There’s more to it than the mainstream media is telling us
The Iranian situation is developing into a full-fledged crisis with the potential for setting the region on fire, crashing the world economy, endangering world oil supplies and possibly leading to a superpower confrontation. And nobody in the mainstream press seems to really be paying attention. So I’ll just try to quickly cover what’s going on. [The only problem with such a highly fluid situation is that by the time you read this the situation may have already gone hot.] So here’s the situation in a nutshell.
- The US Iran under sanctions a year ago. This prevented most nations from importing Iranian oil. However, the US allowed exemptions for 8 nations, to give them time to wean themselves of Iranian crude.
Now according to one mainstream outlet, NBC News, the sanctions are working. Iran’s economy is “slowed to a crawl.” Their currency is effectively useless because of its lack of foreign interest. It is suffering hyperinflation. And as NBC reports: “Business leaders outside of communist and authoritarian regimes showed no interest in even being in the same room as Iranian business leaders at the country’s premier energy conference.” The number of companies attending dropped 90% in just one year.[i]
- President Trump recently pulled out of Obama’s nuclear deal which rewarded the Iranians for pretty much doing nothing – and just saying that they stopped their nuclear program.
- Then the US designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to be a terrorist organization.
- The administration also announced that it was ending the sanction waivers that had allowed some nations to trade in Iranian oil.
- The purpose was to reduce their oil exports to effectively zero. The oil trade accounts for about 40% if Iran’s GDP.
- On April 28th, the story came out that Iran was preparing to close the Strait of Hormuz. Over 18 million barrels of oil travel the Strait every day, representing around one-third of the global tanker traffic.
- The US announced that it had developed intelligence that the Iranians were preparing to strike US forces in the Middle East.
- So the US announced they were moving the Carrier Strike Group USS Abraham Lincoln to the region along with four B-52 Statofortress bombers.
- Another aircraft carrier, the John C Stennis was already in the area.
- CNN reported: “Intelligence showing that Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf was one of the critical reasons the US decided to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region.”
- Iranian preparations included both “Iranian and Iranian proxy forces.”[ii] So we’re talking about the Israel-targeting terror groups here like Hezbollah and Hamas.
- Tehran has not coincidentally warned that if Iran is engaged with US forces, Israel will be targeted too. And if Israel does get hit expect that the IDF will hit back with massive force.[iii]
- Of course, Tehran’s proxies have already been involved with assaults on Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired 700 rockets into Israel, beginning last weekend and ending with the cease fire just a few days ago.
Now, Hezbollah, who effectively controls Lebanon, is getting in on the act. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to invade northern Israel. “The resistance can penetrate the Galilee and the enemy knows it. Israel wants a war? Let it go to war. The Israeli units and brigades that dare to enter southern Lebanon will be annihilated and destroyed in front of the eyes of the media and the entire world.”[iv]
- Now the Iranians are threatening to restart nuclear activity if the rest of the world doesn’t honor Obama’s nuclear deal.[v] [The dirty little secret is that they never fully stopped development anyway.]
- But Israel is both aware of the threat and ready to deal with it. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu state unequivocally: “We will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.”[vi]
- As this was going to press reports were surfacing that the US was meeting with allies to discuss how to possibly – very immediately address the situation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Instead the meeting was cancelled and Pompeo was whisked away to a secret destination. The German statement announcing the cancellation read: “This is a matter of international security.”
Then there’s this from the Hal Turner Radio Show. [Some of his views are objectionable – However, in the past his security reporting has been spot on.] They report: “Iran is moving Short-range ballistic missiles by boat in the Persian Gulf and even on RIVERS in neighboring Iraq! All being moved simultaneously; lots of action throughout the region! US Central Command spokesperson Capt. Bill Urban said they had seen ‘indications that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were making preparations to possibly attack US forces in the region.’ It’s not clear if the Iran could launch the missiles from the boats or if they are transporting them to be used by Iranian forces on land. The Pentagon currently believes Iran’s actions could put US and coalition forces at risk in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.”
