Turkey in Prophecy

The dominant population of modern Turkey consists of the descendants of Esau who migrated from Palestine to Turkmenistan, after which a large number proceeded with the Islamic tide into the area of modern Turkey. 

Esau was the first born son of Isaac

Esau can be found in scripture under the names Esau, Edom, Mount Seir, Temen [the word Turkmen comes from Temen] and the various tribes of Esau notably the Amalekites.

Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Genesis 36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

Esau and Jacob were twin brothers. The story begins in:

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

As the story continues Jacob takes advantage of Esau and buys from him a priceless birthright for a bowl of stew. This is an important lesson for us that we should value the birthright of eternal life very highly and not sell it for the temporary pleasures of the flesh.

Later Jacob steals the blessing reserved for the first born Esau by a deception, forcing him to flee for his life from an enraged Esau.

Then after many years in exile Jacob returns home to make peace with his brother. This part of the story ends as the brothers separate to find pasturage,  Esau choosing to live in Mount Seir and Jacob in Shechem.

Genesis 33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir

33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

After Israel came out from Egypt, over the ensuing centuries Edom was overrun by Egypt, Babylon, Arabs, and Jordanians, and the people of Edom [Esau] migrated away from that place.

Esau migrated to central Asia where they founded the nation of Turkmenistan. Later in the eighth century A.D. Islam spread rapidly and certain of the tribes of Turkmens [from Temen; Esau], notably the Othmani and Amalekites joined in spreading the faith by war ,conquering the area now called Turkey and founding the Ottoman [Othmani] Empire.

Today the tribes of Esau are divided between the people of central Asia called Turkmens and the modern nation of Turkey.

Genesis 36:9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

36:10 These are the names of Esau’s sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

36:11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

36:12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek [the Amalekites]: these were the sons of Adah Esau’s wife.

Mount Seir was named for Seir, the Horite, whose offspring had inhabited the area (Genesis 14:6, 36:20) until the children of Esau (the Edomites) completely destroyed the Horites and took possession of the city (Deuteronomy 2:4-5, 12, 22).

From that time Seir has become synonymous with Esau who took possession of Seir and destroyed or assimilated  the Horites living there. (Genesis 32:3; 33:14, 16; 36:8; Joshua 24:4).

The main cities of Esau [Edom] were Seir and Petra until they were removed to the north into the area now called the Stan countries, particularly Turkmenistan. After they accepted Islam in the eighth century many of the Turkic tribes including the Othmani and Amalekites, swept into Turkey and established the Othmani [Ottoman] Empire.

The Ottoman Empire collapsed at the end of WW 1 and today Turkey is struggling with Egypt to gain back leadership of the Muslim world.

Today the tribes of Esau are divided between Turkmenistan in Central Asia and Turkey.

Mount Seir was named for Seir, the Horite, whose offspring had inhabited the area (Genesis 14:6, 36:20) until the children of Esau (the Edomites) completely destroyed or assimilated  the Horites and took possession of the city (Deuteronomy 2:4-5, 12, 22).

From that time Seir has become synonymous with  Esau who took possession of Seir and destroyed the Horites living there. (Genesis 32:3; 33:14, 16; 36:8; Joshua 24:4).  

The main cities of Esau  [Edom] were Seir and Petra until they were removed to the north into  the area now called the Stan countries, particularly Turkmenistan and also to Turkey. SEE The Origins of the Ottoman Empire to view the history of how the Turks of Turkmenistan migrated to and took control of Turkey. 

In this end time Turkey is prophesied to take over the leadership of the Islamic peoples from Egypt and lead them against the Jewish State when certain Jewish extremists sabotage the coming Mideast peace deal.  A New federal Europe will rise out of the EU which will consist of only ten nations centered on Germany and France.  Turkey will lead the Islamic nations except for Egypt and will be in close alliance with Germany and the now rising New federal Europe. 

The present post attempted coup crackdown is a move by President Erdogan to establish the prophesied strong Islamic Turkey which will lead the Islamic nations in a semi revival of the Ottoman Empire, only this time instead of ruling these local nations directly Turkey will lead them in an alliance.   

Coming soon: 

1.   A revival of the Holy Roman Empire system in a Vatican sanctioned  New federal Europe of ten nations

2    A Mideast peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians and  local nations; guaranteed by peacekeepers from Turkey and the Islamic nations as well as European forces 

3.  Once agreed and announced the peace deal will collapse because God will remove His protection due to the sins of the nation.  Then due to sabotage of the peace agreement by Jewish extremists triggering a reaction by the peacekeepers and the surrounding nations, resulting in the defeat and occupation of the Jewish State. 

