The Christians Foretell of the Army of al-Mahdi

As I have been researching for a possible up-coming book (I really haven’t decided quite yet) I have uncovered an an interesting prophecy from the Christian bible which bears a striking resemblance to the Islamic teaching about the al-Mahdi’s Army of the Black Flags.

But Before I begin I must state that prophecy is not confined to the prophets of Israel alone, but can be seen in many of the ancient cultures. Many ancient cultures exhibit deep profound wisdom. This also true of the Christian tradition, though I personally am not a Christian.

However, the prophecies contained in the Hebrew Bible are stand above the prophecy and wisdom of the nations, and have shown themselves to be accurate in all their details. A Jewish proverb states:

“If a person tells you that there is wisdom among the nations, believe him, as it says in Obadiah, “I will destroy the wise ones from Edom and the intelligence from Mount Esau.” If one says that there is Torah among the nations, believe him not.”

The Torah text, which has been hand written and passed down in an unbroken chain of transmission from the time of Moshe to this very day.  It’s veracity has been established time and time again when scoffers sought to disprove it as a fabrication of fables and stories.  Each time the Tanakh has been challenged, evidence has come forth to repudiate the claims of supposed men and women of science and re-establish itself as the exclusive word of the Creator.

The Torah reminds us that if a prophet foretells of an event that comes to pass but tries to convinces you to follow after other gods [including practice of their ways, customs or traditions], you are not to heed that prophet but Israel was to put him to death (Deuteronomy 13).

This tells us that even idolators can even possess the prophetic gift and that the foretelling and fulfillment of a prophecy does not make you a spokesman for GOD. Many people today believe that some one who heals or predicts the future must be sent from HaShem, but as you can see that idea has no basis in the Word of HaShem and those who follow such false prophets are fools.

The Muhajadeen of the End of Days

The Apocalypse foretells of battles and wars of immense proportions.  In the 14th chapter we find that a future siege on Jerusalem would case a bloodbath 200 miles long with blood and bodies piled up as high as a horses bridle.  Years ago this seemed far-fetched and boggled the mind. The 9th chapter informs us of an army of astronomical proportions which originates from the Euphrates River.

There was a time when Christian scholars did not believe that the immense size of this army was a literal number of 200 million.  This was due in fact to the reality that at the time the prophecy was made there were not even 200 million people living on earth let alone an army of this size.

“…one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million…”

  That is no longer a problem.  The earth’s population is reaching 7 billion and it is estimated that of that number 1.5 billion are Muslims.  It is currently estimated of these, 10 – 15% are radicalized.  add to this the number of forced conversions throughout the world during the End of Days and 200 million is quite achievable.

I believe this army is the dreaded Army of Black Flags spoken of in the Islamic literature.  This army will come forth from Khorusan and march on Jerusalem under the flag of Jihad.  Khorusan as we shall see is the place of ancient Magog.

Muhammad said: “If you see the black flags coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice, for that is the army of the Imam al-Mahdi and no one can stop that army until it reaches Jerusalem.”

There is view-point that the armed Islamic resistance that is resisting occupation in Afghanistan (aka the Taliban) constitute the emerging army from Khorasan that will eventually ‘liberate’ the Holy Land. They are called the Abdal who will give the Bai’ah or pledge of allegiance to Imam al-Mahdi in Makkah (Mecca).

Magog is mentioned in a prophecy about Gog and Magog War that is in the book of Ezekiel. Although most of the biblical prophets gave prophecies about this war, only the book of Ezekiel uses these names Gog and Magog:

And the word of HaShem came to me to say: Son of Adam, face yourself in the direction of Gog, Land of the Magog, main president of Meshech and Tuval, and prophesy on him. And you shall say: So said HaShem G-d, I am coming to you, Gog, main president of Meshech and Tuval.

And I shall send fire in Magog… and they shall know that I am HaShem.

There is much confusion in identifying where Magog is.  We believe Christianity is blind-sided by their own theology and because of their misplaced distrust in Judaism. Our Sages who penned the Mishna, the Midrash and the Talmud tell us who is Magog, and have given us names as clues.

