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Recently in Ramallah, just North of the city of Jerusalem in Israel, the Palestinians held a gathering as they await the coming of the Mahdi, the Muslim messiah. They want a caliphate, a worldwide kingdom, to be setup in Jerusalem. Itamar Marcus, head of Palestinian Media Watch, gives us a report on this gathering.
The important thing to know is that, that belief which is expressed at that rally in Ramallah North of Jerusalem that the Islamic world will subjugate the entire rest of the world under Islam seems to be very mainstream in the Palestinian world. We hear it regularly from the Hamas today, we've heard it in the past on television, we haven't heard it that much recently or at all recently, but I think that is because they know Palestinian Media Watch is listening to them and they've toned down some messages, but we've heard it.
We just know that people are expressing what they believe, what they've been taught. This group in Ramallah wants to have a Muslim caliphate, in other words all of the Muslim world united under one religious leader so they can then go out and conquer the Christian world, the Jewish world. It is probably the greatest challenge that the world, Christianity, Judaism, the Western world will face in the coming years in this Islamic ideology that was expressed in Ramallah. The biggest mistake the West can make is to minimize the threat, to minimize the danger and if we do, we might have a worse outcome.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The coming of the Muslim messiah is close according to Islamic leaders. That is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Islam has an eschatology. They believe there will be a kingdom, a worldwide caliphate, that will be headquartered in the city of Jerusalem, that is part of Islamic eschatology. However, God has promised the Jewish people this Kingdom to be headquartered in the city of Jerusalem, Daniel 7:13-14.
Jesus Christ will rule from that Kingdom headquartered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Zechariah 6:13. And He will rule for 1,000 years before we enter into eternity future, Revelation 20:4-6.
Preparations for a false kingdom that will be under the leadership of the Islamic world is simply setting the stage for the true Kingdom under Jesus Christ.