by Rev. Scott Ufford
This prophecy about Turkey and the Middle East’s remarkable future was given to me, a Christian Spiritualist, by the soul of the Ottoman Empire’s greatest sultan.
Received point-blank while meditating in Eminonu Mosque of Istanbul, Turkey, on November 11, 2007, after visiting The Tombs of Five Sultans and Their Wives. The Sultan’s words were so unexpected and meaningful, my wife even took a photo of the notebook transcript while we were still in the mosque:
“Istanbul will once again become the most famous city of the Near East. A spiritual capital eclipsing Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul will center the spiritual forces of Islam in harmony with Christians and Jews.
A great spiritual awakening must first enter the hearts of everyday men and women.
You will see a spiritual revolution sweep the Earth from its four corners. This revolution shall uplift all religions and all races.
Istanbul a city NOT of military power, NOT of political will, NOT of economic struggle and conquest.
Even as I once placed the Middle East, the sacred Mecca under the protection of the (Caliph) so will Istanbul center the religious spiritual hopes of the regions.
Enemies are not to be destroyed in military conquest. War is impossible for true victory. You may destroy your enemies’ guns: good. But until you change his heart, much life is lost and little victories, won.
I would turn your hearts and spirits to this great task: as you earn your monies, open your hearts.
As you divide powers and grow militarily strong, you must enter your senses.
The God that guided Mohamed must return to guide the hearts of your everyday men and women.
From these citizens shall come leaders with visions. Their eyes shall open into possibilities of peace with prosperity, of community with sharing, and of teamwork with excellence.
Istanbul as the spiritual capital is not for the glory of Turkey. Instead, this is for the glory of the God who made all people, blesses all people, guides all people. Who desires them all to be well-fed, and decently clothed, housed and taught.
Only with a free, awakened will may all turn to the glory and peace of the one Creator. This prediction is not for the ego of Istanbul. This prediction is to awaken the home of the true spirit in the human heart.
Open its doors. Study wisely the wisdom therein. Share freely the goodness and prosperity.
As a link between Europe and Near and Middle East in centuries ahead a completely new vision of God, peace, hope, community, Allah and human possibilities will flower into excellence.
Even as the tulips began in Turkey so shall your grandchildren and their children see:
Istanbul as a center of hope, charity, activism, quiet meditation. A center of discourse, a meeting place of nations, a center for jurisprudential excellence of many nations—not as an empire—but as a center of true civilization in the purest word.
The sultan followed up his prophecy:
“Trust in this slow evolution. You will recognize when the signs of struggle and worry in the eyes of the common man and woman are replaced by a clear light, a peaceful understanding, a warm compassion—the times of these predictions are coming.
Every word here is true in its essence.
All of this is a true prediction. Voluntary for the human hearts to fulfill!
This spiritual revolution will transform the essential life of many known, and so far unknown, spiritual centers around the world and this religion.
You shall see!
Peace is the power unsurpassed.
Peace is the true prosperity that turns hard work and prayer into cooperation and surprising success.”
–II Mehmet, 1432-1481 AD
Peace and blessings to all who read and consider these words.
Rev. Scott Ufford Copyright 2007, 2010