Current Events in the Middle East (April 28th, 2018)

If you’ve been keeping up with events happening around the world and specifically in the Middle East, you’ll find that many prophetically significant events are stacking up as the region is in turmoil. If you’re not keeping up then this article is for you as it’s a good resource for articles and videos on events that have been occurring for the past couple of weeks.  Before moving on, there are 3 main prophecies that are currently being focused on regarding recent events in the Middle East and specifically, Israel (Jerusalem): Zechariah 12, Isaiah 17, and Ezekiel 38.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it”, (Zechariah 12:2-3)

“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap…Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us”, (Isaiah 17:1, 12-14)

“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee”, (Ezekiel 38:1-6)

Zechariah 12 is about God using Jerusalem as a stumbling block to the nations that attempt to break her apart or destroy her. Isaiah 17 is a prophecy concerning the future destruction of Damascus, Syria. Ezekiel 38 talks about a future coalition of nations that will make war against Israel but will be defeated by God himself.

  • Israel warns Iran that if they strike Tel Aviv, their capital of Tehran will be OBLITERATED (April 28th, 2018) – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to strike Tehran and all Iranian facilities in Syria “no matter the cost” if the Islamic Republic were to attack Tel Aviv ahead of a meeting with senior American officials in Washington.
  • Israel Tells UN: 80,000 Iranian Fighters in Syria (April 27th, 2018) – Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that Iranian expansionism in the Middle East is a serious threat to the entire world. “There are over 80,000 extremists from all over the Middle East who are members of Shia militias in Syria under Iranian control,” Danon told the UNSC.
  • What is Next in Bible Prophecy? by Behold Israel (April 26th, 2018) – Amir explains world events and what may happen before, during and after the Rapture of the Church.
  • Israel Prepared to Strike S-300 System in Syria: Defense Minister (April 25th, 2018) -Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would be prepared to strike at an S-300 missile defense system in Syria, in an interview with the Ynet news outlet.  “What’s important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria won’t be used against us,” Liberman stressed. “If they’re used against us, we’ll act against them. If someone fires at our planes, we will destroy them.”
  • Russia Will Supply Syria With ‘New Air Defense Systems’- Report (April 25th, 2018) – Russia will supply Syria with new air defense systems, the RIA Novosti news agency said Wednesday, quoting General Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff.“Russian specialists will continue training Syrian military personnel, as well as assist in the development of new air defense systems, the deliveries of which will be carried out in the near future,” Rudskoy told RIA Novosti.
  • Russia Warns Of ‘Catastrophic’ Consequences If Israel Strikes S-300 Defense System in Syria (April 23rd, 2018) – Russia could be about to supply the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria and has warned of “catastrophic” consequences for all sides should Israel attack the missile batteries, according to a report in the Russian daily Kommersant, citing anonymous military sources.
  • Russia to Israel: We will not refrain from arming Syria (April 22nd, 2018) – Russia conveys unambiguous message to Israel that there is nothing preventing it from selling S-300 missile defense system to Syria.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – by JD Farag (April 22nd, 2018) – Pastor J.D. Farag talks about how the world is becoming increasingly hostile towards God’s people and God’s Word.

Below are other articles from previous weeks’ current events:


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Ayo is a determined blogger striving to use his insights and God given talents to share the Gospel. Through his blog, he aspires to point skeptics of the bible to the truth of the Gospel using apologetics. His goal is to also inform others - both believer and non-believer - regarding the times we're living in preceding the Lord's soon return, through the study of prophecy. He hopes to both inform his readers with facts, equip them with tools to communicate the Gospel, and offer hope and encouragement through God's Word.

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