Jordan in Bible Prophecy

By COGwriter

Jordan is a nation that borders Israel and was once referred to as Transjordan, meaning 'across the Jordan' river. Its official name is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

It was once part of a vast Islamic empire, but since World War II has mainly been independent.

About 8 million people live in Jordan. 95-97% of the people there are Arabs, with roughly two million considered to be Palestinian refugees and perhaps another million refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Hashemite is basically an English transliteration of the word Hāšimī. It traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim, or "clan of Hashim", an Arabian clan within the larger Quraysh tribe. It also refers to an Arab dynasty whose original strength stemmed from the network of tribal alliances and blood loyalties in the Hejaz region of Arabia, along the Red Sea (Wikipedia, viewed 02.06/15).

Jordan basically encompasses nearly all the area of the ancient kingdoms of Moab and Ammon, with some other parts once in the ancient Kingdom of Israel, a sliver from ancient Edom, and a region once dominated by Aramean tribes. Moab was in what is now basically southern Jordan, whereas Ammon was in what is now basically north-west Jordan. The capital of Jordan is Amman.

Until the 1967 war, Jordan controlled half of the city of Jerusalem. The main regions making up Jordan are discussed in Bible prophecy. (A related video is titled Jordan, Petra, and Armageddon.)

The Origins of the Jordanians

Here is the first reference to the term Jordan in the Bible:

10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. (Genesis 13:10-11)

The Bible teaches that Lot, the nephew of Abraham, was the father of the peoples that became known as the Moabites and the Ammonites:

36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day. (Genesis 19:36-38)

As far as the Palestinians go, they seem to have come from descendants of Casluhim (Genesis 10:14) who likely mixed with descendants of Ishmael (cf. Genesis 16:10). Many prophecies related to the Palestinians is in the article Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy. The Edomites are discussed in the article The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy.

The Bible tells of "fords of the Jordan leading to Moab" (Judges 3:28), thus tying Moab to the Jordan river, as do other scriptures (e.g. Deuteronomy 1:5). God says that He gave the Moabites and the Ammonites a possession of land:

9 Then the Lord said to me, 'Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.' (Deuteronomy 2:9)

19 And when you come near the people of Ammon, do not harass them or meddle with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession. (Deuteronomy 2:19)

Those are possessions that the children of Israel were not supposed to take. The Bible shows that the Moabites and Ammonites defeated and subjected Israel for a time (Judges 3:12-14), but also that the opposite happened (e.g. Judges 3:26-30; 11:32-33).

The Bible teaches that the Moab had "mighty men" (Exodus 15:5) and "men of valor" (Judges 3:29).

Ruth, a progenitor of King David (Ruth 4:13-17), was a Moabite (Ruth 1:4). Moab was a place of refuge for some children of Israel in the Old Testament (Ruth 1:1-2).

John the Baptist baptized people in the Jordan river (Matthew 3:4-6) and Jesus was baptized there as well:

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. (Matthew 3:13)

Jordan is also mentioned some additional times in the New Testament as a geographic location.

Jordan Looks to Be a Supporter of the 'Peace Deal' of Daniel 9:27

Jordan has shown a desire to be more peaceful than several of its neighbors.

Notice also the following:

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In 1994, Jordan became the second Arab country to sign a peace deal with Israel, following Egypt in 1979. Jerusalem and Amman consider each other strategic partners in the effort to maintain regional stability and maintain close security ties as part of the war on terror.

Leaders from the old Worldwide Church of God met Jordanian leaders including royalty in that nation. Something else related to COG leaders is likely to occur in the future.

Furthermore, the leaders of Jordan are a bit more 'Western' in orientation than many of the other Arab-dominated nations.

Notice that the Bible tells of a deal happening in the Middle East:

26 And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate (Daniel 9:26-27).

The above is referring to a deal or covenant that has a time element attached to it.

The ‘one week’ time element has generally been understood by prophecy watchers to mean a seven year deal (2520 days, based on prophetic 360 day years), that will be broken in the middle of it (after 3 1/2 years). The Hebrew word translated as "week" literally means "sevened" (OT:7620 literal, sevened. Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.).

