The Middle East Is about to
More than three years ago, on 3rd June 2001,
Kassahun Ayele had a dream about Yasser Arafat. As you know, Arafat died on
11th November 2004.
The dream's symbolism was this:
War Between Palestinians and Israel.
It seemed to be night. I saw
in a room the leader of the Palestinian people, Yasser Arafat, with some
of his officials talking about a secret mission. I couldn't hear what he
was saying to his officials. Suddenly, he was shot and killed while he
was in the room. After the killing a great war broke out between the
Palestinians and Israel. (Newsletter 15, Sept 2001, p 25.)
When the dream was given, it seemed to be a
literal portrayal of what was to come. There are some obvious symbols in it,
of course, such as the darkness (symbol of the spiritual state of the
world, and in the Middle East), and the secret mission (it is unknown what the Palestinians
have been planning). But, we had no reason to suppose that the shooting of
Arafat was anything other than literal, as is the war predicted in the
The main purpose of the dream would seem to
be to alert you to a dreadful war which will break out between Palestinians
Some people will wonder understandably
why Arafat was not shot as the dream portrayed. And some will go further to
find fault and suggest that the prophecy was false because of that. I would
caution anyone to be very careful not to be hasty in concluding that!
Certainly, the Yasser Arafat scenario was a
bit of a surprise the way it worked out. Although we're still not sure about
the circumstances surrounding his sudden turn for the worse, it appears
highly unlikely that he was shot, as Kassahun's dream portrayed. But
appearances can be deceptive!
Some would be quick to shout "False prophecy!
False prophet!" which is part of the reason why God gives pictorial and
figurative imagery in dreams, rather than literal things, more often than
not. He is giving unbelievers a chance to doubt and find fault, to let them
trip up and show their true colours, while those with God's Spirit can
understand and believe.
"Believe what?" many will ask.
Well, in this instance, the purpose of the
dream was to point out something much more than merely the fact that Yasser
Arafat would die.
Being shot represented an unseen hostility
against him from the other Palestinian 'big wigs'. They wanted him out of
the way so they could move their political objectives forward more
radically. Arafat would tend to play a double game, appeasing the West, or
appearing to, and condemning suicide bombings against Israel. I think the
dream hints that there are some hardliners there who want more ruthlessness
and cruelty in their dealings with Israel to get what they want. That is
borne out by what the dream account said next. After Arafat was dead "a
great war began between the Palestinians and Israel."
THAT'S the focus of the dream, and is the
most salient part of it, warning about what is now going to come. God help
His people to heed!
But, you know, most don't. I have sent that
dream to some people in the region, one of whom lives near Jerusalem, but I
don't think he believes it. He's not making any preparations to get out of
the country. He's expanding his project in Israel, instead of following
Jesus warned, "When you see
Jerusalem surrounded by
armies... GET OUT!" That's the situation today. You don't have to see
literal armies there. Long range weapons can reach Jerusalem from the
Mediterranean or from any
neighbouring Arab state. Israel is surrounded by enemies right now, who are
waiting for their opportunity and justification to pounce. It's getting
The media are quick to talk about "Israeli
aggression", and world opinion is on the side of Palestinians. Israel is
isolated, beleaguered, misunderstood and persecuted, like a lone sheep with
growling lions, hyenas and jackals all around her.
Now that Arafat is gone, it's only a matter
of time before things in the Middle East rapidly deteriorate into full scale war. Whether it's months or years,
time is very short and events will move rapidly from then on, with the "king
of the North" realising he must assert himself more in order to try and
stabilise the region. But his attempts will only be anti-Semitic and pro-
Palestinian, further crushing little
Israel. (The Kings of North and South are referred to in 'our' new
publication Daniel's Prophecies For Our
This was not a 'failed
prophecy'. There are
still some unknown and undisclosed facts to be revealed.
Was Arafat Shot?
The meaning in the dream of
being shot may have been symbolic, or it may reveal more about what
took place, but which the media have not been told.
I wrote to a friend, who likes to keep
abreast of world news items, about this piece of news, to see what he
thought about the whole episode. I said:
'fishy' about the lack of information surrounding Arafat's death. The
news is unable to disclose his cause of death. The hospital doctors have
not said what he died from. There are many unanswered questions.
Why was he taken ill
suddenly? What was he suffering from? They said it was a blood disorder,
but no one knows what it was, apparently. That's strange for expert
And if he was suffering
from a blood disorder like Leukaemia, he wouldn't go into a coma. So why
did he go comatose?
His body was taken back
to Ramallah, but there was no autopsy, and no statement about his cause
of death. It seems that the French wanted to get rid of him as quickly
as they could to avoid any trouble.
Why did his wife go
almost 'mental' when the Palestinian delegation arrived in France? Why
did she say he had been poisoned? And why did others quickly deny that?
Why did she accuse those henchmen of coming there to finish him off? Why
did she refuse them access to him? She, more than anyone else, would
know about any 'inside' job.
What if he WAS shot with
a poison dart? Like Bulgarian spies did in the 60s. Or what if he had a
medical condition and the doctor or whoever gave him an injection of
something, making out it was beneficial, but was actually poison? And
the poison didn't work?
