Prophecy Sign: Wars and rumors of Wars
Very interesting how current events in the Middle-East are drawing the Russians and Chinese into the geo-political mix, (article below). We know from bible prophecy that a hook will be set to draw down the power from the North, (Russia?), into the Middle-East and the Kings of the East, (China?), will march towards the epi-centre during the latter days of the Tribulation.
‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Ezekiel 38:3-4 NIV
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river
and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.
New tensions are escalating in the
after Saudi Arabia
put to death a prominent cleric. Saudi Arabia
announced the execution of Sheik Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday. He was
killed along with 46 others, including Saudi dissidents and members of al
Qaeda. Now the Saudis and Iran
have cut diplomatic ties as the divide between the two Islamic powers grows
deeper. Some wonder if it could lead to war between the two rivals. Al-Nimr's
death has sparked protests from Shiite Muslims around the world. One
demonstration in ,
turned violent, while others, like one in Kashmir, India , were more
sedate. But the message was clear: Beirut,
Lebanon Saudi Arabia's
execution of al-Nimr was a crime against humanity.
Middle East Reaching Boiling Point as
Severs Diplomatic Ties with Iran
recruits Sunni allies in row with Iran
The Saudi government has broken off all diplomatic ties with
with the Iranian government accusing the Saudis of stoking tensions in the Iran Middle
East. Saudi diplomats were given 48 hours to leave .
Angry Iranian protestors stormed the Saudi embassy in Iran
early Sunday morning after the government of Tehran executed Shiite cleric Nimr
al-Nimr, along with 46 others, on charges of terrorism. Al-Nimr’s death sparked
Shiite led protests across the Saudi
Arabia Middle East on Sunday.
are the Muslim Shiite and Sunni powers respectively in the region. Both
countries have squared off over the war in Saudi Arabia
and conflict in Syria ,
backing the Syrian regime and a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Shiite
rebels in Iran . Yemen
Saudi Arabia-Iran row spreads to other nations
and China, two
of the biggest geopolitical players in the hemisphere, released statements
calling for restraint between Iran
and Saudi Arabia.
" Moscow is concerned about
escalation of the situation in the Middle East with
participation of the key regional players," the Russian foreign ministry
said Monday. Russia
called on the Saudis and Iranians to "show restraint and to avoid any
steps that might escalate the situation and raise tensions including
interreligious ones." China's
foreign ministry said it is paying close attention to the events and hopes
"all parties can remain calm and restrained, use dialogue and negotiations
to properly resolve differences, and work together to safeguard the region's
peace and stability."
The fallout of
execution of a Shiite cleric is spreading beyond a spat between the Saudis and
Iranians, as other Middle East nations chose sides
Monday and world powers Russia