Over the last few months there have been numerous articles about the fact that Israel and the Arabs have a common interest in defeating Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Many of these voices come from Israel itself, and while I cannot argue that they don’t have common cause on this issue, I think it is incredibly unwise to cooperate with people who have a stated goal of your own destruction!
Among the articles there are calls for Israeli-Arab cooperation, and some that are actually saying that such a cooperation is against the interests of peace, and that negotiation will win the day! Just like Chamberlain waving his piece of paper and declaring “We have peace in our time”, just months before Hitler’s troops marched into Poland!
Something the Liberal left doesn’t understand is the fact that negotiation NEVER works unless you have something to back it up with. If a police officer tells a robber “stand-down”, and does not produce a weapon to back-up his command, the robber will just laugh at him before shooting him!
You cannot negotiate bullies out of being bullies! There is only one language they understand…force!
Of course I am not saying that the use of force will make Iran’s leaders into “nice” people. That could only come from a changed heart, the kind that only Jesus Christ produces. No, the only thing that an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would accomplish is to buy them some time, but that in itself might just be a worthy goal!
But, should Israel cooperate with the Arabs in this?
Given the fact that the Arab nations have collectively declared their goal of destroying Israel, it would be unwise for Israel to allow the Arabs any national security information. I mean information about when the Israeli Air Force is occupied a thousand miles away from home, for instance.
Given the fact that Muslims teach that it is acceptable to lie to kaffirs (infidels, or unbelievers of the Qur’an). This is called Taqiyya.
Islam Permits Lying to Deceive Unbelievers and Bring World Domination!
Qur’an, Hadith and Scholars:Lying and Deception
Taqiyya (lying,deceiving,illusion) Islam’s most important ideological wartool
The fact is that we don’t even need to debate the Qur’an or the Hadiths on this, we only need to look at how they behave toward non-Muslims in their own countries. Look at all the churches they have burned in Egypt in the last few months (over 80 at last count).
So, I have a question: Would the Arab nations invade Israel, if they knew the bulk of Israel’s Air Force was occupied destroying Iran’s nuclear installations? If they thought they could get away with it, I am certain they would! The more advanced notice they have, the more likely it is!
Should Israel accept safe passage of their Air Force through Arab territory? Maybe, but don’t allow them to know how many aircraft are actually flying through! Do it more than once, so they never know which is “the big one”.
Psalm 83 describes a war in which the Arab nations attack Israel. Those nations don’t include Turkey, Libya, or Iran. I am convinced that this war is on the horizon. It is inevitable, but wise action on the part of Netanyahu’s government could postpone this war until a later time. I pray that the Lord will give Mr. Netanyahu wisdom.
Be that as it may, I am with Israel. Mr. Netanyahu, do what you must to protect your people, and my prayers will be with you!
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Brother Dan, take this for whatever you think that it’s worth, which isn’t going to be much I’m sure, but the developing situation regarding Iran’s efforts to develop deployable nuclear weapons will most likely be the trigger for the fulfillment of Daniel chapter 8. This will involve a coalition of western nations (Javan), most likely led by the United States, that will attack and destroy Iran’s nuclear capability and capacity to make war, but in the process the lead nation will also be “broken” . And it is this event that sets the stage for the rise of the “four beasts” of Daniel chapter 7. JMO
Thanks for writing.
I see a relationship between the Psalm 83 war and the Ezekiel 38-39 war. The Psalm war will occur first, and the Gog/Magog war will not occur until several years later. Both of these wars will occur during the Church-age.
I call this a Pseudo-Tribulation scenario, which I documented in The Spirit of Prophecy. I think it is very likely that Iran will get nukes sooner or later, but most likely later, and probably they will simply purchase some from someone who already has them like North Korea or Russia. In the mean time, I think someone will slow down their nuclear program a great deal.
If anyone is the victim of those nukes, however, I would put the US at the top of the list, and of the US cities I would put Philadelphia PA at the top of that list. This is because it has the same name that Amman Jordan had 2,000 years ago. I think Amman will take that name back again, in “honour” of those who will die in the attack on Philadelphia. This event is most likely during the Psalm 83 war.
Someone will nuke Rome as well. I would suspect either Russia or Iran, and I would time that during the Gog and Magog war.
I don’t think we are as far along the prophetic schedule as many want to believe, and I think that if the US has any role to play it will be greatly diminished. They owe too much money to the Chinese to risk upsetting them too much! I suspect that by the time these events play out, the USA will be a has-been nation, like the UK is now!