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The Ten-Nation Confederation

Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ is one of the seven secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire ๐Ÿ˜ณ Of Satan. In OT times, the region west and south of Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ was referred to as Cush. Cush in Hebrew means black. The KJV renders it Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น which is not biblically accurate and could be misleading.

Cush is a grandson of Noah through Ham, his youngest son. However, modern day Ethiopia was formerly known as Abbysinia until the early 1930s when it became known as Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น. In OT times, it was known as Sheba. The Queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ of Sheba came from the ends of the Earth ๐ŸŒŽ to hear the wisdom โœจ of Solomon, and behold a greater โœจ than Solomon is here(Luk.11:31). He is J E S U S. The Eunuch in charge of the treasury of Queen Candace(Act.8:27), the chancellor of the exchequer so to say, is not from Ethiopia as the KJV alleges but from Meroรซ which was in the region of modern day Sudan. Therefore, Queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ Candace of Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น was actually Queen Candace ๐Ÿ‘ธ of Meroรซ which was in modern day region of Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ. Meroรซ was one of the kingdoms that emerged from the Cushitic Empire of Taharqo(biblical Tirhakah) after its disintegration(2 King.19:9; Isa.37:9). Other kingdoms in this same region were Mukuria and Alodia(Alao). So, Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ will be the first of the 7 secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan to normalise relations with Israel. The others will be Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ(Put), Greek Syria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ(Javan), Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท and Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (Gomer and Togarmah: it is Turkmen that inhabit Azerbaijan), Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ(Babylon๐Ÿ‘ถ or Arphachshad), and Iran(Persia or Tiras). The three power base nations are Magog, Meshech, and Tuval. These are the founders of the Roman Empire. It is the Iron in the two legs and toes of the image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan.2. These are the European ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ nations of which Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช is the the head and heart(Centre).

Two Scripture passages give details of these nations or better still peoples groups(Ezek.38:1-6; Rev.13:2). Leopard is Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท or better still Greek Syria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ. Bear is Persia or Iran. Bear is the symbol of the Medopersian Empire. But Media will not be part of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan but will be allied to it. Lion is Babylon ๐Ÿ‘ถ. See Dan.7. In the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan all the descendants of the three sons of Noah are represented. See Table of nations in Gen.10-11. Ham sired Cush, and Cush begat Nimrod. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. He founded the ancient kingdoms of Babylon and Assyria. He, in defiance to God builded Babel, introduced Mother-Child worship(one world religion), and false humanistic goverment(one world government). Nimrod was a blackman, for he was the son of Cush whose name means black. He was believed to be Sargon I the First king of Assyria. He was believed to be a “naphal,” a fallen angel who cohabited with human females or their offspring who survived the deluge. The nephilim who survived the deluge were subsequently wiped out by the sons of Jacob(the children of Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ). For further details ๐Ÿ˜€, please see my article, “The Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan.” Link: https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2019/09/21/568/

When we understand these things, we can monitor the major developments of the End Times, and thereby ascertain the nearness of the commencement of the 70th week of Daniel.

We shall simplify it and make it palatable as much as we can. Majority of us have no knack for history or geography as also for Mathematics. But we cannot divorce history from eschatology. We must understand where we are coming from in order to know where we are going. We do not need the details as do professional historians and historiographers but the salient facts germane to eschatology.

Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ

Who would have thought Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ would one day think of normalising diplomatic relations with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ when Muamar Gaddafi was the president? When Palestinian hijackers seized Air France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Airbus in 1976, they flew it to Benghazi in Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ before they finally landed it at Entebbe Airport in Uganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ. IDF paratrouper commandos commanded by Yoni(Jonathan) Netanyahu, the elder brother of the incumbent Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu led a mission to rescue the hostages. He was the only Israeli soldier that died in the mission. This revetting story is told in books like โ€œ90 minutes At Entebbeโ€ and โ€œOperation Thunderbolt.โ€ This is to remind us of the extent of antagonism and hostility from Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ under Muamar Gaddafi. Today, Gaddafi is gone and Libya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ is no longer antagostic to Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. No condition is permanent in this world. Men are born, they grow old and die, but God lives for ever. Generation comes, and genration goes, but the Earth ๐ŸŒŽ forever ๐Ÿ’™ stands(Eccl.1:4). The only thing that is constant they say is change. But I know that the only thing that is constant and eternal is God. There is a sense ๐Ÿ‘ in which God is the only one eternal. For instance, God was in eternity past before anything else was created. Everything else has a beginning but God has no beginning. Men and angels whether holy or fallen evil angels ๐Ÿ˜‡ have a beginning. In this sense, only God is eternal. In the French Bible, the Hebrew word Yahweh which is rendered LORD in the KJV is translated “Le Eternal,” which means the “THE ETERNAL ONE.” What an apt discription and beautiful dynamic equivalent! Regimes come, and regimes go. We have seen many ๐Ÿ‘จ of them in this nation, Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ. The current one will also pass away. Their tenure will soon expire. As a matter of factor, some of them are already dead, though purported to be alive.

