By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
While the naïve who read much western style sci-fi prophecy is awaiting some computer chips and barcodes to be embedded into right hands and foreheads, in the Muslim world they are already marking their foreheads and hands, even giving allegiance to some antichrist and they are also changing set times and set laws invoking Sharia on everyone. They sing “O one who badges his head, in the Levant there is Sharia.”
Here, enter a dark mosque in Mosul Iraq and watch how Muslims give the Bay’ah (allegiance) in the presence of the Caliph Al-Baghdadi:
In darkness they chant, “We give bay’ah (allegiance) to the Prince of the Faithful, the Caliph, the Husseini the Qurashite, to hear and obey …”
The Caliph is called Amir Al-Muminin (The Prince of the Faithful). The Bible predicted an antichrist with the title “The prince who is to come” (Daniel 9) and John predicted that he will be given “allegiance”. What we see is the beginning and the setting up for the final Antichrist who will rule over his multitude while he orders the beheading of all who refuses to give allegiance to him. This is exactly what Al-Baghdadi is doing.
In the ritual, the Muslim lifts up his right hand and his sabbabah (index finger) signifying that God is an absolute one, not a Trinity as Christians believe. It is necessary for every Muslim to lift his/her index finger signifying that God is not the Triune God but the one god who rules over “multitudes of people and demons” (Qur’an 69:43). In essence he denounces the Trinity since to them God is Ahhad, an absolute one:
They repeat aloud: “We give bay’ah (allegiance) to the Caliph of the Muslims, the Prince of the Faithful, to hear and submit …”.
They submit, give allegiance and accept to be owned by their lord, the lord of the two worlds, this world and the underworld, and the lord of men and demons.
We beg our Christian brethren to heed our warning, the mass killing of Middle East Christians is on the horizon. It is crucial to understand this Antichrist theology since the Antichrist “denies Father and Son” (1 John 2:22).
CHRISTIANS ARE BEING GIVEN A CHOICE TO SUBMIT TO THESE SAVAGE BARBARIANS EVERYDAY, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO HELP DELIVER CHRISTIANS FROM THIS HELL BOUND AND EVIL ANTICHRIST CULT. PLEASE DONATE NOW, TO HELP SAVE CHRISTIAN LIVES.
This is not only our personal warning. In every verse in the Bible where “Antichrist” is mentioned, it is about the denial of Jesus’s deity and the Trinity which fits Islam perfectly. Be steadfast, persevere, pray, watch and be ready to cloth Christ and feed Him (Matthew 25).
Years ago before the current Caliphate in Iraq we wrote all about what is happening today regarding such allegiance calling it by name Bay’ah li-Amir Al-Mumineen (allegiance to The Prince). That is what John (allegiance) and Daniel (prince to come) predicted and is the exact words they use in these videos above:
“Many modern Islamist books and articles that speak about the restoration of the Caliphate present the giving of the bay’ah (allegiance) as a very common theme. Like anxious children waiting and planning for Christmas morning, many very eager Islamists look forward to the day when all citizens of Dar-al-Islam (the regions and lands under the authority of the Caliphate) will be required to make the bay’ah pledge to the Caliph. According to Islamic tradition, those who do not make this pledge will die the death of an idolater: “One who withdraws his hand from obedience to the Ruler (Emir/Prince) will find no argument in his defense when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (bay’ah) to an Emir will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya (Pre-Islamic ignorance and idolatry).” (1)
“Similar to the Antichrist, anyone who refuses to give allegiance will be killed. The evidence of the mistreatment of Christians and Jews in the Islamic system is immense, but it will of course only increase in the days to come. This is what the Bible warned of when it stated that whoever did not accept the Mark of the Beast will be killed.” (God’s War on Terror, P.p 377-378)
While it is becoming hip for Islamists to put the Islamic patch on their foreheads, in the near future it will become a mandate for all. We foresee this coming in the near horizon, so be ready O ye faithful, put on the armor of God, make the roads straight for the Son of God is coming with wrath issuing forth from His feet, and all the saints of heaven will be with Him set in battle array. The Muslim will writhe in pain and fear of the glorious angelic hosts of heaven and the indestructible glorified bodies of the saints will finally come for the final judgment of Antichrist and his multitudes of Muslims.
