The visions of the Bible prophets are focused upon the Middle East for the coming time of the end of this present age Current developments in the region are reflecting the set up for these visions to be fulfilled Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 9:27 And he [the Lord Jesus Christ] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he [the other prince that shall come] shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolator. 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up [Revelation 12:7], the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Zechariah 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about [the nations of the Middle East [Psalms 83; Ezekiel 38]], when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts [of Israel] therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire [all of a believing remnant of Israel] , and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. 14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 14:2 For I will gather all nations [the surrounding nations of the Middle East] against Jerusalem [specifically the city of Jerusalem] to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity [scattered] , and the residue of the people [those of the believing remnant who will flee will return] shall not be cut off from the city. 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries [those of Israel still living in the nations] enter thereinto. 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance [the Lord’s hour [time] of trial and judgment against an intransigent world], that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land [of Israel], and wrath upon this people. 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled [Revelation 11:2]. 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation [the generation living during the coming 70th week decreed for Israel] shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 21:35 For as a snare [suddenly with no warning] shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye [the believing remnant part of Israel] may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in [added to the church]. 11:26 And so all Israel [the believing remnant part of Israel] shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. [Jeremiah 30; 31; Ezekiel 36; 37; 38; 39; Daniel 9:24; Micah 5] Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman [Israel] clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars 12:5 And she brought forth a man child [the Lord Jesus Christ], who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness [the believing remnant part of Israel during the coming 70th week decreed], where she hath a place prepared of God, that they [the Lord, Michael, and his angles] should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels [Daniel 12:1], 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [his invasion of Israel at the middle of the 70th week decreed] which brought forth the man child [the Lord Jesus Christ]. 12:14 And to the woman [the believing remnant part that will flee] were given two wings of a great eagle symbol of the Lord’s protection], that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [last 1260 days of the 70th week decreed], from the face of the serpent. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood [his human armies] after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman [Zechariah 14:4-5], and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 12:17 And the dragon [satan] was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed [those of the believing remnant of Israel still living in the nations during the last 1260 days of the 70th week decreed], which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.