The name Magog is mentioned two other times in the Hebrew Bible, besides the two we just looked at in Ezekiel.

The sons of Yefet: Gomer and Magog and Maday and Yavan and Tuval and Meshech and Tiras.

Magog was the name of the son of Jephet the grandson of Noah, and the people of Magog were his descendants, and were named Magog after him. According to our Sages, most of the people’s in the list in Ezekiel stem from the line of Yefet.

Our Sages interpreted in a few places the names of these peoples. The Babylonian Talmud in tractate Yoma identifies the names of the settlements mentioned in the Tanakh this way:

“Magog is Kandia” -Babylonian Talmud, tractate Yoma 10A

“…Magog (is) Gitya…” Jerusalemite Talmud

According to Midrash Bereshit Rabba.  Magog is Girmanya.

Rabbi Yonathan Ben Uziel who translated the Tanakh to Aramic also interprets the name of Magog as Germania.

Interestingly, when Yonathan Ben Uziel translated the prophecy of Gog and Magog , he refrained from translating the names using only the Hebrew names (Magog, Meshech, Tuval). However in Ezekiel 38:6 he changed his method and translated Magog as the “state of Germamia.

The oldest Jewish interpretation to “Magog”, other than our Sages’, is by Josephus Flavius, AKA Yosef Ben Matityahyu and Yosef Ben Guryon. In Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus also writes how the peoples emerged from Noah and his descendants, and so he writes:

Magog founded those that from him were named Magogites, but who are by the Greeks called Scythians.

Scholars generally regard the Scythians as Iranian nomadic peoples, speaking an Iranian language. Sistan, the name for the Persian language, comes from the Old Persian Sakastana, meaning “Land of the Sakas”. The Sakas are considered to be a branch of Scythians by most scholars. Saka is the usual Persian term, while Scythian is a Greek term.

The Scythians first appear in Assyrian annals as Ishkuzai, reported as pouring in from the north some time around 700 BCE and settling in Ascania and modern Azerbaijan as far as to the southeast of Lake Urmia. The Scythian tribes mentioned in the Greek sources resided in the steppe between the Dnieper and Don rivers.

Now even if Josephus said that the Magogites tribes are the Scythian tribes, it not much help in establishing their land of origin the land of Magog.

Our Sages, differing from Josephus, interpreted the names of the original lands of each descendant that were settled after the biblical Flood and the land that was initially occupied by the Magogites – land of Magog – should probably be the origin state of the Scythian tribes.

Rabbi Yehi’el Tzvi Hirshenzon’s book Seven Wisdoms (1883) devoted  part of his book to the locations of Noah’s descendants’ lands when they began their settlement, according to the words of our Sages:

“On Germamia”:

Their intention was the land of Kermania, south east of Babylon, and you can find it in the map of the Greek Rulers, in the south of Kermania Desert (which is called now in the new map Die Zaltz Wiste Fon Kermaan, and the main city until today is called Kerman), to the east of the tongue of the Persian Sea….”

And in Midrash Rabba and Yehonathan Ben Uziel and Translation of Rav Yosef it’s called actually “Germania” (and Herodotus, the Greek writer also calls the lands as Germania of Persia: “Persicus Germanus”, and don’t mix this Germania with the European Germania (Deutschland), because that one was called in the Talmud Edom’s Germania to separate it from this Germania).

And as it’s seen, this land in the old times was extended until the Indus River, and included within it the land that is called today Baludshistan… and it will also border in the northeast with the Himalaya mountains and Indikush mountains, and Tzongling mountains are extension to Indikush mountains, but they got their eastern name from the inhabitants of China there.

…and in the Babylonian Talmud Magog is Kandia, is a copier mistake, as already mentioned by the author of Tevu’ot HaAretz, because Kandia is a newer name that was given after the Talmud to the island Creta or Telechine. But the mistake should be corrected to Kidya, and this is Gytia as mentioned above.

