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Iran Spooks the World
Persia in Prophecy
By Gary Stearman
If you mention Persia in the context of
biblical prophecy, probably the first refer-
ence that will come to mind is the latter-
day invasion of Israel by a huge armed
force headed by "Gog, the land of Ma-
yg." The Prophet Eze-
kiel graphically describes
this formation of a grand
alliance with latter-day
i .&SSws*fcxi.xL« i.
Russia, with Persia at the
top of the list. Until 1935,
Persia retained its ancient
name. After that, it be-
came known as Iran, from a term in their
language, meaning "land of the Aryans."
Later, we shall see the prophetic impor-
tance of this term.
Persia occupies an important central
position in the Eurasian continent, and
has large reserves of oil and gas. In the
mid-twentieth century, it began to figure The territory of Ancient Persia reached east to India and west to Greece.
strongly in the big-picture plans of West-
ern financiers. As it grew in power, a polit- The classic Jewish view of this war de- Over the years, there has been much
ical revolution followed, which led to the scribes it as having three phases: The first discussion about the relationship between
formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is marked by the invasion of Israel by a the Russian invasion and the Tribulation.
on April 1s1, 1979. Russian-Persian confederation that in- We hold the view that the invasion takes
From that time forward, it has increas- cludes parts of Turkey, North Africa and place prior to the seven-year Tribulation,
ingly forged military, political and eco- Eastern Europe. Remarkably, Egypt and which according to Daniel, is initiated by
nomic alliances with Russia. Significantly the Arab States are excluded from the alli- the signing of a seven-year covenant be-
Russia feeds Islamic nations weapons, ance. Second, this localized war escalates tween Israel and the antichrist.
technology and money, in return for power into an international global nuclear holo- This would mean that his infamous sig-
and influence on their southern flank. Rus- caust. Third, the invading armies are ut- nature will be scrawled on the momentous
sia's long-term strategy has its eyes on the terly destroyed, leaving Israel victorious, document in the presence of the elders of
Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea. and burdened with the seven-year task of Israel, even as the smoke of the great inva-
Anyone with the slightest interest in weapons disposal. sion still hangs in the air. Though the war
Bible prophecy observes the antics of Mah- It follows that at this point, the global has ended, these will be perilous times,
moud Ahmadinejad (Iran's President at this political stability of the world has been marked by economic pandemonium, fam-
writing) in the same way that they would reduced to absolute chaos. The conditions ine, disease and earthquakes. He will bold-
watch the sizzling fuse on a stick of dyna- that prevail at this point are described in ly promise to lead Israel and the world into
mite. Volatile in the extreme, he now boasts Revelation, after the "Four Horsemen of a new and prosperous age.
nuclear capability and the means to deliver the Apocalypse" ride forth on their ghastly At that time, Gog and his invading force
it all the way to Israel, the tiny country that mission, bringing millions of casualties, will have been miraculously wiped out,
he has repeatedly sworn to annihilate. famine, pestilence and economic collapse. leaving Israel to rebuild, clean up aban-
Bible students who approach Scripture At the same time, the antichrist begins a doned enemy war materiel and bury the
from the dispensational point of view spectacular rise to power, presenting him- dead. They will certainly regard their vic-
see this development as perhaps the final self as the one who can save humanity from tory as a miracle from God. Unfortunately,
step in the long escalation toward another this hour of great crisis. Dispensationalists they will not have the spiritual discern-
world war. The Bible asserts that this war view this rapid-fire series of events as one ment to recognize that the "messiah" in
will come as Persia, along with Russia and of history's great turning points. It is the their midst is not the Promised One.
a host of other nations, invades Israel, re- central factor ... the tipping point ... in Apparently, it is at this time that they
sulting in the Tribulation judgments that the transition from the Church Age to the build their Temple ... the so-called "Tribu-
lead to Christ's Second Coming. Kingdom Age. lation Temple," from which the antichrist,
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posing as the true Messiah, sets forth to all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, heyday, Persia was enormous ... the larg-
rule the world. They will receive him as even a great company with bucklers and est empire of the ancient world.
