**Many of us who are familiar with End Times studies have heard various theories from different scholars of Revelation 18 “Babylon” as either, Catholic Rome, New York or the actual Babylon in ancient Iraq. I ran across this article by Walid Shoebat who gives a fascinating, must read, Arab view not only of the Iran Nuclear deal but a Mid Eastern view of Eschatology.
The Bible Prophesied About Obama’s ‘Nuclear Deal With Iran’ And Predicted It Will Be A Complete Catastrophe
By Walid Shoebat
There is much in the Bible about Iran and it even described the nuclear catastrophe that will result from Obama’s nuclear deal with it. You think this is far-fetched? Just read. For years, Bible prophecy analysts had missed the verses and for years, we have been on record stating that Iran will gain its nukes and so far we were the few who were correct, while the rest still contemplate Israel removing the threat before it happens. We were no geniuses to figure all this, we just read the Bible as Muslims and saw in it that we needed salvation, so we converted and believed.
But before we share the obvious references that are rarely read, lets explain how this deal is a total catastrophe.
Iran holds the world’s fourth-largest proved crude reserves and the second-largest natural gas reserves, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The Iran nuclear deal is likely to provide little benefit for the U.S., and big benefits to one of its brokers—China—giving Beijing greater room to ramp up Iranian oil imports as part of a global buying binge.
The terms of Obama’s deal with Iran failed to achieve the goal of denying Iran the capacity to build a nuclear bomb. By lifting sanctions, this enabled Iran’s theocratic rulers to increase their ability to advance further into Iraq, since the international community is removing the sanctions, and Iran is keeping its nuclear program, this making Shia Iran the major competitor for leadership in the Muslim world after Turkey, while beating Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies who fear Iran’s influence among their own Shia populations.
Tehran, shortly will lead to Iran supplanting Saudi Arabia as America’s main ally in the Persian Gulf ensuring Iran to remain in conflict with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the richest Sunni power and birthplace of Islam is now in check.
Instead of peace, we will soon see Iran’s advance, increasing further in the series of interventions in conflicts that have ratcheted up sectarian tensions, from Syria to Iraq to Yemen. Iran’s sphere of influence now spans from Tehran to Beirut and from Baghdad and Damascus, while Saudi Arabia is isolated and will only share its sentiment about Iran with its old rival Israel. This will continue to paint Saudi Arabia’s regime as a Zionist sympathizer and will further isolate it from its neighbors.
The West, while it thinks that balancing the Middle East is done by elevating Shiite Iran, it should be a surprise to them that Sunni Turkey welcomed the nuclear deal. In fact, all what Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked for is to stop the “sectarian-driven policies” in the region. This is no balance, but will catapult the two greatest powers in the region, Turkey and Iran to work things out, unite and become the leaders of the Muslim World. Neither Turkey or Iran want a confrontation with each other and both have gas deals including an interest to undo Sykes Picot to re-divide the region.
It is here, the alliance between Iran and Turkey, where the Bible comes in. Turkey (Meshech and Tubal) and Iran (Persia) will unite as predicted in Ezekiel 38. The “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” will become the leader to Iran and Libya in the invasion against Israel “be a guard for them” (v.7).
And as the threat culminates in Jerusalem, “Sheba and Dedan”, who are the Arabs, at this point will not go against their cousin Israel, instead they rebuke Turkey and Iran “Have you come to take plunder?” (v.13)
Who in the world would have predicted all of this so accurately? A decade ago, had any analyst said that Saudi Arabia will cease its aggression against Israel, the world would make mockery of him, especially since that it is Islam’s Wahhabism that created the anti-Semitism in the first place. For this, Saudi Arabia will not remain unpunished.
Isaiah brilliantly predicted that Iran (biblical Elam) must and will destroy Arabia. “Elam, attack!” says Isaiah (v2) leveling this prophetic oracle specifically against Arabia (v13) even referring to Arabia as “Babylon is fallen is fallen” (v9) using the same announcement in Revelation 18:1-2 and Revelation 14:8 against the harlot city: “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”:
“‘Babylon has fallen, has fallen!” (Isaiah 21:9)
“The burden against Dumah” (Isaiah 21:11)
“The burden against Arabia” (Isaiah 21:13)
“All the glory of Kedar will fail” (Isaiah 21:16)
These “Dumah” and “Kedar” are all in Arabia which are literally mentioned as “Arabia” in verse 13. It can’t get any clearer than this, which is destroyed by none other than Iran “Elam” in a complete wipeout.
Which brings me to my second challenge to the world of doubting Thomases. When it comes to the destruction of end-days Babylon “Babylon is fallen is fallen”, how come Scripture makes no mention of any of the ancient Babylonian cities: Nineveh, Ur, Babel, Erech, Accad, Sumer, Assur, Calneh, Mari, Karana, Ellpi, Eridu, Kish, or Tikrit? Why are all of the literal references in Scripture that when it comes to “Babylon” the vicinities and towns are all in Arabia, not Iraq or even Rome as many assume?
I find that most who claim to say they “follow ONLY Scripture” in reality follow ‘traditional interpretations’ which they invoke over Scripture. This is exactly what happened in Jesus’ First Coming and they missed the Messiah. People need to be watchful and if still in doubt, and for ample biblical evidence on biblical Babylon being Saudi Arabia, read: Muslims Rebuild The Tower Of Babel (Shocking Research!)
The Bible is also precise and pinpoints a geographic location for this “Babylon” as was predicted in Jeremiah 49:21, it is situated literally by “the Red Sea” which confirms Arabia’s destruction since Mecca lies by the Red Sea. For the folks who are weak in geography, here is a map:
This is also confirmed in Revelation 18 regarding the harlot city:
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning” (Revelation 18:9). “And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What [city is] like unto this great city!” (Revelation 18:18).