And what if the doctors
in France knew that he had been injected with something lethal,
naturally they would keep quiet, lest they be held accountable. Then all
hell could break out in France in reprisals from mad terrorists.
When you think about it,
it makes a lot of sense that there was a very 'good' motive to get rid
of him. He was getting senile and ineffective, but he would not step
down and relinquish power. He held onto power with a tight grip and
insisted, like so many other middle eastern dictators, that he was the
head of state and would stay that way until he died. Yet the
Palestinians have been getting more and more frustrated that their cause
was not progressing. Some would say that they needed a new, younger
leader who would be much more of an appealing and dynamic figurehead to
the younger Palestinian zealots.
I'm not a one for
conspiracy theories, but this one I am still wondering about whether
God was saying something in that dream about him being shot that is very
revealing!? I know that God does tend to predict the well nigh
impossible, or what is totally unexpected. So, perhaps the truth is
buried and yet to be unearthed (if ever?). We'll have to wait and see.
My friend replied to that
missive, saying he also had some misgivings about the gaps in the reporting:
I actually thought of
some of this after I read about Arafat and Kassahun's dream. You are
right, they have not disclosed what the actual cause of death was. The
news here in the States say that it is a mystery as to what brought all
this on. Granted, he was 75 years old, but he was actually doing OK.
Then suddenly he falls deathly ill, is rushed off to Paris (of all
places), and dies with no real reason given. As you said, there was no
autopsy performed. However, if someone had ordered one, then this in
itself would have aroused suspicion and any outcome of the autopsy would
have been challenged and away we go with all the conspiracy theories. As
it is, they handled it rather slick, in my opinion. Oh, there will be a
few who question this and there will be theories to be sure. There is
always a chance, of course, that a true conspiracy will be exposed and
then all hell will break loose.
The thing with his wife
I did not pay that much attention to, but I think you may be right. She
smelled a rat. However, she cared little for him but did care for his
billions he is supposed to have stashed across the world. [She is
reported to have received $60 million into her bank account shortly
before Arafat was flown to Paris - editor.] She is used to living on a
$100,000 PER MONTH allowance since she has lived in Paris. We can see
where her motivations are. She has little or no chance to make any kind
of power play. No, money is her concern. I'm sure some kind of deal was
struck. Interesting that she was saying he was OK and would return to
Israel and suddenly he dies.
You are also right about
the motive. Much like the attempts on Hitler's life. Old, senile,
ineffective, and causing more harm than good.
The poison dart is also
a distinct possibility. The Russians and East Germans perfected another
method of injecting poison with a tiny hollow ball with holes. The
poison was inside and just leaked out after injection. This ball was
about the size of a peppercorn, or smaller (if my memory serves). They
could inject it from a device inserted in the tip of an umbrella. The
poison at the time (risen I think) was virtually untraceable. That was
in the 60's and 70's. Technology has advanced since then, as has
biological science. No telling what can be done now.
As you said, we'll have
to wait and see. We may not find out until after Christ comes.
In London's Daily Mail of Monday
November 15th 2004, this letter was printed from a US reader:
Yasser Arafat, both one of the most hated and revered political leaders
on earth, was treated in a military hospital in France where he was
killed by an unknown ailment. He was reported to have had an unusual
condition which had reduced his blood platelets to dangerous levels.
Doctors said his symptoms also included
nausea, extreme weakness, vomiting and diarrhoea. They were unable to
treat him, and he eventually became comatose.
Taken all together, these symptoms are
consistent with the effects of high-intensity radiation exposure as
happened to Karen Silkwood at the Kerr-McGee nuclear company.
If this is the case, it could mean that
someone had been exposing the PLO leader to a strong source of
radiation; or Arafat could have been exposed accidentally in the
presence of radioactive materials such as a nuclear device or
radio-isotopes stolen for the construction of a 'dirty' bomb.
With the PLO reportedly having many
millions of dollars at its disposal, its ability to purchase nuclear
materials on the black market for use against Israel or other enemies is
within the realm of real possibility...
J Guth, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
God revealed in the dream that he was
plotting a secret mission, and that he was deliberately
Islamic Fanaticism Rising
Here are some other dreams from God
portraying what is about to come now:
26th April 2004. K.
I saw that a group of
people were holding hands, singing and celebrating in front of their
temple. These people had a sort of idol made of feathers on their chest.
The Spirit of God implanted in my mind the word Fanaticism.
The North American Indians worshipped many nature gods. They decorated
themselves with feathers, and gave themselves over in ritual dances to
the animal spirits with whom they identified. But they were actually
giving worship to demons.
worship is occurring today in the Middle East, although in a different
As the true God has been
ignored or rejected in our physical, indulgent, Western society, so has
fanaticism increased against such empty, decadent materialism. You see
it in radical Muslims who have declared jihad or 'holy war' on
these excesses of Western decadence. Even if they can see some of what
is so blatantly evil about the indulgences of the pornographic, liberal,
irreligious, self-centred Western culture, they cannot offer a suitable
alternative. Their fanaticism is one that kills, maims, or destroys. It
is not based on the love of God.
