A Holy War Is Coming: The Cross Will Be Our Banner; Our Souls Will Be Armed With The Sword Of The Spirit, And The Hilt Of The Sword Will Be Gripped In The Thrall Of Mighty Christendom! The Holy League Will Rise Again, And The New Crusade Will End With The Sword Stained By Muslim Blood!


By Walid And Theodore Shoebat (Our Sunday Special, in advance)

Who ever dreamt that Britain will exit the E.U? And what will happen to ISIS now that it attacked the airport in Istanbul, Turkey? 

Answer: what will happen will be the opposite of what most people think.

Take the results of the ISIS motivated Orlando massacre. The outcome was not a mass outcry about ridding the world from ISIS, but ended up reviving Sodom and Gomorra branch USA, where now it is politically incorrect to slam the LGBT even in conservative circles. This came with all attempts to control more of your freedom to bear arms. In Turkey it will not be about destroying the mini-ISIS Caliphate but about reviving the grand Ottoman Empire. Today Turkey is even doing an outreach to Israel, Russia and soon will be Egypt. In Britain it will not be about how catastrophic it is to split from the E.U, but about the coming cooperation between the U.S. and Britain. Things are moving in lightening speed.

Predicting the future is difficult for the media. This is why I say that a journalist is a dummy and he who reads his articles is even dumber.


A journalist interviews a politician who by conning you states what you want to hear and always trumpets what he wants you to fear. Terror is what even the conservative politician uses to terrify you to vote for him. He tells you about the national debt while he ignores the national worth. The United State has a net worth against which its national debt is a joke.

A forecaster and a true prophet are quite different. A good forecaster who uses the Bible combines biblical wisdom, knowledge, history, religion, street smarts and forecasts the trends and mindset of superpowers. Such a task is easier from what most think. Superpowers function where the goal is to avoid having any nation be able to (for example) invade the United States militarily by controlling “sea to shining sea”. 

Predicting what superpowers do is simple. To avoid battles at the home front, the United States these days makes sure it takes all conflicts away from the Western Hemisphere into the Eastern Hemisphere. The other key lesson in predicting the future is to understand that governments are not about individual rights for life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. This is a myth. What the U.S. government is all about is to monitor and control the world’s two superpowers: Europe and Russia. When it comes to liberty, governments do not insure it but in fact control and destroy it by imposing the government’s own agendas. In the West, it is not about the liberty of the baby but the arm-twisting of women to abort them. Governments are not here to secure freedom but to control it as much as possible. Government is not about stopping the smoking of dope, but is about controlling the less harmful tobacco. This is done so spread their tentacles into everything you do to tax you and gain more power. Governments want your money. They do not care about your health and care more about their power through manipulation and control.

It is only when you once get this in your mind you will comprehend how the ball bounces and this bouncing is usually in reverse of what the regular citizen thinks and believes. 


We elect politicians, not pastors. The error most Christians fall into is to begin to listen to a candidate’s personal and spiritual convictions. Had any power-hungry president-wannabe had any spiritual convictions he would have never made it to the top to run in the first place. This is why people, when it comes to governments should think in reverse, the more spiritual expressions a candidate expresses, the more you should turn away from voting for this conman. Governments are not nationalists but a group of control freaks. 

And so it is with all conflicts. It is about superpowers. The issue of Syria for example is an issue of the U.S. vs. Russia and not the U.S. vs. ISIS. This is why the citizen is always mesmerized and wonders what the U.S. is doing in Syria or in Iraq and questions why we focus more on ousting Bashar Assad instead of uniting with him to defeat ISIS. Islam, in U.S. government view is a neutralizer for Russia’s influence in the Middle East. This fact will never change no matter who is in office be it Democrat or Republican and is why both parties are anti Donald Trump since the man is not a full-blown politician and is why you are beginning to see some hypocrisy from Trump where if he vows to support the gays “way of life”, he does not mean it. A smart citizen should know this and just move along until he wins.


When it comes to the biblical region of the Middle East, Europe, Russia … the future is very simple to predict. In the Middle East we see the reverse of what is happening in Europe. In Europe, what we had were sovereign states which have been arm-twisted to lose their sovereignty by being pushed into the universalist and globalist agenda of the European Union. What we have in the Middle East is quite the opposite. Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia … are unlike the west, they are manufactured nation-states. These are not nations. These are manufactured from Sykes Picot and Lawrence of Arabia. In the Middle East, unlike the West, we never forget Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. The two manufactured a secret agreement they were assigned to draft, during the First World War, to divide the Ottoman Empire’s vast land mass into British and French spheres of influence.