SO HOW IMPORTANT IS SUCH A MARK IN ISLAM?
Years ago, in our book God’s War on Terror we also wrote:
“Amazingly, and in keeping perfectly with what the Bible predicted so long ago regarding the beast and his mark, the badge is in fact an Islamic commandment from the prophet himself telling every Muslim that in the end: “‘You [Muslim] have but one good deed and there will be no condemnation for you today’. A badge is brought forth. Scrolled across it are the words: ‘No God but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.’ Then he is asked to bring forth his deeds. He asks, O Lord, what is this badge that is with these registers?’ He is told, ‘You will receive no condemnation.’ The deeds are put on one hand, and the badge in the other. Then the registers will float and the badge will outweigh the registers” (2).”
The badge and the mark on the forehead is so crucial that it is the salvation of Muslims in the ends of times while it is the curse for Christians who will refuse to obey and will get beheaded.
In God’s War on Terror, we stated that:
“even the part of the Bible that predicted the beast will mark the foreheads is in the Qur’an and the Hadith: Dabat Al-Ard (literally the Beast out of the Earth) is an Islamic version of the account of the “Beast of the Earth” in Revelation 13:11. But unlike the Bible, in which this beast is evil, the Qur’an gives him a holy mission to revive Islam and mark the foreheads of all true Muslim believers. According to Islamic tradition, the Beast emerges in the Last-Days: “And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a Beast of the Earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations” (Qur’an. 27:82). “The prophet of Islam declared, ‘The first of the signs that will come is the rising of the sun from the place of its setting and the emergence of the Beast upon the people. Whichever of these two occurs before the other then the other is right behind it.’” (3)
Why do Muslims mark their foreheads with badges of submission to Allah? It comes from their belief that the hour is near: “The task of the Beast will be to distinguish the believers from the non-believers, with Prophet Moses’s staff it [the beast] will draw a line on the forehead of every [Muslim] believer … Thus there will be complete distinction between the Muslim and non-Muslim, so that if many parties sit at a dinner table, the Muslim and non-Muslim will be distinguished.” (4)
Can you imagine my shock when I studied the Bible? I was taught that a Beast would come “out of the earth” and he would mark the foreheads of all true Muslims. Do you see how Satan has turned everything upside down for Muslims? As a Muslim, I wanted the Mark of the Beast! Not surprisingly, according to Islamic tradition, this Beast comes out of Mecca. “The Beast will come out from Al-Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah.” “The Prophet took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah. It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The prophet said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place.’ It was a very small area.” (5) Even as the Last-Days Beast religion has emerged out of Mecca, Islam also has the Beast emerging out of Mecca.
Amazingly, in the Bible, the angel took John to the desert to see the “woman,” or the “prostitute” riding a beast that most likely comes out of the desert of Arabia. Mecca is the “holiest” and most central location in all of Islamadom. What is evil to us is holy to them. According to Islamic tradition, “[The] Beast is some form of ultra-conglomerate of many different animals.” (6)
SO WHY DO SO MANY INSIST ON A COMPUTER CHIP FOR A MARK?
It’s the American fascination with sci-fi and the lack of observing exactly what God said in His Holy Bible. Many claim to believe in the Bible, yet they follow manmade tradition while they ignore the traditions of God claiming that they are anti-tradition when God Himself loves tradition, His. (2 Th 3:6).
