On the surface, Isaiah 14 is a chant against the ancient King of Babylon. However, if you dig below the surface, you will find it to be an essential chapter that is key to understanding End Times Bible Prophecy. There are treasures in this chapter yet to unearth. This chapter has yet to receive the attention, importance, or ultra-deep examination it so richly deserves. If it were to be studied and given the attention it deserves, the church of today would know the identity of the REAL antichrist of End Times Bible Prophecy. Christendom would have recognized the Man of Sin when he appeared in 2014 because they would have been looking for the return of the King of Babylon and not the reincarnation of the Roman Empire. This chapter of Isaiah will expose the antichrist, the future Man of Sin, and the location of his Kingdom. In case the last sentence left you wondering, the antichrist and the Man of Sin are two different entities.
In this chapter, one can apply both figurative and literal translation to the King of Babylon of old that conquered Judah, as well as to a future King of Babylon whose domain will cover a portion of the very same area that was once ruled by the ancient King of Babylon. Even though the earlier King of Babylon is not our primary concern in this chapter, it’s worth the effort to provide some information on him so that you can better understand just how similar and evil these two Kings of Babylon are.
The Babylonian Empire was a sizeable empire, but it only existed a mere 87 years from 626 BC to 539 BC. A total of six different kings would rule the empire, with one king ruling the empire for almost half its existence. This King was called Nebuchadnezzar, and it was he that carried Judah away into captivity. He is the King that the Jews of Judah had no love for, and that’s putting it mildly. To the Jews, he was known as the Wicked One because he showed no mercy to those he conquered. When he first conquered Judah and forced many Jews to return with him to Babylon, he did not allow them to rest until they crossed the Euphrates River. According to the Jewish Online Encyclopedia, he was a breaker of vows and not to be trusted. In the first year of his reign, he subjugated King Jehoiakim. Four years later, King Jehoiakim rebelled, and Nebuchadnezzar returned to Jerusalem. They negotiated a truce, and Nebuchadnezzar was allowed to enter the city, at which time he broke the agreement and killed Jehoiakim along with many of the strongest and best people of Jerusalem. He then took into captivity 5,000 Judeans along with 7,000 more from the other tribes. Eventually, he would carry all but the poorest of Judah to Babylon along with all the gold and silver artifacts from Solomon’s Temple. It’s easy to see why the Jews had no love for the ancient King of Babylon.
However, it is the last King of Babylon that will be the focus of our attention. He has already appeared and gone into perdition after a “time, times, and the dividing of time” just as Daniel 7:25 prophesied 2,550 + years ago. He is the seventh and final king of Babylon as seven is the number of completeness. He is the old King of Babylon that is “cast out of the grave like an abominable branch“ at the end of days just before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is this returned King of Babylon that is the Man of Sin, the Lawless One, and Satan in the Flesh, who most have inaccurately come to refer to as antichrist.
Much of this chapter can also be interpreted as our Lord talking to Satan, also known as Lucifer, in this chapter of the King James Bible. Not only are we given the best description found anywhere in God’s Word divulging who Satan is, but he also discloses to Satan and the reader precisely what Satan (King of Babylon) is going to do in the future. This chapter also reveals the identity of the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit. The importance of this cannot be overstated because this King of Babylon who goes by the names of the Assyrian, the King of Babylon, the Lawless One, and the Man of Sin has already been here and gone; yet nobody seems to know or understand this.
To keep this chapter short and cover the subject matter at hand, we will begin at verse 14, where God is exposing the REAL Satan to us. By the time you finish this chapter, many things that are happening in this world today should make more sense to you, and how you look at many verses in the Bible should change when you understand who the REAL antichrist is.
Isaiah 14:12 (KJV)
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
“How art thou fallen from heaven,” is Bible prophecy predicting the fall of Lucifer (Satan) from heaven. From Job, we know that Lucifer was before God accusing us of sin, but in this verse, God is predicting Satan’s fall from heaven. According to Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, the word Satan is translated to mean adversary or to resist, and in the figurative use, it means to accuse.
