THE CURRENT ISLAMIC THREAT AND WAR ON TERROR
How it might play out in the days to come
The current war raging in the Middle East is being waged by an entity that calls itself The Islamic State (IS). This entity is composed of those who call themselves Sunni Muslims. They are seeking to establish a Muslim state without borders that adheres to Sunni beliefs. They are in direct conflict with Iran and Assad who rules Syria.
After World War One Britain and France created new borders and nations in the Middle East. This carving out of new borders was called the Sykes–Picot Agreement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement
The Islamic State wants to wipe out those borders and unite the area into a large Sunni State. To be successful they must overthrow Assad in Syria along with both Iraq and Iran to create a single Sunni Islamic State. They are just as radical as Iran in their religious fervor and terrorism.
It is very difficult to understand events in the Middle East as it is difficult to determine who is supporting who. Russia backs Assad in Syria but could easily change sides. Right now they are aligned with, and supporting Iran, who supports Assad. Russia is in no hurry for the conflict to end. Chaos in the Mid East works for them.
Chaos in the Middle East is bad for the United States and the Total Spectrum Dominance surround Russia doctrine. Putin holds the cards and could easily support the rebels if they win because Germany supports the Sunni rebels--and Germany and Russia are trading partners.
Germany has been biding their time and have their own objectives in this region to develop an axis with Middle Eastern states that oppose Iran. Germany has been stepping up its political involvement and its financial and military investment in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. It has formed solid trade relationships with virtually all these countries, covering many industries from telecommunications to the military.
As far as Germany is concerned, Syria’s revolution isn’t about a humanitarian crisis at all. It’s about geopolitics and how Berlin can aggressively advance its strategic interests in the Middle East! America has been too weak to tame Iran and neutralize its allies, but Germany is moving in and filling that power vacuum.
Germany is also cozying up to Israel and has been making trade and construction deals with them. We saw in the previous posting how young Israeli’s are attracted to Germany and living in Berlin. Russia is flexible, Germany is Russia’s friend right now, and both of them have interest in working with Israel as America vacates the scene. Where is this headed?
Saudi Arabia, being a Sunni country, is supporting IS and is miffed with Obama for not taking Assad out. They are also annoyed with Russia for supporting Assad in Syria and I believe they have increased oil production to drive down the price of oil to hurt the Russians. What a tangled web the Middle East is!
Germany is the western nation to watch as all of this plays out with IS goals. Germany wants to secure the Mediterranean and be on friendly terms with the Sunni’s and Israel. They also want to have access to the Holy Land for trade, tourism, and peace. The Vatican has for millennia desired to administer the Holy Land religious sites and they look to Germany to help them establish their goal.
It is important to note that Germany has historically been a friend and ally with Turkey since before World War One. They allied with Germany in WW 1 and were neutral/supportive towards Germany in WW 2. They have been signing agreements with Germany for years. Both nations have kept a low profile in the current Middle East conflicts in order to maintain their relationship.
There is no question about who is the true enemy in the Middle East. It is the terrorist sponsoring nation of Iran that every Middle Eastern country fears. Shia Iran is out numbered by Sunni nations and believers but that has not held them back from trying to overthrow Sunni states from within. They already control Iraq, support Hezbolla in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Their target is Israel, Europe, and America. But IS is just as much a threat to the West as Iran.
The IS is targeting Iran and her allies, Israel, Rome (as they refer to Europe), and America. If Iran can be neutralized than the door is open for the Sunni’s and IS. There is no doubt that a clash between the West and Islam is coming soon. Even Russia has her own fears concerning Muslim uprisings in the Baltic and Muslim states on her southern border. Conflict looms large.
At this time it is hard for me to envision America’s role in the coming clash. They may or not be involved--it depends on when the financial collapse and overthrow of the dollar as world reserve currency occurs. This will determine how involved America is in anything in the Middle East and the World going forward. Odds are America is going to become isolated and marginalized in her own problems.
It is interesting to look at Psalm 83 in the context of what we’ve just discussed: “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones” (verses 1-3).
In this Psalm we see a coalition of nations coming against the nation of Israel: “They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have conspired together with one mind; against You they make a covenant.”
We see this coalition taking crafty counsel against Israel to cut her off from being a nation. They have conspired together with one mind and made a covenant together. These are the nations involved in the conspiracy:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites; Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot. (vv 6-8).