So as Europe splits from E.U controlled states into sovereign states and initially weakens, we will see the Muslim world also split from being manufactured states to returning to its original hegemony becoming Muslim as it was once under the most powerful Muslim nation of Turkey.


So be prepared to witness in the next years that Britain exited and France will follow where the whole E.U split will cause an internal European conflict. This split, like the fall of the Soviet Union, will also have a huge impact on the Middle East and on what Sykes Picot held together where France will lose control of North Africa (Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania, biblical Phut). The same will be for Britain’s previous states it controlled. Currently we have the Russians trying to hold Syria together to ensure its access to the Mediterranean via the port of Tartus. With what is happening in Europe, not only Syria will come apart, but the whole of the Middle East. This makes ISIS (or whatever becomes of it) victorious. People forget history and that the Muslim Caliphate (a grand ISIS) is the only native natural movement in the Muslim region. 

Whenever Islam as a religion and state rises to power we then must also factor in is that a Christian revival will also arise with it. This will be a great new crusade which will have to arise to confront this new arising Caliphate since it becomes difficult to fight a religion without religion. This will take a decade or so and maybe even two to form.

With Turkey’s rapid economic growth in the face of Europe’s crisis, Turkey will emerge to be an ally for the taking by Germany. How this will happen is also simple. Turkey is re-emerging as a new regional super power. Saudi Arabia as well as Israel wants Turkish mediation to neutralize Iran. Azerbaijan wants Turkish support against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh. Even Iran needs Turkey’s support to mediate with the United States. Kosovo also wants Turkey’s support against Serbia. The United States also wants Turkey to do its will as a subordinate American ally in NATO. Germany will also need Turkey as it faces Italy’s exit from the E.U. Rome is the fourth-largest economy in Europe and the eighth-largest economy in the world. Its banking system is collapsing. Germany is desperate since it is completely dependent on export to maintain its living standard and with the Deutsche Bank exposed to 17% of Italy’s bad debt, the E.U will fracture even further. All of the financial troubles of the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain, the five eurozone nations, which were considered weaker economically following the financial crisis) will now spill over to Germany and the Netherlands where Germany becomes the new PIIG. Germany is completely dependent on exports. With the drying of their markets they will look towards Turkey while the U.K will look towards the U.S. This will be the new alliances and shifts and panic will arise as Italy’s woes spills over to everything. Italy has a huge banking system in Eastern Europe as well. It works with Austria’s banking system. It is not the PIIGS one should worry about more than Germany which will fall.

With Europe’s internal struggles were Britain is less dependent on the E.U and Germany, France and Italy also splitting, and with a mask of being a moderate Caliphate re-arising out of the pit in Turkey, Germany too will need Turkey and soon we will see German pronouncements on Turkish EU membership. With Europe fracturing and Germany wanting control, this will result in a world war that will provoke the formation of a confederacy of Christian nations that will war with the coming Islamic threat headed by Turkey with other European states led by Germany.

With Brexit last week we already see the beginning of the end.

But before the victory, what we will see first is the grand turmoil. As Germany declines and Russia hurts as result of boycott and European turmoil, the entire region will become very dangerous where we will have Europe broken into three blocks. The German block (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Finland, Sweden). Southern block (Spain, Italy and Greece) and then what we will see emerging is the eastern pact.

It will be nations like Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia, Montenegro and possibly Romania that will be allied to Russia.

It is this “eastern block” that will be the fire moving from east to west.  Christ’s coming is as “lightening from east to west”. 1 John 3:8 packs a major punch to crush the head of the leviathan-serpent. He also goes westwards and the “Isles” (Mediterranean western coast) when Antichrist “turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many” (Daniel 11:18). And in Ezekiel:

“Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall [Antichrist’s fall], when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?” (Ezekiel 26:15)

So few who read and ponder all these little verses that pack everything. We will see flags, with crosses re-emerge, instead of E.U stars as we see in Britain.


Religion is key. While forecasters like George Friedman of Stratfor predicts Russia will fracture, he makes his trends from thinking with a non-religious economic mindset. Religion must always be factored in any serious analysis and Russia’s Orthodoxy matches this eastern European bloc.