Iran will nuke Saudi Arabia and there is no time in history that we have seen this coming close like these days we live in.
And once one studies Isaiah 34, there should be no doubt. In nearly identical language concerning Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17, 18:
“Its streams shall be turned into pitch (tar, oil) and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever” (Isaiah 34:8-10).
Incredibly, almost three millennia before the discovery of fuel oil, Isaiah predicted the burning of the very thing that was used in Babel to build a name for the rebellious ones – the pitch. Pitch is bitumen and tar, which technically is simply crude oil.
This judgment is not against Rome but “Edom” which extends “from Teman to Dedan,” which only are in Arabia:
“Thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them. ‘Therefore thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cutt off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword’” (Ezekiel 25:12-13).
In Islam, Mecca is said to have been a “land without plants” an arid desert, exactly as John predicted in the Book of Revelation as the harlot city being in an arid “wilderness desert” (Rev 17:3). A few chapters before the prophecy on Arabia in Isaiah 21, the destruction of Babylon (Arabia) is described as being absolute and even describes what can only be a nuclear holocaust:
“For I will rise up against them, says the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylonits name and remnant, and offspring and prosperity, says the Lord … I will sweep it with the broom of destruction” (Isaiah 12:15).
The broom of destruction! Anyone who has seen footage of a nuclear explosion has seen the fury and the power of the ominous cloud that sweeps up everything in its path and is why we have been correct the last two decades; Iran will gain the nuke and sweep Mecca. In Shiite belief, Karbala supersedes Mecca and they believe that when Mecca lifts up it’s pride, that Karbala, the holiest city of the Shiites will destroy Mecca by order from Allah: “When Mecca felt haughty and arrogant that Allah warns her, he will toss the Ka’ba in hellfire and will utterly destroy her” (1)
Even in the oldest prophecy regarding Christ’s Second Coming, “the Star” will come and defeat “Idumea” and Messiah shall “possess Idumea” as foretold in Numbers 24 and also in Habakuk 3 is regarding the destruction of Saudi Arabia: “God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran …Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps … I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, the dwellings of Midian in anguish.”
Midian is Arabia.
And what can we say of the only place on earth that is literally today called “Mount Babel” (2) holding 7 massive buildings on top of it called “The Towers Of The House” that overlooks the Ka’ba, Islam’s holiest place? Babel was made of seven vertical towers and on Mecca was built the largest structure in the world made of 7 buildings:
Isaiah takes up this theme, the total destruction of Saudi Arabia, in a remarkable passage in chapter 63 “Who is this that cometh from Edom … I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments … For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. (Isaiah 63:1-4)
And I am not the only Arab analyst who says that the Iran deal is a catastrophe. Even secular analysts writing in Arab news media are saying that the West has made the same mistake that it made when it appeased Adolf Hitler in 1938, according to Channel 2 television’s veteran Arab affairs expert, Ehud Yaari.
Yaari noted that Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, whom he considers “one of the wisest men in the Middle East,” said Tuesday that “the Arab world will never be the same, following the deal struck by the P5+1 nations and Iran.”
Iran in fact is in a much better position than Hitler who had no nukes or oil. Had Hitler had oil and nukes, as Yaari pointed out, he would have wiped out London and Eisenhower’s entire invading army of over 2,000,000 allied troops waiting to cross the English Channel in June-August of 1944 without so much as blinking. Iran will use a nuclear bomb against anyone as surely and unhesitatingly as Hitler would have used a nuke against Stalin’s Moscow before the Red Army ever crossed in Germany.
Yaari conclusions about Iran dominating Arabia matches exactly what Scripture said. Yaari stated that “with a nuclear bomb, Iran will seek to wipe out the Saudi Sunnis and acquire the entire Black Gold Triangle that straddles the Mesopotamian Delta running from the head-waters in Turkey into the Persian Gulf. Unlike Hitler who had no real world conventional economic leverage, Iran will possess an infinite conventional leverage. ”
For years we have been stating all this. Is there any doubt now? Or must we all wait until Iran actually builds the nuke? Well, we will remind, as usual.
(1) This, in accordance to one very popular Shiite belief which utterly terrifies and angers Saudi Arabia:
Once the land of Ka’bah declared proudly, ‘Which land is like me? Allah has made His House on me. People from all parts of the earth come to pay homage to me. I have been made sacrosanct (haram) and sacred by Allah.’ On hearing this Allah, revealed, ‘Be silent! Wait a little (before you say anything further). By My Might and My Honour, the excellence and distinction I have granted to the land of Karbala is more than what I have given you. Compared to Karbala, your position is like a needle head sized drop in front of the sea. If the dust of Karbala had not been there, I would never have bestowed this honour upon you. If the one resting in Karbala (Imam Husain (a.s.)) had not been there, I would neither have created you nor the House over which you are so haughty. Wait, adopt humility and modesty and don’t be arrogant and boastful. Don’t try to prevail over Karbala in importance (as that is not possible). Else I will be displeased with you and throw you in Hell.’ (Kaamil al-Ziarat, p.267, tradition 13, narrating from Imam Ja’far al-Al-Sadiq also see here)
(2) See Al-Sharq Al-Awasat, the prominent Middle East Newspaper, even names it as such “Mount Babel,”: this to say about the massive project that was completed in Mecca:
“The project Towers Of The House is the first project in Mecca … which carryseven towers … “Towers Of The House” is on the area of Mount Babel in Ajyad. The site overlooks directly on the Haram al-Sharif (Holy House [Ka’ba]).”
“is also the largest tower in the world in terms of area. Contractor Bin Laden Group, Saudi Arabia … Classified as the largest building urban in terms of the total area on the face of the globe, where excess space land for the project 1.4 million square meters and consists of 7 towers”.