Zero Hedge: “The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city.
Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design.” more …
Opinion: From Investors Business Daily Op-Ed (April 5, 2013): “The Obama administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years.
The three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also orbited a “package,” which experts say could be a test to orbit a nuclear weapon that then would be de-orbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, releasing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). That would fry electronic circuitry and the nation’s power grid.”
Since that time, little has been done to protect our power grid, leaving America vulnerable to catastrophic attack.
Where does that fit prophetically?
Ezekiel 38:13 may provide the clue:
“Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”
- Sheba and Dedan are cities in Saudi Arabia
- Merchants of Tarshish represents Spaniards who sailed from Spain to Britain to bring back tin
- The lion is the symbol for Britain – young lions may then represent America and colonies. (All three nations are depicted as powerless)
Ezekiel’s war can only take place when Israel is living in a false state of peace (Ez. 38:11) after being brought back from the sword (Hebrew word for war), Ez. 38:8.
Since there are no prophecies left to be fulfilled prior to the rapture of the church, we may or may not be here for part of Ezekiel’s war or the war preceding it.
Keep in mind that the tribulation is the last 7 years of the law (Daniel 9:24-27). The Church, therefore, has to be gone before the tribulation begins.
An excerpt from Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 10 is a possible order of end time events:
- Damascus is destroyed in one night (Isaiah 17:1, 14)
- A coalition of 7 Arab nations marches on Israel (Ps. 83:1-8)
- Israel is victorious (Psalm 83:9), the war ends, and Israel becomes an exceedingly great army (Ezek. 37:10)
- Israel dwells securely; the wall of separation comes down (Ezek. 38:11)
- Russia (Iran/Turkey/North Africa) launches a surprise attack to take plunder (Ezek. 38:13)
- God intervenes (Ezek. 38:18-23)
- Jews recognize God’s hand in victory “from that day forward”, return to covenant relationship and demand a temple (Ezek. 39:22)
- Rapture of the Church and Bema Seat Judgment (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 2 Cor. 3:11-15)