Islam in Prophecy: What do scriptures say about those people who are Muslim and make up the Islamic religion?
It is becoming more and more clear exactly what the Islamic religion is and who these people not only ARE, but who they worship. Rather than rant on about their atrocities in the name of Allah, and rather than go into details that a dozen books out there expose about Islam and those that practice its tenants, let's let scriptures speak for themselves, and we'll see what the true God tell us about Islam, what their future consists of.
Keep in mind that Muslims believe the Old Testament (at least some elements of it, but grossly distorted as we will soon show), so these scriptures should be a wake up call to any practicing this religion of evil and war.
Who make up the People who are Islamic, Muslim, and Arab, and following "Allah" in the Middle East?
The story begins in Genesis 16. Here we learn about how Abram had no son by Sarai, his wife. Sarai gave her handmaid, Hagar, to Abraham to bear a child. She did bear a son and called his name Ishmael, when Abraham was 86 years old, but that was a major mistake which we are still paying for today. God allows us to sin and not listen to His will, and we sometimes pay for those sins for generations.
Gen. 17 describes God telling Abram, when he was now 99 years old, that He was going to confirm His covenant with him and ALL his seed after him, and changed his name to Abraham, and Sarai's name to Sarah. He also told Abraham that Sarah would conceive and bear a child. This child was to be named Isaac. Abraham wanted Ishmael to be the "son of promise", (Gen 17:18) but God told him no and that His covenant would be with Isaac, NOT Ishmael, but Ishmael would become a great nation.
Most Muslims today believe distortions about Islam and that Abraham was responsible for its creation. This is mere fables and attempts to justify their claims to land and God's blessings.
What was prophesied about Ishmael?
Gen 16:11 "Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has heard your affliction. 12 He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell to the east of all his brethren."
Sound familiar? What is to the east of this area being mentioned? Iraq, Iran, Arabia, Jordan. etc. Islam has a history of fulfilling the above scripture... their hand has been against others for thousands of years, as we will see.
In Gen. 25:12-18, we see the offspring of Ishmael, and how "12 princes" (Gen. 17:20) came from him. The genealogical record we have today is at best unreliable regarding Ishmael's descendants (Are the Arabs Descendants of Ishmael? - Is the Arab nation descended from Ishmael? - (but modern day "Arabs" are likely made up of "some" of Ishmael's offspring, but still have a direct impact on this type of thinking.
Gen.25:1 Here we learn that Abraham had another wife, Keturah, who had 6 sons through her. This is key to remember later on when we try to determine who make up the nations in the middle east descended from Abraham, and HOW they are descended.
Now, let's fast forward to Gen. 25:19. Here we learn about another birth, that of the sons of Isaac, Esau and Jacob. This is a long story but God planned for Jacob to be the son with which He would continue His covenant through, not Esau, the firstborn. Notice another prophecy regarding Esau...
Gen 25:23 "And the LORD said to her: "Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger."
Two nations were to come from the two twins born, Esau and Jacob. After the birth and many years, we get the story of how Jacob and Rebekah deceive Isaac regarding the blessing. God already planned for giving the blessing to Jacob, but Rebekah and Isaac didn't trust and believe God and did their own thing to make it happen.
In the story, Esau essentially sold his birthright to Jacob for a pot of stew, and later was sent out while Jacob and Rebekah set about to deceive Isaac. This did not impress God at all, and could have been part of how God was originally going to bring the birthright to Jacob, in HIS time, but they got in a hurry and messed it up. Of course, Esau was NOT a happy camper after that and vowed to kill Jacob for "supplanting" his birthright. It could be part of the "why" things are the way they are today... animosity, hate and vengeance for this "theft" which the warring his generation are presently involved with today portray.
Now, what is the "blessing" Esau received and what does it mean today?
Gen 27:39 "You will live away from the richness of the earth, and away from the dew of the heaven above. 40 You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother..."
Between what is prophesied about Ishmael, and now this "blessing" for Esau, it isn't hard to realize this modern day fulfillment of what these people are doing.
In Gen. 28, we can begin to connect some dots between Ishmael and Esau...
Gen 28:6 "Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan," 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram. 8 Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac. 9 So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had."
Now we have the blood line of Esau and Ishmael combining in the marriage to Ishmael's daughter. This plays a part of the Muslim/Islam issue to this day.
In Gen. 36:1, we see the connection between the names "Esau" and "Edom" and "father of the edomites." "Amalek" is also named here as part of Esau's genealogy and will now also play a major role in the growth of the people who now occupy most of the Middle East nations as offspring of Esau and to a lesser extent, Ishmael.
Ex 17:8 "Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim."
We now see some events involving the offspring of Esau, Amalek. God, in many places in the Old Testament, used Amalek and offspring as His correction rod against the House of Israel. He was a constant thorn against Israel, and God continued to work with the whole house of Israel, but they were (and are today) stubborn and resist God's word to this day.
Let's take a look at a number of scriptures regarding Amalek and his actions against Israel, and about what God says about he and his lineage.
Num 14:41 "And Moses said, "Now why do you transgress the command of the LORD? For this will not succeed. 42 Do not go up, lest you be defeated by your enemies, for the LORD is not among you. 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword; because you have turned away from the LORD, the LORD will not be with you."
Deut 25:17 "Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget.
Num 20:14 "Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom. (Remember "Edom" is Esau's line) "Thus says your brother Israel: 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us, 15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers. 16 When we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent the Angel and brought us up out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border. 17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King's Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.'" 18 Then Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through my land, lest I come out against you with the sword." 19 So the children of Israel said to him, "We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more." 20 Then he said,"You shall not pass through." So Edom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.
