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  • Beryl White
    Posted at 03:52h, 08 June

    Love the disappearance of the beard.

  • David Lindhjem
    Posted at 08:15h, 08 June

    Appreciated The Underground programs Joel, again an excellent episode!
    Just love it!!!

    One question: Most claim that the Antichrist enters the temple after 3.5 years and that he will be sitting there for the last 3.5 years during the great tribulation.

    But, as I see it, there are passages describing that the Antichrist does not settle into the temple before the end of the great tribulation, at the end of the last 7 years.

    Example: Daniel 12. 11-12: And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

    If we read this straight forward and take it literally, then the Antichrist enters the temple 1290 days after his invading forces have stopped the sacrifices, and the redemption comes after 1335 days, only 45 days later. In other words, it sounds like that the Antichrist only get 45 days in the temple.

    Do you have any thoughts about this?

  • Ed Benjamin
    Posted at 08:56h, 08 June

    Hi,

    Question for Joel. Wouldn’t it make sense that the false prophet be Jewish? I rarely see anyone discuss who these two characters are together, and the false prophet is often ignored in the discussion. I agree that it is very possible for Israel to make a peace covenant with a would-be conqueror in the same way they falsely relied on Egypt to save them, or double-dealt vassal states of more powerful countries. The reality is that they know that their Messiah will be a son of David, that would make him of a Jewish line. If you take together both the AC and the false prophet, isn’t it possible one will be like Antiochus and other a traitor of Jewish descent?

  • Mechelle Harrison
    Posted at 09:36h, 08 June

    Great episode as usual Joel! I would like to purchase a book from you, but the website would not allow the transaction to go through.

  • Jeanne T.
    Posted at 16:15h, 08 June

    This was very informative. I recently have heard a preacher say that the Jews would never accept a Muslim Messiah, but then thought to myself that the the Bible never says they will view the anti-Christ as their Messiah, so that didn’t make sense. And as you stated, the Jews have already entered into many agreements with the Muslim nations that surround them. So you answered my question, along with the solid reasons why the AC won’t be Jewish. Thank you.

  • Joel
    Posted at 17:01h, 08 June

    Not sure what the issue might be. Try again and if it continues to be problem, send me an e-mail [email protected] and we’ll get you set up with our shipping dept.

  • Joel
    Posted at 17:02h, 08 June

    The False Prophet is an enigmatic issue. Anything is possible. Many think he will be a Pope. Time will tell.

  • Adamant
    Posted at 19:18h, 08 June

    Joel, In your “Islamic AntiChrist” book you showed that the rise of a figure who more or less meets the expectations Muslims have of the Mahdi would fit the biblical picture of the “Beast from the Sea/Beast” very well. In the same way, you showed the rise of a big supporter of the Mahdi who more or less meets the expectations Muslims have of Jesus (Isa ibn Maryam) would fit the “Beast from the Earth/False Prophet” very well. To meet the expectations, this guy would have to claim he was born as a Jew 2000 years ago, though of course this may be a false claim. If I remember correctly, the Muslims expect him to replace the last Pope, effectively becoming Pope himself.

    Your remark now that the False Prophet is an enigmatic issue seems to show that you are less certain about this than you were when you wrote “Islamic Antichrist”. Is this correct?

    If so, the identity of the Harlot/Mystery Babylon is not the “greatest prophetic mystery” any more, certainly not after your recent book about it.. Then the identity of the False Prophet should carry that title now… Maybe in some years a book from you on that will be forthcoming… 🙂

    In “Islamic Antichrist” you also showed that “Al Maseeh ad Dajjal” resembles our Jesus. That explains why Muslims try to attack Jesus with their combined armies when Jesus returns (Armageddon).

    I recently met a former Muslim (now a Christian) who was always taught that the Dajjal would be around for a thousand years to rule over the world, and would only be defeated by the Mahdi+Isa after that long period. I had not heard about this view before. It is interesting because this alternative view can survive the defeat of the Mahdi/Isa-like figures by Jesus at the end of the “seven years”. It can be “re-issued” by Satan when he is released after the Millennium, to revive something like Islam and assault Jesus & Jerusalem in the “Gog & Magog” war at the end of the Millennium.

