Israel, Last Days

AT ANY MOMENT OUR LORD JESUS MESSIAH WILL APPEAR WITH A SHOUT AND WE WILL BE RAISED FROM GRAVES TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR! BELIEVE JESUS IS MESSIAH, SON OF GOD, CALL ON HIS NAME AND BE SAVED!

Please open your Bible to each reference and read them for yourselves. Reading several verses before and after the reference so you can have the context in order. Printing each article and marking it in any way that helps you to remember it. Ps If you find errors, please leave a comment about it. Thanks

The ‘scarlet coloured beast’ is both, the coalition of kings/nations/countries and a leader/man.
This is what ‘The Beast’ of Rev 13 could look like!  The irresistible leader of Dan 11!

ISIS – (Sunni) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  ***8/23/18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/is-chief-urges-followers-to-wage-jihad-in-new-recording/ IS chief urges followers to wage ‘jihad’ in new recording.
In first purported audio message since September 2017, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi tells Islamic State backers to persevere after rollback of ‘caliphate.’ “Those who forget their religion, patience, jihad against their enemies, and their certainty in the creator’s promise lose and are disgraced,” the leader said.
America – (Shi’ite) Former President Obama  ****7/2/18 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/02/obama-administration-granted-citizenship-to-2500-iranians-during-nuclear-deal-iran-official.html Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during nuclear deal: Iran official. *1/13/17  http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/obama-kerry-have-1-last-surprise-waiting-for-jewish-state/  Israel is bracing for more hostile declarations from a bloc of more than 70 nations meeting Sunday in Paris with the goal of embracing a document that calls for a two-state solution with a Palestinian state formed within the 1949 boundaries.
Israel will not even have a representative in Paris, nor will Israel be present when Pope Francis meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the day before, on Saturday. This has led some to describe the pope’s meddling as tantamount to “having a wedding without the groom.”
This weekend’s developments are just the latest in a three-week nightmare for Israel that has coincided with the final month of Barack Obama’s presidency. The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution Dec. 23 calling all of east Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria “occupied Palestinian land.” Five days later, Secretary of State John Kerry declared that construction in Judea and Samaria stands as one of the main obstacles to peace and said Israel could either be Jewish or Democratic, not both.
Now, the Paris peace summit document looms, and the fear is that it will be used by the U.N. as the basis for yet another anti-Israel resolution or statement that will be issued when the U.N. Security Council meets on Jan. 17, just three days before Obama leaves office.
Iran – (Shi’ite) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ***8/5/18 http://www.pressreader.com/israel/jerusalem-post/20180805/281745565203738    Israel, which enjoys intelligence supremacy in Syria and is currently ignoring the presence of Iran’s proxies and the other forces under Iranian command in southern Syria. Iran is gradually taking over a number of key areas in order to create a contiguous territorial presence between Iran and the Mediterranean Sea.
This includes police, security and civil administration units of local militias believed to number up to 50,000 men. It was established by Iran.
Shi’ite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan, operated by Iran. To consolidate long-term Iranian influence. 
Iran sometimes uses Shi’ite militias from Iraq and Lebanon (Hezbollah’s Radwan units, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Hezbollah Clavade, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Liwa’a Zulfiqar, Liwa Dhu al-Fiqar, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, Kawe al-Jafiryah, and others). These will return to Iraq.
Hezbollah under Iranian direction.
The area bordering Lebanon, called the Q zone – Quneitra, Qalamoun, and al Qusayr.
After their training period is over, the recruits, wearing Syrian army uniforms, are integrated into forces.
Iran – (Shi’ite)Hezbullah – Nasrallah  **6/29/18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/amid-reports-of-south-syria-ceasefire-nasrallah-claims-big-victory-is-near/ Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday evening the Syrian regime and its allies were nearing a “big victory” over “terrorist forces supported by the US and Israel,” amid unconfirmed reports that a ceasefire had been reached in the country’s south between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
Turkey – (Sunni) Erdogan ***7/27/18 https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkeys-Erdogan-The-making-of-a-latter-day-Sultan-563479 Erdogan, 64, is positioning himself as the bearer of a new Turkish identity, one more closely aligned with Turkey’s Ottoman past and Islamic heritage.
Erdogan, 64, is positioning himself as the bearer of a new Turkish identity, one more closely aligned with Turkey’s Ottoman past and Islamic heritage. It is also an identity that appears to lend to strongman rule.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwLvWo9G46w The invincible Leopard Tanks for Erdogan?
Iran – (Shi’ite) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  **7/3/18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/rouhanis-vienna-visit-to-bolster-nuclear-deal-clouded-by-diplomats-arrest/ VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday began the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris.
US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the agreement nearly two months ago, to the ire of the other signatories — China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia — which along with the European Union have continued to back the accord.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has demanded Europe provide a number of economic guarantees in order for Tehran to continue its commitment.  ***12/13/17 https://www.debka.com/hamas-rockets-onset-anti-israel-war-attrition-ordered-irans-gen-soleimani/ War in Israel! Hamas, the Jihad Islami and the Popular Resistance Committees, on the orders of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Al Qods external terrorist arm, and supreme commander of Iranian forces in the region. Our sources reveal that the order was given Monday in a phone conversation Soleimani held with Marwan Issa, commander of the Hamas armed wing, the Ezz e-din al-Qassam. It was the first direct, phone conversation between a high-ranking Iranian general and the Hamas commander and it was deliberately overt. The Iranians wanted the Israeli and Egyptian intelligence agencies eavesdropping on incoming and outgoing phone calls to and from Gaza to hear Soleimani pledge full Iranian support for any military action conducted against Israel.
Iran – Major General Qasem Soleimani  On 24 January 2011, Soleimani was promoted to Major General by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Reputation of being ‘Evil’! Was taken out of Iraq War with ISIS because of his inhumane treatment of ‘any’ soldier! Khamenei is described as having a close relationship with him, helping him financially and has called Soleimani a “living martyr”.Soleimani has been described as “the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today” and the principal military strategist and tactician in Iran’s effort to combat Western influence and promote the expansion of Shiite and Iranian influence throughout the Middle East. There is a rumor going around that Soleimani has been killed.
***8/16/18 http://cjlab.memri.org/lab-projects/iran-cyber-initiative-lab-projects/irgc-qods-force-commander-qassem-soleimani-designated-by-u-s-treasury-dept-is-active-on-instagram-posts-include-image-of-white-house-exploding/ Gen. Qassem Soleimani,[1] who since 1998 has commanded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) extra-territorial special forces unit, the Qods Force, was designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in October 2011 for connection to a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.[2] Earlier, in May 2011, he was also designated under Executive Order 13572, which focuses on human rights abuses in Syria, for his role as IRGC-QF commander,[3] and in July 2005 under E.O. 13382 for his relationship to the IRGC.[4] In a July 26, 2018 speech, Gen. Soleimani responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump directed at Iranian President Hassan Rohani, stating that President Trump has the rhetoric of man in a casino or a bar, compared him to a gambler, and warned the U.S. not to threaten Iran. Soleimani declared: “Know that we are near you, in places that don’t come to your mind. We are near you in places that you can’t even imagine. We are a nation of martyrdom… You know that a war would mean the loss of all your capabilities. You may start the war, but we will be the ones to determine its end.”[5] On July 28, 2018, Soleimani posted a graphic of himself using a walkie-talkie in front of the White House as it explodes. Text on the photo reads: “We will crush the USA under our feet.” Soleimani’s caption on the photo reiterates: “We will crush America under our feet” and asks readers to follow the account’s Telegram channel.
Endnotes:[1] For more information on Soleimani’s recent activity, see MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1410, The U.S.-Iran Confrontation – Possible Developments In Advance Of The November Sanctions, August 8, 2018;  MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 7597, Calls In Saudi Arabia For Firm Measures Against Iran’s Attempts To Disrupt Shipping In Bab El-Mandeb, July 31, 2018; MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1396, Iranian Reactions To The Strategic Change In The U.S.’s Iran Policy And To Israel’s Activity To Eliminate The Iranian Threat To It From Syria, May 15, 2018.[2] Treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/pages/tg1320.aspx, October 11, 2011. [3] Treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1181.aspx, May 18, 2011.[4] Treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Documents/whwmdeo.pdf, July 1, 2005.[5] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 7595, IRGC Qods Force Commander Qasem Soleimani: Trump’s Rhetoric Is That Of A Casino; You May Start The War, But We Will Determine Its End; We Are Near You In Places That You Can’t Even Imagine, We Are A Nation Of Martyrdom, July 30, 2018.[6] Help.instagram.com, accessed August 8, 2018.

