When we look at conflicts around the Middle East; Shi’ite against the Sunnis in Iraq; ongoing turmoil in Egypt since the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi of Muslim Brotherhood by the military; attempt to topple president Bashar al-Assad of Syria; in Libya after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, etc., etc. they all attest to the truth of the bible prediction that the descendants of Ishmael: “HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERYONE AND EVERYONE’S HAND AGAINST HIM, AND HE WILL LIVE IN HOSTILITY TOWARD ALL HIS BROTHERS.”
Syria conflict: DEFIANCE INSIDE DAMASCUS REBEL SUBURB
In the Syrian capital, Damascus, the three-year war continues unabated, with government forces trading fire with fighters in the suburbs. In his second exclusive report, the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen crosses into Qaboun, a rebel-held district on the fringes, battle-scarred but still defiant.
In Damascus, two worlds exist very close to each other. One belongs to President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters. The other, in narrow streets and blasted buildings, is where the rebels fight on.
Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27882197
Let us look at what the bible says concerning Egypt; Syria (Damascus), Iraq and elsewhere.
[Isa 19:2] AND I WILL SET THE EGYPTIANS AGAINST THE EGYPTIANS: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
Aren’t we witnessing these prophesied events now?
Concerning Syria (Damascus):
[Isa 17:1] The burden of Damascus. BEHOLD, DAMASCUS IS TAKEN AWAY FROM BEING A CITY, AND IT SHALL BE A RUINOUS HEAP.
The Prophecy of Damascus….Are We Watching The Beginning of This Prophecy?
Published on Mar 21, 2012
I know many are saying that what we see happening in Damascus is the beginning of Isaiah’s prophecy. When Studying Isaiah 17, I saw some similarities between what Isaiah prophesied and what Ezekiel prophesied. It tells me that the destruction of Damascus will happen during the Gog/Magog war.
So, while Damascus is having huge troubles, it is not the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy BUT what we do see with Israel and Iran is the paving for the Gog/Magog war.
How about Iraq? They have declared the region as the Islamic State headed by a Caliphate. They are preparing to usher in Imam Mahdi.
Who Is Imam Mahdi?
“According to the Shiite version of Islam the 12th descendant of Mohammed, known as the 12th Imam or the Mahdi, (Also known as the “Hidden Imam”) went into hiding in 941, some 1300 years ago. At an earlier time of rising tensions, the 10th imam was forced from his home in Medina by the powerful Sunni caliph in Baghdad and was sent to live in Samarra, where he could be kept under closer supervision. Both he and his son were believed to have been poisoned by the caliphate. Fearing such persecution, Muhammad al-Mahdi, who was just a child when he became the 12th imam. Then he is said to have gone into what Shiites call occultation, a kind of suspended state from which it is believed he will return. Shiites believe he will reappear when the world has become full of oppression and tyranny. They believe that he is hidden in the Jamkaran well in Iran, which is a place of pilgrimage for believers who drop their requests for help into the well in the hope that the Imam will read them and come to their aid”.
The February 22nd 2006 bombing of one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines, the Golden Mosque in the town of Samarra, sparked considerable retaliatory killing as 2 of the 12 imams revered by mainstream Shiites, including the 11th imam, Hassan al-Askari, are buried there. Legend has it that he 12th Imam, was at the site of the shrine before he disappeared. According to the wsu.edu web site ..
“The core of the Shi’ite religious world view is the Hidden Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, “The Guided One.” While the stories of the first eleven Imams are historical in nature, the history of the twelfth Imam is mystical and miraculous. Born in 868 AD / 255 AH, Abu’l-Kasim Muhammad (which is the name of the Prophet himself), and when Hasan al-Askari, the Eleventh Imam, died in 874 AD / 260 AH, the seven year old boy declared himself to be the Twelfth Imam and went into hiding. The Shi’ites believed that he hid himself in a cave below a mosque in SAMARRA; this cave is blocked by a gate which the Shi’ites call Bab-al Ghayba , or the “Gate of Occultation.” This is one of the most sacred sites in Shi’a Islam, and the faithful gather here to pray for the return of the Twelfth Imam.
Read further at http://www.inplainsite.org/html/imam_mahdi.html
The key word is SAMARRA; let us watch the following video.
Published on Jul 5, 2014
A network of safe houses, precisely designed plans, and a strategy for an attack on Baghdad were carefully prepared by Isis long before their assault in Iraq, BBC Newsnight has been told.
All in all, whatever is happening around the world, it points mostly to conflict between Arabs against Arabs until the Antichrist is revealed and took over the leadership in the One World Government. The following article, with a video report embedded, calls for the establishment of an Islamic State:
JERUSALEM AND ROME WILL BE CONQUERED VOWS NEW ISLAMIC CALIPH AL-BAGHDADI
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the ISIS revolution, swore a vow this week to capture Jerusalem and Rome as he goes about attempting to construct his Muslim caliphate. Al-Baghdadi has a big mountain to climb in fully wresting control of Iraq, but should he be successful there is no telling how far he can take it. Students of bible prophecy have long known that a Muslim caliphate, or the Psalm 83 confederacy as the bible says, is to rise in the Middle East to come against Israel. This could possibly be the fulfillment of that prophecy, time will tell.
“Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,” he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. “Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims. “This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”
Read more at http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=23179
This article shows that God of the bible is truly Almighty (Omnipotent), Al Knowing (Omniscience), Everywhere (Omnipresence). What He said had, is and will come to pass! He said this about the Arabs (Ishmael):
[Genesis 16:7] The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.  Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.”  The angel added, “I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count.”  The angel of the LORD also said to her: “You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery.  HE WILL BE A WILD DONKEY OF A MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERYONE AND EVERYONE’S HAND AGAINST HIM, AND HE WILL LIVE IN HOSTILITY TOWARD ALL HIS BROTHERS.”  She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”  That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.  So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.  Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
Note: Arabs and Jews are very closely knitted together as descendants of Abraham. In the beginning, God of Abraham was also God of Hagar (Egypt) and Ishmael. The descendants of Ishmael fulfilled what the angel of the LORD GOD of the bible had prophesied: HE WILL BE A WILD DONKEY OF A MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERYONE AND EVERYONE’S HAND AGAINST HIM, AND HE WILL LIVE IN HOSTILITY TOWARD ALL HIS BROTHERS.”
Then, after proving the truth of the bible, times and again, I ask this question:
Are you saved? Are going to stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the existence of GOD?
He is waiting for each and everyone: Jews, gentiles, Muslimins, Buddhist, Daoists, Hindus, Mormons, Roman Catholics, atheists, etc., etc.
[Rom 10:8-13] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, THE WORD OF FAITH, WHICH WE PREACH;  THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK: FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Caliphate, Islamic State, Iraq, Imam Mahdi, Shi’ites against Sunnis, Ishmael, Egyptians against Egyptians, Damascus in Ruins, Gog and Magog.