Isaiah 17:1 (NASB)
Syria, a country Just north of Israel, consumed by terrorism and war. The major nations named in the end times are in Syria.
Russia is looking to restore their economy and power. They are searching for resources and influence through involvement in world events.
Turkey want to rebuild the Ottoman Empire. At its peak the Ottoman Empire included: Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, parts of Arabia, much of the coast of North Africa, and a few more countries. Turkey is searching for others to help it accomplish its worldwide dreams.
Iran is seeking to destroy ‘Big Satan’ (the United States), and ‘Little Satan’ (Israel). They have a dream of the Muslim 12th Imam and world conquest.
Turkey, Iran, and Russia are all aligned, working together in Syria. The prize is just beyond the border. The bait is there–oil and gas in the Mediterranean Sea and control of the Golan Heights.
Israel’s economy is great with a 4.5 GNP (gross national product). The surrounding nations are jealous of Israel’s bounty while they are struggling.
Deception is everywhere just as the Bible foretold. The Bible says:
At a time the masses think not…
In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye…
Psalm 2:12 (NASB) …for His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
Luke 21:28 “Look up your Redemption draweth near.”