Friday, February 4, 2011

Iran + Egypt

Its hard to know exactly how to finish that equation. My guess would be Iran + Egypt = Bad News for Israel.

Joel Rosenberg addresses this new alignment:

Khamenei Says Egyptians Inspired by the Iranian Revolution: Why the Radicals want Egypt

If Egypt falls into the hands of the Radicals, this will be a disaster of historic proportions. Egypt and Iran would be the Twin Towers of the epicenter, two nations that have collapsed at the hands of the jihadists who are determined to rebuild the Islamic caliphate and usher in the End of Days, even if many in our foreign policy establishment don’t recognize this.

In many ways, Egypt and Iran could not be more different. Egypt is ethnically Arab and spiritually Sunni. Iran is ethnically Persian and spiritually Shia. Traditionally, Arabs and Persians have hated each other. So have Sunnis and Shias. But now they are coming together for two common objectives:

1. To surround Israel, destroy the Jews, and capture Jerusalem for Islam.
2. To surround the Arabian peninsula, destroy the “apostate” House of Saud regime, and capture control of Mecca and Medina.

This is why the Iranian regime is so excited by what is happening in Egypt, and determined to help where and how they can.

“Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia will spell an ‘irreparable defeat’ for the United States, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday, adding that the recent wave of unrest sweeping through the Mideast was a result of Iran’s Islamic Revolution,” reports Reuters and Haaretz.

Today’s events in North of Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and certain other countries have another sense for the Iranian nation. They have special meaning. This is the same as ‘Islamic awakening,’ which is the result of the victory of the big revolution of the Iranian nation,” the Supreme Leader was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying.

“Speaking with worshippers during Friday prayers in Tehran, Khamenei said that ‘if they [protesters] are able to push this through then what will happen to the U.S. policies in the region will be an irreparable defeat for America

Iran's influence is becoming more and more extensive. Now, with the Hezbollah takeover of Lebanon, Iran essentially controls Lebanon (certainly as far as Israel is concerned), and we have known for years how Syria is under Iran's influence. Recently, we have seen Turkey become aligned with Iran. With this most recent situation, we may be on the brink of seeing Israel's southern border under Iranian influence.

Iran has been on quite a run lately. And when we consider Iran we must always remember that their leadership firmly believe in the return of the Mahdi - but only during a time of intense conflict in the Middle East. Ahmadinejad firmly believes he is that person to bring about the conditions for the Mahdi's return.

This idea doesn't require speculation by a prophecy watcher - Ahmadinejad has made these statements for years now. There is no hidden agenda involved here. The intentions of Iran's leadership have been made abundantly clear.

As mentioned before I believe there will be a battle or brief war waged between Israel and their "immediate" enemies. The geographical "inner circle", including some combination of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and terrorists from Gaza and perhaps the West Bank. Some prophecy watchers see Psalm 83 in play under this scenario. Regardless of Psalm 83, I believe this battle/war takes place first. The destruction of Isaiah 17 would come in play during this scenario.

The above seems to be a ripe entry into the epic battle of Gog-MaGog, which involves the geographical "outer circle" of Iran, Turkey, Northern Africa, Russia and most likely fighters from a variety of regions who have spilled in order to fight against Israel ("the many nations").

With a little more speculation (and all of this is speculation - but based upon interpretation of certain scriptures) - one could see the conditions perfect for the covenant of Daniel 9:27, which also serves as the identifying mark of the antichrist. And the beginning of the Tribulation.

But who knows. What we do know is that we are approaching the Tribulation much more rapidly today than we were several weeks ago. Events in the Middle East are taking place at breathtaking speed now and show no sign of slowing down. Kind of like birth pains - when its time to leave the house and head to the hospital. When the pains are undeniably progressing and will not slow down or abate. Thats where we seem to be now, prophetically. We're reaching the last stages.


DrNofog said...

If Iran is successful, they will become the sole voice of OPEC, which will probably be the final nail in our coffin when they turn the spigot off and drive our economic depression over the cliff.

That will be the melt-down excuse that the Obummer Koolaid drinkers will use to justify our merger into the North American Union...

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott

I have been trying to WARN people in HILO HAWAII about this. And I
am being persecuted.