ALERT
10/18/18  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/18/putin-says-hypersonic-missiles-will-deploy-in-coming-months.html?recirc=taboolainternal   Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday (10/18/18) that Moscow will deploy hypersonic weapons in the “coming months,” a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China.
A hypersonic weapon can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or about one mile per second. What’s more, the U.S. is currently unable to defend against this breed of threat.
Putin, who was speaking at a forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, added that Moscow’s hypersonic weapons program was ahead of its competitors. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/18/putin-says-hypersonic-missiles-will-deploy-in-coming-months.html?recirc=taboolainternal  3/21/18 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/hypersonic-weapons-what-they-are-and-why-us-cant-defend-against-them.html  “We don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us,” “Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.”
“Both Russia and China are aggressively pursuing hypersonic capabilities,” Hyten added. “We’ve watched them test those capabilities.”
Researchers and engineers at Rand explain what a hypersonic weapon is, which countries are developing them and how the U.S. could look to defend against them.
“Once you reach Mach 5 you can’t use your traditional jets and just make them go faster,” “Carrie Lee, a Rand Stanton Nuclear Fellow, explained.” 3/21/18 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/hypersonic-weapons-what-they-are-and-why-us-cant-defend-against-them.html

10/19/18 https://www.debka.com/israel-surprised-by-palestinian-upgraded-missile-attack-on-two-major-cities-iron-dome-didnt-react/ Israel surprised by Palestinian upgraded missile attack on two major cities. Iron Dome didn’t react.
How did Hamas get hold of the advanced Tornado-G Grad missiles aimed at Beersheba and Greater Tel Aviv early Wednesday, Oct. 17? Serious casualties and more extensive damage were only avoided by good luck when one of the missiles wrecked a home in Beersheba and the second landed in the sea. These improved Grad types are serious deadly weapons, carrying boosted warheads containing 70-80 kilos of explosives to a distance of 40-60km. They are copies of the high-explosive fragmentation of HE-FRAG  warheads, and made their first appearance in Palestinian terrorist hand in Gaza on Wednesday.
Were Israel’s government heads and security chiefs over-preoccupied with the never-ending Egyptian efforts to mediate a truce? Is that why they missed Hamas’ and the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad’s preparations in Gaza to catch the IDF off guard, trusting Israeli officers to obey official directives to avoid any major escalation?

Prophecy: Dan 7:7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It [was] different from all the beasts that [were] before it, and it had ten horns. 8 “I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

Three of the first horns were plucked out by the rootsSyria, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon

Syria – ***8/5/18 http://www.pressreader.com/israel/jerusalem-post/20180805/281745565203738  Israel, which enjoys intelligence supremacy in Syria and is currently ignoring the presence of Iran’s proxies and the other forces under Iranian command in southern Syria. Iran is gradually taking over a number of key areas in order to create a contiguous territorial presence between Iran and the Mediterranean Sea.
This includes police, security and civil administration units of local militias believed to number up to 50,000 men. It was established by Iran.
 Shi’ite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan, operated by Iran. To consolidate long-term Iranian influence 
Iran sometimes uses Shi’ite militias from Iraq and Lebanon (Hezbollah’s Radwan units, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Hezbollah Clavade, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Liwa’a Zulfiqar, Liwa Dhu al-Fiqar, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, Kawe al-Jafiryah, and others). These will return to Iraq.
Hezbollah under Iranian direction.
The area bordering Lebanon, called the Q zone – Quneitra, Qalamoun, and al Qusayr.
After their training period is over, the recruits, wearing Syrian army uniforms, are integrated into forces.
7/25/17 http://www.debka.com/article/26155/Russia-posts-troops-8km-from-the-Israeli-Golan Russia has quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that is 8km from Israel’s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections, DEBKAfile reports exclusively. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up do Syria’s borders with Israel and Jordan.
Tuesday, July 15, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avidor Lieberman and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott visited Bashan Division headquarters on the Golan for a rundown on the Russian deployment just opposite.
Russia and Iran controlling land of Syria:
***7/10/18 http://www.wnd.com/2018/07/iranian-general-forces-awaiting-orders-to-destroy-israel/ IRANIAN GENERAL: FORCES ‘AWAITING ORDERS’ TO DESTROY ISRAEL.
‘Islamic army in Syria’ poised to eradicate ‘evil Zionist regime.’ Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said there are forces in Lebanon as well as Syria awaiting orders while the Tehran-backed Hezbollah terror group aims 100,000 missiles at Israel, the Times of Israel reported.

Iraq
– ***9/9/14 http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/08/world/meast/iraq-government/index.html Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government Monday and tapped former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as one of the country’s three vice presidents.
Several key Cabinet posts remain vacant.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to have nominations for the defense and interior minister posts ready to present to Parliament within a week.
Monday’s Parliament vote, just a day before a constitutional deadline, comes as Iraq faces political turmoil and battles a surge of Islamist militants from ISIS.
Along with al-Maliki, former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and former speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi will also serve as vice presidents. Allawi and Al-Maliki are longtime political foes.
The vice presidential post is largely ceremonial, but al-Maliki’s appointment leaves him in a visible position of power.
Critics have accused al-Maliki of consolidating power and persecuting political rivals, blaming him for fueling Iraq’s problems with sectarian policies that alienated Sunni Muslims.
Iraqi politicians have been under intense pressure from the United States to form an inclusive government representing Sunni, Shia and Kurds. U.S. President Barack Obama has said that would be a key condition for more U.S. support, and an important step in fighting militants from ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the government’s formation is “unquestionably a major milestone,” adding that it “has the potential to unite all of Iraq’s diverse communities.”
“Now is the time for Iraq’s leaders to govern their nation with the same vision and sense of purpose that helped bring this new government together in the first place,” Kerry said. “In that effort they should know that the United States will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Iraqis as they implement their national plan.”
A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the new government is a “positive step towards political stability and peace” in Iraq.
It’s too soon to say whether Monday’s reshuffling will quell tensions and win over members Iraq’s Sunni minority, who bitterly complained of being marginalizedand cut out of the political process by al-Maliki’s Shiite-dominated government.
A more inclusive government, Obama said last month, would give confidence to Sunnis that ISIS “is not the only game in town.”
Outlining his government program Monday, al-Abadi vowed to rebuild security forces, stamp out corruption and make sure weapons were only in the hands of the state — not militia groups.
Iraq is “under a vicious attack,” he said, and security forces will fight until “victory.”
Whether the new government will be able to settle political differences and bring the country together remains to be seen. (You did hear what they said:  http://www.debka.com/article/24242/Senior-NATO-Members-Rise-up-against-US-Iranian-Detente  “Senior NATO Members Rise up against US-Iranian Detente”)
8/17/14 IRAQ –  Dr. Haider Al-Abadi is an Iraqi politician and spokesman for the Islamic Dawa Party. He was nominated for the role of prime minister of Iraq on 11 August by President Fuad Masum.
Indeed, the new prime minister is going to need all the help he can get, from God and from the devil before too long. In God’s department Al-Abadi has the support of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric, who earlier today voiced his support for the political transition.  Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Shi’ite Muslim, was forced to step down. (Shiite Arab vice president Adil Abdul-Mahdi.  Shiite militia Jaish Al-Mahdi, the Saudi daily Al Watan reported. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.)
***06/23/14 Kerry canvassed Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish leaders for a consensual candidate to lead a government representing all of Iraq’s sects and communities. He had in mind a Shiite prime minister able to gain the endorsement of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. Who is Sistani? Sistani has a substantial following within Shia communities all over the world and is the current Nayb-i Imam (Preeminent Marja) of the Twelver sect of Shia Muslims. In Iran, as a result of the post-invasion opening of the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala to Iranians, many Iranians are said to return from pilgrimage in Iraq as supporters of Sistani.  Thomas L. Friedman, former Bureau Chief of The New York Times in Beirut and Jerusalem (1982–88), winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, and elected Member of Pulitzer Prize Board, nominated Ayatollah Sistani for theNobel Peace Prize in 2005 and wrote the article titled “Nobel for Sistani” which was published in the New York Times on 20 March, 2005.  Incredible!!!!!!!

