...BEHOLD: The Prince of Persia...Get Ready for War with Iran

Written by Doug Krieger

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“Three air ‘lily pad’ bases in central Azerbaijan -- Kurdamir, Nasosnyy and Gyulakh -- which used to be Soviet air bases. Kurdamir was a strategic base, with Tu-22M ‘Backfire’ bombers located there. The base's upgrade, including its runway, already is completed, local sources say. This meansrepparttar air base can receive U.S. strategic bombers or other heavy air transport. The Nasosnyy base used to host Soviet heavy transport Il-76es for Soviet airborne forces and other troops. Withrepparttar 145375 Nasosnyy upgrade soon to be completed, U.S. strategic transport planes should be able to use it too, makingrepparttar 145376 air base a major point inrepparttar 145377 Caspian air corridor from Western Europe torepparttar 145378 Caucasus and Central Asia, where U.S. troops and aircraft are located. Initially,repparttar 145379 United States probably will deploy some special operations forces aircraft, military transport planes, air surveillance and other spy planes (including drones) and perhaps F-16s.”

Of course, Donald Rumsfeld’s visits torepparttar 145380 locals in Azerbaijan (be it ever so innocuous) normally portends an extension of Democratic Globalism nearby and/or a continued presence inrepparttar 145381 region guaranteeing abundant oil flows fromrepparttar 145382 just opened Caspian oil pipeline, and perhaps, a little from Iran “onrepparttar 145383 side.”

Likewise, if Turkey doesn’t play ball with us, we can simply do one of two things: (1) Extendrepparttar 145384 pipeline directly through Georgia torepparttar 145385 Black Sea and on to Europe (we figured that one out a long time ago); or (2) in general, make things miserable forrepparttar 145386 Turks! In our other articles we’ve presented a powerful case forrepparttar 145387 Islamic Turks to throw their weight behind Iran and Syria . . . you’ll have to go to those chapters in The Gog-Magog Scenario.


Not surprisingly, a whole lot, according to Thetribnet (us, of course); but little or nothing according torepparttar 145388 otherwise brilliant evangelical eschatologist and New Age basher, Dave Hunt. You see, Brother Hunt sees nothing inrepparttar 145389 current possibilities of a Gog-Magog confrontation, lumping, as he does,repparttar 145390 entire “initial prospects for conflict inrepparttar 145391 Middle East” intorepparttar 145392 final conflict itself: Armageddon. Consequently, all this sound and fury inrepparttar 145393 Middle East (although fun speculation making for great book sales: Judgment Day, Israel, Islam, andrepparttar 145394 Nations) is a whole long ways off (at least seven years) signifies nothing . . . besides, we’ll be “outta here”—especially us American Christians (because there’s so many of us righteous ones) and that will leave room for America’s economic collapse, andrepparttar 145395 revelation ofrepparttar 145396 Antichrist from a resuscitated European Union). Hey, these guys actually believe this.

There you go again—meaningless eschatological food fights amongst otherwise nice people (they just are a little nuts when it comes to forecastingrepparttar 145397 future). Folks, bear with us. We do appreciaterepparttar 145398 absolute brilliance enunciated by one Dave Hunt and for his valiant synthesis ofrepparttar 145399 occult incursions intorepparttar 145400 Church and of Rome’s pervasive influences to catapult ecumenism intorepparttar 145401 immediate present wherein Antichrist will have more than a firm base of support to inflict his dastardly script upon unsuspecting earthlings.

However, when it comes to this nuance (and we’ll get into why such “nuances” are paramount in how we live our lives today); i.e.,repparttar 145402 difference (yea, blatant distinction) betweenrepparttar 145403 Gog-Magog conflict andrepparttar 145404 horrific descriptions ofrepparttar 145405 entire Armageddon Campaign (i.e.,repparttar 145406 FINAL conflict), we affirmrepparttar 145407 blurring of that distinction is tantamount to discrediting (seriously discarding)repparttar 145408 very Biblical literalism we know he holds dear. In sum (as you see below) Hunt has cavalierly discarded all such differentiations as trivial and disproportionate to their theological value—i.e., there’s but one end ofrepparttar 145409 age conflict and we, as Pretribulationists, have naught to concern ourselves, because we’re not part ofrepparttar 145410 “Left Behind” crowd in any event: Sorry guys, we’ve been raptured fromrepparttar 145411 final conflict—you’ll have to endurerepparttar 145412 Great Tribulation yourselves!

Quoting from Hunt’s 1995, “A Cup of Trembling . . . Jerusalem and Bible Prophecy” . . .