The 'with many' referred to in this passage would seem to indicate that 'many' nations, as opposed to one or two, are agreeing to something.

Jordan is expected to be a nation that will agree to the coming 'peace deal' associated with Daniel 9:27 (see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27).

For more on that deal, check out the article, The 'Peace Deal' of Daniel 9:27

Jordan Will Support the Destruction of the USA and Israel Along with the Europeans

Jordan is known for being one of the most 'moderate' Arabic nations. Jordan has long had basically good relationships with the Europeans and the USA. However, the time will come when it will decide to distance itself from the USA.

The Bible shows that an alliance involving Arab, Turkish, and European nations will make a destructive deal:

3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 4 They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." 5 For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: 6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; 7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. (Psalms 83:3-8)

Most of the above peoples are Arabic and/or Turkish. Assyria is a reference to a German-led European power.

The old Radio Church of God and Worldwide Church of God identified those nations as follows:

Turn to the astounding prophecy found in Psalm 83:1-8. David, inspired of God, predicted the coming time when ALL of Israel’s enemies would join together in an effort to crush out even the name “Israel” from the face of the earth! (Verse 4) “For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee…” (verse 5). Notice the nations making up this confederation. “Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [Saudi Arabia]; Moab [Jordan], and the Hagarenes [they anciently dwelt in the land known as Syria today]; Gebal {Lebanon}, and Ammon [Jordan] and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur [whose descendants migrated to Germany] is joined with them; they have helped the children of Lot” {Moab and Ammon in modern Jordan). Here we see that the Arab nations mentioned are allied with Germany (Assur) which we know from other prophecies will be the military leader — naturally so — of a United States of Europe...Egypt...will provoke the prophesied United Europe (Dan. 11:40). This European power — called the "king of the north" in Daniel 11 — shall invade and occupy the "glorious land" of Palestine (verse 41). "And the land of Egypt shall not escape"(Boraker R. SYRIA RAIDS ISRAEL – Where Is It Leading? Plain Truth. November 1966)

"They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom [Esau or modern-day Turkey, a non-Arab but Islamic nation], and the Ishmaelites [Saudi Arabia]; of Moab [part of Jordan], and the Hagarenes [anciently these peoples dwelt in the area known as Syria today]; Gebal [Lebanon], and Ammon [modern Jordan], and Amalek [part of the Turks]; the Philistines [the modern Palestinians] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon]; Assur [whose descendants, the Assyrians, migrated to Germany] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [Jordan and Western Iraq]" (Psalm 83:4-8). (Stump K. The Arab World in Prophecy. Plain Truth, December 1979)

The Bible tells of a deal that will be struck between the European King of the North and a leader of a confederation of nations from the Middle East and North Africa called the King of the South (the kings referred to below):

27 Both these kings' hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the appointed time. (Daniel 11:27)

It would seem that the nations shown in the Middle East and North Africa in Psalm 83 will employ some type of warfare and terrorism against the descendants of Israel. The Bible specifically warns about "terror" as a curse for the descendants of Jacob (Leviticus 26:16; Jeremiah 15:8; Deuteronomy 32:25). Since terrorism has often been used by Islamists and Palestinians, this may be part of how they will contribute to the destruction of the nation of Israel and the Anglo-descended peoples that Psalm 83 talks of and which Daniel 11:39 alludes to.

The Bible teaches that the USA, the nation with the strongest fortresses, will be destroyed by a European power (the 'he' below is the king of the North, the one who made the deal in Daniel 11:27, and who apparently was involved in the deal of Psalm 83):

39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:39)

The above is discussing the destruction of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon descended allies. Psalm 83 shows that Jordan will be involved in an alliance with the European power that will do this.

Jordan May Offer a Place of Escape to the End Time Christians

The Bible indicates that Jordan may have an exciting role in one part of God's plan. Notice the following:

7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens": 8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (Revelation 3:7-11)

13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:13-17)

Notice that this is a protection for some Christians for 3 1/2 years--the time of the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord.

Which Christians?