  • Jessica Miller
    Posted at 23:12h, 08 June

    I have to say, Joel, I miss the beard…

  • Joel
    Posted at 07:38h, 09 June

    The beard comes and goes as it pleases. You cannot hear its sound, nor can you tell where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

  • Heron
    Posted at 22:23h, 09 June

    Of course the Antichrist is no one else than Prince William, Joel. Everybody knows that.

    Just kidding.

    This thing about the actual lack of biblical evidence that this end-time figure will be a Jew is actually quite interesting, because it is one among a number of misconceptions that people fall into when they believe a thing but never really stop to think about it and find actual, solid evidence in the Bible. It’s a similar thing to the rapture concept for example. And yeah, that number one argument you quote is really spot on, because I myself heard it when I was talking about this Islamic Antichrist view to someone.

    About the pickle regarding Israel’s role in the end times, I’ve come to realize, thanks to the Lord, you and that great work from FAI, that the whole controversy with that people can lead even Christians to hold views contrary to the Bible and to Paul’s advice in Romans 11, taking a stance of despising the whole point of God’s dealing with Israel. I stumbled upon Ezekiel 16 and it’s such an amazing piece of evidence of His plans to this nation. Also Jeremiah 23, 33, Zachariah 12, 14 an so on reiterate over and over the expected conclusion to Israel, finally uniting the two peoples into the single olive tree that is that man, the Son of David.

    Keep up the good work, with or without the actual underground, my brother. But please, don’t pull a William Lane Craig and let the beard go forever. It’s cool man.
    Greetings from Brazil

  • Linda keyes
    Posted at 15:11h, 10 June

    You’ve shown why confidence doesn’t mean truth.

    Would be good if at some point you could comment on the ‘two horns’ on the false prophet, I’ve not come across an explanation on that.

  • Marcus Maddox
    Posted at 15:13h, 10 June

    Joel. Could the anti-Christ be a Druze.?
    I believe they see themselves as Islamic but have , what is in my view , a very peculiar theology and an even more strange eschatology..
    Marcus

  • Charles Steinhaus
    Posted at 23:03h, 10 June

    Joel I wouldn’t even bother incorporating this right guy in your commentary. It is beneath your work. I tell everyone I know that you are the one who has the best understanding of what the scriptures are saying about the end times. And just to be honest I think this makes your show less marketable because it is obvious this guy is single A when you’re playing in the major leagues. Keep up the good work.

  • Matt
    Posted at 06:06h, 11 June

    Hi Joel,
    Great work mate. Just curious – would you ever consider
    doing a series on your understanding of the seal, trumpet and bowl judgements in Revelation?

    Best Regards,
    Matt

  • Joel
    Posted at 07:07h, 11 June

    Hi Matt,

    On this topic, I generally recommend Alan Kurschner’s books as I think they are about the best material available on the subject.

    Blessings,
    Joel

  • Brittny
    Posted at 13:05h, 11 June

    As always, I glean so much from these episodes. Thank you!

  • Alexander
    Posted at 08:03h, 12 June

    When we look at the Bible itselves it gives the clearest picture what Jesus Christ is Going to do With Islam in the ‘ End of days of his second Coming
    For Yes Islam is Antichrist and is Satanic ‘ One Supreme goal and that is to Exterminate the Jewish race from the Planet Earth is God allowing that to Happen no , So here is a Picture what is Going to happen and what Jesus Christ is Going to do in his Second Coming
    Godbless you Joel ‘ Learned much over the years from you and from your wonderful book The Islamic Antichrist
    So i Liked to share this with you on your website , So That Others can see it as well

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    Here is The Prophecy

    Revelation 11:2 , But the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not for it is given unto the gentiles (Muslims Dome of the Rock) and the holy city (Jerusalem-israel) , shall they tread under foot forthy and two months

    Revelation 13:4:6 , And they worshipped the dragon (satan) , which gave power unto the beast and they worshipped the beast saying who is like unto the beast who is able to make war with him , and there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies and power was given unto him to continue forthy an two months and he opened his mouth in blasphemey againts God to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven

    Zechariah 2:8 , For thus said the Lord of Hosts after the Glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you for he that toucheth you (Jews) , Toucheth the apple of his eyes (Is-ra-el)

    Zechariah 3:2 , And the Lord said unto Satan , The Lord rebuke thee O Satan even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem Rebuke thee ; is this not a branch plucked out of the Fire

