Jordan escapes the Antichrist
Daniel describes how the fierce ruler of the end times will cause warfare in the Middle East. But somehow, he does not bother Jordan. Why?
It is only an occasional post that makes me cry when I write it. All of them make me think, and reflect.
But this one, like a few others, made me cry to write it.
God is so tender. He has so much love, and never gives up on anyone. He is also so personal and intimate.
No matter who you are, or what you presently believe, I pray you feel the love that God has for all of mankind.
The prediction by Daniel about modern day Jordan, a Muslim country:
Dan 11:41 He [the fierce ruler of the last days] 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.
The scripture in Daniel not only predicts a real ruler, Tiberius, who fought with the kings of the north and south in ancient times, but it also suddenly fast forwards to the “time of the end” in verse 40. The kings of the north and south attack the new “fierce leader,” and he overwhelms them.
In the Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38), Moab (Jordan) is NOT among those listed, attacking Israel. Moab is not mentioned.
Isaiah 63 notes that the presence of the Lord comes forth from Edom, part of modern day Jordan. Bozrah, the capital of ancient Edom, is mentioned.
The One who comes forth from here is covered with blood, and appears to represent the Messiah king, who has come to avenge his people Israel (verses 1-6) and be their Savior (verses 9-10).
It is interesting that the Redeemer/Avenger comes from Bosrah, Jordan (Edom).
In Revelation 12, the woman Israel, who gave birth to the Child, who ascended into heaven, escapes to the wilderness to get away from the wrath of the dragon, Satan.
In Zechariah 14:4-5, the Lord Messiah descends upon the Mount of Olives, splitting it in two, and telling the residents of Jerusalem to “flee, as you fled from the earthquake, in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah.”
Is it possible they have fled to the general area of Bosrah, in Jordan?
Some people think it is Petra, but the bible does not mention Petra, only Bosrah.
However, Petra is in the general area of Bosrah, south of the Dead Sea, in ancient Edom, now Jordan. Petra is just south of Bosrah.
“Bosrah” could just indicate the general area, since it was the capital city of Edom.
If so, this may be the reason why the country of Jordan is protected from invasion.
Jordan is sheltering the Jewish people from the Antichrist. Praise God!!!!!!
And the Jewish people are not there alone. Their savior is with them, and leaves from there, to stop the violence and wickedness in Jerusalem.
** And I always thought before that he just descended from heaven at the last minute.
My impression now is that most or many of the Jewish people flee at the beginning of Jacob’s trouble, as noted in Revelation 12.
However, there are always those who do not want to leave, and remain behind. This is the half that is described here:
Zech 14: 2 I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem: the city shall be taken. …..half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
The half that goes into captivity is the unbelieving Palestinian portion. The remnant that is safe in the other half, that are not “cut off” (killed) are the Jewish believers.
These Jews are the ones trapped, and persecuted, in Jerusalem when the invading armies come at Armageddon. They flee at the last moment, when a way has been made for them through the mountain valley, created by the splitting of the Mount of Olives by Messiah.
Once Messiah has overcome the people who fought against Jerusalem with the divine plague:
Zech 14: 12-13 Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths…
It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the Lord will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand.
The Messiah then allows the remnant in Judah to fight in Jerusalem along with Him, and share in his power over the nations:
Zech 14: 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem. And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be gathered together: Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance.
Isn’t that just like our gracious Savior- to share the moment with his Jewish people, and allow them to participate in the battle, once he levels the playing field, and makes the fight a fair one?
Messiah lets them show their courage in battle, and fight alongside him, so that they can share in his victory!!!!!
Isn’t that the most fantastic thing you have ever heard?
This is in fulfillment of the Daniel prophecy:
Dan 8: 27 Then the kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most high.
Back to Edom (Jordan)
Isaiah 63 indicated that Messiah came forth from Edom. My impression is – that is because he has visited his people Israel, who are being sheltered there.
He is preaching his own gospel in that refugee camp, and giving his Jewish brothers and sisters a chance to know Him, and who He really is.
When it is time for the final war, he comes forth from there, and helps the remnant in Jerusalem fight their greatest battle in history.
Once it is safe overall, the main group comes back home in joy, hearing that Messiah has helped those in Jerusalem achieve their victory, and that they are finally safe from Satan and his forces. They reunite with the Judah remnant.
Feast of Tabernacles fulfilled
Once Messiah has his whole group of Jewish friends together, it is time for a celebration.
Zech 14 :16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
In that day, “Holiness to the Lord” shall be engraved on the bells of their horses. The pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the Lord of hosts.
It is time to take their temple mount back, and restore it. The abomination of desolation will be removed, and the new Temple, prophesied by Ezekiel, will be placed there.
Zech 14:21 In that day, there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts.
Daniel indicates a 45 day period, between the end of the 1290 days for the abomination of desolation, and the time of blessing at the end of days.
Dan 12:9 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty five days.
The temple by now has been restored, or replaced, and is ready to be dedicated. Just in time for Hanukkah.
And, again, why Jordan?
Look at the original map of ancient Israel. Parts of Jordan used to be part of Israel.
How could God allow destruction of a land He dedicated to Himself?
The inhabitants are different, but the land is still sacred.
God’s heart is satisfied !!!!!
Imagine, one day, Jews and Muslims, together, at the Feast of Dedication of the new Temple. They will have both met God’s Messiah in person, and accepted Him.
Jordanians will hold the hands of their Israeli brothers, and be the first among nations to join with the Jews, and honor the God of Abraham.
Together, they will honor the Messiah, who has come to bring peace to all of them.
Only God, and His Messiah, can bring peace to Abraham’s family, torn by heartache for 4000 years.
And just think, in the middle of the greatest strife in history, God will use a Muslim country to shield the tiny nation of Israel from its enemies.
It shows God has faith in all of us, and will use us, if we submit to Him in love, faith, and humility.