Feb 25, 2010

Iranian Nuclear Bomb = End of Israel

Chris SchangBy Chris Schang
The Rapture Report

The Israel National News is currently running an article that reports that an Iranian website called "Asr-e Iran" is stating that the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon would equal the end of Israel. The Iranian website makes the claim that even if a nuclear weapon is developed and never used, that there will be a mass exodus of Jews out of Israel which would effectively be the end of Israel. The INN articles reports:

The MEMRI organization reports that the popular Iranian website Asr-e Iran posted an editorial last week stating that Iran's possession of nuclear weapons will threaten Israel's existence and lead to its elimination - even if they are 'never used'. Once Iran possesses nuclear weapons and shifts the balance of power in the Middle East this will be the end of Israeli society, said the editorial.

"Iran's possession of such weapons will sow in Israel a sense of insecurity - and this sense alone will be enough to shatter the glass palace of this illegitimate regime in the Middle East. An Iran with nuclear weapons means an end to the dream of 'secure Israel' - and this means the exodus of most of the residents."
As many students know from Bible prophecy, God has declared that in the end times he would call the Jews back into the land a second time never to be dispersed or destroyed again. This prophecy was recorded in Isaiah 11:11-12:
Isa 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
And from Ezekiel 37:21-23:
Eze 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

Eze 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

Eze 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God
As we can see here, there will ultimately be a showdown between the satanic evil forces of Islam who will try to rid the world of Israel and the God of Israel. My bet is on the Word of God as he can't lie and his Word has been true 100% of the time. The Islamists are definitely playing with fire, and they don't even know it. Satan has deceived the Islamists into thinking that they can develop a nuclear weapon and wipe Israel off the map. somehow I believe that God is not going to allow this to happen, for his Word says that Israel is once again back in the land for good. So, somehow the Islamic hordes who are lined up against Israel will taste yet another bitter defeat at the hands of the True Living God!

Another interesting report that came out is that a recent Gallup poll indicates that American support for Israel is at a 20 year high!! This is an encouraging sign in that despite all the rabid anti-semitism being displayed across the world community, that the United States people are still standing proudly with Israel. The Israel National News reports:
American sympathy for Israel in the Arab-Israeli conflict has surged, with 63% of Americans saying they side more with Israelis than with Palestinians, according to a new Gallup poll.

In 1996 and 1997, support for Israel hovered at a lowly 38%. Support for Palestinians is currently 15%, down from 23% a few years ago, according to the poll, which was conducted February 1-3.
The last time Israel enjoyed such high popularity in the United States was almost 20 years ago in January 1991, just after Israel was attacked by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with Scud missiles during the First Gulf War.

Support from Republicans stands at a towering 85%, up from 77% in recent years, with Democratic and Independent support remaining about the same.

A whopping 67% of Americans are doubtful that a time will ever come in which Arab nations and Israel will "settle their differences" and live in peace. Politically, Democrats (39%) were more inclined to think this scenario would occur than independents (26%) or Republicans (25%).
As we can see here the Israelis are enjoying tremendous popular support from the conservative Republican party with 85% supporting Israel in the current Israeli-Arab conflict. While the poll did not reveal the exact percentage of support for Israel from Democrats, the poll did reveal that nearly 40% of Democrats thought the Israeli-Arab conflict could be resolved. To me this is just an incredible amount of people who are living in a political fog. Time and time again we have seen the Arabs refuse to make peace with Israel. The Gaza experiment is a miserable failure and just goes to show that the entire "land for peace" theory is silly and absurd at best.

I believe the root of the difference between how Democrats and Republicans see the Israeli-Arab conflict resolves around knowledge of the biblical prophecies that we are very close to seeing. Conservative Republicans are much more likely to believe and follow a literal interpretation of scriptures than the liberal and secular Democrats, many of whom support anti-godly movements such as abortion, gay marriages, and other failed socialist ideals.

In the end, Genesis 12:3 comes to mind as God says he will bless those who bless Israel, and that he will curse those who curse Israel.
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Keep looking up, our redemption is drawing nigh!!

Related Links
Syria and Iran defy Clinton in show of unity - Reuters
Arab Islamist and terror chiefs called to Tehran for anti-Israel war planning - DEBKAfile
Support for Israel in U.S. at 63%, Near Record High - Gallup.com
Israel, US hold strategic talks on Iran - Jerusalem Post
Article in Syrian Government Daily: Israel's End Is Near - Middle East Media Research Institute
Northern Storm Rising: Russia, Iran, and the Emerging End-Times Military Coalition Against Israel - Ron Rhodes (Book)