Truth Be Told S4 - From Islam to Ishmael

Isaiah 46:9,10
Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:


Sherwin Dick

April 10, 2021

- 15 min read


End from the Beginning

The Purpose of This Study Is…

  • To Prove The Infallible Word of God The Bible
  • To Demonstrate That The Prophetic Word Predates History -To Provide A Tool for Witnessing to The Islamic Faith and To Understand Their Prophetic Role
  • To Prepare for The Study of The 7 Trumpets (especially the last 3, which include woes)
  • To Solidify, Settle and to Enrich the Faith of the Bible Student in The Surety of Gods Word

Our Journey Begins in the END

5th Angel, 5th Trumpet, 1st Woe

Revelation 9:1

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.


A Star in prophecy represents a Messenger, Leader or King.

Revelation 1:20

20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels ( greek word aggelos meaning messengers, represent the leaders of the seven churches in prophecy ) of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Numbers 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star ( Leader ) out of Jacob, and a Sceptre ( sceptre suggests the Leader is a King ) shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Balaam's Prophecy Israel's Leader, Leader of Christianity. Jesus' Star tells of His coming leadership.

Prophecy Fulfilled

Matthew 2:1,2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him .

NOTE: Star represents a Leader, Messenger or King. A Falling Star would then represent Satan or a power influenced by Satan.


Bottomless Pit

What is a Pit

Jeremiah 2:6 & 4:23-26
6 Neither said they, Where is the Lord that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.

Bottomless PIT - Desert, Wilderness ( Sparsely Populated Area )

Smoke, Furnace, Sun, Air

Revelation 9:2
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.



Deuteronomy 4:20
20 But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

Isaiah 48:10
10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Furnace/Smoke - Iron, Egypt (Egypt a symbol of Bondage and Slavery) Affliction pain, suffering, persecution (religious and political)


Acts 26:17,18
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Darkness - The Power of Satan


Malachi 4:2
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Romans 1:15-17
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

SUN - Christ Righteousness, the Bible, The Gospel, Christianity


John 3:8
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Air - The Wind, The Holy Spirit

Summary thus far

  • A Star fell (a fallen leader) and a key was given to open the bottomless pit

  • The smoke out of the bottomless pit which is referred to as a wilderness or desert darkens the Sun, the Air

  • It darkens the Gospel of Christ, Christianity, The Bible and The Holy Spirit

  • The darkness is also referred to as the power of Satan



Revelation 9:3
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.


Nahum 3:15-17
15 There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.

17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Judges 7:12
12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

Lineage of the East

Genesis 25:1-3
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

Isaiah 21:13,14
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.


  • Sheba is Abrahams son by his second wife Keturah

  • Sheba and Dedan are brothers and Dedan is an Arabian

  • Sheba is the ancestor of the Sabeans who were from the east who is also akin to the Arabians.

  • They are the ones described in Revelation 9 as associated with the Woes of last three trumpets.

  • They are the ones with the crowns on their heads

Who are the mighty men of the children of Kedar

Isaiah 21:14-17
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it.


Genesis 25:12-16
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

Lineage - Kedar is Ishmael’s Son, Ishmael (the presumptuous child of promise) is the son of Abraham by Hagar the handmaid. Kedar is also an Arabian (A Merchant in the wilderness of the East).

What does Scripture say concerning ISHMAEL, Abraham’s first born?

Genesis 16:10-12
10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Ishmael means God Will Hear...

Described as a wild ( H6501 - Wild Ass ) man who will take on the world

Job 39:5
Who hath sent out the wild ass ( H6501 ) free? or who hath loosed the bands ( H4147 ) restraint of the wild ass.

Job 24:5
Behold, [as] wild asses ( H6501 ) in the desert , go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth ] food for them [and] for [their] children.

Who are the Locust ?

Judges 7:12
12 And the Midianites ( Midian, the descendants of Abraham by Keturah ) and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

The Children of the East, the Arabians, The Children of Abraham of Ishmael (Isaac’s elder brother) Today known as Islam.

Consider the Lord's Army

Joel 2:1-11,25
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Revelation 9:11 ( 9/11)
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon ( G3 Death and Havoc ), but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon ( G622. Destruction ).

Isaiah 46:9,10

9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

We can take GOD at His Word


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