End time prophecy ,or biblical prophecy, for the generation experiencing it, can be a very difficult thing to interpret at times. And the reason for this is very simple: When Scripture speaks of a
ny prophecy, and this is just as true for any end time prophecy, because of the limitations inherit in any literary work, Scripture only provides, at best, a general outline of political events and characters surrounding any given prophecy or series of connected prophecies. It is left for the generation alive during the fulfillment of these prophesies to interpret the prophecies properly; and doing so requires one to fill in the blanks regarding the political events that play into – and often contribute to – the fulfillment of the prophecies.
And this is exactly what we are currently experiencing. For example, prophetic events ended in 70 A.D. with the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem by the Roman legions of General Titus (Mk 13:2). Then, eighteen-hundred years later prophetic events suddenly pick up again in 1948 with the rebirth of the modern state of Israel (Eze 37). Now, some sixty-plus years later prophetic events are again picking up with, what Scripture informs us in some detail will be – The War of Gog and Magog (Eze 38, 39) – the next prophetic event in the prophetic time clock.
Even though bible prophecy provided the first generation of Christians with some details about the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. (Lk 19:41-44), Scripture is really void of any details regarding the political events that would lead up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple. The same can be said about the rebirth of Israel over eighteen hundred years later and the generation alive at that time. The preist-prophet Ezekiel gives us a very poetic and descriptive rebirth of the nation of Israel “in one day,” but again he does not provide us with the political details of World War II and other subsequent events which contributed to Israel being reborn back in their ancient Jewish homeland “in one day” (May 14, 1948).
Fast forward sixty-four years to 2012 A.D. and our generation finds itself witnessing certain geo-political events currently taking place which will lead us to the next prophetic event in the prophetic time clock - The War of Gog and Magog (Eze 38, 39). And we have been following these events in and around Israel and Syria since the Syrian civil war broke out over eighteen months ago. Because it is our beliefs that, when taken as a whole, events currently going on in and around Israel, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Iran, not to mention the Presidential election in America, will lead directly to The War of Gog and Magog very soon.
With the Obama Administration’s help, the radical Islamic group known as the Muslim Brotherhood was placed in power in Egypt and Libya during the “Arab Spring,” which, history will show, was orchestrated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the CIA. Consequently, as events become clearer, it now appears as if the three major Islamic powers in the region, Turkey, Iran and Egypt are vying for power within the region with Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian civil war, Iran’s involvement in Israel through their proxies Hezballah and Hamas, and in the Kingdom of Jordan where the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is now attempting to overthrow King Abdullah. We actually began reporting on events in Jordan back on September 21, 2012 with our article “Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize For King Abdullah’s Overthrow.”
As events have done in Syria and Israel, events are now heating up in Jordan as well. Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. “The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said.
Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect King Abdullah,” she said. “We’ve said that the Americans in Jordan are just there in case something happens in Syria so we can be close.” Gabriel also said the situation has grown more intense: “The reality is, we have placed troops in Jordan so we can protect the royal family in case of an uprising which we are now witnessing before our own eyes.”
Murray reported that aid workers with his organization in Jordan have come astonishingly close to the action. “The riots in Jordan are about one mile from our warehouse,” he said. “The Muslim Brotherhood has cut all roads between Jordan’s cities.”
Gabriel, who is a native of Lebanon, said the violence is no surprise, and “the Muslim Brotherhood is rising in Jordan.” She warned that the king’s position is in danger. “King Abdullah is hanging by a thread,” she said. “He has 20 percent approval in the country. The Muslim Brotherhood sees this as their opportunity to rise up after what they saw happen in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and now Syria.”
International Christian Concern Middle East analyst Aidan Clay said most Jordanians, however, support the king. The king remains fairly popular and the king is still a seasoned politician who may be able to offer concessions that the Muslim Brotherhood accepts,” he said. “However, it is also true that every Jordanian is fed up with the widespread corruption within the government. “Moreover, the economy is quickly declining, unemployment is rising, and there is a great rift between the rich and poor. The MB is highlighting these widespread concerns in their pursuit of ‘democratic reform,’ which resonates with nearly all Jordanians – whether they are MB sympathizers or not.”
Clay said the cover for many of the “Arab Spring” movements was the call for democracy. The Muslim Brotherhood’s use of the “democracy” line, he said, could tip the balance in their favor. “Of most concern is that the MB is among the primary groups calling for political reform,” he explained. “If that continues to be the case, then many Jordanians may decide to back the MB, whether or not they agree with the Muslim Brotherhood’s religious ideology. Free elections, ending corruption, higher wages, and other claims all sound great, no matter who’s leading the campaign – whether it’s the MB or liberals.
“Many Jordanians just want change and some are willing to join whatever movement promises political reform.” Gabriel said the uprising in Jordan is the product of America’s previous actions in Egypt and Libya. “We are seeing a reawakening of radical Islam all over the Middle East empowered by the weakening American perception throughout the Muslim world,” she explained, adding that another factor intensifying the protests is the perception that King Abdullah is a Western pawn. “King Abdullah is perceived by the radicals as too secular and a puppet of Western powers. They loathe him also because of the peace treaty with Israel,” Gabriel said. “Most Jordanians are Palestinians who favor Hamas-style leadership instead of Abbas’ negotiating with Israel and trying to be a friend of America.”
She added that the rebels are learning from recent radical movements. “They are learning that what produces results are powerful organizations like Hamas dedicated to jihad and bringing pride and strength back to the Palestinians through Islamic warfare instead of a mamby-pamby let’s sit together and have coffee while we talk about the problem in Abbas and King Abdullah style,” Gabriel said.
Following successful campaigns in Egypt, Libya and other Middle East and North African nations, the Muslim Brotherhood now is trying to destabilize and possibly overthrow Jordan’s government, according to reports. The Saudi-owned news channel Al-Arabiya, citing leaked files, reported the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies have sought to destabilize neighboring Jordan by manipulating peaceful demonstrations there and turning them into deadly violence.
Jordan is the latest target in the gun sights of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical jihadist elements. WND reported in December that the Arab Spring was a front for the expansion of jihadist regimes. Center for Security Policy analyst Clare Lopez said those suggesting the world is seeing the rise of Shariah in that region are “obviously onto the reality of the disaster that’s unfolding in front of us in the Middle East.” Lopez said the chain of events was a coordinated effort: “The so-called ‘Arab Spring,’ long planned and well-executed by jihadist forces, with deliberate and knowing assistance from the current national security leadership of the [U.S.], is nothing more than the implementation by Islamic powers of Phase 5 of the plan for global domination.”
Lopez referred to a document introduced as evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial. “Although, unquestionably, there were both naive and spontaneous elements to uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya,” Lopez said, “the actual course of those revolutions and especially now, their aftermaths, were and are being managed carefully and professionally by the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida allies.”
Lopez said there is a traceable timeline leading to the present results in Tunisia and Egypt: “In July 2010, al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula published its first issue of the online magazine, ‘Inspire.’ In it, al-Qaida explicitly called on the Muslim world – and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular – to rise up in jihad and turn the page ‘from Mecca to Medina.’”