I have noted several times recently that folks are referring to this or that current event as possibly being a mechanism that might "speed up" prophecy.
Makes me scratch my bald spot raw.
Yes! Prophecy is undeniably speeding up! Matthew 24:8 gives us a perfect example of the process - the birth pangs of a woman in labor.
But I doubt that any single geopolitical happening will, in and of itself, "speed up" the process in the same manner as a shot of pitocin speeds up and strengthens labor contractions.
It is enough for me to know we're in the season and privileged to witness these pre birth events unfold.
Some women experience a rapid onset of labor, others experience a protracted labor lasting many hours. Most, fall somewhere in between the extremes.
Our Blessed Hope will see its fulfillment at God's appointed time.
But let our watch always be sober, and our witness to the lost be not corrupted by newspaper eisegesis when it is entirely possible the real birth pangs have not yet begun and we are merely witnesses to Braxton-Hicks contractions.
My prayer: Even so, come soon Lord Jesus! In the meantime, let our witness be one that glorifies you! And let our witness focus not so much upon the "when" of your coming for your Bride, no instead, let our focus be on your promise of a life eternal beyond our best possible imagining for those who will simply trust in you for salvation. Amen.