corporation That Owns Everything“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“)
Moderate Islam could easily seek a middle ground with a moderate “New Age Christianity.” This would not be surprising, and could easily be another classic deception for modern society. Both, together or separately, are examples of classic deceptions in faith and trust as false religion. Both have continued to rule in some form in since the crucifixion of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. Either one or both could gain in influence and power as Bible prophecy continues to bear full fruit in end times. What is often referred to as ‘last days’ Bible prophecy could be fulfilled through Europe or the Middle East. Did not the Muslims and Jews join together in many respects to create the third temple that now exists as the Dome on the Rock? Then come the Hindus, which are representing their religion as a counterpart of the Messiah, as well as the Buddhists and the cult of Maitreya, which claim that all major religions lead to a better world under a new spiritual leader under a new world order. This satanic element seeks to unite the world under one world religion. Satan is a master at the counterfeit, to the point that the truth can be easily confused and concealed from the multitudes. The world is confused about terrorism, which plays into the hands of the enemy. Much of the tension today focuses on the old city of Jerusalem. (“Mind Control of the Beast“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)
Groups such as the Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faith Movement wish to relocate the Dome to Mecca and replace it with a “Third Temple,” even creating the new elements that will go into this new “third temple.” This is curious since Jewish authorities admit to a prohibition of building their temple on a site where any temple of another religion has existed. Second, even though the modern Sanhedrin claims the current Temple Mount site, there is confusion as to whether the previous Jewish Temples were actually built on the Temple Mount.
Another issue that is personally troubling to me is while the Jews pray at and hold special esteem for the wailing or western wall, the Al Aqsa Mosque sits immediately above the wall. In essence, even the western wall has been compromised by the temple of another. Jews are worshiping at the temple of another religion, even though they believe otherwise. To me, that is the reality. It makes little sense to venerate a wall that has been contaminated by the temple of another religion on a plot of land they don’t actually control.
Since Muslims consider the Dome to be sacred, the attempt to force the move of any religious building would be a highly contentious move, and would likely provoke great violence. It has been said that many Israelis do not share the movement’s wishes to force the building of a third Jewish temple at the site. Many religious Jews feel that the third temple should only be rebuilt in the Messianic Era, and it is their belief that it would be presumptuous of people to force YHWH’s hand. This is big news to many in American Christianity, who live under the delusion of the Left Behind Movement, even as a number of religious leaders glow over the preparation of the rebuilding of the next Jewish temple on the Temple Mount. Evidence seems to indicate that this is built on fantasy rather any real probability during the ‘last days.’ However, some Evangelical Christians consider the building of third temple as a prerequisite to Armageddon and the ‘Second Coming of Christ.’ This view is central to the belief that there will be a prophetic rebuilding of the Temple in place of the Dome of the Rock. For a certainty, there is little room to shoehorn another temple on the Temple Mount, which is currently occupied by Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock shrine, known by some as the Al Sakhrah Mosque.
What Americans and other modern cultures often see as reality is cultural conditioning, not truth or even fact. This holds true for any number of modern cultures and nations that have set up their own cultural idols. For a certainty, genuine disciples of the Messiah are not nationalists, because there is only One that deserves the full obedience and commitment from the disciple in Messiah (rather than nations).
Ultimately, this prophecy is more concerned with Christians that are disciples in active trust and lifestyle, undeceived by the world or actively seeking Bible truth as they tell others to do the same. This is the minority of Christians, for many of this minority refer to themselves as disciples of the Messiah. (Matthew 5:16, 27, 10:22; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Psalm 56:4, 91:1-10; Revelation 2:7) I know that many of YHWH’s people will receive protection in these last days despite an increase in attacks. Coming is the time that genuine disciples of the Messiah will be under attack by nations that favor Christians today or by nations that advertise themselves as Christian. Neither salvation or protection of the Most High can be justly paraded as nationalistic, but is entirely personal and trust-based. Salvation does not necessarily extend to all that profess to be Christians or worship ‘Christ.’ (Matthew 7:21-22) Billions have sidestepped YHWH’s Will and are following after other gods through materialism and other cults apart from the truth of Elohim, just as Bible prophecy notes. YHWH’s favor applies to truth-seeking disciples of active faith that continually seek Him in their personal lives and only through the sacrifice of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. Remember that in all of the world, disciples of the Messiah have a commission, while needing and receiving the Father’s protection and favor in a time of great spiritual warfare.
We need to pray for all genuine disciples of Messiah (they may call themselves Christian) worldwide as they face the counterfeit of the world in these times through all false religion! Even those nations that proclaim freedom are part of the problem as they strive for their own sovereignty and rule over that of the Almighty YHWH. For his people, YHWH has promised His protection in this life and in His Kingdom.
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– John Greene
originally published on our old website in 2002
reviewed for content 2010