“O Lucifer, son of the morning:” Like the other names used in the Word of God, they should be paid close attention to because the name describes who the person is. A person’s name is much more than just a label that distinguishes them from someone else; it is who they are; it’s a description of the person as well as their character. The name Lucifer given here is no different. The box at right shows us the meaning behind the original Hebrew words used to describe Satan in this verse. However, there is something quite odd about the origins of the name Lucifer, and most people are not aware of it.
Hebrew is the original language of the book of Isaiah. It was then translated from Hebrew into English for the King James Bible, yet the word Lucifer is neither English nor Hebrew. The word Lucifer is 100% Latin; so what is it doing in the King James Bible? By using both Lucifer and son of the morning, we are being given a double dose as to the true identity of Satan. The meaning of Lucifer and son of the morning are both the same. Lucifer in Roman Mythology was the light bearer or light-bringer. The original Hebrew for “son of the morning” is phonetically pronounced “haylale bane shakhar,” which in exact word order is brightness, son, morning or “son of the morning.” Both of these names refers to the first brightness in the morning, which is the brightest celestial body in the early morning sky before the sun rises.
Think of it this way. The Sun is the biggest and brightest object in the sky, so in ancient times it was considered to be the “father of light.” The brightest object in the heavens before the Sun rises would be deemed to be the lesser light or the son. It is the son that brings the bigger, brighter light, the father. It was these lessor lights, (as well as the Sun) that were worshiped as gods by the ancient civilizations of the Middle-East. Lucifer means light bearer or light bringer; which is the same thing as the Hebrew, son of the morning.
However, the word Lucifer refers to more than one celestial body, because the brightest light in the early morning sky is not always the same celestial body. The two bodies of light which are the brightest objects in the sky before the sun rises are the Morning Star, which is the planet Venus and the Moon. Ancient civilizations worshiped both of these celestial objects as gods. All the empires of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and all the heathen empires alluded to in the book of Revelation worshiped these two celestial objects. Lucifer deceived mankind into worshiping him as these celestial objects and thereby stole the worship and praise that rightfully belongs to God alone.
“How art thou cut down to the ground:” The ancient King of Babylon being cut down to the ground, can have more than one meaning with both of them being correct. These verses are calling the “King of Babylon” Lucifer (AKA Satan), so being cut down to the ground would be referring to the death of the King of Babylon, but this is also foretelling what will happen to Lucifer. If Lucifer was to fall from heaven and be cut down to the ground, when did it happen and how can we show it?
As we just mentioned, the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans all worshiped the moon, but these kingdoms had different names for this false god. He was Horus to the Egyptians, Sin to the Assyrians and Babylonians, Artemis to the Greeks and Lucifer to the Romans. All these empires worshiped the moon (Satan) as a god in the heavens. The next empire to rule the Middle-East was the Ottoman (Muslim) Empire. The name of their god is Allah, but Muslims claim they do not worship the moon or the morning star, and yet the symbols of Allah are the moon and the morning star. In other words, Lucifer went from being a god of the heavens to the god that created the heavens; but the demonstration of this does not end there. The supreme leader of the Muslim world where Islam controls the military, government, and individuals is called the Khalifa or Caliph. The English translation of the Arabic word Khalifa is “substitute or one who replaces,” so the Caliph is quite literally the “one who replaces Allah.” Because he is the “one who replaces Allah,” all Muslims are to give him their allegiance and do everything he dictates. Does this not shed an entirely different light on how you perceived Satan in the Flesh? It is essential to remember this in the future because it will help to discern and expose many things in Bible Prophecy. Lucifer (Allah) was cast out of heaven to Earth or “cast down to the ground.” You can find the documentation for this event in:
Revelation 12:9 (KJV)
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
“Which didst weaken the nations” Satan weakens a nation anytime he deceives the people into worshipping any false god besides Jehovah. Whenever this happens, they have numbered their days. Without God’s blessings, a nation will not and cannot stand. The history of Israel in the Old Testament, as well as the history recorded in the New Testament, shows us Our Lord is in complete control. However, this is not the main thought we should take away from this verse.
