Bizarre sandstorm has meteorologists puzzled.
The worst dust storm since Israel’s rebirth blew in from the Syria desert on Tuesday and persisted for days until finally clearing out in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Dust storms in Israel are typically in the winter and spring.
Coupled with the sky darkening blanket of dust was scorching triple digit temps. Those with heart conditions, pregnant women and children were told to stay indoors. Several hundred people were treated for symptoms related to the dust and extreme heat.
Domestic airlines cancelled all flights.
Scientists are confused as to how and why this unprecedented phenomenon occurred. Some claim it is related to the war in Syria as farmers had to flee, leaving the fields dry and untended.
What flashed through my mind was:
Could this be a taste of the dust to be stirred when armies from the north (Russia, Iran and allies) drop through this desert to attack Israel? (Ezekiel 38-39)
And although there was no mention of the thunder of horses’ hooves I still wondered if perhaps this could be a manifestation of the battles taking place right now in the unseen realm as hordes of hell 200 million strong prepare for war against God Himself.
And believe it or not, as I pondered these things and while the Syrian dust storm covered the land like a cloud, Russia was positioning tanks and military equipment in Syria.
…And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.… Revelation 9
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you Gog…Persia, Cush and Put…In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel… This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. Ezekiel 38
As for me, I think, for those who’ll unstop their ears—God Voice is loud and clear.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (Romans 1:20)