Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Iran's Nuclear Weapons And Biblical Prophecy

It is beginning to look more and more like Iran will successfully develop nuclear weapons (look below) unless Israel intervenes within a few months. The big question for prophecy watchers is - how will this play into biblical prophecy? 

There are really only two main scenarios: 

1) Iran, through typical lies and deceit actually develops nuclear weapons.

2) Israel launches an 'attack' on Iran and blocks this effort to develop nukes. 

Either scenario must have a significant impact on the future of the world, and in turn, biblical prophecy. 

As shown in the articles below, it is painfully obvious that 'the nations' don't really care if Iran does successfully develop their nuclear weapons, which reveals the fact that Israel indeed does stand alone in the world (one article below actually states this idea in the headline) - exactly as the prophet Zechariah informed us. This also reveals that 'the nations' aren't really concerned about the impact that Iran's nuclear weapons will have on Israel's viability as a nation. 

If Netanyahu is true to his words, then we can expect Israel to take definitive action in the near future. It would appear, even to the casual observer, that such action by Israel will set the wheels in motion for the battle of Gog-MaGog as revealed in Ezekiel 38-39. It will certainly inflame the Islamic world in the region and subsequently set the stage for the cascade of events to follow. 

Today's articles reveal this coming scenario:

The Iranian delegation arrived at the UN General Assembly in New York this week to an enthusiastic Western welcome led by the Obama administration, without having rescinded one iota of its aggressive policies or nuclear ambitions.

“We welcome an Iran ready to engage seriously through that (diplomatic) process given that it represents the international community’s commitment to hold Iran accountable, but also being open to a diplomatic resolution.”
This convoluted message was how Ben Rhodes, US Deputy National Security Adviser, referred Monday, Sept. 23, to the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s get-together with Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif Thursday, along with foreign ministers of the five world powers.

Their acclaimed purpose is to test Tehran’s willingness for progress in nuclear negotiations. But before this test, the Obama administration agreed to the highest-level face-to-face contact between the US and Iran since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Rhodes did not shut the door on a meeting, even a brief one, between President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani at this week’s annual gathering of world leaders in New York.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague and European Union Foreign Executive Catherine Ashton had already met the new Iranian foreign minister Monday, after which Ashton commented that she had found him resolved to go forward with talks (on Iran’s nuclear program) and “many things flow from that.”

How to account for this burst of eagerness in Washington and Europe for a rapprochement with the Revolutionary Republic of Iran?

Has Tehran agreed to give up its nuclear weapon program? The new president and even supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei say their government will never develop a nuclear bomb. So what if they said so? Have their words caused Iran’s nuclear facilities, open and concealed, to suddenly vanish like a desert mirage?
Has Iran announced itself ready to open up all its nuclear facilities to international watchdog inspections? Will Rouhani make this offer when he addresses the UN Assembly Wednesday?
Has Iran promised to stop developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads?
And what about the Islamic Republic’s long sponsorship of state terrorism against Israeli and Jewish targets across the world? Have those death-dealing networks been recalled home?
And has Tehran started pulling its troops out of Syria and terminated its partnership in butchery with Bashar Assad, given up its control of Lebanon or stopped sending rockets to Hizballah?
Has anyone noticed that Iran is building a Red Sea Naval base at Port Sudan facing the coast of Saudi Arabia? Or that a large-scale munitions production and distribution center for supplying Iran’s Middle East allies is going up in Sudan?
And finally, has Iran abandoned its ambition to wipe Israel off the map, or stopped denying the Nazi Holocaust?
The slick new president easily ducked the second question by saying: “I’m not a historian.”

The turbaned Iranian president has an obvious motive for gulling the West into accepting the Islamic Republic’s conversion from a regime bent on “exporting the Islamic revolution” to a lover of peace: He was elected to end the sanctions crippling the country, without giving up the regime’s objectives.
It is less clear what moves President Obama to swallow the Iranian bait and go for a historic US rapprochement with the revolutionary republic. On every occasion, he protests that Israel’s security is his overriding concern. Yet he is rushing to accept a nuclear Iran whose avowed ambition is to destroy Israel.
Under their slick new fa├žade, the ayatollahs have not changed their spots. Washington has.

Sources close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu say he is determined to tear the false veil off Iran’s face – even if he is a lone voice, when he addresses the UN later this month.

