Turkey’s prophetic position on Israel

On Saturday, October 28, hundreds of thousands gathered in Istanbul, Turkey in support of Hamas and the “Palestinian” cause. Reuters reports that Turkey’s “President” Tayyip Erdogan spoke for over an hour at the rally repeatedly claiming that Hamas was not a terrorist organization, but rather a liberator, “freedom fighters”; that Israel has been “openly committing war crimes for 22 days, and ”that Israel is a “war criminal.” Erdogan also said that “The main culprit behind the massacre unfolding in Gaza is the West.” Erdogan is painting Israel’s defense as an outright massacre of “Palestinians.” This is the propaganda that the Arab world is fomenting. But there may be a deeper prophetic meaning.

In Daniel 8:19, Gabriel says, “Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia.” Strong’s Concordance interprets the word “Grecia” in Hebrew as “Yavan, a son of Japheth (the third son of Noah),” his descendants and their land. Noah’s grandsons from Japheth—Gomer, Magog, Meshech, Tubal—settled in what is modern Turkey. The areas in which they lived that are their namesakes are specifically mentioned in the end time prophecy of Ezekiel 38 as part of a coalition led by Gog of Magog against Israel.

Gabriel’s interpretation of Daniel’s vision of “what shall be in the last end” and “for at the time appointed the end shall be” is clearly an end-time prophecy, which, therefore, could not have been completely fulfilled by Alexander the Great and his generals as is widely taught. These events are yet to occur for the little horn (antichrist) to rise to power. For Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 8 to be fulfilled, a leader must arise from Turkey to come against Israel. Erdogan is continuously positioning Turkey for such a role, as recent events demonstrate. In May 2021 Erdogan floated a new idea for “Jerusalem to be administered by a commission of representatives from the three faiths. Otherwise, it doesn’t appear it will be easily possible to achieve lasting peace in this ancient city.”

The Turkish News Agency AA reported October 26 that Erdogan repeated this idea in an hour-long phone call with Pope Francis discussing the Gaza situation. Erdogan emphasized to the Pope that the region housing the holy sites of the three Abrahamic religions – including Francis’ faith–lasting peace can only be achieved through the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and geographically contiguous Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem based on the 1967 borders. That would essentially mean the destruction of Israel. Connecting the dots, we can see Erdogan’s positioning with Islam and the Roman Catholic church. It’s obvious that Erdogan’s interest in the “Palestinian cause” is linked to prophecy. As these events unfold in Israel, keep a watchful eye on Erdogan and religious leaders.







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Bill Wilson