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We’ve been asking the question, “Should Americans be concerned?” We looked at Syria (2/10/14 post), the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (2/12/14 post) and Iran (2/14/14). Now, the rest of the story…
Should Americans be Concerned about Iran? (Part 2)
Iran has declared their disdain for Israel and America, and want to see us destroyed. They are developing nuclear capability to put bite to their bark. But, how did it all begin? Ironically, Iran’s nuclear program was launched in the 1950’s with the help of the United States, who remained a partner until the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran.
Following that revolution, Iran signed multiple treaties (including the most well-known, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) renouncing possession of weapons of mass destruction. However, Russia eventually partnered with Iran to build nuclear power plants in Iran, and that partnership continues. So much for treaties!
That partnership should not surprise us! Why? The Bible predicted it! Ezekiel 38 tells us about a huge battle in the last days. You can read the entire account for yourself, but pay close attention to Ezekiel 38:1-6, where God names names! Gog and the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal are direct references to Russia, and Iran was known as Persia until the 1930’s!
Gang, Russia and Iran will be the big players in the northern invasion of Israel prophesied in Ezekiel 38! Those are end time events…yet could be lining up right now!
Now, let’s hone in on today’s realities. Since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, America has been adamantly opposed to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But in 2013 a new Iranian president took office and convinced the west that he is “more moderate” than the previous Iranian presidents, and that economic sanctions (put in place in an attempt to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions) should be loosened. Suddenly, the American administration was taken in by the “new persona” and decided it was a good idea to negotiate with Iran.
Keep in mind that Iran is ruled by leaders who have very overtly called America “the Great Satan,” have spoken often about destroying Israel and America, and who believe it is their “calling” to hasten the Islamic messiah by creating chaos!
Just as the American administration has secretly pressured Israel to accept unfavorable conditions in peace talks with the Palestinians, it has also worked clandestinely to strike a deal with Iran, allowing them to further their nuclear ambitions while relieving them of economic sanctions! Unbelievable! Even secular writers find reason to worry about that deal, and our Israeli allies are in dismay.
More and more, America seems to be dancing with danger and flirting with evil. Case in point: Iran is sending warships off the eastern coast of America, simply to make a point. Here is a recent comment in the news:
“The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea,” said Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Cmdr. Ali Fadayi.
So much for gratitude from a country we just released of huge economic burdens! Goes to prove that negotiations with radical leaders who believe it is their calling to bring about the end of the world are not likely to be successful.
We have spent a few days talking about concerns…and they are dramatic. However, let us not lose sight of the fact that the Bible predicts these things, and that these are signs that our Lord could return at any time. That’s good reason to keep…
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