Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been the champion of the Shi'ite branch of Islam. Now their
leadership harbors a deep hatred for the United States, whom they call "The Great Satan," and Israel, "The Little Satan."
Even though they have immense supplies of oil, they have claimed to need nuclear power as well. It is now admitted by the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nation's nuclear watchdog, that their goal is the development of nuclear weapons. At the
beginning of 2012 experts believe that it will take only a year or less for them to become a deadly threat to Israel, the Middle East,
and United States.
Iran figures prominently in Bible prophecy because they are the direct descendants of the Persians, who are mentioned in
Ezekiel 38 as key allies of Magog, a powerful nation in the North that many prophecy scholars have tentatively identified as
Russia. Together with other nations, these allies will engage Israel in a future war against Israel. See
The War of Gog and Magog.
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Dec. 30, 2015 - Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said that an Iranian rocket passed the U.S. aircraft carrier Harry Truman at a distance
of about 1,500 yards. He described it as "highly provocative." and also said:
"Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic
lane is unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law." .
About a dozen times in the last decade, sophisticated foreign hackers have gained enough remote access to control the operations
networks that keep the lights on, according to top experts who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
Dec. 17, 2015 - A confidential report to the UN Security Council affirms that the medium-range Emad rocket that Iran tested in October
was capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, and was therefore a violation of a UN resolution.
The conclusion of the council's Panel of Experts on Iran will likely lead to calls for expanding sanctions against Tehran in Washington
and some other Western capitals.
Nov. 22, 2015 - On Friday thousands of Iran's Revolutionary Guards simulated the capture of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. They used a model of the mosque,
erected on a hill in Iran.
The symbolic operations were backed up by Guards helicopters, drones and Tucano planes that bombed hypothetical enemy positions before ground troops captured the
replica of the mosque set up at the top of a mountain.
The United States, France, Britain and Germany asked the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to investigate ...
Iran for conducting a ballistic missile test earlier this month, which they say violated U.N. sanctions.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power contends that the missile launched by Iran on Oct. 10 “is inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon."
Oct. 15, 2015 - Three days ago Iran tested a new long-range missile. Now they have released video footage of their
underground missile facility that they say can "erupt like a volcano from the depth of earth."
Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units,
which officials said could be used if “enemies make a mistake”.
A large amount of the Russian, Iranian, and Chinese ammunition flooding the battle zones were likely looted by ISIS and other jihadists from
Syrian military bases. Iran and Russia both directly provided arms to the Assad regime in 2014.
Sept. 21, 2015 - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird called Iran "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.”
Therefore Canada is shutting down their embassy in Tehran, and expelling Iranian diplomats.
While the Obama administration celebrates a deal with Iran, Canada has just officially labeled Iran as an ‘active state sponsor of terrorism.’
Sept. 14, 2015 - Russia is defying America's efforts to block military aid to Syria.
American officials disclosed Sunday that at least seven giant Russian Condor transport planes had taken off from a base in southern Russia
during the past week to ferry equipment to Syria, all passing through Iranian and Iraqi airspace.
Cheney objected, “Iran will be inspecting itself. This is historically misguided,” and said the so-called secret side deal between the
International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran is off-limits for elected representatives to review.
Sept. 9, 2015 - The way things stand right now, President Obama could veto action by Congress to invalidate his nuclear deal with Iran, and there
might not be enough votes to override his veto. However,
The Corker legislation — formally known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 — is crystal clear. In its very first section, the act
requires the president to transmit to Congress “the agreement. . . . including all related materials and annexes.”
President Obama has never YET given Congress the complete information that they should have had. He should have transmitted it to them
“not later than five days after reaching the agreement” (July 19, since the agreement was finalized on July 14).
Aug. 26, 2015 - Last week three dozen retired senior military officers sent a letter to Congress expressing approval of the nuclear deal. In response,
nearly 200 retired generals and admirals have now sent a letter urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement because it threatens national security.
One is retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush
and is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council.
Many of the leaders who signed the letter have served in the White House, under both Democratic and Republican presidents.
ug. 26, 2015 - According to Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani,
“Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”
PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT An Open Letter to the President
It is with a mixture of the greatest respect for the office you hold, and a profound disappointment with some of the decisions you have made, that I must plead
for you to face the realities of the course you are taking with Iran, the self-proclaimed enemy of the United States and Israel.
