Saudi Arabia… Mecca… Latter-day Babylon?
Why was Saudi Arabia not included in the maps showing the end time beast?
Book: “The Beast and Babylon – The Revival of Radical Islam”
Website: Beast and Babylon.com
The primary reason is that Arabia was never part of the ancient Babylonian (lion), Persian (bear), or Grecian (leopard) Empires. Territorial parts of these ancient empires are combined in Revelation 13:1-2 to form the revived tripartite (leopard/bear/lion) Beast Empire (Caliphate) that is prophesied to rise up from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the latter-days.
As mentioned in my previous post (24 Dec 2017), the revived Islamist Caliphate (ISIS) was given “authority to continue for forty-two months.” This period began on 29th June 2014 and ended on 9/10th December 2017, in the 42nd month of its tenure. Although delegitimised and disempowered as a Caliphate (with no Capital or country), it is still a viable and dangerous entity. It should be noted that the “great city” is yet to be destroyed by the ‘beast powers,’ and they have yet to gather the kings of the earth to the battle of Armageddon (Rev.16:13–16).
It appears that Saudi Arabia is destined to fulfil a different role in the end times; i.e., that of providing the finance, and impetus for constructing and re-creating “Mystery Babylon, the great city.”
The photos at these websites are several years old. http://media.al.com/alphotos/photo/2014/10/01/15980998-standard.jpg
This developing “great city” is scheduled to be destroyed by the beast caliphate and its ten associated terrorist groups (Rev.17:15–18).
However, the Bible indicates that in addition to the revived Caliphate and its ten affiliate groups, additional marauding forces are at large in the end time. These forces are of particular relevance to Israel.
The information in Daniel 11:40-45 shows that “at the time of the end” a "king of the North" (i.e., a latter-day fulfilment of the ancient Grecian-Seleucid prophecy) will arise. This latter-day "king of the North" is identifiable as the mounting Shi’a alliance between Iran/Iraqi/Syria and Hezbollah (Lebanon); nations that occupy the same territories held historically by the Seleucid Empire. According to Daniel, this northern power will—after provocation by the “king of the South” (Southern alliance)—advance south and “enter” many countries until the "king of the North" has “power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.” (Dan. 11:43).
Recent news bulletins indicate that this Southern alliance is being formed by Sunni Saudi Arabia and Israel. Jordan and Egypt (adjoining Sunni countries) will not be far behind.
It is interesting to note that in Daniel’s prophecy, the King of the North (aka “Axis of Resistance”) is goaded into retaliating after suffering persistent attacks by the King of the South.
This week Iran vowed to retaliate against Israel for its recent bombing of its arms storage facilities in Syria. Daniel 11:40 is being fulfilled!
God Bless you in your search for the truth.