This update will catalog the events of the last six years leading up to the fulfillment of Jeremiah 49.
Prophecy against Elam
Elam: a province of Persia in which stood the capital city Susa. Elam covers the southwestern half of Iran. Jeremiah 49 prophesies about the future of Elam.
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might. ‘I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD, and I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them.” Jeremiah 49:35-37
Since 2014 Iran has made it clear that it intends to use nuclear weapons against Israel and the United States. The Islamic leaders of Iran believe that it is their destiny to rid the world of the ‘Great Satan.’ ‘Great Satan’ is the term they use to describe the United States and ‘Little Satan’ is their term for Israel. To accomplish this goal, the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant will provide the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear bomb.
Iran has 17 nuclear facilities scattered around the country. Most of them are in Elam or are close to Elam. The Zagreb mountain range sits between Elam and the eastern half of Iran. The Bushehr Nuclear Power plant is in Elam on the coast of the Persian Gulf. China and Russia have helped Iran the most developing the nuclear program. In 2014 Israel was getting very close to making a strike on Iran to destroy its ability to make a nuclear bomb. The Obama administration stepped in to prevent Israel and Iran from going to war.
“One of Iran’s most strategic and vulnerable nuclear targets is the Bushehr nuclear reactor, located in the heart of ancient Elam. The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on February 25, 2014, as saying to German Chancellor Angela Merkel: The goal is to prevent Iran from having the capability to manufacture and deliver nuclear weapons. I believe that means zero enrichment, zero centrifuges, zero plutonium, and of course an end to ICBM development. Because none of these elements —none of them—is necessary for developing civilian nuclear energy, which is what Iran has claimed that it wants.” khouse.org
Between 2014 and 2015 the Obama administration worked with many nations to secure a deal with Iran. This deal was very bad for Israel and the Obama administration made it clear that the Israeli position on Iran was not acceptable to the UN, United States, Russia, or any of the major powers. Israel said then and today, that Iran was determined to lie, cheat, and hide the building of nuclear weapons. After the deal with Iran was signed in 2015, many in the Middle East felt betrayed by the Obama administration, including Saudi Arabia. The problems that arose in 2015 are driving the 2020 election.
Trump Upsets Iran Deal
During the election cycle of 2016, Donald Trump ran against the Iran deal issue calling it a bad deal.
“Trump Storms Washington. The real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate blasts the Iran deal and declares, ‘We will have so much winning if I get elected. “I’ve been doing deals for a long time,” Trump told the crowd. “I’ve been making lots of wonderful deals; that’s what I do. Never, ever, ever in my life have I seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran.” politico.com
Trump did not officially leave the Iran deal until 2018. When this happened, the UN and whole world came against President Trump. The world acted like this is the most important issue. At the heart of the criticism for leaving the deal, was the anti-Semitic notion that it’s all Israel’s fault that Trump left the deal.
“Trump Abandons Iran Nuclear Deal He Long Scorned. May 8, 2018, President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies. The decision, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, leaves the 2015 agreement reached by seven countries after more than two years of grueling negotiations in tatters. The United States will now re-impose the stringent sanctions it imposed on Iran before the deal and is considering new penalties.” nytimes.com
Since 2018, the world has tried to get around the sanctions imposed by the United States. Iran is feeling the weight of these sanctions as they have largely been successful. It has made several nations angry at the United States because they lost business in Iran. Most of the European Union countries are against the United States and for Iran. October 2020 is the most important month regarding the nations’ relationship with Iran.
“(January 19, 2020 / JNS) A secret document seized during a raid by Israeli intelligence on a compound in Tehran in 2018 proves Iran was building a nuclear weapon back in 2002, according to an exclusive report by the British newspaper MailOnline. The document forms a key part of a report to be released soon by the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII), a group of foreign-policy experts and other former senior officials, the British paper reported.” jns.org
“Both countries [Britain and France], as well as Germany and the EU itself, knew only too well that, rather than its stated purpose of denying Iran a route to nuclear weapons, the JCPOA in fact paved Iran’s pathway — not just to acquiring nuclear capabilities, but doing so legitimately. The re-imposed sanctions will then leave China, Russia and the European countries with tough choices about whether they observe them or take the damaging consequences to their own trade with the US. As permanent members of the UN Security Council, last week both Britain and France genuflected to their arch-enemies by refusing to support their greatest ally, the United States, in its resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran. The US resolution was of course opposed by China and Russia, both of which intend to sell advanced conventional weapons to Iran as soon as the embargo runs out in October.” friendsofisraelinitiative.org
“Working against the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions are the relationships that the axis maintains with outside powers. Iran skirts extensive U.S. sanctions, in part, by selling several hundred thousand barrels of crude oil per day to China, with which Iran recently signed a 25-year strategic agreement. Both China and Russia have said they will sell new arms to Iran after the U.N. ban on such sales expires on October 18, 2020, despite the new U.S. Executive Order and other U.S. penalties if they do so. The revenue stream from China enables Iran to support the Assad regime with gratis oil shipments, credits, and investment in Syria’s agricultural and telecommunications sector, and to provide $700 million per year in support to Hezbollah. Russia remains militarily present in Syria, working alongside the Syrian military, Iran-backed forces, and Hezbollah to secure the Assad regime – assistance that works against U.S. pressure on the regime to agree to a political solution that would give Assad critics a role in governance.” thesoufancenter.org
“US intelligence officials have concluded that Iran prefers a Joe Biden win come November. And why wouldn’t it? Biden has vowed to return to the Iran deal, the nuclear agreement that was forged when he served as vice president to Barack Obama. Trump has accused Iran as well as China of trying to tilt the scales in Biden’s favor. “[The Chinese] are dreaming about [Biden] and so is Iran—dreaming about Joe—and so are numerous other countries,” Trump said during an August 15 press briefing at the White House. “They dream about it because if that happens, they’ll own the United States.” atlanticcouncil.org
Back to the prophecy of Elam. Elam is in Iran and when God says He is going to break their bow, He means that He is going to destroy their military. Iran is a fierce enemy of Israel and wishes to destroy Israel from the face of the earth. God will instead destroy Iran. Since the bulk of the nuclear facilities of Iran are in the area of Elam, it makes sense that God will take out this part of Iran. Iran is also the center of Shiite Islam. Shiites want to conquer the world for Allah.
