In early June 2017, my good friend and excellent prophecy teacher, Mike Hile, shared some of his opinions with me in an e-mail about the recent terrorist attacks in London.
Mike said, “Terrorism may be the major justification for the mark of the beast so that Antichrist can control all buying and selling, including bomb making materials. The elimination of cash will facilitate the monitoring of credit cards, debit cards, etc. in order for Antichrist to control the anarchy that is coming our way before he takes over and imposes martial law. The person who can stop terrorism will be a global hero.”
Two or three days later, on June 6, 2017, I read that British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she “would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected terrorists who there is not enough evidence to prosecute” (Reuters, June 6, 2017).
According to the report, the Prime Minister May said authorities need “to be able to do more, including to restrict the movements of suspected terrorists when police had enough evidence to suspect they presented a threat, but not enough to prosecute them. If our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it.”
To be clear, I believe God is allowing the world to experience terrorism because world leaders keep pushing the two-state solution. Their so-called solution is a position that exposes Israel to terrorism. Forcing Israel to give up land that her enemies will use for terrorist bases to attack Israel is something that God doesn’t like.
He clearly said, “For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head” (Obad. 1:15).
Many terrorist attacks such as those that have occurred in London, Paris, Brussels, the U.S., etc. are the result of what world leaders are doing, and trying to do, to Israel. Their choice is a judgment that God will allow to return upon their own head.
The real solution is to recognize that Israel is surrounded by terrorists and to stop pressuring Israel to give up land to her violent neighbours. Unfortunately, those in charge have decided it is not politically correct to do that.
Rather than go after the one group that is launching almost all of the terrorist attacks, they prefer to change the laws and restrict the freedom of their law abiding citizens; to monitor what their own citizens buy and sell; to monitor what their own citizens view and post on the Internet; to monitor what “other extremists” (aka conservatives, veterans, Christians, etc.) are doing; and to even be able to arrest and incarcerate them by labelling them as suspects that might commit a crime.
I am sure that some will think this looks good. Many will probably say, “Our leaders are only trying to deal with extremism and terrorism. We can afford to give up some of our freedoms for that. It is a good thing.”
But changing and passing laws to do that will create bigger government, more government employees, more centralized power, more grounds for arresting people, more grounds for holding people, etc.
Even more ominous is the Bible teaching that a Satan worshipper that Christians call the Antichrist will gain control of all of that and he will decide to kill all those that don’t do what he says,
In this writer’s view, Mike Hile nailed it and Theresa May’s recent speeches confirm it. Terrorism will lead to the enactment of new laws, the mark of the beast, the cashless society, and a man that will start out as a hero and wind up in the lake of fire.
For some time I have been seeing the same things spoken of in this article, and considering the prophetic implications. The connection to the Antichrist and his prophesied empire is obvious. But I see this more as the process of fulfilment of the prophecy in Revelation 13:11-17.
Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
Rev 19:20. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
The beast mentioned in Rev 13:11-17 has two horns like a lamb but speaks like a dragon. In Rev 19:20 it is called the False Prophet
Could that be Islam, that has two dominant forms – Sunni and Shi’a, represented by the two horns? That has scriptures full of commands to perpetrate violence against those who reject it, whilst trying to hide behind a lamb like ‘religion of peace’ façade?
Does forcing all to receive a mark mean this False Prophet actually commands all to receive? Or could it mean he is the cause of this security measure as a result of his terrorist actions?
Who is the most notorious false prophet of all time? Surely that has to be the founder of Islam. Who will be the False Prophet of Revelation 19:20? Could that be his final successor, the Mahdi?