The Arab Future in Bible Prophecy is secure. Peace in the Middle East is a Promise to Jews and Arabs. Jesus Christ will bring Arabs into His future Kingdom.
It is important to understand the picture of the "end times" from the Bible. The diagram below will help you to put the rest of the chapter into perspective.
Click here for the chart of the End Times according to the King James Bible: CHART
The Lord Jesus Christ, He is Lord, said there is a blessing for those who study prophecy of the last days (Revelation 1:3). In the Bible, in Mark 13:14, He encouraged Israel to understand their future by reading Daniel's prophecies. So, it would be wise for us to see what God has in store for the Arabs in the future. If this seems strange, it is because Bible teachers for many years have given their attention only to the future of the Jews. My joy in learning of the Arabs' future came during personal Bible reading. Those "scholars" at Bible prophecy conferences are there to charm the masses, so their hatred of Arabs prevents them from discussing the following Bible texts.
They are "experts" who are lifted up because they are theological talking heads, and they leave out controversy so that they will be invited back. I find that truth is best established in controversy. (FOOTNOTE 15: The chief controversy here is with certain authors who claim that there are no descendants of Ishmael living today. If that is true, God is in trouble, for He said that sons of Ishmael would be with Him in His future Messianic Kingdom! See Ezekiel 44:24 regarding controversy.) Before we look at the first Bible text on the future of the Arabs, Isaiah 19:18-25, we must review the first half of the chapter and the historic setting then and now.
The first half of Isaiah 19 is talking about the judgment of Egypt. "That day" is preceded by a time of trouble from Satan and wrath by God after which Messiah, Jesus Christ, comes to set up his kingdom.
Bible, Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold,
the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of
Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the
midst of it.
This would seem impossible, for the Nile River has never been shut off, nor can we imagine it. The point is, a great drought during the coming Great Tribulation, will cause Lake Victory and the Blue Nile of Ethiopia to dry up. The winds are stopped by four angels in The Revelation of Jesus to John: Bible, Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.... This will cause great suffering in Egypt.
Bible, Isaiah 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they
that weave networks, shall be confounded.
God, in his sovereignty, knows that Egypt must rebel greatly, and then be punished greatly, before she will repent and return to Jehovah. So, Jehovah has sent Allah, a devil from Babylon, to deceive the Egyptians. They are drunk on Islam.
Bible, Isaiah 19:15 Neither shall there be any work for
Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
This is a curious thing, for Egypt today tries to run a middle course between the other Arab nations and Israel. We already see that Israel causes the Egyptian lords to tremble. In this future period, it will simply be much worse.
God will soon lay Egypt low during Great Tribulation, then he will restore her. Future Egypt is not Ham (Black race). When David, in the Psalms, called Egypt the land of Ham, he referred to the era when Black Nubians ruled Egypt. Semite Shepherd Kings of Nabatia, that is, Arabs, ruled Egypt during Joseph's tenure. Semites rule Egypt today, and that prepares us for the soon fulfillment of the prophecies in Isaiah 19.
God never had mercy on Hamites until the present Church Age, or Age of Grace. During this present age God is sending the Gospel, Al-Injil, to all nations or men who will believe. We may avoid the coming wrath of God by repentance to God and faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. See Chapter Twenty Six for this message. Those who reject this message must enter the future age of wrath and risk perishing and going to Hell. Egypt will receive great wrath for her love of Muhammed and for her rejection of Jesus Christ.
During the coming wrath age God has some other old scores to settle. In the past, Sodom and Babylon, great centers of Hamite rebellion, received no mercy, while Nineveh did experience mercy through Jonah's ministry. (FOOTNOTE 16: Jonah 3:6-10) Why? Answer: Nineveh was Semitic, or the home of Shem's family, after they left the ark on Mount Ararat. Nineveh was built by Asshur who was heir to the Middle East. He at first chose Shinar for his home, but Asshur was run out of Shinar by Nimrod, a grandson of Ham.
Bible, Genesis 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore
it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
Nimrod built five pagan cities in Shinar. (FOOTNOTE: 17 Genesis 10:8-12) Babel was one of Nimrod's cities and was the original capital city of Satan in the earth. Hamites were approved by God only when they arrived in Africa, where God prospered them, so Nimrod violated this plan by settling in Shinar, and God will soon destroy Nimrod's vile city, Babylon. The Israelis came very close to bombing Saddam Hussein's restored Babylon during Desert Storm.
