HOW WILL THE TRIBULATION AFFECT US ON THE EARTH?
EXAMINE GOD’S WORD WITH ME!
The dictionaries definition of tribulation is: ~
Misery, trouble, affliction and distress. These are the conditions we may experience on the earth. Note! Not a worldwide destructive warfare as Jehovah’s witnesses teach.
We are told the day of our lord, (the 7th day, the last day of one thousand years under his kingdom) is also referred to as the day of judgment, and it starts with the household of God, meaning all his rebellious spirit sons. (1st Peter 4v17) They will have to be cleared away completely from the earth to make way for his righteous kingdom over us with the removal of Satan who will be placed in the abyss.
The actual battle mentioned in Daniel chapter 11 is between the ruling angelic forces over the earth, but as they are very strong and powerful they also engage the human family into the conflict, (According the prophet Enoch) just as they did in the first century when they entered into people. Also, the war will be far more prominent in the Middle East where the rebellious angels were buried under the desert in the Jordan. This was the area where certain angelic ones were imprisoned according to the book of Enoch, and why so many entered humans like the time Mary Magdalene had seven demon spirits removed from her by Jesus, they will all await the judgment day, which will come upon them. (Luke chapter 8v2, 24v10, John chapter 19v25, 20v1-8)
Also the Revelations to the apostle John shows all the angelic rebels will eventually gather together, joining forces, to war against our lord at the place called “Armageddon”. Yes! armageddon is a place. (Revelation chapter 16v16)
Again this is referring to an angelic war over the conquest of the earth between Satan and his armies and our lord Jesus and his armies. It is not logical to assume that all the earthly nations could all possibly gather together in one place to fight our lord who is a spirit whom they cannot even see. Again, as JWs preach and teach that all the earthly nations will gather together in one place and fight our lord and his army of angels, this is illogical.
It has been reported in God’s word that after Satan had made war upon the angels in the earth’s heavens and was defeated by the angel Michael he was hurled down to the earth and God’s word shows he is now very angry and bitter towards his rival, our lord Jesus, and he wages war upon all the angels that favour our lord, and all her seed, the Church of the Christ, Christians. Satan certainly does not want him to take over the earth so he gives all his kingdom and authority to another angelic one he brings back who is pictured in Daniel chapter 2, as the head of Gold, the king of Babylon. He was chopped down in Daniel chapter 4 for seven times, which was a heavenly duration of time with a promise he will be restored back as the ruling angelic king of Babylon when the seven times were up and the banding of copper bands around the tree removed allowing the kingdom of Babylon to grow tall and mighty once again, this will take place in the last days. He was chopped down when he continually boasted to the other angelic ones that he captured Jerusalem, the city of God. Revelation chapter 13v1-3 with verse three showing the “mortal wound was healed”. Again verse seven shows “he was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them” which means severe persecution upon the true church members that make up the “bride class of our lord”.
It has been prophesied that he will reign in the earth’s heavens for 42 months before he too is removed by the kingdom stone that smashes to pieces all the angelic kingdoms over the earth and they too are all hurled down to the earth to join Satan where they will engage in battle for the supremacy over the earth, as the king of the south Satan,and the king of the north, king of Babylon, which have already been explained in this journal. They in turn instigate a tribulation upon the earth to put our lord off for continuing to take over, when he sees the hurt that their warfare is having on the human family whom he loves. Revelation chapter 12v7-13v1-3. they foolishly think our lord will stop the battle when he see their suffering on the earth. but he has no choice but to continue for our greater good to rid the earth of them.
What is interesting here is: ~ By destroying all the angelic kingdoms all together as Daniel show, and removing them down to the earth it will be easier for our lord to get through with his armies because the heavens will be free of the rebels.
Chapter 2v31 onwards says 31 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth”.
Chapter 2v44-46 says “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people, it shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end and it shall stand forever, just as you saw the stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold. a great God has made it known to the kings what shall be hereafter. the dream is certain and its interpretation sure”. This confirms the angelic kingdoms over the earth will be destroyed by by a super power.
Thus, hurling all the angelic princes down to the earth, cleansing the heavens where God’s kingdom takes over, the angels can no longer patrol the heavens to keep the other angels out like they did with Gabriel recorded in Daniel chapter 10. Thus freeing the heavens means, the messiah with his angelic armies can have access to the earth to fight the rebel angels. (Revelation chapter 12v13-17) After the kingdom stone smashes the feet of the angelic nations hurling them down, the time has come for the seventh trumpet.