Last Thursday, Netanyahu tried throwing water on Rouhani’s claims that Iran’s nuclear program was peaceful, calling them fraudulent. He dismissed Iran's offer to engage in diplomacy as false “media spin,” which should not fool anyone.
But no one in the West was listening. And at home, people were asking what happened to Netanyahu’s solemn pre-election pledge to stop Iran attaining a nuclear bomb. 

But the most frightening aspect of all this is that Mr. Rouhani intends to seduce us into believing that his nuclear program, which he calls "central to our identity" is indeed, "peaceful." Mr. Rouhani will be arguing that it is insulting to one's national identity to give up the nuclear program. If the Iranian assessment of the American people is correct, and it likely is, many of us will be suckered into believing this outrageous claim.
As Ambassador John Bolton had said at an EMET seminar on August 28th, in the years between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Rouhani was in charge of the Iran's nuclear negotiations, he offered the Europeans a diplomatic opening, and has subsequently boasted on how he played them:

Hassan Rouhani says, in his own words, "The day that we invited the three European ministers [to the talks], only 10 centrifuges were spinning at [the Iranian nuclear facility of] Natanz... We could not produce one gram of U4 or U6 [uranium hexafluoride]... We did not have the heavy-water production. We could not produce yellow cake. Our total production of centrifuges inside the country was 150."

Rouhani continues: "We wanted to complete all of these -- we needed time." He actually called the Europeans "human shields" against American efforts to halt the Iranian nuclear program. He then boasted that after he took responsibilityfor negotiations, the nuclear project grew to 1700 centrifuges, and that "We did not stop (negotiations), until we completed the project."

Leopards do not change their spots. Mr. Rouhani had been a strong confidant and devotee of Ayatollah Khomeini, and true believer of the Iranian revolution. He is using the old ruse of playing the West over our desire to negotiate, which he has developed into an advanced art form.
As the saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
The greatest shame, however, will be for all of us who will have to live under a much scarier world, dominated by a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran.

And predictably, the EU 'enablers' are hard at work to ensure Iran gets their nuclear weapons:

Warm words from top EU diplomats in New York have set the stage for a potential breakthrough in the decades-long confrontation between Iran and the US.
EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton told press after meeting her Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, at the UN general assembly on Monday (23 September) that she "was struck … by the energy and determination that the foreign minister demonstrated" on reaching a deal on Iran's alleged nuclear weapons programme.
British foreign minister William Hague, who also met Zarif, said: "The United Kingdom does not seek a confrontational relationship with Iran and is open to better relations."
He noted that if Iran takes "concrete steps" on nuclear non-proliferation then "I believe a more constructive relationship can be created."

France's Laurent Fabius said recent statements by Iranian President Hassan Rohani "have shown a certain evolution and it's not the same tone as his predecessor."
In terms of the UN schedule, Rohani is to talk with French leader Francois Hollande on Tuesday in the first top-level France-Iran meeting since 2005.

Rohani will also address the UN plenary chamber on Tuesday afternoon in a speech expected to offer new concessions on Iran's uranium enrichment programme.
He said in a foretaste on his Facebook page on Monday: "I and my colleagues will take the opportunity to present the true face of Iran as a cultured and peace-loving country … The West should opt for the path of talks and co-operation and consider mutual interests."

The result? Right off the pages of Zechariah:

This year’s United Nations General Assembly enters a critical phase Tuesday, with a speech by President Barack Obama and the first appearance on the world stage of Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, who is expected to attempt to convince the West of the Islamic Republic’s peaceful intentions.

As diplomacy takes center stage in New York, the US and Great Britain appear willing to thaw ties with the Islamist regime following a charm offensive by Rouhani, who in recent days has been keen to show his regime’s ostensible readiness to compromise in the nuclear standoff with the West.

Israel stands alone in its rejection of Rouhani’s overtures, arguing that Rouhani merely put a friendlier face on a rogue regime still bent on acquiring nuclear weapons.

“Iran’s negotiation strategy is entirely consistent with Rouhani’s policy of ‘smile and enrich,’” stated an internal Israeli government document which surfaced Tuesday.