Remember, this portion of scripture is not only referring to the ancient King of Babylon, but it is also a prophecy about a future King of Babylon, and it is this future King who will be “Lucifer” in the flesh. It is this future king (Khalifa) that will deceive the world and weaken the nations. Revelation 12:9 precisely portrays what the Khalifa of Islam and Muslims have been doing for quite some time now. Muslims have infiltrated countries all over the world. These nations are uninformed and unaware of the Trojan horse called Islam. Muslims have caused division, turmoil, and strife in these nations, which have weakened them. The tactics Muslims employ will continue to divide and wreak havoc upon nations until they fall to Islam. The principles and teachings of the western world are entirely different than the doctrines of Islam. Sharia is the law of Islam, and the more militant Muslims will always try to institute it in Muslim communities even if it goes against the laws of the land in which they reside. Allowing them to do so will further weaken a nation because a nation divided against itself will not stand. Muslims are not allowed to pledge allegiance to anyone or any nation except Allah and the Khalifa, who is the substitute for Allah on earth. (Satan in the flesh)
However, the fault does not lay with Islam; it lies with the nations that have forgotten the God of Israel. All of Europe, the U.S. and Canada were once Christian nations, but are no longer. Churches are closing, being burned, or turned into mosques because they have turned their backs on the Word of God. The very same God that has warned us that all these things were going to come about, but we didn’t listen.
Isaiah 14:13 (KJV)
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
”For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven:” God, who is omniscience, or all-knowing, knows the heart of every man, and knows the heart of Satan. In the first of five, “I will” statements Satan says, “I will ascend into heaven.” To think himself worthy to abide in God’s domain is a huge mistake. This verse serves as confirmation the celestial bodies man has worshiped for thousands of years; the stars, Moon and Sun, were indeed a deception of Satan.
Also, in keeping with the Allah/Satan connection, it is Mohamed who takes the place of Jesus Christ in Islam. He was the founder of Islam and supposedly ascended into heaven, where he was given laws from Allah. This trip is known as “al-Miraj,” which in Arabic means “the ascent.” One can’t help but notice that the Arabic word “Miraj” bears a strong resemblance to the English word “mirage,” which is an optical illusion.
- SPECIAL NOTE: In both verses 13 and 14, we find Satan declaring, “I will ascend.” When you look up the original Hebrew word for “I will ascend” in Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, the word is “ala.” Yes, the spelling is different, but the pronunciation sounds identical to “Allah.” Do you think this is just a coincidence? God could not have made it more evident as to the true identity of Allah!
“I will exalt my throne above the stars of God” Satan makes his second mistake believing he will exalt his throne (himself) above the stars (the best) that God has created. However, this is also confirming what we explained in verse 12; Satan will no longer be as one of these celestial bodies, worshiped as one of the gods. This prophecy says Satan will perfect his deception and become the creator of the heavenly bodies, worshiped as the “Most High” or “Highest God.” Islam exalts Satan (Allah) above the stars of God.
“I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” This is an extremely important prophecy which has an impact on many time-specific prophecies in the Word of God. However, the first thing you should notice in this verse is the peculiar way in which it is stated. It says, “I will sit also” and not “I will also sit,” as in meaning it is something else that Satan will also do. “I will sit also“ infers that someone or something else is now or has in the past been sitting on the Mount of the Congregation. This Mount of the Congregation also goes by the names of Mount Zion, Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount, and God’s Holy Mountain. It is the mountain on which Solomon’s or Jehovah’s first and second temples once stood.
