ISIS in biblical prophecy

Disclaimer: The author intends these articles to assist the reader in understanding the End Times prophecies of the Holy Bible. There is no intention to provoke hatred towards any group, tribe, or nation. Even the family of the Antichrist deserves to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The book of Revelation states that there will be members of every tribe, nation, kingdom, and tongue, in Heaven! It is the hope of the author to provoke Christians to witness of the love and forgiveness of God toward all who will listen! It is his hope that we will share in the joy of seeing even family members of the Antichrist himself, in Heaven with Jesus!

ISIS Releases their 5 Year Territorial Plan

As I have said many times, I believe the next major biblical prophecy to be fulfilled is the Psalm 83 war, not the Rapture of believers. I still maintain, however, that the Rapture will occur before the seven year Tribulation period commences. I also maintain that the Gog and Magog war, of Ezekiel 38-39, is also a late-church-age event, which will occur after the Psalm 83 war, but still prior to the Rapture and the Great Tribulation.

So, how should we view the current, sudden, rise of the al Qaeda offshoot ISIS, in the Middle East?

It’s simple really; the rise of ISIS fits exactly with the End Times scenario as I have outlined above. It even answers the spacing of the two wars mentioned, and why the nations of the second are not a part of the first. The enmity between the Shiite and Sunni Muslim sects is so great that they cannot cooperate on anything, even when it comes to Israel, and that enmity is getting more intense by the day.


ISIS’ five year territorial expansion plan

ISIS’ recent release of their 5 year expansion plan would certainly not give the Iranians any reason to trust, or cooperate with them on anything. Notice that their goals include taking over all Muslim territories, even those controlled by the Shiites today including Syria, Lebanon, and Iran.

Not only is ISIS poised to take over all of Iraq, and large parts of Syria, they are already making moves in the direction of Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Jordanian ISIS supporters

Jordanian ISIS supporters with suicide belt

Even inside Jordan there are large numbers of ISIS, and al Qaeda, supporters agitating for a change of government. Since ISIS is made up of Sunni Muslims, you will find that they already have a large base of support inside Saudi Arabia as well. In fact it appears that the Saudi government was one of their early backers, an action they are soon to regret.

The Jordanian airforce has already seen action against one ISIS incursion into their territory, and it won’t be the last.  I would not be surprised to see an internal revolt by ISIS aligned groups in both Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, nor would I be surprised to see the same thing in Egypt, or an alliance between ISIS and the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood.

So who are the nations mentioned in the Psalm? Once we know who is being referred to, then we can see if it is indeed being fulfilled;

4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Psalm 83:4-8

Here is the list, and who they are today;

Edom; – One of the three founding peoples of Israel’s neighbor to the east, and the predominant tribe.

Ishmaelites; The Saudi Arabians, which may also include nations like Yemen, Qatar, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and perhaps Kuwait

Moab; another third of the nation across the river from Israel

Hagarenes; these have been mistakenly identified as Egypt, because Hagar came from Egypt. The bible identifies them as two tribes of Ishmaelites, who left their brethren in Saudi Arabia, and lived in Gilead, the area known today as the Golan. You can read about them in 1 Chronicles 5. While they lost that particular war to Israel, you can bet that they are still there, having moved back after the Israeli expulsion by the Assyrians. They were some of the early rebels against Assad, because he made threats to Israel, but didn’t follow up on them. It is this group that will drag Syria, or at least a part of Syria, into this war

Gebal; a city of Lebanon,

Ammon; the last third of the nation across the river. These people, along with Edom and Moab not only comprise the majority in this nation, but are also the majority of the Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, the area commonly known as the “West Bank” today.

Amalek; the inhabitants of the Sinai peninsula, and full of Muslim Brotherhood, and al Qaeda supporters. These people smuggle arms into Gaza today, through the terror tunnels. These people will drag Egypt into this war.

Philistines; The inhabitants of the Gaza strip, known as Palestinians today, and the true heirs of the name.

Tyre; another city of Lebanon

Assur; Assur was the patriarch of the tribes of the northern part of Iraq. These people made news recently when Mosul was taken by ISIS. Mosul is the capital of Nineveh province. Nineveh, who’s ruins are in Mosul, was the ancient capital of the Assyrian empire.

While ISIS’ map covers a larger area than these tribal territories, they will not be successful in uniting that many Muslims. Libya, Turkey, Ethiopia (Sudan) and Iran are not a part of the Psalm 83 war, and in fact neither are India, and Malaysia.

My conclusion is that the Psalm 83 war will occur before ISIS realizes the completion of their goals, and will take place in the middle of their conquests. Its result will cause ISIS to pretty much disappear as a political force. Israel will be left the dominant nation in the Middle East. From the map you can see that they intend to take Israel’s territory as a part of this plan. They are serious in this, and in all of their threats, but they are no match for the God of the bible.

ISIS is even threatening nuclear war against Israel I believe the evidence is that the Psalm 83 war will end in nuclear destruction of several cities, including Damascus, Cairo, Baghdad, Riyadh, and possibly other Middle Eastern cities. (Isaiah 17:1, Ezekiel 30:1-9, Zechariah 11:1-2) The seriousness of ISIS’ threats will not leave Israel any choice…they will act on them.

As I have stated numerous times, I still believe that the Antichrist, the Beast, will come from the royal family of Israel’s closest relatives, but this does not mean that their king must remain on the throne throughout these events.

In fact, I would highly doubt that he and his family will still be in power during the Psalm 83 war. I rather suspect that they will flee, and might even take refuge in Israel.  There is no way that an Arab leader who publicly encouraged a major attack on Israel, like the Psalm 83 attack, would ever be trusted by the people of Israel, and Satan knows this.

If the false prophet is Jewish in background, (and he is) then the best place for him to meet the Antichrist would be in Israel. Who would ever suspect that a young refugee, fleeing from Muslim oppression, could turn out to be the most dangerous person the world has ever known?

Is it possible that a refugee from ISIS’ murderous campaign could actually be more dangerous than ISIS in the long run? I think so.  It is not only possible, it is likely!

Dan Knezacek

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11 Responses to ISIS in biblical prophecy

  1. jsosnovik says:

    Great article!
    Would you not suspect Pope Frances as the false prophet?? (He is religiuos world leader & sympathetic to the Muslim cause.)

    • dknezacek says:


      The pope is “an” antichrist, of this I am certain. The Roman Catholic “gospel” is not the biblical gospel, and the Roman Catholic Jesus is in fact the pagan Tammuz. Not the Jesus of the bible at all.

      This being said, I see Satan taking a long view of history. He has had time to set up counterfeits, and the one counterfeit he has spent the most time on is the Roman Catholic Church. He knows what protestants have been saying about the Roman Catholic church, since even before the reformation began. I have no doubt that the remnants of Catholicism will work to set up the kingdom of the Antichrist, but I really think the pope will be destroyed before this occurs.

      So what I suspect is that either this pope, or a successor, will work with a European leader, and will be identified as the Antichrist by many in the protestant movement. When they are destroyed, and the most likely location will be in Rome, many protestants will believe that now the danger is passed, and it is OK for them to unite with the remnants of the RC church.

      It is the same with Israel, and after the Gog/Magog war, they too will believe the time of Jacob’s trouble is over, and now they can safely return to the land of Israel.

      Both groups are about to make the same error, and it will result in the Great Tribulation!


    • lori pip says:

      I would think mohamud is the false prophet , and the prostitute woman is Vatican , and the beast is Islamic ( isis , islam ) they wear a badge of servitude on their right arm or forhead , they behead if u don’t convert . their god (allah is sitting in the holy place calling himself god , ) where gods holy temple used to sit before they tore it down and replaced it with the dome of rock . the lawless one (isis, ) I would think too that if this is correct , the bible says the beast destroys the prostitute , maybe isis will destroy the Vatican .

      • dknezacek says:


        That is quite creative, but there is a reason why it is quite dangerous. If you are thinking that it is all in the past, then you will not have any objection for Christians to unite.

        No doubt the God of the Qur’an, ISIS, and the Vatican are tools of the devil. I think, however, that Satan’s plans are more intelligent, and more elaborate than what we would give him credit for. Most people find it hard to believe that the devil would actually destroy his own henchmen, but this is exactly what he has done frequently throughout history.

        Satan has no love for any human being, even those in his service. Satan’s primary love is himself. If he can destroy someone particularly evil, in order to make people follow the Antichrist he would do it without hesitation. I think this is his plan.

        If he could he destroy the pope, and ISIS, to make the Antichrist look like a hero he would throw them under the bus in an instant.

        The greatest danger will come when people think the danger is over!

        I Thessalonians 5:3
        For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

        Thanksfor writing,


  2. Maggie says:

    Thank you Daniel. I am a slow learner of the deeper meanings of the Word of God, not complex at all nor deeply thinking and relating; though I think genuine understanding comes by revelation from the Holy Spirit. I just want to thank you for doing your part and I pray right now that you and your family be saved from unjust suffering and the you are protected during all of these End Times. From Maggie from Michigan now in Colorado with ancestral roots in Scotland and Norway and Ireland; who has been blessed richly by God through her maternal grandparents laboring in prayer early for her to be saved; by her parents ‘examples of righteous lives; by the instruction and example and understanding of Pastor Elery Mayo of Colorado Springs; by the training she received as a youth from the Episcopal (yup, the Episcopal) church; and by her Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Don with hope that her son becomes all God would will him to be, in Jesus’ name. Again, thank you.

    • Martin Flagg says:

      Thanks for all the instructive information, I keep in close contact with my GOD and unless all this happens soon I will not worry, I am 84 and when all this comes about prayerfully I will be next to him watching. Good luck and GOD bless Martin

      • dknezacek says:

        Hi Martin,

        Thanks for writing. Well, I do hope the Lord gives you a very long life, and I do hope you are raptured with the saints, but if not then I would hope you will be resurrected immediately before the rapture.

        The reason I write about prophecy is because it comprises between 1/4 to 1/3 of the bible, and is a subject that is being increasingly ignored in the Church, in the interests of “unity”. Unfortunately, a unity that ignores 1/4 of God’s word cannot be a true biblical unity.

        God didn’t write this stuff for us to ignore it.

        I think the end times are directly related to Hosea’s “two days” prophecy of Hosea 5:15-6:2, with a day being a thousand years as Moses and Peter said. No one knows exactly when the cross occurred, but we can be sure it was somewhere between 18AD to 36AD, so we are very close.

        While Jesus will not return until after the two days are over, it is entirely possible that the End Times prophecies will begin to be fulfilled during the Church Age, and in fact, they have already begun to be fulfilled with the Jews beginning to return in the 1800s.

        As I read through Scripture and tried to harmonize the prophetic passages, I realized that more than seven years are needed for it all to come about. Where does Psalm 83 fit? The answer is that it is not a part of the Tribulation but a part of the preliminary events, including the war of Ezekiel 38-39, which will occur during the closing days of the Church age.

        There has to be a time of peace, where Israel takes down the wall, and prospers with their Arab neighbours. I realized that the Psalm 83 war explains this peace, which puts it before Gog/Magog by several years. Whether ISIS is the factor that causes the Arab nations to unite, or something else, I am not sure, but something will unite them, and they will attack Israel without the help of Iran, Libya, Turkey, and Russia. After they are soundly defeated they will sue for peace, and will prosper with Israel.

        As I see it then, we are very close to the Psalm 83 war. It could occur within your life time, if the Lord gives you another 4-5 years!

        Thanks again for writing.

        God Bless,


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  4. Leela says:

    The TRUE Christian Church happens to be The Eastern Orthodox. The warmongering Zionist Church is no better than the destructive ISIS evil. You people will have to face God one day, and tell HIM, how you worshipped Israel instead of giving your souls, hearts and mind to God.BTW most Arabs are not Muslim. When will you uneducated no better than ISIS rednecks, learn something about history and culture. My culture is being destroyed because of America’s greed and being a slave to Israel.

    • dknezacek says:


      There is not one denomination that we can call the true Christian Church. Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed indicates that the Church would be a mixture of saved and lost individuals; The mustard tree is the Church, but the birds are not a part of it, though they partake of its benefits. If you get your life from Jesus Christ you are a branch, but those who rest among the branches don’t actually belong.

      I think it is fair to say that there are true believers in the Orthodox Church. You will also find Orthodox believers who support Israel.

      It is also fair to say that there are a handful of true believers in the Roman Catholic Church, and in Presbyterian and Anglican Churches. There are even a handful of true believers among the Baptists and Independent Churches, but there is not one Church, or denomination, who is 100% made of true believers.

      Yes, there are also true believers among the Messianic Believers of Israel!

      What you are telling me is that God reneged on his promise to Israel, but the bible itself says “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” Romans 11:29 And, this is in the context of natural Israel.

      God is going to sort-out Israel during the Tribulation, and the 1/3 who are left will be true believers. The promise of the land is to this group of natural Israelites, physical descendants of Jacob.

      We don’t worship Israel, but we count the Jews as beloved for the sake of the fathers(Romans 11:28). I have some real problems with some of the sin I see in Israel. God will judge Tel Aviv for being “the world’s best Gay city”. But that is not our job. We are commanded to bring the gospel to the whole world, starting with Jerusalem.

      As for the USA being a slave to Israel; B. Hussein Obama is an enemy of Israel, and is working very hard to empower Iran to get the bomb.

      In the end, the whole world will abandon Israel, and that will be the time when God will show His support for them. If you work against Israel, you are working against the will of God. God never rescinded His promise;
      “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

      The whole bible is the Word of God, and Christians are called to believe, and study the whole thing. If you read the New Testament in the light of your own culture you will not get it. You must discard your own culture and understand the Word by the Holy Spirit, and the words He has placed in the bible.

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