their long-awaited king. Referring to this shields, all of them handling swords: In the 5* century, B.C., its kings were
man, Jesus said: "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them: sovereign over the territory that would
"/ am come in my Father s name, and ye all of them with shield and helmet" (Ezek. cover today's Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Paki-
receive me not: if another shall come in his 38:1-5). stan and Afghanistan. In addition to its
own name, him ye willreceive" (Jn. 5:43). Here, Gog, the Russian leader, is pic- natural home ground, it also captured ter-
tured as a great beast, bridled and literally ritories to the west and southwest. It as-
Persia, The Hook dragged into the arena of conflict. No mat- similated parts of what would be today's
The Bible indicates that this series of ter how many thousands of words have Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Is-
events that bring Israel to this sorry state been written about precisely what brings rael, Lebanon, the Caucasus region, Libya,
will be precipitated by biblical Persia - to- the Russians into the Middle East, the fact and northern Arabia!
day's Iran. Significantly, at the end of May, remains that they will be unwilling partici- During the days of Daniel's captivity,
President Ahmadinejad declared that his pants. They will not come voluntarily into from about 650 to 536 B.C., Persia also
country had over 7,000 nuclear centrifug- the fray. included Babylon, which served for a time
es in operation, producing weapons-grade The Lord depicts Gog as a brute beast, as its capital, after being moved there from
plutonium at a rate sufficient to begin pro- jerked around by the jaw into the Middle Persepolis.
duction on nuclear warheads. At the same East and drawn into the midst of the con- From 485-465 B.C., Xerxes I ruled Per-
time, he taunted the U.S. and its allies. He flict. sia. His Hebrew name, "Ahasuerus," is
challenged American moral authority, as- Russia and Iran now continue in a mu- found in the book of Esther as the name of
serting that the Holocaust is a Western fic- tual defense pact of many years. Further- the monarch who selected her as his favor-
tion, and saying that, "... the Holocaust is more, the Russian construction of Iran's ite. Hers is the story of God's providence,
the Achilles' heel of the West and its main Bushehr nuclear reactor is well document- as she became queen, and exposed the
weakness." ed. Moscow has a powerful vested inter- wicked plot of the power-mad schemer,
On May 28, Dudi Cohen of YediotAha- est in Iran. Therefore, if its lunatic leader Haman.
ronot news service wrote, "Responding to fires a missile in misguided anger, Russia During his reign, Xerxes suffered
comments made by his opponents in an up- is obliged to enter the area to preserve its catastrophic losses in battles against the
coming nationwide election, Ahmadinejad own investment in the politics of the re- Greeks. His treasury was exhausted and
told a radio station that 'the West has cre- gion. And they will do so. Persia began a territorial decline in power,
ated a situation of false pity for itself and A "between the lines" reading of the which expanded again just before the rise
is using it to oppress other nations.' prophecy above reveals that somehow, and fall of Alexander the Great, who died
"He added, 'We attacked the issue of Russia is initially pulled into the Middle in 323 B.C., after conquering the territory
the Holocaust and even they didn't believe East by a conflict already out of control. of Persia all the way to the Indus River.
such a thing occurred, because we attacked This would certainly be the case if Iran It is certainly fair to say that from the
their main weak point.'" launched a missile, perhaps provoking biblical perspective, greater Persia ex-
Ahmadinejad and other radical Islamic a retaliatory strike by Israel. If Israel ap- tended from the Indus River at its eastern-
leaders believe that the World War Two peared to be in control of the situation, this most, to the Aegean Sea on the west. On
Holocaust that led to the subsequent flight would be particularly undesirable from the the south, it was bounded by the Persian
of Jews back to Israel was a concoction of Russian point of view. Gulf and the Arabian Sea, and the deserts
the Western governments and their media. In verse 4 of the prophecy above, Eze- of Arabia.
Their international standing is challenged. kiel says, in effect, that Persia will launch Put in modern terms,'the territory of an-
Support of the Jews is regarded as illegiti- an invasion that inexorably involves more cient Persia corresponds to Iran, Afghani-
mate. In the world of Islam, this position and more Russian commitment. This sug- stan and Pakistan. Remarkably, these are
is not considered out of line. Yet, given the gestion is subtle, to be sure, but can be the very countries that now seek to enter
video, audio and written testimony that the documented by both historical and con- the world of nuclear force, having the abil-
Holocaust actually happened, such decla- temporary events. ity to aim long-range missiles with atomic
rations border on the insane. Traditionally, Russia has operated co- warheads. Pakistan has held nuclear sta-
As we shall see, modern Persia has vertly, enjoying the art of manipulation by tus for years, and now the followers of
much more influence than is generally rec- doling out arms and military support in the Al Quaeda threaten to take over its gov-
ognized. This fact is reflected in the open- j region, whether to Iran, Syria, Jordan or ernment. Should this happen, Afghani-
ing words of Ezekiel's prophecy, where Egypt. In the fulfillment of Ezekiel's proph- stan would quickly become a hideout for
Persia assumes a dominant position: ecy, they will be drawn into open conflict. nuclear weapons, effectively spreading the
"And the word of the LORD came unto And it will lead to their abject defeat. ability to project nuclear power from vir-
me, saying, It is probable that Persia will act as the tually the entire region of ancient Persia.
"Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the hook in Gog's jaw. Of course, with Russian help, Iran is
land of Magog, the chief prince ofMeshech now able to launch nuclear-tipped ballis-
and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
To the North, and To the East tic missiles. In short, old Persia has risen
"And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As we shall see, modern Iran is geopo- again.
Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief litically well placed to act as the initiator Concerning Gog, it has often been said
prince ofMeshech and Tubal: of the prophesied latter-day war. But bib- that if one extends a line due north out of
"And I will turn thee back, and put hooks lical Persia covers far more territory than Jerusalem, it will pass just west of Mos-
into thy jaws, and 1 will bring thee forth, modern-day Iran, which is really only the cow on its way to the North Pole. Twice,
and all thine army, horses and horsemen, central portion of the ancient nation. In its Ezekiel uses an expression that indicates
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the "far recesses of the north:" where he sojourneth, let the men of his dynasties that would take mankind to the
"And thou shah come from thy place out place help him with silver, and with gold, end of the times of the Gentiles, and the
of the north parts, thou, and many people and with goods, and with beasts, beside establishment of Christ's Kingdom.
with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a the freewill offering for the house of God Concerning those Gentile world powers,
great company, and a mighty army: that is in Jerusalem " (Ezra 1:1-4). it appears that each of them is backed by a
"And I will turn thee back, and leave but Cyrus, King of Persia, moved by the sort of angelic oversight. As Paul wrote in
the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee Lord's Spirit, decreed in 536 B.C. that the the New Testament, the world of the Gen-
to come up from the north parts, and will Temple of Israel be rebuilt, following its tiles is overseen by an array of powers in
bring thee upon the mountains of Israel" destruction by the forces of Nebuchadnez- the heavens: "For we wrestle not against
(Ezek. 38:1 & 39:2). zar in 586 B.C. Over a century earlier, the flesh and blood, but against principalities,
Clearly, the invasion will gain its maxi- prophet Isaiah had written in precise terms against powers, against the rulers of the
mum force when Russia is pulled into the that Cyrus would act as the Lord's agent in darkness of this world, against spiritual
theater of battle. the difficult accomplishment of restoring wickedness in high places" (Eph. 6:12).
But having noted this, it is also interest- the ruins of Jerusalem. This great ruler's The manner in which Daniel received
ing to extend another line from Jerusalem. actions constitute one of history's great his vision strongly supports this idea.
This time, a line projected directly to the demonstrations of God's sovereignty: His opposition was the principality who
east from Jerusalem runs through Lahore, "That saith of Cyrus, He is my shep- watches over Persia:
the second largest city in Pakistan, and herd, and shall perform all my pleasure: "And, behold, an hand touched me,
capital of the northern province of Pun- even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shall be which set me upon my knees and upon the
jab. That line also runs through Iran and built; and to the temple, Thy foundation palms of my hands.
Afghanistan. It is a line of force that cuts shall be laid. "And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man
all the way from Jerusalem through the en- "Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, greatly beloved, understand the words that I
tirety of old Persia to the Indus River. to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto
The two lines, one to the north and the to subdue nations before him; and I will thee am I now sent. And when he had spo-
other to the east, create a quadrant of the loose the loins of kings, to open before him ken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
compass that encloses the collective force the two leaved gates; and the gates shall Then said he unto me, Fear not, Dan-
that is now focused upon Israel. not be shut" (Is. 44:28 & 45:1). iel: for from the first day that thou didst
In the book of Daniel, written in the 6 set thine heart to understand, and to chas-
Persia - A Spiritual Force century, B.C., we find the dynasties of Per- ten thyself before thy God, thy words were
To the north and east of Jerusalem, there sia prominently mentioned in the context heard, and 1 am come for thy words.