Many commentaries claim this is speaking of a different mountain such as Mount Zaphon also called the Mountain of Baal or commonly known as Jebel al-Aqra in Syria. However, this cannot be correct for one reason, and you can’t come up with a better one. This mountain can be no other mountain besides God’s Holy Mountain because the original Hebrew word used in this verse for the word congregation is “môʿêd.” The word môʿêd is used only when referring to God’s appointed times or appointed assemblies, also known as God’s Feast Days or the Feasts of the Lord. These are the assemblies that God commanded Israel to gather and rehearse three times during the year. (Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) The word môʿêd is only used when in connection with times appointed by God and God’s appointed times, which refers to the assemblies or the performance of God’s Feast Days. The Hebrew word zemān, as well as other words, is used for assemblies and feasts that are not explicitly appointed by God. This is Satan’s third mistake thinking he deserves to sit where God sits.
Daniel 12:11 (KJV)
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Isaiah 14:13 is referring to the same structure this verse calls the “abomination that maketh desolate.” The Abomination of Desolation is what God calls the temple that belongs to Lucifer, which is sitting on the Mount of the Congregation. This is God’s Holy Mountain, and this building, built for the worship of Lucifer, is sitting there right now as we speak. The rest of the world calls it the “Dome of the Rock.” It is a Muslim temple that was built in 688 A.D. just as Daniel prophesied, and it brought desolation to Jerusalem and the surrounding area because God cursed it. In future chapters, prophecy will show that Muslims built this temple exactly when and exactly where our Lord told us they would build it.
In the Old Testament, God called all the structures that were built on top of hills to honor false gods “abominations,” and thus the title “abomination of desolation” is used in the Bible. Since this is a temple of Lucifer, the top of the dome bears the symbol of Lucifer, the son of the dawn, the same symbol used by the original King of Babylon, the crescent moon. The Dome of the Rock is the very same structure God is referring to in four different prophecies. It is this temple Rev. 11:2 is speaking of when it states, “for it is given unto the Gentiles.”
Revelation 11:2 (KJV)
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
“In the sides of the north” In the sides of the north of what? In the sides of the north of God’s Holy Temple built on the Mount of the Congregation in Jerusalem. It was on the north side of the Temple the animal sacrifices were offered. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified, is to the north. If you get out a map of Jerusalem and locate the Temple mount where the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock sit; you will see this is another fulfilled prophecy concerning the antichrist. If you look to the north side of the Temple Mount on a map, you will see it is the location of the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem. Islam, the antichrist of end times Bible prophecy, is sitting on the Mount of the Congregation and “in the sides of the north.”
Isaiah 14:14 (KJV)
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.
In the Old Testament, God spoke to the Israelite’s through a cloud, and often the temple was filled with a cloud when God was present with them. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds” is Satan making his fourth mistake, thinking he is greater than God. The second part of this verse confirms this and reveals his fifth mistake in thinking he can be like the Most High. God has permitted him to believe and act out all of these things through Islam, but they will all come to a screeching halt very soon. Satan wants to be like the Most High in the worst way, so almost everything that God has done, Satan mimics. God gave us the Bible; Allah gave the Quran. God told us to pray; Allah says to pray five times a day. God gave laws to follow; Allah gives laws to follow. God’s people meet on the Sabbath; Satan’s worshipers meet on Friday. God gave prophecy; Allah gave prophecy. God scattered His chosen people all over the world; Satan has dispersed his people across the globe. Many of the stories in the Quran mirror the writings found in the Bible. For almost everything you see in Islam, you can find a similar thing in the Bible; except the teachings or doctrines taught by Islam will be different or opposite that which one finds in the Word of God.
Continuing with the Satan/Allah connection with Satan thinking himself greater than God, consider this. As we stated earlier, whenever a Muslim terrorist blows himself up or kills an infidel, they yell out “Allahu Akbar.” The press has told us this means Allah is great, but this is not totally true. A better interpretation is Allah is greater, or Allah is greatest. When Mohamed first said this, it was in reference to Allah being greater than the other 353+ gods the Arab tribes were worshiping; but that was long ago, and now those other gods are forgotten. Now it means that Allah is greater than the God of the Jew and the Christian. God revealed to us in prophecy exactly what this antichrist would say:
Revelation 13:5 (KJV)
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (Great things being “Allahu Akbar” which is Allah is Greatest, which is undoubtedly a blasphemy against God.”
