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The Muslims will convert suddenly, at least in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 24, 2016 at 02:54

Hi, dhimminomore.

IN the 1980s, I listened to a man giving a testimony of his days as a medical missionary in Somalia. He had a Somali Muslim assistant, who used to go home to hear his father greet him with

"The knife is ready to cut the throat of any son of mine who becomes a Christian."

Eventually, the assistant did convert and accept baptism. He told his father about it, knowing that his father might kill him. Instead, he was disowned as a son and never allowed back home.

This is part of the tremendous social pressure that is put upon Muslims who dare to openly question their national and clan beliefs. For this reason, I do not believe change among Muslims will happen "slowly but surely". I expect it to happen suddenly, with mass conversions. How will this happen?

The Bible prophesies, in Ezekiel 39, that the most powerful Islamist states (Turkey and Iran), joined by Sudan and Libya, will attack Israel AND BE SOUNDLY DEFEATED. I think that at this time, Israel will extend not just to the 1967-73 borders, but to the borders delineated in Torah -- including Lebanon and southern Syria. Such a humiliating defeat could well lead to mass conversions, as it says elsewhere in scripture:

Isaiah 19

[16] In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.

[17] AND THE LAND OF JUDAH SHALL BE A TERROR UNTO EGYPT, EVERY ONE THAT MAKETH MENTION THEREOF SHALL BE AFRAID IN HIMSELF, BECAUSE OF THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, WHICH HE HATH DETERMINED AGAINST IT.

[18] In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
[19] In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
[20] And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
[21] And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
[22] And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
[23] In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
[24] In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
[25] Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

These events could happen very soon.

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