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IRAN MARCHES TO NUCLEAR WAR - by pastor Mike Taylor - http://www.churchofgod-usa.org/1/post/2015/07/iran-marches-to-nuclear-war.html
83:1 “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee”
Anyone who is watching the developments in the Middle East with this laughable, if it were not so serious, nuclear deal with Iran knows that Israel has a bulls-eye on her along with this country, the USA. The mullahs in Iran have gotten what they wanted all along. And that is they gave up nothing, and got everything they asked for. They continue to develop their nuclear capabilities leading to a nuclear weapon. They have to agree to unannounced inspections of their facilities. They continue to spin their centrifuges and keep all their stockpile of enriched uranium, and sanctions lifted worth billions of cold hard cash to finance their terror network and march forward with their bid to be the regional power of all the Middle East. All this to the glee of the present administration that they have made a deal with Iran and have “curtailed” their nuclear ambitions....Oh, Hogwash!!
I wasn't born yesterday, and any red blooded American with a lick of sense knows that Iran will not keep one iota of their agreement with the nations at this Vienna summit of P5+1 countries that negotiated with this Ancient Persian Empire of long ago that only wants to capture their former glory and world wide dominance. All in the name of their god, which is not a god, Allah ….AKA Satan.
It has been a well known fact played out in our news outlets of the outspoken criticism and warning by one modern day Winston Churchill, in the form of the leader of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Much like the prime minister of England that warned the world that you could not negotiate with Nazi Germany, PM Netanyahu has been the singular voice that has warned of the same dire consequences of placating a regime hell bent on world wide dominance. Its an old story that the world seems to never understand, “you can't play games with the devil.”
I have to partially agree with the likes of Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in an interview with a conservative station, when he called “ the Iran deal "idiotic," and likened it to events of the Holocaust, saying that President Barack Obama will ultimately "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."
Israel was quick to correct Mr. Huckabee, that they will not be led to anything and have the ability to take care of their security by themselves, if need be. Yes, I believe they are right. Israel has the means and the will to fight for their very survival and if it comes to a nuclear exchange in a pre-emptive strike, I believe they are ready for that task. Unfortunately, for the enemies that this Psalm noted above speaks of, Israel has a secret weapon,. ONE that even they are not aware of at this time. Almighty God has promised that Israel will never be uprooted from God's land promised them from ancient times, ever again. When you mess with Israel, you mess with Almighty God. Reason being, God keeps His promises and those who read His Words found in your Bible, know that destruction of the surrounding areas bordering Israel are assured. Amos chapter 9:
9:12 “Then you will capture Edom and the other nations that are mine. I, the LORD, have spoken, and my words will come true.
9:13 You will have such a harvest that you won't be able to bring in all of your wheat before plowing time. You will have grapes left over from season to season; your fruitful vineyards will cover the mountains.
9:14 I'll make Israel prosper again. You will rebuild your towns and live in them. You will drink wine from your own vineyards and eat the fruit you grow.
9:15 I'll plant your roots deep in the land I have given you, and you won't ever be uprooted again. I, the LORD God, have spoken! “
For me and all who call on the name of the Lord, I believe God will never allow Israel to be uprooted from her land, God's land given to them. Those who come against her will find they fight even against God Himself, as it will become more and more evident to Israel as time and Tribulation comes upon her in the near future. But in the immediate future, Israel knows that she is virtually alone against a rising Iranian threat and that threat must be neutralized.
IS ISRAEL IN PREPARATION FOR AN IMMINENT ATTACK ON IRAN?
Lets look at the facts on the ground.
Iran has been the leading broker of terrorism in the region for decades, since the capture of our embassy in 1977 and has been in an undeclared war with us since that time. Thus far, the USA has not understood that Iran wishes to destroy us calling us the “great Satan” and Israel the “little Satan” as they chant death to America, and death to Israel, even while these so called negotiations were ongoing. Their nuclear program is a means to that end. Who with someone who continues to threaten during a so called “nuclear deal”? Insanity!
They have developed over a dozen sites of nuclear activities that are spread all over the country of theirs and some that were hidden, but have been exposed to show that Iran deals in bad faith with the rest of the world when they say that their program is for “peaceful” purposes. Iran is drowning in oithat could sustain their energy needs indefinitely. So who buys that argument?
Iran is the leading supporter of Syrian dictator, Assad and fights along side their army to defeat rebels that would overthrow this terror regime.
Iran supports Hezbollah and Hamas, both known terrorist organizations in Lebanon and Gaza whose sole ambition and goal in their miserable lives, is to destroy their ancient cousins, the Israeli people. Iran supplies both of these terror groups with military hardware in an effort to defeat Israel, and indeed, have tried a number of times.