    Zechariah 12:1:11 , The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel saith the Lord which stretcheth forth the heavens and Layeth the foundation of the earth and formeth the Spirit of man with in him behold i will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about (Muslims) , When they shall be in the siege both againts Judah and againts Jerusalem and in that day will i (Elohim) make Jerusalem a burden some stone for all the people all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in to pieces (Destroyed) , though all the people of the earth be gatherd together againts it (People whom hate Jews and Israel not all people but most of them do think about Antisemitism or political people world leaders whom want to devide the land of God . Philistines >>Palastine

    Muslims and (Hamas ?) , Joel 3:1:4_Joel 3:14:21) , Continue with Zechariah 12 up to verse 11 ,

    Zechariah 14:1:4 , Behold the day of the Lord cometh and thy spoil shall be devided in the midts of thee for i will gather all Nations againts Jerusalem to battle and the City shall be taken and the houses rifled and the woman ravished and half of the city shall go forth in to captivity and the residue of the people (Jews) , shall not be cut off from the City , Then shall the Lord go forth and fight againts those nations (Muslim nations) , as when he fought in the day of battle and his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of olives which is before Jerusalem on the east and the mount of olives shall cleave in te midts thereof toward the east and toward the west and there shall be a very great valley and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of toward the south

    New testament The second epistle of paul the apostle to the Thessalonians

    Thessalonians 2:1:8 , Now we beseech you brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiac) , and by our gathering together unto him that ye be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter as far from us as that the day of Christ is at hand Let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of Sin be revealed the Son of perdition (Antichrist) , Who Opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God Shewing himself that he is God Remember ye not that When i (Elohim) , was yet with you I Told ye these things (Book of Daniel concerning The Antichrist) , And now ye know what with holdeth that he might be revealed in his time for the mystery of iniquity doth already work ; Only he whom now letteth will let , until he be taken out of the way and then shall that wicked be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the Brightness of his coming

    Revelation 20:10 , And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast (Antichrist) And the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever

    Isaiah 14:22:25 , For i will Rise up againts them saith the Lord of hosts and cut of from babylon the name and remnant and son and nephew saith the Lord . I will also make it a possession for the bittern and pools of water and i will sweep it with the besom of destruction saith the Lord of hosts , The Lord of hosts hath sworn saying Surely as i have thought so shall it come to pass and as i have purposed so shall it stand That i will break>>(Destroy) the Assyrian (Antichrist) , in my Land

    (Israel _Jerusalem) , and upon my mountains tread him under foot then shall his yoke depart from of them and his burden depart from of there shoulders

    For Israel will be saved saith the Lord behold and see that the enemy (Muslims are in your camp they are heathen)

    But behold i am for you (Jews) says the Lord , Ezekiel 36:1:11

    G-D bless the nation of Yerushalaim _Yisrael) , For he our God is the God of the Jews & Christians , He cannot allow that Evil will Prevail

    For those whom hate Israel hate me says the Lord

    Numbers 10:35:36 , And it came to pass when the Ark set forward that Moses said , Rise up Lord , And let thine enemies be scatterd and let them that hate thee flee before thee and when it rested he said , Return , O Lord , unto the many thousands of Israel (Jews)

    Deuteronomy 7:13:15 , And he will Love thee (Jews) , and bless thee and multiply thee he will also bless the fruit of the womb and the fruit of thy land (Israel -Jerusalem) , thy corn
    and thy wine and thine oil the increase of thy kine and the flocks of thy sheep in the land (Israel-Jerusalem) , which h sware unto thy fathers to give thee thou shalt be blessed above all people ‘ there shall not be male or female barren among you or among your cattle and the Lord will take away
    from thee all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt which thou knowest upon thee but will lay them upon all them that hate thee
    ____________________
    Psalm 24
    The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof the world and they that dwell therein for he hath founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord or whom shall stand in his holy place he that hath clean hands and a pure heart who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity nor sworn deceitfully he shall receive the blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation
    this is the generation of them that seek him that seek thy face , O Jacob Selah Lift up your heads O ye gates
    and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in , Who is this King of Glory
    The Lord strong and mighty the Lord mighty in Battle Lift up your heads O ye gates even lift them up
    ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in who is this King of Glory The Lords of Hosts he is the King of Glory

    Isaiah 54:13:14
    And all thy Children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of thy Children in righteousness
    shalt thou be established thou shalt be far from oppression for thou shalt not fear and from terror for it shall
    not come near thee

