Iran and Israel have never been closer to war than they are right now. A war between these two nations would be devastating to the entire region. Iran has been sanctioned by President Trump; and just like Turkey, it has immediately impacted their economy.
With The Iranian revolution in 1979, religious hardliners came to power, and Iran’s leaders suddenly called for Israel’s elimination. They rejected Israel’s right to exist and considered it an illegitimate occupier of Muslim land.
But in 2005 under Ahmadinejad, things grew even worse. Ahmadinejad would whip up crowds of Muslims, declaring Zionism as something evil, as the crowds would chant “death to Israel.”
Calling for the destruction of Israel has become the norm. The souring of their relationship began in the seventies, but exploded under Ahmadinejad.
During World War Two, Iran helped Jews escape from the death camps. Today, they deny the holocaust even happened. Iran was the second Muslim nation to recognize Israel, after Turkey. Iran sold oil to Israel when no other oil-rich nation would. Iran became a major importer of Israeli goods. Surprisingly, Iran also trained Israel’s intelligence agencies. The Persian (modern-day Iran) King Cyrus began a long relationship with the Jewish people, until this generation.
God told us 2,500 years ago that Persia (Iran) would attack Israel with the exact nations they are allied with today. Turkey is another Muslim nation that, until recently, had a pretty good relationship with Israel. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, just like Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, has called for Israel’s destruction. This, a member of NATO, calling for the destruction of the Jewish state. And nobody bats an eye. The UN is too busy finding new resolutions against Israel.
With the sanctions imposed on Turkey by President Trump, their military might will not sustain its current status for long. The Turkish Lira continues to crumble, and they are heading into recession quickly.
Then we have Russia, the second most powerful military in the world, aligning with nations that hate Israel and want her destroyed. Russia very well could decimate Israel, alone. But, Russia has also been slapped with sanctions by President Trump; and again, the economy was swift to feel it. The leaders of these nations are not happy, and are finding ways around these sanctions.
The US economy is the strongest it’s been in years; and under President Trump, it is growing and growing fast.
Could the sudden blessing on the United States have something to do with President Trump? Could his recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel in turn have blessed the US?
Gen 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Nobody could really figure out exactly how Turkey would end up being a foe of the US, considering we are NATO allies. The spark that has begun a war of words between the two allies was the arrest of a Christian pastor spreading the gospel. Turkey is where Jesus said the seat of Satan is, and World War Three just may very well begin over a Christian Pastor’s release. Erdogan has refused to negotiate over Pastor Brunson. His pride and ego are in the way.
President Trump said, “Turkey has taken advantage of the United States for many years. They are now holding our wonderful Christian Pastor, who I must now ask to represent our Country as a great patriot hostage. We will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man, but we are cutting back on Turkey!” he tweeted.
Sarah Sanders said, “We feel that Turkey, and specifically President Erdogan, have treated Pastor Brunson — who we know to be a very good person and a strong Christian who’s done nothing wrong — very unfairly, very badly. “It’s something that we won’t forget in the administration.”
The US and Turkish relations have soured quickly. Turkey and the US are allies on paper only. Erdogan is dreaming of reviving the Ottoman Empire, and the rest of the world has watched.
After President Trump ordered sanctions on Turkey, he later doubled them. Turkish citizens are breaking American-made electronics in the streets. Erdogan has already had his eyes on a united Islamic Jerusalem, along with the rest of the Muslim world. In retaliation, Turkey has declared they will not comply with the sanctions placed on Iran.
Would Turkey be emboldened enough to kill Pastor Brunson? The firestorm that would be created could put the entire Middle East on edge. And just think, the previous administration refused to help a lost marine that took a wrong turn in Mexico. Now our President is actually defending an imprisoned Christian pastor, across the world. How quickly things have changed.
Erdogan has destroyed Turkey’s democratic institutions one by one. He took over the judiciary, the civil service, the education system, the media, financial institutions, and finally the Turkish military. In Turkey’s recent elections, Erdogan was granted dictatorial powers by the electorate. Turkey has completely transformed under Erdogan’s time in office.
Turkey then violated international law by denying Pastor Brunson the right to his attorney, after he was arrested on so-called espionage charges. He was arrested, along with thousands of others, and accused of plotting a coup against Erdogan. Many have doubted whether the attempted coup was real or simply a means to gain more power. Either way, if the goal was to seize power, it worked.
