What’s the next big prophetic event to happen according to Bible ?

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Some say it’s the rapture of the church. Others say it’s revelation of the Antichrist. Some believers expect a peace treaty between Israel and surrounding Arab nations. But what does Bible really say about this ?

Let’s have a look ! God’s word is the authority.

I have always been fascinated by End time prophecies. The book of revelation says that the Testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy. So we should give that respect to Bible prophecy. Jesus wants his church to know everything the Bible has to say. EVERYTHING. Not just the Gospel. In fact all prophecies in the Bible are ultimately about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was blown away when I realised the fact that almost 30 % of Bible consists of Prophecies, both fulfilled and unfulfilled. Let’s return to the topic.

We believers know the truth that the return of our Lord is near. But the church is still sleeping. Many of the so called Christians aren’t even bothered about the Return of Jesus and it is really a sad thing. When we study about the first century Church, that eschatological urgency could be seen in their lives. They expected the Lord’s return in their life time. That prompted them to gave their lives for faith in Yeshua.

I believe that we are living in the last days. We are going to see Jesus coming with the clouds of heaven. What a glorious event that will be ! HALLELUJAH !

In the book of Daniel chapter 8 we see a vision God gave to him during the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar.

And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. 

Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
Daniel:8-2,3 KJV

Here while Daniel was in Shushan which is in the province of Elam (Modern day Iran) he saw a Ram having two horns. One was higher that the other. Higher one came up last.

The Ram pushed westward, southward and northward and no animal could withstand him. The Ram did according to his will and it became great.

And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 
And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.  And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
Daniel 8:5-7 KJV

Suddenly Daniel was shown a Male Goat coming from west. It rushed so fast towards the Ram without touching the ground. Goat had only one horn compared to Ram which had two. The Goat attacked the Ram with furious power. It broke the two horns of Ram and trampled him to the ground. No one could rescue the Ram from the Goat.

Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.  And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.  And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Daniel 8:8-10 KJV

After the victory, the Goat became so great. But at the height of this victory the large horn was broken. In the place of it four notable horns came up towards four winds of heaven. Out of one of them came a “little horn” which grew exceedingly great even towards the Glorious land, which we know that is Israel. The little horn didn’t stop there. He grew up to the host of heaven and cast down some of stars to the ground.

Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.  And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Daniel 8:11-12 KJV

He exalted himself and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away. This little horn has an army by which he will accomplish this. He cast truth to the ground and he prospered.

This is the summary of vision Daniel saw. What’s the meaning of this? Thankfully God has the meaning for this in the same chapter.

So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.  Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.  And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
Daniel 8:17-19 KJV

The first thing Gabriel told Daniel was that the vision is for the “time of the end”. This will be fulfilled in the “latter time of the indignation”.

The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Daniel 8- 19,20.

So we now have the understanding of what really Ram and Goat indicate . Ram with two horns are Kings of Media and Persia  (Modern day Iran) and the Goat is the King of Greece (Yavan, which is modern day Turkey, not the Greece of today). The Great Horn between the eyes of Goat is the first King (Leader).

Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Daniel 8-22,23,24.

Here that Great Horn of Goat is “broken” and in its place four new horns came up. But it won’t have the same power. After this out of one of this region, a ” King of fierce countenance ” will come. He understands ” dark sentences “. His power will be unprecedented. Its Satan himself who will be giving power to this king. He shall destroy wonderfully. In other words, He will be a man of destruction. He will destroy mighty and “Holy people”.

The ”Dark sentences’ could mean the Quran. Quran contains at least 109 verses encouraging violence against Jews and Christians. ”Holy People” are Jews and Christians, the Children of God. ”King of fierce Countenance” is the Antichrist himself.

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Daniel 8:25-

He shall again magnify himself. He will destroy many by “peace”. He will fight against “Prince of princes” who is Jesus Christ. And finally he will be destroyed by God himself.

This is the summary of the vision. Many Bible prophecy experts claim that this prophecy is already fulfilled when Grecian empire under Alexander conquered Persia. But the scripture again and again says that the vision is for LAST DAYS. Alexander conquered Persia before Christ’s birth. Then how can this event be linked to end days ? Did the world end just after Alexander ‘s victory ? NOT AT ALL !!

So Daniel 8 war is NOT a past event. It will be fulfilled very soon. This war which culminates in a Turkish victory over Iran will mark the arrival of the Antichrist.

In Short,

1. Iran will attack nations West, North and south and no power will be able to stop them UNTIL Turkey counter attacks.

2. Turkey will come without touching the ground (using their airforce ?) and defeats Iran. Iran won’t be able to stand against Turkey as it’s the second biggest military force in NATO after US.

3. Turkey becomes very great (could be because of the praises of the world for saving the region from Iranian aggression ? )

4. At the height of their victory, the King or leader who will lead the attack will be either thrown out of power or killed. Bible says that the horn is “broken”.

5. Then the region (ancient assyria) will be divided into 4 parts, out of which the Antichrist arises.

6. This little horn or antichrist will destroy many by peace( How many times you have heard that Islam means peace ?). He will be Islamic without a doubt.

So what we really need to watch is the coming Iranian- Turkish war. This war will bring the Antichrist on to the world stage. We need to watch and Pray as Jesus commanded. Mark Davidson in his book ” Daniel Revisited ” has written extensively on this subject. I recommend everyone of you to read that book.

Blessings !

2 thoughts on “What’s the next big prophetic event to happen according to Bible ?

  1. Chris DaBaldo

    Good work!
    I too believe the antichrist is gonna be from the middle eastern stage

    Jesus says the book of Revelation carries a special blessing for all who read it and study . I think that is definitely worth reminding as many people as possible
    Good work my brother
    Hope to meet you someday in paradise !

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  2. Gentiles were warned by Paul ….the end will not come until….FIRST, there come a falling away. This is Paul giving a prophecy to the gentile church. The gentile church did not grow up under the prophets and were not taught Israelite tradition or law days of remembrance. Salvation was always meant to come through Jesus Christ and never the keeping of days and laws. First the falling away, then the man of sin be revealed, that Christ will destroy with the brightness of his coming. Gentiles that sleep will awaken at his coming a come forth with the 12 and the Israelite that slept in Christ. As well the ones who did not sleep will be changed and all will be caught up to meet him in the air to be with him for ever. This is the end of the story that is preached to the gentile. To be with him forever. All other information about the coming kingdom, will have to come from the other 11. We will be a part of it, but that message went to Israel. We are going to heaven. Israel know the details and where heaven is going to be.

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