Iran, Israel and Armilus-the Jewish Antichrist

Special guest to, Dr. Stephen M Yulish is the author of many books including The Great Harpazo Deception, Invasion Israel and many others. He was a member of the research group NICAP in the 1960s after reading Project Bluebook. He studied astronomy and exobiology at Case Western Reserve University and graduated in 1969. He eventually became a History Professor at The University of Arizona for seven years where he visited Allen Hyneck’s Tucson group. He became interested in Bible prophecy after he had a head on collision with Jesus Christ in 1988.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not only has a finger on a nuclear trigger, he is driven to usher in the so-called “Islamic Messiah.” Stephen Yulish delves headlong into this reality through the lens of Biblical prophecy. Yes, there are UFOs involved! Click below for the full article –

Iran, Israel and Armilus-the Jewish Antichrist:

Much has been written of late concerning the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim that he had a mystical vision of the return of the 12th Islamic Imam, a child who disappeared in the year 941, who will be the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah. When this Mahdi returns, he will reign for 7 years and then bring final judgment and the end of the world. Many Christians believe that he actually will be what the New Testament calls the Antichrist who will rule and reign for seven years during the Tribulation. It makes us all see more clearly not only how those left behind after the harpazo (rapture) will be deceived to believe that those Christians who disappeared to be with Jesus in the clouds were actually abducted by the mass of UFOs all over the skies, but also how those left behind will believe that the Antichrist who appears is actually the Messiah.

False prophets and messiahs have always been with us and the Bible warns us to be aware of them whether they are a Jim Jones or a David Koresh or the great Matraiya, or a Rev. Moon or the Lubuvitcher Rabbi Shneerson or the coming Mahdi. This warning is however especially important when it comes to Islam and Judaism because these are the very people who have rejected Christ and will be left behind to suffer together through these terrible yet deceptive times of Jacob’s trouble, the so called Tribulation. Satan has deceived the Muslims to believe that their Messiah will come in the end times and rule for seven years and then will bring final judgment and the end of the world. We know from the word of God that it will be the Antichrist that will rule for 7 years and then be defeated by the return of Jesus Christ who will bring final judgment and the end of the world. Muslim doctrine on this Mahdi, which is not part of the Koran but actually is part of oral tradition, is the work of Satan to deceive them and not bring them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Satan is alive and well in the mosques of today as he once was in the Catholic Church of the Inquisition and pogroms and the Lutheran Church of the Nazis. In both instances, Satan convinced the willing to persecute God’s chosen people and to try and destroy them. Satan hates the Jews because the Messiah came through them and the word of God was written by them. Also, if he can destroy Israel then where will the end time Temple be rebuilt and where will Jesus Christ return to rule and reign for 1000 years? Islam speaks of the prophet Isa (Jesus) returning in the last days to help the Mahdi defeat the evil one. Thus Islam has the two major players involved in the end times, Christ and the Antichrist, but has them terribly mixed up and jumbled. They will be deceived.

Unfortunately, this discussion of the Messiah (Christ) and the Antichrist is not only limited to Christians and Muslims. Jewish tradition also speaks very clearly about the person called the Antichrist. Neither most Christians nor most Jews have ever heard of this concept. An excellent summary of all the Jewish literature relating to this concept can be found in the Encyclopedia Judaica under the name Armilus. Armilus was the legendary Jewish name of the Messianic antagonist or anti Messiah.

According to the apocalyptic Midrashim, Sefer Zerubbavel, and the medieval sage Saadia Gaon’s Midrash Ge’ullah and well as the Targum Pseudo-Jonathan there will arise a Messiah ben Joseph (the first of two Jewish Messiahs) who will be slain (pierced) by Armilus in the end times war of Gog and Magog prior to the time of redemption. He in turn will be killed by Messiah ben David the second Messiah. Jews say there are two Messiahs but it is actually one Messiah coming twice.

Midrash Ge’ullah states that “Satan Armilus is whom the Gentiles call antichrist but there is no proof of Christian influence.” Imagine, the Jews claiming the Antichrist for themselves and denying any Christian influence? That is amazing and ultimately so sad. The name Armilus is thought to come from the Roman name Romulus because the Jews hated Rome for destroying the Second Temple and decimating Jerusalem. The Encyclopedia Judaica states that Satan Armilus will have hold of the terrestrial world but Messiah will have control of heaven and eternal kingdom. Armilus’s evil deeds are described in the Midrash Ge’ullah. He will be “the least of kings, son a bondwoman, monstrous in appearance”. He will be born of a beautiful virgin, born of a stone. This was probably from a Roman legend by Virgil that in Rome a marble statue of a beautiful maiden formed not by human hands but by God was defiled by the wicked sons of Belial and would come and lie with her and impregnate the stone and thus create Satan Armilus. He will be 12 cubits tall and two cubits broad with a space between his eyes which are crooked and red. His hair is golden and the soles of his feet are green. He also will have two heads.

