1) Israeli Palestinian conflict intensifies.
Much to Israels displeasure, the United Nations offered to put international troops in Jerusalem to curb the crisis.
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” Zech 12.
2) Persia/Iran strikes one of the biggest military deals with Russia yet.
“It is also instructive that Iran has agreed to purchase $21 billion of aircraft and satellite equipment from Russia, one of the largest military transactions in Russian history and a transaction made possible through the lifting of sanctions.”
” 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, (Iran)… with them; all of them with shield and helmet.” Ezek 38
3) Strongest El Nino in decades is coming.
The last time there was an El Nino of similar magnitude to the current one, the record-setting event of 1997-1998, floods, fires, droughts and other calamities killed at least 30,000 people and caused $100 billion in damage, Trenberth estimates.
Another powerful El Nino, in 1918-19, sank India into a brutal drought and probably contributed to the global flu pandemic, according to a study by the Climate Program Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
However this coming El Nino, is tipped to be the biggest on record. The following quote in Luke is referring to the distress of nations, political heavens. What will cause this distress? Very likely that distress could come about through natural disasters.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” Luke 21:25
4) With Syria in progress, Putin now turns to Afghanistan.
“In a disturbing echo of its Syria intervention, Russia is stepping up its military and security involvement in Afghanistan following Nato’s withdrawal and subsequent, dramatic advances by the Taliban and Islamic State.
Afghanistan (along with Syria) is one of the parts of the Seleucid Empire which Russian will inhabit before it invades Israel – Daniel 11. Read more here.