Currently the nation of Iraq has been destroyed by the USA. Over 3000-4000 tons of depleted uranium have completely destroyed the land, the people, and all the soldiers. It will just take 1-15 years for everyone to die!
Right now in the news there is strong talk against Iran with hints of an invasion. However, this is where Bible prophecy "kicks" in and some clear statements can be made.
1) Iran will not be destroyed by the USA. There may be an invasion or a limited war, but Iran will easily survive it.
2) Iran will be destroyed by God Himself in the coming Russian invasion of Israel. This invasion is known in Bible prophecy as the time when Gog of the land of Magog invades Israel. When this war happens they will come down and invade Israel. At first it will look like a complete success and the destruction of Israel. At that point God will shake the heavens and the earth and completely destroy all but one sixth of the invading forces. The surviving one sixth will then run back to whatever is left of their homelands. This battle is recorded in Scripture in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39!
Below are some sample headlines that warn of potential war with Iran.
NEWS BRIEF: "Feith to 'Post': US action against Iran can't be ruled
out", by Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2004
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Simulated strike on Iran nuke plant", Atlantic Monthly, Dec 12, 2004
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush warns Iran and Syria on Iraq", BBC News, 16 December 2004
NEWS BRIEF: "How Iran will fight back: Will extend the theater of operations", Asia Times Editorial, By Kaveh L Afrasiabi, December 16, 2004, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FL16Ak01.html
Added to the above can be found many more such warnings of impending conflict with Iran. In light of Bible prophecy, I would say that Iran is shielded from destruction until the appointed time. At that time they will be destroyed by God Himself and not the USA.
Here is a description of the coming war when Iran (Persia) will be destroyed by God. There is coming a great Russian invasion into the Land of Israel. At that point Russia and all her allies (Iran) will be destroyed!
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
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