Isn't it very likely true that Osama had been working on a secret war pact with Saddam, not to mention other anti-Israeli factions, to fight both Americans and Israelites? America's Democratic leaders were loath to admit this on the run-up to the 2004 election, and instead fed ignorance to their own voting block. Evil powers are inadvertently in the throws of bringing on a prophetic-like Armageddon whether Bush opposes them or not.
A 9-11 commission found that Al Qaida members were engaged in meetings with Saddam agents, but all that the Democrats would emphasize in response was that the commission found no evidence of collusion on the 9-11 disaster. Of course there was no evidence, for anything, because no one knows what was said at the meetings. But what do Democrats suppose that Saddam held meetings with the terrorists for? Cookies and tea???
To make the alleged meetings seem less likely, Democrats repeatedly reminded America that Saddam and Osama were by no means friends. But now that the meetings are known to have taken place in spite of previous animosity between the two, Democrats play the fool when maintaining that the purposes of the meetings had nothing to do with Saddam's desire to avenge himself against America.
Democrats lost the last two federal elections in the worst-possible way, by the skin of their teeth. It is fast becoming my prediction that vengeful Democratic behavior, as it uses the shaky Iraqi situation for fuel, will thrust the world more quickly to Armageddon. Worldwide animosity toward Bush's efforts in Iraq embolden terrorists, and reduce worldwide support for the war effort. Democrats have for the past few years shown convincingly that they wish for the worst, that Bush will find many embarrassing difficulties in Iraq, and lose the war altogether. Every American killed in Iraq is a cherished point used daily for Democratic political gain. The worst thing that could happen (so far as the leading Democrats are concerned) is for the American military to succeed brilliantly.
[Update May 2011 -- Those Democrats who pretended to care more for the lives of American soldiers than for their political success succeeded in obtaining full powers in 2009. Afterward, we saw no more focus on dead soldiers, as that would harm Obama's image as a war president. Consequently, Iraq started to fade from Western news so that it's been harder to follow or realize what's all taking place under the radar in terrorist Iraq. We shouldn't think that just because Iraq has faded from the news that prophecy is necessarily not unfolding in Iraq at this time. On the other hand, I'm open to being wrong for pegging the current Iraq situation as part of the Daniel-11 prophecy. End Update] The nightmare of Americans had previously been that Russia might press the nuclear button even if it meant Russia's committing suicide in the process. After coming to grips with that fear, and realizing that Russia was not capable of committing national suicide, we were awakened to the fact that the radical Muslims are capable, and with great gladness should God permit their success.
Muslims have no God in Heaven, no matter how much they think they have "Allah," and yet the true God of Heaven will eventually grant them wild success to bring on both the great tribulation of Israel and the subsequent Mother of all Battles (Saddam may prove to have been more correct than we all initially realized when he predicted that George Bush Senior was starting the "mother of all battles").
The more that Bush Junior and his successor(s) fails, the sooner the Muslim advance will succeed.
God wants Israel to cut itself off from America's protection, and to look to Him for all her needs. I am not in favor of Bush's long-term Iraqi agenda because Babylon is God's enemy and must not be made to prosper. The anti-Christ comes to be that country's end-time ruler for this very cause: that God might destroy him and Babylon together at Armageddon. Bush may as well learn sooner rather than later that he can't change the will of God in this, that the anti-Christ will embolden the terrorists all the more when he comes with success in his hands, and that God will make Gog successful until the Jews are brought down with their faces to the dust...until in their last moments of staggering those stubborn people who call themselves Jews raise a white flag to God in surrender to His will.
I know from Isaiah 13 (and possibly from Jeremiah 50-51) that God opposes the Iraqi people of the end times, and so I would caution you against supporting Bush and his democratic plans for that nation; God intends to destroy Iraq utterly with wave after wave of destruction because, instead of opposing the terrorist acts in Israel, the Iraqis supported them with glee. Now it's their turn to be terrorized.
I must break it to the Democrats that the anti-Christ, according to the last verses of Daniel 11, will make Armageddon take place when committing military suicide in efforts to simultaneously take a good chunk of the world down with him. And so the sort of Russian that we had feared all Cold-War long will come and make real the American nightmare...at which time (said Jesus in Matthew 24) no flesh would be saved if not for the Appearance of Jesus Christ to intervene. But that appearance will be another nightmare for Democrats worse still than a universal nuclear suicide.
