December 18, 2007

Over two million Moslem pilgrims attack Mount Arafat

Moslem pilgrims, around two million of them from around the world representing 181 different countries, poured onto Mount Arafat East of Mecca to mark the climax of the annual Moslem hajj pilgrimage, the largest annual religious gathering in the world.

Many of the Moslem pilgrims spent the night on Mount Arafat, also known as the Mountain of Mercy, the location where the Islamic prophet Mohamed gave his sermon in the year of his death in 632 A.D., a place today where the faithful spend the day praying asking for Allah's forgiveness at the summit in a symbolic waiting for the last judgment. The journey to Mount Arafat is an essential part of the pilgrimage which is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith with every Moslem required to make the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, at least once in his or her lifetime.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As two million Moslems gather on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia, just outside of Mecca, one has to be reminded of the key role that the Moslem world plays in the End times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The world's population of six billion people is today characterized as being somewhat religious with one-fifth of that population, numbering 1.2 billion people, embracing the Moslem religion of Islam. Though the word Moslem or Islam is not mentioned in the Bible, the nations that embrace the Moslem faith and the End Times scenario found in Bible prophecy, which is being played out right now, does allow the world to recognize this large population in our world today.

Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38, and Psalm 83 list every Moslem nation as a key player in the Last Days. Joel 2 speaks of a massive militant militia that attacks Israel at the first of the seven year Tribulation Period. Ezekiel 39:2 reveals the demise of almost all of the Moslem world when they do attack Israel, but until then, the Moslems are major players on the world scene.