The Ottoman Empire, and Islam as a whole, has never had any significant tie to Jerusalem. They have never claimed Jerusalem as the capital of any country. Muhammad also instructed his followers not to pray toward Jerusalem, but pray towards Mecca. They still pray towards Mecca today, facing away from the dome of the rock. Muslims controlled Jerusalem for 1,200 years but never tied one significant piece to the holy city. Jerusalem is of no importance in the Koran. It’s being used by Satan to bring about the end-time battles, both spiritually and physically, through war.
When the Ottoman (Turkish) Caliph, Umar, captured Jerusalem, he was invited to pray inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but he declined. He prayed outside, so future Muslims would not start praying there either.
In the agreed upon “treaty” between Jerusalem and the Caliph, Umar, he made a declaration that no Jew shall have his belongings touched, including his crosses and his churches, if they paid the tax, or Jizyah. Many could not afford the tax and were therefore not protected. It shows how deceptive the tax really is. The fact that Umar included churches and crosses in the decree shows the long history Christianity also has in Jerusalem.
The Ottomans began to invade Europe by raping, murdering, and destroying everything in their path, just as they do today.
Right now, millions of Muslims could pour into Europe from Turkey in a “migration wave” if the country’s economic crisis escalates into a full-blown collapse. This, as the Lira continues to crumble.
These nations, along with Sudan and Libya (think Benghazi) are going to attack Israel. The Bible says many ships from Cyprus will help push these invaders back. Earlier this year, President Trump sent 12 warships to Cyprus, and even performed drills with Israel – the largest show of force in the Mediterranean since 2003. The divided Cyprus isn’t fully recognized by Turkey, and it’s said that Turkey has 40,000 soldiers in northern Cyprus.
Cyprus became a British protectorate in 1912; and by 1922 it was a crown colony. Cyprus gained its independence in 1960 on the condition that Britain could continue to maintain its military territories in Cyprus.
The Bible says, “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”
Tarshish is Britain, and the young lions are the US. Sheba and Dedan are modern-day Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is actually ALLIED with the US and Israel. Not long ago, this was unthinkable; but God knew it, and told us beforehand. It’s all there.
Something is going to make Turkey, along with the other nations, turn towards Israel and attack her. Could it be their weakening economies? They are collapsing and Israel is doing very well. Could it be Israel’s gas fields? This verse is very clear; these nations are going to Israel to steal her wealth. And they are all on Israel’s border, right now.
The Bible says the Antichrist will CONFIRM a covenant with many. To confirm is to ACKNOWLEDGE.
Daniel 9:27 “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week
he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
The Antichrist is going to confirm The Jewish people’s right to exist in Israel, and then go against that covenant after three and a half years.
Daniel 11:29-30 “At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter. For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage.”
The Temple Mount is under Jordanian control currently. Neither Jews nor Christians are allowed to pray there; but in recent years they have risked arrest to do just that. One major concession Jordan could make to guarantee a peace deal with the Palestinians is to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, and acknowledge the Jewish history of Jerusalem in exchange for peace in the region.
The Palestinian cause is simply a stepping stone in achieving that false peace.
The Bible warns those living in Judea to run for their lives at the abomination of desolation. This is the Antichrist claiming himself to be God, in God’s holy place. The Antichrist does not consider God’s holy covenant with Israel to be holy at all. The Antichrist has the spirit of Satan, who hates God’s people and has used many rulers and kingdoms over the last 2,000 years to hurt God’s people. All were antichrists, but THE ANTICHRIST is coming. These politicians and “rulers” are old demons in new bodies.
Daniel 11:37 “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.”
The Antichrist will not acknowledge the God of His fathers, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Ishmael is regarded as the father of the Muslims, and they have turned from Abraham’s teachings. They instead honor a god of destruction. He also will not honor the desire OF women. Not that he won’t desire them, but that he won’t care what THEIR DESIRES are. Muslim women are mistreated throughout Islam. In 2014, Erdogan caused controversy when he declared men and women are not equal.
He said, “What women need is to be able to be equivalent, rather than equal. Because equality turns the victim into an oppressor and vice versa.”
Non-Christians will point out that, in Christianity, husbands are the head of the wife. What they completely miss is that husbands are the SPIRITUAL head of their wife. Nowhere does the Bible place women below men. Women were used many times, including being the first to see Jesus after His resurrection. He trusted a woman to tell His disciples. While in Islam a woman’s word is worth half that of a man.
Daniel said he will honor a god of fortresses. This is a god of war. Allah is a god of war. I believe the Psalm 83 prophetic invasion by the Palestinians happens very close to the Ezekiel invasion. The surrounding Palestinian people could very easily overrun Israel like a “cloud.”
