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Iran's Test

So I’m sitting here drinking my special brand of coffee (it’s a mix of Kenco smooth and Tesco’s Finest Costa Rican) and I’ve just checked out my Sky News widget thingy to hear that Iran have tested a weapon capable of hitting Israel (click here for the story).

That’s scary on two accounts: Firstly the country is a mix of religions (Jewish, Muslim and Christian) who are constantly fighting. This draws the attention of other countries with big military presences, namely the US – these countries more than likely feel bad for the plight of the Jews in the past, e.g. The Holocaust. If Iran did launch an attack on Israel it would more than likely prompt World War III.
Secondly we have the Biblical prophecies – it clearly states in Ezekiel 38 that Israel will be attacked by an enemy (Gog in Ez 38) but the enemy will be destroyed by fire and brimstone from the sky:

“And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that My fury shall come up in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

Some bible commentaries suggest that Gog is the big bad guy at the end of the world, others think it to be Russia and others still believe it to be Persia, which is modern-day Iran (See here for more on Ezekiel 38). Either way, this enemy is most often described as the “enemy from the north” – in fact two of the cities described in the Bible where the Armies of the North come from have been geographically located as two modern-day Russian cities.

Why is this scary? Because this “attack” is a prelude to the rest of Revelation, which is the Judgement of God on this earth as stated in Revelation (the last book in the Bible). Of course we do have the One-World Government on the rise, it has to be Europe given that there are quite a number of countries (27) already in this “Government” and also consider this Lisbon Treaty that Ireland have the final say on – the big issue is a European President who will more or less be the most powerful man in Europe!

Either outcome isn’t too good though! Expect to hear from Obama in the coming days.

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