Christian Persecution Update

Why Christians Are Disappearing From the Middle East. “We hate Christians because they’re infidels. It’s our law. It’s our religion to wage jihad until the whole world is subjugated.”

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth (5) seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were beheaded for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Commentary; This verse specifically identifies the ‘Tribulation Saints.’ These are the people who became Christians during the tribulation and DID NOT worship the beast, or his image, or take his ‘mark, number or name.’ As a result of defying the Beast / Antichrist’s authority and NOT worshiping him, they are beheaded. They lose their necks, but gain eternity with Christ. Saudi Arabia is the ONLY country in the world that uses beheading for corporal punishment and is used against people for proselytizing against Islam. Islam, ‘those who worship the dragon and the beast.’

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:9-14). SIX ‘6’ verses.

Seven (7) verses of the evil Beast / Antichrist (6) who martyrs the Christian Saints, during the coming seven (7) year Tribulation and Great Tribulation:

Matthew 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Seven-fold Reference of White Raiment/Robes/Linen to Righteousness:

  1. “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Rev. 3:4-5). (Emphasis added).
  2. “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Rev. 3:18). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” (Rev. 4:4) (Emphasis added).
  4. …: ”And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that sould be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” (Rev. 6:11). (Emphasis added).
  5. …” After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; … And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev. 7:9, 13, 14). (Emphasis added).
  6. … “And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.” (Rev. 15:6). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” (Rev. 19:7-8). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: In John’s Revelation of Jesus Christ, white rainment, linens or robes are used as metaphors for having, and describing the righteousness of Christ. Who are these people that are described as having white raiment, linens or robes? Rev. 3:4-5 indicates that they are overcomers (those who remain faithful to Christ until the end of their lives). Rev. 4:4 indicates that they are the 24 crowned elders around the throne of God. These crowned elders represent a select group of redeemed saints from throughout the ages (they are not angels) and are part of God’s divine council of government. The number twelve (12) denotes a divinely constituted organization either in heaven or on earth. The number twenty-four (24) denontes God’s abundant (doubled) organizational arrangement (12×2). The verses surrounding Rev. 6:11 indicate that these people who received white robes and were told to wait a little longer are the “Tribulation Saints martryed/beheaded for their belief and witness to Christ.” (Rev. 15:6) indicates these are the “righteous seven angels who pour out God’s wrath in the seven last vial plagues.” (Rev. 19:7-8) clearly indicates this group of people is the “Bride (church) of the Lamb”, which his redeemed people from the past, present and near future (until the Tribulation). As the Bible indicates in the above verses, white rainment indicates righteousness of both saints and angels as given to them by Christ.

Seven-fold Reference to the Book of Life:

  1. “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out him name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Rev. 3:5). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And all that dwell upon 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.” (Rev. 13:8). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And the beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” (Rev. 17:8). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things were written in the books, according to their works.” (Rev. 20:12). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And whosover was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev. 20:15). (Emphasis added).
  6. “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsover worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Rev. 21:27). (Emphasis added).
  7. “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”  (Rev. 22:19). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: Somehow, God has a way or a system, that accounts for the actions of men, their behaviors, their works and whether or not they accepted Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins by the shedding of his blood and his resurrection. These things are kept or accounted for in what appears to be a book of ledgers (using an accounting term). Verse 21:27 is very explicit in stating that this book belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ). He is able to account for his own people, whose names are in his book. Conversely, if someone’s name is not in the book, he doesn’t know them (or, they never accepted his offer of salvation). If a person’s name is found in the book, then Jesus confirms to the Father “confess his name before my Father” that this person belongs to him. Those not found recorded in the book of life are lost and thus cast into the lake of fire. Just as a ship has a log or an accounting of every passenger who has paid, and is allowed on the ship, anyone found that is not on the log is cast away. In regards to Jesus Christ, he has already paid for us to be in his book of life and we accepted his ticket.

Seven-fold Acknowledgement of the Tribulation Saints (Martyrs):

  1. … “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.“ (Rev. 6:9-11). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.“ (Rev. 12:11). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And he had power to give life unto 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.” (Rev. 13:15). (Emphasis added).
  4. “ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Rev. 14:12-13). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, having the harps of God.“ (Rev. 15:2). (Emphasis added).
  6. “For true and righteous are his judgements: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.“  (Rev. 19:2). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.“ (Rev. 20:4). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the Tribulation Saints are those people that become Christians during the period of the Antichrist’s reign on earth, over the seven (7) year period. How do they become Saints in the eyes of Christ? They believe in and accept Christ as their Savior and for the forgiveness of their sins. They do NOT take the mark of the beast or the antichrist. They do NOT worship the beast/antichrist. They do NOT worship his image. They DO witness to the word of God and Jesus. They ARE martryed by beheading for believing in Jesus and witnessing for Him. They DO share in many of blessings and rewards that are also awarded to Christians from the Church Age (at the Rapture/Harpazo and Bema Seat Judgement). There is a very clear distinction between Christians redeemed by Christ prior to the Tribulation period, and those Christians redeemed during the Tribulation period. It is clear that they have to come to a saving grace knowledge of Jesus Christ, withstood the best efforts of Satan/Antichrist/False Prophet to thwart their salvation, and are beheaded for their belief and witnessing in Jesus Christ.

Why Christians Are Disappearing From the Middle East. “We hate Christians because they’re infidels. It’s our law. It’s our religion to wage jihad until the whole world is subjugated.”


“Dozens of Christians are massacred … macheted to death, locked in their churches and burned alive.”

Raymond Ibrahim, author of the new book “Defenders of the West,” has been tracking persecution of Christians in Muslim-majority countries for decades—from Nigeria to Iran. He says this pattern has become so routine, widespread, and violent that it constitutes what he calls a “drip genocide.”

Ibrahim discusses the history of Christians in the Middle East, growing anti-Christian sentiment in the West, and the false narratives perpetuated by much of the media, academia, Hollywood, and international organizations, such as the United Nations.

