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Turkey has been in the orbit of the Western powers for about 100 years now! Her leadership -- especially her military chieftains -- have considered Turkey to be so pro-Western that they have led the country to cooperate closely with Israel and to apply for membership in the European Union.
However, since the 2002 elections in which the militant Muslim Erdogan won the top political post in Turkey, the country has steadily been moving out of the pro-Western orbit into the militant Iranian and even Russian orbit. In 2002, Turkey at first told the Bush Administration that her soil could be used as a launching point for American troops invading Saddam's Iraq, but at the last second, withdrew that permission. America had to use enormous resources to pull all the tanks and heavy equipment they had already positioned in Turkey.
Recently, militant Islamic leadership in Turkey has been greatly angered by the Israeli assault on The Gaza Strip, propelling the move into friendship with Iran and Syria even more powerfully. Let us pick up this current story at this point.
NEWS BRIEF: "Analysis: Turkey's shift toward Iran, Syria is no short-term blip", The Jerusalem Post, February 19, 2009
"The current Turkish government's willingness to engage with and host regional and Palestinian Islamist forces is not new. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal made a controversial trip to Ankara less than a month after Hamas's victory in Palestinian Legislative Council elections in January 2006. Interestingly, Mashaal was asked to come directly by the AKP government, after the more secular-minded Turkish Foreign Ministry refused to extend an invitation to him...."
"Turkey's response to the Gaza offensive has highlighted a deep rift in relations. Erdogan in the course of the operation questioned Israel's UN membership. The atmosphere in Turkey during Operation Cast Lead became deeply charged against Israelis and Jews - with a number of ugly incidents recorded across the country. Erdogan attended the emergency summit in Doha on January 16 that was convened by Syria and Qatar to offer support to Hamas."
"... in the current situation of sharp polarization and cold war in the region, it is becoming increasingly unfeasible for countries to maintain close relations with both the US-led and the Iranian-led camps. The prospect of Turkey moving toward the Iranian-led alliance can no longer be dismissed as fanciful. Turkish analysts have noted the rise of a 'Muslim nationalist' orientation in the country, of which the political dominance of the AKP over the last half decade forms the political expression."?
"Where is Turkey heading?
"What can be said with certainty is that Ankara's long-maintained policy of equidistance between Israelis and Palestinians has been dispensed with by the current leadership. The AKP government is aligning itself not only with the Palestinians, but with Hamas. In the longer term, this may portend a slow shift toward greater alignment with the Iranian-led regional alliance. Such a shift, if it occurs, will be of primary significance to the strategic balance in the region."
We concur. However, Christians who know their Bibles and the prophesied Russian-led invasion of Israel at the End of the Age (Ezekiel 38-39) can feel the prophetic ground shifting underfoot! In fact, this news should be likened to a gigantic prophetic earthquake which shall so transform the alliances in the Middle East that, finally, the Russian invasion of Israel can be seen as just over the horizon.
Now that Turkey is moving firmly into the anti-Western camp, all the nations prophesied to be allied with Russia and joining the Russian led invasion of Israel are now in place -- just as this 2,600-year-old prophecy foretold.
General Prophecy Review
1) Joel 3 -- An End Times Chapter -- "For behold, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat [the Middle East] and there will I deal with them for their treatment of My people and my heritage Israel ..." [3:1-2]
"Prepare war! Stir up the mighty the men! Let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears ... Hasten and come, all you nations round about ... there You, O Lord, will bring down your mighty ones, Your warriors." [3:9-11]
"Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put in the sickle for the vintage harvest is ripe; come, get down and tread the grapes, for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great." [All above verses taken from Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Certainly, we have seen this prophecy come true in the years since Israel has become a nation again, haven't we? Israel declared war in May, 1948, and immediately found herself locked in a death struggle with vastly superior Arab armies. No human being could have expected Israel, who was vastly outnumbered and outgunned, to survive; but, the mighty hand of God was with her, just as in the Old Testament. Israel routed her foes. Israel fought again in 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982. We have had five wars between the Arab and the Jew since Israel's national rebirth in 1948.
But, as all signs point to the appearance of Antichrist, we should expect even greater military conflicts, between much greater forces, than ever before. Listen to the Scripture that follows:
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." [Joel 3:14, Ibid.] We should see really huge battles between Israel, her Arab foes, and all the other nations in the world, as we move into the final stages of this Age.
2) Zechariah 12 -- An End Times Prophecy -- "Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup or bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about and in the siege of Jerusalem will there also be a siege against and upon Judah." (Ibid.)
