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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Islamic State Thinks 'Big': Next Target - Jordan and Israel?

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Middle-East Wars

Because of the rise of racial Islam in the world, there are many prophecy scholars that have come to the conclusion that the Antichrist will be a Muslim from the Middle-East, (likely Iraq).  This interpretation includes as proof of this theory the name that the bible calls a future invader of Israel, (the Assyrian).  However both the Assyrian of Isaiah, and Gog of Ezekiel sound much more similar than that of the Antichrist.  For one thing, both the Assyrian and Gog of Magog are destroyed on the mountains of Israel, while the Antichrist is cast alive into the fires of hell, (Revelation 19:20).

Could it be that Gog of Magog and the Assyrian are one and the same person who leads an invasion attempt of Israel near the end of days?  The bible calls this the battle of Gog/Magog, and to many minds looks an awful lot like an false Armageddon scenario, out of which a Messianic figure appears complete with a blueprint for a Utopian earth under his reign, (the real Antichrist).  Could it be that what many prophecy scholars are seeing is not the future Antichrist but rather the forerunner of such - Gog of Magog, the leader of an Islamic army?

An article below describes what a caliphate is, (Islamic State) and how it will be led, (a political/military leader), and what it's intention will be, (the destruction of Israel).  This sounds exactly the scenario of the Ezekiel prophecy, a world war three Armageddon type precursor to the real thing seven years later.

The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen. I will crush the Assyrian in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders."  Isaiah 14:24-25 NIV


This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You are the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel. At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord.  I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. . Ezekiel 38:17-18, 21 NIV
On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals. Ezekiel 39:4 NIV

The Islamic State Thinks 'Big': Next Target - Jordan and Israel?
In a face-to-face showdown, Jordan’s well-trained military and substantial regional and international backing should be too much for the Islamic State to overcome. The real threat is the Islamic State gaining supporters within Jordan. “Mass demonstrations in support of the Islamic State have already taken place in the Jordanian city of Maan,” notes Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an expert on Islam at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University. 
Kedar stresses that many Palestinian and Syrian refugees residing in the Kingdom are angry over the way Jordanian authorities handle their miserable living conditions, "forcing thousands to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State, which they view as a solution to their problems." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been monitoring the developments closely, vowed to help Jordan in curbing the rising threat. "Israel realizes that one day we may all wake up to find the Islamic State on our borders," says Kedar. "The real danger is that Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and even inside Israel proper may support the Islamic State, shattering Israel's security."

Islamic State secretly near Israel border, Syrian rebel group says
http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-state-secretly-near-israel-border-syrian-rebel-group-claims/

UN evacuates all troops from Golan as Syria fighting worsens
http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-troops-leave-syrian-golan-amid-heavy-fighting/ 

'In next war, Hezbollah will try to seize Israeli territory'
If a third Lebanon war breaks out, Hezbollah will try to conduct a ground incursion into the Galilee region of northern Israel, accompanied by massive rocket barrages, a senior IDF Northern Command officer told reporters on Sunday. According to the officer, the current assessment is that Hezbollah will send dozens, if not hundreds, of fighters to seize and hold a piece of Israeli territory, even if only for a limited time, in an effort to achieve a propaganda victory. One possibility is that Hezbollah fighters might try to enter Israel by sea. The IDF has said that, to date, it has not found any attack tunnels leading from Lebanon into Israel, but it does not rule out the possibility that such tunnels exist.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=20107

'If Islamic State invades Jordan -- Israel may strike'
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=20085

Gaza Imam: Weapons Are Our Only Means to Establish the Caliphate

World leaders in Paris to strategize against Islamic State
http://www.timesofisrael.com/world-leaders-in-paris-to-strategize-against-islamic-state/ 

Caliphate: Islamic World's 'Dream Come True'
When ISIS leader Abu al-Bagdadi established a new caliphate this summer called the Islamic State, it sent shock waves through the Middle East. The so-called Islamic State became the first caliphate in nearly 100 years. When al-Bagdadi made his announcement, other Islamist groups, like al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned it. Regardless of the internal competition, the caliphate would be a dream come true in the Islamic world.
On earth, the caliph fights the non-Muslim world, called in Islam "the house of war." "It's a mistake to think he [the caliph] is like the pope of the Muslims. He is a political and military leader that under him all the Islamic world is united, and of course the war and the fighting against the Christian world would be far easier," Sharon said. Today the jihadist offensive in the Middle East stretches from the Gaza Strip to Iraq. "The major aim of the caliphate is to rule the world, and this can be done under the leadership of one caliph whom he himself only can declare a holy war, a jihad," he said.


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