I don’t have any illusions that you will actually read this letter, but I hope that if you did, I would have the courage to stand face to face with you—for
the sake of my own children and grandchildren, and for the multitude of others who love our country and God’s Chosen People in Israel.
As President of the United States, you are the most powerful person in the world. But there are untold millions of people who follow the most Powerful
Person in the Universe: Jesus Christ. We are not afraid that Christianity will fail, because Jesus promised, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades
will not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
However, we do fear for the future of our country, which was founded on Christian principles. God’s blessing of nations is based on the Abrahamic Covenant.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. – Genesis 12:3
Most Americans still believe that God has blessed America. But if we turn our back on Israel, which was miraculously reborn in 1948 in fulfillment of prophecy
(Ezekiel 36 and 37), we know we cannot expect the continued divine assistance and protection that we have enjoyed for so long.
World War II could have been avoided if Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, had not made a deal in 1938 with Hitler, called the Munich Agreement. He thought that he had defused the problem, but it only allowed Hitler to continue his preparations for a war that cost more than 50 million lives.
Many prominent observers of today’s dangerous world are warning you that this deal with Iran will lead to a nuclear holocaust—the very thing you are trying to avoid. Numerous military experts oppose this agreement, and it is almost certain that Congress, including many Democrats, will vote their disapproval of the plan. But you have already said you will veto any such congressional action.
It is my earnest prayer that you will reconsider your position, and that your real legacy will be your courage in stopping the aggression of our greatest enemy.
Aug. 17, 2015 - Speaking to an Iowa crowd, Donald Trump voiced harsh disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal.
"Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama. You cannot let Iran have a nuclear weapon.
You can't have it. When they march down the street saying death to Israel, death to the United [States]. You can't let it happen."
Congress is expected to vote on the deal by September 17. Netanyahu has mounted a public campaign against the deal which he believes is a historic
mistake because it legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program and leaves it with the ability to produce atomic weapons.
Aug. 7, 2015 - Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani, ignoring a UN travel ban, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia and Iran are close partners. The two countries have both backed the Syrian regime in the ongoing civil war; Moscow is also preparing to
deliver S-300 missile defense systems to Tehran despite a chorus of international criticism.
Aug. 5, 2015 - After consulting with a number of Mideast experts, nuclear experts, and former senior U.S. government officials, Joel Rosenberg
believes the Iran nuclear deal is insane. Read his reasons, including these:
• The deal doesn’t end Iran’s nuclear program — it legalizes, legitimizes, expands it.
• The deal provides Iran not just one but two paths to The Bomb — in 10 to 15 years if Iran keeps the agreement, and much sooner if Iran cheats.
Aug. 3, 2015 - A new Congressional resolution calls for an end to the Iran nuclear deal. It has...
...already received the support of at least 213 Republican lawmakers within
just two weeks, and is well on its way to obtaining a two-thirds majority that US President Barack Obama will be unable to veto.
With some Democrats supporting the resolution, it is hoped that 290 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will vote in favor of it, making it veto-proof.
Aug. 2, 2015 - Iran's Supreme ruler Ayatollah Khamenei has written a book called Palestine, in which he explains that Israel must be wiped out. He
claims that present Israel once belonged to Islam, and therefore can never belong to someone else. He says, "The solution is a one-state formula."
The land should be called "Palestine," but those who can prove they are Jews could remain as a minority.
On the back cover of the book Khamenei is called "The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem." He says that Israel is especially bad because
it is an "ally of the American Great Satan," which has fought against Muslims on many occasions. In addition, Israel occupies Jerusalem, "Islam’s third Holy City."
Khamenei says this position is not "anti-Semitic," which he considers a European notion.
Editor's Note: Iran does not consider itself anti-Semitic, because it is allied with the Arab world, which is also Semitic,
having descended from Shem and Joktan, and also from Abraham and Ishmael. (Genesis 10:21-31; Genesis 16:15; 17:20)
July 30, 2015 - Section D of the nuclear agreement with Iran is titled,“Nuclear Safeguards and Security.” It stipulates:
E3/EU+3…are prepared to cooperate with Iran…through training and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to protect against, and respond
to nuclear security threats, including sabotage, as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems.
This section commits the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany to defend Iran against a cyber attack or military action against it.
