Prophecy as usual—this is not!
Swirling amidst confusion in Middle East and amidst those in media, think tanks, and Left-Behind-oriented prophecy buffs is a plethora of disjointed and ever-changing analyses and strategic conclusions/confusions which becloud real issues playing out in unfolding apocalyptic drama they interpret. Events twist and turn, but history’s inexorable march to finality confounds skeptic, thwarts agnostic, and befuddles wise in his own conceits.
Yes, this is an eschatological compass which takes its cue from Book, but it’s not what you’d expect, not at all. Of Samuel Huntington’s major civilizations which encompass globe, there are but three that militate against each other: Western, Chinese, and Islamic. All three, according Bible (and this is not a wild eyed conjecture, but a calculated hermeneutic of Scripture) were forecast to clash “in latter days” by Hebrew prophets Isaiah, Zechariah, Daniel and Ezekiel, and were substantiated by New Testament counterparts; namely, Jesus, Paul, and John.
No, “events have not overtaken us” . . . nor do we rely upon their fickle interpretations to fit Biblical account. To contrary, Word of God stands unalterable, unchanging, persistent in its discernment; yet, dynamic in manifestation “by prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations” at close of this age (Romans 16:26a).
The current realignment of nations in Middle East, and for that matter, throughout earth, astounds and comforts, persuades and consoles masses on planet . . . while alerting Gentile World Powers (“to all nations”), their days are numbered, for “with evil intent” have they conspired against His purposes (Zechariah 1:15).
Syria, Iran (Persia), Magog, Tubal, Togarmah and Mesheck (Turkey or Magog), Egypt, Libya and Cush (Sudan) have, are and will conspire together as they face Willful King of West. This is not Lord of Rings: This is unfolding of those final Biblical conflicts . . . Gog and Magog, and Campaign of Armageddon. Here, West’s final confrontation with Kings of East over “Hidden Treasures” reaches its vile and horrid termination . . . for Antichrist/Beast, False Prophet and Image have sought to amass wealth of nations, subdue all nations, and destroy witness of both Israel and Church.