The prophet Haggai speaks by the Holy Spirit saying "I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations" in Chapter 2 of Haggai in the Old Testament. We saw this shaking begin a few years ago in the natural, economic (Great Recession with emphasis in US) and political spheres. Now the economic shaking has shifted towards Europe. Western countries emphasised. Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain with emphasised socialist governments are crumbling. This has all happened in the time when the ash cloud has covered much of the UK and Europe. Providence.
The shaking of nations is also tied in with the nations' treatment and pressuring of Israel to divide Jerusalem and other portions of their land in the hope, an empty hope, of securing peace. This has been traced by many of the end-time ministries.
The British Empire crumbled rapidly after dealing badly with the Jewish people after the Balfour Declaration, preventing Jews from returning to Palestine. This resulted in many Jews dying in the concentration camps in Germany.
The US has been following in the footsteps of the British by dividing and pressuring Israel to divide the land of Israel. Since the days of the Oslo Accord and even earlier, the once powerful superpower is in a state of rapid decline.
A likely scenario of how current events tie in with the Scriptures is this: There seems to be two wars coming in the Middle East. The invasion of Russia and Israel occurs during the Tribulation and is some time in the future. The immediate war seems to involve the surrounding nations such as Lebanon and Syria. There are prophecies in Scripture that indicate that Damascus will be completely obliterated. Why would Russia join Iran in the later invasion? Ezekiel 38-39 gives us the clues. Possibly GAS plays an important role here. Energy. Gas and oil. Currently Russia gets much of its income by supplying gas to the whole of Europe. Should Europe change their source for gas and obtain gas from the recent discovered vast gas reserves off the coast of Israel, Russia would be furious. This agreement between Israel and Europe could well involve gas for Europe. This is the 7-year covenant which is the Tribulation. After a while - half-way through the Tribulation - Russia comes with Iran into Israel fulfilling Ezekiel 38-39.
Note: The main thrust of the 7-year treaty will be the "confirming of the covenant" or finalising the borders of Israel. However, the energy (gas and oil) and the reconstruction of the third temple seem also to tie in.
Turkey has now completely alligned itself with the Russian-Iran alliance of Ezekiel 38-39, as foretold in the Scriptures as the West (actually all nations) turns its back on Israel.