Isaiah 23 prophesies the end of the Crusader States, 1291 AD

Just occurred to me: Isaiah 23 is a prophecy of the end of the Crusaders States in the thirteenth century.

The siege and fall of Acre in 1291 AD marked the end of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Acre had been the capital of the Kingdom of Jerusalem since Richard the Lionheart of England reconquered Acre in 1191 AD, during the 3rd Crusade, exactly 100 years before.

“The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.”
– Isaiah 23:1

Tyre and Zidon (aka Sidon) were cities within realm of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Historians say, Tyre was where the kings of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem were crowned.

“Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?”
– Isaiah 23:8

Sidon, which is about 40 kms north of Tyre, was a merchant city that received ships from Europe filled with supplies and people.

“Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.”
– Isaiah 23:2

“Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.”
– Isaiah 23:4

In 1291 AD, it was the Mamluks of Egypt who attacked Acre. When the stronghold of Acre fell, the remnant of the Kingdom of Jerusalem fled to Cyprus, and thus Tyre was abandoned by the crusaders. Amalric, the lord of Tyre, was at the battle for Acre. He fled to Cyprus.

“As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.”
– Isaiah 23:5-6

“And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.”
– Isaiah 23:12

All of this took place 100 years after the 3rd Crusade, which was led by Richard I of England, i.e. Tarshish.

“Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.”
– Isaiah 23:6

“Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.”
– Isaiah 23:10

“Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.”
– Isaiah 23:14

According to Isaiah 23, the end of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1291 AD was the will of the LORD of hosts.

Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth? The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth. Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength. He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.”
– Isaiah 23:8-11

On the side of the defenders of Acre were Henry II of Jerusalem, Amalric of Tyre, the army of Jerusalem, the Knights Hospitaller, the Teutonic Knights, and most significantly, the Knights Templar.

After the fall of Acre, the Crusaders including the Templars fled to Cyprus. In 1306 AD, Amalric with the help of Templars overthrew his brother and became Regent of Cyprus. One year later, in 1307 AD, Philip IV of France was moved by the LORD to raid and arrest the Templars in France, Proverbs 21:1. Subsequently, it was found out that the Templars had secretly worshipped Baphomet and had engaged in perverse sexual rituals. In 1308 AD, forced to obey a Papal decree, Amalric arrested the Templars who were in Cyprus.

“And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.”
– Isaiah 23:12

Isaiah 23:15 speaks of Tyre as “an harlot”. And Isaiah 23:17 says Tyre shall commit “fornication” with all the kingdoms of the world, Revelation 17-18.

In 1307 AD, some Templars escaped the arrest warrant of Philip IV of France. Some went to Scotland and helped Robert the Bruce, king of the Scots, circa 1306-1329 AD, fight against England. While in Scotland, the Templars built Rosslyn Chapel and established the secret society of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. In England, chapters of Scottish Rite Freemasonry became known as “Rose Croix” (Rose Cross), aka the Society of Rosicrucians. Members of Rosicrucians include Elizabethan astrologer John Dee and his protégé Francis Bacon, whom conceived the USA as a “New Atlantis”.

“And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.”
– Isaiah 23:17

Another Rosicrucian is the infamous Aleister Crowley, whose motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” continues to inspire Satanists today.

Isaiah 23:13 is another passage that seems to allude to Mystery Babylon.

“And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest. Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.”
– Isaiah 23:12-14

When Isaiah 23 is read the way I have read it, suddenly Ezekiel 28 can be figured out. Ezekiel 28 pertains to “Tyrus” צר, which is the same as “Tyre” צר.

Sidon, the city that is near Tyre, came into the possession of the crusaders in 1110 AD. In 1187 AD, Sidon was conquered by Saladin. Sidon remained in Muslim hands until the Crusade of 1197 AD. Significantly, in the thirteenth century, Sidon was sold to the Knights Templar. A Templar castle was established at Beaufort, around Bekaa. In 1260 AD, Kitbuqa of the Mongols raided and largely destroyed Sidon, in response to a Templar plunder of Bekaa, an area that had come under Mongol rule at that time. Surely this must be Ezekiel 28:21-24. Subsequently, after the battle of Ain Jalut, Sidon fell to the Mamluks.

“Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her. For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
– Ezekiel 28:20-23

“Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.”
– Ezekiel 28:7-8

It follows too that the god or a god that the Templars worshipped was a “cherub”, who had been in the garden of Eden, Ezekiel 28:12-19.

“Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
– Ezekiel 28:14-15

Tyre, Sidon, Acre, etc, are all within the promised land. Eventually, that whole area will become a part of the Kingdom of God, Ezekiel 28:25-26.

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.”
– Ezekiel 28:25-26

“And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.”
– Isaiah 23:18

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