Trump Cancels Iran Agreement: The Entire History Of The World Depends On Biblical Prophecy

For those who do not understand the title of this article, this sounds preposterous. When we examine the historical record and compare what has actually taken place, we see that the Bible was ahead of many significant events of history and predicted their occurrences, in stunning detail.

It should be understood that the Bible is only concerned with events that concern the story it is seeking to reveal. This story is centered on how He will send His Son to redeem the world from its sins. At the center of this story is the nation of Israel and the Jews. Because God made specific promises to the Jews, the events of the entire world, and even the members of Jesus’ Church, all revolve around the events of the world which directly affect Israel.

Today, President Trump announced that the United Staes will end the agreement made with Iran. This event will undoubtably affect how Iran responds to the nation of Israel, which will affect how God responds to Iran and the world.

On May 14, 2018, Israel and the Jews celebrate their 70th year back in their own land. This event was predicted by the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 36-37. In chapter 38 of Ezekiel, we see an attack that comes from the North by a confederacy of nations, including Iran.

It you think that Biblical prophecy is not relevant to the world, you are about to see just how important what God says He will do in the world, concerning Israel, is to every event of world history.

From the first prophecy in the Bible that God predicted in Genesis 3:15, to the final events of Revelation, chapter 22, all that was predicted before our current time, has come to pass, all that is yet to come, will be fulfilled.

When Daniel was given the interpretation for king Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams in chapters 2 and 4, the king was told that four Empires would arise, the first of which, was Nebuchadnezzar’s.

In Daniel chapter 2, King Nebuchadnezzar saw a great statue in his dream. This image had a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet a mixture of iron and clay. These components represented the identity of the final four kingdoms of this world.

You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. ~Daniel 2:31-35

  • Head of Gold: King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonians.
  • Chest and Arms of Silver: Cyrus, of the Persians.
  • Belly and Thighs of Bronze: Alexander the Great, of the Greeks.
  • Legs of Iron, Feet partly of Iron and Clay: The Roman Empire.

These are four actual kingdoms that existed during the history of the world. Incredibly, the Bible predicted these massive empires, hundreds of years before they came into being. One of the rulers of these kingdoms was Cyrus the Great.

Isaiah Wrote This Prophecy Of Cyrus, 150 Years Before He Was Born.

Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut: “I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, I Am the God of Israel.  ~Isaiah 45:3

When Cyrus was on his way to conquer Babylon his generosity caused him to march through Armenia without opposition, while winning a stunning victory over the Lydians. As Cyrus came into Lydia, the smell of the the Persian Camels alarmed their horses and caused confusion that worked to Cyrus favor. When Cyrus arrived at Babylon, he advised a plan to divert the mighty Euphrates river and lower its level, sufficient to go under the double iron gates of the city. By the time that Cyrus and his army were detected inside Babylon, the battle was already over. The iron gates of the city were easily opened, just as God told Cyrus, and he won an quick and bloodless victory.⁠1

Cyrus would be the world leader whom the Lord would use to return His people to Israel. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God told His people that they would be taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar and remain there for 70 years. At the conclusion of the 70 years, God would call Cyrus to release the Jews and allow them to return to their land. There, they would rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple.

After Cyrus took Babylon, Daniel was brought before the King. He read to Cyrus the prophecy of Isaiah 45. Cyrus realized that his entire life had been prepared for that moment and that he should do exactly as God has written, return the Jews to their land and command the Temple to be rebuilt. Cyrus did exactly as the Lord commanded Him.

Many of us who are watching the events that are taking place in the United States concerning president Donald Trump, see stunning similarities. It is becoming increasingly clear that Trump is a type of Cyrus, who has been working to help Israel and the Jews and may he be the precursor to the events of the seven year Tribulation Period.

Cyrus’ Response To God’s Command

In the process, God greatly magnified the kingdom of this Persian king. He gained great military strength; all of the Persian tribes followed him without dispute. He secured an ally while in Babylon with the Medes. Two armies of the Medes came to join Cyrus, instead of his enemies.

