With the lifting of sanctions on Iran, Russia wasted little time to lift their ban on supplying sophisticated air defense systems to Iran which has been in place since 2010. Whether Iran will actually get these defense systems is another question as it seems Russia does not have any S-300 missiles available but either way Israel will be watching this very closely!
Iran is not silent in their hatred for Israel so having these systems could give them the protection they need to continue, and even complete, their nuclear program! Iran and nuclear weapons are a bad recipe for Israel’s existence.
Iran is a big player in the end times, especially in their role in the Ezekiel 38-39 war, but Jeremiah also speaks about Iran in the end times. He details a very severe judgment against Elam in a prophecy displaying God’s clear anger with the land:
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 saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord. But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 49:34-39)
Not only has this prophecy yet to be fulfilled but the area of ancient Elam is exactly where Iran’s current nuclear reactor is! We could witness this 2600-year-old prophecy in our lifetime, possibly in the very near future. For more details on this prophecy read Prophecy Depot’s blog – Elam: Iran’s Forgotten Prophecy!
We can be sure that end time events have already begun and the closer we get to Jesus’ return the remaining prophecies will see fulfilment at an increasing rate. Israel cannot let Iran complete their nuclear program and with no other nations seemingly able to stop them, this may leave Israel no choice but to strike themselves. Either way, we can trust that all future Bible prophecies will be fulfilled in the Lord’s time – we have duty to study the news and the Scriptures so we are not caught unawares…the Lord will return soon – it is not a case of ‘if’, it is just a question of ‘when’!