Most American Jews are in the Democrat camp, and most Democrat Jews are not religious let alone desired by God. I hate to break it to the Democrat Jews, but soon and very soon your Democrat leaders may turn coat, and side with Gog and his anti-Israeli hoards. God has always turned against you the very peoples you looked to for security and fulfillment, but as yet you have not learned this lesson. Armageddon will make you learn it.
While the United States and Europe both ceased funding of the Palestinian government (in Israel) when the Palestinian voters recently (early 2006) elected Hamas (a terrorist group) to power, Russia did not stop the funding, showing clearly that Russia's position is (still) anti-Israeli. It seems yet necessary (for prophetic fulfillment) that both America and Europe take that position now taken by Russia. In order for this betrayal of Israel to take place, Israel must come to be viewed as the problem. When the world comes to the brink of an Armageddon-like situation, as Gog's will is made by God to prosper, the majority of Western-world powers will more assuredly abandon Israel and view her as the problem. Or so goes my assessment of the future.
European powers who have come to despise Bush and his Iraqi agenda can more-easily side with Russia, if Russia plays her cards right, when a Russian agent arises to rule Iraq on the heels of the Bush agenda. And with a Europe that for the most part despises the Republicans, American voters are more likely to bring in a Democrat Administration. I have been expecting a Russia-US alliance unto a global government ever since I started to believe (in 1997) that the False Prophet would be an American President/leader, and here (below) is the beginning of that alliance, apparently, as told in an article dated May 7, 2006, in Britain's Arabic-language Elaph newspaper:
"Russian Foreign Secretary Sergueii Lavrov called for the establishment of a world government, bringing together the United States and Russia. Lavrov's call comes at a time of a chilling of relations between Moscow and [Republican] Washington and amidst signs of a new Cold War...
In an interview granted to the magazine 'Russia in Global Politics,' Lavrov said that bringing together a 'chorus' of major nations into a world government will eliminate the jockeying for power that creates imbalances. Lavrov was certain that 'most countries will welcome such a grouping of leadership.'
He also said that there is no place in Russian politics for animosity toward the U.S., and that the basic goals of American and Russian foreign policy were nearly identical. He made clear that the policies of both countries are to create a more secure and predictable world...
Is that unbelievable or what? A Russia still on her knees, and yet asking, as though she were equally influential in world affairs, to form/join a one-world government with the United States. What are the Russians up to? Surely, there is no way for such a partnership to take place with the current Republican-led America. In fact, Vice-President Cheney lashed out at Russian policy recently (May 2006), and Lavrov hit back defensively. Therefore, if Russian leaders announce publicly the desire to form a global government with the United States, I suspect that they are talking about, and talking with, leading Democrats who feel confident of regaining power in America at this time that Bush has tumbled in the polls.
I expect Democrats to regain the White House in 2008, or 2012 at the latest, for as Christians support Republicans, it's not likely that Republicans will persecute Christians in the tribulation period. Put it this way, that if it's not the Democrats who will be our tribulation enemies, then who? I watched Democrats closely in the previous (2004) election and wasn't surprised so much at their making sky-high complaints against every tiny defect in the Bush Administration as I was at the feverish levels of hatred toward the "Christian right." In fact, Democrat hatred for Bush is clearly the result, not of his Iraqi policies, but of his public confessions and acknowledgements that Jesus Christ is important to him. This hatred must have everything to do with what we're about to face in the tribulation, wherefore I tend to expect that Democrats will then be in power. Question: why are Black believers in Jesus still in the Democratic Party???
As Bush has come to be at odds with Russia while much of the UN opposes him, the Democrats will preach, quite opportunistically, world policy in line with UN and/or Russian considerations. Bluntly, Democrats are expected by myself to form an alliance not only with the UN, but with Gog, and thereby give suck to the power that leads the world to Armageddon. This is why I predict a Democratic False Prophet, because in the last election it was the Democrats who promised to be on friendly terms with the UN. Then again, things can change overnight, and who knows but that Republicans may work out a Globalism deal with Europe and Russia together.
Although Democrat leaders are anti-Christian, they realize that they must portray a pro-Christian image of sorts in order to win elections. No sooner did Bush win the 2004 election that Democrats were talking on how they could best cater to Christian voters for 2008. It has been my opinion that the False Prophet is Given that title precisely due to his catering to Christian voters in the United States. Recent talk amid Democratic circles is spouting off such comments as, "Christians don't have the monopoly on morals." In other words, these people who in truth despise Christian morality seem poised to paint themselves up as Christianized just to win an election!! What kind of rulers could they turn out to be?