    Isaiah 54:17
    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper and evry tongue that shall rise against thee in Judgement thou shalt condemn this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness
    is of me saith the Lord

    Deuteronomy 20:2:4
    And it shall be when ye are come nigh unto the battle that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people and shall say unto them hear O Israel ye approach this day unto battle againts your enemies
    Let not your hearts faint fear not and do not tremble neither be ye terrified because of them for the Lord
    Your God is he that goeth with you to fight for you against you enemies to save you

    Isaiah 41:10:16
    Fear thou not for i am with thee be not dismayed for i am thy God i will strengeth thee yea i will help thee
    yea i will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness behold all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded they shall be as nothing and they that strive with thee shall perish
    thou shalt seek them and shalt not find them even them that contended with thee they that war against thee
    shall be as nothing and as a thing of nought for i the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee fear not i will help thee fear not thou worm Jacob and ye men of Israel i will help thee saith the Lord and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel behold i will make thee a new sharp treshing instrument having teeth thou
    shalt tresh the mountaints and beat them small and shalt make the hills as a chaff thou shalt fan them
    and the wind shall carry them away and the whirlwind shall scatter them and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord
    and shalt Glory in the Holy One of Israel

    Isaiah 42:13:14
    The Lord shall go forth as a migthy man he shall stir up Jealousy like a man of war he shall cry yea and roar he shall prevail againts his enemies i have long time holden my peace i have been still and refrained myself
    now will i cry like a travailing woman i will destroy and devour at once

    Isaiah 43:15
    I am the Lord your Holy One the Creator of Israel your King

    Isaiah 43:1
    But now thus saith the Lord that created thee O Jacob and he that formed thee O Israel fear not for i have Redeemed thee i have called thee by thy name thou art mine

    Isaiah 44:6
    Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel and his redeemer the Lord of Hosts I am the first and I am the last
    and beside me there is no God

    Isaiah 46:10
    Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done
    Saying my councel shall stand and i will do all my pleasure

    Isaiah 46:13
    I bring near my righteousness it shall not be far off and my salvation shall not tarry and i will place
    salvation in Zion for Israel my Glory

  • Leo Watson
    Posted at 09:57h, 12 June

    Joel,
    Several points and comments, first thanks for an excellent presentation. Of course this was only an hour so much could not be covered.
    As was alluded to above, don’t waste your time on White(referred to as right), his position is obviously flawed even to people who have other views on why the antichrist will be of Jewish descent. I say Jewish decent because there are positions which believe that the antichrist will be of Jewish descent, but not be Jewish at this time. Possible someone from one of the tribes carried off to Assyria in the 7th century BC(including the tribe of Dan).
    I have only recently begun watching a number of ministries on You-tube and their websites, so I have not seen your position on Bill Salas’s theory of the Psalm 83 war. Such a war would be in line with your position on a Muslim antichrist and would provide a reason for the declaration in Ezekiel 38 that the King of the North and his confederates are coming down to take a spoil.
    Do you have any inkling of a time frame for all this to occur or do you wisely abstain from such declarations?
    Interestingly enough one of the strongest arguments for a Gentile antichrist is that the covenant is described as being a covenant with Death and Hell which God annuls. The Messiah rescues Israel from the results. Michael Heiser describes Death and Hell following after as being a couple of the baal gods which would of course be consistent with Islam.
    Interestingly we will see scripture fulfilled after September 23, 2017, when many people will say “Where is the promise of His coming? All things remain the same since the fathers died.”

    Thanks again for listening to this old man, Keep up the good work.
    Leo Watson

  • Kaye Montell
    Posted at 06:11h, 13 June

    Joel do you disagree that Jews like George Soros are not a good fit for the antichrist? He is the leader of this one world order thing and goes against everything christian that there is . I usually agree with your teachings. It is my understanding that Christ came for the line of Seth and evil came from the line of Cain I see the Soros of the world being from Cain and therefore a good possibility as the line for the antichrist. I definitely agree with all that you have said about Islam and there part in the end times, but for what it’s worth I see some Jews today such as the Hollywood elite and George Soros as leading the way for the antichrist. Having said all that I think this Pope is the false prophet and we all need to buckle up because trouble is brewing, I just hope there is a rapture cause I don’t want to go thru all that!
    Thx Kaye

  • Gina
    Posted at 18:05h, 26 August

    The Bible teaches that the Antichrist will not honor the God of his fathers. Clearly, this plainly evidences that the Antichrist will then have to be Jewish!

