Dr. Jimmy DeYoung is a student of Bible prophecy and an expert on the Middle East. He leads a ministry, Prophecy Today and has spent many years living in Israel as well as having led many trips there. He’s a noted conference speaker and constantly monitors news regarding Israel and the Middle East. This allows him to provide a unique blend of political, biblical and prophetic insight that is absent from the media today.
Jim mentioned satellite images that confirm that Iran is building a missile factory in Syria that is within range of Israel. Dr. DeYoung indicated that this is part of an end-times scenario depicted in Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83 and Daniel 11. In this scenario, an alignment of nations will come against Israel. This grouping of nations will be headed by Russia and will include Iran, where in Ezekiel 38:5, they’re referred to as Persia.
They’re at the border because Russia is putting in place a permanent military base within 5 miles of the northern border of Israel. Syria is behind what the Russians are doing and Turkey is in discussions with them about coming over as well.
A meeting is scheduled this week on the Black Sea between the prime minister of Israel and the president of Russia. At issue is a cease-fire that Israel is opposed to that Russia is sponsoring because it solidifies Iran’s presence on Israel’s border.
Dr. DeYoung noted that in addition to the permanent base that the Russians are putting up, they have 2 or 3 additional bases; one is an air force base as well as a naval operation on Syria’s Mediterranean coast. So in light of Russia propping up Syria’s Assad and Hezbollah coming over from Lebanon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels it’s important to have an open line of communication between himself and Vladimir Putin.
He also explained what took place at the G20 a couple of weeks ago. Vladimir Putin got together with President Trump and they talked about what’s referred to as ‘safe zones’ in Syria. That’s what Prime Minister Netanyahu is concerned about. The base that the Russians are building is in one of these ‘safe zones’. This means that Israel cannot fly their jets into one of these zones without permission from either Russia, the United States or Syria to ‘take out’ anything they deem as a problem such as convoys of chemical weapons. So if missiles do get launched into an area such as the Golan Heights of Israel, the Israeli air force needs to have the capability to go in.
This is just a portion of an interesting program that will get you caught up on how current events are pointing directly to Bible prophecy.