“LAST DAYS” BIBLE PROPHECY – SURROUNDING ARABIC NATIONS WILL ATTACK ISRAEL

Turkish newspaper’s illustration of “Army of Islam” attacking Israel. Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)

Turkish newspaper's illustration of "Army of Islam" attacking Israel. (MEMRI)

A Turkish newspaper with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called for the formation of a joint Islamic army to fight Israel. Is this a fulfilment of Biblical prophecy?

“For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You.” Psalm 83:2-5

On Dec. 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled “A Call for Urgent Action,” which also appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed Against Israel?”

PROPHECY WATCH: 57 Muslim nations urged to besiege Israel

The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this.

It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has “a special status” among the OIC countries. An interactive map provides information on military forces stationed in various locations and the role they can play in the potential joint Muslim attack on Israel.

The following are excerpts from the Yeni Şafak article:

“If the OIC member states unite and form a joint military force, it will be the largest army in the world. These countries’ total population is 1,674,526,931. The number of soldiers in active service in these countries is at least 5,206,100. Their [overall] military defence budget, of $174,728,420, is also worthy of emphasis.

“As for Israel, it is significantly inferior. The population of this country, which attempted to occupy Jerusalem while surrounded by Muslim states, is 8,049,314. Note that the population of Istanbul alone exceeds 14 million. The number of soldiers in active service in the [Israeli] occupation forces is 160,000, and [Israel’s] defense budget is approximately $15,600,000,000.

“Defence Budget: OIC: $174,728,420,000; Israel: $15,600,000,000. Population: OIC: 1,674,526,931; Israel: 8,049,314. Soldiers: OIC: 5,206,100; Israel: 160,000″

“In a possible military operation, the first step is expected to involve 250,000 soldiers, and the establishment of joint land, air and naval bases for use in the short term. 500 tanks and armored vehicles, 100 war planes, 500 attack helicopters and 50 warships and submarines can be mobilized.”

“The war planes that will be dispatched to the region from greater distances will be stationed in airbases [closer to Israel]. Israel will most likely to be besieged by the naval fleets that will be sent to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

“Turkey will serve as an important headquarters during the operation, due to its land, air and naval infrastructures. The Turkish army, which carried out ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’ [in Syria in 2017] with great success, is now ranked the world’s seventh strongest army, and the second largest army among the NATO powers. Turkey has approximately 4,000 tanks and 1,000 war planes and other aircraft. Its navy made significant progress during the last years, with 194 vessels at its disposal.

“As the only country which possesses nuclear weapons, Pakistan has an important status among the 57 Muslim [OIC] countries… Those who believe that they are the owners of Jerusalem today will not find a single tree to hide behind tomorrow.

“In a statement, Malaysian Defence Minister [Hishammuddin] Hussein described Trump’s recognition [of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] as a blow to Muslims, and added: ‘The Malaysian armed forces are ready to fulfil their duty regarding Jerusalem.’

God has brought Trump in to support Israel at a critical time in its history. Also, Biblical prophecy tells us that we will see a Shia/Sunni battle for dominance play out before an attack on Israel and this already seems underway, as presented in recent posts.

 

CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND IRAN INTENSIFIES

In the video below Joel Richardson provides an update on events unfolding in Saudi Arabia and how that affects the prophesied next Next Middle East Wars in Daniel 8. Probably, the next prophesied event on the last days calendar is Iran’s invasion (two horned ram in Daniel 8:20) north, west and south (“I watched the ram as he charged toward the west, and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him and none could rescue from his power. he did as he pleased and became great.” Daniel 8:4). Iran has already moved into Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and Israel is aware and reacting as this report from Arab Media acknowledges.

According to Arab media, Israel has increased the frequency of its military activity in Syria, specifically, to prevent Iran from gaining a permanent foothold in the country.

The Israel Air Force recently struck four Iranian facilities, including a well-publicized attack last month on an installation located in Al-Kiswah, just south of the Syrian capital where Tehran is believed to have been constructing a weapons depot.

Additionally, Israeli jets targeted sites in Hisya, near Homs, Jamariya, west of Damascus and Masyaf. The facilities are reportedly involved in military research, the production of surface-to-air missiles—which could threaten Israel’s air superiority—and function as personnel bases. The report says that Iran has started to build installations within civilian industrial areas, leading security experts to assume that Tehran is attempting to hide the existence of such centres in order to shelter them from attack.

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Israeli soldiers patrol along the border fence between the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights and Syria

The development is drawing parallels to Iran’s strategy in Lebanon, where its proxy the Hizbullah terrorist group has built offensive capabilities within towns and villages in proximity to the border with Israel. Jerusalem has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran from establishing any military infrastructure in Syria, especially within the Golan Heights, which could be used to open up another front against Israel in a future conflict with Hizbullah.

Concern is growing that Tehran could be compelled to strongly retaliate should its Syrian assets continue to be targeted. (Medialine)

This is a very serious matter requiring ongoing intercession privately and in your prayer groups. Israel’s northern borders are endangered by numerous enemies. The strongest and potentially most dangerous are the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist group—heavily backed by Iran—and Iran itself that is embedding its military resources in Syria. Iran has threatened numerous times to “wipe out Israel.”

A WATERSHED END TIMES EVENT – PART TWO

On December 13th, the heads of state and top officials from Islamic nations gathered together at an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey, in an attempt to forge a unified Muslim world stance against Trump’s move.

The Istanbul gathering of heads of state and top officials from the 57-member OIC could offer a strong response by the Muslim world to Washington’s move.

Abbas says America’s role in middle east peace process is over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan— the current president of the OIC — called on countries to urgently recognise the Palestinian state and Jerusalem as its capital.

