Bill Salus ~ Nuclear Showdown In Iran: The Ancient Prophecy Of Elam
The major powers have been dealing with Iran in recent years about nuclear armaments. Despite the talks, Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, is extremely concerned. Ayatollah Khamenei desired to have even more potential to make more bombs. Iran’s goal is to wipe Israel off of the map. Iran, ironically, is recently receiving a strong impetus of Christianity through miracles, healings, visions and dreams. Iran attacks Christianity and Christianity grows. Ezekiel 38 depicts Magog (Russia, Persia/Iran and other allies) attacking Israel. Persia became Iran in 1935. Elam is in southwest Iran and accounts for one fifth of the nation. Elam is referred to in Jeremiah 49.
Dual Prophecies Of Iran
Judgment on Elam
34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
The foremost of their might.
36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds
From the four quarters of heaven,
And scatter them toward all those winds;
There shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies
And before those who seek their life.
I will bring disaster upon them,
My fierce anger,’ says the Lord;
‘And I will send the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
38 I will set My throne in Elam,
And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says theLord.
39 ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days:
I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the Lord.”
The 7 “I Wills” of Elam
- break the bow of Elam, The foremost of their might,
- bring the four winds From the four quarters of heaven,
- scatter them toward all those winds, (worldwide)
- cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies And before those who seek their life,
- bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger,
- send the sword after them Until I have consumed them,
- set My throne in Elam,
- destroy from there the king and the princes,
- And, (in the latter days) bring back the captives of Elam.
Iran’s nuclear position today and their ICBM’s can be harmonized with this passage. Elam was the son of Shem and grandson of Noah. The Elamites were warmongers (Genesis 14:1-9) and expert archers (Isaiah 22:1-6). Perhaps the Lord will break Iran’s (Elam) nuclear capabilities. Benjamin Netanyahu’s two concerns are: 1)a nuclear weapon, and 2)ICBM’s. Will God use Israel to take out their nuclear program? There will be refugees from Elam en mass. Is that a hint of a nuclear disaster? Israel struck Iraq’s nuclear facility in 1981, and Syria’s nuclear facility in 2007. Iran has nuclear sites in Syria. This all gives more credence for Israel to attack Iran. The world community is concerned about Iran closing the Strait of Hormuz and cutting off the worlds’ oil supply. Other Islamic nations are concerned about Iran’s ambitions, which could start a nuclear arms race. Furthermore, Iranian radiation is a threat to GCC water security and desalinization plant operations.
Ayatollah had a 9 point plan to eliminate Israel. Iran is planning to strike Israel if Israel attacks them. We are in the final hour and the Lord is accomplishing his will.
Many Iranians who previously hated Christians are becoming saved. God is performing miracles for them. Jesus, and not the local Imam is healing Iranians from illness. Iran is receiving Christianity in a greater way than any other nation in the world.
Christians need to get prepared for the end times, because once apocalyptic events commence, there will be no turning back or stopping them.