Iran is developing a military with ICBM missiles that only be interpreted as being used for a nuclear warhead that will threaten the regional states, including Israel which they have boasted will wipe Israel from the face of the earth. Along with S300 missiles from their chief ally and benefactor, Russia the wounded bear, who also wishes to have a hold on the regions oil and natural gas by being Iran's” best friend”. These weapons have the ability to deliver a nuclear payload even to our shores of America. Israel can't wait for these Russian missiles to arrive as attacking the nuclear sites in Iran would be near impossible.
Sanctions that are lifted will allow Iran being unimpeded in it's path to the bomb. Israel knows it, you know it, and any sane American that doesn't fawn over this idiot in the White House knows it.
SO WHAT IS ISRAEL TO DO?
Israel has warned the world, by coming to the Congress of the USA and laid out why this deal was a bad deal. The nuclear deal that Kerry struck on behalf of the POTUS smacks of Norville Chamberlain making a deal with Hitler and we know what that got us. It got us WW2 and millions died because of the stupidity of appeasing your enemy. Obama and Kerry are modern day appeasers and I wonder if they know what they are doing? I suspect, they know exactly what they are doing, and it spells danger for all who live on these shores. But the danger is not as evident as it is to the little country of Israel.
Israel has been looking for a green light from its biggest ally, the USA for a number of years and has been shut down numerous times, but has held their peace, not wishing to damage the relationship with America or it's idiot for a POTUS. But I see time about to run out for Israel and they won't be taken to any oven door without a big fight, as Israel has becoming increasingly defiant of the road blocks that this POTUS places in front of them. The only Jewish state in the world, has been practicing it's military approach to take out Iran's nuclear facilities for some time now, and the world knows it....Iran knows it along with the rest of the Middle East. I sense something big about to happen, just over the horizon.
Israel has been patient. Israel has attempted diplomacy. Israel has resorted to warnings and appealed to the United States Congress and the rest of the world. Other nations, including an unlikely partner in the wish to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear threat in the region, such as Saudi Arabia have given Israel, it is reported, the green light to fly over their country in an approach to Iran's nuclear facilities without American sanctions. Saudi Arabia fears Iran almost as much as Israel, as their Muslim sects are antagonistic of each other.
.THE LAST BLOOD MOON RISING IS UPON US.
Know that the last Blood Moon is set to rise this coming fall during the Feast of Tabernacles and we have all wondered what will befall Israel, or what is this sign concerning something major coming upon Israel? I believe we see the stage being set for the first big regional war that will engulf the entire area when Iran is attacked by Israel in a surprise military campaign that could take weeks to take out Iran's nuclear plans, or severely set them back years. I believe that coming soon, Israel will initiate WW3 in the area and it may spread beyond a regional conflict. Iran will no doubt, mobilize their proxy terror satellites to attack Israel from all sides, Lebanon to the north, Gaza and Libya, Ethiopia to the west, Jordan and Iraq from the east and Saudi Arabia from the south along with their Arab neighbors of Yemen and the United Arab Emirate in an all out bid to destroy Israel once and for all.
I have studied these ancient countries mentioned in Psalm 83 and they are all the modern countries that surround Israel right now and they are all Arab and Muslims. This is the war that will set the stage for the next BIG war that will usher in the unmasking of the “prince to come” the Anti-Christ, as peace will be Israel's when the IDF along with God's divine intervention, destroys the nations around them and Israeli real estate comprises a major increase in their land mass. One war will lead to an even bigger war when the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 is fulfilled before a disbelieving world and it will be quick and it will be devastating, as God Himself will fight for Israel and destroy all who have come against His people and divided His land
WHAT TIME IS IT?
We have all been asking that question for nigh 10 years, waiting for the lighting of the fuse that will bring about the above mentioned war and giving rise to the bigger and more devastating war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. I have pondered and prayed about what is now converging in a perfect storm of events that surround the little nation of Israel and spreading to the entire world. Let us re-examine them briefly and see if the wait is about over.
1. on the horizon is the complete collapse of the world economic system. Will it start in the USA, or elsewhere? Economic collapse will make the world search for an answer to the economic question, and the question is always satisfied with one economic booster....WAR! 2. Next begins the Year of Jubilee, which is a releasing of all debt and indentured servants which will is good for the individual, but bad for a nation, or nations that don't observe such a releasing of debt. It means economic collapse and poverty, famine, pestilence and all symptoms leading to again, ….WAR!
