Iran just did something which could have big implications for Christians everywhere...
Could it even plunge us into the run up to Armageddon itself?
I hope not.
Yet when Jesus said to “watch and pray” (Luke 21: 34-36 KJV) regarding how to prepare to escape the terrors of the End Times, then for the sake of my wife and children I wish to obey what He instructs.
Things GOD warned me to look out for twenty five years ago are here now (some worse than I could ever have imagined).
Who could conceive back then the grotesque hybrid, half animal half human mutants now being encouraged to grow in secret labs by lunatic science because of “CRISPR” breakthroughs?).
However on a different End Times topic....
As I have been watching the Middle East over the past two years, my spirit has been on high alert.
New events made me realise how soon things could kick off.
Hezbollah have been quietly arming for future war with Israel from Lebanon since the 2006 Israel/Lebanon war.
According to the Observer in JULY 2016, it’s a case of “When not if.” (See below).
To do so Hezbollah have embedded thousands upon thousands of munitions into hundreds of homes, schools etc in Southern Lebanon bordering Israel.
According to Israel at the UN recently this comprises 30% of ALL buildings in southern Lebanon where this is all set up.
In each they have set up “rocket rooms” with which to launch missile attacks on Israel. If Israel hits back it will look to the world as though they terrorise civilians.
See the classified Israel Defence Force (IDF) photo below...
According to the Observer (15 JULY 2016) the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Hossein Salami declared at a Tehran sermon (JULY 1 2016)…
“Today, more than ever, there is fertile ground—with the grace of God—for the annihilation, the wiping out, and the collapse of the Zionist regime. In Lebanon alone, over 100,000 missiles are ready to be launched.”
“Tens of thousands of other high-precision, long-range missiles … have been placed in various places throughout the Islamic world. They are just waiting for the command, so that when the trigger is pulled, the accursed black dot will be wiped off the geopolitical map of the world, once and for all.”
100,000 missiles folks, not to mention the "tens of thousands of long range missiles" Salami threatens are in position in other places too.
All can reach the entire length and breadth of Israel. And this time, when Hezbollah attacks Israel, Iran is also very likely to join the fray with their own IRGC fighters, (not just commanding militias with IRGC officers).
See my last point below.
Closer to Armageddon than we dare imagine?
On 7 SEP 2016 DEBKAfile reported the following…
“A large Hizballah force, backed by the Syrian army and pro-Iranian Shiite militias, is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from Israel’s Golan border. The Lebanese Shiite fighters, under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers, are streaming into southern Syria, armed with tanks and artillery.”
Why is that so significant?
According to DEBKAfile Iran seeks to realise a six year plan to open up a second war front against Israel, from the Golan Heights.
“DEBKAfile’s military sources note that the Iranian media attached photos of Israel’s security force opposite Quneitra [GOLAN] to their reporting on the new move, thereby framing the target of the Syrian-Iranian-Backed Hizballah build-up [as being Israel]” (square brackets my emphasis).
IRGC commanders lead the large force which are flush with recent victory in Aleppo, Syria. It seems they plan to establish a new part of Southern Lebanon (read Iran), by simply taking a piece of Syria for themselves… the Syrian side of the Golan.
This would put them in a commanding position to facilitate future attacks on Israel.
However in the past, Israel has vowed to never allow such a hostile land corridor to exist.
Indeed in July IDF bulldozers supported by tanks and air support crossed over into the Syrian side of the Golan heights to construct anti-tank trenches perhaps in anticipation of imminent attack.
What is interesting is why Iran feels emboldened to make such moves so obviously now.
It stands to reason of course...
They have the nuclear deal in the bag, sanctions lifted, cash reserves flowing, far better (S-300s from Moscow) missile defences to deter Israeli and US air attacks and the backing of Russia as major hands on player in the Middle East now.
Therefore when you go to “watch and pray” consider the above.
While you do keep a special eye on the following players… Iran + Syria (what’s left of it) + with Russia gambling on a bold future move against Israel (+ will US switch sides treacherously at the last minute?!).
Does my last point seem inconceivable at the moment?*
I don’t know the future, though I know the Holy Spirit has been urging me to get ready for big things in every aspect of life these past three years and URGENTLY over this past year because GOD is moving across the earth to really shake things up.
Brexit threw the cat among the pigeons here in UK!
The next morning there was a strange hush, an almost palpable sense of FREEDOM in the atmosphere. (Felt like GOD was shaking things up across UK with the Brexit result frankly).
Anyway getting back to Golan etc...
Seems like scripture is being fulfilled every single day in the Middle East now.
Consider this, one of the most famous Middle East prophecies of all…
“See Damascus, will no longer be a city. It will become a heap of ruins.” Isaiah 17:1 NIV
Almost disturbing how amazingly accurate the Word of GOD is don’t you think?
Finally let's reflect what this means for our own lives.
How should we prepare?
Jesus tells us…
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:34-36 NKJV
It behoves us all to watch and pray so none deceive us and "that Day come on us unexpectedly" as Jesus warned it will for the unprepared.
Plus if you have not yet seen the powerful prophetic dream on the End Times I had recently then read that next..*(Footnote: You'd have to be blind to miss the blatant treachery of the Obama administration in speaking to Iran behind Israel’s back and inking the nuclear deal. Still it is in the great tradition of political deceptions, perhaps the biggest peach of all after 9/11… Tony Blair deceiving the UK public by using the fake “‘45 minutes ‘till doom” smoking gun document of Saddam’s non existent WMD as a pretext to go to war against Iraq in 2003. A decision incidentally he had already made up his mind about a year before with George Bush).