Isaiah 14:15 (KJV)
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Keeping in mind that the King of Babylon is actually “Satan in the flesh” or as many like to mistakenly call him the “antichrist,” this is God saying he is going to hell, but only down to the sides of the pit. An unusual statement such as this needs some additional attention. When one tosses another into a pit, it is highly irregular for them to land or end up on the side of the pit and not the bottom. To land on the sides of the pit is a clear indication that they will be emerging out of the pit sometime in the future, which is exactly what happens in verse 19.
Isaiah 14:16 (KJV)
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
“They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee” If you go to Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary and take a look at the original Hebrew word for narrowly, you will find the word “shāgaḥ” which is to glance. Webster’s English Dictionary defines glance as: “a quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.” To just take a quick or casual look at this ruler would indicate that he is going to be an irritant, but he will not be an irritant for long.
As you can see from this verse, this so-called antichrist the Man of Sin is not going to be this great man, ruler of half the world as Christendom has been taught to believe. From the way Webster defines it, this guy will obtain some notoriety, but it will only be in passing. Even though He is the Man of Sin, the world is not going to take him to be all that serious of a threat, which is what we saw happen in the case of ISIS, The then President of the United States, Barack Obama, referred to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his band of terrorists as the “JV Team.” By doing so, he was essentially classifying them as 2nd, 3rd, or 4th rate. Abu Bakr, the Man of Sin, was given so little attention during the Obama administration that his dominion grew and continued to expand a great deal during it. Instead of using military rules of engagement, military people joked that Obama had them using rules for a wedding engagement. When Donald Trump became president, the wedding engagement was called off, and the ISIS-controlled landmass continued to shrink until it reached the point on March 20th, 2019 that President Donald Trump publicly announced ISIS would control no land in Syria or Iraq by the end of the day. As will be covered later, ISIS went into perdition at the time prophesied in the Word of God.
“Saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms” ISIS and its new Khalifa, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who ruled as the healed head of the beast (Islam) that suffered a wound to the head; caused the world to tremble with all the horrendous murders he performed. He did this by broadcasting these beheadings all over the internet for the whole world to see. He ordered Muslims all over the world to kill people of the military and police, as well as Christians and Jews of foreign countries. He has caused world leaders to continually improve their security procedures, which in turn made traveling from nation to nation an absolute nightmare that is hated by almost all who travel. He committed genocide on an enormous scale. The bloodshed was so great that even some of his terrorist fighters escaped the region because they were unable to stomach all the carnage, and yet the whole world, for the most part, ignored him. He took credit for multiple murders of citizens of many different countries, but retaliation was almost non-existent. Had any other nation, other than an Islamic one, taken responsibility for these mass murders, a declaration of war would have been a few days if not hours in coming.
Isaiah 14:17 (KJV)
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
“That made the world as a wilderness” By definition the wilderness is an inhospitable place. It is unfriendly, harsh, and barren. One could not better describe what Islam has brought to this world. Ever since its inception, the history of Islam shows it to be a religion of conquering and death. The proof is undeniable. Everywhere you find Islam; you will find difficulty, deception, destruction, and death. As was just mentioned, traveling is becoming much more difficult. Every time they learn of a new threat from ISIS, they change the rules as to what you can and cannot bring on the plane or what you have to take off at the airport. The people of Israel live under constant threat of a missile coming down on their heads. People in many once free countries now have places in their cities that are designated “no go” zones where their very own citizens cannot go and know they will come out alive.
When you take into consideration the genocide, atrocious murders, and bombings that happen on an almost weekly basis, you have a pretty good description of what Abu-Bakr and Islam have brought and will continue to bring to this world. The land area this “Satan in the flesh” once ruled is a shining example of this. People were forced to live under the strictest enforcement of Sharia Law with no mercy given.
