- Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
End time watchers should be keeping their eyes on the political positioning of the northern tier African nations after the Arab Spring, which was bolstered by the White House. Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt are a large part of the nations that figure into the end time schemes of the Beast government that seeks to destroy Israel. Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are others that prominently fit into the end time picture in one way or another. The United States over the past 90 years has played a role in positioning these countries into an Arab-Islamic association that anchors the end time scenario written about by the prophets Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John, and others.
The White House partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood has deep implications in this alignment. The Muslim Brotherhood not only has a plan to destroy the United States from within, but also is founded on the principle of reuniting the Islamic Caliphate of the Ottoman Empire. This Caliphate was ended in a single day on March 3, 1923 after 623 years of rule. Unlike the Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire ruled over the majority nations mentioned in the Bible as those who would come against Israel in the end times, including parts of Persia (Iran) and Saudi Arabia. US assistance of the Muslim Brotherhood has brought the modern concept of a reunited Ottoman Empire into view.
Two recent events are notable. The White House assisted al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in overthrowing terrorist sponsoring dictator Muammar Gaddafi to establish religious and economic freedom through democracy. The powers in Libya are holding parliamentary elections and the main objective now is to constitutionally preserve Sharia law, meaning no religious freedom. Libya was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1551. The other event is the invitation of Egypt's newly elected president, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, to attend a meeting in Iran. White Iran is Shiite and Egypt is Sunni, end time prophecy suggests that these two sects will work together against Israel and also turn on each other.
As stated in Daniel 12:4, understanding will increase in the end times: "...seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rush here and there as knowledge increases." Not all the countries mentioned in the end times prophecies were ruled by the Roman Empire, but they were ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The US not only participated diplomatically in ending the Ottoman Empire, but also is participating in reforming it through "democracy." As we look at the global landscape today, the former Roman Empire is in a shambles. The former Ottoman Empire is on the rise. Another factor: the Catholic Church is leading an ecumenical movement to find common ground with Islam--with the US State Department's help.