“Jeremiah records in verse 35 that God is going to break the bow of Elam which means its military power. In verse 36, the prophet states,
‘And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven…’
This is the first time the term “Four winds” is used in the Bible. Later the Prophet Daniel uses this expression . It means fierce judgment. God is going to bring judgment from every angle and drive them off the land. A special judgment is decreed against Elam.” rapturenotes.com
God uses the ancient names of Iran: Elam, Persia and Media. Iran was the name given to Persia in the 20th century. In the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39 and Jeremiah 49, we see Elam, Persia and Media (Iran) have a lot of influence in the Middle East.
Today, Iran is trying to control the entire Middle East with proxy groups ruling in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Gaza. Iran’s goal is to conquer Saudi Arabia and Israel.
When Jeremiah wrote this prophecy, he identified the timing of his writing. He wrote it during the reign of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah. This is the same time period when Ezekiel wrote chapters 38-39 — the Gog Magog Prophecy.
God is going to destroy Iran for the hatred they have against Israel. Ezekiel tells us that God will protect Israel from Iran, Russia and the coalition of nations coming to war with Israel.
In 2010, the Russians loaded the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant with fuel rods and that made attacking the plant very dangerous. A nuclear disaster on the Persian Gulf would harm all of the countries situated on the Persian Gulf. The prophecy says that God will disperse the Iranians to all of the nations. This has not happened yet, but most likely, it will include people fleeing a nuclear disaster.
God says He is angry. Could the Gog Magog war be part of the anger?
Why is God angry? The kings and princes of Iran have something to do with the anger. Today, anti-Semitic groups of angry Iranians, published a nine-point plan for destroying Israel. God will stop these hateful people.
In Western Africa and Iran, God is bringing a revival. Many Muslims are coming to Jesus and the church is growing. We can thank God that many are being saved before these prophecies are fulfilled. The lineup of prophesies regarding nations in the Middle East include:
- The destruction of Damascus – Isaiah 17
- The destruction of Egypt – Isaiah 19
- The destruction of Iran – Jeremiah 49:34-39 and Ezekiel 38-39
- The saving of Israel from the surrounding nations – Psalm 83
All of these prophecies may happen before the Tribulation. We live in very interesting times! There is good news in the prophecy concerning Elam.
“Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,’ declares the LORD. ‘But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,’ declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 49:38-39
Elam, Iran, and the New World Order
I am seeing a convergence of events that bring together the prophecies regarding the Middle East and the New World Order. Here are a few articles that deal with that convergence.
“Pope Francis Pushes Globalist Communism as Solution for COVID-19 Pandemic in Latest Encyclical. Pope Francis has endorsed globalist communism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, blaming capitalism for the damage caused by disastrous and unnecessary lockdown policies. He wrote that globalism is the answer to the pandemic, as national sovereignty prevents complete and uniform obedience of the masses during a crisis.” bigleaguepolitics.com
“Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: Deep State is Working With “Deep Church” to Transform Catholic Church into Spiritual Arm of New World Order. The Deep State, Trump’s sworn enemy, is joined by a Deep Church that spares no criticisms and accusations against the incumbent President while winking indecorously with Biden and BLM, slavishly following the narration imposed by the mainstream. It matters little that Trump is openly pro-life and defends the non-negotiable principles that the Democrats have renounced – the important thing is to transform the Catholic Church into the spiritual arm of the New World Order, so as to have an imprimatur from the highest moral authority in the world, something that was impossible with Benedict XVI.” bigleaguepolitics.com
“Liberal Media in August 2019: Proud Boys are Right-Wing Latinos… Liberal Media in Sept. 2020: Proud Boys are White Supremacists. The Democrat media needed a new bogeyman to smear and attack President Trump so in the past year the Proud Boys have become “rightwing white supremacists.” thegatewaypundit.com
These last three stories unite over the desire of the deep state to destroy anyone or anything that stands in the way of the New World Order. The globalists use Iran the same way the Pope uses communism or the major news networks use racial division. Globalism is on the rise because the antichrist must rise soon to fulfill Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would never leave us or forsake us—hang in there and trust in the Lord!