December 21, 2006

Somalia is in a state of war with Ethiopia

Heavy fighting in Southern Somalia between Somalia and Ethiopia has caused fears the conflict could plunge the entire Horne of Africa into a crisis and the leader of the Islamic courts in Somalia calling for all Somalis to take part in this struggle against Ethiopia.

The two countries have a long history of troubled relations and Islamists have long called for a holy war against Ethiopian troops while at this time Ethiopia denies that its forces are battling the Islamic militants. An internal conflict has been intensifying in Somalia between the forces of the interim government and the Islamists with the Islamists' leaders claiming Ethiopian forces have entered Somalia causing the Islamists to declare war against Ethiopia.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The Horne of Africa and in fact much of the continent of Africa is at the boiling point with the potential for a fledged war to breakout everywhere which is a precursor to the scenario found in Bible prophecy for this region of the world in the Last Days.

Throughout the continent of Africa, there are wars or conflicts that could quickly become full fledged wars in what is a very troubled land. The catastrophe in Darfur in the Sudan is a glaring example of one such conflict where thousands have already been killed and with the threat of the situation only getting worse. This declaration of war from the Islamists in Somalia against the Ethiopians which could draw the entire Horne of Africa into the conflict is only the latest into what African leaders fear could plunge the entire continent into war.

This report of these current conflicts is indeed a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Jesus in His discourse given on the Mount of Olives, the week of His crucifixion, told His disciples that one sign for the Jewish people of the coming of the Messiah, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, would be wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, that's recorded in Matthew 24:6-7. Ezekiel, 500 years before Jesus Christ, wrote in his prophecy that Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan would be players in a war against Israel in the Last Days, that's Ezekiel 38:5.

Somalia at war with Ethiopia is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.