Nuclear Iran and the Prophecy against Elam

In the backdrop of the Israeli – Hamas conflict, Iran continues to forge away at developing a nuclear weapon. Iran has consistently called for the annihilation of Israel and will stop at nothing in their attempt to accomplish just that.

No agreement has been made in the ongoing nuclear accord.

Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif suggested Tuesday that extending the July 20 deadline for a final nuclear accord would not be ruled out by their governments. Major gaps remain in the six-power nuclear negotiations ongoing with Iran in Vienna. The US has said that Iran can’t be allowed to keep 15,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium or stand by its refusal to convert the Arak reactor to a light water plant unable to produce plutonium for a bomb. The Iranian negotiating team has its hands tied by the intransigent policies dictated by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

And yet Iran is calling for 190,000 centrifuges for the needs of their country.

Iran needs 190,000 nuclear centrifuges – 19 times more than Washington is seeking to restrict it to under a long-term deal with world powers, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei said July 8.

“Our officials say we need 190,000 centrifuges. Perhaps not today, but in two to five years that is the country’s absolute need,” Khamanei, who has the final word on all matters of state, was quoted as saying.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iran-needs-19-times-more-centrifuges-than-us-wants-khamenei.aspx?pageID=238&nID=68817&NewsCatID=352

Meanwhile Israel continues to build it’s nuclear weapon based sub fleet to a total of 5 with a 6th in contract to be built by a German shipyard. Three of their subs are currently in the Persian Gulf. It is unknown at this time where the 4th is located.

Israel also has no shortage of nuclear warheads.

A newly released report in a US professional journal confirms that the Israeli regime possesses at least 80 operative nuclear warheads and has enough material to produce up to 190 more.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/09/16/324261/us-report-says-israel-has-80-nukes/

There is a prophecy in Jeremiah that speaks against Elam which resides next to the Persian Gulf in Iran.

Thanks to Bill Salus for bringing to light this virtually unknown prophecy against Elam.

When one thinks about prophecy and Iran/Persia, they immediately think of Gog and Magog, but there is another prophecy concerning Iran that possibly precedes the Gog and Magog scenario outlined by Ezekiel. Prophesied by Jeremiah, this prophecy against Elam was written around 596 BC, predating Ezekiel’s  prophecy that was written between 595-573 BC.

          Jeremiah 49:34-39

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 saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:

38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord.

39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.

From the scripture we can derive the Lord is angry with Iran which results in some disaster in Iran. In contrast, the Ezekiel judgment against Magog occurs within Israel. The disaster causes a mass exodus of people to other nations of the world. The enemies of Iran will witness the event.

Israel is an obvious enemy of Iran. The GCC or Gulf Cooperation Council of Arab States (consists of six Arab states) is concerned with Iran’s ambitious nuclear program and rouge regime. Finally, the international community could be another enemy as world leaders have concern over Iran’s terrorism sponsorship and aggressive nuclear program.

Jeremiah’s prophecy also points out the Lord will set His throne in Elam. The only other reference in the Bible to the setting of the Lord’s throne is seen in Jeremiah 3:16-17.

16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.

17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

For the last few years Iran has been experiencing one of the largest revivals on earth.

http://www.charismanews.com/world/43297-how-jesus-is-turning-iran-to-him

http://www.christianpost.com/news/open-doors-growth-of-christianity-in-iran-explosive-71946/

Many reports speak of Muslims having dreams and visions of Jesus. Are we seeing a preview of Joel 2:28-29?

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Bill pointed out the following six points in regards to Jeremiah’s prophecy.

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies concerning Iran appear to occur prior to Ezekiel’s.
  • Jeremiah’s prophecies are now imminent
  • Jeremiah may have predicted the fate of Iran’s nuclear program
  • Ezekiel 38 commentaries are abundant, but Jeremiah 49:34-39 commentaries are scarce
  • Jeremiah predicts a disaster in Iran that could adversely affect America and other nations
  • Jeremiah predicted today’s spiritual showdown in Iran

Is Iran’s aggressive nuclear program the reason for the Lord’s judgment? If so, what could be the cause the disaster? Ancient Elam sits next to the Persian Gulf and is indicated by the red shading on the map below.

Elam_Map

The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is located at the edge of the Persian Gulf in ancient Elam. The plant is physically separated by from greater Iran by the Zagros Mountain range. A meltdown of the nuclear plant would be catastrophic for the region. An earthquake in the area could do just that and the plant recently experienced a 7.7 quake in April of 2013.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/earthquake-damages-irans-bushehr-nuclear-facility/2013/06/04/

The radioactive mess would cause a mass exodus of peoples in the surrounding area.

The Nuclear plant is located near the green line on the picture below and the green line represents a distance of 60 miles. The second picture shows the rapid elevation change due to the Zagros Mountain range and would protect most of Iran from the meltdown allowing them to attack as one of the nations of Magog another day.

Bushehr Plant

Terrain

Again thanks to Bill Salus for his valuable insight into this looming prophecy. Knowledge concerning technology and Biblical prophecy continues to increase today.

            Daniel 12:4

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

 

 

 

 

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