Friday, January 22, 2010

Erasing History

Islamists in Iraq are desecrating the tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel near Baghdad. Hebrew inscriptions and symbols are being removed and they plan to build a mosque on top of Ezekiel’s grave.

Why would Muslims like to wipe out any memory of Ezekiel?

People who follow the Father of Lies can’t stand the truth (John 8:44). “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed” (John 3:20, NKJ). Ezekiel prophesied that in the time-frame prior to the return of the Messiah, an Islamic military coalition led by Turkey will be destroyed by God as they prepare to attack Israel (Ezekiel 38). This truth does not fit the world view of Satan’s followers so they reject it and seek to erase any reminder of the messenger.

The Muslims who desecrate the tomb of Ezekiel may not even be aware of the prophecy against them but are motivated by simple blind hatred of anything Jewish. In general, they foreshadow the attitude of the Antichrist who “shall intend to change times and law” (Daniel 7:25). Trying to erase history will not change what history tells us about the future. Jesus promised, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

I find it interesting that the tomb of Ezekiel has been singled out by the Islamists in this day which is so full of indications that the return of Jesus is near. Muslims have had hundreds of years to try erasing the memory of Ezekiel, so why now? This has to be more proof of the lateness of the hour; it will not be long before Muslims will be confronted with the truth of Ezekiel.

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:19-21)

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