The final physical destruction of Babylon MUST take place before the Messianic kingdom is set up (Jeremiah 50-51). Saddam Hussein restored Babylon to its past grandeur, and it is reported that he only had to finish the irrigation system, the hanging gardens. Before Desert Storm, Saddam had begun to open the city to the tourist world. (FOOTNOTE 18: 36 / all / 1819) I believe that Saddam Hussein was used by Satan to prepare Babylon physically to receive the spiritual Whore, or the One World Religion, who will soon be blown in an "ephah," and by the Holy Spirit, back to Babylon. (FOOTNOTE 19: Zechariah 5:5-11 More on this later.) Saddam is gone, but Babylon now sits waiting to be rescued by some world force.
I heard this discussed as a real valid choice by an Israeli ambassador in a BBC interview. We will discuss this more in the context of pagan origins when we visit Allah in Babylon later in this book.
Bible teachers incorrectly imagine that Islam is taking over the world (See Appendix No. 6). It is, in fact, the Vatican which is seducing and lusting to control Islam and the world just as they planned at Vatican II. (FOOTNOTE 20: Keys of this Blood, Malachi Martin, Simon and Schuster) Spiritual and physical war is being waged between Satan and Christ for the souls of the Arab as well as the Jewish people. I have a copy of a letter from the famous South African Mullah, Ahmed Deedat, begging the Pope to call Muslims together at the Vatican and form a bond of unity with Islam and the Roman Whore Church. The lust of the Vatican to control Islam is historically very old and cannot be denied. What the Crusaders failed to do long ago will soon be done in mellow and soft words as Satan uses the Whore (false church) to take in all Semitic peoples, both Israel and Islam.
In the past sixty years the Middle East has become the center of world attention, as God predicted nearly 4000 years ago. As they approach both their suffering in "tribulation," and their final family restoration by Messiah, the Semitic people seem to be totally blind to the great holocaust that looms over them. May God have mercy on them. And, may I suggest that Muslims and Jews alike may avoid this time of terror by turning in faith to Jesus Christ as their Lord?
God has been in the business, from Shem onward, of putting the Semites in charge of the Middle East. The Turks, 1908, and the English, 1947, were the last of the intruders that God removed from the area. Today, Israel and the Arabs are back in control of the Middle East from the Euphrates River to Egypt, and the Semitic acre needs only the coming of Messiah to make the prophesied divisions of land among the Semitic family. Egypt is now Arabized, as is Edom, Ammon (Jordan), and Moab, so we see that the future of these nations in Bible prophecy has largely to do with Arabs, Jews, and Jehovah. If that bothers you, please go complain to God about it. He doesn't need to ask your opinion to get the end times right. I prefer to take the King James Bible literally, and I am delighted with the plan of Jehovah for the Jews and the Arabs.
Dear Muslim reader, please use only the King James Bible in this study. The other "Bibles" use childish language and show the prejudices of their translators against Arabs. Place a bookmark in the pages with the Isaiah 19 text quoted below, and read it carefully as we learn of God's zeal for the Arab nation. The alphabetical divisions in the text below are the outline for the following discussion. I believe that this study will show you that the God of the Bible has very special plans for you.
Also, compare this study to the Koran, and you will see that the Koran gives far less hope to the Arabs and the Middle East than does the Bible. Muhammed, in Al Koran, talked about a future Madhi (Islamic Messiah), but few details were given. Jehovah included you in the day he promised Abraham that He would bless Ishmael. Here is the text which you must study if you are to flee the wrath of God and come under the tender mercies of His Messiah for you, The Lord Jesus Christ:
Egypt, Assyria, and Israel restored by Messiah
Bible, Isaiah 19:18-25, [ a ] In that day (the future when Messiah Christ brings peace to the Middle East) shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. [ b ] In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, [ c ] and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, [ d ] and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, [ e ] and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
[ f ] And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them. [ g ] In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
We will now examine the above text in detail:
[ a ] "...Five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan..." What was the language of Canaan in the day when Isaiah gave his prophecy? Answer: Hebrew. This tells us that this is future prophecy since Egypt has never spoken Hebrew since the Jews left there in the Exodus from Goshen. You can be certain that Egypt is not going to tolerate Hebrew in any of its cities today.
