Prophecy Sign: The coming destruction of Rome
ISIS has its eyes set on Rome. The Islamic extremists would like nothing more than to destroy what it believes to be the center of Christianity.
Biblical prophecy foretells of the destruction of a major world city during the coming Tribulation period. The city is referred to as 'Babylon' by the biblical writers, but the description certainly seems to describe the ancient city sitting on seven hills, (Rome).
There are two other extra biblical prophecies than do name Rome as the city which will be destroyed in the future, Both the prophecy of the Popes and the Jewish Zohar describe Rome's demise, Can't say with any certainty that the bible and these other prophecies are describing the same event, but it is interesting given recent news stories such as linked here.
The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ “Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. Revelation 18:15-17 NIV
Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e.
be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End. Prophecy of the Popes
In the 73rd year, that is, seven years after the Messiah ben Joseph was revealed, all the kings of the world shall assemble in the city of
And the Holy One, blessed be He. will shower fire and hail and meteoric
stones upon them, until they are wiped out from the world. And only those
kings who did not go to Rome will
remain in the world. And they shall return and wage other wars. During this
time, the King Messiah will declare himself throughout the whole world.
and many nations will gather around him, together with many armies from all
comers of the world. And all the children of Yisrael will be gathered together
from all their places. Zohar Volume 3 Vaera 34 Signs Heralding Mashiach
has admitted it is a target for crazed jihadis due to its religious links. Any
attack would send shivers across the globe. Cardinal Pietro Parolin said
recently the Vatican
was considering whether to ramp up security. He said: "The Vatican
could be a target because of its religious significance. "We are
capable of increasing the level of security in the Vatican
and the surrounding area. "But we will not let ourselves be paralysed
by fear." Vatican has been the
subject of a number of threatening terror films released by the extremists in
recent weeks. It is thought the focus on Rome ,
and specifically the Rome ,
may be in response to the Pope's recent condemnation of the deadly terror attacks
in Vatican City , as well as its status of
the capital of the Catholic world. Paris