So I went to an Erdogan rally…

And it turns out that he shares my fine sense of style:

Erdogan Joel Style Buddies

As a qualifier: I was not at the event to support PM Erdogan, but simply to report on what I observed. And I do not believe that I have any genuine sense of style. But on a very serious note, please do pray for the nation and the people of Turkey.

  • Brian
    Posted at 01:11h, 25 June

    ok, that made me laugh out loud. After all these years, who knew??

  • Michael McCullough
    Posted at 02:04h, 25 June

    Plaid is my favorite color.

  • Petra Cejka
    Posted at 06:54h, 25 June


  • Petra Cejka
    Posted at 06:55h, 25 June

    We are in Istanbul 27-30th June, are you still there to meet for cofee and talk?

  • Petra Cejka
    Posted at 06:59h, 25 June

    I travel with my husband and we feel connected with what are you doing. We are involved in Europe-Middle East prayer and We do House of Prayer in Czech Republic. Let me know if there is a space to meet. Blessings Petra

  • good4u
    Posted at 12:59h, 25 June

    Love your sense of humor, Joel! Like Brian, that made me laugh out loud as well! Praying for your safety and fine reporting, including lighter moments like this post. Your web site and blog is vital for accurate information regarding Middle East events and God sightings!


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  • David W. Lincoln
    Posted at 16:45h, 25 June

    Thanks for the news Joel. You are doing a fine job of leaving the “professional journalists” in the dust when it comes to interesting details.

    As for praying for Turkey, daily I pray for those going through rough seas, that their desire to look to the Holy Trinity is strengthened.

  • Troy
    Posted at 11:05h, 28 June


    I just wanted to say how much I admire what the Lord Jesus is doing in your life and your ministry. I just listened to this you tube video and I was so amazed at your courage to take on the giants of the day. I will pray for you even more than I do right now. God bless you and please know that you are a great example for those who the Bible calls out as being unafraid and fearless. You are also humble and have been given a great ability from the Lord above. Thanks for you dedication and attention to detail. I believe this really brings glory to God and after all is said and done.. this is what life is all about. This link is from an interview with several leading prophecy teachers that are all ganging up on your theory trying to disprove it. I have watched all your DVD’s two or three times.. they are simply blind. I knew this already because they believe the rapture is first. They teach Jesus will return like a thief in the night to the church.. Rev 3:2 says this can only happen if we are asleep.

  • O.A. Fish
    Posted at 16:00h, 01 July

    May God continue to guide your feet, Joel and crew. Remember you have intercessories back home here who have “your backside”.
    Joel, in making the case for the Gog of modern day Turkey, have you looked at Gen. 10:2&3 which shows that the sons of Japheth (Gomer, Magog, Tubal and Meshech) and his grandson Togarmah which are the names given in Ez. 38 & 39 are allso shown on a Gen. 10 map as being located in Turkey. Seeing as the Ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat, I think Ezekiel is going back to the beginning to make it easy for us to identify the land of Gog.

  • Mark Downing
    Posted at 17:33h, 04 July


    THE PROPHET DANIEL predicted that the Anti Christ would be a Jew:

    — “At the end of time a ruler shall exalt himself against God speaking great swelling words. He shall not regard the God of his fathers. He shall honor a god of opposition, a god whom his fathers knew not.” — (Daniel 11)

    St John of Damascus of the 8th Century, whose authority is recognized by all Christian denominations, states that the Anti Christ 1) will be a Jew 2) will come to the Jews 3) will be accepted by the Jews.

    (See: Exposition Of The Orthodox Faith, Book IV:26)

    Jesus Christ affirmed this when he warned the Jews: “I am come in my Father’s Name but you will not receive Me. Another will come in his own name and him you will receive.”John 5:43

    How do you reconcile those issues with your book?

  • Joel
    Posted at 19:06h, 04 July

    Hi Mark,

    The passage you quoted from Daniel is widely disputed and very commonly misunderstood. Many understand it to mean that he will reject the god of his immediate father or grandfather, etc. This is to misunderstand a common Biblical phrase (“Elohim ab”, used roughly 23 times in the OT). The meaning is always the same. The AC will reject the God of (the fathers) Abraham, Isaac and Yakov. The assumption that this means he must thus be Jewish fails to acknowledge the simple reality that is often sung in Sunday School class: “Father Abraham had many sons…”. The AC could just as easily be an Ishmaelite, etc. as a descendant of Yakov.

    Many of the early Church Fathers believed the AC to be a Jew. But their views are also a bit contradictory on this point. Most also believed he would come from the region of the Roman Province of Syria or Asia Minor. Many also affirmed that the “Assyrian” spoken of in MIcah and Isaiah is a reference to the AC.

    Of course, we study what the early believers taught, not because they have “authority” over us, rather simply to understand what those who lived closest to the Apostles believed.

    Interestingly, John of Damascus also taught that Islam was a harbinger of the Antichrist system. See Against all Heresies.

    But the point is that I disagree with the Damascene on this point, and any other early Father. All of the early Christian writers taught things which both you and I would disagree with.

    As for the passage that you quoted where Jesus says to the Jews that they would receive another, this says nothing about the AC being a Jew, only that the Jews would receive false Messiah’s but not the real one. History has shown this again and again with men like Bar Kochba, or Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.

    If you simply look at every type of Antichrist in Scripture, you will see that they are all pagan rulers of pagan kingdoms. Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, the Assyrian, and of course, Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

    Although brief, I hope this has helped explain where I am coming from.


  • Mark Downing
    Posted at 15:29h, 05 July

    Thank you Joel for your response. Have you done any research on the Rothchilds, The George Soros types and such? Our history is littered with them taking over our countries politics and the currencies of the world. Russia and Iceland got rid of the Central Banks. Why is it we go to war against the countries that don’t belong to the IMF. Remember the TOO BIG to FAIL banks?

    Our entire economy had been hijacked. It looks more like a bloodless coup d’état except it’s much worse than that.

    Clearly Obama’s policies are anti Christian to say the least, might I add most of his cabinet is either jewish or muslim in it’s base. That says an awful lot.

  • Grandpa
    Posted at 23:58h, 14 July

    Zechariah 11:17
    Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be
    upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his
    right eye shall be utterly darkened.

  • shauna stephens
    Posted at 02:03h, 07 August

    The anti-christ is coming out of one of Alexander the Greats 4 kingdoms, specifically the Secluid sp? kingdome, that’s Turkey, which was in the western roman empire. If you read Rev 2 twice Jesus tells us where teh seat of satan is, and where satan dwelleth. All 7 churches in Rev. 2 are also in Turkey. Erdogan’s FM spoke in Feb about reviving the Ottoman empire. It’s turkey, not Rome who is the AC. Turkey controls the suez and bosrah canals, and Iran the Hormuz……when things get ugly, the west will fight against them, oil is the wine of fornication the whore has, and all have gotten drunk on it. Joel talks about it, Walid Shoebat does also. We are Turkey’s ally now, but not for long, they are turning into an Revived Ottoman empire, and will go after Jerusalem, then off to Rome, they wanted to get Rome in 1493, but their muslim leader died, so they quit. Rome to them is the western christian world……then they will go after the north and south america, if they get that far which I don’t think they will. India hates them, and they have the 3rd strongest navy in the world, and many other countries like italy, spain, UK have strong navys, and australia, Japan.

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