Dear Arab reader, only the Bible gives the Arabs and Jews hope for such future unity and peace in Abraham's family. One of the cities will be called, "city of destruction." The Hebrew for this implies that the city will also be restored. It will be rebuilt by Messiah's order. The Messianic type of welcome that Anwar Sadat received by Jews in Israel, when he went up to Jerusalem to sign peace treaties, shows how the Jewish people long for peace. This peace is coming soon when Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns to Israel and the Semitic family which will include Egypt.
[ b ] There shall be "an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt" This future restoration will be centered around The Lord Jesus Christ, Messiah. Egypt today is a place of secularized Islam, fanatical bloody Islam, and dark Coptic traditions. This will be completely laundered out of Egypt by great suffering, and they will return to worship the God of Abraham, Ishmael, and Hagar. Neither Islam nor Judaism offer an altar of worship today.
It is interesting that Egypt is the only place in the world where Messiah allows an altar of worship other than in Jerusalem. This shows that the determination of Messiah is to persuade Egypt to come to Him and return to the Qibla of Jerusalem (FOOTNOTE 21: Qibla- The direction or object that a Muslim faces when he prays. It was first Jerusalem, but, after the Jews rejected Muhammed, he took revenge by changing the Qibla to Mecca. See also 123 / 40 / 1467)
Zechariah 14:17-18, And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts (Messiah, Jesus Christ), even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Messiah wants Egypt to worship in his temple in Jerusalem. Before this glorious day under Messiah however; the Zionists will make a league with Satan himself and the New World Order, and they will build Satan a temple which will provide no place for the Arabs to worship. (FOOTNOTE 22: Daniel 9:27; 11:21-24)
From now on, including Satan's rule in Jerusalem, the terror in Israel and the Middle East will not let up. Neither Judaism nor Islam will be able to change the hate in the hearts of Arabs and Zionist Jews. This is clear from other Bible prophecy. (FOOTNOTE 23: Daniel 9:27; Chapter 11; 12:10; Matthew 24:3-28; II Thessalonians 2:1-4 ) So, after Messiah destroys Satan's temple and kills all of the Jews who follow Satan, this altar of worship in Egypt will one day be a great relief to the Arabs. It will be a second altar added to the great altar in Messiah's temple in Jerusalem.
[ c ] "a pillar at the border" (of Egypt...) a sign... a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt..." This pillar is a border marker and memorial. No one knows for sure where Egypt will end and Israel begin. Bible teachers and Islamic scholars all think they know, but only Messiah knows the exact spot. Once he plants that pillar, there will be peace between Israel and Egypt for 1000 years! There is no hope like this in the Koran or the Hadith of Muhammed for the Muslim. Gaza and Sanai will be a garden for the children of Abraham to enjoy, and never a gun or harsh word will be heard over civil rights or land rights. All of the modern Kissengers and tinkering diplomats fail every time they try to find peace in the Middle East, and it will remain that way until Messiah plants His pillar there.
[ d ] "...He (God) shall send them (Egypt) a Savior..." Who is the Savior of the world? It certainly is not Muhammed. He is dead. The Bible tells of only one Savior:
John 5:23, That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
I John 4:14, And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world (all nations).
The Lord Jesus Christ (Yitha U Al Rub) is the only Savior there is, and He will one day go to Egypt to rescue the remnant left after Satan abuses them during the Great Tribulation. The Roman Catholic Church has a custom of dedicating nations to Christ. This custom is Papal voodoo, not Bible-based Christian practice. Nations are raised up and destroyed by God alone. That is why Egypt's future is so interesting since God has singled them out for preservation by Messiah himself.
There is no future for the USA or Europe in Bible prophecy. Europe, along with Russia, will attack Israel, and Messiah will come suddenly and destroy all of those nations. It is at that time that Christ acts as Savior both to Israel and Egypt. (FOOTNOTE 24: Ezekiel 38-39) Some alleged Christian "scholars" need to update their notions of who is in Messiah's favor during the Messianic kingdom! Bible believers, who love the Jews and the Arabs, will be pleased to see Messiah return to bless the whole Semitic family.
