Russia has provided Syria with S-400 missiles in the wake of the Syrian Army mistakingly shooting down a Russian intelligence-gathering aircraft killing all 15 onboard in September 2018. Even though everyone acknowledges that it was Syria, Israel is being blamed. The S-400 missiles will extend Syria’s reach within Israel. This may be unacceptable to Israel who has made it clear that they will not tolerate Iran establishing a military presence in Syria.
Today is the second day of Hanukkah, Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication.
In the last week, President Trump announced that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel and that the American Embassy would be moved to Jerusalem. Despite this decision having been made by Congress in 1995, it has been stalled for 22 years by the signing of a waiver on its implementation by each President ever since; Clinton, Bush, Obama, and even Trump. Predictably, the Arab/Muslim world, what I think is called the Ummah, went crazy and threatened Israel’s destruction and possibly World War III beginning with a call for Three Days of Rage. Several rockets have been launched into Israel from Gaza and the IDF has responded with precise aerial attacks on locations suspected of being storage facilities for ammunition and arms by Hamas.
Meanwhile, in the United States, the Pentagon decided to allow Transgenders to enlist in the military.
Russia has announced that it is pulling most of their military forces out of Syria with the exception of one airbase and one naval base. This has me thinking about Ezekiel 38:4 where God says, “I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out…” Focusing on the first few words, to “turn around” suggests causing to change direction. So if Gog is being turned towards Israel, then Gog must be facing away from or headed away from Israel if God is going to turn Gog around. This just has me wondering if Russia’s announced withdrawal from Syria could be leading to Ezekiel 38:4
Regarding ‘signs in the skies’, the most interesting thought from another ‘watcher’ that I’ve recently read is that The Revelation 12 Sign of Sept. 23rd was a wedding invitation, and the 7th Day of Hanukkah is the wedding, being the same day that Esther was married to the King. This would be December 19th-20th, which is 88 days from the Revelation 12 Sign, where 8 represents endings and ‘new beginnings’. For the next two days, the Earth is passing through the Gemenid meteor shower and it’s said to be very active.
A multitude of prophecy teachers and prophecy students alike are abuzz regarding a recent development in the Middle East.
For the first time ever, the countries of Russia, Iran, and Turkey have formed an alliance regarding the fate of Syria.
Here’s one article on the alliance from Newsweek November 22, 2017.
The reason for all of the excitement? These three countries represent the players in the prophecy of the Gog/Magog invasion of Israel from Ezekiel 38. The stage continues to be set.
Israel has been warned to not interfere in Syria.
Israel’s response? “Yeah, right.”
A massive meteorite streaked through the sky above Russia’s Urals region on Feb. 15, 2013. The blast which was equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT shattered windows and caused damage to more than 3,000 buildings, injuring over 1,000 people.
8 months after the incident the 570 kg meteorite was extracted from Lake Chebarkul. This was one of the biggest meteorites ever recovered.