When God is talking here about a siege around Jerusalem, He is speaking of a Messianic prophecy. Because, in the verses which follow this one, God reveals that He Himself shall deliver Israel during this siege. In verse 9, God says, "And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Notice that God vows to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Thus, if Russia has concluded that she can overthrow the rule of Antichrist by conquering Jerusalem, she has just signed her own death warrant! To see how God deals with this Russian invasion of Israel, read Ezekiel 38-39 carefully.
In Chapter 12 of Zechariah, God says, in verse 3, "And in that day, I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who lift it or burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded. And all the nations of the earth shall come and gather together against it." (Ibid.)
Even though all the nations of the earth will come against Jerusalem in the End Times to destroy her, and conquer her, the Bible says nowhere that these armies will come all at one time. Rather, other Scripture states that the nations of the earth will come before God's Judgment bar in the Middle East one at a time. Listen: "... For as you [Edom], have drunk upon the mountain of My holiness, so shall all the nations drink continually, in turn, of My wrath; yes, they shall drink, talk foolishly, and swallow down the full measure of punishment, and they shall be destroyed as though they had not been." [Obadiah 16, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary].
You also might want to familiarize yourself with the occult visions for staging the appearance of Antichrist by reading the following two articles: 1) NEWS1056, "The Next Arab-Israeli War -- Albert Pike's Third World War Planned To Produce The Appearance of Antichrist, Part 1"; and 2) NEWS1057, Part Two. These two articles shockingly show how God is forcing Satan to conform his plans to produce Antichrist to Biblical prophecy!! You will also see how Satan has been manipulating world events for well over a century to move the world into the position to stage the appearance of Antichrist.
Russian-led Invasion of Israel -- Ezekiel 38-39
Let us now reveal the prophetic truth that Turkey will be allied with Russia when Russian leads the attack on Israel in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39.
In Ezekiel 38-39, God foretells of a "latter day" invasion of Israel by a confederation of forces led by Russia. God states that several Arab nations will be part of the invading force. He states that these Arab nations will be: Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia), Libya, and the House of Togarmah [Turkey].
A quick view of a Middle Eastern map will reveal that this invasion will be coming at Israel from both the North and the South. Libya and Ethiopia will be invading from the West, marching through Egypt, and then up from the South. Russian forces, along with those of Iran and Turkey, will be coming from the North. Thus, to the outside observer, it will appear that the nation of Israel will be surrounded by hostile armies. Remember this fact, because it will become very important just a little later in this article.
Let us now examine this prophecy in some depth (Ezekiel 38-39)
Verses 1-2 -- "And the word of the Lord came to me: 'Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and Tubal, and prophecy against him'," [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This verse positively identifies the main protagonist in this invasion as Russia.
1. The word, "Rosh" is the old name for the country we now call "Russia".
2. The word, "Meshech" is the root form for the city, "Moscow"
3. The word, 'Tubal" is the name of one of the main rivers of Russia and the Ukraine. The Tubal River is still one of the most significant rivers in the world.
Verses 4-6 tell us that this is going to be a monstrous army. God uses words like "a great company", and "Gomer and all his hordes", a "great host, a mighty army [Verse 15], to describe the size of this military force. This military force will appear to be invincible as it marches to the borders of Israel.
While Bible scholars are unsure about the exact timing of this invasion, other than it being "in the latter years" [verse 8], "latter days" [verse 15], and "latter days" [39:28], some scholars believe that this invasion must occur before the Antichrist "confirms the covenant " with the religious leaders of Israel. This invasion may be the trigger to begin the 7 Jewish years of the Tribulation Period.
The basis for this belief is Ezekiel 39:9, where God states that the people of Israel will not have to worry about gathering fuel for seven (7) years because they can just cannibalize the leftover remains of this vast army which God has just destroyed. Since no one believes that anyone will have to worry about gathering fuel into the early months or years of Jesus' Millennial Reign, then this invasion and its bloody conclusion must be finished prior to the time Antichrist signs the Covenant of Israel, at which point the 7 years' Tribulation will begin. [Daniel 9:27]
Clarification As To The Beginning of the Tribulation Period - 7 Years
How can this be, you say? Doesn't the 7-year Tribulation Period begin the minute Antichrist makes his appearance, and begins his deceptive "signs and wonders"?
No, the Tribulation Period does not begin then. It begins after he has convinced the Jewish Orthodox rabbis that he is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. No person, despite all his miracles, will be able to win the hearts of the Orthodox Jewish leadership, until and unless he "fulfills" all the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and the Messianic expectations that have been generated by the false Rabbinic Tradition.