One of Satan's most
powerful lies the promise of paradise in the afterlife to suicide
bombers who physically obliterate such 'infidels' who indulge in this
decadence claims many adherents. And as long as the love of God is
unknown to such people, fanaticism will claim its victims.
Fanaticism is on the
29th June 2003. M. Grotesque and horrible
massacre: Muslim hatred and revenge!
I saw three groups of 3 bodies in each.
They were men who had been killed by Muslim fighters in their Intifada
against the Jews. Their bodies, on their backs, were laid out in a star
shape, 3 in each star. [3 depicts finality. 3 x 3 = 9, which portrays
judgement.] The bodies had been mutilated.
The Muslims had perpetrated the worst
humiliating and disrespectful atrocity they could upon these victims.
They had cut away their clothes around their genitals and cut off every
This portrays the horrible hatred which Muslim fighters have for the
Jews. They want them exterminated! The symbolism portrays how they want
to totally cut off their ability to regenerate. (See Ps 83:2-4.)
29th May 2004. K. Islamic Slaughter Coming.
I saw on TV a huge heap
of corpses killed and burned by Islamic radicals. Their leader was
holding a burnt skeleton in his hand. He also made a verbal outburst
with disgusting words. I couldn't tolerate the sight so I turned my TV
These evil people who perpetrate such atrocities are demonised.
Uncontrolled foul language is a sign of demonic influence. Demons will
whip up tremendous hatred, provoking terrible violence and horror.
7th November 2003. K.
Islamic invasion and
division amongst themselves.
I saw divisions in
Islamic religion. Moslems were completely in disagreement with each
other and killed each other. Some of them were burning the Koran. Others
were burning mosques. The scene was terrible.
In war, even what moderate Muslims want to believe that their faith is
peace-loving (which, actually it isn't; they are deceived about that
because it is essentially intolerant of Jews and Christians), will be
22nd October 2003. K. Islamic punishment?
A man lay in the street.
The corpse was naked and many people surrounded it. He was stoned until
Such atrocities are not
confined to Palestinians. Jewish retaliation only repeats the horrors!
2nd April 2004. K.
Escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians
I saw in the media that Israeli jets had
bombarded Palestinians. Dead bodies were everywhere. Some had been
mutilated. [Symbolises Israeli army hatred for Palestinians.] Their
homes were completely destroyed. Some media reports said that 5,000
Palestinians had been killed in the attack.
Some Reached By The Gospel
Yet in all this vileness, somehow the Gospel
will be preached and some people reached!
31st May 2004. K.
Israelis Receive The Gospel.
I was invited to share
God's word in the home of an Israeli leader. When I arrived there the
leader met me with a dagger in his hand. I was shocked but he told me
not to be afraid. He said that the dagger is for protection because in
that same day 2 top officials had been kidnapped by Palestinians.
Probably after the dead are raised, Kassahun will receive such an
invitation, which is depictive of how many national leaders will listen
to 'our' message from God. The dagger kept for self defence depicts the
constant dangers faced by Jews from hate-filled Palestinians who are out
to kill Jews.
Sea of War
The conflict in the Middle East will not be
confined to Palestine. It will engulf Europe and Africa. Demons are stirring
up people throughout the region. There is terrible genocide taking place in
Darfur, Sudan. Instigated by Arabs, and condoned by the government, it will
spread. Kassahun has received numerous dreams about terrible conflict, war
and atrocities to come, which will engulf Ethiopia. In this vacuum of
stability and order, Islam will take hold and bring horrendous oppression
and misery to the South of Israel.
The North (Europe) will be against this
anarchic Islamic despotism, but unable to do very much about it. In their
selfish pragmatism, they will merely care about their own physical needs,
keeping a particular eye on the supply of oil. The instability in the region
could jeopardise that.
Finally, the whole Mediterranean basin will
become a war zone between the 'King of the North' and the 'King of the
South'. Europe and the southern Islamic
power will be at each other's throats.
22nd October 2004. K.
Mediterranean Sea a War Zone.
I saw the Mediterranean
Sea filled with all kinds of snakes and crocodiles so that one could not
see the waters. It seemed that the sea was covered with a vast black
curtain over it. I thought ships would not be able to pass through the
Snakes and crocodiles depict evil spirits which stir up the nations to
war and commit atrocities and evils.
Antidote to Islamic Ideology
The Islamic suicide bomber instils fear into
many. His victory over others is through fear. He has no fear of death,
because his ideology (even though false) over- rides it. The Westerner, who
is engrossed in the physical things of this life, fears death. This
is the materialist's Achilles' heel and Islam has exploited it.
The antidote to Islamic oppression is in
ideology too a greater ideology that also does not fear death but an
ideology that is based on love, not hate. It is in knowing Jesus, having His
love, and the assurance of His faith. The true Christian knows that if you
remain true to Him, a wonderful life awaits you the other side of death. We
do not fear what men can do (Ps 27; 56:4).
"Here is the patience [endurance] of the
saints" (Rev 13:10; 14:12). See also Revelation 12:11,12.
Malcolm B Heap December 2004