“Christian women who fled from Muslim countries and went to some European nation and they were granted asylum … and now at work, they get fired because their little cross, for example, shows,” says Ibrahim. “Whether it’s Islamic radicalization, or extremism, or whether it’s, you know, this militant leftism … Christians have quickly fallen out of favor.”

 Below is a rush transcript of this American Thought Leaders episode from Nov 19, 2022. This transcript may not be in its final form and may be updated.

 Jan Jekielek:
Raymond Ibrahim, such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders.

Raymond Ibrahim:
Thank you for having me, Jan. Good to be with you.

Mr. Jekielek:
We’re going to talk about Christian persecution in the Middle East and beyond that even today. You’re an expert on such things. I want to congratulate you on your new book, Defenders of the West.

Frankly, I was surprised to find one defender of the West, Jan Sobieski or John Sobieski III, John Sobieski III, seem absent, kind of very, very strangely, given that he led the Polish and Lithuanian forces at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, which was certainly a very massive defense of the West. Maybe I’ll just get you to start there because that’s a little bit of my Polish history.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Sure, Jan. No, that makes perfect sense. He completely and totally fits into… He has a place in that book. He should have a place, Defenders of the West: The Christian Heroes Who Stood Against Islam. You can, of course, that’s the subtitle, understand why he definitely belongs in there.


‘7’ Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries:

ISLAM; ‘those who worship the dragon and SOON THE BEAST.’

Revelation 13:2-4

And the beast which I saw was like unto 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. 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 [Satan, Allah, Prince of the Power of the Air] which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast [Antichrist, Man-by-Satan ‘MbS’], saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Emphasis mine. Discernment mine.)

Five (5) references to ‘beast.’ 5 denotes satanic influence over evil men.


I do explain in the introduction. I did not include him because the predecessor book, Sword and Scimitar, that I wrote, Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, which circulates around eight of the most decisive battles between Islam and the West, the first from the year 636, the last, 1683 and even beyond, the Barbary Wars in the United States… Chapter eight, the longest chapter, is dedicated to Jan Sobieski. He gets his place, just not in the new book. In the previous book, he gets it.

Mr. Jekielek:
Well, it looks like I have some more reading to do.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Now you have to read both books.

Mr. Jekielek:
Well, tell me a little bit about how you came to be an expert on this topic that just actually, generally isn’t covered very much.

Mr. Ibrahim:
I think a lot of it has to do with my own personal upbringing, and background, and also my professional academic training. My family hails from Egypt. We’re what’s called Coptic Christians, basically the indigenous inhabitants of Egypt, technically, the descendants of the pharaohs because the Coptic language is still the pharaonic language with a different alphabet, Greek alphabet.

At any rate, after the Islamic conquest… That’s a whole long story we can get into. Of course, Egypt is a Muslim-majority nation now, and the Christians, the Copts, are a minority, but they’re also the largest minority in the entire Middle East of Christians.

My parents left Egypt in part because of the entrenched discrimination. It’s gotten so much worse now. It’s not just discrimination. It’s violence, outright murder, and burning churches, and long lists we can discuss. I was born in the United States. Growing up here, I was aware of what was happening in Egypt to the Copts. I developed a natural interest, obviously, because it’s personally related to me and my family.

I went to college, and I studied history. I focused on the medieval era, also the classics. Victor Davis Hanson was my professor. We’re talking now about a quarter of a century ago. I’m happy to say we’re still friends, and I still see him as a mentor. He wrote a foreword.

Mr. Jekielek:
He wrote the foreword to your book, yeah.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Yeah, wrote the foreword to my last book. That’s great. He was a great professor to have at the time. As you probably know, one of his fields was military history. I also gravitated towards that and my master’s degree. He was the chair of my thesis committee. It was the first battle between Muslims and Christians, the Battle of Yarmuk in the year 636.

I did it for, of course, also linguistic reasons because I was studying Greek and Arabic. Those were the main sources that you needed to know Byzantine Greek and the classics of Arabic. I was able to put together a thesis.

Everything seemed very academic for me until the… I think the same month my thesis was published was 9/11, September 11, 2001. Immediately, what I noticed and what caught my attention when I started reading contemporary sources about Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda, and these groups, which I never really focused on… I was focused on history. What immediately caught my eye was the immense continuity with their own words and their worldview with what I was writing about from almost 14th centuries.

Then to make a long story short, I decided to stay in this, and Victor encouraged me. I came out to D.C., and went to Georgetown University, and studied a little bit there. I was young then. I didn’t realize how politically charged things like the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in Georgetown was.

I actually got A’s, but I also ruffled some feathers amongst my professors who didn’t like my viewpoints, which to me were just being objective. At any rate, I decided to leave Georgetown. I was going to, but then I got an internship at the Library of Congress in the Middle Eastern Division. I mean, the Library of Congress is a great place because it’s the largest repository of books from all around the world.

While I was there, I got Arabic writings from Al-Qaeda that would pass through my hands, and I started reading them, by Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Zawahri. At the time, the narrative that the media, the Western media, was sharing with us… They would tell us that Al Qaeda was angry, and they did 9/11 because… They’d give you a whole list of grievances from supporting Israel to mocking Muḥammad, whatever. It was always a grievance.

They would say, “We’re attacking you because you attacked us.” These were all relayed by CNN and all the big media. They would interview Osama, people like Peter Bergen, and then give you the whole grievance mantra. Then I came across the Arabic writings that were written by Al-Qaeda to fellow Muslims, which most westerners are not, obviously, privy to or were not accessible to them, and they said the exact opposite.

They basically now sounded like ISIS, the Islamic State. They basically said, “Yeah, we tell them about grievances, but we hate them because they’re infidels. It’s our law. It’s our religion to wage jihad until the whole world is subjugated.” That’s a whole other thing we can discuss about doctrine.

I took those Arabic writings and put them together, and it was my first book. It came out in 2007, called the Al Qaeda Reader. Actually, that helped change the narrative and the discussion about what Islamic groups wanted because before then, like I said, everyone was just… We had to rely on CNN telling us why they’re angry.