Libya – 4/16/16 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-france-germany-idUSKCN0XD0JB The West is counting on the unity government to tackle Islamic State militants in Libya and prevent new flows of migrants heading north across the Mediterranean, though the new government’s leaders are still trying to establish themselves in Tripoli. “Nothing will be done unless the government wants it and examines it in a very concrete manner,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
Libya slipped into political turmoil after a NATO backed air campaign helped rebels topple autocrat Muammar Gaddafi five years ago. Paris played a leading part in the campaign, but has regretted the lack of support given to the authorities afterwards.
Since 2014 the country has had two competing sets of parliaments and governments in Tripoli and the east, both backed by loose alliances of armed brigades.

Lebanon – 3/15/16  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-10814698  Hezbollah – the Party of God – is a Shia Islamist political, military and social organisation that wields considerable power in Lebanon. After Israel withdrew in 2000, Hezbollah resisted pressure to disarm and continued to strengthen its military wing, the Islamic Resistance. In some ways, its capabilities now exceed those of the Lebanese army, its considerable firepower used against Israel in the 2006 war.
The group also gradually became a key power broker in Lebanon’s political system, and has effectively gained veto power in the cabinet.
Hezbollah has been accused of carrying out a string of bombings and plots against Jewish and Israeli targets and is designated a terrorist organisation by Western states, Israel, Gulf Arab countries and the Arab League.
Some Lebanese consider Hezbollah a threat to the country’s stability, but it is enduringly popular within the Shia community. To end the sectarian clashes that left 81 people dead and brought Lebanon to the brink of a new civil war, the government backed down and a power-sharing agreement gave Hezbollah and its allies the power to veto any cabinet decision. In 2009 elections it won 10 seats in parliament and remained in the unity government. Later that year, Hezbollah’s secretary general Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah issued a new political manifesto that sought to highlight the group’s “political vision”. It dropped the reference to an Islamic republic found in the 1985 manifesto, but maintained a tough line against Israel and the US and said Hezbollah needed to keep its weapons.

Order of events:
Christians will be raptured, the ‘first’ resurrection (Rev 20:6). The anti-christ will be revealed. (2 Thess 2:3) The Scarlot Coloured Beast Leader (Rev 13) The wrath of God will be poured upon all mankind.{countries/kingdoms/nations/people} Babylon will be destroyed in one day.(Rev 17,18)   Israel will be attacked.(Zech 14:2)  Israeli remnant will be placed in safety.(Zech 13:8-9)
Rev 16:13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Zech 14:4-6 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, [Making] a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee [through] My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, [And] all the saints with You. 6 It shall come to pass in that day [That] there will be no light; The lights will diminish. Then ‘IT IS DONE’! (Rev 16:17) The marriage supper of the Lamb.(Rev 19:9-21) Thousand year reign of our Lord!(Rev 20:2-7) Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

See: What Must I Do To Be Saved  https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The ‘Coalition’ of the Leopard, Bear and Lion of Rev 13:
The beasts of Daniel, same as 1st beast of Revelation 13: (The Scarlot Coloured Beast)
Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn (ISIS), before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon): and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things (ISIS leader, the beast/scarlet beast/Anti-Christ?).
Dan 8:23“And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
Rev 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and and ten horns and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

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THE LEOPARD

“the beast which I saw was like a leopard” (Rev 13:2)
Dan 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
***8/5/18 http://www.pressreader.com/israel/jerusalem-post/20180805/281745565203738    Israel, which enjoys intelligence supremacy in Syria and is currently ignoring the presence of Iran’s proxies and the other forces under Iranian command in southern Syria. Iran is gradually taking over a number of key areas in order to create a contiguous territorial presence between Iran and the Mediterranean Sea.
This includes police, security and civil administration units of local militias believed to number up to 50,000 men. It was established by Iran.
 Shi’ite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan, operated by Iran. To consolidate long-term Iranian influence 
Iran sometimes uses Shi’ite militias from Iraq and Lebanon (Hezbollah’s Radwan units, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Hezbollah Clavade, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Liwa’a Zulfiqar, Liwa Dhu al-Fiqar, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, Kawe al-Jafiryah, and others). These will return to Iraq.
Hezbollah under Iranian direction.
The area bordering Lebanon, called the Q zone – Quneitra, Qalamoun, and al Qusayr.
After their training period is over, the recruits, wearing Syrian army uniforms, are integrated into forces. All Shi’ite!! They are funded by Iran.
***7/24/18 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/the-syrian-fighter-jet-downed-by-israel-in-the-golan-heights-1.6313342?utm_source=Push_Notification&utm_medium=web_push&utm_campaign=General The Syrian aircraft the Israel Defense Forces shot down over the Golan Heights on Tuesday is a Russian-made Sukhoi, either model 24 or 22, according to the IDF. The Sukhoi Su-24 is equipped with air-to-surface missiles with a range of 5 kilometers (3 miles) and air-to-air missiles with a range of 3 kilometers. The plane also has three rapid-fire cannons and various bombs. Its maximum speed is 1,550 kilometers an hour and it has a flight range of 3,000 kilometers.
A second non-Jordanian source familiar with the agreement said the original plan had been to evacuate 800 people, but only 422 made it out as operations were hampered by government checkpoints and the expansion of Islamic State in the area.
***7/23/18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-rejects-russian-offer-to-keep-iran-100-km-from-israels-border/ Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iran 100 km from Syrian border.
After Netanyahu meets Moscow’s FM Lavrov, senior official says Jerusalem insisting Iranian forces leave Syria entirely.
Israel has rejected a Russian proposal to keep Iranian forces in Syria 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Israel’s northern border, a senior Israeli official said Monday, moments after a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded in Jerusalem.

