By Chris Perver
Prophecy in the News
Russia accused Israel of 'dangerous rhetoric' that could lead to a 'major war' as speculation grows over the possibility of a strike on Iran's nuclear reactors. A recently published report by the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed that Iran may be only months away from acquiring the ability to construct a nuclear device, thanks to expertise provided by Korean, Pakistani and Russian scientists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been contemplating ordering a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. The Israeli PM is reported to have recently held a one-on-one meeting with opposition leader Tzipi Livni discussing such a scenario. Livni is said to have accused Netanyahu of hastening the commencement of World War III. Now the Russian Federation are blaming Israel for fomenting a “threatening atmosphere” that could lead to a “major war”.
“Speaking in Berlin after meeting his German counterpart Christian Wulff, Medvedev said a threatening atmosphere was being created by the Israelis, as media speculation abounded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were considering a military option against Iran. "The threat of a military strike could lead to a major war," he warned, adding that it was now vital to calm the situation, "take a deep breath and open talks."But what are the alternatives? With Shi'ite Muslim revolutions sweeping Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and the Syrian government now under threat from the same, time is one luxury that Israel does not have. The longer Israel waits, the greater the likelihood that any action will spark a regional conflict. Western nations put a big question mark over whether Iran is actually developing its nuclear programme for peaceful purposes or not. But there can be no doubt over President Ahmadinejad's desire to destroy Israel, and that is why Israel must act. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Iranian Ayatollahs have also boasted that it would take just one nuclear-tipped missile to destroy Israel, while Iran's size means any reprisal would have only limited effect.
“For us, this is not a problem you can turn a blind eye to - one to be solved by small concessions. For us, it is a problem of whether our nation can ever recover its health, whether the Jewish spirit can ever really be eradicated. Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus. Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid the nation of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis. This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst.No, this statement was not made by President Ahmadinejad. It was actually made by Adolf Hitler in Salzburg, August, 1920. Twenty years later, his policies would result in the systematic slaughter of 6 million Jews, and lead to the deaths of tens of millions of people in a war that would engulf the entire world.
The following statement was made by President Admadinejad in May of this year:
“"On the anniversary of this regime, people demonstrated in various places, but there were dead and wounded and this regime once again showed its real nature," he said in a television interview. "Like a cancer cell that spreads through the body, this regime infects any region. It must be removed from the body," he added.If Iran were threatening the United States or the United Kingdom, I have no doubt that action would be taken immediately and questions would be asked later. But because it is Israel that is being threatened, Western nations are slow to act. But imagine if Hitler had nuclear weapons. We would all be speaking German right now. Israel cannot wait until Iran has developed a nuclear weapon. Then it will be too late to act. Millions of lives are at stake.
As you can see, the time of the fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy is drawing near. Israel's neighbors, Iran (Persia), Turkey (Gomer, Togarmah), Libya, all prophesied to take part in this coming battle (Ezekiel 38:5-6), are growing more hostile by the day. But Israel hasn't threatened any nation. Israel could have wiped Egypt, Jordan and Syria off the map in 1967. They didn't, because they only sought to defend themselves from their attackers. Israel does not seek Iran's destruction, but they will defend themselves, even if that means having to strike first. Satan knows that if he can destroy Israel and the Jewish people he can nullify the promises of God and prevent the Lord's return to set up His Millennial Kingdom. That is why Hitler made the destruction of the Jews his number one priority, even while there was no state of Israel in existence. And that is why Ahmadinejad seeks to destroy Israel today. Praise God that Satan won't have the victory.
But what about you? Is Satan still seeking to prevent Christ from reigning in your life? Is the battle still raging in your heart? Don't give him the victory. Make the Lord Jesus Christ King of your life. Trust in Him for salvation today.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD (Isaiah 54:17).
Russia opposes new Iran sanctions over IAEA report - Reuters
Israel Urges World to Halt Iranian Nuclear Program - FOX News
Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38 - Which is the Next Middle East News Headline? - BPB (Bill Salus )
UN nuclear report on Iran spurs sanctions debate - Financial Times
Iran Escalates Anti-U.S. Rhetoric Over Nuclear Report - New York Times