Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and Pope Francis are scheduled to meet at the Vatican on Monday, February 5, to discuss Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. Neither of the men are happy about President Trump’s decision to make it crystal clear that the US backs Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his move to put the US Embassy there. Right before Erdogan left Turkey today, he told reporters the United States is alone in that decision.
Erdogan also emphasized the religious aspect of his meeting, pointing out that Turkey is the leader of 1.7 billion Muslims since the UN’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation currently has its presidency there and that the Pope is the worldwide leader of Catholics. That being the case, he concluded, “These two important blocks are in fact decisive elements in this region,” as if to imply Turkey and the Vatican could somehow block or hamper the US’s intent to build an embassy in Jerusalem.
This meeting could also have some part in the eventual fulfillment of some Bible prophecy. As I have mentioned in a past post, Rome is the seat of power of the former Western Roman Empire and Turkey is the seat of power of the former Eastern Roman Empire. They were both included in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream that the prophet Daniel interpreted as a boy in Daniel 2 as the two feet of the giant statue. I also explained in a past post how Bible prophecy seems to indicate the Antichrist will come from Turkey and that the scarlet harlot (Babylon) who rides the Beast in Revelation 17 is the city of Rome.
Rome and Turkey are definitely “decisive elements” as Erdogan stated. They will play a significant role in the future Middle East peace agreement, according to scripture. The Vatican has been interested in having some kind of headquarters in Jerusalem since the bones of Peter were discovered in an ossuary there in 1953, which blew away the Vatican’s false narrative that they had Peter’s burial site in Rome. Since they falsely claim Peter is the first Pope and the rock on which they built their fake church, they believe they must be located wherever he is buried. Hence, their obsession with Jerusalem.
It will be interesting to see how events in the Middle East unfold after this historic meeting takes place.
Source: Turkey’s president to meet Pope Francis, discuss Jerusalem, Daily Mail UK, February 4, 2018.