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Irrefutable Proof the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be Jewish Not a Muslim
Dr. Allen Barber
January 24, 2012

15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. 16 This is according to all that you asked of the Lord your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, lest I die.' 17 "And the Lord said to me, 'They have spoken well. 18 'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19'And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 NASB

18 "But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 "Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. 22 "Moses said, 'The Lord God shall raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed in everything He says to you. 23'And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.' 24 "And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25 "It is you who are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' 26 "For you first, God raised up His Servant, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."

Acts 3:18-4:1 NASB

1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. 2 He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. 3 For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. 5 Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; 6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

Hebrews 3:1-6 NASB

1 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" 20 And he confessed, and did not deny, and he confessed, "I am not the Christ." 21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No." 22 They said then to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?" 23 He said, "I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said." 24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said to him, "Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

John 1:19-26 NASB

40 Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet." 41 Others were saying, "This is the Christ." Still others were saying, "Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He? 42 "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

John 7:40-42 NASB

I wrote this a couple of years ago, but given all the attention recently to the so-called Muslim Antichrist, the article is  timely.

It is easy to get caught-up in current events and attempt to link those as fulfilling the prophetic Scriptures concerning the Antichrist and the False Prophet. This is the error of all of the three major prophetic programs of man - historicism, preterism and futurism. Historicism depends on current and past world events as fulfilling the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. They look at history first to prove the prophetic Scriptures have been largely fulfilled in past generations. The error is that history becomes the source of their revelation instead of the Scriptures being the primary source. We are to seek the revelation of the Scriptures first to see if there is any fulfillment not history. Of course, having debated historicists, they will argue that they are using the revelation of the Scriptures to prove fulfillment. Some of their arguments are convincing and in some cases they are right. Preterism, which is gaining in popularity, believes the prophecies of Daniel, the Lord's Olivet Discourse and Revelation have all been fulfilled in the first century A.D. with the exception of the Second Coming. In my opinion,it is the worst of the three theories and is easily debunked. Futurists believe the prophecies of Daniel, the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24; Mark 13; and Luke 17 and 21), and Revelation are still yet to be fulfilled. They do not believe the Seal Judgments of Revelation can be opened until the seven-year tribulation begins. However, there is ample evidence the first five Seals have been opened for some time. I would tend to agree with futurism but with major exceptions.

Prophetic scholars looking for signs or evidence of the last days see the global rise of Islam and the parallel prophecy of the 12th Imam with those of the biblical Antichrist and conclude the Antichrist will be a Muslim. This is the error of all man-made prophetic doctrines as described in the preceding paragraphs. We must not be guilty of revelation by association, but look always to the Scriptures for our revelation.  If what is happening in the world does not line-up with the Scriptures, then we are to reject the temptation to force a prophecy upon Sola Scriptura.

Now lets address each of the above Scriptures and see if there is any evidence for a Muslim Antichrist.

The first passage in Deuteronomy 18 is a prophecy from Moses that God will raise-up from among the Hebrews, a prophet like him. What did he mean by "like him?" Moses was the only Old Testament prophet whom God knew face-to-face, that is, God conversed with Moses directly not through some other prophet or angel. Moses was a type of Christ in that he was a mediator between God and the Hebrews.  The God who knew Moses face-to-face was none other than Jesus (see John 5:46). Now, it is clear from the New Covenant this prophet was not Moses successor, Joshua, but the Lord Jesus. The Jews, however, are still looking for "the prophet" to come and deliver them from the Gentiles and setup the kingdom for Israel.  Notice in Verse 26 Moses is speaking as though the prophecy had already been fulfilled in the crucifixion and resurrection of Messiah Jesus.  The point is, this prophet will come from the Hebrew race not the Arab or Muslim races.

The second passage in Acts 3 is part of the sermon Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost in which he quotes from Deuteronomy 18. Thus he confirms that Jesus is that prophet the Jews were looking for yet missed due to the false teaching of the Kabbalistic Talmudic Pharisees and are still as blind to this very day.