In my novel, Invasion: Israel, I created a fictional representative of this Jewish Antichrist, Satan Armilus, as a Dr. Sam Armilus, who embodied many of these characteristics.

My Dr.Armilus was of Jewish ancestry and was also a homosexual as the Prophet Daniel intimated. He will deceive the entire world into believing that He is God and will reign over the entire world. He will come with 10 kings together and fight over Jerusalem. He will slay Messiah ben Joseph and many other righteous men. Armilus will banish Israel to the wilderness and there be great distress for them and they will have to hide in caves. He will take the stone from which he was born and make her the chief of all idolatry. All will bow down to her and pour out libations to her. No one can look on her face for any reason. Is this the abomination of desolation mentioned in the Bible?

This marble virgin motif was a result of Virgil’s story popular in Rome coupled with the Christianity story of the Immaculate Conception and the worship of images both of which the Jews rejected. At the end, Messiah ben David will come and defeat Armilus’s 500,000 hosts and bring deliverance for Israel and the kingdom of heaven will come over the entire earth.

Once again this concept of the Antichrist in Jewish lore is one which is foreign to most Jews let alone most Christians. It is akin to the Jew who says that Jesus never existed because there is no record of him other than the New Testament. When it is pointed out that not only does the Talmud speak of Him but it talks of His being put to death for blasphemy and sorcery. “Jesus of Nazareth was going to be stoned for sorcery. A plea went out for anyone to plead on his behalf and nobody responded so he was hanged on a tree on the eve of Passover” (b.sanhedrin 43a. t.sanhedrin 10:11, g.sanhedrin 7:16. 67a). Moses Maimonides the medieval Jewish sage also spoke of Jesus in his Mishneh Torah where he spoke of Jesus of Nazareth who aspired to be the Messiah and was executed by the court (Sanhedrin)”. So the Jewish person must be shown that his assumptions about Jesus and probably likewise the Jewish Antichrist are false. Most Christians as well, will not believe that Jewish extra biblical Midrashim and legends speak of Satan Armilus as the Antichrist and that they claimed that it was not a result of Christian influence.

These medieval Jewish storytellers spoke of two Messiahs. The first Messiah, son of Joseph who will be pierced by Satan Armilus (sounds like Jesus doesn’t it?), in the end time battle of Gog and Magog and then Armilus would be defeated by Messiah son of David (Second coming of Christ,) who would usher in Kingdom of God.

Many Jews will be deceived to believe that the appearance of Armilus, the Jewish Antichrist, is actually their Messiah. The Muslims will also be deceived to believe that the return of the Mahdi is their Messianic savior rather than the Antichrist. Ironically both the Muslims and the Jews will be deceived in the end of days.

In my novel, Invasion: Israel, Dr. Sam Armilus (my character representing the Antichrist) works hand in hand with Azazel, the fallen angel extraterrestrial in his UFO, to not only keep the Jews and Muslims deceived as to the truth concerning the disappearance of the Christians into the air to be kept from harm by Jesus, but also to kill the witness of those who call out to Jesus by beheading them. Armilus and Azazel also collaborate to convince the world that the Israelis (Jews) are vermin that need to be eradicated by a massive tank invasion.

No matter what Ahmadinejad or Bush or Olmert or Putin choose to do, remember that the Persian-Russian invasion of Israel was spelled out 2500 years ago by the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel.

When these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near, Luke 21:28.


7 Comments on "Iran, Israel and Armilus-the Jewish Antichrist"

  1. David Dansker on Thu, 7th Jun 2007 9:54 pm 

    Dr. Stephen M Yulish,

    I enjoyed reading your guest article here at Drywind. I agree with many of your observations, but the one I am curious about, and the one you point out, is how the Muslims accept a Jewish (anti) messiah? I have even gone as far as entertaining the scenario that something happens to so completely demoralize the Muslim claims as a religion of the one true God (in their case, the pagan Moon god), to so invalidate their claim of authenticity that there are in a shambles when the Antichrist appears, and that he, with his supernatural help, will find them easy to placate.