The land that our Sages called Germania is a Persian land in the area of the Persian Gulf, that swallows an area called Baludshistan, and that land is bordering in the east with the Indus River, and in the north with the Himalayas. The region named Baluchistan is actually divided today between three countries: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In western Pakistan there’s also a province names Baluchistan, next to the Iranian Baluchistan.

In today’s Iran there is a big province called Kerman, with population of over two million people. The capital of the province is also called by this name, and today more than 400,000 people live there. This province, Kerman, that was probably the original land of Magog, includes many archaeological cities, that their timings matches more or less the period of the end of The Biblical Flood.

As written above, our Sages used two different names alternatively to describe Magog’s land. The first one was versions of the name Germania, and we understood now where it is, while the second name is versions of then name Gytia. In the time of ancient Persia, the area known as Baluchistan was in the 6th century BCE as SattaGydia or SattaKydia.

Based on the above information the actual location of the Land of Magog is the areas of Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.  These area’s are a hotbed of radicalized jihadists who have been a problem for the two largest superpowers – Russia and the United States.

This area is also known in Islamic sources as Khourusan, the place where the al-Mahdi’s Army of the Black flags marches from.  We believe that Christian prophetic tradition identifies this army as the Kings of the East:

“Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates and it’s water was dried up so that the way of the Kings of the East might be prepared….to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

According to the reference from Britannica 1997:

KHURASAN,. The historical region extended, along the north, from the Amu Darya(OxusRiver) westward to the Caspian Sea and, along the south, from the fringes of the central Iranian deserts eastward to central Afghanistan. Arab geographers even spoke of its extending to the boundaries of India.

This definition tells that the following area is included in the historical region of Ancient Khorasan.

·Northern Part of Iran ,


·North Western Part of Pakistan

·Southern parts of Central Asian Turkish states like Turkmenistan andUzbekistan.

Part of the demographic make-up of the area of Khourusan is the Pashtun tribe of Afghanistan.  The Pashtun’s (also called Pathans) are a fierce nomadic people who some, including myself, believe are remnants of the so-called lost tribes of Israel.  Indeed they occupy the regions of Pakistan, Iran, India and Kashmir.

The Pashtun Tribe of Afghanistan remains as a strong, warlike tribe, that has remained untamed throughout history. They are the only tribe that has not been subjugated to major imperial forces of history, including Soviet Russia and the United States today. These ancient Israelites have now become, as Bilal Khan wrote:

“The only group (Pashtun Tribes of Afghanistan) that is warlike, undefeated and untamed throughout the course of history, staunch in religious fervor, filled with honor and pride and is unforgiving of its enemy; one that will fight its enemy until one of them is dead.”

The Pathani tribesmen, the largest tribe of the Afghani people, declare that they are descended from the tribes of Israel and call themselves Bani-Israel. Rabbi Avraham HaKohen, (of the Jewish community in the Afghani city of Harath) recounts hearing the Afghani king Habib Allah Han proclaim, “I am from the Tribe of Benjamin.”

Other compelling indicators are the clan names names of the Afghani tribe are Israelite in origin:  Ghaghi tribesmen claim their name is from derived from Gad the son of Jacob. Others include: Rabbani (Reuben); Levoni (Levi); Ephriti (Ephraim); Yusuf Si (Joseph). And Jewish names such as Israel are found among many Pathani.

The Pashtuns while practicing a form of Islam, when asked, say they are not Muslims and follow a religious code called Pashtanwalli, a very strict type of ‘Mosaic law’ combined with Islamic customs.

As for Jewish customs, the Pathani do not shave thier peot or sidelocks in accordance with the Torah – Don’t shave the sides of your head . They rest on the Shabbat, and even light candles on Friday evenings.

Who is the Beast that He should be Worshipped?

And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.  I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;  they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ” Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

The question is rhetorical.  We must recognize that the Christian religion began as a sectarian offshoot of Judaism and it’s primary leadership were Jew’s who were brought up in 2nd Temple Judaism.  In fact there was no Pauline Christianity inside of the Holy Land prior to the second century.  The point I’m making is that the person who wrote the book of Revelation would have used the same images and symbols that the book of Daniel employs including Jewish interpretations.

