Commentary By: Gordon King
The apparent coup attempt in Turkey has led the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to arrest thousands of supposed dissidents and remove thousands more from their current jobs and positions in government.
This in and of itself smells fishy! Something is just not right about the whole thing. I don’t believe that there was actually a coup attempt. I believe that it was all staged by Erdoğan to gain control and power over the nation, to install a dictatorship and Sharia law throughout the land! Turkey was a democratic republic, until now!
The Turkish president has now gained total control over the government and the country. As a Muslim dictator he will install Sharia law and persecute all those opposing it and him! The persecution of other religions will intensify, and for Christians, well forget about it (don’t really forget about them, they all need our prayers)!
The very sad thing about all of this is that the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea are all located in Turkey!
Christian persecution in the Middle East is about to get even worse than it has already been. Those living in Turkey must either run for their lives, hide, or face persecution. Time will tell, however in the mean time non-Muslims must live under the Islamic dictatorship of president Erdoğan.
Bible prophecy is coming to pass, the end times are upon us! With each passing day Satan and his demons are attempting to take total control of the world and bring as many people with him as possible. Pressure continues to build in the Middle East as dictators relish in power and control, as Islamic ideologies spread into actions threatening the lives of millions of people. As evil spreads like a wild-fire, so do the ways of Islam, the teachings which lead to death, promote death, and promise to kill anyone who does not agree with them! How in anyone’s mind does this seem godly?!
Remember, Satan is the father of all lies, and his is to steal, kill, and destroy!
There are many others in the world today who worship and follow Satan, they are being controlled by demonic forces whose end goal is that of their father. Theirs is a plan of sinister schemes, of wicked ways, and of control. They seek to destroy the workings of God Almighty, rebelling against the One who created it all, Jesus Christ!
As we watch bible prophecy unfolding, we must also remember that God is in control of all things! That He will make good come from evil for all those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. As Christians are being persecuted and slaughtered, there are many more who come to Christ! Those martyred for the sake of Christ shall produce many more saints all to the glory of God!
We must place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, know that He is with us and will never forsake us! Listen to the voice of God, follow His lead and His will. Put on the full armor of God, for we are living in a great spiritual battle! Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, listen to what He has to say. The word of God is like a powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, use it to your advantage for God’s will.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.“
Let us not sleep for the time is upon us for spiritual warfare. Seek first the kingdom of God and heaven above, set your mind on spiritual things. Know how to discern good from evil, and test all spirits. Study bible prophecy and know what it says. God did not give us His prophecy for us to be unaware and ignorant, but so that we would know what is coming! He also gave us prophecy so that when it happens we will know that His words are true, that what He says will happen will actually happen! This should be very reassuring for believers, knowing that His words are true, and that one day soon He is coming for us.
Lord God in heaven hear my prayers, I pray for those persecuted for your name sake. I pray for their peace and protection. Lead them all in your will, give them the strength and courage to persevere. In Jesus name, Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!