The great Islamic world war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims could be God’s answer to the Psalm 83 plan to invade Israel.
Some think Islam is the primary danger to the Western world and even think that Islam will bring the Antichrist against the West. The flaw in their thinking goes beyond correct understanding of Bible prophecy. They gloss over the deep division that exists between the Sunni Muslims and the Shiite Muslims. A house divided will not stand.
Sunni Muslims have controlled most Islamic areas of the world for centuries. The Sunnis control most of the wealth and the governments in Islam today. Shiite Muslims have been the underclass in Islam but a revolution is rising with the support of the Shia clerics ruling Iran and Shiite teachings about a mystical end time savior figure called the “Mahdi”.
Iran and this rising revolutionary movement is now the great fear of the ruling families in the gulf and it is why these nations are now arming to the teeth. The conditions in Islamic nations are now ripe for a great world war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
The focus of the West today is on Iran and Israel but Iran is just using Israel as an excuse to develop the weapons that will be necessary to defeat the Sunni. The Sunni Arab oil rich nations spend huge amounts of money acquiring the latest weapons and it is not Israel that they fear. They fear their own Arab brothers.
Israel is a political football for power used by both the Sunni and the Shia. The leaders of Sunni nations are required to hate Israel to appease Muslim radicals in their nations and nations with large Shia populations use Israel as a scapegoat nation to gain more power within the Islamic world.
Seeing Muslims surrounding Israel, Bible prophecy students often wonder how Israel can ever be living in peace as it is described just before the Gog war in Ezekiel chapter 38. Some suggest that Israel will conquer a huge part of the Middle East after the war of Psalm 83. That is uncertain, but it is likely that the Arab armies are destroyed and the Arabs broker for peace with Israel before the Ezekiel 38 war. For that to take place I think Islam will have to become greatly weakened.
Here is one possible scenario where Israel could have peace with its now Muslim neighbors before the Gog war:
As a result of the failure of peace talks and a new war by Israel to neutralize the threat of Hezbollah and Hamas the Arab nations declare their intentions to cut off Israel from being a nation (Psalm 83). But, as the Arab nations gather their armies, Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear weapons sites and Iran responds with a major attack through Yemen against US backed Sunni controlled gulf oil states. The Sunni Arab armies that were planning to war against Israel go into full retreat back to protect their own governments from the Iran threat and internal Shiite revolution.
The focus in the Middle East then rapidly shifts from a war against Israel to a civil war and world war that spreads all over the Islamic world. Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and other Arab sheikdoms war against Iran and other Shiite controlled areas in the world. Think of what almost happened in Iraq happening over one fourth of the earth. The West will obviously side with the Sunni oil rich states and will directly help defeat Shiite and Islamic terrorism in the world. After the Islamic war I think interfaith religion will begin to rise in most of the religious areas of the world as the solution to world peace.
Now, picture a Middle East where all the influences of Shia are gone and the radicals of the Sunnis are also killed or muzzled. Most of the armies of the Arab nations are destroyed and that allows Israel to live in peace, security and prosperity until the time of the Ezekiel 38 war. Keep in mind that no Arab nation near Israel comes against Israel in the Gog war and Iran aligns with the Russia bloc.
The following article contains many facts and figures that should give you plenty of food for thought about all this. The author thinks this Sunni-Shiite war could occur before 2011. I know the article seems to be a sales pitch but if you can get past that it is worth reading. Here is a clip from his summery.
Say Hello to the “Jihad Generation”
It’s not just our experts saying it.
Leaders in all three of America’s biggest Middle East allied countries — Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia — claim the epic Sunni-Shia showdown is in the cards.
It could start from any one of the flashpoints I just named.
But no matter how it starts, Saudi Arabia is where it’s most likely to end up. Why?
Not only is Saudi Arabia home to Mecca, Islam’s holiest place… but it’s also home to the corrupt and U.S.-allied Royal House of Saud, considered an insult to all Islam.
Think about it.
In a country where they’ll cut off your hand for stealing and whip you for holding a glass of whiskey… Saudi princes gorge on cocaine and prostitutes, gambling, palaces, and more.
All while the vast Saudi underclass starves on just $6,000 per year and 30% unemployment. And as many as two million of that underclass is Shia. With a 1,354-year-old ax to grind and billions of dollars in oil revenues as the prize.
It’s a near-perfect formula for a FULL-ON war.
And the fuse is already lit.
Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.