The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu has just declared his support for an independent Kurdish State. This is an interesting end time development in the geopolitical arena. The Kurds of today were the Medes of old. They are descendants of Madai, one of the sons of Japheth(Gen.10:2). Together with the Persians of old, they founded the Medopersian Empire that took over from the neoBabylonian Empire of Nebuchadnezzar II. Their general, Darius the Mede commanded the Medopersian army that conquered Babylon in 539 BC(Dan.5:31). The Iranians of today are the descendants of the Persians of old. The Persians descended from Tiras, one of the sons of Japheth(Gen.10: 2). Both the Kurds and the Persians are of Japhethic extractions. They are not Arabs. They are Indo-European peoples. The Medes of old started the Medopersians Empire about 550 BC before they were joined by the Persians. Once the Persians joined, they dominated the Empire. One of their most popular king was Cyrus, the Persian whose decree in 538 BC ended the Babylonian captivity after 70 years according to the prophecy of Jeremiah of Anathoth(Jer.25:11,12, 29:10; Dan.9:2).
Medopersia is the Fourth of the seven Beast Empires Satan used to persecute Israel in exile. On the image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan.2, it is represented by the breasts and arms of silver, and the bear in Daniel’s vision in Dan.7.
The Medes are found in four nations in the Mid East. They are in Southern Turkey, northeastern Syria, northwestern Iraq, and southeastern Iran. There are pockets of them in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. They are agitating for independent kurdistan. In Turkey, they are represented by the PKK, Kurdish Workers Party which has been labeled a terrorist organisation by the Turkish government. In Iraq, they enjoy a measure of autonomy. In both Syria and Iran ISIS enslaved their women and killed their men as did Saddam Hussein who killed their women and children with poison gas in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their military wing in Iraq, the Pershmager is at war with IS as also in Syria under the umbrella of the YPG. In both the Pershmager and the YPG, Kurdish women fight alongside their men in th war against ISIS. In Syria, their chief city Korbani has been devastated by the war with ISIS.
What makes Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu’s support for an independent Kurdish state historically significant is the fact that the Kurds(Medes) will not be part of the ten nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan over which the antiChrist will rule(Ezek.38:5,6; Rev.13:2, 17:12). Secondly, during the seventh bowl judgment of the Harlot City, the Medes will be the first to attack Babylon(Isa.13:17-19) before it will be finally destroyed by the ten kings of the Eighth Beast Empire under the antiChrist(Rev.17:16,17). The Medes will therefore be allied to the antiChrist.
Father Adams of South Africa, a literary expert, advised his students, “If you want to know English, read the Bible.” By that he meant the KJV. My advice to you my brethren is “if want to know the future history of the world, study biblical eschatology; for eschatology tells us how the world will end.”