In the revelations to the apostle John we are told in chapter 11: ~
The Seventh Trumpet, the last trumpet.
Revelation chapter 11v15 “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign 18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” 19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm”.
Satan remembers the problems that were caused when Abraham produced a son through his wife’s slave girl Hagar and the prophecy in Genesis chapter 12v1-7, where God promises Abraham to give all the land of Canaan to his descendants through his legal wife Sarah.
Satan will use the same old methods he has always used, “thought tactics” a form of brainwashing, just as he used before on people, but this time upon some of the descendants of Ishmael, who was born of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah’s slave servant girl, to fight against the descendants of the legitimate son, Isaac, he will plant his thoughts in some of them, that Ishmael, really was the heir of Abraham, being his firstborn son, and legally should inherit the blessings.
So why, with so many different religions on the earth today, do we only concentrate on these two, Moslems and Christians?
Quite simply because Abraham was chosen by God, that his seed would inherit the land of Canaan and that through his seed will all the nations be blessed.Genesis chapter 12v7, 17v18-21 shows Abraham asking if God meant that Ishmael will inherit, but God says “no” “but I will establish my covenant with isaac who sarah will bear you at this season next year”. So even before Isaac was born he was named as the heir of Abraham and not Ishmael. Genesis chapter 22v18 says “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice”. Note! it states “your seed” as in one seed and not seeds meaning more than Isaac.
Satan knowing this arrangement will stir up contentions amongst the two prominent seeds of Abraham, the seed of Ishmael, those of the Moslem faith today, who do not accept Jesus as God’s son, and, Satan singles out a group of rebels from that faith who are calling themselves the IS (Islamic state) today, who under the influence of Satan, tries to take over the human race, just as he tried using the “Nephelim” seed in Genesis chapter 6. But his plans were thwarted at that time when God brought about a world-wide flood to cover the earth wiping out all memories of them.
This religious group the Islamic State, are taken from members of the Muslim faith, which was founded in the 6th century by a prophet called “Muhammad”, according to the Moslem faith, and both groups have striven side by side relatively peacefully since that time.
What is interesting is: ~ the angel Gabriel announced the birth of our lord to the shepherds when our lord Jesus was born, and according to the Moslem faith, it was again Gabriel that directed Mohammad to hidden scrolls and the founding of the Moslem faith.
But now the time has come for action. The sovereignty of the earth is now at stake because Satan’s rule over the earth has come to an end after 6 thousand years in office and Satan is now instigating action between the seed of Ishmael against the seed of Isaac. In a bid to cover the earth with the antichrist’s seed and to wipe out Christianity. Satan has been the rival of our lord from the beginning when he got Adam and his wife expelled from the wonderful home provided by our lord.
It should be remembered that Sarah saw the way Ishmael was behaving in front of Isaac and she realised that if it continued it was possible that Ishmael would end up taking the blessings away from her son Isaac so she insisted that her husband Abraham should send Ishmael and his mother away from the family home. By separating the two seeds at that time would help the righteous seed through Isaac to grow.
But now, it seems, history is about to be repeated, Satan again uses Ishmael’s seed now the Moslems to make fun of Isaac’s seed the Christians by trying to dominate or to become more prominent to them, to wipe out the christian faith completely and this was the ploy Satan uses by flooding the Christian countries with the Moslems which we shall read later.
I found this cartoon picture on the internet and it sums up exactly what Sarah must have seen with Ishmael making fun of Isaac. Satan now is using the same ploy today by using the seed of Ishmael, the Moslems against the seed of Isaac, the Christians, again making fun of the Christians. The Union Jack representing the United Kingdom, also represents the “Church of England” formed in the 1530s by Henry 8th who became the “defender of the faith” now the title passed on to “Her royal highness, the queen” The Moslems may find this funny but I find it offensive just as Sarah did. But, we are very confident that our lord Jesus will rule over the earth as God’s son, heir and king.
Genesis chapter 21v9-21, says, “But Sarah saw Ishmael making fun of Isaac. (Ishmael was the son of Abraham by Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian slave) So Sarah said to Abraham, “Throw out this slave woman and her son. Her son should not inherit anything; my son Isaac should receive it all.” This troubled Abraham very much because Ishmael was also his son. But God said to Abraham, “Don’t be troubled about the boy and the slave woman. Do whatever Sarah tells you. The descendants I promised you will be from Isaac. I will also make the descendants of Ishmael into a great nation because he is your son, too.”