It is clear that the beast of Revelation 13 is the fourth beast of Daniels vision, but in a composite form which includes the other three empires and subsequent Jewish exiles.  Therefore the beast of Revelation is not a person but an empire, which we believe is a resurrected Islamic Khalifah.  This is the interpretation based on Daniel.

The problem we are immediately faced with is the perception that the beast is worshipped and therefore it must be a person.  That perception is a false one reinforced by our modern understanding of spiritual things. ‘Worship’ is a modern concept, not a Jewish one.  When the modern person thinks of worship, most will conjure up a definition based on belief in a person.  Worship is given to one you believe in or have faith in.

Biblically, this definition is incomplete at best.  If you were to take a survey of the biblical material, you would soon discover that the words often translated as ‘worship’ in reality reflect an ancient practice known as prostration.  During the biblical period, Jews prayed on their knees and on their faces.  This practice reflected the idea of obeisance.  The worshipper prostrated himself as an act of submission to honor God.

With this ancient understanding we are better able to grasp what the passage is really saying:

And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast [Islamic Empire];  they prostrated themselves in submission to the dragon [Allah]because he gave his authority to the beast [Islamic Khalifah]; and they submitted to the beast [Islamic khalifah], saying, ” Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?

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The Distant Beat of an Ominious War Drum – Part 2

As reported by this blog and many others on the Internet and Alternative Media, we are moving precariously closer to war with Pakistan who has recently further cemented it’s ties with China.  In May, China warned the United States that any attack on Pakistan is an attack on China.  An while the Bought and Paid For Media will not cover these developments, the US GOV is actively engaged in proxy warfare with Pakistan.  The stakes got higher on July 10, 2011, when U.S. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley announced that the U.S. will suspend approximately $800 million in aid to Pakistan’s military, a significant development highlighting the rapidly eroding situation in Pakistan.

In response, on July 12, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, while talking to reporters in Beijing, pledged China’s support to Pakistan in the wake of the U.S. military aid cut, stating: “Pakistan is an important country in South Asia. The stability and development of Pakistan is closely connected with the peace and stability of South Asia… China has always provided assistance to Pakistan,helping it improve people’s livelihood and realize the sustainable development of its economy and society. China will continue to do so in the future.”[Source – (Pakistan), July 12, 2011].

Pakistani Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar threatened to pull back Pakistani troops from nearly 1,100 security check-posts along the Pakistan-Afghan border, noting that about $300 million of the U.S. military aid is used to go to troops engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive in the border region.


In a past posting we demonstrated the connection between Iran and China as Gog with regions of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan an other islamic countries as being the biblical Land of Magog.  See our article – The Distant Beat of an Ominious War Drum – Part 1.  Also see the Evidence of Chazal(Our Sages of Blessed Memory) concerning the Land of Magog

Pakistan’s Plan to re-install the Taliban after US Withdrawl

Pakistan’s  Daily Times editorial of July 12th 2011 states:

“In response to Pakistan’s attempts to reverse the carte blanche given by it to the Americans during the Musharraf regime, the U.S. has withheld over a third of the military aid – $800 million – to Pakistan this year. In principle, it is perfectly within the realm of propriety for Pakistan to roll back undue U.S. influence in the country, but how to do it is a question of debate. Things had been souring between the U.S. and Pakistan over some time, which became manifest in the Raymond Davis case.

“Moreover, Pakistan’s military and the ISI have been looking to fulfill their plan for the Afghan endgame to insert the Taliban in power after the U.S. withdrawal. Although the U.S. is engaging with the Taliban for a negotiated political settlement, it has completely bypassed Pakistan. This also became a point of friction. All these things have been accumulating and the crowning feather of the Pak-U.S. rift was the Abbottabad incident [the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2]. When Pakistan faced embarrassment both domestically and internationally following the Abbottabad raid, in a fit of nationalism, the military accelerated the process of cutting back ties with the U.S. – it sent back American military trainers; the number of visas issued to the U.S. personnel was reduced; and intelligence sharing stopped altogether.