Dear Arab friend, the death and terror of the coming days in the Middle East will be greater than anything we see today. If you refuse to repent and turn to Jesus, you may not survive to see the Savior's arrival. But, you can become a son or daughter of Jehovah right now, and you can come with Messiah, Al Mohalis, riding on a white horse at the time of His great future victory. (FOOTNOTE 25: Revelation 19:11-14 )
To learn how you can leave the hopeless future of Islam and join the great future of Abraham's family turn to Chapter Twenty Six, and read Al Injil Ya Al Mohalis, Yitha. Listen to the future Savior of Egypt, Yitha, speaking to you even today: Matthew 11:28, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Dear Christian reader, are you beginning to feel the Holy Spirit move your heart with zeal for the Muslim people who are so deceived by Islam? Do you see how stupid the TV propaganda is in the light of Isaiah 19? When will we learn to agree with God rather than the New World Order hatred promoted by the US State Department, NBC, and CBS ad nauseam?
[ e ] "...the Egyptians shall know the Lord, and shall do sacrifice... shall vow a vow to the Lord" Read that again please. Egypt will be converted to The Lord Jesus Christ as a nation just before Messiah's kingdom begins. In view of the power of Islam today, this is mind boggling. I am moved in my spirit and imagination every time I read this.
One day The Egyptian people, in the face of Satanic vengeance and hate, will turn their back on Muhammed, for the absentee god, Allah, will not save them. They will vow to love and serve Yitha, Jesus Christ, for 1000 years. To the suffering Christian of Egypt this has to be a mighty encouragement. To the modern Jew, this is probably the first time anyone has told him there will be a happy ending to the present stress in Egypt. To the Arab basher, sorry old man, but you have opened a controversy with Jehovah which, I am happy to inform you, you will lose.
[ f ] "And the Lord shall smite Egypt... and heal it... and they shall return even to the Lord" Egypt has known the Lord three times through its history.
The text says, Jesus will heal Egypt, and they will, "know the Lord" (verse 21). This is the Old Testament equivalent of being born again or converted. It is very intimate. This will be a rare time when God will hurt a people in order to drive them back to Himself. Only Semitic people receive this mercy. All others are simply wiped out of existence, as with the Hamitic Sodomites and Philistines. Of course, the total picture is this: Abraham loved Ishmael, God blessed him, and Abraham circumcised him. Ishmael left Abraham's tents with Jehovah as his God and with EL in his name.
After four thousand years of wandering off to follow Ra, Osiris, materialism, and Allah, Egypt will be revisited by Jesus (Yitha) at the beginning of the Kingdom Age. God will keep his promise, which he made to father Abraham, "as for Ishmael... I have blessed him." (Genesis 17:20) Now, if you are not shouting yet, you ought to go see a doctor. As Toplady so aptly put it, "Hallelujah, what a Savior!"
[ g ] "...there shall by a highway out of Egypt to Assyria... and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians" Highway One of the Kingdom of Messiah will start in Egypt, home of Ishmael's mother, Hagar. It will continue up to the Throne of Messiah in Jerusalem, Isaac's homeland. Then it will proceed north to Assyria, the homeland of Abraham, Ishmael's father. I hope you got the point-- Highway One, worldwide, will one day be a highway through the whole land of both Isaac and Ishmael, and The Lord Jesus Christ will be the center point along that highway. (You are allowed to do a little shouting here :-)
Now here is the exciting part. No one in the world will visit Messiah without getting onto this Semitic highway. And what a highway it will be!
Isaiah 11:16, And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. (Able to carry along about two million people!!!)
Isaiah 35:8-10, And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean (Jew, Arab, or Gentile) shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed (Jew, Arab, or Gentile) shall walk there: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness...
Bible teachers estimate that there were two million people who left Egypt in The Exodus. Now, the above highway will be able to handle that kind of traffic! Note please, leave your Ford at home. Not even a Rolls Royce will be there. It will be a walking highway. No horns honking, no smog, and no drunks. The access ramp will be in Egypt or Assyria, and you will exit at the throne of Jesus, Yitha, Yahweh. Dear Arab friend, do you see why we dare to invite you to leave the Koran and return to the God of Abraham. This Bible has the only real hope for the Arab people, not of jihad and holy rage, but of joy, hope, and clean zeal.
