This morning (well morning in the US anyway), we are greeted with news of a potential major step toward the fulfillment of prophecy. We’ve all been watching Syria as it relates to Isaiah 17 for more than a year now. Today we see their Russian ally abandoning their military posts and a key naval base in Syria – signalling a belief that this conflict is going to escalate, and they clearly don’t value their alliance with the Assad regime enough to leave their troops in the line of fire. This greatly increases the odds that the Israelis will be more aggressive in their airstrikes to contain Syrian air defenses, missile capabilities and encroachment on their northern border.
To see really the big story of today from a prophetic perspective you have to read all the way to the very last line.
Cyprus meanwhile is allowing Russia to use its ports, and Cypriot media report the government may agree to allow Moscow to use its base at Paphos for military aircraft.
Not long ago if I had said – “Russian forces will come from Cyprus to force the withdrawal of a European or UN force from Israel” the typical newswatcher would have thought I was a loon. As of today, it is in place and prophecy is just waiting to be fulfilled.
“At the appointed time he will come again to the South, but this time will not be like the first. 30 Ships of Kittim will come against him, and being intimidated, he will withdraw. Then he will rage against the holy covenant and take action. On his return, he will favor those who abandon the holy covenant. ” Daniel 11:29-30 HCSB
The simple fact that we are seeing so many things align to match exactly with what God has said through his prophets and the apostles leads me to believe that many of our interpretations of scripture regarding the Roman Empire reborn, where the AC comes from, What the covenant with many for one week is are very much on target, or at least very close to being correct. God’s word when it all comes to pass will be fulfilled perfectly and clearly, even though the world may wish to deny it.