If Osama is not the Ruler of a Covenant (i.e. the ruler of Daniel 11:22), then that Ruler must yet be broken; perhaps it will be due to a US-led invasion of Syria or Iran. But if the Americans do not invade another nation while stationed in Iraq, then I would say that Osama is the Ruler of a Covenant, and that Gog will enter Iraq shortly after the American pull out. It seems to me that, if the Americans do not pull out of Iraq, Gog will not be capable of seizing the country with the "ease" and success indicated by Daniel 11:21-24:
...he will enter while at ease and seize the kingdom with smoothness...And after they [the fallen Iraqis and the Ruler of a Covenant] join themselves to him [Gog], he will practice deceit. For he will come and be strong with a few people. With ease, even into the rich places of the province, he will enter..."
And so the Democrats, who favor a pull out earlier rather than later, are trending toward creating a situation in which the American military pulls out too soon, before Iraq can stand on its own legs, so that the nation will be easy pickings for Gog.
[Update May 2012 -- I'm not at all sure that Osama bin Laden is dead due to the suspicious way that Obama treated his "capture." In any case, I came to believe that there was a true Osama and a fake one used in media reports by the CIA to further Middle-East intrusions. The Daniel prophecy reads as though the end-time king of the north will make an alliance with a living "ruler of a covenant," but that could be the other leader, and co-founder, of Al-Qaeda: the Egyptian, Ayman al-Zawahiri. "al-Zawahiri's succession to command of al-Qaeda was announced on several of their websites on June 16, 2011."
If the Egyptian presidency doesn't pan out in the coming weeks / months as Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood desire, Zawahiri is one factor that could bring about the Daniel-11 invasion of Egypt by the anti-Christ. The Egyptian election is scheduled later this month of May. End Update]
Liberals the world over are going to be responsible for the greatest war of all, not merely because they don't realize the present politico-prophetic realities leading up to it, but because they tolerate and/or happily support gay marriage, pornography, fornication, adultery, spouse swapping, child sex, orgies, abortion, recreational drugs, twisted Biblical doctrine, evolution, occult media, occult churches...while despising both Christ and Christians in the meantime who merely wish to carry out the will of God in forbidding these things.
You may think it off-topic for me to speak on American liberals in a chapter that is supposed to be about the anti-Christ, but quite to the contrary, liberals (worldwide) are the people of the anti-Christ, standing hard-and-fast also behind the False Prophet when he arrives. If not the liberals, then who? I say that the False Prophet will work to make the American people stand behind the anti-Christ. Surely, the foundation of the US-Gog alliance will have everything to do with the Iraqi situation now fomenting, and so by keeping tabs on how liberals think and feel today, and what they wish for tomorrow, I can begin to project what might transpire in Iraq's immediate future: a US pull-out and a UN take-over seems easily predictable. Will the Russian Gog enter Iraq with the blessing of the UN?
I frankly am not sure whom God despises the most, American liberals or Muslims (by the way, a few Democrats are not liberals, and some Republicans lean liberal). Both liberals and Muslims are equally ruinous, both equally worthy of losing their lives. If a woman has the right in this world to take away the life of her unborn child for whatever reason she may have, and if she thinks it acceptable to tear that child to pieces under the guise of "medical procedure," she should have no complaint on the day that God comes with his machete to abort what he considers the weeds of society. Doesn't He have a right to destroy His own children, for whatever reason He may have, especially if they stand in the way of His pleasure, his career, or if they are spiritually retarded from birth without hope of being righteous ever??? You get my point.
Let's not mince words; I'm only passing on the message of the Bible. Society cannot tolerate forever both liberals and Christians; one of us has to go. That's the message of the Bible. Liberals are defined as those who wish to "progress" away from Biblical values and toward "freedom" of thought and action. God is defined as One who wishes to destroy such to the sound of sweet music. Hatred between the two camps is inevitable, yet we are commanded to love them, to give them drink when they need it, or food when they need it, that we might be different than they. But I give them a kick in the pants when they need it too, and I tell it to them like it is. I must be of the "old school."
