Will We Win The War On Terror?

Will we win the "war on terror"?
Will diplomacy eventually pacify the terrorist ideology?
If we take out Iran's nuclear facilities, will that stop this?
Does the Bible have anything to say about nuclear war?
If it does, would you believe it?
If you believe it, do you believe it will be a long time in the future?

Anyone who thinks there's a chance of winning the war on terror is sadly deceived.

Yes, the Bible does have something to say about it. It predicts a time of nuclear holocaust and oblivion.

If you're a Christian, (we'll get to the Jewish Scriptures in just a minute) (if you're neither, well remember the point, I'm talking about the Bible) ---look into Mathew, the 24th chapter, in which Jesus is speaking about the time of the end. He said there would be a time of tribulation greater than anything the world has ever experienced to that time, or will thereafter.

Tribulation greater than anything the world has ever experienced???
Worse than the flood of Noah???
Worse than the Holocaust???
What is he speaking of???

Well -- he gave another clue. He said that if those days hadn't been shortened, no flesh would survive. Mathew 24:21-22

No flesh would survive? What could possibly be so horrendous that it has the ability to destroy all life on planet earth? Well, it could be a world-wide plague. Or an asteroid hitting the earth. So why think it's a nuclear holocaust? Because there are other passages that speak of it and give more information.

The book of the Jewish prophet Zechariah (in the Bible) speaks of the time of the coming of the Messiah. Consider what's happening just prior to that time. It's a time when all the nations come against Jerusalem.

Jerusalem??? Is that city in the news in our days???
"And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths." Zechariah 14:12
Their flesh will melt off their bodies while they're standing on their feet????

Their tongues will dissolve in their sockets????

This isn't a plague of sickness. This is something that happens suddenly. Something that takes them by surprise while they're standing on their feet. This is an accurate description of the results of a neutron bomb. This is nuclear war.

The survivors will say afterwards, "why didn't we get it when the entire generation was characterized by the 'nuclear arms race'? Why didn't we get it when the buildup of armaments was reported in our newspapers and on our tv's continuously throughout our generation? We got so used to hearing it that we became desensitized to it, and to all the other things happening right before our eyes."

There's another clue, given by the Jewish prophet Ezekiel. He is speaking of the time AFTER this holocaust, and he describes the cleanup. People will know that when they find a bone or body part, they are not to touch it, they are to put a marker by it, and then professionals will come and dispose of it. Why? Think "radioactivity."

"For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land… They will set apart men regularly employed, with the help of a search party, to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. The search party will pass through the land, and whenever anyone sees a man's bone, he shall set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog.
Ezekiel 39:12-15"

What else do we know about this conflagration to come?

Well …we know who the players are. Consider what the Jewish prophet Ezekiel tells us about them:

"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, "Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal… Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them… Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops many people are with you. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword (the Jews) and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations…"
Ezekiel 38

Who are these invading nations? They were named by the names they went by in the time of the prophets. But history has traced them and here are the names of those areas now:

Ancient Name
Modern Name
Gog & Magog
Russia
Rosh
Russia
Meshech
Moscow
Tubal
Tobolsk, also in Russia
Persia
Iran
Cush/Put
North African nations
Gomer
Eastern Europe
Togarmah
Turkey

The nations mentioned here thousands of years ago are the very nations now in our daily news. Iran and Russia are the leaders of this confederacy. What is true of Iran and Russia? Nuclear weapons. What is the world shouting at them even right now, this very week? That their nuclear weapons development must be stopped. Will it be stopped? No. According to the Biblical prophecies, they are going to precipitate a time of tribulation greater than anything the world has ever known. A time that will so pollute the earth, that afterwards it will take specialists just to go near bodies and body parts ---just to collect the bones from which their flesh melted off as they stood on their feet.

Is the "war on terror" going to succeed?

No.

Is there anything we can do to stop it?

No.

The Biblical prophecies WILL come to pass. And the scenario is right now set up exactly according to Israel's ancient prophets.

When?

Jesus said to watch for the generation that sees the return of the Jews to Israel, the "budding of the fig tree," the Biblical symbol of Israel, and that has happened in this century. He said it would be a generation of wars, rumors of wars, great earthquakes, famines, and pestilence (disease.) All coming together at the same time, like birth pains.

Is anything missing out of that list? No. It's all in front of us and on our tv screens daily. It's all there. It could begin tomorrow.

Why am I telling you this? To scare you?

If only! If only you were scared enough to realize that you might not have a future. If you knew that for certain, what do you think your reaction would be? Hopefully for many of you, it will be the realization that our life here is short, it will soon be over one way or another, and there is nothing, NOTHING as important as finding out what God has said about your eternity, because that's where you're going to spend most of your existence. A few years here. Maybe 70? More or less, and possibly coming to an end shortly.

Eternity is a very long time to risk spending it in misery.

Do you think you're going to heaven? If so, on what basis do you think that? Hoping they grade on the curve? I assure you, the Word of God makes it very clear that they do NOT grade on the curve. If you're thinking you were more good than bad, so you're ok, you've been sadly deceived.
"ALL we like sheep have gone astray…" "There is none righteous, no not one."
Isaiah 53:6
I'm not going to give you the answer, because I want you to think about it. I mean, really think about it. Pray about it, pray as you've never prayed before. You're considering a very, very long part of your future.

Print this out and leave copies in the lunch room at work, in the doctor's office, anywhere people might see it and consider the most important question of their lives.
"Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal… Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them… Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops many people are with you. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword (the Jews) and gathered."
Ezekiel 38