  • In Daniel Chapter 7, we see four kingdoms, represented by a great statue.
  • In Daniel Chapter 2, we see four kingdoms, represented by four great beasts.

What men see in chapter 7 as power, prestige, and wealth, represented by a great statue, God sees in chapter 4 as four vicious beasts. The people on earth see these four kingdoms as great and mighty; wealthy and influential. The Lord, from heaven, sees these kingdoms for what they are: wild beasts that tear, kill, and destroy the lives of people.

This is a common principle of the Bible; that people see themselves differently from how God sees them. In each of the seven churches, Jesus reveals a different perspective of the believers, than the view that they have of themselves.

  • Ephesus: extremely active and busy, Jesus sees them as forgetful of their first love.
  • Smyrna: great tribulation and poverty, Jesus sees them as rich.
  • Pergamos: martyrs, Jesus sees them as holding fast and not denying His name.
  • Thyatira: many works, love, service, Jesus sees their worship of idols.
  • Sardis: they have a famous name, Jesus says they are dead.
  • Philadelphia: little strength, kept His word, Jesus will keep them from the Great Tribulation.
  • Laodicea: rich, wealthy, in need of nothing, Jesus says they are poor, wretched, miserable, blind, and naked.

It is stunning enough that the Bible could predict the four kingdoms of the Babylonian, the Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans, but God also describes these kingdoms hundreds of years before they existed.⁠2 In the last days, when Jesus returns to earth, at the end of the seven year Tribulation, a revival of the old Roman Empire will exist, under the authority of the antichrist.

And in the days of these kings (Revived Roman Empire) the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone (Jesus, the Rock) was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”  ~Daniel 2:44-45

When Jesus returns, He will be seen as “The Rock” that Daniel predicted; a mighty force that easily destroys this final kingdom. In its place, Jesus will establish His perfect kingdom of righteousness.

You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.  Daniel 2:34

As Daniel observes these four kingdoms of the last days, he also notices a stone, not cut with human hands (not by human will). The final kingdom will be from God, not by the will of men. The term “Stone” or “Rock” throughout the Bible is always used as an illustration for Jesus Christ. When Paul wrote in describing Israel’s experience through the desert, he tells the church at Corinth that the Rock that they all drank from which poured forth water, was really Jesus Christ.

…and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.  ~1 Corinthians 10:4

Daniel sees this Rock as He returns to earth at the end of the fourth kingdom—consisting of a revived Roman empire, under a new world leader—called “the antichrist.” This kingdom will be made up of the ten toes, or ten nations, which are described as a mixture of iron and clay. These two elements are not naturally compatible. By the mixing of Iron and Clay, the language suggests that this kingdom will be partly strong (iron) and partly weak (clay). Seven nations will be strong, and continue; three will be found weak, and fall away.

Daniel saw a Stone, descriptive of Jesus the Messiah, who will arrive during the time of the final seven nations under the antichrist and break them to pieces. The Messiah will establish an eternal kingdom promised to His father David, that will never end.

The cancellation of the Agreement with Iran may very well be the catalyst that provokes Iran to make a bold attack against Israel, bringing the protection of God to destroy those who come against the Jews.

It is going to be extremely interesting to see what will happen in the hours and days immediately following the cancellation of the Iran agreement. It is highly likely that in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Israel on May 14th, in just two weeks, we very well may see events that were determined for the end of this present age and the return of Jesus for His church later this year. We will wait and watch with great anticipation!


1 Olmstead, History of the Persian Empire, 34- 51

2 You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,  its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.  Daniel 2:31-33

 

 



Categories: Great Tribulation: Time of the End, Israel and Iran, Robert Clifton Robinson, The beginning of judgement, The Last Days, The Rapture of the Church, The Seven Year Tribulation

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4 replies

  1. Prophecy alongside news, could the little book of Obadiah be where we are This day, and the danger Iran is in right now? A little overlooked prophecy Obadiah!

    • Very perceptive, Ricardo.

      Edom is a key in Israel’s final seven years as they are the home of Petra where it is likely that God will shelter the Jews during the last 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation.

