SAUDI ARABIA - Grand Mosque Plagued with Swarms of Locusts

Arno Froese

A massive swarm of locusts plagued Mecca, Saudi Arabia, prompting authorities at Islam’s holiest site to launch a cleaning operation to remove them.

Videos posted to social media showed the insects swarming around cleaners and worshipers in the city’s Grand Mosque, where millions of Muslim pilgrims congregate every year.

“Specialized teams have been directed to work in the fight to eliminate these insects,” authorities in Mecca said, according to the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site.

“We have harnessed all efforts available to speed up the eradication of the insects in the interest of the safety and comfort of guests of God’s house,” the authorities said.

According to CNN, officials identified the locusts as migratory “black grasshoppers” and said that 22 teams consisting of 138 people were dispatched to deal with the infestation.

-www.timesofisrael.com, 11 January 2019

Arno's commentary

We are reminded of the ten plagues of Egypt that came upon the nation because Pharaoh refused to let Israel go. “And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 10:14-15).

While the plagues of Egypt in olden days have no direct relationship to Saudi Arabia, we take note of the word “darkened.” Saudi Arabia is considered the most fundamental Islamic nation, and is now indeed going through darkness, for a number of reasons as reported in the news media. Where will it lead? A more liberal, Roman-oriented democracy, which will bring this most oppressive country into a more acceptable, functioning democratic society. Saudi Arabia too, like all other countries on planet earth, will unite under the spirit of Antichrist and become subject to global government.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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