Persia is modern Iran.
Queen Esther foiled that plot, and the blowback on Haman was the ultimate punishment: he was hanged on the very gallows he built to murder Jews. What will be the fate of today’s mullahs in Tehran, thirsting as they do for Jewish blood? For more than a decade, the regime in Iran has specifically threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and the country’s rapidly-advancing nuclear program will be poised to do the trick.
Or is something else in play ?
For Bible prophecy students, the whole affair is hair-raising in the extreme, because never before have nuclear weapons posed a threat to the state of Israel. Indeed, the Jewish state has never admitted to having nuclear weapons, and has “enjoyed” a nuclear-free Middle East. Until now. Check out all books by Bill Salus !
Revealing the Ancient Prophecy of Elam.
As Salus notes, a nuclear confrontation with Iran (when the Israelis say “Never again,” they mean never again) and Israel would have catastrophic implications for the Middle East and the world beyond, as oil supplies would have a domino effect on nations’ economies. Salus has delved into the prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel to reveal a scenario far more dramatic than a Hollywood film.
Salus is particularly good at unraveling prophecies, using historical research and Scripture as his benchmarks. He points out that contrary to some popular opinion, Bible prophecy is not some murky tangle. In fact, he says Ezekiel 38 is a “well defined” passage that speaks of a confederation and invasion of Israel in the last days.
And Salus also points out fascinating data — his trademark — that escapes even sharp researchers. For example, he says that the mullahs’ stranglehold on their own people is perhaps not so much of a stranglehold after all:
“From approximately 500 believers in 1979 [the year of the Iranian Revolution], to several million today, Iran is the fastest-growing evangelical population in the world. Christianity is burgeoning so rapidly that the rogue Islamic regime has instituted harsh policies to curb its growth.”
Isn’t that stunning? There’s much more to stun in “Nuclear Showdown.” Salus has produced another thriller (though non-fiction!) by highlighting some overlooked prophecies that might point to the current Iranian situation.
Though most commentators focus on ancient Persia/modern Iran, Salus points out that most miss the focus on Elam, an ancient nation that predates Persia.
Salus shows us that Jeremiah 49:34-39 is considered by Iranian Christians to refer to a looming catastrophe: “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts:
Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
The foremost of their might.
Against Elam I will bring the four winds
From the four quarters of heaven,
And scatter them toward all those winds;
There shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.
“For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies
And before those who seek their life.
I will bring disaster upon them,
My fierce anger,’ says the Lord;
‘And I will send the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
“I will set My throne in Elam,
And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the Lord.
‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days:
I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the Lord.”
This “Judgment on Elam” is startling, especially if Iranian believers today are correct, because it means that a mass exodus will take place from Iran in the near future, with Iranian refugees dispersed to foreign countries: not to launch terror attacks, but to evangelize the nations!
In a supreme irony, the mullahs’ lust for power and nuclear arms is pushing the Iranian people to do the very thing the Islamic Republic most detests.
Dear reader, if you are even remotely interested in Bible prophecy, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of “Nuclear Showdown.” Salus has produced another sensational effort that is sure to stimulate much discussion as we peer into the rapidly unfolding near future.