Was Jesus’ reference to The Queen of the South relatable to ISIS and the Modern Church falling away from its biblical foundation? Is ISIS simply a foretold precursor to impending judgement that would arise in The End of Days?
29As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here. – Luke 11:29-31
Many scholars agree that Sheba was the South Arabian Kingdom of Saba, centered around the oasis of Marib, in present-day Yemen.
Isis, who was worshipped all over Egypt and throughout the Middle East had many titles, these are a few of the most common: Isis – giver of life, the greatest of the gods and goddesses, the queen of all gods, lady of the countries of the South, the lady of words of power, wife of the lord(Apollyon, Abaddon) of the abyss, Queen of the South.
There is no doubt the dominant faction in the southern Middle East, Saudi Arabia. It’s interesting to note Saudi Arabia’s financial and political support for the extreme conversion of the entire Middle East to the law of oppression, that is Wahhabism, also aligns with the moral intentions of ISIS. The official story from the House of Saud is they are against ISIS and their barbarism and yet seems to align perfectly with the definitive points of Wahhabism: a puritanical, anti-women, anti-modern, anti-gay, pro-violence brand of Islam. The brutality of the Saudi Arabian government against dissidents is ever so reminiscent of the tactics used by the current Butchers of the Middle East. It becomes hard to differentiate who is the lesser of these two evils as ISIS continues to destroy the Middle East, more specifically Syria, who is aligned with The House of Saud’s sworn enemy Shia Iran.
Scholars who have researched and followed closely foreign policy that’s shaped the Middle East since 9/11, specifically the financial support of the “moderate” Free Syrian Army, have come to such conclusions that the FSA were the precursors to the formation of ISIS and for all intended purposes might as well be one in the same; though the official story out of Washington is the FSA is not associated with any extremest groups. What also must be noted is who is supporting the FSA with ammunitions on a massive scale, Saudi Arabia– the Southern Kingdom has been able to supply the FSA with arms thanks to military support from Langley and the CIA. Could any imagine so soon after 9/11 that Amerika would be politically and financially supporting the same terror by which itself was attacked with?
ISIS is more than just an unfortunate consequence to psychotic foreign policy, they are culminated by decades of practice, practice in the destabilization of global regions by supposed moderate mercenaries for the purpose of establishing “democracy”. Also if you add biblical eschatology to this equation then ISIS has a profoundly deeper meaning, that which possibly involves the ushering in of The End of Days.