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Jerusalem Caliphate

“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” Daniel 11:45. You will not be able to understand the interpretation of this verse until you understand the preceding 44 verses.  And the beautiful thing about this chapter is that anyone with access to historical records can decipher the prophecies in this chapter sufficiently to know the meaning of verse 45. The fact is, chapter 11 is simply a collection of news headlines from a specific region of this world that were given to the prophet Daniel that span the time from the kingdom of Medo-Persia down to our very day. Why would God give us such a detailed list of news headlines to watch?  He wants us to know when we are getting close to the time described in the very next verse, the “time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation” (Daniel 12:1).

Let’s cut to the chase and describe in a nutshell what is about to take place in Jerusalem as outlined in the book Jerusalem Caliphate and the Third Jihad.

Here is the literal interpretation of Daniel 11:45:

“And he (the king of the north—the leader of Turkey) shall plant (place or establish) the tabernacles of his palace (a religious/political entity—Islamic Caliphate) between the seas (Mediterranean and Dead Seas) in the glorious holy mountain (Jerusalem—Mount of Olives) . . .”

Now, I don’t expect you to accept this interpretation without your own thorough study of the biblical text. However, if you allow for a literal interpretation of the entire eleventh chapter of Daniel, I believe that you will see that this is a reasonable explanation of this verse. Click here for a complete verse-by-verse literal interpretation of Daniel 11.

Listen to what Recep Tayyip Erdogan (current king of the north) has been saying recently. It certainly sounds like he wants to fulfill the ambitions of those Islamic clerics and officials heard on those first three short video clips on the Home Page of the website, who are saying they want the Islamic Caliphate to be established in Jerusalem. To be clear, I am not saying that Erdogan will necessarily be the person who will be the king of the north when this prophecy is fulfilled. It will depend on whether or not he is the leader of Turkey when the Caliphate is set up in Jerusalem. The recent developments in Turkey may prove to be significant in the fulfillment of the Bible's prophecies. Click here for a well-written report on the coup that took place in 2015.

May 28, 2015, 04:07PM | Rachel Avraham

“During the inauguration of the 55th airport in Hakkari Province, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire. . . During the ceremony, both Turkish leaders spoke of their desire to conquer Jerusalem and to re-establish the Ottoman Empire.

“He (Erdogan) proclaimed himself to be the reincarnation of Saladin, who will kick whom he perceives to be the modern-day crusaders out of Jerusalem by uniting the Muslim world behind him by hinting at the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire: ‘I am sure that the great commander Saladin is bringing together all of the peoples of the Middle East into the one army that defeated the Crusaders.  Saladin is currently witnessing what we are doing here spiritually.  I was in his spiritual presence and I am addressing him here in Hakkari with the mighty men, be it eastern, brave south-eastern, valiant Anatolian in Old Turkey.’

“‘Jerusalem is for the Muslims and not for Israel,’ Erdogan added.  ‘Why should we continue to be friends with those that stomped their boots on the Temple Mount?  They insist that we have to be friends?  I say, we will not.’   Erdogan promised to follow in Saladin’s footsteps: ‘They all promise you, O Saladin, if you united the brothers in the Middle East, so will we.  Saladin said, ‘Jerusalem is not for the Crusaders.’ Saladin witnessed this.  Allah witnesses this.  One people, one flag, one nation and one state!'”


“Today, President Erdogan of Turkey gave a speech that no one in the English media is reporting. The Anadolu Agency, which is like the ‘Reuters’ of Turkey, reported on it and several Arabic sources have now picked up on it. And the speech he gave included a few lines where he talked about invading Jerusalem; ‘Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry, being in a state of war with each other.'”

Islam—the world’s second-largest religion—has big plans. Its goal? Nothing less than to bring the nations of this world under the influence of Islam and the rule of its sharia law.

Beginning in A.D. 632, the entire Muslim world was ruled by a single leader called a caliph. But on March 3, 1924, after 1,292 years, the caliphate was abolished. Today, though, many Muslims envision a coming worldwide Islamic Super-state—and they are determined to reestablish the caliphate and vow that it will be planted in Jerusalem. 

Twice in its long history, Islam has dramatically expanded its reach in the world through aggressive Jihads—bringing vast areas of earth’s territory under Islamic control using all means necessary, including military conquest. Evidence is increasing that Islam is poised to launch a third Jihad to expand its dominion once again.


