From time to time, the editorial staff of The Plain Truth endeavors to bring to the attention of its audience the views and opinions of leading personalities who have, or will have, a significant impact upon the world in the months and years ahead.
One such individual is Adnan Abu Odeh, former Minister of Information and now Minister to the Royal Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Mr. Abu Odeh is a frequent traveler with His Majesty King Hussein. The following vigorous address was presented in the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, California, before 1,200 assembled guests on the occasion of His Majesty King Hussein’s 1985 visit to the U.S.
Comment: Seeing how Austria and Moab/Ammon(Jordan) Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries joining together in council reminds me of Psalm 83. Notice starting from verse 5 of Psalm 83.
“Yea, they conspire with one accord; against thee they make a covenant–
Psa 83:6 the tents of Edom(Turkey) and the Ish’maelites(Saudi Arabia), Moab(Modern Day Jordan) and the Hagrites,
Psa 83:7 Gebal and Ammon(Modern Day Jordan, their city still called Ammon) and Am’alek, Philistia(Palestinians, of which their name is derived from Philistine, listen to the sermon Liberalism by David Hulme to confirm this) with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Psa 83:8 Assyria(Germany, but also includes Austria since it was of a United Germany in the past) also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot.( [Selah]
From Germany in Prophecy Part 2 by Herman Hoeh in the January 1963 issue of the Plain Truth Magazine : “Notice an amazing prophecy about the Middle East in Psalm 83:1-8. It is a time of war. “Hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, Thine enemies … have taken crafty counsel against Thy people.” They have dealt treacherously with Judah and Israel — with the Jews and with America and Britain! We are God’s people, Israel. The Jews are merely the tribe of Judah. But to continue:
“They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation.'” Isn’t this exactly what the Iraqi leaders have said? “For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against Thee …”
What nations are these in confederation against God’s people? Here is the answer of this prophecy! Here is what is yet going to take shape in the Middle East!
“Edom (Turkey), and the Ishmaelites (Saudi Arabia); Moab (part of Jordan), and the Hagarenes (part of Arabia); Gebal (this is the ancient name for Byblos in Lebanon), and Ammon (Jordan) and Amalek (part of the Turks); the Philistines (the displaced Moslems from Palestine) with the inhabitants of Tyre; ASSUR IS JOINED WITH THEM: they have helped the children of Lot.”
Who is Assur? GERMANY!
So Germany — NOT atheistic, communist Russia — is ultimately going to support an Arab union against the Jews and against Israel — Britain and America! This is what prophecy foretells. This is God’s warning to us today. The West’s intervention may temporarily save certain Arab countries from Nasser, but the very countries we are now trying to rescue are yet to turn upon us!”
Tensions brewing in the turbulent Middle East may soon thrust Jordan’s King to center stage in the search for peace.
Perhaps no king and no people today are more acutely aware of the need for lasting peace in the Middle East than are the King and people of Jordan.
The agonizing possibility of another Middle East war frightens world leaders. Are Mideast events leading swiftly to the long-prophesied “Armageddon”? What will happen to Egypt, Syria, Israel and other countries in the area? And how will the Mideast affect Europe? Can we know what is about to happen in the very near future?