Grocery shelves empty. Electricity out. Government agencies shut down. Transportation crippled. Is this week’s east coast “Snowmageddon” also, like Haiti, a small preview of a larger catastrophe that America can expect to experience after it stabs Israel in the back and refuses to come to its defense? The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday featured a front page picture of empty shelves in the produce section of a grocery in Virginia. One commentator, upon first seeing the picture in the WSJ, said he thought it was a picture taken in Russia. Food, and the increasing lack of food, will be the major human problem encountered by the people living in the Daughter of Babylon/America once it betrays Israel.
Israel was in the news, as it usually is, all week, as the media focused on Iran’s threats that it would shock the world on February 11th, the regime’s 31st annual founding day. Iran, identified in the Bible as Persia, the land of the Medes – its original name – announced that it was now a “nuclear nation.” Jeremiah prophetically told us: “Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD,….” (Jeremiah 51:11). Not only will Iran invade Israel, along with Russia (Ezekiel 38 and 39), it will also be used by God to destroy the nation that betrays Israel, His chosen people. So, Iran’s announcement today, which some derided, is significant, because Iran has confirmed what many have known for some time that Iran/Persia/Land of the Medes is now in the “Nuclear Club”, and will soon be able to produce nuclear weapons. In 2007 Russia’s Vladimir Putin became the first leader of Russia to pay a state visit to Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s Muslim President, met with Putin. It’s doubtful that they spent their time together discussing global warming. The Lord looked down through time to the collaboration between Russia and Iran, and inspired Ezekiel to write about what would come. Today, as Iran confirmed that they have/will have the ability to engage in nuclear war, more clues of the end times mystery came into place. We live in interesting times.
Last week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made history by becoming the first modern day leader of Israel to claim Ezekiel 37’s promise of Israel’s return to the land. Netanyahu thus used words that no former Israeli PM had ever uttered — that God Himself had brought Israel back to their ancient land. In claiming Ezekiel 37 Netanyahu put his official stamp of approval on God’s future promise through Ezekiel that He would “bring you back to the Land of Israel” (Ezekiel 37:12) and “I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.” (Ezekiel 37:21-22).
What is most fascinating about Netanyahu’s acknowledgment of the truth of God’s Word, confirmed by His actions, is that the events foreseen in Chapters 38 and 39 follow 37 in Ezekiel’s prophecies. The Prophet tells us that once Israel is returned to the land that it will come to a period of time in which it will “live in safety” (Ezekiel 38:9) as a “peaceful and unsuspecting people (Ezekiel 38:11).
PM Netanyahu is being pressured by the United States, Europe, the Vatican, the United Nations and his neighboring nations to agree to give up portions of the land of Israel. He has confirmed in public statements that he will do exactly that, in a “two state solution”, within the next two years. Israel will then be “at peace”, ‘living“ in safety”. It will then be attacked from the North as Ezekiel prophesied by nations which are today known as Russia (Gog) and Iran (Persia). Israel’s cry out to the Daughter of Babylon/America to keep its promise and defend it militarily will be ignored, leading to the destruction of the Daughter of Babylon/America.
In the meantime, as the arrangements are being made for Israel to give up its land (which God told Israel not to do), the United States is standing back and waiting while Iran continues to develop its nuclear capability. The US will not attack Iran, nor will it allow Israel to do so. Iran will therefore continue to build weapons of mass destruction, unlike Iraq, which only pretended to do so. How will those WMDs be used? Not on Jerusalem, due to its holy sites. Its possession, and ability to launch its nukes with ballistic missiles in the future, will be a major inducement for Israel to split up the land and sign a peace agreement. How Iran will eventually use its nuclear weapons is detailed more fully in “The End of America”. God is bringing together the precise fulfillment of His prophetic Word.