      About 300 B.C., the Nabataean’s pushed out the Edomites and occupied Petra. The Romans captured Petra in 105 A.D., but due to a deterioration in the traditional caravan routes, Petra eventually was abandoned. Today it waits as a mighty rock city for the Jews when they flee from the antichrist at the midway point of the Tribulation (Revelation 12). Today Jordan is responsible for Petra and they are neutral in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

      When the beast comes to take all the nations of the world, only Jordan is spared, due to God’s plan to use Petra as His shelter for the Jews during the outpouring of His wrath in those last 3 1/2 years.

      Obadiah also used many parallels with Edom due to the former failure of their ancestors when they helped the enemies of Israel attack the nation, though they were of the same family as the Jews. God took particular offense with Edom and made promises to them and all the nations who align themselves against Israel, including Iran, that should they try to attack Israel, the God of Israel will stand up to defeat any enemy.

      Now that Israel and the Jews are back in their land, no nation has the power to removed them, harm them, or destroy the Jews. Ezekiel 38 describes the armies of Iran and the other nations as the flesh is burned from their bones while they are still standing. I believe we are very close to that day now.

  2. Are the Jews ever going to accept Jesus as Christ the Saviour? I mean we can only enter the Kingdom of God through acknowledging that Christ died for our sins. It’s hard to grasp the idea that the Jews will continue to deny the entire New Testament and still enter Heaven.

    • Thank you for your comments…

      There is a principle that is revealed in the Bible that defines the ability of a person to receive wisdom about God, depending upon a persons willingness to believe what God has already said. If a person determines that they will know God by their wisdom, or based upon their particular logic, it will be impossible for them to ever know Him. The primary requirement for spiritual wisdom is a earnest desire to know God as He has revealed Himself. In every endeavor to understand God, the primary goal must not be to know the word of God, but to know the God of the word.

      When God spoke to the nation of Israel through her many prophets and revealed what the Messiah would be like, the people of Israel were required to believe what God had said. When they rejected Jesus as the Messiah, because He was not what they expected, God made it impossible for most of the Jews to see who Jesus is. This blindness has continued for the past 2,000 years and it will continue until God removes their blindness.

      …blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in… Romans 11:26

      Today, a great majority of Jews believe that the reason they do not believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah, is because He did not fulfill the necessary prophecies. In reality, Jesus fulfilled every one of the prophecies of the Messiah, but God made it impossible for them to see this—for the time being.

      The prophet Hosea predicted that this would happen. Israel will be without a king for many days; but in the last days, all Israel will receive the Messiah and be saved.

      Old Testament Prediction:

      Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.

      New Testament Fulfillment:

      Romans 11:25-27 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved…

      Eyes, But They Cannot See…

      The last king of Judah was Zedekiah who ended his reign in 586 B.C. Israel’s final king was Hoshea who died in 712 B.C. From that time to the present day, there has been no king over the nation of Israel. In 517 B.C., the second temple was completed. It was destroyed in 70 A.D. by Titus and the Roman army. In nearly 2,000 years, there has been neither a king nor a temple to make a sacrifice in Israel. According to the prophet Hosea, after a long time, Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king.

      The New Testament reveals that the schedule for this restoration of Israel will occur during the last days.

      From the day that Israel became a nation once again in 1948, after having been disbursed throughout the entire world for 2,000 years, the prophetic time clock began a countdown to the return of the Messiah for the second time. Until the Jews were once again back in their own land the temple could not be rebuilt and there could be no sacrifices offered. Until there were sacrifices offered in the temple, that antichrist would not be able to make his entrance into history.

      1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 …the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4. who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

      The third Temple will be built in three years

      It is interesting that when the seven year peace plan is signed by Israel and the surrounding Arab nations at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation, the antichrist will allow Israel to rebuild their temple in Jerusalem on the original site. This entire construction project will take just 3 years. We know this because at 3 1/2 years, the antichrist will go into the newly built temple and command the world that they should worship him as their God. This will begin the 21 judgements that are described in the Book of Revelation, chapters 6-18.

