(Jordanian special forces participate in an anti-terrorism drill at King Abdullah II Airbase in Amman)
JPost: “Throughout the turmoil that has roiled the Middle East during the last five-and-a-half years, Jordan has managed to maintain its equilibrium, affected by events, to be sure, but seemingly immune from the twin catastrophes of state failure and rampant violent conflict that has characterized much of the region.
However, two recent jihadi terrorist attacks, the largest experienced by Jordan in a decade, give cause for concern, especially in the context of larger trends.
The most recent attack, carried out by the Islamic State on June 21, killed seven Jordanian soldiers and injured at least twice that many at a Syrian-Jordanian border checkpoint.”
Opinion: Jordan has a significant role to play in end times prophecy. In Psalm 83:1-8 the entire state is represented in great detail as part of an alliance to eliminate the Jewish state.
- Edom: Southern Jordan, home of the tribes of Esau until the 6th century BC
- Moab: Central Jordan, firstborn son of Lot
- Ammon: Northern Jordan, brother of Moab
Edom, or Esau (Genesis 36:1), is known as the eternal enemy of the Israelites. In Genesis 27:41 Esau vows to kill his brother Jacob whom God named Israel (Genesis 35:10) over the birthright that Esau squandered. Esau’s descendants are still trying to kill Jacob.
Modern day Edom is the West Bank (Judea) today.
Moab and Ammon were born to Lot and Lot’s elder and younger daughters in the aftermath of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible refers to both the Moabites and Ammonites as Lot’s sons, born of incest with his daughters, Genesis 19:37-38.
After the Psalm 83 alliance is defeated, Jordan is not mentioned again until the final war of Armageddon.
Daniel 11:40-41: “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon.”
Daniel prophesies one of the final battles of Armageddon right before Antichrist moves his armies into Israel. Notice that Jordan will escape the wrath and destruction.
Here’s why: In Matthew 24:15-16, Jesus instructs the Jews who will be in Judea in that day to “flee to the mountains”. The mountains are modern-day Petra in southern Jordan.
All Jordan is spared because the remnant of the Jews will be there.