Check out these dates –During WWI, Jerusalem fell to the British Empire’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force on December 9, 1917; having taken it from the Ottoman Turks; an action that led to the end of WWI, and the eventual defeat and dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire in 1922/24.General Allenby entered the Old City section of Jerusalem—on foot via the Jaffa Gate on December 11, 1917.This action ended the tenure of the seventh head/empire on the God-opposing beast of Revelation 13:1, and adequately describes its demise through the “sword” of war (Rev. 13:3, 12b, 14b); together with its eventual healing.During the course of its revival, the Middle Eastern “leopard/bear/lion” composite “Beast” (cf. Daniel 7:12)—known as the Islamic State/Caliphate— was resurrected as the eighth head on the beast, and was declared alive again on Ramadan, June 29, 2014. This declaration was followed by the public appearance of the self-appointed Caliph Ibrahim during his Friday sermon on July 4, 2014.Revelation 13:2–5 indicates that “the dragon… gave authority to the beast… to continue (to make war—as in the past), for forty–two months.”This forty–two month period “of authority” by the Caliphate expires on December 31, 2017.NOTE THIS –On December 9/10, 2017, the P.M. of Iraq declared that the war with ISIS in Iraq was over, just as Russia had declared two days earlier that the war with ISIS in Syria was over. December 9, is the 100 year anniversary of Allenby’s capture of Jerusalem from the Ottoman Caliphate. Its revived successor—Islamic State— has thus been declared defeated on exactly the same date.
- The time from the Islamic State Caliphate’s declaration on June 29, 2014, until it was declared destroyed on December 10, 2017, is 1260 days.
- From the appearance of Caliph Ibrahim of July 4, 2014, 1260 days brings us to December 14/15, 2017, the Middle day/candle of the Festival of Chanukah, which represents Christ.However, this does not mean that the revived God-opposing eighth (Beast Caliphate/Empire) has disappeared—it means that the period for its authority to act as a Caliphate has expired (i.e., it has lost its land and Capital). Later in Revelation 16 we see that “three unclean spirits like frogs” come out of the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, “…which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty… And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” (Rev. 16:13–16)Obviously, these entities are still around to initiate another World War!Consequently it looks as if “the battle of that great day of God Almighty” is the next event on the scriptural agenda, and we may well wonder what horrific event causes the kings of the earth to embark on this destructive course — perhaps the fall of Babylon?The Beast and Babylon – The Revival of Radical Islam