The Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) has announced that the Sinai Peninsula is now a caliphate, an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph. Reports around the Arab world are claiming that the establishment of a caliphate in the Sinai is the first step towards its “advance on Jerusalem”.
This development is truly Biblically exciting, because this is the first instance where I have read of a fervent current Islamic desire to "advance on Jerusalem". The Holy Spirit is forcing the demonic host to whisper into the ears of ISIL leaders that their ultimate goal should be to march against Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit is acting precisely the way in which God foretold He would act, in the Book of Revelation.
In Rev 16:13-14, we see a picture of both Antichrist and the false Prophet being indwelt by demonic entities which appear to the Apostle John as green orbs (this is a common type of demonic possession, by the way, afflicting many in the New Age religion).
"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." (Rev 16:13-14)
We see here that the Holy Spirit gathers all of Israel’s enemies together for the slaughter of Armageddon. In other words, the demonic host is obeying God's command to draw the nations of the world into the Middle East to prepare them for the slaughter. This type of demonic obedience to God's prophecy is very common, according to former Satanists. At this critical moment in the drive to fulfill all God's End of the Age annihilating prophecies, we should expect that God would be ordering demons to place thoughts in the minds of Islamic leaders, "Prepare To March On Jerusalem".
One of the most shocking of all End of the Age prophecies is Zechariah 12. God promises that He will cause Israel's implacable enemies to fervently desire to conquer Jerusalem. God says He will bring them in wave after wave against the Holy City and that He will personally intervene to sow panic in the minds of the enemy soldiers and then He will annihilate them. Listen: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about ... in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it ... In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem ... I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:1, 2, 3, 8-9)
This prophetic time is swiftly drawing near, as is the Obadiah 15-18 prophecy concerning the annihilation of the Palestinians.
The logo of Hamas, above, has the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (al Quds) on it.
Look up, Christian, for our Redemption draweth nigh!
After earlier unveiling plans to send up to 1,500 more American troops to Iraq to advise and train its forces, Obama said the US-led effort to defeat Islamic State In the Levant (ISIL) was moving to a new stage.
As British troops leave Afghanistan, the UK government has said it will dispatch a number of army officers back to Iraq. The officers will assist in a US-led effort to train Iraqi security forces in their ongoing battle against ISIL jihadists ... 'The UK, as part of the international coalition, is already taking part in airstrikes across Iraq and
carrying out training for Kurdish forces in the north of the country' ... it is right that we do more to help Iraqi forces take the fight to ISIL on the ground ... Britain would increase the number of reaper drones to the region in order to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the Iraqi army," said a British military official.
Even Iran is rushing troops and command-and-control skill to the Iraqi Army.
When Islamic State militants retreated from the embattled town of Jurf al-Sakher last week, the Iraqi military was quick to flaunt a rare victory. State television showed tanks and Humvees parading through the town and soldiers touring government buildings that the Sunni extremist group had occupied since August. However, photos soon emerged on independent Iraqi news websites revealing a more discreet presence — the Iranian general Ghasem Soleimani, whose name has become synonymous with the handful of victories attributed to Iraqi ground forces. Local commanders said Lebanon's Hezbollah Shiite militia group was also involved."
Reports indicate that Iran also has 4,000 special forces troops on the ground in Iraq.
Don't you find it terribly ironic that Shi'ite Iran is now welcomed on the ground to protect the government of Iraq, which is controlled by Shi'ite officials? After all, America has fought a war of words with Iran for 13 long years, hurling strong threats that we were going to attack her nuclear facilities. Now, Iran has come to the aid of the Shi'ite government of Iraq, significantly aiding the effort to roll back the advances of Sunni ISIL, soon to be Sunni Iraq!
Additionally, forces from Australia, New Zealand, and some European Union countries are on the ground and/or in the air supporting Iraq. Reports have also circulated that Jordan has quietly sent 4,000 special forces troops to Iraq, wearing Iraqi army uniforms.
The Western world is suddenly guaranteeing the survival of Shi'ite Iraq -- so the Pentagon Middle East Map of 2007 can be established. As you can see, Iraq is split into three nations:
1) Sunni Iraq -- ISIL
2) Shi'ite Iraq - the current government in Baghdad
3) Free Kurdistan
ISIL is being utilized right now as the wrecking ball designed to thoroughly destroy the status quo in the Middle East. As soon as ISIL forces are defeated and rolled back, an international peace conference will be announced that will redraw the map of the region.
Once the map of the Middle East is redrawn, Islamic militants can really turn their full demonic attention toward marching against Jerusalem!