Obama’s address is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. (10 a.m. in New York). Rouhani is scheduled to speak at 1:00 a.m. (6 p.m. in New York). In between the two speeches, the two leaders could meet and exchange a handshake during a reception for heads of state hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon — but no official meeting has been scheduled so far.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will land in the US on Sunday, where he will first meet Obama at the White House on Monday and then deliver the final address at this year’s General Assembly on Tuesday.

“A bad agreement is worse than no agreement at all,” Netanyahu is expected to say, the New York Times reported on Sunday, quoting an Israeli official who was reading from a preliminary draft of Netanyahu’s speech. “Iran must not be allowed to repeat North Korea’s ploy to get nuclear weapons. … Just like North Korea before it, Iran professes to seemingly peaceful intentions; it talks the talk of nonproliferation while seeking to ease sanctions and buy more time for its nuclear program.”
The prime minister’s speech has yet to be finalized, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Monday. However, he confirmed that an explicit comparison with North Korea would likely be an integral part of it.

The North Korea parallel has been mentioned in the past, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel, but “now it will take center stage.”
Iran’s Rouhani is seeking a deal similar to the one the West struck with North Korea eight years ago – one that reduces pressure on the regime and eases sanctions but nevertheless allows them to continue fostering their nuclear ambitions, the official said. “The international community was obviously not happy about North Korea achieving nuclear capability. So we will say to them: Do not make the same mistake. By raising the North Korean issue we’re raising a precedent that all the policymakers in international community are aware of.”

According to an internal document authorized by the highest levels of the Israeli government, “Iran seeks an arrangement in which sanctions are eased or lifted in exchange for cosmetic concessions, while allowing Iran to retain sufficient nuclear material and — no less importantly — nuclear infrastructure to complete its military nuclear program on short notice.”

Tehran is developing and installing “new and advanced centrifuges” for this purpose, states the document, published Tuesday by the Washington Post. “These centrifuges enable Iran to enrich – within weeks – even low enriched uranium to weapons grade highly enriched uranium, the most critical component in making nuclear weapons. This speedy enrichment capability will make timely detection and effective response to an Iranian nuclear breakout increasingly difficult, if not impossible.”

Likud minister warns against appeasing Iran as Israeli government estimate leaked to 'Washington Post' says Iran's new centrifuges capable of turning stores of 3.5 percent pure uranium directly into bomb fuel "within weeks."

Israel voiced concern on Tuesday over a potential meeting of the US and Iranian presidents, saying Tehran's conciliatory overtures to world powers masked an acceleration of its disputed nuclear program.
"We are certainly warning the entire international community that Iran may want an agreement, but it is liable to be the Munich agreement," Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an Army Radio interview, referring to the 1938 appeasement of Nazi Germany.

"Rouhani wants to hoodwink, and some in the world want to be hoodwinked, and the role of little Israel is to explain the truth and to stand in the breach. And that is what we are doing to the best of our abilities. It is a long struggle."

An official Israeli assessment said Iran now had centrifuges for quickly turning low-enriched uranium into bomb fuel, putting it on a fast track to atomic arms even if it gave up uranium of mid-level purity which had previously been Israel's focus.

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WVBORN56 said...

It is pretty easy now to see the why the world comes against Israel. It is a way to pacify the Muslims and make the terrorism go away. Their evil minds find it easy and expedient to sacrifice one tiny country for peace and safety for the rest of us. So cowardly and so unjust! We need to be praying for Israel the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem because the church is not going to be around to help them when it gets really ugly. Fortunately we know God does from Ezekiel 39. The stress and trouble however for Bibi and Israel during the 7 years of "Jacobs trouble" will be very difficult to bear. God have mercy on your people.

Scott said...

Very well stated WV (as usual) - I completely agree.

Sandra said...

Hi WV,

When the church is taken out and Israel stands alone but this is their promise:
Malachi 4
New International Version (NIV)
Judgment and Covenant Renewal

4 [a]“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.

4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.

5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.

God will act for them and they will call on His name!


Mrs.C said...

There is a 3rd “scenario” Brother Scott, and that is the most important of all, God. Iran sits on any number of large
faults lines. God could very easily set off any number of these earthquake faults, and collapse these underground horror factories of Iran.

When we read Gods Word, what does He tell us.

Israel will not be destroyed by a nuke, or anything else for that matter :)

Next war that’s important to Him, Isaiah 17, and Iran is not there, if it were, He would say so.