Inside of Pakistan (as well as world wide, Hizb ut Tahrir is working towards the world wide establishment of the Khalifah (Caliphate).  Hizb ut-Tahrir claims it has emerged as the single largest Islamic political party in the world.  In a letter post on their website, Hizb ut Tahrir encourages Pakistani’s to overthrow the Pakistani government who support America, a relationship which now is unraveling quickly.  The letter also states that America’s defeat in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ (meaning Afghanistan) would spell the end of her capitalist empire.

Throughout the letter, the Hizb ut-Tahrir appeal to the Military officers concerning the condition of Pakistan under the boot of American military operations, employing them to take action.  We know according to various intelligence sources that the Pakistani military and the ISI have been infiltrated by Islamists and many within those organizations are sympathic to the Jihadist cause.

Establish the Khilafah, even though Pakistan’s traitor rulers hate it O officers of Pakistan’s armed forces! 

 You are leading the largest and most capable Muslim armed forces in the world.

 The Muslim armed forces alone have the material strength to establish the Khilafah.

See Hizb ut Tahrir’s video proclamation against the American occupation of Pakistan and the Pakistani rulers that support them.

On the weekend before 28 Rajab 1432 AH, Day of the Fall of the Khilafah,Hizb ut Tahrir wilayah  Pakistan organized gatherings throughout Pakistan. They demanded  that the sincere officers in Pakistan’s armed forces grant Hizb ut Tahrir the Nussrah (Material Support) for the establishment of the Khilafah. The Rajab Nussrah (Material Aid) declaration is as follows:




See the Rajab 28 Declaration from Hizb ut-Tahrir website

The Pashtun (Pathan) Taliban is Pakistani

Though unknown to most people, the Taliban is primarily made up of the Pashtun (aka the Pathans) Tribe, known for their hard-fighting almost legendary warriors. The Pashtun, who date back at least to the third century BC, have been immortalized in song, story and poem  and grudgingly acknowledged as forces to be reckoned with by none other than Winston Churchill.  The British suffered a shocking defeat to Pashtuns in the 18th century. There have been a number of reports about their “reckless bravery” in the face of Soviet and NATO forces. The Soviet Union left after a futile 10-year battle to control Afghanistan. Many historians have called the Pashtun the world’s only unconquered tribe.  The Pashtuns halted the Horde of Genghis Khan at  Pakistan’s Khyber Pass which they have guarded for 2000 years.

In the late eighties Pakistan assisted Pashtun tribes in attempting to overthrow the Soviet influenced Afghanistan Government.  A group of religious Pashtun scholars and Pashtun mujahideen fighters were organized and formed the Taliban.  After the war ended various factions fought each other for power and none were able to gain control over the entire country.

Global Security.Org notes that,”… the insurgency in Afghanistan has been raised by residents of Pakistan, some of whom are refugees from Afghanistan, others of whom are Pakistanis. It does not arise from opposition among large elements of the Afghan population toward their government. This is a Pashtun insurgency. The insurgency is organized, funded, trained and directed from Pakistan, where most Pashtuns live, and where most Pashtuns have always lived.

The Land of MagogLost 10 Tribes and the Land of Magog

Pashtuns are always described in larger-than-life terms. They are fierce warriors  yet very hospitable. Their tribal code, called Puchtunwali, has been equally romanticized. Its tenets to uphold rule and honor involve protecting to the death anyone who seeks refuge with you.  After the September 11, 2001 attacks the U.S. demanded that the Taliban handover Bin Laden.  The Taliban we would not betray a “friend” to the Afghanistan people because it would betray the sacrifices during the Afghan-Soviet War.  The Taliban didn’t give Osama Bin Laden up because they are Pashtuns and because of their codes of honor and sanctuary prevented such a betrayal.

