Who is the Antichrist? The Bible gives us a hint with the Number of the Beast – 666. The Greek numbers for 666 look an awful lot like the symbols for “In the Name of Allah.” Revelation’s John didn’t see 666. He wrote down what looked like the Greek numbers for 666, but what if they weren’t really Greek numbers? What if they were really Arabic script that just looked like Greek numbers?
Here is the original image with Greek numbers for 666:
Here is the rotated version with the X – two swords – at the bottom. Later Walid Shoebat explains that the X is two swords often seen in Islamic images. The image was flipped along the horizon too.
Compare the above Greek 666 image to an image of “In the Name of Allah:”
Before I explain the two rotations, I want to point out something interesting in Revelation 13:17:
so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
So the mark of the beast is a name or number, and the number is 666. What I just showed above is that the name is also a number, and that number is 666. Take a look at Revelation 13:18:
This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.
The 666 is hidden in the name. One must be know to rotate the image two times before arriving at 666. This is precisely Revelation 13:18.
Where did John see the image of 666 that he wrote in the Bible? What was he looking at? Below I examine one possible scenario where John might have seen the image.
John might have been viewing a big Islamic rally for one world under Islam. This might very well take place in Istanbul, one of the capitol cities of the old Roman Empire and the capitol of the Ottoman Empire. The two required rotations of John’s symbol suggest that John was most likely looking at some kind of Islamic world union banner hanging vertically from a ceiling or flag pole with horizontal arm. His view was probably from near the podium or front stage. His position near the podium would mean he would be viewing the backside of the banners. The crowd would be looking at the front of the banners. The banners only had printing on one side, so backside viewing would give a mirror image view that was flipped. Hanging the banners vertically would move the “X” or two swords from the bottom to right side. Backside viewing would flip the X from the right side to the left side which is the image we know.
Let’s walk through how this works:
Here is the starting image of “In the Name of Allah” with two swords as it would appear on a banner.
Let’s hang the banner from the ceiling. This changes the orientation of the banner. The top is now to the left:
I turned over the banner and actually hand traced the other side to make viewing easier. I didn’t use a computer to flip the image. If someone was viewing the banner from the backside, then this is what they would really see. Below is the result which matches what John wrote down.
If you are going to promote one world under Islam, then surely you are going to make some banners promoting the idea. And banners are usually printed on one side. John was viewing things that he probably did not understand. It is not likely that he would know the correct orientation of the banners.
If you see an image for “In the Name of Allah” that is accompanied by two swords, then you will know that it is also a number. That number will be the Greek numbers for 666. Everybody else will scoff at you.
The Number of the Beast – 666 – is described in the passage of Revelation 13:15–18 and the actual number is only mentioned once, in verse 18. There are several interpretations-translations for the meaning of the phrase “Here is Wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast” where the peculiar Greek word “psefisato” is used. Possible translations include not only “to count”, “to reckon” but also “to vote” or “to decide”.
“Here is Wisdom, Let him that hath understanding ‘decide‘ the number of the beast.”
So the number of the beast is not obvious unless you do something.
Greek numbers for 666:
Walid Shoebat – Mark of the Beast
According to Walid, the X represents two swords.
The key to the next image is understanding that the middle symbol “60” must additionally include a bar above it. It is “Iw” rotated 90 degrees clockwise so that it looks like an E with a bar over it.
The image from Codex Vaticanus with an additional Islamic image (In the Name of Allah) that has been rotated:
The flag of the Islamic Courts Union:
The following is a book by Joel Richardson on this topic.
The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast
The Bible predicts that in the last days a charismatic leader will establish a global following in the name of peace. The Koran also predicts that a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. The man in the Koran is called the Mahdi, or Islam’s savior. However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist. Joel Richardson’s stunning research and analysis suggest that the Mahdi and the Antichrist are actually one and the same.
In The Islamic Antichrist, Richardson exposes Western readers to the traditions of Islam and predicts that the end times may not be far away. His book will stun readers unaware of the similarities between the Antichrist and the “Islamic Jesus.” His research on the relationship between Christian end-time prophecy and Islamic expectations of world domination will shock readers and shape the debate over radical Islam for years to come. This is the book to read on the world’s fastest growing religion and the future of the world.
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A Timely, Honest Assessment of Who The Anti-Christ will be August 8, 2009
Joel Richardson’s book, “The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast” is one every serious student of Bible Prophecy and the end-times needs to read. It is the clearest and most direct picture of Islamic Eschatology that I have read. For over 20 years I have studied the various end-times teachings looking for something that really made sense. Joel’s book is the major puzzle piece that perfectly fits with the Scripture that does not need to be crammed into place.
So many folks have gotten turned off of Bible prophecy because so many teachers have had to make up fantastic scenerios – doing twists and turns – to try to fit the “Roman End-time Paradigm” into the books of Daniel and Revelations. If you are one of those people who want a clear picture of what is happening right before your eyes and how it fits into Bible prophecy – GRAB THIS BOOK!
It reads like today’s newspaper with the emergence of the Islamic Mahdi and the resurgent Islamic Caliphate emanating from Turkey. The rantings of the Iranian President and the strengthening of Hamas and Hezbollah only confirm this book’s premise – The Islamic world is bent on destroying Israel and subjugating the rest of the world under the oppression of Sharia Law. Those who stand up against this force will face but one end – death. The “religion of peace” is the exact opposite. In their view there will be no peace until everyone confesses that “there is no god but Allah…”
If you want an accurate picture of what the Koran and the Islamic commentaries teach and are preached today in every Mosque around the world about the coming Apocalypse, the rise of the Imam Mahdi and the emergence of the Islamic Jesus (Isa) – this is the book to read and re-read again. I have given out copies to friends and family and pastors alike. I seriously urge you to do the same. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
God Bless and gird yourselves for the appearance of the soon appearing Islamic Anti-Christ!