Back to my original interest, which was my own family and Christians in the Middle East, I fused all that together, and I started focusing on writing about and trying to shed light on the plight of Christian minorities.

Really, the rise of Christian persecution is now in many countries, but still the lion’s share is the Islamic world. It’s probably 80%. If you look at the statistics that come from think tanks, like Open Doors and World Watch List, they rank the 50 (5) worst nations to be a Christian. Habitually, the top 10, or 8 or 9 are Muslim nations.

I started writing about that, and I still do. I wrote a book in 2013, Crucified Again: Exposing (5) Islam’s New War on Christians. What’s interesting, also, at that time, in 2011, I started writing a report for the Gatestone Institute monthly report where I collate and I go through… It’s never major media sources. It could be Arabic sources or alternate media.

I check my sources, and I collate every month all the violence or discrimination that Muslims commit against Christians. I said I’m going to create it and write one report a month. When I did that at the time, I thought, “Well, maybe I’m going to come to a month one day, and there’s just nothing to report.”

It’s been 11 years, and that has never happened. The report gets longer and longer, and it’s one to two dozen anecdotes of violence, murder in the name of Islam vis-a-vis Christians. All of them, if this was the opposite, if it was a Christian or a Westerner doing that to a Muslim, would be all over the news.

In the seventh century, when Islam was born, if you looked at the Christian world, three quarters of it was actually conquered and Islamized until today. When we hear Egypt and Syria, or Libya, North Africa, Morocco, Iraq, Turkey, we forget that in the seventh century, that’s where Christianity was centered. There were five C’s, and Rome was only one of them. You had Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Constantinople. All of those were swallowed up by Islam.

What we’re seeing today happening to Christians, I believe, is just the continuation. St. Augustine comes from Carthage, Tunisia. That was a bastion of Christianity. Christianity has been completely snuffed out there.

In Egypt, you had the Christians, the Copts. They were a very large and powerful population. Now they’ve been reduced to about 10, 15% of the population. We’re still seeing the same kind of shrinkage. I call it the drip-drip genocide because it doesn’t happen overnight.

Mr. Jekielek:
You’ve actually kind of started telling me what my next question is, which is really just, if you could give me kind of a general overview of the state of Christian persecution, again, because it’s just something that most people aren’t generally aware of, right?

Mr. Ibrahim:
Yeah, yeah. I’ll just begin again because we won’t understand the modern idea unless we go to the historical aspects, briefly. As I was saying, in the seventh century, that’s where Christianity was, in what we call MENA, Middle East, North Africa. Seventh century conquest, we know them as the Arab conquest. They come, sweep in.

From the death of the prophet Muhammad in 632, one century later, 732, which is the Battle of Tours, Islam had essentially swept through all of North Africa, from Egypt to Morocco, all of the Middle East proper, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and had conquered Spain, people forget about that, and was now midway into Europe, into France, by Tours. That’s the conquest.

Now when you look what happened to Christians, Islamic law, or sharia, as is known, sharia, is very detailed. It tells you everything, how to treat different peoples. It’s important. Again, this is why I go to history, because sometimes what I’m going to tell you, people will say, “Well, this is doctrinal, abstract, old, musty, scriptural books. People can interpret them any way.”

That’s actually what happened, historically. Basically, the people of the book, as Christians and Jews specifically were called, including in the Quran, had three choices during the conquest: to convert and become like an equal citizen, or to accept what’s called become a dhimmi, which is this technical term, which just basically means you’re a second-class citizen, and you pay tribute, and then there’s a host of discriminatory measures that are leveled against you.

You can’t build a church, for example, or a synagogue. You can’t proselytize. You can’t show your cross in public. If a Muslim wants your seat, you have to get up and give it to him. That was all historical things that happened, okay?

Now you fast forward to today. Believe it or not, many of those elements are still enshrined in various Egyptian… I’m sorry, Islamic countries. Take Egypt, for example. In the Constitution, its second article says that the Constitution traces back and makes use of sharia, Islamic law. You have this situation.

I’m here. I was at a conference, Coptic Solidarity, which is based in D.C. It’s a humanitarian organization which exists to shed light on the plight of the Copts. We’ve been meeting with various senators and so forth. Even they get surprised to hear how bad it is, but because it’s so entrenched, the discrimination, the persecution, it just permeates all of Egyptian society and other Muslim nations in general.

Mr. Jekielek:
Because, essentially, you’re saying it’s doctrinal in many cases.

Mr. Ibrahim:
It’s doctrinal. It gets codified, and it becomes part of the Constitution. I’ll give you one example: churches. According to Islamic teaching, you’re not supposed to build churches. That’s against Islamic teaching. If a church exists, you can let it stay there until it completely crumbles, okay?

In a nation like Egypt, it is pulling teeth for the Copts to try to build one church. I just got statistics recently from an Arabic source. Egypt… The Coptic minority population is anywhere from 10 to 15%, and then the rest are mostly Sunni Muslims. There’s something like half a million mosques, and addresses, and prayer halls for Muslims, okay?

The Copts have 3,000 churches, okay? They should have 50,000 churches, not 3,000. Because of that, the churches are often in someone’s home. It becomes a fire hazard. Last month, 11 churches caught fire.

Mr. Jekielek:
In Egypt.

Mr. Ibrahim:
In Egypt, that it was just faulty wiring. One of them, 40 people were killed, women and children, the priest as well. It’s rather telling and curious that Egypt is also the one nation that’s probably had more churches bombed and burned in the modern era than any nation in the world. The Muslim Brotherhood, in 2012, attacked almost a hundred churches in one week after the ousting of Mursi.

Then when there’s some moderate element in Egypt or another country who does allow the building of a church, then the mob acts up. They’ll bomb the church, Molotov cocktails and things of that nature.

Then, of course, you have the terrorist element. In Egypt, I did the math, and I think something like maybe 10 churches have been bombed by professional terrorists with hundreds of Christians killed. Does that mean every Egyptian is a terrorist? Of course not.