Occult writers are aware of this fact, and have made elaborate plans for Antichrist to deceive the Orthodox Jewish Rabbis; they plan for Antichrist to deliberately stage all these expectations. Peter Lemesurier, writing in his book, The Armageddon Script , acknowledges this to be a fact. He lists all these expectations and the way in which Antichrist will fulfill them.
The point is, the world will pass through a period of at least a few months if not a year, between the time Antichrist arises and the time the Jewish Rabbis have officially declared him to be their Messiah, thus allowing him to confirm their national covenant.
Does the Bible allow for this scenario? Yes, it does, in the fact that it does not forbid it. In the passage of Daniel 9:27, where we see the official beginning of the 7-year Tribulation, we see no mention of of a time period between the appearance of Antichrist, and the confirming of the covenant. However, such a period is not forbidden in this Scripture. Further, scholars know the Jews well enough to know they would never accept someone as Messiah until and unless he has fulfilled these Biblical and extra-Biblical expectations.
God sheds further light upon this subject in Daniel 7:7-8. In this prophecy, God says that the actual appearance of Antichrist will be preceded by a global reorganization of 10 Super Nations, each with a leader. Revelation 17:17 is a parallel passage, in which God reveals that these 10 leaders will be pursuing an active plan to gather all the political and economic power in the world for the express purpose of giving it to Antichrist. We know this plan to be the New World Order Plan. This means that, when Antichrist arises, all 10 of these Super Nations will announce that they are giving all their power and influence to Antichrist. They will probably hold a joint news conference, with all 10 of the leaders present, along with Antichrist, as they hand him the keys to the world.
What a joyous celebration the world will give this event! You will see exultant news coverage like you have never, ever seen before.
However, Daniel 2:40-45, God tells us that, in the background of this exultant celebration, all is not well in the newly created Kingdom of Antichrist. In this passage, God tells us that this 10 Nation kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. Its composition will be like that of part iron and part burned, broken potter's clay. Since these two elements can never cohere, and since burned potter's clay is so fragile, when the weight of the global kingdom is actually placed upon this 10-nation structure, the whole thing will come crumbling down. How will this disintegration occur?
In Daniel 7:7-8, we see the only sequence of events that might tell us how close Antichrist is to appearing. Let us review these three sequential steps:
1. Verse 7, Daniel sees the 10 horns [nations] forming.
2. Verse 8a, Daniel sees another horn, a "little one" coming up after the 10 horns were established. This little horn is Antichrist, as God confirms in 7:24-25.
3. Sudden, cataclysmic destruction occurs, totally destroying three (3) of the original 10 Super Nations. God does not reveal exactly who these three (3) Super Nations might be, but He does give us some really good clues as to who might be at least two (2) of the Super Nations who are to be destroyed.
Possible Identification of the Three Destroyed Super Nations
1. In Ezekiel 38:1-4, God reveals that the leader of this tremendous army marching against Israel in the "Latter Days" will be Russia. The New World Order Plan reveals that Russia will be the leader of Nation #5 in their global reorganization plan (Read full details in NEWS1002)
2. In Ezekiel 38:13, God states that Israel's allies at the time of this invasion do not aggressively move to protect Israel. Rather, they meekly issue a diplomatic note saying, "Have you gathered your hosts to take your prey? To carry away livestock and goods, to take a great spoil?" In other words, these allies of Israel will refuse to actually come to Israel's aid. At this time, Israel will feel the most betrayed she has ever felt in her life; furthermore, if the United States refuses to come to her aid, her military defeat at the hands of the Russians will seem most imminent, inevitable, and palpable.
Modern scholars have noted that the United States has historically backed Israel against Russia on several occasions since Israel's national rebirth in 1948. In fact, President Nixon ordered American nuclear forces on full alert in the 1973 Middle East war, when Russia was threatening to go to nuclear, and had actually placed her atomic forces on alert. As you can see from this picture, President George W. Bush obviously staged a "photo-op" showing him in front of the Israeli Illuminist hexagram flag (Read NEWS2128 for full details]. American leaders have always supported Israel, no matter what the rest of the world thought of us.
Therefore, in this instance, modern scholars ask, where is the United States here?
If the United States, as leader of NAFTA, were destroyed, then we would understand why the rest of Israel's allies will offer only a mild diplomatic protest as defense.
3. One of the Messianic expectations Jewish rabbis have is that Messiah will deliver a Jerusalem surrounded by armies. Jesus alluded to this belief in Luke 21:20, "And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies , then know that the desolation thereof is nigh." The context of this passage is the persecution of Jews in the Great Tribulation. When Jews see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, they are to know that persecution is very close, and they are to flee.