He also reported he received intel from a “senior intelligence official.” That official told him: “Israel did not just give up on Gaza, there is a bigger war and threat than Palestinian Authority right now. The choke hold that the US put on Iran in the past several weeks, has caused Iran to choose to make that nuclear dash to the finish line. Israel knows that now. Israel is ready to strike at the Iranian nuclear effort and we are privy to that. Meaning, if the US cannot back Israel down from attacking Iran, we better send all fighting capabilities to the region to protect US interests! Iran and Israel are playing chess and the next move is checkmate. Some suggest Iran will detonate a nuke and announce their god given right to destroy Israel and tie up the Middle East for ransom. In any event, Iran is also churning out uranium above all red lines, Israel will act.”
[This is a situation that in complete flux. Just check with us on FACEBOOK. Look for the HISTORY OF THE FUTURE page. Like us – and keep up.]
SO WHAT’S THE PROPHETIC TAKE AWAY ?
Now we know a few things for certain about the end game here. Iran (Persia) will definitely be a part of an End Time’s confederacy that will come against Israel in the Last Days. And judging from the scriptures, this will be a coalition of outer-ring countries, all of current Muslim orientation. The inner-ring of states surrounding Israel are curiously NOT mentioned here. [Instead those states seem to have been dealt with in Psalm 83 – in what some prophetic circles call the Psalm 83 war.] So let’s look at those two very quickly here.
THE WAR OF PSALM 83 – The inner ring of Arab nations and peoples will fight a war against Israel. They have one motivation. The total destruction of the Jewish state. It’s what’s on the mind of every Arab / Muslim movement in the Middle East today. Here’s how Psalm 83:4 puts it: “‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.’” Using the ancient names, the Scripture says the line up of that confederacy will include the Palestinians, Jordan, the people of Tyre in southern Lebanon where Hezbollah is in control, the Syrians and even the Egyptians. It is a coalition of the radicalized Arab nations on Israel’s border and their terrorist cousins. Going all the way back to 1996, a Congressional ‘Task Force on Terrorism’ had found evidence that preparations were under way for a “final, devastating war of annihilation against Israel.”
The Israeli armed forces will win a devastating victory in this war, driving them “like the whirling dust, like the chaff before the wind.” (Psalm 83:13) It is also likely that this is the time for the destruction of Damascus. Israel has already warned Syria that it would be held responsible for major strikes, – even by its terrorist toadies like Hezbollah. Isaiah 17:1 foretells the event. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city and will be a ruinous heap.” Verses 13 & 14 of the same chapter detail the swiftness of that war and the completeness of the victory. “The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters; But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.”
It is at this time too, that Edom, – the Palestinians, – takes a fatal blow, – “for violence against your brother Jacob” (Israel). God’s judgment is severe and complete against those that come against His Chosen People. The Arab Confederacy may start that conflict, “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness; The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau shall be stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau.” (Obadiah 10, 17-18) Isaiah 25:14 makes it clear that this shall be carried out by the Israeli Military. “I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel, that they may do to Edom according to My anger.” It may at this time that Israel will actually fulfill the command of God to take the rest of Canaan, that he promised them, “as far as the great river, the River Euphrates”…and “go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.” (Deuteronomy 1:7-8)
In any case, it is after this war that Israel will expand greatly, beginning to occupy finally the boundaries that God ordained for His people. Bill Salus tells us, “It is through military means rather than politically brokered Real Estate deals, such as the ‘Roadmap Plan’”, that will bring the Jews to their point of triumph.[vii] “Therefore behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘That I will cause to be heard an alarm of war In Rabbah of the Ammonites; [that’s Jordan], It shall be a desolate mound, And her villages shall be burned with fire. Then Israel shall take possession of his inheritance,’ says the LORD.” (Jeremiah 49:2) The Prophet Obadiah goes on to describe Israel gathering up Arab lands, including Samaria, the home of today’s Palestinians.
AN INTERLUDE OF PEACE – What follows, for however long, is a time of peace for Israel and the Jews. The Palestinian question has been solved. The security barrier / fence comes down. This is “a land of unwalled villages,” – of an “unsuspecting people – all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.” This is a wealthy Israel “rich in livestock and goods.” (Ezekiel 38:11-12) Now I said all of that to say that Iran has to be around for yet another prophetic war; the War of Gog / Magog.
