Russia and Turkey Mending Fences

In the continuing saga of “What in the World is Going On,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in what was clearly a fence-mending mission.  Following months of tension after Turkey downed a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet, and while standing on opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, the two sides are now vowing friendship and cooperation.

With the vacuum created by the collapse of US leadership in the region, Russia has stepped right in to establish themselves as the regional power.  Part of that power play hinges on Russia’s ability to obtain what they are really after…oil and gas, huge supplies of which were recently found in Israel.  As for Turkey, they have become more and more Muslim-dominate.  A strong NATO and US ally at one time, Turkey is now looking to Russia for support in the region.

Turkey’s increasingly obvious objective is to become the dominant Sunni Muslim power.  Just like Putin, Erdogan is power hungry.  Thus, though the two could really not care less about the other’s country, both need each other to accomplish their goals.  Therefore, this historic meeting.

So, Biblically, what does all this mean?  Simply this: the alignment of Ezekiel 38 nations is becoming more and more firmly established.  We know that Russia and Iran, the key players in the Ezekiel 38 invasion, are deeply committed to one another.  It is also important to know that Turkey, known as Gomer and/or Beth-togarmah in Ezekiel 38, is perhaps the next most crucial member of that coalition.  It is coming together.

Roughly 2600 years ago, the Lord God revealed to Ezekiel what would take place in years to come.  We are seeing the stage being set for that very event.  Dear believers, we don’t know whether the Ezekiel 38 invasion of Israel happens before or after the rapture, but we are seemingly on the brink.  Likewise, Damascus Syria could be the spark that lights that fire.  Isaiah 17 tells us that Damascus will be totally destroyed.  That will open up the pathway for the northern invaders to come storming into Israel, just as Ezekiel 38-39 describe!

Like never before, world events must be viewed through the lens of Scripture if we (believers) are to be ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus!  Are you ready?

Stay tuned tomorrow for more amazing insight into world events and Bible prophecy!

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