Only the Philadelphian remnant of the Christians, as Satan will make war against the rest.

What kind of place?

A wilderness/desert.

Isaiah 16:1-4, states about a likely location:

1 Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,
From Sela to the wilderness,
To the mount of the daughter of Zion.
2 For it shall be as a wandering bird thrown out of the nest;
So shall be the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.

3 “Take counsel, execute judgment;
Make your shadow like the night in the middle of the day;
Hide the outcasts,
Do not betray him who escapes.
4 Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Moab;
Be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler.
For the extortioner is at an end,
Devastation ceases,
The oppressors are consumed out of the land..

From these verses, we learn that the leader of the Moabites is warned to not betray, but is urged to hide the outcasts, those who escape and then wander–this could be God’s people as Jesus told them “pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape” (Luke 21:36). The fact that they are called wanderers suggests that they do not start in Sela, also known as Petra. It could refer to the fact that they are from many lands and/or that they have wandered to different places before coming to Jordan/Moab (ancient Moab was in the southern part of the area now known as Jordan).

Thus, Jordan could be the place where God will protect the Philadelphian remnant of the Christians during the time of the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord.

Because Christians will have to flee to get there, the following also ties a location in or near Jordan to it:

5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan? (Jeremiah 12:5)

David wrote:

5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock (Psalm 27:5).

This may have a dual meaning. It may be referring to the tribulation and may also be referring to an interesting event in David’s life. David was hiding in the woods from Saul (1 Samuel 23:19), and:

When Saul and his men went to seek him, they told David. Therefore he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon…So David made haste to get away from Saul…so they called that place the Rock of Escape (1 Samuel 23:25,26,28).

The word translated ‘Rock’ is Sela and the word translated as ‘rock’ are derivatives of the same word. Thus there was a Sela of Escape for David.

Jesus taught:

20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. (Matthew 24:20)

These words are consistent with Revelation 12:14 which clearly states that this is a place to go to, it is in the wilderness, and it is away from the presence of the serpent. The word translated as wilderness, is translated as desert in the NIV. This word is eremos, which Strong’s defines as lonesome, waste, desert, desolate, solitary, wilderness. Thus, it is not protection in our own houses (as some have erroneously suggested), nor heaven (as some hope) nor is it protection in a large city. It is somewhere in the wilderness.

So, this place has something to do with Moab, Sela, and the wilderness. We know that some of the area that once was Moab is in modern Jordan (while there also used to be Edomites there, we in the COGs tend to feel they moved much further north). We also know that Sela means rock. It is called Petra in Greek, which also means rock. There is a deserted town in Jordan named Petra, which is the place called Sela in Isaiah. Petra is not a city itself, and is in a lonesome, rocky, desert wilderness that contains caves. It is possible that some other place on Earth also meets these criteria, but thus far Petra appears to be the leading candidate.

The scriptures that precede Isaiah 16 may also provide a clue. Notice:

10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, From the terror of the Lord And the glory of His majesty. (Isaiah 2:10)

7 They will carry away to the Brook of the Willows. 8 For the cry has gone all around the borders of Moab, Its wailing to Eglaim And its wailing to Beer Elim. 9 For the waters of Dimon will be full of blood; Because I will bring more upon Dimon, Lions upon him who escapes from Moab, And on the remnant of the land (Isaiah 15:7-9).

It is possible that the term “Brook (Hebrew nachal which indicates a stream, flood, or similar) of Willows” (Hebrew arab’) may be a reference to the area near Petra called Wadi al-Arabah (which some claim means something like “valley of the desert” or perhaps “drainage area of willows”). Wadi al-Arabah is also called Wadi al Jayb.

As Wadi al-Arabah is about 180 kilometers long, from the southern shore of the Dead Sea to Al Aqabah in the south (hence it is in Jordan, though some of it may be in Israeli territory), it runs past Petra to the west and it is somewhat close enough to Petra to “carry away to.”

A Wadi is supposed to be some type of drainage area (or simply a low area or valley that drains when flooded).