Even the government combats a terrorist, but because it goes back to Islamic law that the infidel, the kafir, as is known in Arabic, is second-class citizen… They should just be grateful that they’re alive. Don’t rock the boat. Don’t try to build churches. Because of that, from top to bottom, all this is ignored. Like I said, it permeates every aspect, every rung of society.

Mr. Jekielek:
It’s very interesting to me because it creates a kind of complex situation. On one hand, the authorities do deal with it to some extent.

Mr. Ibrahim:

Mr. Jekielek:
But you’re saying, but on the other hand, basically, culturally and doctrinally, there’s resistance to that.

Mr. Ibrahim:

Mr. Jekielek:
Sort of, it’s going to push and pull from both sides.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Right. For example, the curriculum. Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran… It comes out in reports from think tanks and NGOs in the West because they do surveys of their curriculum, what they teach their children. They’ll teach them things not unlike what ISIS says, that the non-Muslim is our innate enemy. You can never really befriend them. If you do, it’s for some ulterior motive.

Basically, radical teaching. Children are indoctrinated by it in these Islamic nations, including ones that you would think are moderate, like Indonesia. Same thing happens there. Then they grow up.

In that climate, it’s very hard when that child becomes an adult. Well, it’s ingrained in their head. I’ll leave you with one last example, I think, that’s very pertinent just to show you how ingrained this sort of thing… from Egypt, again.

A child was born, and he was found in the Coptic church, day old. The theory was some Coptic mom had him out of wedlock. Out of shame, she just left him in a church hoping someone would find him. The church entrusted the child to a barren couple, older couple. I think they were at the time 40, 50.

They gave him a name. They baptized him. They raised him. He was their pride and joy for four years. Then the state got wind of it. They actually seized the child from them, gave him a Muslim name, sent him to an orphanage.

You ask why? Well, because when it’s all said and done, Islam teaches that all… It’s called fitra. Every human… When you’re born, you’re actually a Muslim by nature until… unless your parents change you. If they’re your biological parents, that’s fine. In this case, they have to assume he was born a Muslim, so we can’t give him to this family who are Copts.

That’s just one little kind of a heartbreaking example because if you know what orphanages in Egypt are like, it’s not somewhere you want to be. He had a loving family taking care of him. That’s how ingrained these sorts of things are in the entire society and the government, as in this case.

Mr. Jekielek:
There’s typically a distinction made between Islamism, right, which is radical Islam that leads to terrorism and so forth, and Islam. How do you see that distinction?

Mr. Ibrahim:
I believe it’s important to make a distinction. It’s true. I mean, look around you. There is obviously what you would call moderate Muslims. I, for one, don’t think every single Muslim is screaming, “Jihad,” or anything like that. I do believe there is a distinction.

The dishonesty in that paradigm is that it presupposes that true Islam is problem-free. When you dig in the sources as I did, it’s the Tatars, the Mongols, the Turks, the Arabs, the Berbers.

All of them rationalize what they were doing according to these jihadist principles that, “You’re the infidel. You are, by nature, my enemy. I have to fight you. I have to subjugate you.”


‘7’ Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries:

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:9-14). SIX ‘6’ verses.


Now does that mean every single Muslim today thinks that way, wants to do this, et cetera, or Muslims who just interpret the religion any way they want, which you have in all religions. That does-

Mr. Jekielek:

Mr. Ibrahim:
Reformers. Sure, they’re out there. Yeah, there’s room for reform. There’s definitely room for moderate Muslims.

Mr. Jekielek:
I can’t help but think the Crusades, right, are not… I’m sure you get this question a lot, right, that maybe not every religion, but Christianity certainly isn’t, I guess, problem-free when it comes to the general realm of this kind of behavior, right?

Mr. Ibrahim:
Yeah. The fact is the Crusades… Bernard Lewis, the great historian, as he once said, “It was a belated response to the jihad,” because aside from what I mentioned, in the 600s, that’s when that massive jihad takes over most of Christendom. The Crusades began in 1095. You have almost 350, 400 years.

At any rate, right before the Crusades, the Seljuk Turks were running amok in Asia Minor, which is today Turkey. Asia Minor, of course, was one of the oldest Christian regions. It’s where St. Paul sent most of his epistles.

Right before the first Crusade, according to the primary contemporary sources, including Muslim sources, you had anywhere between tens, but at least tens… Possibly hundreds of thousands of Christians were either butchered outright or enslaved in really gruesome ways.

In Armenia alone, in about 1070, you had a thousand churches destroyed in one city, in Ani. One Muslim source says, “I tried to walk after the conquest, and I couldn’t walk because for miles, there were just dead bodies of Christians slaughtered everywhere.”

That was going on right before the first Crusade. The emperor of Constantinople, the Eastern Roman emperor, Alexios… He actually, because of that and the Muslims had reached where he was, called and begged the Western Christians to come.

Of course, today, if you mention historic hostilities between Muslims and Christians, virtually everyone will remember the Crusades, and they’ll bring it out in a vacuum. If you don’t know what happened in the preceding 400 years or the preceding decades under the Seljuks, it will just seem like bunch of European xenophobes trying to colonize the Middle East.

A lot of these men, I discuss them in my book, Defenders of the West. They actually sacrificed so much because a lot of them were nobles, kings, emperors. They would fund this. Some of them would die and lose their kingdoms. Now did they fight cruelly? Were there atrocities? Of course, but it was a tit for tat.

Mr. Jekielek:
What you’re hoping to do is to basically provide the entire context of this, the reality of these terrible times.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Yes. Right, because if you don’t know the history… I think this is by design, what I’m saying now really transcends my particular topic and field of Islam. For example, trying to insist and prove that America’s very racist, right?

Then they’ll talk about the slave trade, which is true, but then they won’t tell you that, well, Europeans… 10 to 15 million were actually enslaved by Muslims, many of them from Africa, okay? They don’t want you to know that something like slave… Slavery, for example, was done by everyone. If anything, probably white slavery of not whites was the least when it came to numbers.

They won’t tell you that it was white Christians and missionaries who actually abolished slavery, whereas it was still going on, for example, in the Islamic world. I think history’s a potent tool. Much is being done to just suppress it, make people ignorant of it, and then present a false history.

