Is Jordan Next
Bill Salus from Prophecy Depot mentioned from his new book The Now Prophecies, events he was looking for now. Prophecies being fulfilled now. Not only was the destruction of Damascus one of the main prophecies Bill is looking to see but he said there was going to be trouble in Jordan. I thought, Jordan? Why Jordan? Prophecy is not one of my strengths. When Bill said Jordan was next on the list of Middle East countries to have a revolt, I couldn’t understand. After all, Jordan was friendly to Israel and the west, right? Now I must confess, I have not yet read Bill’s book. But I have been researching The Temple Mount.
From what I have gathered so far and I have not fine tuned any of this yet, I noticed the connection between the 4 blood moons and Israel going back into their land and being birthed as a nation in May 1948. Then in 1967 Israel recaptured Jerusalem, their ancient city King David purchased. The same city from Abraham’s time too. Now we have just gone through another 4 blood moons and we have finished the Shemitah year and are now in the Jubilee they say, which is soon coming to an end. When was the last Jubilee you ask? Around 1967 I believe. The pattern has been the 4 blood moons, a Shemitah and then a Jubilee and every time that happens, Israel has war and then a blessing. So I have said for over a year now, I believe the next war where Israel is involved will have something to do with The Temple Mount.
The scriptures are clear – when the antichrist comes, he is going to sit in the temple of God. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
The temple of God is The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. So there has to be a temple of God standing in Jerusalem for the antichrist to sit in the temple of God. History records in 1967 Israel regained Jerusalem and The Temple Mount. However, Israel chose to allow Arabs access to The Temple Mount. As one article states – ” David Ben-Gurion, who already during the War of Independence in July 1948, when it appeared that the Jewish forces were about to conquer the Old City, ordered David Shaltiel, Haganah commander in Jerusalem, to “prepare a special force, loyal and disciplined…that will use without mercy a machinegun against any Jew who tries to rob or desecrate a holy place, Christian or Muslim.” Ben-Gurion also recommended that Shaltiel mine the entrances to the holy places so as to prevent harm to them.
Nineteen years later, a few hours after Dayan’s decision, he summoned Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and the heads of the religious communities, and promised them that the places that were holy to them would not be harmed. Eshkol, for his part, announced to the chief rabbis of Israel that they would be responsible for arrangements in the vicinity of the Western Wall, and promised the religious leaders of the Christian and Muslim communities that they would continue to determine the arrangements at the places holy to them: the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Temple Mount.
Which brings me to Jordan. I couldn’t figure out why Bill Salus was saying Jordan was going to fall, without reading his book yet. Then God showed me. Jordan made a peace treaty with Israel in 1994. The basis for the treaty? The Temple Mount. Who rules the Temple Mount?
The Jordanian Waqf has had de facto rule of the Mount since the 1967 Six-Day War, and keeps an iron fist on the Temple Mount and its activities. The Jordanian government has threatened action several times over what the Waqf and other groups claim is the “Judaization” of Judaism’s holiest site. Imagine that, Jews making their holiest site Jewish, in their own land. If you Google The Jordanian Waqf you have to skip past the slanted Wikipedia posts that are Arab friendly and anti-Israel. Scroll deeper.
In April 2014, Jordan summoned the Israeli ambassador to the country to protest the “Israeli provocations” on the Temple Mount. This took place after Israel closed the Mount to members of the Waqf as a result of riots by Arab youths. Several days earlier, Jordan urged the United Nations Security Council to end Israeli “escalation” at the Temple Mount after it was opened to Jewish visitors.
Previously, Jordan threatened to revoke its 1994 peace treaty with Israel over a historic debate in the Knesset about providing religious freedoms and prayer rights for Jews on the site. The only entrance for non-Muslims Controversy over the Rambam/Mughrabi Bridge began in 2004. In winter of the same year, the old embankment collapsed in the plaza of the Rambam Gate’s entrance to the Temple Mount, following an earthquake and inclement weather.
The Mughrabi Gate is the only one that serves non-Muslim visitors to the Mount, and the one security forces use during the frequent outbursts of violence there. Following the first bridge’s collapse, Israel quickly built a temporary wooden bridge on metal pillars, in order to replace it with a permanent stone bridge later on. However, the plan quickly drew international condemnation, with opponents claiming that Israel is in violation of the status quo on the Temple Mount.
Terror groups, including Hamas and the Islamic Movement in Israel, claimed that the purpose of the program is to take over the Temple Mount and cause damage to mosques, and threatened to respond with violence if the work on a permanent structure would begin. Jordan and other countries threatened political crisis.
Even though Jordan’s involvement with Israel is not broadcast on the nightly news, Jordan is playing a role with Israel and wants Israel to maintain “ the status quo”. The one thing Jordan has not considered? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has other plans according to 2 Thessalonians 2:4. The study of the antichrist in the temple of God is a very interesting study I hope to cover next time. Now however, I need to read Bill Salus’ book The Now Prophecies to see why he says Jordan. An interesting read on the countries involved when Israel was established and recognized by the world as a nation is Accuracy in Middle East Reporting. You can get a brief understanding of the countries in the Middle East and what they have done to Israel or how they helped Israel.
Regarding Jordan, Accuracy in Middle East Reporting says,
“Jordan (originally called Transjordan) was created out of the Palestine Mandate by Great Britain in 1923, and achieved full independence in 1946. In 1948, during the war against Israel, Transjordan conquered and annexed what became known as the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Old City of Jerusalem, but only Britain and Pakistan recognized its sovereignty there.
Though the majority of Jordan’s population is Palestinian or Beduin, since its inception the country has been ruled by the Hashemite clan of Arabia. The Hashemites, said to be descended from the Prophet Mohammed, ruled the Islamic holy city of Mecca from 1201 until 1925, when they were expelled by the al Saud family (which is how Arabia became Saudi Arabia).
From 1953 until his death in 1999 Jordan was led by King Hussein bin Talal, known more commonly as King Hussein. Under King Hussein’s rule Jordan maintained generally close ties with the United States and Great Britain. Though the King’s relations with Egypt’s President Nasser were very poor – Nasser’s intelligence service had tried to assassinate the King multiple times – when the rest of the Arab world lined up behind Nasser’s promises to destroy Israel in May of 1967, King Hussein followed suit.
In a meeting with Nasser on May 30, he was presented with the treaty that Egypt had signed with Syria, placing the Syrian military under an Egyptian general. After quickly skimming the treaty, King Hussein suggested to Nasser “put in Jordan instead of Syria and the matter will be settled.” With his signature King Hussein tied his fate and that of his country to the judgement and wisdom of President Nasser. It was a decision he would quickly come to regret.
Until next time.