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The BEAR

“his feet were like the feet of a bear” (Rev 13:2)
Daniel 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
10/19/18 https://www.debka.com/israel-surprised-by-palestinian-upgraded-missile-attack-on-two-major-cities-iron-dome-didnt-react/ Israel surprised by Palestinian upgraded missile attack on two major cities. Iron Dome didn’t react.
How did Hamas get hold of the advanced Tornado-G Grad missiles aimed at Beersheba and Greater Tel Aviv early Wednesday, Oct. 17? Serious casualties and more extensive damage were only avoided by good luck when one of the missiles wrecked a home in Beersheba and the second landed in the sea. These improved Grad types are serious deadly weapons, carrying boosted warheads containing 70-80 kilos of explosives to a distance of 40-60km. They are copies of the high-explosive fragmentation of HE-FRAG  warheads, and made their first appearance in Palestinian terrorist hand in Gaza on Wednesday.
Were Israel’s government heads and security chiefs over-preoccupied with the never-ending Egyptian efforts to mediate a truce? Is that why they missed Hamas’ and the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad’s preparations in Gaza to catch the IDF off guard, trusting Israeli officers to obey official directives to avoid any major escalation?6/7/15 http://uk.investing.com/news/world-news/insight—in-rare-alliance,-shi’ites-join-sunnis-to-defend-iraqi-towns-16686 When Islamic State (ISIS) fighters tried to storm the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad this week, they were repelled by a rare coalition of Sunni tribal fighters inside the town and Shi’ites in its sister city Balad on the opposite bank. Dhuluiya, which comes from the word “ribs”, is a small town surrounded on three sides by a kink in the Tigris. A north-south highway runs through it, making it potentially one of the final stops for fighters attempting to assault Baghdad from the north.
http://rt.com/op-edge/196900-iraq-isis-spirit-culture-seige/  good article about the usefulness of Dhuluiya

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The LION is BABYLON
“and his mouth like the mouth of a lion” (Rev 13:2)
Dan 7:4 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
Dan 11:11 “And the king of the South shall be moved with rage, and go out and fight with him, with the king of the North, who shall muster a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into the hand of his enemy.

**We make a transition from Daniel, the Lion being Babylon, to Revelation Lion, still Babylon, (Mystery Babylon) {Rev 17:16 And the ten horns (countries/kingdoms) which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore {mystery Babylon}, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.} {17:17For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast}[13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.} and is part of the coalition that is the scarlet coloured beast.

Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. KJV

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

Day of The Rapture?
Joel 2:1-2 KJV – 1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Amos 5:18 KJV – 18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. (Joel 2:2)

 

DANIEL

The Book of Daniel, like The Revelation in the N.T., is called an apocalypse, as are also, Isaiah 24-27 (the Isaiah Apocalypse), and the visions in Zechariah. “Apocalypse” means unveiling. When wickedness seemed supreme in the world, and evil-powers were, an apocalypse was given to show the real situation behind that which was apparent, and to indicate the eventual victory of righteousness upon the earth. Apocalyptic writing uses many figures and symbols, God used this literary form to convey His truth to His people.
The author of this book, Daniel, whose name means God is my judge, was taken in his youth to Babylon in the first deportation under Nebuchadnezzar. He soon excelled in wisdom in this land famous for its wise men, and ultimately rose to become first among the three highest officers of the Medo-Persian Empire (5:29; 6:1-3). His life in Babylon extended to at least 530 B.C.
Daniel is a book of kings and kingdoms, of thrones and dominions. While including a number of historical records, it embodies prophecies of the sequence of kingdoms in “the times of the Gentiles” (Lk 21:24; see Rev. 16:19, note) and portrays the end of this period. It voices the only prophecy in the O.T. (9:24-27) that sets the time of Christ’s first advent.
The historical events in Daniel, occurring at the beginning of the times of the Gentiles, illustrate events prophetically set forth in the book as taking place at the end of this period and culminating catastrophically in the termination of Gentile world rule at the return of Christ, the Messiah. Thus, the persecution of the children of God in chs. 3 and 6 foreshadows the more severe and universal persecution of God’s people (rather people left behind from the rapture) to take place at the end of this age (7:25; 8:24; 12:1); likewise, the blasphemous repudiation of the God of Israel, as in 5:1-4; 6:5-12, will appear in a more universal form and even greater intensity at the end of the age (7:25; 9:26; 11:37,38).

The book may be divided as follows: I. Daniel’s Early Life in the Babylonian Court, 1. II. Nebuchadnezzar’s Vision of the Image, 2. III. The deliverance of the Three Hebrew Youths from the Fiery Furnace, 3. IV. The Vision and Humbling of Nebuchadnezzar, 4. V. Daniel’s Experience under Belshazzar and Darius, 5-6. VI. Daniel’s Vision of the Four Beasts, 7. VII. The Prophecy of the Defeat of the Persians by the Greeks, and the Desecration of the Temple, 8. VII. Daniel’s Prayer and the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks, 9. IX. Daniel’s Final Vision, 10-12.  (Page 896)

note 1 (2:4) ch. 2:4 to 7:28 the book is written in Aramaic, the language spoken at the court of Nebuchadnezzar and later used as the official language of the whole western section of the Persian Empire. (page 897)

note 1 (2:31) The vision prophetically portrays the course of world empire and its destruction by Christ, who called this period “the times of the Gentiles” (Lk 21:24; see Rev. 16:19, note). The (Page 898) four metals composing the image are explained as symbolizing four empires (vv. 38-40), not necessarily possessing the earth but divinely authorized to do so (v. 38), and fulfilled in Babylon (1), Medo-Persia (2), Greece (3) (under Alexander) and Rome (4). The latter power is seen divided, first into two (the legs), fulfilled in the Eastern and Western Roman Empires, and then into ten (the toes) (5) (see Dan 7:26, note). As a whole, the image gives the imposing outward greatness and splendor of the Gentile world power.
The Smiting Stone (2:34-35) destroys the Gentile world system (in its final form) by a sudden and irremediable blow, not by the gradual processes of conversion and assimilation; and then and not before, does the Stone become a mountain which fills “the whole earth” (cp, Dan 7:26-27). Such a destruction of the Gentile monarchy system did not occur at the first advent of Christ. On the contrary, He was put to death by the sentence of an officer of the fourth empire, which was then at the zenith of its power. After Christ’s death the western part of the Roman Empire fell in A.D. 476 and the eastern part in 1453, but no other world empire has superseded Rome because only four empires (**See Dan 2:35, 41-44; The ‘ten toes,’ the Ottoman Empire Caliphates) will precede Christ’s return and rule. The interposition of the Church Age between the first and second advents of Christ, as revealed in the N.T., is not a part of this vision. The deadly wound suffered by the fourth empire will not be healed by the restoration of the empire until the Church Age has been completed by the rapture of the Church (Rev 13:3) (**See Dan 2:35, 41-44; The ‘ten toes,’ the Ottoman Empire Caliphates). Thus Gentile world power still continues, and the crushing blow is still suspended. The detail of the end-time is given in Dan 7 and Rev. 13-19, It is important to observe that (1) Gentile world power is to end in a sudden catastrophic judgment (See Armageddon, Rev. 16:13-16; 19:17, note); and (2) it is immediately to be followed by the kingdom of heaven. The God of the heavens will not set up His kingdom until after the destruction of the Gentile world system. It is noteworthy that Gentile world dominion begins and ends with a great image (Dan 2:31; Rev 13:14-15).
This Stone must not be identified with the Church, as some hold, for the task of the Church is never said to be the destruction of the nations of the earth.
(Page 898, 899)

