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“A World - Wide Islamic Caliphate”
by Art Sadlier   
July 17th, 2011

In May, 80,000 Islamists met if Jakarta to press for the establishment of a worldwide kingdom across the Muslim world. Last week on the 90th anniversary of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Muslims in Egypt rallied to call for the establishment of worldwide Muslim Caliphate. At the same time a group met on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to call for a Muslim Caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital.

In relationship to this, Iran is seeking to establish one religious block across the entire Mideast.

Sharia Law is making great strides all across the Mideast, in Africa and Europe and is being propagated in America. In Turkey there is a profound shift from a secular state to an Islamic state, no doubt with a desire to re-establish Turkey as the leader of the Islamic world and the proposed Islamic Caliphate.

What place does Islam play in the end time scenario as laid out in the Scriptures?

I believe the answer is clearly given in Psalm 83 and in Ezekiel 38-39. In the coming war recorded in Psalm 83, Ezekiel 35-36 and Isaiah 17 we discover that the Muslim groups within and on Israel’s borders will be decimated and neutralized when they attack Israel.

In the war of Ezekiel 38-39 which follows it, the Muslim nations that attack Israel will also be decimated as five of every six are killed in the war. I believe that these two wars will leave Islam as no longer a factor in the world as the tribulation period gets underway.

Some texts that confirm this fact are, Psalm 83:13-17, “O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish.”

Ezekiel 39:2-6, “And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

Islam is now having its day as it mocks and threatens Israel and brags about destroying her. God has a program for Islam and they will be nullified prior to and early in the tribulation period.

I believe at the end of the war of Ezekiel 38-39 we have an indication that multitudes of Muslims will turn to Christ at that time. "And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:  And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes." (Ezekiel 38:15-16).

Multitudes of Muslim people will discover that Allah is not the sovereign Lord of the universe, they will come to realize that Jehovah is. I suggest that millions of Muslims will be a part of the multitude of tribulation saints.

We interpret the world news in the light of Scripture not the reverse.

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