It’s like looking at a movie. The creative senses of the film’s director force our eyes to initially see a blurred vista—maybe a desert scene. At first, the scene just appears to be a barren waste. Then the camera lens turns, and suddenly the view tightens to precisely frame a group of camels and people moving in the far distance.
The scene is no longer blurry. It is in finely tuned focus, letting the movie watcher know that this is a caravan of some sort traversing a desert-like wilderness.
This is the way it seems when we consider a particular Bible prophecy that must be relatively near to its time of fulfillment. The recent geopolitical gyrations in Afghanistan and the Middle East in general seem to be orchestrated by a foreknowing director, who is bringing into a sharper image the events setting up the Gog-Magog prophecy.
We know, of course, who that director is—the God who issued the prophecy in the first place.
Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. (Ezekiel 38:2–8)
We have for months—maybe even for years now—been observing the Gog-Magog assault force coalescing. It has been a process—with Israel, of course, always at the center. The region is incessantly of concern for the New World Order builders who see Israel as being the holdup to peace in the region and the world.
The United Nations—the majority of its nations—has always voted against the tiny Jewish state in most every issue of conflict involving the nation and its surrounding blood-vowed enemies. Israel has long ago, in effect, become the “burdensome stone and cup of trembling” of Zechariah chapter 12.
Until recently, the United States has, for the most part, stood behind Israel, keeping at bay Satan’s efforts of to bring the wrath of the entire world down upon God’s chosen nation. We’ve seen some breeches in the friendship between America and Israel that have opened wider, then closed to some extent—for example, when President Barak Obama pushed Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel, too, away from warm, diplomatic relationship. Then President Donald Trump brought the schism back together for the most part. Still, however, the entrenched US State Department, apparatchiks have continued holding the Jewish state at arm’s length to a large extent.
Now, under the Biden regime, it seems the Middle East, and Israel in particular, are being abandoned, telling Israel that it is more or less on its own. It is crucial to note that Afghanistan—that is, the geographical area it occupies—was, like Iran, part of ancient Persia.
Afghanistan, in my view, is the epitome of this abandonment. I believe it is a part of shaping the prophetic picture for the near future. The entire “debacle”—as it’s called by Biden detractors—is bringing the Gog-Magog force into high resolution in a big way—an image that now, I believe, can be seen in ever-sharpening focus.
The following excerpt defines clearly the exact nations that will be at the nucleus of that coalition when all is said and done. China is the exception, but that sinister entity’s importance can’t be missed in consideration of the overall prophetic picture.
The Taliban announced on Monday that they have invited Turkey, China, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Qatar to participate in a ceremony announcing their new government in Afghanistan.
Russia’s TASS News reported:
The Taliban (outlawed in Russia) that seized power in Afghanistan have invited a number of countries, including Russia, to take part in an event dedicated to the announcement of the composition of the new Afghan government, the group’s representative, whose name was not revealed, told the Al Jazeera TV channel on Monday.
“We have sent invitations to Turkey, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Qatar to take part in the [ceremony] of announcing [the composition of the new Afghan] government,” he said.
The TV channel’s interlocutor also noted that the necessary procedures for the announcement of the composition of the new cabinet had been completed by now. He added that the Taliban would create “a regime that will be accepted by the global community and the Afghan people.” (Taliban Invites Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Qatar to Ceremony Announcing New Government in Afghanistan,” By Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit, September 6, 2021)
Not only is the Gog-Magog coalition now sharply defined for the observer of Bible prophecy, but most every other previous fuzzy image of things taking shape for being fulfilled now is beginning to, like that blurry desert movie scene, tighten into focus.
And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21 28)