A small one closest to Petra seems to be Wadi Musa (“valley of Moses”)–which is currently not wet–but on a map it looks like it would drain into Wadi al-Arabah if wet enough. But it is possible that since the name Wadi implied a wet area when it was given, that this “Brook of the Willows” includes the area of Petra. But this is uncertain–but again these verses in Isaiah 15, like those in Isaiah 16 do also indicate that perhaps some area in Jordan is involved.

Interestingly, Jeremiah wrote,

28 You who dwell in Moab, Leave the cities and dwell in the rock, And be like the dove which makes her nest in the sides of the cave’s mouth (Jeremiah 48:28).

40 For thus says the LORD: “Behold, one shall fly like an eagle, And spread his wings over Moab…” (Jeremiah 48:40).

Revelation 12:14 discusses the faithful being carried with eagles' wing. It should also be noted that Petra is south, south-east of Jerusalem, which, as other scriptures show, is a possible direction for the place to be (see details in the article There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Near Petra). Other than the aspect of caves (which does not mention the amount of caves), it should be noted, that many other areas in Jordan also are in the right direction and fit the description of the place–so it is possible that the Church may flee into Jordan and not stay in Petra, but somewhere else in Jordan or a neighboring area.

Whether the place of protection is in Petra or near it, it seems that the Bible is prophesying that the Jordanians will protect God's people.

Jordan May Escape

One is that the Bible shows that there will be a confederation of nations in the Middle East and North Africa that will support the final King of the South.  The Bible shows that this confederation will be defeated (Ezekiel 30:2-8), but that not all associated with it will be destroyed.  Notice:

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. (Daniel 11:40-41)

Here is something related to that from my article Is the Future King of the South Rising Up?:

[T]he Bible teaches that the King of the South will be betrayed. Notice, this time from the New Jerusalem Bible, that as well as notice which nations escape the wrath of the invading King of the North:

25...The king of the south will march to war with a huge and powerful army but will not succeed, since he will be outwitted by trickery. 26 Those who shared his food will ruin him...

40 'When the time comes for the End, the king of the south will try conclusions with him; but the king of the north will come storming down on him with chariots, cavalry, and a large fleet. He will invade countries, overrun them and drive on. 41 He will invade the Land of Splendour, and many will fall; but Edom, Moab, and what remains of the sons of Ammon will escape him. (Daniel 11:25b-26a,40-42, New Jerusalem Bible)

Those that escape seem to include Turkey (Edom; see the article Turkey in Prophecy watch also the video What Should You Know About Turkey in Prophecy), Jordan (Moab and sons of Ammon), and those in the Arabic gulf/peninsula (Moab and sons of Ammon). And while not all in the modern nations may escape, those are the peoples that basically escape. Since 'trickery' is involved, it appears that some who seem to temporarily support the King of the South (which Turkey, Jordan, and the Arab peninsula will likely do), will betray him to the King of the North.

What does that mean?

It means that while Jordan will likely temporarily part of the confederacy of nations that will support the coming Middle Eastern/Northern African King of the South, that it will ultimately side with the coming European King of the North. This was also the position of the late Herbert W. Armstrong as he wrote:

' ... but these shaH escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.' The Turkish people today are 'Edom,' and the people of Jordan are the p resent· day descendants of Moab and Ammon - descended from Lot, Abraham's nephew, They will still be in that land. (Armstrong HW. Personal. Plain Truth, June 1967, p. 4)

Decades ago, the old Worldwide Church of God also published the following:

Military forces out of Europe attempting to stabilize the volatile Middle East, will sweep into the “Glorious Land” — the Palestine region (Dan. 11:41, Revised Authorized Version). Many countries will be taken over.

Significantly those ancient lands described as “Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon” — comprising the area of the kingdom of Jordan today — will escape. The reason could be because of Jordan‘s deepening economic ties with Europe, as well as the decision of Jordan‘s King to remain wary of entanglements with his near neighbors. (Hogberg G. “HOLY WAR” to Sweep the Middle East? Plain Truth. March,1984)

While King Hussein died, the kings of Jordan have tended to be more oriented favorably towards the West, including Europe, than other nations in that region. While Jordan likely will originally be part of the coalition that becomes led by the final King of the South, it may be amongst the nations that betrays it and supports the Europeans:

25 "He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. And the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him. 26 Yes, those who eat of the portion of his delicacies shall destroy him; his army shall be swept away, and many shall fall down slain. (Daniel 11:25-26)

So, Europe will have allies withing the Middle East and some the Jordanians seem to be amongst them.