3. the aforementioned rising of the LAST Blood Moon which are signs in the heavens that foretell something serious, something pertaining to the nation of Israel. Each of these blood moons come about and begins with a period of mourning and persecution or Israel, but ends with victory and the lifting up of Israel as God's chosen people. It has happened numerous times, that I've covered in messages on my website, and they are compelling, that these set of Blood Moons are no different than what happened in the past, will happen once again. How? God only knows, but we wait and watch, knowing that the puzzle of the end of days grows even clearer as time marches on, and we see the handiwork of God our Father in the lives of mortal man.
4. Environmental destruction of natural disasters, volcanic eruptions of mountains that have not been active for thousands of years. The world seems to be convulsing in its earth quakes and spewing clouds of ash that block out the sun in many areas. It's not in one area, it's worldwide in a never before seen rash of events. Some want to call it “climate change”, but I believe it's not man-made, but Divine as God is bringing to bare what Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24. Here is the USA, we see major drought in the Western States. Food prices starting to go up where the lower class of people won't have the means to purchase, so they resort to what they have always done. They steal what they cannot afford, as their children must be fed. Racial strife grows more rampant, because of poverty and the welfare state. We see waves after wave of illegal immigration that is not being curtailed or addressed. Lawlessness abounds in our streets in racial tensions, murders and all manner of lawlessness in major urban areas and big cities.
5. Social unrest grows stronger day by day, as our moral fabric has been torn asunder. What was called evil is now called good. Homosexuality is the hot button social buzz word, not the pariah it once was. It's cool to be gay. Ask any sports figure, or Hollywood actor who wants a boost in their fan club. Not to mention that we now know that we have made merchandise by killing the unborn and selling their body parts, so some dingaling can have her Lamborghini due to the slaughter of the unborn. God's judgment is coming to America, to those who have become numb to what is righteous and embrace such sinful aspects of what was once the “greatest nation on earth”. But no more. Her demise is sure, her fall in the near future, and all who hate the name of God will fall by the “sword”. God WILL NOT be mocked. I wouldn't want to be a supreme court justice who voted for this debauchery right about now of doing away with God's law of the family and His definition of marriage.
I could go on with many more symptoms that speak of these end of days, but scripture says it would be so. Paul spoke of such a world, a world that we live in right now:
3:1 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
If anyone is paying attention, what I have covered here, tells me that the end of days is upon us. How much time do we have to spread the Word of God to an unbelieving world? God knows, but He expects us to watch and pray, and tell others that the only way for them to not endure what is coming, is to believe in the “One whom God has sent”.
Know this my friend, I get many emails from people who feel the end is near and point to this fall as something major happening. What I have left out is the coming Feast of Trumpets that add even more to this mix of end time symptoms of the end of this age. If you know what has been done in the spring observance of God's Feast days, then you know that God completed His plan for mankind's redemption on THE very day of the observed Feast of God. What is coming is the fall feast that logically, knowing God is a God of order, that the next day of His plan for mankind is the Feast of Trumpets, also known as “the day and hour that no man knows” and also, “the Coming of the King”. I'm not saying that Jesus will come on THIS fall observance, but it could be, but it may be one in the near future. I keep an eye on this September 13th date of that Holy Day and wonder and pray for the “Blessed Hope” to come. Could it be as soon as this September??? Could be, but God hasn't told me. He just says “watch and pray” . The end of the Age is upon us. We who are alive today will most likely see the coming of the Lord in our lifetimes, if the Lord allows us long life.
Understand this one thing, we who alive today will not see the coming wrath of God, which is about to be poured out on this world. Revelation:
3:10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
We may see the war of Psalm 83 that could be coming as soon as this fall, or early next year...we don't know. I don't believe that we will see Ezekiel 38-39, as the end of this war will open the door for the Anti-Christ to be revealed to the world when he makes a 7 year treaty with Israel after this devastating war brought on by God's intervention on behalf of Israel that will destroy 5/6 of the invading army and follow those surviving back to their home country. When the Anti-Christ is revealed, as soon as this war is fought prophesied by Ezekiel, then the Church will have been removed prior to that event. (II Thessalonians 2:7-9).
My friend, by this timeline, if it comes to pass as scripture indicates and these events are as I have spoken of here in interpretation of their meaning, then do you see how very close we are to the coming of the Lord?? It could be this fall, early next year, or anytime during or after that. We are on the cusp of the most spectacular event outside of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as the First Born of the Dead, with the resurrection of the dead in Christ, and we who are alive being changed in twinkling of an eye. 1st Thessalonians:
4:16 “ For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
I'm ready. Are you?
“For God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This is Pastor Mike Taylor crying a warning that the end is very near, even at the door. Should you have a need for prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at email@example.com, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org. God bless you all.
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