Mr. Jekielek:
Let’s go to the present now. What do things look like in the Middle East?

Mr. Ibrahim:
For Christians?

Mr. Jekielek:
For Christians.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Okay. They don’t look good at all. There’s actually been a rise in persecution around the world. Even nations that before were not engaged in this are, such as India. A lot of it is tied up with religious nationalism, so Hindu nationalism in India. Apparently some Buddhists in Myanmar or Burma also are engaged in this.

Like I said, the lion’s share of it comes from the Islamic world. If you look at the top 50 nations, as various human rights organizations have categorized them… I’ve counted the numbers. Something like 38 to 40 will be Muslim nations out of the 50.

Right now, in certain nations in Nigeria, you have what’s been categorized or defined as a genocide against Christians. I follow that. As I was mentioning, I write that Gatestone report every month. Every month in Nigeria, dozens of Christians are massacred, not killed hygienically with a bullet. I mean, they’re just macheted to death, locked in their churches, and burned alive, okay?

That’s just one nation in Nigeria, and that’s not considered the worst. Other nations, it’s the government. In Iran, for example, it’s not so much the people, the Shia Muslim population, that’s extreme. It’s the Islamic Republic of Iran itself, which, if they find Christians, they arrest them. They throw them in jail. Sometimes they disappear. They get killed in jail.

My point is you have it from the terrorists. You have it from the governments. You have it from the populous, the masses. When they hear, for example, a church is being built for whatever reason or even renovated, they go. They riot. They attack. They burn the church. They kill.

One of the sadder things that I’ve been noticing is that Western elements not only don’t acknowledge this, but almost aid and abet it. I’ll just give you one example. We know about the migrant crisis, of course, which really picked up in 2015. You had millions of Muslims just go around Western nations, especially Europe.

Supposedly, the crisis was started by the Islamic State, which is a Sunni organization, so it’s not going to attack or kill Sunni Muslims, okay? What happened is something like 99% of the Muslims that went into Europe and that were accepted without even being vetted were Sunni Muslims who were portrayed as persecuted victims, including in the United States.

Christians who actually were [inaudible 00:25:00] and even Shias who were being attacked were virtually 0.01% of the people that Europe would take in in America. A lot of people thought, “Well, maybe that’s just a coincidence or whatever.”

More and more cases have been coming out where Germany will take in 1.5 million Muslims and, most recently, took in 10,000 Afghanis. Afghan is the number-one ranked, most violent nation towards Christians, and they take them unvetted.

An Iranian man, very recently, who’s been in Germany for asylum because he converted to Christianity… He’s being sent back to Iran to certainly punishment, possibly death. That’s not a singular anecdote.

In the U.K., the United Kingdom’s Home Office, which deals with migration, habitually, they’ll take in Muslims who are on record expressing their radicalization, and they’ll allow them entry. Then they will involve themselves in terror crimes and kill people in England. Then the Christians who are one every, I don’t know, how many thousand, that’s when they say, “No, you can’t come in,” because of whatever reason.

Mr. Jekielek:
We’ve done quite a bit of coverage of this, the Christian persecution in Nigeria, for example. I’m aware of this situation. Sort of in general, even among human rights organizations, this topic isn’t really front and center, usually.

Mr. Ibrahim:
No. No, it’s not. To the left or to liberals, in as much as they like to talk about how they care about the human rights of others, it almost seems like they want to protect any and everyone except a Christian because a Christian seems too close to them. They want to show you that, “Oh, I’m not being tribalistic. I much prefer to go help a Hindu, or a Buddhist, or anyone.”

Christian just seems like, “Oh, I’m picking my religion, and I’m helping them.” I think that, ironically, puts Christians at the end of the barrel in many ways. I’ve sensed that. It’s this need to show, “I’m progressive. I’ll help someone of a different background.” That’s definitely one of the reasons.

You hear about the war on Christians in America, the war on Christmas and all that sort of thing, which, of course, is nothing compared to what I’m discussing, which is outer now violence, and prison terms, and just terrorism.

It seems to me that it’s a slippery slope here in the West and in America. I was reading about some women, Christian women, who fled from Muslim countries and went to some European nation, and they were granted asylum. Now at work, they get fired because their little cross, for example, shows, and they just can’t believe it.

They’re like, “We fled from something, and we thought we were going to a country that can appreciate this.” It’s not. It’s almost like being in an Islamic country. Whether it’s Islamic radicalization or extremism or whether it’s this militant leftism, Christians have quickly fallen out of favor, to put it mildly.

You have to admit, there’s a hatred for Christianity that’s growing in the West, an animosity, this insistence on portraying it as the root of all evil because it’s the white man’s religion, and he exploited it to do whatever. These tropes are very popular and embedded, not least because of Hollywood but also academia. This is the sort of thing that’s being taught.

Mr. Jekielek:
This is a very, very troubling picture that you’re painting. In the Middle East, in speaking with folks on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, for example, I’ve been told that there’s places like Bahrain, for example, or South Sudan was another example that was offered to me, I think, maybe a year, a year and a half ago, where religious tolerance is on the rise for Christians as well as others. Where is this the case?

Mr. Ibrahim:
I don’t really know of any Muslim country where the indigenous Christians can boast of anything like that. This is usually afforded to Westerners. Bahrain, for example, as you mentioned, yeah, it’s rarely does this country come into any kind of scrutiny as a Christian-persecuting nation, but it’s also a very popular resort for Westerners.

Some of the nations that aren’t that bad but, again, are listed would be, for example, Uzbekistan, Central Asian nations, but they’re still considered violators of human rights. They do persecute Christians and so forth but nothing like other nations.

Mr. Jekielek:
There are a few organizations that are working to help the persecuted Christians. I think one is called Help the Persecuted Christians. What about some of these multilateral organizations that are out there? What are they doing?

Mr. Ibrahim:
The greater, and the bigger, and the larger ones of them are actually, I would argue, part of the problem. We were discussing how little known this issue is in the West. I’ll give you one example of how the United Nations, for example, and other political, large European entities have dealt with this issue.