The reason that terrorists and other Muslims hate America so much is due to sinful lifestyles of American liberals. Moreover, the reason that Muslims hate Christianity so much is that Muslims have mistaken the American liberals for Christians. There you have two ways to kick liberals in the pants, but what they really need is to be tied to a tree whipped, like the old schoolers used to do to outlaws. Yet God tells us not to whip anyone...because the whipping of liberals is His to delight in.
There's hope, for not all liberals have remained liberals, and not all liberals are anti-Christian. But again, why are African-American believers supporting the Democrats? Will Black believers also support the False Prophet when he arrives? There are two Christian boats, one true, one false. Those who jumped the liberal ship, including myself, will tell you that it's nothing but pure delight to abandon and betray the devil; the sky is always bluer when one loves the Righteousness of God. The problem is, liberals think they are the righteousness of the planet, and view Christians as pig-heads wanting to impose their moral absolutes on others. Much closer to the truth, Christians don't want liberals to impose their cesspools on what used to be a decent society.
The "worship" of the anti-Christ program found in Revelation 13, which in political language translates into giddy support for the EU and/or UN agenda, is on its way. To succeed, it must have the support of the majority of news outlets. Expect news outlets to persecute us while they work that agenda. But, then, later, afterward, expect the rock they roll on us to roll back onto them.
As is predictable when one understands Daniel 11:21-24 as pertaining to the Iraqi situation, al-Qaida, as well as terrorists from other Muslim nations, poured into Iraq to apply pressure by any means on the Americans. The goal is, clearly, to get the Americans to leave. Aren't Liberals also working that very agenda, in tune with the terrorists?
Verse 23 doesn't tell us how much time transpires between the fall of the Iraqi military and the entry of Gog into Iraq, but I have it by other means that he should enter before 2009. I'm not writing that in concrete, but if I can say nothing more, don't fall asleep now; stay out of the fornication scene, reject media that blasphemes God, choose your friends wisely, and stay clean even if it bores you half to death in loneliness. This won't be forever. A new society will arise that you can fully partake in and appreciate. Is your tribulation strategy formed yet? Have you considered the location? Have you at least prayed about it?
[I no longer hold to the 2009-2016 schedule that I had entertained as a possibility at that time.]
The question as to how Gog becomes "strong with a few people" can be answered thus: lots and lots of anti-West Muslims coming to support a fallen Iraqi military. I wrote that sentence in 1997, by which I mean to say that I had understood this section of Daniel prophecy correctly...because the Iraqi insurgency is happening just that way.
Precisely because Gog is said to start small, I expect his rise to Iraqi power apart from the Russian military being at his official command. Therefore, I am not looking to a Russian president to fill the boots of Gog; perhaps an agent of the Russian president, even a secret agent, but not the president.
Yevgeny Primakov had worked with Saddam as a close friend for decades, and thereby became top-dog in the budding Russia-Iraq trade partnership. Could he now be attempting to stay in touch with the insurgent Saddam loyalists...perhaps through their contact with Al Qaida? Bin Laden is, after all, thought to be in northern Afghanistan/Pakistan, very near to the Russian border. Primakov, or Putin, could broker a deal in a United-Nations program wherein a group of anti-West Russian men are slipped into Iraq (the north-Iraq city of Mosul comes to mind) posing as pro-European Russians...and the Biblical Gog could very well end up being a part of that group.
Years ago, President Yeltsin fired Primakov from his Prime-Ministerial post because he was too Communistic. Indeed, because Primakov had huge dreams for Russia prior to the Fall of the Soviet Union, his bitterness toward the West must now be great. I have few doubts that Primakov knows Gog personally; I would venture to say that the two are good comrades, involved with the same agenda of seeking to bring Russia back to some supremacy on the global scene.
Primakov (original surname "Finkelstein") must be one of the few Jews supported by the half-Jew (and yet anti-Jew), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (father's surname "Eidelstein"). In fact, Primakov has in his long political career made strong partnerships with a variety of Arab nations while being as anti-Jewish (not to mention anti-West) as Zhirinovsky. While Zhirinovsky claims publicly to be anti-Communistic, and even a Liberal Democrat, he is generally viewed in the West as a nutty demagogue (hmm, funny, alternative spelling, "demagog"). The KGB was mainly responsible for establishing his LDPR (Liberal Democratic Party). It's interesting that Primakov was raised in T'bilisi, Georgia, smack in the ancient empire of Gog, "T'bilisi" had been identified as "Tubal" by the historian, Josephus (Ezekiel says that Gog was, or will be, the chief of Tubal).
