I apologize for the lack of blog posts for quite some time. I have been very busy presenting around the country and the world, and I hate writing, so I did not get around to it. I just finished an updated version of my book that will be used in producing a Spanish translation that will hopefully be available some time in the summer of 2020. I am attaching the new material below for all of you who have my book or are wondering what are the most important things that have happened since the “Revised” version was printed. There has been no need to correct any of the content since things are still developing according to my understanding of Daniel 11. The only thing is I was hoping that things would happen faster and Jesus would return even sooner.
Here is the updated of portion of Chapter 8 from the section The Final Holy War Begins:
While the threat of terror is causing fear and anger, Islamic immigration into the West is also causing additional fear and anger. “I don’t think this wave can stop,” said Sonja Licht of the International Center for Democratic Transition. “The global north must be prepared that the global south is on the move, the entire global south. This is not just a problem for Europe but for the whole world.” This combined threat of terror and mass immigration is causing a rapid rise in power of the far right and in anti-Islam sentiment in the Christian world.
Then came the 2016 US presidential campaign and Donald Trump. During the campaign he said, “The point is, they [Radical Islamists] want to do serious harm. We have to take them out. We have to take them out very, very swiftly and viciously, if necessary….We have got to destroy the brand of jihad.” This sounds like the whirlwind of Daniel 11:40. He won the election and said this in his inauguration, “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.” This is what Daniel 11 indicates, radical Islam is overthrown, while the moderate Muslims follow Papal led Christianity and the US against the radicals. I believe we are watching prophecy fulfilling in our time!
Then President Trump began to make good on his promises. He ordered increased bombing of the Islamic State, and began to build a coalition of moderate Islam to help take out the radical Islamists. His first trip out of the US as president was to Saudi Arabia (where the king of the South comes from), Jerusalem (caught in the middle), and the Vatican (where the king of the North comes from). He said, “The visit to Saudi Arabia will include a “truly historic gathering in Saudi Arabia with leaders from all across the Muslim world. We will begin to construct a new foundation of cooperation and support with our Muslim allies, to combat extremism, terrorism and violence.”
This meeting resulted in a relationship between Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince. It shows the success of Trump in building a coalition of moderate Muslims against radical Islamists. The Crown Prince clearly identifies who the radicals are. “Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with Iran and hardline Islamist groups… The Saudi prince also accused Turkey of trying to reinstate the Islamic Caliphate, abolished nearly a century ago when the Ottoman Empire collapsed.” He says more on the subject in another interview. “In this triangle, they are trying to promote the idea that our duty as Muslims is to reestablish the caliphate,… that the glory of Islam is in building an empire by force…. We have no duty anymore to fight to spread Islam. But in the triangle of evil, they want to manipulate Muslims, to tell them their duty as Muslims requires the establishment of a Muslim empire….I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.”
Trump then moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, angering the radical Islamists because they want to take Jerusalem as their world wide capital of the caliphate. In a way, Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his peace plan are causing the radicals to self identify so he and the moderate Muslims know who to eradicate.
Then the moderate Muslims, who are opposed to the caliphate supporting radicals that all have their roots in the Muslim brotherhood, actually made an alliance with the Pope. The Atlantic Monthly explains it in an article subtitled, “The meaning of the pope’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates”. “What has changed, in brief, is the dual rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic State. The following analysis applies equally to the Emirates and to Saudi Arabia….Facing direct challenges, the Gulf States calculated that they could no longer appease Islamists and should instead crush them. That is precisely what they have done, both in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia… The institutional authorities of Islam, and the political authorities with which they are aligned, have just bought themselves an institutional ally, if not a theological one. Whether the alliance keeps the theological barbarians at bay is another question.”
There are several ways that Islamists could trigger papal-led Christianity into a even more intense holy war. The first would be to instigate more frequent and/or larger terrorist attacks in the Western world. The second would be to use a nuclear device of some type in a terror attack. The U.S. called an international summit to deal with just this risk. Forbes said, “Front and center were potential nuclear terrorist threats, not surprising given last week’s Brussels attack and the terrorist’s surveillance of nuclear scientists and facilities.”
The third way that Islamists could push the world into full-scale holy war would be to assassinate the pope, and they hope to do so. “What has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear—they want to kill the Pope. The threats against the Pope are credible … The Pope had made himself a target by speaking out against the human rights abuses committed against Christians in Syria and Iraq, as well as by his approval of attempts by the US to try to roll back Isil.” This threat was also alluded to by Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential campaign: “If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’ ultimate trophy … ”
Although I have focused on the threat of the Sunni Islamic State, the Shia Islamists of Iran could also attack the Western world and lead into a holy war. Shia Islamists continue to threaten military expansion and the development of nuclear weapons, all the while threatening to wipe Israel off the map. The worst-case scenario would be for Sunni and Shia Islamists to join
together to fight against Israel and papal-led Christianity. They are already talking about trying to take back Jerusalem. “The Iranian leader called on all other Muslims to support the Palestinian war on Israel. Khamenei called Arab states willing to consider the plan in a positive light – such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others – traitorous and incompetent.” A sermon at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem leaves no doubt, “Siam can be seen telling the enthusiastic crowd that three prophecies would soon be fullfilled: that the rightly guided caliphate will be established, that Jerusalem will be liberated and established as its capital, and that Islam achieve world domination”
At the time of this revision, I see the “time of the end,” or third and final conflict between Islam and Christianity, already in its early stages. I am expecting it to intensify and to truly become a holy war from both sides. Radical Islam will be defeated, moderate Islam will follow papal-led Christianity, and there will be a group of Muslims that join with a group of true Christians to share the final warning message with the world in the greatest evangelistic opportunity of all time. I also believe that at the same time we will have natural disasters and diseases that combined will warn those who will listen of Christ’s soon coming. This is based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:7.