“It is true that there has been some unwarranted speculation and even sensationalism in attempts to apply apocalyptic prophecies. That fact, however, does not warrant throwing these prophecies out, but instead calls for care in interpreting them. Ezekiel 38 and 39 list certain leaders, peoples, and nations that will be involved inrepparttar 145413 future attack upon Israel. ‘Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya’ are specifically named. Others are not so easily identified: ‘Gog,repparttar 145414 land of Magog . . . Meshech and Tubal . . . Gomer, and Togarmah ofrepparttar 145415 north’ (38:5, 2, 6). Some prophecy writers have allegedly traced these names and peoples to Russia and northern Europeans. It is difficult, however, to verifyrepparttar 145416 accuracy of such claims, and it is not necessary.

“There is no reason to believe that Ezekiel’s listing is intended to name each and every nation that will be involved inrepparttar 145417 last-days attack upon Israel. Moreover, we find ‘Gog and Magog’ mentioned again in Revelation 20:8, representing all nations on earth coming against Jerusalem and Christ atrepparttar 145418 end of millennium. Clearly that final battle is notrepparttar 145419 one mentioned in Ezekiel 38 and 39. If ‘Gog and Magog’ represent all nations in Revelation, then we may assume thatrepparttar 145420 same is true in Ezekiel (monster conjecture on Hunt’s part here). There are two battles involving all nations: Armageddon just preceding andrepparttar 145421 battle in Revelation 20 atrepparttar 145422 end of Christ’s 1000-year reign. This is only one of several reasons for concluding that Ezekiel 38 and 39 refer to Armageddon and not to some earlier World War III” (pp. 414-415, Dave Hunt, “Cup of Trembling”).

It is baffling to me that Hunt’s Biblical literalism appears to be convenient only when it fits his presuppositions—in this case there are but two future conflicts of Biblical magnitude: Armageddon (a.k.a., Gog-Magog) andrepparttar 145423 final postmillennial Gog-Magog conflagration. The incredible specificity of Ezekiel’s constellation of nations inrepparttar 145424 initial Gog-Magog outburst is unparalleled in Scripture. What is even more incredible—notwithstanding turn-of-the-century Premillenarian hype regarding Russia’s identification with Gog-Magog—the current alignment of nations in Ezekiel 38 and 39 virtually fitsrepparttar 145425 immediate contestation betweenrepparttar 145426 world’s super power,repparttar 145427 USA, andrepparttar 145428 configuration of antagonists inrepparttar 145429 Middle East.

Likewise, those Middle Eastern nations either leaning toward US approbation or in its hip pocket (i.e., providing unwavering support due to military occupation and/or economic contrivance) provide ample evidence to prophetic fulfillment. A short list is too convincing (modern and Biblical names given):

FOR OR LEANING TOWARD USA ... (To see graphics/links/full article: Please go to: http://www.the-tribulation-network.com

Doug is a member of the "Last Days Network" . . . a group of evangelical pundits providing news and analysis on Religion in Politics. "Applied Biblical prophecy," apostasy and deception, the impact of the New American World System, and the influences of the Religious Right and Left upon American culture, are topics discuss by the group.

How to Forgive Someone

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Finally, there’s that last part. This is where most of us have trouble. This is also where we have to weigh our duties, and choose what’s most important. Here are a few questions to help you sort it out: •Does it involve someone under your protection? I’m talking mainly to parents. Our children obviously come first, and we’re never obligated to put them in danger. •Does it involve a sexual violation? I don’t have to go into this. If someone isn’t treating your body like a Temple of Christ, then stay away from them. •Does it involve injury? The big question here is ‘How much’? A school boy shouldn’t offer himself out torepparttar wedgie bully, but a pop inrepparttar 145374 arm is usually more a matter of humiliation than personal injury. If your body is being harmed by someone, you have a right to stop them…but again, Christ didn’t. Also, consider how likelyrepparttar 145375 person is to harm you again. If it was a one-time event, you should let go. On a side note: Repeated domestic violence has several victims, especially children. And track records show that very few offenders ‘only strike once.’ If you’re trying to figure out whether or not to leave such a situation, stoop thinking and get out. •Does it involve personal property? Who’s property? If you’re raising a family, you can’t risk everything and ignore their needs. But ask yourself ifrepparttar 145376 amount stolen or damaged property is worthrepparttar 145377 hassle of never trusting someone again. •Does it involve your good name? Hunker down and forget about it. The truth will set you free. Lies hurtrepparttar 145378 liar more than anyone else. If it’srepparttar 145379 truth, then just be more careful of what you say…but don’t withhold something begrudgingly.

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