As Primakov is currently the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, my theory -- that the anti-Christ will, on behalf of the False Prophet, spread the skincode system in the Russio-Arabic world -- comes irresistibly to mind. In fact, Primakov was deputy director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations as long ago as 1970...when the concept of global economy was in its infancy (universal bar codes didn't make their debut until 1973).
It was only a year ago (in 2005) that I wrote the following: "And something tells me that what was once a difficulty to comprehend -- an American-Russian alliance in Iraq -- will be effected by the Democrats within the next decade." In 2006, Primakov, while speaking on the Iraqi situation and his opposition to Bush's intrusion into that country, sounds exactly like a typical American Democrat opposed to Bush's Iraqi program
(article at: http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/29.html?id_issue=11480485).
I don't think that the aging Primakov (now 76) will be the Biblical Gog, but he could have his eye on a man within his political circle to continue his reaching dreams. I wonder if he has Zhirinovsky's number on his hotline. Really, what is Zhirinovsky doing these days besides throwing flower pots at Russian Jews? And what does the Iraq crisis mean to him? Why do I envision him welcoming the crisis? Here's how Vladimir Volkov of the World Socialist Website put it on March 29th, 2003:
"The Russian nationalists propose various scenarios for how the [Iraq] war could be used to stabilize Russian geopolitical influence. The notorious right-wing demagogue Vladimir Zhirinovsky has already declared: 'We should behave worse (i.e. more impudently) than the Americans.' He has called alternately for Russia to send a massive military force to the Middle East, to establish pro-Russian regimes in the Trans Caucasus and Central Asia, and to crush the Baltic states economically. By these and other means he proposes to elevate Russia once again to the rank of a superpower. 'Of course we are sorry for Iraq,' Zhirinovsky declared, 'but the Iraq war is a great moment for Russia'"
(full article http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/mar2003/russ-m29.shtml).
What Zhirinovsky apparently means is that the defeat of Iraq is a great moment of opportunity...for the realization of his own dreams for a Russia-subdued Middle East. And see below a Reader's Digest quote from Zhirinovsky:
"I am the Almighty. I am the Tyrant.
I will follow in Hitler's footsteps"
(Reader's Digest Dec. 1994)
In early 2006, Zhirinovsky claimed on a Russian radio station (see online news articles) that he had inside information to the effect that George Bush would attack Iran before the end of March (of 2006): "The date for the strike is already known -- it is the election day in Israel (March 28). It is also known how much that war will cost..."
If that was truly the Bush plan, I would suggest that Bush's approval ratings immediately prior to that period were sufficiently low (in the 30s) as to require a postponement of such an ambitious invasion. The numbers for Bush may never recover, perhaps by the will of God, for Ezekiel 38 tells that Iran (in good health, I take it) must be a partner with Gog in the invasion of Israel. Mr. Bush needs to consider God's plans for the Middle East before making his own.
Zhirinovsky is known for his verbal stretches; he himself knows that he is not the Biblical God. But might not this political silliness be the very thing that fulfills Scripture where it informs us that the anti-Christ will proclaim himself to be God (or a god)? See 2 Thessalonians 2:4 in conjunction with Daniel 11:37.
Zhirinovsky's political career is still shining somewhat as he currently fills the position of Deputy Speaker in the State Duma. But he has greater plans, though he always loses the presidential elections. He has not only written a book entitled, "My Struggle" (Hitler wrote a book with the very same title), but also one entitled, "Russia's Last Dash to the South," in which he reveals, among other things, antagonism toward Israel. I ask you, what Russian could fit the shoes of the anti-Christ any better than he? Does Zhirinovsky not have a "strong face," as Daniel 8 says he must?
In light of the anti-Christ's ties to the fallen fighters of Saddam and al-Qaida, how could the anti-Christ possibly come forth upon the world as a Jewish Messiah? No one seeking a power base in Iraq poses as the Jewish Messiah, for no Arab would accept him as such. The apostle John defined "anti-Christ" for us as anyone "which does not confess that Jesus is of God" (1 John 4:3). In 1 John 2:22, "anti-Christ" is defined as someone who denies the Father and the Son. Surely, Christians who teach that the anti-Christ will come disguised as the Son/Messiah of God are in error, for there is not one line in the Bible that speaks of the anti-Christ as a counterfeit Jesus/Messiah. Upon understanding that the "anti" in "anti-Christ" means "against Christ" rather than "alternative Christ," and that the Bible reveals the anti-Christ blaspheming God openly in public (Daniel 11:36), watch not for a Jewish peacemaker, but for a rudely outspoken war-hog wanna-be...like Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who, when he appeared very strong in the Russian political scene (mid-90s), had said that Iraq would be key to his aspirations of conquering the Middle East! Now that Iraq has been weakened before his face by an overwhelming army, might he step in to take root? We are learning this, that Zhirinovsky would like nothing more.
