Before Our Very Eyes
By Daymond Duck
Almost every week, I have the great honor of updating a small group of people on recent current events in Bible prophecy. A retired pastor attends most of the updates, and I always call upon him for a dismissal prayer. He faithfully thanks God and often prays, “We realize that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes.”
Below are three things that are occurring before our very eyes.
First, on Aug. 1, 2018, a Russian official told a newspaper that Russia had managed to get Iranian Hezbollah and Shiite forces in Syria to withdraw to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from Israel’s border. It turns out that he was lying, and several other news outlets quickly repeated his lie.
Over the next two days, Iranian, Hezbollah and Shiite forces moved closer to Israel’s border along the Golan Heights – not farther away. Russia also stationed Chechen troops in Russian uniforms at eight positions along Syria’s border with Israel on the Golan Heights.
Israel’s Gog and Magog enemies are fulfilling prophecy before our very eyes.
Second, on May 8, 2018, Pres. Trump withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal and signed an executive order to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Some of those sanctions were to kick in in 90 days (on Aug. 6, 2018) and others in 180 days (on Nov. 4, 2018). Iran’s official currency is called the rial, and its value immediately started slipping against the dollar. Inflation has struck, and citizens are demonstrating.
Russia is struggling economically due to three years of low oil prices, sanctions imposed over her 2014 annexation of Crimea, corruption, negative population growth, the cost of propping up Syria, and more.
Turkey’s lira has been declining lately over interest rate problems, inflation, and sanctions imposed by Pres. Trump on two government officials for Turkey’s failure to release American pastor Andrew Brunson.
How about that? Iran, Russia and Turkey need silver and gold, cattle and goods; and, not surprisingly, Israel has all of these things. This is more Bible prophecy that is being fulfilled before our very eyes.
Third, on Aug. 3, 2018, it was reported that the Trump Administration is putting together a staff to present Mr. Trump’s peace proposal and to explain and deal with the events that may follow. For weeks, we have been reading that the Arab nations are ready to recognize the existence of Israel as a Jewish nation, make concessions, and sign an agreement on the condition that the PA gets an independent nation with East Jerusalem as its capital.
This writer cannot predict what Mr. Trump’s peace proposal will say. But while this discussion of dividing Israel has been taking place, monster wildfires have burned millions of acres of land and more than 1,000 homes out west; drought has destroyed crops and animals, and started drying up lakes and rivers in the southwest; and record-breaking temperatures have caused havoc for millions.
Even though Pres. Trump has been good to Israel and experienced God’s blessings on America, one must wonder if God is warning him against dividing Israel and Jerusalem.
The future of Israel and Jerusalem are not at stake, but the well-being of America could quickly change before our very eyes.
Prophecy Plus Ministries, Inc.
Daymond & Rachel Duck