December 19, 2011
In one of the Terminator movies directed by James Cameron, there is the famous scene of a young child swinging on a swing. In the flash of an eye, a nuke goes off in an American city and everything is vaporized in a blinding nuclear blast. Today, the world is sitting on the edge of the Apocalypse and the possibility of nukes going off in America is not some Hollywood fantasy, but rather a very real possibility.
A number of years ago, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told the world he is expecting the imminent arrival of the Muslim Mahdi, who is the Shiite Messiah. Speaking before the United Nations, Ahmadinejad says he had a supernatural vision where the room bathed in light from heaven throughout his speech. The Mahdi is predicted in the Hadith to be predestined to kill many people in warfare and convert the survivors. Ahmadinejad believes these are the End Times. He believes he must lead Iran in destroying the Islamic Antichrist, Ad Dajjal, which is Israel and the West. Ahmadinejad has said that he wants to, "pave the way" for the return of the Mahdi by developing nuclear weapons for the Mahdi's army.
According to Debkafile, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Syrian ruler Bashar Assad in the last 72 hours indicate they are bracing for a regional war, including an attack on Iran, within a time frame between mid-December 2011 and mid-January 2012.” The US and Russia are in the midst of a naval build-up in the Mediterranean Sea off of Syria to guard massive oil pipelines coming from Iran and Siberia into the Caspian Sea. Currently, there is a massive build-up of U.S. troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Australia, in preparation for an Armageddon-style conflict or World War III. American troops are being stationed in Australia as a pre-emptive move against China moving into the Middle East. The endless need for oil and energy is driving all these nations, along with the U.K., and the EU, which are reliant on Russian and Iranian oil which is being piped from regions like Siberia to the Caspian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
Ahmadinejad and other Muslim leaders believe that when the nuclear missiles fly that Allah will protect Muslim areas such as the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and that only Jews and other infidels like the U.S. will be killed. In this highly flammable region of an Islamic doomsday scenario, oil and global economic interests, the potential of nuclear war looms like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on the horizon. As I stated in an earlier article, recent threats by Russian and Chinese generals should be taken seriously.
Russian General Nikolai Makarov has threatened that NATO’s eastward expansion or an attack on Iran by the U.S. and Israel could cause Russia to enter the conflict.“The possibility of local armed conflicts along nearly the whole border has increased dramatically. In certain conditions, I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons,” he said. In addition, Chinese Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, said, “China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a Third World War.”
The last book of the Bible is the Book of Revelation that refers to the Apocalypse. The word Apocalypse comes from the Greek word, apokaplypsis, which means the unveiling or disclosing of reality that previously has not been received. In the Book of Revelation, we are given a picture of what is about to happen in the near future.
At the present moment, the world is in the most dangerous position it has ever been in since the Flood of Noah. As predicted by the ancient prophets, nations like Russia, Iran, Israel, Europe and Turkey are directly involved in planning an invasion of Israel or appear to be monitoring it closely. In chapter 38 of the Book of Ezekiel there is a reference to “the young lions of Tarshish” looking on while there is an invasion of Israel by Gog and Magog. This is happens when Russia, Iran and an alliance of other Middle Eastern nations invade Israel.
Tarshish was a seaport town along the Atlantic Ocean near Cardiz, Spain. The peoples who settled Tarshish traveled to England and Ireland by boat. Many scholars believe that these settlers than traveled from England to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. All of these nations were birthed from England. These are the nations which appear to observe the conflict and perhaps even protest it, but do not appear to be engaged in it. The World War III build-up that is going on with the U.S., Europe, Russia, China, Iran, Islamic nations and other regions of the world may not be the war of Ezekiel 38 or Armageddon. But, it is interesting to note how many of the nations listed in Ezekiel 38 are involved. In one passage of scripture there is reference to “fire on the isles” which could refer to a nuclear attack on the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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In Revelation 1:7 we read about what happens after the apocalypse, “ Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled “Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.” Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.