Who was Jamal Khashoggi? Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabia dissident and Washington Post journalist, noted for his blunt and truth-exposing reports which sometimes embarrassed the Saudi Arabian government. He was apparently murdered by Saudi Arabian operatives in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey.
Some think he was murdered by the Saudis in retribution for his brash reporting and his potential in the near future to expose a supposed secret plot between the United States and Saudi Arabia. What makes his case interesting is that it is serving as a catalyst for the seemingly impossible.
Ezekiel makes note of a particular end-times coalition that will attempt to invade the land of Israel sometime near the Tribulation period. The coalition—as laid out by Ezekiel—has been thought of in times past as being nearly impossible to assemble.
Why would a majority Sunni Muslim nation (Turkey) ever want to join forces with a majority Shia Muslim nation like Iran? Answer: They will have a common enemy—Saudi Arabia.
The same can be said about the miraculous alliance of Saudi Arabia and Israel… yes, that’s right… Israel. Why would Saudi Arabia ally with Israel? Because they have a common enemy: Iran.
After Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder in Turkey by Saudi Arabian operatives, Turkish President Recep Erdogan came out blasting Saudi Arabia’s role in his murder. This fits perfectly within the framework of the Gog-Magog coalition:
Magog—Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, etc.
Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah—Turkey
Notice how Saudi Arabia, who is predominantly Sunni Muslim, is not mentioned in the Gog-Magog alliance. That is likely because they are working in tandem with western nations such as the U.S. and other nations like Jordan, etc. to broker a peace deal in Israel between the Israelis and the Palestinians (the so-called “two-state solution”).
Russia and Iran have already been allies in Syria against Israel and her Western allies. The Russian—Iranian—Syrian alliance has only grown stronger over the last decade. A lot has already been said about the “hook in the jaw” of the leader of the cursed coalition.
The leader of course is “Gog—the prince of Rosh,” otherwise identified as the leader of Russia. Putin has all the reason in the world to restore Russia to its former place of power and prestige by invading Israel for oil and natural gas (the hook?), etc.
And now, with Turkey coming out so strongly against Saudi Arabia—all the while the Saudis are working with Israel—it is another indicator of just how soon the Gog-Magog invasion may come to pass.
As usual, current events continue to point—at a rapid pace—to the coming events that will happen just before and during the Tribulation.
Thank God that He declared that He will take His Bride up to be with Him in heaven prior to the coming Tribulation:
“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3).
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:42).
“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).
“Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).