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As best I understand, here’s the latest on the Iran nuclear deal as tomorrow’s deadline looms. The Obama administration is still pushing dialogue even though Iranian negotiators have now refused to let go of the nation’s stockpile of radioactive material. That’s bad, folks. Means that they could still use current processed material to forge a nuclear bomb—a dirty bomb at the very least.
Meanwhile, news broke that a top-secret report on Israel’s nuclear capacities has now been declassified. All this perhaps provoking prominent Israeli rabbi Schlomo Riskin to make headlines by drawing a correlation between President Obama and Haman from the Book of Esther.
In a recent article entitled “Obama’s Mideast Freefall,” Politico put it this way. “Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran.
The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management of a region that some call impossible to control, even as critics say U.S. policies there are partly to blame for the spreading anarchy.”
What Iran Desires Most
Throughout the past few months, President Obama has made it seem as though Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the sole global voice warning against an Iranian nuclear deal. But at the core, a nuclear deal with Iran threatens Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations far more than Israel.
Remember that Iran is led by Shiite Islamist militants, while Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, the Palestinians and most other Mideast nations are predominately Sunni. And friends, Shiite Iran’s ultimate goal is not just to take over Jerusalem. They really want to take over Mecca and Medina, the holiest cities in Islam according to both Shia and Sunni traditions.
Note that these cities are not found within Israel’s borders, but in Saudi Arabia.
Conflict Between Shia and Sunni Escalates
Perhaps this looming threat is why Saudi Arabia allegedly agreed to open its airspace to Israel for a pre-emptive strike on Iranian nuclear capacities. And it’s definitely why we’ve just witnessed the formation of an Arab military coalition to counter Iran’s advances in Yemen, Syria and other regions. With Saudi Arabia launching airstrikes in Yemen just this weekend.
So again, Israel is by no means the only Mideast nation warning against this deal. Netanyahu has definitely received the brunt of the Obama administration’s wrath. But a nuclear Iran clearly escalates exponentially the conflict between Shiites and Sunni Muslims, as well as a corresponding arms race.
In Congress, Netanyahu Warns
All this while ISIS allegedly continues to grow in influence and capacities in Syria and Iraq. This is how Israeli PM Netanyahu framed his warning during the March 3 address to Congress:
“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.
“In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone.
“So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”
Isaiah 19 Highway
Whatever the case, the Mideast is now close to a freefall. And the most vulnerable are the people along “the Isaiah 19 highway.”
The Lord promises that in the end, He will be glorified by an enduring alliance between “Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” This is the very region claimed by ISIS and contended for by Iranian terror proxies.
A few months ago the Holy Spirit quickened to me a key strategy of the enemy. I saw how, when Israel was about to be reborn as a nation, Satan stirred Hitler and the Nazi regime to slaughter the Jews en masse.
Now the Isaiah 19 highway is about to be fully birthed and established by the Lord. And just as the enemy stirred Hitler and the Nazi regime during WWII, he is stirring Islamist extremism in an attempt to abort the harvest and promise of this passage. Even attempting to ignite WWIII.
It goes without saying we need to pray—now. Keep pressing in prayer by the Holy Spirit. Lets hold to God’s promise for Israel, the Mideast, and the Isaiah 19 highway. The scepter of the wicked must be rescinded from the land—and promise—allotted to the righteous!
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance” (Isaiah 19:23-25).