We’re all familiar with the attack in… I believe it was 2019, March 15th, where a Australian man in New Zealand shot up a mosque and killed 51 Muslims. Now, of course, that’s a horrific thing, and everyone condemned it.

Then just this last March, the UN decided, on the anniversary of this atrocity, to create a Combat Islamophobia Day. They got up and talked about how Islamophobia is entrenched, and look at what happened on that day, and et cetera, et cetera. Okay.

I actually did a study. I looked at, just in the last 10 years, how many times had Muslims entered churches and killed Christians? Now, this is above and beyond just regular Muslim terrorism, 9/11, and killing people in that sense, just exclusively a sort of analogous situation where Muslims burned a church, bombed the church, or went in and shot up a church, much like this Australian fellow did.

I counted how many Christians were killed in their churches, and it came out to at least over a 1,000, okay, so compare 1,000 to 50. That’s 1 to 20. All right. Has the UN ever said, “We have an anti… Let’s Combat Christian Phobia Day?”

No, the UN and all those groups, the European Parliament as well, which I’ve been following… They’re taking actual patterns of violence because in these attacks on Christians and churches, they happened to various countries. It was in Pakistan. It was in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, all Muslims attacking Christians, Egypt, Nigeria, of course, Syria, Iraq, Turkey.

They won’t acknowledge that in each one of these attacks. If they even talk about it, they’ll say, “No, this has nothing to do with Islam. This is not hate,” whereas, of course, the Australian man… He’s a racist. He’s a hater. They won’t say, “This is Islamic supremacy.” They’ve gone as far as to say now that climate change is what’s forcing Muslims to kill Christians.

In other words, where there is a real pattern of Muslims persecuting Christians, these large powerful international organizations, like the UN, try everything to just scrub that out of your worldview. They’re trying to just dominate and control the narrative.

Now it’s the Christians who are violent because they attack the Muslims. There’s other examples I can give you as well. One other quick one is the European Parliament. I don’t know. Perhaps you’re familiar with a young woman named Deborah Emmanuel in Nigeria.

She was actually stoned to death and then burned, possibly alive, because she said something that was misconstrued or… Apparently, a Muslim man wanted to date her, and she didn’t, so he accused her of blasphemy. Everyone in the college, higher education, stoned her and burned her.

At the European Parliament, the right wing wanted to vote just to talk about religious persecution in the context of what happened to this young lady and what’s happening in Nigeria. The left, basically the leftist-type parties, the European Parliament, voted it down. They didn’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to acknowledge it’s happening. It’s very telling.

Mr. Jekielek:
Well, Raymond Ibrahim, it’s such a pleasure to have you on the show.

Mr. Ibrahim:
Thanks for having me on.

Mr. Jekielek:
Thank you all for joining Raymond Ibrahim and me on this episode of American Thought Leaders. I’m your host, Jan Jekielek.

‘7’ The ‘Stage’ for the Antichrist, ‘First Horseman’ is set.

America Divided and ‘7’ No Mention of It In The Bible.  ‘7’ Western hegemony is coming to an end, and the world is ‘7’ about to enter a very dangerous period. For 500 Years, the world has ‘7’ been run from Europe or the US; (the US will withdraw): that’s about ‘7’ to change and nobody is sure what (5) its replacement will look like.

‘7’ The most dramatic and unique aspect of (5) the current state of affairs in ‘7’ international politics is that we cannot count ‘7’ on the ability of a single state, or ‘7’ a group of sufficiently powerful countries, to ‘7’ play a leadership role in the future. This means it is ‘7’ difficult for us to imagine ‘WHO WILL’ ‘7’ be able to force states to comply with the ‘7’ rules of conduct in their foreign policy, and ‘7’ how such strictures can even be enforced.

The Antichrist; ‘A King of Dark Sentences’ (political language, false agreements, deceiving covenants, lies, back-room dealing, deception, intrigue, announcements and deceiving doctrines and programs.)

23 “ 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.

24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25 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 8:23-25)

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and POWER was ‘GIVEN’ him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and NATIONS.

The One World Government Leader Has Power OVER ALL THE NATIONS of the EARTH.

WHO is the Abraham Accords ‘Confirmer,’ the BEAST, the Eighth (8th) King, the ‘ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT LEADER’, the FIRST RIDER OF THE APOCALYPSE who goes to Perdition (Utter Destruction), The LAST CAESAR, PHARAOH or ANTICHRIST?

Revelation 13:2-4

And the beast which I saw was like unto 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. 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 [Satan, Allah, Prince of the Power of the Air] which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast [Antichrist, Man-by-Satan ‘MbS’], saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Emphasis mine. Discernment mine.)

Five (5) references to ‘beast.’ 5 denotes satanic influence over evil men.

Jesus Identified the Sign of the Antichrist: He is NOT Macron, Biden, Obama, Trump, Putin, Jinping, Gates, Pope Francis or Klaus Schwab. The ‘Beast’ has been identified NOW, and his role changes to the Antichrist 3.5 years into the Tribulation.

Revelation 17:8-11 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

‘Seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.’ = NEOM Babylon sits on the seven (7) tallest mountains in the Midian Mountain range in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia. Tallest mountain is Mount Sinai. These mountains are scarlet and purple colored due to volcanic origin and related minerals deposited in rock. NEOM is a $500 (5) billion technological/hedonistic paradise. No mention or acceptance of Christ.

The seven and eight kings are in reference to the genetic lineage (bottomless pit of evil) of the House of Saud. These are ALL the modern kings since the foundation of modern Saudi Arabia.

Proof of the ‘line of’ of the 8 kings.

Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)

 1.        King Ibn Saud. 9/22/1932 – 11/9/1953. Kingdom founded by conquest. Had six (6) sons that became Kings of the Kingdom. Six (6) is the number of evil man/men. The ground work for this kingdom was being created at the same time as the ground work for the State of Israel. Satan started establishing his ‘chosen people’ (those who worship the dragon and beast) at the same time God was re-establishing his ‘chosen people’ (the Jews) over the 1930’s to late 1940’s. 1 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.

