This year’s Strategic Perspectives Conference will help you see and plan for the coming 12–18 months. Do not follow the rest of society as they succumb to the deception that permeates society—come and attend the conference that will give you some clear understanding and direction on what is really going on.
Jeremiah’s foretelling of Iran’s Future presents us with a treasure trove of clues that may enlighten us about the fate of Iran’s current nuclear aspirations.
It was March 29, 2014, in Orlando, Florida when prophecy experts Chuck Missler and Gordon McDonald of Koinonia House Ministries were reminded of a long-forgotten Bible prophecy concerning Iran. They, along with yours truly, were seated alone together at the head table of the Prophecy in the News conference banquet. While patiently awaiting the auditorium doors to fling open and the masses to flood in for the feast, I humbly inquired,
“Have you gentlemen taken a serious look at the vastly overlooked prophecies identified in Jeremiah 49:34–39 concerning Elam?”
With heightened interest, they turned their undivided attention toward me and replied, “No, we haven’t.” Pleased to have piqued their curiosities, I took the liberty of unpacking the prophet’s predictions. Apparently, they liked what they heard because they invited me to author this article, and their ministry is offering you my new book entitled, Nuclear Showdown in Iran, Revealing the Ancient Prophecy of Elam, which takes an in-depth look at Jeremiah’s prophecies concerning Elam.
Is Iran’s New Nuclear Program Ancient Prophetic News?
Before sharing with you the information that stimulated their scholarly interests, it is prophetically expedient to preface the geopolitical importance of the Biblical interpretations that this article imparts. The destruction of Iran’s nuclear program might be the subject of Jeremiah’s ancient prophecy. Moreover, this prophecy can currently be classified as an imminent event.
Too many parents feel that taking their children to church on Sundays and praying before meals is all that’s required. This just doesn’t suffice, nor should we expect it to.
You may be familiar with the term “entropy” and all that it entails. For those of you who aren’t, simply put, it refers to the tendency of systems to break down over time when left to themselves. Cars rust, computers slow down, apples rot, etc. We see it all around us and accept it as a fact of life. It is not my intention, however, to talk about the scientific and technical aspects of this concept in this particular article. What I will focus on is the effect of this phenomenon regarding the Christian worldview in a way that you will find to be very relevant personally.
Losing the Youth
I produced a short video last year that was given out at a national pastor’s conference where over 1,000 senior pastors were in attendance. I began the video by asking them an intriguing question… “What percentage of the youth in your church would you be comfortable in losing?” Most pastors would probably say that they wouldn’t want to lose even one. Realistically, there will always be some that leave the faith… we just hope that number is very small. The reality of the situation, however, is very disturbing.
We are experiencing a crisis today that is extremely alarming. Various surveys reveal that two-thirds of Christian students (some show three quarters or more) will end up walking away from their faith before leaving college! These are not youth from “mildly religious homes,” but on the contrary, they are from strong, evangelical, fundamental families.
The world is again looking to annihilate the Jews. Will we sit back and allow deception to come in like a flood, or do we wake up and become warriors for truth?
Sometimes we need to do things that are unpleasant in order to gain a healthier or truer perspective. Words and statistics can numb our souls and give us a false sense of “understanding.” There are times when we need a dose of reality. We are living in a day where we sense a dramatic rise of Anti-Semitism, and yet unless we take the time to really see the end result of this demonic strategy, we can slip into the assumption that if we know something, that it is the same as actually doing something!
So, one of the end runs of Anti-Semitism was the Holocaust, and the world is again looking for the next opportunity to annihilate the Jews. No one in their right mind will want to read the following facts, but it is necessary for us to be reminded of our “recent history” so the revisionists and Holocaust deniers can be silenced…
The more we take the Bible seriously, and the more we study the Bible as a whole, the clearer it becomes that the Rapture is an essential ingredient in God’s plan.
Most people assume that the future is but a linear extrapolation of the present; life will just go on. Our society adheres to views of uniformity and the eternity of nature. But the Bible says otherwise. A stunning event is coming—an event which cannot be denied by clever detractors or contradicted by coy pretenders.
It may seem bizarre that in some indeterminate moment, true believers in Christ will be taken up, snatched literally out of this world while the rest of humanity continues on living their lives on earth. In fact, the idea of a mass Rapture is considered by many to be the most preposterous belief held by Christians.
At the same time, it is the Blessed Hope of many Christians today, that they might actually be part of an historical phenomenon the likes of which the world has never seen.
What does this mean? How could God selectively translate a massive number of people all in one instance into another realm and again, selectively, leave others behind?
Over the last several months, I have felt compelled to write a few articles on God’s Love in our marriages. We have been inundated with letters, e-mails, phone calls and personal counseling situations regarding broken and failing marriages. Over the years we’ve known of many pastors and pastor’s wives who have chosen to walk out of their marriages.
The Real Problem
Our failing marriage could have been attributed to many factors: First of all, my Chuck was the typical Type-Aworkaholic (who worked 12-hour days seven days a week, plus traveling two weeks out of every month). On top of this, our teenage boys were encountering many problems of their own, and our youngest daughter was extremely ill with severe medical problems. Next, we had tremendous financial problems—we have been millionaires and we have lost everything. And finally, the thing that compounded the whole picture was our frequent relocations. We moved 15 times in the first 20 years of our marriage!
Not only did these circumstances create huge tensions between Chuck and me, but each of us had our own way of dealing with these things, which caused even more stress and strain on the family. Both of us were locked in our own worlds of tension, strife, and trauma, and “on our own” would never have moved toward one another. At that point, we had very little communication, no love, and not even a liking for one another.
The book of Revelation … mysterious? Some stay away from it because of all the “types” and “images” but most are fascinated. Jesus made it clear that we need to be awake; we need to watch and we need to not be deceived! Because of that command this book is a MUST!
Months ago Nancy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, and she has had surgery to remove the cancer. Following tests had shown that the malignant melanoma had returned, but recent tests and scans show that the cancer is gone!
About 2600 years ago, the Hebrew prophets, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, issued parallel end-times prophecies concerning modern-day Iran. Today, the rogue country is becoming a nuclear nation and aggressively advancing its hegemony throughout the greater Middle East.