As you can tell, I love Bible prophecy. It is clear that the Middle East is following the long-ago prophecies of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and company. Bear in mind that the Bible is an Israel-centric, Middle East centered document. Everywhere else is described as islands or coastlands.
The Jewish Press is an American-based, obviously pro-Israel, newspaper and website. They are not pro-Christian as is Israel Today. Rachel Levy (what a Biblical name) has written an interesting summary of what is going on in the Middle East today.
Ms. Levy makes these points:
“Finally, there is Turkey. It’s odd how few actually discuss what’s happening in Turkey, a NATO member who has provided free passage to literally every single terrorist group that has requested safe passage through its country, even into Syria to reach the ISIS capital of Raqqa. Turkey is the ultimate “Casablanca” of today’s Middle East. Muslim Brotherhood officials are warmly greeted by their supporters there. Hamas has a new international headquarters in the country, Fatah and other Palestinian officials are always welcome, and ISIS operatives move across the border to bring imports (brides and other ‘items’) to Raqqa with no trouble at all.”
To read the entire article, please click HERE.
Ron Taylor commentary:
Have you noticed that all of these countries surround Israel? That is a clear pattern. Ms. Levy is describing Bible prophecy without intending to do so.
Turkey does not border Israel as do most of the above named countries. Turkey and Iran are the two largest military forces in the Middle East today. Turkey, supposedly linked to Europe and the U.S. by NATO, is the facilitator. Iran is the financial supporter and arms supplier of all the terrorist groups named above.
The famous prophecy of Gog and Magog is found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Here are some of the characters found there:
Israel is surrounded. The characters named in Ezekiel’s prophecy are actively supporting the enemies of Israel. This is not rocket science. Something is shaping up, and it was prophesied 2,600 years ago.
Remember the metaphor of the pregnant woman used by the Lord Jesus, the Apostle Paul, the Prophet Isaiah and others. The pregnant woman knows she is expecting; she does not know the day or the hour. But it is obvious when the day is near. Of course, we do not know the day or the hour, but things are getting real pregnant.
“Amen. Even so, com Lord Jesus.” – The Revelation 22:20