What is interesting here, is the fact that as soon as problems became noticeable between the two sons, they were separated to preserve the true seed. But now, although the seed of Ishmael is now a threat to the seed of Isaac, they are left close to each other instead of separating them. We are not told in explicit words what exactly Sarah saw but it was enough for her to have Ishmael and his mother removed, and God sanctioned this with Abraham by saying, “this time listen to Sarah” your wife.
This is the situation today in Europe where Satan has caused friction between the two seeds of Abraham, by trying to smother the seed of Isaac, now Christians, in order to totally rid the earth of Jesus followers completely. But Satan will not succeed in his plans, and although man cannot control the situation our Lord will. These are just a few of the examples of what is happening right now that makes up the great tribulation upon mankind caused by Satan.
Because of the behavior of these migrants, people are now trying to curb them from entering their countries. What started off as sympathy for them has now changed. The following article covers the results of their behavior now. We need to understand that these people have a different culture and way of life and different values than we have so they would never accept our way of life anyway. They are set to break our way of Christian life and to enforce their values, which are not acceptable.
After the death of Sarah Abraham married again, her name was “Keturah” and he had 6 more children with her, but he gave them gifts so that they would not inherit Isaac’s blessings.
Genesis chapter 25v1~ 25 says “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah. 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east. 7 Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. 8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi”.
Ishmael’s descendants were:~ 12 “This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham. 13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps. 17 Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people. 18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them”.
Abraham’s two sons, Isaac and Ishmael, kept in touch over the years, even burying their father Abraham together and for many years they lived close to each other peacefully. The angel promised Abraham that both sons would be the head of great nations. The Arabs descended from Ishmael and the Israelites descended from Isaac. Later, in time, the Moslems descended from the Arabs through Mohammed and the Christians descended from the Israelites through Jesus Christ.
The time has come for action now that Satan’s time in charge as the god over the earth has come to an end. The end of 6 thousand years
Satan, now using those whom he chose from the descendants of Ishmael formed a people known as the rebellious I.S. (Islamic state) whom under Satan’s influence, have killed many and have chased out thousands upon thousands of the seed of Ishmael, flooding them out of Syria into Europe with the hope they will swamp and over power the Christian faith, becoming the dominant seed on the earth, hoping to take over the world for himself, just as he did in the beginning to remove all traces of our lord Jesus. This will make up a large part of the tribulation upon the human family.
This again is very interesting because, just like Jesus have a “bride class” chosen from all the christians, preparing them to be over the earth with him, so too, satan chooses a bride class from among the Moslems to help him to be over the earth. The bride of our lord makes up the body of Christ and the bride of Satan makes up the body or seed of Satan. Once again mimicking our lord Jesus.
Satan can be likened to a leopard, where a leopard cannot change its spots neither do Satan he does not change his spots and will use the same old tactics he has used before.
In the first century Satan used the Jews to persecute Jesus and his apostles that formed a new religious centre, the temple, the church, of our lord. He tried to stop the Christian faith before it took off, but he failed. He even instigated the Jewish religious leaders to have Jesus killed. But, again the church flourished under our resurrected lord Jesus.
When Satan saw the Christian faith in Jesus flourishing and spreading, especially when the Roman Empire made Christianity a “State Religion” he felt he had to do something new to try and stop them. So he formed a new religious group called Moslem’s, they descended from the Arabs who descended from Ishmael, son of Abraham. Satan sent a prophet called Mohammad, an Arab, according to the Moslem faith, to guide them to hidden books from Abraham. (Again it is interesting that Satan used “Gabriel” the same angel to Mohammed that was used to announce the birth of our lord.) 10 out of 10 for originality.
This was when Satan brought about the founding of the Moslem faith in the 6th century. A religious faith that he had hoped would overpower the Christian’s and take centre place. They did in fact take over God’s ancient city of Jerusalem building a mosque on the site of the Jewish temple. This did cause a great hatred to occur between the Jews and the Moslems which even affected the Christian pilgrims wanting to visit the city of Jerusalem.
But, now the time was right to use this break-a-way group of Moslem’s (IS) to eliminate the Jews and the Christians, the Islamic state that Satan is using today to fulfil his purpose. We can see the angry demonstration of the Moslem women shouting at the jewish man who just wants to worship in Jerusalem. They are holding up their holy book the Koran as if to say, we are now in charge of Jerusalem and you Jews are not welcome here. Even the policeman is laughing. This will form the basis of the great tribulation involving mankind.
Now, Satan will use all his rebellious powers to try one last plan to wipe out Christianity and all faith in our lord Jesus. The gloves are off and Satan makes one last attempt to wipe our lord off the face of the earth by bringing about a tribulation upon mankind.
We can see the complete hatred of the Moslems in these pictures towards the Jews, but the scenes in Belgium recently with the bombing by the extremist muslims, killing innocent people who are not fellow muslims is really disgusting. Muslims are seen trampling over candles and mementos to remember the dead that were killed and tearing up the Israeli flag and covering it over with the flag of palestine. Just how sick are these people? It showed all the moslems standing around watching egging them on, and these were the very ones who have been given hospitality by the French and Belgian people to live in their country, and this is how they repay their hospitality, with utter contempt. They have also been hiding the rebels from the police, so this makes them ALL GUILTY.
What are the other ploys that Satan will use? The rebellious angels that are at war with our Lord Jesus will use adverse weather conditions upon the earth to try to stop our lord from advancing in battle but it will not deter out lord at all, and he will continue to rid the earth of these rebel angelic sons.
It shows this was foretold as part of the tribulation in Luke chapter 21v25-26, “ 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken”.
The shaking of the powers of the heavens have been the removal of the angelic rulers, hurling them all down to the earth, and as the sun regulates the burning heat upon the earth there has been terrific heat surges which has caused many fires in Australia for instance and destroying many properties and causing deaths, and the moon controls the seas which has caused severe flooding around the earth in many countries and tsunamis in many places.
Where the land has not been near the coast for the seas to flood the land, there has been a terrific downpour of rain, which has flooded many places on the earth and destroyed properties worldwide making people homeless after having to abandon their homes.
Adding to this we have seen a surge in giant sinkholes everywhere, which has even swallowed up houses and cars. This has also been explained in Amos chapter 9v2-3.
“Though they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them;
though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down. Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search out and take them; and though they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them”.
There will be no escape for the rebellious spirit sons to hide. They will all be captured and dealt with and destroyed.
Satan also uses modern diseases like dementia, cancer, Ebola, and children born with small or no brains at all, which can even be passed on via blood transfusions.
But, there is another form of brainwashing that Satan will employ at this time during the tribulation and that is “FEAR”. He will not only instil fear into the hearts and minds of people causing a mass hysteria to take place, but the people living in the middle East will feel a tremendous fear from the gathering together of the evil spirits. Everyone in that land will experience a deep tremendous fear inside them and this will make them all behave irrational and violent. This will take place in the Middle East where the demon spirits had been confined and now they will gather together in warfare.
People will not be able to understand this tremendous evil fear that grips them, all they know is they have to get away from that land no matter what, escape the evil they feel, it will turn them desperate and wild in order to escape the evil that is gripping them, so they flood out of their land into the perilous seas, crossing over to Europe to escape the fear even though hundreds have lost their lives crossing the seas, they see no way out and take the perilous journeys.
When they reach dry land, they do not understand what is happening to them so some of them become irrational and wild with violence which will give them all a bad report and people will not want to have them in their country. Instead of feeling safe now that they are in a new country, they insist on having their own way at everything. This proves they are irrational and just want their own way all the time. They become as rebellious as those of the Islamic state.
The BBC news item recently was about a Moslem woman who left all her children to fend for themselves so that she could escape to a better life in Turkey. What decent loving mother would do this? And she expects people to feel sorry for her? What about the children she left in the ruins of their home to fend for themselves? She was reported as saying, she was hoping to have her children join her soon but she was in constant touch with them via a mobile telephone.
The tribulation will be very great and will affect the whole of the earth one way or other but the main war battles that take place with God’s angelic sons will be in the middle east, though only for a short time, once all the rebellious angelic spirits from God’s own household have been dealt with, and a cleansing of the earth takes place to totally rid the earth of them, then our lord Jesus will prepare a place for the first resurrection to take place and he will be re-united again with his apostles. (John chapter 14v3) Setting up a new heavens over the earth, a righteous kingdom government. ( Daniel chapter 12v1)
Our lord Jesus, as our new ruling power over the earth will remove the fear that Satan has instilled in some of the people and they will be able to return to their own countries again where those who have been causing deaths by warfare will be removed by righteous angelic direction from our lord Jesus as the new king over the earth.
It tells us in Isaiah chapter 2v4, that man will not learn war again which means over time during the reign of our lord, if man does not comply with this condition and continues using violence, he will be dealt with.