“Edom” is Turkey; “the Ishmaelites” are Saudi Arabia; “Moab” and “Ammon” both refer to Jordan; “Gebal” is Lebanon. The Hagarenes anciently dwelt in the land known today as Syria. Philistia is Gaza, Tyre is Lebanon.
Now if we look at the current situation in the Middle East this is what we see: Turkey, the Syrian rebels, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are all Sunni nations who would like to see Syria fall to the Sunni rebels. Gaza and Hebolla are represented in Philistia and Tyre (currently aligned with Iran). It would not be difficult to see all these countries united against Israel if Syria should fall to the Sunnis. Hezbolla and Hamas could easily switch sides.
The only remaining nation in this confederation is Assyria. Who are they? Could they be the nation of Germany?
Consider what I found concerning Germany on Wikipedia concerning the founding of Trier:
According to the legendarium recorded in the 12th-century Gesta Treverorum, the city was founded by an eponymous otherwise unrecorded Trebeta, an Assyrian prince, placing the city's founding legend centuries before and independently of ancient Rome: a medieval inscription on the façade of the Red House in Trier market....
The Red House is in Trier Germany! According to legend Germany was founded by an Assyrian prince. Assyrians are related to Noah’s son Shem out of which line come the white Semitic peoples! Could Assyria represent Germany in Psalm 83?
Now let’s take it a step further. What if Germany, as head of a coalition of European nations, (along with Russia possibly?) and these Sunni nations, clash with Iran and her allies? What if Israel is aligned with Germany (and possibly Russia) in this coalition to come against nuclear Iran who is out to destroy her. This could happen! Israel could be aligned in a combat role or in a behind the scenes quiet role trusting Germany to look out for her interests in this coalition.
Iran and her allies are defeated in a terrible conflict that ravages the Middle East and the nation of Israel. Israel is dependant on the victors, led by Germany and other EU countries, to rebuild. A U.N. or some other type of world body enters Israel to administer justice and allow access to the Holy Land by all nations and religions. The Jews resign themselves to this for promises of peace.
Jerusalem is divided to appease Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religions. The Vatican is given control over the Holy Christian sites. The Radical Islamic threat has been quelled and the Jewish people are no longer a sovereign state but at the mercy of this peace keeping coalition. Perhaps the Jews are given permission to rebuild their temple on the Temple Mount.
The foundation is now laid for the rise of the Antichrist in Jerusalem. Perhaps it is he who allows the Jewish Temple to be built. The Jews have basically been double crossed by the coalition. They are forced to agree to harsh terms because they have been so weakened by the war. It was “their fault” that this war took place the world says. Peace is finally established in the most contested ground on earth.
Something like this is certainly possible. It is not looked at this way by most prophetic teachers but it is possible it could play out this way. The Psalm 83 War is a conspiratorial war that has crushed the spirit of the Jewish nation at the same time it clashes with radical Islam. There are many historical presidents that lend weight to this very possibility. The Book of Daniel contains keys to all this.
In the meantime we should watch the events taking place in the Middle East with IS and Iran and her allies. Keep an eye on how Germany takes control of the EU and the financial situation there. Watch Russia in relation to Europe and energy supplies. Follow China in her drive to become an economic power and world currency leader.
The currency wars will be fought by nations debasing their currencies in a vain attempt to inflate the debt away. Keep track of the gold and silver markets and how the metals fluctuate. Never forget Russia and China are the major buyers of gold--it will back whatever new currency is coming.
There will be a new world order in which the United States will not be leading. The three critical nations are Germany, Russia, and China. All three are in the process of negotiating trade and currency deals. Focus on Israel and how she is being squeezed to trade land for peace. Israel is going to be betrayed in some manner after a coming conflict that will weaken her and damage her sovereignty as a nation. She will have no other choice.
Biblical prophecy is happening before our eyes. The world is changing over to a new order. Jerusalem is ground zero. The Bible tells us so--and so do world events! I've discussed many of these issues with Biblical support on various posting on the blog. Look them up.
These events are fluid and always changing. Understanding past and present history and seeking the Lord in Daniel, Zechariah, later chapters of Isaiah, the minor prophets, Matt 24, and Revelation will begin to make sense if we spend time seeking the word and in prayer. Nobody knows it all--He will reveal as He desires.