In love I must also point out to the Muslim reader-- The highway totally bypasses Mecca.
Let's take an imaginary journey. We get on the highway in Egypt, cross the Red Sea, perhaps on dry ground again, and we begin to walk across the Sinai. Everywhere there are rose gardens, pomegranate bushes, and olive orchards. (Isaiah 35:1) Over yonder we see workers harvesting wheat and teasing the planters who cannot keep ahead of them. (Amos 9:13) Now just up ahead, you will come to a rest area where the children can play with the wolves and lambs or handle vipers. (Isaiah 11:6-8)
Look, here comes a Jew on his way to visit Messiah, and ten Arabs have attached themselves to him to learn more about the Messiah. (Zechariah 8:23) Did you see the fool who got on the highway back in Egypt? He has lost his foolishness completely, and he is praising God with song-- is that Isaiah 19 he is singing? Everywhere there are people resting under their own fig tree since Messiah has enforced private ownership in all the lands of the world. (Zechariah 3:10) There are no longer any New World Order elite who delight in land debt, war, and extortion.
As we near Jerusalem, we hear the songs of Zion being sung in all the languages of the world. Everywhere, on horses bridles and on flower pots is written, "Holiness to The Lord" (Zechariah 14:20), and we can now see Jews and Arabs up at the altar offering sacrifices to Messiah. Oh, I got ahead of myself. I will clear that up later.
Now, what comes next will show you why the Arab-bashing prophecy "experts" are giving us all such stupid interpretations these days.
[ h ] "...the Lord of hosts shall bless (them) saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance" This is in the future. We established this when we said that everything in this passage has yet to happen. So, you are forced to agree with God. He dearly loves Egypt and Assyria, as well as Israel. The Arabs, who live in both Egypt and Assyria today, are God's lost sheep who descended from Shem and Abraham, and Jehovah God has planned for them to be brought back into the Messianic family in the near future.
Jesus said in John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Christian Bible teachers assume that Jesus was only talking about the Church Age. What stupid thinking. Jesus died on the Cross to win the salvation of those in the Church Age today, yes, but he also died for the future souls saved during the Great Tribulation and his coming Messianic Kingdom. The Arab children of Ishmael were very much on Jesus mind as he was dying on the Cross, for he had inspired Isaiah to make them promises of salvation and hope in the future.
Dear Arab and Muslim reader. There is no hope and tender loving kindness like this in Allah of the Koran. Muhammed killed the Jews in hatred when they rejected him, or he taxed them with jizya. Where is the hope of peace for the Middle East in Islam? After 1300 years the blood of jihad still flows. Only the God of the Bible promises you a real future in Yitha. Will you receive it?
Arabs Worship in Jerusalem
Messiah will soon return to Jerusalem. He will restore the glory of Israel, and all of the nations of the world will go up to worship in Zion. I have never heard a prophecy teacher include the Arabs in this glorious future, though many Arab Christians are now studying this next text carefully, and with joy. This is the prophecy about Israel in the future kingdom:
Isaiah 60:1-7, (God speaks to the Jews) Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of [ a ] Midian and Ephah; all they from [ b ] Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. All the flocks of [ c ] Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of [ d ] Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house (Messiah's temple) of my glory.
The first paragraph describes how the kings and nations of the whole world will come, during Messiah's kingdom, to bless and serve Israel. They will, no doubt, be using the highway we discussed above. The second paragraph is most startling. Let us look at each of these men who come from the family of Abraham. Each one died thousands of years ago, so we can see that the names represent tribes or peoples, in the future, who have descended from ancient times.
We will now examine the above text more carefully:
[ a ] Midian and Ephah- These two men were the son and grandson of Abraham by Keturah who was the wife of Abraham after Sarah died. (FOOTNOTE 27: Genesis 25:2-3) Though we might not be able to identify them, they are a Semitic Arabized people and are living in the Middle East right now. Neither can we tell the tribe of any of the Jews, but Messiah will know and number all of these Semitic peoples and welcome them at his future throne.
