Because he is not a creator, Satan has attempted to counterfeit truth from the very beginning. Notice what he said to Eve in Genesis 3:1:
And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
However, here is what God really said:
“Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”~Genesis 2:16-17
Satan twists and turns and counterfeits that which God originally says! It has happened throughout history, and the Bible calls Satan a murderer, a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44) Is it a wonder, then, when we see it today?
In a clear example of Satan’s current effort, there is now a Qur’anic prophecy regarding the destruction of Israel making news. According to Amir Tsarfati (Telegram post, March 30, 2022):
"In December 1992, Israel deported 415 terrorist operatives and senior figures from Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad to Lebanon. The deportees set up a tent camp in Marj a-Zohur in the no-man's land north of the Security Zone within Lebanon, which Israel controlled. Among the deportees was Sheikh Basam Hahad Jarrar who was a senior Hamas figure. During his stay in Lebanon, Jarrar began distributing a mathematical calculation he made, based on verses from the Koran (Qur'an), according to which the State of Israel would be eliminated in 2022. In 1995, Jarrar first published his book entitled, "Israel will be gone in 2022 - A Koranic Prophecy or a Numerical Coincidence." In his book, Jarrar presents a prediction that Israel will cease to exist in 2022, which he formulated based on mathematical calculations of the number 19 and a combination of gematria in the verses of the Quar'an dealing with the children of Israel and the discovery of truth. To this, Jarrar attached a testimony from 1992 of an Islamic preacher named Abd al-Manam Saleh, also known as Muhammad Ahmad al-Rashd, who was one of the prominent leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq. According to the testimony, his mother told him that in 1948 an elderly Jewish neighbor who lived in Iraq came to see his mother. The woman was crying. His mother asked her why she was crying because it was a happy day for the Jews due to the establishment of the state of Israel. The old woman replied that she was crying because the State of Israel would be destroyed after 76 years. Because the calculation of the Muslim calendar is according to the moon, 76 lunar year come out to 74 solar years according to their method. Over the years, this calculation has taken on the status of a kind of prophecy hidden between the verses of the Qur'an among clerics and pro-Hamas Islamic believers. Even among Muslim clerics in Egypt, Jarrar's calculations were accepted as correct. Even these days, Jarrar continues to claim the correctness of his calculations and even uses exact dates for the events to take place."
Sheikh Basam Hahad Jarrar and those Muslim clerics are wrong! Christian friends, if you study God’s Word, you know how The Book ends! God made an everlasting covenant with the Jewish people and they will never be destroyed! Satan has tried throughout history and he will be no more successful than he ever has been! He is left to concoct lies and deception to persuade people that God is the liar, yet he is the one who will be cast into an eternal lake of fire!
Dear friends, get into and stay in God’s Word, where truth springs eternal! Unlike the Qur’an that is filled with lies and deception straight from the pit of hell, God’s Word is true from the first verse to the last. Israel will not be destroyed…and if God is faithful to Israel, He will also be faithful to all who put their trust in Him!
Have you done so?
(Jarrar had more to say. Stay tuned and I will share more of the Qur’anic prophecy with you tomorrow!)