To see this at times it is best to speak to people who live in the region in order to understand the trends. When we interviewed a veteran of the Serbian Special Forces, named Lazar, he explained to us how a confederacy of Eastern Orthodox nations, headed by Russia, will be forming in the near future as a response to Islam’s rising caliphate. Turkey does not want to confront Russia or does it want to be dependent on the superpower of the region (which is also Russia). Today we see Erdogan of Turkey making peace with Russia. These two desires (not wanting to confront or be dependent on Russia) can’t be reconciled without an eventual war with Russia. This is why Erdogan today is using trickery and he is approaching Russia, Israel and today even Egypt is courting Turkey to make peace.

As a result of what is happening in Europe and Turkey, what we will see is the reemergence of flags with crosses and eagles combating the crescent just as the Bible predicted. Eagles are in scripture (Matthew 24) and the church will stomp the crescent which is also in scripture (Rev 12).


Never be tricked to believing the media. ISIS is backed by Turkey. They exist in the Balkans working with Albanian and Bosnian Muslims to bring immense violence to the Christian Serbs, as well as conducting terrorist attacks in Greece, Macedonia, and other Eastern European countries:

They will use Kosovo Albanians, or Bosnians — Muslim Bosnians — from Sandzak region, they will use them to start attacking people in Serbia, in Macedonia, and Greece. So it will provoke response from Serbs, from Greeks and from Macedonians. And it will most certainly unite us at that point. And I think Russia is deeply involved in these areas, so I think Russia will react to anything that happens here.

It will be this violence, according to Lazar, that will eventually provoke the Orthodox nations to form a confederacy. When asked which nation will lead this confederacy, Lazar said:

I think Russia, for sure.

Where Evangelical prophecy guides err is that they think there is only one holy land: Jerusalem.

There are two ‘Jerusalems’, one from above and one that is earthly. The Evangelical is correctly half-focused on earthly Jerusalem while he ignores the prophetic factor from the Christian Jerusalem that comes from above.

Lazar made some very profound and logical prognostications: that Turkey will try to invade Greece, and that Russia, as well as fighters from Serbia, will intervene and drive the Turks out:

I don’t think Turkey will conquer Greece. I think they will try, but I don’t think they will conquer Greece. Greece will defend itself, also Greece will have help from Serbian fighters, for sure, from Russian fighters for sure. Greece to us Serbs is a holy land. Its our duty, even if I am not Greek (I am Serbian Orthodox), but my brother is Greek Orthodox and I must defend him.

Greece too is holy. God, when He ushered the Christian era said there is neither Jew nor Greek, both become holy under Christ. Any city the church dedicated for Christ becomes holy. This by no means undermines Jerusalem, for it too is destined to be holy.

This future war will be a holy war, not some superficial battle done for gain as the secular analyst believes. It will be a glorious and sacred war. One of the most significant focuses of the war will be taking the Hagia Sophia, the holiest church of the Eastern Orthodox that was seized and made into a mosque after the Ottoman Muslims invaded Constantinople in 1453. Few focus on what is happening. During this Ramadan, Turks have invaded Hagia Sophia for their Allah worship.

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The Orthodox confederacy will be fighting for this sacred place, and as Lazar told us:

If Russia gets involved in this future war, the Hagia Sophia will be free.

The Hagia Sophia is so sacred to the eyes of the Orthodox, that, as Lazar told us, just as the Jew says regarding Jerusalem, amongst the Serbian veterans who fought the Muslims in the Balkans they say, “Next year in Hagia Sophia”. The Serbian Christians who will fight in the New Crusade will not believe in secular war; for they will abide by a great maxim that Lazar shared with us:

We have a saying in Serbia, “God first, but family second, and country third.

It will not just be the Eastern Orthodox countries that will come together to fight in the New Crusade, but the Western nations will eventually follow as well (from east to west). This will emerge from the breakup of the E.U.

Where the Evangelical prognosis got it half right is that the E.U will participate in the beast to come, but not the way they think. Germany will make a pact with the Turks while Britain will make a pact with the U.S. after its loss with Germany and the E.U.

The Holy League, a confederacy of Catholic nations (that consisted mainly of Spain and Italy) that formed in the late 16th century to fight the Ottoman Turks, will rise again. This is not just some utopian dream, but an event foretold by God; for in the Book of Daniel it says,

For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:30)

Remember that a few words in the scriptures is a two-edged sword and is worth a thousand books and has double and triple meanings. A single word in the scriptures speaks volumes and supersede anything forecasters predict. The use of “ships” pertains to the waterways and maritime as well. As Turkey grows, it will threaten the West (especially the United States) with its control over the seas. The Ottoman pride is that it controls the two seas (the Mediterranean and the Black sea). Chittim consists of Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. The New King James renders it as “ships from Cyprus”, while the Douay-Rheims presents the passage as, “And the galleys and the Romans shall come upon him”. We already see the struggle between Greece and Turkey over the Leviathan gas in the Mediterranean sea. We already see Turkey this week striking a deal with Israel over the Leviathan pipeline from Israel to Turkey. We already see Arabia upset over Turkey’s deal with Israel. Sheba and Dedan (the Arabs) are already saying to Turkey “have you come to take booty”?

