By RS: As you may know, there is a big election coming up in Turkey in just a few days, where the AK Party (Muslim Brotherhood party) in Turkey is trying to win just four more seats in parliament than the 326 seats they have now. If they win the 330 seats needed, the AK Party, led by President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu, will rewrite the constitution to establish Erdogan as the new supreme leader of the country in what he’s calling a ‘new presidential system’.
On Saturday, Erdogan and Davutoglu held a big anniversary celebration of the conquest of Istanbul that happened on May 29, 1453, the real birthdate of the Ottoman Empire:
In the historiography of the world, May 29, 1453 is marked as the end of the Roman Empire, which, according to some historians, was the longest serving empire in history, ruling for a total of 1,058 years. For some, the Roman Empire ended when Constantinople was established as a rival capital with the death of Emperor Theodosius in the year 395. The Roman Empire in the East, which later became known as the Byzantine Empire or simply as the Eastern Roman Empire, ceased to exist on May 29, 1453, when the Ottoman Turks, led by the young Sultan Mehmet II, stormed the city and captured it after a long siege.
Constantinople, later named Istanbul, served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire until its demise.
The author of the quote above noted that there were these posters all around Istanbul:
I’ll let the author tell you what the sign says:
The posters featuring the photos of both leaders can be seen on billboards all around Istanbul. The posters read: “Yeniden Dirilis, Yeniden Yukselis,” meaning, “Resurrection Again, Rising Again.”
In other words, the conquest of Istanbul, the real birthdate of the Ottoman Empire, resonates for the “New Turkey” of Erdogan.
Wow. It actually says the Ottoman Empire is ‘Resurrection Again, Rising Again‘, just as Revelation 13 tells us will happen:
I saw that one of his heads seemed wounded beyond recovery — but the fatal wound was healed!
The fatal wound, or demise of the Ottoman Empire happened in 1923 and Erdogan intends for his resurrection of the Ottoman Empire to be done by 2023:
Therefore it is no coincidence to observe that some of the followers of Erdoğan believe he is a caliph who seeks to resurrect the Islamic Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire. It is no coincidence that Erdoğan’s target of “The Great Turkey” is intended to be completed in 2023
This ‘New Turkey’ is the fourth kingdom of Daniel 2, rising again as the feet of iron and clay. I know some of you are naysayers about this, but we explain why this Islamic empire is the fourth kingdom here.
But we’ll add something to that explanation for you now. Remember the beast in Revelation 13 that has seven heads and ten horns with one of the heads having a fatal wound that healed (that we mentioned above)? Revelation 17 tells us exactly what that means:
The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction.
This is key, that the seventh kingdom is also the eighth kingdom.
The five kingdoms that it says have fallen are Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, and Greece (Alexander the Great). The sixth kingdom, or the ‘one that is’, is the Roman empire, as it existed at the time when John wrote these visions down. So what came after the Roman Empire or the sixth kingdom? The Islamic empire, which basically spanned over 1300 years and later became the Ottoman empire. It is the seventh kingdom but it was ended in 1923. And now we are witnessing its rebirth as the eighth kingdom!
So as you can see this is a very big deal in terms of Bible prophecy. It is possible however, as I’ve said before, that this rebirth fails miserably. But honestly, I just don’t see how it can. Perhaps they don’t win enough seats this time around and they try again later? Maybe, but I’m betting they aren’t going to let one little election stand in their way of the greatness Erdogan wants to achieve.