WE WILL HAVE A PEACEFUL PARADISE EARTH WORLDWIDE.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOSLEMS AND CHRISTIANS?
Quotes from the Koran, the Moslems holy book.
“And whoever seeks s religion other than Islam. It will never be accepted of him and in the hereafter he will be one of the losers”. (V.3:85)
Some logical questions raised by Moslem’s: ~
‘Yes but your Bible speaks of Muhammad. Jesus Himself predicted his coming.’
‘Here is a Bible, can you tell me where it mentions Muhammad?’
‘I don’t know, but the Qur’an says he is predicted in your Bible!’
‘We Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet. Why don’t you Christians recognize Muhammad as a prophet?’
‘If we recognised Muhammad as a prophet, we would be Muslims, not Christians.’
For many years, Muslim apologists have tried to find predictions of Muhammad’s coming in the Tawrat, Zabur and Injil, but to no avail. This chapter will examine three main passages that are referred to as supposed predictions of the coming of Muhammad.
It is interesting that, the Koran speaks of Abraham, and Ishmael even Jacob as being Muslims. But Muhammad, was only founded as the religion’s prophet in the 6th century CE so how on earth could they have been classed as belonging to a religious faith before it was formed?
Some of the questions reviewed. Copied and pasted from the internet.
Is Muhammad mentioned in the Tawrat? NO he is not!
The Tawrat is the Arabic word for the “Torah” the Jewish laws, or in other words the “old testament”
Muslims refer to Deuteronomy 18:18 (Tawrat) where God says to Moses, “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.”Muslims believe that this prophet was Muhammad.
Abraham had two sons; Ishmael and Isaac. It is assumed that ‘their brethren’ refers to the Ishmaelite’s, and since Muhammad was descended from Ishmael, he must be the prophet. However, a brief look at the background of the prophecy reveals that it was not the Ishmaelite’s who were in mind.
Who is God referring to with the words “them” and “their”?
My father used to work as an Arabic teacher. He often helped me with my Arabic homework. Whenever I asked him about the meaning of a word he would tell me to read the whole sentence or paragraph. I usually discovered the meaning myself just by reading the word in context! This is exactly what we must do when we read the Bible. We can’t just pick a word or paragraph out of context and make it say what we want. We must look at the whole context.
This prophecy is part of a discourse in which God gave Moses certain directions about the way the people of Israel (especially the Levite tribe) should conduct themselves once they reached the promised land. The first two verses of the chapter clearly reveal who God was referring to as ‘their brethren:’ “The priests, the Levites—all the tribe of Levi—shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His portion. Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He said to them” (Deuteronomy 18:1-2).
It is clear that God is talking about the Levites. ‘Their brethren’ are the other tribes of Israel. Moses states that God will raise up a prophet like himself from among the Jews, from among their brethren. The prophet will be a Jew. Muhammad was not a Jew. He was born an Arab. The Arab people are not one of the tribes of Israel. So Muhammad was not Moses’ brother.
Who then fits the description of a prophet like Moses? Jesus Christ does. The New Testament (Injil) as a whole makes it plain that Moses’ prophecy in Deuteronomy Chapter 18 was fulfilled in Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus Himself said, “if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me” (John 5:46-47). He never said “Moses wrote about Muhammad.”
In the Gospel of John 1:45, we read words spoken by the apostle Philip: “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah through Mary. Thus He was a Jew, an Israelite like Moses.
In Acts chapter 7 of the New Testament, Stephen says clearly that Moses foretold Jesus Christ. The apostle Peter declares the same thing in Acts 3:19-23, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’”
1) He will give you another Helper
Even if, as Muslims claim, the original word was Paraklutos, the sentence would read, “He will give you another praised one.” It makes no sense and is completely out of context. What Jesus is saying here is this, ‘I have been your Helper, Counselor, Comforter. I still have many things to teach you, but I will send you another Helper like me.’
2) He will give you another Helper – The Spirit of Truth
The one obvious fact that emerges is that the Helper is a Spirit. Has Muhammad ever been called the Spirit of Truth?
3) He will abide with you forever
In no sense was Muhammad ever with Jesus’ disciples, let alone permanently. Muhammad was born in the 7th century after Christ. He lived only 62 years and then died. He did not live with his companions forever, did he? His body was buried in Medina. But Jesus said that the promised Helper would be with His disciples forever. The one referred to cannot possibly be Muhammad.
