Winds of War are Blowing across the Middle East

The election of a new US president with seemingly no concern for the Iranian threat has emboldened the Iranian regime, once throttled by severe sanctions that prohibited them from full pursuit of nuclear weapons. Now confident that the US administration lacks the courage and wherewithal to stand up to them, Iran is flexing their muscle and overtly violating every condition of the horribly-constructed 2015 nuclear deal.

Here is the latest:

For years, the Iranian military has smuggled in weaponry and equipment, and set up military outposts in Syria. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has consistently and successfully launched airstrikes and surface-to-surface missiles to destroy many of the imports and facilities. Iran rebuilds, Israel attacks, Iran rebuilds, Israel attacks…etc. But activity has significantly increased since the Biden inauguration, as the new US president has chosen to fully ignore Israel and our allies in the Middle East.

Knowing this day would eventually come, Israel has developed military plans to stand alone in the battle against evil in the Middle East. How did they know the day would come? The Bible (their history book), and their prophets predicted it! Ezekiel 38 is one passage that predicts it, and Genesis 12:3 and Joel 3:2 describe what happens to those who do not stand with Israel!

So, after Israeli intelligence discovered yet another Iranian attempt to deposit weapons and equipment near Damascus Syria, the Israeli Air Force took care of business once again last night! Here is video of an incoming Israeli rocket, and you can read the news account here.

Be reminded that, though this is Iranian activity, it is occurring in and around Damascus Syria! Notice what Isaiah 17:1 has to say about Damascus. Some Bible scholars believe the destruction of Damascus could be the spark that ignites the Ezekiel 38 attack.

Meanwhile, previously scheduled war exercises in Israel have been accelerated, and Israeli military leaders, including the chief of staff, are currently gathered at the northern command headquarters in Israel. Something is afoot!

But that’s not all. On February 5, the Biden administration reversed the Trump administration’s designation of the Iranian-backed Houthis as a terrorist organization. Almost immediately upon hearing the news, the Houthis fired missiles at a Saudi international airport, and over the past few days have continued launching suicide drones toward other Saudi targets. Saudi Arabia is a US ally and very cooperative with Israel. They also are named in Ezekiel 38 as a people group who will not participate in the invasion of Israel! Bible prophecy foretells todays news!

But let’s not stop there! Iran notified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that they will no longer allow unannounced visits to their nuclear sites. This follows a report last week that the IAEA found evidence of possible nuclear work at one of Iran’s facilities.

Finally, only hours ago, an Iranian cargo plane landed in Beirut Lebanon. Israeli intelligence is very carefully monitoring what is off-loaded, as this appears very much like a typical Iranian shipment of weapons and goods to Iranian-backed terrorist proxies such as Hezbollah and others in the region.

What’s the significance of all this activity thousands of miles away, on the other side of the globe? One needs only to open the Bible to realize these activities very strikingly align with what the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel predicted over 2,500 years ago. Today’s headlines are literally proving the Bible’s accuracy!

Given this, it is important for us to know how to live in these last days. Such headlines can be frightening unless you understand the God of the Bible and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. For those of us who do, these are sobering, yet very exciting times. We will soon be taken up to meet our Savior and Redeemer, and live with Him forever in a place called heaven.

Unfortunately, there is also a place called hell, and it is every bit as real as heaven. It is meant for Satan and his demons, but they are hard at work to take as many souls with them as possible. If you do not know Jesus personally, you are in grave danger of eternal separation from God in that horrific and eternal place reserved for Satan.

But Jesus Christ died on a cross to save you from your sins. He paid the price for all the wrong things we have done…and we have ALL done wrong things. We are ALL sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus is that Savior, and He is waiting for you to receive His free gift. That free gift is salvation, and you cannot earn it! But, it is yours for the taking.

Believers, we are studying through 1&2 Thessalonians, seeking God’s instruction and encouragement in these last days. Join us every day, right here on this blog. May you be blessed as you study and grow with us! Blessings!

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