A Jerusalem Caliphate?

A Third Jihad?

According to Daniel 11:45, the answer to both questions is Yes. A reasonable and commonsense interpretation of this prophecy makes clear that Islam will indeed achieve its Jerusalem caliphate and set in motion its third Jihad: “And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. . .” Daniel 11:45.

The coming Islamic Caliphate

An excellent review of Islamic Caliphate history, though I would disagree with the video's biblical prophetic views.

What will happen when the Muslim world—now 1.6 billion strong—unites under a restored caliphate?

The surprising answers are set forth in the pages of Jerusalem Caliphate and the Third Jihad. 

Alexander’s four generals fought until only two dominant kings ruled over two territories – king of the north and king of the south. These two territories and their kings are the subjects of a large portion of the prophecies in chapter 11.  In verse 40, these two kings are mentioned at the time of the end. In the following verses, a brief annotation of the text will be placed within the text itself. To fill in all the details and to see the supporting historical evidence, you will want to download and read Uriah Smith’s book, Daniel and the Revelation.

40 And at the time of the end (1798. In Daniel 11:35 and 12:7-9, the phrase the time of the end is equated with the end of the “time, times, and half a time”) shall the king of the south (south still representing Egypt, as identified in Daniel 11:5-15. The leadership of Egypt was Ibrahim Bey and Murad Bey—Egyptian Mameluke rulers) push at him (the “he” of verse 39 which was Napoleon. Egypt pushed against the invasion of France in 1798.): and the king of the north (Caliph Selim III of Turkey, the territory of the king of the north; see Daniel 11:5-15) shall come against him (France. Turkey declared war on France in 1798) like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships (Lord Nelson’s fleet of ships supported Turkey in its war with France); and he (king of the north—Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over (the phrase overflow and pass over tells us who prevailed in this battle just described. History records that the Turks prevailed; thus, we can be certain that the identity of the pronoun he in this sentence is the king of the north. This lets us know that the remaining pronouns in this chapter all refer to the king of the north).

41 He (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall enter also into the glorious land (Palestine), and many countries (countries is a supplied word and thus is not in the original) shall be overthrown. (The Turks reclaimed the territory of Palestine, which Napoleon had just taken): but these shall escape out of his (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) hand, even Edom and Moab, and the chief children of Ammon (Edom, Moab, and Ammon, the territory of Jordan, lying outside the limits of Palestine, south and east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, were out of the line of march of the Turks from Syria to Egypt, so escaped the ravages of that campaign).

42 He (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape (Egypt once more came under the control of the Turks).

43 But he (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over the precious things of Egypt: (Egyptians paid annually to the Turkish government a certain amount of gold and silver, and 600,000 measures of corn and 400,000 of barley) and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps (the unconquered Arabs, who sought the friendship of the Turks and were tributary to them at that time).

44 But tidings (intelligence reports) out of the east (Persia) and out of the north (Russia) shall trouble him (Caliph Abdülmecid I of Turkey): therefore he (Caliph Abdülmecid I of Turkey) shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many (fulfilled by the Crimean War of 1853-56, in which Russia and Persia conspired together to destroy the Ottoman Empire but failed in their attempt).

All 44 verses have been fulfilled in history. One verse remains, verse 45, and it has yet to find its fulfillment. Based upon the interpretation of the previous verses of this chapter, the following is a reasonable understanding as to how this verse could possibly be fulfilled:

45 And he (the king of the north—the leader of Turkey) shall plant (place or establish) the tabernacles of his palace (a religious/political entity—Islamic Caliphate) between the seas (Mediterranean and Dead seas) in the glorious holy mountain (Jerusalem—Mount of Olives); yet he (the king of the north) shall come to his end, and none shall help him (Satan, impersonating Christ, will appear as a dazzling being, the likes of which humans have only seen in the movies. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists—nearly the entire world will believe that “Christ” has returned to this earth and will bow before him in worshipful submission. “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”—Revelation 12:12, emphasis supplied.)

Satan, appearing as Christ, brings an end to the rule of all religious leaders, including the Islamic Caliph who was ruling Islam from Jerusalem. Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram—no Islamic group will help to sustain the Caliph’s rule because all, including the Caliph himself, will now be following this false Christ.

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The Battle for Jerusalem - The following lecture was given in Chino Valley, AZ in November 2023

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