August 14, 2008

Jordanian border officials forbid religious Jews to enter Jordan with a Bible

Jordanian border officials refused to allow a group of religious Israeli tourists that were carrying religious objects, such as their Bibles, to enter the country and said it was a safety measure to avoid potential terror threats.

The Israeli tourists were detained at the border crossing and were notified of the new regulations that prohibits entry into Jordan with Jewish prayer books, Bibles or the Talmud, which is extra-Biblical Jewish writing. The Jewish tourists said it was very demeaning to have such a negative experience in what is build as a friendly country; however, a Jordanian security official said the decision was taken only for security reasons.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A recent incident where Jordanian border officials stopped religious Jews from entering Jordan with Bibles is in contradiction to the directive that Jesus gave the Jewish people for the End Times.

A group of religious Jews wanting to visit Jordan recently was somewhat humiliated as they thought they were being singled out because they were Jewish when they were not allowed to enter Jordan with their Bibles, Talmud and other religious items. Even though Jordanian border officials said it was a matter of security for the Israeli tourists, it was noticed that Christians were allowed to enter the country with such items. The vast majority of the Israeli Jewish tourists decided that as proud Israelis they would not enter Jordan unless they could do so with their religious objects including their Bibles. This report is in contrast to what will happen during the seven year Tribulation Period, the future time of Jacob's Trouble, the time of judgment yet to come.

Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse recorded in Matthew 24, told the Jews who saw the Temple in Jerusalem being desecrated during this time of judgment, the Abomination of Desolation of Matthew 24:15, to flee towards the mountains in Southern Jordan to a place called "Petra". This would be a place prepared by God to protect the Jewish people during the Tribulation, Revelation 12:6. Isaiah 63:1-6 gives proof that this special place is indeed Petra.

In the future period of judgment Jews will not be stopped at the Jordanian border.