Breitbart: Saudi Arabia’s future king (Mohammed bin Salman) has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen.
The purge against the kingdom’s political and business elite also targeted the head of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah who was detained and replaced as minister of the powerful National Guard by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf.
News of the purge came early on Sunday after King Salman decreed the creation of an anti-corruption committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed, his 32-year-old favorite son who has amassed power since rising from obscurity three years ago. more …
Opinion: Some Middle East analysts are calling it a corruption sweep, while others say it is a tactic like the (staged) Turkish coup that gave Recep Erdogan the cover to arrest any and all who were against his massive power grab.
There could be much more going on. That the young prince and future king, Mohammed bin Salman arrested royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen, is clearly showing that a strong man is emerging among the Ishmaelites.
In fact young, handsome, strong man leaders are all the rage these days, beginning with French President Emmanuel Macron (39), and Austria’s 31 year old president Sebastian Kurz and now a 32 year old Saudi prince.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker openly admits that a super president is needed to bring order to solve the massive problems of holding the EU together in the wake of Brexit.
And that is where Bible prophecy fits in. Daniel 9:26 records that Antichrist will come from somewhere within the boundaries of the Roman Empire which included modern southern Jordan and northwest Saudi Arabia or Petraea also known as Rome’s Arabian province.
When the final dictator steps on the world stage, he will mimic Jesus and will deceive the whole world into believing he is the Messiah:
- Luke 3:23 records that Jesus began His ministry ‘at about 30 years old’ making it likely that Antichrist will be young
- Isaiah 53:2 records that Jesus was plain looking, while Antichrist will have fierce features (Daniel 8:23)
- Revelation 6:1-2 records that Antichrist will come as a peace-maker (bow with no arrows) wearing a conqueror’s crown fit for an earthly ruler – Jesus will come with a sword wearing a diadem crown, fit for royalty (Revelation 19:11-16)
- Daniel 8:24 Antichrist will come to destroy
- Luke 19:10 Christ came to save!