    For instance, the last attack through Lebanon with primitive rockets is intriguing. In terms of modern targeting technology, these rockets were crude, and unreliable at long range; and so very few flew into Jerusalem. What were they afraid of hitting by mistake? Even if they used ones of more accuracy, available from Iran, would there still be a chance of making a mistake at long range and taking out the Dome of the Rock? Next to Mecca and Medina, this is a very holy site for Islam, and I remember hearing somewhere that for Islam to prove false, dry up, and go away, all we had to do was nuke those two places because, in their teachings they cannot be destroyed, or Mohamed was wrong and so not a true prophet. End of religion. Maybe the Ezekiel engagement will contain this type of nuclear misfire?

    Thanks again


  2. drywind on Fri, 8th Jun 2007 12:05 pm 

    From Dr. Stephen M Yulish:

    Thanks for your comments. In my novel “Invasion:Israel”, I created an
    Antichrist figure that while of Jewish ancestry was supportive of the invasion
    of Israel by Muslims. It is not so much surprising that the Muslims would
    accept such a Jewish figure because no one would know that he was, but it
    would be even more surprising that the Jews would allow him into the rebuilt
    Temple to announce that he was God. Even the elect will be deceived. And
    David, Israel’s very existence in the midst of the Muslim Holy land proves the
    Koran and Muhammad are false. That is why they want to destroy it.

  3. jisraeli on Fri, 29th Jun 2007 10:04 am 

    I hate to be the one to break the bad news but this is over speculation. For beginners, if the muslim al madhi is the AntiChrist, then what of the dajjal who is supposed to be their AntiChrist? The muslims actually DO accept Jesus as the one who will slay the AntiChrist. In the Quran, Jesus sits at the right hand of God. That’s higher than up than Muhammad. Additionally, if anyone actually read those same texts, the muslim messiah deeply resembles an ancient Jew. If the Islamic god is a moon god, then what of Jesus? Jesus means ‘son of zeus’. What of the Hebrew god who went under seven names and spirits? The point I am making is that true Christians will not go around trying to stomp on other religions hiding under the guise of prophetic analysis. It is the blind false Christians who try to identify something that was not meant to be readily understood. I call it Religiocentrism- believing your religion is right and all others are wrong solely based on what one is told and not discovers.
    There are a billion churches. The Gospel has been preached in every corner of the world. Why hasn’t Jesus come back for us? Remember the rapture? Yes, that same event that was supposedly ancient but has long been known to be created in the 1800’s. How many of us would go to our graves claiming that the ‘Rapture Ready’ will be pulled up? Nonsense breeds nonsense. Finger pointing is useless. Remember, all have sinned and have fallen short of God. That means none of us can claim to be better, more real or more righteous than another. There are nonsensical religious writings in all scriptures that can be easily be disproven as cultural or religious bias. Easily. So, I beg you, do the “Christian” thing and let Jesus be the one to pass judgement on others lest he one day pass it on you!

  4. drywind on Sat, 7th Jul 2007 1:16 am 


    I suggest you read your Bible. How does the real name of Jesus, the Hebrew “Yeshua” mean the son of Zeus? I have no problem if you do not accept Christianity, but please read the text. Regarding the Rapture, as a Christian, belief in this is not necessary for salvation. I do take issue when you say “go to the grave.” The Lord died for our sins so we don’t have to stay in that place ;)

  5. drywind on Mon, 9th Jul 2007 9:26 am 

    Comment from Stephen Yulish:

    Please show me where it it says in the Quran that Jesus sits at the right hand of God, a higher place than even Muhammad. I have read the Quran and many of the Hadith and I never saw that. Sounds like the NT to me. Also, the Quran states that Allah had no sons and that it also written on the Dome of the Rock. Quran does venerate Mary but also does not believe that Christ died on the cross and therefore did not free us from our sins. Muhammad supposedly heard all of this from the angel Jibril (Gabriel).
    “if an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema)” Galatians 1:8

  6. yaqub on Tue, 7th Jul 2009 10:30 pm 


    you question about Jesus and Muslims is that Muslim don’t believe in the same Jesus that Christians believe in. That is why Muslims’ Isa is completely different when he appears.

    In reality, al-Mahdi is very similar to the Antichrist in the Bible, Isa (Muslim version of Jesus) is very similar to the the False Prophet in the Bible, and ad-Dajjal is very similar to the Two Witnesses of the Bible.


    for more detailed documentation and comparison.

  7. Scott Edelman on Sat, 9th Jan 2016 2:49 pm 

    Seriously? You put Rabbi Schneerson in the same vein as Koresh and Moon? What sickness.

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