If you’ve been keeping up with events happening around the world and specifically in the Middle East, you’ll find that many biblically/prophetically significant events are stacking up. 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 over the month.
Although I believe the events may be significant and relate to the Bible, we should be careful as to how we interpret these events and not be quick to jump to conclusions. Many of these articles – I believe – relate to prophecies in the sense that they are one of many pieces to the “puzzle” that is setting up the eventual fulfillment of them. We are told to be watchful and awake to the events going around the world but also be able to discern.
At the beginning of each section, I included sections of verses to what I believe the events are relating to. I’d recommend you read the surrounding verses and even the chapter for a clearer picture. At the end of the article are links to my previous current events articles as well as links to recommended articles and videos that go into detail regarding the prophecies in these verses for those that aren’t familiar.I hope this comprehensive collection of articles and videos guides you in your own research and deepens your understanding of the events occurring around the world.
This article is composed of 4 sections:
Government/Politics, Middle East/Israel, Nature/Celestial Events, and Technology. Feel free to navigate to the section that most interests you.
- “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching…Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 12:37, 40)
- “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36)
- “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6)
- “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)
- “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” (Revelation 16:15)
“…For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape…” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27)
Trump U.N. speech signals disruptive Mideast peace plan to come (September 25th) – Trump’s second speech to the international body only briefly touched on Middle East peace. But what he said was telling and reflective of recent comments from members of his peace team who are beginning to preview a plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace that will buck conventional norms long governing the process.
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. (Zechariah 12:2-3)
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap…” (Isaiah 17:1)
“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal…” (Ezekiel 38:1-4)
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…” (Matthew 24:6-7)
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.” (Matthew 24:32-34)
Syria mistakenly downs Russian plane while repelling Israeli strike (September 18th) – Russia implies France or Israel responsible for missing aircraft; Syria claims 2 killed after Israel fires missiles from Lebanese airspace toward chemical weapons-linked facility
- Russia says its military plane was shot down by SYRIA and blames Israel for pushing aircraft into line of fire (September 18th) – The Russian Defence Ministry said Israel used the Il-20 aircraft carrying 14 crew as cover during an attack on Latakia, Syria
After plane downed, Russia to give Syria advanced S-300 anti-aircraft system (September 24th) – Moscow will also jam radars of military planes striking from Mediterranean; Kremlin claims ‘premeditated’ action by Israeli pilots caused destruction of aircraft
‘Major mistake’: Israel, US warn Russia against giving S-300 missiles to Syria (September 24th) – Netanyahu says move to arm Assad with advanced system within 2 weeks following downing of spy plane will ‘magnify dangers’ in region, Bolton cautions of ‘significant escalation’
Iran warns Israel, US to expect ‘devastating revenge’ for parade attack (September 24th) – Thousands attend funerals after both Islamic State and Arab nationalist group claim responsibility for massacre; intelligence minister announces the arrest of multiple suspects
Russian electronic warfare system arrives in Syria — report (September 25th) – Equipment intended to interrupt radar, navigation of attacking aircraft and satellite-guided weapons; Moscow said planning to ship up to eight S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Assad
- DAMASCUS COUNTDOWN: Major Escalation In Syria (September 26th) – It started with the downing of a Russian Il-20 spy plane on the eve of Yom Kippur. 15 Russian military personnel were killed. Israeli warplanes, as they were performing raids along the Syrian coast, were targeted by the Syrian government’s air defenses, but instead of shooting down Israeli jets, they inadvertently downed the large Russian spy plane.
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” (Luke 21:25-26)
“And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” (Luke 21:11)
“…Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.” (Hosea 4:3)
“I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.” (Zephaniah 1:2-3)
- Mass Animal Deaths for 2018 – A list of worldwide mass animal deaths for 2018
Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China (September 16th) – Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China’s most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).
Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in southern China as Philippines death toll rises (September 16th) – Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into China’s Guangdong province after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and pummelling the Philippines, killing at least 50 people.
Relentless rain triggers widespread flash flooding in Carolinas (September 17th) – Florence, now a tropical depression, is moving slowly and it continues to produce “catastrophic flooding” over North and South Carolina and now into Western Virginia.
- Florence sparks historic tornado outbreak in Virginia (September 18th) – Tropical Cyclone “Florence” spawned multiple tornadoes near Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 2018, killing one person and injuring another. This brought the death toll caused by Florence to at least 32. Local media is describing the outbreak as historic.
