Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Cloud of Nuclear War over the Middle East

While feckless UN diplomats try to negotiate an agrement to stop Iran (which has Israel in its crosshairs) from developing nuclear weapons, Israel grows impatient. Some State Department diplomats feared that Israel might unilaterally strike Iran’s nuclear sites as early as last month. Failed diplomacy is forcing Israel’s hand.

But a senior Iranian cleric warned last week that Iran will destroy US military bases across the Middle East and burn Israel to ashes within minutes of being attacked. This Iranian threat is helping to set the stage for an apocalyptic scenario foretold in Ezekiel 38, in which Persia (modern day Iran) is one of the major players in an alignment of nations attacking the Jewish state. Ironically (and sadly), the coalition of Arab and Islamic states listed in Daniel 11:40-45 and Psalm 83 includes Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya—three of which the U.S. helped to become Islamic strongholds!

The turmoil in Syria, the advance of Islamic rule in Egypt, and Iran’s promise to destroy Israel further sets the stage for the prophecies of Ezekiel and Daniel to be fulfilled.

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