Bible Prophecy Tells About Punishment

The Bible tells those of Moab hide, and not to betray, the Christians that will be there during the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord (Revelation 12:14-16):

After mentioning that the Moabites should protect and not betray God's outcasts (Isaiah 16:1-4), the Bible teaches that the Moabites have a problem with pride:

6 We have heard of the pride of Moab —
He is very proud —
Of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath;
But his lies shall not be so.
7 Therefore Moab shall wail for Moab;
Everyone shall wail.
For the foundations of Kir Hareseth you shall mourn;
Surely they are stricken. (Isaiah 16:6-7)

Whether or not this has to do with possibly betraying God's people is not specified here, though these verses come after the ones that say the Moad should hide the outcasts.

Although the Bible teaches that Moab, Edom, and the prominant Ammonites will escape the wrath of the King of the North, they will later have to pay:

1 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them. 3 Say to the Ammonites, 'Hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord God: "Because you said, 'Aha!' against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into captivity, 4 indeed, therefore, I will deliver you as a possession to the men of the East, and they shall set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk. 5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels and Ammon a resting place for flocks. Then you shall know that I am the Lord."

6 'For thus says the Lord God: "Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced in heart with all your disdain for the land of Israel, 7 indeed, therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and give you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish from the countries; I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the Lord."

8 'Thus says the Lord God: "Because Moab and Seir say, 'Look! The house of Judah is like all the nations,' 9 therefore, behold, I will clear the territory of Moab of cities, of the cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kirjathaim. 10 To the men of the East I will give it as a possession, together with the Ammonites, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations. 11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab, and they shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 25:1-11)

The above basically is also true for what will happen to the Edomites (Ezekiel 25:12-14). However, the Jordanians will be eliminated by a power from the east. However, it may be that some of them will escape. Those who might who seem to be the ones who will hide and not betray the outcasts.

The prophecies in Ezekiel seem to show that many currently in Jordan will end up in lands currently occupied by the nation of Israel. That is also true from many of the Palestinians in Jordan (see also Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy).

Ezekiel 25 also has a prophecy against the Philistines:

15 'Thus says the Lord God: "Because the Philistines dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred," 16 therefore thus says the Lord God: "I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. 17 I will execute great vengeance on them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I lay My vengeance upon them." (Ezekiel 25:15-17)

Vengeance belongs to God (Romans 12:9; Hebrews 10:30), and apparently (along with the Edomites, Ezekiel 25:15-17, Joel 3:19, Obadiah 8-11, and Psalms 137:7-9 see also The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy), many in now Jordan are subject to punishment in the future for their vengeance. Zechariah 9:6 tells of punishment of the Palestinians/Philistines for their pride.

Notice also:

3 There is the sound of wailing shepherds!
For their glory is in ruins.
There is the sound of roaring lions!
For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins. (Zechariah 11:3)

The improper pride of various peoples will be gone.

Armaggedon and Jordan?

When might the destruction come?

It may be in conjuction of troops gathering in "Armageddon. Notice where the troops come from:

12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

15 "Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame."

16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12-16)

What does that have to do with Jordan?

Well, Jordan is located between the Euphrates river and Armaggedon. Some of troops coming from the east that will end up in Armageddon will go through Jordan.

A huge army of 200 million will be coming:

13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed — by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. (Revelation 9:13-19)

Jordan will be affected when the Euphrates river dries up and some of the armies from the east will cross over its land. This may well be when Jordan will cease. Of course, there could be repentent ones in Jordan that God will spare.

More on Armaggedon is in the article Iraq, the King of the South, Armageddon, and Prophecy.

