“The Turks are coming!”
According to a recent report in the Independent online a headline read; “Syrian border town braces for new Turkish offensive, as SDF forced to pause battle against Isis.” The SDF or The Syrian Democratic Forces is an alliance of predominantly Kurdish, but also Arab and Assyrian/Syriac militias, as well as some smaller Turkmen and Chechen participation in the Syrian Civil War. The SDF is militarily led by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a mostly Kurdish militia. Founded in October 2015, the SDF states its mission as fighting to create a secular, democratic and federal Syria. Currently they are not only fighting against the forces of the Assad regime but dealing a heavy blow to ISIS. The SDF is backed by America. However, according to the report in the Independent Turkish shelling of the Syrian Border Town of Tal Abyad has forced SDF to pause its battle against the last remaining Isis stronghold in Syria. Residents in this small border town are bracing for a long-threatened Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces that control the area, following days of shelling and cross-border fire that has killed and injured civilians.”
The coming caliphate
It would seem that the SDF is a thorn in the side of Turkey as they are the movement within Syria that is hindering President Erdogan’s grand design for a revived Turkish Ottoman Caliphate, one that both Assad and Rouhani would embrace. According to the Bible Iranian military forces will be with the Turkish military forces when they lay siege to Jerusalem. In that day the Shiite and Sunni divide will not matter as the two regimes will have a common enemy namely Israel. Even though the Syrian regime and the Iranian regime are autocratic and despotic governments they would give their allegiance to Turkey if the caliphate is established in the region. Added to this you can see the other surrounding nation states that would also join in a Jihad led by the Caliph or the Mahdi as he would also be known.
A Global Jihad
There is no doubt that President Erdogan wants the top job making him the supreme ruler of the whole Muslim world and one who has come in the character of Mohammad himself. These nations that would support the Caliphate border on Iran namely the six Turkic speaking Islamic independent states of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan that were once part of the Soviet union. Then you have Afghanistan and Pakistan. All of these nations today are fundamentalist Islamic regimes that would no doubt join in a global Islamic Jihad once the Mahdi arrives on the scene. The Mahdi or Caliph would have no problems raising up a 200 million strong Islamic army.(Revelation 9:16)
As yet Turkey and Iran must have full control of Iraq and Syria as well as Lebanon, the home of Hezbollah and then they would have direct access to attack Israel across their Northern border. Their ultimate goal will be the annihilation of Israel which will never happen. What the regimes of these antichrist forces do not realise is that God is bringing them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat to judge them there and destroy them on the mountains of Israel because of how they have treated Israel. (Joel 3:1-3) (Ezekiel 39:4-6) (Revelation 19:17-21) As yet the obstacles to President Erdogan’s plan for a Middle-eastern caliphate are Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. In the prophet Isaiah it seems he prophesies that Mecca in Saudi Arabia will be hit by firepower from Iranian missiles. (Isaiah 21:2) “The Beast Empire will burn the prostitute with fire!” (Revelation 17:16-18) Isaiah tells us that the streams under the desert of Saudi Arabia will be turned into burning pitch. (Oil) The whole region will become so polluted that no human being will be able to live in the region. (Isaiah 34:8-10) (Revelation 17:15-18; 18:17-20)
“From the far north”
President Erdogan is the most likely candidate for the last King of the North mentioned in the book of Daniel. The forces of this king from Turkey would have a two-pronged attack, one sweeping through the whole Middle-east and the other sweeping into Western Europe just like the Turkish Ottoman Empire did in past history at the time of Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the greatest, if not the greatest Turkish Ottoman Caliph that has ever lived. His empire stretched right across the Middle-East and into Europe itself. The Islamic Antichrist from Turkey will attack the mightiest of fortresses with the help of his foreign god, namely Allah. (Daniel 11: 38-39) Now Ankara, Turkey’s Capital city, is exactly north of Jerusalem geographically. The Antichrist will come from the far north. (Ezekiel 38:6, 15) Moscow is not north of Jerusalem but Ankara is exactly north. Biblically it indicates that Turkey, not Russia, will lead the final invasion force against Israel.