An interesting point is that the camel will become very common in the Messianic kingdom. The previous discussion of a walking-highway added to this text gives me to understand that Messiah has no use for Fords and BMWs! Get used to it friend. Jesus loved simplicity, and those who love it now will be most comfortable in the future kingdom.
[ b ] Sheba- These are the people of Yemen. Sheba was the name of a grandson of Abraham through Keturah. Sheba was also the name of a son of Joktan who was thoroughly Semitic. (FOOTNOTE 28: Genesis 25:2-4) This was the great kingdom that sent the Queen of Sheba to Solomon's courts to see his majesty. How much more grand to see the courts of Messiah! Sheba includes the Hadhramaut along the southern coast of Arabia, and some of them crossed the Red Sea to settle in Ethiopia in about 100 BC. They are called Habisha by the Arabs today, but they descended from a mountain tribe in South Arabia. (FOOTNOTE 29: 160 / 198 / 1780)
It is interesting that Ethiopian Christians welcomed the Arab fugitives of Muhammed when he sent them there to escape persecution in the early days of Islam. Today, as Muslim Mullahs breath out fire against Christians, they forget that the Ethiopian Church sustained them physically, and the king of Ethiopia even sent to Muhammed a wife named Mariam. (FOOTNOTE 30: 159 / 512 / 193) These Ethiopians and Yemenites are the present day descendants of Sheba, and they will one day worship Messiah, Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem.
Psalm 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
[ c ] Kedar- This is a son of Ishmael. (FOOTNOTE 31: Genesis 25:13) Now when alleged Bible scholars claim that the Arabs are not the descendants of Ishmael, or that there are no Ishmaelites with us today, they are worse than wrong. They are mocking at God who said that Ishmael's sons will come to worship Messiah in the future kingdom. In fact, when you hear an alleged Bible scholar claim that the Arabs are not the descendants of Ishmael, you must assume that such a Bible teacher is really a devil speaking.
If these Ishmaelites are not in the Middle East today as the Arabs (all ancient Jewish scholars agree that the Arabs are descended from Ishmael), then where are they-- hiding in a cave in China? Beware of the talking heads. And you A-Millennialists-- you cannot possibly find this prophecy regarding the Arabs fulfilled in the past. Your mild-mannered eschatology offers you no joy in these future events, only confusing conjectures and sanctimonious symbolisms. I expect a literal future in Christ-- all of it, thank you.
We note that Kedar brings his flocks to Israel which will again be an agricultural nation. Every man owns his own fig tree, and the harvesters and sowers are hard at work. This is the kind of world God always intended, but men love to build cities, brag over them, and fill them with trash, rusting motor cars, and sin.
It is curious that the Arab Bedhoin of our day still follow their goats and sheep and ride around on camels. It will be very little shock for them to make the vocational changes required in Messiah's kingdom. We in America and Europe will have to start all over after we have gone up to Jerusalem and taken classes in survival and social science from the Jews and Arabs.
[ d ] Nebaioth- This is the oldest son of Ishmael, and of course, a Grandson of Abraham. These people were later known as the Nabataeans, and they have lived in northern Arabia since their father left Abraham's tents to live in the desert. They have never been subdued or scattered by conquest like the Jews.
Personally, I believe the Jews today are a little self-conscious about being away from home for 2500 years in dispersion, while the Arabs were back home all along "keeping the store." Won't it be a great day when all of the Semitic peoples stop the fuss over land rights and join together in worship of Messiah?
That is exactly what the text says. "They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar." This shows that there will be an altar in Zion. It will not be for atonement because Jesus finished that work in his sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. (FOOTNOTE 32: I Peter 2:24, Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.) So, we see that the Arab family will be welcome with the Jews to offer memorial sacrifices before Messiah, and why not? The Apostle Paul told us that the middle wall of partition is never to separate the Jew from the Gentile again. How could we imagine Jehovah NOT bringing the sons of Ishmael near? (FOOTNOTE 33: Ephesians 2:14)
Here then is the reunited family of father Abraham. The sons of Hagar, Sarah, and Keturah along with the Assyrians from Asshur and Shem, Ethiopians, and the Arabized Egyptians, all of these Semites join the Jews, who descended from Isaac, in united ownership of the Middle East and in supervision of the sacred lands under the Messiah. But there is more!
