Thursday, February 26, 2009

"The Iran-Israel nuclear endgame is now much closer"

This is the title of a new article as seen in the Jerusalem Post (here) today. We've been watching this situation closely, as the new administration in Israel has promised to take military action against Iran if diplomatic efforts fail. We already know that all such efforts undertaken thus far have failed, so its a foregone conclusion that Israel will take military action against Iran. Quotes from this article include:

- "Teheran plans three more satellites this year, creating an easily weaponized space net that worries American military..."

- "American policymakers are now convinced that Iran, despite all protests and charades is in a mad dash to create a deliverable nuclear weapon."

- "Binyamin Netanyahu has just become prime minister of Israel. He is determined to take action before -not after- Iran achieves its nuclear potential."

- "This creates a volatile, hair-trigger situation that could explode at any moment."

- "The consequences for this confrontation are apocalyptic because Iran's full partner in this enterprise is Russia."

- "Iran, of course, has repeatedly threatened to counter any such attack by closing the Strait of Hormuz, as well as launching missiles against the Ras Tanura Gulf oil terminal...and indispensable Saudi oil facility"

This last quote is particularly concerning, as such actions by Iran would effectively shut down 40% of all seaborne oil and 18% of global oil, including 20% of American daily consumption.

So, not only would a regional war become ignited, but the U.S. gas and oil prices would skyrocket to unimaginable levels. Many of us also believe the epic battle (as led by Russia-Iran) of Gog-MaGog, described in Ezekiel 38-39 could be triggered by this scenario of Israel "attacking" Iran.

Stay tuned to this one. This situation is approaching rapidly, and it seems obvious that Israel will be forced to "attack" within a few months if not weeks. When they do, a cascade of subsequent events appears inevitable - events which are shaping up exactly as described by the prophet Ezekiel over 2,500 years ago.

Of all the prophecy news circulating right now (and there are many), this may be the most significant. When the invasion of "Gog-MaGog" occurs, God will reveal Himself in a big way, making His divine intervention obvious to all.

The question isn't IF these events will happen - the question is WHEN these events will happen, because, according to God Himself:

"It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of." (Ezekiel 39:8)


Anonymous said...

Scott, I continue to enjoy your clean concise assessments of the world situation and especially that of the US and Israel.

I agree with you totally on this statement from Wednesday.
"And then there is the following from, the headline of which alone is enough to make me sweat bullets for our nation - The Obama Administration Sacrifices Israel. "

A question about yesterday's post. Do you think Israel's coming war with Iran will immediately lead to the Isaiah 17 scenario?


Scott said...

Thats a very good question; one that gets discussed frequently.
I believe that the destruction of Damascus, as described in Isaiah 17 is "interrelated" to the events of Ezekiel 38-39 (aka "Gog-MaGog").

I say this, because of the strong ties between Iran-Syria-Russia. Its hard to imagine, for instance, a scenario in which Israel somehow destroys Damascus, and Iran-Russia DOESN'T take action....(enter Gog-MaGog). Also, its hard to imagine a scenario in which Gog-MaGog, being so massive, doesn't potentially involve Damascus as "collateral damage" (even though Syria isn;t specifically mentioned in the invasion of Ezek 38-39.) - Syria, specifically Damascus could somply be a "victim" of these events even if they don't send in an invading force into Israel.

So, the bottom line is - I believe somehow the events of Isaiah 17 and Ezek 38-39 are "intertwined" or interrelated - but exactly how that happens is anybody's guess.

Perhaps more importantly - I believe either of these events will trigger a non-stop falling of the dominoes for end times prophecy.

God Bless,