In like manner, when Umar Bashir was president of Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ, who would ever mention diplomatic relations with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. Last year, he was ousted in a bloodless coup, and now, there is a regime change, Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ has signed a diplomatic accord with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. No condition is permanent in this world. No matter how tough the opposition, The God Of The Heavens ๐Ÿ™ and of Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, the Father Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus The Christ can turn the situation around at any moment in order to fulfill His Word. The Heavens And The Earth ๐ŸŒŽ may pass away, but God’s word will not pass away(Matt.24:35). God’s word will remain inviolate, immortal and dynamic in those who believe in Him.

It is written by Jeremy the prophet that The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. When Mary, the mother ๐Ÿ‘ฉ of our Lord Jesus was due for delivery, she was still resident in Nazareth in the Galilee. She and her husband Joseph had no immediate plans to relocate to Bethlehem in Judaea. A decree went forth from Ceasar Augustus that every citizen should be enumerated in his or her native village, town or city(Luk.2:1). In demographics, this is called “de juri” population. There is a “de juri” population, and there is a “de facto” population. There is a de juriโ€ census and a โ€œde facto census.โ€ The same prophet also wrote that following the birth of The Messiah, The king of Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ and the Jews, โ€œRachel shall weep ๐Ÿ™Œ for her children and refuse to be consoled because they were no moreโ€(Jere.3:21; Matt.2:18). The envy of Herod The king of Judea, a puppet ๐Ÿถ of Rome, led to the fulfillment after he felt deceived by the Magi, the wise men from the East who enquired of the birthplace of the King ๐Ÿคด Of The Jews, for said they, “we have seen His Star in the East and are come to worship Him(Matt.2:2). He was alarmed โฐ. He took a desperate action which led to the massacre of innocent ๐Ÿ˜‡ children. God’s word will never fail. He has a way of turning situations around in order to fulfill His word and accomplished divine purposes. He will turn the table on His enemies.

โ€œFor my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:8-11 KJV).

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ practises the toughest and most virulent brand of Islam โ˜ช๏ธ called Wahabism. Mecca in KSA which is the center of Islam ๐Ÿ•‹ is the birthplace of Muhammed. From Israel’s ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ independence on 14th May, 1948 untill recently Saudi Arabia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ has maintained a pariah pose toward the Jewish state. But today, what do we see? KSA has changed its pose towards Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. Without its approval, no Arab state would dare talk of diplomatic relations with Israel. The Saudis ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ do things differently. They are the masters of the game of diplomacy. They operate through proxys. They are shadow masters. Even when it comes to terrorism, they are shadow sponsors. They will not send their citizens to die as Islamic sahids(martyrs), but the citizens of other Arab and Islamic nations can die. They will provide the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ. They are masters of the game. Their petrodollar โ›ฝ speaks for them. Money ๐Ÿ’ฐ answereth all(Eccl.10:19).

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.”(Eccl.7:12 KJV).

The truth is that time is drawing near. Things are changing fast because both God and His angels, the Devil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ and his fallen evil angels ๐Ÿ˜‡, and man are working in concert to bring history to a consummate end. So, things must change, and that very rapidly; for time cometh when no man shall work(Jon.9:4, 11:9).

Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ

The other nation amongst the 7 secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan is Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ. In biblical times it was referred to as Babylon. Babylon is the third of the 7 Beast Empires that persecuted Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, the first and second being Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ and Assyria. We must distinguish Babylon as an empire from Babylon as city and peoples group and also Babylon as a religion which is Mother-Child worship or humanism. In King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan.2, it was represented by the head of gold in the image king ๐Ÿคด Nebuchadnezzar II saw. In Danielโ€™s dream in Dan.7, it was represented by the winged lion. Babylon is modern day Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ. Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ is very important ๐Ÿ‘ in the formation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan in that the city of Babylon rebuilt by Saddam Hussain which is in modern day Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ will be the religious and commercial headquarters of the Empire. Babylon as both city and religion will be destroyed by God at the outpouring of the final seventh bowl ๐Ÿฅฃ judgment(Rev.17,18).

The Medes who are the Kurds of today ๐Ÿ˜€ shall be the first to attack Babylon.

โ€œBehold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”(Isa.13:17-22 KJV).

It will finally be destroyed by the ten kings๐Ÿคด of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan.

โ€œAnd the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”(Rev.17:16-17 KJV).

When Saddam Hussein was the president of Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ, he had a four stage plan to conquer Jerusalem. Till today, after his ouster by the Americans, Iraq has no diplomatic relations with Israel. We know that that will change very soon. If other Arab nations can establish diplomatic relations with Israel, why not Iraq?

Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท

Iran(Persia, Tiras) is one of the seven secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. But today as it stands, Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท is the most acidic and vitriolic enemy ๐Ÿ™„ of Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. By all means, both covert and overt, it seeks the destruction of the Jewish state โœก. We must make a distinction between the regime in power ๐Ÿ”‹ and the people of Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท. The vast majority ๐Ÿ™„ of Iranians ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท want peaceโœŒ with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ and the US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, but the Islamic regime in power ๐Ÿ”‹in Tehran is something else. Inasmuch as His ๐Ÿ‘‹ Word has said it, it must come to pass. God says, I believe it, and that settles it. Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท must change its pariah pose towards the Jewish nation. โœก. There may or may not be a regime change ๐Ÿค”. God is not limited to any one method. He is the omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent ๐Ÿ•‰ God, the Sovereign Lord of the universe ๐Ÿ™. He cannot be straight-jacketed. He is not bound by any stereotype. He cannot be put in a box. God cannot be boxed and tied up with a ribbon and labeled ๐Ÿท. He can do something one way at one time, and another way at another time. There are one and a thousand ways open to Him to fulfill His Word and accomplish His plan and purpose. He works in mysterious ways His wonders โœจ to perform.

Ghanbar Naderi, an Iranian journalist, a columnist with Kayhan International speaking from Tehran on Chinese CGTN called on Tehran to stop threatening Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ with destruction and to respect the sovereignty of other nations like Saudi Arabia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Israel in the region. The regime in Tehran needs to come to grips with reality. If not the present regime, may be some other in the near future will recognise the sovereignty of the Jewish โœก state and accordingly establish full diplomatic relations with her.

Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Gomer is one of the sons of Japheth the elder. And Gomer begat Togarmah. In ancient times Gomer and his descendants inhabited the area referred to as Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท and perhaps parts of Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Armenia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ and Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ. By and large, the highest concentration of the descendants of Gomer and Togarmah is in modern day Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท except the southern and western parts which are inhabited by the Medes which are the modern day Kurds.We can state safely with reasonable degree of certainty that the Turkmen of today who populate Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท and Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ are the Gomer and Togarmah of old.

In the formation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan what matters is ancestry not geography. We may not be able to delineate these peoples groups accurately in relation to modern states until the ten peoples group confederation is formally instituted. In the past Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ has had good relation with Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท but the coming of Tayyip Recep ErdoฤŸan into power has changed the equation. As we have already established, no condition is permanent. A regime change could do the tricks. ErdoฤŸan will not rule Turkey forever. Even while he is still in power ๐Ÿ”‹, his attitude towards Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ may change. There are other factors like economy, finance, and politics other than religion, history, and age old animosity that influence relation between nations.

The final covenant of peace โœŒ between Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ and its Arab and Islamic neighbors to be brokered by the Man ๐Ÿ‘จ Of Sin will certainly involve Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท inasmuch as these two ๐Ÿ˜‹ peoples groups are found majorly in its borders. So, Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท is one nation on which we the watchers must keep an eye and watch โŒš with keen interest as touching its political developments. There is no doubt that when most of the Arab and Islamic nations surrounding Israel have developed diplomatic relations with her, the nonconformist nations will be more or less isolated in terms of trade, commerce and political, and economic cooperations. This isolationist state may force it to establish diplomatic relations with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ.

Syria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ

The current prime minister of Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง, Israel’s ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ neighbour to the North is interested in peace with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ. Talks has begun secretly. The same is true ๐Ÿ‘ of Syria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ, Israel’s ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ neighbour to the north and east which incidentally is in a pertual state of war with Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ since 1948. No situation is too hard for God to change. Is there ๐Ÿค” anything too extraordinary for God to do?(Jere.32:27). There are no impossibilities with God(Mk.14:36). With God all things are possible. And all things are possible to him that believeth(Mk.9:23). “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”?Hebrews 11:6 KJV).

I will stop here for now ๐Ÿ˜ค with this powerful ๐Ÿ”‹ song culled from the Scroll ๐Ÿ“œ of Jeremiah(Jere.32:27).

Behold, I Am The LORD, The LORD GOD of Hosts. X 2

Is there anything, X 2

Too hard for me?

Is there anything ๐Ÿค” anything ๐Ÿค” anything ๐Ÿค”

Too hard for me? X 2.

There is nothing, nothing, nothing, too hard for you.

So shall He fulfill all His ๐Ÿ‘‹ promises at the time appointed to the consternation of enemies and the joy of His faithful servants who put their hope and trust in Him in Jesus mighty Name. Amen.

Avraham Shallom.

Published by midgdal

I believe the saints will go through the Great Tribulation before being evacuated from the Earth in the rapture.

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