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The Next Crisis?

This title indeed encompasses a huge question, seeing how the most previous crisis—COVID-19—slammed the planet out of nowhere. The next crisis could be most anything. It could be the Rapture of the Church. That is the hope of all who name the name of Jesus Christ, of course.

That would not be a crisis for us. But it sure would be for the world!

However, in this article I’m thinking more in terms of a crisis of prophetic import that we can see gestating in today’s news. The fact that it possibly involves nuclear weaponry makes it indeed a crisis of potential world-affecting dimension.

We begin by thinking on how former President Donald Trump spoke frequently, as did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on how Iran would never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Trump, as we remember, took away the “nuclear deal” the Obama administration had made with the Iranian Ayatollahs. That greatly slowed Iranian progress toward development of such weaponry. But it didn’t stop it, as Russia, China, and even North Korea are thought to continue contributing to Iran’s quest to obtain a nuclear arsenal.

One of the first actions the new administration took after January 20, 2021, was to enter into reactivating the “nuclear deal”—to the great consternation, of course, of Netanyahu and IDF leadership. The Israeli prime minister has expressed yet again his unyielding contention that the Israel-hating Iranian leadership will never achieve nuclear status. The following news excerpt explains.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Vice President Kamala Harris in a late-night phone call on Thursday that he will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons…

Netanyahu in turn said that the US and Israel will continue to strengthen intelligence and security cooperation. He added that he is committed to preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons intended to destroy Israel.

Harris and Netanyahu agreed on the importance of the close cooperation between the two countries on regional security issues, which includes Iran’s nuclear program, according to the Vice President’s Office. (“Netanyahu tells Kamala Harris he won’t let Iran obtain nuclear weapons,” Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2021)

With the Biden administration thought to be largely run by Obama administration officials, it’s difficult to believe that the new administration won’t subvert any and all efforts of Israel’s actions to halt the nuclear development efforts in Iran’s underground mountainous facilities.

In all fairness to now VP Kamala Harris, she, surprisingly, consistently refused as a US senator to join in harsh criticism or condemnation of Israel for the most part. She and Benjamin Netanyahu, at least in the cursory contact they have made, seemed to have been in agreement on such things as dealing with hostilities in the Middle East and with actions against the COVID-19 so-called pandemic. Still, it is highly unlikely their seemingly cordial agreement in these matters will hold once the globalist momentum reaches full throttle.

Israel, according to the prophet Zechariah, is in for total condemnation in the future from all nations of earth.

And, at the moment, Iran seems to be the catalyst that could galvanize the world’s ire against the Jewish state.

As stated above, Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly made clear that Iran will never be allowed to achieve the ability to produce nuclear weapons. Now that his colleague in the US presidency, Donald Trump, is no longer in the White House, his determination seems to have doubled down to assure that Iran as a nuclear state never happens.

Netanyahu is backed even by those politically at odds with him, as reflected in the news excerpt that follows.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday said the Israel Defense Forces is continuously updating its plans for a prospective military strike on Iranian nuclear sites.

Gantz, in an interview with Fox News, said the military plans would not be finalized until right before such a strike was set to be carried out.

“Until then, we will continue to build them [the plans], to improve them… to the highest professional level possible,” he said. (“Gantz: IDF updating military plans for potential strike on Iran nuclear sites,” Times of Israel, RR News, March 5, 2021)

We have written a number of times regarding the prophecy of Elam found in Jeremiah 49:34–39.

My friend Bill Salus, a highly studied prophecy writer on foretellings involving the region in question, gives fascinating insights into the developing crisis. Bill says the prophecy in Jeremiah 49:34–39 might be dealing with this very issue. Jeremiah says that Iran experiences a disaster, which, from the details of the prophecy, appears to be the result of a nuclear catastrophe. Salus unveils this prophecy in his book entitled, Nuclear Showdown in Iran, Revealing the Ancient Prophecy of Elam.

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I highly recommend this as reading, if interested in what certainly looks to be stage-setting for the fulfillment of a catastrophe on the brink of taking place within the mountains of Iran.

Again, Israel is the number-one signal to watch to determine the lateness of the prophetic hour. The developing crisis is a reminder to, as our Lord commands, keep looking up in anticipation of His sudden coming for all who believe in His death, burial, and resurrection for their salvation (Luke 21:28).


  1. Ed Wood says:

    Zechariah {12:2} Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.

    Though this prophecy may not find its complete fulfillment until Armageddon, it is reasonable to believe that we are getting something of a preview right now.

    Now that President Trump is no longer in office, it certainly looks as if Israel is essentially on its own when it comes to stopping Iran. Of course, there has been a general warming up of its neighbors lately toward the Jewish nation, but I doubt any of them will make any strong moves of their own against Iran and would rather let Israel take the brunt of the effort.

    What we do know from the Bible is that Israel will survive as a nation, though it will be battered and bruised during the Tribulation, and will emerge as the chief nation of the world for the Millennium.

    Its survival and prosperity is assured.

  2. A Clark says:

    Bill Salus also has a newer series of books I’d recommend that address the nearer term, medium term, and final prophecies. The prophecies you mention could be precipitated by emerging situation. Where the rapture is in this mix is hard to say but seems the remaining prophecies fulfillment could happen soon and in quick sequence as the Lord would decree.

    So if you have someone you need to reach with the gospel, now would be a good time.

  3. Laura Wyant says:

    …..or….. it could be YELLOWSTONE, as it’s acting strangely. It is being said that the animals are leaving there en mass, way earlier than their normal spring migration. Earthquakes in diverse places, with only crickets from the media.

  4. Terry Hart says:

    It does seem likely that the prophecy against Elam will be fulfilled in the very near future. I think it is important to note that this is clearly going to be a multi-national (Jer 49:36-37) attack on Iran, and this might not even include Israel. Even if Israel is not involved, it seems like this war with Iran could be a trigger for them to launch WMDs toward Israel through their Syrian proxy from Damascus which would be preemptively annihilated by Israel, thus fulfilling Isaiah 17:1. The last 3 verses of Isaiah chapter 17 parallels the Psalm 83 war, so I believe that would be next on the timeline. Note that Is 17:14 shows that the motivation for war is to take spoil. Spoil is also a primary motivator for the Gog-Magog war and probably for Armageddon. What is the great spoil that causes such desperation? I believe many Bible passages point to a world-shaking massive oil discovery in Israel.

  5. bernardo says:

    Obama is in charge, of course, and he is Israel’s worst enemy. They will empower Iran to develop atomic bombs, hoping that will destroy Israel. But you know whats gonna happen according to Gods word. Armagedon, second coming.

  6. Darlene Wiebe says:

    I hear that another epidemic one worse than COVID is coming. A lot of people will die. My friend had a vision and that’s what Jesus told her.

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