The problem is, an anti-West anti-Christ is a difficult riddle to explain. The way most Christians read the texts, the Bible says that members of all nations will "worship" him, suggesting UN acceptance and appreciation. That in turn suggests a Gog who will feign some Western allegiance. The majority of the American public could abandon the Republican agenda in Iraq and instead elect a Democrat president who will gladly join the plan of the UN block.
And the Europeans will be glad to have their Democrat buddies back in American power structures, as they rejoiced over Bill Clinton. And the world will rejoice, and rise to the giddy level of worship for this UN Global Program, fearing that to oppose it will lead to an Armageddon-like scenario...not realizing that the real Armageddon will come precisely due to their supporting the UN Program! And that's why Revelation 13 reveals that the False Prophet will "deceive" the world, because he will promise them success in the name of his Globalism, and protection in the name of his great military powers, when in fact it will lead to utter destruction.
The great tribulation cometh to cut our worldly delights down to size; otherwise, stretch out an arm and receive the skincode, and give glory to the counterfeit New Age. The true New Age (of Jesus Christ) will be ruled by those who maintained worldly poverty prior to the tribulation, but those sheep who maintained riches prior to the tribulation shall be last in the Kingdom of God. Rejoice, poor of the Lamb, because of your high position before God. In just a little while, you will pain no more. But the rich of the Lamb, who are afraid or otherwise unwilling to share with the poor of the Lamb, in order to relieve their pains, are in danger of rejection at the Gate. Many wealthy Christians are refusing to ponder the lateness of the times, and do we wonder why? Wealth blinds the eyes and stunts Spiritual growth.
Any Christian netting $50,000 annually (after taxes), who can't find it in his/her heart to share $10,000 with a poor hard-working Christian making only $20,000 annually, or less, is violating the Law of the Lord. Holding on to that $10,000 is providing some (probably very little) worldly comfort for oneself and yet earning humiliation before Heaven. Is it worth it? If this offends you, then give only $5,000, and the Church will still be a better place to live. Giving money to the Lord is not giving 10 percent to the Crystal Cathedral, but is to relieve the poor of the Lord which this world has made.
By the way, the Lord does not ask for the 10 percent tithe in New Testament times, nor does he require it, in my opinion. The 10 percent was to be given by each of the eleven tribes of Israel to feed and shelter the one Levite tribe that was ordered by God not to earn a living in the regular way...but was instead to tend to Temple duties. There is no Levite tribe today within the Church, nor any body of full-time ministers amounting to 1/12th the Church population, for us to feed, wherefore the tithe is no longer a requirement. Note that none of the epistles speak on the necessity of giving the Old Testament tithe to the New Testament Church.
It is amazing that while ministers today acknowledge that the animal sacrifices and other Temple duties -- even the Temple itself -- have all been done away with and replaced by Christ, they yet demand or cleverly appeal for the 10 percent tithe that was intended for Temple costs. It is no wonder that there are springing up so many half-empty church buildings -- many with a spiritual wall between it and another church -- thanks to Christians lulled by church leaders into the practice of tithing. There is a lot of money going to waste in paying for new buildings and more church staff than would otherwise be required.
This is not to say that we shouldn't give 10 percent or more of our income to the poor if we have it to give. And also consider and pray concerning a reduction in your church offerings so as to start saving the money for your trib' retreat instead, because feeding His people in the time of coming trouble is of obvious importance.
The reason that I am discussing Daniel's verses 21-24 at all is to assist us in getting through the tribulation successfully by first having us predict the timing of that period. And nothing could be more central to this topic than our sharing with the poor of the Lord, for what good is it for us to discover the identity of the anti-Christ if we fail God before and during the tribulation with our generosity? It would be a coming-up shy to think that merely dropping our worldly lives in the tribulation, and then hiding out as best we can, will get us safely into the Kingdom.
Deadly Muslims in Gog's Quiver
Gog will advertise for anti-Israeli fighters,
which of course will include
some merciless Muslims.