David takes up a lament for Judah and prophesies of these things:

Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; sons of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [northern Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar (Hagar) by another man than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];

83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [southern Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre;

83:8 Assur [Germany, Austro-Hungary and the coming New Europe of Ten Nations] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [the New Europe will help modern Turkey, Jordan; Ammon and Moab, and the Palestinians and Arabs].

After this in the third year the New Europe will attack the nations of Asia and the Asian nations will counterattack sweeping through Europe and the Middle East to gather at Jerusalem where they shall be defeated by Messiah the Christ at his coming. 

Then Turkey and these Islamic nations having been crushed by the Asian powers will become subject to Jesus Christ and to a once again united Israel for the millennium.

Isaiah 11 prophesies of the millennium and the countries that Israel shall rule over. 

Amos 9:11 says the same thing:  “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:  12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this.”

 Edom is also the subject of Obadiah.

Ezekiel 35:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 35:2 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir [Edom, the modern Turkmens and Turkey], and prophesy against it, 35:3 And say unto it,

In the tribulation and at its end, Jesus Christ will correct and humble the Edomites of Turkey and Turkmenistan, by the sword of the armies of Asia; who will pour through the Middle East towards Jerusalem; that they might know the Eternal in sincere repentance at the coming of Christ and the millennial kingdom..

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. 35:4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Because the Turks will fight against Judah when Judah is defeated and taken by the New Europe; the Turks and all the people surrounding the Jewish State shall be sorely corrected by the men of Asia.

See Psalm 83:  Edom [mainly Turkey] Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and the true Arab people will ally themselves with Ashur [Germany and the New Europe] against Judah, Israel and Egypt in the last days.  When the tribulation comes to humble Israel and make an end of their iniquity, these surrounding nations will not sincerely repent at the example of God correcting his people; no, they will rejoice and take part in the shedding of the blood of their brother and continue in their own wickedness.

Ezekiel 35:5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had [Israel’s wickedness is brought to an end by God’s correction] an end:

The vast armies of Asia, armies of scores of millions; part of an army of 200 million, will sweep through the land of the Turks, the land of  the Syrians and Lebanese, the land of Jordan, the Arab States and the land of Gaza.  These nations will all be crushed under strong correction from God by the sword of the East; so that all Israel may be saved and become the dominant nation over the entire region.  All these nations will end up serving God, Jesus Christ, David and Israel during the millennium!

35:6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. 35:7 Thus will I make mount Seir [Edom, Turkey] most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth. 35:8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword. 35:9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not [be rebuilt] return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

The two countries below being Judea [Judah] and Samaria [Israel].  Esau [Edom] proposing to take the birthright inheritance of the land that he had sold to Jacob.

35:10 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it;

By selling his birthright for a bowl of stew, Esau showed how little he regarded his birthright, and disqualified himself to receive it.

Even so those of spiritual Israel who do not value their birthright and disregard it for temptation or in the face of trials in this life have lost the birthright of being kings and priests of God forever! 

Esau sold his birthright of possession of the promised land for a bowl of stew; and a great many in today’s church of God have sold their birthright of eternal life as kings and priests in the spiritual Promised Land, by seeking their own pleasure and buying food and drink on God’s Sabbath days; both weekly and annual! 

Was not the sin of Esau recorded for our example and instruction?  Yet today the spiritual Ekklesia of the New Covenant Called Out are even worse than Esau!  For we are supposed to have God’s Spirit! We are supposed to know better! 

Esau [Edom and  Mount Seir; modern Turkey and Turkmenistan] shall be punished for hating their brother and shedding the blood of Judah; and Esau shall be overrun by the men of Asia and then flooded by returning Israel!  Edom shall then be  given to Israel to rule over them in the millennium. 

Esau shall be corrected for his hatred and envy against his brother.  Yes Jacob took advantage of Esau, yet Esau was not forced to sell his birthright and did so out of his own disregard for the value of his birthright; just as most of today’s Ekklesia have no regard for the birthright of their calling. 

The next time you enter that restaurant or your organization has a catered meal, on any Sabbath or Holy Day: Remember the birthright of your calling; and turn around and walk right out again!

whereas the LORD was there: 35:11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

35:12 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies [invective]  which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.

As Turkey [Edom] will rage and curse against Judah and Israel; he was also blaspheming the God who has chosen them for his own.

35:13 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.

When Christ comes to begin the millennium, the whole earth will have been humbled and will accept Messiah with great rejoicing.  Then the small remnant of Edom shall also repent, but their land will be desolate and given to Israel as a vassal state.

35:14 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.

Because Edom will rejoice at the desolation of Judah and Israel; God will make Edom [Turkey and Turkmenistan] desolate.

35:15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir [Esau, Edom], and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

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