Erdogan has been among the most vocal critics of Trump’s announcement. In remarks to the summit, he said Israel is an “occupying state” and a “terror state.”

Palestinian Authority head, Abbas, called Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a “crime” that threatened world peace.

These bizarre statements explains why there already has been three major battles by these Muslim nations in an attempt to destroy Israel. Miraculously, Israel won them all despite overwhelming odds. Sadly, Jesus prophecies a coming battle during the prophesied 70th week of Daniel which Israel does not win. It is before His prophesied return to earth to restore Israel after the final battle of Armageddon.

But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-24

Are you living as if we are in the prophesied “last days”? Are you in a church that understands the times and is raising up disciples to reach the lost? As you would know from reading my posts, I believe the last days church will be like the church described in the Book of Acts. Leaders such as Francis Chan and Torben Sondergaard are leading the way in this regard. With the Holy Spirit’s prompting, one further step I have taken is to connect with like minded Christian brothers to provide sermons and videos which will equip the “last days” church for the escalating tribulation that is prophesied. Take a look at the website, which is a work in progress, http://www.powerpointsermons.net  and the resources already there. Feedback is welcome and please sign up to get a regular Newsletter. Also, please get the word around to churches that could benefit from the resources that are there, and will continue to be added, as we connect with more Christian leaders that can contribute resources to the site.

 

 

A “WATERSHED” END TIMES EVENT

God is setting the stage for fulfilment of His prophecy that, at the End of the Age, He will make Jerusalem a “cup of trembling” to all the nations surrounding the city!

Next year in Jerusalem has been the prayer of Jews since the beginning of Diaspora.

President Trump appears to be poised to bring Jerusalem to international recognition for the first time in nearly 3,000 years! Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. Begin moving Embassy, Breitbart News, 6th December 2017.

Trump officially declared recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, vowing to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. By: World Israel News Staff

WHAT IT TRIGGERS IN THE ARAB WORLD AND THE SUPERNATURAL WORLD FITS END TIMES BIBLE PROPHECY

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ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday — would be a “grave mistake” against international agreements, Kalin warned. Jerusalem is our honour, Jerusalem is our common cause, Jerusalem is our red line,” he added, urging the Trump administration to “return from this grave mistake immediately”.

LONDON – US President Donald Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians’ chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

US, Israeli Flags Adorn Jerusalem’s Old City Walls; Trump Endorses Jerusalem as Israeli Capital; ‘Declares War on 1.5 Billion Muslims’

NEWS BRIEF: “Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking Arab ‘day of rage’ plans”, Fox News, 12/6/2017

NEWS BRIEF: ” Iran ‘will not tolerate Trump Jerusalem violation’: President Rouhani, France 24 News, 6th December 2017

“TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted his US counterpart Donald Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Wednesday, saying it would not be tolerated. Iran ‘will not tolerate a violation of Islamic sanctities’, he said. ‘Muslims must stand united against this major plot’.” ”

‘The Islamic world will undoubtedly stand against this plot and the Zionists will receive a big blow from this action and dear Palestine will be liberated’, Khamenei said.”

NEWS BRIEF: “Pope contradicts Trump over US Embassy move”. Sky News, 6th December 2017

The Pope’s response is predictable. With His universalist, evolutionary views which contradict the Bible, what else would we expect him to say about Israel’s right to the land. Of great concern, is his statement that a personal relationship with God is dangerous. What does he do with the Lord’s Prayer, taught to us by Jesus, where we pray to our Heavenly Father?

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL AN “OCCUPYING POWER” WITH NO RIGHTS TO JERUSALEM?

UN votes 151-6 against Israel, an ‘occupying power’ with no rights to Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly in New York passed six resolutions on Thursday affirming Palestinian rights and condemning Israeli violations of international law, Middle East Monitor reported.

According to one resolution (‘Jerusalem’), “the Assembly reiterated that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void.”

Jerusalem Day Old City

This resolution was adopted by 151 votes in favour to 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo), the Monitor said.

Israel’s delegate condemned the resolutions, claiming that the UN “continued to annually adopt biased resolutions and devote precious resources…to politicised bodies whose sole purpose was to attack and denounce Israel”. The US representative “echoed that opposition.”

History has demonstrated that God will uphold His promise to Abraham “I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse him that curses you; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

USA and Canada wisely supported Israel but my own country Australia foolishly sat “on the fence’. God has already told us the final outcome.

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Have you not observed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two clans that he chose’? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight. Thus says the Lord: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth, then I will reject the offspring of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his offspring to rule over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.” Jeremiah 33:24-26

“Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But I will save them from all the backsliding in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel 37:21-23

The time is soon coming when every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus will rule and reign from Jerusalem in the coming Millennium and all nations will come and pay homage to him there.

 

 

 

NATION OF ISRAEL IS SURROUNDED BY HOSTILE, VIOLENT ENEMIES

The nation of Israel is surrounded by hostile, violent enemies on all sides, just as God’s word said it would be in the last days.

Longtime friends and allies of Israel – including major political groups, Western companies, universities, liberal Christian denominations, and other organisations – are abandoning their once steadfast support of the Jewish people.

Such blindness is astounding, as today’s world is becoming ever more dangerous – and Israel’s people face great jeopardy every single day!

Listen to our brother Amir, give us an update on what is happening right now in Israel on Amir’s LIVE special report on the intercepted Russian drone and the newly built Iranian base in Syria.

Can I suggest you also watch Amir’s special Middle East current events update on Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, Emmanuel Macron, George Soros and more.

Now more than ever, Israel needs a discerning friend like you to be a “Watchman on the Wall.”