September 07, 2006

The Iraqi government has taken control of its armed forces

At a ceremony to mark the handover of Iraq's military forces to the Iraqi government, General George Casey, the top US commander in Iraq, said from this day forward the Iraqi military will be led by Iraqis.

US military spokesman, General William Caldwell, said that if you go back and map out significant events military that have occurred in Iraq's formation of its government's taking control of its country, the transfer of control of the military is a huge significant event.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The transfer of control over Iraq's armed forces from the US to Iraq is significant militarily, politically, and prophetically, that is according to Bible prophecy.

US officials claim that Iraq's assuming of the control of its armed forces is a crucial
milestone on the country's difficult road to independence. Prime minister Maliki now has complete control over Iraq's military and the PM said this rebuilt military will move to bring an end to sectarian violence. After disbanding the Iraqi army following the US led invasion in 2003, the US and other foreign forces have been training the new Iraqi military for the purpose of this transfer of leadership. As this war-torn nation continues to rebuild politically and militarily, a future Iraq comes better into focus that is being prepared for a significant role in Bible prophecy.

The End Times scenario for Iraq is found in Revelation 18 which speaks of Iraq, biblical Babylon in the text, which will be the future world headquarters for an economic, governmental, political system that will be headed up by Antichrist. Iraq, which I once again remind you is biblical Babylon, must be rebuilt for its role in Bible prophecy because it ultimately must be completely destroyed and never inhabited again, that is forever, that's found in Isaiah 13 and 14, Jeremiah 50 and 51, and Revelation 18. In fact, the last judgment of the seven year Tribulation Period is the total destruction of Iraq, biblical Babylon, and then Jesus Christ comes back to earth, that's Revelation 16:17-21 and Zechariah 14:4.

Iraq taking control of its military does bring this world closer to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.