- Ring of Fire rocked by 19 earthquakes in a DAY: Tremors up to 5.8 magnitude hit Pacific (September 18th) – The Ring of Fire, which stretches the length of the Pacific basin, has rumbled back in life with 19 quakes in the space of just 24 hours.
- Charlie Fire Scorches 3,000 Acres Near Castaic (September 22nd) – A brush fire quickly consumed more than 3,000 acres of brush near Castaic after igniting on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
- New super Typhoon Trami moving towards Taiwan and Japan this week (September 23rd) – A new, very intense Super Typhoon Trami has developed in the western Pacific this weekend. It has already reached a CAT 4 strength today. Trami packs sustained winds of 140 mph and central pressure of around 938 mbar. The future track of Trami will lead it towards Taiwan and then it will turn north towards a potentially devastating landfall in Japan.
Hurricane Rosa intensifies to Category 4 storm in Pacific Ocean (September 28th) – Hurricane Rosa intensified into a major storm in the Pacific Ocean, with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said late Thursday.
Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami (September 29th) – More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday.
- Indonesia tsunami triggered by earthquake kills at least 384 (September 29th) – Dozens of rescuers have been deployed to areas devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that killed hundreds of people — but damaged roads and limited communication were hampering efforts.
Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll (September 30th) – At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says.
Search for Indonesia tsunami survivors – Pictures (September 30th) – A frantic search for survivors continues on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, where a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake has killed hundreds of people.
“…He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
- Leave no dark corner (September 17th) – China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment.
- China’s ‘social credit’ system is a real-life ‘Black Mirror’ nightmare (September 19th) – China’s chilling dictatorship is moving quickly to introduce social scorecards by which all citizens will be monitored 24/7 and ranked on their behavior.
- China rolling out ‘social credit’ system (September 20th) – China’s chilling new social credit system will implement the world’s first digital dictatorship where the people are ruled by algorithm, and it’s already begun
Below are other articles on current events:
- Current Events in September
- Current Events in August
- Current Events in July
- Current Events in June
- Current Events in May
- Current Events in April
Below are videos that help tie the events to what the Bible says and explains their prophetic significance as well:
Mid-East Prophecy Update (September 23rd) – Pastor J.D. talks about the unprecedented two weeks that lie ahead on the world stage.
- Middle East Current Events Update by Behold Israel (September 19th) – Amir’s update on the escalating crisis between Israel and Russia following the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian fire, the IDF strikes in Latakia, regional developments and much more!
Special update on Netanyahu’s UN address by Behold Israel (September 27th) – Amir’s special update on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly speech.
Lastly, here are articles that give a better insight into some of these prophecies and events:
- God And His Fig Tree by Unsealed – An in-depth article on Israel as God’s “fig tree” and what that means prophetically.
- BREAKING: Jewish Nation-State Bill Becomes Law, Biggest Prophetic Development In 50 Years by Unsealed – “In my estimation, July 19, 2018 will go down in history as one of the most significant dates in Israel’s prophetic history—right up there with May 14, 1948 and June 7, 1967. 1948 was the restoration of the nation-state itself, 1967 the restoration of the nation’s capital, and 2018 the restoration of the nation’s biblical identity.”
What’s Happening? by Unsealed – Muslims are predicting the soon return of the Imam Mahdi, Secular Humanists are predicting mass extinction because of global warming and unchecked capitalism, and Christians are predicting the imminent return of their Lord and Savior—Jesus Christ. Plenty of other “end of the world”-type speculation has completely saturated television and the internet with bizarre mentions of a Mayan calendar, quatrains written by Nostradamus, alien invasions, and an impending (though yet unseen) planet called “Nibiru”. Hollywood has certainly added fuel to the fire with the recent releases of 2012, The Book of Eli, 9, The Road, Legion, The Day After Tomorrow, and others. The film and television industry has developed an odd fascination with the apocalyptic genre… very odd, wouldn’t you agree? Something is definitely going on.
- An Overview Of Things To Come by Unsealed – An overview and explanation of what all these signs are pointing to and what Christians are told to watch for (Recent signs and prophecies, 7 year tribulation, millennium reign of Christ)
- A Prophetic Review by Unsealed – A chronological recap of key articles that will provide readers with a solid overview of properly divided biblical prophecy: