The subject of this newsletter is in response to the “Word of the Lord” that I had received prophetically at the beginning of the year. I was told that I was to focus on the “end times”. After asking where we are on the time table of the end times, I was told to “keep my eyes on Jordan”. Therefore, this newsletter’s purpose is to draw attention to Jordan in this “end time” hour and how Jordan is related to the “time-clock” of the Lord which is Israel.
Meeting with the Jordanian Monarch
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently held top-secret talks in Jordan regarding possible methods for destroying Syria’s sizable chemical weapons stockpiles, including air strikes or a ground assault, but so far Amman is reluctant to put its weight behind such action. Full story reported December 2012
Are the prophecies of Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 finding their fulfillment in our day?
Is 17: 1 “The burden against Damascus: Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a heap of ruins.”
Likewise we may very well be watching another ancient prophecy unravel.
Psalm 83 records an alliance of nations that will come against Israel to try and destroy her as a nation. Jordan is listed as one of those nations. To understand Psalm 83, a look at Jordan’s early settlers is helpful.
Ancient Settlers in Jordan The land that identifies modern Jordan was originally occupied by the Edomites, the Moabites, and the Ammonites. The Edomites were the descendants of Esau and settled south of the Dead Sea. The city of Petra is located where the ancient city of Edom once was. Edom can be characterized by its hostility towards Israel and its worship of the war-god, Qaus, pronounced Koze. The Moabites settled north of Edom and east of the Dead Sea. They are the descendants of Lots eldest daughter through an incestuous relationship with her father. It was from Mt. Nebo in the land of the Moabites that Moses over looked the promised land that he was forbidden to enter. Both Aaron and Moses were buried in the land of the Moabites.
Israel’s relationship with the Moabites caused Israel to fall into idol worship. Settling Northeast of Moab were the descendants of Lot by his younger daughter who had also had an incestuous relationship with her father. As Israel entered Canaan, the tribes of Rueben, Gad and one half of the tribe of Manasseh settled on the east side of the Jordan River, which is now the modern country of Jordan. Scripture records the Israeli men marrying the Moabite women and these women were instrumental in furthering the worship of Molech among the Israeli’s.
“Keep not silence, O God; do not be speechless, and be not still, O God. For lo, Your enemies roar; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They take shrewd counsel against Your people, and plot against Your hidden ones.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more. For with one heart they have plotted together; they have made a covenant against You--the tents of Edom,(Palestinians and southern Jordan) and the Ishmaelites;(Saudi Arabia) of Moab,(Palestinians and central Jordan)and the Hagarites; 1 (Parts of Syria, Iraq, Turkey) Gebal,(Northern Lebanon) and Ammon (NorthernJordan), and Amalek ;(Southern Israel and the Sinai) the Philistines (Palestinians) with the people of Tyre;(Southern Lebanon) and Assyria (Iraq and Iran)has joined with them; they have helped the sons of Lot. Selah. Do to them as to Midian, as to Sisera, as to Jabin at the torrent Kishon; who perished at Endor; they became as dung for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb; yea, all their princes like Zebah, and like Zalmunna; who said, Let us take possession for ourselves of the houses of God.
O my God, make them like a wheel; like the stubble before the wind. As the fire burns a forest, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire, so pursue them with Your tempest, and make them afraid with Your storm. Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O Jehovah. Let them be ashamed and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and lost; so that men may know that Your name is JEHOVAH, that You alone are the Most High over all the earth."
1 The Hagarites are descendants from Moses' wife Hagar who was from Egypt. However, ancient maps show her descendants did not settle in Egypt.
The research on the names of the modern day countries is based on where the named ancient territories were during the 10th century when Psalm 83 is thought to have been written. The map below shows how Israel settled among, Edom, Moab, Ammon, and Amalek. Everything to the East of the Jordan River is now the rather modern country of Jordan.
David Dolan’s January Newsletter from Israel Parliamentary elections were also held during January in neighboring Jordan, although the vote was boycotted by the increasingly powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement. Its leaders termed the election meaningless since Jordanian King Abdullah and his cronies will continue to actually rule the country, not any new Prime Minister that will be appointed by the King. This came as Jordan continued to absorb thousands of Syrians refugees fleeing the intense fighting tearing apart their Arab country.
Sound the Alarm!!!
"Blow you the trumpet in Zion,
and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
for the day of the LORD comes,
for it is near at hand" Joel 2:1