“And destroyed the cities thereof” This is another accurate description of Abu Bakr of ISIS and Islam, the religion he represents. Muslims have always been destroyers. In the past, when Muslims conquered a city, they destroyed any and everything that did not fit in with the world of Islam. The present-day world saw this demonstrated first hand when ISIS was filmed destroying churches, ancient structures, and 2500-year-old artifacts that were priceless and irreplaceable. (More discussion on this topic in verse 20.)
“That opened not the house of his prisoners” Most commentaries take this to mean that the King of Babylon never released those he took captive and never allowed them to return to their homeland. While this may be true of the ancient king of Babylon, there is another way to apply it to the modern-day king of Babylon. The recent King of Babylon is Muslim, and Muslims do not take prisoners. It is the Muslims themselves that are the prisoners. Islam is a mostly imposed religion whose members are prisoners, even though most of them are probably unaware of this and would dispute it. If your father was a Muslim, you are considered a Muslim from birth. Leaving the religion leaves you subject to the penalty of death. Under Abu-Bakr of ISIS, you must convert to Islam and pledge allegiance to him; or you must die. The religion of peace is, in reality, a religion of death whose members will die a physical death if they try to leave Islam, and eternal death if they remain in Islam.
In Christ, there is freedom, so this fits in perfectly with the idea of Islam being the antichrist of end times Bible Prophecy. Being a disciple of Christ is a personal choice that an individual must make. No one is forced to accept or follow Christ. However, Islam is just the opposite. Many Muslims are Muslim from birth and have no say in the matter. If one should decide to leave Islam, they do so under penalty of death. So while many Muslims consider themselves to be slaves of Allah, a hostage or prisoner is a more appropriate description of their situation.
Isaiah 14:18 (KJV)
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
It was the customary practice in ancient times to bury kings in their own mausoleum instead of with their families. To be buried in a separate sepulcher other than that of the family was a sign of greatness.
Isaiah 14:19 (KJV)
Thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
“But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch” As was noted in verse 15, the King of Babylon and his kingdom were brought down to Hell, but only to the sides of the pit. It is here where he makes his escape, meaning that at some future point in time the King of Babylon and his kingdom will return. The Word of God is telling us the place this Man of Sin, Son of Perdition, Lawless One, and King of Babylon will appear is Babylon! He can’t show up in Italy, Israel, or any other place and be the King of Babylon! He will have to reappear in an area that was once controlled by the ancient King of Babylon which pretty much limits it to Syria and Iraq.
Does this not sound like ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria? ISIS came up out of the earth in the very same area that was once the Babylonian Empire. There are dozens of Scripture verses that pinpoint both this returned Babylonian Kingdom and its leader with extreme accuracy. The Word of God reveals how, when, and where this kingdom would come into being, and it also precisely predicted its demise. If our Lord told us in prophecy that it would be the King of Babylon that returns, why would anyone think it would be some European Emperor or Catholic Pope of Rome?
“Like an abominable branch” In the Bible trees are used as metaphors for different nations. For example, God refers to Israel as a green Olive Tree and Lebanon as a Cedar. In turn, this would make the branches to be various ethnic or tribal groups within that nation. According to Webster’s 1913 Dictionary, if the branch is abominable, it is speaking of a group of people that are detestable, hateful; and causing moral revulsion. That would make this a very evil branch of the nation or peoples he represents.
NOTE: It is this returned Babylonian Kingdom that is cast out of the grave that is the “beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit” of Revelation 11:7 and answer to the riddle of the “beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth,” of Revelation 17:11.
“And as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword that go down to the stones of the pit.” When the King of Babylon, (AKA Satan in the flesh) is cast out of the pit he will “literally” look like Hell; meaning he should be easily recognized because he will be the look of death. Some might think this refers more to the things he will do and not the way he will dress. However, if you take into consideration the phrase that follows, this verse is describing his physical appearance and history has already proved this to be true.
