Skip to comments.More Arab Nations In Prophecy...Part 5
Posted on 03/05/2011 6:40:37 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. (Isaiah 26:20-21)
We have noted that the Word of God regards as of importance the origin, and fate of the Arabian nations almost as much as it does Israel. The Arabs are important to God, they are significant end times participants and the Hebrew prophets in great detail describe their outcome, nation by nation.
An excellent Bible study would be to super impose the modern names of the various Peoples described in the prophecies, and to see how relevant they actually are to our current situation. We have already shown that Edom, Moab, Ammon and the Philistines, all play a great role in the final prophetic scenario.
Here are some more examples,
* Lebanon- Israels northern neighbor, features in several prophecies of the end. Lebanon was once considered the only christian country in the middle east, until the 1970′s Jihad against it weakened the nation , rendering it an oppressed client state under Syria and turning the Southern Lebanon into a terrorist enclave .
The prophets speak much indeed of Lebanon regarding the last days, but specifically Tyre and Sidon which denotes the region of southern Lebanon, currently dominated by Hezbullah and raining rockets on Israeli cities with seeming impunity.
Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.(Joel 3:3-4)
* Syria- The modern nation of Syria is about one half of the Biblical Assyrian Empire. The other half would be roughly the modern country of Iraq. Usually the area we refer to as Syria is referred to by the name of its major city, Damascus. There are 67 mentions of Damascus in the word of God.
Thus says the LORD: For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they have threshed Gilead with implements of iron. 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, Which shall devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad. 5 I will also break the gate bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven, And the one who holds the scepter from Beth Eden. The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir, Says the LORD. (Amos 1:3-5)
* Iraq- is the modern name for roughly eastern half of the Assyrian Empire. In the Bible it is referred to as Assyria, Babylon , or as the Land of the Chaldees.
*Saudi Arabia-The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of recent origin, it came about as a result of the cooperation that the Saud family gave the British in World War I, and has only been in existence since 1932.
Biblically the region is referred to as Dedan, Sheba, Midian and Kedar.Dedan and Sheba were sons of Abraham through Keturah, and Kedar was a son of Ishmael.
* North Africa; Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia ,Morocco and Ethiopia, a region that is in tumult as Islamists seek to hijack popular movements for democracy which have toppled several governments. The Biblical names for the regions are Egypt, Put, Libya, and Cyrene
Some of the non-Arab nations featured in Bible prophecy, are Iran, which is called Persia ,or Elam, Turkey, which is called Gomer, Togarmah, and Yavan , or Greece. Remember that turkey was the Greek mainland, and that many of the books of the New Testament were written to Greek churches in what is now called Turkey.
The Unifying feature of all of these nations is Islam. It is Islam that unites these nations in a common visceral hatred of the west. It is also Islam that is currently causing these people to churn and roil in revolutions, throwing off the secular dictators who had tried to keep them by force in the modern world.
Already Egypt is taking its new-found freedom as an opportunity to persecute its own indigenous christians, the Copts, and to publicly renounce the thirty year peace treaty with Israel and to clamor for war against the Jews. Its time to look closely at the prophecies.
Do you regard what you are offering here to be a sound exegesis of the Word of God? Or are these just random thoughts and speculations?
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