    Daniel 11:37-38, “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” If the Antichrist’s fathers were Jewish fathers, then obviously he must be Jewish as well.

    Only a Jewish man from the Aaronic Priesthood, a Levitical Priest, and has to be in the Lineage off King David, can be the High Priest that perform the sacrifices, the Jews are rebuilding the 3rd temple. They will no allow an Assyrian to be the Priest. It’s that simple.

  • Joel
    Posted at 04:37h, 27 August

    The phrase in Hebrew is simply “elohim ab.” This can be translated variously as, “the God of our fathers”, “the God of the fathers” etc. Of course by fathers, it is referring to Abraham, Issac and Jacob. It is simply referring to the God of the Bible. The Antichrist will show no regard for the God of Israel. So in no way does it mean or prove that he is Jewish. Quite to the contrary, it could just as easily apply to an Ishmaelite (a child of Abraham), or really anyone for that matter. The point is simply that he will deny the father and the son. There are far too many other passages that prove he is not Jewish. We must interpret the Bible through the full counsel of Scripture, and not merely through a misinterpretation of a single passage.

  • alexander
    Posted at 22:33h, 19 October

    Dear Gina in no way it is possible that a Jew would be the antichrist , Simple reasons are that in the old testament it is clearly to read that he is coming from
    Turkey . Why because only of two simple names Meshech and Tubal , These two names of City’s Revere to Turkey
    As well you can read in the old testament that he come’s from the east north Quarters , Which Revere as well Turkey as well the Bible says in the old testament that he will go all the way up from the Euprates River into egypt all the way up to the Jordan River in to the Holyland of God as well the Bible says which nations shall follow him which are today unfurtunaly are all Islamic nations
    Try reading the Old testament were the Line of Arabs come from and read it clearly were the Antichrist come’s from
    Yes Possible answer is Turkey because Mesech and Tubal are old names of City’s in Turkey ,
    Also ask yourself a Question ? , why Islamic Prophecy’s (Sahih Bukhari) are Concocted Twisted versions which Line’s Specificly in with the Bible ,
    But Twisted the words of the Bible ‘ which means that Muslims have being set up to follow the Antichrist and their false Jesus whom pray’s behind the Mahdi , My Recommendation to you Gina is buy a book from Joel Richardson the Islamic Antichrist as well or book called the Islamic beast ftrom Joel
    and a book Called (God’s war on Terror) , Written by walid shoebat and Joel Richardson
    These books give you great detail . because to give all Reverences from the Bible for you is much so its better that you read these books than that i instead write here for you a wash list of Prophecy one is already in the Picture what you can see above if that is not clear for you or anyone

    Because the Verses what you use of Daniel 11:37-38 , You need to ask yourself a Question and that question is whom has no Regards of the God of The Bible and whom has no Regards of Women these days whom is Treating women like Filth ? , Ask yourselves that question as well ask yourselves a question whom is beheading whom these days ? , Are Jews beheading Christians ? , or Are The Muslims doing That , and than i am speaking not about the Moderate Muslims but those Muslims whom follow Islam to the Letter of the Quran and Sahih Bukhari (Hadith Sunna’s)
    Because yes its a Terrorist manuscript and according to islam Taqyyia is allowed (Concealing Islam) Lying to the kuffar (Infidel) Non Muslims
    Do i hate Muslims no not at all but when you ask them questions about the Quran or Sahih Bukhari they start Lying i have Experienced it myself
    For yes indeed out of islam the Antichrist shall Arise , Only because the Bible says so , So study Please Gina or any good Berean ? 🙂

  • WILLIAM KENNIDY DA LUZ
    Posted at 02:47h, 09 August

    Queria muito esse episódio #71 com legenda. Sou do Brasil e não falo inglês 🙁
    Tem algum livro seu em português que fala do porque o anticristo não ser um judeu?

    I really wanted this episode # 71 with subtitles. I’m from Brazil and I don’t speak English 🙁
    Is there any book in Portuguese that talks about why the antichrist is not a Jew?

  • William
    Posted at 02:54h, 09 August

    I really wanted this episode #71 with subtitles. I’m from Brazil and i don’t speak english 🙁
    Is there any book in portuguese that talks about why the antichrist not a jew?

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