2.         King Saud. 11/9/1953 – 11/2/1964. 2 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.

3.         King Faisal. 11/2/1964 – 3/25/1975. 3 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.

4.         King Khalid. 3/25/1975 – 6/13/1982. 4 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.

5.         King Fahd. 6/13/1982 – 8/1/2005. 5 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.

6.         King Abdullah. 8/1/2005 – 1/23/2015. The king ‘that is.’ This is the 6th king revealed by the Holy Spirit to John the Apostle. He is the signpost for the ‘season of the times’ of the latter days, prior to the tribulation. A sign for the evil Gentile nations.

7.         King Salman. (King 2015 – ?). 1/23/2015- (2022) This is the 7th and ‘future’ king revealed to John the Apostle who will reign for a ‘short time or while’. If his reign lasts for 7 years, from 2015 on into 2022, it will truly reflect a short reign and denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose for the seven kings, including the seventh king. King Salman is the LAST of the six (6) sons of Ibn Saud to be King of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is The De Facto King Amid Concerns Over Father’s Health

8.         Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. He is the 8th and final ‘future’ king revealed to John the Apostle. He is the ‘beast’, comes from seven (7) kings/lineage before him and goes to perdition. His reign is over the seven (7) years of the tribulation. Born 1985, he will be 35 (7×5) years old in 2020. Seven (7) denotes God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose. Five (5) denotes Satanic influence of men and kings. God’s influence over men in greater than Satan’s influence over men 7>5. Notice that MBS will be the FIRST king who is NOT a direct son of founding King Ibn Saud in 1932. Becoming the 8th king, MBS represents a ‘new epoch’ a ‘new future’ for the kingdom that forms an ideological break from the past. Eight (8) denotes a new beginning, new timeline, new season, new plan. God is addressing the evil status quo of the House of Saud (bottomless pit of evil, wealth, influence, power, corruption) and ushering in the time of great wrath, the tribulation for Gentile nations. From a spiritual perspective, MBS not being one of the six (6) sons of the founding King Ibn Saud, now holds claim to being the son of perdition under the power and influence of the dragon (Satan). MBS has no allegiance to his family tree, tradition, other family princes and historical political protocol. Only an extremely evil, pathological soul manipulated by Satan would turn on his own family. In Satan’s plan, he used the ‘bottomless pit’ of evil House of Saud to raise MBS, the beast, the son of perdition to be in the positions he both currently and in future, will hold. Just as Jesus Christ had an earthly family tree and lineage, Satan used the House of Saud as the earthly family tree, lineage for his son of perdition, the beast, the coming Antichrist.

At the time John the Apostle was in the Holy Spirit and given a ‘vision’ of the future, 5 of the Saudi Kings were already dead (fallen). He was shown the sixth king, and told that a future 7th and 8th king were coming. The sixth king was a ‘sign post’ of the beginning of the ‘end times’ prior to the tribulation. The 7th King ‘short while’ in current King Salman, the last son of founder Saud. Mbs, Mohammed bin Salman is ‘Crown Prince’ and will become the 8th king (goes into perdition). MbS is the ‘Beast’ who rules during the seven (7) year tribulation and great tribulation (last 3.5 year period.) MbS (Beast now), becomes the Antichrist midway during the 7 year tribulation, at the occurrence known as the ‘Abomination of Desolation.’

King Salman brought his son, MBS into the kingdom’s political arena in 2015. 2015-2020 is also a 5 year period of Satanic influence on MBS, as he has grown in power and worldwide influence and stature among not only Western countries, but among ‘Kings of the East’, and those who worship the dragon and the beast throughout Middle East / North African countries (MENA – the ‘many’ Arabic and Islamic countries).

Mohammed bin Salman (named Crown Prince, June 2017). He is referred to scripturally as both a Prince and as a King. This is extremely unique and mentioned for a very real reason. He plays a prophetic role as Prince (when he confirms the false peace covenant among many nations throughout MENA regarding Israel and the Palestinians). Please consider that many, if not all, MENA countries are either Arabic and/or Muslim and are financially and politically beholden to Saudi Arabia in one form or another. Religiously, all these countries are beholden to the House of Saud, because it is the ‘custodian’ of Islam’s ‘holiest’ sites in Saudi Arabia. All Muslims must come for Hajj in Saudi Arabia at some point in their life, if capable (those who worship the dragon and the beast). Satanic influence is woven together and throughout ALL of these counties. They will agree to MBS’ confirmation of the covenant, as Crown Prince. They dare not come against the Crown Prince’s wish and confirmation. Thus, they will abide by his confirmation. They have every reason to accept his confirmation, because of their political, financial and religious vested interests with Saudi Arabia. ‘Who can make war or come against the Beast?’

MBS also plays a prophetic role as Saudi Arabia’s 8th King. This will likely occur before he enters the rebuilt Jewish 3rd Temple and causes the Abomination of Desolation (claims to be god and demands to be worshiped as such). Poor man wants to be rich, rich man wants to be prince, prince wants to be king, king wants to be god and rule everything. As such, MBS will likely be the Saudi’s 8th King once he sets foot in the rebuilt Jewish temple half way through the tribulation. After all, he is already the focus of ‘those who worship the dragon and the beast.’ He now wants the Jews to worship him along with the rest of the world (via the destruction of his previous accommodation and approval of the worshipping of the false mystery religions.) It’s not enough that Satan has deceived almost 2 billion Muslims. He now wants to be worshipped by the rest of the earth by Hindus, Buddhists,  Satan destroys the false ‘mystery religion’ being propagated by the False Prophet, so he can be the only focus of mankind’s worship. These false religions served their satanic purpose by deceiving men and leading men away from Christ, now is time to throw these other false religions into the fire so men are forced to worship Satan, through MBS exclusively.

