A September 25, 2012 Debka article linked here suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood, or some variation therein, is about to overpower King Abdullah II of Jordan. The report says…“Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication.”
My intel suggests that in this instance Debka, which occasionally reports somewhat sensationally, could be correct! A patient calculated effort to depose one of the last moderate kings of the Arab states appears about to be executed.
Could this be the case? Ponder the possibilities, and what does this mean prophetically speaking? Considering that Jordan is part of the climactic concluding Psalm 83 Arab – Israeli war, is this part of that prophetic storyline? Will the moderate Hashemite Kingdom that is somewhat friendly to Israel fall, and the Anti – Semitic Muslim Brotherhood dominated government prevail?
See Jordan listed in the Psalm 83 confederates image under the banner of ancient Moab, Ammon, and Edom. For more information on Jordan’s prophetic role in Psalm 83 read Jordan to Soon Sever Ties With Israel.
In light of the Debka article I was asked this question below from a friend and prophetic scholar, Keith of Divine Intervention Ministry. Below are the question and my response back to brother Keith.
QUESTION: In light of this Debka article concerning Jordan, How does this play into the Jews fleeing to Petra during Tribulation (Micah 2:12)?
“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.” (Micah 2:12 nkjv)
ANSWER: Brother Keith I believe that this verse can be translated as follows;
“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, – The Lord will regather out from the Diaspora all Jews from the nations of the world. This process technically began when Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948, and is ongoing today.
O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; Although presently not all Israelis believe in the Lord, a faithful remnant will emerge out of the restored Jewish state that will receive Jesus Christ as their messiah and be saved. Zechariah 13:8-9, informs that this remnant will be a remaining third of the Israeli population that survives the final genocidal attempt of the Antichrist.
I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.” – The surviving Israeli remnant will “shout aloud with joy” as they rejoice in the praises of the Lord during the 1000 – year messianic kingdom. The faithful remnant will reside like a safely protected flock in a sheepfold on green pastures during the kingdom. Psalm 132:9-18 and Revelation 20:4.
The relationship of this faithful remnant to Petra is found by connecting the following scriptures.
Matthew 24:15-16 – Jesus instructs the faithful remnant to flee to the nearby mountains when the Antichrist abominates the soon to be constructed third Jewish temple.
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (nkjv)
Isaiah 63 identifies which nearby mountains Christ was referencing to. They are the mountains that housed ancient Edom, Bozrah more specifically. Today Bozrah is located in close proximity to modern day Petra. Edom was located in ancient Mount Seir, which is located in modern day Southern Jordan. Isaiah 63 describes Christ coming to this mountainous area to rescue the faithful remnant from the genocidal attempt against them mounted by the Antichrist during the Armageddon campaign.
Hosea 5:15 informs that this faithful remnant will recognize that Christ is their Jewish messiah, and that this epiphany occurs at the end of the Tribulation Period when they are in the direst of straits.
I will return again to My place (Christ ascended to heaven in Mark 16:19, and Psalm 110:1
says he will remain there until he returns for the faithful remnant) Till they acknowledge their
offense. (Their offense was generational rejection of Christ as the Messiah) Then they (the
faithful remnant) will seek My (Jesus Christ’s) face; In their affliction (at the end of the
Tribulation Period) they will earnestly seek Me.” (nkjv)
Moreover, in light of current events related to this Debka article here is my synopsis below.
Brother Keith concerning your question below about Petra, Jordan – The Israelis (faithful remnant) will flee there during the Great Tribulation. This probably only becomes viable because Jordan falls under Israeli sovereignty after Psalm 83 (refer to Jeremiah 49:1-2). Subsequently Moab, which is central Jordan, appears to be where the “Valley of Hamon Gog” gets established to bury the dead of hordes of the Gog of Magog invaders in Ez. 38 –39. Central Jordan is the most likely valley area east of some sea, which is what Ezekiel 39:11 describes.
Lastly, because Christ knew beforehand that modern day Jordan would be under Israeli sovereignty when the Abomination of Desolation occurred, the Messiah wisely pre-instructed the Israelis to flee there in Matthew 24:15-16 when they witness the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel.
So in real time application you have this potential, King Abdullah gets removed like Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Both of these leaders needed to be deposed to make way for more war-minded leaders. It’s interesting to note the leader still intact after the fall of the leaders from the Arab Spring are all war minded!
Then Israel can dwell securely and Ezekiel 38 occurs. The Lord defeats the Magog invaders and the Israelis bury the dead in the Valley of Hamon Gog, which does not yet exist on any world map.
This is all followed by the Tribulation Period, which at the mid-point the Antichrist performs the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel (Daniel 9:27). The faithful remnant then heads for ancient Mt. Seir located in Petra, Jordan, as Christ previously instructed. Then the Antichrist assembles his armies in the Armageddon campaign to destroy the remnant of Israeli refugees in Petra. As per Hosea 5:15 the remnant recognizes that Christ is the Messiah and they cry out for Jesus to return for them in fulfillment of Matthew 23:39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’”