I've been listening to Chuck Missler's study on the Book of Daniel for the past couple of weeks.
Now, he's started talking about Babylon and the end times sequence of events as he interprets them from the Bible. I strongly encourage you to check out some of his lectures if you've never done that in the past because he's an excellent Berean of the Scriptures, and he does a good job of pointing out my errors in interpretation all the time.
One thing that stood out to me from a recent presentation was how he said that the one place he's watching VERY CLOSELY these days is Turkey.
Missler says that Turkey is the final piece to the Gog-Magog alliance and once they take their rightful place on the world stage in conjunction with their prophetic destiny that's when we need to buckle our seat belts and get ready.
Well, you can imagine my surprise then when I was doing some research and I came across this headline from December 8, 2009 about a message from Turkey to Israel:
Cross Our Airspace To Bomb Iran & We Will Respond Like An Earthquake
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan stated that if Israel crossed over into Turkey’s airspace in order to bomb Iran then their answer to Israel shall be like that of an 'earthquake'.
Erdogan’s response was due to a question, in an interview with Lebanese newspaper 'Al Safir', over information indicating that Israel had violated Turkish airspace in the process of spying against Iran.
Erdogan continued,saying that certainly 'the information [stating that Israel was using their airspace to spy on Iran] is incorrect,' but he stated that, 'if Israel did so, they will receive a response equal to that of an earthquake.'
Here's the Biblical account of the coming Gog-Magog War as recorded Ezekiel:
Ezekiel 38:2 (KJV) Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 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:
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 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.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
Once again, 'spiritual juxtaposition'/'spiritual convergence' happening all around us with greater frequency and greater intensity like never before.
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December 15, 2009
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