Iraq forms new government without Maliki (almost)
Sep 08, 2014
On August 11 the President of Iraq gave Mr. Abadi the right to form a cabinet and a new government. He succeeded today, and the Parliament formally approved the new government with Abadi as Prime Minister.
Finally, Mr. Maliki is no longer able to be the dictator-in-chief of Iraq. Though he was backed as Prime Minister in years past, he soon proved to be a very divisive leader who marginalized all but his own tribe, sect, and political party.
I have long believed that Iraq was fulfilling the prophetic type of Babylon, and that Maliki himself was like Belshazzar in Daniel 5:1. I have said that when Maliki leaves office, or is forced from office, it will be the modern fulfillment of Daniel 5:30, “That same night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain.”
When Darius took the city of Babylon, he diverted the River Euphrates, which, in today’s Mystery Babylon represents the currency of Babylon, I have said for years that the time to watch for the revaluation (i.e., diversion) of the currency ought to occur at the same time that Maliki left office. I said this because Belshazzar was killed the same night that the Euphrates River was diverted.
So now we see Maliki leaving office and a new administration sworn in today. We will soon see if my discernment was correct. Since we are in the middle of a prayer campaign, we may have to wait until the end of the prayer campaign to know for sure.
The unknown factor is that in order for this new government coalition to receive enough support, Maliki had to be named one of three vice presidents. So does this count as an overthrow of Belshazzar, or is it just a demotion? The story may not yet have ended.
Dr. Stephen Jones