As Iran gets closer to a nuclear weapon, what does biblical tradition say about it?

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Iran has enough fissionable uranium for more than one nuclear device, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said in an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl that was aired on Sunday.

“At the current level of production of this enriched uranium, Iran has accumulated already enough material to have more than one device, if they chose to do that. But we don’t have any information that would indicate that Iran has a nuclear weapon program at the moment,” he said.

Earlier this month, the IAEA released its quarterly report stating that Iran has an estimated 62.3 kilograms of uranium enriched to up to 60% fissile purity. That level of purity is one short, technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%.

I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws, and lead you out with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all of them clothed in splendor, a vast assembly, all of them with bucklers and shields, wielding swords. Among them shall be Persia, Nubia, and Put, everyone with shield and helmet; Ezekiel 38:3 (The Israeli Bible)

The report also noted that the IAEA was unable to verify the exact size of Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium due to limitations that Tehran imposed on UN inspectors last year. Iran also removed the agency’s monitoring and surveillance equipment in June at sites in Iran.

A recent report in the Jerusalem Post cited top Israeli officials as saying that even if Iran passes the 90% purification threshold, it will still take another two years to develop a nuclear device and delivery system.

A senior official recently told Associated Press that the Biden administration has “hit a wall” in its efforts to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. There are no active negotiations at the moment. Read More …

Opinion: The war prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 is not disputed among Rabbis, religious Jews or Bible prophecy students. What is debated, however, is will the war be nuclear?

  • We know from Ezekiel 38:1-5 that the amies will come from all sides
  • We know from Ezekiel 38:8 that Israel will be living in peace following another war
  • We know from Ezekiel 38:18-21 God will miraculously deliver victory to Israel’s hands
  • We know from Ezekiel 39:4 the armies will fall and their flesh be for the carrion birds
  • We know from Ezekiel 39:22 God will use the miraculous victory to get His chosen to know and believe in Him again “From that day forward  the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God”

While it is tempting to insert nuclear weapons into this massive victory, what with fire (Ez 39:6) on the enemy nations homelands, the invaders weapons being used for fuel for 7 years (Ez. 39:9-10), and the burying of the dead for 7 years (Ez. 39:12), the proximity of the war on the mountains of Israel would leave the tiny nation contaminated.

The conclusion is that the devastation inflicted on the enemy nations is part of divine judgment, and that the principal objective is to bring the descendants of Jacobe home to be protected during the coming tribulation.

“…then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.” Ezekiel 39:28

This will be the 2nd ‘regathering’ of God’s people to the land.

See our paper “The Three Regatherings of God’s people HERE

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