Where does Messiah come from when he returns to Jerusalem after he gathers the Jews who survive the Great Tribulation? Answer: Find the Jews during that Tribulation, and you can tell where Messiah comes from. Or, better yet, find out who sustains the Jews during the Great Tribulation. We are talking about after he arrives at the mount of Olives. He will go to get the Jews who have been in the wilderness for three and a half years (Revelation 12:1-6). Please beware of this Petra legend. It is based more on Zionist tourist propaganda than on Bible truth.
Isaiah 16:2-4, For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab (Jordanian Arabs today) shall be at the fords of Arnon. Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; (Jews) bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts (Jews) dwell with thee, Moab (Arabs); be thou a covert (hiding place) to them from the face of the spoiler (Satan): for the extortioner (Antichrist, crooked Zionists, and One Worlders) is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Moab is southeast of the dead sea, and they suffer terribly, during the coming Great Tribulation, as Satan attacks the Semitic people. Today in Israel, old blood-line Jews suffer almost as much as the Arabs do from Zionist hate. Ask any Palestinian about that.
Jesus says he knows the difference between a Zionist and a real Jew as he speaks to Jewish Christians in the early church era: Revelation 2:9, (Speaking to the early Church) I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan (who were similar to modern Zionists). Moab is told to sustain the outcasts, or the Jews, so we now know that the Jews will flee to the wilderness southeast of the Dead Sea and be welcomed by the Arabs living in present day Moab:
Isaiah 21:11-17, The burden of Dumah (Arabs of north Arabia). He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night (the darkening of the sun during the Great Tribulation): if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come. (leave Islam, and return to the God of Abraham) The burden upon Arabia. In the forest (palm groves) in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim. The inhabitants of the land of Tema (Northern Arabian oasis town) brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented (sustained) with their bread him that fled. For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war (by the Beast of John's Revelation or Satan). For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail (Islam and Mecca): And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: (reduced in number by death) for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.
The Jews are sustained by the Arabs at Taima (Tema above), the great oasis in northern Arabia. By this time Moab's gods have failed them (Isaiah 16:12-14). This means the Arabs' god, Allah, will fail them, and they will be forced into the wilderness with the believing Jews. From there Messiah will gather His Jewish faithful and take them from Taima home to Jerusalem:
Habakkuk 3:3, God (Messiah) came from Teman, (Taima) and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
So, now you know. Messiah comes back to Jerusalem from Taima, the Arabian oasis in northern Arabia. Israel is the key to the survival of the Arabs who benefit by helping the Jews at Taima and in the wilderness. So, the three and a half years of terror, called The Great Tribulation, end with joy as Isaac's half-brother, Ishmael, sustains Messiah's people then worships Messiah.
Hosea 6:1-3, Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. (See the box on page 25)
These are not literal days, but we can see how to figure the length of a day with God:
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Two days are the two thousand years of the Christian Church Age in which we now live. This age is a special time for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached to all nations. Then, after the coming Great Tribulation, the Jews will be raised up by Messiah in the third day, or the third thousand years which is the coming kingdom of Messiah. We are now entering this third three thousand years. Messiah will come from the Arabian desert, with his Jews, to reign in Israel and the world, and Ishmael's Arab descendants will follow closely to worship Messiah.
Click here for the chart of the End Times according to the King James Bible: CHART
The Hope of the Palestinians
To you Palestinian Arabs I have a very special word of encouragement. There is a short book of prophecy in the Bible, Zephaniah, which has some very potent thoughts in it. Read carefully the following text which again tells about some of the conditions of the coming kingdom of Messiah:
Zephaniah 3:1-8, (God is speaking of the Zionist pagan Jews) Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! (modern Jerusalem) She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God. (Jews rejected and killed Jesus) Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy (at the battle of Armageddon and the destruction of Russia and Babylon).
This shows the coming wrath of God against the pagan world nations who reject the truth of the Gospel (Al Injil) of The Lord Jesus Christ. Soon the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Far East will be tempted to attack Israel, and God will destroy them all who come to that war in Israel.