Between now, and the Ezekiel 38-39 war/invasion, Iran is no where. Something happens to them. They only show up in the Ezekiel 38-39 as a mere follower, not a leader.

I have said that I personally believe that the yet completed, final Judgments of God spoken in His Word with Ezekiel Chapters 25-32, will occur when God Himself “rebukes” these enemy nations at the end of the Isaiah 17 war.

In Ezekiel 30 we have Ethiopia and Libya going down with Egypt. In Chapter 32 in particular, God lists those that ALREADY that have been sent to the “Pit” by Him, when Egypt goes down. They are Assyria (Syria), Elam (Iran- Bushehr) Meshech and Tubal , Edom (Southwestern Jordan).

ELAM! The location of ancient Elam, would be the very northern end of the Persian Gulf and down along with the west coast of Iran. In present day, one of primary portions of ancient Elam would include Bushehr Province with the capital city of Bushehr. Yes that’s right! BUSHEHR. Iranian nuke plant! Just Oh, one more observation…is the order in which God lists those that are condemned with Egypt- in Hell the Pit in Ezekiel 32.

Mrs.C said...

Gods description of "Elam", perfect as usual! :) They are "terror"

"Who caused their terror in the land of the living;"

Ezekiel 32:24-25

24. “There is Elam and all her multitude,
All around her grave,
All of them slain, fallen by the sword,
Who have gone down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth,
Who caused their terror in the land of the living;
Now they bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit.

25 They have set her bed in the midst of the slain,
With all her multitude,
With her graves all around it,
All of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword;
Though their terror was caused
In the land of the living,
Yet they bear their shame
With those who go down to the Pit;
It was put in the midst of the slain.

Sandra said...

Mrs. C.

God's Word is so exciting, knowing how great and wonderful His hand will move..It will be terrible days yet full of wonder watching the Almighty work...I think your explanation of an earthquake makes perfect sense as this can only occur by the hand of the God.


Sandra said...

there was an earthquake in Pakistan 7.8 today.


Sandra said...

Interesting enough this has occurred by God's hand right after that terrible attack on that Church...

Mrs.C said...

The New Red Line: Israeli
Ambassador Says Iran’s Words Only As Good As Its Deeds"


WVBORN56 said...

While it will be scary for Israel at times it will be a pretty amazing time as well as God begins to act again as he did in the OT. Remember when he got the army of Israel down to 300 fighting men just to prove to everyone he was on the side of His chosen people. It will soon be like that again. How wonderful for them to see God act on their behalf. There will be a lot fewer Jewish atheists in that day!!! Crazy that only 1/3 come to know Jesus. Hopefully more will be added to the number of the church before Jacobs trouble begins.

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Mrs.C said...

There are plenty of nonobservant Jewish People in this world, they dont all "Believe in Him". There are Jewish People that are atheists. The ac will be in Israel, and there will be those who help him...

Observant and or Orthodox Jews, Messianic Jews, atheist Jews. As God Himself will soon show Himself to the House of Israel, there will be those who will Believe, and those who wont...as it was with Jesus...Miracles before their eyes, yet they still did not Believe...

Dutch Treat said...

Unfortunately, there are Jewish atheists. To them, being Jewish is more of a nationality than a religion. Also if you read the Old Testament, prophets continually warned Israel and Judah to turn from their sins and return to Him; but except for a few righteous kings, they acted as if there were no god.

Stephen said...

Stocks are starting to move lower, again...not by much, down less then
100, but still down....

A number of prophecies are coming
out on U TUBE claiming that GOD
told them that on 3 OCT 2013 there
will be a HUGE earthquake OFF the
coast of San Francisco....with a
tsunami 200 feet plus....

it will hit sometime in the AM....

this could be false, and YET AGAIN
it matches up with the water dream
the richter scale on this will be
9.7........largest ever recorded.

It is stated that GOD is tired of
San Francisco's iniquities, the
cup of them is tainted and overflowing.

for more info go here >>>>>>>


I do NOT agree with this site on their rapture timing, BUT these
dreams these people are having are

I believe that.


03 OCT 2013

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

David H said...

Just one of the many examples of God taking a bad situation and turning it around


Scott said...

I hadn't see that one David H - interesting