There are times when I read a current event piece and immediately my wheels begin to turn: this fits in Bible prophecy! If that ever were the case, it happened recently. I read an article posted by Reuters that announced secret talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia (and Kuwait) about the forging of a “new relationship” between the long-time, natural enemies (Psalm 83:1-18. NASB). Apparently, the Iranian nuclear threat along with Iran’s regional allies are of greater concern to the Royal Family than anti-Israeli sentiment. The article quoted Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as saying, “For the first time there is an understanding there that the real threat is not Israel, the Jews or Zionism. It is Iran, global jihad, Lebanese Shi’ite guerrilla group, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda.” Lieberman continued, “There are contacts, there are talks, but we are very close to the stage in which within a year or 18 months it will no longer be secret, it will be conducted openly,” added Lieberman, who is a far rightist in the coalition government.
Doesn’t sound very secret anymore. When Israel’s Foreign Minister announces it to the world — either somebody can’t keep a secret or the telling of the secret was the plan all along!
Where does this fit in Bible prophecy? To this writer, it is the very crux of the book I wrote, published in November, 2011, Islam the Cloak of Antichrist. The gist of my interpretation of Scripture is that in the end-days, Shi’ah Islam, i.e, Iran, will lead an alliance of nations/groups to attack Saudi Arabia, interpreted as the harlot of Revelation 17/18. I interpret the “harlot” not as a spiritual harlot (as many interpreters do), but rather a harlotry committed against the nations/groups that comprise the “heads” of the scarlet beast upon which the harlot sits. That is, Saudi Arabia is viewed as a harlot by the ten “heads” of the scarlet beast (Revelation 17:12-13 NASB) because she has aligned herself with interests contrary to those of the scarlet beast and her ten heads (non-Muslim alignment). If we were to name the characters involved, the scarlet beast is Shi’ah Islam, i.e, principally Iran, led by the Mahdi who leads Shi’ah Islam to “bring peace” to the world through his “sword” (nuclear annihilation and removal of oil from the world markets). The ten heads that align with Mahdist Iran are ten Shi’ah or Islamist groups whose hatred of the opposition is greater than their hatred or animosity towards one another (that is, al-Qaeda, even though not Shi’ah Islam will align with Shi’ahs in their end-of-days conquest to bring the world under Islamic dominion). In my book, I interpret the opposition to be America, the Great Satan, and Saudi Arabia, having aligned with the Great Satan, is viewed as a harlot by Shi’ah Islam; therefore, Saudi Arabia is opposed by the scarlet beast, i.e., Shi’ah Islam, and attacked by her and destroyed in “one hour” (Revelation 17:16-17).
If the Reuters post is an accidental rendition of the future then I have it wrong. It is not the Saudi alignment with America that renders the birthplace of Islam a harlot but the alignment by the Saudis with Israel. That makes far more sense, actually. America is of little consequence in Bible prophecy. It is always Israel and the sons of Ishmael that matter. If Israel and the Royal Family align, no matter the definition of the alignment, the Royal Family will be considered a betrayer of Islam and an enemy that must be destroyed.
Stay tuned. The end-of-days may be fast approaching; and we haven’t even considered what is happening in the Ukraine with the nation from the remote north, Russia.
Jesus come quickly.