(Updated on 7-29-2014)
The rise of Islam over the last few decades coupled with the Muslim Brotherhood's takeover in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other Muslim countries should alert us that our world is changing and not for the better. And as we have seen with ISIS and their blitzkrieg across Syria and Iraq, the brutality, violence, rape, torture, and destruction of Muslims, who follow the demonic teachings of the Koran and the example of Muhammad, is only getting worse. The Lord Jesus gave us some signs of the end of the age, "Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" (Luke 21:8-10).
The Greek word here for "commotions" is akatastasia and is defined as instability, disorder, confusion, and tumult. Therefore, seeing this unprecedented instability and upheaval in these Islamic nations in the so-called Arab Spring and the attempt by ISIS to form the Islamic Caliphate from Iraq, we can safely say that the Lord's prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. And these Muslim revolutions have not brought more peace and freedom in the Middle East. Instead, violence against their OWN people and the Christians and Jews that live in these Muslim countries. Their hatred toward Israel and their determination to drive ALL the Jews in Israel into the sea has increased under the influence of this Islamic "revival."