note 1 (2:35) A mountain is one of the Biblical symbols of a kingdom. See Isa 2:2, note. [(Note 4) A mountain in Scripture symbolism, means a kingdom, authority, or rule (Dan 2:35,44-45; Rev. 17:9-11; see Rev. 13:1, note).  [**Isa 13; 25:6; Jer. 51:25-29; Micah 4:1; Rev. 8:8)] (Page 899, 714)
note 2 (2:38) Universal dominion is indicated. It was never fully realized, but diving authority was given for it. See v. 31, note.
note 3 (2:41) From the head of gold (v.38) to the iron of the fourth kingdom (Rome) there is deterioration in fineness, but increase of strength (v. 40). Then comes the deterioration of the fourth kingdom in that very quality—strength. (1) Deterioration by division: the kingdom is divided into two, the legs (eastern and western empires), and these are again divided into kingdoms, the number of which, when the Stone smites the image, will be ten (toes, v. 42; cp. 7:23-24). And (2) deterioration by admixture: the iron mixed with the clay. (Page 899)

**note 1 (2:44) This passage fixes, in relation to other predicted events, the time when the millennial kingdom will be established. It will be “in the days of these kings,” i.e. the days of the ten kings (cp. 7:24-27) symbolized by the toes of the image. [**Scofield acknowledges ‘these kings’ (The 10 toes) will be ‘the time when the millennial kingdom will be established.’ Not realizing it is the Ottoman Empire Caliphates being restored rather than Rome. Today we see Saudi Arabia vs Iran, Sunni vs Shias, Arab nations rich with Oil and all that money
can buy, ruling the world. It was stamped out in the 15th century only to arise in these last days.
 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, (Who is he? ISIS? The 1st Beast of Rev 13, the Scarlet Coloured Beast of Chap 17] The ten kings did not exist at the advent of Messiah, nor was the federation even possible until the dissolution of the Roman Empire and the rise of the present nationalistic world system. See Kingdom (O.T.) (Gen. 1:26; Zech 12:8, note); Kingdom (N.T.) (Lk. 1:31-33; Rev. 20:4); also notes at Mt. 3:2; 6:33; and 1 Cor 5:24. In vv. 44-45, the method by which the millennial kingdom will be established is repeated from vv. 34-35, i.e. the Smiting Stone will crush the image that represents the world powers that are inimical to God. (See v. 31, note; cp. Ps. 2:5 with 2:6; Zech.14:1-8 with 14:9.)

note 2 (2:49) Compare Gen.19:1, Lot, the compromiser with Daniel, the resolute. To sit in the gate of the king was to be in the place of authority. (Page 900)

Dan 11:45 “And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. [4/30/17 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228851 Israel asks UN for permission to inspect Armon Hanatziv compound.
State asks for delay in response to petition against illegal construction by UN in Jerusalem, seeks to tour compound with UN permission.
The Jerusalem District Court last week ordered the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Land Authority to respond to the petition filed last week by Regavim against the United Nations over an illegal construction boom at the UN headquarters in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, which belongs to the State of Israel.
The state, for its part, has filed a request for an additional postponement to the Jerusalem District Court, which indicates that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with various elements of the UN, and has asked the UN to allow a visit by professional bodies on behalf of the State of Israel.
The representatives of the Foreign Ministry also held a preliminary visit to the site, during which UN representatives claimed that the construction work currently under way without building permits from the Jerusalem Municipality and without the consent of the State of Israel belongs to the area, as “arising from the need for essential renovations in the historic building, which was erected in 1929.”
The state explained its request for an additional period, also because of “the need to formulate the State’s position on the legal aspects [of the case], including aspects relating to the immunity of the UN, as well as the need to further clarify the factual basis and the continuation of diplomatic contacts with the UN.”]

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Now we move on to chapter 7:

note 1 (7:2) “Sea” in scripture imagery stands for the populace, the unorganized mass of mankind (Isa.60:5; Mt.13:47; Lk.21:25; Rev.13:1).
note 2 (7:3) The monarchy vision of Nebuchadnezzar (ch. 2) covers the same order of fulfillment as Daniel’s beast vision, but with this difference: Nebuchadnezzar saw the imposing outward power and splendor of “the times of the Gentiles” (Lk.21:24; cp. Rev.16:19, note), whereas Daniel saw the true character of Gentile world government as rapacious and warlike, established and maintained by force. It is remarkable that the heraldic insignia of the Gentile Nations are all beasts or birds of prey.
(Page 907)

note 1 (7:5)This is a possiblel reference to the threefold dominion of the second empire, Media, Persia, Babylonia.
note 2 (7:5)That is Lydia, Babylonia, Egypt, etc.
note 3 (7:6) An allusion to the swiftness of Alexander’s conquests.
note 4 (7:6) The vision is of the end of Gentile world dominion. The former Roman Empire (the iron kingdom of 2:33-35, 40-44; 7:7) will have ten horns (i.e. kings, Rev. 17:12), corresponding to the ten toes of the image. As Daniel considers this vision of the ten kings, there rises up among them a “little horn” (king), who subdues three of the ten kings so completely that the separate identity of their kingdoms is destroyed. Seven kings of the ten are left, and the little “little horn,” who is “the prince that shall come” of 9:26, the “abomination” of 12:11 and Mt. 24:15, and the “beast out of the sea” of 2 Th. 2:4-8.
note 5 (7:9) This title, while referring here and in v. 13 to God the Father, has equal application to Christ, e.g. v.22; Rev. 1:8,13-18. Cp. Ps. 45:6; 93:2; Mic. 5:2; Hab. 1:12.
note 6 (7:13) This scene is identical with that of Rev. 5:6-10. There the ascription of praise of the “kings and priests” (see Dan. 7:18, note) ends with the words, “and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 6 opens the “vexing” of Ps. 2:5, introductory to setting the king on Zion (Ps. 2:6; Rev. 20:4). The vision (7:9-14) reverses the order of events as they will be fulfilled. Verse 13, describes the scene in heaven (cp. Rev. 5:6-10) which, in fulfillment, precedes the events which Daniel sees in vision in vv. 9-12. The order of fulfillment will be: (1) rhe investiture of the Son of man with the kingdom (Dan. 7:13,14; Rev. 5:6-10); (2) the “vexing” of Ps. 2:5, fully described in Mt. 24:21-22; Rev. 6-18; (3) the return of the Son of man in glory to deliver the smiting b low of 2:45 (Dan 7:9-11; Rev. 19:11-21); and (4) God’s judgment of individuals among the nations and the setting up of the kingdom (Dan. 7:10,26-27; Mt. 25:31-46; Rev 20:1-6).
note 7 (7:14) Verses 13-14 are identical with Rev. 5:1-7, and precede the fulfillment of Dan. 2:34-35. Verses 13-14 and Rev. 5:1-7 describe the investiture of the Son of man and the Son of David with the kingdom authority, while Dan. 2:34-35 describes the crushing blow (see Armageddon, Rev. 16:13-16; 19:17, note) which destroys Gentile world power, thus clearing the way for the actual setting up of the kingdom of heaven. Verses 34-35 and Rev. 19:19-21 describes the same event.
(Page 908, 909)