Hence, MBS’ role will have changed from beast/prince to king to Antichrist at this point. He is indwelt by Satan in order for Satan to satisfy his claim that he will rise to be like the true God and to be worshipped as such. As a spiritual entity, Satan can only possess and indwell a flesh and blood human man. Satan has done everything in his power to raise MBS up through the evil bottomless pit of the House of Saud, to become a Crown Prince, to become a King, and now that Satan has possessed him to become the world-wide Antichrist. At this point, MBS is completely under Satan’s authority and power and ensues to blaspheme God and Jesus Christ.

The timing of when MBS became Crown Prince is known (June 2017). When he becomes king is when his father succumbs the throne to MBS (this could be through death or a short political reign for one reason or another – health?). The actual timing is unimportant, all we are told is that the 7th king’s reign is for a ‘short time or while.’ His term could be 5, 6, 7 or 8 years.

Where else is there a family/political dynasty on earth that has had seven (7) consecutive kings that rule a country from the same genetic line? In the Middle East? During the time of Israel’s rebirth from a valley of dry bones to a budding fig tree? Saudi Arabia’s current 7th king and future 8th king fit the Biblical narratives set forth by the Word of God. 7th and 8th kings from the bottomless pit of evil, money, power, influence, corruption (5 Satanic influences). MBS is prince when he confirms the covenant. MBS becomes an Antichrist when he is worshiped as a mujaddid by Muslims, and then becomes the worldwide Antichrist when he is indwelt by Satan.

The timing of John the Apostle’s vision regarding the 8 Kings from the bottomless pit of the House of Saud – 5 ‘fallen’, 1 ‘is current’, 2 ‘are future’.

Why is this even a topic worth mentioning? What is the point? Is there a point? Yes, there is a point. And it is VERY important, from a prophetic viewpoint. In that, it is a ‘viewing point’ of the latter days, leading up to the tribulation. How so?

First, as Christians, we know that the Triune God gave John the Apostle a vision and knowledge of many things pertaining to the days leading up to and into the tribulation and after. The Holy Spirit carried him into the future, from his particular life in time, to witness things that he then explained in his Revelation of Jesus Christ. One of the visions he was given, while in the Holy Spirit, was of the 5 kings that were fallen, a 6th king he was being shown, and that of a 7th king who had not come (but would rule for a short while at some point in the future). Lastly, he was shown a future and last 8th king known and described as the Beast who would be sent to perdition, udder destruction, the lake of fire and brimstone, the second death … alive.

I have attempted to confirm who the 7th and 8th kings are from our point in space and time, relative to the ‘season of the times.’ What about this mysterious sixth king, the king ‘who is’. Why is this king important that John the Apostle was directly being shown? And what possible prophetic importance can he have? Of the 8 kings, why would God single out this particular man?

Consider that God, through the Holy Spirit, could have shown John any or all of the Kings in future ‘real time’. He was not permitted to see the 7th or 8th kings, but only the sixth. What perhaps was God’s reason for this?

The reign of 6th King Abdullah was from 2005 to 2015. This snapshot of time and space is important because it suggests that this time frame is important for us, for Gentiles alive in the final generation. To know that we are indeed in the ‘final season’ prior to our harpazo/rapture and the onset of the tribulation, without any doubt or hesitation. We know that Israel’s prophetic time clock began in 1948. God’s prophetic time clock for the tribulation of Gentile nations suggests that it started during the time of this sixth king. It is beyond the scope of this letter to go into details about what has occurred throughout the entire earth during the time of the sixth king’s reign. Many prophetic things started being revealed over the 5 year period from 2010 to 2015. The time of the sixth king’s reign is a sign post, a flashing light, a notice of when the final season begins and is upon the earth for Gentiles. God has given signs in scripture and the heavens for Jews, and Gentiles alike. The September 23, 2017 occurrence of the ‘great sign in heaven’ is an example of a sign for the Bride of Christ. The 6th Saudi king is a Gentile and a member of the House of Saud and the bottomless pit of evil. His reign (along with all the other past 5 kings and 2 future kings) has been orchestrated by Satan during the growth of this kingdom and the discovery of its bottomless wealth (oil). To a logical mind, clear and sober, this would indicate that God is saying that the age of grace for all Gentiles on earth is coming to a close. It is not important that we don’t know if God considers 2005 or 2015 to be the beginning of the ‘season of the time before the tribulation.’ Just as God spoke generically about the rebirth of Israel, as when you ‘see the fig tree bearing fruit’, he was referring to a time frame or process developing over time. In His divine plan, things develop and take time to grow until their divine timing is ripe to be revealed. Those who can discern can watch this occur, as it happens in ‘real time’ and understand appropriately and accordingly. As God gave a general timeline for Israel, commencing in 1948, he gives a Gentile timeline commencing in 2015. This of course is BEFORE the arrival of the future 7th and 8th kings who would indicate perhaps the middle and end of the ‘Fall Season’ or Season of the Times’ prior to the rapture/harpazo for the Bride and the onset of the tribulation.’

The 7 year period from 2015 to 2022 does indeed represent a 7 year period denoting God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose for the modern kingship lineage (line of) of Saudi Arabia. Time for the ‘Age of Grace’ has almost ended.  As I write this letter, there is exactly only three (3) months remaining in 2019 before the world enters 2020 and a ‘new’ decade. Time is running out before the time begins of God’s great wrath on mankind and Gentile nations. We can know this with certainty by looking at the time frame witnessed by John the Apostle of the 6th king from the House of Saud. Six (6) denotes evil man/men. Seven (7) denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose. Eight (8) denotes new era, new epoch, new season, new time span, new series of events. The 7th Saud King indicates that God is finished with Satan’s status quo in Saudi Arabia and of the evil Gentile world. The 8th Saud King indicates that God is ushering in a new time of tribulation and trial for mankind, Jews and Gentiles. Remember, the seven (7) year tribulation is also referred to as the ‘time or week of Jacob’s trouble.’ A week being seven (7) years and Jacob being a reference to Jews and Israel. God is turning his attention back onto Israel, the redemption of the Jews, wrath towards the Gentile world and arranging the coming Millennial Reign of Christ on Earth.

But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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