Simcha Jacobovici,  a Canadian film director, producer, free-lance journalist, and writer who hosts the TV program The Naked Archeologist, produced a important documentary called the Quest for the Lost Tribes of Israel (10 parts).  In it he travel through out the Middle and Far East and discovered remnants of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel who were exiled from the Land of Israel over 2800 years ago.  One of the people groups he investigated was the Pashtuns who demonstrated very obvious Israelite names and customs.  The Pathans claim descent from Afghana, grandson of King Saul of Israel.  Though they appear as Muslims, when studying the Koran they rock their bodies like Jews, something most Muslims do not do.  When there arise a conflict between Islamic Law and Puchtunwali, then Puchtunwali has more authority in the eyes of the Pathans.  They also practice the ancient biblical law of the cities of refuge, where those accused of manslaughter may flee from the avenger, the eight day circumcision of their sons and much more. 

They also claim to be Bani Israel (Israelites) and call them selves Musakhel – of the People of Moshe.   The Pathans have 11 tribal groups and their names reflect their connection to the people of Israel – The Tribe of Rabani (Rueben), the tribe of Levani (Levi), the tribe of Shimwari (Shimon), the small tribe of Gadun (Gad).  The most numerous of all the tribes is  Efriti (Ephraim).  Simcha points out that there is also a sub tribe call Waziri, who wears their hair long much like the biblical Naziri (Nazarites). 

The Black Flags of Khorusan

 Khurosan Army of the Black FlagsAfghanistan has special significance to the world of militant Islam. It was once called Khurasan (meaning the Land of the Rising Sun), along with parts of Iran and Pakistan.  As was noted in a previous blog, Khurusan is also the biblical Land of Magog, from where a large army marches to the Land of Israel for a final showdown in the Last Days.  This Army of Black Flags is the army of the Al- Mahdi, the Islamic deliverer.

Muhammad said: “If you see the black flags coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice, for that is the army of the Imam al-Mahdi and no one can stop that army until it reaches Jerusalem.”

Khorusan is the area that is primarily controlled by the Pathans (Pashtuns) or their allies.   According to Ahadith the main signs identifying (the majority of) the Muslim forces of Imam Mahdi are the following.

1. They will come from the East

2. They will be from the race of Bani Ishaq/Al-e-Haroon/Bani-Israel (Ancient Israelites)

3. They will come from the historical geographical region of Ancient Khorasan.

4. They will be from a mighty warrior nation.

5. They will be from a poor Nation.

6.  They are from a place with cold climate.

7.  Their Leader Imam Mahdi will be wearing QUTWANI CLOAKS.  Qutwani Cloak has fringes like the Tallit that Jews wear for prayer.   Both Qutwani cloak and TALLIT have fringes (tzitzit) on borders and its mostly made of Wool.  It generally falls across the head, neck, and shoulders. However the Qutwani cloak is larger and more conspicuous prayer shawl than the Tallit.

8.  They will be Tortured, expelled from homes.

9.   They will be from the region of Taliqon (i.e Afghanistan) 

10.  The majority of them are non-Arabs

Now which ethnic group among the Muslims has all these signs?  The Pathans living in Afghanistan and Pakistan have all these signs because they live in the East, they are the only people among Muslims considered to be among the lost tribes of Israel. The Pathans are not Arabs, they live in the region of ancient Khorasan, they belong to very poor nation, they are considered to be a fierce Warrior Race , and they are from a place with cold climate.  US and Nato forces have waged  a long protracted war on the Pathans and have tortured those who were captured.  They themselves acknowledge their Israelite history and do not consider themselves to be strictly Muslim.  The biblical prophecies call for a return of all the lost and scattered people groups of Israel.  How the Pathans play into this prophetic scenario remains to be seen, though at least one biblical historian, Dr John Mock, believes that they are God’ Battle Axe, possibly an apt description of the returned 10 tribes in  the Book of Zechariah.

With the spiraling political situation in Pakistan and the recent developments with China, it is quite possible that the Khalifah could be re-established in Pakistan (and then worldwide) with the Army of the Black Flags emerging in the near future to take their place in the the real life biblical drama that will bring them home to the Land of Israel.  This scenario appears to be consistent with all three Abrahamic Faiths and supported by their religious texts.  

