Reading the Signs of the Times: A Coalition to Destroy Israel
Our Reading the Signs of the Times series has been inspired by my friend and author Steve Miller. Steve’s book, "Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever," shares greater detail on topics included in this series. You shouldn’t get into the car without a destination. You have got to know where you are going and follow the signs to get you there. The forming of a coalition to destroy Israel is the next sign of the times that we are going to examine. This is in fulfillment of an end times prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39. The major players in this coalition will be Russia, Turkey, and Iran. Also included will be several other countries around the Mediterranean rim. What is their common goal? The destruction of Israel. Have you noticed that there is no bond quite as strong as when a group of people join together around a common enemy? In fact, people who do not even like each other will quickly bond to take out another who poses a threat to their selfish ambitions. Note the alliances that are presently forming among these nations against Israel. A nuclear Iran. An aggressive Russia. A hostile Turkey. They are seemingly strange bedfellows. With a common disdain: Israel. The Ezekiel 38 coalition formed before our eyes, seen in a biblical prophecy made 2500 years ago. The Father alone knows the day and the hour that he will send Jesus back (Matthew 24:36). Remember that he is not surprised by anything he sees. We must hold fast to faith, with the expectant hope for the return of Jesus. What an exciting time to be alive! May we steward it well.