Jesus has just enunciated the Messianic prophecy contained in Zechariah 12, where Jerusalem will be attacked and surrounded by armies, but God has promised to deliver the eternal city by His omnipotent power.
Now, I ask you a simple question: when Antichrist is going about, deliberately "fulfilling" all Messianic prophecies so the Jewish Orthodox leaders will declare him to be their Messiah, how is he going to fake an attack on Jerusalem by encompassing armies, and the appearance of a Divine deliverance?
The answer is simple, but no one has apparently thought of it.
When the Russian-led armies move against Israel -- possibly after Russia has just destroyed the North American Union and right after Antichrist has arisen -- she will lead an army that will march from the North and from the South. The Libyans and Ethiopians will comprise the Southern armies, while the Russians, some Europeans, Turks and Iranians will comprise the Northern armies.
Just before God destroys the entire armies surrounding Israel, Jews will see that they and their beloved city, Jerusalem, are surrounded by armies. They will be looking for their Messiah to deliver them in accordance with Biblical prophecy. And, they will have an obvious Messianic candidate, who has been running all over Israel, claiming to be their Messiah, and fulfilling all Messianic prophecies. All Jewish eyes will be upon him to see if he can deliver Jerusalem surrounded by armies.
This will be the final, acid test to prove whether the man claiming to be the Jewish Messiah is truly their national messiah, for whom they have been long awaiting. Further, from the moment Antichrist arises, he will make his headquarters in Jerusalem. For him to be declared the Jewish Messiah, he could make his headquarters no place else. Therefore, when the armies approach Israel's borders from North and South, tensions in the office of Antichrist must be very high. After all, Russia has just annihilated the United States, Canada, and Mexico [NAFTA} and has probably destroyed one other Super Nation. Now they are obviously out to destroy Antichrist himself and take control of the world for Mother Russia.
Antichrist will probably be filled with unbelievable rage because the leaders of Russia have gone back on their long-standing plan to support him when he arose. How dare they move so quickly to destroy the 10-nation consortium that had been so carefully planned for so long, and had been so beautifully executed?
But, Antichrist must also be full of fear and foreboding. He has no nuclear arsenal and no scalar wave capability to match that of Russia, nor the means to deliver it. Without the United States, Russia and China are King Kong , and China is making no sound way over there in the Orient, as her appointment with Jerusalem is at least 7 years away at this point.
When God intervenes to annihilate Russia and all her accompanying armies, as He promises to do in Ezekiel 38:16-23, and in chapter 39, the peoples of the world generally and the Jews specifically, will credit Antichrist ! The Jews will say, "My goodness, he did deliver Jerusalem from encompassing armies". Since Antichrist had already "fulfilled" all the other prophecies and Messianic expectations, the Jewish Orthodox leaders will waste no time pronouncing him to be their Messiah.
Then, and only then, will they allow him to come to the conference table to "confirm the covenant", (Daniel 9:27) thus beginning the 7-year Tribulation.
To alert us that the Russian-led invasion of Israel will occur just before Antichrist "confirms the covenant", God uses the term, "7 years" in Ezekiel 39:9! Listen:
"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years." (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Seven years. What I believe God is saying here is that the Russian invasion against Israel will occur just before Antichrist confirms the Covent. The position of many Bible scholars that this invasion will occur near the mid-point of the Tribulation makes no sense to me, because I cannot envision the Jews during the first 3 1/2 years of Jesus' Millennial Reign having to scrounge for firewood.
It makes a lot more sense to realize that this Russian invasion of Israel will occur just before Antichrist confirms the Covenant and will be the catalyst by which the Jews proclaim Antichrist to be their Messiah!
Turkey is moving out of the Western orbit and into the militant Islamic orbit headed regionally by Iran and globally by Russia. This dramatic shift demonstrates that the peoples of the world are most definitely heading into the prophetic End of the Age. In fact, Christians should be glad because they can see more exciting proof that history is unfolding exactly as prophetic Scripture has foretold!
The next event for which to look is the announcement of the creation of a Palestinian State. This 2,600-year-old prophecy is about to occur, as all the "signs on the ground" strongly indicate. This "Isralestine" book details this exciting development and the many Old Testament prophecies which will be fulfilled.
Your faith will be dramatically strengthened. Remember, only the God of the Holy Bible uses fulfilled prophecy as one of the key ways in which He validates the reality that He is the only true God and all other gods and their religions are nothing more than false pretensions!
Watch Israel, Iran, and Russia, for these are the key players in the events about to unfold.
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