Friday, May 8, 2009
Turkey, Iran, & Sudan
What do Turkey, Iran, and Sudan have in common?
Well one answer is Islam but more significant from a prophetic standpoint is Ezekiel 38. I've been seeing more and more reports of the right nations becoming aligned with Russia to set the stage for Ezekiel 38. This is a prophecy of Russia invading the Middle-East in order to fix the "Israel problem." For today's example, see this article. Translating from the Ezekiel 38 vernacular, Magog = Russia, Persia = Iran, Gomer = Turkey, Cush = Sudan... anyone can check that out in Wikipedia.
The only country aligned with Russia mentioned in the referenced article that is not among the Ezekiel 38 nations is Syria. It is possible that the demise of Syria is the trigger for the Ezekiel 38 invasion. Or what happens to Syria could be a consequence of being a staging ground for the Ezekiel 38 invasion. Either way, Isaiah 17:11 says, "Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap" (NKJ). It is interesting to note that Damascus is proud of its heritage as the oldest continuously functioning city in the world. Well the day is coming when that distinction will end. Syria is a proxy of Iran and is currently the spearhead of the nations threatening Israel. There will be consequences for nations that oppose the apple of God's eye, see Genesis 12:3 and Zechariah 2:8.
I know this sounds pretty incredible but change is happening very fast in our day. This is all very good news for those of us who look forward to spending eternity with Jesus!