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Peace in our Time?

The Mideast and prophecy
Understanding the Middle East today and all of the constant turmoil associated with the area is not hard if you are even a casual reader of the book of B'ereshiyth (Genesis) of the True Scriptures. There you will see the origin of all the people who are involved in the strife and why they are involved. The people who are directly involved today, and especially those who are not readers and believers of the True Scripture, are for the most part not even aware that they are but fulfilling prophecy that was made millennia ago.

In succeeding books of scripture, such as Yahushua (Joshua) and Judges, you will see some of the battles, persecution, and oppression that are very similar to what is happening right now in that area. This is a pretty good indicator that there will not be peace in our time. You will also see that the Pelishtiy (Philistines) are in the forefront of the troubles of that time just as they are today. Then they were called the Pelishtiy. Today they are called the Palestinian Authority (ex-Palestine Liberation Organization).

If you have not read the scripture but are interested in the events of today related to the Middle East and how it will effect world peace, I highly recommend that you make the effort to open the scripture and read. I also recommend that you find a translation that uses the Textus Receptus for its Greek text. The King James Version is one of these, but it has many translational errors and the language is hard for some to understand. There are others available and I highly recommend The Sacred Scriptures of Yahuwah, Restored Names Version for all your scripture reading and study.

There are other passages of scripture that help to explain the Middle East situation too. One that is pretty straightforward and easily understood is Psalms 83. Read it (below) and you will see what I am talking about.

These people who "make a tumult" and "have lifted up their heads" to "take cunning counsel" and have "consulted against the chosen people" of Yahuwah (yah-hoo-wah') are ALL people of countries modernly considered Arabian. As a matter of fact, the people who today call themselves "Palestinians" are using a misnomer. "Palestinian" is a made up word that has origins in the scriptural Pelishtiy who came from Kaphtor (Crete) and NOT the Arab countries. Even the Arab countries have mislabeled themselves. The only truly Arabian countries are those located on the Arabian Peninsula. It is apropos that the word arab means "to lurk, as in ambush."

Something all of these people have in common is that they are all adherents of the islamic faith. They have chosen as their "god" one they call "allah." This "allah" is NOT the Elohiym of scripture but was originally the chief deity of a pagan Middle Eastern religion. His name then was "Al Ilah." He was also the "moon god" and had a wife (consort) and children. Muhammad actually recognized the three daughters of Al-Ilah as "goddesses who were worthy of worship." He later changed his mind and said that satan had "whispered those verses to him" and called them "satanic verses." (Qur'an - Sura an-Najm (Star) 53:19-22)

The so-called "Holy Qur'an" (book of islam) also makes the claim that Yishma'el (Ismail) was the son of promise and the one with whom the covenant was made (Sura 2:125-128) instead of Ya'aqob, whose name became Yisra'el. Of course this flatly contradicts the True Scripture and negates the entire belief system that was instituted at the Creation.

We daily hear the rallying cry from the nations of islam, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation that the name of Yisra'el may be no more in remembrance." This rallying cry was prophesied millennia ago and we still hear it ringing out from the enemies of Yahuwah today.

True and lasting peace will not come before Yahushua once again stands on the Mount of Olives. There will be a short space of time in the near future when it will seem that true peace has arrived, but it will be deceit from the spirit of antichrist and will cause the destruction of many (Yechezqe'l [Ezekiel] 7:25, 1 Thessalonikeos (Thessalonians) 5:3).

Islam IS the spirit antichrist (see the article Islam and Antichrist) for more information.

C.F. Castleberry