The third passage in Hebrews 3 compares the person and ministry of Moses to Jesus. When he says that Jesus was superior to Moses, he was telling the Jews that Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures concerning the Messiah and the Prophet. Christ Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant and did away with it which the book of Hebrews addresses in detail - something Zionist Christians fail to understand. The Antichrist and the False Prophet are going to be copy cats of both offices of ancient Israel concerning the future fulfillment of prophet and Messiah, that is, Satan via the Antichrist and the False Prophet will deceive the Jews in believing they are the fulfillment of their Scriptures. There will be many professing Christians deceived as well. The whole world will follow these two end- time evil personages for a brief time (42 months) - those whose names are not written in the Lambs Book of Life.

The fourth passage in John 1 describes the ministry of John the Baptist (John is not the forerunner of the Baptists denomination; the Baptist come from the Anabaptists who were never part of the Catholic Church; John was called the baptizer because he immersed his converts in water). The common people thought John was either the Prophet or the Messiah. Notice in Verse 25 they made a distinction among Elijah, the Christ (Messiah) and the Prophet. Elijah is the same as the Prophet for the Orthodox Jews believe before Messiah comes the Prophet (Elijah) will precede Him (See Malachi 4:5-6). You don't hear any teaching on the coming prophet in advance of the Messiah. Of course Christians are not looking for either a prophet or Antichrist figure to fulfill the Old Testament Scriptures, rather we look for a savior, Jesus Christ, who will appear in the last days on the posttrib Day of the Lord which my new book on prophecy deals with in great detail. We know there is coming an Antichrist and False Prophet from among the apostate Jews that will deceive the world world into following and worshiping them as God. We are not deceived for Jesus has told us in advance what to expect (See Matthew 24 and 25).

The last passage in John 7 is from Jesus teaching during the Feast of Tabernacles (the Feast of the Lord, not Israel, that I believe the Lord will return at some future time). Notice after hearing Him, the people ask again, "Is this not the Prophet or the Messiah?"  However, the most important question they ask regarding the ethnicity of the Messiah is that He MUST BE THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID and be born in Bethlehem.  Jesus was of the offspring of David and was born in Bethlehem; therefore, He fulfilled that Scripture. The main point is that the Jews are still looking for the Messiah and the Prophet to come from AMONG THEM!  These five passages of Scripture prove without question the Jews are not going to fall for a Muslim Messiah or Prophet, particularly the Orthodox Jews. They will search the genealogy of the one who claims to be the Messiah and if he is not a Jew having been born in Bethelem, THEY WILL REJECT HIM! 

So how do these passages line-up with Joel Richardson's teaching that the Antichrist will be a Muslim? THEY REFUTE HIS TEACHING!  In addition, the teaching on the coming Prophet to precede the Messiah is ignored in all prophetic teaching today.  Now, we know that the Prophet  Elijah is not going to come back in advance of the Lord's Second Coming for Jesus told the disciples that John the Baptist fulfilled Malachi 4 (See Matthew 17:9-13). However, the Orthodox Jews (the Rabbinate) are looking for both the Prophet and the Messiah to appear in the last days  from among THEM NOT THE MUSLIMS.

Contrary to what is popular, we must stand with the Word of God and not be deceived by a teaching that does not line-up with the Scriptures. Joel Richardson is a good man and a devout Christian, but he should know better than to teach the saints to expect a Muslim Antichrist. Read the Noahite Laws and the Kabbala and you will discover they are just as Anti-Christian as Islamic doctrine that calls for be-headings as the instrument of punishment and death. Put the words, Kabbala and Noahite Laws in your browser and notice there is an abundance of material on both subjects. However, be careful that you read them from the Christian viewpoint not the Jewish perspective.  

I assume you know that under George H. W. Bush, the U.S. Congress made the Seven Noahite Laws, the law of the land in the United States. Why would Congress do that?  Because of the strong Jewish lobby. Secondly, and  more importantly, it prepares the United States to accept  or submit to the rule of the Antichrist on his rise to power.