Saturday, May 5, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan riots over Israel-friendly Minister appointment

I've been mentioning repeatedly that Israel holds only two treaties with Arab nations, Egypt and Jordan. Lately I've been mentioning on the one between Israel and Egypt because it is slowly but surely being shredded in actions and in fact. The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt bodes ill for the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

The other treaty between Israel and an Arab nation is with Jordan. Though the King of that nation has indicated he is not a fan of the nearly 20 year old treaty no huge news has come out lately about severing ties with Israel or abandoning the treaty. However, because the bible says that every nation eventually comes against Israel in the last days, I've mentioned that the Jordanian treaty will at some point come to an end.

It seems that a flame has been ignited whose fuse leads to the prophesied cataclysm in the Middle East which includes abandoning ties with Israel. The fuse aflame was ignited this week came as a direct response to Jordan's King Abdullah‘s recent nomination of Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, who served as a key figure in the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace process. Various political and social groups have expressed outrage over comments recently made by Tarawneh indicating that, if given a second chance, he would still support the controversial peace treaty. This caused massive protests in Jordan--

Jordanians Protest, Call to End Peace with Israel
"Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets on Friday demanding an end to the country‘s 18-year-old peace treaty with Israel. According to a report by the dpa news agency, in a series of nationwide protests, demonstrators urged Amman to cut ties with the Jewish State. The protesters burned Israeli flags and chanted “death, death to Israel”, the report said.'

Elsewhere in Jordan, at Amman, the Jordan Times reports-
Muslim Brotherhood conservatives extend dominance as group rounds out leadership posts
"The Muslim Brotherhood selected its executive committee late Thursday, as the group’s conservative wing extended its dominance over the movement’s leadership posts. In a shura council session late Thursday, Islamists voted to approve of a conservative-dominated executive committee, the movement’s highest decision-making body, according to the group."

"The Muslim Brotherhood unveiled late Thursday an eight-member committee hand-picked by recently re-elected hardliner Overall Leader Hamam Saeed: Zaki Bani Rsheid, Saud Abu Mahfouth, Mohammed Shihadeh, Nawaf Obeidat, Mohammed Aqel, Ahmed Zarqan, Ziyad Khawaldeh and Saadeh Saadat. According to a movement insider, Saeed was forced to fill the posts from the conservative wing after several moderates withdrew their candidacy in protest over what they deemed as a breach of internal regulations."

“After the shurah council moved to go ahead with the selection of the executive committee despite demands to postpone them, several moderates pulled out of consideration for the posts,” said the source. ... The Islamist movement is slated to elect its final vacant leadership post, shurah council president, mid-next week. Observers and insiders say the Kingdom’s largest opposition movement’s conservative shift comes as a direct response to the appointment of Royal Court veteran, Fayez Tarawneh, as prime minister and the abrupt end of a dialogue spearheaded by former premier Awn Khasawneh."

So what this means is that the catalyst for the coalescing of the Muslim Brotherhood's hard line, conservative push was the appointment of the King of the Israel-friendly Prime Minister. When that happened, the hard-liners' immediate and demonstrable response was to vote in a conservative executive committee and the moderates were either shut out or intimidated out. Moderation concerning Israel caused a hard line push-back and overt hatred.

Prophecy is all about movement. It is always moving toward fulfillment. For example, the lineage of Jesus was ordained from the beginning. Each generation of unions resulting in a child was a movement toward Mary's birth of the Messiah. Sometimes prophecy seems to be fulfilled suddenly, sometimes extremely so by those who have not been following it.

Other times it was impossible to follow, as in the generations that preceded Jesus. Who knew that 1300 or so years prior to the birth of the Messiah that Rahab's faith would save her and that she would subsequently be included in the line that would produce the Savior? Who could know that the perfect line of generations that came before Him would result in the One who would fulfill all? So sometimes it seems to come out of the blue. But God's hand is always moving, His Divine Providence is always working in the world.

Divine providence is the means by and through which God governs all things in the universe. The doctrine of divine providence asserts that God is in complete control of all things. This includes the universe as a whole (Psalm 103:19), the physical world (Matthew 5:45), the affairs of nations (Psalm 66:7), human birth and destiny (Galatians 1:15), human successes and failures (Luke 1:52), and the protection of His people (Psalm 4:8)." (source).

So everything that happens, He is aware of, causes, or allows. And that means everything that happens is on a path toward fulfilled promises, including prophecy.What I, and many others, notice is that the movement is speeding up. And What it is speeding up toward? Remember, the last days of the Tribulation is the end this age. It is the culmination of all of God's works regarding sin, with the exception of the short rebellion at the end of the 1000 year Millennium Kingdom. Prophecy was running quickly in 2006, it sped up in 2008, and since then each year's movement toward the final events is like a daily compounded interest. It hasn't been many months that I've been remarking that the Jordan issue would soon come to the fore.

In January of this year I wrote "Looking at Psalm 83's nearness, remember Obadiah's prophecy of Jordan destroyed" on the blog. A few months before that I write about Obadiah's prophecies about Jordan in general, here.

If you are interested in prophecy, good for you. Prophecy is pre-written history. It is a demonstration of the bible's inspiration by the Holy Spirit and its accuracy as being a book delivered to us outside of time by our sovereign and omnipotent God. He proves Himself over and over by its accuracy and fulfillment. Israel's re-emergence in 1948, an prophetic fulfillment that occurred in some of our lifetimes, is an example.

The fulfillment of prophecy and its constant movement toward fulfillment is the very word of God, validated. God and God alone accomplishes prophecy:

"Who confirms the word of His servant, And performs the counsel of His messengers; Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’ To the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’ And I will raise up her waste places;" (Isaiah 44:26).

Ultimately, we study prophecy because Christ is THE great subject of it, since the beginning. We love prophecy because we trust His word, we love God's timeless sovereignty, and we want to seek the face of Christ, the great subject of all time."

"For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days." (Acts 3:22-24).

1 comment:

  1. I've been keeping my eyes on Jordan since that post Elizabeth. I actually got shivers when I saw the headline this morning (good ones LOL). It almost came out of nowhere. It just shows how quickly God is setting the big and maybe final pieces together.

    The schemers are scheming against Israel in secret and they will soon be put to utter shame.

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