I will have NO CHOICE but to shut
my mouth and let them find out their own way when the GATES of HELL open up and the end comes in like a flood.

Its sad BUT no one wants to hear
the truth anymore. I think they
love the BULL too much, they love
money but they do NOT really care
about Jesus or God.

I almost got BANNED out of the local Wal Mart here for trying to
warn everyone.

I will shut my mouth from now on.

I wish you the best in warning
everyone. Maybe you will have
better luck then me.

Stephen in HAWAII

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott >>>

Here is another article

Netanyahu's Speech

Stephen !!!!

Scott said...

I know you already know this, but reminders always help:)

"you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "Where is this coming" he promised? Ever since our fathers died everything goes on as it has since creation.....He is patient ...not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance"..


"Then you will be persecuted...and you will be hated by all nations because of me...many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other...."

And perhaps my favorite:

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoyce and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you"

Hang in there brother. As a friend once told me, satan leaves you alone when you aren't doing anything for the kingdom. So you must be doing something right :)

Scott said...


You are right...and gas prices will explode. Too bad - we have ALL this gas and oil underneath our soil and we could be independent as far as our energy needs...but nooooooooooo.....Don't even get me started.....sigh

hartdawg said...

hey scott...i mentioned this way back but never got your opinion on this (that i can recollect) zepheniah 2:1-3 says something to the effect of "seek justice and may be that you WILL BE HIDDEN IN THE DAY OF THE LORDS WRATH then a few verses down it mentions the same nations as the psalm 83 war. SAME EXACT SENERIO! Could this imply the rapture BEFORE psalm 83/isa 17? read zepheniah chapter 2 and let me know what you think please.

hartdawg said...

here`s what zeph 2:3 says in the NIV "seek the Lord all you humble of the land,you who do what he commands. seek rightousnes seek humility: perhaps YOU WILL BE SHELTERED ON THE DAY OF THE LORDS ANGER" (hint of the rapture???) then the rest of the chapter is the same as psalm 83.what do you think?

Scott said...

I believe that is entirely possible...Many prophecy scholars believe that with an "earlier" rapture, seeing how the US would be disproportionally affected (especially the military) - as compared to the Muslim world, then these countries would be emboldened and in that scenario, a post-rapture world would be more favorable to all of the pending battles that we know are coming.

In short, I believe its entirely possible. Also with those scriptures in mind...

I certainly hope so....It can't come soon enough for me.

hartdawg said...

honestly as of right now i still lean toward the rapture occuring right on the onset of Gog/magog...sometime AFTER psalm 83, but the passage in zepheniah gives a good case for it(rapture) occuring BEFORE psalm 83/isa 17. we`ll see. as you said it cant come soon enough!

Anonymous said...

As the darkness continues to envelope the world, we confidently and firmly grasp the right hand of God and remain steadfast.

Psalm 37

1 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.


Anonymous said...

yes we are speeding towards his glorious return. and most people are absolute denial. im amazed at the quietness in our churches. oh wait...all they seem to teach is prosperity theology. i am also amazed at how political these replies are. haven't you guys figured out whats really up? jesus is in control of everything. republicans or democrats don't really matter. no one high up in office is there without his approval. there is a world controlled in the natural by satan (bilderberg group,counsel on foreign relations, trilateral comossion, bohemian grove etc). yes obama is set on destroying the usa. but any other president would be doing the same. we MUST PRAY that our heavenly father forgives the usa for our sins and that we wake up as a nation and return to him! we must ask him who to vote for. much like nebechenezer, who God used to punish Israel, obama is being used to punish us. its painfully clear.

Scott said...

Anon - very well stated - I agree completely.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Let them laugh. They must have made a lot of fun of Noah and his family as he kept right on building the ark as he was instructed. Imagine how many wanted on when the torrents of rain came down and did not stop for forty days and forty nights.
Not one sign but all signs will occur before God steps in. They have almost all been fulfilled and we seem to be seeing the last now before our eyes. I do believe the one's who go to Heaven to rule with the King Jesus will be the 144 thousand the Bible talks about. The rest I believe will live on a paradise earth in peace. New heavens and new Earth....No more pain sickness or death. Satan and all his followers God will destroy.My desire is to live on earth.