Arab States May Soon Exercise More Power

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In the latest TW News & Prophecy, the Living Church of God reported:

Arab states in key UN positions in September.

In a potentially significant sequence of events, “Arab states will be chairing the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly in September as the Palestinian Authority makes its statehood bid. Lebanon is slated to preside over the Security Council in September while Qatar will head the General Assembly.”

Currently, Israel is developing oil fields off its northern coast–an area that “the Hizbullah-backed government in Lebanon has made a counter-claim to.” Some fear that Lebanon may use its new position to also move for control over the oil fields (, August 9, 2011).

Bible prophecy reveals continued upheaval in the Holy Land up to the time of Christ’s return. It also indicates that an Arab-dominated movement, or “king of the South,” will continually “push against” not only Israel, but ultimately the European “king of the North.” Daniel 11 describes this struggle–one that will eventually result in the king of the South being destroyed by the king of the North (verses 40-43). Bible prophecies are certain (Daniel 2:45), and we are now witnessing events that God will use to fulfill His purpose.

For decades this Work has warned people to “watch the Middle East” and this warning grows more relevant daily. Prophecy is marching on! To learn more about this vital topic, please review our free and insightful booklet, The Middle East in Prophecy.

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The situations in Syria and Libya are again in the news today, as many things are changing in the Middle East:

Wall Street Journal – ‎ August 20, 2011
AP ZAWIYA, Libya—Libyan rebels took control of this coastal city Saturday, clearing a major hurdle in their march toward Moammar Gadhafi’s remaining bastion, the capital of Tripoli, just 30 miles away.
TIME – ‎20 August 2011

(TRIPOLI, Libya) – Libyan rebels said they launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late Saturday…

Voice of America –

August 20, 2011 Crackdown Continues in Syria VOA News Syrian security forces have killed at least two people in the central province of Homs.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which operates in many Arabic nations, is also gaining some further acceptance (though some deny it):

Self-avowed Muslim Marxist Says White House Tied to Muslim Brotherhood

‎The New American – Raven Clabough
Tarek Fatah — a self-described devout Muslim Marxist — has issued a strong warning that there is a Muslim Brotherhood influence at the White House.

Muslim Brotherhood demands Israeli ambassador expelled

‎Ahram Online – 20 August 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood have released a statement following Israeli attacks which left five Egyptian soldiers dead, demanding that the Israeli ambassador be expelled from Egypt and that the peace treaty between the two countries be renegotiated.

Many governments have already changed in the Middle East and there is influence from the Muslim Brotherhood at times.

As I have long written here, I believe that these semi-secular replacement governments ultimately will not deliver what the people want, and then be replaced by governments that will support a pan-national Islamic leader (like the Caliph that the Muslim Brotherhood wants and/or an Imam Mahdi like the Shi’ites and some Sunnis advocate).

Ultimately the Bible tells of an Arabic confederation that will rise up with a leader that it calls the King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43).   Having some additional influence in the United Nations may affect this formation directly or indirectly.

For more information, here are three articles of possibly related interest:

The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

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