is a gathering storm. For four thousand of a prophecy that reaches into the far fu- "But the prince of the kingdom of Per-
years, it has been a territory dominated by ture, even beyond our own contemporary sia withstood me one and twenty days: but,
evil politics and wicked men. For many moment in history. lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came
reasons, perhaps most of them unknown "In the third year of Cyrus king of to help me; and I remained there with the
to mankind, the earthly dynasties of Per- Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, kings of Persia.
sia have constituted the bastion of forces whose name was called Belteshazzar; and "Now I am come to make thee under-
hostile to Israel. the thing was true, but the time appointed stand what shall befall thy people in the
But Persia also bore witness of God's was long: and he understood the thing, latter days: for yet the vision is for many
grace. Over the centuries, He used its rul- and had understanding of the vision. days" (Dan.' 10:10-14).
ers to bless Israel, in the same way that "In those days I Daniel was mourning Here, we have the spectacle of Persia's
Ahasuerus was used. Though the Lord three full weeks. dark supernatural power standing in op-
disciplined His covenant people, He never "I ate no pleasant bread, neither came position to the Lord! (Of course, from our
abandoned them, nor will He. One of the flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I perspective this is nothing unbelievable,
great testimonies of this fact is found in anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks since Jesus later allowed Himself to be
the opening words of the Book of Ezra: were fulfilled. tested by Satan, before entering into his
"Now in the first year of Cyrus king of "And in the four and twentieth day of public ministry.)
Persia, that the word of the LORD by the the first month, as I was by the side of the Many, including us, hold the view that
mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the great river, which is Hiddekel; it was the pre-incarnate Christ who came
LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king "Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, to give Daniel his vision. This being the
of Persia, that he made a proclamation and behold a certain man clothed in linen, case, it is astounding that He was resisted
throughout all his kingdom, and put it also whose loins were girded with fine gold of for a twenty-one day period, as measured
in writing, saying, Uphaz: by earth time. One well-known commen-
"Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The "His body also was like the beryl, and tary says the following:
LORD God of heaven hath given me all his face as the appearance of lightning, "This heavenly form has thus, it is true,
the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms the shining white talar common to the an-
charged me to build him an house at Jeru- and his feet like in colour to polished gel, Ezek. 9:2, but all the other features, as
salem, which is in Judah. brass, and the voice of his words like the here described — the shining of his body,
"Who is there among you of all his peo- voice of a multitude " (Dan. 10:1-6). the brightness of his countenance, his
ple? his God be with him, and let him go up The third year of Cyrus' reign would eyes like a lamp of fire, arms and feet like
to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build have fallen in the year 533 B.C., just after glistering brass, the sound of his speak-
the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he his decree to restore the Jerusalem Tem- ing - all these point to the revelation of
is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. ple. At this time, Daniel received an as- themn 1 7133 [kvod Jehovah}, the glorious
"And whosoever remaineth in anyplace tonishing vision that chronicled the ruling appearance of the Lord, and teach us that
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the B"N [ish, "man"] seen by Daniel was shall be plucked up, even for others beside believes is about to appear.
no common angel-prince, but a manifesta- those" (Dan. 11:1-4). In modern Iran, over ninety percent
tion of Jehovah, i.e. the Logos." (Keil & In the closing years of Medo-Persian of the population is Shi'a Moslem. They
ZtettzscA, Vol. 9, p. 410) rule, the Lord tells Daniel that following also constitute a majority in Iraq and are
Still, we have here, a remarkable reflec- Darius, there would be three more rulers powerful in Afghanistan, Syria and Leba-
tion of the protocols of heaven. The dy- before the shift to a new dynasty. Histori- non. The leading faction of this group call
nasties of this world have rulers, and their cally, they are Cambyses, Smerdis, and themselves "Twelvers," after their belief
regimes are apparently considered inviola- Darius Hystapses. The fourth is none other that al-Mahdi was the twelfth of a group
ble. The Lord, Himself, recognizes them! than Xerxes, the Persian king called Aha- of Imams who lived in the years following
He was detained until Michael somehow suerus, who chose Esther as his queen. AD 622, the moment of Islam's founding
came to his aid, no doubt, acting as the With his great wealth, and expansive na- and the beginning of their calendar.
representative of national Israel. ture, Xerxes sought to put down all enemies. This Twelfth Imam is known as the
The important thing to see here is that His expeditions against the Greeks finally Imam Mahdi, the one in whom the major-
the ages of the Gentiles are placed into led to the exhaustion of his treasuries and ity of Iranians today place their messianic
the hands of powerful hierarchies under the destruction of his kingdom by Alexan- hope. They think of him as the true savior.