note 1 (7:18) See “saints” in vv. 22,25, and 27 also. That the Church saints, i.e. believes of the Church Age, will also share this rule seems evident in that the Church, having part in the first resurrection, will “reign with him [Christ] a thousand years” (Rev. 20:6). Cp. Rom. 8:17; 2 Tim. 2:10-12; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6; 3:21; 5:10.
note 2 (7:25) The terms found in the O.T. and N.T. referring to specific lengths of time in future events require careful consideration, so as to avoid fantastic speculations. The first occurrence of a reference  to a period of three and one-half years in the prophetic future is the expression “time, times and the dividing of time” found here. It is also in Dan. 12:7 and Rev. 12:14. This is the same length of time as one-half of the final seven-year period (9:27), and is likewise the period of time expressed in the term “forty and two months” (Rev. 11:2; 13:5), or “a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (Rev. 12:6).
The three-and=one-half-year period seems to be a reference to the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week, also known as the great tribulation.
note 3 (7:26) The end of Gentile world power. (1) In the beast vision of ch. 7, the fourth beast (v. 7) is declared to be “the fourth kingdom,” i.e. the Roman Empire, the “iron” kingdom of ch. 2. The “ten horns” upon the fourth beast (Roman Empire), v. 7, are declared to be “ten kings that shall arise” (v. 24), answering to the ten toes of the image vision of ch. 2. The ten kingdoms, including the regions formerly ruled by Rome, will constitute, therefore, the form in which the fourth or Roman Empire will exist when the whole fabric of Gentile world domination is smitten by the “stone cut out without hands,” i.e. Christ (2:44-45; 7:9). But (2) Daniel sees a “little horn” rise and subdue three of the ten kings (vv. 24-26). His distinguishing mark is hatred of God and believers. He is not to be confounded with the “little horn” of ch. 8, a prophecy fulfilled in Antiochus Epiphanes (see 8:9, note). In Rev. 13 additional particulars of the “little horn” of Dan. 7 are given (see Rev. 13:1, note). (Page 909)

Dan 11:36-45, is prophecy concerning the ‘willful king’ (“the ‘supreme’ ruler, who will magnify himself above all.”) (Page 915) Rev 13:1-18. (The number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six.)

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BABYLON – REVELATION

How it all ties together:
Rev 13:1And I stood upon the sand of the sea
(‘sea’ in scripture imagery stands for the populace, the unorganized mass of mankind (Isa 60:5; Dan 7:2,3; Mt.13:47; Lk 21:25;)),

and saw a beast (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns)

rise up out of the sea (‘sea’ in scripture imagery stands for the populace, the unorganized mass of mankind (Isa 60:5; Dan 7:2,3; Mt.13:47; Lk 21:25;)),

having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns) (Rev 12:3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 12:9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.) (Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years) (These 10 crowns/horns (see Dan 7:24) are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. (Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_1.shtml (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya: corresponding to the ten toes of the image.) At its peak it included:

  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Macedonia
  • Hungary
  • Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Parts of Arabia
  • Much of the coastal strip of North Africa

[The empire officially ended on the 1st November 1922, when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished and Turkey was declared a republic. The Ottoman caliphate continued as an institution, with greatly reduced authority, until it too was abolished on the 3rd March 1924.]

and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah”] (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns)

and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah”] (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns)

2 And the beast (17:3 a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns)

which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: (The same beasts as in Rev. Here they are a ‘coalition’!)
(Daniel 7:3″And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
4″The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
5″And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and [had] three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
6″After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
7″After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It [was] different from all the beasts that [were] before it, and it had ten horns.
8″I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
17’Those great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings [which] arise out of the earth.
23″Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all [other] kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.
24The ten horns [are] ten kings [Who] shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first [ones], And shall subdue three kings. (ISIS)
25He shall speak [pompous] words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then [the saints] shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (3 1/2 years)
26’But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy [it] forever). (Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth.)
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. (note there are 5 counting the toes))


and the dragon 
(Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand year)

gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. 26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?)

3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4And they worshipped the dragon (Rev 12:9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.) (Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years)

which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down to him] (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things [now speaking of the beast/antichrist man/leader]

and blasphemies; (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns) [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down to him]

and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months. [3 ½ years; See Dan 9:27; 7 years total]

6And he opened his mouth [now speaking of the antichrist man/leader]

in blasphemy [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah”]

against God, to blaspheme His name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
 (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down] (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

whose names are not written in the book of life [the unsaved]

of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
 (Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.)

12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down]

13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth
 (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both
speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. [die or, bow down, convert to, “Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power]

16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (Rev 14:9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”)

17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
[In the Codex Sinaiticus there are three Greek symbols that have been interpreted to be 666.]

 

Rev 17:1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment {Chap 18}


of the great harlot
 (17:5 and on her forehead a name [was] written MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18and the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.) {“Mystery Babylon”}

who sits on many waters (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

2 “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” {The Scarlet Beast}
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman
 (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.) {“Mystery Babylon”}

sitting on a scarlet beast (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

[which was] full of names of blasphemy {“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship {acknowledges his power}}

having seven heads and ten horns. (12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.”)

4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman,
 (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon)

drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman
 (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon) (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy {“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship {acknowledges his power}, having seven heads and ten horns})

and of the beast (3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (the scarlet beast) (15″The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.))

that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. (12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.”)

8 “The beast that you saw (3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (the scarlet beast) (15″The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.))

was, and is not, and will ascend {the Ottoman Empire}(Dan 7:23The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image.) [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them (ISIS); and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_1.shtml At its peak it included:

  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Macedonia
  • Hungary
  • Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Parts of Arabia
  • Much of the coastal strip of North Africa

The empire officially ended on the 1st November 1922, when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished and Turkey was declared a republic. The Ottoman caliphate continued as an institution, with greatly reduced authority, until it too was abolished on the 3rd March 1924.)

out of the bottomless pit (Rev 9:1,2; 20:1,2;)
and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world {The unsaved and ISIS},

when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. {the Ottoman Empire}

9 “Here [is] the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains (17:2 kings of the earth and inhabitants of the earth) (note: A mountain is one of the Biblical symbols of a kingdom authority, or rule. See: Dan 2:45; Isa 2:2; 13:4; 25:6-7; Jer 51:25-29; Micah 4:1; Rev 13:4;) (see ‘Nuclear Showdown in Iran’ by Bill Salus, page 125, ‘Although the Bible often refers to mountains in a literal, geographical sense, it may allude to the leadership or government of a nation in the typological sense.’)

on which the woman sits. (2 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth) (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

10 “There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, [and] the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. {ISIS Leader?}

11 “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. {the Ottoman Empire}, {going to perdition means going to Hades/Hell}

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45}

13 “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those [who are] with Him [are] called, chosen, and faithful.”

15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
16 “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast
 {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45}
these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. {Chap 18}

17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. 26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?)

to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45}

until the words of God are fulfilled.
18 “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.
” (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH)

Dan 8:23″And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes. 24His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and [also] the holy people. [The Beast of Revelation 13:1, ISIS!] [13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority] [until the words of God shall be fulfilled.]
25″Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt [himself] in his heart. He shall destroy many in [their] prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. [The Lord God Almighty will intervene. Revelation 16; Zechariah 12-14;]

https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/revelation-22/isis-daniel-prophecy-revelation/

If Saudi Arabia is Mystery Babylon and this latest news reflects the war coming, is it time Rev 17,18 to be fulfilled? Perhaps it is time to reveal the ‘beast’, the leader of the end times we call him ‘the anti-Christ.’