GOG OF MAGOG COMETH – What follows after an indeterminate time is an invasion by a new confederacy, led by Persia and Turkey and in the eyes of many – Russia. The Scriptures describe an alliance between Russia, (or Turkey) and several of the Islamic former Soviet republics, Persia and some of the Arab states that will come against Israel in the Last Days. It specifically mentions “Magog…Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal…Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya…Gomer and…the house of Togarmah.” (Ezekiel 38:2-6) These are but ancient names for the likes of Russia various regions of modern Turkey, Iran, and many of the former Islamic Soviet Republics, as well as Libya and likely Sudan. The invading force is overwhelming. The West only makes a protest, allowing events to follow their course. Israel has no earthly chance against this alliance. And then God acts. It is the LORD Almighty that engineers the victory for His people against what seem like impossible odds. “‘I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 38:22-23
THE NEW WORLD ORDER ANGLE
There is yet another perspective to consider. The Illuminati / Deep State / New World Order types have in the past given us clues as to how their plan to enthrone a New Age Christ is to unfold. [And yes, you heard that right. There is a plan – of sorts – in place to bring about the New World Order of One World Government, a One World Religion and a centrally and fully-controlled Global Economy. Peter Lemesurier revealed some of that plan in his 1980 work The Armageddon Script. Albert Pike, the 19th century Satanist gave us other details in his demonically-inspired plan for three world wars to bring about this revolution. And other details came to us from various sources, including the New England Chapter of the House of Theosophy, as revealed by David Bay of Cutting Edge Ministries.
The plan seems to be a three-front war that would involve America in each of these theaters. An Arab / Israeli conflict would kick things off. The US would also be involved with China – and Lemesurier even predicted a nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula. “A hair raising nuclear confrontation in Korea may, towards the end of the period, threaten man’s very survival.” Other aspects of the plan to roll-out this New Age Messiah include earth quakes around the world, a stock market crash and the revelation of an alien presence. Extraterrestrials are to be used to manifest a presence that leads to the collapse of the religious beliefs of many around the globe. [Artificial or demonic in nature.] Here are the words of Bill Lambert of the New England House of Theosophy as quoted by David Bay of Cutting Edge Ministries. “UFO’s and Aliens are part of the New World Order. They are benevolent beings which will aid mankind in attaining the goal of becoming one humanity. They will appear at the proper time to enable mankind to make that Quantum Leap of Collective Consciousness — when the Anti-Christ appears.” [Henry Kissinger has suggested much the same thing. Use the threat of an alien presence, either real or “promulgated”, to unite the peoples of the world into surrendering to One World Government.]
Set up by all that pressure, like Mighty Mouse, the New Age Christ appears. [‘Here I come to save the day! (You know that Antichrist is on his way.)] He is a man of peace. He claims to be the Jewish Messiah, Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha rolled into one. He shows displays of supernatural power.[viii]
I said all of that to say this: The time is short. The current crisis involving Iran may be a trigger point – or it may not. But we see the advance of the Enemy’s plan; the Anti-Christian sentiment around the world – (even here in the US), the plans to build a cashless society, the censorship of conservative and Christian voices on the internet, the drive toward total surveillance and control. Keep short accounts. Press in to God. Repent and seek His face. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)
[i] David Ibsen, president of United Against Nuclear Iran, Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has been vindicated,
NBC News, May 8, 2019
[ii] Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat, US officials say, CNN, May 8, 2019
[iii] Michael Snyder, On The Brink Of An Apocalyptic War With Iran, And Most Americans Don’t Seem To Care,
End of the American Dream, May 7, 2019
[iv] Nasrallah threatens to invade the Galilee, Arutz Sheva, May 3, 2019
[v] Iran threatens to restart nuclear weapon programme if world powers do not keep deal promises, Telegraph (UK), May 8, 2019
[vi]Netanyahu Rebuffs Iran at Memorial Ceremony, Haaretz, May 8, 2019
[vii] Bill Salus, Which is the Next Middle East News Headline?, Rapture Ready, April 21, 2008
[viii] The preceding adapted from: Peter Lemesurier, The Armageddon Script, 1981, pg 222 and following