July 12, 2019

The African nation of Ethiopia is considered a Christian nation; however, the Bible reveals that Ethiopia has a major role in the end time scenario that is found in Bible prophecy

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JD: Islam makes up about a third of the country that’s the population we’re talking about. The mainstream media is not reporting the extreme violence against Christians in parts of Africa. It is happening. What’s the situation David there in Ethiopia?

DJ: Well as you know sometimes it’s really difficult to get an accurate sense of what’s happening in countries like this. So on the one hand a lot of violence especially against Christians is not reported by the mainstream media as you noted.

JD: And we see Ethiopia as one of the countries mentioned for example in Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 11 as having a significant role in the future prophetic scenario.

DJ: You’re exactly right. If you do a search on Ethiopia in the Bible it’s mentioned around 20 times. We first read about it in Genesis 2 in as part of even the creation account. And then several times in Ezekiel including chapter 38 that you just mentioned. And the context of that passage is a war involving a coalition of Islamic nations that will come against Israel in the future led by Gog of Magog which many see as being Russia. Their goal will be the total destruction of Israel. Ethiopia is listed along with 7 other nations in this coalition that includes Iran and Libya. Since the passage describes Israel as living in peace with villages at the time of the attack I think the war must be after the Rapture of the church and after the antichrist affirms the treaty of Daniel 9 that protects Israel from her Islamic enemies. God and his armies will go against the antichrist and this will include Ethiopia. And we read that God himself is going to destroy this coalition of armies that maybe the antichrist may try and take credit for saving Israel even though it was God. This could be one way that the world will be deceived into think he is the savior of the world. Ethiopia has a role.

JD: David James with his report on what the Bible says about Ethiopia and that countries role in the end of time scenario that is found in Bible prophecy.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The ancient Jewish prophets Daniel and Ezekiel both foretold the scenario for the end of times for the African nation of Ethiopia. Daniel mentioned Ethiopia in Daniel 11:43 and Ezekiel in his prophetic book in Ezekiel 38:5. Dave’s report on the ground in Ethiopia helps us to see how this world is set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.