Mecca invaded by locusts
Jan 12, 2019
The holiest site in Islam has been hit by a plague of locusts, forcing cleaners into action to drive the insects out.
Footage shared on social media showed the insects swarming around the Great Mosque in Mecca, which hosts millions of Muslim pilgrims every year.
Some are comparing this to the plague of locusts in the days of Moses. However true that may be, I think it is more significant in light of Revelation 9:3, because this “locust” invasion describes the rise of Islam itself. See my book, The Revelation, Book 3, beginning with chapter 17.
If we are to take this as a prophetic sign, I would interpret it as an indication that Old Covenant belief systems are being judged, whether we are talking about Islam, Judaism, or most of Christianity itself. All of these function on the Old Covenant, whether they are aware of it or not. Judaism and Islam recognize only one covenant, and their dispute is whether Ishmael or Isaac is the chosen seed that Abraham offered on Mount Moriah.
Christianity sides with Judaism in this dispute, but they differ with Judaism in that Judaism really recognizes only one covenant, which we call the Old Covenant or the First Covenant. Much of the church, however, agrees with Judaism in its application of Old Covenant principles, even while claiming to be under the New Covenant.
If the news article above is to be read as a sign, I think it speaks of divine judgment against Old Covenant mindsets in general, which is a hopeful sign that the Old Covenant “veil” in 2 Corinthians 3:14, 15 is being lifted and the principles of the New Covenant are being revealed.