The current events in Iraq with the Islamic State of Iraq & al-Sham (ISIS) has possibly taken many by surprise. ISIS’s aim to take full control of Iraq has shown no signs of mercy, leaving devastation and bloodshed wherever they have been. There is no indication that ISIS are slowing down or anyone putting up a challenge against them. Even David Cameron has warned this could even lead to an attack here in Britain – Daily Mail: ‘Islamic militants in Iraq planning to attack us here in the United Kingdom’: Cameron warns MPs of terror threat from Middle East.
Many people are watching this situation to see where it leads – we need to be praying for all those innocent people caught up in these disturbing events, especially those Christians in Iraq who are often the target of horrific persecution in these violent attacks.
With these dramatic events that could affect the situation in the whole of the Middle East, you may wonder if there is any connection to Bible prophecy. The Bible does say there will be changes in this region in the last days. Joel C. Rosenberg has written more details in his blog – With prophetic implications, the Kurds, known as the Medes in the Bible, seize oil-rich region of Iraq. What does it mean? Events in the Middle East are moving quickly, we need to be watching developments closely and be ready for growing uncertainly in other countries, including the UK!