BABYLON: Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities:

Dubai (Sunni?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai  Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-BYArabic: دبيّ‎ Dubayy, IPA: [dʊˈbæj]) is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi.[4] Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.[5] The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as ‘Dubai’

 

UAE

Abu Dhabi (Sunni) houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the UAE (United Arab Emirates Government) and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s center of politicalindustrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.

Saudi Arabia (Sunni) -an absolute monarchy King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stand together as Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet agrees to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030 in Riyadh, April 25, 2016.
***11/06/17 https://www.sarahpalinnews.com/2017/11/06/middle-eastern-tempers-flare-saudi-arabia-says-regional-power-declared-war-country/?ref=Ads The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) says Iran has officially declared war on their country.
The announcement comes after the KSA intercepted a ballistic missile over their country’s airspace.
**11/06/17 https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-saudi-cold-war-intensifies-as-militant-threat-fades-1509917926 DUBAI—A cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, fought with proxies seeded across the Middle East, is sharply escalating as the two powers jockey to shape a regional order devoid of Islamic State.
**11/05/17 https://www.debka.com/mivzak/sweeping-saudi-purge-detentions-princes-including-tycoon-waleed-bin-talal/ Dozens of princes and former prime ministers were detained overnight Saturday in Saudi Arabia, including global financial tycoon Prince Waleed bin Talal, a major investor in Citigroup, 21st Century Fox, Apple and Twitter, among others. The purge was described as part of the kingdom’s first ever anti-corruption drive, in line with Crown Prince Mohamad bin-Salman’s reform program. Also detained was Finance Minister Ibrahim Al Assaf. King Salman said the detainees were “weak of character, without conscience or morals.” A parallel purge took place in the top ranks of the military and the National Guard. DEBKAfile reports that the Crown Prince targeted his opponents and strengthened his own position. Some sources claim the king will abdicate soon and Prince Muhammad ascend the throne.
Saudi Arabia[b] ( i/ˌsdi əˈrbi.ə/ or  i/ˌsɔːd əˈrbi.ə/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA),[c] is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula) and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered byJordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, QatarBahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.Before the inception of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, modern-day Saudi Arabia consisted of four distinct regions: HejazNajd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) andSouthern Arabia (‘Asir).[12] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud; he united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy governed along Islamic lines, namely under the influence of Wahhabism.[13] Saudi Arabia is sometimes called “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (inMecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  

Bahrain – (Sunni) The King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa a constitutional monarchy  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain .   Bahrain – Kingdom of the Two Seas. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia found in January 2006. Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East according to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, and is tenth freest overall in the world.

BASRA – (mixed-Sunni, Shi’ite) has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future history “The Shape of Things to Come” “where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world.” Basra is home to all of Iraq’s six ports; Umm Qasr is the main deep-water port with 22 platforms, some of which are dedicated to specific goods (such as sulfur, seeds, lubricant oil, etc.) The other five ports are smaller in scale and more narrowly specialized. Fishing was an important business before the oil boom. The city also has an international airport, with service into Baghdad with Iraqi Airways—the national airline. (See Jeremiah 49)

Qatar – (Sunni)  Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg.  Doha, is the capital city of Qatar.

 

 DOHA

America(Neutral) is not mentioned in the Bible. It would be reasonable to assume then America has no role in the ‘last days’ playing out. Thus, if America were to prosper and continue affecting the governments, politics and wars it would never play out the way God purposes it to be. Therein the results of American politics has well played into the purpose of God. Americans must take joy in knowing the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is imminent.  Pray for strength, courage and each other to endure whatever plays out till our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
**EU – (mixed Sunni, Shi’ite) ***5/5/18 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/04/iran-deal-is-dead-iran-killed-it.html The Iran nuclear deal is dead – and the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic have only themselves to blame.
There is no need for President Trump to even announce that the United States is pulling out of the deal. Iran killed the agreement through its own willful actions and blatant lies, even before the deal was officially implemented on Jan. 16, 2016.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry – who negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran and the European Union, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – heaped praise on the agreement when it was reached in July 2015, ignoring its fatal flaws.
The premise of the deal, which was designed to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, was simple: Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear activities and said it would provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with a full accounting of its past military activities – meaning its secret efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
In exchange for Iran accepting these restriction and disclosure requirements, the international community agreed to lift crippling economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Doing this pumped an estimated $100 billion and $150 billion into the coffers of the Iranian regime. It was as if Iran hit the jackpot in the richest lottery in the world – quite a victory.
*6/26/17 https://sputniknews.com/europe/201706261054965037-moscow-minsk-eu-eaeu/  Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Russia and Belarus are cooperating to establish of relations between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the joint statement by authorities issued on Sunday reads.
MINSK (Sputnik) — Russia and Belarus seek to contribute to establishment of relations between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the states’ joint statement, devoted to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Minsk, said Sunday.
As regards the situation in Ukraine, Moscow and Minsk considered there was no military solution and the issue should be resolved by political and diplomatic means on the basis of the Minsk agreements.
The EAEU, comprising Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, is an international organization that encourages regional economic integration through the free movement of goods, services, and people within the union.

UN – (Mixed/leans Shi’ite) **6/5/18 https://www.debka.com/iran-to-increase-uranium-enrichment-us-israeli-strike-on-nuclear-facilities-comes-closer/ Iran is to inform the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Tuesday, June 6, of its decision to increase uranium (UF6) enrichment capacity in response to the US exit from the 2015 nuclear accord. Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, announcing this, did not mention a date for this process to begin or the grade of enrichment. Supreme ruler Ayatollah Khamenei’s said Monday night: “I have ordered Iran’s atomic energy agency to be prepared to upgrade our (uranium) enrichment capacity” if the 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers falls apart after the US withdrawal. Chairman Ali Akhbar Salehi of the atomic organization forecast this development some days ago.
5/30/17  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230361  The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday urged the UN Security Council to take action to protect Jerusalem from Israeli attempts to “Judaize” the city, the Ma’an news agency reported.
The statement came a day after the Israeli Cabinet held its weekly meeting in the Western Wall tunnels instead of in the Knesset in order to honor Jerusalem Day, which was celebrated last week.
During the meeting, the ministers approved several projects important for Israel’s capital, including two projects intended to make the Western Wall more accessible for wheelchairs.
The PA bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Tuesday condemned Israel’s “Judaization campaign” in eastern Jerusalem, including a cable car project approved by the Cabinet at Sunday’s meeting and the planned construction of elevators and passages connecting the Western Wall to Jewish-majority neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
The Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem raised the ire of the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, who said on Sunday that the “meeting in Occupied East Jerusalem is an attempt by the Israeli government to normalize occupation, oppression and colonization over the land and the people of Palestine.”
4/30/17 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228851 Israel asks UN for permission to inspect Armon Hanatziv compound.
State asks for delay in response to petition against illegal construction by UN in Jerusalem, seeks to tour compound with UN permission.
The Jerusalem District Court last week ordered the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Land Authority to respond to the petition filed last week by Regavim against the United Nations over an illegal construction boom at the UN headquarters in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, which belongs to the State of Israel.
The state, for its part, has filed a request for an additional postponement to the Jerusalem District Court, which indicates that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with various elements of the UN, and has asked the UN to allow a visit by professional bodies on behalf of the State of Israel.
[Dan 11:45 “And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.]

