Oil Price.com: During his visit to Washington last week the King of Jordan said that the events unfolding in the region today were nothing less than the start of World War III.
“We have to stand up and say, ‘This is the line that is drawn in the sand,’” the king said in an interview that was broadcast on CBS’s This Morning. “It’s clearly a fight between good and evil.”
Coming from one of the rare voices of reason in the Arab world this is certainly cause for concern.
“This is a Muslim problem,” said the king. The importance of this statement cannot be stressed enough. Until now, many in the Middle East saw the conflict as one opposing the United States and its Western allies to Islamist groups. The king’s statement in Washington sheds a whole new light on the problem and how to approach it.
Opinion: King Abdullah II heads one of two strategically important non-oil producing nations in the Middle East; the other is Israel. He does not know that his nation will be part of the first of three final wars leading to the return of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 83:6-7 lists 3 armies from Jordan:
- Edom (Mt. Seir) – southern Jordan
- Moab – central Jordan
- Ammon – northern Jordan
1. Edom: In the 6th century BC, Esau’s tribe was forced out of their ancestral home in Mt. Seir by a Nabatean tribe leaving the land desolate and fulfilling Ezekiel 35:1-4. “Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; I will stretch out My hand against you, And make you most desolate; I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”
Esau’s descendants then settled into southern Judea (West Bank), where they still reside today.
2-3. Moab and Ammon join the attack.
Both brothers were born from an incestuous relationship between Lot and his daughters in the aftermath of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:30). The Bible refers to both the Ammonites and Moabites as Lot’s sons.
The three tribes make up most of the Palestinian people of today.
The ancient hatred has not changed.