Every false religion is blasphemous to the Heavenly Father. The final judgment demands that every false god be destroyed, along with those that have foolishly followed that god. The testimony of the true and living God is everywhere. You see Him in the sunrise and you see Him in the setting sun. The created marvel of human life, the stretch of the human mind, and the great sense of the Divine in human death all declare how great the Sovereign God is. Yet, men pursue the gods of their own passions and ignore the witness of the true and living Creator.
The Islamic religion has spewed its anger and vengeance on human life for almost 1,400 years. It appears to this multitude that their religion is in its ascendance and ready to triumph over the world. That is a false elusion created by the devil. The pride and arrogance of the leading proponents of Islam are setting the stage for their own destruction. They are calling for war against the very name of Jehovah God and are claiming the right to possess the city where Christ died and arose. This same city, Jerusalem, is also the city where He is soon to establish His earthly Kingdom.
Do not think that our God on His Heavenly throne is unaware of these claims and plans. He is at this moment watching and anticipating His prophetic designs. Angels are hovering over the walls of Jerusalem and moving with the speed of light in careful protection. Nothing misses their watchful eyes as they do the Father biddings. Listen to the Spirit speak, “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast labored” (Isaiah 62:6-8).
We heard the claims of the Islamic Ayatollah’s and many government entities trembled with concern. It is right that we who know the Lord are mindful and are given to intercession and powerful praying. The Heavenly Father always uses His Saints in His schemes of worldwide design. The power of prayer is a spiritual authority that is part of every great Divine plan of God. The Book of Revelation shows the aroma of the saints’ prayers as they ascend to be part and lot of God’s judgment activities. “And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thundering, and lightnings, and an earthquake” (Revelation 8:4-5).
Recently, the chief Ayatollah of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for all Islamic Governments to mobilize for the task of seizing Jerusalem and eliminating the nation of Israel. Two different shipments of high-tech military equipment have recently been seized on the high seas, but the question is how many shipments were missed? It is believed that the recent election in Iran was stolen and the entire nation is now in a state of drastic change. A Wall Street Journal article stated, “The Nature of the (Iranian) regime seems to be changing from a revolutionary theocracy to a military theocratic state that is becoming fascist in operation.” A recent journalist said, “Islamic fascism is now our sworn foe in a looming “World War III.” Ahmadinejad has stated, “Islam will be the dominant power in the near future.”
BUT, GOD! God has already declared what He will do when this massive army is looming on the Northern horizon and moving toward Israel and Jerusalem, “For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone” (Ezekiel 38:19-22).
This will be the “Mother of all Battles,” and their Allah will no longer be a god. The Spirit has spoken, “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 38:23).
This battle will leave millions dead or vaporized on or from the battlefields. Only one soldier out of six will be left alive and most of them will be gravely wounded. The slaughter will be so complete that the very mention of the Islamic religion will draw a hiss from those that have survived.
Once this horde of soldiers has been stopped and their military equipment reduced to scrap, the hand of God will move toward every nation that had joined this Islamic Coalition. The Word has spoken, “And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel” (Ezekiel 39:6-7).
The destruction of the nations that have sent their armies to destroy the Jews and the great city of Jerusalem will send a message to every surviving citizen of the Islamic world. The heathens — those worshipping Allah and other false gods — will know that there is only one true God and that they have seen His holy furor.
Joel spoke of this moment in the Father’s prophetic plan, “But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savor shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things” (Joel 2:20-21). This prophecy is extremely clear that the small armies left to return to their homeland will find nothing but sorrow, devastation, and barrenness.
I believe this great event will spark a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit throughout the land where this judgment has occurred. Former Muslims will turn to the Lord Jesus Christ by the tens of thousands. Joel spoke the above words in the same context with his announcement of the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit in revival! Already there is the report of upwards of three million Muslims being converted yearly. You can believe that these changed lives occurring under the radar of the government is circulating big time among the population. It will be a spiritual tsunami when the “War of Gog and Magog” is finished. And when the “War of Gog and Magog” is finished, Allah will be history.
Joseph R. Chambers