Turkish Prime Minister ErdoganTurkey has now surpassed Iran as the main financial backer of the terrorist group Hamas. Hamas, which was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, is sworn to the destruction of Israel and foments that hatred among Palestinians every chance they get. The fact that Turkey and Iran back such terrorism is just modern proof that God knew what he was talking about centuries ago when he predicted an impending war where Turkey and Iran would be among the forces of many nations who would eventually attack Israel in the last days.

We still have a ways to go before that actually happens, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. In those chapters, Ezekiel by the Holy Spirit of God informs us that Persia (Iran) and the house of Togarmah of the north quarters (Turkey) will join forces with a host of other nations’ militaries to attack Israel after Israel will become known as the “land of unwalled villages” where they “dwell safely … having neither bars nor gates.” Considering how Israel exists now with concrete barriers and the Iron Dome weapons in some areas, the Ezekiel prophecy would have to be at a time where some peace agreement has taken effect.

In the meantime, Israel will continue to try to compromise to appease its enemies to some degree because they so desperately want to be accepted, placing their trust in man instead of in God. Nevertheless, Israel’s enemies, such as the Arabs called Palestinians and Turkey, will move forward under the pretense they want peace in the Middle East with Israel living side-by-side in peace with Palestinian Arabs while they secretly work to try to rid the world of Israel altogether. Both sides will face successes and failures along the way until the war prophesied by Ezekiel takes place sometime in the future. Turkey’s funding of Hamas is just a baby step in that direction.

And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel [Jerusalem], even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision. It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion. Isaiah 29

Source: Aaron Klein. Hamas Terror Hotels in Turkey: Country replaces Iran as biggest financial backer. WorldNetDaily. December 22, 2013.

Harry A. Gaylord

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