4) The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot see
According to this prophecy, the world cannot receive the Helper because it can’t see Him. Thousands of people saw Muhammad during his lifetime, for he was visible. The invisible Helper cannot be the visible Muhammad.
5) You know Him for He dwells with you
Jesus is clearly talking about someone with whom the disciples were familiar. Was Muhammad known to them? Of course not. He was born more than five hundred years later.
6) He dwells in you
The Helper was to be in the disciples. How could the Helper be Muhammad? Muhammad was a flesh and blood person who is no longer alive. Muhammad is not in Jesus’ followers and never will be.
What can we conclude? Was Muhammad alive at the time of Jesus’ apostles? No. Was Muhammad ever called the ‘Spirit of Truth’? No. Did Muhammad live with the apostles forever? No. Did Muhammad live inside the apostles? No.This prophesy cannot be a reference to Muhammad. Who is it about? The Bible states the truth in the following verses.“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26). It is certain, then, that the Helper is the Holy Spirit (RuhAl-Kudus) of God.
The fulfilment of this prophecy occurred within a matter of days.Only fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus, the disciples received the Helper on the day of Pentecost. Jesus had told them to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit, the Helper, should come (Acts 1.4-8). The Holy Spirit came upon them while they were all together, praying in the city. “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2.3-4). The Holy Spirit was with the disciples in the person of Jesus while Jesus was still on earth, and the Holy Spirit was in the disciples’ hearts from the day of Pentecost and forever.
The Helper is indeed the Holy Spirit of the living God. We all need Him to open our eyes so that we can see who Jesus is and what He has done for sinners like us. The Helper is only given to those who believe the Gospel; that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. This is what makes someone a Christian. Only those who believe receive the Helper. You can receive the Holy Spirit today by genuinely inviting Jesus into your life and receiving Him as your Saviour.
Conclusion All of these verses, (and others that Muslims refer to), can be understood with a little study and consideration of the context. Those who apply these passages to Muhammad demonstrate that they have only a superficial understanding of the Bible. The truth is available for anyone who is willing to examine it. Searching for the truth requires effort, yet it can be done. As Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
Muslims and Christians alike agree that Christ’s coming was often predicted in the Old Testament (Tawrat + Zabur + the writings of the prophets). If God had intended to send another prophet who would be far greater than Jesus Christ, surely we would find predictions about him too. None are to be found. There was no need for another prophet to come after Jesus. When Adam and Eve sinned against God, man’s relationship with God was broken. However, because God is full of compassion and mercy, He promised to send a Saviour (not just a prophet) to rescue the world. People try to escape God’s judgment by relying entirely on their good works, but as we have already seen, God’s Word says we can never please God by how good our lives are. We are not able to make amends for our sins. We are hopeless. But God decided to have mercy on us. He knew that there was only one way to resolve our problem: to deal with it Himself. We did not need someone who was just a great prophet. We needed a Saviour who came to take away our sins.
All the prophets – Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and others – remind us of God’s promise. They prophesied and described the Saviour who would come. Later, when the prophet John the Baptist saw Jesus, he said that Jesus was the promised Saviour, the fulfilment of God’s pledge to Adam and Eve. If the promised Saviour has come, why should we look for someone else?
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Notice that Jesus did not say ‘I am one way among many that will be shown to you in the future.’ No, He said that He is the only way to paradise. Jesus was able to make this claim because He died on the cross to take the punishment that our sins deserve. That is how our sins are dealt with. It was not Buddha, Muhammad or any other person who died on the cross to pay for our sins. The Holy book, the Bible, tells us that “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). There is no other way to God and salvation except through Jesus. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is sufficient. You don’t need another prophet or another name. One greater than a prophet, a Saviour, has come. Only Jesus can restore your relationship with God. Only Jesus can forgive us our sin and give us eternal life. Only He can make you sure that you will go to paradise.
Proof, the bible never speaks of Mohammed as a future prophet, saviour. Logic dictates that our heavenly father sent his only begotten son down to the earth to change our future under his kingdom rule. Christ led us to his father by dying a most horrid painful death, then being raised up, resurrected by to the wonderful caring father once again.
God’s words states, in Acts 4v11-14, “There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
The Moslems have also stated that if Jesus was God’s son, then God must have had sexual relations with Mary for her to conceive, they do not understand that Mary was used to incubate the seed of Jesus planted through the holy spirit and is not human in genetics but in form only. He was perfect just as Adam was when he was created.