In just the last month, two of Iran’s nuclear facilities have been hit by “huge” explosions. Although initially denied by Iran, satellite images seen by The Australian, an Australian media source, confirmed the massive explosions took place. The first explosion damaged a key Iranian military site and also killed the Iranian general heading Iran’s long-distance missile program (as mentioned in one of my previous posts). This second large explosion devastated an Iranian nuclear facility at Isfahan, Iran.

Clearly, I think only the terminally naive would attribute these explosions at key Iranian nuclear facilities to “coincidence.” As if to remove all doubt, both links (below) cite top Israeli officials as all but claiming credit for the attacks on the Iranian facilities. One link plainly states: “Major-General Giora Eiland, Israel’s former director of national security, told Israel’s army radio that the Isfahan blast was no accident.” Another “former Israeli Intelligence official cited at least two other explosions that have ‘successfully neutralized’ Iranian bases associated with the Shahab-3, the medium range missile that could be adapted to carry a nuclear warhead (emphasis added).”

With two acknowledged major explosions at Iranian nuclear and missile facilities and an Israeli official stating “at least two other explosions” have occurred at other Iranian missile facilities, that indicates at least four explosions/attacks have been carried out against Iranian nuclear and missile facilities and bases. This is in addition to the Stuxnet and “Duqu” computer viruses that have infected computers at Iran’s nuclear plants in cyberattacks. Those cyberattacks very likely crippled the computers at Iran’s underground nuclear facilities as well as the above-ground plants and bases.

I think it can be safely concluded that the Israelis have decided that the existential risks posed to the Israelis by Iran’s nuclear and missile programs are so great and imminent that a war is now already underway against Iran’s nuclear program and against any Iranian missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Israeli targets. These attacks/explosions are being carried out, apparently, by covert means so that the lives of warplane pilots are not being risked. These explosions beg the question; How are the Israelis able to infiltrate Iranian defenses and carry out these attacks? Do they have Mossad agents placed so highly in Iran’s nuclear and missile programs that their operatives are beyond suspicion? Are secret commando teams being inserted to set and detonate these explosions? If so, what methodology is being used to accomplish these infiltrations? The world can ask these questions, but the answers are, obviously, not going to be provided. One Israeli official hinted that other nations besides Israel might be involved in arranging these explosions when he said: “This is something everyone in the West wanted to see happen.” Those other nations could be the USA, various NATO nations, or even Sunni Arab nations who fear the militarism of a Shiite Persia (“Iran”). The fact that the Iranian government sanctioned the invasion and sacking of the British Embassy in Iran argues that the Iranians may think that the British may have something to do with these attacks.

Ezekiel 38 prophesied Iran (“Persia”) would be allied with Russia and China in the latter-day Gog-Magog alliance and that has come to pass exactly as the Bible prophesied. Genesis 49:8-9 prophesies that “Judah” (the biblical term for the Israelis/Jews) will be militarily successful over their enemies in the latter days. The Israelis have every national right to do whatever they feel necessary to stop the nuclear program of Iran given Iran’s stated determination to wipe Israel off the map. Zechariah 12 and 14 also declare that the Israelis (“Judah” and “Jerusalem”) will not be wiped out in the latter days by anyone, and they have God’s guarantee for that! Indeed, Zechariah 14:1-14 prophesies that God will Divinely intervene on the side of the Israelis at a future time when the city of Jerusalem has been half conquered in a future war at the very end of our age.

When will this final war occur? I do not know, and I do not expect that age-ending war to occur for a few years yet. However, Matthew 25:1-13’s parable about the ten virgins reveals that Jesus Christ will return a lot sooner than any of his latter-day followers expect. Therefore, he may return a lot sooner than even I expect, and I find that thought to be very comforting!