the rule of Satan. Each of them is appar- der the Great, who believed that the Persians So passionate is their belief, that many of
ently given the oversight of a succeeding had attacked his kingdom without cause. them regarded the late Ayatollah Khomeini
era in the march of Gentile powers. This In the last two verses of the passage as the manifestation of the Twelfth Imam.
perception is validated by the Lord's part- above, the "mighty king, " is Alexander the Shiites believe that the world's latter-
ing words. He left Daniel, stating His in- Great, who conquered all Persia, which day descent into chaos will cause the
tention to do battle with Persia's ruling was at that time considered to be the en- Twelfth Imam to return and save the day.
authority. After that, He says, the position tire civilized world. Thus, Persia became Some groups (one in particular, called the
of heavenly ruler would shift from Persia Greek territory. Following Alexander's "Hojjatieh") believe that it is incumbent
to Greece: death in 323 B.C., it was divided among upon Muslims to accelerate the world's
"Then said he, Knowest thoit wherefore his four generals, Ptolemy, Seleucus, Cas- chaotic condition and in the process, speed
I come unto thee? and now will I return to sander and Lysimachus. Of these, Seleucus the Imam's return. It has been suggested
fight with the prince of Persia: and when became dominant. His dynasty ultimately by authorities who claim to know the truth
I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia spawned the proto-antichrist, Antiochus, of the matter, that Ahmadinejad is a clan-
shall come. IV, Epiphanes. destine member of this group. This would
"But I will shew thee that which is noted The Seleucid dynasty eventually merged go a long way toward explaining his ob-
in the scripture of truth: and there is none into the royal houses of the Roman Caesars session with obtaining nuclear weapons.
that holdeth with me in these things, but around the time of Christ. In the centuries It has also been reported that some
Michael your prince" (Dan. 10:20, 21). that followed, Greece dwindled in power, members of the Iranian cabinet are Hoj-
Here, the Lord not only tells Daniel that followed by Rome. The eastern and west- jatieh members. Certainly, it is true that
there is about to be a shift in power, but ern divisions of the institutional church Iranian cabinet members are required to
that no one is fighting alongside Him but presided over the dark ages. sign a formal pledge that they believe in
Michael, the archangel guardian of Israel. Still, though others gained power there, the coming of the Twelfth Imam.
This gives us deeper perspective of the Persia was still called Persia. Sleeping Iranian leaders almost certainly desire
battle that has raged in the heavens since through the centuries, its resident powers to stir up trouble, especially in the name of
Satan's fall. patiently awaited the time of the latter-day eliminating Western influence, which they
This proclamation concludes the tenth rise to power once again. Today, the ayatol- regard as Satanic, from the Middle East.
chapter of Daniel. Immediately follow- lahs, the Taliban and the political parties of This goes double for Israel and the Jews,
ing, in the eleventh chapter, we have the the region sense that their time has come. whom they have pledged to destroy on the
words of the prophecy received by Daniel. basis that their religious system of moral-
It documents the shift in power from Per-
The Twelvers ity and ethics requires it.
sia to Greece: In October of 2007, Mahmoud Ah-
"Also I in the first year of Darius the madinejad spoke before the United Na-
Once, There Was Elam
Mede, even I, stood lo confirm and to tions General Assembly. In his address, he The early history of Persia involved a
strengthen him. made the following statement: "Without people called the Elamites. Though they
"And now will I shew thee the truth. Be- any doubt, the Promised One, who is the were descended from Shem, scholars
hold, there shall stand up yet three kings in ultimate Saviour, will come. The pleasing have classified them as Caucasians. They
Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer aroma of justice will permeate the whole are listed in the Bible as archers whose
than they all: and by his strength through world." powerful forces attacked ancient Israel.
his riches he shall stir up all against the He spoke of the Twelfth Imam, Mo- They were Persia's original Aryan stock,
realm of Grecia. hammad al-Mahdi, whom Shiite Moslems and may be regarded as the ancestral na-
"And a mighty king shall stand up, that believe was born in AD 869, but did not tives of the area. Their bloodline became
shall rule with great dominion, and do ac- die. Rather, he was hidden by Allah. Some the nucleus of Persia's later and greater
cording to his will. say that in the year 874, he entered into a dynasties. From ancient days, until about
"And when he shall stand up, his king- secret cave or well, where he lives to this 640 B.C., they were a powerful and civi-
dom shall be broken, and shall be divided day, awaiting the appropriate hour to re- lized people who occupied the heart of the
toward the four winds of heaven; and not turn. When he does, Jesus will follow him region now called Iran.
