On today's "700 Club," Pat Robertson seemed oddly excited about the prospect of the radical Islamic group ISIS taking control over Iraq and Syria because it would be signal that the End Times are near.
Robertson cited Isaiah 19, which states that, in the End Times, Egypt and Assyria will join together and turn to the Lord, along with Israel and they will be "a blessing on the earth":
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”
The nation of Assyria no longer exists, but Robertson said that with ISIS taking over large portions of Iraq and Syria, it could soon be brought back to together, which means that there is an opportunity for the international community to gather together all of the Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey to serve as "the lynchpin" that could bind all of these nations together.
"Call it Assyria," Robertson suggested, "and let them encompass current Syria and current Iraq and we would be fulfilling Bible prophecy."
"It might well happen," he said. "Was that prophetic or I'm just playing games?"