Zephaniah 3:9-11, For then will I turn to the people (the Jews who flee to the wilderness) a pure language, (Hebrew) that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, (Zionists) and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
These Zionists are rebellious Jews who follow Satan, known as The Beast of the Great Tribulation. Many of them don't even look like Jews or Arabs. They look like Slavics and Germans from Europe, and Messiah speaks in other places of destroying these proud impostors. In the Revelation of Jesus to John, Jesus calls the synagogue of Judaism the :synagogue of Satan." It is about time Christians understand that everything we see in Israel today is done in rebel hate for Jesus Christ. While God allows the Jews to return to the land, they still have an appointment with his wrath for rejecting their Messiah. God has NO favorites in Israel today, except for a handful of truly born again Jews and Arabs.
Satan has a counterfeit for everything that God has made and planned, so Satan sent counterfeit Jews to Israel in 1948 to destroy the Jewish people and entice the world and Arabs to hate them. Every Zionist leader is demon possessed, as is Yassir Arafat and his murderers. The pure Jews will be numbered by God's angel so that the Messiah's future kingdom will begin with only pure Jews who look for their Messiah, The Lord Jesus Christ, who is a Jew. These will be gentle Jews that Palestinians can look forward to living with as family (Revelation 7:4-9).
Now, the next verse is NEVER taught at prophecy conferences. This is probably the first time you have seen it in context.
Zephaniah 3:12-13, I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Who lives, "in the midst" of Israel today? Answer: "a people." These are not the people "thee" being addressed in the text, which are the Jews. We need to know more. What is the description of these people? Answer: they are, "afflicted and poor." This has to be the Palestinian Arab people! And, what is said of them by Messiah? Answer: "I will leave them" in Israel to whom this prophecy is made. This is very exciting reading, right? Now, here is a condition. They will, "trust in the name of the Lord" that is, Messiah.
At this future time in Messiah's kingdom all of the Palestinians will be accepted in the family of Israel, and they will leave Muhammed, Allah, and the Pope and put their trust only in The Lord Jesus Christ. This is the only solution to, "the Palestinian Problem," and it is a beautiful one. These Arabs will be home with Abraham's children, the believing Jews. May The Lord by magnified! If it is hard to imagine leaving Islam to be only under the Lordship of Messiah, my dear Palestinian friend, look at the legal status you will have in Palestine in that future kingdom. Carefully read this text telling future godly Jews how they must treat Palestinians in the kingdom of Messiah:
Ezekiel 47:21-23, So shall ye (Jews) divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, (Palestinians) which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.
Again we read of these "strangers" (Palestinians) being given a home with Israel in Isaiah 14:1, For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. The mercy of Messiah includes, not excludes, the Palestinian descendants of Ishmael.
There is no such hope given to Arabs and Palestinians in the Koran. Only the Bible has such specific details about the Arab people and God's love for them. I invite you to come back to the God of the Bible today, and submit to his tender loving care and his compassionate Messiah, Jesus Christ.
One dear Palestinian Catholic lady has come to see that she needs to be born again, but she says, "If I am born again, I will have to love Jews, and I cannot stop hating the Jews." How sad. Those Jews who are evil will be punished and killed by God. Only gentle and obedient Jews will come into Messiah's coming kingdom. These Jews who submit to Jesus Christ will not grumble about a "Palestinian problem."
My Palestinian and Orthodox Catholic friend, the Roman Catholic Church has not taught you to love your enemies, the Jews, because it is powerless to bring change in men. Irish and Slavic Catholics show us the same nationalistic hatred that many Palestinian and Arab "Christians" have for Jews.
Perhaps you need to start over, and repent of the hate in your heart and truly be converted by Christ alone. Can you be a child of God and have such a bitter spirit when your Savior suffered much more than you as he carried your sins and mine on the cruel cross? Wouldn't you like to have your heart emptied of this poisonous hatred? Read carefully Chapter Twenty Six which gives the Gospel.
I hope you believe me when I say that this book is written to you only to introduce you to the God of the Bible who loves you and offers you his Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, who died for you. He wants to save you from sin, guilt, and Hell.
In the following chapters it may seem that I have raised too much controversy with you the reader. My controversy is not with you, but with those who deceive men. I am first accountable to God and His Holy Word. Then I am accountable to you. Woe unto me if I do not tell you the truth-- as Jesus would have told it to you 2000 years ago if you had visited his home in Nazareth.
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