This last Friday, there were over 100,000 Muslims on top of the Temple Mount for special prayer.
Ezekiel 38:8-9 “In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
The latter years is this generation. The Jewish people were scattered, Israel was desolate, and they were brought out of many nations in 1948, when Israel became a nation. The Jewish people had 1,900 years of living among other nations, many of those years spent in fear.
They were blamed for the bubonic plague, burned at the stake, and sent to death camps. Being an economic and military power brings some sense of security to the people. Strong’s Hebrew dictionary defines the Hebrew word used, “betach,” as a feeling of security, a place of refuge. Israel has most definitely been a place of refuge.
Ezekiel 38:8 “In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.”
Aren’t the Jewish people, even though surrounded by angry Muslims, in a much safer position today than at any time over the last 1,900 years? They have a mighty military, they are allied with the strongest of fortresses, the United States, and the economy is strong. There is a feeling of safety, having your own nation with a powerful military, even when under constant threat.
Less than twenty years after becoming a nation, the 1967 war happened, and Israel decimated her enemies. Israel has also become a miracle for all who care to see. Jewish people from around the world are continuing to return to Israel. France, in years past, had a large Jewish community, but even they are beginning to return to Israel, due to the continued attacks on the Jewish people.
Europe is in a crisis right now with the massive amount of Muslim refugees they’ve allowed in, and Turkey has threatened to send 15,000 refugees a month already.
In London, rape is up 20%. Murder has more than doubled. The citizens wanted to show how “progressive” they were and voted for the first Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who is rumored to have Muslim brotherhood ties. London has been overtaken by Muslims from the Middle East and Africa, and the British people have let them. They have disregarded their own culture and history. They stay in their homes as refugees have knife and machete fights in the streets.
Germany has opened the flood gates and opened their borders to refugees, and rape is rampant; but the “rape capital” of the world is Sweden. There are German and Swedish women pleading for help. Their cries go unheard, as the citizens are now less important than the fresh waves of Muslims conquering their country as they watch. Turkey and Russia have both rushed to Angela Merkel for help in Syria.
The Bible prophesied in Psalm 83 that these nations are all going to form a confederacy against Israel, with Assyria (modern-day Germany) joining in. Lo and behold, Erdogan and Putin are desperately trying to align with Germany and meeting with Globalist, Angela Merkel.
“For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; Geba, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them.”
Germany has a long history of evil perpetuated against the Jewish people. It was after Germany’s “final solution” that the Jewish people were finally given a place of refuge. Most of the Holy Roman Emperors were German.
The first time that the Islamists invaded Europe, Europe fought back. Today, they opened the doors and gave them the key, at the detriment of their own citizens.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started to spread conspiracy theories throughout Turkey. He is suggesting that President Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on his country is an attempt to “bring Turkey and the Turkish people to their knees, to take us captive.” The Turkish people believe it and are blaming the West for all of their financial woes.
At the end of World War One, the Turkish people then fought the war of Independence, where they kept their country intact against dismantlement by European powers. The mistrust of Western powers is so deeply rooted in the Turkish people, there is a name for it: Sevres Syndrome. Sevres was the name of the treaty that planned the Ottoman dismantlement, but it was never enacted.
When the Pentagon decided to arm the Kurdish forces in Syria, the Turkish people saw this as betrayal. Erdogan has had no problem preaching against his ally, the United States. His vision of a revived Ottoman Empire is a Turkish vision. Erdogan has been fighting to join the EU for years. The Roman Empire also included Turkey. Remember where Jesus said the seat of Satan was – Turkey.
Erdogan glorifies himself to the world, but especially to the Turkish people. He is often shown holding one finger up. This one finger means “there is one god, and it’s Allah.” The people love Erdogan; and now, with the sanctions, he can blame the United States for their woes.
Erdogan also said earlier today that the “issue” is not about himself and his party but “Turkey and Islam.” He’s making the tariffs and issues with Washington about religion, while he holds a Christian hostage.
He also said, “As we tackle attacks against the Turkish economy today, our biggest guarantee is the commitment and determination of every member of our people to take hold of their independence, nation, and future.”
Erdogan is calling for Islamic unity of Turks. Erdogan said the unity of the Turkish people guarantees them to prevail against attacks that target their political and economic independence.
Erdogan also said he was going to bring “peace and safety” to Syria and Iraq.
Another headline, this time coming out of Russia: “A senior Russian official warned the United States on Saturday against making any “reckless” moves in Syria.”
