August 17, 2010

Israel has eight days to hit Iran's nuclear site

John Bolton told Fox News that Israel has eight days to launch a preemptive strike against Iran's Busheir nuclear facility in order to stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant.

Iran is to bring online its first nuclear power reactor built with Russian help when a shipment of nuclear fuel will be loaded into the plant core at which time it will be too late for Israel to launch a military strike against the facility because any attack would spread radiation and could affect Iranian citizens.

The former ambassador said that if Israel does not launch a preemptive strike, Iran will achieve something that no other opponent of Israel in the Middle East has and that is a functioning nuclear reactor.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The fact that Iran can bring online a nuclear reactor which could be a major threat to Israel is a precursor to the end of times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for these two Middle Eastern nations.

Headlines around the world report that Iran is ready to bring online a nuclear reactor which could make it a nuclear threat to the entire Middle East, but in particular to the Jewish state of Israel. Israeli sources have revealed that they will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power with a Nuclear Weapon of Mass Destruction. That being the case, the statement from John Bolton, the former US Ambassador to the UN, that Israel must strike Iran's nuclear reactor sooner rather than later has a ring of truth to it. The question is, will Israel launch a preemptive strike on Iran? Only the leaders of Israel can actually answer that question.

How this all plays out in Bible prophecy is a question answered by the Bible. The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote that Iran, referred to as Persia in Ezekiel 38:5, would be a coalition partner in the alignment of nations that will try to destroy Israel in the last days. However, the prophetic passage does not mention that Israel will launch a preemptive strike against Iran. Ezekiel 38, Daniel 11, and Psalm 83 all speak of many other nations that will all be involved in this military conflict.

I actually cannot say that Israel will attack Iran. What I can say is God's prophetic plan will come to pass.