Islamic Beast Rising: Caliphate in Turkey

Islamic Caliphate and the Revived Eastern Leg of the Old Roman Empire

Bill Wilson

The Turkish Ottoman Empire was an Islamic Caliphate that ruled over the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Northern tier of Africa from 1299 to 1924. Over the 623 year span, its territory included Jerusalem, Medina and Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Algiers, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt Iraq, parts of Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Hungary, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Serbia, and many of the former Soviet satellite nations. It ruled over more of the Biblical Middle East than did the Roman Empire. It is often overlooked by Bible scholars as an empire that suffered what appeared to be a fatal blow in 1924, but is surely on its way to revival with the help of the United States (more specifically, Barack Hussein Obama- Dr. Mike).

The coalescing force behind the revival of the Islamic Caliphate is the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Founded in 1928 to reestablish the Caliphate, the MB is a self-described Pan-Islamic religious, political and social movement. The MB creed is: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” The MB wishes to establish Shariah Law as the basis for controlling the affairs of state and society, and to unify all Islamic and Arab states under the Caliphate. The MB also has a plan to take over the United States and place it under Sharia Law and the Caliphate. The MB long has been considered a terrorist sponsoring group.

News reports have indicated that the occupant of the Oval Office has appointed many Islamists with ties to the MB to high level positions within the US government, including Homeland Security and the Pentagon. Most notable is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, whose brother, mother, and deceased father are all confirmed to have leadership ties to the MB. This may well connect the dots between this Administration’s assistance of the MB in government takeovers in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yeman, and now Syria, where the MB has announced it is funding a military arm to help topple the Assad regime. The MB is using the facade of democracy to gain Western support as it works to reestablish the Caliphate.

It long has been taught as fact that the Roman empire will revive and an antichrist beast gov-ernment will arise from it. Problem is, the Roman Empire did not extend over the Middle East nations mentioned in most every end time prophecy as those who will come against Jerusalem in the Day of the Lord. The one empire that did, the Ottoman Empire, an Islamic Caliphate, is often disregarded by Bible scholars. Daniel 12:4 says of the time of the end, “Many will rush here and there as knowledge increases.” As our knowledge increases in viewing current events, we see the nations aligning against Jerusalem as prophesied in the Bible, and the meaning of these prophecies becomes clearer. The MB and the US appear to be instruments of helping bring about the end time beast alliance.

Turkey and the Antichrist

The Gates of Hell are claimed to be found by Francesco D’Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento. D’Andria presented his findings at a March conference on Italian archeology in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the Discovery.com website, D’Andria found “Pluto’s Gate” so named in Greco-Roman mythology as the “gate to hell” in Hierapolis, an ancient city located in southwestern Turkey. It is known for its mysterious vapor that kills anyone entering the cave, which is considered by ancient tradition as the gate to hell. Even today, birds and other animals wandering into the entrance die immediately. This discovery and its location may contain some confirming clues from Biblical prophecy.

Hierapolis was known for its hot springs and became part of Pergamon in 190 BC. When the Apostle Paul ministered in Ephesus, a church was founded there and it was not far from the church in Laodicia. It is said that the Apostle Phillip was martyred there. A study of ancient maps of Turkey reveals that Magog, Gomer, Togarmah, Meshech and Tubal are all regions of modern Turkey and many of them reside in the territories of the former Assyrian Empire. We know that Ezekiel 38 and 39 mention Gog of Magog leading a coalition of currently Islamic/Arab nations against Israel in a colossal end time battle. Many scholars now believe that Gog is who Christians call the “antichrist.”

We also know that the “antichrist” is alluded to as the Assyrian in Isaiah 10:5,10:24,14:25, 19:23, 30:31, 31:8, Micah 5:5-6, and Hosea 11:5. It is quite possible that the antichrist/the Assyrian will arise from what is now Turkey. It is also interesting that Jesus Christ identifies modern Turkey as the seat of Satan. In Revelation 2:12-13, Jesus says, “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write: These things says he which has the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where you dwell, even where Satan’s seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.”

Modern Turkey plays a tremendous role in end time prophecy. Jesus said the seat of Satan is in Pergamos, which is located in modern Turkey. Ezekiel speaks of Gog of Magog leading an end time force against Israel, which includes Persia (Iran), Libya and Ethiopia (Sudan) and other areas of Turkey and the former Assyrian Empire. These are all currently Islamic and Arab states who are specifically named as coming against Israel and many originate out of parts of Turkey. Now we have a news story claiming that the gates of hell have been discovered not terribly far from the seat of Satan. Symbolic? Mythical? Literal? All three? Irrespective, these findings in Turkey could be clues to the end times scenario.

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