Now for the caliphate to succeed President Erdogan would also need to have Egypt. He is a committed advocate and supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideology for a global Islamic Empire which he would see reinstituted in Egypt once he has invaded that nation. Once he has taken Egypt (Daniel 11:42) he would proceed to annex Sudan, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya which will support Turkey and Iran and are all listed in the invasion force that will come against Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 38:1-6) Once the man from Turkey has achieved this goal Israel would be surrounded on all sides and cut off from receiving any outside help. The prophet Daniel also tells us the king of the North will be alarmed by reports from the east and the North which would most likely be China to the east of Turkey and Russia to the North. (Daniel 11:44)
Visions of a firey future
As for America it may be that President Trump will be the king of the South whose military forces will storm out against the king of the north being President Erdogan and his military forces. (Daniel 11:40) America may seek to come to the aid of Egypt but may have to withdraw its forces suddenly because it has been be hit by missiles from an unexpected source. This would cause the President to withdraw American forces globally and to bring them home to deal with the internal conflict on its own soil, leaving the way open for the Islamic invasion of the whole middle-east. Both the late David Wilkerson and Romanian pastor Dumitru Duduman received visions from the LORD of American cities going up in flames. The events of 9/11 are a stark reminder of this possibility. It is a common fact that terrorist cells and enclaves already exist on American soil. The rise of an Islamic Caliphate would cause Islamic sleeper cells to go into action within the western democracies. The ‘Islamic Trojan Horse’ is well entrenched in the western democracies.
A Brave Stand
Added to this, we see America isolating itself further from the United Nations that for the most part support the Iranian nuclear deal in deference to America and Israel for that matter. Recently Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly gave undeniable proof of Iran’s plans to go nuclear after the Mossad raided an Iranian nuclear facility obtaining many files to that effect. In the early 1930’s Europe and America failed to deal with Germany’s plans for war and by Europe’s pandering to Iran they are making the same mistake they made back then but the consequences will be far more horrific and terrifying than they were in the time of Adolph Hitler. Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump can see the potential danger of Iran and are taking a brave stand against most of the nations in the UN and the EU.
An unheeded warning!
Winston Churchill stood before American Congress and warned them about Germany. Benjamin Netanyahu stood before American Congress and warned them about Iran. There is no doubt that many cities in Western Europe will increasingly become Islamic enclaves because of unchecked Islamic migration. It is highly likely that there will be a war between ‘the crescent’ and ‘the cross’ being in reality another crusade as it were, but this time on European soil. Possibly we will see countries like Spain, Italy, France, and others in Western Europe invaded by Islam. However, in Eastern Europe the nations that would fight Islam would be countries like Hungary, the Czech Republic, Republic of Moldova, Austria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, all countries with primarily protestant Christian roots.
As for Australia just north of this country you have the nation of Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world. If a Jihad minded radical Islamic regime takes control of Indonesia then Australia may well be in big trouble, if not from Indonesia could it possibly be from China which is investing heavily in Australia? Time will tell of course.
“With God all things are possible”
In closing we need to keep in mind that despite all that is happening in our world that God still has everything under control. Today God is giving the nations in the western democracies one last chance to repent and turn to the Lord Jesus for salvation and His guiding principle is the same for every nation The Bible says; “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34) God is still giving America and Australia time to repent and to turn back to Him. His providential appointment of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Scott Morrison is no accident because God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance and is giving extended time for this to happen in America and Australia. In the final analysis God sets up kings and dethrones them. (Daniel 2:21) However, time is running out for America and Australia and the western democracies and “the axe has already been laid to the root.” President Trump cannot save America neither can Prime Minister Morrison save Australia. “With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible!”
The days of Noah and Lot are back
Judgement is looming for Australia with its toleration and approval of same-sex marriage, the safe schools programme, Euthanasia, vilification laws, and legalised abortion on demand with virtually no questions asked. Indeed in the western democracies we are seeing the same pattern of hedonistic and materialistic lifestyles that existed in the days of Noah and Lot. The average American and Aussie today are absorbed with eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, buying and selling, building and conducting business as usual seemingly oblivious to the coming deluge of God’s judgements that will sweep across this planet just before the Lord Jesus comes back to judge the world in true righteousness and with perfect justice.
When the Lion Roars!
Added to this we see apostasy spreading through Christendom in both America and in Australia yet the ‘merrymaking’ within Christendom goes on and on Ad nauseam and it seems unabated but that is another subject for another time. In the end the only thing that will matter will be the blessed hope, namely, The Second Coming of our Lord Jesus the Messiah of Israel, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and when He roars everything will change!