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     Please read Prophecy Update Number 46 by clicking on the arrow found above to the right of Prophecy Archive Reviews in order to reveal the Update Menu.

We closed Prophecy Update Number 46 after having exposited on Daniel 11:40 to 42.  We left the antichrist in verse 42 poised to head southwest from Beersbeva to gain control of the Suez Canal, and eventually west to conquer all of Egypt.  He has already driven southward through Israel to take the land from Dan to Beersheva in verses 40 and 41, which is what was identified as Israel in the Old Testament.  By the beginning of verse 42 he has driven one-third of the surviving Israelis into the Negev south of Beersheva, where they will remain contained for more than three years.

Daniel 11:41,42 + Zechariah 13:8 + Revelation 12:6

[41] He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. [42] He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. [8] And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. [6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

This Jihad (Holy War) attack by Islamic nations against Israel is the third in a series of attacks described in the Koran of Islam.  In Arabic, the name Koran means “The Recital.”  Allah speaks in the first person plural, which often changes to the first person singular or the third person singular in the course of the same sentence.


The Night Journey 17:4 – In the Scriptures We solemnly declared to the Israelites: ‘Twice you shall commit evil in the land.  You shall become great transgressors.’

“Scriptures” refer to those found in the Old Testament of our present day Bible.  Mohammed claims that Allah is the God of all men, including Israel, and that he gave them what we call the Old Testament.  Mohammed calls the Jews “the people of The Book.”  Also please bear in mind that Mohammed was born about AD 570, almost 500 years after John finished Revelation, the last book of the New Testament.

“Twice” refers to the sins of Israel in the Old Testament that led God to cause them to be led into captivity on two occasions.  The first being the 70 year captivity into which the Babylonians carried them in about 587 BC.

Jeremiah 25:8-11

[8] Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words, [9] Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. [10] Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. [11] And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

The second occasion was the carrying away by Romans which began in AD 70 by Titus, and was completed by Hadrian some 65 years later.  This led to the worldwide dispersal of the Jews.

Luke 21:24

[24] And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Please remember that both these attacks had already occurred BEFORE Mohammed wrote the Koran. But since he is claiming that his God Allah wrote “The Scriptures” we call “The Bible,” he is interpreting our Bible to say that Allah and Islam warned the Israelites in advance of the these two attacks before they occurred.

The Night Journey 17:5 – And when the prophecy of your first transgression came to be fulfilled, we sent against you a formidable army which ravaged your land and carried out the punishment with which you had been threatened.

This was, of course, the Babylonian invasion and the 70 years of captivity.

The Night Journey 17:6 – Then we granted you victory over them and multiplied your riches and descendants, so that once again you became a numerous people.  We (Allah and Islam) said: ‘If you do good, it shall be to your own advantage; but if you do evil, you shall sin against your own souls.’

Mohammed here claims that Allah gave them victory by causing the conquest of the Babylonians by the Medes and the Persians, and then raising up Cyrus, King of Persia, to allow them to return to their homeland.

The Night Journey 17:7 – And when the prophecy of your second transgression came to be finished, We (Allah and Islam) sent another army to afflict you and to enter the Temple as the former entered it before, utterly destroying all that they laid their hands on.

Mohammed here claims that because they did not heed Allah’s second warning, he sent the Roman army against them, and they, like the Babylonians had destroyed the Temple of Solomon in about 587 BC, destroyed the Temple of Herod in AD 70.  Mohammed then makes the prediction of a final punishment if they trespass against Allah for a third time.  This attack will result in their being scourged and cast into Hell, the prison house for all unbelievers.  I believe Mohammed extracted this prophecy from both the Old and New Testaments, and that it will occur before the year 2006.

The Night Journey 18:8 – We (Allah and Islam) said: ‘Allah may yet be merciful to you.  If you again transgress, you shall again be scourged.  We have made Hell a prison-house for unbelievers.’

I suspect that Mohammed took the writings of the “prophets of Israel” that were “spoken in old time” of the final attack against Israel, and them predicted it as being a prophecy from Allah.

Ezekiel 38:14-17

[14] Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? [15] And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: [16] And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. [17] Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

I believe this attack will occur before 2006 and, indeed, will be a scourging by the armies of Islam as they sweep south from Dan to Beersheva, and Israel will be exiled in the Negev Wilderness for some three and one-half years.  In our next update, Lord willing, we will continue to exposit on Daniel 11:42 to 45.