October 21, 2002


In Special Prophecy Update Number 89D numerous quotes, by the chief Islamic cleric of Jerusalem Ikrima Sabri, were extracted from an article by Etgar Leftovits in the Internet Jerusalem Post. The quotes were filled with the venom of absolute hatred for Israel. The article included quotes made by Sabri in January 2001 to the German magazine Die Welt. Two of the quotes are quite humorous because they directly contradict the book clerics claim to both teach and practice, which is, of course, the holy Koran of Islam. He was quoted, concerning the rights of the Jews to claim the temple mount and the old city, as saying: “In the whole city, there is not one stone that refers back to Jewish history.” He was also quoted as saying that Jewish immigrants to Israel “should go back to where they came from.” Ironically, that is exactly what they have done. They have returned to the land and city from which they came, the land and city from which they were driven in mass between A.D. 70 and 135.

Mohammed, the writer of the Koran who was born about 500 years after the temple was destroyed by the Romans, wrote in the Koran section of The Night Journey 17:6 – And when the prophecy of your (Israel) second transgression came to be fulfilled, We sent another army (Romans) to afflict you (A.D. 70) and to enter the Temple as the former (Babylonians) entered it before (587 B.C.), utterly destroying all they laid their hands on.

According to the Koran, the first transgression is described in The Night Journey 15:4, 5 – In the Scriptures we solemnly declared to the Israelites: ‘Twice you shall commit evil in the land. You shall become very great transgressors.’ And when the prophecy of your first transgression came to be fulfilled, We sent a formidable army (Babylonian – 587 B.C.) which ravaged your land and carried out the punishment with which you had been threatened.

The Koran alludes to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Roman invasions of Israel. Only the Assyrians failed to capture Jerusalem. Islam did not exist in Jerusalem until the Arab Caliphs conquered it in A.D. 638. So how could an Islamic cleric of Sabri’s stature claim there is not one stone in Jerusalem that refers back to Jewish history. Soon all these Islamic clerics are going to suffer a time of horrific judgment upon the return of a stone upon which all Jewish history stands. The stone born of God will return to crush the 10 Islamic toes of Daniel’s statue in Chapter 2, and to establish His kingdom on this earth.

Daniel 2:43-45

[43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. [45] Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

The 10 horns upon Daniel’s fourth beast are the same as the 10 toes on his statue, and it is the same stone who is given dominion and a kingdom after he has defeated the 10 Islamic horns and the 11th little horn, who is the king of the north in Daniel 11:40.

Daniel 7:8-14

[8] I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. [9] I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. [10] A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. [11] I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. [12] As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. [13] I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. [14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Ariel Sharon’s visit to the U.S. last week yielded a new peace plan for the consideration of Israel. This one looks promising, and follows the false peace timetable I have laid out in numerous Prophecy Updates. I will discuss it in the next Update, Lord willing.