Num 24:15 "The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor, And the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened; 16 The utterance of him who hears the words of God, And has the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Who falls down, with eyes wide open: 17 "I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel, And batter the brow of Moab, And destroy all the sons of tumult. 18 "And Edom shall be a possession; Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession, While Israel does valiantly. 19 Out of Jacob One shall have dominion, And destroy the remains of the city." 20 Then he looked on Amalek, and he took up his oracle and said: "Amalek was first among the nations, But shall be last until he perishes."
1 Sam 15:1-9 Samuel also said to Saul,"The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. 2 Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. 3 Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'" 4 So Saul gathered the people together and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Judah. 5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley. 6 Then Saul said to the Kenites,"Go, depart, get down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. 7 And Saul attacked the Amalekites, from Havilah all the way to Shur, which is east of Egypt. 8 He also took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. 9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed."
Here we see Israel failing, once again, to obey God. This was a "city" of Amalek, NOT the whole nation of People they destroyed, so there we still plenty to populate the are over generations.
Ps 83:1 "O God, do not keep silent;be not quiet, O God, be not still. 2 See how your enemies are astir,how your foes rear their heads. 3 With cunning they conspire against your people;they plot against those you cherish. 4 "Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation,that the name of Israel be remembered no more." 5 With one mind they plot together;they form an alliance against you — 6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, 7 Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. 8 Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot. Selah 9 Do to them as you did to Midian,as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, 10 who perished at Endor and became like refuse on the ground. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12 who said, "Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God." 13 Make them like tumbleweed, O my God,like chaff before the wind. 14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, 15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm. 16 Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O LORD. 17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;may they perish in disgrace. 18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD — that you alone are the Most High over all the earth." NIV
1 Sam 22:9 "Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who was set over the servants of Saul, and said, "I saw the son of Jesse going to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. 10 And he inquired of the LORD for him, gave him provisions, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine." 11 So the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were in Nob. And they all came to the king. 12 And Saul said, "Hear now, son of Ahitub!" He answered, "Here I am, my lord." 13 Then Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as it is this day?"
14 So Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, who goes at your bidding, and is honorable in your house? 15 Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? Far be it from me! Let not the king impute anything to his servant, or to any in the house of my father. For your servant knew nothing of all this, little or much." 16 And the king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's house!" 17 Then the king said to the guards who stood about him, "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled and did not tell it to me." But the servants of the king would not lift their hands to strike the priests of the LORD. 18 And the king said to Doeg, "You turn and kill the priests!" So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck the priests, and killed on that day eighty-five men who wore a linen ephod. 19 Also Nob, the city of the priests, he struck with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and nursing infants, oxen and donkeys and sheep — with the edge of the sword. 20 Now one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. 21 And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the LORD's priests. 22 So David said to Abiathar, "I knew that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have caused the death of all the persons of your father's house. 23 Stay with me; do not fear. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you shall be safe."
This is yet another example of the blood lust this lineage carries and is willing to use to kill and control people as part of their nature.
1 Kings 11:14 "Now the LORD raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was a descendant of the king in Edom. 15 For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, after he had killed every male in Edom 16(because for six months Joab remained there with all Israel, until he had cut down every male in Edom), 17 that Hadad fled to go to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him. Hadad was still a little child."
This back and forth warring went on for many years and generations, and still goes on today.
Ezek 25:12 "'Thus says the Lord GOD:"Because of what Edom did against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended by avenging itself on them," 13 therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom, cut off man and beast from it, and make it desolate from Teman; Dedan shall fall by the sword. 14 I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel, that they may do in Edom according to My anger and according to My fury; and they shall know My vengeance," says the Lord GOD."
Ezek 35:1 "Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir (Edom/Esau offspring) and prophesy against it, 3 and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
"Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; I will stretch out My hand against you, And make you most desolate; 4 I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the LORD. 5 "Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, 6 therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you. 7 Thus I will make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it the one who leaves and the one who returns. 8 And I will fill its mountains with the slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those who are slain by the sword shall fall. 9 I will make you perpetually desolate, and your cities shall be uninhabited; then you shall know that I am the LORD.
10 "Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there, 11 therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you shall know that I am the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.' 13 Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them." 14 'Thus says the Lord GOD:"The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate. 15 As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom — all of it! Then they shall know that I am the LORD."'
Read all of the book of Obediah for more detail on the future of this warring people
It appears clear that we have identified those which make up the Muslim peoples and Islamic faith, according to scriptures. Muslims and the Islamic religion have zero claim to the land the tribe of Judah (Jews) now occupy, and far further for that matter. The covenant was between God and all the seed of Abraham, through Isaac and then through Jacob. Islam was prophesied to be a warring, bloody and destructive people, often used by God as correction to Israel, however, their future is not a good one in this age as scriptures state. If you rise up, it will be for a short time only and they will be brought down by the true God Himself, whether at Christ's return, or before if there is an "Israelite" repentance and turning to God once again. The Muslim People should strongly consider scriptures, or they risk everything for defying the true God... the God they do not know of or believe.
Islam has made itself a religion of war, hate, murder and all those engaged in such are following the ways of Satan because it is in their nature to do so, and God can easily use them and "stir them up" because of this generational hate for their brothers being nursed and taught to their children. In effect, they are killing their own children and future by being willing to comply with this blood lust and hate. May God open their minds to what they are doing.
Note: Keep in mind that this discussion is NOT set in stone, and is subject to change as evidence is presented and we grow in understanding as to who the nations really are.
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