If you paid attention to the news, you already know that on more than one occasion the head of ISIS, Man of Sin, and King of Babylon, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suffered severe wounds from bombs dropped on his kingdom. In June of 2017, the Russians claimed to have killed al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on ISIS leaders in the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but the report could not be confirmed. Then, only a month later the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed it could confirm the leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, but the US-led Coalition fighting ISIS could not verify that report.
Baghdadi’s death was announced many times, but none of them proved to be true. However, what we do know to be true is that he suffered multiple injuries from airstrikes. It was reported he suffered from bone fractures and poor health. He was already known to be diabetic, and fractures from the airstrikes left him unable to walk. Once again the One who knows the end from the beginning is correct, al Baghdadi suffered many wounds, just as is prophesied in this verse. If those that reported his death many times knew the Word of God, they would have known his death will not be at the hands of the Americans or the Russians. It will be at the hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who will do it with the breath of His mouth.
“As a carcass trodden under feet” Those that were thrust through with a sword and died were buried with stones over them, but this guy (King of Babylon, Son of Perdition) is not buried, just walked on, or over. Since he fled his domain in 2017, he is not noticed or missed. However, just like the ancient King of Babylon, he is going to make a comeback. (This is also prophesied to happen in the Quran.)
Isaiah 14:20 (KJV)
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
“Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial” Kings and princes are buried together in royal cemeteries, but this future King of Babylon will not be because even his own people hate him and….
“Because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people” This future King of Babylon destroys his land and kills his people. The words destroyed and slain are underlined because they are keys to identifying the REAL King of Babylon. Earlier, we mentioned the videotaping of ISIS destroying buildings and priceless ancient artifacts. In addition to this, he is also guilty of committing mass genocide by killing almost all the Christians that lived in areas he conquered, and anyone else that would not convert to Islam and pledge allegiance to him. There are even cases of those that went to fight for ISIS that left (escaped) because they thought it wrong for him to be killing other Muslims.
Just as the first part of this verse stated, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not joined with his people in burial. While being pursued by U.S. Army Delta Force soldiers in a tunnel under the estate He was hiding in, Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest killing himself and 3 of his children. DNA was taken from his remains which were then given a burial at sea.
“The seed of evildoers shall never be renowned” Meaning those that are evil will not be allowed to be distinguished or celebrated. He may have been recognized and honored by many of the Islamic religion, but there will be an end to him, and he will not be remembered in the future.
Isaiah 14:21 (KJV)
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
“Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers” Ready the slaughter of his children because of the sins their father has committed. What you are about to read may not sound just to you, but this practice was common in times past. The children prepared for slaughter tells us this will be the end of his reign, it will not be allowed to continue because there will be none of his offspring left alive to sit on his throne. Originally this would have referred to Belshazzar’s children, but it now relates to the current King of Babylon, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who is Satan in the flesh. “His children” would probably not only apply to his children by birth, but also those who have pledged allegiance to him, and those that bow to Allah or other false gods. If you are not one of God’s children, subject to the REAL King of Kings, then you are a child of Satan, and you need to pay special attention to the next part of this verse.
“That they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities” Satan’s children are killed to ensure they will never again come to power and rule the land or populate the world with cities. In the future, none of Satan’s children will ever be allowed to sit on the throne. God also put a limit as to how large he would allow this beast called Islam to grow.
Revelation 6:8 (KJV)
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
As will be demonstrated in the coming chapters, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the pale horse, the 4th Horseman of the Apocalypse. His name is “death,” and Hell was WITH him. He is “Satan in the flesh” and power was given unto THEM (in the plural meaning Abu Bakr and Satan) over the fourth part of the earth. If you look up the total number of Muslims currently living on earth, you will see it is incredibly close to one fourth or 25% of the world’s population. According to the Bible, this is as large as our Lord is going to allow the Muslim community on this earth to grow. If nothing else, this in itself should tell you that the time of our Lord’s return is very near.
