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“On the Threshold of Momentous Events”
by Art Sadlier   
September 13th, 2009

Glyn Davies, the U.S  Ambassador to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, said last week that the U.S. believes Iran is coming close to the “break out” threshold of possessing enough low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon.

Iran is on the threshold of having the capability of doing what they have been swearing to do for some time now, annihilate Israel. The scriptures indicate that that will not happen. In the light of that, it seems to me that one of two things will happen to prevent Iran’s folly. Either Israel will attack Iran and take away their ability to destroy Israel or the Antichrist will come and sign the peace treaty with Israel and the nations of the world, and pre-empt Iran’s attack.  If the latter is the case, the rapture is about to occur.

If the former is the case, we are headed for a period of great turmoil in the world, such turmoil as would lend itself to the appearance of Antichrist to solve the problems and bring about the false peace.

In this connection several very interesting news items have recently appeared.

On Saturday WND reported, the mystery that surrounded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unannounced trip to Russia was created by the Israeli government in a calculation to divert attention from a secret weapons test, according to sources.

Trusted,  confidential  Israeli  sources in Jerusalem, close to the government, told WND the Israeli military conducted the secret weapons test in preparation for  a planned pre-emptive strike on Iran.

WND was unable to learn the exact nature of the experimental weapon, that  was successfully tested, other than to confirm the Israeli military specifically designed the weapon to be used in a possible upcoming war with Iran.

In another news item, Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers states that we are running out of time to stop a nuclear Iran. Rogers , whose committee oversees the work of some 16 US intelligence agencies and organizations, states, “The evidence of Iran’s nuclear program is overwhelming”.

Iran will be a part of the alliance that will attack Israel early in the tribulation period, (Ezekiel 38-39) that attack will be with primitive weapons, (Ezekiel 39:9) not with nuclear weapons nor weapons of modern warfare. That fits perfectly with the scenario of that war which takes place right after the Peace Treaty of Antichrist.

It is obvious, according to scripture that Iran will not annihilate Israel with nuclear weapons or any other kind of weapons. We may see Israel attack Iran and radically change the whole mid east scenario. One thing we have learned is that dramatic changes in the world situation can take place overnight.

We are reminded of those who think Islam will take over the world, and  conclude that the Kingdom of Antichrist must be a Muslim Kingdom. They erroneously try to shape end time Biblical events into current or prospective situations.  Do not interpret Bible prophecy in the light of what is happening in the world situation of the moment, but rather the situations around us in the light of scripture.  We read in Ezekiel that the alliance of Islam  and Russia will be reduced to insignificance very early in the tribulation period. Five of every six members of that alliance, both on the battle field,  and in the homelands will die, leaving both Russia and Islam without significance in the rest of the tribulation period, or at least until the very end of the period,(Ezekiel 39:1-6).

We are fascinated by the unfolding of Biblical prophecy.  We do not always know all of the finer points, but we see a massive coming together of so many prophecies. The trumpet is soon to sound.  ARE YOU READY ?  There will be no second chance!

2013 update: Iran has laboured in the intervening years to produce a bomb to destroy Israel. They are determined and are nearer to their goal than when this article was originally written.

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