Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Iron & Clay

I predict that Turkey will never be admitted into the European Union. There is a report out today that Jonathan Racho, an analyst with International Christian Concern, said that admitting Turkey to the EU would exacerbate the increasing Islamization of Europe. Such positions are resonating with many in Europe because there is increasing realization that Islamization is not a good thing there.

This development reinforces my position that a coalition of Islamic nations led by Turkey (the "revived" Ottoman Empire) is represented by the clay in Daniel 2:37-44, the Prophet Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. And we certainly know that the iron in the dream represents the Roman Empire (or its revival). Daniel 2:43 says that the two national coalitions ruling the world at the time Jesus returns would not “adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.”

Assuming my interpretation of the iron and clay in Daniel 2 is correct, it makes sense that the entire world will either be aligned with the European Union (EU) or the Islamic Coalition (IC) being formed by Turkey. Revelation 17:12-13 indicates that the world will be effectively ruled by ten kingdoms who yield their authority to the Antichrist. While these ten world rulers will be more or less aligned with either the EU or IC, they will come together to solve the world's problems of the economy, climate, and terrorism. As Revelation 17:13 says, "these are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast" (NKJ).

With the US becoming less powerful in the world, the EU is stepping up to fill the void. But we should watch the IC because it is most likely that the Antichrist will come from the IC than from the EU because of Ezekiel 38.

There are spectacular developments going on in the nations today. The Lord said, "Look among the nations and watch-- be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you" (Habakkuk 1:5, NKJ).

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