Isaiah 14:22 (KJV)
For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
“For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts” The LORD of the armies, which in this case could very well mean the armies from heaven, is going to rise up against this last Babylon, (False religion and worshipers of Satan) and destroy it.
“And cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD” The Lord will cut off their name meaning authority and memory, and anything that remains of it. Cutting off the son and nephew would refer to all males in the lineage that would be able to claim the throne; guaranteeing this evil kingdom becomes extinct and never raises its ugly head again.
Isaiah 14:23 (KJV)
I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
“I will also make it a possession for the bittern” The bittern is a hedgehog. A hedgehog is a small animal that searches through hedges and other undergrowth in search of the tiny creatures that compose the bulk of their diet—insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. They have sharp quills like a porcupine and live a solitary life except when mating.
“And pools of water” Pools of water could be literal, but since this is prophecy, one should read it as a metaphor meaning only small gatherings of people. Throughout Bible prophecy, different categorizations of water refer to people, such as seas, rivers, and floods. In keeping with the hedgehog, which leads a very solitary life, this would mean the land will be very sparsely populated.
“And I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts” The Lord of the armies will sweep it with a broom of destruction, meaning He will sweep away all the dirt (evil ones).
Isaiah 14:24 (KJV)
The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
Even the thoughts of the Lord of hosts are going to come to pass, not to mention all that which He has sworn and purposed. What the Lord says, He will do; meaning that what He says is as good as done! The rest of this book will substantiate our Lords batting would put Hugh Duffy’s single-season batting average record to shame. Hugh Duffy’s 1894 record batting average was .440, while our Lord has been batting 1000 percent for millenniums!
Isaiah 14:25 (KJV)
That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
Just as the King of Babylon is another name for the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition, so is the Assyrian. Just as it was in the previous section about the King of Babylon, these verses regarding the Assyrian also hold a double fulfillment. God wiped out 185,000 of the Assyrian Army when they were going to attack Jerusalem shortly after Hezekiah became king. Surely this had to help contribute to the fall of the Assyrian Empire even though the history books try to give mice and rodents credit for the army’s destruction. This scenario is going to play out again in the future with the same outcome. The borders of Israel are going to be compromised, but God is going to step in and tread the invaders underfoot, taking the burden off from Israel’s shoulder.
Isaiah 14:26 (KJV)
This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
It should be evident this is speaking of the future since the Lord has not done to the whole earth what He did to the Assyrians during the time of the Assyrian Empire. What God is saying here is what He once did to the Assyrians, he will one day perform on the whole earth. This prophecy refers to Revelation 14:14-20 when the earth is reaped twice, and the vials full of the wrath of God poured out when He judges this world. No matter how you slice it, there is not going to be much left alive when He judges the world. As you will soon see, these events will be carried out in the not too distant future.
The Sign of the Son of Man &
The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
Book Introduction (Read for more info contained in the book)
- The REAL 4th Kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (Daniel 2)
- The King of Babylon & the REAL Beast of the Bottomless Pit (Isaiah 14)
- The REAL Key to Deciphering Time Prophecy
- The REAL Secret Prophecy of Daniel 4
- The REAL Beast of Revelation 13
- The REAL Beast that was and is not; And the Great Whore (Revelation 17)
- The REAL 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6)
- The REAL First 4 Trumpets of Revelation 8
- The REAL 4 Angels of Revelation 9 And the Plague of Islam
- The REAL Woman, Dragon and Flood of Revelation 12
- The REAL 2 Witnesses of Revelation 11
- The REAL 70 Weeks of Daniel 9
- The FEASTS OF THE LORD; The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
- The REAL Sign of the Son of Man; and Signs of the End (Matthew 24)
- The REAL Parable of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25)
- The Fall Feast Days as Revealed in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 6,7,8,11)
- The REAL Warning to the Church of Laodicea; the Church of Today (Revelation 3)
- Closing Thoughts & the REAL Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord