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A very strange thought crossed my mind!

This will sound ludicrous at first, but hear me out. I'm not sold or invested in this theory, I just offer it as a possibility:

Could Muammar Qaddafi fulfill prophecies about the man of lawlessness?

In Revelation chapter 6 there are four horsemen mentioned:

The first rides a white horse.

The second rides a red horse.

The third rides a black horse.

The fourth rides a green horse.

Notice that the green horse is the last horse, and immediately precedes the 5th and 6th seals where the Day of the Lord finally comes.

Bizarrely, the official flag of Libya, chosen by Qaddafi, is nothing but green. It has no symbols or markers or anything on it. It is just solid green.

Ok, with that in mind, consider this: there are two great powers on the earth that we recognize as being the source of the antichrist. The first is Socialism. This would be the secular/atheistic/agnostic/EU-type antichrist. The second is Islam. This would be the Middle East-type antichrist.

The official name of Libya is the "Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya". This is a combination of pan-Arabism and socialism. Reminiscent of the Tower of Babel, the word Jamahiriya means "state of the masses". Out of many, one. No individuality, just the state, and the state is represented by Qaddafi.

On the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad's birthday, in 1973, Qaddafi released the "Five-Point Address":

1.) Suspension of all existing laws and implementation of Sharia
2.) Purging the country of the "politically sick"
3.) Creation of a "people's militia" to "protect the revolution"
4.) Administrative revolution
5.) Cultural revolution

Qaddafi himself, calls his political ideology "Islamic socialism". Combining the political theory of socialism with the religion of Islam. His revolution and government is led by "the Green Book":

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Could the Green Book be Qaddafi's attempt to copy God, by creating his own "Bible"?

Qaddafi was born the day the Battle of Midway ended (June 7, 1942), so this summer he will turn 69 years old. Might he use his age to suggest he is the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy? Something to think about.

Ok... now it gets weird. Let's take a look at Daniel's prophecy in chapter 11, verse-by-verse, starting in v. 21.

21 “He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue.


From 1951 to 1969 Libya was a kingdom ruled by King Idris I. On September 1, 1969, while the people of Libya felt secure and they thought nothing was going on, Qaddafi overthrew King Idris and took control of the country. It came as a surprise to everyone. He was not given the honor of royalty and conquered the kingdom when its people felt secure.

23 After coming to an agreement with him, he will act deceitfully, and with only a few people he will rise to power.


Qaddafi rose to power with a small number of military officers at his side. He led up the 12-member Revolutionary Command Council. 12-members? Could Qaddafi's 12-member council have been a mockery of Jesus' 12 Apostles?

24 When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them and will achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did. He will distribute plunder, loot and wealth among his followers.


Again, the people of Libya felt secure when Qaddafi took control of the country over a period of just 2 hours. Even Libya's wealthiest provinces fell under his control (especially in the oil-rich central and eastern portions of the country; his revolution was launched in Benghazi).

He will plot the overthrow of fortresses—but only for a time.


Qaddafi plotted the overthrow of the fortresses of Bardaï and Zouar in Tibesti, and also Ounianga Kebir in Borkou. These were strongholds in Chad, the large country directly SOUTH of Libya.

25 “With a large army he will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South. The king of the South will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to stand because of the plots devised against him.


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Between 1976 and 1987 Libya and Chad were in a state of de facto war. Qaddafi orchestrated a rebellion in Chad and then invaded Chad (King of the South) with thousands of troops.

26 Those who eat from the king’s provisions will try to destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall in battle.


There have been many assassination attempts against Qaddafi over the years. Much of the knowledge of them is not known. They have all been unsuccessful. In the 1980s France intervened and helped Chad push the Libyans out (Qaddafi's army was "swept away"; 7,500 Libyan troops were killed, 800 armored vehicles were destroyed, and around 30 Libyan aircraft were shot down).

27 The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time.


Qaddafi met with each successor leader of Chad personally, and lied to each one. Francois Tombalbaye (Qaddafi helped overthrow this guy), Felix Malloum (ruled Chad 75-78), and Goukouni Oueddei (ruled Chad from 79-82).

28 The king of the North will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country.


This "king of the North" is referring to the antichrist. The one who attacked the king of the South. Libya lost the conflict with Chad and so Qaddafi turned his focus on attacking the "holy covenant" (Christians and Jews):

Between 1984 and 1986 Qaddafi financed an Islamic gang in Chicago with the intention of having them kill white Christians.

Qaddafi supported the 1985 terrorist attacks in Rome and Vienna, which killed 19.

In 1986 Libyan state television announced that Libya was training suicide squads to attack American and European interests.

On 5 April 1986, Libyan agents bombed "La Belle" nightclub in West Berlin, killing three people and injuring 229 people who were spending evening there. Gaddafi's plan was intercepted by Western intelligence

In late 1987 French authorities stopped a merchant vessel, the MV Eksund, which was delivering a 150 ton Libyan arms shipment to European terrorist groups.

A SIDE NOTE: After 1973, Qaddafi was aligned with the Soviet Union in opposition to the Christian West and Israel.

It is generally thought that Gaddafi exported weapons to the socialist FARC terrorists in Colombia... FARC kills those on Colombia's right (i.e. traditional Christians).

In 1988 Libya orchestrated the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, full of western Christians, that resulted in the deaths of 243 people. During this year's rebellion in Libya, a defector admitted that Qaddafi personally ordered the bombing.

29 “At the appointed time he will invade the South again, but this time the outcome will be different from what it was before.


This again may refer to Qaddafi's continued invasions of Chad, directly south of Libya, between 1976 and the 80s.

30 Ships of the western coastlands will oppose him, and he will lose heart.


France and the United States, from the western coastlands, opposed him and helped kick him out of Chad. For years, US warships had skirmishes with the Libyan navy in the Gulf of Sidra. And in 1986 the US aircraft carriers Saratoga, America, and Coral Sea launched aircraft against Libya. Reagan ordered these air-strikes, which bombed targets in Tripoli and Benghazi.

Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.


Here we have the next several decades. Qaddafi continued to support terrorism around the world against Christians, Jews, and the West.

31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. 32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.


Ok... keep verses 31 and 32 in mind. The next part of the prophecy is an interlude, which mentions the fallen saints who are killed by the antichrist:

33 “Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. 34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them. 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.


36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.


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In 2008, Qaddafi began calling himself the "King of Kings". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7588033.stm He is the most boastful leader on earth. These are the titles he uses:

The Colonel

The Dean of Arab Rulers

The Keeper of Arab Nationalism

Brother, Leader, and Guide of the Revolution

...Among many others.


37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.


Interestingly, though he espouses "Islamic Socialism", he has been opposed to Islam in many ways, as you can see now in the current civil war. He denounces Al Qaeda constantly. He is not regarded as very religious and literally exalts himself above everything. He is the King of Kings--so he thinks.

In regards to the "desire of women", this is very interesting: Not only does he oppose the Jews and the desire of a Jewish woman to give birth to the Messiah, but he disregards women in general. He has an all-female body guard brigade, which must remain celibate and unmarried as long as they protect him:

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38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.


This man has personally orchestrated the overthrow of fortresses. He honors military might, power, and above all--himself.

39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.


From here on out, I'm assuming the rest has not occurred yet. The lands he conquers at the time of the end he will portion out to rulers. This probably refers to the 10 kings of Revelation who are given power to rule for one hour.

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships.


"King of the South". Could it be Chad again? Or Sudan? Or the African Union as a whole? Could the king of the North be the EU or Russia, which try to destroy him?

He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.


The rebellion in Libya was supposed to have been won by the Rebels. They controlled everything except Tripoli and Sirte. Now, just in the last several days, Qaddafi has made a miraculous comeback. He has taken Ras Lanuf and now Brega. He is almost to Benghazi. The protests are dying down in the west as the protesters realize they cannot overthrow him.

Suppose for a moment that what we are witnessing is the mortal head wound of the beast... or suppose Qaddafi literally gets a head wound and recovers... because many countries have criticized him now, the momentum that he is building will not end in Benghazi. Suppose he charges east into Egypt and tens of thousands rally to his army as he says he will be the one to destroy Israel and institute worldwide socialism/Islam.

41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand
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He makes it to the Promised Land, but does not capture Jordan.

42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape.


Egypt is the country directly due east of Libya. The country is in turmoil awaiting a leader.

43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites[e] in submission.


He already manages to retake control of the Libyans and then, at some point in the future, he takes control of Egypt and Ethiopia.

44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many.


At this point the False Prophet has made the world to follow the beast. Socialists all around the world rally to his cause. Muslims all around the world rally to his cause, as well. But China and Russia ("reports from the east and north") will not want to fold into the world government. Russia will invade Israel in the battle of Gog and Magog, but will be defeated. Then China will march across the Euphrates and confront the antichrist at the battle of Armageddon.

45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at[f] the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.


Qaddafi is the world leader specifically known for having royal tents. Qaddafi was born in a Bedouin tent in Sirte and whenever he travels abroad he takes his royal tent with him. He tried to have his tent set up in New York City on Donald Trump's property.

In the below picture, Qaddafi is hosting the Tunisian and Algerian leaders in his royal tent:

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Ok... now let's take a look at another part of Daniel. This is chapter 8's description of the antichrist:

23 “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise.


Notice that the antichrist arises in the midst of rebels. What are now experiencing in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Syria, Iran, and even in the United States may be the prophesied rebellion.

24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people.


Qaddafi's strength and power will be consolidated as he retakes Libya. He will have tremendous momentum and rally many to his cause. He will use deceit and intrigue to convince the world to side with him. The False Prophet will show up on the scene and give the antichrist power ("not by his own power"). The world will be astounded as the beast, which suffered the mortal wound is revived and begins succeeding in whatever he does. The False Prophet will begin performing miracles, which will convince the wicked world to follow the beast. He will have answers for everything.

He will push eastward. Retaking Libya first, then, possibly months or years later, taking Egypt. After this he will invade the "Beautiful Land" and take control of the temple fortress (i.e. the Temple Mount). He will desecrate the temple, set up the image, and impose the worldwide mark.

25 He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.


Christ will then return and overthrow him.

So I know this theory is really farfetched. I'm just offering it as a possibility in light of what is going on. Qaddafi will probably be isolated and/or overthrown. But if... and this is a big if... if Qaddafi retakes Libya and consolidates power things may change. Socialists and Pan-Arabists love the guy. Chavez, Farrakhan, and many others are infatuated with him. Most of the world hates him, but if that begins to change, just watch and keep your eyes open.

Add this guy to the candidate list.

"Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction." - 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Oh yeah... and I forgot to mention one thing: Muammar Qaddafi's mother was Jewish. By the rules of Rabbinical Judaism, Qaddafi could claim to be a Jew. He could claim to be the Jewish Messiah:

http://www.chabad.info/index.php?url=article_en&id=22290

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