BISMILA-HIR RAHMA-NIR RAHIM
Do you believe that Isa al-Masih will someday soon return? Many in Islam today believe that. But when Isa al-Masih returns, how will we know that it is really Him? How can we know that it is not a counterfeit?
The Counterfeits of Iblis…
Remember that Iblis [Satan] has tried to counterfeit everything which Allah has done. Just for example, in the Taurat Genesis 1:1 tells us that “in the beginning, Allah (God) created the heaven and the earth.” The Honored Qur’an tells us:
“It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all between them, in six Days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): ye have none, besides Him, to protect or intercede (for you): will ye not then receive admonition?”
Sura 32:4 As-Sajda
Yet we find that many even among believers say that this is not so; they say that the earth, man, and the animals have ‘evolved’ over millions of years. The belief that Allah created all things in nature around us within six days is unthinkable for many. Thus the Word of Allah is set aside for these pleasing fables. But these fables, which are a counterfeit of truth, are accepted instead of the truth from Allah. Thus the theory of evolution [evil-lution] is a counterfeit and is leading man astray. This is the work of Iblis (Satan).
In the Taurat, Genesis 1:26, it is written that Allah said… “Let us make man in our image….” But men today are fed a counterfeit of truth; many intelligent people today say that we came from apes long ago…which is again a lie of Iblis [Satan]. Iblis [Satan] hates the Word from Allah, the Holy Books, and those sent from Allah. We can be assured that Iblis [Satan] will also try to counterfeit the Second Coming of Isa al-Masih! In this way, he would be able to deceive many people and lead them astray from the straight path of Allah just as he has already led many astray with the theory of “Evolution” and his idea that humankind came from “apes,” even so, he seeks to deceive all who believe in the second coming of Isa al-Masih. But Allah, in His goodness, compassion, and great mercy, has already sent down truth ahead of time so that we may know the tricks or deceptions of Iblis [Satan]. (Injeel) Matthew 24:4 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” Five times in the Injeel, we are warned not to be deceived!
The Truths of Allah…
The Holy Books, the Bible Scriptures have much to say regarding the return of Isa al-Masih. The true people of Allah will be looking for Isa al-Masih [Christ the Messiah] to return. This is foretold in the (Injeel) Hebrews 9:28 ‘So Christ [Isa al-Masih] was once offered [the ransom] to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time….’
But before Isa al-Masih returns, we can be sure that Satan [Iblis] will try to counterfeit His return. Millions will see Iblis disguised to appear like Isa al-Masih when it is a counterfeit.
I once was given a counterfeit monetary note from a taxi cab driver, and in the bustle of the day, I did not examine the note closely until later that evening when I was relaxed in my hotel room. As I was going through my money, I noticed that something was different about this one note I had received. Upon close examination, I found that this note was indeed a counterfeit. I had been deceived! However, I survived the situation because it was a small amount of money, and this was not very significant to my life. However, concerning this event of the great Second Coming of Isa al-Masih, we dare not be deceived. We have been fully warned in the Injeel (Gospel) that false Christ will appear and deceive many. Allah in His mercy has already sent warnings ahead of time so that we need not be deceived. (Injeel) Matthew 24:5 “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
(Injeel) 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan (Iblis) himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
This false christ will come to deceive even the whole world. Notice the words in the (Injeel) Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Notice “all tribes of the earth shall mourn.” Why do they mourn? It is because they have accepted the false, counterfeit christ, and now when the real appears in the clouds and with power and great glory, they realize they made a grave mistake? But alas, it is now too late! Friends, it is not yet too late; we can know the truth! Please read on.
How will Isa al-Masih return?
In the Revelation of Isa al-Masih given to Yahya [John on the Isle of Patmos], we find this recorded regarding the true return of Isa al-Masih.
(Injeel) Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he (Isa al-Masih) cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him….”
It assures us with certainty that “every eye shall see him” and that his coming is with the “clouds.” Again it tells us that ‘all kindreds of the earth shall wail,’ why? Because the counterfeit deceived them.
Then it continues that the true Isa al-Masih comes as “Lightning.” It is written in the Injeel…Matthew 24:27 “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man [Isa al-Masih] be.”
The Second Coming of Isa will be seen all over the world. It will not be in secret somewhere obscure but openly. You will not need to go to the television or internet, or even on your I-pod, to see this event. You will see it outside the door of your home or wherever you may be.
Another amazing feature of this event is that there will be a resurrection from the graves.
Injeel 1 Thessalonians 4:16 tells us that… “For the Lord [Isa al-Masih] himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump (trumpet) of God [Allah]: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.”
This event will not only be seen by every eye, but every ear will hear it. Notice that this coming of Isa al-Masih is with a “shout” and with the “voice of the archangel” and with the “trump” or trumpet of God. What really stands out in this verse is that the “dead in Christ” will rise first. This is the resurrection from the graves of true believers. Rise? Yes, Rise from their dusty graves to go up in the clouds to be with Isa al-Masih forevermore.
(Injeel) 1 Thessalonians 4:17 “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them [those who are raised from the graves] in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This is an important critical statement… “to meet the Lord in the air.” Let us not miss that point; Isa al-Masih does not come to land upon this earth the second time as He once did long ago; he comes to gather the believers to Himself “in the air.” This is a rescue mission from off this planet which has become corrupted due to the counterfeits and deceptions of Iblis [Satan].
Signs of Isa’s Return…
How can we be sure that His coming is near? Will there be signs for us to know that His coming is near? Yes, one sign which Isa al-Masih told us is that it will be like it was in the days of Noah before the flood and like in the days of Lot. Injeel Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noe [Noah], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, and they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe [Noah] entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, drank, bought, sold, planted, and built, But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man [Isa al-Masih] is revealed?”
Just how wicked and evil was it back in those days before the flood? (Taurat) Genesis 6:5 “And GOD [Allah] saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Wickedness being great, every imagination of the heart (mind) was only evil continually. Is this not describing our day as well? Wherever you go, you can hardly find an honest person! You can hardly find a person who is truly seeking the way of Allah with his whole heart! Truly the wickedness described in the Injeel about the pre-flood days is what it is like today. War abounds around the planet, it seems. Therefore we can soon expect the return of Isa al-Masih to end this terrible wickedness, this insanity.
‘And the Day that the Trumpet will be sounded – then will be smitten with terror those who are in the heavens, and those who are on earth, except such as Allah will please (to exempt): and all shall come to His (Presence) as beings conscious of their lowliness.’ Sura 27:87 An-Naml
Will you and I be ready for that day? Will we be warned to avoid the counterfeits of Iblis?
To prepare for this event, we must trust our lives to One who was sent down, to Isa al-Masih, trust your life to Him whom Allah sent down, Isa al-Masih is your personal Saviour from sin. He will keep you from being deceived. May Allah grant unto you His Eternal Peace!
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End of Series no.06