Then, this interesting headline came out of Iran today: “The Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami arrived on Sunday in Damascus for a series of meetings with ‘senior defense and military officials,’ the Tasnim news agency said.”
This is huge. Israel will not tolerate a military buildup in Damascus by Iran.
“The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken.”
If there is a sudden military buildup of Iranian soldiers, Israel will attack Iran and Damascus. They will hit the nuclear reactor in Iran, making their “weapons” useless. A broken bow. There will be an attack on their nuclear reactors, because the Bible specifically says in Jeremiah 49:36 that they won’t be able to use their weapons. This explains the prophecy of Damascus being in ruins as well; if they begin a buildup in Damascus, Israel very likely will engage a preemptive attack.
Jeremiah 49:36-38 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam (Iran), The finest of their might. Against Elam (Iran) I will bring the four winds From the four quarters of heaven, And scatter them toward all those winds; There shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.
“For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies And before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger, says the LORD; And I will send the sword after them Until I have consumed them. I will set My throne in Elam, And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the LORD. ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days: I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the LORD.’”
Elam is ancient Iran. The Iranian people will be scattered after the destruction of their country; but through this scattering, many will find Christ. God’s wrath is poured out on the Iranian people because they are going to try to attack Israel. Israel and possibly the United States seem to be the logical explanation for Iran’s destruction.
It’s also been prophesied that Iran will attack Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is currently allied with the US and Israel. This attack must come before their own destruction. The US would most definitely defend Saudi Arabia, as Washington wants regime change in Iran. Iran, of course, will blame Israel.
The two main sects in Islam are Sunni and Shi’a. While they both have a lot in common, the differences between the two sects have led to a long history of violence and deadly conflict among Muslims, Sunni and Shi’a, alike. Most of the political and military conflicts between Iran and other Muslim countries are connected to this Sunni-Shi’a divide. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt are Sunni while Iran, Iraq and Lebanon are Shi’a.
The main difference between Sunnis and Shia’s lies in who they believe the rightful successor should have been after the death of their prophet Muhammad. This divide has caused much hatred between Iran and Saudi Arabia. This divide and hatred will cause Iran to attack Saudi Arabia in the latter days.
*For more on the differences between Sunni and Shi’a, check out https://www.gotquestions.org/Shia-Sunni-Islam.html
The divide has resulted in millions of Muslims being slaughtered at the hands of other Muslims.
The two sects may have a differing view on some things within their religion, but they both believe the Koran to be the word of their god and the final authority in all matters. Both believe in the five pillars of Islamic faith. Both believe in Sharia law.
When Muslims pray, they all pray towards the Kaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, not Jerusalem. The shahada is the Mark of the beast, I believe. Shahada is the most important pillar in Islam. This is often worn as a headband over the forehead or on the arm and hand. The Shahada says “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” It is written over every mosque. Hezbollah wears headbands and armbands with the shahada written on them.
The dome of the rock in Jerusalem has an addition to the shahada on the mosque. It also says, in so many words, God has no Son.
The following is written on the dome in Jerusalem:
“Nor utter aught concerning God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God, and His Word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’ – Cease! (it is) better for you! – God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son.”
This is blasphemy, right in Jerusalem, for all to see. Where our Savior walked. If you do not have the Son, you do not have the father. This is complete disrespect, and would be deemed hate speech if Christians started engraving “Muhammad is a false prophet.”
It is IMPOSSIBLE for Christians and Muslims to worship the same God. There are numerous reasons why they can’t be the same God; but the most important is the denial of Jesus Christ being God’s Son.
We have a catastrophic war coming in the very near future, with Turkey and Russia leading the way. This will be a world war, and I believe the United States will be involved. These nations are lining up just as prophesied. Nation against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. Are you ready to meet our Lord and Savior, Jesus? Because it’s not a matter of if He’s coming; it’s a matter of when He’s coming!
People have been saying we are in the last days since Christ’s generation. Jesus, however, said no man knows the day or hour, not even Him (while He was here on Earth). Only the Father. But we were given many clues, and these clues are happening right before our eyes. If you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ, do it now. Jesus is returning for His bride, the Church. Don’t forget His warning; He will not be in the desert. The Middle East is desert, which includes Turkey and Mecca. He will not be in the upper or inner rooms, owned by the Vatican. He is returning to the Mount of Olives where every eye shall see Him!
Jesus said, “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Jesus was speaking of the future generation that would witness all these things and His glorious return. This generation!