June 20, 2008

US officials are reporting that Israel carried out a military exercise focused on Iran's nuclear facilities

It is being reported by the New York Times that Israel has carried out a major military exercise early in June that US officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

More than 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters participated in the maneuvers which were carried out over the Eastern Mediterranean and over Greece. The exercise also included Israeli helicopters that would be used for any needed rescue operation. US officials said the Israeli military exercise was to send a clear message to the US and other countries that Israel was prepared to act militarily if diplomatic efforts to stop Iran from producing a nuclear WMD were not successful.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The New York Times report of Israeli military exercises focused on stopping Iran from producing a nuclear WMD is tangible evidence that Bible prophecy is getting closer to being fulfilled.

Though there are many factions in the body politic of Israel and just as many opinions on all the issues facing the leaders of Israel, there is almost 100 percent agreement that Iran is the greatest threat to the Jewish state. The Israeli intelligence community reports that Iran could well have a nuclear WMD by the first of next year and it does not look like any of the diplomatic means have been successful in the resolution of the Iranian nuclear threat. All Israeli leaders who have been or are eager to be the prime minister of Israel make it clear that the Jewish state will not wait for Iran to attack as they have threatened and if need be, they will take on Iran without help from other nations.

Bible prophecy, through the ancient Jewish prophets, revealed a scenario that the world is watching unfold on a daily basis. Ezekiel wrote that Iran, the modern day name for Persia used in Ezekiel 38:5, would be a major player in the alignment of nations to attack Israel in the Last Days. Psalm 83 reveals that the alignment of nations including Iran will call for Israel's destruction and her name to be forgotten.

Israeli military exercises are indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.