to his posterity, nor according to his do- as his personal servant. This is the Mahdi, At that time, they were defeated, later be-
minion which he ruled: for his kingdom or "Promised One," whom Ahmadinejad ing forced to pay tribute to the Persian kings
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of the 5 and 4"' centuries, B.C. Biblically uncircumcised into the nether parts of the land of Elam.
speaking, Elam was known as the enemy earth, which caused their terror in the land Some have tried to awaken the power
of the Jews. In the days of Zedekiah, the of the living; yet have they borne their of the old kingdom, as did Hitler, when
last king of Judah, a prophecy was given shame with them that go down to the pit. he summoned up the specter of a mythi-
to Jeremiah concerning the house of Elam, "They have set her a bed in the midst of cal Aryanism, which taught that ancient
whose latter-day descendants now think of the slain with all her multitude: her graves Eurasians had invaded India. They were
themselves as the Aryans ... Iranians: are round about him: all of them uncir- deemed to be the original superior race, and
"The word of the LORD that came to cumcised, slain by the sword: though their fit perfectly into Hitler's plan to recreate the
Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the terror was caused in the land of the living, superior Aryan man in the German Reich,
beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of yet have they borne their shame with them who would go on to rule the world. One
Judah, saying, that go down to the pit: he is put in the Gustaf Kossina (1858-1931) depicted them
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, midst of them that be slain. as a master race, which arose out of Indo-
I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of "There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her European stock. Supposedly, they were of
their might. multitude: her graves are round about statuesque blue-eyed Nordic heritage.
"And upon Elam will 1 bring the four him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by In fact, the Germans are not descended
winds from the four quarters of heaven, the sword, though they caused their terror from the Aryans, nor was their imaginary
and will scatter them toward all those in the land of the living. Indus valley invasion based upon true his-
winds; and there shall be no nation whith- "And they shall not lie with the mighty tory. In truth, Elam is the fountainhead of
er the outcasts of Elam shall not come. that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which a genealogical stock that sprang directly
"For I will cause Elam to be dismayed are gone down to hell with their weapons from Shem.
before their enemies, and before them that of war: and thev have laid their swords un- "Unto Shem also, the father of all the
seek their life: and I will bring evil upon der their heads, but their iniquities shall be children of Eber, the brother of Japheth
them even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; upon their bones, though they were the ter- the elder, even to him were children born.
and I will send the sword after them, till I ror of the mighty in the land of the living. "The children of Shem; Elam, and As-
have consumed them: "Yea, thou shall be broken in the midst shur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram"
"And I will set my throne in Elam, and of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with (Gen. 10:21,22).
will destroy from thence the king and the them that are slain with the sword" (Ezek. Hitler was mistaken in his assumption
princes, saith the LORD. 32:24-28). that he was the one who would rise to
"But it shall come to pass in the latter Thus, it may be seen that the Lord's dominance on the basis of Aryan power.
days, that I will bring again the captivity memory is long, indeed. He remembers the His occultic teachers were also wrong. But
of Elam, saith the LORD" (Jer. 49:34-39). genealogy of Elam, which may be traced the spiritual mentors behind Hitler were
Note that this is a latter-day prophecy. back to the ancient post-flood world. Lin- right about one thing.
The Lord knows who the Elamites are, guistically, all tongues go back to a single In the timing of the Lord, the people
and that they are an ancient enemy of Is- "Indo-European" origin, at times referred of ancient Persia will rise up to lead the
rael. Those who now inhabit the territory to simply as "Aryan." The two terms are world into a chain-reaction conflagration
of ancient Persia are proud of their gene- synonymous. Not long ago, another term - that will initiate the Great Tribulation.
alogy and their ancient history of power. Indo-Iranian - was in common use. Driven both genealogically and politically,
They feel that their dream of once again Their culture and language spread across they are marching toward their historical
realizing their ancient authority is about to the early world. Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, destiny. It appears that Persia will be the
become a reality. and many European tongues are all Indo- trigger of the coming Middle-East catas-
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current pact with the Russians will result
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see the global view of the aftermath of Eze-
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