May 02, 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden brings to a close one chapter and opens another

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As President Obama addressed the people of the United States with the report of a successful special military operation that resulted in the death of America's number one enemy, Osama bin Laden, the leaders of the intelligence community cautioned the world to be ready for an onslaught of new terroristic activity in reaction to bin Laden's death. Bin Laden had ordered the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and possibly either the Capital Building in Washington or the White House, a mission that failed because of the actions of people aboard the aircraft that crashed into the fields in Pennsylvania.

The fear now is that numerous attacks will be launched around the world in retaliation of bin Laden's death and another terroristic leader will surface to replace bin Laden.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Osama bin Laden is dead, an action that will set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Almost a decade after Osama bin Laden ordered the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC, the mastermind of these horrific attacks has been killed and, as many have said, justice has been served. However, this is not the end of the story. Remember, al Qaeda was not a hierarchy but instead, a network of terrorists around the world. The threat of Islamic terrorism has not gone away. It may, in fact, intensify in its efforts to rule the world. Bin Laden was the symbol of the desire of those who want to rule this world with an Islamic caliphate, a worldwide kingdom.

Though the Bible never mentions the word, "Islam" or "Moslem", the ideology of Islam is the unspoken word missing from the prophetic scenario found in a number of prophecies written by several ancient Jewish prophets. Daniel and Ezekiel list a group of nations, all Islamic, that will come to power in the last days (Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38). Joel, another ancient Jewish prophet wrote of a massive militia that will arise in the last days to play a major role in the end of times events (Joel 2). John the Apostle, in the book of Revelation, foretold of a world that will come under the Satanic attack of these Islamic warriors during the Tribulation period (Revelation 16-19).

Osama bin Laden's death has indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.