      When the antichrist orchestrates the signing of a seven-year peace plan between Israel and the surrounding nations, the rebuilding of the temple will be a great priority. The Temple will be completed in just 3 years, just as the second temple was built so quickly from 517 to 520 B.C. At the three and one half-year mark of the newly built temple, the antichrist will command the world to worship him as God. Jesus warned the Jews living in Jerusalem that during the time of this event—which is called by Jesus and the prophet Daniel: the “abomination of desolation,” they should flee Jerusalem to the mountains.

      Matthew 24:15-22 Therefore when you see the “abomination of desolation,” spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

      The “Great Tribulation” is distinguished by the last three and one half years of the seven-year Tribulation. The events described by the Book of Revelation Chapters 6:3-chapter 18, will occur during this three and one-half year period of time. Jesus said that unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s (Israel) sake those days will be shortened.[1]

      The elect, describes the Jews who will be living in Jerusalem during the time of the seven-year Tribulation. The Lord will supernaturally deliver those who flee Jerusalem from the grasp of the antichrist, as they make their way into the mountains.

      … let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…

      Many people who study these events believe that the place of refuge from where the Lord will protect Israel during the final three and one half years of the Great Tribulation will be the rock city of Petra in the present-day nation of Jordan. Through all of the conflicts that have occurred between Israel and the Palestinians, Jordan has consistently stayed out of these conflicts and has remained neutral.

      There is an interesting statement by Daniel in chapter 11 of his prophecies: When the antichrist returns to the glorious Land (Israel), he will overthrow all the nations in his path, except one: Jordan which contains Edom, Moab, and Ammon—the ancient cities of Jordan where the fortress of Petra is located.

      Daniel 11:41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon (cities inside the nation of Jordan).

      There is an obscure verse of scripture located in Isaiah in which the Lord requests that the nation of Jordan, specifically Moab, near the location of Petra—that they would be a shelter to His outcasts until the devastation of the spoiler is at an end.

      Isaiah 16:4 Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Moab; Be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler. For the extortioner is at an end, Devastation ceases, The oppressors are consumed out of the land.

      When the Jews living in Jerusalem see the abomination of desolation occur, they will flee to Petra, where the Lord will shelter His outcasts for the final 1,260 days of the Great Tribulation. During this time, the 21 horrible judgments of the wrath of the Lamb will be poured out on the inhabitants of the earth. Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets, and Seven Bowl-judgements will grow in intensity and severity, until two-thirds of the people who dwell on the earth at that time will perish.

      The Book of Revelation gives us a striking description of the antichrist’s response to the mass exodus of the Jews from Jerusalem to Petra. The language of this section of the scripture is very colorful and almost poetic in its description of how God will supernaturally protect the Jews who obey Jesus’ instructions to flee Jerusalem.

      Revelation 12:6 Then the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

      Revelation 12:13-16 Now when the dragon (satan) saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) who gave birth to the male Child (the Messiah). 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle (protection by God), that she might fly into the wilderness (Petra) to her place, where she is nourished for a time (1 year) and times (two years) and half a time (1/2 year), from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood (a great army) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

      Time, times, and a half time, are defined by the book of Daniel as years. A time is 1 year, times—two years, half time—one-half of a year.[2]

      It will be during these three and one-half years, as God supernaturally delivers the Jews who are fleeing Jerusalem for Petra, that their eyes will be opened and they will understand that Jesus is their long-awaited Messiah.

      At the end of the seven years, the final 1,260 days or “time, times and half time,” as they are variously described in the prophecies of the last days, Jesus will return to the earth with His church at the Mount of Olives. He will fight and destroy the antichrist and his waiting armies who are assembled at the Valley of Megiddo. The beast (antichrist) and the false prophet will be cast into the Lake of fire.

      Revelation 19:20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

      Jesus will begin His one thousand-year reign—promised to David’s Son, the Messiah. All of the Jews who come out of the Great Tribulation, as they are sheltered by God at Petra, who have received Jesus as their Messiah, will be permitted to enter the one-thousand year kingdom. Then will come to pass the scripture that says: And all Israel will be saved.

      Romans 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved

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