 It remains to be seen if whether that family reunion between the 10 tribes and the House of Judah will be one of rejoicing or one of war, but rest assured the unfolding of these future events will be met with awe and trepidation alike.



The Pashtuns – Lost Tribes of Israel Song

New Age Islam

The Army of Mahdi

God’s Battle Axe – Biblesearchers

Where is Khorusan?

The Distant Beat of an Ominous War Drum – Part 1

The Land of MagogWith the events of the last few weeks focusing upon Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to the US and his historic speech to the United States Congress, few people know about the build-up in tensions between Pakistan and the US.  China has given the USA and ultimatum which has send tremors rippling through the political climate of Central Asia and the West.  It appears Pakistan is enlisting the aid of China to guard itself against the US/India alliance.  Pakistan is concerned that the US is preparing for the possibility of taking control of their nuclear forces.

In 2010, international media reports revealed that more than 11,000 Chinese troops have been stationed in Gilgit Baltistan, an ethnically different region in Pakistan that had traditionally been part of Jammu & Kashmir. Chinese military engineers have previously helped Pakistan, but this time the Chinese soldiers are building concrete residential houses and are opening branches of Chinese banks.

In 2011, it was revealed that the presence of the Chinese troops is not limited within Gilgit Baltistan but they have moved into Pakistani Kashmir along India.

In May 2011, Indian intelligence agencies reported that they have “credible evidence” that Chinese troops are also based in the Pakistani side of Jammu & Kashmir, which is divided by the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India.

Is There a Link Between China and the Gog Magog War(s)?

In the Tanakh, China is called – Sin.  It’s gematria is 120 (not using the sofit form of the Nun).  China has a long standing relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  China has been helping them since the 1980’s with their nuclear program under the supposed umbrella of peaceful usage.  Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad  also has a gematria value of 120.   In Gematria Ketana, the zero is dropped making it the value of 12, which is the gematria of GOG.  In Daniel 7:25 it states that an evil leader (Armelius) will arise to harass and dominate Israel for a time, times and half a times or 3 1/2 years (US President Obama is a good candidate).  The word time in the last day prophecy is and also equals 120 (12).

Kesses HaSofer writes that the Mongols are identified with the land of Magog, a descendant of Japheth, the first born of Noah. HaSofer also cites Arab writers who refer to the

The Land of Magog

The Land of Magog

Great Wall of China as Al-Magog.  Magog in Cantonese is used to refer to America oddly enough.

Some identify Magog with Kermania (Germania).  Rabbi Yehi’el Tzvi Hirshenzon זצ”ל,book  named “Seven Wisdoms” (1883, שבע חוכמות), states that Magog or the land of Kermania is south east of Babylon, and you can find it in the map of the Greek Rulers, in the south of Kermania Desert to the east of the tongue of the Persian Sea. One must not confuse the Persian Germania with the European Germania that the Talmud refers to as Edom’s Germania.

So the land that our Sages called “Germania is Persian land in the area of the Persian Gulf, that swallows an area called  “Baludshistan”, and that land is bordering in the east with the Indus River, and in the north with the Himalayas. In today’s Iran there is a big province called Kerman, with population of over two million people. The capital of the province is also called by this name, and today more than 400,000 people live there. This province, Kerman, that was probably the original land of Magog, includes many archaeological cities, that their timings matches more or less the period of the end of The Biblical Flood.

The region named Baluchistan is actually divided today between three countries: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In western Pakistan there’s also a province names Baluchistan, next to the Iranian Baluchistan.

For more information on this intriguing subject see HaShem who brings many more historical facts to the discussion and is a great find.

China has now aligned itself with Gog and has put boots on the ground in Kashmir and Pakistan.  This situation could become extremely tense very quickly.  Another player in this prophetic scheme, from an Islamic perspective is the Army of the Black Flags coming from Khorusan (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan) in the hands of the Pashtuns who call themselves Bani Israel and may very well be remnants of the 10 Tribes.