July 25, 2015 - Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, has filed a suit against President Obama and others, saying that the deal made by Iran
“A president cannot lawfully override or amend a treaty simply by issuing an order, even if he calls it an executive order or some other form of
international agreement,” the action, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, explains.
The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers reached last week
– a move that angered Israelis who regard the Iranian regime as the greatest threat to the Jewish state.
July 19, 2015 - Senate Republicans oppose President Obama's plan to ask the Security Council to approve the Iran nuclear deal on Monday,
before Congress even has a chance to consider it. Senator Marco Rubio said,
“It’s a clear sign that he knows if this deal is reviewed closely by the American people, it will be rejected. We cannot allow
America's security to be outsourced to the United Nations.”
- The Aggressors of the War of Gog and Magog - Ezekiel 38:1-4
According to Ezekiel, an alliance of enemies will attack Israel in the End Times. The leader will be Gog of the
land of Magog, who is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. He is assisted by Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer, Beth T
ogarmah, and other nations. Most of these names are listed in the genealogies of Genesis 10. Gog is not listed in
Genesis 10, but he is evidently the head of the land of Magog, who is mentioned as a son of Japheth, one of Noah's
sons. It is known that Japheth traveled north from Mt. Ararat after the flood.
Hesoid, a Greek writer of the 7th century BC, and contemporary of Ezekiel, identified Magog with the Scythians and
southern Russia. Flavius Josephus, a 1st century Jewish historian said that Magogians were called "Scythians" by
the Greeks. Philo, a 1st century Greek identified Magog with southern Russia.Commentators from the turn of this
century and before have generally identified Gog and Magog with Russia even though, at the time, they could not
explain why Russia would turn against God's people. They conjectured that perhaps the time would come when there
would be animosity between Russia and Israel. Rosh ("head", "chief") sounds like Russia. Meshech sounds like
Moscow or Mushkovi, the old name for Russia. Tubal sounds like Tobolsk.
- The Target: Israel - Ezekiel 38:2-12
This is the only time in history that this could be said of Israel, that they were brought back from many nations.
It is true that they were brought back from Babylon and Persia in the Old Testament, but it is only since the
Zionist movement, which began in the late 1800's, that Jewish people have returned from nations all over the world.
They had been scattered abroad even in New Testament times. On the Day of Pentecost, for example, the various
languages spoken by the Apostles, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, represented the many lands where they had
settled. But they had not returned to stay. This really never happened until the amazing events that led to the
rebirth of Israel in 1948. What thoughts would come into Russia's mind to make them want to attack Israel? A
consideration of Russia's instability and the plans of some of their leaders for expansion throughout the
Mediterranean area is given below. Israel has always been a key land bridge between Russia's allies and is
presently an enemy of some of those allies. Any number of scenarios in the always-volatile Middle East politics
could lead to a Russian attack in the future.
- Russia's Allies - Ezekiel 38:5-6
Persia is now known as Iran, and there is an amazingly close relationship now between Russia and Iran. Cush is
Ethiopia, Put is Libya, Gomer and Beth Togarmah may well be Turkey and/or other Islamic nations like those once
part of the Soviet Union.
It is interesting that Mizraim, the forefather of Egypt is apparently missing from this lineup. This, of course,
fits the current world scene, with Egypt being the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel.
- Israel's Allies - Ezekiel 38:13
Israel's allies appear to be few and feeble. Some of Saudi Arabia was populated by Sheba and Dedan. The merchants
of Tarshish could be England and English colonies. In that case, The United States could even be included since we
were once an English colony. These allies ask why Russia and its allies are coming, but do not appear to deter them.
- The Outcome - Ezekiel 38:22
The quick end of this future war will be with God's judgment. It could be God's personal power, raining literal
fire and brimstone, as in the days of Sodom, or it could be God using nation against nation, as he often did in
the Old Testament, to precipitate a nuclear exchange.
And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his
troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
- Ezekiel 38:22 (NIV)
The next chapter of Ezekiel continues to give details of this great conflict. Again, it is a scene of utter
"And I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from your right hand. 4 "You shall
fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as
food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. 5 "You will fall on the open field; for it is I who
have spoken," declares the Lord GOD. 6 "And I shall send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in
safety; and they will know that I am the LORD." - Ezekiel 39:3-6 (NIV)