Babylon (Middle-east Islam)
The satanic system of Babylon in the last days in middle-eastern Islam. It is divided between the Sunnis (beast of the sea), the Shia (beast of the earth), and the Wahhabis (the whore that rides the beast of the sea).
The Wahhabis believe Allah has a physical body and sits on a throne, and is a unique unity. They insist on hatred and violence toward Muslims and non-Muslims who disagree with them. The House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia, funds the indoctrination of other Muslims into this sect. They would like to remain wealthy and in power, and do not ascribe to the end-time eschatology of the Shia. The bordering countries of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates are also Wahhabi.
The Shia, predominant in Iran with large populations in Iraq and Afghanistan, believe the descendants of Mohammed (religious leaders called Imams) have special political and religious power over the people. They believe they must create world-wide chaos before their savior, the Mahdi (12th Imam) will return to rule the world.
The Sunnis believe Mohammed's generals and their descendants power over the people. They also believe Allah does not resemble his creation in any way, and to imagine him in a form is idolatry. Yet they pray to saints to aid their prayers, which the Wahhabis consider idolatry. The Sunni sect is the largest with dozens of national adherents.
There are many other sects and beliefs, but these are the main sects of Islam.
Beast of the Sea (Sunni Confederation)
And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1)
Normal animals are usually called "beasts of the field". The phrase "sand of the sea" is used throughout the Bible to describe an innumerable multitude. This beast is comprised of people. It is very similar to the dragon described in the previous chapter, with a difference in the number of crowns. With the dragon, the crowns were worn by each empire. With the beast of the sea, the crowns equal the number of leaders (horns).
And the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.(Revelation 13:2)
This particular beast is a Frankenstein of empires first introduced in Daniel 7. These empires persecuted the Jews prior to the rebirth of the nation of Israel: lion of England, bear of Russia, and the leopard (panther) of Germany. Each of these countries is still involved and aiding the Muslim Beast, and each has a large population of Muslims.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like to the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:3-8)
All Muslim countries have a large Sunni population except for Iran (Shia) and Saudi Arabia (Wahhabi). The "little horn" with the blasphemous mouth, arises from the large sea of Muslims.
Muqtada Al-Sadir from Iraq descended from Mohammad and leads the Mahdi Army of black flags while keeping connections with his father's social services network throughout Iraq; a combination of combat and compassion which has done well for Hezbollah and Hamas. He is currently a Shia cleric studying in Iran to become an ayatollah (which is usually a twelve year process). Osama ben Laden was/is a Sunni from Saudi Arabia who located his base, Al Qaeda, in Afghanistan. If he is still alive, he might be considered a candidate for Antichrist because he has great wealth and has had many victorious battles against infidels.
Beast of the Earth (Shia Confederation)
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
Lamb is arnion meaning lambkin or young lamb or ram. The horn in Afghanistan was/is Osama ben Laden, though he is Sunni; it's possible a Shia could take his place. The horn in Iran is Achmajinedab.
And he excercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.(Revelation 13:12-14)
If the seventh head of the beast of the sea was the Ottoman empire which was dissected at the end of WWI, yet survived and revived; and this lamb-like beast with two horns comes afterward, it is within the ancient Ottoman empire. These Muslims would deceive with miracles and wonders and their "fire"-power (nukes) and make an image to the beast. They will initiate a new holocaust.
Revived Medes and Persians (Afghanistan and Iran)
The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.(Daniel 8:20)
Japheth's son, Madai (hence Medes), occupied the lands now known as Afghanistan. In the third and second centuries BC, the Parthians, a nomadic Iranian people, arrived in ancient Afghanistan. The Parthians established control in most of what is Iran as early as the middle of the 3rd century BC; about 100 years later another Indo-European group from the north - the Tocharian Kushans (a subgroup of the tribe called the Yuezhi by the Chinese) - entered the region that is now Afghanistan and established an empire lasting almost four centuries. There remains a strong Shia dominance in central Afghanistan, urban centers and the Herat province.
Iran has the largest Shia population. Central Afghanistan and eastern Iraq also have large Shia populations. The United Arab Emirates and Yemen have small Shia populations.
And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six. (Revelation 13:15-18)
Iran is working on creating a new Islamic currency.
The Whore (Wahhabi Confederation)
Countries with large Wahhabi populations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates. The heart of Wahhabism is the Kaaba in Mecca, and its economic capital is the port city of Jeddah 45 miles away. Together, Mecca and Jeddah and the house of Saud are well described in Revelation 18.
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