GCC – (Mixed) **6/1/17 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706011054177699-trump-anti-iran-coalition-crumbles/ The enemy of my enemy is my friend, but Iran doesn’t seem to be the enemy of all US allies. Qatari state media sources claimed that Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani cautioned against butting heads with Tehran, and have expressed support for Iran-backed groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
This brings Qatar into conflict with the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates, both of whom consider Iran to be their primary foe. Doha claimed that the report was falsified, but the Saudis didn’t buy it and continuously decried Qatar in their own state-run media. “Doha’s insistence in denying the issue is marginal because in reality, on the ground, Qatar confirms it adopts the policies that it is now trying to deny,” read a Monday editorial in Saudi-owned newspaper Al-Hayat.
Qatar has always been the black sheep of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): while the Kingdom and the UAE consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, Qatar has traditionally backed them. When the Brotherhood seized control of Egypt after the 2011 Arab Spring, this caused a ripple effect that has soured Qatar’s relationship with the Saudis and Emiratis.
Some analysts have claimed that Trump’s recent statements have opened the floodgates to renew an old regional rivalry. “When Trump gave fulsome support in Riyadh and said, ‘let’s isolate Iran’ that sent a signal to the UAE and Saudi, which felt emboldened and said: let’s let loose everything we have on Qatar,” said Gerd Nonneman, professor of International Relations and Gulf Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar.
With dissent in the ranks of their rivals, Iran is laughing their way to the bank. Pro-government Iranian newspaper Kayhan wrote that the bickering was evidence of the Saudis inability to “form an alliance.
A US diplomat in Doha worried that, if the row continues, “the GCC could harm it own interests in this fight and is at risk of becoming more vulnerable to Iranian encroachment.” Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will be meeting with Saudi emir counterpart Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in Kuwait to try to ease tensions.
The hesitation wasn’t limited to Qatar. Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari said that his country “would never join the anti-Iran coalition” in an interview with Spanish newspaper ABC. Instead he pointed to Turkey, which he accused of illegally maintaining a military presence in Iraq since 2015. Iran, the old enemy of Iraq, is a comparatively insignificant challenge according to al-Ja’afari.
Twenty-five hundred miles away in Pakistan, Islamabad has been unreceptive to Saudi and American offers to join an anti-Iran alliance. Pakistan’s government initially was happy to participate in the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism (IMAT), but they pumped the brakes on that decision when the Saudis suggested IMAT would counter Iran as well.

OIC – Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Iyad bin Amin Madani  Secretary General of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) plans to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat to establish the OIC on 25 September 1969.
The OIC adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam to serve as a guidance for the member states in the matters of human rights in as much as they are compatible with the Sharia, or Quranic Law.
An official from the pan-Arab bloc told AFP Arabi had “instructed the Arab League’s UN representative to initiate urgent consultations within the Arab group calling for an emergency security meeting of the Security Council.”
An international organization founded in 1969 consisting of 57 member states. The organisation states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world” and works to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony”. The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union. The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English, and French. –  ***12/13/17 https://www.timesofisrael.com/erdogan-seeks-to-galvanize-muslim-leaders-over-jerusalem/ Turkish president hopes to unite leaders in tough response to Trump’s recognition of Israeli capital.
ISTANBUL (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be hoping to unite often feuding Muslim leaders into a tough final statement on the move by US President Donald Trump.
But bridging the gaps in a Muslim political community that includes arch rivals Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran will be a far from easy task let alone announcing any concrete sanctions agreed between the 57 OIC member states.
At a joint press conference after talks in Ankara late Monday, Erdogan said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had taken a similar approach on the issue, accusing Israel of continuing to “add fuel to the flames.”
4/16/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-summit-raps-iran-over-terror-support/ President Hassan Rouhani ditches final session in protest of OIC’s criticism of Tehran’s ‘interference in the internal affairs’ of Mideast states. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who had been at the two-day Istanbul conference along with over 30 other heads of state and government from Islamic countries, did not attend the closing meeting in protest at the criticisms.
“The (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Conference deplored Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of the States of the region and other Member States including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia, and its continued support for terrorism,” said the summit’s final statement.

UAE – (mixed Sunni, Shi’ite) The UAE, a federation of seven sheikdoms.  the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai,Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates. ***7/8/18 https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/248577 Disappointment in UAE – Qatar remains committed to terror.
UAE foreign minister says crisis between Qatar and gulf states, Egypt will not be solved soon due to Qatar’s support for terror.

The P5+1 – (Shi’ite) USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia)), and Iran??

See:  https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/emmanuel-revelation/isis-daniel-revelation/rapture-the-time-of-the-rapture-end-of-time/

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

8/8/14 “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,”  http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker said, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2552589/The-real-life-DEATH-STAR-US-researchers-developing-laser-powerful-Earths-power-stations-combined.html ELI –  Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab being developed with experts from around the world, including Lawrence Livermore lab in the US, and being built in the Czech Republic.  Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Dan 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

HAS THE DRAGON GIVEN ISIS or Iran HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, AND GREAT AUTHORITY?
Following the News of the Scarlet Coloured Beast:

10/18/18  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/18/putin-says-hypersonic-missiles-will-deploy-in-coming-months.html?recirc=taboolainternal Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will deploy hypersonic weapons in the “coming months,” a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China.
A hypersonic weapon can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or about one mile per second. What’s more, the U.S. is currently unable to defend against this breed of threat.
Putin, who was speaking at a forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, added that Moscow’s hypersonic weapons program was ahead of its competitors. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/18/putin-says-hypersonic-missiles-will-deploy-in-coming-months.html?recirc=taboolainternal  3/21/18 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/hypersonic-weapons-what-they-are-and-why-us-cant-defend-against-them.html  “We don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us,” “Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.”
“Both Russia and China are aggressively pursuing hypersonic capabilities,” Hyten added. “We’ve watched them test those capabilities.”
Researchers and engineers at Rand explain what a hypersonic weapon is, which countries are developing them and how the U.S. could look to defend against them.
“Once you reach Mach 5 you can’t use your traditional jets and just make them go faster,” “Carrie Lee, a Rand Stanton Nuclear Fellow, explained.” 3/21/18 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/hypersonic-weapons-what-they-are-and-why-us-cant-defend-against-them.html

**8/29/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9GXgcoqJJI Kahlon said the economic sanctions led by the US on Iran are proving themselves effective: “We should be thankful to the US.” Washington’s harshest sanctions will come back into effect on November 4, by which date the Trump administration hopes to decimate Iran’s oil export market. Protests have erupted in several cities in Iran. “They contribute to the removal of the threat to Israel’s security and to the security of the entire free world, and this is why we should be thankful to the US. My meeting with Finance Secretary Steven Mnuchin is intended to further our strategic economic ties with the US. The joint team that we have established will be of great importance in tightening sanctions on Iran.”I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.’ Psalms 27:4,13,14

BABYLON  (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)  The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,” ; John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13.″)
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One Response

  1. First, Praise to the Most High.

    Thank you for sharing your truth and for and scripture/interpretation.

    I think you are on point, However….

    You say “someone once said amerika is the new babylon,” and I believe it is. Please do more research on this before you pass it off because it is uncomfortable…dude we live in babylon. Type in babylon usa in youtube and google, and while you will find various bias and perspectives…

    It is so much closer to the truth that America is babylon….I see you say it could be “Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi…” Bro…really? I’m not knocking you for posting potential alternatives, in fact I applaud you for considering what babylon could be…

    But Just based on the statement “amerika is not mentioned in the bible…” And then saying “well it must not come into end times play….” That is Faulty Logic…where do you see “Qatar” and the other countries written in the bible, and they “Are” in the end times because you applied the beast/horns/etc to those countries.

    Do some more research. The United States is babylon….I’ll be praying for you.

    Mitch

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