Catalyst to the Movement of Prophecy

Catalyst to the Movement of Prophecy

Turkey’s “president” Tayyip Erdogan called for an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intentions to move the US Embassy to the holy city. After the summit held last Wednesday some 50 Arab nations issued a declaration that Washington was withdrawing from its role “as sponsor of peace” in the Middle East. On Sunday, Erdogan announced that he intended to move Turkey’s Embassy to East Jerusalem and recognize the city the capital of Palestine. He said, “Allah willing, the day is close when officially, with Allah’s permission, we will open our embassy there.”

Jerusalem was designated by Mohammad as Islam’s third holiest site behind Mecca and Medina. Jerusalem, however, had been the spiritual center of God’s people thousands of years before Mohammad. Jewish tradition recalls that the dust of Moriah (the mountain range on which Jerusalem sits) was used to create Adam; it was on Mt Moriah that Adam is said to have first offered sacrifice to God. After the flood, Jewish tradition also tells us that Noah’s son Shem established a school to study Torah, calling it Shelem. Later, in Genesis 22:14a, “Abraham called the name of that place Yehovah Yireh.” This was the mountain Zion, referred to in Genesis 22:14b as “the mount of the Lord.” The two names were combined to form Jerusalem. This is also the site of the future Jewish temple and the city of the crucifixion of Christ.

Just as Islam usurps the story of Isaac by replacing him with Ishmael, Islam is usurping Jerusalem from the Jewish people. In fact, nearly every Jewish and Christian holy site in Israel is contested by Islam. In most instances, there is an attempt by Islam to erase any trace of Jewish or Christian history and replace it with some sort of Islamic tale of possession. Islam’s goal is one state, one religion, one law-Islam and Sharia Law. That is the only peace of Islam. Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” The peace of Jerusalem is a decidedly different peace than the peace of Islam.

Erdogan’s interest in Jerusalem and the “Palestinian cause” are linked to prophecy. Noah’s grandsons from Japheth-Gomer, Magog, Meshech, Tubal are specifically mentioned in the end time prophecy of Ezekiel 38 as part of a coalition led by Gog of Magog against Israel. All these nations are located in what is now modern Turkey. As the path to the Ezekiel 38 prophecy unfolds, Turkey will become a leader of Arab nations, even so much that Iran will submit and join up to come against Israel in the end of days. It appears that President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been a catalyst to the movement of prophecy. Erdogan is playing his part as well.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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