The Prophesied Future of the Arab World…part 2

So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.(Zechariah 1:14-15)


We have been discussing recent events in the Arab world . Tunisia, Egypt, Libya,Yemen, Jordan ,Saudi Arabia, Dubai,among others  are being shaken by massive, violent, popular demonstrations.

There is a twofold commonality in all of these nations, 1) ethnically they are Arab and  2) They are Muslim,  in the midst of a revival of fundamentalist Islam. That is why the so-called “democratic” aspect of these upheavals is meaningless. Islamists will win the elections, the populations of these nations are not upset with their respective governments for being too Islamic, they are upset with them for being too secular!

There is a spiritual dimension to these events, as well. The  prophets of the Bible foretold in great detail, the origin and final end of the Arab people.  The sons of Abraham, Ishmael and of Esau play a prominent role in the Last Days scenario.

From  Genesis, we learn that much of the Arab nation came from the first-born son of Abraham, Ishmael. He was not the child of the promise,nor was he born of Sarah Abraham’s wife. Ishmael was the son of Abraham through his bondslave, the Egyptian woman,Hagar.

But Ishmael is of such significance, that like Samson, Jesus and the John the Baptist, an Angel spoke of his future before he was even born.

And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(Genesis 16:11-12)

The  character of the Arab people is here prophetically described, in the first book of the Bible;

* The divinely assigned name,Ishmael – means either “God hears” or “He will hear God”. Not all Arabs are the physical descendants of Ishmael, but through Islam they are in spiritual affinity with Ishmael’s disenfranchisement from Abraham.

*A Wild Ass of a man – The literal rendering of KJV’s “Wild man”. This is not meant to be taken as an insult, for to a desert dwelling people, the wild ass represents toughness, virility, fierce independence, and unbrokenness. All of the qualities one would require to survive in a harsh and unforgiving environment.

* His hand will be against every man and every man’s against him – Ishmael would be warlike, he would not submit to others who try to dominate him, and he would dominate others.

* He will dwell in the presence of his brothers – This is the prediction that Ishmael would not only be at war with all other nations, but that he would be unable to have peace even with his own brothers. This passage can be interpreted as “He will dwell in the face of his brothers”.

Arab would be at war with Arab, when not fighting outsiders. Ishmael would also persecute his brother Isaac, hating him and making his life miserable, until Abraham was forced to put he and his mother Hagar the bondslave out of the house.

* The Arabs would be a powerful, populous people The Angel  who appeared to Hagar in the desert , prophesying Ishmael’s birth, also predicted that the Ishmaelites would be an exceedingly numerous people. He shall ever live ‘in the face of his brothers’.

And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.(Genesis 16:10)

History has proven this prophecy to be true, the Arabs are the independent, fierce, unbroken survivors that the Angel said they would be. They have also multiplied into a great nation, there are hundreds of millions of Arabs, there are 22 Arab nations in the middle east and North Africa, and through Islam, Arab culture is predominant in 57 nations of the world.

But also true is the Muslim/ Arab inability to live in peace. Contrary to contemporary “wisdom” there is no place on earth where Islam has ever wrought any kind of peace, other than the peace of the dead! When the Arabs are not at war with the rest of the world, they are fighting among themselves. Arab against Arab, and Muslim against Muslim is the rule and not the exception.

And the Muslim/Arabs have a fierce, unyielding hatred for their younger brother Jacob(ie Israel).

Not all Arabs are the physical descendants of Ishmael, but through Islam they are in spiritual affinity with Ishmael’s disenfranchisement from Abraham in favor of the second son of Abraham,Isaac, the child of God’s promise. Islam nurtures the original grievance Ishmael and Hagar his equally disenfranchised mother.

The scripture calls this hatred, “the perpetual hatred”, and predicts that this hatred of Ishmael for Isaac, Esau for Jacob, will be the catalyst for the final judgments to come down upon the whole world.

Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.(Ezekiel 35:5-6)

We will look next at another development in the formation of the Arab people ,also recorded in Genesis, and pertaining to the future events unfolding now, in the prophesy concerning Esau.





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4 Responses to The Prophesied Future of the Arab World…part 2

  1. Ross Windust says:

    Thanks Bill, the history lesson is excellent. I am in discussions with a young Muslim,(Sunni), who dont beleive the Bible but have taken what they percive as the truth from it. Sunni say that the Shia are not Muslim.
    you are in our daily prayers, the emails are bearing fruit, as the world is blind as to true history. As followers of Jesus we must have a strong and clear understanding of true history, sadly this is not taught in churches today, and in my case not yesterday either.
    many of us thirst for the truth.
    Have a great day
    love – Ross Windust

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  3. Ahmad says:

    You clearly know nothing about arabs and islam. get informed before you start inventing stuff up about us. islam condems violence, just because some muslims commit acts of violence, doesn’t mean that it is permitted in islam. there are bad people everywhere do not judge islam based on them. plus countries like Saudia arabia which is an islamic country, with the exception of some strange laws like women not being able to drive, are peaceful and you can’t argue about that. I can assure you that a true islamic state which really follows islamic law would be a much more peaceful country than any of these current corrupt dictatorships that are in power. I don’t know if your misinformed about us or prejudice but I suggest you get informed and read some more reliable books about the arabs and muslims. I understand that you believe what the bible says but from what you have just written, the quotes do not really just say that we are evil. In regards to isreal, I am disgusted by their government, it’s not about their faith or race, but simply what their government has done and is doing to arabs, you clearly have no idea what sort of atrocitys thay are commiting in Gaza and no excuse can justify what they have done. of course i am not talking about jews in general just those who have contributed to the atrocities, which aren’t a large percentage, so no ancient grievance, seeing as it was the muslims and arabs who had the closest and best relations with the Jews in the past before the current conflict started, unlike europe where they were persicuted.

    • billrandles says:

      Ahmed thank you for your comments- I hope you continue reading my blog. I assure you that The True and Living God has a plan for the Arabs just as He does for the Jews, both of whom are children of Abraham.(I thought I made that clear but am happy to repeat it). God has blessed the Arab people and made them a great nation, It is He who has enriched them with oil, and caused them to flourish with people. As for Islam, I can and do judge them on their actions, stated goals,ideology and the deed of their “prophet”. You say that a “true Islamic state” that follows Islamic law would be peaceful? What about Afghanistan The Taliban tried to get as close as any to the ideals of Mohammed, and it was a violent, misogynistic nightmare! Or how about Iran? As for Israel, they are also in unbelief, but God has established the Jewish nation again as he said He would three thousand years again, bringing them back again in unbelief, that he might deal with them and the nations one more time before Judgment day. Those who seek to annihilate her are defying the only true God and are doomed to failure, and even hell for their efforts.Jeremiah 32:37-42 says;

      Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

      38And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

      39And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

      40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

      41Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

      42For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

      Ahmed, are you ready for the last judgment? Have you recieved the gift of God, that is the forgiveness of sins? Do you realize that Jesus Christ died for you, as a substitute in your place for your sins? All it takes to go to hell forever, is one sin… we cannot earn our way to heaven, God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son for us that whosoever would believe on him would not perish but have everlasting Life. I would love to continue to talk with you my friend, but in the meantime I shall pray for you- Your friend Bill Randles

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