Koran Does Not Teach What Many Muslims Seem to Think

It may be of interest to note that the area of Palestine is not mentioned in the Koran. Because of this, not all Muslims believe that they are to acquire Jerusalem. Notice the following:

Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59).

“I say to those who distort their Lord’s book, the Koran: From where did you bring the name Palestine, you liars, you accursed, when Allah has already named it “The Holy Land” and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment. There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in the Koran. Your demand for the Land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land. Therefore you won’t succeed, and Allah will fail you and humiliate you, because Allah is the one who will protect them (i.e. the Jews).”

The sheikh added: “The Palestinians are the killers of children, the elderly and women. They attack the Jews and then they use those (children, the elderly and women) as human shields and hide behind them, without mercy for their children as if they weren’t their own children, in order to tell the public opinion that the Jews intended to kill them. This is exactly what I saw with my own two eyes in the 70’s, when they attacked the Jordanian army, which sheltered and protected them. Instead of thanking it (the Jordanian army), they brought their children forward to (face) the Jordanian army, in order to make the world believe that the army kills their children. This is their habit and custom, their viciousness, their having hearts of stones towards their children, and their lying to public opinion, in order to get its support.”

It is worth mentioning, that the above mentioned sheikh visited Israel and met Jewish religious scholars. The “Israel in Arabic” site conducted an interview with him, in which he said that the reason for his openness towards the Jewish people “comes from my acknowledgment of their sovereignty on their land and my belief in the Koran, which told us and emphasized this in many places, like His (Allah’s) saying ”Oh People (i.e the Children of Israel), enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned unto you” (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and His saying “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59) and many other verses.

He (Adwan) added: “(The Jews) are peaceful people who love peace, who are not hostile and are not aggressors, but if they are attacked, they defend themselves while causing as little damage to the attackers as possible. It is an honor for them that Allah has chosen them over the worlds – meaning over the people and the Jinns until the Day of Judgment. I made the reasons for Allah’s choice clear in my books and pamphlets. When Allah chose them, He didn’t do so out of politeness, and He wasn’t unjust other peoples, it is just that they (the Jews) deserved this.” (Cohen E. Jordanian Sheikh: ‘There is no “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah gave Israel to the Jews.’ Jews News, August 15, 2014. viewed 09/24/14)

Of course, just as many people who claim to be Christian believe as doctrines positions contrary to the Bible, Islam has similar issues.

Currently, Jordan remains interested in getting territories lost in the 1967 war and that includes at least part of Jerusalem.

What Happens After the Day of the Lord?

After all the prophesied battles and punishments, Christ will return:

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory (Matthew 24:29-30).

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 19:16).

Jesus will come and straighten this world out (see also The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church).

This will usher in a kingdom that will be established for 1,000 years:

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years (Revelation 20:4-6).

And people of many nations, including those of Jordan, will be part of this kingdom:

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9).

(An article of related interest may include Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism and a 6000 Year Plan?)

Conclusion About the Jordanians in Prophecy

The Arab world was promised greatness in the Bible (Genesis 17:20). For hundreds of years it had major historical prominence.

Just because the whole world (and not just the Jordanians) will be temporarily deceived by the rising European Beast power, you do not have to be. Hopefully this article has given you some reasons to look at the world and your life and will motivate to come to God now on His terms. To learn more about what happened to Christianity, a good place to start may be The History of Early Christianity page. May God call you today and grant you the understanding so that you will "pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36).

Yet, because most in the world do not truly strive now to know the true God, God will punish them as well as the other inhabitants on the Earth.

However, since God is a God of love, He intends to resurrect the Arabs/Turks/Persians and offer them salvation. A salvation that nearly all will accept as nearly all the Jordanians who ever lived will be in the kingdom of God. A kingdom without fear or death or sorrow. A glorious kingdom. And that is the prophesied future for nearly all of the Arabs, Turks, and Persians.

The also Bible tells of an age to come and that all whoever lived, Jordanian, or not, will be offered salvation. Until then, we can expect problems to come to Gaza and other parts of Palestine, as well as Jordan itself (see also Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis).

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