Such is the condition of the church today in the West. The Bible warns not to take “the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-12). This is not something that someone might accidentally embrace or receive. It is rather, an outward indicator of an inward allegiance or submission to the Beast. It is something that one must choose to accept by conviction. One cannot accept the Mark of the Beast without also implicitly denying Christ’s deity and the Trinity. The Greek word charagma, used for “mark” means “a stamp, an imprinted mark” (Strong’s 5480) and not a computer chip or barcode. So a follower of the Antichrist will have a stamp on some sort of material as a badge to be placed on the forehead or arm. In John’s time, the use for “charagma” was reserved for slaves in what was called a badge of servitude” (Strong’s 5482). So it’s a badge that declares slavery and ownership by the master and followers use it to demonstrate allegiance to this master. This would fit with Islam since according to Islamic theology, Muslims are “slaves of Allah.” Islam is the religion of submission.
These followers have an option to either place this badge of servitude on the foreheads or the right arms. Western analysts think that the mark is placed on or even in the hand. This is not necessarily the only spot. We know from the Greek word dexios, which could also be translated “right side”, “right arm” or “right shoulder”.
To become a Muslim (literally means submitter), one must confess the Shahadatan declaration to demonstrate allegiance and servitude to Allah and Muhammad. This submission is always combined with a commitment to fight the world: “Men, do you know what you are pledging yourselves to in swearing allegiance to this man? ‘Yes. In swearing allegiance to him we are pledging to wage war against all mankind’” (Ishaq: 204). “We are steadfast trusting Him. We have a Prophet by whom we will conquer all men” (Ishaq: 471). “In faith I do not fear the army of fate. He gave us the blood of their best men to drink when we led our army against them. We are a great army with a pungent smell. And we attack continuously, wherever our enemy is found” (Ishaq: 574).
This mentality can be observed in many of the arm badges and headbands they wear. These items contain Islamic mottos, creeds, words, and symbols which fulfill Scripture’s mandate. Often on the forehead the bands worn read: “No god but Allah, Muhammad is his messenger.” These all fulfill the blasphemous nature of the Mark of the Beast.
THE MARK IS THE NAME OF THE BEAST
The mark of the beast is defined in Revelation 13 as “the mark, which is the name of the beast.” First we need to understand that in the Bible, a “name” does not always indicate a literal name, as the modern Western mind understands the term. In the Bible, someone’s “name” is essentially a reference to the nature, character, and mission of the one who possesses it. It need not indicate a literal name per se, as it commonly does in the West.
Consider, for example, the following references to Jesus: “He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God,” (Revelation 19:13). Or, “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords,” (Revelation 19:16). There is also the well-known passage in Matthew from the prophecy of Isaiah: “His name shall be called Immanuel which means God with us,” (Matthew 1:23).
In all of these passages, the “names” of Jesus are never literal names. If Isaiah prophesied that His Name shall be called Immanuel, and we insist on the literal name Immanuel, then Jesus would not be Messiah because his literal name is Yeshua and not Immanuel. We must think beyond the surface.
The mistake of not applying the same concept to the Beast is not as drastic. Yet, can you see the problem with identifying political figures to the Name of the Beast?
This method of applying literal names would be fatal for the case of the Messiah. This is why we need to hermeneutically apply the interpretation of the word “Name” in allegoric sense from previously fulfilled prophecies, and not a literal one.
THE NAME IS A CREED
So, in the case of the Messiah, Mary and Joseph did not call him Immanuel, nor did Jesus’ friends call him “the Word of God.” Instead, these are all titles and/or descriptions that refer specifically to the nature and the character of Jesus.
Also, the creed, or declaration of faith, in this Messiah matches His name: for we believe in the name God with us, and the Word was God, and He is also named Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6). Such are our creeds, while the Muslim carries a false name/creed that Allah is God and that Muhammad was sent by God when in fact Allah is the Lord of demons (Qur’an 69:43) and Muhammad is a false Messiah.
The significance of the Name of the Beast is that it is The Name of Blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1) Biblically speaking, blasphemy is an anti-Yahweh or anti-Christ word, deed or creed.
To claim the attributes of God, claim to be Messiah, deny the Holy Spirit, deny the trinity, the cross, or even denying God’s edicts and declarations—are all blasphemy. Satan blasphemed when he said, “I will be like the Most High,” (Is. 14:14) and so will the Antichrist claim to have “ascended to heaven”, exactly what Muhammad claimed.