And what a name for a deal between Israel and Turkey “the Leviathan partnership”. The devil in Isaiah and the Antichrist is also called “Leviathan”.

Perhaps even the “Leviathan,” in Job and Isaiah has a double meaning as well besides “the dinosaur”. This biblical “Leviathan” sounds more like what Revelations spoke of “who is like the beast, who can make war with him”:

Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him? No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up. Who then is able to stand against Me? (Job 41:9-10)

The Leviathan is a sea creature, the beast in the Bible also arises “out of the sea”.

Psalm 74 packs huge meaning when God speaks of the Leviathan. This is no dinosaur. In the Psalm it says: “It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan“. A dinosaur does not have several heads. This is the beast with “seven heads” as John foretold. In Psalm 74 it speaks of God, in this time of turmoil for the church and for Israel where they will repent and cry out “why have you rejected us forever?” “Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—Mount Zion, where you dwelt.” This mount Zion is a two-fold prophecy, the Zion that represents heaven and the Zion to be redeemed (Israel). Christendom is in disarray “Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.” God met with the church through communion. Hagia Sohpia is not forgotten as also Jerusalem. “They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets. They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.” Churches and icons and carved images are desecrated. “They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!” They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land. God “split open the sea” for Israel and God will also “break the heads of the monster in the waters. It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.” This is a war over the “beast of the sea” that stemmed out of the earth after it was wounded. This is Islam’s Ottomans.

And in Psalm 104, “There the ships sail about; there is that Leviathan” and in Isaiah’s prophecy this “Leviathan”  is slain by the Lord:

In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; and He will slay the reptile that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)

In the end of the chapter there is a key verse:

In that day the Lord will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, Israel, will be gathered up one by one. And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 27:12-13)

“the Lord will thresh from the flowing Euphrates”. The Euphrates flows from Turkey and Christ will thresh it under His feet (also see Zechariah 9). The Assyrian Christian exiles “Those who were perishing in Assyria” and the Christian Copts “who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.” And in Psalm 74, this beast, God “hast given him to be meat for the people of the Ethiopians”. The Ethiopian Christians too will aid in its destruction.

What a victory.

When studying scriptures we must dig deeper than the surface:

Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? Can you put a reed through his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook? … Will they apportion him among the merchants? (Job 41:1-6)

This Leviathan wants to be given a portion with the merchants of the world. No man would be able to put a hook in his jaws. Yet God in Ezekiel 38 says “And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army.”

It is no wonder why John in Revelation 12 calls the beast “the red dragon” and it will contend with Chittim (Europe) over its control of the Mediterranean. Evangelicals missed this where most make it a historical prophecy regarding Antiochus Epiphanies. They do this to avoid eliminating certain European states from playing Antichrist as some of them claim. Fact is that certain European states even oppose him. Arabia will also gossip against Gog “have thou came to take booty”? Sheba and Dedan will not be part of Antichrist, even though they created the ideology and will suffer the consequences.

The Greeks, Cypriots, and Italians will be appointed by God to fight the Muslim armies of the Antichrist. The Greeks and the Cypriots are Eastern Orthodox, while the Italians are Roman Catholics.

This is also depicted as prophetic when the holy centurion, Cornelius, was amongst the first warriors to join the fold of Christianity, and he was “of that which is called the Italian band” (Acts 10:1). And the Italians of today, the inheritors of that mighty Cornelius, will be amongst the forces who will fight the Antichrist.

The Catholic world will therefore join forces with the Eastern Orthodox world, and together they will combat and crush this Leviathan; the empire of the revived Ottomans and their Islamic confederacy. This will later include Protestant Britain and the U.S. We also need not undermine how Protestant Great Britain and its later role at the tail end in destroying the Ottoman Empire.

It will be a holy war; the Cross will be our banner; our souls will be armed with the Sword of the Spirit, and the hilt of the sword will be gripped in the thrall of mighty Christendom! The Holy League will rise again, and the New Crusade will end with the sword stained by Muslim blood!

Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

WS2Theodore Shoebat